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1    9/21/2015   9/21/2015
Review By: nevets4433
Played: 52  Reviewed: 50  Exp: 3.8 Years
This review was updated on 10/18/2015
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: For the community of Stokesdale, this is a pretty nice multipurpose park that has running trails, soccer/football fields, and sits right behind the town hall. Disc golf is one of the newer ameneties to be added to the facilities here.

The course is in the form of 9 nice Innova discatchers that are placed around the periphery of the park. Most of the holes are wide open and without much trouble, but I can say that the few trees out there and the dried stone drainage creek were used about as best as possible here. Hole five is an interesting tunnel shot between the trees (see below), and six plays just across the previously noted drainiage creek to give the golfer a putt that is at least worth thinking about.

Signage here is adequate
Cons: The first few holes play around the periphery of the soccer fields and running paths, and I can definitely see where this could set up for interference or cause times when the course simply is not playable.

Tees are dirt, and are very slick and clumpy. The teeing area is marked by a wooden board, and on a few holes - especially #3 - they are pointed off in a random direction.

There are some navigational issues between 4-6. You play hole four, then basically turn around to play the same area again as hole five, the basket is only about 60 feet away. Then you walk forwards to hole 6. Five was actually a cleverly thought out tunnel shot through a natural gap in a small copse of trees, but unfortunately it has not been trimmed or maintained so that alley is almost lost to time. That leaves a tomahawk here as the main option.

Hole 8's tee ground, whose ground marker has been lost to time, seems to be on a significant upslope. Fifteen feet forward is nice, flat ground. I think moving that tee slightly would have made for a better driving situation and not significantly changed the hole.

The distances on the tee signs seem to be pretty inaccurate on some holes.
Other Thoughts: I can't really figure this little course out. It was ok. I did have fun playing it. At times, I can see where some really nice thought went into it. Other holes seemed forced, and it overall seemed crowded out by the other attractions in the park. I appreciate the park land being used for a course, but as with "fit-in" courses like these where disc golf is a secondary or tertiary priority, making a great course is very difficult.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

1    8/22/2015   8/25/2015
Review By: reposado
Played: 268  Reviewed: 266  Exp: 4.4 Years
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Wide open beginner-level course with just enough design to be worth a play. It plays around the athletic fields of a park with a little bit of elevation here and there and tees neatly placed to avoid cross-hole interference. It's clearly designed for beginners and the holes are well suited for that. NO chance of disc loss. Holes easily reachable in a few throws. Baskets visible from the tee. Experienced players would only want to play as a warm up or to run aces but rookies should have fun.
Cons: There is a couple times where the fairway parallels a walking path. There is also the danger of a reckless throwing sailing onto a soccer field. The map is required as there are places where navigation is not obvious. These three factors limit the course's ability to offer a safe and frustration free round to the new players that will use it.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

Town May Close Course

2-4    11/26/2014   3/26/2015
Review By: Colicus
Played: 31  Reviewed: 2  Exp: 21.5 Years
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Wide Open. Great for Beginners. Low Traffic. Good Baskets. A great warm up course before heading to the Patriot @ Triad.
Cons: Only 9 holes. Low Traffic. Short. Not marked well enough. All par 3.
Other Thoughts: This course is behind Stokesdale town hall and some on the council are threatening to close this course for not enough use. For the regular player, it will not be a played often. If there was someone to take this course under it's wing and promote it for younger players, kids and develop a program, it could be revitalized. Sadly, I think its days are numbered and that is unfortunate.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

Open, but a bit boring

1    4/5/2014   4/7/2014
Review By: LeeLK
Played: 60  Reviewed: 53  Exp: 7.5 Years
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Wide open, so you can air it out. Baskets are in good shape.
Cons: Dirt pads can be uneven (not fun!). Not a ton of variety. Lots of backtracking/hard to find next hole. Plays near some fields/walkways so could be dangerous or annoying if it's more crowded.
Other Thoughts: It's a nice thought to use this land for a course, but it's poorly executed. Might work out if someone with a good eye were to come in and redesign it. Worth it if you want to just practice throwing out in the open, but not a lot of fun otherwise.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 I Love This Little Course

