6 Helpful / 3 Not
good ol' statesville
Pros: well i live right down the road, and this was my first course to play on several years ago, the front nine is great for beginners because its very open through hole 3 then it gets pretty tough, concrete pads are new, maps on the holes are easy to follow(on the front 9)
Cons: the rough(OB) and fairways are horribly taken care of, its like throwing your disc into a briar patch over and over, back 9 is challenging, but a pain in the *** to walk through due to the low, low ,low maintnance, hole 16 is almost a dangerous slope to have to get to the fairway at the bottom(due to almost no walkway), please be careful
i'm not positive on the hole, i believe it to be 13, has a basket missing, most likely a theft. but has been missing for months.
6 of 9 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: great signage (for holes)
good mix of open and wooded
Cons: No signage to direct you to next hole
Terrible condition of course, especially back nine, overgrowth everywhere
Very little risk reward
missing a basket on back nine
too hard to get from front to back 9
not much use of elevation change
Other Thoughts: The only reason this even got a 1.5 is because of the signage and condition of front 9. My wife and I played this on our vacation and were extremely disapointed. To have such a nice park and facility and let it go the way they have. I think the whole course needs to be redesigned and maintained better. Would not recomend to anyone.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Almost two completely different 9 hole courses. Front nine open and easy. Back nine narrow and much more difficult. Never crowded.
Cons: Kind of a junky park. Front and back nine are not located next to each other and there is a long walk between them. A few holes on the back nine have less than ideal layout and could be tweaked to provide better flow. Doesn't get played much so many over hanging limps and narrow fairways.
1 of 3 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 8 Not
C = As average as the come
Pros: What I personally like and how this course stacks up:
1) Holes with good risk/reward -- B+
2) Holes that have rewarding birdie opportunities -- C
3) More wooded than open - lots of variety of shots required caused by hole shape and topography -- B
4) Natural beauty (Appalachian beauty preferred) and seclusion -- C
5) Multi-shot holes with defined landing zones, good risk/reward and multiple options to play them -- NA
Other Thoughts: I ranked this course subjectively based on my own personal enjoyment factor...more accurately my "personal addiction factor". Since I have played a decent number of courses (115 18-hole, 50 9-hole as of early 2009), my hope is that players/explorers who have similar tastes will find my ratings list helpful as they chose courses to play and explore.
Over time, I expect to fill some of my reviews in with more descriptive verbiage...if what I say adds anything to what has already been written. For now, my list is more important to me than the verbiage of my reviews.
I fully expect others with different tastes/philosophies to disagree with me. See my profile for my rating philosophy.
5 of 13 people found this review helpful.
9 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Course offers a great selection of shots and a good variety of open and wooded holes. Front Nine is mainly in the open but offers some fun holes, the back nine is mainly wooded but has nicely shaped fairways. The back nine also makes great use of elevation. Getting from one tee to the next is very easy to navigate and starts and ends in the parking lot.
Cons: Overgrowth is pretty bad on some holes and you can use up quite a bit of time searching for discs. You also have to drive from the front nine parking lot to a different parking area for the back nine. Lack of facilities.
Other Thoughts: This course would easily score much higher if the parking and overgrowth issues were fixed. I think its worth taking a trip to play as it is an enjoyable course in a nice park.
9 of 11 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: This will be a very good course, with the growth and up keep continues. There are many holes that are challenging, with hard left an right turns and lots of overgrowth. The back 9 has some tough basket placement but with some well placed thumbers and overhands you can get there. There is a good mix of open, closed tunel, and open sky over and around tree holes.
Cons: Some of the growth needs to be trimed yet. There needs to be additional arrow signs to let you know where the next hole is and areas you want to throw to to be able to dog leg into the woods. It has the feel of 2 different courses and a bridge needs to be made so you don't have to drive around to the back 9.
Other Thoughts: This course uses much of the utilities right of way so I would be concerned on how offten it will get cut. There is supose to be a way you can play the course without driving. Play 1-5 after 5 cross the creek on the pipe and play 16-18 then 10-15; cross back over the pipe and play 6-9. I did not know this till I was on 10 and meet some regs. I was told that on Sundays ther is an mixed doubles. It can be VERY good with a little more work.
5 of 7 people found this review helpful.
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