Pros: Fun course. Has a nice mix of left and right finishing holes. The local club has done a ton of work cleaning and some minor redesign. Biggest difference is that the short # 2 has been removed. Now you tee off from #2's t-pad and throw across the creek and back up the hill to #3's basket to make a par 5. The hardest hole in the area by far but gorgeous and actually pretty fun. #15 had it's basket stolen by some knuckleheads, the basket has been replaced but had to be moved further up the hill to avoid it being stolen again. Now #15 is a challenging par 4.
Cons: There are still a few holes you have to play over the walking path, so be careful. People cut thru the park from surrounding neighborhoods so there is some trash scattered in areas. Several trash cans are available but the people passing thru don't always use them. Some of the holes have really heavy briars if you get off the fairway.(so don't miss the fairway by much). Has some pretty swampy areas on a few holes but they won't keep you from playing.
Other Thoughts: The local club has put a lot of time and effort cleaning up and improving this course(and the one right next door, Glenville Pines) and it has become one of the more challenging, fun courses and certainly worth the trip.
Careful the walking path, you are in Fayetteville
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Concrete tees, but could be larger.
Baskets are in decent shape.
Great use of the terrain, many uphill and downhill shots. Some left and right shaped holes.
Most of the roughs are worn in, little chance of losing discs, except on the holes near the creek.
Restrooms available at the start, mid-way through and at the end.
Cons: Tee signs are pretty basic, concrete tees need to be larger.
A lot of the holes are straight shots, there seems to be enough land available to add more variety.
Could use more maintenance, not a lot of time is spent on this course.
The main CON here is the interaction with the paved walking path. On at least 7 holes you are throwing over or near this path. Probably the worst is #3 - the fairway starts over a bridge for the path, with a blind downhill corner on the far side, just about need a spotter on this tee shot.
Other Thoughts: As I mentioned in the Cons, the interactions with the paved walking path seems to be a big issue with this course. I didn't have any issues on the February morning that I played here, but could see it being a big issue during warmer months.
#18 could be another big issue, a long downhill tee shot through a tight gap, the walking path is just before the basket. It could be clear when you throw, but someone could walk, run or cycle into danger by the time your disc gets there.
There are some fun holes here, #3 (with its safety issue) is the only Par 4 on the course, pretty steep uphill after crossing the bridge fairway (Bridgway ?). #8 - short downhill with the namesake lake lurking behind. #9 - crosses a creek/swampy area that puts a premium, on hitting your line.
It's easy to tell this is the older of the two courses here, a lot of the holes are mostly straight, the tees are older and it seems a little neglected. I played this one first, so it was nice to finish the day on the better course.
Both courses do come together on the back 9s, so be careful you stay on the correct course. The starts are about a third of a mile apart, so best to drive to each. Or you can hop from one course over to the other and play all 36 at once, for a Figure 8, just like at Cedarock.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
If you love hitting trees...
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: This is a great course that has amazing potential but everyone pays more attention to the newer course up the street from it. This course with the right attention could become a championship calibre course. A decent player will struggle to finish PAR on this course.
Cons: Is neglected due to the newer course up the road.
Be careful some of the tees drop off at the end (hole 1)
Can be difficult to navigate if you've never played there before.
Other Thoughts: I love playing this course and hitting the same trees over and over and over again...
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Great course through the woods
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- Nice course through the woods.
- The Tees are all newly placed concrete with 4x4s and hole map by each tee.
- Good signage marking next T and hole
Cons: - The course is kind of generic. Most holes are straight through a couple trees. They could have planned a lot more difficult course with the given terrain.
- Not cart friendly, but if you can handle carrying a few 2-ounce disks around you'll be alright.
- Tee 15 of Glenville Lakes and Tee 14 of Glenville Pines are within 10' of each other. Pay attention to what hole and course you're on or you'll start throwing the other course here.
- While the Tees are marked well now the baskets could use a little paint or brightly colored tape.
Other Thoughts: I liked this course it wound its way through the woods and made for a relaxing course. Hole 9, I think, had a shot that followed an exposed water line. The most direct route to the basket is walking on top of this line over a small creek. Great use of the terrain here. It makes for an interesting hole.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Pros: New cement tee pads, new tee signs and benches at every hole, directional arrows pointing toward the next hole. Great for beginners or players with a shorter drive. Most brush / thorns have been cleared since I was last here.
Cons: Many holes follow the same flight path, straight and then fade to the left - significant advantage to a RHBH player.
Pretty easy course, less challenging than most.
