0 Helpful / 2 Not
Nice Little 9
Pros: I love this course. I got my first ACE here. Just an all around nice course that you really have to put some interesting shot selections on. First hole, sweet. Nice air it out hyzer. Second shot is aceable. Third a nice anhyzer. Fourth, probably my least fav hole, uphill bomb. Fifth, short aceable (I did it) hole. Sixth, downhill tricky touch shot. Still ace chance here. Seventh, anhyzer but fun technical hole. Eight, mando hyzer. Tight squeeze but if you don't try to kill it here you will be okay. Ninth, uphill air it out low and you are good. Just for me, an all around nice course.
Cons: Tee signs are absolutely in the WORST place. Some missing. Whoever made them obviously does not throw right hand backhand because they are right where you need to be. Teepads are too small. Concrete but small. That is usually the case at alot of course. The skimp here and it can be costly to ankles and drives.
Other Thoughts: One of my favs. Holds a little place in my heart forever because of my first ace.
0 of 2 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 3 Not
Hidden gem #2
Pros: Another clean little 9-holer in this area. Decent tee pads & use of the available elevation. They have new wood tee signs.
Cons: No benches. The tee signs are in bad spot. Need to move the tee signs! Watch out for kids on the playground in middle of course.
Other Thoughts: I would play here a lot if I lived here. Hit this place up on a road trip if you're in the area.
0 of 3 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
A Nice 9 Holer
- Nice park in a nice neighborhood with a cute little 9 hole disc golf course in it.
- They had some engraved tee-signs (must be new... the dirt looked freshly dug)... and the course had a nice flow. Without a map... this course was easy to follow.
- A few good holes... 3, 4, 7. The others were average. And a few holes guarded by OB.
- Great use of the minimal elevation available... 6 holes had some vertical elevation component.
- Tee-sign Placement!!! The tee-signs were placed on the back right corner of the tee-pad. The perfect spot to start your run-up from if you're right handed. Whoever did this clearly never played DG before. They need to be moved. Especially since the tee's are short.
- Hole 5's basket is pretty close to a play area and a tennis court. Could be a little dangerous.
- This 9 holer is better than the other 9 holer in town (Gower). It's a much nicer park, with nicer shots. Although, there is no "privacy" at this course.
- There are 3 other courses within 10 miles, making this area a road trip destination.
- GPS directions: The houses address across the street from the parking lot is: 104 Holmes Dr. Greenville 29601.
My Score: -2
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: A very nice and well maintained 9 hole course. Its a little short but once you play it two or three times, you get to like it more.
Cons: 9 holes and not 18 is the only thing bad that i can say about Holmes
Other Thoughts: Be carefull and watch out for children playing on the playground that lies in the middle of the park
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Slightly Hilly Rec/Beginner Course!
Pros: This is a nice little 9 hole course set in a typical city park. The course is a little too long to be considered a pitch and putt so I call it a beginner or recreational course. There is some rolling, hilly terrain to play with. The pads and baskets are fine for this course. No next tee signs but they're really not needed. Easily my favorite hole was # 7. It's a 195 ft. downhill throw with a slight anhyser needed for RHBH throwers. The downhill fairway follows a natural tunnel to the basket. The course just has a nice flow and feel to it. ACE ops abound here.
Cons: # 2 was missing the tee sign. # 5 is kinda hard to find, it's over beyond the tennis courts. There's no where to really air it out here.
Other Thoughts: Another "What you see is what you get course." It's great if you live close, want to introduce some new folks to our sport or just want to practice your short game. Or maybe throw for that elusive ACE.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 6 Not
C- = below average for a 9-holer
Pros: What I personally like and how this course stacks up:
1) Holes with good risk/reward. Fair, but harsh punishment for bad decisions or execution. == C-
2) Holes that have rewarding birdie opportunities for me. I throw 300' accurately, 360' max. == C
3) More wooded than open - lots of variety of shots required caused by hole shape and topography == C
4) Natural beauty (Appalachian beauty preferred) and seclusion. == C
5) Bonus points for multi-shot holes with defined landing zones, good risk/reward and multiple options to play them. == N/A
Other Thoughts: It's all about feeding the addiction, so I ranked this course subjectively based on my own "personal addiction factor". The grades above tell how well the course will draw me back to itself again and again and again. Since I have played a decent number of courses (125 18-hole, 64 9-hole as of mid 2009), my hope is that players/explorers who have similar addiction tastes will find my ratings list helpful as they choose courses to play and explore.
Over time, I expect to fill some of my reviews in with more descriptive verbiage...if what I can add anything to what has already been written. For now, my list is more important to me than the verbiage of my reviews.
I fully expect others with different tastes/philosophies to disagree with me....that's the fun of things here. See my profile for my rating philosophy.
1 of 7 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Nice Fast Course
Pros: When I review a course I really try to be objective and honest. This course is typical of a city park that has made use of available space. There are opportunities to play hyzers, anhyzers, sidearm, you name it! Most holes are midrange and many can be played with a putter. The course is clean and the locals I have played with are friendly.
Cons: I wish this course was longer. Many holes can be played with a putter. The rec dept has recently upgraded the sidewalks and I met a local who isreplacing or has replaced the signs with new wooden signs but I haven't been back in a few weeks.
Other Thoughts: This course is only 4 minutes from my house so I see a lot of it. It is a step up from Holmes but not as challanging as Timmons or Century park.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 1 Not
good for newbies
Pros: Good design and plays fast. Good for learning on, practicing upshots and midrange drives. One long uphill hole. Easy to follow, good tees. Clean well maintained and nice area. Some hills.
Cons: #5 is hidden behind tennis courts, not where you'd look for it and a sidearm may come in too fast and towards a playground- possible safety issue. Provides no challenger for experienced golfers. A few signs missing.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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