Boyertown, PA 
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3 / 225ft. Par / Distance:
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Long Walk Back Uphill After Underwhelming Round

2-4    9/21/2017   9/24/2017
Review By: itsRudy
Played: 36  Reviewed: 24  Exp: 3.6 Years
This review was updated on 11/20/2019
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros:
This is an open course with a scenic view down into the valley. It consists mostly of straight holes with almost no obstructions, and a median distance of 253', rather high for an otherwise beginner level course. Elevation is a factor on two holes, a downhill and a return uphill. It's okay for local DG newcomers in autumn but any appeal wears thin quickly.

+Downhill #3.
+Can practice drives in one of the baseball fields.
+I've only seen the odd maintenance man in my hours here during several visits on weekdays in the early afternoon. The course will be empty 99% of the time.

Cons:
There's major problems with this course and only the nice park earns it an entire star.

After parking, there's no indication that a course even exists. The first tee is 10 minutes' walk away and there's about 250' of elevation change from the parking lots to the bottom hole, while the course itself only makes use of 60'.

The holes are almost all straight shots hampered by narrow fairways. The only variety consists of distances plus an uphill and downhill hole. It's not well mowed in the summer and beginners face disc loss because of narrow fairways in middle of tall grass. Wait for autumn.

Most damning of all, this place is frustrating because the property has the potential to be an amazing regional level course. Most lousy 9ers are often being crammed into small parks as best the designer can manage. This expansive park easily has twice the square acreage of Boyertown, mostly unfrequented forest with lots of elevation and interesting features. There's a superb asphalt path that winds throughout few walk. If redone, the old course should be razed and forgotten.

-No replay value, I just didn't want to come back here.
-The 10+ minute walk back uphill after an underwhelming round.
Other Thoughts:
Starting Point: Coming from Route 73, ignore the initial park entrance and go three hundred feet further into the lower level parking lot. There's two trails by the flagpole, located at 40.360651, -75.704291 in Google Maps. Choose the one going downhill between the two baseball diamonds. When you hit a T-intersection with a park bench, turn right. At the end of that path will be a sign for disc golf. Turn left and keep going downhill, in five minutes you'll arrive at the first Tee, located at 40.363095, -75.707836. There are only tee posts, no teepads.

Going other walkway routes will generally deposit you at the bottom of the course. Some are extremely steep and were dark even in midday. It felt like I was descending into the Blair Witch's territory.

Layout: Almost all holes are straight shots. Tees, Fairways, and Baskets for #1 & 2 hug the asphalt trail. #8 & 9 are just on the other side of the walkway here. #3 is the star hole on the course, downhill, with the basket being behind the row of trees on the right side of the path. #4, 5, 6 are straight shots almost in a baseball diamond-like formation out on the grass field. #7 is a steep upshot with the basket being near the third tee.


4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Missed Opportunity?

1    7/17/2010   7/19/2010
Review By: swatso
Played: 626  Reviewed: 389  Exp: 11.6 Years
7 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros:
Safari and/or glow possibilities. Room to expand/re-design.
Cons:
Many tee signs missing - posts still remain to identify tee location. Natural tees, although nearby paved walking path could be used for some of them. Many tees too close to baskets. Some cross-fire problems.
Other Thoughts:
Caveat: I have no idea what design and/or budget constraints were in force when this course was installed. That said, the course does not utilize the landscape as much as it might have. This course is on a huge hill, I'm guessing maybe 1/4 mile long and about equally wide, with woods at the top, bottom, and right side. Scattered about the hillsides are hedgerows, some running cross-slope, some running up-n-down. One can easily imagine an exhausting (think up-n-down the hill twice) 18=hole course, going up, down, and across the hill, in-and-out of the woods, up-n-over/along hedges, etc. Instead, you have a 9=hole course, where holes 1-2, 8-9 play along the flat top of the hill, best hole #3 down the hill and over a hedge, 4-6 a wide-open, |_|-shaped field combination, to #7, wide-open, back up the hill.

Five minute downhill walk (at the fork, bear left) to the course, so obviously a bit tougher return. Basket-3 is just behind the large tree on the left side of the hedge about 300' away down the hill.

I actually liked the course, but oh, what might have been (could be) ...

7 of 8 people found this review helpful.

 Hidden Hillside

1    1/18/2009   1/18/2009
Review By: optidiscic
Played: 156  Reviewed: 149  Exp: 17.7 Years
This review was updated on 5/11/2010
13 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: A really sweet park on the side of a small mountain. The disc golf course (they label it frisbee golf here) is far away from other park activities...so feel free to grip and rip. Open hills with elevation. Nice baskets and tee signs...Easy to navigate. Well maintained mowed fairways. Open so it is relaxing disc golf. Fun to throw up and down hill at open baskets. Great place to work on shots and teach the game. The views here are really pretty.
Cons: Looong walk from car to hole #1. Takes about as long to walk to course as it does to play course. It is not real challenging, except for chances at aces, experts will get bored here. Baskets are literally next to tee pads of next hole. Just 9 holes. holes 1 and 9 literally face one another, like a game of chicken almost. A tough to see road is very close to hole 2 and 7 baskets. I did not notice it until a car roared by. woooah! Tee pads are not great, but you don't need much here. Seems like this land has a lot more potential. Trees everywhere but none on the course.
Other Thoughts: Along the long beautiful walk I observed a few open fields a lot of old growth forrest with natural lanes. Amazing elevation. This could be a destination course if someone gives some love. I keep getting pleasantly surprised by some of these 9 holers. I would suggest other disc golfers make a point to at least check some of them out. Some of them are really fun.

13 of 14 people found this review helpful.

 

1    10/4/2008   10/5/2008
Review By: nosajeel99
Played: 37  Reviewed: 24  Exp: 18.7 Years
This review was updated on 11/5/2008
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Easy to navigate. Good place to work on approach shots. In a really nice park.
Cons: No variety, no distance. Every hole is a couple hundred feet (117' to 339') to a wide open basket. The course is set up on the side of a hill. Only about 5 trees come into play during the whole course and they are all on hole 3. The tees are about 15 feet from the previous basket (literally). There isn't much to this course at all.
Other Thoughts: The only reason you would want to take more than one disc out is for practice on shots. I took my overstable Roc out and played the entire course. Whoever put in this course obviously never played the sport before. It gets one disc because the baskets were nice and the course seemed to be in very good condition.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful.


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