I thought Asheboro had Zebras?
5 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Layout - Overall the course is a park style shorter course where you're playing around other park facilities through mostly sparse trees with no real overgrowth.
It's mostly a gap hitting course and the course does a good job of moving the gaps to earlier and farther back in fairways to give it some variety.
There's a good balance to the designs, you have different shots to work and some more unconventional lines. There's a good mix between shorter and longer par 3's.
The course has has a good blend of more open/sparse tree holes to more wooded technical shots. You start off with shorter more technical holes then as you go on you get in to some longer holes with more room to rip a disc.
Not a lot of elevation but the course utilizes a hillside running down towards the creek and a big knoll that has a dropoff you throw off twice.
The creek that runs through the middle and kind of splits the front and back 9 is never really any danger to throw in; and if you do you can get it back.
Front and back 9 ends at the parking lot and you're never really far from the parking lot.
There are some really fun holes on this course, mostly on the back 9. Some longer holes where you need hit gaps and keep it low so you'll need a driver.
Atmosphere - It's your average neighborhood park destination with volleyball, playgrounds and the other usuals. It's maintained pretty well for what it is. The course does a decent job of staying away from most of it until more towards the end.
Equipment - Concrete pads of decent size. Older baskets but they have big bright yellow numbers on top to help you spot them.
Teesigns are basic with no map but are there. Course map at the parking lot by #1.
Cons: Layout - This course is hard to pin down in a way. You start off with some shorter technical shots which are a mix of super easy lines to ones that are much tighter and awkward almost. When you get to 8 that effect is exaggerated because it's almost impossible to get a disc that far on that angle with the fairway shape.
The back 9 starts off much better but here it gets a bit more confusing where you have to figure out which tee and basket you're headed towards often. I played 9 to 11 without realizing it.
I don't like the way the course ends especially after it gets much more interesting on the back 9. It looks as if they just ran out of room and crammed three not so great holes in at the finish.
There are some possible safety issues in a few places where you throw in close proximity to a sidewalk or over it. This wasn't a problem when I was there.
I think the basket placements weren't always optimal and that part of the design could of been done better.
Overall I think the course just didn't have enough room to give it more potential. It's clear the designer had some good ideas but was forced to cram in other holes that made less sense.
Other Thoughts: It's a fun little course to kill some time. Lots of birdie and ace runs with some longer shots and a chance to let one rip. Nice balance overall but some nick pick problems add up in the end and take away from the experience.
There's parts of the course I'd rate much higher but overall I went with two because it starts off and finishes in such a mediocre almost boring way.
5 of 6 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: -requires a variety of different shots
-easy to navigate
-locals are good about returning lost discs
Cons: -hole 10 is a swamp all year long and it is very easy to lose a disc in the high grass
-every time they put up new tee signs, they are gone within the next week or two every time
-tee pads are pretty short
Other Thoughts: me and my friends play this course 3-4 times a week on average after school. it is a great course to practice all kinds of shots, and provides some good challenges. There is a good variety of long and short holes, as well as wooded and open shots. Its a great course for beginners along with experienced players needing a confidence boost.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
tons of little trees
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: -It has 18 holes
-The park is pretty nice
-baskets are nice
-easy to get to off the highway if you are passing by.
- Other stuff to do at this park.
Cons: -The tee pads were very short and hard to do a nice walk up.
- Some tee signs were missing.
- pretty short course
-par 4s were really easy
Other Thoughts: - Pretty nice for the land that they had available
- The people we met at the course were very nice.
- Nothing special to say the least but if you are close it is a pretty good course.
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
The Closest Course To Home
0 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Fair use of available land, with good variety. Offers a challenge without being heartbreaking. The big, bright number signs atop the baskets are a huge help to an old blind man like me, even with my familiarity with the course.
Cons: Looks like the designer ran out of land before he was ready to do so. Some crossover and encroachment on the back side, but is probably necessary to prevent encroachment on other activity areas, like the kids' playground. The only major design flaws are having to shoot across busy sidewalks near the end of the round, but again, that's due to running out of land. There are several instances of baskets and next tees being in very close, maybe too close proximity. The five par 4's seem rather arbitrary, but are probably so rated, so as to encourage Novices, which is subtly messaged by the simplistically cool green tee signs.
Other Thoughts: One of my favorite, funniest disc golf memories is that of playing this course on a hot Summer Sunday and finding a family splashing and 'swimming' in the creek on the back side, despite the fact that the park has a nice swimming pool.
