Lucky to have close by
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: - Lots of long, difficult holes
- Well maintained, clean, attractive
- Local players are usually friendly and helpful
- Soccer/Football field right next to the first tee is a great place to warm up and measure how far your throws are going.
- Good use of terrain, well-marked holes, all concrete tees (some on sidewalk)
- Practice tee
Cons: - Lots of long, difficult holes ;-D
- four different holes right next to a strong flowing creek. VERY easy to throw discs in the drink. And there is a lot of tall foliage on the banks, so finding lost discs can be a time-consuming, frustrating experience. Plus you have to get wet, obviously.
- A few shorter holes, or more obvious white tees, would be nice, as would a couple of non-straight holes.
- Lots of other activities going on in the park sometimes. You need to make sure you don't hit unsuspecting people.
- A couple of holes where it is not at all obvious where the next hole is (holes 2 and 7 come to mind). Plus the baskets for holes I think 5, 7, and 8 are very close to each other, to the point where it's easy to play the wrong hole.
- Can get pretty busy on a Saturday afternoon. Discs are flying everywhere.
- LOTS of trees on some holes, to the point where throwing a driver is almost pointless
Other Thoughts: I'm giving this a 4.0 because of the well-maintained holes and tees, good signage, and supportive local club. It is also highly challenging. For the recreational player, getting a par is a real accomplishment. But I like a challenge. Also, if you show up early in the morning on weekends (like before 9:30) you will have the place to yourself.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Great 9 hole course
Pros: As far as 9 hole park courses go, this is one of the best in the state! Green manicured grass, tall shady trees, nice hole signs, and concrete tees throughout. The level of difficulty is fairly high when the pins are in certain positions, there are long bombs, straight shots, turnovers, tunnels, and an ever present creek to contend with all while avoid the large tree canopy. There are some bathrooms at the ballfields and in the youth center if they are open. It is always nice to have a practice basket to warm up on as well.
Cons: Be careful of the creek when it runs high because it will swallow your discs.
Other Thoughts: The local club has put some serious effort into keeping things maintained and they seem to move the baskets around frequently to keep things fresh. There are lots of walking paths here so, as always, keep an eye out for pedestrians. There is a Play It Again Sports store in town if you need some new plastic, I hear they have a lost and found as well.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: First off, this course is still in development, so I am overlooking the lack of completed tee pads, and signage for the time being, and just focusing on the other aspects of the course.
The thing that stuck out to me most about this course was the thought that went into placing the pins in locations that required great accuracy on a drive for birdy, or on an upshot for par. Many pins were surrounded by bunches of trees that leave multiple lines to the pin, but all need to hit fairly narrow windows to have a decent putt. Many were also guarded by low hanging branches, so elevation control when hitting these windows is needed. Other pin locations are located next to the creek that runs through the park, and if your drive/upshot isn't accurate, you end up OB. It is fairly easy to recover discs from this creek, so risk of losing a disc in it is low.
This course really rewards accurate tee shots, and punishes off target shots. There was a pretty wide spread of scoring in the group I played with, and all of us are fairly comparable players. Hole 9 is the most difficult on the course, which I really like because it can lead to scoring swings on the final hole.
This course is located about 2 miles away from Loomiller Park, another great 9 hole course.
The park has nice grass and is well tended. The baskets are quite nice, disc king, and are bright yellow so they are highly visible.
Cons: Some of the holes play over or tee off from sidewalks, so there is the occasional wait to let folks walk past. The walk from pin 1, to tee 2 is a bit long, and difficult to find. I'm hoping the signage that goes in helps with this. Luckily we caught a group of locals between holes 1 and 2 and were able to follow them for the rest of the round.
Other Thoughts: It is obvious that a lot of thought went into the design of this course, and making the holes interesting. I am eager to see the future development of this course with tee pads, and signage, but if it anything like the other local 9 hole course (Loomiller Park), then I'm sure it won't disappoint.
It is definitely worth a trip for anyone in the area to play this course and hit up Loomiller Park just down the road.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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