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Charlotte's Old School Course
Pros: - The classic Charlotte course. It's the oldest existing course in the area. It's probably Charlotte's most played course. Seems anyone in the area who has ever played disc golf, has played Reedy.
- Variety of holes - doglegs, holes with elevation changes, short, long, etc.
- Plenty of risk/reward chances on this course. Lots of shorter holes, under 250 feet, present plenty of chances for possible birdies. Because it's a wooded course, you still have to have accuracy to score well. If not, you'll end up in the woods, and have to scramble to save par.
- Easy to navigate - course is well laid out; good tee signs, dual tee pads (original and stout), dual hole placements.
- Short walk from parking lot to first hole, and practice tee. Both #9 & #18 lead back to parking lot. You can easily start at #10 if front 9 is too crowded.
Cons: Not a difficult course. Despite being mostly in the woods, course is pretty wide open. If you do get off the fairway, trees can be pretty heavy and penalize you.
- Can be extremely crowded. Close to UNCC, so lots of college students, especially in spring & fall. Also have lots of casual players. On weekends, not uncommon for slow play to due to heavy use. Some of the college players, even in large groups, tend to not pay attention to anyone else, so you may get stuck behind a slow group that's in no rush to let you play through.
- Baskets are metal (silver) colored, instead of more common yellow DISCatcher baskets. On some holes, baskets are difficult to spot because they blend in with surroundings.
- This course has been effected by erosion, and general wear & tear, more than almost any course I've played. A number of fairways, and hills, have been completely worn down to just dirt. You really notice it when discs skim along the ground further than normal, and/or you'll get more shots that roll down hills (and further) because there's nothing to stop it.
Other Thoughts: Good, solid course. Nothing overly good or bad about stands out about the course.
- Great course for beginners and all casual players. All skill levels will enjoy the course.
- Course isn't usually crowded during the week, so a good place to get a round in after work. As mentioned above, much busier on the weekend.
- Great park - plenty of restrooms, water fountains, etc. Park has plenty of other ammenities including numerous baseball and soccer fields, nature reserve, hiking trail, lake for fishing and dog park.
17 of 17 people found this review helpful.
8 Helpful / 2 Not
A wide variety of challenges
Pros: The change in elevations make a good number holesof appear longer than they are. The course is pretty well maintained and is easy to follow from hole to tee box. Hole # 9 is great for a sidearm shot, an ace is not out of the question.
Cons: There are back to back holes on the back nine that have extremely difficult approaches. If overthrown, be ready to start running after your disc as it rolls down a very steep and long embankment.
Other Thoughts: Often crowded because of proximity to UNCC
8 of 10 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 8 Not
Fun Course all around.
Pros: Well kept, not much trash except for a few tree stumps full of beer cans. Pretty challenging with a few water hazards and hilly terrain. Lots of fun.
Cons: Can be very busy since it is well known to most people and recommended as a starting course for beginners.
2 of 10 people found this review helpful.
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Charlotte's Classic Woods Course
Pros: Undulating landscape, maintained, defined, but challenging fairways.
Other Thoughts: Charlotte's oldest disc golf course, Reedy Creek is the classic "woods course," but a nice one. Playing over hilly terrain, the course makes excellent use of the landscape, and features long, reasonable fairways carved out of an old forest with many impressive trees.
The amenities at Reedy Creek are excellent, with great tee pads, signs, benches, and next tee signs where they're needed. The course is in good shape too, with the fairways well maintained and just right in their challenge: not an unreasonable amount of trees to work around, but certainly not easy. And the layout makes good use of the hills, with plenty of cool downhill shots, a few uphill challenges, a few doglegs, and a few challenging basket placements. The fairways are often long, but again, not real long like Patapsco or Rockburn Branch. But there's enough 300-foot holes for even the big arms.
Overall, Reedy Creek is good woods course, plenty challenging and pretty. Don't skip over it if you're in the Charlotte area and enjoy the precision and length needed to excel in this kind of disc golf environment.
Favorite Hole - #10 - Long, slight downhill tee shot and then right hook uphill to basket set back in the trees.
14 of 14 people found this review helpful.
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