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Wofford College DGC
- Beautifully landscaped college campus setting
- The manicured grass will make you want to play barefoot
- Fairly open but lots of trees to make you shape your shots
- Excellent use of the available space
- Nice rolling elevation on every hole
- Simple PVC pipes denoting the tee pads make the course layout easy to follow
- Shiny new Discatcher baskets
- No amenities such as benches, baskets, tee pads or tee signs
- #7 and #8 fairways cross over one another
- Looks like there would be lots of conflicts with pedestrians and limited parking when school is in session
- Numerous cedar trees that will eat your discs (I actually like this hazard even though I lost my favorite driver)
Other Thoughts: Many on-campus disc golf courses are hastily thrown together and present little challenge or enjoyment. This is not the case at Wofford College. First off, the course plays through a beautifully landscaped setting that feels more like a botanical garden than a disc golf course. I can't explain how it is to play on a lush green carpet of manicured grass. The tee pads are natural and are denoted by a pair of PVC pipes (one with the hole number, one with the par). There is no rough to speak of, although several well positioned trees--including disc-eating cedars--will make you think before you throw. The posted pars seem way high, but that aside, there is enough challenge here to make for an enjoyable quick round. I would love to have a course like this in my local area.
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Pros: Wofford College DGC is a potential masterpiece. The setting is a tranquil park with trees and shade.
• Course has it all, lush grass, mature trees, and great elevation.
• Can be a challenge on windy days. Some holes require finesse shots.
• Entire game required here: Long/Short Holes and evenly split between RHBH and LHBH.
• Not crowded at all. I saw no other DGers. If Wofford College promotes it this has the potential to be a disc golf "must play"
Cons: Cons: • Well there are a lot! First, the college and/or the students of the college have moved tee boxes. The original layout was different than when I played. This is due to the college not allowing permanent tee boxes. This poses dangerous consequences to disc golfers as many holes overlap. There can be a simple remedy to the problem but if tee box markers are too easy to pull up it won't make much of a difference.
• No bathrooms or trashcans. I saw trash on this beautiful park when I was there. I would of picked it up but again no trashcans. Bring your own water as there are no water fountains.
• No signage at the tees. I don't mind the natural tee box if it is not wet but you need signs. If they were permanent and unmovable this would eliminate the college or students rearranging the course. No footage marked. As it stands right now there are pipes staked in the ground. All pipes, despite being heavy, could easily be moved which means anyone could take the tees or edit holes at will (which has been done)
• The park is much bigger and as you walk it you can see how holes could be rearranged to make it a FREAK of a disc golf course. Sadly I don't see it happening.
Other Thoughts: Here are my suggestions in order of hole. Hole 1 is fine the way it is. From hole 1 basket go left towards parking lot across walking path to place hole 2 tee. Move hole 2 basket out to the right and back some. This would remedy the guys house being in the way. Hole 3 is fine. Hole 4 is a awesome hole. Move hole 5 tee to the left, forcing an anhyzer shot down to the basket. This would eliminate the crossing of fairways and still let 5 be a great hole (still signature hole in my opinion). Hole 6 could then remain where it is. Hole 7 basket needs to be moved left to group of three trees. Hole 8 tee box moved left forcing another sweet anyhyzer shot otherwise move hole 8 basket slightly left. Then hole 9 tee box moved up and and keep basket where it is.
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Pros: Wofford College DGC is a fun course in the middle of a college campus in downtown Spartanburg. The course itself plays on a combination of overflow college football parking and a beautiful park.
• Well maintained area with manicured grass, tall evergreen trees, large rocks, and a flowing stream. Great elevation!
• One of the more challenging 9-hole courses I've played. Good mix of tighter, more technical holes and longer, open sloping fairways.
• Great scenery at the park and also a good view of the Spartanburg cityscape in the background.
• There are a variety of shots required to do well. Holes evenly split between RHBH and LHBH.
• Not crowded at all. I saw no other DGers on a Saturday afternoon. This may not hold true when the weather is better and the wind isn't so strong.
• There are a couple of unforgettable holes on this course (#3 and #4), but Hole #5 is now in the top 3 favorite holes I've played. This is definitely the signature hole of the course and makes it worth the stop.
Cons: • This course is DANGEROUS! If other groups were playing nearby you would definitely have to wait to throw due to the close proximity of tees and baskets. Many fairways are parallel to one another, but fairways #6 and #7 actually cross one another. Hole #2 has someone's house on the side of the fairway <25' from the basket.
• The amenities are definitely lacking at this course. There are no bathrooms, trash cans, nor running water available to DGers.
• No signage anywhere on the course. Instead of signs, there are thick PBC pipes filled with concrete with a metal stake that mark the tees. These list the hole #'s and "Pars" which were generous. None of the pipe tees included the distance and some of the pipes were fallen over while I was there. All pipes, despite being heavy, could easily be moved which means anyone could take the tees or edit holes at will.
• The course does not use a significant portion of the park and the stream only comes into play on one hole.
Other Thoughts: My course reviews are done in a bulleted format to allow others to quickly scan and know the main points of a course.
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