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 Good Use of Space

5+    7/2/2012   7/30/2012
Review By: PapiChullo
Played: 34  Reviewed: 5  Exp: 6.4 Years
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: - Great use of space reusing 9 baskets.
- Challenging course.
- Not crowded.
- Baskets in good shape.
- School has plenty of open area if you want to get in some field practice
Cons: - Course is overgrown in a lot of areas, very easy to lose discs simply because you would get sliced by sticker bushes/trees.
- Doesn't get a lot of attention when trees are fallen or a lot of debris as a result of storms.
- With baskets used for multiple holes, has the potential to be overlap. Have had some close calls.
- Natural tee pads are pretty worn in, and water makes them even worse.
- No signage and most of the hole tee markers are missing.
Other Thoughts: Whenever there is a bad storm this course seems to get hit HARD. So I would avoid for a few weeks after bad storms.

I went to school here, and it seemed like the course was in a little better shape back then. Wish it got some more lovin because it would be a good, tough course in the area. But because of the overgrowth and lack of TLC, it seems more of a chore to play than fun and I'd rather make the drive to Druid or one of the other courses a little further away.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  Good for a quick round

2-4    8/21/2011   8/21/2011
Review By: VTerp
Played: 32  Reviewed: 1  Exp: 6.4 Years
This review was updated on 5/10/2012
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Nice baskets, good open and wooded shots, 2 very elevated tees, varied shots required, plenty of parking. Fairly close to major highways. Easy if you have the map on DGCR (use the II version)
Cons: Inconsistent course maintenance, close to ball fields, area is a little tight, brush is fairly gnarly.
Other Thoughts: This is an easy course to stop in and throw some holes but it's banged up and not maintained very well. A few holes are memorable (big downhill shots on 10 & 11) and the Mach 3 baskets are nice. The rough is pretty scary on #2-3, 18, keep an eye or bring a friend with a weed whacker. I hope this course can get some attention, it's in a good spot.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

Closest Course for me, Needs Repairs (willing to help)

5+    10/3/2010   10/4/2010
Review By: MarkNizzle
Played: 15  Reviewed: 7  Exp: 7.6 Years
This review was updated on 5/20/2016
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Really the only course within 15 minutes from White Marsh, Rosedale, Parkville Area. Nice Field Area by first tee pad by first tee providing a good space to throw and work on drives and various shots before a round. Some nice shortcuts for skipping some holes if pressed on time (i.e. from 8 to 12, 14 to 17 etc. )
Cons: Each basket is used for 2 tee pads, you often run into a group shooting for same basket and this stalls play. The fields around the school are used for rec leagues and can put alot of people in play around the course, often i skip some holes because i dont want to hit a person with a disc. This course is getting run down. Some baskets are crooked, missing the inner ring of chains or are 12-16" lower to the ground than standard basket heights. This course is tough to navigate at first. when retrieving your disc from the basket there is white arrow tabs pointing to next basket. 17's tee pad is jacked up.
Other Thoughts: This is the closest course to me so i have played it alot. I really go here just to practice or play a fast round. Overall the course is falling apart. I would be willing to help fix some of the areas if i had approval. I suggest to Wear long Sport Socks or pants because: Poision Ivy,Oak and Sumac run heavily along the woods and stream. There is alot of trees in play here and can really mess up your score!.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.


1    9/7/2009   3/14/2010
Review By: sidewinder22
Played: 185  Reviewed: 169  Exp: 11.2 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Nice 9 baskets, 18 tees, variety and challenging layout, glow-golf, some singage on tees, porta-potties.
Cons: Only nine baskets for 18 holes. Course navigation was frustrating and couldn't find one of the tees. Playing around the ball field on holes 1 and 2 were rough on the knees and ankles with the steep sideways elevation slope. Natural tees. School property.
Other Thoughts: I might rate the course higher if I knew the layout better. Its probably the best course around northern Baltimore behind Druid Hill. Its not far off I-95 and 695 so if you are traveling through its a decent fix, but just don't expect to be wowed.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Around the rim - and back

5+    11/15/2008   11/16/2008
Review By: swatso
Played: 528  Reviewed: 369  Exp: 9.2 Years
This review was updated on 7/15/2010
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Plenty of parking. Near amenities. Soccer/softball fields can be used to loosen-up.

Recently added map and directions make it easy to navigate for a first-time visitor to the course. Don't confuse some of the numbered TREES (part of a nature walk?) with numbered TEES!
Dirt tees. Tee signs badly in need of repair. One basket serving as target for two holes, tees in opposite directions.

Proximity of OB busy road.

Other Thoughts: Given the limited amount of space - a small strip of land between various athletic fields and a rim of woods, this course is fairly well done, with some elevation change, and mixture of open/wooded holes.

While two tees sharing one basket could cause some traffic problems, it is a clever way to create an 18-hole course

Favourite hole: #11 - long throw down a hill with a mando on the right, then dogleg right to a basket minimally guarded by some large trees

Imagine this course would be quite difficult when the trees have their leaves.

Rating this course JUST on the difficulty and variety of the holes, this course would be above average, but the tees, signs, and flow (when crowded, and people throwing towards the same basket from opposite directions) are what lowers it to an average score.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Plays forwards then backwards

1    11/2/2008   11/2/2008
Review By: prerube
Played: 250  Reviewed: 222  Exp: 10.4 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Maps on most tees, most baskets have small arrows on the poles to guide you to the next tee.
Nice use of the creek/ ditch on hole 6.
Decent scenery and variety.
Cons: 18 holes with 9 basket means that when you are on hole 5 the person on hole 14 is shooting for the same basket as you.
No sign for hole 7 tee was very hard to find. Old tee markers created more confusion.
Do not come when a baseball game is in progress. you frequently play close to where spectators would be.
Other Thoughts: Hole 8 sign says dog leg right, but it is a far left turn. There were extra baskets at 1 & 9 (I counted 11 baskets on the field).
New signage and better tees are needed.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Nine Baskets, but 18 Holes

9/27/2003   9/11/2007
Review By: jaymon1
Played: 78  Reviewed: 78  Exp: 16.4 Years
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Well maintained, interesting pin placements, length.
Other Thoughts: I was surprised by how nice this course is; even Baltimore's least known course is plenty long, well maintained, and challenging in a variety of ways. Other than a real right-turning hole, this course packs a lot of challenge into a fairly small space, and is great looking too. Also, Pine Grove has nine baskets but really does play like 18, with the second nine playing from completely different tees. But while I found all nine baskets no problem, I did not find four of the nine tees on the back, so you may wish to have a local guide or at least the benefit of local insight before you play this course.

This course also featured some difficult pin placements, with several baskets sitting on the side of steep hills or right behind some big trees. Without a good putting game, makeable pars can turn into doubles with a couple of barely missed downhill putts. But playing around the outer edges of a set of baseball and soccer fields, this course made good use of space, putting a legitimate 18 holes on space for only nine and making good use of the available creek, hills, and trees. Finally, the course doesn't appear to get much use at all, making it a good place for practice or a quiet round. If only I could've found all 18 tees...Oh well, overall, this course just boosted my opinion of the Baltimore area as one of the top places in the whole country for disc golf.

Favorite Hole - #3 - Down and across a couple of small hills to a basket well back in the woods.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

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