Carthage, NC 
Hillcrest Park DGC Share
Uploaded By: chainmonkey Hole #4
3 / 340ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #4 Tee

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1    1/24/2013   1/24/2013
Review By: New013
Played: 166  Reviewed: 116  Exp: 7.2 Years
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Layout - It's got some challenge to it; tight tunnels and OB near baskets. The first nine holes are mostly open and the back nine are mostly wooded so it has a balance.

You'll need to be accurate and able to shape shots through gaps on the back nine. The front nine is mostly placement on open shots.

Atmosphere - The back nine has a nice piney feel to it. Not crowded when I played it.

Equipment - The baskets were in pretty good shape.
Cons: Layout - The front nine is terrible. There's a few solid golf shots but overall it's deplorably repetitive and boring. The pics you see are all wrong, it's all open now. You throw a left to right shot towards the basket which sits next to a tall fence more than once.

There's two awkward tweener open holes back to back which just sucks. There's also a crappy little tiny hole. Plus some of the baskets on this side are surrounded by brier and small trees within 5' of the basket.

The back nine is much better but still has some unrealistic lines on a few holes; and still this part of the course is a bit repetitive.

There are some really awkward transitions out on the course. It can be confusing if new.

Equipment - No pads, only a few teesigns showing distance at the beginning. No benches or trashcans.

Atmosphere - You play around some ballfields and near the road in a few places. The park isn't very nice or scenic. You don't feel secluded at all. There's a crap ton of ugly things beside the park like rundown dirty houses, some kind of miserable facility with trashcans leaking trash on the course.

...and there's a graveyard on the course
Other Thoughts: I don't like this place, the back nine isn't enough to redeem how terrible the front nine is. It's funny how people used to complain how plinko the front nine is and how I'm now complaining how terribly wide open and dumb it is.

There's much better options in the area and this place isn't worth your time unless your bagging courses.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.


5+    6/18/2012   6/30/2012
Review By: Manofcords
Played: 2  Reviewed: 2
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Its a hard course. Holes are a mix of open and wooded. Before this course most of my play had been in wooded areas and I didnt know how much I relied on trees to so me the line.
Not matter how many time I play it kicks my rear.
Cons: Its a dump. You actually do pass by the dump on holes 11-13. And the whole course is in bad need of a trash clean up. Lots of redneck dumping went on in these woods. It is hard as all get out to figure out where all the tees and baskets are. there is no yardage on any whole but 1,2 and 16 i believe.
BEWARE of the fences. You have a fence that run the length of 1 and 3 and if you throw over you are going to have to work to get your disc back. On 8 the fence and barbwire and houses the counties school buses. The last thing you want to do is get bust trespassing on what could be school grounds. Leave the disc and drive around to the facility when you are done. The people there are quite used to being told. "i lost my disc over the fence, can i go get it?" I have never had a problem with getting it a lost disc back. However they do close at 4pm.
Other Thoughts: Over all its ok course that will make you work but isnt a whole lot of fun to play.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

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2-4    8/23/2009   8/24/2009
Review By: chainmonkey
Played: 41  Reviewed: 7  Exp: 9.1 Years
This review was updated on 8/15/2012
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Beautiful park with great amenities, Discatcher pro baskets, and decent length, the Next Tee signs helped a lot
Cons: In order to please the Base B fans several holes were redistributed 1-3 are pretty much as they started Standing on #4 tee you will see baskets 6,7,and 8 but not 4 #4 is straight down the wood line about 300 feet then go right. hole 5 is a little 119 footer through a tight gap. Then you get the bombs of 6 and 7. Hole 8 runs right beside a fence between 2 rows of Crepe Myrtle trees the center of the fairway is about 12 feet from the fence to your right. 7 & 9 share the same tee area but there are no tees on the course only a 4X4 in the area of the teeing ground and the course is played so little you cannot tell were others have been teeing of on the field holes. The redesign seems to be take the baskets and dump them out in the field. Dumpster/recycle center, holes 13, 14, &15. More signage would be nice, at least distances. Holes 17 & 18 are not very friendly to the beginner that 17 basket is on just too narrow a strip of grass. Some holes need some thinning of trees and mowing of that tall grass. Long walk from 17 basket to 18 tee. Number 18 is a hole that only a thumber could love
Other Thoughts: This course it is not a course to introduce new players to the sport. But for those that like to let it air it has something for them. The Crepe Myrtles on holes 8, 17, and 18 have a good potential of becoming a real obstacle in the near future. It does not appear that the county plans to invest many resources in the course so it is a good thing that Pine Cone Crush and Wild Pine are just down the road. It is a shame to let these good baskets go more or less unused

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

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