A decent course that could be better
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Pros: Some of the holes are a lot of fun. There's a great variety between open holes, tight lines through trees, doglegs in both directions, and even a nice hill bomb on 17.
When I went (late winter/very early spring), the conditions were great. The grass was well mowed, paths are clear, bridges are solid, and there's only one or two spots of mud (although this might get worse after rain).
Baskets are in excellent shape.
Cons: There's only 13 baskets for 18 holes. Some of these (8/17) do a good job of feeling like completely different holes. Some (1/10, 2/11) feel moderately different, and some (3/12, 6/13) are the exact same hole, just with an extra 50-75 feet on the second pass.
I played at lunch time on a Monday and I was the only one out there, but if it were busier the reuse of fairways would crowd the course very fast.
The tee pads are starting to age. They've got divots and grass growing up some spots. It could be worse, but they're definitely sub-par.
Holes 3 and 6 don't even have tee pads. There's just a tree marked with the hole number partway down the fairway of 12 and 13, respectively.
Navigation is iffy. It's not terrible, but only about half the holes have signs with maps and the walk from 16 to 17 is long enough that you're not sure you're going the right way without checking the overall map.
Back in the woods the rough can get rough. Thorns and vines are pretty prevalent.
The only trash can is out near the start, and the only benches are a pair of picnic tables right in the middle of hole 9's fairway.
Other Thoughts: With a little work, this course could be great. 5 more baskets would make it a true 18, but even 2 more and a couple minor changes would make it at least feel more like 18. Some newer signs, tee pads, and a little work on the underbrush and you could really enjoy what it has to offer.
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Better than Your Average 11 Hole Course
- Way Better than Advertised. I was pleasantly surprised by the course at Green County Park. I usually would avoid an "11 hole course"... however, this isn't an 11 hole course... it's an 18 hole course with 11 baskets (maybe more). There are some really fun holes at Green County. You will not be disappointed with the quality of shots here.... the Holes themselves are probably not the reason why the disc score is low.
- Room for Improvement. I was lucky enough to play with the course designer (random luck) and he was able to provide some history into the design, redesign, and then redesign... and the future redesign plans for the course. If he can get the parcels he showed me, and some of the original holes on the course that were removed, this course will be great!
- Only 11 Baskets for 18 Holes. I really wish this course had a full layout. I do not mind going around a course 2 times, with slightly different layouts... but a straight up 18 would be better. I noted above, there are plans and space for expansion of the course. I hope it happens.
- Navigation. I did not have a problem with the navigation (granted, I was with the course designer)... but I don't think that would have been an issue for me anyway. I've played enough courses that I can pretty much find my way around anything. However it could be an issue for others, so I mention it in the "cons" section.
- Seemingly Not Worth Visiting. I was traveling and contemplating if I should go to Green County Park (a not so highly ranked 11 hole course), versus going to revisit Walnut Park on the other side of Charlottesville (a full on championship course). But, seeing as to how I had been to Walnut, and it was in the opposite direction of my intended travel, I decided to go to Green County... I am glad I did.
- Star Hill Brewing. Special thanks to the bartender at Star Hill for telling me that this course was worth going to. I was contemplating where to go play (Green County or Walnut) and he convinced me that Green County was better than advertised... and he also knew it worked better with my travel plans... so I went there.
- Overall. I had a great time at Green County Park. I would have loved to go around it twice, but had to get back on the road. Don't let this 11 basket / 18 hole course fool you... it is better than what you might typically attribute to an 11 basket / 18 hole shared fairway course. Especially given the quantity of play out there (fairly isolated)... I doubt there is ever that much of a problem with crossover between various groups. The Star Hill Brewery is 40 minutes away... and it's always great to mix in some brewery visits to your disc golf travels (I have probably been to more than 100 breweries - fun times). And, it's conveniently on its way into Shenandoah National Park.
My Score: I don't remember exactly... somewhere around -5.
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Thanks blueridge DGC
Pros: good mix of open and wooded holes
lots of risk/ reward. ie do you lay up on 1 or go into the rough? Do you shoot through the trees or put it in the middle?
Grass was cut and the creek was running. built on a watershed reserve.
hole 1, 2 and 9 are something special. like playing ball golf.
A little bit of wild life and beautiful views of the blueridge mountains
Cons: There are signs but I got a little confused that #2 was labeled as 11.
Super tight fairways on 3 and 6 in the woods seemed a little unfair. Damn it if I didn't hit the "first tree" twice in a row.
There was an extra basket near 7 i couldn't figure out and hole 8 seemed too short but maybe i didn't figure it out right. Did seem incomplete.
Other Thoughts: Another example of well we could put 18 holes here but a nice 9 hole with multiple tees would be better.
Sign at the front explains everything but i could tell it hadn't been updated for 6 months.
I gotta say I really like the work from these guys in central Virginia. Nice work blueridge!
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