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good overall course
Pros: good mix of wide-open holes and tight wooded courses.
quiet and beautiful surroundings
good course for all abilities
Cons: Only 12 holes
tees in some disrepair
Other Thoughts: There are only 12 holes now, but they are all at least solid. They are planning on adding additional tee areas and generally improving the pre-existing 12 holes. It's a good course that serves a mix of abilities and strengths.
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GC 18 Hole Design January 2010
Pros: The GC is now back to 18 full holes due to efforts of local Blue Ridge Disc Golf Club (BRDGC) members. It retains the former intent of the course with tight wooded fairways and a couple of open long shots. Nice change in elevation and use of natual hazards. Players are required to have the techincal ability to get past natural defense found at each hole.
Cons: Tee boxes will be an on going project at the course. A couple of bridges are needed in order to safely get over streams, another on going project by BRDGC club members.
This review was prepared by the BRDGC course coordinator for the GC and is intended to give a honest overview of the course in it's current condition. If you live in the Charlottesville, VA area and would like to help maintain this or any BRDGC course please contact us via the club web site www.brdgc.org
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Big Time Potential
Pros: The GC is on a great piece of land with plenty of open and wooded terrain for a great course. The first half of the course, for the most part, plays very well and has some great holes. My personal favorites are #2 (throws through a tight opening in the trees then a slight incline up towards the basket), and #10 (long, downhill shot through tight woods into an open field, basket on the opposite side).
Most holes have mulitple tees (looked like 2 on most, 3 on some), and the baskets are in pretty good shape. The land that the course is on has a lot of potential, and I think that with some TLC this course could be great.
Cons: Unfortunately, the course doesn't seem to get much TLC. I knew that only 15 holes were "playable", but when I went it was more like 11. Holes 12-15 go through some VERY tall grass (I spent 10 minutes just looking for the basket on 12). It looks like nobody had been back there to play these holes in quite a while, as there were no paths to be found. In it's current state, you can really only play holes 1-11.
Another con here is the signage. The drawings are pretty primitave, and many of the holes don't have a # on them, so it's hard to tell if you're in the right place. It's not really worth fixing the signs until the course is restored to a full 18, though. The tee locations on the signs were also somewhat confusing.
Speaking of tees... boxes would be a huge improvement here. Cement isn't necessary, but if they could be boxed and filled with gravel (like the recent improvements at Walnut Creek), that would be huge. Again, there's really no point in taking care of that before making this place a playable 18-hole course.
Other Thoughts: All things considered, The GC, in it's current state, isn't worth the 40 minute drive from Charlottesville. Walnut Creek is much closer, and Kiwanis in Staunton is an equal drive for a much nicer park.
There is lots of potential here, though, so I'll keep an eye on it. This could be a top-tier course in the state one day if it gets some attention. For now, though... not so much.
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Under Construction But Worth It
Pros: Great changes of elevation and mix of open and wooded holes. Close by to Charlottesville and easily accessible by highway from Northern Virginia, Harrisonburg, and Charlottesville by highway. The last hole is an epic downhill.
Cons: Feels like most holes hook right, so you don't get to threw a great variety of shots. Also, the county has been cutting down trees there, so many of the old holes are unplayable. Currently there is a 9 hole version that can be played, or you can try to play the 14 or so that are accessible.
Other Thoughts: I genuinely enjoy this course. It isn't the best course in the area (Walnut Creek owns that distinction) but I still play it a fair amount for a change of pace. I usually bring new players here because it is hard to lose discs (in less you throw them really far into the foods or down into the creek near hole two). Great to try out new discs too because there is a lot of open area around the first hole.
Favorite hole- the last one (however you choose to number it. Huge downhill that is reasonably open with just a smattering of trees.
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