Wide Open Course
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: A fairly long course from the pro tees (Clemson Purple), and not too long from the am tees (Clemson Orange). Most tees are a fair distance apart for the average player. Good course to work on your drive.
Cons: Extremely open course (except first 3 holes), and did not make any use of available lakefront. CLOSED 2-3 days before all Clemson football home games.
Other Thoughts: Much of this course is used for parking during Clemson Football home games, which means it is primarily big open fields. I am very impressed with the designers incorporation of any available obstacle to make the course less open and add interest to the course. Considering the location, they did an excellent job designing this for the maximum variety. Basically, on many holes, you look out at a large open field and see the basket 320 to 520 feet away, tucked right behind the only tree in the area. One is just on the other side of a no longer used baseball infield fence, sitting at about home plate where you must throw over the fence. They really didn't have a lot to work with, and they did the best they could, considering.
Another side effect of using this for football crowd parking is that they remove the Baskets and signage a couple of days before a home game. They also will not be putting in concrete pads, but do have decent signage and well marked tee locations.
As a side note, the PDGA has listed a course here for years. It was a short, awful object (non)course with painted posts to hit, and zero creativity used in the design. The rebuilding into the new course was fairly well done, considering the property's multipurpose, open nature.
Course is by no means hilly, but not totally flat either, most hole have at least a little elevation change. And, I think 54 for the pro par is good, but the rec par should be more like 62 (when played from pro tees). I put rec par #'s in notes for hole description.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Great Course, Very Close to CU Campus
Pros: This was only my second time on a disc golf course, but it was a very fun course. The first few holes are wooded, the middle of the course is wide open, and the last four or five holes have some interesting turns and obstacles that you have to negotiate.
Cons: The only con I found on the course today was that there was a lot of mud from the main field's use as a parking lot for a football game from two days prior. It was a wet weekend, so there was more mud than normal.
Other Thoughts: I liked the course a lot. Given the opportunity and a bit more time, I would have played it again. I didn't mind the lack of concrete tee pads, and most of the holes were easy enough to find. You could probably get a lot of college kids into the sport with this course being so close to the University Campus.
Longest in the Area
Pros: It's nice and close to the Clemson campus. There's a swimming beach and nice views of the lake.
Two sets of tees on most holes and some nice 'touch' shots at the beginning of the course. It's also a longer course and more wide open than most, giving a reason to work on distance without having to worry as much about which way it goes.
Cons: Other than the first three or four holes, the course is a bit boring with mostly open shots with little obstacles to worry about. It's also not open to play on Saturdays in the fall during home Clemson football games...fans park on the course.
Other Thoughts: Not as easy to follow...with only markers on the ground. Could really become a nice course with a few small changes...could be moving some tees or basket locations to take better advantage of the limited trees and use the elevation changes better.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Orange holes, Great location, First real and official Clemson University course
Cons: Still a work in progress.. Signs and tee-boxes are not going to happen because they use the area for parking during football season.. No use of the water (with the lake surrounding the area, I wish there was more of a lake-front feel to this course)
Other Thoughts: Like I said, still a work in progress- as this course evolves, it will be amazing. Tee-markers are going in (orange and purple for pro/am tee's) Search Facebook for "Clemson Disc Golf" and join the group- maps of the course are available there)
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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