Great for a begninner
Pros: -easiest course i have ever played
-concrete tee pads
-perfect place to just throw
-perfect place to teach a beginner how to throw and play disc golf
-great for a quick round
Cons: -in my opinion not a destination course for a serious player
-all holes are open
-no course map or tee signs
Other Thoughts: I enjoyed this course when I played it.I shot 3 under par even though my go to driver at the time was still a starter pack DX Leopard. If I was to play this course today, I would expect myself to shoot 6 or 7 under par. I did play 2 rounds in 45 minutes, so like I said in the Pros, it is a great course if you're passing through Clayton and want to sling some plastic.
Nice practice course
Pros: -Nice tee boxes
-Great place for newer/younger players (fairly open and short)
Cons: -Hole #3 has been removed to make way for a garden
-Needs a course map
Other Thoughts: I would REALLY like to give this course a higher rating, but I can't considering that one basket has been removed. I played this course 7 times in one weekend during a vacation. Great place to take the family, or newer players. The course is mostly wide open but there are at least some small amount of obstacles on all but one hole (#2). I never saw any other players during my time playing. I will be returning to this course when I am in the area, because it is a great place to practice lots of shots and taking your time.
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- New baskets that are very forgiving.
- NO traffic. Went into Clayton and played several times while visiting a friend in Mountain City. Each time I was the only person on the course.
- Easy beginner course. Taught my little girls (ages 11 and 13) the game here. Lots of space for them to figure out the physics of a disc golf Frisbee are different from a regular one with no chance of losing the disc. Short holes gave them a good target to shoot at.
- Plenty of parking. You might be the only car in the lot.
- Very close to downtown Clayton. But then, everything is close to downtown Clayton.
- Respectable use of space.
- Excellent course for an ace race.
- Navigation. A map of the park would definitely be useful. On the tee at 7 I shot at 8's basket because I didn't know 7 was the par 4 that wrapped around to the right by the creek. Nothing posted indicated this.
- Tees. There are a few tee boxes that have nothing but a board to tell you that's where you're supposed to throw. Some don't even have that. What's more, some holes don't even HAVE tees, just a white line or board that gives you the impression that's where you're supposed to start from.
- Cleanliness. Understand this is a new course and things are being improved, but there seems to be a random outcropping of junk just scattered everywhere. Actually have to throw around stuff on 2 and 4.
- Very short, even for a nine hole course.
- Almost too easy. Not much of a challenge to this course unless you're teaching your kids or don't know how to throw a disc.
- Shady looking location. Though it's right next to the cop shop, the abandoned school (?) has tons of graffiti in it and looks like a good spot for heroin dealers and the undead.
- No topless Hooters girls frolicking along the #8 fairway.
Other Thoughts: For an Eagle Scout project, the young fellas who put this together and made it happen did a great job. It's a nice getaway and should only take you 20 minutes or so to play the course, but it's almost not even a challenge. However, since it's the only course in Clayton I suppose it'll do. Bottom line: This course is nice and has a ton of potential, so if you're jonesing for a game and keep your expectations low, you won't be too disappointed by Eagle Creek. Worth playing, but it most likely won't end up in your favorites.
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Great Course 4 Beginners
Pros: -Lay out works well for tight space
-Little chance of losing a disc
-On hole 7 there is nice wall to stop discs from going into river, but there is a long fishing net for in case it does.
Cons: -Tight space
-A couple holes are too easy
-It takes a minute to figure out the lay out of the coure
Other Thoughts: Great course for beginners, my wife got par on three hole and she is new to the sport.
Looks like it is being fixed up, with tees and trees being added.
Most holes have two tees but the long tee is not always clear.
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Good Beginner Course
Pros: If you're new to the game or have kids you're teaching the game to, Eagle Creek is a good course to learn the game on or to teach the game.
The course offers some pretty holes with cement tees. It has two cement tees per hole (at least that's what is being worked on at the time of this review). It has a few moderate challenges for newer players.
A few of the holes have recently planted trees that will make those hole much more difficult in years to come. Holes 4, 6 and 7 all have several young trees that don't offer much of an obstacle right now but will provide decent obstacles in 5 or so years from now.
Cons: Way too easy for an experienced player. The course does the best it can with what's provided. Needs more trees and elevation.
At the time of this review there is a pile of broken concrete and other debris on the course along with a large burn pile. These two eye sores are suppose to be cleaned up soon.
Other Thoughts: I think once the course is cleaned up from the eye sores and the additional baskets are added to make the course 12 holes, it might increase rating by a half a point. The course just lack enough room and obstacles to offer enough challenge. They've done well for the property that was given for the course.
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