0 Helpful / 7 Not
Pros: - Multiple tees
- Great tee signs
- A beginner loop of 6 holes (I've never seen this anywhere else. Phenomal idea).
- Great baskets
- Easy to navigate
- Some very beautiful holes on a creek
Cons: - A few bad holes that need some tweaking
- The course really never lets up - can be a bit frustrating
- The park has amazing land that isn't used
Other Thoughts: Overall, this is a pretty good woods course and is a good challenge. If you like wooded courses, stay away! But if you like a good challenge and course that never lets up, this is a good course.
Courses this wooded almost always have bad holes, but there really were only 1 or 2 that I would consider unfair, which for the density of the woods, really says something.
0 of 7 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Major and Minor
A 6-hole loop suitable for beginners, and an 18-hole loop for those ready for the next levels.
Walking paths comes near/into play on a few holes.
Course plays on the thickly-wooded slopes, through the openings created by utilities right-of-ways, and often near a creek at the back of a multi-purpose park. Most throwing paths are fair, although a couple could be confused with walking paths. A few holes (6, 11, kinda 10) provide you with a choice of fairway. Over/misthrows could find water (small creek) on about 1/3rd of the holes. Elevation-wise, flat/subtle is most prevalent, although a couple holes have short, steep drops.
Holes 1-2 are shared by both the 6-hole loop, and the 18-hole loop. As part of the beginner-loop, these holes are the most challenging, as they are fairly tight. The remaining beginner-holes are more open, although only number-6 is wide open. Unlike many beginner courses, which are typically wide-open, all of these holes but the last introduce that control and line-shaping is a necessary part of the game.
There are two tee location on about 1/2 the holes, found more frequently on the back nine. The tees are concrete and plenty long-n-wide. Tee-18 is "misaligned", as the basket is way to the left. There are teesigns at every teepad, even those that have two.
The long tee dramatically increases the difficulty of the hole, adding not just length, but also forcing you to hit a challenging window before you even reach the short tee location, which will typically have its own tough window to hit in order to reach the basket.
The course was a cinch to navigate - my first time here, hardly had to refer to the map. When the next tee isn't obvious, there will be extra signs offering directions.
Good course, providing you with several choices of how to challenge yourself.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 3 Not
Best in Triad
Pros: This is a tremendous course which offers a great layout, helpful signage and is in pefect condition. I have played there several times and it has never been crowded. Plenty of holes for lefty's which are rare. I also enjoy the fact that each hole feels isolated from all the rest.
Cons: Huge difference in red and blue. Some the reds seemed a little short while the blues were a bit long.
Other Thoughts: By far the best course I've played in the triad area!
1 of 4 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Great markings on each pad at each hole. A beautiful creek winds through property and is a water hazard on a few holes. Good combination of hyzers and anhyzers. Easy to navigate and go hole to hole. Hole 18 is not a dog leg. It is a very wide path to the basket that is long and virtually a semi circle. No way to shortcut unless you can do 40 foot high accurate shots.
In a beautiful park with lots of recreation facilities inside and out.
Cons: It had not rained any significant amount in several days. Some of the holes were still a little muddy going hole to hole and a few fairways.
Let me say if you want natural outdoors you will on occasion find similar places.
Other Thoughts: Saw none of the extra holes indicated on this site. Did not really look for them. If you go into the creek in summer I would guess a "Cotton Mouth" might enjoy your company. On one latter short hole you shoot and cannot see the basket as it is down a slope. If you throw 150' you will be in the creek.
Met a local you played round with me. Great guy and he really spoke well for the local club.
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
8 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Nice big concrete tee pads from both short and long positions. Great signs at pads showing pads, baskets and lengths. Some good signs for navigation where needed on the course also.
Course is in the back of a large community park. It does a decent job of keeping you away from other park users. 18 nice, new baskets in a mostly wooded, technical layout.
Some nicely designed holes. This course plays almost completely in or around the woods, and makes nice use of the terrain for the basket positions. Baskets are located on hill sides, near creeks, and tucked back into the trees on more open holes. Or placed in the open on heavily wooded holes. It's a pretty nice mix.
Course also uses elevation where possible. There are a couple decent downhill throws for your enjoyment.
Cons: A walking/biking path comes into play on a few holes. It would have been a nice thing to avoid when designing the course. A couple pads play from the path or over it. Not my favorite feature in a course.
Other Thoughts: I was pleasantly surprised by this course. I went in with low expectations, and discovered a cool little course right off I-85. I guess you never know.
Some highlights include #3 that plays from a hill, forces a tee shot between 2 trees and goes steeply down to the basket 260' away placed right in front of the creek. Pretty shot.
I also really enjoyed the twists and turns of #14 and #18. Both holes made in necessary to play smart and hit some spots off the tee. #14 also has a basket at the bottom of a small hill in front of the creek, making your approach shot a little interesting. Nice design.
#16 is down and up with a tight little gap to hit. I could see where that one could give people problems. But hit the gap and you've got a decent chance at a birdie.
While there really isn't any amazing holes, or epic bombs here, there really aren't any bad holes either. It just has a nice mix of technical holes that require you to throw a lot of different shots. There are some very tight holes that make you do a double take on the pad, and there are some more open holes that give you some room to err. Don't be lulled into thinking this is just a short little wooded course either. There are several holes over 400' including a 480'. Overall, this course has some decent length for a wooded course.
I'd highly recommend stopping for a round if you're making your way up or down I-85
8 of 9 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Course improving every time I play it
Pros: Very pretty course with nice mix of shots and distances.
