2 Helpful / 0 Not
- I was surprised at how few courses there are in a bustling area as big and populated as the Tidewater area, so having a few more baskets to throw at is a plus. Especially if you go to Virginia Wesleyan.
....and that's it for the pros.
- Absolutely abysmal layout. There's no rhyme or reason to this course. Nothing to tell you where to begin and the vast majority of holes have no logical progression to them. For instance, we started on hole #4 and couldn't tell where to go next. "Oh, wait...there's a sign across the street." Got to the sign and the throwing lane is directly THROUGH a huge climbing tower that looks as if it belongs to SEAL Team Six. All this, coupled with the fact that hole #1 was nonexistent -- literally, we could not find any evidence that this course had a first hole -- makes this course nonsensical. Another example is #7: You finish the hole and there's no real indication of where to go next. Come to find out that it's way across a barren field and the sign for #8 (such as it is) faces a pond. Very awkward and completely unnatural.
- No tee boxes whatsoever. The signs at the supposed starting point for each hole were sporadic at best and gave you the distance and par, but no signal as to from whence you're supposed to throw your first shot.
- Some baskets were okay, but some were bent to hell, as if someone took a baseball bat to them.
- Did I mention that the layout sucks?
- No topless Hooters girls frolicking along the #8 fairway.
Other Thoughts: The only reason this course even gets half a star is because there are eight more baskets to throw at in Hampton Roads. That's it. This course is a nice amenity if you go to Virginia Wesleyan College, but other than that there's no benefit to going out of your way to play it. It's shoddy, disheveled, and in a state of chaotic disrepair. If I had to use two words to describe it they would be "strategically ridiculous." It literally seems as if someone put in the baskets in some random places throughout the campus and then another guy with glaucoma came in and installed the tee signs.
Bottom line: if you live in VB this might be worth checking out just for a change of pace, but if you're visiting Hampton Roads you're better of skipping this course altogether. It's not worth the time.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: This is a clean and pleasant campus with water fountains and ponds. Good Tee signs with bag hooks. My favorite hole was #8, you throw from an open field into a cluster of trees with the basket inside. It is a private course on a college campus so you might have the course to yourself. Most of the course is begginer friendly, but there are some challenging aspects to keep a more seasoned player interested.
Cons: Holes 1-3 are short holes with buildings, parking lots, and walkways way too close to the basket. Also basket 9 has a blind walkway behind it. You really need to becareful on these holes! I hope they can change these basket positions. Tees are grass/dirt that can be slippery.
Other Thoughts: There is a guard house at the entrance of the campus so if you do not go to this college you may not be able to drive right in. I parked at a church on Baker Road and walked over. The first tee is near the Godwin and Clarke buildings. The 4-8 tees are in the open areas near the woods. From 8 cut across the soccer field to find 9. I can't rate this very highly but if you live nearby go ahead and check it out for yourself.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 2 Not
short but nice
Pros: Well groomed with great signs and baskets. Each sign post has a bag hook to hang your bag from. Well placed basket locations, and close to the dorms if you live on campus.
Cons: holes are mostly ending on the left. could use some signage to point to the first tee from the parking lot and from 3 to 4.
Other Thoughts: I started by parking around the corner from the school at a church, then walked across campus to the course, wasn't that long of a walk and the course was easy enough to find. The tee signs were great. The holes were short but the tee placements made up for it, the tees were almost all on the left but everything was extremely well kept. The campus was extremely nice and had lots of beach cars around all painted different, kinda cool. A quick round but fun, great for newbies.
4 of 6 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: This is a nice short college campus course, with good baskets, and good signage. It makes good use of the space and trees available. There is also a small creek that comes into play, but not deep enough or wide enough to claim any discs.
Cons: It is hard to get in to the college to play unless you go to the school, or know somebody that does. The first couple of holes play beside walking paths for the campus, which could get dangerous if noone is paying attention. There is a long walk between basket for 8 and tee for 9. If they could have used the land with the trees near the edge of the campus to make it 18 holes, the course would improve greatly.
Other Thoughts: This is a nice little college course, good for when you don't have a lot of time to play, and can get onto the campus. It is possible to bring a stroller along for the parents out there.
3 of 8 people found this review helpful.
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