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 Short but Tricky

1    10/23/2010   11/7/2010
Review By: terptwerp
Played: 9  Reviewed: 9
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Although none of the holes are very long, every one of them has some twist to it. You will have to throw around trees, bushes, and mandos on almost every hole. In order to play near par, you need to shape your shots carefully. The front 9 is mostly narrow and wooded. The back 9 has more open (but still tricky) holes.
Cons: The neighborhood is pretty rough. I would not advise anyone (especially female players) to play here alone near dusk.
Other Thoughts: This course hosts well organized handicap tournaments (Thursdays in the summer and Sunday mornings in the winter). It can be frustrating at first, but gets easier after you play it a couple of times.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 decent course

1    8/29/2010   9/20/2010
Review By: bigflicknick
Played: 5  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 9.6 Years
0 Helpful / 6 Not
Pros: I liked the open portions and the wooded sections were very frustrating, but it was an even mix and I think with a little more play time on this course it has a lot to offer.
Cons: neighborhood kinda scary and there are mandos( which i disagree with but follow nontheless)

0 of 6 people found this review helpful.


1    6/12/2010   6/15/2010
Review By: Pitty241
Played: 30  Reviewed: 10  Exp: 11.1 Years
1 Helpful / 11 Not
Pros: very challenging and many trees bloking the pins. I personaly loved it for this reason but had some cons to
Cons: very boring at parts and also frustrating if you hit the trees. It was frustrating with the fact that you had all these tunnel shots that where nearly imposible to get through to. also very messy and not well maintained

1 of 12 people found this review helpful.

 solid course

5+    6/12/2010   6/12/2010
Review By: Watchitgo
Played: 16  Reviewed: 2  Exp: 10.5 Years
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: It is challenging in that it tests every shot possible. You have to throw different ways off of tees to have the best chance of a good score. Course is kept in good condition. One of the tougher par 3 courses ive played. Good course.
Cons: Some people like long open courses. This is a par 3 course and mostly in woods. There are also a couple tough mandos on hole 9 and 17 that are further than most ive seen. Occasionaly you WILL get the homeless/drunk person but its never hindered my play. Not many cons on this course overall.
Other Thoughts: Ive hit chains on a first shot before but didnt stay in. I observed the basket and saw two inner rings missing. Dont know about all the other baskets though.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful.


2-4    6/9/2010   6/10/2010
Review By: lew311
Played: 1  Reviewed: 1
4 Helpful / 7 Not
Pros: -Easily accessible to I-85

-Variety of tight and wooded holes

-Very challenging
Cons: -A lot of the challenge comes from obstacles that don't add to the course, they are just there to get in the way. Huge trees in the center of the fairway five feet in front of the tee pad, a tee pad in a tree, etc.

-Lots of 'field goal' type holes. Luck is more important than skill here.

-This course has no problem going from a very tight tunnel shot to a hole with nothing but grass between tee and basket. Many holes are frustrating, some are just plain boring.

-The course is horribly maintained. The underbrush is thick almost everywhere. If you find yourself off the fairway, and are lucky enough to find your disc, you could easily find yourself in a thicket of briars... or worse. Trash everywhere - beer bottles tossed wherever people feel like it. Very few trash cans is a big contributor here, but still... is it really that hard to carry your trash with you?

-The road (and the area of town) make for a major distraction. My group had to wait ten minutes to tee off because a pair of drunkards decided to stumble down the middle of the fairway as opposed to the sidewalk.
Other Thoughts: I didn't list this as a con, because it doesn't particularly bother me, but the tenth tee is nowhere near the start of the course. Keep that in mind if you only plan to play nine holes.

It is a shame, because with a little bit of care this could be a decent course... but as it is it is poorly thought out and poorly maintained. I don't plan to go back any time soon.

4 of 11 people found this review helpful.


1    8/31/2009   3/31/2010
Review By: mhdisc03
Played: 20  Reviewed: 19  Exp: 17.4 Years
3 Helpful / 8 Not
Pros: nice ob with sidewalks. had 2 rush through wen i played for it was getting dark. but well thought out placments. half woods and field. not much room for error. like the course just not wat goes on there after dark.
Cons: HOMELESS PEOPLE AND DRUG ADDICTS COME OUT ABOUT DUSK. my frind showed me a bench near the road with dried up blood and stab marks on the bench.

3 of 11 people found this review helpful.

 technical and open all in one course

5+    2/1/2010   2/4/2010
Review By: hogleggbob
Played: 131  Reviewed: 48  Exp: 9.5 Years
11 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: nice park with a mix of wooded and open holes. the first 5 holes are pretty technical when OB comes into play and they are somewhat tight.the back nine is mostly open but there are a few mando trees to keep it intresting on #9 and#17. all holes are reachable if you can throw 300ft. concrete pads on all holes and baskets are in good shape
Cons: the park sits in a somewhat shady area of town, but dont let that deter you from enjoying it. some of the course could use some clean up, trash, limbs everywhere, and the occasional used condom
Other Thoughts: wasnt areally huge fan of this course at first, but it has grown on me over time. nice practice basket area.the charlotte club holds a AM league here on sundays rain or shine during the winter, and then goes to thursdays when the weather and daylight change. it is a great time to meet other golfers,while having a chance to win some cool plastic

11 of 12 people found this review helpful.

