Fire SWAMP DGC
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: My three pros:
+one of the most beautiful courses ive played. this course had a true jungle/swamp feel throuout the course and if youre not from the area it is very unique environment. I love the hiking while doing something aspect of disc golf and this course has that nailed-
+for a course with little signage and in a thick forest i found the navigation pretty obvious and never needed a map
+i thought the use of raised fairways was pretty cool. most holes play along a raised fairway and there was shallow standing/swamp water on each side which made for a pretty cool hole (though very narrow tunnel on may holes)
Cons: My three & 1/2 cons:
-This course is almost all tight tunnel shots in the woods. although this made for a good challenge it was a little repetitive as there werent many open holes and almopst all holes had standing water to each side of the fairway adding some risk to every hole. i felt like i was constantly laying up because i didnt wanna get a bad tree ricochet and end up in some hidden pond i couldnt see from the tee...
-while the navigation is fairly obvious, any course in thick woods should have better (or any) signage. this course just had posts marking the tee-boxes and no signs so you have to walk the many blind holes before throwing and spray painted markers on trees showing the way to the next hole...
-this course is hard! i dont mind tough courses but all holes are in thick woods and i imagine standing water is pretty common. so this leads to clear raised fairways with ponds on the sides on almost every hole! for me this was fun but i had pants and work boots on so i didnt mind wading through the ponds when needed- and for the most part i was laying up with mids as i was scared to lose one with a long drive gone bad...
-BUGS! i played in mid fall and there were swarms of flys/skeeters so i imagine when its warmer this place could be a bugfest
Other Thoughts: I played on a beautiful november day when it had rained the day before. I was worried the course would be unplayable but since the fairways are somewhat raised the ponds fill up next to where you should be throwing. Of course this means as soon as you get a bad ricochet off the countless trees- cross your fingers and pray youre not in the swamp. This was a course where I felt lucky to not lose any discs. Last week i played Northwest River Park DGC in Va which is very heavily wooded and i felt like this course was identical with huge ponds along every hole making it wayyyy harder. I was the only one there on a friday afternoon besides the lone fisher on hole 8! I saw the fisher, threw conservative and ended up in the qicksand/swamp/lake next to #8 UGGH- bc of that fisher i didnt play #9 which is probably the landmark hole for this course... Overall this was a tough round but im already looking forward to coming back and trying again as this course is just too unique and pretty to be passed if youre in the area...
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 6 Not
Pros: -Great fairways, thru the South Carolina vegetation
-Good mix of shots
Cons: -A little swampy at spots
Other Thoughts: This was a course my wife and i hit up on vacation it was a great course, shaded from the sun.
0 of 6 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 6 Not
Better than what people say
Pros: Well set up.
Fairly well kept.
Cons: You can get lost trying to find the last few holes.
Needs to be thinned out a little.
A couple holes don't make any sense.
Other Thoughts: I think this is better than what some people have been saying. I think if it was thinned out a little, you could get a lot better drives in. It is too thin to let your discs work their characteristics.
1 of 7 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 6 Not
All about finesse
Pros: This course keeps you honest, your accuracy needs to be in top form. It takes lots of finesse shots to make it to the end in one piece.
Cons: Incredibly easy to lose a disc on some holes. I lost my favorite driver on the second hole, I'm still bummed.
Other Thoughts: Hole #9 is directly over water and people are always fishing right in mid hole, this makes it difficult to concentrate on clearing the big hazard, hence, we skipped it and just called it a par. I had already lost one disc, I wasn't making it two because of some fishing folk.
4 of 10 people found this review helpful.
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