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Pros: Easy to navigate 9 hole course with good flow of holes. Use the map and you'll find the tees no problem.
- Each hole has 3 tee locations, with #1 & 9 having additional tee locations. The short tees are clearly aimed for the most elementary of players.
- I also liked how the creek only comes into play for the advanced (yellow) tees on holes #3 & 4. Water shouldn't even be a factor for the easier tees unless you do something freakishly bad.
- The map may be the most detailed/accurate one I've ever used. (Look at the course map file for a reference.) I was trying to find the yellow tee for #6 and the map shows it's next to the last tree closest to the path. I walk to said tree and, low and behold, there are the markers for the yellow tee. Same goes for the B tee for #1. The tee is located right between a tree and a bench, as shown on the map. If only they'd spent as much time making a good course as they did making a detailed map, this would be a good course.
- You only need short to mid-range discs for most of the course. Only one hole is more than 300 feet - #9 from two of the advanced (yellow) tees.
- The course only had one hole (#2) where each the three tees presented the same shot at varying lengths, two, if you count the B location for the yellow tee on #9. The other holes presented different shots and angles from each tee location. I also liked how the advanced tee wasn't always the longest shot, while still being the most difficult. On #7, the yellow tee is actually the shortest shot, but it's most difficult as you're throwing through the woods, versus the open and easier tee shots from the other locations.
Cons: The course lacks some basic amenities - no water fountains/drink machines and no toilets - port-a-jons only. With only 9 holes, you shouldn't be at the course for that long that this will be an issue. A shopping center is only about 2 minutes away.
- As mentioned earlier, there's lots of graffiti along the walking path by hole #5. The walking path continues on the other side of the train tracks, but I didn't, and don't have any desire to see what's over there.
- The course has a clear feel it was built by non-disc golfers. Some tee/basket locations seemed un-natural, where I feel the "designers" found some trees and decided to place the tee or basket right there for a challenge. Specifically, the yellow tee on #3 and #9C tee shots come to mind. There aren't many other obstacles, such as elevation, so I guess they were trying to get creative.
Other Thoughts: This course isn't meant to be great, but it's not that bad either. It seemed like every other basic 9-hole course you'd find anywhere.
- My favorite hole is #4 from the yellow (advanced tee). It's a 265-foot shot that requires you to maneuver you're shot through some trees to the basket. That'd make a nice hole on any course.
- I didn't get a sense of the course being sketch. It didn't seem to be any less safe than Kilborne or Sugaw Creek in Charlotte, plus the road has plenty of traffic on it, so I never felt any trouble.
- You can easily play this course twice in under an hour. It's not worth driving out of the way to play, but if you're on I-85, it's less than 10 minutes off the exit.
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