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 Better than I expected

1    5/31/2015   6/3/2015
Review By: Longjonsilverz
Played: 46  Reviewed: 21  Exp: 11.8 Years
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: This course is very fair and rewards good throws. The forested areas are mostly clear with little undergrowth, with the exception of only a few spots. The hole designs are full of variety and keep you interested. The different tee locations are actually very different on many holes which makes it almost like playing a completely different course.
Cons: The signs are very confusing and some of the baskets were labeled with the wrong number, so I had to ask some locals where to go. Some of the walking paths are kind of close to the fairways.
Other Thoughts: This is an underrated course. I really enjoyed playing here. The course design was fun and fair. If they ever fix the signs and clear up the confusing things, it will be hard to find any cons with this one.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Fun, Clean, Challenging

1    4/25/2015   4/28/2015
Review By: nwinnie34
Played: 11  Reviewed: 11  Exp: 4 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Clean course, plenty of garbage containers, grass and off the beaten path/undergrowth were mowed and fairly easy to access. (Late April 2015)

Decent signage with arrows pointing to the next tee pad location. Baskets all had flags and were in good shape.

Great little course, not too big, not too small, lots of challenging shots needed, my forehand was put to work, anny's, hyzers, tomahawks, great mix on every hole.

Perfect blend of wooded holes to open holes, lots of trees, area was maintained and mowed, no garbage, plenty of people in the background AND NOT ON THE COURSE which was nice.

Cons: Got a tad confusing, some holes have two tee pads and i believe some tees have 1-2 basket locations ??? signs are sometimes not near the tee pad for some reason, a little clarification goes a long way. Played with a friend who has seen the course before, so we made out fine.
Other Thoughts: GREAT little course.... I had a great time, we played the course twice, i finished with a +3 and a +1 for the day.

Would absolutely come back.... I can see in the summer months the undergrowth being a little hairy, but for spring time it was amazing conditions.

I loved the challenge and variety of each hole and the approach constantly switching. Come with many discs and shot types and you should be fine.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 wasted time?

1    4/20/2015   4/20/2015
Review By: Greybeard
Played: 22  Reviewed: 3
1 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: I liked the different, short shot selections needed. Multiple pin and tee locations, that could be found, where nice... Very clean. No thorns. Mulched paths in places.
Cons: Unfortunately, I wasted a full hour attempting to find and play certain tees and pins. I love multiple pins...but when you have pvc poles instead of takes allot away from it. I was hoping for better elevation changes. Not climb a hill, then throw down it. I was hoping to find holes 12 through 14. But I didn't. I was hoping for an enjoyable round. But it wasn't.
Other Thoughts: It truly was a shame. The layout on the Web looked good, short, but technical. Unfortunately the signage was poor, or missing, or completely wrong. When some one new comes to play there is no way to get through 10 to 15 chance. The long tees weren't always marked. The baskets were old so seeing them was impossible...a little bright paint would do wonders. It seems that it just needs a little tlc. Some love and pride in their home course. With some really good courses near by...this was a waste of time.

1 of 4 people found this review helpful.

  Most Technical Course with Variety in the Area

5+    12/24/2013   12/25/2013
Review By: Rcurran
Played: 17  Reviewed: 1  Exp: 23.7 Years
0 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: Great mix of turning shots in the woods and up and down hills shots in the fields. This course can also be played numerous different way with the many alternate tee locations and the ability to play from one box to a basket it is not intended for.
Cons: Poorly marked boxes and tees.
Other Thoughts: Could use a few trash cans throughout the course.
Temporary hole #13 basket is very old and in poor condition.

0 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 A fun course

5+    11/3/2013   11/8/2013
Review By: argo_yamato
Played: 7  Reviewed: 7  Exp: 4.5 Years
This review was updated on 4/18/2014
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The course has a nice mix of wooded and open holes. A few holes require some good accurate throws while some of the holes (especially on the back 9) let you just throw hard. 12 and 14 have you tee off of a hill so you can get some decent distance even if you are a newer player.

Several holes have multiple basket locations and they are moved every now and again to keep it different. There is not too much traffic and is generally a nice quiet course.

No fees, the course is in a public park. Also it is not uncommon during the summer to see/hear bands playing on the stage during a round.
Cons: The signage is not that great. Some holes have incorrect distance and some are not marked. It gets a bit confusing around 11 through 13 but not impossible to navigate.
Other Thoughts: All in all it is a fun course to play. As other reviews mentioned there is an old pet cemetery on hole 6 which is kind of neat but in a weird spooky way.

