1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Surprised in a positive way. Reading some past reviews, I wasn't expecting too much from Covenent, but having time play a third course in Greenville, I decided to give it a shot. There is solid variety here for a short course, with one really nice bomber as well as some technical holes, including one that will test how much turn you can put on a disc and a fun raised basket surrounded by a moat. At the same time, there is nothing here that isn't manageable for a new player. The closest is probably the one hole that parallels a canal for the whole of its length. Given the course is at a church, targeting the course at beginners is definitely the way to go. Water comes into play on a few other holes but not in a way that would affect most shots. I'm also a huge fan of the way they themed many of the holes, likening the hole's challenge to a biblical concept. Makes for fun tee signs.
The majority of the course is wooded with a few open holes at the beginning and end. The fairways are a very good width for wooded holes aimed at beginner/intermediate players. Consistent width and with easily spotted lines. No random trees in the middle of the fairway. Pretty good stuff.
Easy to navigate and when I was there at least, well-maintained. From past reviews it may be that maintenance is hit or miss, but everything was mowed on the day I visited and there was little to no problem with undergrowth or overgrowth.
Cons: Not a real lot to complain about here. The level of challenge that would interest a veteran player is not there. The course lacks memorable holes and elevation is extremely limited. Few will walk away from this course and consider it a favorite. It's all perfectly ordinary. Certainly not a destination but a course worth playing if you are in town and have time for a third course.
The tee signs, (look new and fantastic) show long pads that do not exist at the moment. My guess is that the course is currently being upgraded and they decided signs first, then installing long pads. The right order in my opinion as the tee signs greatly enhance the short pad layout.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Solid Course for Greenville
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: It's a good beginner/intermediate course. It can be a little confusing 3-4 and 7-8-9 and as the summer sets in it could use a good trim and I think that will be the trend throughout the summer again.
The front 9 is a little bit of everything, tight/open/up/over and through with some water. The back 9 is mostly wooded and requires some nice straight shots. Really an overall solid course. If it had regular maintenance or an active club, it could be really nice!
Cons: Maintenance, maintenance, maintenance! I hope they can get a group together to keep it cleaned up and I'm not talking about trash, just bushes and branches.
They really need to finished the last few tee boxes and hopefully put in the longer pads!
Other Thoughts: If you are gonna be in Greenville, you might as well play it. I'm sure you'll agree that you've played much better, but you've also played much much worse.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Not too hard...not too easy
This course is fun to play...it offers a number of different shots. The front nine is mostly open and requires a few different shots. The back nine is mostly wooded...but it is very manageable
The wooded holes are mainly straight at the basket...come with a straight flying mid and you will be set
One hole that is lengthy...but it is wide open
One basket is elevated quite high.
Water running along a number of the holes ads some challenge
Cons: No elevation.
Not many trashcans.
The maps on holes are not great.
One hole does not have a tee pad.
Could use to some TLC. There is a lot of overgrowth off of the fairways.
Other Thoughts: Nice location at the church.
Worth playing if in the Greenville area.
Great to pair with West Meadowbrook and the ECU course.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
a good course
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Good balanced course for beginners and intermediate players. Plenty of water challenges. Some floating discs will help. Raised tees mixed in made things interesting and a very well raised hole with a water feature surrounding made for a good challenge. They seem to have some more challenging and longer distance tees planned for the future so I am looking for some reworking that will make it even better! There are good clear wooded areas where there isn't too much underbrush. There is actual ruff in the course instead of just straight fairways or out of bounds areas which is refreshingly nice.
Cons: A lot of straight shot holes. But there are some challenge to some of them like trees that have bent over some guarded holes that are hard to reach and some nice very long distances.
Other Thoughts: Do the upgrades! Add the new tees or whatever your planning.because this course will just get better. I played it on a very rainy day and the big ditch water features help.The course stay clear and nice so many thanks to a well thought out ditch line. Some people might complain but.I see it's usefulness
0 of 2 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 6 Not
Pros: Could be something fantastic...
Cons: I live one mile away and I would rather drive 20 minutes in the other direction. This course is set up as an after thought. Don't go here if your an average player. The first picture of the course is two guys looking for there disc in the water.
1 of 7 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Lots of potential
- Decent course in a nice area of Greenville.
- Plenty of parking even if you play Sunday morning during services.
- Most holes are easy to navigate and next tees are usually indicated on the previous holes tee box.
- Some really interesting, challenging lines and creative, themed baskets. #8 pops into mind right off the bat as a prime example: Shoot from the tee across the road, over a ditch/creek, up to an elevated basket on a pedestal. Interesting par 3.
- Provides a nice variety of open shots to showcase your power as well as tight, wooded lines to practice your accuracy. It also strikes a nice balance of pin placements, giving you an opportunity to choose between several different types of throws, e.g. L to R, R to L, hyzer, anhyzer, thumbers, rollers, the whole shebang.
