There is variety
11 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -The course meanders thru heavy woods, around ballfields, over water, and open fairways. A few baskets can be rollers, and a different kind of elevated tee. The course has variety.
-The course has been realigned sometime in the past offering a better flow and three sets of tees to a single basket with a few shared tees.
-#7 offers a unique water carry to an elevated green surrounded by water on three sides.
-From the #10 elevated tee pad can order snacks from a concession stand just a few feet away when its open.
-Baskets catch well. Tee pads are concrete for the most part, some long tees use a walking path. Color code on the tee pad matches the tee sign for hole distance.
-Tee signs have hole number, distance, par, and map.
-Navigation is a figure 8 starting at clockwise. Most tee signs can be seen from the played basket.
-Holes are memorable, some for the wrong reason.
-Grass is kept mowed, except for a few green areas.
-Beginners and Recreational will find the course challenging and likely a few water holes intimidating. Intermediate and Advance will find those same water holes challenging, and chances for birdie runs.
Cons: -From hole 11 thru 17 mostly open, that part of the course looks like an eye sore with broken up pavement, tee signpost with missing tee signs or just worn down, trash, dirt, and being pushed from a baseball fence for a few holes. Only a few scenic holes on the course in the wooded portion.
-Holes 11 thru 15 the least interesting and plain, open with very few trees, but a few water carries and No. 13 the only one that stands out.
-Blue tees are hard to find either there painted a dark blue on the black pavement or just not there elsewhere. Didn't see green tees at all.
-Hole 12 basket just a few inches off ground, pretty sure its intentional, but rather odd trying to run a birdie from C2. Other baskets are leaning.
-On a late Wednesday morning several walkers against the flow on hole 1-2, 7-8, and 15-17. Waited a few minutes for a mother with baby carriage to clear hole 15.
-There's a fishing pier on hole 8, if someone is fishing will interfere with long tees. It was in use during my play, and he parked his truck on the fairway just to the right of the basket. Aimed left and griped locked right into the pond.
-Batting cage outside outfield fence interfering with fairway 16, took my tee about 50 feet left to clear it.
-Greens on 2 and 7 had high grass. Maybe intentional there both rollers into water if cut short, so a good thing for some players.
-Disc loss is high in the woods; water comes into play on 5 holes.
Other Thoughts: I found the Rocky Mt. Sports Complex having its ups and downs. Wooded portion with water carries challenging enough with a variety of disc from the tee including putter. Then the open rather dull except a few water holes, and test of patience with the walkers and the outfield fences pushing you on the tee. I think most players will find some portion of the course they like. As with all courses still an enjoyable round with the biggest con the open portion 11 thru 15 an eye sore including the push of the outfield fence 16-17 into the woods.
There are a few good holes on the course and challenging from any of the three set of tees, a unique tee experience on No.10, from these holes my overall rating is anchored on a 3.5. The time to play taking tee sign photos was 65 minutes.
Notable Tee Pad:
-No. 10 located as an elevated tee on the concrete just about 10 feet from ordering from the concession stand. Didn't see a tee sign, but Udisc placed me right on that corner and theirs a mat facing the basket which is in the open. I wish I could share that I had ordered a hotdog and nachos after teeing off, but it was closed. Unique and unusual.
Notable Basket Placements-
-No. 17 basket is placed on the edge of a narrow fairway that is open, but behind the basket is heavy woods with a roller into a ditch that was dry when I played. No. 9 another roller in the open on a side hill with fluffy grass that was close to being mowed shortly after I played it.
-No 2 Par 3 at 188/220 feet is straight away down a walking path with woods on both sides and narrow about 30 feet. The basket is on a mound just to the left and is raised at about 6 feet. Within C1 is high grass and into a pond not seen from tee just to the right of basket. I went for it took a bounce, but the high grass kept the disc from rolling into the water.
-No. 13 Par 3 at 275/410 feet a straight away open water carry. The water is right on the edge of C1 so you need at least 255/ 390 feet to clear the reeds on the edge of water and hiding the basket when I played the hole. There's an outfield fence on the backed of C1 to avoid flying over and providing a very small landing area. There's a very narrow bailout area bordering the water and another outfield fence which I took since I couldn't see C1 and the basket. I found myself basket high and at least a hundred feet from it.
No. 7 Par 3 at 275/350 feet another straight away water carry surround almost on three sides with the basket elevated on a hill wide as C1 all the way around and with C2 on the back, and the basket raised a few feet on a mound and tucked to the left. To carry the water and keep from rolling back in the pond need at least 260/335 feet. There are trees and brush lining the hill all the way around waters edge with some open spots, and some trees as high as 12 feet. With the elevation of the hill about 8 feet high and the brush the basket is hidden. There's also a bailout area to the right narrow and small divided by the walking path, roller to the left in the water, and heavy woods right. There is a tree on the waters edge and to the left of the walking path. I decided to aim for it to fade too the bailout area. I found out I had the distance, but not the height to clear the trees. The grass was high and fluffy providing a soft landing for anybody wanting to go for it.
