Durham, NC 
Valley Springs Park Share
Uploaded By: Olorin Hole #1 (Taken 2/2009)
3 / 128ft.   3 / 165ft.   3 / 198ft.   3 / 198ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #1 Basket to Tee



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1    3/30/2012   4/1/2012
Review By: vegthura
Played: 7  Reviewed: 5  Exp: 19.2 Years
0 Helpful / 9 Not
Pros: Great course and fantastic signage. I've had this one on my list to try for a while and it will now be a go to course. Some of the holes are tight but very reasonable.
Cons: Wish the baskets were easier to see.

0 of 9 people found this review helpful.

 One of the Area's Best Organized & Maintained Courses!

1    1/17/2009   1/18/2009
Review By: NauticalUrge
Played: 11  Reviewed: 10  Exp: 21.3 Years
13 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Valley Springs is an extremely well organized DGC with three tee options (Red, White, & Blue), which provide different distances and angles in which you can play the course. The red tees are rather short in distance, but are great for beginners.

Some of the holes have seasonal/monthly baskets, so you'll have to refer to the maps at each tee as reference. The great thing about this setup, is that each month the course is slightly different from the month before.

This course features plenty of signage, including course layouts and information documenting seasonal/monthly basket placement. There are benches at the start of each hole for those requiring a resting area. There were even safety considerations built into the course, for example, one of the fairways cuts a 90 degree angle to the tee of the next hole, and they've added a net to protect players on the next tee.
Cons: - Heavily wooded course which has a tendency to beat up on softer discs.

- Varying elevations with the course taking you up and down hills, so bring your comfortable hiking shoes.

- The course seems to be kinda hazardous in the fall/winter due to the heavy coverage of leaves on the ground, which create a slipping hazard.

- The baskets are kind of difficult to distinguish from the surrounding terrain and woods. Do your best to locate the red tape on the pole of the baskets.
Other Thoughts: This is a great course in the Durham, NC area. The park has a playground for kids, and some baseball fields for the members of your group that don't feel like playing disc golf.

I am truly amazed at how well organized the course is, especially after reading the reviews from 2008 about there not being any signs. As of currently, there are plenty of markers and signage to assist players to navigate the course.

The course is a well designed course, however, if you're looking for a truly scenic DGC, you're better off going to Buckhorn DGC, which has a great mixture of open and wooded areas, as well as quite a few lakeside holes.

13 of 14 people found this review helpful.

 

5+    2/8/2009   7/21/2008
Review By: caiman
Played: 56  Reviewed: 13  Exp: 13.4 Years
This review was updated on 2/8/2009
7 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: This is one of the few courses where both beginners and advanced players can enjoy themselves. The red, white, and blue tee placements all have their own concrete tee pads, and providing an ideal challenge for beginners (red), recreational/amateur players (white), and pros (blue). The blue layout is challenging, but fair as there are distinct paths to the baskets on each hole. The course is almost entirely shaded, and is usually not too crowded. The layout is separate from the rest of the park. If you're lucky, you could spot a deer. Top-quality tee signs were recently added on all holes, including the four extra holes; that was the course's biggest weakness up until then.
Cons: Now that tee signs have been added, the only real "cons" are the mosquitoes in the summer (bug spray is recommended), and the lack of open, "let-er-rip" holes. (Experienced players won't mind, but novices might.)
Other Thoughts: Four new holes have recently been installed, although these holes only have one concrete tee pad her hole. They are some of the most challenging holes on the course from any tee, so novice players beware. The tee pads are "white", but they play more like blue tees when compared to the first 18 holes.

I think this is the best course in the Triangle. But that's only my opinion, one that is not shared by everyone.

7 of 10 people found this review helpful.


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