Boyd at the hood
5 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: -Boyd hill is a disc golf course in rock hill that is mainly for beginners and intermedites. If you are one of those, you probably will do well at this course.
-The course has a great use of elevation and usually after an uphill hole, the next will high likely be downhill. A few holes are flat as well.
-The course has teepads and they are in good shape and the holes that are longer (5,14) have teepads that a little longer than the others. The holes that are barely 200 something or less have kind of small teepads (4,7,13 and 16) the longer the hole, the longer the teepad.
-I like that the creek is the biggest obstacle on the course. That way if you throw a disc in it, it won't be too hard to find since it's shallow.
-I liked a lot of holes there and my favorite was #17. It's uphil/downhill and is a hyzer shot. It goes out into the open and a birdie is very possible if you throw an overstable disc if youare a rhbh or lhfh thrower. Rhfh's and lhbh's, I recommend you throw an understable disc. The other holes I loved were #5, #10, #13, #16 and 18.
-Teesigns are very accurate and I believed the distance of the holes on all of them.
-#18 is a great finish to the course. It has a mando gate not far from the tee and it's easier to hit than #6's. The creek is in play about 245' feet from the tee. It's super fun.
-The first four holes are pretty open just to warm you up and then #5's basket goes in the woods. The woods are not very tight but they do require straight shots unless the hole is not straight.
-The grass is cut and since the woods are not thick at all and the course is openly wooded. You probably won't lose a disc unless you refuse to go in the creek to get it if it lands there.
-Although I didn't see the next teesigns, the course is very easy to follow. You can print out a map if you feel like you need to.
-There are trashcans and bathrooms in the rec center.
Cons: -It's in the hood and it can possibly be dangerous. If you play disc golf and have children under 12, I would recommend not bringing them. When my mom was about to park, she said "We might be going to Tirzah" which is a good idea for you players who have kids since it's on a church property. Also a man in the neighborhood was looking at me and my mother. Some advice from my mom "Tee off now and play it fast". That's a tip for #12.
-Lots of litter occurs on the course (mainly beer cans) and the broken glass wasn't much trouble but don't wear your flip flops because that way it won't be too much trouble.
-Please take my advice. The worst hole on the course most certainly is #6 in my opinion. The double mandos are inconsiderate and ridiculous. I don't mind #18's mando gate but two mando gates is just terrible.
-No effect on the course but sadly I got +5.
The 2 mando gates on #6 are not needed. I don't get that you have to play something that ridiculous in a tournament. It's inconsiderate and unfair. Forget about it if you are a beginner. Just play it on #1 and #18. I will admit I triple bogey a LOT.
-A few holes cross each other lie 8 and 10 and 6 and 12. At the Blazer, whoever gets to one of those holes first, those people start.
-Yes hole 4 is short that drops maybe 23 feet or something and I did hit the chains on it but it has a circle spraypainted. Basically you have to be no more than maybe 30-40 from the basket or it's a stroke penalty and you're third shot is in the fairway on a spraypainted line. I like #4 but really, it's a tough cookie.
Other Thoughts: I loved this course and could play it all day except on a hot summer day without water. I forgot to get it out of the cooler. Besides being in a bad part of town and littered quite a bunch, I love it here and the layout is great. It's very hilly and if it gets cleaned up, the course is in great shape. Just don't hang out with the locals who hang around here. It can be scary but I will definitely come back.
hole by hole
#1. Nice starting hole mostly open then goes in the woods. There is a mando pointing left I think. It's pretty far from the tee. The hole requires any throw with any disc but don't go far, I did and had an uphill putt.
#2. Tough teeshot but if you get past and avoid the trees, that's a good throw. The teeshot is over a bush and tree limbs are not very high up.
#3. Big challenge for Right backhand throwers (RHBH). Trees are to the right guarding the road. No obstacles for sidearm throwers.
#4. Nicely downhill, -23, and open ace run that is very easy to birdie. The playground is right so you better avoid that.
