Rolling Hills and Great Views
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Rolling hills and more top-of-the-world shots than I have ever seen on a course. The top of the world shots do not have a repetitive feel as there are different types (11, 13, & 16).
-The scenery here is beautiful. Great views of the surrounding mountains. For most of the course you have that secluded feel and the course was not crowded at all. I was there on a weekday evening and literally had the course to myself.
-The course loops back around to the parking lot. It would be nice if it were a figure-8 with the front 10 ending at the parking lot, but that's not really possible with the current layout.
-The lines here are challenging, but fair.
-None of the holes are throw-away holes. Every hole is unique and has it's own set of challenges whether it is uphill, down hills, dangerous pin position or a hanging basket.
-The raised basket on hole 20 was a nice touch.
-All of the signs were there and every hole had two tees providing you with multiple options. The shots from both tees are so varied that it does not seem to favor either right-handed or left-handed.
Cons: -This is not your typical "Course at a university." This course is strenuous. Lots of uphill walking.
-The turf-style tee pads weren't terrible, but not the best either. I'd really prefer concrete tees.
-Just a few more directional signs are needed (The transition after hole 15 comes to mind).
-Some of the rough here is exactly that, rough. It several holes seem to invite the potential to lose a disc (hole 13, hole 16).
Other Thoughts: Overall, I really could not find a lot to complain about with this course. The flow is pretty good, the hole lengths and difficulty vary, there are multiple tee pads giving the disc golfer two looks on each hole. This course is well worth a stop if you are in the area or passing through.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Bring your "A" game!
Pros: -Challenging but fun.
-Many different types of shots and variety of turns and distances.
-Easy to navigate course.
-Good workout due to the hilly terrain.
-Nice disc catcher baskets and each hole has two tees with nice tee boxes (astro turf).
-Much better since they cleared out many of the disc trapping weeds and briars.
Cons: Only thing I can say is, this is not a beginner course. It is a lot of wooded holes with tight narrow alley ways. Also it can be a hike because it is basically on the side of a little mountain.
Also bring plenty of "Off" spray because the ticks and chiggers are bad if you throw your disc into some spots off the fairways.
Other Thoughts: Great course and a must play when in Lynchburg, Va.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
8 Helpful / 4 Not
Needs Some Work
Other Thoughts: I wanted to go check out a course that is in the middle of being built. So, I made my way over to Liberty University's new 18 basket disc golf course. They have all the baskets in but not all are clearly marked. You can play the first ten baskets with out any real hazards. There are no tee signs so look for the pitching boxes for next basket. You can play 11 and 12 but, they have not been finished. As far as I can tell 13-16 you can not even play. When this course is done it is going to be an excellent course with a great verity of shots. I rate it at 4 since I have to put a rating in and I can see the potential in the course.
17 on the other hand is all worth while to show up for even now. The pitch box is at the top of the hill on the east side of the fields were you found basket 1. This would be to the left hand side facing the first basket (walking up the field from where you park) you see with 460 to your back. Go and pitch that disk, then watch it sail out into the feild. The view is very nice from that spot as well!
8 of 12 people found this review helpful.
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