Fun & challenging, but could be better
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Pros: -Multiple well-maintained tee boxes at most holes, paired with multiple baskets can make for a different round each time.
-Good course layout, with minimal repetition and overlap.
-Plenty of parking.
-Park is dedicated to disc golf.
-Beautiful setting, well maintained grounds, and plenty of wildlife to observe.
-Course pars are fair, plenty of challenges.
Cons: -No overall course map/info posted.
-Tee box signs are permanent, but the marked baskets change, so they don't reflect the current course layout.
-Baskets are difficult to see, especially in the wooded areas (only one was bright orange)
-Some of the alternate baskets were not installed.
Other Thoughts: Today was my first round at Scarborro Hills, so I found myself walking ahead at multiple holes to find the baskets and get an idea of where I was throwing. I will definitely return, as it is only 25 minutes from my home.
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Pros: Scenic park solely used for disc golf....
Great blend of open and wooded holes utilizing a lot of elevation.
Signage was good- one at each tee pad. There were multiple tee pads at all but a handful of holes.
Tee boxes were mats but on a solid foundation usually 4 x 4's (Note: I am a concrete tee pad snob and these boxes were fine to throw from!!)
Loved the "eastern" feel to the terrain- lot of rock and old farm wall structures not found out my way in the Midwest.
Couple of memorable holes for me:
#4 90 degree right past a fence after throwing up hill about 200 ft.
#5 blind throw to the basket across a field then down a hill
#13 basket protected by being down in a rock configuration - words can't describe... and
#14 top of the world shot through the woods!!
Numerous baskets threw through open areas to baskets tucked in the woods
Cons: To echo some others.... some of the baskets were hard to spot.... a few had flags on top, others you had to search
Also, a couple of overlap spots, 4-5 comes to mind...
Other Thoughts: This was course number 125 in state number 20 (gold medallion now on my profile page!!). The course was definitely suited to be a milestone course... Played with my teenaged sons and we kept commenting on the fun factor of the course.
Not a soul there when we started at 10 AM, 6 cars there when we finished up a couple hours later. And this is in the middle of nowhere!!
Concrete pads get the rating up to a 4 for me.... as it is it was still very good!!
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Nice Setting for DG
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Pros: This is a very nice park that is completely dedicated to disc golf. There is a decent variety of holes to this course. There was a place for possible scorecards when you first pull up, but the box was empty. The tee signs do a good job of telling you where to throw, as well as, easily tell you which basket position it is currently in. This course was well kept and that was only reinforced at the end of our round as we saw about 4 guys out with chainsaws working to make it look nice. This course weaves in and out of the woods and does a nice job of using the natural landscape of hills and fields. There are clear paths through the woods that you want to try and hit, and the brush was not bad that you would be dying if you went in it like some other courses I have played. This is not an overly difficult but it has enough to challenge the better players. This is not the type of course where I would get stressed about any single hole.
The park was well maintained with a port a pottie at the start. There were trash cans and bags and certain holes. There were multiple tee pads at each hole, but only one of the tee pads had the actual sign telling you where to go.
Cons: -This would be my biggest knock...If I am playing a wooded course, and it is my first time, and the baskets don't have the bright yellow rim...it would be nice to have flags at the top. A few of the wooded holes had a red flag attached and it made it so nice to be able to see from the box where I was to throw towards. It gets a little old having to go scout out in advance where the hole is simply because there is no signaling marker.
-Some tee pads were rubber mats while some were more a cinder make-up.
-There would def. be some opportunities to knock someone out with a disc the way a few of the holes are laid out. I think it was number 4 where it is a short dogleg to the right over a hill and down around the bend to the basket...however...after you were done, you had to walk right back up that same hill to the next tee box....if people are on the tee behind you, they may not know you are done and they will definitely be throwing in your direction.
Other Thoughts: Overall, this is definitely worth a second trip at some point. It is a very pretty park where you can tell people really care about their disc golf course. There was enough variety and challenge that I would want to come back and try and improve upon my score. Thanks to the people that care for this course.
