A nice course with scope for more
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Pros: Location: Close to good transport links (Lichfield has 2 train stations and the bus station is easily walkable too).
On street parking is also available, as well as a large carpark which shoulders the course, however this did appear to be full when I played.
Developed Course: Set on an already established golf course, there are plenty of nasty pockets of woodland that need to be avoided. Each hole is well laid out around these areas.
Cons: Pay to Play: I did feel that £8 was a little steep, however I can see the positives of having staff onsite constantly
Very samey: The course does get quite repetitive ---> concrete tee, 2 bunkers on the left and right front of the golf green, with the foot golf hole on one side and the disc basket on the other. The sides for Footgolf and DiscGolf do swap over and there are the occasional holes where the basket is behind the green.
Tee pads: The mix of concrete and astro turf was just a soggy mess on my visit and not suitable for throwing from. However it is then difficult to find a flat throw as most tee pads are built up as so you could find yourself throwing from an upslope or having to give away 4 meters to get a flat throw.
Other Thoughts: I enjoyed the use of the undulation on the course. Some holes seem deceptively shorter than they are, and some trees can look deceptively close, but they you will find that you don't even reach them.
Really like hole 15 (despite scoring a 7), as its the only semi dogleg on the course.
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Fun and deceptively long
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Pros: Beautifully Maintained
Dedicated Sporting area
Lovely park and great potential
Easy transport links and good facilities in the park.
Center town location
Pay to play - pro for me
Cons: Designed by a non disc golfer - for the most part it is still fun but lacks the challenge and touch of an experienced designer
Current tees are really for golf and not usable for disc golf.
Will get congested as it shares the area with golf and footgolf
Needs a short set of tees for beginners.
Pay to play - con for many!
Other Thoughts: I was pleasantly surprised by this course. I wasn;t expecting much being one of the first to play it and after talking to the ranger and finding they had installed themselves without any oversight from a disc golfers let alone course designer!
Despite that I was immediately impressed by hole one (one of the better on the course.) It asked for a tight turnover line for a RHBH player with trees guarding right and left, slightly uphill it felt a good birdie to get and was fun to throw.
From there on out I enjoyed each hole we came to.
the issue is many holes become a bit samey, the features on the course aren't always best used (if used at all) there are a couple of flow issues and a couple of potential safety issues and the holes whilst longish aren't really challenging, it's kind of a pitch and putt even though some of the holes were pushing 120 meters with trees.
However it was still better than some courses put in by paid designers and I had a great time playing, I'll definitely play again. With some input in tee positions before they are finialised (course was still a work in progress we played off from behind the golf tees) there could be a fantastic course here of a good standard Blue level design.
I found it deceptively long, on the first run through we were often reaching for the putter and landing 10/15 meters short on what turned out to be 100 meter plus holes, having expected to ace run them.
There is incredible scope for this course and it could be a game changer for the UK with its superb location.
If the council embrace this and take on some advice this could easily be a 4 star course.
If you are around the area bring your discs!
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