1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: One of the best maintained courses that you will ever play. Good set up for technical back handed, side armed and rollers.Tee boxes are concrete pads and chains/baskets are in great shape.
Cons: Might need more then just one par four on the back nine. Multiple holes are 400 feet plus that are par 3's. This course gets that much tougher when its windy since it is so flat (almost like playing St.Andrews in Scotland).
Other Thoughts: Different course from winter to summer... some of the trees when fully bloomed make it extremely difficult to navigate.
1 of 3 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 4 Not
- Beautiful course which you can tell is well cared for. The pics of the course on this page are extremely outdated. The grass is impeccably manicured; on most holes it seemed like we were playing on a ball golf course fairway -- if not the green! Played in November when the leaves were falling and with the cotton fields next to the course in full-bloom, this course is something right out of a Norman Rockwell painting. It really is that nice. Extremely clean, too.
- Great layout that is easy to navigate. Once you see the pin, the next hole is relatively obvious. The designers even made good use of the drainage ditches by enlisting them to make "water holes" on the back 9, but they're more just obstacles to work around or fly over vice an actual threat. The course also offers a nice variety of hole types: L to R, R to L, wooded, open, tight, long, short....it's got something to appeal to everyone wanting to practice all types of shots.
- New baskets & new, concrete tee boxes. No chance of slippage there and the baskets are very forgiving. Signs on the tees are very helpful as some of the baskets can't be easily seen from the tee. Tee signs also direct you to the next hole, which is nice if you're new to the course.
- For a par 3 course (the only exception is 18 which is labeled a par 4), this course will definitely test your mettle. There are easily 7 holes that could legitimately marked as par 4s, and would be if they were placed on other courses. It's challenging.
- Parking was plentiful when we first got there, but filled up pretty quickly while we played due to some function at ECU. There was still plenty of room left though so you shouldn't have a problem finding a spot.
- NO TRAFFIC. I don't know if disc golf hasn't taken off at ECU yet, but we literally saw only two other groups on the course the whole time we were out there, and we played it twice.
- Wind. With it being so wide open the gales that blow through there can wreak havoc on your shots. Wasn't too awful bad when we played, but I can see it getting fairly ridiculous.
- Finding #1 can be a bit of a hassle for those new to the course. For one, UDisc doesn't have a clue where the coordinates to the course are. Second, when you get to the rec complex there's a couple signs, but nothing to tell you where to begin. Had to spot a basket, park, figure out which pin it was, then work backwards. Didn't take long since the pin we saw was #17 and used a little deductive reasoning to figure it out. After we got to #1 tee it seemed obvious though. And there was a map of the entire course there we snapped a picture of to keep our bearings during our first round.
- Short tees. They're concrete and solid, but they're really short and tapered, which I thought was a little strange. Not much of a run-up is available for those who need/want one.
- No restrooms on the course. None that I remember seeing, anyway. Kinda sucks for the ladies, but I have no compunction about watering the trees. However, if you're on the #12 tee and your IBS goes to DEFCON 2, you'd better start making your way to the nearest tree post-haste and pray for big leaves because there's no WAY you're making it to the bathroom before your b-hole starts it's best impression of the Bellagio.
- No alcohol OR smoking is allowed on the course. Not too big a deal, but worth mentioning. Didn't stop somebody though because we found a few Miller Lite cans around the course. Not many, but you can tell that somebody was giving the finger to The Man during an earlier session.
- No elevation changes to speak of with the exception of #4 basket, but it's eastern North Carolina....whaddaya want?
- No topless Hooters girls frolicking along the #8 fairway.
I really can't decide if this course is a 4.5 or just a 4. I'm giving it a 4 just because of my inexperience. It is TRULY a gem of a course in Greenville. If you're planning on making a trip through there, you owe it to yourself to check out this course. It's definitely worth your time. Verily I say unto you: PLAY THIS COURSE! You won't regret it.
7 of 11 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Layout - It's an interesting course that gives you a different look than most NC courses. It's basically a big flat field with some newer 30-40ft tall sparse but clustered trees growing in.
The course weaves through the area and does a pretty good job of creating lines despite there being no defined fairway. Although due to the shorter tree height you have a ton of freedom in deciding how to approach holes.
