Very solid course that is improving.
1 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: It is evident that they are putting a lot of work into improving the course. The tee pads are in great shape and the area around them has been recently leveled off. The course is somewhat short but was pretty challenging for me as a beginner. I thought there was decent variety to the holes. The park was very nice all in all and I imagine would be even better in nice weather/spring/summer(It was overcast/raining when I was there). There were garbage cans and new benches at most if not all holes. There were a couple of bathrooms and I found one drinking fountain although it was in disrepair it worked. I don't remember ever being worried about losing a disc. The course was fairly easy to follow and there were a bunch of temporary signs to help. The course seemed very accessible. We had a person who had recently had knee surgery walking with us and she seemed to do fine.
Cons: It will be good when they get permanent signs and improve the ones they have. The benches were unfinished but were just waiting for their tops, that I heard would be very nice. Some of the holes were near areas that seemed like they could be high traffic... it would be nice to not have to worry about throwing into the the playground if you have an early release. I heard the pond used to be more in play which sounded interesting. If there could be a couple longer holes added that would be nice. I could be wrong but it seemed like there were more holes with right hand turns than left hand turns. Anyway to bring in more elevation change would be more to my liking.
Other Thoughts: I came to town to play a benefit tournament(my first) that was being held at this course. Everyone I met was very friendly. Fast Eddie, one of the current leaders in cleaning up the course, showed me around. With the support an enthusiasm that I saw I can only imagine this course getting better and better.
Keep up the great work, I look forward to coming back and seeing where you take the course.
1 of 5 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 14 Not
Pros: They have done a lot of work on this course. Put up markers to navigate you throughout the course, trash cans and bench on all holes. For the most part course is flat and easy to walk. It's a great place to learn the game
Cons: Do not have a driving range
Do not have papers like you would get at golf course that tells you how long and gives you place keep score
Other Thoughts: All around a great course
Paint the chains so they stick out a little more
Maybe glow in dark for the night players
0 of 14 people found this review helpful.
Beginner friendly and active
3 Helpful / 11 Not
Pros: -Fast Eddie and the group that have volunteered to improve the course have done an amazing job over the past few weeks. Many of the fairways have been cleared of debris and the tee pads have seen improvements as well. Unlike some courses in the area, Pendleton King is very clean and well maintained. This coming week, the benches should be finished across the course.
-This course is suitable for beginners or players who want to play a quick round. However, the simplicity of the design has a lack of variety and obstacles on the fairway.
-The baskets are in good condition and markers are being added to guide players from hole to hole.
-The tee pads have had some work and the new concrete has made them look good and function really well.
-Players on the course are friendly as well as the staff that maintains the park.
-There is plenty of parking available.
Cons: -Some holes are too short or too long for their par. I would love to see hole 7 get moved to the bottom of the hill to the right and a little more distance added to it to justify the par 4. Hole 4 should be further into the trees with the new "official" tee pad placement.
-There isn't a mix between technical and open shots. Most of the holes are straight shots with a little bit of curve to them.
-Holes 1 and 2 might make some players uncomfortable for being so close to recreational areas for children and picnic tables. However, I haven't seen anyone have problems with these two holes yet.
Other Thoughts: I've seen a lot of improvements since the first time I played the course and I can't wait for the second phase to go underway. I hope some difficulty is added so I feel like I have to work for my score. Overall, this is a course that is hard for me to stay away from because of the work going into it and how friendly the staff/players are.
3 of 14 people found this review helpful.
Fun Course For All Ages
2 Helpful / 11 Not
Pros: I really appreciate the changes that have been happening here at this course recently. Fast Eddie has been doing a lot of work to improve this course. New benches, added dirt around the teepads, updated par and distance measurements, temporary signage guiding players to the next hole, and dead trees and sticks being cleaned up from the fairways. Thanks for the improvements. I'm looking forward to seeing the changes that are planned for Stage 2 of improvements planned for the spring of 2013. Keep up the good work!
There are a nice mixture of open/wooded holes at this course. It's easy enough for beginners to enjoy and difficult enough that seasoned players will appreciate playing here.
