Farmington, ME 
Troll Valley DGC Share
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3 / 185ft. Par / Distance:
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Worth the travel

1    9/17/2017   9/17/2017
Review By: HumorMe
Played: 21  Reviewed: 12  Exp: 4.5 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - Concrete tees
- Good baskets
- Good design. A nice mix of wooded and open. A nice mix of easier and harder. This is a true Medium course, as opposed to the usual "Short" or "Long". IMO, there aren't enough courses like this that are just under/over 6000 feet. Places keep opting for a short course and a long course. That's nice, but Medium is where it's at!
- Pro shop
- Friendly owner
Cons: - Undergrowth is reasonable, but I would like to see even more clearing. Fairways are alright, but once you veer off of them (and, admit it, we all do eventually), it gets bushy fast. I especially hate when there are fern groves near a fairway. Those eat discs like they're made of chocolate and peanut butter! And even my brighter-than-the-sun MVP discs can't be seen beneath them.
- A couple of the tees were cracked and had shifted to be uneven.
- Signs are out of date in places, including basket location on a couple.
- Not a lot of selection in the pro shop
Other Thoughts: I definitely like this place. It's a haul, but I make the effort at least once a year because I enjoy the mix. A good medium length course is hard to find, and this is definitely a good one.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 iIn the Valley of the Troll

2-4    7/9/2015   7/14/2015
Review By: Indus
Played: 6  Reviewed: 6
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: this course is awesome! super well maintained. the holes are well designed and many are extremely technical. good lines. orange baskets are very easy to see in the Maine woods, so no hunting for pin location. makes you use every shot you have.
clubhouse with discs and gear, snack bar...cold beer on tap!
Cons: no cons for me!
actually, the only thing i would say (and it isn't negative for me) is that, like a lot of other Maine courses, many of the holes are listed as par 4's, where in Va they would be 3's. this being the case, i scored my very first eagle on hole 4!
Other Thoughts: i am from Virginia and was in Maine for a few days on a disc golf vacation. Troll Valley was on my list of "to do's" even before a disc golf friend in New Hampshire recommended it, and boy, am i glad it was! i arrived at around 3 in the afternoon on a wednesday and was greeted by Pa Troll on the front porch of the clubhouse. this guy is someone every disc golfer should meet. he is truly a warm, pleasant, outwardly friendly human being. when i asked about camping, he took me in his car on a drive around of the camp sites on the disc golf course. i chose a beauty, in an island of large trees between holes 10 and 18. it was an awesome spot!(gonna try to put pics on troll valley fb page)...
i set out to play my first round after i got camp set up, and and was immediately thrilled with the course design and layout. on hole 3 or 4 i shanked one hard right off the tee and was looking for about ten minutes when a local player showed up to help me. she (D) was really friendly, and after we found my disc, she played the rest of the course with me. this was very helpful, as she knew the course and all its intricacies extremely well. this lady could throw!!
later, i met Pa's family and a guy (B) who is not only helping develop new holes, but also is maintaining and improving the current course. he is also a ranked pro. was a thrill later, on day two, when i got the chance to play a round with B, D, and even Pa himself (for a few holes). what a good time! after, B took me on a special run of holes that are currently under development. WOW!! i can say that, when these holes open up my rating will jump from 4 to 4.5-5!! this place is already amazing, but with these holes open, it will be a must do disc golf destination.
i had a killer time! all i can say, folks, is go. experience this place for yourself. there is some special magic there!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 That's Just How I Troll

1    8/22/2014   9/14/2014
Review By: Upshawt1979
Played: 410  Reviewed: 291  Exp: 15.4 Years
This review was updated on 10/27/2014
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Troll Valley DGC is an instant favorite on my list. I liked the name, I liked the people, and the disc golf course is kickin'. Great mixes of long and short holes, open on a few, woods on many, and lefts/rights, up and down hill as well. There are discs, snacks, and scorecards with a course map in the club house. The tees were concrete, and most were in good condition. Tee signs with hole number, par, distance and map. Orange Mach 3 baskets are high visibility and they stand out nicely, not to mention looking cool. The first two holes are sweet! Long and downhill all the way with a few trees that can catch errant throws. 1 spit out of the basket and gave me a bad roll, leading to a three putt, double bogey. Large grassy fairway was being mown on 2, a 450' par 4. Operator courteously cut the engine while I teed off (and took an extra throw for fun), and allowed me to play through. With a crushed drive and good putt, an eagle 2 is possible here, I could only manage a 3. Hole 3 is a shorter and flatter hole, under 300' basket to the right side. 4 is 250', also with the pin to the right, and very reachable. I will say get 'em when you can, you'll likely give some back sooner or later. On hole 5 I took advantage, parking a nice mid-range shot on the open patch of grass, 230' up the hill. 6 is a big par 5, with a long fairway climbing steadily uphill 505'. The middle is like a service road, with dense, wooded rough on either side keeping you honest. Not easy, but I got a terrific tee shot, and made a two putt par. Backed that up with a birdie on 7, short and uphill 185', with the pin surrounded by trees. 8 undid all my earlier success when I bonked off some trees, and missed a putt, for a bummer of a double bogey on a manageable par 3 hole. 9 is a fun downhill and fairly open 240' drive at the hole, but I two putted again and took par. That put me 1 over on the front 9. 10 tees behind the club house, another par 4, and open enough where I could park my approach and make birdie. The next hole would put me back over par, as I unfortunately made bogey on the woodsy 200' dinker. 12 is another par 4 measuring 430', and I got a 3 again, solid approach and putt. The next few holes were all wooded, between 275'-300', except for 16, which is a 415' par 4. Mud was heavy in places, but some boards and stepping stones helped a bit. Hole 18 left the woods and finished in the grass very near the parking lot. I made the final putt for another birdie 3 on a par 4. I on 5 par 4 holes, and the one par 5 hole I was -4, with 6 birdies on the round. If not for the bad roll on 1, and the bad bounce on 11, this would have easily been my best round of the entire trip. Still close to it anyhow, since I finished with a 1 under par (60). This is a great disc golf course overall, with a handful of incredible holes.
Cons: My dog was not permitted on the course, even with a leash. I felt like a whining child, pleading with the Troll himself: "Please? He's a really good dog." No dogs allowed. They are welcome at the campground, just not on the disc golf course. There was heavy mud in places, due to heavy rains the night before. One basket with a lot of standing water, I think it might have been on hole 14. A couple of the tee pads had large fissures that could trip you up. Pay to play, worth it all the way.
Other Thoughts: I enjoyed this course a lot, and the Troll is really pretty friendly, as was everyone else I met there. Very cool course. Might be over parred a little, allowing me to be under par, even with 2 double bogeys. So glad I was able to make the trip and play there. Proud to display the Troll Valley sticker on the rear window of my truck. Hope to return again some day, and I recommend a visit to anyone that loves playing great new courses.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 It all Started Here. (4 Me)

