A Return to Glory!
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - Plenty of elevation to challenge your mental game and shot selection.
- Shorter than the East Course but much more technical
- 2 tees and 3 basket positions on most holes
Cons: - Course still needs some work but there are 18 holes open again!
- Signage is lacking on some holes, but they will come once the club finishes installing pads and tees and can measure.
- Still some dense patches of debris/thorns on some holes but the club has made progress removing them
Other Thoughts: The West course was utterly devastated by the tree removal and it's amazing what the club has been able to do. The new island hole (25) felt like it was just thrown in initially but it's a real challenge! After hole 27 in the A position, it's a long walk to the end of 27 fairway at the C position. There you'll find a path leading downhill that will eventually take you to hole 28's tee located near the Boardwalk Parking Lot. After that the signage is pretty solid.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 5 Not
Nearly as great as east
Pros: Great variety, well mapped out, hot women walking around the park, multiple pin and tee pad locations, awesome club, scenic.
Cons: The new holes feel like they need to be broken in.
Other Thoughts: Tyler is the best course I've played. I cannot say enough about it. The course and club are 2nd to none. Play it ASAP.
1 of 6 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Still a little bit rough around the edges
Pros: With the massive addition of 9 new holes, I think that this is truly a destination course, and the new holes added on the east course make this place all the more great. This course is thoroughly enjoyable, and will continue to grow and get better with the efforts of the determined local players
Great variety-right turn left turn s curves, this course will require every shot in your bag multiple times. Even on a good round being in the middle of the fairway most of the time there were multiple routes to the baskets and the various routes could require different types of shots that you wouldn't use on your average course. With the added 9 holes, an abundance of variety is available at this destination.
Downhill bombs and huge uphill throws are just part of why this course is in the top ten- on almost every hole there is some sort of elevation changes whether it be a slight downhill or a massive elevation rise that tequires a huge bomb to put it 350 feet up the fairway.
Water- while water is not an immediate hazard, a creek runs beside and behind several holes and if you make a bad shot (like me) you could find yourself adding a few strokes to your score. I really enjoyed the use of water on hole seven, where if you were to overshoot the basket or have an unfortunate rollaway, you could find yourself in the river.
Creative greens- greens were fair yet also made you think about whether to go for it or lay up. Rollaways are prominent bit if you execute your shots well you can stay up. I especially like 9 in c position if you run at you could end up in the water because the green drops right away and you could easily rollaway. If you lay up you can consistently get a 30 ft putt for birdie. A huge amount of work is put into this course, and dedicated locals are always adding to the intricate greens, creating tiered, and elevated baskets, which make the course that much more interesting
Risk reward shots- this course is both mentally and physically grueling in the c positions and can cause you to think if you actually can make that shot. You are rewarded if you execute well here and punished if you don't make the right choice.
Good tee signs as well as good teepads- the tee signs were not only unique, but amazing as well, and you cold tell that great effort was put into them. The concrete teepads were in good shape and provided good grip. Each teepad had a number on the concrete.
Log piles-i like the extra hazard of log piles or "bunkers" it looks pretty nice and turns a short hole easy birdie hole into a hole with multiple lines and being at different heights, the require some height to get over. I especially like the use of these on hole 17 where the teepad looks right at the basket but there is a pile of logs 20ft in front of the pin location. It fits well into this hole because it is not that narrow but the log pile and tree make you execute a variety of different lines.
Cons: This course is certainly still quite rough around the edges, with the long pins playing very difficult if one is not consistently hitting the fairways. The rough/thorns are often very unforgiving, and can result in great frustration. However, I am sure that this will be taken care of in due time, as the locals are very good about keeping the course in tip top shape.
Teepads are only complete on the original holes, with may of the new tees having a flypad draped over the tee or stone dust that does not stay vey level.
Other Thoughts: Due to the fact that all of the cons will be fixed in a matter of time, I have no hesitation in giving this course a 4.5.
This is truly a destination course/complex, but make sure you come during the summer when more of the pins are likely to be in the longer positions.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
11 Helpful / 0 Not
West Side of Tyler
Pros: Just when you thought, wow, 18 great holes of disc golf...well, there's 18 more to come! Tyler West mixes a number of the old holes from the 27 hole layout and adds seven new holes (25, 27-32) to complete the transition to 36, and all holes are playable. The course mixes elevation with distance and a necessity on accurate drives to avoid punishing rough. The old holes are all concrete tees, and the new holes are woodchips which will be concrete, hopefully sooner than later. Nice tee signs at all the old holes, and the new holes have rather accurately drawn maps which will be replaced with new excellent signage just like the other ones. Some holes offer short tees as well. Again, making your way around the course is easy because of the excellent signage, even for those not yet familiar with the newer holes. Bathrooms available near the start and also down between 28 and 29. Water fountains (seasonal) near a couple of the holes. Well maintained.
Cons: Being that this part of the course offers the newer holes, they are not quite up to the standard the broken into holes have, and that will come with time and clearing. They are very playable but you'll really want to strive to stay in the fairway on these holes. The natural tees will get replaced with concrete, just give this hard working crew time. Parking lots and path come into play near a few of the holes, just be cautious.
Other Thoughts: The way this club takes care of this course is an example for other clubs to take note of. Even on the new holes it was still clean and kept well down the fairway. I would think within about a year (if that), when the last of the clearing and pruning is done, the different pin positions are utilized, and the concrete tees are in this will match the east course, and when you put the two together then you have a must play course here in beautiful SE PA.
11 of 11 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 3 Not
great woodsy golf
Pros: you can't talk about tyler without mentioning the grounds keeping. the fairways are always maintained well and course is always being tweaked...usually making it harder or more interesting. the new holes bring a lot of elevation changes and a little more excitement. you have to be able to shape shots here to do well!
-there are bathrooms and fountains everywhere and there's great food and beer to be had just a few minutes away.
Cons: -there is an established hiking trail meandering through some of the new holes
-the courses get pretty full with beginners on the weekends which leaves you stuck behind slow groups quite often. just go before noon and it shouldn't be too bad.
Other Thoughts: tyler west is demanding and it will tear up up if you lose focus at any point. there's a lot of fun to be had. there are great holes, fun holes, holes for righties/lefties/thumbers/flicks/rollers......but no hole that you stop and say wow
- west and east go well together. together they both get another 1/2 disc each
5 of 8 people found this review helpful.
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