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(Camden) Osceola, NY 
Osceola Tug Hill - South Share
Uploaded By: timg Hole #18 (Taken 8/2013)
4 / 354ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #18 Basket to Tee

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Beautiful Wooded Course

1    8/13/2017   8/17/2017
Review By: SwilliAm
Played: 1  Reviewed: 1  Exp: 21.2 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - Owner of course is very friendly and knowledgeable of the sport, being an avid player himself.
- Pro shop is well-stocked with plastic, bags, etc., and has a bathroom for the public.
- Most of the course is laid out in a beautiful hardwood forest with lots of elevation changes, including ponds and streams.
- Very friendly course for beginners and intermediate players, though enjoyable to play for pro's alike. Challenges your short game with no need for big arms.
- Good mix of "lefty" and "righty" holes.
- Woods are not so dense you can't penetrate them to find your discs.
- There is a bar in town only 1/4 mile from the course, and a place to picnic at a beautiful waterfall not far from the bar.
- Did I mention this is an absolutely gorgeous course?
Cons: - Location is rather remote.
- Quite buggy (wear deer fly patches on your hat, or apply Ole Time Woodsman fly dope).
- A bit of a walk between certain holes, but not too bad.
Other Thoughts: Now is the time to play this beautiful course because after October of this year it may cease to exist. As the more difficult North course is now gone, the owner is considering closing the South course as well so he can spend more time with his family.

Also, now is the time to take advantage of everything's being marked down 1/2 off in the pro shop. Great deals to be had, including Innova Pro and Innova Sport DisCatcher targets for 1/2 price.

It is well worth the 60-mile drive from Syracuse, NY to play this enchanting course. It will be a shame if the course is closed for good, but at least it will be open all winter for great cross-country skiing on well-groomed trails in a place that averages over 22 feet of snow a year.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.


1    7/30/2016   8/1/2016
Review By: nickstaudt
Played: 18  Reviewed: 17  Exp: 11.4 Years
This review was updated on 8/2/2016
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Picturesque course! The landscape is beautiful and adds to an already awesome course. Extremely easy to navigate, signs whenever necessary, maps and score cards located at course map by the first tee. Very well designed course, nice use of elevation, fair to all throwing styles and beginner friendly. Experienced players will still enjoy this course because it is not too easy, it is just more forgiving than the north course if you get off the fairway. Baskets are discatchers and in great shape. Very well manicured course. There are also 4 bonus holes located along the way which is a really cool concept. Pro-shop on site.
Cons: Tee pads are rubber and in good shape, but I still like the grip of cement better. No benches located between holes which was noticeable since the course plays over hilly terrain and can get tiring on a hot day. 5$ a day to play, but still definitely worth it. Not much challenge at hole 1, please redesign.
Other Thoughts: This course was so much fun to play. The individual hole designs are fantastic! Challenging with tight lines and narrow fairways in spots, but forgiving if you get off the fairway. The rough here is not like the rough at the north course, which can be brutal. Many memorable holes I want to play again. I highly recommend this course over the north course if you only have time for one round. This course is well worth the visit.

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 A nice course in the forest on Tug Hill

1    7/7/2014   7/30/2014
Review By: bdjohns1
Played: 8  Reviewed: 6  Exp: 4.2 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Aside from the first four holes just playing around in the meadow off the parking lot, many of the holes play through cross-country ski trails, so by default, this course rewards good shot shaping, as most of the cleared trail areas are in the range of 30-50 feet wide. I didn't feel like there was a strong bias one way or another towards holes favoring lefties or righties - as a main RHBH thrower, I felt the number of holes where the FH throw was the best option were reasonable.

The first few holes once you're in the woods just follow the trails.

Starting from hole 9 on is where this course really shines. Short par 3s with tight lines reward skill shots versus brute force. Water is in play on 9 (a small creek if you catch a bad kick off a tree) and on 14 (short carry off the tee). 18 brings you back into the meadow, but with a basket well-protected by a cluster of trees/bushes.

$5 for 36 holes that are this well cared for is a fair price, I think. The owner also has a nice little pro shop at the back of his house. He's officially only open on the weekend and Tuesdays during the week, but I came through on a weekday early evening, and he invited me in to take a look around.

Tees all have black rubber mats now. I played right after a drizzle, and I didn't have any traction problems. The mats are new in 2014, so that's an improvement versus what the 2013 reviewers pointed out.
Cons: The first 4 holes felt tacked-on to get the south course up to 18 holes.

While the route to holes is well-signed, there's a decent hike between several of the holes, and a couple of the between-holes trails can be a bit muddy/slick. Wear fairly rugged footwear. I was in regular cross-trainer type shoes, and in hindsight, I'd have worn trail shoes.

On a lot of the holes, if you're off the fairway much of the ground cover is ferns - errant shots could be hard to find. Don't throw your green/yellow discs without a spotter. On a wet day with dark ground, my sand-stone colored Vibram was very visible. Throw your reds, oranges, and pinks during the summer.

Bugs. Not so much mosquitos, but deer flies and the like. Bring your 100% DEET.

The basket on #5 and the #6 tee are a little close together.
Other Thoughts: I was en-route from Syracuse to a work site in Lewis County, so I only had a few discs I threw in my suitcase to play with. It was a fun challenge to play with one driver, 2 mids, and a putter. I came through early evening on a Monday, and I had the place to myself.

If you're a high-rated thrower, a good exercise would be to play the longer North course, then come to the south side and take only 1-2 discs with you to really work your shot shaping on the <200-foot holes.

I imagine this place is absolutely gorgeous in the fall. I need an excuse for a work trip out to NY in October.

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