Great Learning Course
Pros: -You've got the option to throw several different types of shots on each hole.
-Although in a park, the park is not too crowded.
-Great for beginners.
-Great use of available space.
-Decent amount of distance on some of the holes.
-The big magnolia tree on holes #2 and #10 is the only place you could possibly lose a disc.
Cons: -Sand tees collect water when it rains.
-Road noise and children screaming at the park can be distracting.
-You throw directly at a street on holes #7 and #16.
-Only 9 pins, kind of repetitive
-Baskets are wobbly which may affect your putt although it has yet to happen to me.
Other Thoughts: Overall I think this course is great considering how close to home it is. Definitely not a wishlist course, but if you've got someone you're trying to introduce to the sport then this is a great place to take them. The FireCracker in Ft. Inn is also close, and while more challenging overall it lacks the distance of Simpsonville. This is where I learned the sport, so it will always have a place in my heart reserved for it no matter how many other courses I play.
Typical Small Course in a City Park
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Pros: Simpsonville City Park is a great place for beginners to learn the game. This course is mostly flat and lightly wooded and most holes are in the 200-300 ft. range. There are also many opportunities for an ace which will keep newer players coming back for more. The dual pads give you a completely different look on most holes and help to keep more experienced players interested.
Cons: Simpsonville is tightly packed on a small tract of land, so it's very difficult to play during peak hours. You have to watch for incoming discs on most holes and you have to wait for walkers and other activities on a regular basis. Hole 9/18 can be nearly unplayable at times as you are forced to throw over the basketball course.
Other Thoughts: Despite having mostly open and easy holes, Simpsonville City Park is well-designed for such a small area. While not a bad course, SCP really is just your typical 9-basket course in a small city park. It's definitely not a destination course, but is a great teaching tool and is worth playing if you are course bagging.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Fun course, but a bit crowded
Pros: Fun shots, a few chances to get an ace. Nice to learn in. Generally well laid out.
Cons: The park is usually busy so you have to watch out for people. A lot. Not particularly gorgeous, but a course is a course.
Other Thoughts: Played my first round here several years back. I have a special feeling for this course. The tees and pins are all in good spots where it helped me learn as I got better. Though no shots are particularly long, it can help you out if you need to work on your power game. Generally a good course.
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Great place to learn
Pros: Great open holes. Excellent learning environment. I learned to play here. Fun shots. Ace runs. Some obstacles that keep it somewhat exciting. OB comes into play which helps improve accuracy. Tight shots here and there also improve your game. Low scores can be had, improving confidence.
Cons: City park = pedestrians.
No trash cans on most of the course and sadly some patrons of the park litter.
Gets super busy during football season. Coaches bring their teams out and use open area to practice. This wouldnt be terribly bad if the coaches weren't arrogant pains in the butt. They won't make their teams move as if it is beneath them.
Dirt tees can get muddy with rain. Many are washed out and in need of replacing.
Other Thoughts: Great place to bring your family. You can meet new people here. Fresh paint on baskets is nice. Inner chains have been added. New metal tee signs give correct distances. Not a must go destination for DG but it plays quick if you are crunched for time.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 3 Not
for casual convenient rounds only
Pros: Convenient location - not out of the way or far from town.
Great course for kids - flat, short, easy.
Easy to navigate, good baskets, great for approach and putting practice.
Cons: If you're looking for a challenge dont' stop here.
Definitely not a destination course.
Other Thoughts: Good for what it is - a short, practice or date night course.
0 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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Good Park Course
Pros: --Great course for a casual round
--Good use of 9 baskets for 18 holes (the second set of tees for each hole are put in different spots and it really does make the holes look different a second time around)
--Surprisingly challenging on some holes (it is easily par-able, and birdies are possible on all holes, but I did not expect this course to offer some of the challenges it did)
Cons: --The park is busy during baseball games and traffic noises are a constant distraction on most holes
--The course gets boring quickly after you play the first round
--The tees were just sand/dirt and were often uneven
--Pedestrians could be a problem on many holes since 6 holes play either over or along sidewalks
--The course flow was confusing the first time
Other Thoughts: This is a good course for what it is. It gets boring fast, but it's a decent course for a casual round.
Baskets, Tees and Hole Diagrams
Variety in hole distances
Variety in hole types
(field/wooded holes; hilly/level holes; etc)
(pedestrians; traffic noises; etc)
Use of Available Land
Rounded Total: 2.5/5 (Actual total: 2.4/5)
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Good course multiple tees only 9 pins, kinda short, other areas of interest such as a playground a tennis court and basketball court. A coupld of good ace runs
Cons: Kinda tight and many things in the way such as cars buildings, people, roads. some pins blocked by lines of trees or bushes
1 of 4 people found this review helpful.
Home Practice Course
Pros: Great Practice Course!
Very open so it allows you to practice hyzers, anhyzers, rollers etc.
Good for a quick round.
Some tree's over baskets....instead of being just out in the open
Cons: Not for advanced players.
No Tee Signs
Only 9 Baskets....18 tee's...repetitive
Single Chained Baskets
Other Thoughts: Though an easy course, it will help you practice!
Great for beginners or just anyone looking to go have some quick fun.
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Another Nine Holer In A Busy City Park!
Pros: Simpsonville Park seems to be a pretty busy place. With that being said, you have to be careful here on some of the holes with the other park users. Baskets are single chain Discatchers. The teepads are three-sided posts with sand inside. The longest hole is probably 250 ft. Holes # 1 and # 9 play into some heavy pedistrian traffic. Another course that's a bit too long to be considered a pitch and putt.
Cons: The course is a little short on the "Wow Factor." It's just not real exciting overall. The sand teepads are kind of a pain. Definitely you have to be careful and watch out for the oblivious park users.
Other Thoughts: I thought this was a great course on which to practice my rollers. That way, there was no chance of decking someone with one of my powerful drives. It's truly not a destination course.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 3 Not
C- = a little below average for a 9 holer
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. == C-
2) Holes that have rewarding birdie opportunities for me. I throw 300' accurately, 360' max. == C-
3) More wooded than open - lots of variety of shots required caused by hole shape and topography == C-
4) Natural beauty (Appalachian beauty preferred) and seclusion. == C-
5) Bonus points for multi-shot holes with defined landing zones, good risk/reward and multiple options to play them. == N/A
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.
4 of 7 people found this review helpful.
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