A couple of tips:
If you go during the summer bug spray helps.

Be cautious of poison ivy as well. You will see dead brown vines on some trees where it has been killed off but it still is around on the ground.

To get to hole 2 after finishing 1 you need to double back on the gravel road.

On hole 10 beware of some water. The drainage creates a temporary pond to the left of the basket. Some days it is there and some days it dries up. On occasion I play from the pad on 10 to a shorter basket which is down the hill. Not quite sure which basket it is (maybe an alternate 9) but it works and avoids the drainage pond.

Hole 11 goes over the hill by the pussy willows.

Hole 12 goes down to the hill and the basket is by a large tree.

Hole 13 has two different holes as far as I can tell. The shorter one uses the gravel tee box (the only one) and goes straight to a basket near two trees. Sometime this basket is moved up the hill a ways.

The other hole 13 tees off from a temp black tee back near Rt. 1 and the basket is on the hill.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Decent Course With Drainage Issues From Soccer Fields!

1    7/17/2013   8/20/2013
Review By: The Valkyrie Kid
Played: 1177  Reviewed: 1123  Exp: 39.7 Years
4 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: The course is in a nice city type park. It starts off OK. The signs were hand painted although many were caked with mud (?) and hard to read. The concrete pads are fine and the baskets catch well enough. I'm thinking this is a fine little recreational level course. Then when I get to about hole # 6, everything starts to come apart. First thing, navigation becomes nightmarish! I'm wondering around in circles. Secondly, the course is wet and soggy here in mid-July. Third, the signs are all screwy and the distances are way off and there is no way to tell which position the basket is currently in and on some holes that difference might be 150 feet. So I'm having to walk up on every hole trying to locate the current pin position and my feet are getting soaked, in the driest part of the summer!

I eventually figure out that the all the water down here is run-off from the upper soccer fields. It has no where to flow but down into the disc golf course. That's a shame.

The back nine part of the course, although still confusing, was more open, and presented a totally different feel than wooded earlier part.
Cons: Terrible navigation.
Wooded area of course is soaked from soccer fields run-off.
Signs are bad, misleading.
It appears that constant changing of basket positions confuses even local players.
Other Thoughts: Anson Nixon DGC should have been a more enjoyable experience than it was. Perhaps hooking up with a local would have helped. This is a pretty nice little area for a course. Maybe stop tinkering with the basket positions and putting in some solid signage might really help the situation.

I'm really sorry about the drainage problem. That's really unfortunate, IMO.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful.

 Good Course, Navigation is a little tricky

5+    9/22/2013   6/16/2013
Review By: sqorbit
Played: 5  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 5 Years
This review was updated on 9/24/2013
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Nice variety. Fun course. Baskets are in good shape. It provided it challenging fun time for me, my wife who was 1st time out and my 9 yr old daughter who played a few times before. There were a number of holes that I really had to think about my tee off shots and approach shots. Wooded holes provided nice technical challenge and open back holes provide a change of pace. Downhill and uphill, wood and open, the course uses the space well.
Cons: Signage is lacking. Hard to navigate. We found two hole 9s? Not exactly sure where hole ten was,even with the printed map from the link here. Almost every hole we had to scout ahead to find out where the basket was. Map shows alternate tees but we really couldn't locate any of them.
Other Thoughts: Overall we had a great time at the course and for beginners it was a good challenge without being too difficult. It provided the right amount of variety and challenge to keep our mixed skill levels interested. I'd play again. We drove about 30 mins to play there and it was worth it for a change.

UPDATE: Played this course a few more times and they have updates some signs pointing to the next tee on most holes. The course is in good shape. Still a little confused on hole 9, but the 1st 8 holes are a fun challenge. This has become a go-to course for my 9 yr old. I'd recommended giving this a chance and I think the pros are enough to outweight the cons if you are looking for a good round.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Oh what could be...

1    10/24/2012   10/25/2012
Review By: sloppydisc
Played: 201  Reviewed: 147  Exp: 9.1 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: 18 hole course set in a nice little community park. Pretty area with lots of family activities and bathrooms on site.

Good sized concrete tee pads with signs at each one.

