First time playing Disc Golf. My wife and I played the front 9. First hole is along the tree line behide the baseball field. Holes 2-8 are in a large clearing in the woods. Plenty of trees to throw around, but also open enough that you don't have to trek into the thick woods to find your disc when its thrown off target.
Hole 9 was on a woodchip covered trail, longer and narrower then the other fairways.
We can't wait to go back and try the full 18.
This is a nice, mostly wooded course. It's fairly small, with many holes zigzagging back and forth in a small area, but even so there is enough variety to make it interesting. The front nine giveth and the back nine taketh away. Almost like two separate courses- the front is short and easy, the back long and challenging. Dogs seem to be welcome, which is nice. One of only 3 courses (with Topsfield and Easton) that are fairly close to Boston.
Very little in the way of signage, so take a picture of the course map (posted at the first tee) if you want to avoid confusion during play.
Pros: Only course in the local area, quiet and uncrowded, good baskets, great to introduce beginners as front nine is pitch and putt 100-200ft holes, back nine is a reasonable challenge for most players with one par 4 (#11), some tight lanes and a few technical shots needed.
Cons: Teeboxes on back nine are way too short and are "boxed in", short holes for the most part but you can still use drivers on a few and reach the basket for birdie attempts (all except #11, unless you can throw 400ft down a dogleg), no signage for each hole except a small post indicating distance (some missing)
Other Thoughts: This is the closest course to Lowell, where I live so I play it often as a practice course. With some more development this could be a really nice course. In order of importance, here are the things I'd improve: 1) Signs for each hole at each tee, as well as some nicer directional signs. 2) Improved tee boxes on the back nine, coupled with some alternate tee placements throughout the course for a more challenging course would be a great upgrade. 3) Removal of some of the dense underbrush in some areas, but leaving it in others where it provides good risk/reward for good/errant shots.
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