-- Nothing in the disc golf world like it. NOTHING
. Armed with everything you've ever read about the Flyboy experience and you STILL won't be able to appreciate all the joy, hospitality, and wondrousness that IS the FBA experience. Truly unique and impossible to touch for the entirety of what this place represents.
2. Stoney Hill
-- Incredible variety, numerous layouts, fantastic property, hospitality, private, unique, beautiful, and very well maintained. The Sauls do an excellent job of making you feel like it's YOUR course, only for you, and with all the extra little bits of challenge and escape that only a private course can offer.
3. Bradford Park
-- My favorite public course in the Charlotte area. Fantastically well-kept, two sets of tee pads, excellent signage, ease of navigation, and the feel of being on a private course, which is often impossible to achieve with a public park. The course never really comes into play with the rest of the park or anyone else there, unless there's a very large softball or soccer tourney. A great blend of left, right, up, down, short, long, etc.
4. Elk Mountain
-- Two courses on site -- one is an incredibly challenging definition of mountain disc golf, the other a less intimidating course near the lodge. Both are BEAUTIFUL, and offer the private discing experience, scenic views, formidable challenges, and so many extras that add to the experience -- brewery on site, wine tastings/vineyard, trout fishing, camping in any way you could choose(cabin, tent, yert, B&B), ropes courses, fine food at the lodge and a sweet pro shop -- connected to the brewery! That and an incredible staff and family that run the show.
5. Grand Central Station
-- Excellent use of the terrain to give big downhill shots, threaded woods par 4s, and water crossings. Nothing else on site(for now) -- feels like a private course, you won't be worried about hitting sunbathers/mountain bikers/kids getting away from the monkey bars/soccer moms who've lost their way/ etc. Great signage from Plays It Forward, challenge and variety.