Kirkwood, DE 
Lums Pond State Park Share
Uploaded By: Tolbert Hole #9
3 / 346ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #9 Approach

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5+    1/30/2005   1/30/2009
Review By: craigg
Played: 186  Reviewed: 37  Exp: 36.4 Years
This review was updated on 2/2/2009
4 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: There are 18 baskets.
There are 18 teepads.
There is some modest variety, and a couple very challenging holes.
Cons: Nearly every hole is blind.
The course is 99% flat.
Areas closest to the pond can be a little swampy.
Mosquitoes can be brutal in the summer time.
When alternate pin placements were added a few years back - it made the "blind" condition worse.
Park fees are a little high - but consistent with DE State Parks.
Park Management is hostile to the DG Community.
Other Thoughts: With the "relationship" of the park staff to the DG ers in general the way it is, it's surprising they haven't abandoned this as a viable DG site.

Best time to play Lums is in the winter, when visibility is at it's best.

You're better off going to Lums to go fishing, as I've heard of really nice Crappie in the Pond. Of course you can't eat them, due to all the PCB's.

4 of 8 people found this review helpful.

 You're never far from your car

1    12/14/2008   12/14/2008
Review By: Godard
Played: 53  Reviewed: 43  Exp: 10.4 Years
5 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Plays around the perimeter of the park, and as such you're always pretty close to where you parked. Many holes incorporate both the old-growth forest surrounding the pond and the grass field. Well-worn and defined throwing lanes. Many alternate pin placements (1 basket per hole). Modest length good for beginners. Dated signage, but signage nonetheless. Good variety of left-and-right shots.
Cons: Pond doesn't come into play, a wasted opportunity. Concrete tees are made of uneven tiles. Holes 2-4 flood often. No elevation. Wish the field was used for a few wide-open holes. Seems like the whole course could use a sprucing-up. Bathrooms closed for the season in winter.
Other Thoughts: Not only does Delaware charge for using its state parks, it's obviously biased against disc golfers. No less than 4 signs while driving in state that no alcohol is allowed in "area 1" aka the disc golf area, though it's allowed everywhere else.

5 of 8 people found this review helpful.


2/20/2008   2/20/2008
Review By: bryon
Played: 63  Reviewed: 58
1 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: Mostly wooded. A mix of short and longer holes. A fun course that wasn't to challenging but not to easy as well. A good course to take a beginner to introduce them to the game. You will use a lot of different shots as I thought hole variation was really well done
Cons: out of state entry fee (I believe 5$ or more)

1 of 6 people found this review helpful.

 Treetop Rough

1    11/6/2007   11/7/2007
Review By: adlacro
Played: 104  Reviewed: 87  Exp: 11.7 Years
This review was updated on 8/13/2008
1 Helpful / 6 Not
Pros: Fairly flat with relatively new baskets. Concrete tees add stability.
Cons: Between 5 of us, we must have hit 100 trees. Very hard to not hit a tree on a drive. The tee signs need a little work.
They should utilize some of that open land for extra holes.
Other Thoughts: Nice place with a great pond. However, the pay to play factor is just too great during the summer when I make the 2 hr. trip there.

1 of 7 people found this review helpful.


6/9/2007   6/12/2007
Review By: CraigC
Played: 9  Reviewed: 8  Exp: 10.7 Years
This review was updated on 2/29/2008
2 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: The surrounding park is very nice. Course is labeled well and is flat, which makes it easy to walk. Some holes require good course management skills. A good variety of holes.
Cons: Many trees. Some holes are very difficult to get a good tee shot off (#6 & 12 come to mind).

Can get very muddy & it takes some time to dry out (especially holes #3).
Other Thoughts: Nice course to bring a beginner to, as the holes are mostly short & there's little rough to lose your disc in.

2 of 5 people found this review helpful.


5+    5/18/2007   6/12/2007
Review By: Obiwankaneobi
Played: 152  Reviewed: 6  Exp: 26.7 Years
This review was updated on 2/18/2012
2 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: Challenging and fun with many different shots required. Unusual in the fact that every hole can be birdied but only 3 of them can be considered easy (2,7,14) with another 3 being down right hard. (4,9,16).
Restrooms and nice lake.
Cons: Would be great if it could be expanded. Pay to play. Often wet and muddy around the lake. A few tees are sub standard. Hole two is nothing without the mando and really just gets in the way of holes 1,3,4,5.
Other Thoughts: This course isn't great by today's standard but the in and out of the woods shots and the technical nature of it somehow still make it a lot of fun to play. Hole two needs to be removed, hole 3 can be lengthened and a new hole added on the back. This simple change would make the course more fun more safe and have much better flow for tourneys and crowded days.

2 of 7 people found this review helpful.

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