Good course when its not swamped
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: I like the variety of basket placements, from the fairly open, tall ceiling lanes on the front part of the course, to the more technical, tighter woods baskets on the back.
Cons: It was a swampy mess the last time I played this course. That is to be expected since it was put in to utilize the land following the destruction of Hurricane Floyd. Its a nice course that continues to be developed and enhanced, just be sure to play it when it hasn't rained recently.
Other Thoughts: In the summer, carry bug spray and use it frequently. If its rained recently, the bugs are out in force and you will need extra socks and shoes.
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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Pros: Very good front 9 with a lot of open space. Pedestrian traffic is minimal.
Cons: Thick grass and narrow paths on the back 9 make it easy to lose a disc, especially on holes 11 and 16.
Other Thoughts: Take caution around holes 5 and 18 the holes are near the parking lot.
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Starts well, ends poorly
Pros: *The first 10 holes.
*Majority of the holes have 3 tees in good degrees of variance of distance and shot execution.
*Baskets are great and in good condition.
Cons: *All teepads are sandy or earthen which stinks in a park that is known to flood.
*Holes 11-16 are a mess.
*Very basic park with no restrooms and gravel parking lot.
Other Thoughts: The first 10 holes are in a much more open layout and offer different types of shots to execute. These holes just seem so much more fun to play vesus the back holes. Holes 11-16 go from bad to awful in trying to figure out what the course designer was thinking? It's hard not to assume that there are major factors going on here from either hole redesign that isn't finished or failure to clear intended fairways to a possible construction project as evidenced from all the tractor marks across most of these fairways. These holes also literally stink from different mud canals that line some of the "fairways" and consequently are thick with mosquitoes. There is potential here but I mean probably hundreds of group man hours are needed here to make this course worth the destination for the majority of Disc golfers to trek out here. The bottom line is the first 10 holes are pretty decent of what you might expect at an average park and the next handful of holes you are just trying to survive a course that feels unfinished and poorly designed and you wouldn't want anyone to have that kind of expereince with the game.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
9 Helpful / 0 Not
Keep Driving to Kinston
Pros: New course with nice Discatcher baskets, front 9 is a nice open park with great old growth trees. Back 9 is back into some nice woods. Multiple tees in most holes. Elevated basket on hole 5. The park is pretty easy to find but Google maps makes it look like it is on the opposite side of the road. First 6 holes flow reasonably well.
Cons: Signage. There are very few signs, especially after hole 5. At least half of the course gets VERY muddy so not a course I'd play after a rainy month. Some holes on the back completely submerged. Gets confusing as to what hole to throw to in quite a few spots. Natural tees that are marked by concrete blocks, hard to spot since they're everywhere due to the 3 sets of tees on most holes. Parts of the course look like it used to have trailers on it because of all the concrete blocks. Back 9 is very confusing, I felt like I was in a scene from Apocalypse Now trying to navigate it.
Other Thoughts: The first hiccup comes on hole 6, the basket for which lays out of sight to the left, not straight ahead as it seems. To find hole 9 you have to follow the tractor tire tracks up the dirt trail. Swing a right after hole 10 to get to 11. After that, you'll need to hire a sherpa to navigate the rest. A good canoe is vital to scoring well on the back 9. This won't be a bad course if they put in some signage, lay down better tees and work on drainage problems, but if you're in the area, you're better off driving to Kinston.
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