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Pros: - Most holes had two baskets, generally the long basket was newer
- Good tee signs on every hole (except one, maybe 14 or 15?)
- Decent flow from one hole to another for the most part
- Need to throw a good line on almost every hole, very few where you can just launch it (see title)
Cons: - Weird roped off trash pit on one of the later holes, not sure what that was about.
Other Thoughts: A lot of bugs/spiders, seemed more than other similar courses. Bring bug spray and watch for spider webs if you leave the fairway.
If you have played Lums Pond before this course is similar but a bit harder in my opinion.
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Pros: Nice mix of a variety of shots required. Nice open / clean layout.
Cons: Could use a few more signs from basket to next tee.
Map from nice lady at booth helpful, but not current?
Arrived after 4 but still had to pay day use fee?
Was worth it.
Other Thoughts: Only person on course till 18. Man with son throwing pine cones at basket! Walked a few holes with them letting them throw my discs. Left the kid with his first disc. Innova Aero.
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Long, Challenging Woods Course
Pros: Challenge, length.
Other Thoughts: If challenging equals good, then Trap Pond is the course for you. The first hole is a long, straight shot down a well wooded, narrow fairway. Turns out that the course starts out easy; you can only see the basket from the tee on maybe two other holes. The landscape is flat, and water is not an issue. You simply can't see the basket because the course is in thick woods, is exceptionally long, and on the really tough holes is both long and requires negotiating a hard dogleg.
Fourteen of the holes play entirely in the woods, with another four incorporating an open field into the fairway but still involving the woods to some extent. Only maybe two of the holes are true par 3s in that an average player can hope to throw a 3 if all goes well. The rest are true par 4 and 5, and course management is critical. This course is in the league of Patapsco and Seneca Creek (in its long layout) in terms of length and difficulty. The fairways are challenging but fair for the most part, but the course lacks the grooming, variety, and elevation features of those two top-notch courses.
Trap Pond is among the most challenging courses I've played, and is probably one of the tougher courses in the country. With an ample supply of basically par 3 disc golf courses in the country, and with players able to throw further and further, a course with this sort of length is a welcome change. Trap Pond is not abusive either, just tough. If you like woods courses, and want to move up from the pitch and putt experience, then be sure to check out Trap Pond if you get the chance.
Favorite Hole - #3 - Open air chuck off slightly elevated tee pad to basket set well back in the woods.
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