6 Helpful / 1 Not
Work in progress
Pros: This has the potential to be a very fun 18 hole course however when I played the course in March of 2011 there was no signage what so ever and no tee pads or even a tee areas marked on any of the holes. This forces you to make up your tee point as you go along. The front nine (just north of Wilson Street) is a wide open field and plays through some gently rolling hills with the only hazard being tall grass bordering the narrow dog leg fairways. The grass has yet to grow up this early in the year but I could see spending a lot of time looking for errant drives later in the season. There is a good mix of long and short holes (judging from the distance between pins) but again with a lack of signs or tee boxes it's hard to tell what the final course will look like. Example: The 1st hole has the potential to be a 650+ foot monster depending on where you decide to tee from but the fairway is only about 20 feet wide all the way to the pin and only opens up to about 35 feet around the pin. This requires a degree of accuracy which will frustrate most beginners and even experienced players on windy days. The back nine is located about a ¼ mile to the southeast from the front nine on the other side of Wilson Street. Here the course is more wooded with only one open field shot and some slight elevation change that comes into play. This makes for a totally different feel between the front and back 9.
Cons: This has to be considered a work in progress. (Hence the 2 star rating) No signs and no tee boxes mean its Safari golf all the time. Just make it up each time you play. This can be fun but I also enjoy the 4th or 5th time playing a new course and seeing my score improve as I figure out lines and distances. This is impossible until permanent tees or at least markers are in place. This may be a personal peeve but I'm not a big fan of tall grass as the only hazard (as it is on the front nine). Your penalty for a wayward shot is not a get out of trouble shot (which can be fun) but the much less desirable outcome of spending 5 or 10 minutes looking for your disc, or not finding it at all (not so fun).
Other Thoughts: The front nine is rather straight forward to navigate once you know that it plays clockwise around the field north of the parking lot. The back 9 has some serious navigation challenges with no signage. First time players should print this out and take it with you. Be aware that the 10th hole is the northern most basket you can see when looking east from the small parking lot south of Wilson Street. You will also see the 18th basket very near and just south of the 10th basket so don't be confused. Just aim at the basket on the left. Continue east for 11 and southwest for 12. After the 12th hole DON'T be tempted to go left (south) up the hill into the trees as I was. (That's 15, 16 and 17 up there) Instead the 13th pin is a blind dog leg left located almost due west and just a little south behind some trees. After 13 the 14th is the open field shot to the southwest, then back east toward the trees for 15, southeast to 16 & back north for 17. The line from 17 back to 18 is not at all obvious (could be creative or awkward depending on your attatude). Where the 18th is supposed to tee from I have no idea. But hey... it's Safari golf.
6 of 7 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: man who ever built this thank first and formost. The pros to me start on the drive down the st. it starts to look country and i love that being that im in busy area.
-post set to start hole
-fairly easy to navigate
-nice new baskets that catch well
-awsome views of a creek
-as soon as the course seems repetitive the
back 9 shows up and it becomes 2 different courses
Cons: well there is no concrete or rubber to throw off of which is ok.its short.parking lot is a little ways away from the first tee.when it rains i could see this course being a prob
Other Thoughts: although i did list a few cons i love this course.Maybe its because ive been waiting for a course in this area. its beautiful and seems as if there's room for many more holes.if ur looking for a course that's nice and short and not crowded this is it.However if i lived more than 35 to 40 min away i wouldn't go out of my way to come here.thanks again to whom it may concern
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
12 Helpful / 0 Not
Starts out boring, gets better in the end
Pros: The course is split into two very different loops of 9. The front 9 plays through some gentle rolling hills in an open field with cut fairways through long grass rough. The fairways are cut in interesting shapes (it looked like a cross country trail that the course happens to follow), if you can't reach the pin on your drive you often have to decide how much of the hole you want to bite off if you want to stay out of the rough.
The back 9 is hillier and more wooded. Most shots play through mature trees with some lines to shape and several options off the tee. There are a couple open shots and one tunnel type shot on the back 9 as well. There is a decent mix of hole lengths overall, and an ok variety of left and right turning shots where the holes aren't wide open. The baskets are in good shape and catch well.
Cons: The course gets a little boring, especially the front 9. There aren't many different challenges, and the open field shots get pretty repetitive. There are lots of shorter shots, so it doesn't really challenge better players at all. The navigation is a little odd on the back 9 in a few spots where it's not at all obvious where the next hole is.
Other Thoughts: This isn't all that exciting of a course, and it doesn't have enough different challenges to bring you back on a regular basis. Beginners would likely find the long grass on the front 9 pretty frustrating in seasons where it was grown up, though the back 9 is pretty beginner friendly. More experienced players won't find many different parts of their game tested here.
12 of 12 people found this review helpful.
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