15 Helpful / 2 Not
Water, water everywhere
If you like water holes, like I do, then this course is paradise! Playing around the perimeter of 2 lakes, it has the most water holes of any course in NC and the most I've ever seen on one course. As a result there's tons of risk vs. reward, so you really have to think about your shot placement. Appropriately, the long tees (Green) have more shots over water than the short tees (White).
There are 2 tee pads on 12 holes.
All of the Basics are in place: Excellent metal tees signs with a map on them; long and wide raked concrete tees; new double chain DISCatcher baskets. There a very good directional signs so it's easy to find your way.
There are good amenities too, with a course map and score card online, as well of complete descriptions of each hole with maps and pictures.
It's only about 5 minutes from I-95.
There is very little to improve here, so these are only minor quibbles and suggestions…
They should think about changing the name of the long tees from "Green" to "Blue" since Green designates a short course for younger and lower rated players. It makes it confusing that here Green = Long.
There are some minor potential safety issues on holes 1 (playground close by), 8 (long tee close to 7 flight path), 18 (basketball court close by).
The course is almost all flat and most of the holes have few trees in the fairway, but that's to be expected when playing around lakes.
Course Level: Long tees = Blue (most suited for Advanced players rated 925-975), Short tees = White (most suited for Intermediate players rated 875-925.)
Make sure to bring some extra discs and a disc retriever.
• My favorite hole- 17 is one of the most unique, fun, and beautiful holes that I've ever played. From the long tees you drive to a wooded island in the lake that's long, but only about 90 ft from front to back. The basket is about 50 ft from the front, so it's possible to throw too long and hit water on the back side.
You be the judge
• Since the course plays counter clockwise around the 2 lakes the water is usually on the left, so newer RHBH players may see their discs tail left into the water more often. Because of the water, it's important to remember the long tees are most suited for Blue level players. Players of lower skill levels, especially newer or younger players, may want to make sure that they have good disc control before playing the long tees. The short tees don't have nearly as many water carries, so they are more forgiving.
This is a beautiful, fun, and unique course that's in the top tier of NC courses. It's worth making a long drive to play, so by all means play it if you have the opportunity!
A note about my rating: My rating is a subjective measure of my enjoyment of the course, on the day I played it, and it is NOT intended to be a measure of the quality of the course. My ratings are given "on the curve" in relation to all other courses I've played.
~More detailed "Overall Rating" notes and "Hole-by-hole Ratings" are available in the Files section.
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