Nice course for beginners
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
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.
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Sunrise Park 3/30/17
Pros: Very open
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.
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Good practice and heavy snow course
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.
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Fun and interesting little course
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.
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Good for what it is !
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
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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.
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Sunrise Park Short but sweet
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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