5+    5/1/2013   5/24/2013
Review By: BuzzSharpe
Played: 54  Reviewed: 13  Exp: 45.4 Years
This review was updated on 10/12/2013
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: In the vein of ball golf, this is a grandly wide open layout on which to let them fly. Pros and advanced players may find it dull and boring, but for committed, not so talented recreational or intermediate players, this is a fun course with challenge without heartbreak. There is variety in lengths, elevations and foliage.
Cons: The dirt tees can be and are often mud. There are spots on every hole where a second tee position (mostly shorter) could easily and cheaply be installed, as the tees consist only of small boards spiked into the ground.
The tee and especially the basket on #3 are precariously close to the sidewalk, though not technically a design flaw. Tee(s) should be moved back and to the right and the basket should be moved back 80 to 100 feet to that wide open area to the right of the playground. That would make for a legitimate par 4 and shorten the walk to the next tee. The intended windows on holes 5 and 9 are obscured by leaning trees and branches that should be removed. #6's basket should be moved to the left to get it out of the rocks and away from 7's fairway. #8's tee should be moved up a few feet to the base of the little hill to get it out of the road.
With those corrections, especially the installation of some sort of real tees, even if they are just gravel or mulch, to eliminate the mud problem, I'd re-rate this fine nine higher.
Other Thoughts: If you've played here lately and wondered about the newly installed signs throughout the park warning of animals, they were hurriedly put up after my playing partner was attacked by a rabid fox at the #1 tee area.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 A solid basic course

2-4    2/18/2012   2/21/2012
Review By: kvillegreek
Played: 23  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 3.9 Years
0 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Great for beginners. Good use of space/land. Never crowded.
Cons: It can be tricky locating tee boxes first time thru. Hole yardage seems off on most holes. Walking path beside most holes so there is a a lot of waiting for walkers to be safely out of your way.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 A quick round

2-4    7/18/2011   7/18/2011
Review By: avillion23
Played: 30  Reviewed: 5  Exp: 13.5 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: New park, great amenities (bathrooms, water). New baskets. Straight forward course, fairly easy to follow. All holes are potential birdies for experienced players, with most being straight shots off of the tee pad. I had the park all to myself at noon during the week, which made for a quick 18 holes.
Cons: New fields and walking trail could be annoying if they are in use. Some of the tee box signs seem to be a bit off in distance. You have you to backtrack from hole #4 to Teebox #5. Teebox #7 is uneven. Long weeds and shin-high brush between teepad and many of the baskets.
Other Thoughts: In about twenty years when the small, newly planted trees mature a bit, it may provide for more of a challenge. As it plays right now, an experienced player can go out and shoot -5 to -7 in their first round.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.


2-4    7/8/2011   7/6/2011
Review By: JLKeip
Played: 26  Reviewed: 3
This review was updated on 7/8/2011
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Good beginner level course
Fairly easy to follow
Despite its youth, the course is quite playable
Little to no chance of losing a disc
Easy to find
Cons: I prefer tougher courses, typically,
I prefer courses with multiple tees
tees could stand improvement, but hey, it is a very young course
I don't like the rock filled water runoffs that can come into play.
Other Thoughts: non-golfers could easily be a factor (the park has
holes 4 and 5 run parallel to each other, but in the same direction, which can be a little confusing your first round. The park has been deserted when I played.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Work in progress

5+    5/13/2011   5/13/2011
Review By: Tyson
Played: 61  Reviewed: 15  Exp: 14.5 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This is another course in Guilford County
Located near local elementary school and designed for a beginner
Some longer holes offer nice practice areas
Innova Disccathers
New park with walking trial that travels along the course
Cons: The course was designed prior to finalization of park, therefore some holes and pads are in weird places, tee pads are going to be improved
Other Thoughts: There are plans to move a few baskets into different areas, tee pads are going to be improved and 9 more holes could be in the near future, volunteers are always needed, as I live 3 miles from there and try to work on the course when I can. Definitely a work in progress, but will get better (I made/planned many of the improvements at Reidsville's Lake's Edge course)

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.


1    4/16/2011   4/16/2011
Review By: buddy
Played: 39  Reviewed: 5  Exp: 18.5 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Other Thoughts: Definitely not a course I will play again unless it's significantly improved. I understand there's not much land available for the course but some of the hole designs aren't that great. For example, the tee shot on #3 has a good chance of landing in the soccer field so I would avoid that hole all together if people were using the field. On #4, you have to backtrack to the #5 tee. Also on #4, the sign says its 365' which is probably over 100' off on the correct distance. On #6, the basket is placed immediately in front of a line of drainage rocks which can give you pretty uneven footing on your putt. Maybe this is supposed to add to the difficulty of the hole but I don't like it. There are several nice big trees immediately behind the #7 tee that would be cool to see incorporated into the course.

Overall, the park is new and a number of trees/grass have recently been planted. So over time once the landscaping improves and if some of the holes were redesigned and concrete tee pads installed, I think it has the potential to be a decent beginner course. Until then I wouldn't recommend unless you're just hanging out in Stokesdale and its a nice day.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

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