0 Helpful / 7 Not
Pros: The course is fairly technical with some tight fairways to make up for how short it is. The environment around the course is natural and beautiful. Although it is 9 holes it makes for a great short midday course.
Cons: The vegetation can get pretty out of control. There are some disc eating trees. Its short, Its only 9 holes, never really a chance to grip it and rip it.
0 of 7 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Tight shorts lol
Pros: Offer a nice of mix of birdie holes in with 3 ridiculously hard ones (1,3,7) The only holes I have yet to birdie here. Everything here is in a native enviroment so if your into plants and wildlife this is your disc golf course!
Great tee pads and new baskets that are not to bad to rob
Multiple lines through dense forests along with two open holes(2,9) that you should birdie, just dont go long on number 2 because the basket is perched atop a hill
Risk/reward factor is huge here, trying the same lines like everytime, I will shoot in the range of -2 up to +5
Newly mulched area around number 1's basket make for an official green and completes one of the most technical/scenic/challenging holes in Raleigh
Cons: Hole 1 is rather long to be as tight as it is. I have never birdied it and only par'd it like 3 times and I have played this course 3 times a week since I started playing in January 11. I recommend a flick off the tee to have a chance at birdie/par. Hole 3 is even tighter than 1, if you can throw a big sweeping hyzer you can kind of see a line to the left of a couple of massive pines. I got lost on hole 7 the first time I played it lol, the fairway is serioulsy 7 ft wide at the widest point! Look for a huge water birch tree and the basket is kind of tucked behind it and a couple of small cedar trees (good luck to par you will need it on all three of these!). Oh and yea def be aware that leaves of three should be left bee!! (poison ivy, oak are bad in the pine patches)
And since I am on the NCSU Disc golf team I have recently become aware that their is NO plans of expansion to 18. This is the biggest con to me because there is plenty of room for an awesome back nine!
Other Thoughts: While it is only 9 holes it def offers a challenge because of its super tight lines on all of the holes except mainly 2. If your near NCSU's campus and have 35 min to blow I recommend trying it out!
As an NC State student I would love to see the addition of another 9, Ill help with the building process!!
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
8 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: - This course is on a great piece of property right beside a beautiful lake.
- Nice teepads and signs on every whole. The tees even have the number of the hole on them which I thought was a really nice feature.
- Good course to go out and practice driving with your putter
- Only 9 holes in close proximity so can get in a last minute round pretty quickly
- Baskets are all new and very nice.
Cons: - This is not a very challenging course which can make it a bit dull for multiple plays for people that aren't just starting to play.
- No trashcans on the course. This has sadly led to crushed beer cans at almost every teepad. Also was a drag when my dog pooped on hole #2 and I got to carry it around for the rest of the round.
- There are also no benches. This isn't a huge problem since the course is very short but it would be nice to have somewhere to sit between holes and record your score or grab a drink.
- Not much parking and is restricted during the week.
Other Thoughts: This course looks great but outside of that it just doesn't deliver. As an NC State I really wanted to enjoy the course I just found it pretty dull for the most part. Sure it is good if you want to work on your mid-range or putter throwing but outside of that it just doesn't deliver.
8 of 11 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Short but decent
Pros: Nice tee pads. Signage was great. Nice variation for Such a short course.
Cons: Minimal parking. Really short course - not really a chance to air it out.
Other Thoughts: Played this afternoon. I'm not sure about the concerns about overgrowth - I did play it in Jan, but you could tell which areas were "natural" and which was maintained during the growth season. The place was packed - literally. There were probably 7-8 groups on the course at once. Don't know if this was because the weather was nice or if it's always busy. Decent course, but definitely too short. My 8 y/o didn't want tot wait to play the "back nine"
0 of 2 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 1 Not
A technical practice round
Pros: Quality tees pads, baskets and signage.
What the holes lack in distance they make up for in technical difficulty.
Cons: Small parking area that is shared with fishing access. Parking permit required M-F.
Thick vegetation, winter play preferred.
I would advise a spotter on holes where you cannot see the complete flight of the disc, as it is an easy course to loose a disc, or find orphans.
Wear bug repellent, and be cautious of your footing.
Other Thoughts: I typically don't play 9 hole-ers, but this one isn't bad. It makes a good practice round for the other great courses in the vicinity. Future expansion of the course and parking area could put this course on par with courses in the vicinity.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Interesting little course- tight enough to make up for lack of distance.
Cons: needs some clearing, easy to lose a disc on several holes (unless you play conservatively). Also, lots of tall grass in areas (although they recently cut alot of it) where you will almost definitely find some ticks
enough trees in the way to really alter your play- when playing 3 times in a row, I shot a 2 over, 8 over, and then a 1 under, trying the same lines each time
Other Thoughts: Interesting course- would like to see a little more maintenance and possibly another 9 holes
0 of 2 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 3 Not
It's a challenge
Pros: It's challenging, good exercise and easy to find your way around. Great course for the spring.
Cons: I've heard the brush gets crazy in the summer. Lots of briers, prickers or thorns (whatever you call them). Only nine holes . . . play twice for 18.
Other Thoughts: It's challenging, especially to beginners who haven't mastered throwing straight. I've been playing for a couple years, but am still rusty when I start up every spring. This course is great for fine tuning different skills.
0 of 3 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 0 Not
A technical quick 9
Pros: Tee pads, baskets and signage were great.
There are a couple of nice holes - especially enjoyed #5 and #9.
The scenery is very nice.
There are a couple of nice ace runs here as well - which actually has a redeeming quality to the course, since it is very technical.
Cons: A couple of holes have a minuscule throwing window (#3 and #8).
Thorns galore - you will get stuck.
If you don't have a parking permit, it's $2 for a day parking pass (only applies M-F from 7am to 6pm)
Other Thoughts: I think it is unfair to compare this course to others in the area, but I think it serves it's purpose, a small course for individuals associated with NC State (students, faculty).
Accuracy is very key on this course.
Played in the winter, so didn't see the kudzu as mentioned in the other review, but can see this course eating some discs with errant throws if the growth is there.
This is not worth the ride to play it, unless you are already playing Kentwood which is a couple of miles away.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Playable in the Winter
Pros: + Good signage, NC State themed signs that work very well, look professional
+ A few challenging holes stand out, and make this a more technical par 3 experience than Kentwood.
+ Pins are in GREAT condition
Cons: - You have a huge chance of losing your disc. Tall grass, catchy/thorny trees, and kudsu during the summer all contribute to a scary experience. Even on good throws, keep an eye on it.
- Some of the tees are not located in good positions, which clearly shows that the disc golf community did not have much imput in this course
- Thorns everywhere, you are going to get caught in them at some point. Period.
Other Thoughts: In whole, this course is one of the worst courses in the area, but the area has some pretty good courses. When I played this in August, with the summer overgrowth, the course was bordering on unplayable, due to kudsu and extremely dense boundary zones that completely ate discs. In December however, I tried it again, and found a more positive experience. Yes, some of the holes are tight like insanity, and if you miss the fairway, you will have an impossible par attempt, but it is doable. Give this course a try if you are in the area/ don't have time to go for a full 18, but if you can only play a few courses in the area, STAY AWAY, and see what else Raleigh has to offer.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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