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.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Tyler West: 19-36
Pros: Excellent compliment to Tyler East. The hardwood canopy continues as does the difficulty. Well thought out design and construction, using landscape to its maximum. If Tyler East didn't leave you panting... West will. This course will push every disc golfer to be better. Your going to have to know how to throw different shots to score well. Beautiful views looking down the fairway (or back). Bathrooms, drinking water, safe.
Cons: 7 holes still have temporary tee pads... but suffice nicely. 6 of the new holes are a bit "fluffy"... my advice is to stay in the fairway. When the B & C pin sleeves go in, this course is going to be amazing. Just like the night: "Tyler is dark and full of terrors."
Other Thoughts: Great club and even greater Grounds Keeping Crew. You can tell this course has a lot of Love.
4 of 4 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.
6 Helpful / 2 Not
Tyler gets better (new holes}
Pros: Tyler expansion to 36 holes is great. We now have two distinct courses to play. The new holes are wonderful with elevation changes, left and right turns, and protected baskets. One of the things i like about this addition is the opportunity to park in different lots for a quick lunch time few holes as I work on the road in the area. These new holes are challenging.
Cons: The rough is still really rough with lost discs abundant. Remember when playing these new holes to follow your disc until the end of its flight. I ask my entire group to watch all flights. This will get better after being played more. Rating would be better with better tees and signage which Im sure is in the near future.
Other Thoughts: Havent seen all the pin placements as yet but im sure they will be awesome. Come out and play both courses bring water and lunch, your hiking boots and your stamina.
6 of 8 people found this review helpful.
9 Helpful / 2 Not
The Beast - Part 2
Pros: Tremendous addition to the Tyler State Park disc golf experience. Eleven of the holes remain from Tyler's original 27. The newest holes are all worthy challenges to the players. Hole # 25 has long and short tee pads that create 2 distinctly different looks at the pins, 2 of which are obscured (A by a huge boulder, B by a huge hill) and C which may well be the toughest pin position of any of Tyler's 36 holes. Other notable additions are # 27, a steep downhill shot through a narrow fairway, # 29 which plays uphill along the Main Park Drive, and # 30, another steep downhill shot. Hole #31 poses the challenge of the steepest up-hill tee shot at Tyler. It also boasts the park's only Par 4 A pin position. There is tons of elevation change here on the West. This course requires a lot of skill and an equal amount of stamina. It is as tough as the East, but in a very different way.
Cons: It gets crowded on weekends and can be buggy. The 7 newest holes on the west have tee pads with wood chips. Over time, they will all have at least one concrete tee pad.
Other Thoughts: This is an excellent complement to Tyler East. Equally challenging as its East counterpart but very different in its look and feel, this will challenge even the best players wishing to play it.
9 of 11 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 5 Not
tyler west 19 through 36
Pros: Save your energy for this round as there are some pretty steep elevation changes! With the new added holes this west course will challenge the best, I played all 36 the other day and boy was I whooped at the end! Hole 31 is a really cool blind shot, dogleg left and then right when in c pin. Get to holes 35 and 36 you can air out if you have any arm left! Wach out for the ob on the left as I see peeps finish with double circle sevens regularly. This course is loved by the club members and it shows. Well maintained, trash cans, water fountains and bathrooms.
Cons: The new holes have wood chip tee pads, hope to get concrete by the time the yetter rolls around.
Other Thoughts: Great job BCDGA!
3 of 8 people found this review helpful.
13 Helpful / 0 Not
Enchanted forest 2.0 West
Pros: 18 challenging holes that snake through a beautiful old wood forest(some trees 10+ft around) In a full day at Tyler you will see glory and defeat, risk and reward, and will need every shot in your arsenal to be on point. 3 pin/2 tee positions for each hole makes playing Tyler an ever changing beast, you never really know what to expect. Sometimes the layout can change 1 or 2 times in a week. Multiple full bathrooms & water fountains through out the park are an added bonus you dont get at many courses. When I first played Tyler I couldn't really think of needed improvements, yet in that 6+ year span each year this course seems to grow and add new and unique touches to make the rounds different. Since my last review 9 new holes have been added to the park, 6 of which are on the west course. First new hole you will encounter is 25 aka "the boulder hole" This was one of the ghost holes from GE am cup and The Yetter. Long tee is a tight shot with 2 distinct routes. Short tee is a completely different look from up on the hill next to parking. A pin nestled behind a boulder, B pin is behind the first large mound and C on top of next large mound. After playing 26 walk straight past C pin to the rest of the 5 new holes, all current pins are in A placement with natural tee areas (concrete to hopefully go in late summer/early fal)l. 27 is a tight down hill to flat pretty much dead straight, really fun shot. 28 is a smooth more open RHBH anny or RHFH. 29 in A is an easy RHBH hyzer, fun ace/birdy run. 30 straight lane to A pin. 31 is IMO the hardest new hole on West, tee area is directly at the bottom of a 50-60 ft hill. Blind shot up and a dog leg left. First shot is more about placement up the hill than distance. In C this will be a par 5. 32 is also one of Tyler's former Ghost holes, straight shot with ABC pins clustered around a landing area.
Need to mention how great the BCDGA is. THANK YOU! The work that went into these new addtitions does not go unoticed. So much respect for this club. From constantly improving the course and relentlessly changing the pin positions to selling custom Tyler state park disc which a % goes back into the park. Building a lost and found locked box to get lost plastic back to their owners and all the great Charity events/ benefit events/ pro-level events you guys roc.
Cons: Hard to think of something worthwhile for this section, the first thing that comes to mind is, if your off your game, Tyler can be rough day in the woods. Especially in a competitive round, this course is not very forgiving... Dont give up! Second thing that comes to mind is car and walking paths sometimes come into play on bad shots or ricochet off trees, also sometimes the fairways get confused by park non-DGers as hiking trails, give them a polite heads up and they are typically happy to obligee.
Other Thoughts: Tyler was the course that i was introduced to the sport, lets just say those first few rounds were frustrating at times. But looking back it was this course that forced me to get my game up to level it is at currently.
Hiking Boots/shoes recommended
-May the course be with you-
13 of 13 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 13 Not
Pros: Pro level course representing the best of what disc golf has to offer. Mostly wooded with a handful of field holes to stretch that arm a bit. Very technical requiring a full bag of shot types at your disposal. Top-notch club takes impeccable care of this place. Highly recommended.
3 of 16 people found this review helpful.
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