1 Helpful / 0 Not
A little out of the way
Pros: Surrounding scenery is awesome,lots of restroom/picnic facilities, not crowded, nice baskets, seems to flow nicely and did not get confused despite lack of signs, no rough I saw that would make finding a disc too much of a challenge.
Cons: Only 9 holes, although we played both tees and made a decent 18, No tee pads of any kind on most holes, although they are pretty well marked, lots of brush in fairways and some low-hanging stuff around the tees and baskets, distances are short, but holes still somewhat challenging, oh and this course is several miles of the highway down twisty dirt roads and is somewhat hard to find
Other Thoughts: Very Beautiful course, most likely not worth the drive by itself, but we will make this a part of our day trip next time we play Fox Chase. I recommend you bring some food and some charcoal as there are plenty of outdoor grills and picnic areas and the park is stellar
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Bittersweet 9 holer
Pros: It's disc golf in a beautiful, scenic park that includes a lake view nearly every where you look. There are Discatchers in great condition with double chains. Two, short fence post things designate the tee areas and are easy enough to find. Umm, did I mention it's really pretty here? The holes were obviously not designed by someone who's played disc golf, but are by no means the worst I've ever played in terms of a layout. Two sets of tees that do a decent job of providing 18 different looks at the baskets instead one tee just being longer and behind the other. There are some very visible signs designating where the hard to find tees are so you won't lose much time tracking down all 9 holes.
Cons: Tees: It's just a big stone/concrete tile, about 2' x 2'. These are located between or just past the two fence post/tee markers that flank both sides. It's bizarre really and a borderline safety hazard if you swing wildly on your follow through.
Distance: The holes are pretty short, nothing over 200' as far as I could tell really. Most players could tee off capably from a standstill, which I advise because there ain't any room on the miniscule dance floor that are the tees and those posts are annoyingly close.
Rough: Too much of it. There really needs to be a club or something, some constant flow of DG'ers to play here b/c the fairways are rife with weeds, occasionally briers, and lots of hopeful saplings. It's very easy to lose sight of a disc in the underbrush here. It's not necessarily thick, it's just every where and it all kind of looks the same so your depth/frame of reference is taxed.
The flow is not super great and the course is situated between two park roads or sidewalk areas so what would be at least a very calm, scenic round is kind of ruined by the sight of other park goers on jet-skis and the like.
Basket #6 has briers growing through it. I tried to stomp them all down but I didn't have anything to cut them down so they'll be back up in no time.
Basket #8 was confused for a trash can apparently, I threw the trash away properly. You can see basket #8 past #6 and vice versa so keep that in mind.
Other Thoughts: There is so much land out here that a course could easily rival a Buckhorn, easily. Alas, this is not the case. It's a mildly dangerous, underwhelming 9 holer in the middle of nowhere. I was hoping the course would at least be very secluded and scenic, for calming, get-back-to-nature kinds of rounds but nope. This course is best described as a recreational activity afterthought. If you're in the area, Lowe Warner in Trow is a much more fun 9 holer and obviously Fox Chase in Albemarle is a must play. 'Tis a shame.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
9 Helpful / 0 Not
An opportunity missed
Pros: disc catcher baskets, convenient bath rooms beautiful views of Badin Lake, walking and hiking trails, and fishing areas there is a place to launch your canoe or kayak, there are plenty of picnic tables available to rest and have a snack. Some trees have been cut and some cleaning of the area of the course is underway, much more is needed
Cons: No signage at the course entrance, No distances at tee. Plenty of picnic tables provide a good chance of hitting a picnicker, walking path around course also provides an opportunity of hitting someone. Tee area, well there are no tees just tee markers, a paver, also the area is marked with 4X4's that have the hole number on them and these are located so that you can easily hit your hand on them on your follow through also most of the areas are unleveled. . There are to many short holes and nothing over 300 feet, holes. There are a goodly number of trip hazards, downed trees still laying on the ground, briers, thorns, and fireants. Undergrowth is taking over due to a lack of maintenance.
Other Thoughts: The Uwharrie National Forest consist of over 50,000 acres and they only allowed the use of this small plot for a course, a maximum of 5 holes is all the point can support, there is a multipurpose field that could handle another hole. There is a great area for a course next to the point but that area was not allowed to be used. This was a great opportunity missed by the US Forest Service. As you approach the west end of the parking lot you will see white and blue post on each side of the drive to the rest rooms. The ones on the left are to the 1st tee. With time and a lot of work this could be a fun short course to play but only 9 holes it is diffidently not a destination course, if you are in the area and do not mind that a mile and a half of the trip is on a dirt road you can give it a try, and Fox Chase is close by but a good bit further than 7.7 miles So far I have hit 2 picnic tables the good thing is that they were not being used at the time
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