Some Nice Elements and Some Serious Cons
Pros: - Beautiful park area with willows and interesting wooded holes (7, 8).
- Well maintained.
Cons: - Tee pads are not big enough and suffer from elevation problems
- Bugs EVERYWHERE
- Not enough variety in shots. Most are open and in a field with a handful of guardian trees.
- I couldn't find the tee box for hole 10. I don't think there is one. The shot is also very close to an archery range and feels jammed into the park's geographic boundaries.
- E.T. Seton doesn't feel like a disc golf course. It's more like a multi-use public park than a true area dedicated to the sport.
Other Thoughts: I wouldn't recommend this course if just for the bugs which are a shame. I was swarmed in minutes on an overcast day in mid-June. Without them, it would definitely be playable and quite fun.
I did find the course a bit bland with many of the holes playing similarly featuring open tee shots with baskets guarded by a handful of trees.
Hole seven is a real standout as it dips into a wooded section of the park and climbs a hill into a dirt area surrounded by tall pine trees. This particular hole feels like you're playing a totally different course and I would have loved to play it slower had it not been for the bug swarm that kept me constantly moving.
Overall, it has elements of a good disc golf course, but it's a shame that the bugs and its somewhat boring layout render it not that much fun to play.
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E.T. Seton Park
Pros: Nice, beginner friendly course with new concrete tee pads installed (? I think all but #9, #10 are installed unless I couldn't find them). Some elevation change, although only small... no epic downhills or uphills. Trees scattered through the fairways provide some challenge, though not too much. Public washroom and trash/recycle cans in the park. Mostly a very clean, well maintained park. Brand spankin new baskets.
Easily accessible via TTC, bicycle, or car, free parking available.
Cons: Somewhat difficult to navigate, I didn't bring a map... there is no signage as of yet. Some arrows to direct to the next hole, and/or markings on the teepads would help.
Pretty heavy bicycle traffic through the park (that's how I found the course in the first place) on a well used bicycle path connecting to the lower don recreation trail.
Other Thoughts: Pretty nice to have a course a little north of the city which seems beginner friendly and accessible. Please use the trash and recycle bins and clean up after yourself, I would hate to see litter becoming a problem here. Some good conduct and stewardship would place disc golf in a positive light and possibly lead to more courses in the area.
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