Dangerous Tees Ruin an Otherwise Fun Course
Pros: Most of the holes aren't too memorable as the course runs through a congested park, but on average they are designed better than most holes on other p3 courses.
The course is very well maintained.
It's not too noticeable at first, but elevation comes into play frequently.
Lots of chances for aces, but baskets are often well guarded and demand precision.
You're not going to lose any discs here unless you are already having a bad day.
It's easy to find your way around without a map or markers.
NOT THE TEES! Seriously.
I present exhibit A: http://imgur.com/a/tyAch
The raised concrete tees are very short and extremely hazardous. The tee on hole 8 has a 8" drop onto a downward slope with concrete, rocks and tree roots. My friend took a half step too far and went over, rolling his ankle and needing transport to the hospital. Many of the tees are like this, short and raised so you are sure to injure yourself should you have a misstep. They really need to be completely reworked before someone else gets hurt. There were several holes I chose to take a standing drive and not risk injury.
The park is congested and there is a walking path along almost half of the holes. You will have to really watch out for people on some of the holes, and you may get stuck behind a group. Two holes have intersecting fairways.
Other Thoughts: Aside from the congestion and unplayable tees the course is very nice. I would give b-town a 3.5 if they fixed the tees, but I can't recommend it currently.
Very Nice Park
1 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: Very easy to navigate.
Nice Woods-trees spaced good
Cons: Concrete Pads could be a little longer
Other Thoughts: This is an excellent course, visiting my Daughter who lives less than 5 miles from here. She just got into Disc golf so excellent home course for her.
1 of 6 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Concrete tee pads
Awesome tee signs
Easy to walk
Intuitive navigation (next tees are marked on tee signs)
VERY beginner friendly
Cons: No online map
Been there 4 times and have never seen the bathrooms open
Other Thoughts: Boyertown Park DGC is the most, "California" course I've played outside of, well... California. What I mean by that is; it's a crowded, multi-use park where the course seems to cover every square inch of the property while still minimizing interactions with other park patrons. There were only a couple of occasions during my round today that I had to wait for people walking along the paths to move out of errant shot range. West Coast style course in this case also means that there are quite a few trees on the course but you're not in the woods on any of the holes. There's no real understory to speak of, just the trunks of tall trees to miss. There aren't any tunnel shots and none of the holes are spray and pray. There are multiple lines to hit depending on how you want to go around the trees standing between you and the basket. There are distinct fairways but getting to the basket isn't dependent on staying in them. The design also maximizes all of the available elevation the park has to offer, making even the straight shots more interesting.
One of the things I like the most about Birdietown is that it makes me feel like I have a big arm when the reality is I'm a noodle armed rec/am player. None of the holes feel short, but I can reach every basket from the tee. There are a couple of open field shots early in the round to let you flex your muscles before moving into the more technical wooded sections. There aren't many places on this course where the penalty for a bad shot is all that severe (other than a very early tree and a massive kick to the side), you'll generally find yourself with a decent putting lane no matter where you ended up off the tee.
Final Thoughts: Boyertown Park DGC is simply A LOT of fun to play. It's not the most challenging course in the area and it's certainly not the easiest, but the feel of the course is quite unique and unlike any of the other local courses.
5 of 6 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: This a very well laid out course with great sight lines. Some nice wide open shits and some tighter ones as well. Poison ivy abounds but they spray it regularly so it isn't really an issue. Go early to play so you don't have as many people meandering around the course exercising and getting in your line of fire.
Cons: Only con is that it would be nice if it were a little longer.
Other Thoughts: Final thought is that it is a great course you'll love playing time and time again.
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Easy, even for beginners.
Pros: Fairly easy to follow layout. The middle holes involve just going up and down the same hill a few times but there's some good variety of left and right drives. There's a few wide open drives which are always nice after bouncing off a couple trees. Very fast course with short walks from pin to next tee. We typically play 2 games on most courses and that takes us 4-5 hours. We played 3 games here in less time. If you want to bring some friends for their first game, this is the easiest course I've played. For more experienced players, birdies will be very common.
Cons: Hole 17 can be a little tricky to find the first couple times you play through. And the walking paths can get crowded. There is a small creek running through the first half of the course. It's shallow enough that you won't get your feet wet even if you land right in the water, but the surrounding banks were a pretty soggy after some rain.
Poison ivy...everywhere, not everywhere, but a lot of it. There was a whole field of it to the right of hole 4 I think, and it was climbing up a lot of the trees. It looked like it had been sprayed recently and I didn't have any breakouts after even after trudging though a lot of it. If you're particularly sensitive to it, just be careful out there.
