North Augusta, SC 
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 Just Across the River

5+    9/23/2009   9/24/2009
Review By: btucker11
Played: 7  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 5.7 Years
This review was updated on 10/22/2010
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Technical course utilizing many different types of shots to reach the pins. Nice tees, and good pins. Not left/right favorable.
Cons: can get a little muddy at times and a few holes run along large drop offs that can be tricky to navigate in order to retrieve errant shots.
Other Thoughts: As a beginner i have found that this is a fairly challenging, but very fun course. The terrain is constantly changing and the variety of shots needed in your repertoire is high. This course is in very good condition and is my favorite to play on in the area so far. Patriots, Pendelton, and Olmstead are the only basis for comparison. However I wish to play the IDGC's soon. I rank my courses according to the other courses in the immediate area, because I have a young family and don't get to travel.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Varied Course On The River!

1    7/16/2009   7/18/2009
Review By: The Valkyrie Kid
Played: 703  Reviewed: 652  Exp: 36.9 Years
6 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Riverview is a large multi-use park although the DG course mostly utilizes a part of the unused park. The teepads and signs at the pads are top notch. The course offers a nice variety of tight in the woods holes with some tricky doglegs to open field grip it and rip it shots. It'll challenge most players and frustrate quite a few as the rough can be downright ugly at times. There are benches at many of the holes. # 13 was my favorite hole; around 320' to a hidden basket set down in this mowed ravine. Putts and approaches on this hole could get exciting real quickly.
Cons: I found this course a little trick to follow. After playing 1-3, I never did find the # 4 pad. A couple of next tee signs nailed to some trees would've have helped or how about hanging a metal "Next Tee" sign on the spokes of the basket pointing players to the next tee. I was also fairly lost after # 14.
Other Thoughts: I think the designers should think about putting a teepad up on the hill (next to the soocer field) and allow you to tee off to that basket visible in the woods below. Would this be # 15. Would have been a fun tee off point. I'm not quite as enamored of this course as everyone else. While I think it's a nice course with a couple of wonderful holes, I don't see it as destination type course.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful.

 A little something for everyone

5+    6/9/2007   6/9/2009
Review By: DavidSauls
Played: 117  Reviewed: 61  Exp: 19.8 Years
8 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Variety really makes this course. There are plenty of wooded holes---but none insanely tight---leading to some wide-open holes at the end. The wooded holes range from birdie-runs to a long, double-dogleg on which the hole right side steep downhill and dense,so a disc can go way down and take several throws to get back up. There are severe left & right doglegs as well as thread-the-needle straight shots, and lots of up & down. Even the open holes make good use of elevation and available trees.
Cons: For top players, it's not a gold-level course; most everything can be 3ed and many 2ed. Unless you're just looking for the ultimate challenge, there's not a lot to complain about.
Other Thoughts: It's in a great multi-use park, but after the first few holes the course mostly has the land to itself. A well-used walking trail borders hole 1; on a few others holes, you need to look out for the stray walker.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful.


1    5/24/2009   6/1/2009
Review By: RoMav9394
Played: 7  Reviewed: 2
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This is the best course I have played around this area (although I have only played a few courses).
It is a great combination of tight and wooded holes on the front nine to wide open from # 12 on (except for #17 which incorporates a long slow sweeping right curve on the edge of a tree line). I say tight and wooded for the front nine but that is coming from an intermediate player. The fairways, if you will, are typically about 25-35 feet wide on most of the wooded holes.
Cons: The only real gripes I have are that sometimes the course can get pretty crowded and after rains it can make for tricky footing on some of the front nine.
Other Thoughts: If you are in the area don't miss this course. You will appreciate the layout and the typically very well maintained course. Make sure to bring some water on hot days because the back nine offers little in the way of shade. Also, for those who play here more often you should try the "alternate" tees on #14 and #15 (90 degrees from the teepad up on the hill by the road, and by the two huge telephone poles at the edge of the soccer field respectively). Just look for the 2 worn down dirt patches and get an entirely different drive for these 2 holes. Personally I think these two teepads are far more fun but are definitely a little shorter (more so on #15).

