Cary, NC 
Scottish Hills Share
Uploaded By: LeeLK Hole #8 (Taken 1/2014)
3 / 150ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #8 Basket

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 Good for Beginners and Families

1    11/13/2015   7/11/2016
Review By: pmay5
Played: 158  Reviewed: 102  Exp: 16.4 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Actual baskets, on 8 of 9 holes.
Easy to follow course.
In-ground tee markers on most holes.
Good for beginners and families.
Cons: Baskets are single chain.
Not much challenge to first 5 holes, short and open.
Other Thoughts: The course makes a nice amenity/distraction from the pool. The first 5 holes play in the open, mostly on grass around the pool and sand volleyball court. I could see families taking a break from the pool and playing these holes.
Then the last 4 holes are in the woods and have slightly more challenge to them, the next step up after the first 5.
For what it is, it's not a bad layout. Easy to play, not very long, almost a "mini-course", great for getting kids hooked on the game. I don't see adults playing this more than once, unless they are with their kids.
I'm not going to bash this course, it has a purpose and serves that well. Wouldn't it be great if all neighborhood/club pools (that had the room) had DG courses on their property? Have youth DG teams that would play other "pool" teams? Sure would be a great way to grow the sport and get more courses!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

Great for kids living in the Scottish Hills neighborhood!

2-4    6/23/2019   6/5/2015
Review By: KenanFlagler01
Played: 153  Reviewed: 149  Exp: 9.5 Years
This review was updated on 6/23/2019
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: I like to look at the glass as half full. With that in mind, if I lived in the Scottish Hills neighborhood, my kids would love playing this course. Even by pitch-and-putt standards, it's very short. The first 5 holes are almost completely wide-open and short. The last 4 are in the woods and slightly more challenging, but any adult with more than a round or two under his/her belt won't find anything about the course that appealing. But hey, I'm sure the local kids in the neighborhood like it!

+ Ace runs!

+ Ideal for course baggers.
Cons: Unless you literally live in this neighborhood or you are a degenerate course bagger (like me), you have no reason to travel to this course.

- Zero challenge. If you are more than a beginner, you will kick yourself for not getting an ace. There is literally a 45ish foot hole...wide open. (I assume that one is really a par 2).

- No tee pads and very uneven ground with roots sticking out as your "tee area."

- Some baskets are in disrepair, some are literally 6 inches off the ground, and the #9 "basket" is the weirdest homemade concoction I've ever seen. It's some metal contraption with chains hanging straight down. You have to fly through it from the front or back to count. If you are to either side, you literally can go through the "basket."

- The back half of the course can be overgrown with underbrush, trees, weeds, and poison ivy.
Other Thoughts: Not worth traveling to, but if you're in the immediate vicinity and want to notch a course on your belt, go for it.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.


1    3/3/2014   3/9/2014
Review By: reposado
Played: 278  Reviewed: 276  Exp: 8.3 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: There's nine holes here and three that are surprisingly decent. The last three holes are in the woods and they have decent length and difficulty and allow players to throw a good line. They wouldn't be out of place on the many Triangle-area courses that play short and tight. Fairly technical, there are some lines that can be thrown on them. Additionally, the ninth hole may be the shortest par-four in America.

It makes the course work well as an introductory course. The first set of holes will get kids throwing at baskets and eventually they'll wander across the greenway and see what the game is really like. It's not a bad concept and for a local neighborhood course, it probably works fairly well.
Cons: Still those first six baskets are just short tosses back and forth across an open field. Three basets would have covered the same area without crossing fairways(though I doubt that's an issue) at half the cost. There are no tees, really, just worn out areas with small posts marking it as a place to throw from.

In essence, it's a three-hole course, that would be in the 2.0 range if there were nine of them and 2.5 if there were eighteen, plus a small practice area.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Fine beginners course

1    1/5/2014   1/5/2014
Review By: LeeLK
Played: 68  Reviewed: 53  Exp: 11.4 Years
This review was updated on 1/12/2014
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: First 6 holes are short, but reasonable. Hole 4 has to be 80 feet, so go for the ace! Last 3 are a bit short as well, but are decent wooded holes.
Cons: Most baskets are very low to the ground for some reason. The last 3 are apparently handmade. 7 is fine, 8's chains are plastic, and 9 is truly wtf material. A metal square with a few fixed chains in the middle. Hard to find 7 from 6. They advertise a 10th hole but we couldn't find it.
Other Thoughts: The first 6 are at least playable if you're in the area. The last 3 are pretty funny to see, especially the "baskets". Think of it as an adventure.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Good for Practice

5+    6/8/2013   6/13/2013
Review By: DaDiscDude
Played: 2  Reviewed: 2
Pros: Variety of shot types
Easy 1st course
Ace possibilities
They provide discs if family wants to play
4th Of July Tournament
Fairways cross
Only #2 and #5 need a driver
Tees aren't easily found
Other Thoughts: If you are in the Triangle and you play disc golf, sign the family up for the pool, and you can play disc golf.

