2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Small course you can play quickly.
Generous pars for holes 1-5 for the forward tee (if not also the long tee), but then reality hits at holes 6-9. I rather like that because it allows you to warm up and get your act together. Versus having to be on your A-game out of the box.
Cons: Definitely a neglected course. The fall leaves were so deep on the day I played, I often could not find the far tee and sometimes spent more time than I should have had to for the forward fee.
Next-basket signs are non-existent. There is probably a path to follow from hole to hole, but with all the leaves, I wasn't finding it. Tees for hole 2 are actually left and somewhat backwards from the no. 1 basket.
Very isolated course. While there is a small health center and playground near by, I did not feel safe in these small woods. There were some leftover Halloween (?) props also that were pretty creepy.
Other Thoughts: Unless you are a Louisa local, this is not a destination course. It's a passing-through course. It has potential but needs regular maintenance to shine.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Tight Lines and Leafy Greens
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Really fun course with multiple astro-turf pads, so it's good for beginners and advanced players who want to tighten up their game.
Easy to navigate with excellent signage, easily played in 30 minutes.
Lots of parking and not crowded.
Great use of elevation changes and fairways are tight but fair; I'm sure it's really challenging with summer foilage.
Cons: Everything is a par 3 here, so if you can bomb 400'+, look to go elswhere.
Not much to find fault with here, bring a broom if you want the tee pads cleared of forest debris (leaves, sticks, acorns, etc).
There are no benches or trashcans located on the course.
Other Thoughts: I played four-9's (short & Long tees twice) here on a 60-degree Sunday in January. Had the whole place to myself and it was just a simple, straightforward layout with an equal amount of FH & BH shots.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Good use of land
Nice elevation changes
Variety of shot lines
Cons: Only 9 holes
First time navigation can be a bit goofy
Other Thoughts: If you go into the course knowing it's just a putter course you'll have a pretty good time, tote a whole bag in there and you'll be disappointed.
For the better player it sets up well for learning or working on shaping different lines with upshots. For a beginner it sets up well in not being overly challenging, the rough isn't bad at all, fairways are nicely done and rewarding.
Would be nice if there was another full sized course nearby as you probably wouldn't want this to be your only local option but it's worth a stop and the 40 mins it'll take to play if you're in the area.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Short and Sweet
Pros: When you roll up to this course you will find that it has plenty of parking and you will be looking for the path to the first set of tee pads on the left side of the pavilion.
Bathrooms available during daytime hours
Very technical course, get your mid range discs ready for some action. There are very few holes that truely would require a driver
With that said, I don't want to give you the impression that this is an ace run course. A few holes provide that opportunity but there are some pretty tight lines here that must be hit.
Short tee boxes are easy to locate and navigation is fairly simple. If this is your first time playing the map on DGCR will make it a breeze.
Long tee boxes transform this course instantly. Thus you can play the short for 9 and the long for 9 and have a very diverse portfolio of holes.
Cons: Finding the first tee box was a little challenging the first time I played but after reading this you should have no issue. It's to the left of the pavilion down the path.
The structures throughout the course are a bit of a pain. But to their defense, good shots wont hit them.
Not really a "con" but the course is completely wooded, personal preference would be to have a few open holes.
Other Thoughts: My title for this review was Short and Sweet. A casual round took me no longer than an hour to play. A perfect lunch break round if you are local. The Betty Queen Open is a fun event to check out as well. Only 36 people for that event.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 2 Not
fun mid range
Pros: nice short course in the woods. fairways are hard pack and open, allowing for lengthy skips. woods are tight, but discs are easily findable. never busy. several ace opportunities.
Cons: kind of buggy, but that's virginia in the summer. really short holes, so big arms not necessary.
Other Thoughts: this is a fun place to practice your mid-range game in tight fairways. seems like there is enough land to put in another nine baskets, but not sure if that is the case. a nice little change of scenery every now and then.
0 of 2 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: All holes have tee pads now that are not shown in the pictures and signs at each hole.
The course is very easy to follow and we'll manicured and not too difficult to find discs if thrown off the beaten path.
Cons: Very short and not very challenging. No holes longer than 260. Not much variation between holes.
No practice basket that is saw.
Other Thoughts: Can be technical, need precise throws. Good for practicing your short game and a well put together course for the space that they have. There are clearly marked back tees but these only have flags and a little gravel marking them.
Took me a total of 20 minutes to play and was very easy to find my way around. If you are in the area I definitely recommend stopping in and playing.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 7 Not
course updated plays great
Pros: all tee boxes marked , brush cleared,well laid out , great for amateurs to learn on and pro to hone skills. im local and play often we play front 9 on beginner tees and then advanced tees as back 9 , free course too come play.
