100th course. (If you count Ballantyne, Hamption Heights, and Torma Town)
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Pros: -Offers a few interesting shots. For instance, hole 2 is a putter shot around or over a protected area which I know for sure contains snakes. I liked this hole because its easy to avoid. You can tell that they tried to make it at least somewhat interesting.
-You'll find the first hole once you get to the parking lot. So navigation isn't hard.
-Course is easy, but does show what makes a hard hole. Such as placement shots and one hole is about 300 ft. Seems like a course where every student on the disc golf team can show their potential.
Cons: -Just really bland. Nothing to see here if you are a tournament player. I played on the way back from the Trailblazer Open and realized that I would be playing my 100th course. Lol!
-Hole 5 is the longest hole on the course. The design is cool, as it plays as a slight anhyzer out of a slightly wooded area. But the area is covered in weeds. Took a few steps in there and was like "Nope." After my tournament friend Cliff told me about how he and his nephew saw not one army of snakes at Eastway, but two of them and one maybe ten times larger than the other, I've become more cautious. There are courses at so many schools in the Rock Hill area, so they've got to be maintained in case of competitions.
-Seems like most of the land is restricted, so a rather boring nine holer was the only option. After some negative feedback of my review of Frank Liske, I've heard that a designer's biggest issues are the restrictions he faces.
Other Thoughts: -For what it was designed for, it's good practice. It's a bummer if this was all the land available for a school course in a town where disc golf teams and clubs in school are a more important necessity to a school. But reading the other reviews, it seems to be more enjoyable for players that are closer to the beginner side.
-The course at South Pointe is pretty cool and a little better than this one. I'd head over that way, or play Rawlinson Road.
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hard not to enjoy!
Pros: This course is perfect to call my home course. It is an easy course, though hole 5 is pretty long for the course. It's a par 4, but if you play your cards right, you can easily get it in 3. It is great for beginners, and for those who have been playing for awhile. It's a great course to practice new throws.
Cons: Hole two and hole nine are difficult in some ways. Hole two has a large portion of grass area that's fenced off to the right, so if you overthrow, you will lose your disc. Hole nine is very easy to throw your disc into the parking lot. Other than that, the only other con is that it is unplayable until after 4pm on weekdays.
Other Thoughts: This was the first course that I ever played, and I was hooked.
0 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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Good Beginner Course
Pros: -I love courses at schools because it gets students involved in the sport (provided the PE teachers know anything about it). It's also a good influence on the adjacent elementary school which has put up a basic little course for their students.
-This short course uses just about every elevation change and obstacle on the space available. Holes 1, 2, 3, and 9 all play over or near the banks of a creek, which can swell up and run pretty quick after a storm. Every hole except 5 plays up or down in elevation.
-There is actually a course sign!! Not many of the school courses thought to put up a sign designating the starting point or even the name of the course.
-Generally well maintained course, except in the summer. The grass can get pretty high.
-This is also next door to Castle Heights Middle School, where there is another 9 hole course. It's only a short walk making it easy to combine the two into a fun little 18 holer.
Cons: -The school is making it difficult to play hole one and I wonder if it will even be moved soon. They are building fences around a large portion of the fairway and the creek.
-The school owns a great deal of land that stretches from the school back to the interstate. There are a lot of woods to play in they took the time to do it. They could also have built this behind the baseball field behind the school, which is all wooded. It's a good use of the land they chose, but I wonder if they chose the right piece of land to build the course on.
-The gate that leads to the lower parking lot where the course begins is almost always locked, so you have to drive around. Enter on springdale rd and drive to the lowest parking lot on the left.
Other Thoughts: Favorite hole: Hole #9. This one is a high risk, high reward hole. You shoot downhill to the left. If you overshoot, you are in the creek. The added challenge of the new fence also gives you a very narrow landing zone, which is almost always swampy.
Overall, this a fun course if you only have 20 min to play or if you have a newbie with you...then you can show off :) Easily a one-two disc course, but especially fun if you add in the 9 holes at CHMS.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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Pros: Short, little 9-hole course. Plenty of birdie chances.
- It's a good course to introduce newcomers to the game. None of the baskets comes close to the main road, so that's not a problem. There are woods to the right of #1, and a tiny creek, near #1 & 9, but those don't pose a threat to losing discs.
- Course is easy to navigate even without a map or descriptive tee signs. Even though you can see multiple baskets at any time, it's not difficult figuring out which one to throw at.
- It's great that a high school has a disc golf course. It's a nice little plot of land for this type of course. I hope a lot of students get introduced, and hooked, on the game by playing here.
Cons: Course presents no challenge for anyone above the most beginner level. Trees are the only obstacles, so to present a "challenge" several holes are placed right behind a tree. This may keep people from getting birdies, so they'll have to settle for pars.
- The only long hole is a 298 foot wide open shot. Again, even if your disc sails, it's a wide open second shot to the basket, so another easy up and down for par.
- The course offers very little variety. Every hole felt like I was shooting a mid-range disc, shooting at a basket near (or behind) a tree, then having a short putt. Other than the 298 foot hole, you could play the entire course with a Roc (or any other midrange disc) and still shoot a good score.
- The course has no amenities, not that any are needed. There's a board by the first tee, and that's about it. Being a high school and aimed for its students, water fountains, bathrooms, etc are inside the school.
Other Thoughts: If you live more than 5 minutes away from this course, you should be heading to Winthrop, Boyd Hill or Fewell.
- The course was un-interesting. Even Fewell Park, the short pitch and putt course 15 minutes away, offers more of a challenge. At least at Fewell, there are more trees that present a little challenge; whereas, this course had none of that.
- This is pretty middle of the pack in terms of the Rock Hill/York County school courses. It is better than Castle View Middle, just down the road. So if you live close by, this is the one to play and/or practice at.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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We Threw Rocks When I Was In H.S.!
Pros: Bearcat DGC, named after the high school's mascot, is a beginner friendly course on the grounds of Rock Hill High School. It's a simple little nine-holer situated just below the parking lot. It's kind of an open field with scattered, mature trees and slightly rolling elevation as well as a creek. The tee signs are simple, but give the hole #, par and distance. The baskets are single chain Disc-catchers which are fine for this course. There are natural teepads. There are little post placed in the ground to show you where to throw from. The distances range in length from 145 ft. to 285 feet. The wind could prove to be a challenge. Navigation is a breeze. You can enjoy a round in 20 minutes.
Cons: It's short! It's mostly for beginners and families. Those who play Winthrop Gold probably won't coming here for their warm-up rounds.
Other Thoughts: A great little course to peak the interest of some high schoolers in disc golf. If I was a staff member at Rock Hills High, I 'd be all about sponsoring an after school disc golf club.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 2 Not
Great course for High School
Pros: Great for beginners-well mowed/kept--won't lose your disc--mostly open. Good use of the space--hills, trees, creek,even rocks
Cons: Can only play during off school hours. Seasoned players need only Roc and putter..
Other Thoughts: I wish I had a disc golf course at my high school. I am an intermediate player--so enjoyed it. Since it is open, wind comes into play. South Pointe High School in the area also has a pretty neat and more challenging course on their campus.
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