Other Thoughts: A couple holes have a second basket on the sign, but the new baskets weren't installed yet. Overall I really enjoyed playing the course even though it's not super technical. Will play again!
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Land Navigation with Discs
Pros: -Good opportunity to work on your tunnel game
-A bad shot is not going to ruin the hole*
-Working with lots of elevation changes
Cons: -Course could use some landscaping, fallen trees, thorns fairly common
-Walking around lost hoping you find the next hole***
-Would need a machete to retrieve a lost disc on the forgiving holes; a time machine to get your disc back on the worst
-On at least 3 holes, a bad drive = lost disc that you ain't gettin back
Other Thoughts: *Generally, unless you can ninja your drive in a tight S-curve, you will be playing a second shot from >80ft away. And the course more or less allows for quality shots from these positions.
**The only parts of this course that are short on trees and elevation changes are the last 30' to the pin. I am ok with this, but the putting was basically an afterthought.
***OMG...I have never had so little confidence in tee-finding. I had the map, but since I played in the early evening, oblique sunlight basically left me in the dark. This is not an evening course. Take the map, take a flashlight maybe and take caution...this park doesnt want you to be here.
****After a half dozen holes or so, you are basically throwing a flat drive while trying to avoid trees and stay as straight as you can. More fun can be had elsewhere.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Pretty standard course
Pros: Nice pads and baskets. Pretty long and in the woods so its a good test of accuracy and distance.
Cons: A bit hard to follow, so definitely have a map with you.
Other Thoughts: Pretty standard course through the woods. Nothing too spectacular but nothing obviously bad. Definitely a good time.
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Bring the map
Pros: I really liked the course at the beginning. The first hole is an elevated tee with a wide fairway below. Excellent way to tee off the course. From there it gets more tight and technical but the elevation changes are pretty constant. It's a nice balance of downhill and uphill holes that keep the player guessing. And for the amount of trees on most of the holes, there is quite a bit of length.
I don't want to be too short on what is good about this course because there is plenty. There just isn't much that is memorable. It's a collection of well-designed fairways of playable width, with real lines to take a shot at through a light forest with with moderate elevation changes. You could describe almost every hole here as good and solid but not as notable or signature. If you have a little patience with the flow and bring a map (Good lord, you will want to bring a map) you will enjoy the course.
Cons: While I like most of the holes here, there are a few that I really did not care for and most of them related to the bike path that goes through the whole park. Now maybe nobody ever rides there and it isn't a significant issue. But if so, many players aren't going to know that. And the path is maintained enough that I would assume it gets some use. 3 is the primary culprit. The first half of the fairway essentially is a wooden bridge. The ideal flight path is directly over the bridge and then the dog leg is uphill to the right. Potentially a very cool hole. If the bridge wasn't a bike path. That has a a sharp left curve so that if anyone is biking towards you, you cannot see them until after the disc has left your hand.
One of the things that this course helped me realize is that navigation issues become wearisome the longer they persist. Because my opinion on this course deteriorated as it went along and I don't think the course actually got worse. There were issues at the beginning but I took them in stride. At hole six my thoughts were along the line of, "Well, I'll just pull up the map. Oh there it is. Hm, this is a nice hole. I bet the basket is up there to the left. Fun." By sixteen I would have transcribed my inner monologue this way. "C'mon. Really? How many times do I have to pull out this damn map?.....Oh this is the hole. Where the hell is the basket?" It probably wasn't that much worse of a hole. It's just that while a few holes where you don't know where to throw or don't know where to go are fine. A lot can be seriously draining. And this course isn't entirely bereft of next tee signs either. The problem is typically that while the arrow points in the direction of the tee, the actual tee is so far that there are more decisions to make along the way.
A key hole for this is nine. This is another potentially cool hole, with a carry over a marshy section of the creek that the earlier bridge crosses. It would be great except for two things. Not knowing where the basket is really takes the fun out of it. And then there is a long walk from the tee, backtracking to the bridge (that is another hole's fairway) to get to the other side of the carry. Basically sums up what the cons are for this course that has some good hole design in places: lack of signage and long walks that don't feel warranted.
