Rock Hill, SC 
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1    8/6/2014   8/12/2014
Review By: heelboycraig
Played: 255  Reviewed: 250  Exp: 13.3 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Castle Height's nine-hole layout is a quick, beginner-friendly layout aimed at appealing to beginners. With this design, we can hope that students get a positive introduction to the game.
- This is a simple, easy to navigate layout. It's great for beginners, students or for a little work on the short-to-mid-range game. Between this and Rock Hill HS up the road, you've got two good spots to practice if you live close by.
- This is a good course if you only want to carry two discs with you. I played through in less than 15 minutes.
- I enjoyed a couple of the layouts, simple as they may be. Hole #5 is a decent, long hole on the course (at 297 feet) layout. This was the only hole where I had to fully unleash my mid-range disc, and still came out short. This is the only reason you might need to carry a disc with a little more distance.
- #6 was a fun, slight dogleg right layout around trees. At 255 feet, another good-length layout. The other enjoyable hole was #7, a slight downhill, 220-foot hole which forces you to throw around a couple possible obstacles.
- This is a birdie fest for more experienced player. I had a birdie putt on every hole except #7, and that's because my drive smacked the light post.
- Course is in a relatively small space. You can see almost every other hole the entire time you're on the course. It's an ease to navigate as each hole has a tee sign.
Cons: There isn't much challenge here. I know it's aimed at beginners, so more advanced level players should skip.
- There also isn't much variety. Other than the rocks on hole #2 - 4, listed below, there's very little to work with in terms of obstacles. Add in the lack of elevation, the slight incline on #7 notwithstanding, and this is a simple design.
- I wasn't a fan of having holes #2 - 4 all have rocks so close to the basket. I get that we're in Rock Hill, and that it's the only way to add some obstacles, but I'd rather not have a disc smack into so many rocks.
- Course is obviously closed during school hours. Not that that should have much impact over one's decision to play here.
Other Thoughts: Castle Heights is another York County school course that's aimed for the beginner level. Some of these courses on school property are pretty enjoyable, others are quite simple. This is the latter.
- The course does get slightly more difficult after hole #4. The first four holes average 145 feet; the last five, 241 feet. At least there's more effort required to see some birdies.
- Nothing stands out about this course, good or bad. It's close to about what you would want a beginner friendly, school course to look like.
- There's no reason to play this course unless you live within 5 minutes or are stat-padding. If you had to play one on this road, Bearcat is a step above with much more challenge.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 A quick nine

2-4    4/18/2011   5/2/2011
Review By: freakinback
Played: 18  Reviewed: 10  Exp: 6.7 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: A quick nine holes. There is another nine holes within walking distance at Rock Hill High.

I liked playing around the boulders. Nice course to work on putt and approach. Can use course as a field to practice longer throws.
Cons: Very short and of little challenge.

The grass/weeds needed to be cut. I wished I wore long pants.
Other Thoughts: The course was built for middle school kids who have never played disc golf before. It was designed for beginners.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Short and Wide Open

1    7/13/2010   7/14/2010
Review By: bikinjack
Played: 115  Reviewed: 21  Exp: 8.5 Years
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: First and foremost this is an EDGE program course, which means great exposure to disc golf to students, and that's a great thing.

The baskets were in good shape, and the course was easy to navigate.

There are no long holes, so every hole is an ace run, with a few couple of very short holes.

Another course is located very close by at Rock Hill HS, so you can play a full 18 holes without traveling too far.

It's a good place to practice your putt and approach game.
Cons: The course is basically 9 baskets in a field. There were quite a few interesting basket placements with the baskets surrounded by boulders, which made those holes more interesting than they otherwise would have been.

The biggest con here is the relative simplicity of the course. It's short and wide open.
Other Thoughts: I wouldn't make a special trip to play this course, but if you're out to kill some time and throw some plastic, it's ok, especially so if you combine it with the 9 holes at nearby Rock Hill HS.

There are no trashcans on the course. There were also no benches around, which aren't really needed, and the tee signs simply had hole numbers and distances, which is plenty of information. The nearest store for water/snacks is about a mile or so up the road, and there is no water fountain or restrooms available on the course. Although depending on when you're there, you may be able to access facilities inside the school.

Make sure to bring the sunscreen, as this course is wide open.

And lastly, when school is in the course is closed to the public.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful.

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