A great wooded course!
2 Helpful / 0 Not
+ The course has really developed since previous reviews and pictures; I added 30+ new pictures to give a more up-to-date look
+ All teepads are paved (previous reviews have them as gravel). All are bordered on two sides and front with sunken 4x4 wood as frames
+ Some of the baskets are a bit old, and some of the chains are rusting - but everything works fine
- As other have noted, a lot of the holes play along the park's walking trails. I didn't find this to be a problem because I played midday during the week - but I can imagine hikers and trail bikers could slow down play on the weekends
- Hole #9's sign is incorrect - I'm guessing the original basket position was straight out, as shown on the sign. The pin is actually off the left corner of the tee - there's a nice narrow tunnel up to the basket (I took a picture to show you the line) - but if you go by the map, you'll be aiming in the wrong place
- Many of the signs face away from the basket, so when you're looking at the map, your back is to the pin (I first noticed this on #6, and almost threw in the wrong direction). Once you're aware of it, it's really not a big problem, and the "fronts" of the tees aim in the right direction. The way the signs are set up, you generally see them as you approach from the previous hole, which is a nice touch
- Some of the holes have alternate baskets (look for the blue bands). I think this might be a work in progress, because they're not on the map by the parking lot, and they're not yet on every hole. If you're playing the course as mapped and as on uDisc, make sure you're throwing at the yellow bands
A handful of really good holes:
#1 - starts you off with a great double mando (and a well-marked relief area). The course is telling you it's serious
#2 - a really pretty fairway, with a tight but clear line down the right side
#3 - takes advantage of a dramatically leaning tree across the fairway - low bridge!
#8 - risk/reward: are you confident enough to play to the right of the tree and hang it out over the river?
#10 - another tight throwing line - and this time you have some elevation to consider
#11 - so tight - but you can actually play it along the more open right side, and cut in to the basket with some luck
#14 - ace run! Just know there's a bit of a drop right behind the basket
I live an hour away, and visited Yetter while I was bagging other courses (the best of the others was Moore Township). A combo of Yetter and Moore is well worth the drive.
Really good courses like Yetter don't just happen by themselves. Somebody (or more likely some group of somebodies) is making it better. Thanks for your efforts!
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: - Course is easy to find and so is Hole 1
- Fantastic Par 3 woods course.
- Excellent use of property available.
- Smart holes and course design (great fairways, nicely placed tees and baskets and great use of trees as obstacles and tunnel shots).
- Perfect mix of all shot types.
- Fun course to play with nice challenging holes.
- Not one hole was frustrating or stupid.
- Flat, all in the woods, with one elevated basket and one elevated tee.
- Baskets in great shape.
- Well marked and easy to navigate through. Each tee sign has a "next tee" directional.
- Food and "civilization" nearby. :)
Cons: - I did not see any bathrooms. They may exist at park so I may have missed them.
- The tees were in good shape, but I'm personally not a big fan of gravel. They became uneven and lumpy, so much smoothing out was needed.
- Only a few people had used the "walking paths/fairways" while I was there and no one was in my way, other than waiting a couple of minutes for an older man to walk through. The foot traffic was not a problem for me but may be for a disc golfer in a bad mood....lol.
Other Thoughts: - I loved this course. It was a pleasure to play. It doesn't take long so a few rounds for the day is easy. There was a nice stream there along a few holes but does not come into play unless a throw is shanked badly or disc hits a tree with a bad kick. This course is smart, fun and well worth the trip while in the area. I will be back to play. Great job on this course guys!
4 of 7 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 4 Not
Why Do I Keep Coming Here?
Pros: -Challenging for all skill levels. Makes you try new things and push your skills.
-Little chance of losing discs at most holes. River presents a minor challenge and encourages accuracy
-A tobacco and alcohol free environment. Good if you don't like smoke or drunks.
-Summer doubles on Wednesday nights, 5PM
Cons: -Foot traffic/joggers. Keep an eye out and call 4 where need be.
Most if not all baskets have seen better days, quite a few are lopsided and bent, and some even spin when hit. Most chains rusted.
Baskets heights vary, in addition to their poor condition.
A tobacco/alcohol free environment. Bad if you smoke and/or like to drink while you play.
Illegal dumping of household trash dispersed in the woods really gives this park that Eastern Pennsylvanian charm. This has been cleaned up to some extent, but it still pretty bad.
