5 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: The baskets are all brand new and are in excellent shape, multiple tees on every hole. Tee signs have now been installed and are pretty nice. I would say that this course would be an excellent beginners course, especially utilizing the B tees.
Cons: The B tees are extremely short, some are less than 130ft (which is why these may be good for beginners). The tee boxes are gravel and are extremely short. The course should start at hole #2 (this was originally numbered as hole #3 before the tee signs were installed). The teepad for hole # 2 is the closest to the parking lot, and Hole # 1's basket plays right next to this (this should become hole #9 if it were my call). no elevation.
Other Thoughts: There is definitely a lot of room to expand this course. Whether this be with additional holes, teepads, or pin placements. Due to how open most of the course plays I think a few man-made obstacles would really help with the appeal.
5 of 6 people found this review helpful.
A Work in Progress
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: 9 hole course, with good baskets and tee pads at most holes. A "short" and "long" tee are present at each hole depending on the level of challenge you want. Despite the lack of signage, navigation is very easy- always a plus when playing. Course enters the woods at a couple of junctures but is primarily open with various trees/shrubbery providing obstacles to challenge you. Some decent holes- 9 is a nice hole requiring you to hit a line between trees-, and a couple of others require you to throw through narrow openings leading to the basket. Fairways and landing areas have been carved out nicely and have been mowed sufficiently. Located on a nice piece of property in a large county park.
Cons: A couple of holes need paver pads to match the rest of the course. The nice signs originally displayed have not been replaced since the course underwent changes-currently, there are basic signs that aren't very visually appealing and (some say) feature inaccurate distances. Beware- more gopher holes than the course in "Caddyshack", so pay attention where you walk. Thorn bushes galore. Wind is ever present and can play games with your round.
Other Thoughts: Mercer is a mixed bag.This course has potential and has challenge, but is currently in a holding pattern with the Parks Dept, who despite giving approval for another 9 holes doesn't wish to allow expansion of the space needed even though there's a HUGE piece of land (including woods) from which to work. This course, as currently constructed from the "longs" features too many holes that require a decent player to throw a 280-300 foot drive across open space in the hopes of hitting a 30-35 foot putt to get your birdie. Not exciting golf, and not a huge opportunity for scoring separation. Mercer could be a good venue, and the loyal DG following in the county needs to continue its efforts at transforming this 9-holer into a tournament-appropriate 18 hole course.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Very open course.Practice basket on left side of the power lines. 1st hole across the access road, you'll see the tees.Only holes 3,4,5 in the woods. nice open holes on 7 and 8, a little of everything. Long and short tee on each hole,
Cons: They just set this course up earlier this year and only recently laid down the tee boxes. Only 9 holes, they are still working on it.
Other Thoughts: This course is minutes from my house. I've rarely played and seen other players there, usually have the course all to your self
1 of 3 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Fun Little Course
Pros: Good use of the available fauna and open areas. Some tough shots around obstacles. Nice to finally have course in Mercer County park. Two tee pads for each basket, (once they are finished)
Cons: Short course. Only nine baskets. Not really manicured. The park could easily contain a much larger 18 basket course. No signage yet in the park.
Other Thoughts: Park in P1 for fields 3-9. Off to the right (towards power lines) is hole 3 going into the woods.
1 of 3 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
A nice local course
Pros: Course is nice and big. It has some fairly difficult throws with lots of obstacles to challenge the more advanced players.
EDIT: They have installed tee pads, signage and garbage pails for every hole. The alternate tee locations provide for an entirely different experience. If you want to challenge yourself, make the B pins all par 3's. In the summer the foliage makes the course a much tougher play, with limbs reaching out and forcing you to make good shots. The parking lot has finally been designated, so feel free to drive up onto the grass and park closer to the course.
Cons: The raised tee pads are about 2 feet to short for my liking, making the windup for a long shot a little more difficult. Giant gopher holes are hidden all over the park. Be careful or you could wreck a knee/ankle.
Other Thoughts: It looks as though the park has a boatload of room. It would be excellent if there was an addition to make this a true 18 hole experience.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 0 Not
A good 9 holer
Pros: Good use of wooded areas and open spaces.
Finally we have a course in Mercer County.
Course now has signs.
Cons: Poor course design, plays like NASCAR, nothing but left handed turns.
Whomever desided the course put the tee pads in horrible locations. Some of the B tees are way too short.
Hole 2 needs to be hole 1, why should I have to walk all the way down the path when Hole 1 ends at the parking lot and hole 2 starts at the parking lot?
Other Thoughts: Would be nice to have another 9 holes on this course
Play hole 2 first and end on one, until the pins numbers are switched.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 3 Not
nice piece of land
Pros: Nice baskets, Not crowded (yet) Has a very good layout as far as obsticles Has alot of ob
Cons: the tee pads are not in yet, But dont let that stop you from playing
Other Thoughts: need to get the tee pads in even if its a natural tee
1 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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