0 of 4 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: This course is set up very well. Tees are marked and the holes are easy to find. There is a nice mixture of open and wooded holes. There is also a playground for the kids. Great course for pros and beginners both. Got a 2 my first game here.
Cons: There is a walking path through a couple of the holes.
Tees are rough so don't trip.
Hole 10 is a disc eater.
Other Thoughts: Definately worth making plans to visit this course. One of my favorites.
1 of 3 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - Good mix of holes - I would say over half the holes are really good disc golf holes.
- Signs w/ distances
- Large poles w/ numbers above the baskets make it easier to see them and also make sure you are throwing to the correct basket
- Good use of elevation
- No really boring distances - all holes are good tests of skill, in terms of distance.
Cons: - Some really bad holes. Hole 1's pin is in an awful place (way too guarded), hole 2 is terrible and hole 8 could be the best hole on the course by simply moving the tee 50 - 75 feet to the left. This would also get that tee further from 7's basket (see below)
- Lots of non golfer traffic
- No par 4's or 5's
- Some baskets way to close to the next tee
- Course doesn't flow very well. You have to make sure you are on the correct hole or you will certainly be playing holes out of order quickly.
Other Thoughts: A quick fun course - good course for a first course in a town. I just hate seeing bad holes where very simple changes could be made (i.e. 1's pin and 8's tee) and they would be drastically better.
Not worth driving to play it, but if you are within 20 - 30 minutes of it, worth heading out there and checking it out.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Old School Fun!
Pros: Good little course in an established North Asheboro city park. The park is tucked away in a little sub-division. The front 8 are in a moderately wooded area and are are fairly easy to navigate. Hole one kind of intimidated as the basket was up over the hill and set back behind some trees. The more open holes are mainly 9 - 18 which share space with an arboretum. I really like 15 with it's open space, creek crossing and established trees to the basket. 16 is wide open to the basket but, a bit of griplock can set you out of the way. I really liked the challenge of throwing over the bridge and creek on 18 to end the course. Another great touch was the big flags on the baskets.
Cons: course flow was confusing at times and we had a hard time find the tee pad for number five which was above basket 4 near the tennis courts. Some kind of sign or arrow directing you would be nice. Another concern is the fact that on hole 4 you are almost in someone's back yard and an errant throw could hit a house.
Other Thoughts: Situated in a clean, established older park that had a bit of appeal for an easier, more laid back game. I didn't feel like I had to rifle the disc to get good distance on my tee shots. It was pretty easy find off of highway 220. The course was designed in 2007 but, I swear when playing, it felt like it was from the late 1980's!
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Fun, short course in a nice, clean park.
- Good mix of holes. First 8 holes play in woods. Last 10 holes are more open, with several wooded holes thrown into the mix. Course also has several nice uphill & downhill holes.
- Course is easy to navigate. On the front part of the course (first 8 holes), it's a short walk from basket to next tee. Other parts of course include arrows directing to next tee.
- I like the giant markers on top of the baskets. Nice touch to make baskets easier to spot, especially on the wooded holes.
- Course is definitely beginner friendly. No long holes - longest is 360 feet. Not much chance to lose discs. Water comes into play on several holes. On holes #9, 11, 18, shallow creek remotely comes into play, so discs in there will be easy to retrieve. Water on #6 might be more unforgiving.
- Course presents some good risk/reward holes, even for more advanced players. Some holes are potential ace chances, but errant shots could get punished (especially on wooded holes.)
- Park seems to be kept in great condition. It includes tennis & basketball courts, baseball field, nice walking trail, playground, restrooms.
Cons: Course has a couple weird flow issues. After finishing #9, you pass the basket for #11, on your way to #10 tee pad. After finishing #12, the closest tee pad is #15. Also, several holes throw at each other in opposite directions.
- A couple wooded holes have extremely narrow fairways. #6 especially has no natural fairway, plus a huge puddle/water retention area. #2 & 7 could also use a little clearing.
- Tee pads are a bit short. Not a problem on most holes, but it is a factor on 300 ft+ holes that require a longer run up.
- Some holes might interfere with other park goers. The most obvious example is #18 that requires you throwing over the walking trail and bridge. Also #2 & 4 come close to houses & backyards. It shouldn't be an issue, but worth noting.