Gravel tee boxes are a joke and usually are flooded out. Money is slowly being raised for concrete pads. A twisted ankle or worse just waiting to happen.
A few unreasonable par 3's.
Foul odor emanates from the adjacent river once in awhile.
No bathrooms, no water fountains
One log bench
Sketchy people and miscreants walk through regularly
Layout can be very confusing the first time going through
Other Thoughts: I really hate this place. I keep asking myself why I come back. Challenging for sure, but not really worth the frustration. If you want to hit a great, proper course in eastern PA, make the trek to Prompton State Park. I play here only because its close to where I work. I've been asked twice by locals what I think of the course and they all were mad and got defensive about my answer. Truth hurts! There is not much to be proud of here guys. New baskets and concrete pads will make a HUGE difference. A review of the par scheme is in order as well.
6 of 10 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: -If you like wooded courses, this is your course.
-All the holes are unique and offer different shots that you have to take.
-Convenient for people in the Stroudsburg/East Stroudsburg region.
-Holes differ in length. Some holes require long, straight drives. Others may require a mid-range drive.
-There is slight elevation changes (not much, but enough).
-The course is clearly marked. To hole 15 is spray painted on a tree, right near hole 14's basket.
-Signs (next to the tee box) give an accurate description on where the basket is from the tee box.
-All shots are available here. You can throw forehands, backhands, hyzers, rollers, etc.
Cons: -The whole entire course is played in a park where bike riders, walkers and joggers go. They all stay on a gravel path, which takes you to each hole.
-Foot traffic. Some people take their time, but others know that people disc golf there so they will move for you, or let you throw first.
-In the summer the course becomes far more difficult because the trees grow in.
-In winter, spring, and fall, it may be difficult to find your disc because there is a lot of foliage on the ground.
Other Thoughts: This is a great course for people who like the woods. Every hole is in the woods, which makes every shot challenging. This is a difficult beginner course because the course is all woods. Example, hole 3, has about 5 trees, 10 feet in front of the tee box. This course is more geared towards active players who want to practice keeping their disc low. Some holes are extremely easy, (holes 9,12) and then some holes are extremely difficult (11,15). This course will make you think, and at the same time will be a fun experience.
3 of 5 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 10 Not
Pros: Diagrams on the tees are helpful. A few of the holes I would describe as excellent. You see some fine players out here and the members sure do love their home course.
Cons: I had to wait on lots of foot traffic my first time out, just a little better the second time. Number 11 especially; tees off from along a park entrance and the traffic problem is made even worse because the fairway runs right through a 3 trail junction. I spent a week on that hole one afternoon. Judging from the thumbs down on this review, the dedicated locals feel differently. Oh well, I calls 'em like I sees 'em.
Other Thoughts: I am not particully fond of holes that follow walking paths, but this course does about as good as you can with it.
Requires accuracy. Plays longer than the scorecard shows because you have to hit a number of the lines or else.
Alternate tees and/or baskets recently installed. The course plays tough but fair from the standard locations. Very tough from the new.
0 of 10 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 6 Not
Pros: ***Keep in mind, I am a beginner and this was the very first course that I have played***
The course is very wooded and there are no holes that are "wide open." That being the case, I was able to play on a day with the temperature in the 90s, but remained very cool. There is little to no elevation change, which also made for a round that wasn't too physically taxing. The gravel / rock fairways are nice and well maintained, as well as the tee boxes. Although the course is only minutes away from the general population, it gives a feeling of being secluded out in the woods.
Cons: If you have never played the course, the signage is horrible and even though there are nice gravel fairways, it is still very misleading.
Because it is so wooded (to me, a beginner), there aren't many opportunities to "grip it and rip it."
Other Thoughts: This course took my disc golf virginity, so it will always have a special place in my heart!
0 of 6 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 7 Not
Fun Beginner Course
Pros: This course is a perfect beginner course for anyone but is also a fun course to play at all levels. Every hole has the ability of being a birdie shot and most have fun ace runs if you really throw at it. Which comes into play a lot. The crushed stone paths make the course navigable and easy to take a off road stroller through.
Cons: Some holes and walking to next tees cross over each other which eliminates the possibility of heavy attended events.
0 of 7 people found this review helpful.
11 Helpful / 2 Not
Solid Wooded Course
Pros: Located conveniently from I-80 and other major PA roadways, it's not difficult to find or get to Yetter Park. Challenging, but not overly punishing, the course is completely wooded and requires finesse and carefully shaped lines. At an average of 300' per hole, a solid drive could lead to a birdie (or a possible ace), but an inadvertant kick off one of the abundant trees could easily cause your score to head north of par. That aside, Yetter is a solid course and makes for an enjoyable round.
