Mount Olive, NC 
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3 / 391ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #6 Tee



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 Underlying beauty, but flawed

1    9/27/2008   10/29/2008
Review By: Olorin
Played: 302  Reviewed: 115  Exp: 35.2 Years
This review was updated on 9/25/2009
9 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: I want to like this course, mainly because of the beauty of its terrain. There's well manicured grass with scattered, mature trees, and this is one of my favorite kinds of terrain for disc golf. It's also one of the best types of terrain to introduce college students to the joy of the sport. There's even a man made fountain that adds to the beauty. The quality of the terrain is the main reason why I gave this course a higher rating than I would have otherwise.
The hole variety has a pretty good balance of shots (4 St/ 3 Left/ 2 Right).
Cons: There are a number of flaws, but most of these could be fixed.
-Safety: There are many safety issues, so be very careful if there are other players or people around. Several holes have tee pads that are too close to the previous basket or even on the line of flight.
-First tee- it's hard to find the first tee, but once you do there are maps in a mailbox next to it. Make sure to grab one.
-Signs and navigation - the only signs are tiny flat tee markers that are hard to find. You can't see the next tee, so without a map it would be a nightmare to navigate.
-Tees: grass and dirt and they're not framed, so they're hard to find.
-Baskets: Lightning DB-5s that aren't very sturdy and don't catch as well as DGA or Innova baskets.
-There's not much length variety; lengths vary from 235 to 390 ft. (6 < 299/ 3 of 325-390.)
It's totally flat; there's no elevation change at all.
Other Thoughts: Course Level: White (most suited for Intermediate players rated 875-925.)

You be the judge-
My favorite hole- 8. It has a nice grass fairway with scattered trees, woods, and bushes. At 325 ft. it's at a challenging length.

The Map & scorecard are basic but functional enough to do the job.

Someone should ask a qualified course designer to fix some of the safety issues. If the other flaws were improved this could really be a nice course.

You can read more of my reviews at the Yahoo group "DG Course Reviews", http://sports.groups.yahoo.co...urseReviews/. Look in the Files section there for my Overall Rating notes and Hole-by-hole ratings.

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