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Cornelius, NC 
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4 / 427ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #3 Tee

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5+    8/3/2008   8/4/2008
Review By: heelboycraig
Played: 256  Reviewed: 250  Exp: 13.5 Years
This review was updated on 6/13/2009
9 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Fun 9 hole course. Each hole is unique, some with very interesting basket placements.
Plenty of chances for 2s and aces. You'd really have to throw a bad shot to get anything worse than 3 on the 6 holes shorter than 200 ft.
- Good course to introduce newbies to the game. Short holes and open pin placements should entice even the first time throwers.
- Has high risk/reward holes. If you throw straight, birdies are in order. Wayward shots will get penalized in THICK underbrush, including prickers.
- #3, 8 & 9 are good, challenging holes that'd fit in on any course. It takes a couple good throws on each one to get par. You have to throw straight on #3 to keep your disc going to the rough/briars to the left. #8 presents a challenge throwing through an uphill opening in the woods.
Cons: Course is really short. 6 holes under 200 feet. #1 & #5 especially need to be longer and more challenging.
- #1 doesn't belong on any course. Wide open, straight 110 foot shot. I guess they want everyone to start their round with a birdie.
- Rough is thick, unforgiving and too close to holes. The rough is essentially solid briar patches. If your disc goes in there on many holes, prepare to get scratched up or say good-bye to the disc. Rough/briars less than 20 feet from the basket on several holes, notably #4, 6 & 7. I've seen guys on the course using a machete to clear away underbrush, searching for a disc.
Other Thoughts: Great variety of holes. #4 is a cool view from the teepad with the basket underneath a large power line tower. #7 is a short downhill shot with anything going right or long in deep trouble. Great birdie chance, but also bogey risk.
- It's a good, entertaining 9 hole course. Can play through twice in no time. If they make #1 and #5 longer and more challenging, the course would be even better.
-It's the typical 9-hole course, aimed more for the casual player. You're not going to be challenged, but should enjoy it nonetheless. Not worth driving to if you live far away, but worth playing if in the area.

9 of 12 people found this review helpful.

 Short and fun

5+    7/6/2009   7/29/2008
Review By: YonderScott
Played: 54  Reviewed: 18  Exp: 9.4 Years
This review was updated on 9/6/2009
12 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This course is easy to get in a quick round. It is usually not very crowded, though in the afternoons I usually see a few groups playing. The course is usually pretty clean. This ia a very good beginner course, it will show you several of the shots you will need. Good place to practice the short game. The park has clean restrooms and water fountains on site. The park also has a tennis court, playground for the kids, basketball courts, baseball fields, soccer fields and plenty of paved walking paths.
Cons: There are alot of short holes on this course. You have only 3 holes that are wooded, the rest is flat and wide open. Don't throw off course between 3 and 6, deep very painful briars. There is only one bench and 2 trash cans on the course. Though that is hardly an issue because the course only takes 20-30 minutes to play.
Other Thoughts: There is nothing bad about this course, except the briars. It will pose little challenge to experienced players, though I know several that play it when in the area. Holes 4 and 7 are short downhill and fun. Plenty of aces to be had on this course.

It is worth noting that the way the course turned out is not the fault of the designer. My understanding is that trees were removed, and some holes shortened after the initial design. The Charlotte Club has approached the Cornelius Parks Department about improving the existing holes as well as adding a second 9. There is plenty of room.

There are numbers painted on the teepads for an alternate way to play the course. Some locals came up with a "2nd" nine.

12 of 12 people found this review helpful.

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