Small, old, neglected
10 Helpful / 0 Not
In 2006 they squeezed 9 baskets into a hillside park - and haven't done much with it since
+ A couple of decent holes that use the wooded parts of the park (#1 / #10 and #4 / #13)
+ If you like elevation, you'll have a bunch of opportunities to throw up and down the steep hillside that dominates the park
- A lot of severely uneven tees, and most of the "back 9" tees are missing, so you really have to guess at locations
- Space is too small. Several holes can only be played if you're alone in the park (one basket is right up against the main playground). And if there are other disc golfers playing, you'll probably throw at one another several times
- I admire ambition, but this space has no business trying to be an 18 hole course. Adding second tee positions to 9 mediocre holes only compounds the problems with space and play
~ The DGCR average rating 1.95 is right, and it's not a course that initially scored well, but then sank as the course deteriorated over time. I guess this just shows that we've always been a discerning group!
~ It seems there was an era of placing baskets into existing parks 15 years ago; creating reasonable tracks of short, tightly-packed holes. Disc technology has made these layouts into ace runs, and a lack of upkeep have allowed them to become pretty bleak and rundown. Every now and then, you can find one that's good for newbies or for practice - but Victory Park doesn't fit the bill. It's not terrible, but it's best bagged one time, and left behind
10 of 10 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 0 Not
A course in my old hometown
Pros: They put a disc golf course here which is better than not having a disc golf course.
A few holes are interesting.
They do a nice little tournament here each year.
Cons: Too small of an area if other people are in the park.
Two sets of tees seems unecessary for the small amount of space they had available.
I can imagine there might be alot of problems trying to play this in the summertime if there are other people or kids in the park.
Navigation can be tough. I was glad a printed out a course map.
Other Thoughts: I played here on Easter Sunday morning as I was in my old hometown for a sunrise church service. There was no one else around so I did not have any problems with other people being in the way.
I could see where there could be problems with people being in the way in the summertime when the park is being used.
It looks like the swing sets that were near hole 1 and 2 in some of the older pictures are no longer there as they have a newer looking playset/slide built up near the pavalion. Thats good as it could keep kids off the middle of the course.
Hard to navigate first time there.
There was not much growth or brush on the trees and bushes when I was there but I understand that it can get pretty overgrown on some of the holes by the woods.
I would not go out of my way to play here but if you are in the area in fall or springtime it might be worth a chance to play here.
If this would have been here when i was growing up it would have been something I would have played alot.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Short with a nice mix of open & wooded
Cons: The tees are in horrible shape, there are no maps & the hole markers are crap.
Other Thoughts: Not worth a drive longer than 30 minutes to get to but if your in the area its a fun little course
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 0 Not
it is what it it
Pros: Considering the small area, they did a decent job laying out 9 holes with a few alternate tees.
There are a few interesting holes.
Cons: As others noted, there is no way you can play the entire course when the park is being used.
Needs either a course map/scorecard or descriptive tee signs. You can see two or more baskets from several tees, so navigation is an issue for the first time player here.
A couple of the tee markers are down.
Other Thoughts: A course in a small public park, this place may be many peoples first exposure to the game. Therefore, keeping the holes short makes sense. Despite this, you will have to execute some shots.
Not worth a trip by itself, but if your playing another nearby track, you can pop over here for a look.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 2 Not
Fast flowing course
Pros: Course moves fast good fluid motion through land use. Holes are short and it's misty shaded!
Cons: Land is intertwined with other park recreations. Picnickers tend to make use of park ad hard to play through. I played both tees for front and back for same basket to play through. Hole 2&11 had kids tumbling down hill 3&12 volleyball 4&13 getting quite overgrown. 8 hole very tight because swimming pool patrons parking along outside of hole and 18 tee box had an Acura in it.
Other Thoughts: Early morning or late after supper is beat time to play. Once fall hits this will be alot easier to play. All in all still find to be a technical course and since it's close to me it is the easiest course to play. But I find my scores haunt changed much. Par to bogie occasional birdie.
3 of 5 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Located in a nice (but very small) park, it is a nice place to bring the family. There is a playground (literally on the course) for kids to play on.
While only have 9 baskets, 7 of the holes have 2 tee positions allowing for a toal of 16 holes (play the other holes twice for a full 18).
Good amount of variety with some tight holes, a few open shots, some short holes, and a few that may require a driver (300ft longest) with elevation up and down.
Pretty nice tournament run once a year in May that is very Amatuer friendly (victory park open)
Cons: DANGER DANGER. Located on a very small park/playground. Some holes may need to be skipped entirely if children are playing. Some tees play dangerously close to other baskets. There were good intentions of having this course installed, but it wasn't well thought out.
Tees are all natural, uneven (except for a few that play off of pavement).
Several fairways are shared. (as are baskets, high hole has right of way)
Signs are relatively poor/non existant and it can be difficult to determine which pin to shoot at.