0 of 7 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Fun short course
Pros: New country course. Discatcher baskets.
The course is wooded, but not overgrown with bush.
Most holes are Birdie Runs, I even had an Ace on #7
The course only takes 30-45 min. to complete.
I like the use of elevation.
This place has lots of potential!
Cons: I was unable to fine the long tee pads, this may have been due to the rain!
Some of the tee pads were just mounds of gravel.
Other Thoughts: Nice, country 9 hole course in the woods.The course reminds me of Peaks View, as most of the holes are short "Birdie Run" type holes. It takes anywhere from 30-45 min.'s to play a full 9, and its easy to keep playing a few rounds, due to how its designed. I found it to be lots of fun even in the rain. I can see lots of potential here, hopefully they can expand to 18 one day!
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 1 Not
Course in progress
Pros: Nice discatcher baskets, with zip ties pointing the way to the next tee. This made navigation very simple.
2 tee pads locations on each hole some with different looks, others with 50 feet in difference with foiliage coming into play differently.
good use of limited elevation.
Distances varied. I think we measured hole 3 at 286 feet, so these are not super frustrating tunnels, but they are not 90 footers either.
Course is away from other park activities tucked in to a patch of woods.
Cons: no tees or signs (may be coming, course is brand new). If flags are missing there would be no way to know where to start.
The tightness began to feel like I was playing the same hole over and over after the second round.
Hole 2 was a little overgrown, a little more foot traffic as more people come to play may help this out. The course is isolated, nearest other courses are a half hour away, so it would not be convinent for many roadtrips.
Course had the feel of the ultimate backyard course. I think this course is still in progress and am excited to see what it becomes. This course has tons of potential and is well designed (by the designer of former DGCR top 10 course Hawk Hollow)
Bring your best tunnel disc, you will get plenty of use out of it.
I would easily bump this rating up when clear tees are in, even if it is just tee signs and two painted rocks infront of worn out grass.
Here is a thread about the start of this course:
6 of 7 people found this review helpful.
9 Helpful / 0 Not
Nice course lots of potential
Pros: 9 hole course in the woods. Located in a very nice park. The course is brand new & has no signs or tee pads yet but it was easy to navigate. Holes vary from tight to moderate between trees. I played from the short tees and control is a must. The long tees should be long enough to add enough challenge for the advanced players. I thought it was a good use of the area. Uphill & downhill shots. Hyzers & anhyzers and subtle control shots are needed. The bright new Innova baskets were easy to see.
Since there were no hole signs I won't comment on much on the length. The short tees were clear enough for beginners to see what to do and fun enough for Rec players like me.
The vegetation on the sides of the holes go from moderate to heavy. Not many briers, I didn't notice any poison Ivy or Oak.
Hole #1, 5,6 7, 8 & 9 if you kick deep in to the woods you could get in to some real trouble. #2- 4 a bad throw off the tee can be salvaged for par.
The majority of first few holes were straight shots, #1 being a straight down the middle throw. But strategic trees will challenge your ability to turn/flip a disc. #2 is a graceful anhyzer in to the woods.
Holes 4-9 are a good mix of anhyzers/hyzers. #7 is a smooth downhill anhyzer ace run. #8 is a sharp uphill dogleg left. #9 seemed like the longest hole, from the short tee it's a long downhill hyzer.
The trail from #9 leads you to the tee area of #1.
Because the course is in the woods with a good canopy it is a cool course to play in the summer. Today was low 90's but in the shade it wasn't bad at all.
Cons: I had fun playing this course. Because of the newness of the course the obvious cons are the natural tee pads and lack of signage. But they played fine and it wasn't too hard to navigate the course with the obvious paths.
Bring some Off spray with you because the shade of the woods is a haven for mosquitos. Also because the trails & fairways haven't been worked in check for ticks after each round. Also carry a towel or stick because spiders have a pesky way of building a web face height on some of the pathways.
If you park in front of the playground when you walk past the playground and get to the split rail fence look right for the entrance to #1. I missed it the first round and played #2 first.
Other Thoughts: When nicer tee pads & signs are installed it will dramatically improve the course. One problem for me was the paths and fairways still have a deep layer of fallen leaves and makes the ground spongy and made my legs very tired. But this will get better over use.
I liked this course mainly for the moderate length of the short tees. They were the perfect length for me. Some holes were birdie shots, some were pars and even an ace run.
9 of 9 people found this review helpful.
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