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 B+ for Bery Bery Nice Traditional Course

5+    6/19/2006   5/26/2009
Review By: Dave242
Played: 369  Reviewed: 275  Exp: 20.8 Years
3 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: What I personally like and how this course stacks up:
1) Holes with good risk/reward. Fair, but harsh punishment for bad decisions or execution. == A-
2) Holes that have rewarding birdie opportunities for me. I throw 300' accurately, 360' max. == B+
3) More wooded than open - lots of variety of shots required caused by hole shape and topography == A-
4) Natural beauty (Appalachian beauty preferred) and seclusion. == B+
5) Bonus points for multi-shot holes with defined landing zones, good risk/reward and multiple options to play them. == C-
Other Thoughts: It's all about feeding the addiction, so I ranked this course subjectively based on my own "personal addiction factor". The grades above tell how well the course will draw me back to itself again and again and again. Since I have played a decent number of courses (125 18-hole, 64 9-hole as of mid 2009), my hope is that players/explorers who have similar addiction tastes will find my ratings list helpful as they choose courses to play and explore.

Over time, I expect to fill some of my reviews in with more descriptive verbiage…if what I can add 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….that's the fun of things here. See my profile for my rating philosophy.

3 of 6 people found this review helpful.

 Wicked Good Course!!!!!

5+    2/18/2009   3/23/2009
Review By: ShortBusDiscGolf
Played: 182  Reviewed: 9  Exp: 19.9 Years
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: I love this course. It challenges you in so many different ways. Opens with a need for placement and quickly turns to accuracy over power. Well executed skill shots(Overhands, Anhyzers, Turnovers, Big-D.) are rewarded. But, make a wrong move and you could be in a world of hurt. With multiple pin positions, this course has the ability to keep up the excitement round after round. O.B. in very intelligent places helps keep your game super honest. Last few holes are a a test of your distance and accuracy. NOT a 'Gimmie' course; but, play well and you'll be rewarded.
Cons: Footing on the course(not teepads) can be really tricky after a good rain. If you get a little too wild on your drive on Hole 4 you could wind up in the Savannah River......Bye-bye disc. Other than that, I really can't think of much that i thought needed changing.
Other Thoughts: The best course in the Augusta Disc Golf Club area is actually in N.Augusta, S.C. Riverview Rules!!!!!!!!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.


2-4    2/4/2009   2/4/2009
Review By: Marc B.
Played: 28  Reviewed: 14  Exp: 10.8 Years
0 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Nice layout, nice park. Elevation on many holes with techinal shots required. Steep drop-offs overlooking Savannah River. Some very cool holes on this course. A great challenge for all skill levels. Well kept and one of the better courses in Augusta.
Cons: Errant shots near steep drop-offs can be hazardous for your disc.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful.


5+    12/31/2008   1/1/2009
Review By: jimbob9631
Played: 2  Reviewed: 2
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Drastic elevation changes make coarse technical but fun to play. Well taken care of and in great condition all the time.
Cons: Thick brush on almost every hole make it difficult to find and retrieve any disk that may stray from the fairway.
Other Thoughts: Great coarse for all range of players. Beginners may need to be a little more cautious of letting disks stray from the fairway because from personal experience it is a pain to try to find a disk that has gone into the woods which are pretty thick. Also be careful if it has just rained, the steep hills are clay and get pretty slick.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.


3/23/2008   3/23/2008
Review By: mreed12
Played: 12  Reviewed: 12  Exp: 20 Years
0 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Little bias it is my home course. Right handers course. Has a little of everything, tight and open. Big drives are a must!
Cons: You are either deep in the woods or wide open, no middle ground. The kudzu can get really bad.
Other Thoughts: Have fun it is technical but can be very foregiving.

0 of 4 people found this review helpful.

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