Boyd's n the Hood, aka, the Glassy Knoll
15 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Course has a great variety from doglegs to wide open to tight, wooded holes. Course surprisingly has really good elevation changes on some holes.
- I love the last six holes. There's a great variety of layouts and interesting hole placements. They're not overly difficult, but each one is uniquely different from the others. Great way to close the round.
- It's challenging for such a short course- 4600 feet total, only 1 hole over 400 ft.
- Lots of risk/reward birdie holes. #13 is a short downhill hole, with basket nestled between trees and drop-off to creek less than 20 feet behind. You can go for the pin and either land close for a birdie, or have shot roll away for a challenging up and down for par.
- Course uses every square inch of the park to squeeze in 18. No long walks between basket to next pin. It's good for getting in a quick round.
Cons: Course is littered with trash. The biggest problem is there are broken glass bottles on many holes, especially in the back of the park, holes #6 - 12. The course isn't in the best part of town, and you can tell the locals don't respect the park.
- Course needs better tee signs. Some of the original signs are missing, or have been replaced. Even the original signs only consist of hole number and distance. A hole layout is important on the course considering the tight layout.
- Holes are too close and overlap each other. Tees for #6 & #12 are right next to each other, so if not paying attention can easily go from #5 basket to #12 tee.
- Pay extra attention to tee shots on wooded holes, #6 & #8 - 11. Thick underbrush, and some TIGHT fairways present potential risk of losing discs.
- Hole #6 has a double mando, where you have to go through 2 sets of trees to a tiny opening in even more trees and over a creek. Hole has lost disc written all over it. I don't like forced, unnatural mandos. They need to be done the right way, like on #18.
Other Thoughts: This course has grown on me the more I've played. I was surprised how much more I liked it the second time around. I've reflected this by improving my rating.
- Favorite hole is #14. 402 footer that can force you to cross the creek twice if you can't land in a narrow, tight fairway. It takes two good throws to get to the basket and get your 3 on this hole.
- As mentioned above, the last 6 holes are really good. Plenty of variety in all of them. #18 is a great closing hole. Another good risk/reward hole.
- Course would probably be better if it was only 12 holes, but I understand why they wanted a full 18. Most of the course is good, just didn't like the holes in the woods.
- Course has potential to be even better. If it was only a little bigger, and much cleaner, it'd be a solid course. Still, it's a great compliment to Winthrop and worth the 5 minute drive for a quick round.
15 of 18 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 7 Not
Pros: Beginning of the course seemed pretty promising. The entire course was pretty challenging.
Cons: Short; very dirt with litter and broken bottles. Many of the holes were cramped together and jammed up against thick brush covering a creek bed. One mistake and you'll be looking for your disc for a while.
Other Thoughts: this course was okay but needs a clean up and would be better if it had a little more space.
5 of 12 people found this review helpful.
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