Only as a practice field.
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-Scenic view from hillside down into valley.
-Entire park is likely empty, no crowds.
-Can practice drives in one of the baseball fields or somewhere on course.
-No parking lot signs indicating Disc Golf or where to go.
-10 minute walk to the first tee.
-No teepads, just posts.
-200-250' elevation change from parking lot to bottom of course, steep in places. Only 2 holes actually use some of the elevation.
-Simplistic, repetitive holes.
-Narrow Fairways, can lose sight of discs in unmowed grass.
-Automatic Park Gates might trap your car near or after dusk.
-Grounds have great potential that isn't tapped.
First Tee is located at 40.363095, -75.707836 on Google Maps, near Longview road. If someone is dropping you off, consider 40.364366, -75.708905 by Tee 3.
The entirety of park itself is something rather strange, like a little piece of perfection situated untouched and underutilized in a snowglobe or dollhouse. In my 4-5 hours there on 3 seperate visits, did not see a single soul there despite 3 massive parking lots. The main park area is generally well-kept, though.
Coming from Boyertown route 73, you'll want to ignore the first park entrance and go 300' feet further down the road into the lower level parking lot. At the end of the parking lot, on the left side, will be a trail by the flagpole 40.360651, -75.704291. Take that until you get to a 3-way intersection with a park bench, turn right. At the end of that, will finally be a sign for disc golf. Turn left.
If you take the trail at 40.360505, -75.703972, you will think you are descending into the Blair Witch Woods and it will be even steeper. That way and a right turn in the woods will eventually take you to the bottom of the course.
Tees, Fairways, and Baskets for Holes 1&2 hug the trail and are basically the same straight shot. Holes 8&9 are nearly identical, just on the other side of the walkway. Hole 3 is down the hill, with the basket being behind the row of trees on the right side of the path. Holes 4, 5, 6 are in a baseball diamond like formation on the grass. Hole 7 is back up the hill with the basket being near tee 3.
There are no teepads, just posts, but the condition of the grass nearby is immaculate, no bare dirt, indicating not enough people play here to necessitate it.
The grass is tolerable in the late fall/winter but in the summer the fairways were pretty narrow and the rest of the field was overgrown.
Right now the course is more frustrating for what it could be rather than what it is, since poor 9-hole Disc courses crammed in tight spaces are a dime a dozen. This park has twice the square acreage of Boyertown, mostly unused and unfrequented, great scenic potential and already has an asphalt path that winds the entire grounds.
If the course were to be redone and/or expanded, it would be absolutely no loss if all the current holes were razed and almost everything moved into the woods. It could be amazing and still far away enough from the park proper. The grounds has the potential to become a star regional course but right now makes nearly zero use of it.
Right now, it's only suitable as a practice course for locals within a 10 minute distance.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
A quite secluded course with a great view
Pros: Its a small course so I will give it a small review: If you are looking for a nice walk, a great view, and something that is secluded and quite, then this is a fun quick and non stressful course for you.
Cons: Don't go to this course if your looking for a challenge, different shots, different kind of holes. Yes, the 1/4 mile walk to the first hole isn't fun especially going back to your car because its all uphill, but just relax and enjoy nature.
Other Thoughts: Overall, go to this course with low expectations and an open mind, and enjoy this course for what it is; A quite secluded course with a great view. I cant wait to go back when I just want to get away for an hour or 2.
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Very nice park with nice paved path for walking.
Cons: I will try to make this short as my goal is to keep players informed of how bad this course is. First off, you have to walk about a mile to get to the first tee. Every shot is filled with high grass that you will likely loss a disc or 2 in.
Other Thoughts: This might be the worst place I've ever played. The best part about it is that it is located 5 mins from Boyertown Park.
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Not That Bad
Pros: Nice baskets in a well-maintained park. Course is separate from the other park activities so no interference. Has some elevation change. Locals were very friendly. Navigation is obvious (no map needed). Sign
at parking lot direct you to correct path to course. Easy to get to off Route 73.
Cons: No obstacles; no hole over 319 feet; no tee pads; teeing area is close to previous basket. One tee position, one pin position per hole.
Other Thoughts: Nothing special but certainly not a bad place to get a few throws in. Good for the locals to practice. Not crowded so proximity of baskets and tees not really a problem. I am probably biased because I nearly aced #6 in my only round here.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 1 Not
Safari and/or glow possibilities. Room to expand/re-design.
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.
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) ...
5 of 6 people found this review helpful.
11 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.
11 of 12 people found this review helpful.
6 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.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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