PostHeaderIcon Wells Branch Disc Golf Course Signage and Hole-by-Hole Layout

The course signage at Wells Branch provides useful information on both the kiosk as well as the signs at each tee box. Besides looking good, the signs add to the course skill challenge by officially stating the out-of-bounds (OB) for each hole on the course. Many holes that were once easy birdies now use the trail as an OB line, making Wells Branch a good place to work on your short game accuracy. Will you score the easy birdie on hole #11, or go OB and end up with a 4, 5, or even a 6?

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Kiosk

The Kiosk provides an overview of the course, park hours (5 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily), park rules, and disc golf rules. The kiosk also displays what poison ivy looks like and the holes where players may need to look out for poison ivy.

Wells Branch Course Kiosk Wells Branch Course Kiosk

Hole #1

This hole shoots from an open fairway into a grove of trees by the basket. In the short position, a birdie might be a regular occurrence, but the long basket location requires a long and low shot that can be challenging even for experienced players.

Wells Branch Hole #1 Wells Branch Hole #1

Hole #2

After the first hole's wide-open fairway, the second hole requires an accurate drive through several sections of trees. A good straight drive may lead to a birdie, but the long position places an additional row of guardian trees before the basket.

Wells Branch Hole #2 Wells Branch Hole #2

Hole #3

Use the low water crossing to reach tee box #3 by the wall of the maintenance area. The trail is OB on the left and the creek is OB on the right. While the fairway for hole #1 was wide open and #2 straight and narrow,, hole #3 requires you to throw either left or right around several trees in the middle of the fairway and then land in the narrow putting area with a water backdrop. Potential to lose a stroke (and maybe your disc) is high on this hole. I advise bringing a collapsable pole to help retrieve your disc from water.

Wells Branch Hole #3 Wells Branch Hole #3

Hole #4

The longest hole at WB, #4 provides a chance to stretch your arm while making a birdie three or maybe the rare eagle 2 opportunity for the short location. However,  the long location adds 70 ft. that make it  difficult to score a birdie 3 unless you make two great first drives. The fairway alternates between open, then wooded, then open, then wooded, leading to lost distance and strokes when you kit a tree. Get lucky! If you know how to throw a roller, try it out.

Wells Branch Hole #4 Wells Branch Hole #4

Hole #5

This fairway is short and wide open, This is your chance for an easy birdie or ace compared to the first four holes. The short location is very short, but beware going left down the slope to the water. Sometimes, its not easy to take a little off your drive. Remember, eveyone else is getting a birdie, so the pressure is on. You HAVE to make this one.

Wells Branch Hole #5 Wells Branch Hole #5

Hole #6

The Wells Branch Disc Golf Course is good at taking short holes and making them hard. This downhill shot leads to the creek if you throw too hard. There's water to the left and bushes to the right, making this short shot one that requires acuracy as well as control of the pace of the disc.

Wells Branch Hole #6 Wells Branch Hole #6

Hole #7

Cross the creek to get to the tee box for #7. (A formal low-water crossing will be built in fall 2013.) You'll be shooting through a fairly wide tree-lined opening, across a small creek, and up the hlll. The long position also requires you to go over the split rail fence and a drainage ditch to reach the basket on the far bank of the drainage ditch. Watch out for the 4-ft high poison ivy behind the long basket location.

Wells Branch Hole #7 Wells Branch Hole #7

Hole #8

This hole is fairly straighforward. Two large trees guard the front of the basket on left and right. You should make a birdie here if your drive goes where you want it.

Wells Branch Hole #8 Wells Branch Hole #8

Hole #9

After hole #8, cross the bridge and walk north on the trail to reach tee #9. Check the sign to see that the path is OB to the left and the creek OB to the right. This is a short hole with a big chance of going out-of-bounds if you aren't careful.

Wells Branch Hole #9 Wells Branch Hole #9

Hole #10

This fairway requires a low, dogleg-right drive to get to unser the treeline to the basket. Water is OB along the right side of the fairway, bringing a bogey into play if you are not careful. Be sure to consult the signage, because this is the one hole where the trail and beyond is NOT OB. (To prevent creek bank erosion, there is no trail OB, as that would have encouraged players to throw more towards the creek.)

Wells Branch Hole #10 Wells Branch Hole #10

Hole #11

This hole shares a tee box with #12. This hole, once one of the easiest on the course, is now more difficult due to the trail and beyond being OB on the right and the creek and beyond OB on the left. This hole, once an easy birdie, can lead to a 6 if you throw OB to the right, have to retee and then throw OB again.

Wells Branch Hole #11 Wells Branch Hole #11

Hole #12

This hole, in its short position leads to the most number of hole-in-ones on the course. The elevated tee box lets you drive across the creek to the bank on the far side, with very little obstruction between you and the basket. However, if you go left, right, too short, or too long, you will encounter bushes and the creek that can lead to a par or worse score.

Wells Branch Hole #12 Wells Branch Hole #12

Hole #13

Hole 13 isn't just unlucky because of the number; it is lined with poison ivy on both sides of the fairway. People lose more discs in the trees on this hole than anywhere else on the course. Follow the wooded path to the tee box and then keep your shot straight and low to the basket, which is perched on the side of a drainage ditch. The sloped basket placement makes for some fun rolls on missed putts.

Wells Branch Hole #13 Wells Branch Hole #13

Hole #14

The Par 4 Hole #14 is the second-longest hole on the course. The hole has a narrow tee box requiring an accurate tee shot out the chute, across a gully, below overhanging tree branches, and then another 200 ft. towards the basket. The left side of the fairway has thick trees in the area a right-handers' shot may land, and the right side of the fairway has creek lining it. Alternate basket locations are on either side of the fairway.

Wells Branch Hole #14 Wells Branch Hole #14

Hole #15

Hole #15 has a narrow fairway and drives can easily be snagged by the trees on the left and right side of the fairway. A creek lines the right side of the fairway. The next teebox (#16) is just to the right of this basket, so be sure to let the group ahead of you tee off before throwing.

Wells Branch Hole #15 Wells Branch Hole #15

Hole #16

Hole 16 is a short, straight shot with trees and bushes on the left and water on the far right. Accuracy on the straight shot will be rewarded.

Wells Branch Hole #16 Wells Branch Hole #16

Hole #17

Hole 17 has a single target location nestled in the trees. Trail and beyond is OB on the right. Be safe and throw your disc only when the trail is free of pedestrians and bicyclists.

Wells Branch Hole #17 Wells Branch Hole #17

Hole #18

Hole 18 is a short dogleg left. The A position is on the left side of the peninsula and a short shot left or a long shot will find the water OB. The B position is on the right side of the trail in the open, but a long shot may still skip OB. The trail and beyond is not OB on this hole, but you can always play it OB to add challenge.

Wells Branch Hole #18 Wells Branch Hole #18