3 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Wide open, short front nine played first round ever in about thirty mins.(two people) good array of shots with plenty of forgiveness on missed shots.
Cons: Better have a local in your group on the back nine. Can't find it and when you do can't figure out which way to go. Signs need updating don't know what hole your on half the time. No o.b. markings, no directional signs and poor distance measures on whole course(didn't know I could throw a putter 250)
Other Thoughts: Good luck to newcomers try to talk to some locals for help,
3 of 5 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: The Front 9 has a nice looking set up, backing up against a soccer complex. There are also walking paths and nice restrooms. TONS of parking!!
-Although the front is wide open the wind usually plays some factor. Nice concrete pads other than hole 3 and 8 (they are asphalt). There is a good chance to birdie every hole on the front 9.
-Hole 18 has new stairs to walk up/down.
Cons: Walk across a pipe or drive around the corner to the back 9 and thats where the frustration begins. Very limited parking!
No new signage although im sure it will be going up soon. New holes 10 and 11 are pretty stupid quite frankly. Both holes have power poles 30-40 feet of the tee pad that force you to throw awkward shots. Hole 11 where (with the pole) I would throw a high Spike hyzer but there are two sets of power lines blocking the shot so its either throw a crap shoot dummber up over the trees or lay up for 3. 17 is now an anhyzer that plays maybe 350 into a basket position that a heavily guarded by small trees. The problem with this hole is that not only is the teepad painted onto a road but it also brings powerlines in play again! For a LHBH player it doesnt look that hard to throw a straight hyzer under the lines but for a RHBH player it forces you to throw the high anhyzer line or throw a half shot (lame). I chose the high anhyzer and it lucky worked out and put me pin high within thrity feet. But its certainly not a high percentage shot.
They lost to really fun holes in 16 and 17 im guessing because of the flood plain.
Other Thoughts: Holes 12,13,14,15,16 and 18 are the same (old 11,12,13,14,15 and 10 respectively).
6 of 8 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: teepads are nice except ones on asphalt (slick). looks like alot of work has been done in the past two years since i've been there.
Cons: the new 10 and 11 have power lines in the lanes and really take away from course. like the old holes a lot better. still don't see a fairway for 14 i believe. also sign need to be changed.
Other Thoughts: maybe another two years until i get back out here. only lane i saw on 11 was a thumber over the trees to the left which was parked but shady
6 of 7 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Easy to follow course
Good mix of wooded and open
Course is great if you're looking to get in a quick 9 (back or front)
The back 9 just got an upgrade (old 16, 17, and 18 are different now. You don't have to play by the sewer).
Cons: Front and Back 9s are split, you have to drive to get between each course.
If it rains, the course will be soupy. There's a big puddle right next to hole 6 basket (if it rains).
Other Thoughts: They just changed several holes on the back 9.
The course is nice to play, but having to get back in the car and drive back up the block to the back 9 is a little annoying (I'm a stay at home dad, so I push a stroller when I usually play).
Course par is marked as a 60 at the course, but it's more like a 58.
The back 9 upgrade isn't finished yet. There are still signs that need to be re-made, but the upgrade has turned the course from a 2.5 to a good 3.0
3 of 5 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 2 Not
It's really two 9 hole courses split by a creek
Pros: The front nine is more of a flat links type course, great place to tune in your game before the real fun starts. The back nine is more of a technical course that almost looks like it was supposed to be a separate course.
Cons: Obviously, no pedestrian bridge to the back nine.
The back nine really just needs a sign or two to point out where the next hole/tee box, outside of that hole ten could use some stairs.
Other Thoughts: While some might not agree with the par for some holes, this course seems to be balenced, for every short par 4 there seems to be a long par three that takes the stroke right back. Great place to practice and compete. Not the most beautiful course around but it's fair.
1 of 3 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Front 9 - great section for new and developing players, good mix of open and technical and long and short. A lot of fun in a park type setting.
Back 9 - the evil twin. very technical. multiple paths on many holes. Trees, elevation changes make this half a real chalenge for all.
all nice concrete pads - easy to follow course layout.
Cons: a short 2 min. drive from the front 9 to the back 9 is a minor inconvenience.
Other Thoughts: This course continues to develop with good support form the local States Vegas disc golf club, and the Statesville Recreation department.
1 of 4 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 2 Not
2 courses in one!
Pros: This course is a tale of two extremes. The front 9 plays through a park with mostly flat, open shots. Large concrete tee pads offer excellent footing. Nice park setting with mown grass fairways. The color tee signs are very descriptive. The problem is that you have to get back in your car & drive to the back 9. There is no way across the creek to get to the back 9. It's not too bad. Just a little strange. The back 9 has more trees in play & there is some elevation in play here. Sandy dirt & grass mix as you play through & around a creek bed.The tee pads are 'natural' & range from grass to sandy dirt. There are short & long throws. Open to wooded & vise-versa. I love hole #9 where you shoot through the base of the electric tower. #16 was a great shot too! There is some elevation on the back 9. Some water hazards (creek & water puddles).
