A tale of 2 nines
Pros: Good concrete tee pads and signs on every hole. Set in a small park and a quick play. Does require a variety of shots, from tight tunnel shots on the front nine, to mostly open air it out holes on the back nine.
Unbelievable how they got nine holes in the small wooded section of the park. There is a crushed gravel path winding through this part, but doesn't appear to get a lot of use. (One fairway even runs down this path.)
After a couple of semi-wooded holes on the back nine, it does open up and uses limited obstacles (tennis fence, creek, parking lot) to force shot shaping. This worked out OK on the Sunday I played it, but would definitely be a Con if this park was busy.
Cons: With no online map, a little tough to find the first tee. (Across the B-ball court from the parking, you first come to #10, then keep going for #1.)
The wooded nine was kind shabby, trash laying around, weeds overgrown, this part is not kept up very well.
Most of the back nine were around other activities, #11 runs along a ball field, #13 runs the length of a soccer field, #15 plays around the tennis courts, #16 brings another parking lot into play, and #18 (while a cool hole, downhill with a left to right bend across a green guarding creek) plays right across the main sidewalk to the large picnic shelter in the park. If there is a big group there, you probably have to skip this hole.
Other Thoughts: Since this park only has Port-a-Potties, I'm guessing it doesn't get a lot of use. The short holes on the front nine can be played quickly and the open holes on the back nine don't present a lot of obstacles. It looks like this was the first course in Rocky Mount and that makes sense, a good course to get started on. But the others over more length and are more fun to play.
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Dr. Engle and Mr. Wood..
Pros: Starting off I like to let everyone know what Im personally looking for in a course. I love the scenic aspect of disc golf (this includes boulders, lakes, wildlife, and plantlife- I do study horticulture). With that being stated, I rate a course based on a combination of the scenic factor and the overall course aspects (this includes layout, fairway lines, divesity of holes, and amenities)
Would be a quick play
Great access between two other decent courses
Has a totally different feel from the front to the back,
You go from super tight short holes on the front to holes of average length with a little more room to air it out on the back which is nice but..
Cons: There is absolutly no scenic factor here at all, as on every part of the course houses or a busy road can be seen or heard
Both 9s are very repetive.. You are faced with the same un-inspirng un"fairway" on the front
Whenever you step up to two holes back to back that a forehand roller thru a 5' gap is the shot, something needs to be changed (there was a RHBH line according to the small sign, but it was dominated by ghost trees.. Threw the forehand roller and banged a 15' for birdie haha, thats terrible!)
Teepads are kind of short, but there is no real long distance holes that require a huge run-up
Other Thoughts: On a one-day disc golf outing from Raleigh my group got in three of the rocky mount courses. Started off at Sunset and it was a really good open course, then played Farmington (hands down the best one in the area) and finsihed up at Englewood, possibly the worst in my opinion.
Nonetheless it was right in between the other two and was worth the hour it took to play
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Good for locals
Pros: Good tee pads and an easy course to navigate. Nice flow through the woods on the front 9. Some tight shots that require accuracy and good placement. Decent mix of left vs. right dog legs. Nice quick round with little opportunity to lose a disc. A small creek runs through the front nine and woods.
Cons: Mostly short holes with no elevation. Last few holes are wide open with nothing to make them interesting. Easy pars even with bad tee shots./ Easy 2's for big arms.
Other Thoughts: Decent little course if you are in the area. Good, quick play, but not worth a huge effort to go play. Close to tother courses so you can play several in a day.
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Pros: Lots of trees that will show how accurate of a player you are. Mix of open and wooded holes.
Cons: Needs more people playing it. Bugs all over the place and even a "Beware of Snakes" sign on hole 12.
Other Thoughts: Not a great upkeep of a course, but there are 3 other courses in the rocky mount area that should play.
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Damn it's hot...
Pros: It was a pretty short course that made good use of the land it sat on. Front 9 weave through a typical NC forest, tall narrow loblolly pines. Back nine partially open after hole 12. Navigation was pretty easy to find next tee as well as the basket you're throwing to without walking too far.
Cons: No elevation change what so ever. Signs weren't in great shape, although the distance was pretty visible/accurate.
Other Thoughts: Lots of trees on the front. If you like tunnel shots, you'll like the front of this course. It's a pretty good beginner course as the front gets newbies used to trees while the back allows them to let loose and rip. Nothing over 350 though from what i remember. I had fun even though it was almost 100 degrees.
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Pros: has both wooded for skill and open for power, allowes you to work on both parts of your game
Cons: after rain 1st 9 can have standing water, there is a large ditch that runs through the front 9, can be 5' deep in places, and can come into play a good bit.
Other Thoughts: This is a good course for starters and more advanced. The front 9 is heavly wooded; don't let the short holes mis-lead you, you are playing around the trees and ditch.
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