Suffolk, VA 
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Uploaded By: Riley Hole #3
3 / 371ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #3 About 275 feet into woods and on right.



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1    8/10/2011   8/10/2011
Review By: gener571
Played: 2  Reviewed: 2
0 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: long course in a beautiful setting. refrigerator availabe for use. lost disc claim area. firewood availablefor group outings.Don is great showing you around to learn the course. donation to play is great.
Cons: lack of trash cans on course.
Other Thoughts: much nicer than bennetts creek and much better maintained.

0 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 

1    2/26/2011   2/26/2011
Review By: jkdisc
Played: 106  Reviewed: 103  Exp: 6 Years
4 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: The course is private in a personal farm setting. I met with the amazing owner, Don, and he gave us the run down of the course. We had the course to ourselves while Don was doing some upkeep of the course.

Other Pros:
- tons of variety (elevation, obstacles, and distances)
- well maintained grounds
- club house area with restroom
- "next tee" signs in confusing areas
- nice flow and easy to navigate
- extended rake to get discs from the moat
Cons: All but 2 baskets have extremely rusty chains and they just don't sound right when you hit them. Hole #4 throws directly over #5 and #7's tee pads.

Other Cons:
- 5$ is a bit too much
- only some tees have signs
- no garbage cans on the course
- swampy areas
- OB areas could be thick with briars during the summer season
- most holes have concrete tee pads but there aren't all big enough (I actually prefered the natural tees marked with cones)
Other Thoughts: Hole #1 was by far my favorite hole. It's a 600 ft. shot to a raised island surrounded by a moat. I couldn't get a hold of Don by phone so we just showed up and it wasn't a problem. He did a great job making the course but overall it isn't anything special. I would play there more often if it was cheaper.

4 of 7 people found this review helpful.

  Private Course/Rural Challenge

2-4    4/25/2010   4/28/2010
Review By: Charltone
Played: 1  Reviewed: 1
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: ~It's a private course
~Love the water filled Mote around hole #1!
~thoughtful/Challenging shots w/mounds, trees & turns both hyzer & anhyzer
~Tee pads
~signs w/maps at most holes
~not over populated
~great spot for tournament/camping festival
~7-11 conveniently down the street
Cons: ~easy to lose disc
~some wet/mushy spots
~rusty chains
~hard to find basket 1st round
~kinda bushy
*I can't imagine mowing the grass not to mention paying the taxes to maintain it
Other Thoughts: "The chains are a lil' rusty, but that helps the disc stick & go in the basket..." quote from Don Johnson, the owner (no not the same guy from Miami Vice, he's kooler than him)

There is a lot of potential at this course & it does need some work...but I kinda like the rural challenge of it.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Horrible Swamp Golf

1    9/9/2009   9/9/2009
Review By: halasjackson
Played: 7  Reviewed: 7  Exp: 5.3 Years
This review was updated on 9/22/2009
2 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: I am sorry to say that there aren't too many Pros about this course. It is private, so you can bring beer, etc. without worry of running into the cops.

Also, there are some interesting and challenging "greens" and pole-hole locations -- some up on little hills, on an island.
Cons: As for the course, the $5.00 Don asks for is way too much for the headaches this course causes. The signage is terrible or nonexistent making navigation ridiculous first time out.

However, the absolute worst thing about this course is the horrible boundary condition. Swamp. Thick, weedy, damp, impassable swamp that surrounds every nook, cranny, and bend in this course. If your disc doesn't land exactly on the fairway, kiss it goodbye, because unless you're Crocodile Dundee, it's gone.

The OB areas are **nothing** like typical OB areas (i.e., you can probably get your disc back with a little hunting). Not gonna happen here.

I lost two discs in two holes -- one on hole #5 that went barely 10 feet into the brush but was utterly "unfindable," and another in a fairway tree on hole #1. You would think that getting a disc out of a tree would be simple. No. The fairway trees are bushy, unclimbable, opaque conifers that swallow discs and don't give them back.
Other Thoughts: This course needs some major, major work to be worth playing again. I give Don an "E" for effort, but an "D" on this course at its current state. This place needs some MAJOR deforestation (or at least some major thinning out of the barrier/OB swampy weeds! Come on!!!).

Also, bring your OFF! because you'll need it. And don't bother going if it has rained any time in the last 10 days.

2 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Ace Run

1    7/7/2009   7/7/2009
Review By: Gran Pa Fibbz
Played: 13  Reviewed: 9  Exp: 11.1 Years
1 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Chanllenging and fun. Don improved Hole 1 by making it longer. A couple of wide open holes and a couple that look wide open but have some deadly rough .
Cons: The course is being revamped and it is a little hard to find your way around the back nine. It is easy to loose a disk in the thick rough.
Other Thoughts: If you are in the Tide Water area make sure you play this course. PS if you come in the late spring or summer bring the bug repelent If you are worried about find your way around call ahead and talk to Don he is a great guy.

1 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 fun homemade course

1    2/21/2009   2/21/2009
Review By: gottafixit
Played: 437  Reviewed: 67  Exp: 11.5 Years
9 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Great mix of hole types from the well groomed grass fairways on the open holes to the woods. baskets are nicely labeled with big numbers.
Cons: Course is in transition and alot of the tees are marked with cones, and getting to the next is alittle confusing after hole 8.
Other Thoughts: If you get to talk with the owner he will give you the run down on the holes, it helped but i still got a bit mixed up on three holes. All the new tees are marked with cones, would be nice if he had marked them with numbers so you were sure you are at the right tee. The course has a great future, it is fantastic now but you can see how nice the signs were so if he gets it all back to that stantard it will be at least a 4 if not better. Most baskets were homemade and are fantastic. Hole two has a moat around the basket and there is a creek the plays close to a few holes. a few of the woods holes could use a bit of shaping up but all in all a fantastic course.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful.

 Great Private Course

5+    11/2/2008   11/3/2008
Review By: Riley
Played: 11  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 6.6 Years
12 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: I loved it. This course has it all. From wide open bomber holes to tight turnover shots. Water comes into play on two holes including hole #2 in which the basket is on an island! A few of the baskets are on on top of what looks like man made hills. A missed putt will surely put your disc far from the basket with a roll down the hill. Baskets are a little bit old, but catch extremely well for their age.
Cons: Currently this course is being worked on so some of the tee's are grass (see photo's). Some of the original tee pads are a bit short. Locating the next hole can be a bit confusing.
Other Thoughts: If you have the pleasure of meeting Don you will see that he is a wonderfull person. He will surely answer any questions you have about the course or area.

12 of 12 people found this review helpful.


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