Pros: Easy to Navigate. Well defined Fairways and Paths from hole to hole.
Cons: Some fairways need a light trimming of their branches.
Nearly impossible to reach the basket off the Tee box.
Lacks Variety. Consists of mainly straight fairways, although they are tight.
Other Thoughts: Make all the Tee Boxes Permanent (Concrete or equivalent)
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Short, tight course typical of this part of the state. The construction is much more impressive than the design as Anderson Creek has been put together really well. Very clean fairways with the line always obvious. One of those course where no next-tee signs are needed because the next path is always obvious. The paths are almost always clean and lined with solid branches that keep players playing and not navigating. Tee to basket to tee is as good as can be here. For a young course, this is incredibly finished.
So those lines. This course requires a lot of straight shots. The holes are look different but somehow they all require throwing the straightest shot that you have in your bag. Even when the basket is to the left or right of the tee, which is rare, the throw is still a straight shot with a slight hook at the very end. Those straight lines are frequently very tight. Parking these holes is going to be a challenge even for good players. At the same time, the short distances keep is playable for the less-experienced.
It's a nicely done course with a decent amount of elevation changes that is solid throughout but rarely stands out. The two main occasions are 6 and 18. 6 is the par four. It's still a straight shot but it is a long straight shot. How far can you keep a disc on that line? Probably not long enough so that you don't need a second drive here. It's a fun one. Anderson Creek saves the best for last, though. 18 features a wicked curve along a slight climb. It's a nice variation from what has come before.
Cons: The design does lack in imagination and some of the terrain could probably have been used more. While there is challenge in keeping a disc straight,(some reviewers might say this is a great place to work on throwing straight shots) I myself prefer more variety over eighteen holes than is present here. That's the major con here. All straight shots.
The tees are also iffy. I'm not against natural, but natural with wooden boundaries? These look nice but serve more to trip players up than to define tee areas. These are going to get rutted with a medium amount of use.
More fun than truly challenging, this isn't a course to go out of your way to play. It's great for locals who no longer have to go all the way to the Triangle to play, as this not much truly wrong with it, other than limited ambition.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Perfect location to include the whole family. This is a course that you can play and get good practice. Many courses are designed for distance, but this course throws your game in a different direction. It is challenging.
Cons: It's a new course that has not been played much. However, given the chance could develop into a nice course to play.
0 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Straight and Tight
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Layout - Overall it's a a brand new short, tight course. It can be a bit of a challenge on some holes because of how tight the fairways are even though most holes are under 300'.
A few holes have two pin positions, the course was in the shorts when I played it.
Most of the fairways are straight and even the ones that bend or force you to work a disc are straight overall.
Some holes do make you throw an S shot or flex a shot out and those holes are usually really short so it creates a bit of a challenge.
Most holes utilize a pinch point gap around mid fairway and the holes that bend usually bend right after a gap.
There is one par 4.
There is some minimal elevation changes on holes but it's mostly gradual.
Equipment - Brand new DGA baskets. Tee signs on all holes that just give you distance. Two holes (1 & 10) have concrete tees.
Atmosphere - It's a brand new huge park, over a 1,000 acres I believe. It goes back and forth between an area of hardwood/pines with a lot of undergrowth to an area that is strictly pines that appeared to have been logged and burned a few years back. All the pines in this area are about 40' tall.
You probably won't encounter a lot of traffic on this course and it doesn't seem to interfere with any other part of the park.
Cons: Layout - It's quite boring especially on the front 9. As I said it's mostly straighter overall shots that are pretty short. The only challenge is how tight some of the fairways are.
Some of the holes just seem to have to much of a pinch point gap while making you try to work a disc over a really short distance.
The one par 4 which got me excited to see a hole over 400' is just one long straight fairway.
The area where it's all short pines and no undergrowth has a weird feel, almost desert like. On about half of those holes you can just throw over them because the trees are still short.
The biggest elevation change on the course is a transition... really lame.
I'm not really sure who this course is aimed at, if it was to help grow the sport in area with a very low amount of courses and probably players they made it pretty tough with the tight gaps. It's also unlikely many serious players will make regular trips out here due to how short and boring it is.
Other Thoughts: For a course in the middle of nowhere from a disc golf scene perspective they sure went out of their way to make it one that people will probably not want to drive out and play. Doesn't really make sense with all the land they seem to have at their disposal.
I'll probably never go back out here and play.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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