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Pros: Big flush concrete tee pads. Great course to go out and sling drivers. Starting from hole 1 course gets progressively longer, then then eases into a tight wooded course to end.
Cons: Long walk to hole 4 long pads. The only mando on the course creates more danger to the "protected area" than if there was no mando. Mando should be moved to first tree forcing a throw towards the creek, or removed.
0 of 7 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Ahoskie Creek is well designed and fun to play for nearly all player levels. Many holes have 2 tees. There is a nice variety of distances. There is a mailbox at the 1st tee (empty during my visit) for scorecards. There were also extra pencils available there too. The tee pads are very large and concrete. The tee color is painted on the tee pad edge and the sign post. The tee signs are perfect and show the direction of the next tee also. I did not need a map to navigate even though I was a newcomer.
- variety (turns, wooded/open, distances)
- large creek nearby but not too close
- brand new baskets
- practice basket
- other park amenities for non-DG family
- basket atop a mound
Cons: There were some areas of construction that has the earth torn up. There isn't really any elevation in the park to utilize. We were the only players on the course on a Saturday which was 65 degrees and sunny. It felt odd that no one else was there, I hope it catches on in the area.
- rough is very thick
- baseball field landed some errant throws
- walking path comes into play but shouldn't be an issue
Other Thoughts: The course is mostly open with sporadic trees or moderately wooded except the last 2 holes which were sculpted in a thick woods. I really liked those last 2! Keep up the good work Ahoskie, we need more courses in the general area.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Layout - It's mainly a more open bomber type course with sprinkled trees. The front 9 is more open and incorporates more par 4's while the back 9 gets progressively more wooded and shorter.
There is a short tee on about half the holes which mainly turn the longer holes in to par 3's.
It's mostly a placement type course due to it being mostly open with OB factors. The road and creeks come in to play as OB. You do have to think about your drive positioning a bit on the par 4/5's but it's nothing major; you're pretty free to use any kind of shot you want on a lot of holes.
The course does finish with more danger and some gaps to hit. There's a few par 3 gap hitters but nothing to difficult. The last par 4 in the woods requires a placement shot through a gap and the woods are super thick so it demands attention.
I was told the place gets windy and if so I could see that adding a major difficulty element to the course.
A few risky greens though not many. Some have OB in the area, nothing really super close. One is on a mound.
Course flows really well and is pretty intuititive.
Equipment - Nice large and flush concrete pads. Brand new quality baskets. Tee signs listing the distance. A course map at hole 1 with pretty nice scorecards available.
Atmosphere - Really nice park area that still seems to be under construction. The course gets it's own area and never really comes that close to the other facilities.
There's a bathroom and water fountain by the parking lot.
Cons: Layout - Biggest con is lack of teeth. Some of the long par 4's on the front need some more trees in the way to make you think about your drive and approach. You can hyzer in to a good amount of the par 3's as well.
Depending on your skill/distance level some of the long holes are tweeners, with more redundant approaches.
Some of the holes with trees need some limbing, no big issue there though.
Course is still raw, especially on the back 9 . The rough that comes in to play on the back is insanely thick. You could easily lose a disc in spots, including a larger creek that comes in to play on a few holes.
Equipment - No benches or trashcans out on the course.
Atmosphere - The back 9 where a lot of work has been done isn't all that much to look at right now. When the grass comes back in it should look better.
Other Thoughts: It's a fun round and a good course to introduce the area to disc golf.
I think planting some more trees in spots will make it a better course in the future but it's still raw and young so that could be in the cards.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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