these alamance crossing folks know how to live
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Pros: Surprisingly fun course plays through an apartment complex. It is a quick round of mostly short holes that does a good job of avoiding dangerous situations. The first three holes are by far the best. There is a small creek, crossed by several wooden footbridges, that runs through the back part of the property and the first few holes all use that feature well. The tee shots force you to navigate banks of trees while attempting land near the basket and stay dry. I was immediately impressed with how fun these holes looked. And they delivered.
Cons: After that, there are some long walks between sets of holes and the remaining six aren't nearly as interesting. 4-6 are short and they run closer to the buildings than the other holes. Much more pitch and putt. 5 is the only hole that risks hitting a building, though it would require a griplock to do so. 4 throws over a dog park and it's hard to find the tee. (It's not right next to the sign)
Additionally, make sure you have access to the map, as it can be hard to find the tees and they are often far from the previous basket. 9 leaves you with a very far walk back to 1.
Other Thoughts: The last three holes are longer and play on a big field at the front of the complex, as well as a patch of narrow grass that allows 8 to be a dogleg. It all makes for a really nice course for residents. A few short technical holes and a few chances to air it out. The field has more than enough space to practice drives, even if you don't to play to the baskets. 7 is downhill and over 300 feet but if you play back up the hill, there is over 500 feet to the woods line.
It's also very close to I-40, (half a mile) so it is very easy to stop by.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Quick and easy fun
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Pros: -extremely well maintained
-at least 3 beautiful holes
-a fast little course
-very nice tee signs
-one block off the highway!
Cons: -too easy, not a tough hole on the course, and most are beyond simple
-ends on the opposite side of the complex from the beginning
-hard to navigate the first time
-built as an afterthought and feels it
Other Thoughts: I spoke to the management before playing and they confirmed there is no plan to add any more holes. It looks like there is a little more land for a few more holes, but I guess its not to be. In any event, this is a very short, simple course that won't trouble anyone who's played very long. Everything is listed par 3 but holes 1-6 could all legitimately be par 2's. If you are looking for a quick round and have a half hour this will certainly do. To be sure several holes are gorgeous, especially 1, 2, and 8. However, the course winds through and around the apartment complex, and there are certainly some spots that could be dangerous to passersby. Hole 4 is a hard hyzer that throws directly over the fenced-in dog-walking area. It wouldn't normally be a big deal except they sat a picnic table for folks to sit on while their dogs did whatever right in the line of fire making it unsafe. Hole 5 is unacceptable- its a blind spot near the sidewalk where you can't see the basket and the possibility of hitting someone is very high. Hole 6 isn't much better. Holes 7 and 9 have the potential to hit cars entering or leaving the complex. But all in all its not too shabby if you don't have much time to play.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
A Cool Little Course
Pros: A great, fun little nine holer winding through and around an upper crust apartment community of friendly and helpful folks.
Cons: It appears that maybe the funding ran out, as number nine finishes up on the far side of the complex from number 1. There appears to be land enough to loop a second nine back toward the start of the course.
Other Thoughts: This nine makes a great companion course to Beth Schmidt Park's nine hole layout less than a mile north on the same side of University Drive.
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