 Needs work

5+    10/6/2012   5/12/2012
Review By: Chain_Bomber
Played: 15  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 7.5 Years
This review was updated on 10/6/2012
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Clean
Easy for newbies
Decent Layout
First 5/6 holes are always groomed and the grass is nice and short.
Cons: Baskets are too short (height and distance)
Fairways cross
Lack of hole markers
Lack of true tee boxes
Lack of a basket on 9
Other Thoughts: Even though I am just starting out, there is only on hole that I can open up on and let one rip.
#7 is a long hole, but I am still not sure where to tee off from but its ok.

A little bit of work and some minimal money this could be a decent course. I like that is like 2 blocks from my house. I will play here a bunch just because its close and it will let me practice my accuracy.

Looks like some of the holes (7-8-9) for sure have new tee makers. Number 9 is still missing an actual basket. Again i think this could be a good course with some effort. Heck if they wanted help i would volunteer and work for free to make it a better course.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Don't Waste Your time

1    12/15/2010   12/15/2010
Review By: All Back Hand
Played: 16  Reviewed: 5  Exp: 11.4 Years
Pros: New Baskets on some holes. Some room to make up new tee positions and make up a few better holes using basket locations. No traffic.
Cons: Too small a piece of land for disc golf. Volleyball net in the middle of the field. Could never play during summer months unless a member. Current tee pads make every hole under 150'.
Other Thoughts: 7 and 8 were your typical short technical wood holes that require accuracy and were the only holes I would consider worth playing as they were designed. This course is basically two shorter 200' wood holes and a couple baskets on the outside of an open field. We went for about 30 minutes and just messed around with the baskets from random tee locations. Don't waste your time.

 Triangle's only "green-level" course. New baskets.

2-4    12/14/2010   12/14/2010
Review By: aggreen
Played: 196  Reviewed: 19  Exp: 11.5 Years
This review was updated on 4/27/2011
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Holes #1 through #7 have new baskets. #7 is actually a fairly challenging hole - wooded and requires a solid, slight right, shot.
It is a great course for kids and beginners (which has been stated already), but still requires some accurate throws on #1, #7 and #8.
Holes #1 and #2 have gravel tees, which are actually pretty good.
Cons: Basket heights are very low, which can affect putting greatly.
There is one instance of crossing fairways - which can be a con with traffic. That said, there seems to be none. While we played it in the winter, the activities that would result from the amenities that the recreational club possesses during "in-season" (summer) could interrupt course play. There is a multi-purpose field that the course utilizes in holes #2 through #6.
The sign after hole 6 states there are "7 to 10" holes across the path. From what we determined, there is no hole #10.
Hole #8 has a poor catching, homemade, basket - had a few pass-throughs in our multiple rounds on this one.
Other Thoughts: There is some uniqueness to the course, which I enjoyed. I didn't place them in the Pros or Cons section, since they are subject to individual preference.
There is actually basic signage on holes #1 through #3. They are wooden arrows in the ground pointing to the basket. The distance is carved into the arrow "arm". There might be more of these signs, but we had to remove some dirt to determine they existed on the initial holes. That said, there are wooden posts that were recently placed by the tee areas. This is where you determine the tee pad, and could be the development of signage.
The "object" on hole #9 looks like a metal framed sign with 4 vertical chains making the "basket". I assume a hole out is hitting the chains, but they are taut, so it sounds like you are hitting the frame of the sign when you hit them squarely. I mention this, since it is only a 66' hole and very "aceable". In short, I hit the top of the frame on a drive and couldn't determine if I hit the chains or not - we agreed I didn't (would have been a cheap ace anyway - but an ace is an ace).
This is a private course, so permission from the administration of the recreational club is required to play. That said, in off-season, it looks like there should be no issues to play the course. There is a park across the street, which has restrooms and is easy to park in and walk across to the opening hole.
Overall, this course really gets beat-up in the reviews due to the prior baskets and, perhaps, high expectations. This course seems to be exactly what the designers intended it to be - a course for use with the recreational club, which would have families and kids utilize the course. For the DG community, this serves as a great course to intro new players and with their recent improvements, it looks like they are realizing the growth of the sport and facilitating its introduction to new players.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.


1    11/12/2010   11/15/2010
Review By: pfpro
Played: 53  Reviewed: 40
Pros: - Convenient area.
- Holes 1-6 now have Innova cages.
Cons: - Short
- The sign on the walk through says holes 7 - 10 are on the other side of the path. We never found hole 10
Other Thoughts: I took my 8 and 10 y/o daughters to play this course. It was OK as a starter course. We played Avalon Peaks the next day, and they enjoyed it much more. There is an alarm on the pool (the 10 year old threw onto the pool deck and I had to hop the fence to get the disc), but it shut off after several minutes of blaring.

We probably will not play this course again.


1    3/9/2006   3/9/2010
Review By: zacharypower7
Played: 10  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 15.5 Years
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Located right off of cary parkway.
Pretty weak course otherwise. good for those new to the sport but no real challenge for even remotely skilled players. still better than nothing i guess.
Cons: Short, more like a course for putting practice,beat up baskets where there are baskets with plastic chains that don't seem to do very much in the way of stopping discs. I have heard of cops giving people a hard time about it being a private course even though i have never seen anyone playing it (i used to practice drives on a portion of the greenway right down the street from this course and it was always empty).
Other Thoughts: just too small an area for a good course

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

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