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Cape Fear # 9 Is The Most Intimidating Hole in Disc Golf!
Pros: Cape Fear is somewhere around two hours of wilderness survival training made most enjoyable by the fact that you are testing your manhood (and you too, ladies who dare) against somewhere around 7000 feet of one of the scariest, toughest disc golf courses imaginable. Cape Fear plays up and down Gordy's mountains, across valley's and grassy meadows, through pine forests and features two or three "thread the needle" downhill throws.
But easily the signature hole is #9, Cape Fear itself. For all but the top pros, this has got to be the most intimidating hole in all of disc golfdom. It's 533' to the basket visible across a huge crevice cutting in front of you and probably 100 feet down. To the left is the Grand Canyon. If you happen to hyser left, forget it, your disc is gone forever. The crevice extends too far right to attempt and play around it that way. It's a major hike down into this crevice and back up even with a well placed drive. I asked a top pro about playing it and he replied, " Oh, it's not that tough. You just hyser a drive out right and let it fade back. You should be able to land close to the basket everytime." Yeah, no problem! If you can hyser your drive out there 500 feet with pinpoint accuracy.
It's hard to review the Cape Fear course without mentioning the Jumanji Course in the same review. The Jumanji Course is a 27 hole monster which incorporates most of the 18 holes of Cape Fear plus another nine devious creations from the mind of Gordy. Because it shares baskets and holes with Cape Fear, it can't be listed as a seperate course. I believe it's just used as a tournament course.
Cons: As with the other courses here at Four Mound, the teepads are carpet and inconsistent at best. Some are great, flat, level and perfect for the holes they are made for. Others were worn, rolled or otherwise, not up to the overall standards of this great facility. The signs between Cape Fear and Jumanji were confusing at times. When I played it, the course was set up for tournament Jumanji and the next tee signs all pointed that way. There were a couple of Cape Fear holes that looked to be abandoned, # 10 under the power lines following the Cape Fear hole and one other.
Other Thoughts: This course (or these two courses, Cape Fear and Jumanji) are even more of a wilderness challenge and physical workout that the Porcupine course. They will not only tire you physically but will wear you down mentally with their constant length and difficulty. There are no breather holes here. As others have said, bring boots, water, snacks, your stool, compass, snakebite kit, survival blanket, Rambo knife, signal flares, matches, etc. etc. etc. You'll love it and you'll want to return for more punishment.
15 of 15 people found this review helpful.
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Gordy has heaven at his back door...
Pros: Four very beautiful and challenging courses. Each course has at least one signature hole. Very secluded and peaceful. A challenge of every aspect of your disc golf game and your physical conditioning. Owned by some of the coolest people. A wonderful disc golf paradise.
Cons: So very easy to get lost, skip holes, start playing another course. Unstable and sometimes treacherous tee pads. So very easy to lose discs so bring extra plastic. Everything is a par three and there are many that should be fours due to extreme difficulty. I don't live there.
Other Thoughts: The signature hole for Cape Fear is breathtaking, intimidating and fun! Till you accidently hyzer out a righty backhand. A positive side effect is you will see your disc fly a very long way. Negative being you are not getting it back. Porcupines signature hole is very mean and you will feel like a rockstar if you par it. Make sure you talk to Gordy and Jaymie. They will let you know the starting points, smoking policy, whose out that day, etc. They may even play a round with you. The five dollars you pay goes back into the courses. Be respectful. Bring supplies and lots of them. Say thanks when you leave because you are going to come back.
9 of 9 people found this review helpful.
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Stay all day and play and play
Pros: Multiple courses; Tee pads well marked, once you find the first one. The layout is well thought out. This course is quite challenging. Beautiful views. We played on Sunday and had the course to ourselves. It is nice to play without dodging other park users.
Cons: The rugged ground does not make for fast playing. The setting is so nice that there is no need to hurry. The access road from the main road to the parking area is a little rutted, easily passable with a pickup or SUV but you's want to pick your path carefully with a car, and don't try to take anything that has been lowered.
Other Thoughts: It's a great destination for a day of disc golf.
6 of 9 people found this review helpful.
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