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Old 06-11-2014, 07:09 PM
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Northeast Park in Gibsonville, NC

There are 9 new holes being put in at Northeast Park in Gibsonville. At the moment these holes seem to still be under construction. Currently I would call holes 2-4 unplayable because they are cut out of extremely dense woods and are totally overgrown by waist high grass and weeds. Number 8 is about 700 ft, is also tough to navigate, and still needs more work too.

Can someone give a status update on the new 9 holes?
Who designed these holes? Was Russel Schwarz involved in designing these holes too?

Oh yeah, the score cards that the park provides for the original 18 say "Crooked Creek". Does anyone every use that name for this course?
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Old 06-11-2014, 07:14 PM
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I sure hope those 9 holes are better than the original 18.
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Old 06-11-2014, 07:27 PM
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Pretty sure its more russell
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Old 06-11-2014, 07:30 PM
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Can someone give a status update on the new 9 holes?
Who designed these holes? Was Russel Schwarz involved in designing these holes too?
First cut is done, Baskets are in although they shouldn't be and the tee pads are in. I was out there a few days ago but nothing has changed.
Yes Russel Schwartz designed these holes.
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Old 06-11-2014, 07:33 PM
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Personally I feel that these are some of his best work so far, tho not a fan of hole 2.
It makes me think that the tee pad is in the wrong spot. I'll have to bug Russel about it next time he's up here in town.
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Old 06-11-2014, 07:35 PM
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Also hole 8 was discussed in another thread but I think New 18 is going to need major clearing otherwise alot of shots are going to end up in the basketball court from people throwing to the right to avoid the mess down below.
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Old 06-11-2014, 07:49 PM
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I live ~15 mins from Northeast. Played it once. Once. Couldn't see a reason to go back. Since then, I know Gibsonville Parks and Rec is no longer associated with it. Don't know if that's good or bad, but I know when I played the course it felt incomplete and untended. I remember muddy, cruddy tees and chest high waves of disc-eating grass. Has any of that changed? Because if not, I'm not going back anytime soon.
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Old 06-11-2014, 08:18 PM
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The hole 7 tee was my favorite spot of the new 9 holes! With a soothing stream and picturesque boulders I would love to spend time just relaxing there. The uphill drive is in nice woods too.
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Old 06-12-2014, 12:45 PM
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Also hole 8 was discussed in another thread but I think New 18 is going to need major clearing otherwise alot of shots are going to end up in the basketball court from people throwing to the right to avoid the mess down below.
My bro went out there the other day and feels the same way. I'm thinking about heading out there Saturday to check it out myself.
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Old 06-12-2014, 12:53 PM
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Also hole 8 was discussed in another thread but I think New 18 is going to need major clearing otherwise alot of shots are going to end up in the basketball court from people throwing to the right to avoid the mess down below.
For sure safety is another important issue. You sure don't want to go left! It is disc eating rough in there, so smart players will err by going to the right, into the basketball court if they can't throw dead straight (and don't have enough self control to throttle back and throw a straight fairway driver or mid).
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