Beautiful city park course!
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Pros: Playing Margaret Hunter Park was a very pleasant surprise. First, and most important, it's a beautiful course. The previously posted photos didn't do it justice so I've added some new ones.The grassy fairways were neatly trimmed and well maintained, with no litter. Even though I wouldn't call it a wooded course, there are a lot of mature trees to negotiate. There's also a winding creek that comes into play on almost every hole. You're either throwing across it or alongside of it, and make no mistake, the murky water will swallow up your disc. There are many baskets set just in front of the creek, which forces you to make a decision of laying up or going for it. The layout is unique and gives you the opportunity for a variety of throws. Don't make the mistake of carrying only a driver and a putter. Other reviewers have described Hunter Park as a short course with no opportunity to "air it out". However, with several holes over 300 feet, there's plenty of room for most of us to rip it. Still, I'd consider it more of a finesse course. If you can keep it in play, you'll score well. I've got to believe the designer gave a lot of thought in creating the course on the size property he (she) had to work with. Well done!
Cons: Not too many negative things to say. Sure, concrete tee pads would be great, and most of the baskets could use a coat of paint. There's also no course map. I started to create one with UDisc but messed up on a couple of holes, so that will have to wait until my next visit.
Other Thoughts: I wasn't sure whether to list the number of holes (12) as a pro or a con. The temperature was near 90 the day I played so I was "done" after 12. If you've still got energy to burn, play it twice.
My family enjoys playing a variety of courses. We try to stay within an hour of home and this one was at the edge of that limit (55 minutes from Simpsonville). It was definitely worth the drive, we'll be back.
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A Biased Review
Pros: There actually is some skill required on some of the shots as this course requires finesse and accuracy more than power. It is a wonderful course to just take a Roc out and throw. There are some nice holes and some can be a challenge, especially for right handed backhanders. There are open, long drives, short hyzers and anhyzers, wooded holes, water in play on nearly every hole. There is a lot packed in on such a short, small course. It is easy to find your way around.
Cons: It is too short. Only 12 holes, which can be a positive if you want to get a round in quickly. Great course for those learning how to play. Advanced players will be wanting more. Only earthen tee pads which can be uneven.
Other Thoughts: This is the course that introduced me to and made me fall in love with disc golf, so, naturally, I am biased to liking this course. I played it quite often while at Newberry College (4-5 times a week) and my friends and I would play the 12 and then make up 6 more holes (12 tee to 3 basket). The course lends itself to that type of play if you want to add some extra holes. It may be worth the drive if you want to add another course to your "played" list. If you are in the area, I think it is worth it just to play once.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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Kinda my home course
Pros: Its a good starting course for people who are just getting the feel of the game, its short and compact with not a lot of hills coming into play, has a creek that runs through the course and comes into play on a few holes.
Cons: Its short, not a lot of times to pull out the drivers and let one air out, not worth driving to go play.
Other Thoughts: I got to college at Newberry College so me and my buddies play this course many times during the week and the school year. Its a fun course for you and your friends to go out and cut up and have a great time.
1 of 5 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Located in a pretty and otherwise unused city park. Pretty short, three holes around 275-325' and the rest shorter. Uses large trees, some elevation, and a creek so all holes have modest but interesting challenges to them.
Some sharp-turning fairways, especially RHBH anhyzer, allow you to use a variety of discs.
Lightly used---you'll probably have course to yourself.
Cons: Only 12 holes. Though as short as it is, you can play 2 rounds and have the equivalent of a single 18-hole round.
Dirt tees, some a bit uneven. Tees are only marked with a post; front of tees not clearly marked.
Other Thoughts: A fine place for beginners, families, & kids. For more advanced players, a chance to work on your short game in a pretty setting.
With the low usage, you can create your own tees and holes crisscrossing the course, if you want.
Not worth driving to get there, but if you're passing through the area, certainly worth a visit.
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