7 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: The course plays through a beautifully maintained neighborhood park with manicured grass and no signs of trash or vandalism. There are lights throughout making night play easy here. All the tees are on sidewalk, so they're level and plenty fine surfaces to throw from.
A couple baskets are placed close enough to trees that you have to think a little about how to place your drive or approach. Two holes offer longer shots where many players will be able to pull out a driver. This park seems to be popular with folks from the surrounding neighborhood, so it's going to expose a lot of new people to the sport.
Cons: It's always disappointing when a course that has the potential to bring a lot of new players into the sport is so poorly designed. There are enough long holes to frustrate many beginners without enough challenge for it to be an appropriate course for more skilled throwers. The tees are not obvious, without a map you'd never be able to play the layout as designed especially with hole 6 hidden down a path away from the rest of the course.
Hole 6 is also a ridiculous shot that's not worth the extra walk, it has no legitimate line to the pin and is the worst hole on the course for bringing backyards into play. Several other shots do have the same possibility, and every single hole plays along or over walking paths with multiple shots into blind areas where pedestrian traffic is likely.
Three holes play across one another, and a few more play right on top of each other adding to the safety concerns. Two holes play right next to tennis courts, two others play over or next to a basketball court and one has a playground right where shots from newer players are likely to hyzer out. The course as marked has basically all straight or right to left turning shots which means it gets a bit repetitive. Two of the tees are placed right next to posts or bike racks, making it impossible to throw from the marked spot without taking the chance of breaking your hand.
Other Thoughts: Beginners can have some fun here, though a few of the holes are too long for a course that seems to be aimed at that demographic and less accurate players will make the safety issues worse. More experienced players will find some nice safari options, this can be a nice practice area when there aren't too many other people using the park and walking paths.
It's really sad to see an opportunity to put in a great 6 hole beginner course and instead there's a 9 hole crammed in and awkwardly laid out course that's not well designed for any skill level and full of safety concerns.
7 of 8 people found this review helpful.
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