10 Helpful / 0 Not
What does the Fox say?
Pros: Overall Fox Chase is a more technical style course with solid elevation changes.
Layout - The strength of the course lies in a variety of shot shapes through varying degrees of fairway tightness. That coupled with big elevation changes keeps the course interesting throughout the round.
It mixes up hole lengths in a nice way as well adding in some par 4's here and there. The course has a few more open holes at the beginning but even these holes demand accuracy and placement over distance.
Another thing I like about this course is how it forces you to not only be accurate through gaps but to be able to place the disc well due to the elevation changes around some baskets. You really have to think how you want to approach the green on some holes and not be careless.
Multiple paths on some holes and on a lot of holes you have the option to try different shots.
A number of the holes have a long and short pad and on this course to me the best layout is a combination of both.
There's some OB on the course consisted of a creek that comes in to play once and some OB lines on a few holes.
The front nine to me is the much funner of the two, the back gets more demanding on your accuracy at distances and elevation changes seem to come in to play more.
Good flow to the course, it's not hard to navigate and the short and long pad are not to far away from each other to make it confusing.
Equipment - Good large concrete pads on both tees. Informative tee signs with hole layout and distance for both tees. Baskets in good shape. Bathroom facility and practice basket by parking lot.
Atmosphere - Once you get on the course it's pretty secluded just like I like it. I haven't seen a lot of traffic out there and considering it's location it's probably never crowded. Good wooded area, really enjoyable tromp through the course.
Cons: Layout - My biggest gripe about Fox Chase is many of the holes are in a tweener limbo. This is why a combination of the long/short pads is probably the best layout. Some of the shorts are to short with very forgiving fairways.
There's also perhaps a bit to many holes that finish or bend to the right from the shorts, it's not lopsided but it's there.
I believe a few of the holes create overly difficult lines from the longs and there's a couple holes where perhaps to many obstacles come late in the fairway.
Equipment - It would be nice if there was a teesign at every pad but some don't have them when there is a long and short.
Atmosphere - The course is right next to the police department so keep your surroundings in mind and don't do stupid things. There are some good uphill walks here so if that's a problem for you or your group keep that in mind.
Other Thoughts: This is my favorite course on the east side of Charlotte and I think many would agree the best in that area. Definitely one you want to hit if you're on a NC disc golf tour although I believe it is a bit overhyped.
Really solid course that in my opinion could benefit from some new basket positions in a few places.
10 of 10 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 9 Not
Pros: Very easy flow, multiple tee pads, great tee signs / signage. Front 9 loops back to the start. 2 tee pads. Very cool piece of property, very nice park.
Cons: Hole 1 was a bit hard to find.
Other Thoughts: This is a classic example of a course where the perfect course is a combination of long and short tees. There are so many boring tweener par 4's on this course it's mind numbing. I enjoyed the course but I don't feel the design is that great. saying that, the land and the course are very good, but I just feel that a lot more could have be done. But I will certainly play it again.
1 of 10 people found this review helpful.
9 Helpful / 5 Not
- Tight fairways that emphazise accuracy more then distance.
- Easy to navigate due to next tee arrows on every hole.
- Great use of elevation and variety of shots.
- Multiple teepads add a great variety and allow a course that will challenge players of all skill levels.
- Beautiful park and course
- Blue Tees lack signs.
- Some of the Blue teepads are missing
Other Thoughts: Fox Chase is a technical wooded course that offers a great variety of lines thru tight fairways that provides a great challenge and experience. A creek that runs thru the park makes for some well placed OB lines. The course is very well maintained and has a great design. Highly reccommended.
9 of 14 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Russell Schwartz Design, great layout and good work with land they had. I rate this one close to excellent. I had some trouble on the long tees, but shot well out there. I was fairly new when I played there and in the middle of the summer, so foilage was heavy. Great raked pads and innova disccathers.
Cons: Some very tight drives from the longs, left thinking what the hell was that, but I managed it.
Other Thoughts: Overall worth the 3 hour drive to play in the tourney they had. Wish they would have it again.
6 of 9 people found this review helpful.
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