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North Augusta, SC 
Hippodrome Complex - Hogback - Old Layout Share
Uploaded By: Martin Dewgarita Hole #16 (Taken 3/2011)
3 / 273ft. Par / Distance:
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 Short and fun

1    4/20/2011   5/16/2011
Review By: mashnut
Played: 828  Reviewed: 775  Exp: 15.7 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The course plays through a hilly forested area with a few holes out in more open areas. Most holes have elevation changes in play, nothing drastic but the hills are used really well to keep things interesting. There are straightforward uphill and downhill holes, but there are also holes with ravines, ridges, and a cave to add fun and challenge. One pin is placed on a narrow point with dropoffs all around, make your putt or you'll be down in the ravine with a tough comeback and no easy layup.

Though the course is very short, it has a lot of variety. The hole shapes have good variety, with a balance of right and left turning shots. The underbrush is limited, but there are enough trees that you'll be punished on many errant shots. The lines are tight, but fair, so there is definitely some challenge to shape your shots through the woods here.
Cons: Navigation is tricky in spots, the closest tee isn't always the correct one. It's difficult to find the course in the first place since it's tucked in behind the hippo course far from the parking area and kiosk. The tee signage is basic, and a few were missing. The baskets are all single chained, and prone to spit outs and cut throughs. The tees are natural, and several were pretty soft and rutted out.

The course does a great job using the available land and terrain, but it's very short and crammed into a small area. Some holes play right next to one another. The course is nice and technical, but really doesn't call for more than a mid or putter for nearly all the holes, a little more distance and challenge would make this a better course in my opinion.
Other Thoughts: This course is a nice complement to the open holes on the hippo course, and definitely worth a round while you're here. Beginners will find lots of trees and tight lines, but the lengths are short enough that it won't be too frustrating. More experienced players will find some challenges to their short game, but won't be really tested by this course overall.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Hog Wild

2-4    3/30/2011   4/6/2011
Review By: Upshawt1979
Played: 346  Reviewed: 228  Exp: 14.5 Years
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: A round at the Pine Valley Hogback DGC leave you smiling every time. The layout is mostly wooded, but not too heavily. Most of the holes are on the short side. Elevation changes are common as are hills, ridges and gorges throughout the course. Pin placements can be interesting to say the least, one is tucked 15 feet into a small dugout washed out of a hillside. Hard to park it, but I have seen it done. Tee boxes and baskets are all in good condition, and there are a couple of places to sit down. On a dedicated disc golf property, so pedestrians and traffic should never be an issue.

This is a very fun and unique course, consistent with the quality of all of the courses in Augusta. Not the most difficult by any means, but surely worth checking out. I would certainly recommend visiting this course.
Cons: As I mentioned above, the course is lacking some degree of difficulty. This is a small detriment in my eyes, but not a deal breaker. The tees are good enough, but they are natural, not concrete. I did not notice many trash cans. Aside from that I have very little to complain about.
Other Thoughts: The Pine Valley Hogback is totally worth checking out if you have an opportunity. Entertaining and memorable terrain is perfect for disc golf. The $5/all day fee is not bad, considering you can really get your moneys worth out of the 3 courses at this facility.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

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