Great for intermediate players
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: For average to intermediate players like me, Kentwood is a great course to challenge you, while giving you a rare chance to make multiple birdies and finish under par.
- Lightly wooded. A few holes, particularly on the back 9, have more trees to contend with. Some may consider this a con, but for players like me, it's a plus. There are enough trees to pose obstacles without beating down novice players on every hole.
- Nice elevation. Holes 5, 7, 14, and 15 are uphill (14 being the toughest hole on the course). Holes 6, 8, 9, 16, and 17 are downhill, #8 being the longest and biggest elevation drop. 18 is also long and slightly downhill.
- Variery. Fairly equal number of holes for BH and FH players. Water is in play on hole 3. Ace opportunities on a few holes (especially 1, 6, and 16), only one true tunnel hole (#12).
- Easy to get a round in quickly, under 45 minutes, if player traffic isn't too heavy.
Cons: - This is a very busy course when the weather is nice, especially during school months (NC State is close by and a big percentage of players are State students, which is also a con if you're a Carolina grad, like me...I kid, I kid). I play early on Saturday morning when the college crowd is still sleeping it off.
- If you're an advanced player, you will get bored here. It's a short course (most holes are in the 200-300 range, with a few shorter than 200).
Other Thoughts: I've played Kentwoood 50+ times, so understand my bias when reading this review. Despite living closer to the longer and much harder Cedar Hills, many times I opt for the familiar confines of Kentwood...and the chance to make a lot of birdies. For a quick, fun round, to me, there aren't any better options in the Triangle.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: 18 holes, well laid out and with great use of the terrain. There is a front and back 9 both accessible from the parking lot so you can start on either half of the course if it's busy. This isn't a long course but it's really fun and great for a quick round.
Cons: Can get busy. Also can get pretty muddy if it's been raining out. Watch out for the water hazard along the left side of hole #2 especially if it's been raining.
Other Thoughts: The tee for hole #1 is along the parking lot on the sidewalk to the playground. Look for the stone with the hole info on it and a painted line on the sidewalk. Hole #10 is just past the playground in the middle of the open area in the front of the park - you won't easily find it from hole #9.
1 of 3 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 1 Not
The Beautiful Game
Pros: Plenty of ace opportunities, even more birdie opportunities. Offers true variety from open holes to dense woods, hilly terrain to water hazards. Generally quick play time and very easy to get to. There's incredible scenic beauty here, particularly in the woods and even more so in Autumn. Bathrooms on-site along with open-walled shelter for four picnic tables. Plenty of parking available.
Cons: Tends to be busy but crowds can be avoided weekday mornings. Some holes criss-cross so keep your head up. Lacking in the directional category but once you've played through, it's an easy to understand layout.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: If you are looking to get a great score there is no better place to be. Not to say it is easy because there are some difficult holes but it is for the most part short and pretty open. A couple holes dip into the forest and get tough but the hillside covered with holes is just scattered trees.
Cons: It is rocky and will give your discs a scratch or two. The tee off's are concrete but dont give too much space and I often found myself off the front of them by the end of my drive. Crossing fairways may cause some delay but there is only one real problem there. It is busy almost anytime you cant really avoid it, but everyone played at a pretty good pace so you didnt have to wait too much.
Other Thoughts: It is a good course to put up good scores. I had a lot of fun playing here and it can be nice to play with lots of people around. There is much more commotion than at your average DG Course. Definitely worth a try.
5 of 7 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: This is a easier course than most. It seems to be set up like a "par 3" real golf course would be. This is a great start for beginners, due to the many birdie opportunities.
Cons: There are no many signs or arrows directing this course. If you have never played the course you might want to follow the people playing ahead of you to know what hole is next. Also there are ALWAYS people out on Kent no matter what the time of day, so don't be scared to start on a hole and just finish where back there.
Other Thoughts: The pictures that are on here as of today are not very accurate. I go to Kent almost everyday (being i live so close) and there have been alot of changes made due to nature growing up in places, sidewalk being built, and new playground area (pushed back i think).
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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