3 Helpful / 0 Not
Play when it hasn't rained recently.
Pros: a nicely varied course. The front 9 are pretty open holes, and the back 9 are wooded (except 18). Very little elevation comes into play here, but there are plenty of different turns to negotiate. Multiple tees for different skill levels. Friendly people in the park. There's a dog park too.
Cons: This park floods easily. When I went, the front 9 had some serious flooding. We didn't play holes 6, 7, or 17 because of the swampy condition of the fairways. The tees are simply cinder blocks on the ground. Some of them aren't marked; you just have to figure out which cinder blocks correspond to which basket. The long tee for hole 15 is outrageous. About 200-300 feet, then a 90-degree right turn, and another 200 feet or so.
Couldn't find the tee for 18. Maybe it was underwater.
No rest rooms.
The dog park requires an electronic code. Our dogs didn't know the code.
Other Thoughts: The short tees are pretty easy. The longest tees are quite challenging. The wooded holes have some narrow lanes to get through. Pam lost a shoe in the swamp.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: great open front 9.
Cons: needs better markings, parks and rec planted tuns of trees on 17 and 18 that make most shots pretty much a no go but from the rumor mill they are going to remove some of them
Other Thoughts: could be a great course with a little work
1 of 5 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.
1 Helpful / 0 Not
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.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: ~Good hole variation. Front 9 is wide open and the back 9 is tightly wooded.
~Three sets of tees are great for pros and beginners alike.
~Great for improving every aspect of your game. The front 9 offers opportunities for long bombs, where the back nine requires more more finesse.
Cons: ~Very easy to lose a disc on the jungle-like back 9.
~Needs concrete tee pads. Some tees are rutted.
~Hole 15 is aweful
Other Thoughts: Stoney Creek park DGC is a fantastic course for advanced and beginning players. Its nice to have a course in g-boro.
1 of 3 people found this review helpful.
8 Helpful / 0 Not
Leaves me Flat
Pros: Note: Sometime after I played here in Nov '09 five holes have been removed and all have been renumbered. This will cause some differences between the layout I played and the current configuration.
*Multiple tees- there are 3 sets of tees that will cater to multiple skill levels.
*Water- Stoney Creek plays all down the right side of hole 18, but it's the only water on the course.
Cons: -There are some really long walks to the next tee. The walk from the 16th basket to the 17th tee was at least 800 ft, but there were also long walks to tee 7 and tee 9.
-Tee signs: only very basic posts
-Tees: dirt but they are level. They're marked by angled and partially buried cinder blocks.
-Navigation: since there are no numbers on the partially buried cinder blocks, and with up to 3 sets on each hole it can get confusing to figure where the appropriate tee is. But there are "Next tee" signs that help.
-It could be really muddy and soggy after a rain.
On my rating scale I rated the course 3.5 out of 10, (that equals a 1.75 on DGCR), so I'm torn between two ratings.
Course Level: White (most suited for Intermediate players rated 900.)
*Flat- this can't be changed, but the course is totally flat, except for a 2 ft drop on hole 1. There was also one elevated basket for some artificial height.
*Fairway design- there were 2 holes with 90 degree "L bends". Your enjoyment will depend if you like a different style of hole like this or if you find them too quirky. Personally I like them, in moderation.
*Terrain variety- the layout I played was mostly open on the front 9 with only some scattered trees, and mostly wooded on the back 9.
*The course is still new, so there are very few amenities. Hopefully someday they'll get a map, score cards, warm up basket, and perhaps even a restroom and some benches.
If they improve the signs, the tees, and add some amenities the rating could easily go up. As it was, my enjoyment level was as flat as the terrain, so this wasn't a course that I feel drawn back to play again.
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8 of 8 people found this review helpful.
Not Too Shabby
9 Helpful / 0 Not
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.
Quick update: The Whites now have concrete tees and they are very well done.
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.
Update: They've added a bit of signage so it isn't the navigational issue it used to be. I like this course enough to swing by if I'm in the area, especially now since the other course is practically a mile away.
9 of 9 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: very open on the front 9 holes,i enjoy playing this course, 3 tees for every hole
that are challenging at all levels
Cons: look out for # 14 on the back can't wait for the tee boxes to be fiinshed.also kind of wet when it rains.really does need the markers for yardage and par markers
Other Thoughts: i really enjoy playing this course, i can't wait for the fall time to hit some some of the tree will losse there leaves
1 of 6 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
The potential for greatness
Pros: Good lengthy holes. "Greens around the hole" give you a feeling that its a gimme putt. Front 9 provides some open holes that are forgiving on mis throws. Back 9 is a little tighter, some shots being very technical. Three sets of tees for every hole.
Cons: Course is very flat and still 'under construction'. Once it gets settled in a little it can be great. The course may be a little difficult to navigate until it is finished. Also, there is little to no signage or footage marked on the course. No concrete pads.
Other Thoughts: As an 18-hole course, this is brand new. This shows on the back 9 and on the lack of certain features (footage, signs, directions). There is really no out-of-bounds, but a creek can come into play on hole 18. It may be a good idea to play the course through from the recreation tees (the shortest tees) because of the blind shots. The 3.5 is earned based on layout (could be higher when the course is settled in and has more signs, etc.).
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 4 Not
Not for the beginners
Pros: Wide variety of shots with a lot of hidden baskets. Open front 9 with the back going deep into the woods. Lenghty holes that reach up to close to 600'. Modification of the course sets up very nicely.
Cons: No Signs and not a lot of people out there. Some holes intertwine on the back nine which can get confusing for some.
Other Thoughts: Still needs to be broken in more and a bunch of newbs. Any players around the area can try this course out and set a course record.
1 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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