5 Helpful / 12 Not
Pros: lots of land, grass was cut
Cons: First of all, I read the other reviews for this course before I went out to play today. I had no expectations other than the fact that it was rated as a 3.5 course with a few good reviews. The guys who rated this course either don't play disc golf or they were the guys who designed it and were trying to get more people to come out and play it. I really don't see how these guys have the audacity to compare this course to Winthrop and the guy who said that you would swear you were playing a mountain course needs to lay off the drugs. Either way...very poor course. I really do not have anything good to say about it. I know it is a new course and I can't expect it to be wonderful on day one. However, the design of the course is terrible.
Hole 1: too easy, too short with plenty of room to expand. needs a mando on the left
Hole 2: potential if cleared out, not beginner friendly or forgiving but ok and could be the flagship hole if well groomed
Hole 3: too short, not challenging at all...complete redesign needed
Hole 4: needs to be longer and cleared out, too easy, felt like tossing in the back yard at a portable basket
Hole 5: better than the first few but does not follow the course. it shoots into the woods away from 4 and 6, causing you to backtrack down the fairway to get to 6 which is dangerous if the park starts to get more players
Hole 6: throws towards the road and park, making it very dangerous for non disc golfers who can't see someone shooting out of the woods, downed trees crossing fairway need to be cleared. also hard to find with no signs
Hole 7: throws across a road into traffic, very dangerous for drivers, no crosswalks to keep us safe
Hole 8: no idea where the tee box is supposed to be but the one near 17 plays perpendicular to the road and is similar to frogger with real cars and discs. neat design on the rocks though
Hole 9: not too bad, no real obstacles, simple 3 with birdie possibilities, also light posts come into play which could be a problem for parks and rec
Hole 10: very muddy, with no obstacles and a very easy 2 for right overhand throwers
Hole 11: again no crosswalks between 10 and 11 and has some very fast traffic coming into the park, still a very open hole with no challenge
Hole 12: decent hole, also open field, kinda boring and similar to playing on a football field at a school
Hole 13: needs to be cleared out, lots of thorns and brush with no trees, basically a field with a basket
Hole 14: stupid design, the tee box is on a dead end road while you have to walk past some unused land that would have made a perfect fairway instead of throwing across a road and into a paved lot where a house used to be...not sure what they were thinking
Hole 15: kinda challenging if you are going for a birdie, needs to be cleared
Hole 16: very nice, most challenging hole of the whole course, very small landing area, also needs to be groomed
Hole 17: got lost trying to find this one but after I did, I just shook my head and laughed. This hole is down in a valley with a rock wall, neat idea but the basket is just sitting at the top of the wall, easy 2 as long as you don't hit the wall, needs better paths
Hole 18: by this time I had pretty much given up but this is the only hole on the course that doesn't need any work. just a better path in and out.
Other Thoughts: lots of unnecessary walking, with all that land, why did you build such a short course with easy holes? I know that the course is still new but there are no signs on any hole to help with direction to the next hole or even what the pars are. so I assume they are all 3's. It is easy to laminate a piece of paper for short term layouts and distances. I really hope the course gets a major makeover before the Worlds....or else Charlotte could get a bad reputation
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