Cons: A few of the holes play too long for a par 3 and too short for a par 4. Since they are marked as par 4's it makes for easy birdies, but different pin locations would help. Hole 7 and the long pin placement at hole 17 would be two examples that come to mind. Picnic tables are pretty close to holes 1 and 2 and may be better served being moved to a less dangerous area.
Other Thoughts: I would like to see the pin for hole 7 being moved to the very far pin placement that is down the hill to the right of the fairway and down in that deep ravine. I've never played that hole before but it looks super fun and challenging! Overall, a fun course to play for all ages. I appreciate very much the improvements taking place recently.
2 of 13 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 19 Not
Pros: Dedicated maintenance in beautiful setting - gardens , arboretum and dog park . Half of holes through woods , mostly open shots though . Usually plays to 54 with 3 or 4 alt pins can go to 57 , no stress fun to play course great for beginners .
Cons: Gated park opens at 8 AM closes around dark . Tons of pedestrian traffic - but aware of the course and etiquette towards golfers .
Other Thoughts: Another must play in Augusta - ace runs and birdies are plentiful .
2 of 21 people found this review helpful.
Good and Improving
4 Helpful / 10 Not
Pros: - Reasonable level of difficulty. Newer players can get to par with a reasonable amount of practice and veterans can start hunting birdies all around the course.
- Good mix of open and tightly wooded holes.
- Improvements are always underway and the course is maintained by hard-working individuals.
- Vegetation is kept at a great level. Not hard at all to keep track of your discs throughout most of the court if they go astray or fade too hard.
Cons: - One or two of the holes labelled as par 4's really ought to be par 3's. This is great encouragement for beginners but it doesn't seem right.
- There are no very very long holes. I'm not very good at these anyway but including at least just one would be a good addition if it could have been fit into the layout.
Other Thoughts: I really enjoy the course and the fact that it is not extremely difficult to par the course. The difficulty and variation of hole styles provides for some stiff competition with whoever you bring along or a good time if you stop by on your own for a round. Go give it a try!
4 of 14 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 18 Not
Pros: Very fair course.You do not have to be able to throw 300-400 feet to shoot par.Very nicely maintained.
Cons: It is located in a public park and sometimes(not often) people walk on the course on a couple of the holes.
Other Thoughts: Played today and it was beautiful.
2 of 20 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 14 Not
Pros: This course is extremely underrated. It is on par with Patriot's Park and Riverview. It also boasts the benefit of quick rounds. One can play 18 holes in under an hour no problem on most days. The course has many birdie opportunities.
Cons: The first few holes may have families playing in the park a little closer than most players would like. Some of the signs have not been updated since the 2009 course renovations.
Other Thoughts: Especially if you are a beginner this course is the best course in the area. Although more experienced players will still have fun with the course, beginners will be able to obtain success that is difficult to find on other area courses.
1 of 15 people found this review helpful.
Nice Urban Course
4 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: *Fairly easy to find navigate your way through the course, with one exception.
*Good mix of left and right curves
*Lots of trees, but there is always a defined and open fairway on even the most densely wooded holes.
*Once you get into the woods, you might not see anyone else in the park, and can easily forget you're in the middle of the city.
*Benches on almost every hole, which helps in the humid Georgia summer.
Cons: *Can be hard to find your way on a few holes. I'm thinking especially where you need to walk through the little flower grotto, and 18.
*Many holes are about the same distance, the only variation is the curve of the fairway or the location of the trees.
*Water on the course but it doesn't really come into play.
Other Thoughts: My son lives in Augusta, and this is a course I have played a lot when we visit. I like it better than any of the other courses we have played in Augusta without leaving the state (I haven't played Killer B yet).
4 of 9 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 11 Not
Great short course, semi technicall
Pros: tee boxes are kept up with, they just put new dirt down in front and behind them.
fun course for all skill levels due to shorter distances
Cons: baskets are old and do not have the yellow top, which can make them harder to see
1 of 12 people found this review helpful.
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