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 Backyard Dream Course

1    7/4/2012   7/9/2012
Review By: Dylan Courtney
Played: 162  Reviewed: 6  Exp: 9.5 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Wapack Wilderness DGC is what we all wish we had in our own back yard. DG fanatic John Britton has carved out 19 holes over 35 acres of beautiful New Hampshire terrain. He has plans for at least 4 more holes later this year. We went on the 4th of July and had the entire course to ourselves. If you dislike crowded courses, this place is for you.

Good mix of holes covering all angles, distances and elevations. You will need the whole bag. Hole 1 is a quirky warm up: You start at back corner of the house shooting back towards the road across his lawn and into the woods about 30 feet. The tee pad for hole 2 is actually in the dirt road (don't worry, chances are slim that there is car coming). It is on hole 2 that you realize what this course really has in store for you. Huge rocks covered in moss jut out of the fairway lined with tall trees. Really awesome looking hole. From there on out you are in for a great disc golfing adventure, and a pretty serious hike as well. We didn't really see any poison ivy and the thorns weren't that vicious either for such a new and wooded course. Beers etc are totally welcome on this course, just carry out what you carry in. The trees create a ton of shade which came in handy on a hot summer day. Wind was not a factor. Hole 12 would probably be our favorite: Downhill shot over a pond/swamp on the left and then over a creek, finishes to the right. Be sure to read the map/tee sign/story for that hole.
Cons: Not a huge con but you will need John to at least explain the middle section of the course because some baskets are used twice. Chances are he'll play a few holes with you anyway. Hole 5 is the most open and therefor gets the most sun and rain. It is overrun with tall grass which can eat up discs and hide ankle breakers. Play from the short tee (450?) if the 650? footer is too daunting. Most other holes are in good shape (red spay paint will guide you). Some of the baskets are semi-homemade but actually catch pretty well! Most of the teepads were gravel, but again, work pretty well. Aside from navigation issues, the only real con was the amount of flies attacking us. They just don't care how much deet you use. His two beautiful Weimaraners joined us for a few holes and distracted the flies for a bit, but then I just felt bad for them!
Other Thoughts: Call John ahead of time (603-593-2155) and leave a message (phone service is spotty). If you live within an hour or 2 from there it is certainly worth the trip. It is $5 per person. We gave him double. To have an entire course to yourself is priceless. Wear shoes. Not exactly a beginner course, but not that brutal either if you avoid the trees :)

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 what a blast

1    9/5/2010   9/7/2010
Review By: great white buffalo
Played: 57  Reviewed: 17  Exp: 14.3 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: John is a player who has been playing for twenty plus years, so he knows what he is doing in the designing of this course. He has been putting an extreme number of hours in on this course and it shows. These were the most manicured fairways that I have played in New England, with the exception of #5. He has really gone to the nth degree on clean up of the land. The holes are long and super well thought out. The baskets are homemade and unique. They catch anything thrown in their general direction. There is good variation of terrain and length. The course is still in need of navigation, but if you are lucky you may catch John there as I did and you are in for one of the most fun rounds to be had. I will return to this course to play and help out with work days even though it is about an hour and a half from home. I had so much fun here. I would highly suggest it to anyone. I was able to see the layout for the next six holes, and when they are done this is going to be one of the best if not the best in N.H.
Cons: Very hard to find. It is actually on WEST Binney Hill Road. When you get to The road take it all the way to the end and it is the last house on the right before you get to the swamp. The sign says weimar way.
Other Thoughts: This was the highlight of my six course weekend. I was challenged and had a lot of fun. Go check this one out. Even with just twelve holes so far, you will be glad you went.

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 Still in progress

1    7/15/2010   8/8/2010
Review By: solomon.trenton
Played: 81  Reviewed: 68  Exp: 9.2 Years
This review was updated on 9/18/2010
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: There is an amazing variety of holes for a private course on someone's own parcel of land. There are a couple of long ace races and then there is one seven hundred plus foot monster of a hole down an old logging trek. The several holes that have home made baskets catch incredibly well. There is also a traveler and a Discatcher sport. Most of the fairways are pretty clear with lots of the deadwood cleared out of the fairway and even the rough. While the holes might not be super hard the basket location is pretty challenging and well placed behind bushes and tucked into the woods. There is a really nice amount of risk/reward shots.
Cons: There are three holes that share the same basket. The holes need more clearing; lots of red marked trees line the fairways. The underbrush in the rough is thicker than molasses (this is due to all of John's focus is on getting the current telve fairways cleared and expanding to eigtheen). The walk between four and and five is an incredibly long walk up a logging trail. It being on a private residence there is minimal parking and no "public" amenities.
Other Thoughts: There has supposedly been a lot of work done; clearing and cutting which would up my rating if played again.

Rating based on date played.

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