0 Helpful / 6 Not
Pros: A fun and challenging course that rewards you for keeping it straight
Cons: A chain saw, weed wacker, or other implenet of destruction may be necessary if you throw into the woods
Other Thoughts: A fun course...target golf at it's finest...low scores are possible if you keep your disc in the middle of the fairway
0 of 6 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
460 Trail of courses
Pros: Course is heavily wooded and will punish you for getting off the fairway. Looped 9's. This course runs middle of the pack for me. Course is definitely a blue level course from the white tees. Good par 4's that have defined landing areas and upshots.
Cons: Rough can be tough. Couple fairways could be more defined. Tough to find the lines first (and every time for me) time playing. No next tee signs. Could use some amenities. There is just something about this course where at some point you feel utterly robbed by some small tree every round.
Other Thoughts: Upkeep of course has improved. I have waited to review this course so that I could give it the 3.5 it deserved, but wasn't at till this year. Being where it is this course doesn't get the play of some others, but is a hidden gem if you like the woods. The work done on this course has steadily improved it since the course went in and I expect it will continue to get better.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 2 Not
A Good Test (this course isn't an easy A)
Pros: This isn't Peaks View. The course requires you to throw all your shots, both short and long with accuracy. It tests both your physical and your mental game.
The course winds through some dense woods, and makes you play every shot in your bag.
Cons: I could list everything in the pros in the cons.
If you think you are entitled to a birdie putt on every hole, you will dislike this course.
This course seems to have more than its share of LARGE stinging insects inhabiting it... (but you're in the woods so what do you expect)
Other Thoughts: This course has undergone huge improvements over the last two years. Its a credit to all the guys who have put in a lot of hard work on it in that time.
2 of 4 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: I think this course is great. It is very fun to play and a good hike, tight buy fair fairways, and great group of people that meet after work on Mondays. I drove up from northern NC to play an event up there and it was well worth the trip. They have a great crew running this event and have great players packs, as well as payouts. There is a open feild to warm up on and some great shots to be had. The locals work well together and take care of the course. If you dont like tight courses, this is not for you, but go play it and decide for yourself. I would recommned it.
Cons: Not much to say here. The course does have a bit of elevation change as is pretty tough to hike, but rewarding. Take plenty of water and try to avoid the first trees.
Other Thoughts: Great potential and club getting a lot of work done out there. It will be a awesome course and is on its way.
2 of 5 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 4 Not
A bad challenge
Pros: It's a course with tees and holes. and 1.7 tees per hole. and . . . well the holes are numbered!
Cons: tell me when you find all the tees. Supposedly there are 3 sets, but i don't recall seeing 3 tees on any hole. sometimes the second set wasn't even found. This course is ridiculously hard. It seems like someone found a walking path and put holes on certain parts, and then laid out limbs for the tees. There are some concrete tees, but only on a few holes. the pars aren't the most accurate. This is basically a hole-in-the-wall disc golf course that you shouldn't play unless you've got nothing else to do. go play an hour west or 30 minutes east.
Other Thoughts: It is a course, and that makes it worthwhile. If i play it again i might do the usual hole by hole analysis, but I'd rather not (although you're going to find yourself lost on the course a few times looking for the tee pads unless you've got a local or a map.
3 of 7 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 7 Not
Pros: Serenity, lot of potential, looks like it's moving in the right direction
Cons: NO TEE SIGNS [why have directions to get to the park only to find myself lost in the woods without tee signs]. To many little skinny trees [thin these trees out].
Other Thoughts: It's a course. and filled my body count for courses played. but was a dissapointment and 'I' do not recomend this course to play until changes are made.
2 of 9 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Challenging,beautiful course.
Cons: Frustrating and underused.
Other Thoughts: Prior to the Elk Creek Classic, Labor Day weekend 2007, the course received a significant makeover. The white tees are now all developed, and feature raised timbers w/ gravelled surface. Both red and blue tees are more clearly visible, and all holes have signage. In addition, every fairway was cleaned up, most were widened, and an additional pin was set for the pro fairway of #16.
While Elk Creek still demands accuracy, these improvements allow more leeway for the power thrower, and the blues have to rate as among the most challenging in the state.
1 of 5 people found this review helpful.
9 Helpful / 0 Not
Challenging and Remote Woods Course
Pros: Serene woods setting
Other Thoughts: Elk Creek is a long woods course. Only two of the 18 holes play in the open; the other 16 are in thick woods. And 15 of these 16 fairways are what my hiking guidebook would describe as "single track;" only wide enough to walk single file. Yet many are 350 feet plus, and on the back nine several holes feature long doglegs. So this course is good for those seeking remote arboreal serenity, and who like that extra bit of punishment in their disc golf experience.
While the course starts off in the open with nice concrete teepads and a good sign, hole #2 goes in the woods and you don't come back out until #16. All of the holes except #1 have natural tee pads (pro and am, some with three tees) and many of the holes do not have signs either. I suppose this course is still a bit of a work in progress. Following the course is easy though; just follow the only trail away from the basket, and while you can't see the basket from many of the tees, just throw in the only direction that seems even remotely feasible. The course takes full advantage of the many gullies and hills, and features several holes where the fairway (such as it is) traverses a deep declivity with the basket placed out of sight and over the rise on the far side.
Like many Virginia woods courses, Elk Creek demands a solid control game, and unless you can throw it straight and far the sound and pinball effect of your drives hitting wood will plague your round here. But it's far from a pitch and putt, and adds the challenge of needing control on downhill and uphill holes too. This course will challenge even the best players.
Favorite Hole - #11, Steep downhill shot across deep streambed and back up to protected basket.
9 of 9 people found this review helpful.
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