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Franconia, PA 
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3 / 147ft. Par / Distance:
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Just a step up from a field.

1    4/7/2017   9/24/2017
Review By: itsRudy
Played: 16  Reviewed: 8  Exp: 1.4 Years
This review was updated on 10/16/2017
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Location of first tee in Google Maps is around 40.319388, -75.398668. Been a while since I played here, it's behind the trees beside the Basketball Court iirc.

Terrain is flat with sparse tree covering. Just bring your putter and midrange. It's good for learning the most elementary parts of the game. If the baseball diamond is empty, you can practice drives.
Cons: This isn't a course you should bother driving to more than 10 minutes away. This place is like the disc golf equivalent to a no-frills miniature (ball) golf course.

Other Thoughts: The holes are all basically identical. Short and flat. Just a basic pitch and putt for resident golfers. I wouldn't bother calling it a course for anybody who has played the game more than a few times.

If it's empty enough, I suggest going for the next tee's basket for some semblance of a challenge on some holes.

On the upside, this course makes the most of what the park's got to offer, but that simply doesn't amount to much.

Terrain: Easy, flat. Open shots.
Chance of Disc Loss: Nil
Challenge: Nil, Only for Very Beginner's First Times Out.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Sad Community Planning...

1    3/13/2009   3/16/2009
Review By: Shooter
Played: 3  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 9.7 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: I agree, good to introduce someone to the game. Open playing area, good if you want to learn long arm putting.
Cons: Cramped into a little section of a nice park. Hard to navigate course. Signage is present but not oriented well same with baskets. All holes are playable with your putter. You won't need anything else, so leave your bag in the car.
Other Thoughts: I'm a tough reviewer....Especially when there is so much potential for this place...If you are looking to have a good day out, pass this up unless you want a quick warm up or putting practice. Whoever the community officials were that laid this course out, should have called on some help. With so many other courses in this area to play, they could have made a field trip to several of them and got some creative ideas... There are beautiful acres of this little park that could have been used to spread the 9 holes out and incorporate some nice 300 ft - 400 ft drives. No hole is really over 200 ft. Even a newbie needs to be able to feel the power of a drive. The whole course is about 100 ft wide and about 800 ft long. They even have a marked par 4 on the course which is really a par 2. You should be able to lay up next the basket on every drive with a drop in putt. A gnome would have an easy day here. Keep on driving if you are anything over "beginner" level.

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