Cons: No benches. Some of the tee pads on back 9 were loose sandy dirt & hard to get good footing. The front 9 layout is somewhat boring. I liked the back 9 better.
Other Thoughts: We threw at a couple courses in the area & this was a pretty fun course to play. I'm glad I checked it out! Not too crowded. They def need a bridge from the front 9 to the back so you dont have to drive. But the area looks like it is prone to flooding so the bridge would have to be pretty substantial. This will cost $$.
4 of 6 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Average Course... but...
Pros: There are some really fun holes here, especially on the back 9. 12-16 are a blast to play, with 13-15 providing some nice opportunities for rollers, as the fairways have some thick ornamental type trees that make the grass fairway a perfect place to advance the disc.
Cons: The land isn't fantastic - there can be wet areas on the front 9 and two of the holes on the back play along a sewer easement. Unlike others - I didn't require a guide, it's pretty easy to figure out how to get around.
Other Thoughts: I wouldn't drive any great distance to play here - there are a lot of fantastic courses nearby. I work in Statesville, about two miles from this course, and usually get a fast 9 holes in on my lunch hour. I'm going to talk with the parks department here (I work for the county) and see if I can make a few very simple changes to the course that would (IMO) make it a solid 3 out of 5 course. It wouldn't take much. If allowed to move some tee boxes and or add more baskets and different fairways - who knows? There are some nice elevation changes that aren't being utilized.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Bell & Howards
Pros: - Bell & Howard's Chrevrolet (B&H) consists of two unconnected 9-holers in the same suburban park. The front nine is flat and weaves inbetween the grassy park area and a small patch of trees. The front nine ends with a shot through (or around) a high tension wire tower. After hopping back in the car and driving the minute or so it takes to get to the back nine, the real fun begins. The back nine has moderate elevation changes and moderately wooded fairways that sometimes offer a few paths to the pin.
- #10's green presents a bit of a rollaway risk. #13 has a nice double path fairway with a risky direct route and a more indirect but safter hyzer layup.
- Concrete or blacktop sidewalk tees. All of good shape and size, although one was really sandy.
- Very detailed signs show things such as "Rock Sluice" and "Power Tower," as well as the more common "Walking Trail" and "Park Sign" on the hole map. Distances, par, and hole number included along with local sponsers.
Cons: - The flow is not at all obvious without a guide. One can play the front nine and easily believe that is all there is. Nothing really points out the existance of the back nine. Also, the back nine's flow itself isn't obvious the first time through. Having to either cross the drainage ditch (a dicey proposition at best) or drive to the back nine presents a bit of an inconvenience.
- The back nine abutts a sewage treatment facility that can really stink up a round.
- Lots of standing water on the front nine in wet or wintery conditions.
- No benches or trashcans.
- With the power lines, sewage treatment area, nearby apartments and Parks Department buildings B&H just isn't in abundance of natural beauty.
Other Thoughts: - B&H is largely a deuce-or-die style course where scoring well on the flat, more open front nine helps put one in good shape for the more challenging back nine.
- Apparently a bridge over the drainage ditch/stream that separates the front from the back nine is planned. Not having to drive between front and back halves would be a nice plus.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
19 Helpful / 1 Not
Two… two… two courses in one
*Tee signs- the signs stand out to me as the best feature of the course. They're excellent metal signs with hole maps and sponsor names.
*Fairway shape- well balanced with lots of variety (7 St/ 5 Lt/ 3 R/ 2 S shape/ 1 L bend)
*Some elevation changes- on the back 9.
*Length variety is decent, even if the majority are in the 200-400 ft range. (1 of 175/ 7 of 200-299/ 7 of 300-399/ 3 of 400-450)
*Tees- very good raked concrete
*Easily accessible- the course is only a few minutes from I-40
-You have to get back in your car to drive to the back nine. That's a pain.
-No elevation changes on the flat front 9.
-Some navigation issues on the back 9. Tee 11 is very hard to find, and you can't see 6 baskets from the tee (10 especially hard, 12, 13, 15, 16, 18)
-Hole 13 was very frustrating to me with a strange fairway shape and too much uncleared foliage.
- Almost no amenities. Needs a course map and score card. No bathroom, no warm up basket, and no message board, benches, or trash cans.
Course Level: White (most suited for Intermediate players rated 900.) The back 9 is more challenging than the front.
The most striking characteristic of this course is that it's really two separate 9 hole courses. Most of the good features are on the back 9 and most of the areas needing improvement are on the front 9. Front 9- mostly flat, open grass holes. Back 9- some hills, and foliage, but it still feels kind of scruffy. The back 9 greens are better too because they aren't as wide open as the front.
I don't foresee playing this course again, but if I'm driving by on I-40 and can't resist the urge, then I'll just play the back 9.
A note about my rating: My rating is a subjective measure of my enjoyment of the course, on the day I played it, and it is NOT intended to be a measure of the quality of the course. My ratings are given "on the curve" in relation to all other courses I've played.
~My detailed "Overall Rating" notes and "Hole-by-hole Ratings" are available in the Files section.
19 of 20 people found this review helpful.
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