Solid Course but Could Be Better
Pros: Compared to the tightly wooded Crooked Creek original 18 situated next to this course, these holes open up and allow to let loose your cannons (though no true par 5s exist on this course except in very certain pin positions).
Good balance of right and left handed holes. Off the top of my head, counted 4 right hand friendly holes and 5 left hand friendly holes.
While difficult, the holes felt achievable for an intermediate level player while remaining challenging for the pro player I was playing with.
Cons: Hole 8 has a hideously deep creek fairly close to the right side of the fairway that consumes discs like nobody's business.
Most holes play alongside or across walking paths/baseball fields/playgrounds. It's a common use park.
Transition from 6 to 7 is a little awkward which ruins the flow to the course.
The basket for 9 is situated really close to the basket for 5 on the Crooked Creek Original 18, and somebody unwisely stuck a #9 on the back of that basket. Do not shoot for the wrong basket on hole 9 of the pro course.
Other Thoughts: It is impossible to review this hole without also commenting on the Crooked Creek Original 18. When this pro course is seen as a compliment to that, this course is excellent at providing the type of long distance diversity that the Original 18 doesn't have. However, most of the approaches are fairly similar and there is not a signature hole or truly memorable drive for this course. That being said, it is a solid and fairly challenging course and well worth your time to play it. I drove 2 hours from Charleston, SC to play this course and the Original 18 and was not disappointed.
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Pros: The Crooked Creek Pro 9 is a well equipped, fun and challenging course. It plays middle to long distance shots across light to moderately wooded terrain around the perimeter of baseball fields and playgrounds at a Recreation Center. Elevation changes are noticeable on a couple of holes, but not drastic. Not overly difficult, but not and automatic 3 on any hole. The tee boxes are concrete, and signs have been posted.
Cons: The other users of the park may be near or on parts of this course. A playground is not far from the third hole. A walking path crosses or comes near others.
Other Thoughts: I don't play a lot of 9 hole courses, and rarely rate them above a 3. This one deserves better, since it is a fairly good quality, and adjacent to another full 18 hole course that is also good overall quality, with a contrast in style. We played on a week day shortly after schools were dismissed, and park was very crowded with children and pedestrians, causing several delays.
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