Pros: Scenic view and well-kept grounds. Lots of opportunities for birdies and aces. Mix of open and wooded, flat and hilly. Located on a resort, so there's other stuff to do if you're so inclined.
Cons: Costs $7 to play... it's probably not worth that unless you stay all day. No tee pads. The course is very short and sometimes unchallenging. A few of the holes are located painfully close to a pungent horse stable.
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Beggars Can't Be Choosers
Pros: This should be called Birdieville because there are birdie opportunities on evrey hole. Even with some tight fairways from the 8th hole on, they are short and easy to hit. The baskets are pretty forgiving too, so come here if you want to set a personal best score.
I didn't expect to find a Disc Golf course near where we stay on Lake Rabun, but it was a short 20 minute ride to the course. Very convenient considering how far out it feels sometimes.
My favorite holes were the wooded holes that start out around the 8th tee. Pretty short holes for the most part, but very pretty woods and fun fairways.
Cons: No tee pads, just dirt and roots, which make for rough and uneven tee boxes. Nice signs at each tee box, but there were multiple par 4's that were straight, wide open 300 feet throws that should be easy par 3's. Even one or two Par 5's that were still probably a Par 3. It seemed like a newer player set the Par for this course.
No course map available online and "actives center" had run out when I asked for one. The 3rd hole tee box is over the hill to the right of the 2nd basket (behind the hotel buildings in case you can't find it).
No trash cans on course, so bring a bag to carry off whatever you brought on. Also, no benches so bring a chair of you don't want to sit on the ground during breaks.
The 17th tee is tough to find. There is one sign after 16 that points in a general direction, but you still feel like you are just wondering around looking for the tee box. Just walk parallel to the building and walk up the hill toward the pool. You'll see it a you crest the hill.
18 has a treacherous rough to the right side, so be wary of your throw. This may not be the best chance to try out your new sidearm throw.
Other Thoughts: I was optimistic that this "Pay to Play" course would be a hidden gem, but it was a very standard course that doesn't get a lot of use or attention. This is a ball Golf Resort, so Disc Golf is a distant afterthought.
Before going to the first hole, you'll need to "Register" at the activities center, which is the building next to the pool. That's where you pay the $5 to play.
After 18, if you keep walkin behind the condos you will come to the 3rd hole and can play 3, 4, 5 and 6 on the way back to the car. They are the wide open holes at the beginning and fun to try for aces.
I'll play this course again!
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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Decent Little Mountain Course
Pros: Nice views, easy to find, a few challenging wooded holes.
Cons: Most holes too easy, including some wide open holes with no obstacles. Uneven tee pads.
Other Thoughts: This course was only built last year, so may improve. Definitely worth playing once or twice, or on your way up to the mountains. But first 5 holes are pretty much wide open. You can see all 5 baskets at once; put it that way. And grass-only, uneven and short tee pads. Otherwise, great mountain views and easy to find right off of 441/23.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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