6 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Locals volunteer to keep the Bayville beautiful. It is a very friendly crowd. During the summer they meet weekly. There are numerous garbage cans, benches, and bag holders. There are 20 holes and warm up baskets. 2 concrete Tees and 2 baskets for each hole. This is a great starter course for newcomers to the sport with locals who will help you along. The tall trees give a shady canopy from the Virginia sun.
Cons: It gets very crowded at peak hours, waiting can get lengthy. The course is tightly put together so you may need to let the group ahead of you tee off before you throw because many of the baskets are near the next tee. In the Fall the leaves like to hide your disc. Many holes just feel the same, needs more variety.
Other Thoughts: There aren't too many courses in the area but, Bayville is the quickest to get to from the more populated areas. If your in the area it is worth checking out.
6 of 8 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 7 Not
Pros: - Benches and Tee Signs on most holes
- Cool community of golfers
Cons: - Very poor design
- There really aren't fairways here, holes are seemingly just placed in random spots
- No grass, discs get filthy and discs skip REALLY far
- Serious danger of getting hit by someone else due to poor design, "fairways" criss cross or border each other.
- Just a pitch and putt, only 1 or 2 holes of 300+ feet.
- Seems like it was designed to be played with 80's technology.
Other Thoughts: I guess they did the best they could with the land here. I bet this course was a bear in the 80's but today you can throw your putter or midrange and all but 1 or 2 holes. Seemingly just rewards good putting.
7 of 14 people found this review helpful.
10 Helpful / 0 Not
Suburban DG Near the Ocean
Pros: Amenities, nice setting
Other Thoughts: Like the course in Newport News, Bayville Park benefits from nice amenities, with good tee pads, good signs, and benches at I think every hole. And this course is set among a nice grove of trees - not real thick, but thick enough to make this a woods course for 16 of its 18 holes.
But set on less land than most of the 18-hole courses I've played, the Bayville course is a little tight, and is also one of the shorter courses I've played. Most every hole is a straight shot and the challenge is restricted to avoiding the trees. From the amateur tees it was easy to overthrow the baskets, but the length was more reasonable from the pro tees. In fact, both this course and Newport News reminded me of some of the Florida layouts, with am tees being a little easier than what I'm used too, and pro tees being just a little longer than what I'm used to. So I suggest the pro tees for all but beginners.
Overall, this course was a mixture, with no hole as tight as some of the woods holes found at Dorey Park or Newport News, but no hole open either. Since my game favors precision over power, this course suited me real well, but I bet a lot of players leave their long range drivers in the bag for most holes here. Also, the course does a good job squeezing 18 holes into the space available, although that only leaves one hole requiring anything other than a mostly straight path to the basket. And I did enjoy the quiet, arboreal air of the place. If you're in the area, check it out.
Favorite Hole - #17 - Longer hole over small canal, starting out in the open but throwing to basket back among the trees.
10 of 10 people found this review helpful.
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