The basket locations here are pretty well placed which helps add some difficulty. A lot of them are guarded by a few trees and forces a certain route in to the green. There's also a few baskets near an OB creek and one on a small knoll.
The thing that really adds to the difficulty here is the wind which I was told is usually kicking pretty well. It turns some more routine shorter shots near the edges of the course in to much tougher endeavors.
There's one pad and on some holes I believe alternate positions were recently installed.
A really good mixture of holes in terms of length. Only one par 4 at the end but some nice long par 3's that'll challenge your ability shape a disc over distance and deal with wind.
The finishing hole is awesome. It's pretty open with a few trees spotted in by the basket but it's guarded by a pond on the right all the way up. Really beautiful hole.
Equipment - Nice large trapezoid and concrete pads. Decently done signage with distance and hole layout on it. Course map at the beginning.
Atmosphere - It's a newer park and in really good condition right now. Some of holes have a lot of visual appeal. Didn't appear to be a course in danger of being crowded but I'm not a local.
It's in an area of the park that looks to be used strictly for disc golf. It does border some soccer fields but they didn't appear to be in use.
Cons: Layout - The biggest con here is that a lot of the holes kind of blend together. There's no real mixture in terms of the landscape.
Also because the trees are still growing you can currently throw over a lot of stuff. I threw a lot of big hyzers and that got kind of boring.
There's some throwaway short holes mixed in, especially considering the ability to throw over.
Some of the baskets are maybe to well guarded by clumps of trees. I had several 20' putts with branches in my face.
No real elevation at all, it's mostly all flat.
I feel like the course could of been setup better than it was to put in some nice longer par 4's and take out some of the more mundane shots.
Equipment - I believe alternate pin placements have been put in but the signs don't show those so we got confused on some. That's annoying. No benches.
Atmosphere - It doesn't give you a secluded feeling even though you're kinda in the middle of nowhere. I wish the scenery would switch up more than it did.
Other Thoughts: This is one of those courses that needs to age just because the trees are still growing. It'll play way differently in a few years and I'd like to come back and see it then.
As of now it has some really great holes that are a lot of fun for me as a big arm, though at the same time some of the shorter ones become menial.
With this one I'm more at 2.75 but because it's a really nice facility that looks to be maintained really well and the prospect of future tree growth adding some new aspects I'm bumping it up to a 3.
4 of 7 people found this review helpful.
8 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Super clean and well kept/groomed.. BEAUTIFUL!
-Lots of long holes to really throw for distance
-A few water hazards that are fun but with easier retrieval because of the shallow and clear water. Unless you go to deep into the pond on the right of hole 18
-Seems to keep a classier crowd.
-A decent amount of variety from hole to hole
-They have free color maps & score cards at the first hole!
-There is a huge tent/pavilion at the start of the course with a grill and picnic benches
-Small gazebo in the middle of the course (which was great because as luck would have it, it started raining right when we got there. So it was nice to have a place to keep dry until it stopped.
-Very nice to have a paved parking lot WITH CAMERAS! So I feel safer than at some other parks.
-Lots of benches and areas to sit if you need
-Currently some AWESOME good Samaritan has left a long PVC pipe with a hand rake nailed to the end for easy disc retrieval. This was well appreciated when my wife's disc got taken by the wind and into the "creek" that runs parallel to the fairway. Thank you, who ever you are. You saved our disc!
Cons: -The overall layout of the course does tend to wander back and forth a bit so some of the holes seem a touch too familiar. I.e. you have to cross a stream on 16 and then turn around, go back across it and use it again for hole 17.
-Even though the course is clean so there isn't a lot of debris there are a few holes that still have a lot of trees right in front of the tee as though there is no true fairway. It's not real bad because the area around the trees is still clean especially because they are older pines typically so their isn't a lot of underbrush. It's just that there doesn't seem to be a fairway or any way to make a planned approach.
-A few holes are can be hard to find but not bad overall
-Not a LOT of trash cans even though there seem to be enough right now
-Look for ants before you grab for your disc in some areas.
Other Thoughts: -Be aware that if you are advanced enough to know how to use different discs for upwind/downwind conditions you will likely be able to take advantage of those discs here. Because of the distance of many of the holes and the location of the park (outside of town in a more open geographical area, the wind can pick up more that in other local area.
