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Great course, but can eat you alive

5+    9/10/2016   10/12/2016
Review By: jsemales
Played: 43  Reviewed: 39  Exp: 13.4 Years
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: This is a really well balanced course with a great mix of open throws and a very pleasant walk through the woods. The course requires every shot in your arsenal with a few mandos thrown in to mess your plan up.
Cons: It's not particularly beginner friendly, but it's not impossible. It's a good place for newer players to see what a real course will bring to the table. It's not forgiving, don't end up in the woods or you'll find yourself begging for daylight.
Other Thoughts: Bring bug spray and don't play if it's recently rained hard.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

Fun Course

1    3/14/2016   3/14/2016
Review By: FM-hack64
Played: 10  Reviewed: 2
0 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: I have been playing for 2 years. For me this coarse provided a good challenge with a variety of wooded and open holes. At first it looked like it would be a short coarse, but found it to have a good mix of long and short holes. Very glad I took the time to find and play it on my visit from the Charlotte area. I would definitely recommend it to people visiting the area.
Cons: First hole is a little rough.
Other Thoughts: Fun coarse. If you haven't play Pharoah's Tomb, put it on your play list.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Fun course

1    5/4/2015   5/4/2015
Review By: DGPete
Played: 22  Reviewed: 3
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: I'm assuming a lot of improvements have happened in the last year or so.

Every hole had at least one concrete tee. Multiple other tees for beginners. We went on the first warm day in may, so sometimes we needed to use the other tees to avoid pedestrians.

Great signage on every hole. Never got lost, always knew where to throw.

Excellent use of elevation on several holes.

Clean park with plenty of benches, bathrooms, and things for the family to do.

I love that this course never felt repetitive, every hole made you think. I ended up using just about every disc in my bag.

Holes 1-3 made me nervous that It was going to be a bad course: short holes, long grass, and mud, however those were really the only holes like that.

Looking back at the course I can see that maybe it lacked more long distance holes, but as I was playing it, I didn't feel likes it was missing anything, and I'm the first person that loves a good grip it and rip it hole.

I like cats so seeing a few were fine by me.
Cons: As much as I loved this course, the only major con I have is one that would keep me from coming back again. You constantly were playing through highly populated locations. We there on probably an unusually busy day, there was some sort of big BBQ happening as we were getting to the back 9, so people were just everywhere. Even if the course just had your average weekend park goers, you were throwing 50-100 feet of parking lots, walkways, playground, volleyball, bathrooms, picnic areas, bridges, streets, and other tee pads. Since there are some blind spots, you wouldn't see someone walking around some bends that come right through your fairway.
I few "watch for flying disc" signs or something similar would at least help.
Other Thoughts: I would love to have this course close to where I live, seems like the perfect neighborhood park. This course would be awesome in the colder weather, less foliage and people would make this a an even more fun course.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Date: 11/4/2015 Designer Response by: gottafixit
While there may be some times of the day or even seasons that you might have to share the park with others there are other times and seasons where the disc golfers are the only ones there. If you can bare the cold late fall and winter are great times to play the course.


1    5/18/2014   6/28/2014
Review By: knoxstephen5
Played: 55  Reviewed: 6  Exp: 3.4 Years
Pros: Fun course, easy to find, and well marked. Good variety of open holes, woods , and dog legs. It is not a long course so there is good chances for an ace, which i kinda like. Good signs,not hard to follow, and located in a nice park. We did not see a single cat while we were there as others have described. The gorge hole was fun although the tee area is sketchy.
Cons: Not a whole lot of negative here. There were a couple of holes that were near a lot of people(we were there on a Sunday) and i had to yell at a little kid from about 200 feet away because he picked up my girlfriends disc after she threw.
Other Thoughts: Overall a nice course and park. Bathrooms and picnic areas were available and the golf course was not crowded. We will be back.

 Fun park course

2-4    6/17/2014   6/17/2014
Review By: Pxranger
Played: 52  Reviewed: 5  Exp: 4.6 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - Nice newer baskets that had painted indicators as to which direction the next hole was.
- Great signage on every hole
- Scorecards and 81/2 x 11 maps were available at the kiosk near hole #1
- plenty of benches and trashcans
- 3 tees for each hole
- over half of the long tees had concrete tee pads, the ones that didn't were formed for what must be imminent concrete pourings.
- well groomed and maintained course.
- nice variety of shots, anhyzer/flick, tunnel, etc. including a nice shot over a deep gorge on 15.
- Great use of terrain for a small city park.
- Alternate "Safari Golf" maps were available that added some much needed length to the course.
Cons: The majority of the holes were on the short side (just near or under 300'). I am a newer player and had no problem shooting sub par rounds, so the difficulty was not there for me.