 The Panthers lost, but I won

1    9/13/2009   9/16/2009
Review By: DSCJNKY
Played: 480  Reviewed: 131  Exp: 16.4 Years
18 Helpful / 0 Not
To explain the title of my review... My buddy asked I wanted to go to a Panthers game. I said, "sure, as long as we can go to a DG course too." The Panthers lost, but I didn't... cuz I got to play Sugaw.

- Great mix of shots. Most of the holes are in the 300' range... you have to hit FAIR gaps off the teepad to be successful or else there's lot's of opportunity for punishment... and the hole designs require you to have BH's and FH's combined with accuracy and power.
- Great FAIRways... (i.e. there were no random trees in the middle of the fairway that weren't adding to value of the holes). Every hole had a FAIRway and could easily be birdied if you hit the gaps with the proper shot - (depending on skill level).
- Practically on the freeway. As soon as you get off the freeway ( mile) you're in the park. And as soon as you enter the park (200') you're in the parking lot and the course is right there.
- Easy Navigation. I printed a map but never once needed to pull it out. There are obvious paths to the next tee-pad and most of the time you can see them. Flows great.
- Overall nice experience. Nice park (for a bad neighborhood according to another review), great golf shots, great tee-pads, signs, baskets, benches, etc...
- Only one pin position? It seemed as though there was only one basket position for each hole. The tee-signs didn't mention anything about multiple pin positions and I didn't see any sleeves either. Not necessarily a con for me... but, I don't live in Charlotte and it's not like I play this course every day. If I did, it could become an issue.
Other Thoughts:
- Close to the stadium. We went to a Panthers game and wanted a course we could get to quickly after the game, so we could play while the traffic died down. It worked perfectly.
- I like it. This is the type of course you want to get out of your car and play when you're on a roadtrip (except in the Charlotte area, then there are probably others you want to play more). But, still a great road trip course.
- This was my first Charlotte area course and I am impressed so far. I'm sure it's not the locals favorite course; but, if this course were in about 95% of the other DG cities in America... it would be the best course around.
- My Score: 0 (with 3 bogeys)

18 of 18 people found this review helpful.

 Disc golfin' in tha hood!

1    7/22/2009   8/1/2009
Review By: chain-addicted
Played: 43  Reviewed: 10  Exp: 9 Years
This review was updated on 3/26/2010
14 Helpful / 2 Not
*Concrete tee-pads.
*Benches at several holes.
*Trash cans a-plenty.
*Great Variety!

Easy to find your way around. Challenging for the most part. Located close to another great course which is Kilborne TPC.

First 8 holes are mostly wooded, the rest are pretty open.
No real elevation change on this course. Seedy/questionable part of town. The road-noise (coming from Sugar Creek Rd.) can be pretty annoying when you are on holes close to that road.

I wasn't too crazy about the elevated basket on hole #6.

Every time I play this course I happen to see "transient/shady character" types of folks just walking around acting like they are up to no good. I played there about a week ago and was just finishing up on hole #2 when I heard what sounded like alot of yelling and a huge commotion coming from the next hole. Turns out it was a couple of ghetto-bums (one was laying on the bench) being heavily intoxicated, arguing over God knows what but just making a LOUD scene.

Plenty of trash on this course as well. Empty/broken beer bottles and used rubbers. It was disappointing.
Other Thoughts:
Holes 3 & 4 are really tough... at least for me they are. I never fail to hit a tree on my drives on these two holes... Be warned!

I would play this course more often on my way to Kilborne if I didn't have fear of getting robbed and left for dead out here in the woods. It might be a good idea to pack some "heat" if you go alone around dusk.

14 of 16 people found this review helpful.

 Sugaw Creek Is A Sweet Course!

1    7/19/2009   7/23/2009
Review By: The Valkyrie Kid
Played: 1176  Reviewed: 1123  Exp: 39.7 Years
This review was updated on 5/25/2012
21 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Sugaw Creek is another one of the Charlotte courses (Kilbourne, Hornet's Nest, Reedy Creek) that give the disc golfers here a wonderful variety of choices. And I really like Sugaw possibly because it just fits my level, rec to intermediate player. It's fairly short and level with a nice variety of tight, wooded holes to some across the field types. I see players throwing rollers on certain holes here. It has two elevated basket placements, the second is cleverly set in the middle of a small tree. Maybe my favorite thing about this course is many of the interesting teepad placements. I think many course designers focus in so much on the basket placement, they end up just pouring a teebox at any old spot. Here at Sugaw, the designer of the course obviously gave a lot of thought to the locations of the tee boxes.
Cons: I guess I was pretty oblivious to many of the other reviewers cons. I actually didn't notice the neighborhood was shady. I don't remember seeing any trash to speak of. The holes near the street don't bother me. Quite the opposite actually, I think it's great advertising to our sport when folks drive by and see us throwing discs in the park. I guess to me Sugaw is like that special girl you first meet. You're so taken in by her beautiful face that you didn't notice that her behind is the size of Deleware.
Other Thoughts: Even though the course pretty much abused me, this has been one of my favorite N.C. courses. Just a nice enjoyable throw in a lovely park. Challenging to me but not so overwhelming as to totally discourage me. Another Charlotte course that I'd like to package up and take home.

21 of 21 people found this review helpful.

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