#5. Now it gets hard. The tee is in the fairway and the basket is in the woods. You have an uphill shot and I luckily got over the creek maybe 240' ahead. That was my longest drive today around 300" to 310'.
#6. The two double mandos are not far ahead of the tee but believe me, they are very hard to hit. The one 4 feet from the tee is tight but easier to hit. The second is wider but really hard to get through. It's a hard hole that has a small opening left in the field from the woods. RHBH should do it. NOT SIDEARM. It drops -25 AND IT STILL SUX.
#7. Short but not beginner friendly. I must be honest. I bogeyed this hole. It's a bit uphill and has another small opening and then it goes to the right. This is one of the harder holes on the course and it's kinda hard to get out of the deep woods.
#8. Very fun challenge. You need a decent flick for a birdie. The small dropoff isn't far past the basket.
#9. The hardest on the course if #6 wasn't such a nightmare and it definitely can be a bust if you don't hit the fairway. Remember it's a dogleg right and anhyzers and flicks can tame this hole. It's not bad but it can be if you make it.
#10. Another great hole! It's a lot like #8 except it's straight and a little shorter. If you go nice and straight, you could birdie but sadly I hit a tree.
#11. Challenging and steep uphill and needs to be cleaned up to the left of the tee. The creek is ahead around 75' feet and I once again hit a tree it didn't make it to the creek. I saved par still from 245' feet. It's easy once your past the creek.
#12. Fun sidearm hole when a guy doesn't look at you from his porch. Besides that, I liked this hole.
#13. Definitely a tough ace run that is downhill which causes you to hit the creek 15' feet. The fairway slopes right and the basket has trees beside it. My church leader Trey ace this hole and since this is updated. 8/25, I hit every chain on #4 and it got out.
#14. Longest one on the course and it's not too hard if you avoid the trees straight or slightly left or right ahead. Also the creek is left. This hole is hard and many stroke penalties are common. I still liked this hole.
#15. It's flat until you get to the basket. This fairway is one of the hardest to hit. Once you get close, you see that the basket is elevated on bricks about 5 feet tall. Cool hole.
#16. Sweet downhill ace run that does NOT have trees around it. It's in a ditch, don't be weak on this one. Drops about -10.
#17. It's the only dogleg left on the course. The tee shot is wooded and a hyzer that goes 200' and turns left and good bit is possibly very close. Awesome, awesome hole.
#18. Fantastic finishing hole on the course. Hit the mando gate from the tee about 90-100" feet. It's wider than #6's mandos. Possibly will be the best on the course to y'all to a lot of y'all who haven't played here. -15.
Overall, the neighborhood is dangerous. Those ghettos oversleep so come by early and play a round or two if you like. The creek isn't bad because water flows slowly down to the gutter. When I played here (7 times) I could tell people didn't do their business in there. Overall, this course is worth the play because it has ace runs, long bombs and it offers aces if you drive your drive well, particularly #16 at really only about 165-180 feet long. It can happen easier with a putter, #16's aced the most but it won't happen automatically. When I read the hole info, I expected an ace on #4 or #16. Honestly I will say, I got par on both. #16 is actually the easiest. On #4, in a tournament, for y'all who played here, you might have noticed the circle on #4 marked by spray paint. It's an island green, #4 was aced at the tournament and should've gone in when I hit the chains but it didn't and unsurprisingly, there were 7's and 8's on #4 because they missed the island green. If you miss it, go down about 75' feet from the tee and you will see a line marked by spray paint for your approach. It's a penalty stroke if island is missed.
5 of 9 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 2 Not
Broken Bottle Blues
Pros: Very fun course in park. Not to hard until you get into the woods where it becomes more challenging. Holes are nicely set up. All holes are very different which gives the course nice variety.
Cons: In rough part of Rock Hill. Broken glass EVERYWHERE. Might not want to play at dusk. Arrows on baskets to show where the next hole is are not all accurate and have been messed with
Other Thoughts: When in the woods play out sideways and try and save par. You get penalized severely for bad shot when in the woods. Dont get greedy and play smart.
3 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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