Boyertown, PA 
Earl Township Community Park Share
Uploaded By: gottafixit Hole #2 (Taken 5/2011)
3 / 174ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #2 Tee



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Disc golf for mountain goats

1    12/21/2019   1/13/2020
Review By: HyooMac
Played: 89  Reviewed: 88  Exp: 2.6 Years
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros:
+ 9 baskets, good signage

+ The opening and closing holes are relatively flat - they're along a ridge above the middle five holes which require a lot of hiking down and back up the steep hillside several times

+ Hole #3 is the first that brings the park's elevation into play: it's a short downhill, with the basket to the right, behind a stand of trees

+ For a wide open location, Hole #8 plays very narrow. You have the road on the right, and the paved walking path on the left, with a slight drop as you approach the green. The hole rewards control (a very straight shot) or guts (a RHFH/LHBH out over the path that fades back in)

+ Hole #9 is a nice closing hole, especially if you play the walking path and everything to the left of it as OB. The basket is slightly downhill, but you need maybe 280' to go straight at it - or shorter if you want to play safe to the right



Cons:
- A long walk down to the course, and a VERY long walk back up to the parking area

- No teepads, just posts with signs indicating the distances

- Holes #4 and #5 are the most compromised by the hillside location. The first of them is only 171' but it's almost straight up.Hole #5 covers the same elevation, only down this time. You're in an open field, so you can aim your throw very wide (like, almost perpendicular to the line of play) in order to accommodate the fade


Other Thoughts:
~ Elevation, elevation, elevation: much of this course involves throwing up or down holes that are perched on a steeply pitched hillside. There are no trees to consider on most of the holes: you have a wide open shot of a reasonable distance, but it's at a target that's 100+ above or below you

~ By sheer luck, we played this course offseason (late December) when the fields hadn't grown back from the previous mowing. If you end up playing here when the growth is knee-deep or worse, you're going to spend a lot of time looking for your discs

~ I admire any township that puts in a course (even just 9 baskets and signs, with no tees), but the choice of this location seems to be a compromise at best. There were no trees to remove, and no construction: they just put in 9 baskets and 9 tee signs. The upper part of the course plays along a nicely paved walking path. But I can't believe that the course was designed with the player's experience in mind: a lot of walking, covering a lot of elevation, to play nine baskets in open fields on a steep hillside



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