Other Thoughts: There is a really big swimming pool at the same park and some very nice playgrounds for kids. I think the pool was $10 for a day pass but we were there to throw discs. If you arrive and the parking lot is packed, most of them are probably there to swim. Even with a lot of golfers, most holes are short enough that you'll never have to wait long, and a lot of the holes have benches or other seating. A good amount of trash cans scattered around as well.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: 18 holes with nice DIScatcher baskets in great shape. The course weaves its way through the park with a mix of lefty and righty holes with a little elevation, a little water (its OB but shallow), and some other additional challenges. Some greens are quick for an added challenge. It is a par 54 course that will challenge good players for birdies and at the same time encourage people to pick up the game without overwhelming them. While quite wooded, the course doesn't really have any pinball holes, which is a plus.
Cons: There is a walking path that comes into play on a significant number of holes. It is OB, and when it is busy the temptation will always be there to just throw anyway. That is a quick way of getting a course pulled and negative publicity on this game. Take care when people are nearby, and skip a hole if you have to. There is a little bit of repetition here, and I understand the limited room the designer had, but just can get repetitive from time to time.
Other Thoughts: This breaks up the number of courses in the area with long bomber holes. If you don't mind packing the patience and want to work on the short game, or have friends that are starting to pick up the game, bring them to Boyertown.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 2 Not
Home course #1
Pros: Excellent wooded course with great tees and baskets. Course has a great flow to it. Mostly technical mid range shots, some that benefit the flickers and others that traditional throwers will prefer. Park is maintained very well. Almost no brush to contend with as far as loosing discs. Hole 14 is the only one where that becomes a problem on the left side. Good course for beginners but yet challenging enough for pros to enjoy as well.
Cons: In fall the leaves become a huge problem with discs sliding under and becoming buried. Lots of foot traffic in the park so there are times you may have to wait as to not endanger other park goers.
Other Thoughts: This is my home course and is located not even 5 mins from my house. I've played this course when it was only a small nine hole and am very happy to see it progress and become bigger better and more followed by the pro league. I have hole #16 aced here that was documented by BDGC one night at there random draw dubs event! All the guys that go out to this weekly event are great people and fun to play with. Record round for me is a -9.
4 of 6 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Despite being located in a popular park with its winding paved walking path, it is well designed, as most holes play away from this trail.
Even without a map, easy enough for a first-time visitor to navigate (tee-1 to left of pavilion, or start at tee-17, to right of pavilion / next to parking lot. Course flows in a clockwise manner, with some interspersed zig-zagging.
Difficult to lose a disc, as there is minimal underbrush, and what little exists is not very thick.
Single tee/basket. While the tees are concrete, they are short (just enough room for an abbreviated X-step), and most have a sharp drop-off.
The course is set in the midst of a multi-purpose (baseball-oriented) public park, playing primarily (a couple out in the open holes) underneath the tall, scattered trees. The landscape is gently undulating, so there will be some type of non-severe elevation change on practically every hole. Straight of the tee, with a twinge of turn/fade, missing a random tree or two, will suffice on most holes - only a few are tight and/or require a more-pronounced shape.
With holes ranging from the low-200s to the mid-300s, and an average length of ~265', and most having moderately-generous flightpaths with minimal penalties for missing them, this course is geared towards an intermediate-level audience. Good place for beginners to face more challenges than what is proffered at a typical beginner-focused course, and a bevy of birdy opportunities for the advanced player who is throwing well.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Clear view of each basket and each path.
The area is clear and well maintained.
Course difficulty varies but keeps the players interested.
Cons: Nothing wrong with this course.
Other Thoughts: This was the first time I played on this course and I was very impressed with the lay out the maintenance of each basket and the concrete starting points. I cant wait to play again. I will recommend this course to all of my friends.
2 of 4 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - New player friendly course.
- Mix of open and tunnel shots
- Easy to get around, next holes clearly marked
- You can see all the baskets from the tee box. You may have to move around a bit from side to side to clearly see them
- Hard to loose a disc
Cons: - Bring bug spray. They can get pretty bad
- Experienced players looking for long drives and a very difficult course will be disappointed
Other Thoughts: Not really a con, its in a community park. Their is a playground off to the right of tee box 1 and their is a path that goes throughout the course so you will get some heavy traffic on weekends and week day nights.
The course is very well maintained. Their is a creek that runs throughout the park that can come into play on a few of the holes.
I work within walking distance and usually play 18 at lunch. I can complete this course in about an hour,
I saw a post in Boyertown Disc Golf Club's facebook page that they are proposing to extend the tee boxes and have alternate pin placement. If this goes through, this will take this very good course to a great course.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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