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Pros: Mt. Gilead is a fun 9 hole course set on church grounds that is designed fairly well. There's a decent shot selection, a variety of distances and a good mix of wooded and open with a few of the open holes using the available features well so they aren't boring.
The course starts right next to the dumpster and has a sign to help you find the start. There's a mailbox right there containing maps and scorecards. Additionally there are arrows on the baskets pointing to the next tee so navigation was a breeze.
Hole 1 is a long, open shot across a field with woods just behind the basket. The woods is a bit too close and should probably cleared out a little so you aren't in the rough 10 feet behind the basket.
Hole 2 is a short shot with the basket tucked behind a large power line tower. There is tall grass in the picture, but when I was here the fairway was cut.
Holes 3 & 4 are very short wooded holes with narrow fairways forcing you to hit your line.
I wasn't a big fan of hole 5. It was a big dogleg right, but there really wasn't a fairway. If you have a RHBH sidearm you might be able to thread the needle and play the skip to get your three. I found a big sky anhyzer route, but again, I'd hardly call it a fairway.
Hole 6 is a very long hole. The fairway is plenty wide with wood line on each side and the basket is tucked just around the corner of the treeline on the right forcing a tough anny approach shot which was very cool.
Holes 7-9 were a bit of a let down after the rest of the course. Hole 7 is another long hole with trees on each side of the basket and the last two holes are wide open shots with a little elevation in play.
Cons: The tees are marked by small white bars on the ground with the hole number on it. No tee signs. While this is a con and it would be nice to have concrete tees and signs, it really isn't a big issue.
The course doesn't have concrete tees, but the walking path is used to tee off from on 5 holes. The rest were natural tee that were fairly flat so I didn't have a problem with them. It's easy to spot walkers using the path, so there shouldn't be any danger with the walking path near by.
Hole 5 as I already mentioned relies too heavily on luck.
Other Thoughts: This is a nice intermediate level course and a good place to learn the game, but there's really no challenge for pro and advanced players. That said it's certainly an asset to the community and worth stopping at if you happen to be passing by, but I wouldn't recommend you go out of your way to play here either.
This course was 9 holes when I played here and has since been expanded to 18 holes.
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