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Pros: On my way to PA from VA, I stopped here to play a round to avoid sitting in any more traffic on 95. This course was absolutely amazing. There was excellent diversity and challenge scattered throughout the entire course. Great elevation and an excellent workout. Especially on the back 9.
For someone who had never played here before it was pretty easy to navigate the course and markings were consistent and helpful.
This course has a great deal of diversity and elevation. There are open holes and there are wooded holes. Some are uphill and some are down.
-The tee-boxes are in GREAT condition and were extremely easy to locate.
- There are multiple tee-boxes for additional difficulty if desired and even several holes that have permanent secondary baskets.
-The baskets are in great condition and have crisp yellow paint to guide you through the course.
I really liked the diversity in length and shape of this course. Some were really straight narrow and wooded, while others were of the dog-leg variety.
Cons: There really are no cons to this course. It appears to be specifically dedicated to DG and will certainly be stopping here again on my travels.
Some of the hole are a bit blind and you cannot see the pin position from the tee-box, but that is what maps are for.
Other Thoughts: Bring some shoes you would do some serious hiking in and some water. After 15 and 16, you will be certainly glad you did.
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Soon to have a sibling course
Pros: Lots of elevation changes. A few blind holes and well tucked baskets. A strong mix of holes that force backhand or forehand shots. Will challenge amateur level players.
Cons: A little overlap in some areas. Not enough benches. tee pads could use improvement.
Other Thoughts: Hole 12 is one of my favorite holes of all time. The course builders expect to have built a new course nearby in the coming year. Two course of this caliber nearby each other would definitely be worth the drive, and I look forward to the opportunity to play both.
0 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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Disc Golf and Mountain Hiking
Pros: Dedicated park space, which is rare around these parts. Well maintained with thought put into hole locations and multiple pin placements per hole. While kind of in the middle of nowhere, there is sufficient parking.
This course encourages (and sometimes requires) different shots to play well. Backhand, forehand/flick, thumber/tomahawk, roller, rescue shots, and putts with elevation changes are ALL part of your round here. It will challenge you but you will enjoy it.
OB exists here and there, but it's just there to keep play out of certain areas and isn't set up to punish players.
Cons: If you are a beginner or out of shape this course will brutalize you. Most of the woods holes have plenty of trees to contend with and plenty of stickers/thorns to shred your legs when you go looking for wayward discs. The back nine involves a few treks up and down the mountain which can be challenging to walk.
Many of the baskets are missing flags and/or have shredded flags, so the baskets can be challenging to find for a first-timer since they are the older Mach 3 type with no bright spots to catch your eye. Could do with some new flags or bright pink tape around the top of the baskets to make them stick out in the woods.
Other Thoughts: Popular course on the weekends, so if you are the social type this is a decent chance to meet up with other disc golfers. Please pick up after yourself; I saw far too many discarded beer cans for a course like this.
If there are mandos here I couldn't find them. A couple of holes look like they might have them, but nothing sticks out to indicate that.
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Pros: Excellent course. Fun layout, with something a little different on each hole.
Very unique layout with multiple tee pads and pin placements. As a visitor, I was slightly concerned about navigation but the system they have there is great. I saved a PDF of the course map to my phone, which proved to be beneficial, so I would recommend that to any first time player.
This course is aesthetically pleasing and is in a beautiful part of the US.
There are some memorable holes (especially 12, which you can absolutely bomb).
If you are experienced enough, I recommend playing from the blue tees. You will be challenged with some tough shots, but it is worth putting yourself to the test. My first time out there from blues, I shot -1, but it was hard fought round.
There are some mean downhill holes followed directly by a mean uphill drive. So be prepared for that.
Cons: There are not too many things I disliked about this course. Some of the separate blue tee pads were hard to find (especially #5), but other than that it was great.
