4 Helpful / 0 Not
At least there's a great view of the lake
Pros: Below average park with above average view. The best thing about the course, sadly, is the amazing view of Lake Hartwell. Other than that, it seems like a wasted opportunity.
- Course has 2 solid holes, a couple of decent holes (#2, 4 &7), and then holes that fall in the "other" category.
- The two good holes are #3 & 9. #3 is a perfect use of playing over water. It's a dogleg left, 275 feet, which requires you to start a hyzer (RHBH) over the water, and let it curve back to the basket, which is protected by trees. The water is shallow (ankle deep at least 10 - 15 feet out) that even if you hit a tree/branch, and land in the water, you should have no problem retrieving disc. #9 is the longest hole at 331 ft. You have to pick your path around a line of trees to a basket underneath another tree.
- Tremendous potential to improve this into a solid course. There seems to be plenty of land to carve out more holes. If they do indeed create a new 18-hole course, this could turn into something good.
- Baskets are in good shape. Tee signs are nothing too special. They have hole #, distance, and an arrow pointing in the direction of the hole. Some holes had next T signs.
- Course is 2 minutes off the interstate; 3 minutes if you have to sit at the light. You can play 9 holes in 15 - 20 minutes, so consider it a quick pit stop when driving on I-85.
Cons: Holes are poorly laid out. Picnic benches are in play holes #1, 5 & 6. If park were to get crowded, other holes could easily have people on them. #1 is really bad because the "fairway" is directly over picnic benches, and there's really no other way to the basket if benches are in use.
- Water comes in to play, to varying degrees on holes # 2 - 6. On #3 & 5, you're throwing over the edge of the lake. On the other listed holes (2, 4, 6), one ricochet off a tree, or a shot 20 feet past the basket (#6), and you're in the lake.
- The facilities here are below average. There's an old bathroom, and that's about it. I didn't see any water fountains. At least there's a gas station right at the exit, and you're only 5 minutes from plenty of restaurants in downtown Anderson.
- There were too many lonely fellows slowly cruising through the park for it to not be a coincidence. Some only cruised through once or twice, others kept it up the entire time I was there. Yes, I'm talking to you mister-old-man-in-the-red-PT-Cruiser. I had a separate encounter with one of these fellows, but that's another story for another day.
Other Thoughts: The course and the park could offer so much more. With a view like that, this should be a great park. Instead it seemed most popular amongst fishers and lonely cruisers. I hope it's a different story on the weekends and in the summer; otherwise, what a disappointment.
- Course could have better signage. It's not hard finding them all, just takes a little work finding them in order. The tee for #1 is directly across the park road from the first shelter.
- The tee pads are just dirt, but with most holes being so short, it's not an issue.
- Course is clearly aimed at the casual player/beginner. For advanced players, it's just another course to mark as played.
- If as much work goes into this course as went into Trails, down the road Anderson could have 2 nice courses. In the meantime, skip this park, unless you want to picnic next to the water, and spend your time at Trails.
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