7 Helpful / 1 Not
Hard to navigate
Pros: Open and pretty. Reasonably difficult on the back nine. Front nine is way too easy. Most shots are wide open, so it's a great place to learn how to play DG and throw. There is a good variety between the long and short tees. Most holes play very differently, depending on which tees you use. Good use of elevation. Good use of trees and water to create challenging shots.
Cons: I have played the course several times and still haven't figured out Holes 7,8 and 9. VERY difficult to navigate and locate some of the tees. Have not been able to find a guide to tee and hole locations. No tee signs on the course. Very hot in the summer, bring sunscreen and a hat. The course is not in a good neighborhood. I've seen more seedy characters on this course than every other course I've ever played. I don't feel comfortable going by myself. Because the park is mixed-use, it's hard to play the whole course if the other parts are being used (picnics, baseball, soccer practice, etc.)
Other Thoughts: The course is built on the edge of a recreational area with a baseball, soccer and basketball areas. Best to play early to mid-day on weekdays.
Watch out for the creek that runs along the last 5 or 6 holes.Usually very quiet early in the day, so it's a good place to practice. Don't go to the park in the late afternoon or early evening. The fields on the course are being used for soccer, baseball and various kinds of practice. The course is beautiful and fun but got hits for poor flow, bad signage, impossible navigation, and problems with mixed use.
7 of 8 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: I just started playing this year, so take this for what it's worth. Nice, wide open course. Good for practicing or learning new discs without having to hunt in the woods. Few hazards to deal with (except the creek!).
Cons: Hard to find a trash can. Left a red Starfire in the creek. Hate littering worse than I'll hate replacing it.
Other Thoughts: Definitely plan to play this one again. A nice change from the challenging, up-and-down romps in the woods around Charlotte.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
13 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Course is wide open on most holes, so let it rip. It's built in the field of a very small park. Front 9 plays around a rec center.
- Course is never crowded, so you're able to play at your own pace or spend extra time practicing.
Cons: It had been more than a year since the last time I played the course, and its overall quality, as well as the park as a whole, seems to have gone dramatically downhill. Where to begin:
- Baskets are in bad shape. Many are bent, crooked and/or have gang signs spray painted on them. Apparently this is a Bloods park, so all you Crips DG'ers may want to look for another course.
- Much more trash in park than what I remembered, especially on the holes that are behind the Rec center - 6 - 15.
- The creek that runs along and behind holes #11 - 14, 16 & 17 is filled with trash and is an unnatural, filthy color. Among the objects I've seem in the creek are a toilet and shopping carts. If you lose a disc in there, you can pretty much kiss it good-bye or risk getting an infection going after it.
- Tee pads are too short for anything more than a 1-step run-up.
- Area surrounding park is sketchy. Unlike Sugaw Creek, which also is in a questionable area, this park is usually empty and therefore poses more of a potential risk. I'd much rather play a course that has heavy foot traffic, like Sugaw, than only come across an occasional person, some of whom seemed pretty sketch.
Other Thoughts: With some work (ok, maybe a lot), course could be a respectable 2.5.
- Tee signs for holes #12, 13 & 18 were missing. Distances on other holes didn't always seem completely accurate anyways, so it may not make that much of a difference. Also, the distance on the tee signs, and this site, are different from the distance that are listed on the Charlotte DGC link.
- Rec center isn't always open, so good chance you have to go to gas station just up the road for a drink or bathroom.
- Because course is pretty wide open, they try to make up for it with challenging basket placements - behind trees, on edge of hill, etc.
- If you're an out-of-towner playing in Charlotte, don't waste your time making the drive out here when there are plenty of great courses in the Charlotte area.
- If you live close by, it's probably worth playing, especially with others.
13 of 13 people found this review helpful.
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