I really don't have a lot of bad things to say that stuck out, While this was not a great course, it was not a bad course, it just lacked distance and variety

Some of the concrete tee pads were on the short side for me, maybe I am spoiled, but I am used to much longer tee pads.
Other Thoughts: As another poster commented, there were about a dozen cats greeting me near the parking lot, kinda weird. If you are anywhere near the Fort Lee area definitely check this course out.

As city park courses go this is in my top 10. It was evident that a lot of care goes into maintaining this course.

I was torn on where to rate this course, I felt that a 3 wouldn't be enough, but a 4 seemed too high as it does not compare to some other city park funded courses I have played in Des Moines and Kansas City. I would have gave it a 3.75 if it were an option, but 3.5 seems a good fit.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.


5+    11/11/2013   11/11/2013
Review By: rockethound
Played: 1  Reviewed: 1
0 Helpful / 11 Not
Pros: Fun and challenging course love playing thru the woods. I live not far from there so its very close to me .
Cons: Cats everywhere !!! Would like to see them removed. But colonial hieghts don't respond to stray cat call .
Other Thoughts: Wish they would make another park behind Walmart .really nice park next to scenic river.

0 of 11 people found this review helpful.
Date: 4/4/2014 Designer Response by: gottafixit
I have talked to Parks and Rec about the park behind walmart and have scouted the land. Could make for at least a 9 hole. If any one else is local and would like to see more disc golf get involve and reach out to parks and rec and let them know.

 Not Horrible...

1    2/9/2013   2/24/2013
Review By: zewski12
Played: 86  Reviewed: 7  Exp: 5.5 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -There are definitely some fun holes.
-Located in a nice park.
-You can take your time here because no one was there playing the course.
Cons: -No Signage!
-Very difficult to navigate.
-Plays into a park where kids are walking around and families are picnicking. (played in the winter so this wasn't much of an issue but kids were still running around).
-Swampy area, couple be better in the summer months.
Other Thoughts: I don't see myself going back there. Some fun holes but nothing out of the ordinary. there are definitely better options in the area.

The biggest thing that bothered me was how difficult it was to navigate. There is Zero signage and no course map at all to help you. the only way you know what hole your on is to look at the 4x4 in the ground that the number is painted on but even this was faded.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Date: 5/8/2014 Designer Response by: gottafixit
I apologize for the lack of maps in the box. I do try to keep up with filling it but sometimes it goes with out. The Links/Files tab has all the maps should the course map box currently be out. Parks and rec started the long set of concrete tees last year and once complete this spring they will be installing the course signage as well.

Edit: All Tee Signs have been in for a while, the remaining concrete tees on the longs should be finished this spring/summer.

 Disc Golf Fail

1    8/7/2012   8/8/2012
Review By: New013
Played: 169  Reviewed: 117  Exp: 7.2 Years
9 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Layout - The big plus here is multiple tees for each hole and the diversity in hole types.

You weave in and out of sparse woods and there is a good range of holes between long and short. There's only one big bomber hole (18) but you can let some discs fly in places.

The course does a solid job of forcing different shots and giving you different looks from each tee. They mixed up placement holes with gap hitting holes pretty well.

They incorporated a lot of vertical gaps in to the course, usually making you throw low under thick branches. I threw a roller more than once here.

There's a bit of elevation here, it's used with moderate success on a few holes.

Equipment - The baskets were in okay shape. There is a course map at #1 and there was also printed out course maps/scorecards you could grab. The print out also had individual hole layouts shown.

Atmosphere - Looks like an average community type park. A lot of picnic areas and a playground; looks like a good place to bring the family.
Cons: Layout - Where do I start? The first thing I noticed was how incredibly bad the upkeep has been on this course. #1 had 4' grass going down the fairway as well as bunch of debris. The entire course wasn't like this but there was more than one place where work needs to be done.

The second thing I noticed was how incredibly terrible the flow of this course is. You literally do tiny little circles everywhere through it and backtrack a lot. This brings numerous fairways near each other and there are a few occasions where baskets are close to each other.

Then there's the abundance of holes that play over or very close to parking lots, roads, picnic areas, multi purpose fields. I played very early morning but if there were people there I can see how this course might be unplayable.

There are some straight up dumb holes here, holes that make you make you wonder what the designer was thinking.

There is a massive overuse of shots where you throw under limbs. A few is fine but it goes overboard here.

There's several spots where baskets are in dumb places. I'm talking right by other park facilities or 4' from a massive drop off in to super thick woods right next to a lake.

Don't let that lake part confuse you, the lake is in no way involved with the course with the exception of the hole where missing 4' right makes you lose your disc.

I was amazed at how many 200'-300' blind shots could be put on one course. We went searching for the basket on numerous occasions and that's with a map in our hand.

