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Lil' Monte's Course Yo
Pros: The Youth or Rec course on the South side of Lake Monte consists of 6 discatcher baskets and natural tees and tee signs. Easy to navigate and quick to play. Variety consists of 3 open holes and 3 wooded holes. Nice view of Lake Montebello and warm up for the big boy course on the north side of the lake.
Cons: The first 3 holes are wide open, and the last 3 are heavily wooded and very low canopy. Da hood it's in is suspect.
Other Thoughts: Lil' Monte is a lil harder than it looks. Hole 1 is uphill a good bit, so it's short distance is deceiving. The last three holes are so low ceiling that rollers are the best option. It's hardly worth the walk or drive(I'd drive for safety) around the lake to play this course.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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I'm Not Sure About The Youth Designation Or The Hood!
Pros: Lake Montebello DGC (Youth Course) sits across the lake at the SW corner from the big course. The course starts just up the park road about 100 yards on the hillside behind the big building (recreation building?).
The first hole plays 189' but uphill. Then # 2 is a 240' more flat shot across the lawn listed as Par 4 on the fiberglass tee sign. # 3 is then a 222' downhill throw into the small grove of trees with the basket just barely visible. Then the final three holes are all three less than 200' tight tunnel shots through the woods.
The course here features new Discatcher baskets. There are no tee pads. You just tee off from the next to the tee sign.
There are some fun/semi challenging holes here. The wooded tunnel shots currently require precise touch forcing you to keep your throw low out of the branches.
Cons: I don't see this as an easy youth course. # 1 is only 189' but plays longer being uphill. Holes 4-6 are tight in the woods where you have to keep your throw low and on line. It's certainly not a difficult/challenging course. I just see it as a easy beginner course or warm up for the bigger 18 course across the lake.
Less than inviting clientele around these parts.
Other Thoughts: The clientele around here is sketchy, at best. I was happy to return to my rental car, find it still there, undamaged and then get outta Dodge without looking anyone in the eye.
This is not the neighborhood where you're going to pack up the wife and kids from burbs, come play disc golf and then feel comfortable having a picnic on the grass in the park or stopping to grab a quick bite at one of the neighborhood eating establishments. At least not one within about 5 miles of the park.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 1 Not
nice warm up
Pros: Serves as a nice warm up for Montebello 18.
Play this course first and when you come back to find your car is still safe, you can feel more comfortable leaving your car for 18.
DGA Signage and Discatcher baskets.
Good course for kids and beginners, which is what it is designed to be.
Cons: 6 short holes with no clear tee pads, just signs.
The tee area for hole 6 was completely underwater. Some hay had been placed down, but it was still unplayable.
Not the most comfortable place to play, less than a mile from some of the most dangerous parts of Baltimore
Other Thoughts: Tucked in between Margenthaler High School (many Maryland sports play here due to the nice athletic facilities) and Morgan State University, and 4 Miles from Druid Hill. If you are visiting any of these, that would be a good reason to play here, otherwise it's not worth the drive.
1st tee is past the playground.
Hole 1 was an under 200 foot slightly up hill open hole.
Hole 2 was 240 open and straight slight downhill
Hole 3 was 222 with trees at the end and a slight downhill slope
Hole 4 was 150 feet following a cluster of trees to a basket with an overhanging tree directly on top of it.
Hole 5 was 168 feet straight through some small trees.
Hole 6 was 141 feet, but the tee was underwater, backing up means playing from the busy road and moving forward would have made it under 100 feet.
6 of 7 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 5 Not
Length appropriate for beginners.
Minimal chance to lose a disc.
Length appropriate for beginners.
Only six baskets.
Course is located just off the southwestern corner of Lake Montebello, set upon the sloping open space, and within a small grove of trees, of a small public park. The first two holes are wide open, the first requiring some elevation gain. The third hole is wide open, too, until the last ~50', with the basket located just inside the treeline. The other three holes all play with the grove of trees, requiring low, tight lines to be hit, but are short, and don't overly punish an errant throw, as there are multiple optional lines to the basket for a wayward disc.
Well-suited for its target audience, and with a ~6600' 18=basket course just on the other side of the small lake, there's an option for when the beginners are ready to step up to the next degree of difficulty.
5 of 10 people found this review helpful.
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