6 Helpful / 2 Not
*There are 2 sets of tees, so there's some variety. (White = Short, Black = Long)
*There's water in play on 3 holes. The drive from hole 8's Long tees is the most dramatic, and the one I enjoyed the most.
*Navigating the course is pretty easy, even without a map.
*The Long layout has a perfect balance of fairway shapes with 6 St/ 6 Left/ 6 Right. (But the Short layout has a preponderance of straight holes with 10 St/ 3 Lt/ 5 Rt)
-When I played in March there were big swamps or swampy areas on 11 holes. The hole 4 tee was totally under water. Hole 7 was the worst with a big deep black swamp that you could lose discs in. Hole 16 could have water on lots of the fairway and all around the basket. A few holes were hard to get down the fairway because I had to walk over logs. These inconveniences were the major hindrance to my enjoyment, but maybe it's drier in the summer.
-Like the other courses in Rocky Mount, this one is mostly flat. The greatest elevation change is +6 ft.
-The tee signs could be improved. They were small and minimal.
Other Thoughts: • Black tees (Long) Course Level: White (most suited for Intermediate players rated 900.)
• White tees (Short) Course Level: Red (most suited for Juniors and Intermediate players rated 850)
Both layouts are shorter than average for their level.
You be the judge-
My favorite hole: 8 from the Long tees. A beautiful shot over the water that's loaded with risk vs. reward.
• It's in a wetland area, so there are restrictions on what can be built on the course.
• Each layout has 10 holes in the woods, with the other 8 a mixture of wide open grass or scattered trees.
• The new double chain Discatcher baskets are in great shape. I thought the rubber mat tee pads were adequate, but just a little bit too short.
• They use a non-standard tee color system instead of the usual PDGA colors. This may lead some confusion since the short (White) tees are actually Red level while the long tees (Black) are actually White level.
• There a few amenities-- no course map, no warm up basket, no message board, no benches, and no trash cans-- but the course is still new, so hopefully those will come in time.
All in all, there were some good holes over the water and through the woods, but I think the swamps dampened my enthusiasm so that my enjoyment factor was merely average.
A note about my rating: My rating is a subjective measure of my enjoyment of the course, on the day I played it, and it is NOT intended to be a measure of the quality of the course. My ratings are given "on the curve" in relation to all other courses I've played.
6 of 8 people found this review helpful.
New Holes = Awesome
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: First 9 holes are all very aceable - short, but with distinct fairways. The back 9 are a little longer and more open, with quite a few water holes that are fun to play.
An additional "Complex Loop" was added recently so that three new holes can be played between holes 13 and 14, making this a 21 hole course in total. To get to the additional loop, walk down the corridor between the two fields right before the hole 13 basket. After you play these three, you'll walk back along Church Street to the hole 14 tee (it's a bit of a hike).
This course originally had rubber tees, but these have been switched to either concrete or asphalt. Nice improvement.
Overall, I really enjoy playing this course. It's not difficult, but offers a nice variety for a quick game.
Cons: Not every sign is 100% accurate since they have redesigned the course.
Holes 11-14 play very close to the baseball and soccer fields, and the gates to these are normally locked, so if you throw a disc over, it's a pain climbing the high fences. These holes are also a little bland, even with the water hazard thrown in. For me, these holes tend to drag a little.
This is a minor drawback, but as stated above, the hike from Hole C on the extra loop back to Hole 14 is quite a ways.
Other Thoughts: Love the additional loop (Holes A, B and C.) While it doesn't offer the challenge that Farmington does (nearby), I really love this course. Probably my favorite in Rocky Mount.
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Not to hard. This course allows begginers to have a decent score. Multiple tee pads. Great pin placement.
Cons: Can get wet in some areas. This course is located in a run off area to a few softball and baseball fields. Tee pads are rubber. Easy to slip and twist an ankle.
Other Thoughts: I love this course. 8 & 9 will test you because they are over a pond. The holes are fairly easy. Watch out for poison ivy.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
fun and usually hardly anyone there
Pros: Mix of wooded, open, tight, lefts, rights, water, picnic area, horseshoe pits, close parking, easy to find. two sets of tees on most holes!!! great challenge and good for beginners.
