Martinsburg, WV 
Poor House Farm DGC Share
Uploaded By: Discette Hole #7 (Taken 9/2016)
3 / 270ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #7 Basket to Tee

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1    7/29/2012   7/29/2012
Review By: jordanferg92
Played: 40  Reviewed: 29  Exp: 5.7 Years
2 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: 1. Permanent brick tees
2. Signs include distance and par
3. Fairways are clear and open
4. Provides multiple opportunities to use every throw and disc you have
5. Most holes have benches
6. Wide variety of holes
Cons: 1. Some of the signs are missing
2. Trash can at tee 1 was overflowing
3. Navigation was difficult at times
Other Thoughts: This course was great. I don't really have one bad thing to say about it. I loved the tees. This course has a lot of foot traffic and it really helps keep the paths clear and the fairways clean. This course overall is my favorite. It is very well maintained, beautiful, and challenging.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Play it it's fun

2-4    3/14/2012   3/14/2012
Review By: dschley
Played: 29  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 6.9 Years
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Great layout good use of the elevation changes. Well defined fairways. Adequate signage. Good flow. Excellent tee pads and benches.
Cons: Inaccurate signage lengths being corrected I hear
Other Thoughts: The course is young and is getting better with age. Played once in longs and was very challenging yet not frustrating. Shorts was just plain fun and challenging enough.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful.


5+    4/2/2014   10/10/2011
Review By: zubeala
Played: 88  Reviewed: 12  Exp: 5.7 Years
This review was updated on 4/3/2014
1 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Lots of variety. Stream along hole 1 and at the bottom of 18. Plenty of changes in elevation. Holes 2-4 all uphill and narrow. Fairly well marked. Most t pads are in decent condition. Hole number 11 in the spring when the apple blossems are in bloom, might be one of the most scenic holes in the US. Hole 18 is a downhill bomb. Basket hidden behind rock ledge at the bottom.
Cons: Holes 2-4 all uphill and narrow. Easy to lose discs in the summer, as this is not an easy course to keep mowed. We use spotters on lots of holes. Last 3 holes t pads are incomplete. Some fairways have low stumps that can do severe damage to your ankles if you are not paying attention. Hole 18 is so easy to lose a disc on because even a mid level player can throw 300ft. I would suggest spotters.
Other Thoughts: Keep in mind this is also a X-counrty running course so look out for people running on the course. Changed 16 and 17 last year. I liked the old 17 better.

1 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Coming Along

1    7/9/2011   7/11/2011
Review By: CDAWG
Played: 2  Reviewed: 2
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Good long course. Great exercise. There is a little bit of a walk between each hole which was nice.

Great variety of shots with low canopies. Found myself throwing A LOT of sidearms so be sure to practice those before you head out.

AWESOME volunteer out weed-eating 18. This hole is very steep and we were impressed with his commitment.

Great brick tees on front nine.

Signage to next hole was a god-send! I would have hated to have not had the help.
Cons: Plenty of blind shots with no help from the tees.

Found myself consistently in the wrong spot. Not terrible throws, but from where I landed you could not approach the basket. Next time I'll know but it was frustrating for a while.
Other Thoughts: The place is coming along. Look for the tournament in September.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Nice course, but navigational nightmare

1    6/4/2011   6/5/2011
Review By: prerube
Played: 243  Reviewed: 219  Exp: 9.9 Years
8 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Front 9 had brick tee pads
Good variety of shots, some elevation changes. Some shots feature a low canopy to add challenge.
Benches on nearly every tee pad
Discatchers in good shape
Practice basket
Some nice views of the West Virginia hill side including a picturesque view of an apple orchard
Cons: Back 9 had uneven chunky gravel tee pads
Navigation is atrocious, every basket has multiple paths and no clue on which is the correct way to go. Playing this course was like playing the castles in Mario and trying to figure out the correct combination of paths to get to the next hole.
Tee signs only gave distance for short position, but all front 9 baskets were in tournament long position, no flight paths or indication of where the baskets were and all baskets were blind. I had to walk an extra 2 miles to figure out where the tees were and an extra mile to know where the blind baskets were, this was extremely frustrating and a waste of time.
Tournament longs were just double the length and surround the basket by thick trees, hard to be hard, not fun.
Hole 18's vegetation was overgrown and lead to increased chance of disc loss.
Hole 7 has a split with an open fairway on the right and a wall of trees on the left, and the basket is tucked way behind the trees. Without tee signs you would assume you should drive for the open fairway.
Other Thoughts: Course desperately needs accurate signage with flight paths and distances. Course needs numerous arrows to guide you to the next basket. This is a young course in a multi use park with tons of potential to be great. you can see that the course is a work in progress with work currently being done, but I rated the course based on condition the day I played it.

