Charleston (John's Island), SC
John's Island DGC Share
Uploaded By: RussMB Hole #8 (Taken 4/2010)
3 / 300ft.   3 / --   3 / --   3 / -- Par / Distance:
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1    11/24/2013   11/25/2013
Review By: reposado
Played: 145  Reviewed: 142  Exp: 3.8 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: I thought this was a nice beginner-appropriate course which is actually a rarity. It's a nice park and there's a pretty lake so it can easily be an enjoyable experience for any discer but for once, someone made a collection of holes that will be both playable and interesting for new players.

The first couple holes are very easy. One plays to a nice little mound. The other is a straight and open shot. From there it gets tougher but not too much tougher. 3 introduces trees as obstacles without making the gaps too narrow. The next few holes circle the lake. None of these holes are too long and they play around the water without forcing difficult carries. Really, the course has everything that a player will eventually encounter, just on a smaller and easier scale.

Additionally, experienced players could play some nice safari here. With some of those basket locations, great carries could be created with some made-up tees.
Cons: There are two problems really. The third tee, which everyone seems to have trouble finding, and which I eventually skipped, needs navigation aids. And the ninth hole is going to lead to discs in the road, regardless of what is declared OB.

Fix those two things and this is a course I would eagerly recommend to those who want to try the game for the first time. It still won't be a course that veterans will find much challenge or thrill at, but rookies need courses too.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Warm it up

2-4    4/7/2010   4/16/2010
Review By: OzzyMac
Played: 17  Reviewed: 17  Exp: 13.1 Years
4 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: As the previous review said, this is a great little warmup course before playing Trophy Lakes, or practice for beginners/approaches/putting. The course plays so fast that I played twice in about 30-40 minutes. The atmosphere is kinda nice. The portos on hole one are a nice amenity. The posts for the tees look nicer than most courses, and the concrete pads help make this worth the play (especially if you're going to Trophy).
Cons: Really short holes, pros/highly skilled players could have an ace opportunity on almost every hole. The pond in the middle is a nice little obstacle, but it sucks that you could lose a disc on such a mediocre course (which I did).
Other Thoughts: This is the kind of course you could play everyday if it was in your backyard, but not worth going out of your way for. All in all, well worth the play if you're already going to Trophy Lakes for sure.

I lost a disc in the trees/vines on hole 6, and honestly I wasn't going ANYWHERE near the water that was closeby. There's a champion disc over there for some brave soul.

4 of 8 people found this review helpful.

 Playground Rec Course

1    4/10/2010   4/11/2010
Review By: RussMB
Played: 102  Reviewed: 89  Exp: 9.5 Years
This review was updated on 1/29/2011
13 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Good place to practice Approach shots and putting
-Cement Tee's
-Discatcher Baskets
-Portos next to the first tee
-Hole 3 actually was kind of interesting
-Other amenities in the park (i.e. Tennis, Baseball, Playground)
-Playground available if you have kids, and you need a DG fix.
-Makes for a good warm up course before playing Trophy Lakes
-Good Landscaping
-Actually has a couple of water holes
-Good for fast play
-Great beginner course, or to bring non-DG'rs to play.
-Navigation is easy (except for hole 3, to access it, go between the Tennis courts
-The surroundings were actually quite nice to walk through. It has that "Low-Country" feel to it.
Cons: -Holes were really short
-Maps not really needed
-#7 Basket is right on the edge of a playground
-This could be a one disc course.
-There are Alligators in the pond. Just an FYI.
-Didn't have a "fun factor" for me
Other Thoughts: Lets call it what it is, This is a small, playground rec course. I'm not going to give it a list of "what it isn't". Because someone put the effort into installing this course. This is a course you would come to if you have kids, and one spouse can watch them on the playground, while you get in a quick game. I equated this course to a "stroll through the park". Which was quite pleasant. But if it's a good game of Disc Golf you are after, Trophy Lakes is just down the street. Other than that, this is where you would bring someone to introduce them to the game. Now, just so I don't leave it on a bad note, I did actually enjoy the walk through the park. I thought playing around the pond was really enjoyable, as far as just being in the park goes. I would say that this course was put in for those casual beach players, that do not have the ability, or the want to, to play Trophy Lakes. (By want to, I mean Trophy Lakes being too much course for casual players.) So, sometimes having a smaller, easier course available can be a benefit. If your date doesn't play DG, then Trophy Lakes might not be the place to go. You could actually take a non-playing date to this course and have fun. I wouldn't drive out of my way to play here. I would use this to warm up my arm before playing Trophy Lakes, if I was waiting for someone.

13 of 13 people found this review helpful.


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