Churchville, MD 
Churchville 6 Share
Uploaded By: Natural Hole #5 (Taken 6/2011)
3 / 191ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #5 Basket

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1    12/25/2011   1/3/2012
Review By: bradharris
Played: 87  Reviewed: 46  Exp: 14.6 Years
8 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: It's clear that this course was intended for the first-timer. It provides a very nice introduction to the sport with nice baskets and nice tee markers.
Cons: Even as an introductory course, there are things lacking here. If the intent is introduce new players to the sport, there should at least be some sort of message board or signage to explain the basics and give some advice for where to find discs.

With just six holes, there's very little variety here. The trees provide a little bit of intrigue, but it's not enough to really make it interesting.

When wet, there are parts that are nearly unplayable. I played this course two days after a rainstorm and was very glad I had hiking shoes on. It was very muddy and with tennis shoes, my feet would've been soaked.

As a practice course, there are limited safari options. Because it's fairly open, and space is limited, it's hard for a more advanced player to get creative in making up new holes.
Other Thoughts: To really objectively review this course, I had to look at it from two very different perspectives. It's intended purpose vs it's overall appeal.

For it's intended purpose, it fits the bill pretty well. It's an easy, low stress way to introduce a first-timer to the sport. It would be great for school groups or families who might be here for another event but can spare a few minutes to try something new. However, even after one or two rounds, I can imagine a beginner getting bored very quickly.

To give this course a numeric rating, I have to look at how it compares to all other courses. With just six holes and a very small target audience, this course doesn't have much to offer over others. It has a couple nice things going for it (nice baskets, good tee posts) that elevate it above the very lowest level, but for any level player, I wouldn't recommend visiting this course unless you're already at the rec center for something else.

The best way I can think of to describe it, is that it's like comparing putt-putt to regular ball golf. While it has it's merits, and gives novices an opportunity to play, a putt-putt course doesn't even compare to a true ball golf course.

This would make a very nice adjunct to an existing course, but it doesn't stack up on it's own.

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