2 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: -Tee signs installed
-A few beautiful looking ace runs
Cons: That is really about it for the nice things. This course has a lot of flaws, so I will go over the few main sticking points in my head.
-No concrete tee pads. This is a major detractor. Even the slightest bit of rain would make it unplayable do to the grass/dirt tee boxes.
-Course layout (especially #4). Even if concrete was poured for tee pads, the fact that #4 plays through a spectating space for the baseball fields is absolutely absurd. How would someone seasoned in playing disc golf designing this course do that? Secondly the "technical-ness" of the back 9 was refreshing but a lot of the holes where under 200 feet. Yes you had to hit a line but with the holes being so short there was no fight between arm strength and control to make it challenging for me being a beginner/intermediate player.
Other Thoughts: All in all there needs to be a multiplicity of changes to this course and would behoove the "powers to be" to look into redesigning. Making the back 9 longer, fixing #4 (however that may be), and getting away of a few throw away holes on the front 9 would do a lot of good. The space is beautiful and has more potential than most realize, but it was probably the worse execution I have seen...
Edit 11/13/2017: Upgraded rating from 1.5 to 2.5 for moving hole 4 out from the ball fileds!
2 of 4 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Squeezed it in
Pros: Has both open and technical holes; reasonable mix of distances - you do get a chance to air out a driver on some of the holes; brand new baskets.
Cons: No tee pads yet - just a post in the ground to mark the teeing area; no distances marked either.
course is packed into an area that really is too small for a good 18 hole course;
virtually no shot shaping required - all but one of the wooded holes is dead straight;
when the park is crowded some of the course would be unplayable as baskets and flight paths are in the midst of walking paths and baseball fields.
Other Thoughts: While it is always nice to see another course in the ground, this one is not worth the trip unless you are local or a course bagger. The first several holes are in the middle of a big open field, playing close to parking areas and a walking path. No pads are in yet, and navigation can be tricky without a map.
Due to space limitation, they have had to put some of the holes in really awkward spots that would have to be skipped if that area of the park had ball games going on - one in particular tees off from the parking lot and the fairway is defined as the area between chain link fences protecting three baseball fields. The wooded holes on the front nine are squeezed in between a walking path and heavy woods - these holes are extremely short, tight, and straight, which can be a fun shot to execute but feels repetitive and forced when you do it over and over. Once finished with the open holes the last 8 holes are in a more interesting area with woods and some water, but again there is not a lot of room to work with and the holes are far too short and not nearly as cool as they could have been.
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