Gainesville, VA 
The Eagle's Claw Share
Uploaded By: gottafixit Hole #8 (Taken 8/2010)
3 / 450ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #8 Basket

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 Middle of Much

1    6/12/2010   6/18/2010
Review By: swatso
Played: 528  Reviewed: 369  Exp: 9.2 Years
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Change (moderate) of elevation on most holes. Variable lengths. Ace/birdie opportunities.
Like most courses that skirt the open spaces between sports fields and walking paths, there's always a chance to negatively interact with non-players. Natural tees, tee signs do not orient you in direction to throw, numbers on baskets not facing tee.
Other Thoughts:
Other than #8 - long, left-turning, down-then-up - it is pretty much a straight, wide-open look at each basket.

When you reach tee #3, the obvious basket, ahead of you with a walking path just to its right, and houses to your left, is actually basket #4. To find basket #3, look about 45 degrees to your right, and locate basket #3 in a wedge of grassy space defined by two walking paths.

Suitable to introduce people to the game, practice for intermediate+ players.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 For What's It's Designed To Be...

5+    6/22/2009   6/23/2009
Review By: kcbrez009
Played: 15  Reviewed: 10  Exp: 10.4 Years
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This course is playable in wet weather, which can't be said for a lot of courses in the area.

The baskets are nice - brand new Mach 2s, I believe. Double chains.

No stupid/goofy holes.

Pleasant setting which is neatly maintained.

Most importantly, this course is growing the sport by helping kids learn how to play.

EVERYONE I've met out here in the evenings has been really nice.
Cons: There are no tees, just posts in the ground. Pick a place to throw from near the post and rip it.

Very open. Not one hole has a tree in the path of your disc.

Close to many other athletic fields - soccer and baseball fields, basketball courts, running and walking track, etc. Dangerous for others.

Most of the holes are pretty short with only one long-ish hole which is still pretty three-able.
Other Thoughts: The course is behind a middle school, so it is likely designed to be used by middle school-aged kids who are learning the game. I even hear they have a "disc golf team" of some kind at the school.

I live in the area and I can leave my house, play the course, and go home in under 40 minutes. I wouldn't recommend the course to anyone who lives more than a 10 minute drive away.

I would never bag on the course, though. It wasn't designed to be one of the greatest courses of all time. It was designed to teach kids the game, and I appreciate that someone at the school is trying to make that happen.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

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