The grass was a little thick in the fairways, but with all the rain lately it is understandable.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: After playing a few courses out East I was super happy to have an easy day of navigation on this course. With multiple pin options I was worried it would be challenging to see where the basket was but the course took care of that EXTREMELY well. The "washer" system is the perfect way to indicate the current pin location. Navigation is extremely important to me, as is knowing where to throw.
Having multiple pin locations is a huge pro for me. As stated, the course has a marker system on the sign to indicate which position the pin is. This is truly how any course should be that uses alternate pins. The signs were also phenomenal. I always knew where to throw and how far to throw. I know that sounds silly but I have played some courses that don't even have signs so I guess you can't take it lightly. There were also multiple tees as well, which really allows a lot of different options on this course.
The course has a very serene feeling to it. The park appeared to be dedicated solely to disc golf, which is a huge plus.
Memorable holes included holes 12, 14 and 15. Hole 12 was a downhill 450 foot hole that was just screaming at you to throw all of the drivers in your bag. What a neat hole to throw! Hole 14 was a tight hole but it was so much downhill that it was truly a fun hole to throw. On the flip side, what goes down must come back up so 15 played sharply uphill. It was a tough walk back up that hill but a fun hole to play.
Cons: Besides the holes mentioned above nothing truly stood out about the course that said this course is among the best of the best. The course wasn't very long and didn't have too many memorable holes. As stated above, this was a solid but unspectacular course. Almost all of the holes were par 3's and that made the course feel a little repetitive in some ways.
While the teepads were nice and big they were not concrete and since the course seemed to be in a lower area (holes 1 and 2 were very very wet) I would imagine the tee pads can get slick.
Holes 4 and 5 were very forgettable holes but I guess every course has filler holes. While I did like throwing from the open into a protected basket in the woods, it did seem that after a few times it got repetitive. This is not a huge con but maybe some more variety would have been nice.
Other Thoughts: This was a fun, par 3 course in a nice setting. Its a nice walk in the park and I believe a rating of 3.5 is very fair. This course was super easy to play with no navigation issues and hole 12 was really fun to throw.
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On of the best in MD!
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Pros: Scarboro is well kept and the land is dedicated for disc golf play. The Tee pads are nice and the baskets change often. This course Plays through a combination of fields and woods, and will require all shot types to master. Quite a few memoriable holes: #12 blue tee is on top of a hill and basket is about 500ft crossing a wide open field with a tight left line OB. Very fun H-Bomb for the RHBH throwers. Hole 15 is a monster going uphill shot maybe at a 10% grade, I normally play it safe and tee off with a roc or teebird and chip my way up. a few ace runs if baskets are in short position holes #3,#4 #8 come to mind.
Cons: a few holes can be slushy a few days after a good rain. #2's tee pads come into mind as being swampy. Too far to play regularly.
Other Thoughts: This is a weekend course for me. it is about 45 minutes away, but well worth the drive! I think this course and PTAP are the best in Maryland!
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an absolute treat!
Pros: wow, where to start?
super well manicured grass fairways. excellent mix of long distance and short (sometimes long) technical shots through the woods.
a brief flirting with the babbling brook.
wonderful elevation change!
also the rough, when you did end up off the fairway was "rough" but not debilitating or prison like.
almost ALL the pins were in the LONG position when i played, which makes a tremendous difference. i can see how the SHORT positions would be rather easy. and the middle positions would benefit the throwers that max out at 350 feet.
great tee pads, 2 on almost every hole!!
accurate signage. first time playing and no issues navigating course :)
Cons: there is a mysterious muddy patch by the practice basket on the way to hole one. that said, i played the entire course without a towel and didnt have any real problems.
there were probably a couple too many big wide open holes (though with long pins, the basket was still nestled 30+ feet in the trees).
i guess this place being in the middle of nowhere is hardly a pro.....
Other Thoughts: i have played courses all over the country in past 15 years and was extremely impressed with this disc golf only facility that is well maintained and FREE.
granted, the top pro players would almost certainly tear this place up with their casual 450 foot drives.
however, you are not one of those 2 dozen people reading this, are you ;)?
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