Excellent mix of open and wooded holes. There are tight wooded holes, moderately wooded holes and mostly open holes. This is the type of course that lets you use many shots and discs.

Baskets were a mix of old and new DGA's. They all catch well, and are in good shape.

There are some next tee signs and navigation aids. More on this later.

Multiple basket positions available.
Cons: Signs are old and outdated. Many are inaccurate or downright misleading.

Naviagtion is a nightmare! Hole #2 is a backtrack down the side of 1's fairway and around the corner of the woods. Not real obvious

After hole #10 you enter the DG Bermuda Triangle. I have no clue what is going on there. Baskets and signs don't match up, and it is chaos. You can see several baskets from several pads. Hopefully this is temporary, but it was frustrating as hell.

Wooded holes seem to be RHFH friendly as a way to add challenge to short layouts. Kind of repetitive. 4 holes in a row on front 9 that favor this approach, and are under 200'.
Other Thoughts: This isn't a bad course at all. And with a few improvements it could be pretty darn good. When I played there were many baskets in really short positions. Alternate positions seems much better in most cases.

The navigation on the back side seemed to be some kind of new layout, or change going on at the course. Hopefully this gets sorted out because it could be a really fun, good looking group of holes. It is a mostly open area with large trees mixed in, and some woods to the right. In fall if was a gorgeous area. Right now #15 is a neat hole. It's about 365' of open fairway with the basket tucked into the woods on the right. There's even a little stream behind the basket if you get carried away and overshoot it. Fun little design.

This course has a fun mix of open and wooded holes. If the basket positions were mixed a little differently, and the tee signs and navigation aids were accurate and updated I would have rated this course higher. Right now this course isn't worth much of a roadtrip, but with a little work it could be pretty nice. I wouldn't go out of my way to play this one, but if you are nearby it will give you a fun round.

Signs were not accurate, but by my count there were at least 13 holes under 300'. Even with alternate basket positions this course is mostly a putter and mid course.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Local favorite

5+    8/15/2012   8/21/2012
Review By: iHitTree
Played: 62  Reviewed: 38  Exp: 15.6 Years
This review was updated on 8/15/2013
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: One of the closest courses to me. A good woodsy front 9 requiring technical shots and little room for error. A nice change in pace to a more open back 9 to let loose some loftier throws and more birdie opportunities. Very pretty park with a lake/pond view on back 9. Free. Both inexperienced and experienced players can find joy in playing here.
Cons: The course is currently shifting some holes around on the back 9, and though some people like that this can turn into a 20 or 21 hole course, I would like to know the standard 18 with signs, etc. This will come, as they're working around the soccer field fence around holes 11-15, but for now, it hurts my review since it has been 4 months with no change in layout. Most people I know play this course as a par 3 course as do I, but the signs don't confirm or deny what pars are meant to be, although hole 4, 8, 11, and 18 I guess are the 4's that make the par 58? Sometimes you can't play certain holes during the summer bc of the camp doing kids' activities in certain fairways, namely 11 and 15. Tee pads could use work.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.


5+    3/13/2010   3/13/2012
Review By: JeCroisQue
Played: 25  Reviewed: 7
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - A good mixture of wooded and open holes.
- A good variety of holes with length and shorter technical holes. This couse will test your shot making ability.
- Some of the holes on the course have secondary tee pads which gives different looks for returning players, evens out some of the competition for people of different skill levels.
- A perfect course for a casual round. Although I wouldn't necessarily suggest this as a beginners course, you don't have to be an highly skilled by any means to play this course.
-Some of the tight fairways can provide a challenge
-Nice maintenance in the park. Clean and in good condition.
- A pretty good atmosphere here, nice people who usually have proper etiquette/ knowledge of the game.
Cons: -Tee signs left a little to be desired when I was there. a couple times I threw to a basket and then realized they had moved it but had no signs to notify you.
- Because it's a park, it can get pretty crowded in the summer. with disc golfers and park goers.
- The tee pads could be a little better (kind of small)
Other Thoughts: I have not played here in a while (probably about 2 years) but it used to be one of my home courses. I'm not sure what has changed.

It is pretty much one of two courses where I learned the game. This course did well to teach me that you need to develop many facets of your game to be good. This course demands technical skill, yet lets you open up and rip some.

All in all, it's a nice course that I would definitely check out if you find yourself in the area.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

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