Carthage, NC 
Hillcrest Park DGC Share
Uploaded By: chainmonkey Hole #5 (Taken 3/2013)
3 / 119ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #5 Tee



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1    7/9/2017   7/10/2017
Review By: hoppedup
Played: 81  Reviewed: 27  Exp: 3.3 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: There are Innova Disc catcher baskets in pretty good shape.

Hole 8 is a neat tree tunnel shot.There were a few tee pads on the back nine and those holes might be more fun on a replay when you actually know which way to throw and approximate distance
Cons: Navigation is terrible. Course maintenance is non-existent. cars parked in course. Basically a sports complex with a disc golf course as an afterthought.

Some of tee pads that exist on the back 9 suggest there was a re-design at some point because they don't seem to point to any of the baskets.
Other Thoughts: A car was parked on the first tee, so we teed off a bit farther along. There was plenty of parking in the lot but the first tee is shaded so I guess it seemed a much better spot on a 90 day in the Sandhills. There was a car parked in the "fairway" of #2 that we were able to throw around. Hole #3 looked kind of like a junkyard with random items scattered about. Could not find tee for 34 as that was where the tee signs ceased to exist. We teed off in front of a giant pile of sand.

At #5 we realized the tees were marked by posts. There were two rocks on the ground about five feet apart that I thought were possible markers so we threw towards the basket they faced. That was #7 basket so we backtracked and threw to the other basket we could see. That was #6. We never found #5 basket.

#10 tee post is on a hill just past one of the ballfield fences. We couldn't see a basket but there appeared to be a path into the woods. There was a basket in the woods. There were a few red arrows on trees that presumably were intended to aid navigation. Fail. My dad is a man of few words and has never had a negative thing to say about a course. As we holed out on 18 he said, "This is the worst course we've ever played." And we played Springwood Players Course a few weeks ago.

This course could be much better with a little maintenance and signage. Not world class, but I bet it could rate a 3 or so with some work. If I were local, I'd make an effort to give this course some TLC.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.


1    9/21/2015   9/25/2015
Review By: reposado
Played: 278  Reviewed: 276  Exp: 6.1 Years
Pros: The back nine has some fun holes when you find them. It varies from wooded holes to sparsely treed holes and there are some good lines there if you can locate them. A few completely wooded holes with clean fairways of good width. A bunch more holes that traverse scattered trees but they are scattered heavily. Lines are tricky and a few verge on plinko but they are fun. More fun than challenging but fun. Underbrush is non-existant and holes are interesting enough for experienced players but simple enough for beginners.
Cons:
The back nine has absolutely the worst navigation I have ever seen. (Not that the front nine is better). Forget scouting the basket. You would have to do concentric circles because from many of the tees, the direction of the fairway is a complete guess. There are scattered trees on all sides. A few of the holes have the tee signs which make that point moot, but for the majority of these holes, the tee sign is missing. All that remains is a post with the hole numbers tacked on. Occasionally there are too flags which mark the throwing line, but that still leaves two options for throwing direction. The poles are also quite difficult to see so it can be hard to find them from the previous basket. All-together, visiting players will do quite a bit of wandering here.
The back nine does end on two holes which play along the park road but the real bad spots of the course are the in the first nine. These holes just aren't much fun. A stretch of holes that play along the edge of the park and among a few piles of equipment and park buildings. Lot of stuff to hit in the fairway and a short fence which separates the course from residential property on the right. After that there is a series of holes which zigzag across an open field. Of course multiple baskets are typically in view and you might throw to one and realize it has the wrong number.
Other Thoughts: For those who know the course, this can be a fun round. But it's not worth the time for players passing by to have to figure it out.

 

1    11/22/2008   11/22/2008
Review By: Recdrumz
Played: 2  Reviewed: 2
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: They have brand new baskets.
Cons: There are no fairways in the wooded areas, this means more than half the course is just covered in woods. With no path to follow. about a thousand trees need to be knock down.
Other Thoughts: Ive played a lot of courses in NC and this one for being in a park and having great baskets for 18 holes is no were near being finished. frustrating

1 of 3 people found this review helpful.


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