Piedmont, SC 
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Wild Back Nine

1    12/31/2021   1/26/2022
Review By: DiscGolfCraig
Played: 462  Reviewed: 441  Exp: 18 Years
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Pros: Woodmont Middle School has rolled out an 18 hole course. The original 9 is well established. The back 9? Well, let's remain optimistic it's a work in progress.
- The front 9 is more established, having been in the ground much longer than the back. Plus, it's in a more open/densely wooded section of the school grounds. So not as much work needed to establish and maintain.
- Concerning the front 9, it's essentially laid out in thirds: #1 - 3 are lightly wooded with a handful of pines serving as the obstacles; #4, 6, and 8 are open (albeit #8 has an OB ball field on the right of the fairway; #5, 7, and 9 have tight fairways/woods coming into play. Add it all up and this wood be a high quality school course.
- On the front side, the best holes may depend greatly on personal preference. Do you want to air one out? You'll like the simplicity of #4. Do you like crafting shots? #5 & 9 will be your favorites. Are you easily wooed by downhill tee shots to pad your distance? #6 & 7 are for you. My two favorites are #7 & 9.
- #7 is a downhill, 273-foot layout. There are woods on the left side and an OB fence on the right. Depending what kind of shot you're throwing will determine how much you're starting your throw towards the OB line.
- #9 is a great tee shot despite being one of the ugliest, worst tee pads. You're throwing throw an opening in a fence, teeing from a walking trail. Being careless or overly aggressive with your runup or release, and you may run into or smack the fence. Soooo, take that little issue out of the equation. You're throwing slightly downhill from an open fairway to a basket tucked in the woods. Depending on your angle will determine how protected the basket actually is.
- After #9, things get, well, interesting. I will say this. If the back 9 is full completed - tree stumps ground down, fairways clearly defined, debris/branches dragged away, better tees, improved signage and transitions, it has the potential to be better than the front 9. The back nine is more heavily wooded.
- There are some better holes, specifically #11 & 12 as fun, shorter layouts (both under 250 feet and downhill). #12, at 243 feet, and a sharp dogleg left is a fun layout. Whether skill, aggressiveness, or luck, you can get a tee shot close to the basket. Or, you hit one of many trees or hidden branches, and can be left with a challenge to salvage par. Hit branches with both discs I threw here. Glad my second shot was the bad one as it took a wicked bounce and would have probably led to a bogey 4.
- Back nine, as a whole has a higher risk/reward element. #13, 15, and 17 all play in the same uphill direction, with #14 & 16 playing in the opposite, downhill direction. You can score well on the back nine as the longer fairways are more generous. But, being overaggressive will present more risks than simply keeping your disc in the middle of the fairway.
- Tees are easy to spot. Between that and the UDisc app, it's easy to find your next tee. The same can't always be said about the baskets however.
Cons: I'll beat the dead horse. The back nine is a work in progress. In it's current state (winter of '21/'22), more work is needed.
- Drainage is something that will need to be addressed. That's going to be further down the list, but it might be one of the most time consuming issues. There was standing water in front of the basket on #16. A lot of muddy areas as well. I'm guessing with a lack of sun, the drying out process will be slow in the winter, but hopefully improved beginning in Spring.
- Tee signage is inconsistent. Yes, holes have big, colorful tee signs. The problem is that the images of the fairways are overly simplistic and sometimes altogether wrong. Just look at the picture on here for #8's tee sign. On an open hole, that's fine. On a wooded and/or blind tee shot, they need to be more descriptive. I threw in the wrong direction on several holes because the sign didn't capture the true essence of the layout, straight vs dogleg, dogleg left vs dogleg right, whether the baskets in the woods or open, etc. In the grand scheme, it's a small issue; however, when you cost yourself a stroke because you placed your disc 100 feet further to the right than you should have due to the sign, it's annoying.
- #9 is about as far from #1 as you can get on the property. Not an easy early bail out spot unless you're only playing the back 9.
- Watch your feet on the back 9. Lots of stumps.
- Being school grounds, no bathrooms, water fountains, benches, or (at least at the moment) trash cans.
Other Thoughts: If this course reaches is potential, Wildcat DGC will be a solid addition to the Greenville region's disc golf scene. If the back nine remains in limbo, it's going to be an afterthought like Simpsonville Park, Easley HS, or (unfortunately) Hurricane Springs.
- Based on UDisc's reviews, there's a lot of comparisons being made to the Firecracker course. That's an apt comparison for the front 9. The back 9 will determine if this course becomes more varied than Firecracker.
- I like that this course isn't necessarily aimed for the students at the school. I'd say this course's skill level is more than most middle schoolers. Perhaps the short tees are for them, and the longs are for the rest of us.
- The course has a good overall flow to it. Get your arm warmed up on the first couple holes. Get a couple chances to throw drivers on the front side while also needing good shot placement on tight fairways. Then, bring out more facets of your game on the back 9.
- I think it's safe to say the worst hole on the course is #18. After leaving the woods on #17, you're back in the open for the final hole in order to finish back near #1. If this isn't the simplest, most boring hole on the course, I'd like to hear arguments for one worse. It's always deflating when you end the round on a letdown.
- There either is, or was, a different layout. On #6 for example, there's a sign for a different hole #2. I don't know nor do I care anything about that layout. Just don't get confused.
- I'm giving this course a 3.0 rating. That's based in large part on the course's potential. Should it reach it's potential, this could get a bump to a 3.5. If the back nine doesn't improve, this will be downgraded a half point or more.

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