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Postby Fritz » Sun Apr 15, 2007 1:15 pm

And New York, I might be going out east on business and was wondering if there are any courses close to the airport?
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Postby roadkill » Sun Apr 15, 2007 6:35 pm

Fritz,

By airport I take it you mean LaGuardia or Newark right?

I wouldn't say there's any courses that are close to either of these airports that I know of. There are courses about an hour from LaGuardia and maybe 40 minutes from Newark that may not be as close in proximity as you're looking for.

NJ
-Rutgers University Cook Campus (New Brunswick)
- Campgaw (Mahwah)
- Buzzy's Creek

NY
- Warwick

There are others in each state but they're an hour and a half to 3 hours away.
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Postby Fritz » Sun Apr 15, 2007 8:08 pm

Bummer. Yeah I'm heading to a company located in Perth Amboy, New Jersey.
So I'm not exactly sure where that is but that's where I'd be heading if I go out to visit with these guys on a project I'm working on.
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Postby roadkill » Sun Apr 15, 2007 8:42 pm

Well you're in a little better luck since you'll be in Perth Amboy. Rutgers in New Brunswick, NJ is a fun course and I'd estimate it's only about 10-12 miles from Perth Amboy. Depending on traffic and time of day possibly a 20-25 minute ride.

Here is a link to their local club's website http://www.discdevils.com/index.php . It looks like tues night at 6 is their random draw doubles round.

On their site there is a forum, schedule and a form to contact the site's administrator. I'd recommend trying to hook up with Bob Graham if possible. He's the nicest human being I've had the privilege of playing with. He's also an excellent golfer (986 rated).
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Postby Fritz » Sun Apr 15, 2007 9:19 pm

sweet! Can't wait to play there.
I've been dying to play some East Coast DG
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Postby Rob » Thu Apr 19, 2007 9:25 pm

I believe from where your working Warwick would be about a 2 hour drive. I would definately reccomend trying to make it out here. They say its the best course on the east coast. Two tees and two baskets on every hole and another 18 entirely in the woods. We call it Mecca around here and for good reason, its disc golf heaven. Ahh enough rambling about my home course let me know if you come out this way id be glad to play a round with you and show you the course.
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Postby Fritz » Thu Apr 19, 2007 11:18 pm

Hell yeah. One of my goals in DG is to play Warwick. I will rent a car, get on the turnpike and get my ass to Warwick. :)
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Postby ericdmb » Fri Apr 20, 2007 7:12 am

^^^ As you should - one of the 2 best courses I ever played! Tyler being the other - from where you are in NJ, I would bet that Tyler is closer than Warwick!
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Postby Fritz » Fri Apr 20, 2007 10:13 am

ericdmb wrote:^^^ As you should - one of the 2 best courses I ever played! Tyler being the other - from where you are in NJ, I would bet that Tyler is closer than Warwick!


Here is the PDGA site distances. 70 Miles Radius.
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Manalapan, New Jersey  07728, United States
Manalapan Recreation Center    7 miles (12 km)

New Brunswick, New Jersey  08901, United States
Rutgers, Douglass College    19 miles (31 km)

Brooklyn, New York  11215, United States
Prospect Park DGC    27 miles (44 km)

Bridgewater, New Jersey  08876, United States
Chimney Rock DGC    31 miles (50 km)

Liberty Corner, New Jersey  07938, United States
Harry Dunham Park    34 miles (55 km)

Newtown, Pennsylvania  18940, United States
Tyler State Park    42 miles (68 km)

Erwinna, Pennsylvania  18920, United States
Tinicum Park    50 miles (80 km)

Mahwah, New Jersey  07430, United States
Campgaw Reservation    54 miles (86 km)

Fort Washington, Pennsylvania  19034, United States
Fort Washington State Park DGC    58 miles (93 km)

West Milford, New Jersey  07480, United States
Browns Point/Buzzy's Creek    60 miles (96 km)

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania  19004, United States
Sedgley Woods (East Fairmount Park)    60 miles (97 km)

Tylersport, Pennsylvania  18971, United States
Salford Township Community Park    62 miles (100 km)

Quakertown, Pennsylvania  18951, United States
Nockamixon State Park    64 miles (102 km)

Franconia, Pennsylvania  18924, United States
Branchwood Park DGC    65 miles (105 km)