5+    12/11/2013   12/13/2013
Review By: Chris Main
Played: 14  Reviewed: 6  Exp: 5.2 Years
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Course design & maintenance top notch. Concrete pads with good signage, (easy to play first time alone). All amenities a player could ask for at the clubhouse. Leagues year-round.
Cons: There are quite a few areas (due to the geography & water table) where water seeps effect the fairways. It can get soft and muddy, and given the season can make muck boots mandatory.
Other Thoughts: The owners are friendly and enthusiastic, I always look forward to spending time chatting with them after my round and expect you will as well.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 You've got to pay the Troll Toll

2-4    7/15/2012   7/22/2012
Review By: StringPeachIncident
Played: 26  Reviewed: 23  Exp: 13.2 Years
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: *Freshly Groomed Fairways
*Solid Cement Tee Boxes
*Par-3 Golf Course Turned Disc Course!
*Nice Variation Between Woods and Field
*Good Elevation
Cons: *$5 to play
*Wet and Semi Swampy in Spots
*There arent more holes!
Other Thoughts: A solid course close to Farmington with fun shots up and down hills sprawling through open fields and then up into the woods. Its a fun 18-Hole Par 3 golfcourse for disc, what could be better.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Fun Course

2-4    7/21/2012   7/22/2012
Review By: Rhyno14
Played: 9  Reviewed: 5
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: This course offers a variety of shots. You will use every disc in your bag on this course. Baskets are great and course is in good shape. Owners are friendly. Good place to spend the day playing some challenging disc golf!
Cons: Tee pads are in rough shape. Some are split in the middle and they appear to be in rough shape.
Other Thoughts: Pro shop is ok, discs are over priced and there is a small selection to choose from. You would be better off buying your replacement discs elsewhere. Course is also a camp ground so it is an excellent place to spend the weekend!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  no trolls at troll valley

2-4    4/30/2012   5/8/2012
Review By: BO555
Played: 15  Reviewed: 1  Exp: 14.4 Years
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: friendly staff,well layed out course,well stocked snack shop,this place is also a camp ground (good for thoes weekends where you just want to get up early and start banging some chains!!!!)
Cons: some holes are a bit soggy this spring.
Other Thoughts: would love to play this course late summer or early fall when its all dryed up.and hope they start getting more players for there monday eve mix doubles turnys.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  Pretty Good

2-4    9/11/2010   9/11/2010
Review By: Streetfighter
Played: 1  Reviewed: 1
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: This course offers a challenge on most holes, birdies don't come often. The staff is very friendly and helpful. It's for more of an experienced player, as the holes are often long. 7 Dollars for a day pass.
Cons: The brush on the side of the course is pretty thick on some holes. A few holes have very unreasonable expectations and trees in front of the tee that one is bound to hit off even the lightest of drives.
Other Thoughts: Pretty good fun and it's well maintained. Definitely worth playing.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Awesome Course!

2-4    8/18/2010   8/22/2010
Review By: discdawg
Played: 8  Reviewed: 6
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Great use of elevation and terrain, has a great mix of downhill & uphill runs, left doglegs, right doglegs, straight shots, grip it and rip it distance tee shots, and technical snaky shots. Extremely well manicured at this time, friendly staff and good facilities.
Cons: Some of the back nine lacks true fairway, but the course just opened and is still being carved out.
Other Thoughts: Good chances for birdies on this one as pars are reasonable and there are some short holes. Could have a few muddy spots when it rains. Short hole = 185, long hole = 505. Keep your disc out of the trees and you'll do great!

1 of 3 people found this review helpful.

  Not in yet but looking great

1    8/7/2010   8/7/2010
Review By: ejwernet
Played: 71  Reviewed: 1  Exp: 14.5 Years
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: This course is in process of being installed. I showed up to play it in late July thinking it was in as it was listed on the PDGA site. Not so, but the owner walked me around (on his on volition!) about a third of the course to show me what was going on. The use of fairways, elevation and natural terrain will make this a go-to location. I did not see any reasons that the course won't eventually be fantastic!
Cons: Once it is in, this list might happen but until I really get to play it, I can not tell you any bad parts.
Other Thoughts: I just wish I was going to be in Farmington within the next couple of months to see this course and play it. Why didn't they think of this stuff when I was in college 20 years ago?!!! It would have been a great thing to do in Farmington!!!!

0 of 2 people found this review helpful.

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