4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Collins Park DGC plays mostly around the periphery of and occasionally through a small town park. The course is surprisingly technical given the modest surroundings, using the woods that surround the park to create some tight shots and well-guarded pins. Elevation is a significant factor on numerous holes, turning the tightly-laned tunnel shot on 4 into a challenging downhill drive and spicing up numerous approaches and putts through some hillside pin placements. 6 sports a raised tee that gives a different feel to an otherwise largely open drive. The terrain's features are thusly utilized well throughout the course in an effort that maximizes technical challenge despite the land's limitations. A few more open holes create an impressive mix of environments relative to the short 9-hole layout.
Hole distances feel somewhat more expansive and varied than how they look on paper owing to the aforementioned effective use of elevation.
The course is well-signed, helping greatly with navigation.
Cons: In addition to the general limitations of a short-ish 9 hole course in a small town park, this course's technical leanings make for a bit of an odd mix: many holes are far too hard to be considered suitable for beginners, but the dense rough and occasionally awkward shots make many such holes less rewarding and more annoying for experienced players. Between the rough and some of the more drastic elevation changes, there's a real threat of losing a disc on a few holes. This can reasonably deter you from attempting otherwise interesting shots. It's a hard course to recommend for, say, breaking up a long drive when you could easily end up hunting for your disc.
The course and surrounding area is a touch rough around the edges.
Other Thoughts: An interestingly technical short course that may or may not be worth a visit depending on how adverse you are to ending up hunting through some rough.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 2 Not
Great course to play
Pros: I have played this course many times and love it. There is a great variety with 6 wooded holes and 3 open holes. There is also a good variety of different kind of shots, this course has really helped me develop my game. To have a great score you must have a good hyzer, anhyzer or flick, and an overhead shot is helpful. There is a beautiful downhill shot on hole 4 which is my favorite hole. There is a tough uphill shot on hole 5. There is a short anhyzer mando on hole 3, and then there is a long open field on hole 6. Hole 7 is very difficult, long and narrow. The course is well maintained and the baskets and signage are nice. This course is also nice that it has actual tee pads and not just natural grass tees. There are a couple great fields near the start to practice your throws and do some field work. The practice basket is very nice and in a great area. The course map is very nice and the fact that the course has an Ace board and QR codes to scan for the map is very nice. This course has a great variety and is a fun course to play that will challenge your game and help you grow. I definitely recommend checking this course out.
Cons: There are a few hills on this course that can be tiring sometimes. The course can get slick near the first couple of holes especially after it rains very hard so just be careful and watch for that and you will be fine. Be careful not to lose discs to the far left on hole 6 and to the far right on hole 8.
2 of 4 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 5 Not
Oak Hill WV - Collins Park
Pros: Nice public park in Oak Hill. Near a 6 mile rail to trail path. New equipment on a relatively new course.
Cons: 6 holes were in thick forests with 15 feet of twisting clearing. Not really a course to use your skills as much as random tree hitting.
0 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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