9 Helpful / 2 Not
I laughed out loud, several times, while playing this course.
Navigation: The hole closest to the entrance, which used to be #1, is now #4. The good thing is that the +3 change was consistent throughout the remainder of the course, making the map still useful. The signs definitely need updating.
The flow is choppy. After finishing #6, the in-ground hole, you do not go to the closest tee to the left (#13), but walk between baskets 3 and 10 to find the tee across in the other patch of woods. After finishing #10, you head right, past tee-13, to eventually find tee-11. Basket-15 is located in the corral to the left, no the elevated basket straight ahead.
I'm not a fan of artificial out-of-bounds, but I see why this course has it, as many of the baskets are close together or near the walking paths players would typically take from basket to tee.
This course reminds me of the less-attractive person who makes up for her/his physical shortcomings by having loads of personality. The land this course sits upon is not attractive - weedy and rocky, power lines, fences, busy road nearby, the blare of the speaker from the nearby car dealership - just perfect for a disc golf course, because who else would want to put anything on it?
The land has a bit of a dip in the midst of it, and also contains two small pockets of woods. About 1/3rd of the holes play short-n-tight within these woods, and the elevation changes introduced by the small valley affects about 1/3rd of the holes, too. The course is definitely on the open end of the spectrum, but the shorter lengths and artificial ob prevents the course from being a grip-n-ripper.
The height of the baskets is, shall we say, a bit variable. One is half-buried in the ground. Several are elevated, either due to earthen mounds (certainly hope they aren't fire-ant abodes!), sitting atop a can, hung up (by trees, by gallows - take your pick)
Favourite holes: 9-10, a downslope left-turner, followed by an upslope straight shot, both on the open side but with some nearby ob.. A lot of landscaping had been done in this central part of the course
It is a fun course to play, offers some challenges (three natural tees per hole, so pick your level of difficulty), but definitely not for the person who wants their baskets a uniform height off the ground!
9 of 11 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 8 Not
Pros: -good baskets all around the course
-challenging (from black tees)
Cons: -with the OB they had in the NCDGC, some of the difficult holes were made even more ridiculously hard. In my opinion, when you are throwing a 700' hole into a 30mph headwind to a basket that is on top of a 10 ft. mound, you shouldn't have to worry about landing your disc in a 30' wide fairway
-you really only need a putter to play from the red tees
-all tees are sand, which isn't a problem most of the time, but on some there are roots which will trip you up
Other Thoughts: Honestly, had I been able to play it casually with no OB, I think I would have had a blast. But in the conditions this weekend, this course was a nightmare. Some of the gimmicks are cool, but others are just totally unnecessary.
2 of 10 people found this review helpful.
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