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Pros: 18 massive concrete tee pads set in a city park. We're talking huge trapezoidal monstrosities that no one should complain about.
Nice new baskets that are visible and catch well.
Signs at each pad with a huge number on them. Very visible, even from Virginia.
Front 9 is in a family friendly park setting with trails, benches and a children's play area.
Nicely cared for green grass and large trees dot the front 9. Very scenic and each hole has multiple paths to the basket. Fairly forgiving early on at this course.
Cons: Walking paths and other park users can be almost anywhere on front 9. Be aware of where you are throwing.
Back 9 is still a work in progress and new.
Navigation can be a little tricky in spots on the back 9.
Hole 13 and 15 have tee pads that seem to be misplaced or crooked. Or the baskets are in the wrong place. Not sure. Hopefully this will be cleaned up.
Other Thoughts: The front 9 of Stoney Creek is your basic city park course. Probably a great place to bring your girlfriend, wife, children or dogs. There happens to be a disc golf there, so you can have some fun too. Nothing exciting or memorable with the holes or design.
The back 9 seems to be done, but there are some strange things going on there. Hole 13 is a weird RHBH anny route that starts out with the tee pad facing about 90 degrees in the wrong direction. Maybe the basket is being redesigned or moved?? Then you must walk back the length of 13's fairway to get to 14. This could be a safety issue, plus it adds a little bit to the walking.
Hole 15 is another misaligned pad with a narrow path, fairway or something through the woods to the basket. The basket is not visible from the pad, and it would take several acts of God or luck to navigate the path with a disc. I hope this hole gets some attention too.
Hole 16 is a short straight hole that seems like a simple filler to cut down on the long walk to 17.
17 is a decent hole, but there is what appears to be an OB creek to the right and both side of the fairway are roped off to prevent damage to newly planted trees. Chances are the path is too narrow for many golfers and trees with be harmed. The fairway is a nice RHBH anny route to a basket position in some trees. Pretty hole if it can survive.
18 is a longer hole that also has the creek bed on the right. But about half way to the basket is the parking lot on the left. This could be a dangerous hole also. Be sure not to park your care on that side when you pull in!
The back 9 has some potential, but right now it needs some redesign work. It is confusing and a little mixed up at this point.
Hopefully as this course gets cleaned up a little it will be improved, and the back 9 will be something players look forward to. Right now it will just leave you shaking your head.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Needs some work
Pros: Good variety of holes and shots. Open fornt 9 and wooded back 9 nice change. good mix of long and short shots.
Cons: Back 9 unforgiving if you go in the woods. Too many thorns. 11 and 16 are outright swamps on both sides of the fairway, which are about as wide as one lane roads. If you stray to the sides your in some smelly NC swamp water. Kids keep messing with the cinder blocks which are the only things marking the tee boxes.
Other Thoughts: Front 9 is great for beginners, being in the open park area. Busy road just up the small hill along side hole one and end of 18.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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Pros: The front 9 is pretty good, good open shots, a few hard curves make it decent.
Cons: oh man where to begin, some of the mandos are literally and l shape, natarual tee pads on the wooded holes are terrible, confusing layout with a little sign on a tree. The wooded back 9 is what makes this course decent at best, I had to run up most of the holes to tell where the basket was and got lost in the woods 3 times. Brush is terrible also very easy to lose disc. No benches or markers for teepads.
Other Thoughts: At least goldsboro has a course now, not worth a trip but if your in the area might as well play at least the non wooded holes.
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