Albemarle, NC 
City Lake Park DGC Share
Uploaded By: jedwards Hole #1 (Taken 8/2010)
3 / 134ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #1 Basket



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 a quick play

1    7/30/2010   8/6/2010
Review By: chainmonkey
Played: 41  Reviewed: 7  Exp: 6 Years
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This appears to be a fairly new park in general. The baskets are new DisCatchers and catch well. There is a playground for the kids walking path, nature trail, rest rooms, area for fishing, picnic tables and shelters a nice facility. You can get in a round of DG for a fix quickly I used my putter for all but 2 throws.
Cons: The holes were all short no need for a driver here, pitch and putt. The 1st and 4th tees are hard to find. Number 1 is at the first picnic shelter, and #4 is near the lake down from the #3 basket. Hole #4 has not real discernable fairway. There is a need for some foot traffic from tee to baskets, There are little trails leading away from the baskets that mislead you. The tees being railroad cross ties they are generally not hard to spot. They are not very long and the had several inches of pine bark in them so it is hard to get a good footing. On hole #2 there was a good opportunity to use the lake and require some water carry but that was not offered. There was also a good opportunity for a longer down hill run for #9 that would have finished you up closer to the parking lot. Instead the hole finishes up close to the nature trail.
Other Thoughts: This is a very nice park and could help introduce new players to the game without them getting too frustrated, there were several families using the park and some of them were walking on the course and would walk right in front of you as you were getting ready to tee off maybe the town needs to get some signs warning folks of flying disc

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Nice beginner course

1    8/5/2010   8/5/2010
Review By: jedwards
Played: 24  Reviewed: 9  Exp: 24.2 Years
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Baskets: Brand new Discatchers at time of review.
General Course Design: Pretty good use of environment for the first 4 holes. Some technical shots are needed to navigate the trees on Hole 4.
Cons: Tee Pads: The tee pads are mulch surrounded by railroad ties. They are very short which doesn't matter as much since most holes are under 200 feet but make for some unstable footing.
Tee Signs/Markers: Since the course is new I had a hard time finding a few of the tees. Signs would be nice -- there are none except for stone markers in the ground to indicate hole # only. No posted distances.
Course Design: Holes 5, 6 & 7 are kind of a letdown after the first 4 holes -- all open shots, the only bonus was the elevation change on Hole 6.
Other Thoughts: Beautiful park/great scenery.

For a brand new 9 hole course this isn't bad. I would definitely play it more if it were closer to home. There seems to be a lot of room for expansion, that could definitely raise my rating, as could some better signage/maps.

Park was kind of hard to find and I couldn't find a good address for my GPS. If you find yourself wanting to play this course and are unfamiliar with the area shoot me a PM and I'll try to help.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful.

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