Norwalk, CT 
Oyster Shell Park DGC Share
Uploaded By: Rplus84 Hole #8 (Taken 7/2014)
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1    9/13/2014   9/13/2014
Review By: frisco3
Played: 4  Reviewed: 2  Exp: 11 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - New course with new baskets and new tees
- Has been recently brush-hogged and the entire course is now more or less clear
- Hole 8's retention pond is now dry
Cons: - Windy
- Terrible layout
- No signage
- Short tee boxes
Other Thoughts: As a resident of Norwalk, I was surprised I hadn't heard of this course until my wife told me about it this week. We took our daughter to play at the park and I managed a quick round today.

It's the worst park I've ever played. I'm a little upset the city of Norwalk spent money and resources to build the course because it's pretty much useless. In the town's official plan for the park, they reference Cranbury Park's successful course as a reason to install one here. It's as if they thought you can put a disc golf course anywhere. The geography here just doesn't work for a course.

The city has considered installing wind turbines in this park. This should give you an idea of the wind conditions. The park is along a river that is close to Long Island Sound and it is also on top of a hill. The wind itself makes the course difficult to play and generally unpleasant.

And then there is the layout of the course. The geography simply does not allow for a course in this park. I don't know if a disc golf player, much less a course designer, was consulted for the layout, but I don't think it would have mattered. I probably couldn't design a better course for this location. It's just a location that shouldn't have a course.

There are no trees on this course. Holes 1, 2, 4, 5 & 6 are all positioned near cliffs. Hole 3 is the only hole around 300 feet, while most holes are in the <200 range. This makes me wonder who this course is for? It's too frustrating for beginners due to the wind, but the short holes and lack of trees makes it boring for experienced players.

The tee boxes are about half the width they should be. Barely room for a cross step drive. Forget about starting off the end of the boxes unless you want to risk a broken ankle.

If there weren't a course map on this site I would have been completely lost. With the map, the holes/tees were easy to find.

I didn't lose any discs and didn't come close to losing any. I didn't enjoy the course, but find myself wanting to return to see if it was really that bad.

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