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Disc Golf in Amsterdam, need I say more?
Pros: Probably not, but here goes...This is a beautiful park. Concrete tee pads except for #4,#6 & #14, which use the asphalt bike/walking path. #9's tee now plays from the top of the hill next to the sign for a nice elevated tee. For a flat place like Amsterdam, this is a nice touch.
Good mix of wooded and open holes with a variety of distance. I would call #4 and #9 par 4's.
#3 and #17 force you to throw over water. Further, water also comes into play on #11 and #14.
There were good signs on most holes, although some had been vandalized.
Course flow allows you to see most of the park while 18 finishes close to #1 and the park entrance. Course map/sign provided at the park entrance.
Cons: On #5, #10, & #12, watch out for the birds. These tee pads were covered in bird droppings.
Be careful with the stinging nettles on #11, #13, and #17. My legs were still stinging 2 days later.
Chains were missing from #14's basket. While there, we met a local disc golfer who said that the neighborhood residents are not fans of the sport.
This was evident by the vandalized tee signs and missing chains along with several portable BBQ grills and picnics that were set up too close to some baskets.
Other Thoughts: The Amsterdam tram system makes this an easy course to visit if you are staying in the downtown area, as tram #7's last stop is in the park.
With sunlight till 9:00-9:30 pm in the spring and summer months, this park and course provide an excellent disc golf experience.
12 of 12 people found this review helpful.
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truth or dare
Pros: >another basket course in the country
>lot of different types of shots required
Cons: >fairways over walking paths
>some insane mandatories
>very crowded on a sunny day>>unplayable
Other Thoughts: Played there 8 rounds now. all in competition. Best round so far 62
Longest wait on hole 15>>20 minutes.
That 1 round we had to wait at least 40 minutes for people moving out of the way. Luckily they did.
It is a tough course.
Par can easily get into bogey or d.bogeys.
Hole 3 is the easiest and the scariest.
Less than 150 feet but all water. I had 6 birdies, 1 par and 1 bogey on it :-)
3 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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Dutch disc golf!
Pros: Concrete tee pads, good tee signs, excellent virtual map on the internet. Good variety of shot types, although there are really only 2 holes which it is possible to 2 if you can't throw ~350 feet (hard to do the exact conversion, all of the distances are in meters, but even the shorter holes are usually over 100 meters, which is almost 330 ft. The course has a bunch of water in play and a bunch of OB, which is a pro for me since I am more of a placement player than a bomber. This course sort of reminds me of Winthrop in its difficulty and use of OB to make the course much harder. If you happen to see any locals while playing they tend to be pretty friendly. Drinking and smoking on the course are okay, and there are plenty of trash cans, although the Dutch don't seem to use them. Nice scenery with the course situated next to a lake.
Cons: *UPDATE* Lots of stinging nettles in the summer months. Almost half of the course is unplayable on a nice summer day because of picnicers. Chains missing on #13 and #14, and half gone on #11. Some fairways are overgrown, and #16 is now a big dirt/mud field because of a recent concert.* Almost no elevation change, just one hole you throw from the top of a hill with some pretty phallic sculptures on it. Very muddy, and standing water in some places depending on how much rain and how little sun there has been. The park is pretty crowded and the course plays right through walking paths, so you have to be careful. Most of the pedestrians are friendly though and tend to be interested in the sport. Some people have no idea what it is so sometimes they get in the way, for example a fisherman had parked his scooter on one of the teepads and didn't seem inclined to move it. If you can't throw 350+ there are very few birdie chances, but the ubiquitous OB keeps the middle distance holes from being "tweeners."
Other Thoughts: *UPDATE* I had to lower my score to a 3.5, mostly due to lack of maintenance (see cons). Despite what another reviewer said, I find most of the park-goers are cool and even sometimes interested about DG, but if you throw near someone's children or something silly like that you could see why some might get mad (I have seen it happen). Still a good course, but could use some love from the parks department and local DGers (shame on us).* This course is very fun to play, and as the first course in Amsterdam it does a good job of getting the public curious about the sport, I even had a couple of old ladies ask me about DG when I was playing once. The duck flies at midnight, obviously. It is pretty easy to get to the course by tram but a little difficult to find the first hole once you get there, so if you plan on playing send me a message and I can meet you there or at least give you some pointers. All in all, I am happy to call this my new home course.
9 of 9 people found this review helpful.
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Fun Course / Very Diverse Holes
Pros: Wide Open Park - Far enough out of the City Center to avoid strolling tourists
Huge Variety of Styles from Long Bomber Fairways to Tight Wooded Drives to Tricky Water Hazards
Good Set Up - Very Clear Signage for Tee Boxes and Pins.
Cons: Good signage, but still can be tricky to navigate the first time through.. a couple rounds and its a breeze though.
A few shots have some mean water hazards!
Holland wind can be rough and adds to the challenge.
So far not too much foot traffic, but have a feeling could be a lot of pedestrians camped out in the fields during summer.
Other Thoughts: Really fun course.
The mandatory shots and out of bounds can make it a very difficult course...but play without following them too strictly and it will still be challenging but much more friendly toward the novice player.
The water on Hole 3 took TWO of my discs in a row, so beware the water!!!! (14 could get you if your not careful too)
Hole 09 is a monster at 722 feet. That and a few others you get a chance to really Bomb it, but a lot of it is a finesse course with a sold variety of styles.
Overall a really fun course, challenging for the seasoned player, and fun for the beginner as well. Play it if you get the chance!
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