Nice round of golf
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Pros: -This is a decent nine hole course at a nice high school. It's mostly open with some woods here and there, the first hole is wooded and there are a few wooded basket locations. Average hole length is 332' with distances ranging from 140' to 665'.
-I personally wasn't fond of #2 like heelboycraig was but I did like the elevated green. It's definitely the best green on the course. The hole is a blind shot that goes downhill and very slightly to the right.
-Nice tee signs and 28 chain disCatchers.
-Holes 7 and 8 utilize elevation very well. #7 is a nice uphill drive with the basket into the woods to the right side. #8 is a fun par 4 that plays as a dogleg right. It's a fun downhill anhyzer drive on a hill that slopes left. It demands a nice right turn for a birdie but if your shot goes straight or left, you will have to really work for the birdie.
-I agree that #6 isn't that great of a hole, however, I really enjoyed the chance to bomb my drive 400+. I didn't but still took an eagle. This hole is a 401' par 4 beside a soccer field.
-Ends well with a good hole 9. It's the longest on the course at 665' long and it's a par 5. It plays as a dogleg right and goes slightly uphill.
-Great variety of fairways. A few straight holes but most fairways turned right. Only 1 turned left, it didn't bother me but it would be nice if there was another fairway that turned left.
-Nice part of town, several gas stations nearby and restaurants to eat out at, like Hardee's.
Cons: -The grass was pretty high. The woods are a problem on #2. They are very heavy and the grass is very high in the woods and its just waiting to eat a disc.
-I wasn't satisfied with the start, sure #1 is the only wooded hole but it's just too short and boring with almost no fairway. #2 isn't bad but you won't want to play this hole by yourself, you will want a lookout guy. The grassy woods are pretty bad and it's a blind tee shot.
-Natural tees but that's expected for a school course. You can still have a natural run up on every hole.
-This property has a lot of elevation and has woods all around. The cross country course uses a good bit of that but not ALL of it, I think there could be another wooded hole.
Other Thoughts: -This is good for a nice quick round. I can play it in 30 minutes. It's worth some of your time up here because for a nine holer, this has some good variety.
-Heelboycraig summed this course up perfectly, I don't really have anything else to say other than it being a nice quick round, none of the holes really stand out but most are pretty solid with one being very well designed, and that hole is 8!
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Pros: Kings Mountain High is a nice nine-hole course. It's a good chance to catch a quick round for students and fellow disc golfers alike.
- The course offers some nice variety. You have real chances to get 2s on four of the first five holes, all of which range in length from 140 to 260 feet. In addition to that, three holes are at least 400 feet. Throw in a couple holes with a little elevation (most notable #2 & 7) a wooded hole (#1), one with a storage building to throw around (#3), and you have a little bit of everything.
- #2 was a fun shot off the tee pad. It's a sweeping left to right throw, midrange shot at 236 feet. The basket is on a slight mound, and there are woods behind and to the right of the basket. A good tee shot will leave you an easy birdie putt, but go long or right, and you'll be scrambling for the three. Note that it's a blind tee shot, and that the path go towards the left, but you're throwing to the right on this hole. Standing at the tee, the only basket you can see if #9, which is to your sharp left.
- #8 is a long, 460 foot, dogleg right hole that plays around a (slight) hill. If your shot hugs the curve, you'll have a shorter second shot. Throw straight or to the left, and this hole plays much longer. The basket is on an upslope, so you can be really aggressive with approach shots and long putts. Note: The unlevel, short run-up tee area makes it's a more challenging tee shot than it should be.
- Course is easy to navigate. Park next to the football field house, walk away from the school building, and you'll see the first tee. From there, every other tee is just as easy to spot.
- Baskets are in good condition. Tee pads are natural, but they're mostly flat and didn't offer much of an issue. The only slight exception might be on #8, only because you're throwing on a hill. So the ground isn't completely level at the tee area.
- Very nice tee signs complete with image, distance and par. Compared to other courses in the area, and most school courses, these stand out.
Cons: On several of the holes, the basket and next tee pad are really close to each other - #6 basket to #7 tee, and #7 basket to #8 tee are the most obvious. If this course were ever crowded, it would be a problem; otherwise, just a word of caution.
- I was surprised by the amount of trash throughout the course area. The course flows in the back of the school property, around ball fields, so it's not just disc golfers who use this property. Still, for being on school land, it struck me as quite a bit.
-The course could have taken a bit better advantage of some of the wooded areas to add some more challenge. #1 was the only wooded hole, but #2 , 3 & 5 - 7 all had woods to the right or behind each basket. Any of those holes could have been made more challenge with just a little more work.
- For me, there was only one real boring hole. #6 is a dead straight, 401 foot hole. There's a soccer field to the left and woods to the right. And I guess that's the challenge for this hole? If you throw anywhere from 275 - 350 off the tee, you're going to have an easy up and down for par, without a real chance for a two, and almost no way of scoring worse than a 3.
Other Thoughts: Overall, Kings Mountain High puts together a nice, fast 9-hole round. I played through this course twice in less than 45 minutes.
- It was nice to see this course have a couple short holes (two under 200 ft) plus a real chance to air it out with a long finishing hole - #9 is 665 ft.
- I don't know if this course is trying to create extra obstacles, or whether equipment doesn't get moved too often. There's a blocking sled near the basket on #8, which was there in a picture on this site from November 2012, and was still there when I played four months later.
- The course isn't going to wow anybody, but it's still a notch above your average nine-hole layout. If you're in the area, and school isn't in session, it'd be worth a quick round.
- Including this course, there's a stretch of five nine-holers from Kings Mountain to Shelby to Boiling Springs. So, if anyone is a fan of only playing nine-holers, this is your spot to visit.
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