-The place is practically brand new and it's great to be able to take advantage of such a beautiful park paid for by high tuition for ECU students for free!
-Not a LOT of trash cans even though there seem to be enough right now but as mention previously, the no tobacco, alcohol, or pets rule does make for a better potential experience (depending on who you are I guess). But I agree that it is nice not to look at a trash can filled with forties at every hole.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 6 Not
Pros: Very clean. Easy to navigate. Good mix of shots required. Benches and/or trash cans on most holes.
Other Thoughts: Coming from Raleigh not used to so much wind.
After the recent rain there was casual water on many holes.
0 of 6 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: *Very clean course- Maintained by local club and ECU groundskeepers. Trash cans at most teepads makes it easy for even the litterbugs to be clean.
*Concrete pads and well marked signs-Very easy to navigate through the course, no question at where any of the holes are from the tee box. Finding the next tee was never a problem either. They also have printed out course maps and scorecards at the first Tee!
*Variety of distances-Front 9 is a great way to warm up for the bombers on the back 9.
*Good amount of people-Has enough people on it usually to make sure it stays maintained, but not too many that you'll run into everyone during your round.
Cons: *Holes seem repetitive-There is only so much that can be done on flat land. In fact hole 6 and 7 seem like almost the exact same shot.
*Some of the trees are still new and growing- This will help shape the course differently in the future, but for now, some of the holes are similar.
*College campus rules-While I don't drink or smoke, I do like to bring my dogs out with me. The ban of those 3 does make it an inconvenience to people who normally can do those things while playing Disc Golf.
Other Thoughts: All in all it's a great and fun course. There aren't many cons about this course other than it's new and still developing. It has come a long way in the short time it has been in existence. I love the warm-up holes on the front 9 to get ready for the bombs on the back 9. Hole 18 has claimed more than a few discs from golfers; but it adds to the challenge. There are future plans for the Sports complex which include the addition of a parking lot between holes 17 and 18's fairways which will add OB on both the left and right side of 18's fairway. It's nice that they put up another course after removing the Old ECU course, adding to the variety of courses available in the Greenville area.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Very Nice course!!! Nice, new tee markers, easy to navigate from hole to hole. Not too difficult. Some holes are wooded and others are in open space.
Cons: Can't really think of any cons. but watch out for hole 10, on a windy day you could lose a disc.
Other Thoughts: very nice course, seems fairly new, not very crowded. Overall, Great Course to play if you're in the Greenville area.
1 of 4 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Great Course, Very clean, The pads are concrete, and the course flows well. While going through the course it changes often with open areas with wind, or blind baskets with trees, to along water, or over a run off ditch.
Cons: Some of the holes have too many trees with a confusing fairway, you may need to brush up on your thumber before taking on some of the holes. Once again no trash cans which its a new course so its clean now, but there are lots of college age people.
Other Thoughts: Ther is NO smoking, NO alcohol, NO pets. People were smoking on the course. I dont care BUT course rules over ride what you may want to do. ALSO there was no drinking water fountains and NO trashcans. I see issues with these coming up at another time and place. Other wise GREAT COURSE!
1 of 3 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Course offers a relatively comfortable round. New park is free from trash and rough hazards. The difficulty increases as the round progresses. Plenty of variation in shot selection, with a few nice boomers. 18 is a beautiful hole to finish.
Cons: The terrain is flat and monotonous. Many baskets are blind and until tee signs are erected they are hard to find. As a collegiate recreation center, golfers must follow school rules including bans on pets, alchohol, and tobacco.
Other Thoughts: A fun and friendly course good for casual and advanced players alike. During summer evening or morning rounds are preffered, due to a prevailing lack of shade.
2 of 4 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 7 Not
Pros: very nice teepads, good mix of shots,
Cons: ants like crazy when you drive by the time you walk to your disc theres ants on it, some holes are ridiculous and really hard, no signs, easy to lose disc on a couple water hazard holes, tall grass
Other Thoughts: challenging course definetly should check it out if your in the area, be ready to bust out the big guns
0 of 7 people found this review helpful.
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