- Is challenging enough to keep advanced players engaged, but easy enough that beginners aren't overwhelmed.
- Some of the holes -- especially in the wooded back 9 -- are very pretty.
- Clean. Provides a respectable amount of trash cans too.
- No bathrooms available. Not that big a deal when you consider it's a church project, but hey...
- Was a little overgrown when I played it at the beginning of November. For example, on #7 (a wide-open shot across an empty field) I spent a couple minutes looking for my disc in the long grass. Carl Spackler would lose his mind.
- Signage could use some improvement as you have to throw blind from a few tees and it can be a bit deceiving.
- Pathways through the course could be improved. Had to bushwhack our way through #5 after the tee shot because there wasn't any real obvious direction we needed to traverse.
- Played on a Sunday morning and there were some kids playing in the woods on #2 that got kind of annoying, but you can circumvent that whole issue by playing during the week.
- It can get really windy out there (especially in the open holes) and if people are driving to/from the church the road presents a significant hazard to the vehicles. Got to watch out for them since a few holes like #1, #7 & #8 all play along a main thoroughfare.
- No topless Hooters girls frolicking along the #8 fairway. (But it's a church so I'll give it a pass.)
Other Thoughts: All in all, Covenant DGC is a decent course that has tremendous potential with just a little TLC. I give it a 2.5 as is since it's not terrible, but with a bit of maintenance this course could be a real gem. Despite the below-3 rating it's definitely worth checking out if you're in and around Greenville.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 3 Not
Could be Great
Pros: This course is very natural on the property of a church. Is a very difficult course especially for beginners. Very tight fairways on the back 9 is a good trainer for accuracy.
Cons: Course is only maintained a few times a year. Grass can get very tall making it tough to find your discs even in the fairways. Debris and tree foliage on the back 9 can make for a very rough round. Hole #3 has a river along the entire left side of the fairway that if not a floater almost guaranteed to loose it. New concrete pads on holes #5 and #7 are too short and raised up to get an X step. Pads need to either be buried a little bit or made longer.
Other Thoughts: Course has great potential if was maintained a little bit more and concrete pads were made bigger and added on all holes
1 of 4 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 2 Not
I like it!
Pros: There are some challenging holes on this course. #3 is tough for RHBH with the ditch running down the left side for the length of the hole. I invested in the Innova Wahoo, which floats, and now if I happen to find the water my disc is sitting on top waiting for me :-) #7 is quite the long hole at 500 ft, but it is wide open field so it lets you really throw it. There are a lot of tight wooded shots with a very thin fairway, but that just adds to the challenge. I certainly knock a few trees every time I head out though! #8 is cool with the hole being on top of a little mountain with the ditch right in front of it.
Cons: The signs are nice, but they just need to add some arrows to them showing the direction of the next hole to guide you a little. A couple times it's a little hard to find the next tee, but usually there is someone else out on the course to help direct you. Also - natural tee pads kinda stink when it's a little wet. Investing in some nice rubber or cement pads would be great.
Other Thoughts: I would say this course is between a 3.5 and 4.0, so I just rounded up! There are several holes with water (3, 8, behind the hole on 10, 13 I think, and then 17, so investing in a floater disc isn't a bad idea! I really like this course and think the previous reviews make it out to be worse than it is.
0 of 2 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Great markers with decent color and classy looking pictures. Lots of trash cans to help keep the place clean of litter. Great close by, easy to get to in town location.
Cons: Not for beginners if you don't want to replace a lot of discs. Don't even bother with hole 3. A long, dirty and murky ditch water hazards runs parallel with the entire "fairway" that has surely eaten scores of discs. Poorly kept area. There are piles of brush every that will also quickly devour your discs. The tees are sometimes hard to find from hole to whole and so far are just one or two (if you're lucky) mini grey bricks that are painted. More often than not they are scatter around and sometimes, for whatever reason have been thrown in the woods. Also need to be careful of a few holes that are nears roads. The back nine is essentially in the middle of a forest without any real variety from hole to hole and very little work done to keep this part of the "course" cleared and clean from debris.
Other Thoughts: Could be a decent place but it needs a LOT of work. And I still doubt it could ever reach more than a 3-3.75 max because of the location unless major $$$ was put into clearing out some of the fairways and cleaning up the debris. I'm also not yet an avid player so don't take my review as the end all. But it doesn't take much to see the difference when you compare it to the other two in the area.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: very natural course.
Cons: very overgrown...if it starts to grow much more it will not be playable. water on #3 to left of fairway is a guaranteed lost disc unless its a floater. #7 is hard if you have a disc go into the left side of the tall grass in the field.
would be nice if they would place sign up about monthly work days ( if they even do those) course has ALOT of potential
Other Thoughts: #8 tee box is across the street from #7 cage. look for sign.
1 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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