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 hey its something

2-4    8/11/2010   8/11/2010
Review By: oki40484
Played: 31  Reviewed: 8  Exp: 7.4 Years
3 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: to get more course in this area, this was a welcome addition , just having more disc golf in place helps get more people interested in the sport, more voices equal more courses.
Cons: first time you play course your quess is as good as any. course plays too close to the playground, had to chase one midget all the way to the dog park to get my disc from them
Other Thoughts: don't want to seem to be bashing the course, i just think some work and moving around the back 9 as not to be so repetitive would help. needs directional signs and all natural teeboxes formed. mandos in some places would make course more competitive.
also somebody please put the baskets together right, center pipe runs through the ring in chains

3 of 5 people found this review helpful.

  Loris has disc golf!

2-4    6/18/2010   6/18/2010
Review By: ToeKing
Played: 13  Reviewed: 1  Exp: 12.9 Years
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Hard to believe this is out here! 18 holes that start off decently. Plenty of walking to be found, but that may not be a pro at the start if you don't know where the next hole is. Most holes are marked well, and all the baskets are new.

Nice little water hole for 18. Don't overshoot it though, the woods are thick right behind the basket!
Cons: - Hole 1 is not marked well (maybe not at all?), but the basket is easily visible when you arrive.
- Hole 5 has had some damage, and the marker was lying in the woods. Not sure where that should start.
- After hole 9 the course follows a service road and all shots are straight and fairly long (except 15). Challenge seems to come only from having to throw for distance, but that's not too bad.
- Hole 17 and 18 are weirdly out of place. 16 dumps you out at the end of a service road, so you need to follow the pavement back towards the park. Watch across the road and when the woods break and you can see the school you should cross the road, and you'll find marker 17. Extremely long throw back along the woods.
- 18 isn't too far past 17, but you might go down the wrong path. Don't take the "nature trail" right next to basket 17, go a bit farther up the road and follow the path that goes along the water.
Other Thoughts: Really hard to complain about this course. There's nothing for miles, so I'm just glad it exists. If there's any work planned to be done (signage, tees, etc?) I'd be happy to help.

If anyone wants to play during the week after 5 shoot me an email, I work pretty close to the park.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 

1    6/10/2010   6/15/2010
Review By: jkdisc
Played: 106  Reviewed: 103  Exp: 6.1 Years
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: I would like to start by saying RussMB's review is excellent/extremely helpful to me and I would really just like to add my thoughts.
#18 is a really nice way to end with a shot over a pond where the water is very clear and easy to find a disc that didn't make land.
-not bad for beginers
-nice clean park with the cleanest port-a-potty I have ever seen
- long and short shots
- some really fun shots
-easy to navigate even with out tee signs
-not crowded
Cons: The long holes seem a bit to long for a course suited towards rec players.
-long walk from 16 to 17 and confusing as to where to go (across the street at the high school)
-really long walk back after #18
-a crossing fairway but it's not crowded so it shouldn't be an issue
-bug spray needed
Other Thoughts: Use the address RussMB has provided to find this place. Definetely not a destination course but it's got some decent fun if you are traveling by.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Small Town Rec Course

5+    8/29/2011   2/17/2010
Review By: RussMB
Played: 107  Reviewed: 94  Exp: 10 Years
This review was updated on 8/29/2011
16 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -As of May 2010, this is now an 18 hole course.
This is a nice, small town, rec course.
-For being a small park, the pins placement was very well done.
-There is a nice map at the first hole. (Take note for how to get from #16 to #17)
-Well manicured park. Someone took the time to make this course look very nice!
-The Fairways were lined with pinestraw or woodchips.
-Garbage cans on some of the holes
-Course was easy to navigate. Runs the outer perimeter of the park, (You must turn right at the road, and cross over to get to #17. Signs are soon to be added.)
-Porto is near the Parking lot and Garbage cans throughout the park.
-Holes 3-6 are tight shots through the woods. (Hole 3 is past the Amphitheater on the right)
-No special footwear. (Although, it can be sloppy after a rain)
-Family friendly park
-A course like this, will help introduce the sport to the Town of Loris as well as people in the Grand Strand. (Myrtle Beach area)
-Great for Beginners or the casual player.
Regarding the new holes
-Good long distance drives. Most are defined by a dense tree line on one side, and a stream on the other.
-Good distance drives that are +400ft. 436ft to be exact.
-#17 is 625ft. (I used a measuring wheel)
-There is now a pond shot on #18.
-The fun factor was increased here for me.

