Great beginner course and for practice for experienced players
Pros: Concrete pads on each hole and great layout for beginner to learn and for experienced players to practice as well as a beautiful setting. Perfect place to learn and practice upshots and the tees and pads are not on top of each other like I have seen at other beginner courses. Signage is very nice as well. By far the best beginner course I have ever played!
Cons: Nothing major other than the 275' hole is a little long for beginners.
Other Thoughts: Alan Kane is becoming one of my favorite designers after playing this and Carolina Adventure! I look forward to his next course!
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Great Kids Course
Pros: The biggest Kudo for this course - it's for the kids! 8 out 9 holes are short enough that most kids should be able to get a 3 on it, with a few birdies on really well thrown shots. Hole 5 is long that had me dropping my putter (that's all adults need) and grabbing a well-worn Roc.
And more Kudo's to guys who came up with the course (and you know who you are!). I thought the basket placement was superb - some tricky enough to make you think about your shot, but not so hard to discourage the kids.
Cons: This is very nit-picky since this is a brand spanking new course, but the paint for the tee-boxes as gone, and the tee signs (temporary as they are) were missing on some holes. When these are addressed I will find no 'cons' when reviewed as a kids course.
Other Thoughts: Kids, and novice players of all types will LOVE to play this course as they learn this ADDICTIVE game!
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 1 Not
Great Beginner Course!!!
Pros: My wife and I went there today, and this is an excellent course for kids to beginner level disc golfers. Several of the holes encourage new players to try different routes to encourage different shots. Hole 5, the "bomber hole" on the course, is well placed to allow a longer hyzer shot or a gentle turnover anhyzer shot for a RHBH player. My wife, who is new to disc golf, really like the course. The course is currently marked with spray paint, but the designer told me that concrete tee pads have already been donated. He also said that he intends to place a second set of concrete post marked pads for a second set of nine holes on the original layout to create 18 holes. The course is tucked away behind the ball fields, and it is almost completely shaded, while still allowing a gentle breeze because there is so little "trash foliage" like vines and bushes. Each basket is visible from the proposed tee box. We especially like hole 8, which is across the bridge, because of the elevation change and the rough being so near the back edge of the basket to make drive placement a little more challenging.
Cons: These cons are only present because the course is still a work in progress as mentioned above:
-the tee pads are only marked via spray paint
-there is no directional signage as of yet, but I'm sure it's coming too
Other Thoughts: The course is on the short side (holes max out at about 230 ft), but this is NOT a con because the course does an excellent job of being what the designer planned it to be--a beginner friendly course to help new players learn to throw different shots accurately. I think experienced players might also enjoy taking just a putter out and trying to go nine down, which might be more difficult than you'd think. Either way, the course made excellent use of a moderately used portion of the park. If you played quick golf, you could play 9 holes in about 20 minutes. And who knows, maybe we see a Cola native break the number of holes played in a 24 hour period!?!?
5 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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