2 Helpful / 0 Not
Good practice course, home of the Super Tee
Pros: There are two pros to this course:
1.) It's perfect for field work, getting in practice on a "course" that is essentially a few wide open fields with a couple of trees and chain-link fence obstacles sprinkled in. You can play it as a real course and follow the map, or you can use it for what it really is, a practice course, and throw multiple shots from all over, making it up as you go.
2.) The other pro is that this course is home to the largest disc golf tee in...the world? Seriously, it's about 6 feet wide and about 25 feet long. It would've been nice to use that concrete for the other 8 holes, which have no tees, but that would've deprived the world of this amazing tee!
Cons: 1.) The baskets are in bad shape.
2.) The course is very spread out, with long walks in between #2 and #3, #3 and #4, and #9 and the parking lot. Navigation is not possible without a course map. Tees are not marked for most holes, so make it up as you go or guess based on the course map.
3.) Lots of poison ivy and underbrush in between the #3 and #4 holes and to the left of the #5 fairway. If you hyzer your tee or approach shot into the woods on #5, as I did once and my son did the other day, disc retrieval is impossible.
Other Thoughts: For practice and for bombing drives on a surprisingly long course, East Wake Middle works. Examples of extra holes to add, just for fun and practice:
1.) After finishing at the #2 basket, walk back to the super tee and throw towards the practice basket before trekking to hole #3.
2.) After finishing #3, walk to the entrance to the football field and bomb a drive across the field to the #4 basket, before walking across and down the other side of the field to the #4 tee area.
3.) You get the idea. Find good places to grip it and rip it. Also note that the #5 basket is not where it appears on the course map. It's actually at the bottom of the hill, on the edge of the property. The map says this is a 250-foot hole. It's actually about 500 feet.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Decent layout, bad otherwise.
Pros: There's a practice basket, and all 9 holes have (okay) baskets. The layout isn't bad--each hole makes you throw a different shot. Good mix of long/short and open/wooded shots.
Cons: No dedicated tee pads at all. You get a couple sidewalk pads, but most are dirt and undesignated. You're often just picking a spot to throw from. Very little signage on how to get from hole to hole, which would be nice since theyre quite spread out. Could use some maintenance clearing some branches as well. The course map gave a few alternate tees, but we couldn't find 5B, and you would have had to jump (and the throw over) a fence to get to 9B.
Other Thoughts: With dedicated tee pads and some basic maintenance, this could be a decent 9 hole course. Otherwise, it's a bit of a choose-your-own-adventure experience.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: As a practice area. This isn't too bad. You will definitely be the only one there so you can take your time on each hole. I used it to try out some new discs on the way to Zebulon. And if you can figure out where you are supposed to shoot from, there are some interesting shots to take. Given the area, and without doing much construction, its a solid layout.
The tee is also excellent. Not the tees but the tee. For whatever reason, they created a tee for just one of the holes. It's also the largest tee I've ever seen, There is enough cement there that they could have made standard tees for all nine holes.
Cons: However, it also seems to have had better days. The cages are in abysmal shape. They are very rusty and in some cases the disc can fall out of the bottom of the basket.
Navigation is a nightmare, as there are some long walks between holes. This is compounded by the fact that there are no signs or tees.(well, one) Tees essentially become wherever you feel like shooting from.
You may also find cars parked in the middle of shooting lanes so what was a "tee" that you used at one round may not be usable the next time.
The worst part though, is that part of the course is in very close proximity to a water treatment plant. The smell makes 8 and 9 virtually unplayable and certainly not enjoyable.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Layout - Let me preface this by saying I wasn't exactly sure where the tees were on some holes. I went by the map and teed off from where it seemed to make sense in a few occasions.
The layout here is actually pretty well done for what is available. Most of the holes were solid shots where you had to work the disc in some fashion.
There are some longer holes here and some shorter ones, good balance in that aspect. Some more open holes mixed in with some that have some trees in the way.
A few holes had some decent elevation change, nothing major but made it interesting. Water comes in to play on one hole.
You can essentially create your own layout if you want and a few holes have alternate tees on the map that changed the shots.
It's a great practice course for the reasons listed above. You'll be on your lonesome out there and can create different shots.
Equipment - Some tees are marked and there are directions painted on the ground in some parts directing you.
Atmosphere - It's a school and you play all around it. If you play it you'll be by yourself, I don't know anybody that plays there on a regular basis.
Cons: Layout - It's good for what it is but nothing grand. 2 of the holes are very rinky dink as designed.
As designed 5 of the holes require a line that either moves left to right or is straight but is more lefty BH friendly. I'd only call 2 righty friendly so there's some imbalance there.
The flow of the course is weird because it weaves through the campus. Bring a map which is in the links/files.
Equipment - No pads of any kind or even an area where you can tell people have been teeing from. No signs. If I just said the baskets are old that would be a compliment, they're bad.
Atmosphere - It's not a nice campus really, it looks kind of dated.
Other Thoughts: Good practice area if you live nearby, it has fun potential. Definitely not a course to stop and hit if you're passing by. Again bring the map so you know where the baskets are but make up your own tees if you want.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: This is pretty much the perfect course for practice. Most holes have multiple tees and hole 1 has so much room for throwing any type of shot you can think of (hence the reason for practice). Lot's of different shots from technical all the way to bombs. The best part of the course to me is the variety and the fact it is almost empty. When I want to practice and truly work on my game, this is where I go.
Cons: The baskets are awful (homemade) and unless you know your way around, you have no chance of successfully playing the course. Some limitations of play simply because it is at a school.
Other Thoughts: Can't stress enough how good this course is for practice and having someone with you if you have never played it.
0 of 2 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Some holes are fun to play. A few holes long enough to let loose. Noticebale change in elevation on some shots as well. The school and water work as cool scenery as you play.
Cons: -Difficult to navigate
-Tees can be very difficult to locate
-Not certain which basket to play
-Only playable on weekends
Other Thoughts: This good be a much better course with some maintenance. Directional signs and signs at each box would be very helpful. Concrete pads. I do not drive out of my way to play this course. If the cource was worked on it would be much more enjoyable. Not recommended
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Surprisingly fun, once you become familiar with the layout. The baskets are homemade, but are in good shape. The course design makes good use of the school campus grounds. Even though it is on school property, and you can't play the course on school days, the school itself doesn't come into play enough to be a problem. The course is easier than average, but not *too* easy, at least for recreational players. Good practice/beginner course.
Cons: Some (actually, all) tees are hard to find. Tees are either marked with white marks on pavement, or with orange flags in the dirt. There are no signs, except from a sign near the practice target. Sometimes the fence leading directly to #8 is locked, resulting in a long walk around the school grounds. No restrooms or other amenities. While the course is surprisingly fun, it's still not as interesting as other area courses.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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