Isle of Palms, SC
Isle of Palms Recreation Share
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Aerial View of Clubhouse and hole 2 fairway

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2-4    5/3/2013   7/3/2013
Review By: Leahy
Played: 3  Reviewed: 3
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Free course, easy to get to and play if your staying on the island. Also it is well maintained.
Cons: Very simple course, made for beginners. No basket just flags determining holes. Be aware that most holes go over baseball/soccer fields so on weekends it is near impossible to play.
Other Thoughts: Overall not a bad free course. Good to get out and play if your close to the area and want to play a round.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

great course for beginners

1    5/20/2013   5/20/2013
Review By: slickwheels
Played: 38  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 4 Years
0 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: This is a great course for beginners.
Well maintained. Score cards avail in the mailbox with a decent map included. Trash cans and bathrooms on site. A fun course to learn the basics of disc golf.
Cons: Object course only, no baskets.
Other Thoughts: This course was and is intended for beginners. If you are a good player it can still be fun to play as there are many ace runs.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful.

Okay object course

1    8/17/2012   8/27/2012
Review By: dreadlock86
Played: 179  Reviewed: 118  Exp: 7 Years
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -maps with scorecard provided in the mailbox next to hole 1 (near the building entrance)
-all object targets are marked with a flag, nearly all visible from the tee

i didn't check but other reviewers claim the building has free disc rentals and a nice restroom.
Cons: -no baskets, object course
-little creativity or challenge in most of the holes, few obstacles other than people using the park
-tons of safety hazards: many, if not most, of the holes play over the soccer fields, baseball diamond, and playground. high probability of pedestrian interference.
-a few flags are difficult to see from the tee, particularly holes 5 and 10 (light pole and end of chain-linked fence, respectively)
-tons of bugs: mosquitos, ants, fire ants
Other Thoughts: It is nice to have this little object course right on the Isle of Palms. With all the tourists and vacationers in the area, it is convenient to be able to catch a round or at least do some field practice without having to drive to the other side of Charleston.

That said, this is not much of a course. Most of the holes are very short. Few of them offer any obstacles. If there are people using the other park facilities you may have to skip some holes. Object targets means easy putting and low scores so it's a good place to bring beginners. Advanced players will be bored to death here.

Bottom line is that this place is for the casual player on vacation on the island or the course bagger. If you have a chance to get around Charleston and play some real golf, head to Trophy Lakes on John's Island (west of the city) for a real gem of a course.

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7 of 7 people found this review helpful.

Nice Rec Park...Forgettable Course

2-4    7/25/2012   7/25/2012
Review By: nevets4433
Played: 18  Reviewed: 18  Exp: 2.2 Years
This review was updated on 1/30/2014
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This is an absolutely beautifully maintained recreational park.

18 holes.

Great warmup fields available everywhere.

Nice restrooms on site.

Can borrow a disc from the Rec Dept if you want to introduce a friend to the sport. They also provide nice high quality scorecards with a course map - look for the mailbox near the Rec Dept entrance...that is the first tee.

Tons of ace runs.

Course is evidently an Eagle Scout project, which is in itself pretty cool
Cons: Most of the holes are way too short and par is very overly generous. It takes hard work to make a bogey. Only a few chances to throw anything other than a putter.

No baskets...its really disappointing to actually use trees/poles/signposts as a target.

No tee pads.

Very congested area that seems to often require you to skip holes. Hole 5 actually crosses the soccer field, while others cross the baseball diamond. The layout does not take into account how busy the area can be, and other park patrons don't seem to realize that there is a disc golf course. One guy actually picked up my disc and tossed it...

Other holes are uncomfortably close to the building's windows and to streets with parked cars.
Other Thoughts: Watch out for fireants, especially from holes 15-18. I got swarmed along with my bag and disc along the fence to the softball field. That was not enjoyable.

Take this course at face value. It is a purely recreational course made with what appears to be basically no budget. Its not bad for practicing short approach putts, but don't take it too seriously. And don't overthink the overly inflated "par" for most of the holes...just enjoy the walk in the park.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

18 Hole Family Fun!!!

5+    4/22/2012   4/22/2012
Review By: JoshuaWayneHester
Played: 21  Reviewed: 20  Exp: 5.1 Years
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: *The course is really well maintained.
*The course is very easy to navigate.
*You can borrow disc from the main office for free.
*The course has nearby restrooms and playground for the kids.
*The hole over the soccor field is around 450ft, offering a decent challenge.
Cons: *NO BASKETS........this course uses trees with flags on them. To hole out, you must shoot at tree trunks.
*There is no challenge for an advanced player, some holes are as small as 80ft.
Other Thoughts: Although there are NO BASKETS, they use trees. I still found this to be a nice place to practice my drives. The soccer field was completely empty when I played, therefore I used that space to work on my distance drives.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

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