Someone Save the Grassman!!!
5 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: The Grassman is located within the large West Branch State Park, and there are many different things to do within it's premises. A large Lake to swim, boat, fish, and wooded areas to hike, it's a great place to spend a day.
The course is tucked in the backside of the park, playing near the water's edge in some places. and really goes into the dense woods within the park. Lots of super tight, twisting holes, winding your way around the woods, every so often running into a tee or basket.
The Discatchers are great baskets, and since the woods are so dense, the bright yellow bands are very visible. The tees are grippy concrete, and the tee signs are laminated paper showing a map and distance, with a suggested line.
Cons: At the time that I played the course, the rough was very overgrown, and the fairways were not groomed. Finding discs, even if they were in the fairway, was never easy.
The lines for the really wooded holes were not always fair, and after the first half of the fairway, most of the holes turned into a prayer.
Hole 5 was gone, which I didn't know about. Some of the navigation was tricky as well, so it's possible that I just missed it, but the basket and tee were nowhere in sight.
A few of the holes are definite tweener holes, where a 3 is a good score, a 4 is not, and a 2 is near impossible, due to the fairway shape and amount of trees.
Other Thoughts: This course would not be a 2.5 if it was well groomed, a few trees were taken out, and a few holes shortened or lengthened to make them better. However, in the middle of July, there was not a single sign that anybody played disc golf on this course in a few months or more. Hopefully, someone takes this course under their wing, and makes it better. If I learn that someone did, I will be back.
5 of 7 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 3 Not
needs some work
Pros: beautiful scenery with the lake throughout the course
-a very tight and challenging course
-nice tee signs
-concrete tee pads
-hole 11 is by far the best and most interesting hole with a throw over the water and the basket sitting on the other side of a blind hill with water behind it
-Good use of yellow arrows to point to next tee pad
-excellent use of elevation with baskets around many blind obstacles
Cons: -poor course design with lengthy walks between holes
-too many holes with not enough of a defined fairway
-I know that this course is relatively new (built less than 2 years ago), but too many saplings and tree stumps left sticking an inch out of the ground causing numerous tripping hazards.
Hole 13 was a great hole except too many guardian trees, take out 2 trees and it becomes much more fair at the hyzer point towards the entrance to the green
-hole 17 could use trees taken out and the thorns around the basket need ripped out.
Hole 18 could be a great finishing hole if a few trees are taken out. It has great shape.
Other Thoughts: I am all for a tight technical wooded course (nockamixon is my favorite course) and this course could be a great course if they took out some trees in some of the fairways to make them a little more fair.
This course rewards more luck than skill.
appears there can be a ton of wind from the lake! woooooweee was it blustery
4 of 7 people found this review helpful.
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