Suffield, CT 
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Nice course for beginners

2-4    9/20/2017   9/25/2017
Review By: Pellonious
Played: 31  Reviewed: 2  Exp: 1.5 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Nice baskets that catch well
Tough to lose a disc due to the entire course being in an open field
Course map at beginning explains layout
Well maintained, grass is mowed regularly
Porta-poddy in the parking lot
Cons: 4 baskets for 9 holes...cannot play this course if someone else is playing the course
No teepads
Very easy to shoot under the listed par on almost every hole
Technically for Suffied residents only but I had no problem entering the park and playing a round.
No difficulty whatsoever as there are only a couple trees/branches that have to be navigated and every other shot is wide open.
Other Thoughts: Great course for beginners or someone looking to practice
Would be possible to make this course much better with a little work. Many possibilities for other holes/baskets throughout the park.
Tough to play with only 4 baskets...played this course twice in a row and by the end of my second round it was rather boring having only shot to 4 different baskets.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Sunrise Park 3/30/17

2-4    3/30/2017   3/30/2017
Review By: Bearson
Played: 15  Reviewed: 1
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Very open
Short holes
Easy lines
Cons: Navigation is tricky (5 baskets, multiple tees)
No tee pads
Uneven "tee pads"
Other Thoughts: The fact that this course exists is awesome, but it is definitely not on anyone's top ten list. Would be a good learning course for those just starting up.

Nice hiking trails, fishing and bbq pits.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Good practice and heavy snow course

2-4    2/12/2014   2/13/2014
Review By: Duke CT
Played: 24  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 5.6 Years
0 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: I played yesterday in heavy snow (@6+"). With ribbon duct taped to the disc, I didn't have to worry about losing it. Also, because it's a fairly level field, I didn't have to worry about a misstep and tweaking my ankle or knee (my knees are in rough shape). The only other tracks I saw there belonged to deer.
Cons: No tee pads. Very short. However, heavy snow and no cleared out launching areas are good equalizers.
Other Thoughts: A fine place for beginners and for trying out shots you may not yet be confident enough to attempt on a full size course. Good to play in heavy show. Everything is a par three. However, if you're more advanced and want to challenge yourself, holes 1, 2, 4 and 8 you can call par 2's (& maybe 3 and 6).

0 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Fun and interesting little course

1    8/20/2012   8/20/2012
Review By: S. Flavius Mercurius
Played: 108  Reviewed: 10  Exp: 5.7 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: 9 holes and 4 baskets shows some creativity, and sure looks a lot easier than it is. Fun to play and a great one to bring beginners. Good place to try out new discs and see what you have.
Cons: Pricker rough is thick and brutal, and will punish the errant toss. Spent a lot of time looking for bad shots, with scratches and ivy to prove it. Technically only for town residents, but we weren't hassled.
Other Thoughts: An expansion would be great, but I was in the Hartford area and intrigued by the novelty of this course's 4 basket design.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Good for what it is !

5+    10/11/2011   10/11/2011
Review By: dclogic
Played: 41  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 6.4 Years
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Fun course. Easy to play good to learn on.
Cons: Could be bigger. It looks like the opportunity is there to expand. An expanded course could follow the layout of the park
Other Thoughts: yes it is small, but it is close to me and fun

0 of 2 people found this review helpful.

Good "Starter" Course

5+    10/7/2010   10/7/2010
Review By: edfaits
Played: 64  Reviewed: 22  Exp: 7.1 Years
This review was updated on 8/15/2017
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Pretty park (spectacular in October), mostly wide open and friendly 9 holes for beginners, though some elevation changes and hole placement will give the intermediate players some birdie challenges.
-Innova DiscCatcher Baskets, well mounted and in good sharp
-Wide open, so ice/snow/mud clear up quicker in late winter than any other course in the area
-Picnic tables and port-o-potty nearby
Cons: - "for town residents only", but only enforced on summer weekends. Summer camp may also prevent weekday play before 4 PM.
-Layout makes it risky for two or more groups to play at the same time, though this is very rarely a problem. The course gets little play.
-Tees are just grass around a small marker. Can be very slippery in wet/muddy/icy conditions.
-No benches, trash cans at the holes.
-No hole signs. Must look at the course sign on the way in to understand the "crisscross" layout reusing baskets.
-Holes very wide open. Sign designates out of bounds but nothing to delineate. Someone aggressive with a weed-wacker cleared out some of the rough making holes 1 & 2 even more wide open.
-Poison ivy and nasty prickers in the rough on 1 & 2.
-For intermediate players and above this is putting practice course. As a PDGA "Green" course it offers few obstacles to learn how to shape shots.
Other Thoughts: Four baskets but the nine unique holes across a big field. Occasionally scouting activities or soccer practice make this course unplayable.

More than one group playing at a time can lead to safety issues.

Now that I've played many courses it was time to update my review. I downgraded my rating, but even with all of this course's liabilities, I still occasionally enjoy a round or two on the course. It only takes 20 or 25 minutes to complete a round if you keep your discs in the short grass.

How it plays:
Hole #1: Short downhill ace run, 140'. Pull it left and there is some rough, long and right could end up in the prickers.
Hole #2: Slight dogleg right, 233'. Way left will get in the prickers, acres of space to the right.
Hole #3: A bit uphill, 215' with no obstacles.
Hole #4: A tree fell in 2016, making this a 150' ace run that you can go straight at, though a bit of scruff still remains off to the right. A huge maple tree protects the left side of the basket and forces a low line.
Hole #5: An easy par 4 for a rec player, open, downhill 300' to what doubles as the #2 basket. Rough 20' behind the basket if you over-throw. The maple near the tee occasionally forces some adjustments. Nasty tee area, downhill and eroded. Feel free to tee off only where you feel safe. Not worth a sprained ankle or twisted knee.
Hole #6. A legit par 3, 285' dogleg right to what also serves as the #1 & #9 basket.
Hole #7: The longest at 444 feet slightly uphill, to the basket that also plays as #4. The maple forces a well shaped approach.
Hole #8: A 120 feet ace run back to what is also the #3 basket. The oaks and other brush have grown in, forcing either a big right to left tee shot or something low.
Hole #9: Downhill, 330' par four back across the field to what is also the #1 & #6 basket. Easy birdie for anyone that can throw 250' or more. Maybe an eagle run for intermittent players.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Sunrise Park Short but sweet

5+    9/9/2010   9/9/2010
Review By: skizilla
Played: 26  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 12.4 Years
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Great use of small area. Course well maintained. Local
Cons: Small Course
Pricker patch that is not to be messed with.
Park and course technically for town residents only rarely enforced
Other Thoughts: Could be a really great course with a few more baskets and clearer public access

1 of 3 people found this review helpful.

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