6 Helpful / 0 Not
Nice Beginner's Course
Pros: This is a nice beginner's course in a park setting. It features DGA baskets and signs, and somewhat small concrete tee pads. The course is fairly easy to navigate (good flow, no long walks between holes). There is no schule to lose discs in and no thorn or picker bushes to draw blood.
The course is perfect for beginning players, experienced players with little distance (like me), or for more advanced players looking to work on their mid-range game. The park has many mature trees that provide a low ceiling that challenge the disc golfer to throw beneath.
The course uses these trees quite well and quite organically to create good fairways that do not conflict, for the most part (a testament to designer Everett Lasley's design skills.) Hole 9 is an especially subtle challenge to succeed at.
Cons: The course will certainly leave many disc golfers with no desire to play it a second time. There is very little distance (with only 1 hole approaching 290 feet - all the others are under 250), almost no elevation change, and, due to all the trees, not even a significant amount of wind.
Because the course is in a park with a paved walking trail, excercise stations, a playground, picnic tables, a gazebo, and a volleyball court, on a nice day the park is very crowded and makes throwing a round a little bit more dangerous. On certain holes one or more of these amenities come into play (Holes 1, 3, 4, 6, 7 - walking trails; Holes 4 & 9 - picnic tables; Holes 1, 4, 6 - excercise stations; Hole 5 - gazebo). For the beginning players who will be most attracted to this course, these amenities are even more dangerously in play.
The main cons for this course are what it does not offer - distance, elevation, a wide variety, a challenge to experienced golfers.
Other Thoughts: The course sits directly across the street from Anderson County High School. Considering the type of course that it is, this is an excellent location. There is an active high school club that uses the course regularly for leagues.
I like the course. It is fun. It suits my short-arm game, but it is not exactly very challenging, even for me. I tend to judge a course by how many different discs it requires me to throw. This course can sometimes only require 2. As such, it is not a course that I would advise someone to go out of their way to play, but I wouldn't avoid it either.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Nice little pitch and putt
Pros: Set in a nice, well kept park with plenty of old trees to keep it from being wide open. Concrete tees are long enough and the tee signs provide enough info to know where you're throwing. Good flow and minimal walking between holes.
Cons: A short, flat course, and not very difficult. Some of the shots could be dangerous for other discers or for kids on the playground equipment, just keep an eye out.
Other Thoughts: If you only bring a mid and putter this is an alright course. To make this course more difficult I would throw only forehand, anhyzer, rollers etc., and get in some good practice at those shots.
This would also be a good place to introduce younger kids to the game.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
Good For Beginners
Pros: Nice park with walking trail and playground for the kids to use while you get a couple of rounds in. Nice concrete tees, adequate signs, baskets in great shape.
Cons: As a beginner (playing for about 3 months) I still find this course challenging enough to be fun, but not too tough so as to be frustrating. I could see where a more experienced player would become bored with this course quickly but it is a great place to learn and build confidence.
Other Thoughts: Even for a beginner, there are one or two "aceable" holes on the course although I haven't aced one yet.
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