Other Thoughts: I do recommend the course and don't mean to be too harsh. I think you should play it. You'll enjoy most of the throws. I just want you to be prepared for the stuff that's outside-the-fairway. Above all, I want you to bring the course map. Can't really stress that enough. Bring the map.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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Pros: Once you figure out the layout of the course it becomes easy to see that Mazarick is a decently challenging. I will agree that the first time I went it took awhile for me to figure out the front nine. Hole one starts at the top of the hill before the parking lot. Although there is no real signage you do get the yardage on most of the tee pads. And the baskets are easy to make out even with out the yellow rim that most wooded courses have. There are white directional arrows on pretty much every hole. To get to hole 2 turn around and walk back up the fairway and you'll find the path on the left that winds it's way back to the second tee pad. Once you see what the "new" tee pads look like you know what to look for. After hole two take a left and you'll get to the tee pad for hole 3. I had to do a double take on this one the first time I saw what you had to throw through. It's across the bride and up the hill. Dangerous for park goers, yes, possible to lose a disc on a bad drive, yes, but all that is worth it. The risk factor on some of these holes is what most courses in the surrounding area are seriously lacking. Take a right to get to hole 4. The tee pad for 5 is pretty much straight ahead once you get to the basket. To get to hole 6 follow the trail past the little shelter/covering and hang a right. Hole 7 will be to the left of basket 6 and the tee pad for 8 is just a little ways in front of the basket for 7. Hole 8 has some water behind it, the basket is on your right and the tee pad for 9 is to your left. Hole 9 you throw over some water and the basket is around the wood line to the right. For hole 10 you have to cross the walking trail and head towards hole 1. You'll see the tee pad that I would think gets mistaken for hole 2. After hole 10 walk towards the building to your left and the tee pad for 11 is on the other side of the parking lot almost directly across from #10 basket. To get to hole 12 follow the curve of the walking trail. Follow the trail to the right of basket 12 to get to the tee pad of 13 (you'll cross the road). Hole 14 is on the right side of the walking trail, you have to keep this drive straight or you'll be wet/muddy. Take a left at basket 14 to get to 15 which is a tight uphill shot and 16 will be on your left, throw back downhill and take a right to get to 17. Once you finish 17 take a left and follow the walking trail back towards the parking lot you'll keep walking into the woods and see the tee pad on the left. 18 takes you back to the parking lot.
Cons: Obviously signage is an issue. I'm sure this is a course that is in the process of being reconstructed, you can get old tee boxes as you walk the course. I heard bad things about this course when I first got to the area, so I was very hesitant to play it, but after talking to some locals I decided to give it a shot. Aside from the lack of signage and some of the upkeep (in comparison to other courses in the area) I was pleasantly surprised at the difficulty level of this course. The risk / reward factor on some of these holes is exactly what I've been looking for, but haven't really found around the area. That being said, I do think this course needs some fixing up in terms signage, course map, more defined fairways (mainly in the more heavily wooded areas) which can be fixed by getting rid of some of the undergrowth around the fairways. I believe this course has the potential to be 3.5+, if it was more well maintained. The biggest reason the up keep of this course stands out so much, is because most of the other courses in the surround area are getting a much needed face lift after the fall and winter months.
Other Thoughts: Knowing the layout of the course is key, but it's not like it's impossible to figure out if you've never been there. There's a greater since of difficulty in terms of being accurate with your shots. I'd say it's a challenging course but has potential to be much better if they fixed some basic things. Don't let the cons deter you from playing this course. It's got some really fun, challenging and risky shots. You couldn't ask for a better start to a round than hole #1. There's a lot of elevation throughout the course which makes for a wide variety of shots. The fairways are challenging on several holes and I know I've said a number of times, but the risk factor is my favorite part.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Tight lines and a few holes you can bring it on but mostly a pick your shot type course versus a rare back for distance.
The Tees are worn down around but they are in good shape.
For a beginner its got enough wear in the course to be open even though you bang on the trees.
Errant shots for most holes are playable.
great location and easily reached for everyone except those on the West side of town. (Guess we need to get a course on the west side)
Cons: Like others have said the signage and direction are clearly lacking.
I played with regulars to start otherwise i would have just happened onto some of the holes.
many holes have pedestrian walkways that you either cross or run beside making for delays as you wait (not a big deal) or someone just popping around the corner after you zing a Wraith right across their path.
(This is not something that can change just a warning to those going to play there the first time.)
Hole #3 has a pedestrian bridge you through down the length of. Two things here 1. Get across and stay center to left. 2. Don't take a long time to throw. Get it done before a jogger roles onto the bridge.
Go on an evening or weekend and someone will be gald to show you the way. You'll be glad you did.
Others have covered some of the holes but all in all its a good course.
It can be challenging for LHBH or RH flicks as the course in some areas seems to favor a RHBH setup more prominently.
Other Thoughts: Does anyone know if someone made hole direction signs if the Parks department would take them down?
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