Great short course
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: To be honest, wasn't expecting a lot out for this course. The reviews were okay, but nothing said this was a 'must play' course. But within a few holes I was really grinning and digging the course. I personally think this is one of the very best courses to LEARN this game I've ever played.
It's not all that tricky, and with the lack of under brush, very forgiving. A new player should be able to shoot some respectable scores, Intermediate players shoot a few down and advanced players beat it like a drum. And that's what I like. The new player should be able to air out most of their drives and upshot for par. Intermediate and advanced should park most baskets. I'm of average power and even after coming off a grueling round at Harmon Hill, I was still able to park most of them.
But where this park comes into its own is with the new (not TRUE beginner, but someone's who's been playing a few months). I think the mix of right/left is about 55-45. So with the forgiving fairways, the newbie can start practicing forehands, working on long backhand drives. This will lead to somewhat challenging upshots. And that's what newbies need - a test that won't destroy them. And then as they progress, the birds start to fall and the confidence rise.
Another great feature of this course is the benches and picnic tables on all the holes (picnic on most holes). That can make for a really easy round of golf. Play a few holes, break out the cards and play some poker...win-win!
And this course is by far the easiest to navigate I think I've ever played. Stevie Wonder could navigate this one blindfolded and find his way around.
Also enough elevation to help build up a sweat.
Additional kudos to having this course being 2 9-hole loops. Always loved to be able to play a quick 9 and be back at the car.
Cons: Not many...this course is sandwiched between two sets of ball fields so people traipse between them, not really paying attention. I almost nailed a few folks who I didn't see.
And there a couple of holes they could have removed one more tree and made it much better. Hole 9 (over ravine) is a great hole except the stupid tree they left dead center halfway down. If they thought a tree made the hole tougher, should have left a dozen. That would have been REALLY tough! Take the tree out, move the basket far right/left and you have a signature hole. Now, I digged the rope leading down/up, that was a nice touch.
Same thing on 14 (I think). Y'all left a tree right off the tee pad , dead center of the fairway so you have to throw around it. Doesn't make it tougher, makes it stupidier (think that's a word). Take out the freaking tree and make a better basket placement. Not a bad hole, could be much better.
Other Thoughts: Lastly, lots and lots and lots of disc dinging rocks! Apparently a titanium buzz isn't as strong as titanium, despite the name. Had a few skips that dinged the crap out of it.
Great course to build your game on. Lefty holes, righty holes, uphill holes, downhill...the whole enchilada. Why not give it a 4 or better? Just not that difficult for experienced players. But a dang good course nonetheless.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: This was the first time I ever played disc golf. Had a great time time. I think its an easy course.
Other Thoughts: Its sad that vandals cut the hand rail saftey ropes. Unfortunately this website does not like my review. Its too short. It doesn't want to post it.
0 of 4 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 1 Not
It will keep you honest
Pros: Good Technical Course. The cedar trees are gorgeous. A few ace run holes are always fun. GPS took me right the the parking lot to hole one. Good signage and easy to find the next basket. There were trash cans at every tee pad and benches everywhere. Very well maintained.
Cons: It was pretty muddy when I played. I kept having to scrape mud off my boots. There were some construction areas that are eyesores now, but will be nice. I wish there were at least one long open hole to get a good rip on a disc.
Other Thoughts: Great course to visit while traveling through town.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
2nd ACE on 1st Game!
Pros: This course is an excellent mix of technical right, left and straight shots through thin woods. The signs were very informative and navigation issues were the last thing i had to worry about. Seems to be a nice club going on there too as it turns out my playing time ran into their bi-montly singles match (which i participated in). This course is will be great with a little time if some specific things are fixed. Not a real big chance of loosing a disc.
Cons: Not as many open holes and also not as many elevation changes as i would like. To make this course excellent and in the four range it needs some longer shots as well as one or two more open holes. Not many memorable holes.
Other Thoughts: My 1st time playing this course i hit an ace on hole 16 with a champion beast with a little flick action. One of the only holes im sure to remember from this course as the years pass.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Long, flat concrete teepads. Excellent signs at each tee, showing distance to basket, best flight path, location of next tee.
The next teepads were relatively close to the previous basket, and the flow was so natural, even a first-time visitor could probably get by without a map (and there is a map available online).
Wooded course, but minimal chance to lose a disc, due to lack of underbrush.
Two nine-hole loops. Practice basket. Large map at start.
Favourite hole #12: About 200' across open space, then subtle right turn after going through an opening through the trees into a small clearing.
Not much - Single teepad/basket.
Wooded course with very fair and defined throwing paths. Excellent mixture - about 1/3rd straight, 2/3rd doglegs, half of those to the right, half to the left. The sharpness of the turns also varied - some fairly sharp about halfway through the flight, others more subtle but closer to the basket. No overly guarded nor overly open basket locations - an excellent blend of features.
Holes range in distance from just under 200' to 333', with an average of ~265'.
About ten minutes from I81.
If you find yourself at a fork after entering the "park", with a business to your right, soccer fields ahead, and a large gravel parking lot to your left, you're 1/2 mile too far north. Go find the main parking lot, or park here, and start at #15.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Good Appalachain Disc Golf
Pros: Very technical, well maintained, good flow, Nice signs, some challenging and fun holes.
Cons: only a few big ripping drives. shorter course. sink holes, caves and such.
Other Thoughts: This is a great course. A good mix of shots, and a lot of fun.
1 of 3 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Cristmas in Mo-Town
Pros: Clean well laid out 18 hole course. Easy navagation. New Discatchers, tee signs & huge concrete pads. Beautiful trees & rock formations throughout. Practice basket next to new kids playground area. New trash cans everywhere. Next tee direction markers. Paved parking with large course map sign at entrance.
Cons: No benches. There are a couple sink holes on hole #7. One is filled with water. One is debri filled. These should be filled in with dirt or cleaned out. They could use a couple alternate pin & pad placements. There is a cave on hole #13. It could use a safety fence guarding the top to keep people from walking over the edge by mistake.
Other Thoughts: Loved the course. Will hit it again soon!
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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