Andrews, NC
Heritage Park DGC Share
Uploaded By: whalaw Hole #5 (Taken 8/2012)
3 / 264ft.   3 / 225ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #5 Basket to Tee



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9 tees to 17 baskets

1    7/10/2012   7/23/2012
Review By: bjreagh
Played: 228  Reviewed: 224  Exp: 17.6 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This course is set in an open field behind the park and away from all other park activities. A few holes play in your standard park-like area with several isolated trees to throw around. There is a good mix of open holes and holes with trees. The holes are mostly short and good place to learn and practice. Experienced players will have birdie chances on every hole and many ace runs. Despite the length and relative ease, each hole has some interesting features.

I normally don't like wide open holes, but I really like what has been done to #8 and #9 to give these open holes some challenge and character- #8 has an "island" green with rocks and rough as the border and a drop zone to make an open 200' hole tougher. #9 is the only hole like it I have seen as it is surrounded by a circle of large fence posts (no fence) about 4 feet apart and about 20 feet from the basket.

The course claims to have 18 holes, but in reality there are 9 tees and 2 baskets per hole- a yellow and green. For example (1 and 10 are the same tee, but the yellow basket is #1 and the green is #10). Though not as good as having 18 distinct holes, I appreciated the varying basket placements of the two- one may be to the left while the other is to the right, one may be shorter while the other is longer, and it is done in such a way where the yellow 1-9 which is just a touch easier and the green 10-18 are of equal difficulty for the most part. The tee posts had distances to both baskets.

Despite being in the Appalachian region this course is very flat as the town is in a plain between all the mountains. The views of the surrounding mountains are nice however.
Cons: The course map on this site (which I took from the town's webpage) and really nice glossy postcard versions with scorecard on back are available at the Chamber of Commerce on the main highway. However the map is completely inaccurate and is really only good to help you find the course itself. I am not sure if the map reflects an old design or a proposed new one (probably old), but it is completely wrong as far as holes go.

The course needed mowed and trimmed. The woods holes had thick grass making finding your disc difficult. They were however mowing the open field, which some of it could have been left up as a fairway border in my opinion. (The pics show corn, but that was not the case.) Tee #3 is tucked in the thick stuff off the gravel road but was surrounded by tall grass that was over my head on including in front of the tee making a blind tomahawk the only option :) probably not the intention and nothing a weedeater couldn't fix.

There is a creek that the map said came into play, but the current set-up did not involve it at all. However, depending on maintenance, which seemed to be minimal, it is probably best that the thick rough along the creek is not in play, even though it is too bad at least one hole could not involve the water.It appears there used to be 18 holes that played in a circle around an open field- if so, I think this current arrangement is very good and a good use of the existing baskets.

#9 and #18 share a basket, which they should because this finishing hole is worthy of playing it twice. The basket also says "practice" on it. Then there is a longer walk back to #1/#10. I wonder what happened to the green #18, seems like it could have been placed somewhere as a practice basket?

This is actually a decent and enjoyable course for what it is and where it is. It was pretty easy for me but still enjoyable and a nice break on my long drive through the mountains as this course is just off the main highway.
Other Thoughts: It appears there used to be 18 holes that played in a circle around an open field- if so, I think this current arrangement is very good and a good use of the existing baskets.

#9 and #18 share a basket, which they should because this finishing hole is worthy of playing it twice. The basket also says "practice" on it. Then there is a longer walk back to #1/#10. I wonder what happened to the green #18, seems like it could have been placed somewhere as a practice basket?

This is actually a decent and enjoyable course for what it is and where it is. Nice design and use of the land available. It was pretty easy for me but still enjoyable and a nice break on my long drive through the mountains as this course is just off the main highway.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Nice Course

2-4    4/1/2012   4/1/2012
Review By: vansmith
Played: 18  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 6.9 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Brand new DISCatcher baskets
Well kept
Easy access
Not a lot of people
Beautiful setting
Cons: Short holes
No distance markers to the pins
Other Thoughts: The course lies on a plain between two mountain ranges, which makes for a beautiful setting to play disc golf. The course is very well maintained, mowed, and beautified with tons and tons of wildflowers. You can tell that the city takes great pride in keeping the course beautiful, which improves the overall atmosphere. It's also very clean with no litter.

The course itself is short, which doesn't make for a too terribly challenging experience, but it's also not as easy as they come. There are some holes out in the open, which at first appear easy, but if you pay close attention, there are OB markers. You must stay within the mowed fairways, or you are OB. Most of the holes are short, so there are plenty of birdie opportunities out there. There are also some wooded holes, which make the course more challenging, even though the holes are short. If you hit a tree, you're looking at a bogie or worse.

The DISCatcher baskets are top of the line, double chained (24 chains) professional baskets, which are a definite plus! The tee pads are natural, but kept up with wood chips so that they're not muddy. There are 9 tee pads, with two baskets per tee pad. This makes 18 holes of golf. Hole one is also hole 10, hole 2 is also hole 11, etc. If you play the circuit, you play the yellow baskets first, then come back around and play the green baskets. The pins are in quite different positions, so you will use different techniques and discs for the second set of pins. For instance, for hole 2 a forehand flick works best for the drive; but from the same tee pad, hole 11's pin requires a backhand throw (for right handed players). Hole 5 plays completely different than hole 14 from the same tee pad as well. So, given the space provided, the designer has done an excellent job incorporating two pin placements per tee pad to make for a good 18 hole course.

Overall I liked the course a lot! You wouldn't expect to see a disc golf course in such a small town, so to have one here is brilliant! The design was well thought out, and the holes, while short, are challenging enough to make it a really fun round of golf.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.


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