Mt. Kisco, New York  10549, United States
Leonard Park    67 miles (107 km)

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania  18015, United States
South Mountain Park    67 miles (109 km)

Warwick, New York  10990, United States
Brakewell Steel/Warwick    68 miles (109 km)

Center Valley, Pennsylvania  18034, United States
Ace Eight DGC at DeSales    69 miles (110 km)

Norwalk, Connecticut  06851, United States
Cranbury Park    70 miles (113 km)

Yorktown Heights, New York  10598, United States
FDR State Park    72 miles (116 km)
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Postby roadkill » Fri Apr 20, 2007 11:27 am

My favorite courses in that bunch are:

1. Warwick
2. Nockamixon
3. Rutgers
4. Tyler

Little Lehigh in Allentown should be less than 70 miles I don't know why it didn't appear in your search it has to be way closer than FT Washington or Sedgeley Woods.

Little Lehigh for me is up there among my favorites for this region. Very pretty and fun. It's also chock full of very fit young women!
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Postby roadkill » Fri Apr 20, 2007 11:37 am

Some of the distances in the pdga course directory make no sense to me. They have Little Lehigh listed at 72 miles from Perth Amboy (I would've guessed 50 miles) and Brandywine DGC (in Delaware) at 82 miles.

Perth Amboy is in N Jersey and LL in Allentown is in NE Penna how can a course in Delaware be only 10 miles further when Allentown is an hour drive from the DE border?
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Postby ericdmb » Fri Apr 20, 2007 1:36 pm

rutgers better than Tyler? :lol:
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Postby roadkill » Fri Apr 20, 2007 3:51 pm

ericdmb wrote:rutgers better than Tyler? :lol:


From the standard tees maybe not. But most of the time I've played Rutgers we played the Jam layout at the Jersey Jam. With the extended tees, the pond holes added and the little dinkers omitted, the Jam version of Rutgers is fantastic. But even without the pond holes, I'd rather play Rutgers since the flow is much better. Tyler has one of the worst flows I've ever played. If you play 18, you have that long walk back to the p-lot. Once you play the first three holes it is not really feasible to run back to the car for water, bug spray, towels, first aid, etc etc. I'm not trying to dis Tyler as it is a decent course but I wouldn't count it among the elite courses in the country.

There seems to be a disconnect between Tyler locals and golfers from the rest of the east coast. Those who play Tyler frequently usually count it as one of the best courses they've ever played. Golfers from central PA, MD and DE tend to hold a lesser view of it. I've heard many golfers say the reason they don't attend the Yetter is because they don't like Tyler. For me I think it has better course design in the shorter pins but when put in the C pins the integrity of the fairways break down. My personal taste also prefers more balance between open and wooded holes. Tyler has 23 wooded holes and 4 open holes. My personal preference would be closer to a 14 and 13 mix, or at the very least 18 and 9 mix.

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Postby jist313 » Fri Apr 20, 2007 8:14 pm

You definitely got to go to Warwick! Although it will be a hike to get there; it's worth every minute. If you go to Rutgers meet someone there to show you the good layouts. I can play the short layout in 15 minutes if I hurry, otherwise no more than 30 minute rounds. Tyler is a great course and can challenge virtually anyone's game. It has a 27 hole layout. Tyler has three pin settings for each hole. It is long and tightly wooded; few open holes. There are restrooms and water fountains at various places during the round. Because of some of the long par 5 C pins, some walks from hole to the next tee can be 400ft. I would say check Tyler out and see for yourself (of course I would say that because it is my home course). Any number of us can show you around many of the different courses.

Here are a few of the links for DG around the northeast. Enjoy!

http://www.nynjdiscgolf.com/
http://www.bcdga.com/
http://www.discdevils.com/index.php
http://www.lvdiscgolf.org/main/
http://www.bearclaws.org/den/
http://www.sedgleywoods.org/
http://ddg.homestead.com/
http://www.madisc.org/
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Postby marmoset » Sat May 31, 2008 3:23 pm

roadkill wrote:
ericdmb wrote:rutgers better than Tyler? :lol:


From the standard tees maybe not. But most of the time I've played Rutgers we played the Jam layout at the Jersey Jam.


Is the Jersey Jam layout available online? I have played Rutgers a bunch of times and I would love to play the longer tees if I knew where they were...
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