8 of 9 people found this review helpful.

  sweet course in the making

1    3/26/2011   3/29/2011
Review By: discgolf247
Played: 25  Reviewed: 1  Exp: 13.1 Years
0 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: Loved this course. it challenges every part of your game from backhand, forehand, side arm, rollers, etc. it has striaght shots, up hill, down hill right and left. no 1 can complain it was built for righties or lefts. the setting is very nice and scenic. frist round about 2.5 to 3 hours. 2nd round about 2 hours
Cons: its still be built so im sure it will all be done but, need better signs to show where the next hole is. i didn't like the tee signs in front of the tee pads on some of the holes. not a design problem but alot of poison seen and off the fairway will be thick in the spring, so watch your plastic.
Other Thoughts: cant wait to go back and play again. its going to be a awsome course when its done.

0 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Great young course

1    9/6/2010   9/7/2010
Review By: MooseDrool
Played: 4  Reviewed: 2  Exp: 7.9 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Good variety of elevation and open vs closed fairway. Vegetation isn't so thick you can't find your disc. Beautiful views from many of the holes. Only two really steep uphill holes.
Cons: Young course has not evolved yet and has some grass and gravel tees. Signs are very basic with no maps or descriptions. Most of the fairways are straight to the basket.
Other Thoughts: Tee 11 is one of the prettiest tees I've seen with a great view of the orchard and valley beyond. The tee itself gives a clue as to where the course is headed.
This is a fun course to play and has fantastic potential.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Great Local Course

1    8/28/2010   9/3/2010
Review By: LeftyChris
Played: 3  Reviewed: 3
1 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Great scenery

Decent variation between the holes

Awesome baskets

Good park to relax at due to the pond

Would recommend to anyone in the 1 hour travel area

Cons: Signs could be misleading

Some tees are dirt or gravel

Would be nice to have a map on each hole

Other Thoughts: Definitely a course worth playing if in the area. I go here a good bit and have fun every time. Either playing a game of PIG on the practice basket or playing back to back rounds with a group of friends is a blast.

1 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Pretty sweet

1    7/10/2010   7/19/2010
Review By: Mr Mojo Risin
Played: 18  Reviewed: 6  Exp: 6.9 Years
This review was updated on 9/1/2010
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Played this course 2 weeks ago and I came away impressed. Tons of woods and elevation. The course offers a nice reward for staying on the fairway. Nice baskets and a very scenic area. The 18th hole might be the best hole on the course. A par 3 with a 100 foot elevation drop. So you have to make sure you don't over throw and end up in the woods.
Cons: The marjority of these holes, I think all of them are par 3's. You can see the basket from the tee off position on almost every hole. This isn't really a bad thing but most of the holes are under 300 feet in the 220-250 range. I cannot remember any hole that allowed you to really rip it open. I used my mid range on a lot of my drives.
Other Thoughts: This was a fun course but not overly challenging. A couple of safe throws and your putting, so very little reward for taking a risk. But still a fun course to play every now and then.

I just played this course again and I might redeuce the score. The tee's are pretty bad on this one. A few loose gravel ones or just grass. Hard to get a good footing.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Fun Course

1    5/14/2010   5/15/2010
Review By: bcr123psu
Played: 81  Reviewed: 64  Exp: 7.7 Years
8 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Nestled in the WV countryside, Poor House Farm is a great community park. The park and most of the course was well kept and nicely manicured. Ten minutes from the I-81 corridor, Poor House Farm is easy to get to. Despite its proximity to the interstate, the sounds of nature easily overtake the din of the traffic.

The baskets at Poor House were in immaculate condition. Additionally, the new looking tee signs were in great shape and were helpful in terms of displaying the hole number, distance, and par. What appeared to be newly-created and hung "Next Hole" signs were very helpful.

Elevation was taken into account when this course was designed and is a highlight of the course. Upshots and downshots were incorporated into several different holes with the 18th hole being a specific highlight. The hole incorporates a 60-100' elevation drop, requiring a low, precise throw or risk a severely punishing excellent example of the risk/reward aspect of disc golf.

The 10th hole was another gem. Emerging from the wooded fairway of the 9th hole, the tee for the 10th hole looks out across a wide expanse of rolling hills and a massive orchard. This is one of the most beautiful holes that I've ever played.

The course featured a nice distribution of right and left doglegs.

In addition to elevation variety, there were several different types of fairways from wide strips of grass to tightly wooded holes.
Cons: Poor House appears to be a work in progress. As such, some tees were gravel while others were natural and a few were muddy.

Tee signs weren't present on all the holes, but upon completion, this could easily be removed as a con. Similarly, while the "Next Hole" signs were helpful, additional signs would help to mitigate potential navigation issues.

While most of the fairways were kept in great shape, the amount of brush that borders several of the holes was excessively dense and could very easily lead to a lost disc (and did in my case...but that's how it goes).

Given the size of the park and the layout, some of the holes could use some additional length to help boost the challenge factor and increase fairway variety. Additionally, given the pond and other adjacent stream, adding some type of obstacles would have been a big plus.
Other Thoughts: Once the tee signs and tee pads are complete and if some of the underbrush was trimmed back, it would be very easy to bump this course to a 3.5.

Overall, the course was a fun play and the Martinsburg, WV residents can count themselves lucky that they have such a nice course in their area. I'd recommend Poor Hourse Farm to anyone traveling on I-81.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful.

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