Green Corn Place
Pros: Saluda Trail is a simple nine-hole school layout. If nothing else, this middle school has a huge campus and potential for an even better layout.
- This is a simple layout. The course does have a little variety in length, with three holes more than 275 feet (the longest is 284) with the other six between 77 feet (and it's downhill) and 163 feet.
- There's a hill that comes into play on #7 & 8 to give this otherwise bland course its only spice. #7 is the 77-foot, downhill hole. With only a slight tweak, this could be a fun, little design. Mainly, double the hole length by either pushing the tee or basket back and you add challenge. As it is, it's just an easy two-putt. Or aggressive, long putt.
- As for #8, that's an uphill, dogleg right shot at 127 feet. Pretty easy overall, but it is the course's most challenging tee shot.
- Baskets are easy to spot, and have a good flow to them. As stated with #7, this would be slightly more interesting playing safari-style, simply to add length or a little variety.
- Quick round play. Without any length, it's easy to breeze through a round or two here. The biggest hindrances was trying to find several of the tees.
Cons: The course is too simplistic. This school seems to have a ton of extra space, which could easily be used for a much-better layout. Case in point: there's a small piece of land to the right of #3 & 4, on the other side of the small parking lot. With the trees in there, why not make that a hole? It's an island plot between the parking lot and a service road, so it's getting no other use as it is. Put it to use and create one good hole for this course.
- Unique transitions at times. The tees for #2 & 6 are right next to each other, in opposite directions. The baskets for #6 & 7 are right next to each other, maybe 50 feet apart. So, after playing #6, you walk past #7's basket, to the tee for #7.
- It took a minute or two to find the tee for #9. But, I did find that, which is more than I can say about the tee area for #4. At 90 feet, and a wide-open shot, I doubt I compromised the integrity of this hole by just picking a spot to throw from.
Other Thoughts: This course is nothing special, but it didn't bother me. It was a warm-up course for my day of playing, so in that regard it was a success.
- The open area where holes #3 - 5 are located is a decent spot to practice throwing. Also, with the holes being so open, this is a good spot to practice throwing mid-range shots. I could see good practice throwing from #6 tee to #8 basket, especially with the woods behind the basket (from that direction) offering a little bit of a challenge.
- Other than #7 & 8, course is flat and wide open. The only partial obstacles would be trees on right of #9, the fences on #5 & 6 and maybe skidding a shot on the sidewalk on several holes.
- The course is only 3 minutes from South Point HS, which is a much better layout. I guess if you were playing there, you could spare the 15 - 20 minutes for a quick round here.
- Perhaps the most interesting part of playing here is when I looked into the origins of the word. The word Saluda comes from a Cherokee word meaning green corn place, and was the name of a Cherokee nation chief. That's why you'll also find towns named Saluda in North & South Carolina, along with a county and river in South Carolina.
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Pros: The only pros to this course is that it is easy to navigate and another course is nearby at South Pointe High School.
Cons: The course is basically 9 holes in a field. There are no trees to deal with on this course. The field's grass is sparse at best. There are no water fountains present on the course.
Other Thoughts: Closed during school hours. It is an EDGE course.
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Dinky course with no skill level
Pros: This course is great for little guys and beginners to practice long putts on.
Cons: its basically fewel with no trees. it doesnt look good because the school doesnt take care of the course and there is no skill required on the holes you can easily get a duce every hole
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Baskets in a field
Pros: First and foremost this is an EDGE program course, which means great exposure to disc golf to students, and that's a great thing.
There were marked tees and the baskets were in good shape, and the course was easy to navigate.
There are no long holes, so every hole is an ace run, with a few very short holes, less than 100 feet.
Another course is located very close by at South Pointe HS, so you can play quite a few holes without traveling too far.
Cons: The course is basically 9 baskets in a field. There's not a whole lot of challenge going on here. Only one hole, #8, offers any line shaping challenge, and it's a fairly short slightly uphill right turning shot.
There seems to be a good deal of wooded land around the school with plenty of elevation, which could make for an interesting course, but none of that land was used.
Other Thoughts: There are no trashcans on the course, but I did notice one on a nearby basketball court. There were also no benches around, which aren't really needed, and the tee signs simply had hole numbers and distances, which is all they really needed. The nearest store for water/snacks is about a mile up the road, and there is no water fountain or restrooms available on the course. Although depending on when you're there, you may be able to access facilities inside the school.
Make sure to bring the sunscreen, as this course is wide open.
And lastly, when school is in the course is closed to the public.
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