11 of 11 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 3 Not
It gave me a complex
Pros: Layout - Overall it's some dinky wooded holes mixed in with open hyzers and some more hyzers near water.
You get up to three tee options (R,W,B), in some cases they overlap. In most cases this just lengthens the hole but in some it does make an angle a bit more severe.
There is a mix of open and wooded holes.
Water comes in to play as a good amount of baskets are positioned near small ponds.
A few multi-shot holes and some chances to let the disc fly on the open holes.
Atmosphere - If you like small ponds they're here in abundance.
Equipment - Most holes had tee signs at the white tee showing distance for each tee and a hole map. You usually had some sort of hard surface to tee off of. There's a portajohn in the lot.
Cons: Layout - I don't like this course. I considered giving it a one but it more fits in with my 1.5's.
The wooded holes are dinkers and while may I agree, on a good day, when I'm happy, when everything is right with the world, that it just may have a couple of maybe decent ones, it's never good when decent describes your best.
The open holes are mostly just throw a hyzer or throw far then throw a hyzer approach. The water holes do bring in some danger but in the end it's a bunch of 300'ish hyzers that aren't that difficult. If you want just play it safe throw 340' hyzers and make a putt coming back, none of this matters.
Honestly the biggest obstacle on the water holes was dodging goose shit.
Well #7, which is a water hole, was challenging but mostly because the basket was tipped over.
The flow of the course is hella bad. It's one of those do mini loops bullshit things. I think the course designer was eating cereal and dropped some fruit loops on his sketchpad and found some fruit brained inspiration. Put the lime in the coconut and screw this all up.
I'm still looking for 12's blue pad. Don't message me and tell me where it is, none of this matters. I'm not even sure it was hole 12, none of this matters.
Then there was a hole that wanted me to anhyzer over a baseball field. It was a decent hole I just didn't feel like going in the baseball field if I screwed up.
The shule here should not even be described as shule. I think I saw the predator in there.
There's probably more but none of this matters.
Equipment - The pads are mishmashed from concrete, to using asphault sidewalks, to gravel to AWOL. Like I said one of the baskets was tipped over. The tee signs are just passable when you can find them. There's nothing three dimensional marking where the blue pads are usually, just signs saying wander that way and look around.
Atmosphere - The wooded areas are rougher looking than Lindsey Lohan on a bender. The two times I threw in to the woods I had to psych myself up to get in there and get the job done. That's probably what Lindsey's bf's feel like. There's briars and giant fire ants... Make your own Lindsey joke now.
Other Thoughts: This course sucks, no offense to anybody who takes offense to this but again, this course sucks. It's a good place to work on your hyzers I'll give it that; though I don't recommend it to anyone else.
If you do take offense remember. None of this matters.
7 of 10 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Woods, Open and Water. Be Ready!
Pros: Good baskets, some tees use pavement, where available.
A LOT of variety here, short tight wooded holes, water holes requiring long carries, flat open holes.
Course has been changed to provide a bigger challenge.
Large, multi-use park, football, baseball/softball and several soccer fields, get a round in when in the park for other things.
There might be a few interactions with the other activities, but for the most they are avoided.
#8 is a fun water hole, not too long and cleared landing area, you could even skip it across.
Cons: The gravel tees on the shorter holes are not a big problem, but the short tees on the open holes need to be larger.
Navigation is an issue, since the map on this site has not been updated.
They did not use the sidewalk around the new RR/concession bldg for a "top of the world" tee shot!!
#2 uses the walking path as the fairway, right after it comes around a corner, be careful on this one!
Other Thoughts: First off the changes from the map on this site - #7, #14, #15, #16 and #17 are gone. After #11 (now #10) cross the parking lot, new #11 tee is near the soccer fence. #12 and #13 go around the large lake, then #14 and #15 head back towards the trees, #16 follows the old #13 and #17 follows the gravel path behind the ball fields. #18 is in original position. THE PICTURES ON THIS SITE ARE UPDATED WITH THE NEW HOLES.
Second, the danger holes, #2 short hole, walking path is the fairway, miss this one long (or no fade) and you're in the lake. #7 long carry over the same pond, but the green area is overgrown, trees, bushes, grass, I found the small fairway available, but not a good green. #12 tight long fairway around lake and behind ballfields, how do you play this one? I didn't. #13 back around the same lake, does provide some fairway. #16 and #17 both go behind more ballfields and new batting cage, OK if no one is there, but could be unplayable.
It looks like the intent was to get more holes out of the woods and provide longer, open holes. That has been accomplished.
I like courses with wooded and open holes, but several holes here have a lot of trouble to get into. There are 3 other 18-holers in this town of 60,000, a pretty good number for a town this size, I'll play Farmington and Sunset again before here.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 1 Not
The first half of this course is easily the best stretch of holes in the Rocky Mount area. Three of the holes do traverse a walking path but they are short holes and the tees command views that gives advanced warning of anyone walking towards the hole. So that is grudgingly acceptable to keep the best holes on the course. 2 is a short hole that features a basket cut into the woods to the left, up a ridge that should provide an uphill put next to a small waterfall. 8 and 9 play along a pond, with a safe route around the pond available and a direct path offered by carrying the water. 9 is a decent amount past the pond while 8 sits high above the water on a small bluff surrounded by three sides of water.