FWIW
-There is a small Dog "Bark" Park
-Playground and picnic shelters.
Cons: -No Tee area, just a marker with the hole # on it. Leaving one to guesstimate where to tee off.
-No Signage, again, just a marker with the hole # on it
-Tee Marker for #5 was missing at the time of this review.
-Hole #7 plays way to close to the playground!
-10 and 11 share the fairway down and back
-Long walk between 16 and 17
-Really long walk back to the parking lot from 18
Other Thoughts: I thought this was a well designed REC course. Somebody put the time and effort to make this an attractive course. The fairways are well manicured and maintained. A path covered in woodchips leads you around the wooded part of the course (Holes 3-6). The designers compensated for length, by incorporating the trees to create enough obstacles making for some challenging play on the front 9. The lack of distance on the front 9 is made up for on the back 9. Some of the distance holes can be a little repetitive, but each hole gets progressively longer. You will still need to focus on keeping your drives straight and controlled. There is a creek that runs along side of the fairway, and you'll have dense trees on the other. FYI: The woods are very dense and thick. Your odds are better at getting your disc out of the creek, as opposed to finding your disc in the woods.

Hole 3 has an interesting S shape through the woods, and Holes 4 and 5 are short, but have horseshoe shaped fairways that require one to get creative in their throws. Holes 10-14 are the distance holes, that play along an closed off gravel maintenance road. Hole 15 is a dog leg right and 16 plays through the woods, with a wide wooded defined fairway. 17 really impressed me, with a shot that is 625ft (I used a measuring wheel when I got the measurements for the course) Just past 17's basket, you'll go down the trail, and hang a left at the pond. The pond shot, can be a little intimidating when you first walk up on it. 18 will require a strategic placement, as you cross the pond at an angle. Getting across the pond is the easy part. If you overshoot the basket, you will be in another round of dense woods. If this is a bit too much, just go tee off on the other side of the pond.

I was very impressed with this course, and it had a good "fun factor" for me. I still consider this a rec course, but it's an 18 hole rec course with ambition. Loris Nature Park had a good fun factor, and was a very enjoyable to play. Since they added the back 9, I plan on visiting the course more often. This course offers enough of a challenge to make it worth the drive from Myrtle Beach. The first marker is about 10ft behind the Park Sign, along the sidewalk that leads to the playground. #7 plays alongside a playground, so please be careful when playing this hole.

For your GPS: There was no physical address for the Park, but the High School is directly across the street.

Loris High School
301 Loris Lions Road
Loris, SC 29569
Or try
301 Heritage Road Road
Loris, SC 29569

These are separate roads, but both addresses for the High School. Loris Lions road may not be in all GPS's yet. There are signs leading to the park, along Hwy 9

16 of 16 people found this review helpful.

  Close to Home

1    1/24/2010   1/25/2010
Review By: runningheels
Played: 10  Reviewed: 1  Exp: 18.8 Years
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Very nice park. Open field in the center, surrounded by trees. New, state of the art playground equipment, benches (swings). Most baskets are close; kids can play without too much challenge. Natural paths (woodchips) easy to navigate through course.
Cons: No Tee Boxes (in fact, it took some searching to find the #1 tee). Holes 5 and 6 hold too much water/unplayable. Tree-lined fairways are dense (holes 3-6), making disc retrieval difficult on errant throws.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful.

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