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Old 03-26-2017, 10:42 PM
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Instead of making a new thread for each course I film I'm going to post them here, starting with Sugaw Creek:



Sugaw is a fun 18 hole course on the north side of Charlotte.

It features a nice mix of open and wooded holes, and the lengths vary between 200-390'. The fairways are well defined, never claustrophobic or unfair in the slightest.

I'd enjoy a set of longer tees, but I doubt the property offers enough space for every hole to have that option. As it is, its sandwiched between a busy road and many other park activities, which is the courses biggest drawback. While the lines are fun, the constant drone of cars in the background gives the course a different mood than more secluded courses like RL Smith.

It's definitely worth the trip to play, especially if you can arrange to play Reedy Creek, Eastway or Kilborne while you're in the area. I went with Reedy Creek and Sugaw myself, and plan to do Eastway and Kilborne another day.
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Old 03-26-2017, 11:35 PM
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so curious.. why did you move from northern oh to charlotte. question mark.
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The real question: Mike C, Will you be playing any majors this year? Im sure a gofundme would yield the appropriate funds.
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Old 03-27-2017, 09:52 PM
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No plans to compete at the moment, I'm having a lot of fun checking out new courses and making videos.



Reedy Creek is Charlottes oldest course. It offers multiple tees and pin placements, and a few holes have multiple baskets. Fairways are well broken in and for the most part the holes stay under 350'. Very scenic location with a ton of other activities to do in the park.

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40 at Sugaw? 1095 roughly.
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Old 03-28-2017, 11:34 AM
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40 at Sugaw? 1095 roughly.
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The real question: Mike C, Will you be playing any majors this year? Im sure a gofundme would yield the appropriate funds.
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And a 41 at Reedy Long. About 1090 again.

granted one pin was in the shorts and one long tee wasn't played.
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This is Scrapyard Disc Golf Course.

Scrapyard is a little longer than the average Charlotte 18 hole course. The fairways are all well defined and feature interesting elevation changes from start to finish. The course offers two water carry holes which distinguishes it from nearby courses. There are a few par 4's scattered throughout the holes, but no par 5's unfortunately.

While not head and shoulders above the surrounding DGC's, I felt Scrapyard was a solid step above the typical Charlotte 18 hole course. I'd choose it over Eastway, Killborne, Sugaw etc. based on my first visit. Very beautiful course with a lot of fun holes.


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Old 03-31-2017, 02:49 AM
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This is Chester State Park. It features two different courses.

The first is a short 9 hole for players looking for an easier course.



The next is a demanding 18 hole layout with numerous par 4's and 5's.



The courses are situated in a beautiful state park towards the border of North and South Carolina. There is a lake that offers gorgeous views of the sunset, playgrounds, picnic areas, walking trails, restrooms and other amenities.

There is a 2$ entrance fee, with year passes available for the entire state, and people under 15 get in free.

The beginner course has some fun holes (4, 7, 8, 9), but there were several that I felt could use some more clearing (2, 3, 5). Not much, just one or two trees to make the fairways open up a bit. As they are now I feel like there is some degree of luck at play, which can be discouraging to a new player I'd imagine. Still, its a nice compliment to the advanced course, and gets points for two full sets of tees and benches spread throughout the course.

The advanced layout is clearly a destination level course. It is exactly what I want when I'm in the mood for a long, wooded 18 hole round of golf. Rewarded if you hit your line, punished if you don't. The design encourages safe hyzers and midrange straight shots, with opportunities for hero shots for the daring. It's gorgeous, demanding, fair, varied and fun.

One of the things I appreciate about Chester is the secluded feeling it gave me. I was one of the only people in the State Park, and the only person using the disc golf course. Compared to courses where I'm throwing next to busy city roads, it was a welcome change. It felt more like a disc golf retreat than most Charlotte courses I play.
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