Other Thoughts: This is the second-best place in town to find cheetahs, gazelles, leopards & rhynos. After the NC Zoo, of course.
- This is a solid neighborhood park course. Even though it's relatively short, it's no pushover. On a good day, you can score really low here. On the days you're off your game, you'll be fighting for your pars.
- #16 & 17 (especially #17) seemed to be the only real pushover/easy holes on the course. The park seemed to have a little more room to make a couple better holes.
- The course is short enough that you can squeeze in a round in no time. I played 2 rounds in 90 minutes.
- My favorite hole is #10. The longest on the course (360 ft), requires a throw over tall grass (at least when it's not winter, as seen in the pic) and around a tree to a slight dogleg left fairway. Basket is up a slight hill, so the hole plays a little longer than listed. Depending on how often the tall grass is cut, you might have to spend a little extra time searching for a disc that doesn't find the fairway.
5 of 6 people found this review helpful.
8 Helpful / 0 Not
Good Times... Low Scores.
- Brother Dave. Not only did Brother Dave meet me out there to guide me around the course a few times, but he is an animal when it comes to picking up trash. He must have picked up 20 or pieces of trash throughout the two rounds and carted it around until the next available trashcan. It was infectious… at one point I started picking up trash. Pick up trash people… or better yet Don't Litter.
- Fun Little Course. North Asheboro was a decent little course. The Front 9 played through a wooded portion of the park, while the Back 9 played primarily in the open, although trees definitely play role on all the holes. The shots ranged in distance from 220-360 and utilized the elevation and natural features perfectly. Some of the fairways force particular types of shots… annys, flicks, hyzers, s-turns, dead straight. The fairways were mostly fair and good shots were rewarded with birdie looks. Overall it was really fun.
- Hole 15… could be on any disc golf course anywhere and be a gem. It's just a really beautiful hole… 315' flat to slightly downhill natural hyzer shot… over a small creek that bisects the fairway at a steep angle from left to right but running most of its length… and through a 20' wide tunnel of trees before opening out onto a grass field.
- Marked Really Well. There are more than enough navigational aids here. Every basket has a large (1' circle) yellow, metal sign that is sticking up about 2.5' above the basket with the Hole number on it. They also have a lot of next-tee signs where the flow is not natural.
- Flow. There were a couple of spots where the flow wasn't intuitive. Although they did have signage pointing the way, some of the transitions weren't ideal.
- Possible Interference Issues. Although Brother Dave told me that it really wasn't an issue most of the time, there were several times when we had interference issues with other park users. Soccer, baseball practice, walkers, soccer, etc… All in all it was fine… just be patient.
- Questionable Pars. I'm a big fan of Par 4's and 5's (when they're properly marked). However, the Par 4's here are a little too short to be realistic for the intermediate to advanced player… For recreational players the posted pars are probably appropriate. I decided to play it "Pro-Par".
- Thanks for the round Brother Dave.
- My Score: -7
8 of 8 people found this review helpful.
9 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - I like the variety of shots here. I lot of lefty/forehand friendly holes. There's also a good bit of elevation difference throughout the course. My favorite use of elevation was the downhill shot on hole 9.
- Most of the fairways are well defined. Even the really tight 300 foot shot is a clear path, it just happens to be 5 feet wide.
- The teepads were of adequate length and in good condition, nice and rough for grip.
- The tee signs were decent but only showed par and length, although locating bakets isn't too hard at this course. The baskets each have about a 3 foot extension on the top of them in bright yellow paint with the number of the hole painted on it.
- There's a very good variety of open shots, and tight shots. The front 9 is generally tighter and more wooded, while the back 9 has more open shots.
- A decent sized creek comes into play on a few holes (6,9,11,18). The water was decently clear and moved pretty slowly, so I don't think losing a disc in it is too big of a deal.
- Although the course is on the shorter side, the woods make it tough enough to challenge a very low score. You must execute your shots well to score well here.
Cons: - I thought the par 4's weren't really 4's so I just played them as 3's. I mean ,come on, the longest hole is like 360 feet and wide open.
- I would've liked to seen a slightly better balance between left and right turning shots, most of the woods holes are either straight or right turning.
Other Thoughts: I enjoyed playing this course as it had some tough holes and some easy birdies. I can see where it could get very crowded as it is a multi-use park, although it was almost empty when I was there. Overall I would recommend to anyone in triad area.
9 of 9 people found this review helpful.
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