4 Helpful / 5 Not
A really bad course.
Pros: #6, #7, and #8 are decent. There is nothing wrong with these holes and if the rest of the course was like them it would be a 3 star course. I know they are trying to change the course and if it's more in this direction it could be good, but the first five need to be redesigned entirely.
Cons: As a whole, this course is absolutely terrible. I arrived and spent about 20 minutes looking for hole 1. From the tee the pin is 200 feet away, and in the middle of a clump of trees. Get used to that, because that's every hole. You never need a driver.
I use the word "hole" lightly here. I mean there's a tee and a basket but they don't really flow like the were designed by a player. The only real concern of the designer was putting as many obstacles in the way as he could. That might sound challenging or exciting but it's neither.
Other Thoughts: I've never walked off a course without finishing it before, but after 10 holes I was pretty much done with it.
Every hole just felt like it was intended to be as frustrating as possible, when the land could support a good course.
If they used that fairway that #2 and #3 play across, you could have a good hole there. If #4 used a different tee pad that would be a good hole too. It's the unrealized potential that makes me so frustrated with this course. If they gave up on a full 18 and stuck to nine they wouldn't cramp themselves into these really weird holes. And maybe people would play all of them.
4 of 9 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 1 Not
Must be a New Course!
NOTE: This course must have a new layout. There were 18 holes with 11 baskets (some baskets were used twice from different tee-pads). I never played the old design... but, the course I played is not the course I read about in the reviews below. For example: holes 2 and 3 do not share the same tee-pad anymore.
- NEW T-SIGNS. Every hole now has a tee-sign (except hole 9... from 8 pin walk up the hill and play from the fat crack square in the sidewalk). This should make navigation much easier.
- Obviously a course at a high school is going to expose kids to the game. And, since some of the shots on this course are real quality shots, it could breed some talent.
- Numbers 2, 6, 7, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18 are really great holes.
- Demands variation in skill set... open, tight, short, long, right, left, BH, FH, overhands, cut rollers.
- Great use of elevation and terrain.
- Hard to navigate the first time!... But, since then the course has installed NEW T-SIGNS and uploaded a MAP (under the links section), therefore, navigation should be much much easier.
- Dangerous! Not only would having multiple tee-pads firing at one pin be a hazard, but several of the shots throw over roads, next to parking lots and near places kids might want to hang out. I'm happy because those holes are dope! But, for beginners (i.e. most high schoolers) it's dangerous.
- Since this course is on a high school, we have to be on our best behavior. Otherwise, they could yank it.
- I play this course at least twice a week now. It's a nice course with quality shots that could really tune your game.
- I will sign up as a guide... since it's so difficult to navigate the first time.
- But, if you don't want a guide here are some tips:
a) print out the map.
b) pay attention during the first 10 and you will see where the alternate tees are for the second loop. It really is a breeze once you play it once.
- My Best Score: -10
- My Avg: -6
5 of 6 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - A couple of challenging drives with doglegs, woods, distance, and some moderate elevation changes. The high percentage of right turns on the fairways forced me to develop my forehand drive, for which I'm thankful.
- Serves its intended purpose well as an introduction to the sport for younger players. On several of my runs through the course, I've run into high school kids cutting their teeth, which was nice to see.
- Convenient for those in the area (i.e. 5 mile radius or so) to hone their skills.
Cons: - Very confusing layout, not mapped well at all. I met a fellow who explained that the best way to play the course was to simply ignore the signs and sort of "make your own course", which is probably true.
- Hole 4 is just silly, with no discernible fairway to the basket. I might as well go in my backyard and play plinko golf with the trees there.
- The grounds are a multi-use facility, including walking trails, making for potential hazards. However, there aren't often enough people out there to make this a big problem.
- Being on high school grounds, rules state that use is restricted to after-school hours.
Other Thoughts: It is what it is: 6 holes set up on the grounds of a local high school. If you're looking for a challenge, one of the best courses in the country is just down the road.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
8 Helpful / 0 Not
Most Improved in NC
*Since the course is on school property it can introduce many new high school students to disc golf. How cool would it be to play disc golf for PE class or to go out and shoot a round during lunch?
*Elevation changes on every hole, even though most are moderate. Perfectly balanced with 9 Up/ 9 Down
*A creative way to make use of limited space to squeeze in a course.
*Terrain- lots of nice trees with a few grass fairways
*Online map and score card
-Only 11 baskets: They did the best they could with limited space by putting in 11 baskets, but since 7 holes share baskets the layout is rather funky
-Navigation: Do NOT go there without the map! Even when you have a map it can take some work to figure out. I seriously doubt that someone could figure out how to play the course without a map. Also, a few baskets are hard to see from the tee (3, 7/16, 9, 11/18)
-Safety issues: The combination of lots of new teenage players throwing near places with other students close by has potential for trouble.
-Detractions from beauty: Being near school buildings and the parking lot takes away from the feel of natural beauty.
-Tees: A bit short and the dirt and wood chips are adequate but not the greatest.
Course Level: Red (most suited for Juniors and Intermediate players rated 850).
The hole lengths are sufficient for a Red level course, even if they lack some variety. 6 of 130-199/ 11 of 200-299/ 1 of 375. Hole 12 has a length of 375 ft., and since it's uphill it has an effective length of 410 ft. making the hole a Red CR par 4.
~The course is only open to the public outside of school hours.
Enka is now 10 times better than the original 6 hole version, so kudos to those who implemented the upgrades. The course does its job as a school course to get high schoolers into disc golf, but more serious players will quickly graduate to nearby Richmond Hill.
A note about my rating: My rating is a subjective measure of my enjoyment of the course it is NOT intended to be a measure of the quality of the course. My ratings are given "on the curve" in relation to all other courses I've played. More detailed "Overall Rating" notes and "Hole-by-hole Ratings" are available in the Files section.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful.
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