Equipment - Some tees are natural with colored boards marking their location, some tees are spray painted on to the ground, some tees are concrete, one tee is mostly concrete with the back 20% unfinished because they ran out of concrete while they were pouring it.

The natural tees were okay in some places and not okay in others. Oh yeah one tee that is spray painted on the ground has the colored board right in the middle of it... yeah wtf.

The map/scorecard is great but much bigger signs giving that info would be way better.

Atmosphere - There's to many holes that need to be manicured very badly. There's trash and debris all piled up in some places.

It's normally a plus when a park has trashcans but this one had a trashcan so rank I almost vomited.
Other Thoughts: "I hate this course." I said that and heard that multiple times throughout the round. It's one of those courses where you keep asking how much longer until it's over. Hole after hole you find another thing to make you hate it.

It started with #1. They pad was screwed up, you couldn't see the basket because of debris, there was super tall grass... we knew then.

#15 is the prime example of the entire course's faults. It should be a great hole, the signature hole. It's a good valley shot with the lake out on the right. BUT... right behind the basket is a building with privacy fence, right next to the basket is a giant drop off in to jungle and water, at the bottom of the valley which is a treacherous walk lies a crap ton of broken up cinder blocks.

The park has a lot of good space to work with it's just done terribly. There's to many forced in holes. It looked like the space was just misused. I could see a really well designed 9 holer being here, either way it needs to be redesigned.

9 of 12 people found this review helpful.

 Worth a play

1    10/16/2011   11/8/2011
Review By: H3LlIoN
Played: 16  Reviewed: 13  Exp: 6.5 Years
2 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: There are multiple tees and some well laid out holes. The park is free and open to the public, and there were maps/scorecards kept at the beginning along with tournament information and a locals posting board. Although there weren't tee signs, having the map was a plus. The baskets have large, bright signs on top, making them a lot easier to see than normal. Also, someone painted the basket spokes to point to the next tee, which is awesome. As far as course play, there are some great holes requiring various different really play this course, you will need a variety of shots in your quiver. There is a relatively low chance of losing discs, as the only water hazard is down a giant hill, and you'd have to be terrible or catch a nasty roll to actually get a disc down there. Course is a mix of wooded and open, short and long. All in all, a nice course. Also, there is a wind indicator on the 18th basket (the basket closest to the parking lot) so you can see what you're dealing with. Although the tees are merely buried 4x4's, luckily they are color coordinated and clearly labeled with hole number and distance.
Cons: The first two holes were muddy, and look like they have a tendency to flood during bad storms. Because of this, there are briars and mud that make finding errant discs all the more entertaining. Three of the holes (4, 7 & 18?) are situated in such a way that they require shots over and across parking lots. Given the traffic, this could result in vehicle damage if you're not careful. 4 and 18 it was obvious...when shooting 7, I had no idea that I ran the risk of overthrowing and smashing the windshield on a Chevy, as you shoot over the crest of a hill. Be careful. The t's for 4 and 7 are slightly ambiguous also, so a little bit of time was spent wandering back and forth trying to determine what was what.
Other Thoughts: The course wasn't busy...we were the only ones playing. There were kids on the playground and cars in the parking lot be aware of others. We almost managed to wreck a chevy windshield on 7 and take out a photographer who decided to pause in the middle of a fairway to snap a family photo on a bridge. It was cold and very windy when we shot, but I can imagine the first two holes would be bad for mosquitoes in the peak of summer. We never saw a single one of the cats rumored to roam the course, although trash and litter were clearly an issue. Also, depending on the direction you are coming from, the drive takes you through some seedy areas. All things considered, this is a very enjoyable course, and I look forward to shooting it again sans wind, and knowing the layout. Also, it's free to play, which is always a plus.

2 of 5 people found this review helpful.


5+    9/3/2011   9/5/2011
Review By: Auto
Played: 18  Reviewed: 6
This review was updated on 1/18/2013
2 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: Good course for all, three different tees. Longs, alternates, and shorts. Wooded and open holes for variety. Three mandos for course complexity. The boy scouts have placed several benches on the white long holes. Concrete is being poured and half of the holes are done. Park is well maintianed and groomed.
Cons: Beware of the cats. disc in woods go to grab it there might be a cat near buy that startles you. Busy on the summer weekends with other park users. Hole one has some major drainage problems when it rains.
Other Thoughts: After the storm came through it has changed a few holes. Hole five is missing a huge tree which makes a birdie possible now. Nine is wide open now with a little luck a possible ace in the future. Hole fourteen has a bigger gap to throw though which allows for a high release. Sixteen b has a wide open drive available now where a huge tree use to be. So future moves of the baskets might need to happen to keep the challenge up for this course. Overall nice course.

2 of 7 people found this review helpful.

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