Baltimore, MD 
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3 / 291ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #16 Tee (Hole #3 Basket)

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Pine Grove Middle School

1    12/25/2016   12/26/2016
Review By: reezyF
Played: 166  Reviewed: 19  Exp: 9.2 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: My three pros:

-This course had a wide variety of shots needed and some pretty challenging holes. Manby holes have some decent distance and most have some pretty good tree usage making almost every shot require some forethought.
-the navigation brings you out and back, ending where you start with an easy walk back to the car
-This is a course at a school, so surely at least a few middle school kids pick up the sport and have a really nice school course to play. Also the only unsketchy park in this part of baltimore.
Cons: My three cons:

-NAVIGATION- I had to refer to the map on almost every hole. No signs. very few identifable features. The baskets arent visible from almost every tee. The path from basket to next tee was not obvious for any hole. Basically, you WILL need the map to play here. I brought a family member out for their first time and found myself saying over and over "most courses arent like this" as we searched for the next tee.
-Many holes use the same basket and some lines are just ridiculous, This seems like a course that was installed by someone who never played DG before- Just baskets randomly placed in a loop.
-no concrete teepads making navigation even tougher. some holes have a wood post with a number, but some dont and then there are the old wood posts with numbers that dont correspond to anything anymore. I play alot of courses while traveling so im used to the first timer navigation woes, but this place takes the cake. Bring your route finding skills as you often line up the satelite map with what trees are around and try to find where to throw from.
Other Thoughts: A fun course with some serious navigation issues. Some really goofy holes. Bad maintenince leads to overgrown rough and lots o' leaves. This course is probably nice for locals but a beatdown for the weary traveler. With that said, the holes are fun and worth a try at leats once, just dont forget the map!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  "Uhhh....Where are we going?"

1    6/30/2011   6/30/2011
Review By: ProfDuck
Played: 2  Reviewed: 1
Pros: -Challenging without being ridiculous (for inexperienced players)
-Good use of limited space
-Hole layout is decent
Cons: -Most signage is gone/missing. No indication as to where you're going for the next tee/hole
-Playing to the same pin for 2 holes can cause traffic issues
-A couple of baskets could use some repairs
Other Thoughts: This could be a decent course if the signs would just be replaced. The fact that you couldn't intuitively figure out where you were supposed to go next took away some of the fun. While a few holes had some kind of indication, most didn't. The arrows that are mentioned to be in the baskets to point the way to the next hole are gone. If there was some kind of markings, this would have gotten a much better rating.

 First I ever played

2-4    9/1/2008   6/16/2009
Review By: IAMGT
Played: 24  Reviewed: 21  Exp: 10.6 Years
This review was updated on 8/19/2009
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Not very crowded
Holes are fairly open
Cons: -Is really difficult to follow
-Holes are not clearly marked so you find yourself guessing as to where to go
-If I didn't just read another review, I never would have known to play the course backwards because nothing is marked
Other Thoughts: If there are sporting events going on, on the fields, do your best not to take it to the left.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Nothing to Pine Over

1    5/23/2009   5/25/2009
Review By: huskie2husker
Played: 125  Reviewed: 6  Exp: 14.6 Years
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: -Not very crowded (the sunny Saturday afternoon I played)
-Good mix of wooded and open holes
Cons: -Only 9 holes
-Poor/confusing tee signs
-If groups are playing in the opposite direction, you are sure to get in each other's way
Other Thoughts: The course plays around a group of baseball fields, starting in between a swimming pool and tennis courts on the north side of the property and moves counter-clockwise around the fields. Most of the holes are in the grassy areas around the baseball fields and schools, but occasionally you move in to the wooded area surrounding that. The holes vary in length from the shortest holes being around 300 ft and the longest around 450 ft, so beginners shouldn't expect a lot of deuce opportunities.

The course is designed so that after completing hole 9, you can play a different 9 holes to the same baskets you just played in reverse, but I didn't bother with those. Despite what the course information says, this is NOT an 18 hole course. There are only 9 baskets in the ground (actually, a couple more since a few dual positions, but not far from each other).

Navigation can be tricky. I printed out the "Course Navigation Tips" in the "Links/Files" section and was able to figure out all of the front nine holes. Most of the holes have low posts with the number and maybe distance on it, but I could not find these for #1, #7, or #9. Because of the reverse layouts of the front and back 9s, many of the baskets have two numbers on them or there will be 2 tee posts close together. Be careful that you tee off from the right area heading towards the correct basket. I got confused a couple of times because of this.

This course is just a few minutes away from Goucher College DGC, and personally, I liked Goucher better. There just wasn't anything remarkable about Pine Grove that would bring me back to play it again.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

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