5 Helpful / 0 Not
Under renovation- only 15 holes
Pros: *It's a nice walk out in the Virginia countryside.
*There are some nice woods holes with scenic old growth hardwood trees.
*There are elevation changes on every hole. (8 Up/ 7 Down) The bigger changes are on holes 10-15
*There's a good variety of fairway shapes. 5 Straight/ 3 Left/ 6 Right/ 1 S curve
*The new double chain Discatcher baskets are very good.
Cons: -The biggest drawback is that it's only 15 holes.
-A few holes need more clearing, and some still feel kind of rough.
-The tee signs are below average, but maybe they're waiting until the course is finished to invest in better ones.
-The tees were also below average. Many need work; some are not level. This may be waiting for the final course layout to finalize too.
-Navigation can be difficult since the baskets don't have numbers on them. I couldn't see 5 baskets from the tee, so I had to do some scouting.
-Some holes are too open for my taste. I don't find these kind of holes very interesting.
I wish they would put the hole lengths on each tee. Since the course was reconfigured the old online scorecard is now useless.
There was a great fluctuation in how much I enjoyed the holes; I rated them from a low of 1 up to a high of 7. Part of this was that the beauty and the terrain also fluctuated greatly; some were great (esp. holes 3-5 and 8-9), but some were kind of scruffy. Some holes are really scenic and enjoyable, while some still need more work (especially hole 12). I liked the woods holes the best. I thought the fairway on hole 6 was unreasonable.
It feels to me like the course is under renovation, so this layout may not be permanent. Some holes are still kind of rough, and some need more work to clear. I don't know whether they'll be able to add 3 more holes, or if they'll be keeping it as 15 holes. With only 15 holes this feels like an incomplete number, so I left feeling dissatisfied that I didn't get in a whole course. The course has lots of potential, if they can just fix a few holes and add 3 more. But until they get a full 18 holes in again I don't think I'll make the long trip from C'ville to play there.
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5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 1 Not
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.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Challenging Mountain Woods Course
Pros: Serene woods setting, length
Other Thoughts: The Greene County course is like camping; perfect for those that both want to get close to nature, and also derive a certain pleasure from being punished by nature. And also like camping, one of the best parts is leaving, satisfied you survived and looking forward to returning to your usual, more comfortable places, strengthened by the experience of roughing it.
The Greene County course starts off great, with a three fun holes playing across well mown fields and through a thickly forested streambed. These holes are pretty and perfect, open and long but with formidable obstacles demanding both placement and distance in your drives. But then by hole #4 the course moves into the woods and you don't come out until the very end. What awaits the disc golfer in these woods are 14 holes playing up and down, right and left, and generally long, with punishing rough and a generally unforgiving layout. Unless you possess wonderful control, prepare to spend some extra time and even to shed a little blood looking for your discs, because the designers of this course left no room for error and the landscape features an abundance of thorns, cedar trees, and otherwise thick, prickly undergrowth.
The course requires control, first and foremost, but does feature right and left hooking holes, up and downhill fairways, and a stream provides a worthy obstacle on several holes. Unlike several woods courses, this one is actually a bit long, and one of the best features of the course was the blue, white, and red tees for most holes, meaning you can adapt the course to your skill level. Most holes are 300 feet or more from the white and blue tees - the red tees are substantially shorter. And the course is both out in the country and deep in the hills, so it's perfectly serene. Perhaps as the course gets broken in a bit it will become a bit less punishing, but for now the Greene County course is perfect for those that are looking for some real exercise and don't mind getting a little (or a lot) scratched up in the course of a round.
Favorite Hole - #1 - Downhill though an opening over a wide, well protected streambed, then back uphill and to the right.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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