1 hole plays over a parking lot
1 pin is located 20 feet from a building
1 hole plays over a volleyball court (which is OB)
some holes can land in roads
Other Thoughts: This course can be a fun time, especially if introducing someone to the game. There are actually a few holes that I really enjoy.
A good place to practice your Mid game, as most holes I'd say run 150-240 (in my estimate), with the longest hole being 300.
Do no expect too much from this course, but you can have a good, fun, and quick round here (again, you may not get in a full round if kids are on the swings, etc.)
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 1 Not
A Quick Play but a Little Dangerous
Pros: Victory Park is tucked away just off of the main road through Slatington so it's not too difficult to find. The park itself appears to be well-maintained and a good spot for locals to bring their children or have a picnic.
All of the baskets seemed to be in great shape.
Despite being a 9-hole course, having multiple tees for most of the holes is a plus.
Some use of elevation and trees does provide a bit of variety.
Cons: Several baskets (and a few tees) are dangerously close to public spaces. Specifically, the putting circle for one basket is within range of a playground. Any errant drive could easily injure a bystander or unsuspecting child.
Roadways and parking lots border several of fairways, which is unnecessarily hazardous for the vehicles in the area.
Several of the baskets and tees are situated far too close together to be safe for other players on the course.
Victory Park is an extremely short course and not very challenging. The vast majority of the holes don't require much of a drive, but more of a long approach.
Although there are two tees for several of the holes, there isn't enough difference in the flight path or distance to justify multiple positions.
Signage was a bit of an issue. There are some landscape-type plastic markers indicating the tees, but no prominently displayed numbers on the baskets except for a 3" number that is not visible from the tees.
Other Thoughts: Like most community parks, the course at Victory Park appears to have tried to do the best with the land that it had available. Unfortunately, it doesn't appear that there was enough land available and some dangerous situations are present. That said, Victory Park is a good option for those looking to practice their approach and putting games, for families looking for a good place to play with their kids, and for locals that are new to the sport.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Not much to say
Pros: It's a nice place to stop on my way home, if I want to throw a quick round. Usually takes 2 people 25 minutes to play 9.
Cons: Poison ivy, over growth, trash, little kids in the summer, crappy tee boxes, and very short.
Other Thoughts: More cons then pros, but it can't be that bad if I played it so many times. Plus I always had a good time. With Neff's so close, I would much rather play there.
1 of 3 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 4 Not
fun town park
Pros: that its pretty much the closet course to kunkletown
Cons: it seems that lots of young children like the park in the summer so on a few holes you have to be careful
Other Thoughts: its nice that the town made an effort to put the course up, make an effort to play it
0 of 4 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Mild elevation....Ambitious use of alternate tee areas to produce 18 holes on 9 baskets. Balance of 6 moderate woods, 6 tight woods, and 6 open holes. Bathrooms, water and Parking. Not difficult park to find. A simple little park to practice different aspects of your game. Especially good for approach and putting practice. Easy to navigate. Variety of shots here:
Hole #1 straight wooded fairway downhill
#2 Anhyzer uphill to grassy field basket
#3 open drive downhill to protected basket
#4 technical upshot through scrappy woods
#5 short drive back into protected basket in woods
#6 Open drive across sloping field
#7 Open drive to basket behind small tree
#8 Technical early drive to open basket
#9 Technical early drive to grassy basket
#10-18 follow same theme with different angles and distances. Fun course for teaching or quickies.
Cons: It's really short. No drivers needed. I threw my driver and it sailed off course and exposed how tiny this course is. holes 1,2 and 10,11 play next to and between swing sets. 3,12 play over a dilapidated volleyball court and walking path.4,13 play next to a moose miller backyard. 5,14 play close to fairways of 4,13 and 8,17. 6,15 and 7,16 simply use the same field to throw back and forth at one another and there is an access road that skirts this field tightly. 9,18 drives to a basket close to playground and bathrooms. #3,12 and #1,10 are tempting fate with proximity to the busy street. Many of the signs are dilapidated and knocked over. All of the natural tees are in poor shape. It is just simply too small a piece of parkland to put a disc golf course on. Also mixes discs with children and parkgoers. An accident waiting to happen. Do not play on weekends in peak season when park is in use. I played in February so there was no danger.
Other Thoughts: Its not a bad little course. I enjoyed the elevation and the variety of little shots. It is just a dangerous layout that is inviting danger and will prevent DGers from relaxing and having fun if the park is in use. Nockamixon and the Little Lehigh Parkway courses to the south use this much land for one hole, if that demonstrates the smallness of the course. Good place for locals to practice. A shame the drive there I saw amazing hills and mountains everywhere. Too bad theres not a bigger piece of land that is not multi-use to utilize. Park in the lot between the pool and pavillion. Course begins at the low south corner of park and ends by the bathrooms.
6 of 8 people found this review helpful.
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