4 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: park is well kept,baskets are real nice (just love that yellow chastity belt,arghh)..course is laid out nice,shots are fun if not overly challenging..good practice course,,locals are friendly..water,restrooms and abundant pickanicka tables..
Cons: people.people.people..tho this park is disc friendly the holes are laid out so that every one crosses a trail,or walkway somehow.only 9 holes,tho its cool to play them twice,,
Other Thoughts: this is my home course and its a great practice course,also has a soccer feild which is good for distance driving practice..
4 of 6 people found this review helpful.
8 Helpful / 1 Not
Approach With Care
Pros: The Discatcher baskets are one of the biggest pros of the course. Bright yellow rims and deep baskets with double sets of chains are a welcome sight to anyone working on their short game. When you couple this with the manicured grass and large welcoming course sign things are looking good. The tee signs are in place and the advertisements show the community's support.
Restrooms are on site with water fountains and parking is also ample. Trash cans and benches are also in close proximity to most of the holes.
The thing that makes this course work is that it really brings the mid-range / approach game into play. Uneven greens, left to right shots, right to left, tight & technical all challenge the intermediate player to make sure they are accurate placing discs. Turning the course into a challenge where players see how close to -9 you can come is a lot of fun. Ace opportunities on all 9 holes thanks to 300' max D and great baskets! Also a good one disc practice course.
Cons: As much as Carver has going for it, it's a shame that there are also a lot of things that make it a complex review. The property was near maximized already with 4 baseball fields, a volleyball court, football field and basketball court; and winding through all this is a heavily used walking loop. This is problematic and even perfectly placed shots can be dangerous.
Also the park is bordered by state property with high fences and designers have already had to move the location of hole 9 to ease tensions due to people scaling fences to retrieve discs.
Course flow due to designers having to work with what they had is also an issue. The course starts at the North end of the park and finishes on the South end. So no matter where you park there's a walk. Thankfully nice sidewalks ease the commute.
The courses' constant crisscrossing of the creek is a tad tiresome even with the soon incoming bridge. Also the absence of a hole that allows for a big drive is a downside.
Other Thoughts: This course is an addition to an active college town, with multiple high schools as well as many private and church youth groups, which is relatively unaware of disc golfs existence. The course serves its purpose relatively well as a beginner course.
I have found that parking on the corner of 2280 and Pioneer Dr. is preferable to the main lot due to proximity to hole 1.
8 of 9 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: *beginner friendly course- alot of short shots to help introduce a new player to the game
*water hazard, even though its not very big or deep, it does introduce the aspect of water holes to new disc golfers
*great place to work on short game as most holes are all same distance
*the few trees it had were put to use
*tee signs- with distance marked
*once you start playing flows well
*not alot of players
*area was well maintained
Cons: *very simple course-advance players will not appreciate it, and probably wont play it
*long walk to first hole from parking lot
*its not by any other courses, and is off beaten track- again it would be a great practice for short game course, if their was something else around,
*plays through park/baseball diamond so would not suggest playing if game is going on
*every shot felt like it was straight on
*natural tee box, got to look for red markers pass tee signs
Other Thoughts: Again, i know ive said this before but its a very short course that would be great for midrange work. I pretty much played the whole course with a whippet, leopard, and my Anode putter. Just wished there was a second course closer to make it worth the drive.
I gave it the 2.5 because i felt like it did its job. Its a course to introduce new players to the game and be easy enought for youngsters to pick up on the sport
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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