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Old 01-25-2013, 11:53 AM
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Stumpy Creek :-) Ashe County, but come in the spring/summer so you get the full punishment, You could come down 81 and hit the blue ridge then do Sugaree, Ashe County, work across RT40 courses to Glenn C Hilton then Stumpy Creek. Then the same old boring Charlotte courses :-) Then head up 85 to Raleigh and go home up along the coast.
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Old 01-25-2013, 11:55 AM
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It really depends on what time of year that you are coming. The mountains have some good courses, but who wants to deal with cold and snow when other parts of the state are 15-20 degrees warmer.

IMO, the best course down here this time of year is just across the state line in Tenn, down out of the mountains & easily accessible from 1-81. Harmon Hills.
Massive golf...your kind of place...with Fossil Hill right next door.

Then hit Mars Hill & Richmond Hill crossing into NC on 26.

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Old 01-25-2013, 12:28 PM
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It really depends on what time of year that you are coming. The mountains have some good courses, but who wants to deal with cold and snow when other parts of the state are 15-20 degrees warmer.

IMO, the best course down here this time of year is just across the state line in Tenn, down out of the mountains & easily accessible from 1-81. Harmon Hills.
Massive golf...your kind of place...with Fossil Hill right next door.

Then hit Mars Hill & Richmond Hill crossing into NC on 26.
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then head east on 40 and hit Morganton, hickory then 77n and try Yadkinville they have one public and 4 PRIVATE
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Old 01-25-2013, 12:40 PM
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Best courses in Eastern NC (since you are going to be there)
Castle Hayne
Glenburnie in New Bern (PDGA event there this weekend, so sure to be in top shape - IMHO, this is the most underated course in NC).
Barnet Park in Kinston
West Meadowbrook in Greenville

Zebulon is a great course and is on the eastern tip of the central part of the state.
Good call, Robert.

Those would be my choices, as well, for eastern NC, and in nearly the same order. I'd go Castle Hayne > Glenburnie > Zebulon* > West Meadowbrook** > Barnet Park***.

* I'd say Zebulon is on the western tip of the eastern part of the state.

** There is currently some construction (underground pipeline) going on a The Meadow. It's playable but torn up in places. Should be ok in a month or so.

*** Barnet front nine is excellent! Back nine is "not too shabby".
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Old 01-25-2013, 12:42 PM
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Hidden Gem, Village of Pinehurst DGC...off of Chickenplant Rd. Stan McDaniel designed. concrete pads, long and short.
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Old 01-25-2013, 01:14 PM
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I know its sacrilege and alienates 90% of the dgcr members from NC but I'd like to know what are the best/top courses not in the Queen City Region. A top 10 would be nice maybe include some homegrowns....anything but the same old Charlotte Drivel we always hear.....I'm heading down to NC again and will hit Charlotte (I'm curious bout RL Smith and Bradford and want another crack at the biggies but would like to hit the less talked about gems from coast to mountains.

Let me prerube you here......use the map. Set if for courses rated >4.0 and 125 mile radius.

Click on the east side of the state (centered around Raleigh) and you come up with:
Castle Hayne
Farm Life
Buckhorn
Fox Chase

Click on the west side (Asheville) and come up with:
Glenn C Hilton
Ashe County
Sugaree
Elk Mountain
Richmond Hill

Go to 3.5 rated and up and you'll add 20 or so additional courses.

My personal recommendations:
One place you want to make sure you hit is Well Spring & Cedarock in Burlington, NC - beautiful and secluded courses in the same park.
I also have Yadkinville rated at A+/5.0 for my tastes - it gets hammered in the ratings for navigation/signage and tee pads, but it is an amazingly good and varied course that hits the sweet spot of fun and challenge for a medium power Blue level player.

IMO, Zebulon & Stumpy Creek are not overly enjoyable courses as around half the holes on each of them are pretty bleh. Legit courses, but not worth going out of your way for.
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Old 01-25-2013, 01:17 PM
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I would check with Robert Leonard aka _MTL_
He's apparently pretty much the expert on disc golf in NC, and from what he says, he himself designed the best course in NC, a temporary called Forest Hills.
haha surely he did not say that about forest hills?!? I mean yea its a solid WIDE open course but has NO elevation change, scenic factor (unless you like watching thug nastys drive by bumbing in their hummers) and its a temp course! Hybrid Hills is THE only temp course that comes halfway close to the likes of Sugaree and Ashe.. I like Simple Pleasures MUCH more than forest hills, and you know Im not biased
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Old 01-25-2013, 01:19 PM
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Old 01-25-2013, 01:44 PM
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Let me prerube you here......use the map. Set if for courses rated >4.0 and 125 mile radius.

Click on the east side of the state (centered around Raleigh) and you come up with:
Castle Hayne
Farm Life
Buckhorn
Fox Chase

Click on the west side (Asheville) and come up with:
Glenn C Hilton
Ashe County
Sugaree
Elk Mountain
Richmond Hill

Go to 3.5 rated and up and you'll add 20 or so additional courses.

My personal recommendations:
One place you want to make sure you hit is Well Spring & Cedarock in Burlington, NC - beautiful and secluded courses in the same park.
I also have Yadkinville rated at A+/5.0 for my tastes - it gets hammered in the ratings for navigation/signage and tee pads, but it is an amazingly good and varied course that hits the sweet spot of fun and challenge for a medium power Blue level player.

IMO, Zebulon & Stumpy Creek are not overly enjoyable courses as around half the holes on each of them are pretty bleh. Legit courses, but not worth going out of your way for.
Yadkinville's pads and tee signs are way adequate now. People need to focus on more recent reviews than older ones.
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Old 01-25-2013, 02:01 PM
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IMO, Zebulon & Stumpy Creek are not overly enjoyable courses as around half the holes on each of them are pretty bleh. Legit courses, but not worth going out of your way for.
Everyone has their own opinion, but I loved Stumpy Creek and it's close to I-77.
Definitely in my NC top ten that you have not played.
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