Cornerstone Baptist Church
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -- Veteran baskets.
-- Decent use of the land and a few tree lines.
-- Four and six are the best holes. Four tee through about a 12-foot gap in a row of trees/bushes. Six throw over a dry (at least now) pond to a basket about 30-40 feet past the pond.
Cons: -- Safety is an issue. No. 1 is a RHBH hyzer around the building with the basket between the church and a storage shed. An overthrow could hit someone. An overthrow of 25 feet on No. 7 lands you on a sidewalk (and perhaps the road). No. 8 SHOULD have a mando (it appears to be designed to force a hard RHFH/LBHR along the parking lot before an almost 90-degree turn the final 30 feet to the basket). However, the direct line to the basket goes over a driveway/parking lot. That is very tempting but also potentially dangerous. No. 9 basket is so close to the outdoor basketball basket that you cannot play the hole if anyone is using the basketball court.
-- Navigation is an issue. There is no map on site. I spent some time looking for next holes. From 3 to 4 could be very difficult, but a helpful sign pointed me in the right direction.
-- Maintenance is an issue. Other than 1, 8 and 9, the course uses land that is not otherwise used. Unfortunately, that means little maintenance is done. The course is still new, so this could improve over time.
-- No facilities (restroom, water, seating or trash cans).
-- Long walks for a short course. 3-4 and 8-9 are the worst examples.
-- Private property/OB is tight along the right side of the No. 5 fairway. A slightly errant throw could lead to a lost disc.
-- Tee signs are laminated paper stapled to a post. Several are already missing.
Other Thoughts: -- Tee pads are natural (marked by white flags near the tee signs except for a few that use sidewalks near the building. They are OK now, but I don't know how well they will hold up.
-- The course's target audience is likely church members new to the sport, but the safety issues (and lost disc possibilities) make this not a beginner-friendly course.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
Decent church course
11 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Killer Veteran baskets
Decent use of the land and few tree lines
Cons: Hole 1 next to the building,
2 holes too close to property lines
2 holes next to roads
Walks between holes 3/4 and 8/9 were on the long side.
Other Thoughts: There is not much to work with, but the course does try to use all the interesting areas of the property.
Hole 1 was just too close to the building for me, I felt uncomfortable throwing my first shot of the day next to a building.
Hole 2 was around the building throwing to a fence line with the basket under a tree.
Hole 3 is a longer turnover shot down a tree line.
Thanks to a direction sign, was able to find the tee for hole 4, it is a little bit of a walk and is a throw though a few cedar trees with another tree line behind the basket.
Hole 5 is the longest hole on the course, tree line on the right and fairway for hole 3 on the left.
Hole 6 is my favorite hole on the course. Throwing from under the tree's in the tree line, up over a flood water retention pond area to a nice flat green area with a tree line behind the basket. I would mark the bowl of the retention pond as OB to make this hole fun.
Hole 7's fairway is down a row of smaller tree's. The most open shot is a big turnover (left to right) and there is a tight right to left shot. However there is a house with a fence that comes into play on this hole.
Hole 8 is suppose to be a hard left to right shot. I didn't see a mando and the tempting shot is to throw directly at the basket over the road. The basket is pretty close to the road too.
Hole 9 also uses the road as a hazard. almost 300ft hole with road on the left near the basket, a parking lot just past the basket and if you turn it over, the church could come into play.
In general, this is a decent church course. A few of the holes might be a little tough for beginners, but it is not too hard or too easy for a more seasoned player.
Would I play here again? Well, only if I lived nearby and wanted to get some practice in. This is not a course I would drive to play as it is a shorter pitch and putt course. But with that said, it is a course on church property, it SHOULD be a pitch and putt course for the youth of the church. Good course to introduce new players to the game.
11 of 11 people found this review helpful.
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