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Wells Branch Park - Old Layout II Share
Uploaded By: skoofer Hole #1 (Taken 4/2011)
3 / 194ft.   3 / 229ft. Par / Distance:
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 Lots of fun, but confusing to navigate

2-4    9/17/2011   9/19/2011
Review By: mirkky
Played: 63  Reviewed: 6  Exp: 7.6 Years
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: it is 18 holes instead of 9. It is more clear where the tee boxes are for the new holes. A few of the holes have new concrete pads. All holes have newish baskets, no longer a bucket on a post for hole 14.
Cons: most holes have no real tee box. difficult to navigate at first. go with someone who knows where they are going your first time. once rain comes (fingers crossed) it will be a lot more difficult to cross the road safely, also I will lose a lot of discs since they seem to be attracted to the canyon which normally contains a fairly deep creek.
Other Thoughts: this course is a heck of a lot more fun now that it has been increased to 18 holes.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Fun Shorter Holes

5+    4/19/2011   4/19/2011
Review By: sidewinding
Played: 81  Reviewed: 68  Exp: 9.8 Years
5 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Well Balanced. There are five wide open holes, five lefty holes, three righty holes, one straight hole, and four holes where you can go either left or right.

There is a nice/nasty, depending on how you look at it, little creek with water that comes into play on 14 of 18 holes.

There are some really fun elevation drop shots on about five holes.

The pretty blue painted baskets are all marked with orange hole # stickers which really helps first timers navigate the course.

Great course for newer players or experience players wanting to work on their short drives and approaches. I like to hit it up during lunch with just a couple of mids.

Many hillside pin placements add even another difficulty element.

The fun factor is very high on this course.
Cons: When it was a 9 hole course there were nice descriptive signs on each hole but now that it's 18 holes the signage is missing on most holes.

The original nine holes have crushed granite teepads which can be slippery but since the holes are short enough not to require any major runup, it's not that much of a con.

The nine newer teepads are just dirt but rumor has it concrete will be installed in the near future.

This course has the shortest average hole length of any other 18 hole course in town.

For such a short course there are quite a few long walks between holes. You have to cross, the very busy, Wells branch, both coming and going. You can take the tunnel which is a bit out of the way and forces you to climb a hill twice, or you can cross the divided street which can be pretty dangerous.

The newer part of the course crosses over the creek quite a few times and if there is alot of water in the creek it can be difficult to cross. There are a couple of bridges but not really enough.

The frustration factor that the creek brings into play may be too much for some less experienced players and children. Some of the areas of the creek have steep banks and deeper water and can be difficult to retrieve your disc.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful.

 even better with 18 holes

5+    3/3/2011   3/3/2011
Review By: discgolf512
Played: 23  Reviewed: 7  Exp: 22.6 Years
This review was updated on 3/7/2011
7 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: This is a very fun 18-hole course That is great for beginners and experienced players alike. The holes are short (nothing over 300') and should be easy pars.
That said, this course will challenge an experienced player's short game. There is no reason not too birdy every hole, yet the use of the terrain and creek makes this a very challenging task.
The original 9 holes (pins #: 1-5 and 15-18) are fairly wide open with baskets set near the creek. There is also some use of landscaping/elevation to add difficulty on a couple of these holes as well.
The 9 holes that were added at the start of 2011 (pins #: 6 - 14) are very creative and fit in nicely with the original 9. These holes are also short and can be birdied, but in contrast to the original 9 holes many of these are threaded through trees and require a bit more finesse. 6 of these baskets are set very close to the creek, if your drive or putt goes to long, you will be wet!
Cons: The course needs tee signs (especially on the new 9 holes) with directions to next tee.
You do have to cross under a street to get to half of the course.
There is a storage-unit business near basket 5. The fence has been damaged by disc golfers... if you sneak through or climb over the fence they will call the police on you (trespassing). (you can access to the property if you walk over to the main entrance ask nicely.)
About parking... there isn't much! You have to park in the street by hole 1.
Other Thoughts: I think this is a great park... it is very peacefull with a babbling brook and the sound of disc hitting chains. the park is well maintained, always mowed and overall the course is really fun.
I recommend experienced players give this course a try. Come out with your friends and see who can get the most birdies.
Even at 18 holes, it doesn't take long to play and it's close enough to other courses it makes for a great warm up round.
Come out for a round of "random doubles" every Sunday @ 10:00am (9:45 sign up).

7 of 8 people found this review helpful.

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