Insanely well maintained
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Pros: Both courses here are really well designed, with a perfect mix of open, rip-it shots, tight woods shots, lots of elevation related ones - like "basket on the edge of freakin' sandpit" elevation. Really cool stream and water incorporation. You could lose a disc, as the course is not the easiest you will ever play but the river's so clean, you might actually jump in to get it.
Cons: Only con would be that word has spread of how well they take care of this place and it can get really packed in the summer. You will see some big groups out there, but most are pretty good about eeeeeeventually letting you pass.
Other Thoughts: I have it in my head that the owner, creator, or both has a background in landscaping, and if that's true it would sure make sense. Along with beautiful course design, this place is almost comical in how well they maintain the place. Fresh wood chips EVERYwhere, huge fairways are always mowed, it's nuts. They must have a 30-person team that goes out in the middle of the night to keep this place as good as it is. Kinda kidding on the last one, but seriously, it's kept up!
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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On same site with another 18=hole course, 9=starter course, and well-stocked clubhouse.
Signs showed multiple pin positions per hole, but no indication of current location of the basket.
Much tougher, somewhat rougher, and longer than the co-located Hawk, each hole on the Eagle presents multiple challenges needing to be conquered in order to score well. Practically every hole will have some type of elevation change: up, down, up-n-over, across valley, cross-slope - something. Fairways vary in width - from tight on the few short holes to wide-open #14. While many of the fairways through the trees appear quite generous, they also tend to be quite long, requiring either a dead-straight throw or an elongated-S - drift too far to the side, and a tree will set your disc down early. Turns vary from extremely sharp to quite subtle,, typically occurring at the midpoint of the hole, or continuous/sweeping, again, of various degree. Many of the basket positions are challenging, either partially guarded by trees, or with the gently-flowing stream lurking nearby, or steep drop-offs - the 40' drop inches away from basket-11 was a bit extreme. With 1/3rd of the holes over 500', and being much more difficult than simple wide-open bombs, there are several legitimate >par=3 holes to play.
Excellent course in-and-of-itself, moreso with the Hawk, beginner-friendly Owl, and the on-site pro shop. The greater Augusta-area has a number of quality courses - think Maine for your next roadtrip!
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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