10 provides the other open look of the first half and it features the best chance to air out a disc that I saw as well as basket situated on hillside. The other holes, (3-7 as well as 18) cut through a small section of woods that is not fantastically maintained at the moment but offers wooded fairways of a few different widths and allows the trees to force shot shaping. Overall the course has a nice variety, with a little bit of everything discwise, and the ten hole stretch from 2 to 11, with the addition of 18 are a nice introduction to the sport and should appeal to most new players.
The back half, well it doesn't match the map. Hopefully, the map represents what the course is going to be. After failing to find a tee for 12, I noticed that the basket that was located where the 12 should be said 15. And the tee that was supposed to be 13 said 16. So I guess 13-15 play out in the open fields towards the road. I missed those but the terrain didn't look interesting in any case A bunch of athletic fields in what can be the only place they were.. The actual 16 and 17 were worse. The baseball field is very much in play on those two holes and the current game going on made them unplayable. The maps showed a trio of holes in that section of woods, so hopefully the plan is to cut holes in that unused woods. That would vastly improve the course. Otherwise some way should be found to get directly from 10 to 18 and make this course a decent twelver. Nothing wrong with a twelve-hole course.
Other Thoughts: Nice beginner course that needs some work in a few areas. If matching the map is planned and the 16 and 17 are scrapped in favor of carving fairways out of that woods section, this could be very soild.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: It starts out promising, with a unique hole #2 on a peninsula between a creek and a pond, with an elevated basket, but it goes bad quickly after that.
Cons: I get the sense that the course has been in much better shape in previous months or years, but when I played, the signs were dilapidated or missing, so navigation was hard, the tee boxes were overgrown or in disrepair, and poison ivy was everywhere, including in some "fairways." Yes, the water holes are cool, but it's no fun if your trekking through poison ivy to play them. High risk of losing discs in the underbrush.
Other Thoughts: I live in eastern Wake County, so the Rocky Mount courses and the southwestern Wake courses are approximately equidistant to me. But I won't be playing this course again, unless significant improvements are made. There are too many other good alternatives.
UPDATE: I played the course again and it was a little better, but not much. There was standing water everywhere. Very muddy and overgrown. However, there are more water hazard holes than most courses, so that unique feature bumps it up from a 1.0 to a 1.5. With a little TLC and minus the water, mud, and underbrush, this could be a solid course.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 4 Not
Could use polishing.
Pros: The ~5 holes that have water in play are great. Good variety of shots through the trees. Nice to have multiple tees, although I've only played the whites.
Cons: Signage was pretty bad. It looks like they're moving some around because they were using different number signs at different holes. Tee pads were pretty bad, but we were playing in the rain.
Other Thoughts: Nice use of the space, but it could use some polishing. The parking lot seems to be a common spot for high school kids to come get high too, as we saw two groups doing so as we rolled up, which did not make us feel good about leaving our car full of stuff there.
2 of 6 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Totally mixed up
Pros: Amazing views and the water holes can be really challenging. Beautiful course though. Shots in my opinion range from Pro to Amateur so its a great course if you want to challenge yourself
Cons: Holes are NOT marked at all. Each tee box number has been changed and with the the basket for each hole is different.
I couldnt follow the course so I played random holes here and there.
Other Thoughts: I would really like the course to be re marked and I would play it 4-5 times a week like a play the Sunset course
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: - Mixing things up with the water.
- Mix of wide open, woods, over water and around water shots.
- Park for the kids if they tag along
Cons: - Sign's were not there for every hole, the wooden stands were there, but it seems they have been defaced.
- Rubber tee-pads is a very bad idea, I played off to the side of them as the ground was wet.
Other Thoughts: My least favorite course out of Rocky mounts 4 courses.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: i love this course! some really big ace attempts and alot of birdies. pretty well maintained. 8 and 9 are the exciting ones over water shots, idk if my blood preasure rises bc of the unique shot or iam affraid to loose my disc! 12 is a nice straight bomb and if you have a good arm you can birdie this one. 13 has really gotten tought, they have added a batting cage which make it very difficult to throw. nice short woods hole 14-18 but can cause major trouble if your not accurate.
Cons: water stands really bad right after the rain. tee pads are aweful! ruber mats can cause a broken neck! advice is to throw beside the tee pad if it is wet. could use some brush clean up in the woods. some mando signs which dont really make since bc it doesnt make the shot any harder.
1 of 6 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Great signs made it easy to navigate the course. The water holes make a nice risk/ reward. Choose your shot carefully, my friend did not and he went swimming. Was not crowded the day we were there. The park is easy to find from the highway. Park was very clean. The multiple tees were nice for any level player to join in.
Cons: The course can be muddy so just be prepared for that. Many holes are rather short. I used my putter most of the day. There was a soccer tournament going on and they used a grassy area for parking on the fairway. (I hope that isn't common.)
Other Thoughts: This was a fun course. The shorter holes were in the wooded areas which gave them more challenge. If your in the area this is definetely worth playing, I had a great time.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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