2 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Easy to navigate from hole to hole
A lot of the little details makes this course fun/exciting (stone pathways and outlining!)
Sitting area/bench at each tee box *Major Kudos*
*FREE* to play
Cons: Majority of the holes/pathways are in the sand
*Don't feed the TICKS*
Very narrow approach shots on a majority of the holes
Other Thoughts: Overall I enjoyed my experience at Kure Beach and would recommend others to play at this course. (If you've got enough time take the ferry across and play at Bill Smith Park in Oak Island, NC)
2 of 4 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 2 Not
good time at the beach
Pros: nice course right near the beach, tee pads were plastic but worked really well for the course. all brand new baskets.the terrain was flat but the winding fairways made for challenging lines. if you can throw a decent thumber, you will need it. clean park , a few benches, tee signs at every hole
Cons: all though there were signs, i felt like a few were off on distance and fairway shapes were a little off. no big deal really.
Other Thoughts: i liked this course and drove from holden beach about a hour away. its not as good as castle hayne but still worth checking out. good work....
0 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Not your typical NC wooded course
6 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: The course is, aesthetically, very appealing and sharply done. Nice entry/gazebo area with a large course map. Clear and informative signs. Really enjoyed the course "barriers", mando flags - very sharp and a nice dark green motif - and stonework around the course. It just has cleaner and slicker feel then most NC courses. The teepads are gravel with rubber insets - they work very well.
Cons: There just doesn't seem to be a great variety to the course - tons of long swtichback fairways - which actually gets monotonous. The course is challenging, but for the wrong reasons - small gaps, tree branches interfere with normal flight paths, too many "protected" holes. It is very buggy (liked the tick signs though), but it is the beach, so cannot be avoided.
Other Thoughts: This is much different than your typical NC wooded course. You have the ability to actually throw over the trees (since they are short beach trees), which I found myself doing on a few holes to get a good line. If you have a good OH throw in your arsenal, it will probably benefit you greatly. This is disc golf on a beach, so there is no shade. Also, the fairways are sand, so skips are minimal. It could be a little tricky to determine where the park is without the temporary-looking "Disc Golf Course" sign, since there is no sign for the actual park. I would give this course a 2.75 rating if it were an option - a solid course, no real memorable holes or "wow" factor to the actual course itself. If you are vacationing in the Carolina Beach/Kure Beach area - then this is one to try. From a Raleigh perspective, it's one to play if you are hitting Castle Hayne already, but not worth the trip solely. FYI, the police station is right across the street - hence the police presence.
Amended my review rating slightly - since it was better than other courses that I have rated 2.5 as well. That said, I still believe it is a solid 2.75.
6 of 7 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 0 Not
We got us another course!
Pros: The course officially opened on Feb 20th and it is as finished a course as you will find. Great signage, benches and unique but functional tee pads on every hole. Huge course map and welcoming patio lead you to the first hole .
For a first time designer Mike Jones & crew did a great job on this course for the amount of land provided @ 15 acres. Good variety of shots and challenging. Different ways to score good and bad here.
Unique landscape and proximity to the beach are what make this course special. Mike made great use of the scrub oaks on the short holes to guard the baskets.
Cons: I don't like to see the same shot on consecutive holes & 7 & 8 are basically identical.
Bugs and chiggers will most likely be an issue during the summer, I hope to be proven wrong on this.
The local govt is very supportive of the course & excited about the sport but I hope they don't get too EVENT happy. This is a good course but it's not a championship course.
Other Thoughts: The local police will be strictly enforcing open container & leash laws...please don't give them a reason to pull this course.
If I may amend the directions given for this course. After crossing the bridge and passing the shopping center, turn right onto Dow Rd. just before the CVS pharmacy. Roughly 3 miles will be a sharp left turn. Look for the Kure Beach sign and Joe Eakes Park will be the next right turn. This will keep you from driving thru the busy section of Carolina Beach.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
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