Water in play behind several holes makes for a little more challenge
Several tight lines and elevation changes
Cons: Some heavy growth on the sides of several fairways
Has a lot of walking in between some holes
In heavy rain some holes have severe drainage issues, although the last 2 times I played there was no problem at all
Other Thoughts: Look to the right after number 2 because if you go to the tee/basket you can see, you will get stuck on the beginner loop and never find the rest of the course.
Overall this course is one of the best in the area and is rarely crowded, so you can take your time and enjoy it.
Seems to be improving as more people play it as saplings and brush are beaten down a bit.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
A Nice Surprise
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Fantastic layout and variety. I felt like I need to choose a different disc for each shot. I thought the different pars and distances made the course more interesting, fun, and challenging than a course that has all par 3's.
I looked at the earlier reviews for this course and it seems they have added plenty of signs and tee pads since those reviews. I thought it was well marked and the tee pads were definitely long enough. Also, I noticed in earlier reviews, people thought it was too narrow or wooded on some holes. On the holes that were more narrow, the par was greater (a more open 320 foot hole was a par 3 and a thickly wooded 320 foot hole was a par 4); therefore, I generally thought the pars were fair, aside from 1 or two holes (see cons), and these kinds of holes made the course more interesting.
Overall, the course was well maintained and beautiful. I will be back to visit this course!
Cons: The only con I have is more of a personal preference. I think the pars were mostly appropriate, and were very suitable for intermediate level players. I kept trying to figure out what the pro par would be for each hole, if they were playing a PDGA tournament. The hole I took the most issue with was a 480 foot hole was listed as a par 5; most advanced players would be approaching or jump putting for double eagle - which is exciting but not realistic. =)
Other Thoughts: Highly recommend this course for all levels of players.
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 2 Not
Possibly the best course in the Triad...
Pros: This is probably one of the best if not the best course in the Triad area. It is definitely one of the courses along with Johnson Street that you need to check out if you are in the Greensboro, High Point, Winston-Salem area.
On several holes there are a long tee and a short tee. Most of the longer tees provide a different type of shot than the short tee. It is lefty/right friendly as there is an equal amount of holes that cater to both types of throws.
There are uphill, downhill, and flat shots. There are holes where your butt will pucker as your disc goes flying through small gaps and holes that you can stretch out your arm.
Water/Creek comes in to play on many of the holes. To increase the difficulty on several holes, the pin is placed 15-20 feet in front of an OB creek.
There were some issues with the teepads but the city has now come and fixed them. Before the fix, there were several teepads that were slanted or were placed on an uphill slope.
If you can keep the disc in the fairway, you can have a really great round on this course. On many holes, if you get kicked off of the fairway, you will be lucky if you can scramble for par.
The tee signs are a really great touch as well.
Cons: I did not notice if this was on the tee sign, but there are some navigation issues from one hole to the next. For example, finding 10's tee can be difficult unless you have played the course before, have a map of the course with you, or have someone that can show you around.
The other issue is the drainage issue on a few holes. One hole, 11 I think, will have a large pool of water about 50 feet short of the basket. Due to the hole design, many discs will land in this area. I don't know what if anything can be done to fix this issue.
Other Thoughts: If I had a choice between Johnson Street, Yadkinville, Reidsville, Horizons, and Barber park, I would probably chose this course to play 9 out of 10 times.
I played the longs except for 2 holes due to the teepads on those two whole being the 2 of the teepads the city needed to replace. The par from the longs is supposedly 64 but I feel the SSA would be closer to 60.
IMO, hole 18 is the most difficult hole on the course. The scores on this par 4 will range from 3s to 7s(if not higher) depending on if you keep the disc in the fairway or not.
3 of 5 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: I first played this course in Summer 2010 and found it difficult to complete due to the tightness and growth. Today's round was a complete surprise. All of the previously annoying holes have been trimmed back, the brush has been removed (or thinned where appropriate) and overgrowth is gone. The previously obnoxious holes (300ish feet but too tight to actually go for the hole because you're afraid of going into brush that consumes your disc and your soul) are now enjoyable and play like a good disc golf hole. Lots of elevation changes throughout and good risk/reward opportunities (water behind the hole appropriate distances). A good blend of left to right, right to left and straightaway shots.
Cons: I am not a fan of prototypical Russell Schwarz courses but thankfully this one only has one (arguably two) of his hole styles I abhor. #15 from the longs provides you with no realistic throw at a short birdie putt, despite being a par 3. A good/great drive still leaves you with a 60' putt/approach.
#14's (long) tee pad signage is directly in the backswing of a RHBH who is attempting to anhyzer (the line of choice). Not sure why it is placed there.
Despite HUGE work on improving the water issues, still a bit soggy on the marshland hole.
Other Thoughts: Possible solutions to #15: Move the teepad forward 15-20 feet and left 15-20 feet (or in other words, just move it straight toward the basket) to turn the shot into a consistent hyzer line. Or just move the basket closer. I would prefer the pad movement because the pin placement is pretty.
Ridiculously better than previous play. Previously would've rated the course a 1.5 and only rate a 4 because I fear the summer will bring back some of the problems from last year.
Great work, kudos to whoever transformed this park.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Pros: This course is plays a lot different than it did when the baskets were installed one year ago. Many of the holes (1, 2, 3, 8, and others) have has the fairways widened and clean up in keys spots to make drives, approaches, and putts possible from more locations. Some holes of the par 3.5's are now birdie-able.
Cons: As previous posters pointed out, tee-pads on several holes are uneven and rough. These will be replaced for the B Tier Tournament in April. Once this is resolved and some rough areas are cleaned out on holes 6 - 9, this course should receive an excellent rating.
Other Thoughts: This course is still a work in progress and already plays much better and should continue to improve in the near future. In terms of learning to control and laying up your discs, this is a great course. There's a typo on the par info for the course. The Red Tees (short pads) should be par 59, not 71.
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