The designers seem to have done the best they could to incorporate a pretty good course into a compact space. Hole layouts range from many laser-straight tunnels to fairways studded with trees. While there aren't too many hills at the park, the design does incorporate some use of elevation, which helps increase variety and add a note of interest to many holes.
The gravel fairways that run through most of the course are reminiscent of those available at many pay-to-play courses. With very little exception, the course was very clean and well maintained. Garbage cans were numerous and available on many of the holes. With the exception of throwing a disc into the adjacent creek, although there was extensive undergrowth and brush, none of it was thick enough to lose a disc.
Cons: Safety is always my primary concern when looking critically at a course. While fairly minimal, Yetter had a few safety issues. Specifically, there were a few holes that had blind baskets, others where baskets and/or tees from different holes were in close proximity to each other, and the most concerning safety issue were the two fairways that crossed each other.
While the layout isn't bad, there is some repition to several of the holes, frequently favoring straight shots or left-turning fairways. Additionally, there are a few holes > 400', but no real chances to really uncork a drive for big D as this would help add variety to the course. The other issue I had with the layout was that the bulk of the first fairway bordered someone's back yard.
Despite the lack of garbage on 17 of the holes, the first hole had litter strewn very near to the fairway and included large pieces of broken glass.
Yetter Park also had some navigation issues. Even though there were spray-painted trees with arrows, locating tees was frequently difficult and several holes required backtracking, or crossing other fairways to get to tees. In any case, there was no signage whatsoever...neither at the tees or hole numbers visible on most baskets.
Given its proximity to the adjacent creek, the course can get somewhat soggy, especially after any rain. The tees were nothing more than 4x4s hammered into the ground with uneven tee areas. Additionally, some of the baskets were rusted and beginning to show signs of wear.
Other Thoughts: Given the amount of land available, Yetter Park was laid out extremely well and was a quick, fun play. The course isn't a standout or a must-play, but the park still a solid 18 holes that can be played and enjoyed by any level of disc golfer. If you happen to be around the Stroudsburg/East Stroudsburg area (especially if you're an ESU student) and you have the time, Yetter Park is worth checking out.
11 of 13 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 2 Not
Just Follow the Gravel-Filled Road
Between the gravel paths leading to the tees and baskets, the blue tape on the upper spokes of the basket, paint on some trees, and the map, this course was easy for a first-time visitor to navigate. Plenty of shade. Food/petrol options nearby.
Single unnumbered/uneven gravel tees that hold water, single basket position. Many walking paths used by non-players. A bit of backtracking between some tees and baskets.
Course plays atop a small ridge, and the flat land between the ridge and a river, of a wooded, but not densely so, public park. Two broad paths parallel the ridge and river, with multiple smaller paths connecting the two, and the course plays along and across these paths. The front nine offers nice challenges - 300'+/-, trees to avoid at various points during the flight, some subtle turns, nothing too tight but certainly nothing wide open. Minimal underbrush, except some on #1, so small chance to lose a disc, even if a tree knocks your disc off course. The back nine is more "extreme" - the long holes are longer, the short holes are shorter, the tight holes are tighter, and the turns, where required, are sharper. Other than losing elevation at #1's midpoint, steeply gaining elevation at the end of #9, losing it early on #10, and #14's long downslope, the course plays quite flat. Variety of shot-shaping needed, with left-turns/straight more prevalent than right-turns/S-shape.
Favourite holes: #10, need to throw through a window early, after which you immediately lose 20' of elevation, then a long, mostly open path to a basket on the left, 370' away; #14, downward slope the first couple hunderd feet, down a broad path with some trees - one of which has a very large branch coming directly over the path, at a height typical for a disc to be flying! A few trees to dodge, elevation to regain, and a little left-tun at the end.
Enjoyable play, good way to avoid the sun on a hot day, worth a visit if in the area.
7 of 9 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 7 Not
Pros: Very nice course. Most holes were challenging but ok for beginners too.
Cons: Some confusion with finding next hole and no information at the tee box regarding distance or location of goal.
Other Thoughts: The was very pretty and ran along a river. It was a pleasant afternoon in the woods. We will definitly go back while we are still in the area. Water shots were not a problem during July.
0 of 7 people found this review helpful.
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