Cons: may be too short/tight, water, no benches, no trash cans, needs a little trimming back in some areas, poison ivy; wear shoes in summer. baseball season brings traffic and people in the park.
Other Thoughts: nice place to spend a day and play two three rounds lose to amenities and can eat at picnic shelter in park. hope more improvements are done this place has a lot of potential
1 Helpful / 1 Not
third best course in RM
Pros: Two fun water holes, two sets of pads, a few fun technical holes, set in an awesome sports complex
Cons: The course is set in the water run off area of the park, not lefty friendly, in a marsh(hope you like snakes in the summer), the fence on 10-11 is to close to the holes. several pins are dangerously close to the next pads.
Other Thoughts: This is a course confused, the first several holes are short and technical in the woods from both pads. then the course just explodes into a course with big drives over a nice pond then a few holes later shrinks back to it's original short and technical layout. the holes just dont fit with the rest of the park.
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1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Wide variety of holes, long, short, hazards, wooded and wide open. The alternate tees are great! Definitely provides a little something for everyone.
Cons: Played the other day and had to skip half the course due to the fact that it was under a couple inches of water. The area is a flood plain. So if there is a lot of consistent rain, bring lots of towels.
1 of 4 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Holes #8 & #9 are the best holes on the course, both cross portions of the lake and can be challenging for any body. Most of the wooded holes have well defined fairways. Fairly easy to navigate through, I made 18 holes in about 90 minutes, and that's with never playing it before. They made great use of the land they had, weaving it in and out of a chunk of trees and following along a lake's edge.
Cons: The course holds water, granted we've had several inches of rain in the past few weeks, but most all of the holes had some standing water on it. Hole 17 in particular was impossible to get down the fairway without my disc getting wet as well as my feet. The tee pads need to be concrete, or something other than that crappy plastic, i slipped on 2 drives and ended up just teeing to the side of the plastic for safety's sake...i didn't really like the open holes of 12-14...they were long, flat and boring, it probably didn't help that I was plaing in 40 mph winds and it was a headwind on 2 of those holes.
Other Thoughts: this is a newer course, and is still a work in progress...when completed this will be a top notch course. I hear rumors of a championship caliber course that will add 2000 feet to the total distance. to do this though they're gonna need to add tee pads, bridges, trash cans. benches and signs.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Rocky Mount's Finest
Pros: This is the best course in Rocky Mount. You don't have to worry so much about poison ivy ,briars and overgrown brush. It is a challenging course that is well maintained.
Cons: The markers are stone for now. The pad are very short and made of rubber. I have trouble teeing off on them because of the unlevel terrain.
I would like to see hole markers with bag holders and a website like kinston's course http://www.kinstondiscgolf.com/.
I also would like to see (on all of Rocky Mounts courses) flouresant markers that are easy for all level players to see where the next hole is located, or I would like to see some sign or marker showing where the next tee is located. I think alot of people do not play because of getting from one hole to the other. Pros do not need this but for all of the rest of us starting out we do! It is terrible to wander through the woods while people are coming up to play behind you.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Easy course from the short tees. Very tough course from the longs. This course has it all...in the woods, the wide open, and over 2 ponds!!! Makes you use just about every shot possible!
Cons: Not really feeling the black carpet tee box things. Holds water really bad during those rainy days.
0 of 3 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Very good mix of holes that have a risk/reward factor. Even the shorter holes you will need to use some finesse on as you have to choose the correct and best path. White tees are great for beginners while the black tees will give you a challenge. You will need to go over water on 8, 9 (or lay up) and be careful on 2, 10 or you could get wet here also. Hole 8 will/ is the signature hole as you are 330' over water to an elevated basket at 350'; but don't over throw as it is on a pinnacle. To short, left, or long and you are wet.
Cons: Still doing the finishing touches. Perminate tee pads are coming, and cleanup is still in process.
Other Thoughts: I think that this is going to be a great course and my rating is somewhat to that. There are plans to make a few of the holes longer.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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