Apex, NC 
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Uploaded By: moose-mdg Hole #9 (Taken 6/2010)
3 / 230ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #9 Tee: Basket is on top of the hill between power lines

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1    3/4/2014   3/8/2014
Review By: reposado
Played: 278  Reviewed: 276  Exp: 6.4 Years
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: It's one of those courses that no one should travel to, but would be incredible to live around, especially if you live in the complex and especially if you live along the corridor of holes, allowing you to walk out your door onto it. From the designated parking area, the first few holes basically guide you to the main area. The bulk of the holes take place in that corridor and if you follow the course, it plays down, then back and down again, with baskets in some pretty interesting locations. There's a ton of elevation changes and it's a great safari area. It's not the most interesting course in the world but it does allow you to throw a variety of shots, mostly relying on elevation changes to keep it interesting. There are even a trio of holes in the woods.
Cons: It does leave you a long way from where you are parked, but you can just play the first four holes backwards. It's not like there were any tees the first time anyways. But since you were essentially just throwing straight down a path on the way there, (with occasional baskets) you might as well do it on the way back.

There are no tees or signs of any type. I followed the map and just teed from near the previous basket. It worked out acceptably but you definitely need the map, especially for the holes in the power corridor. Prior to that, you can see the next basket, but in the main area you can see multiple baskets always.

In any case, the first four holes are fairly pointless. The baskets are just placed regularly down a pipeline corridor. Incredibly boring. The fifth is sketchy, what with an apartment building and a power station potentially in the line of fire.

The last three holes are almost equally unworthy. I was hoping that the woods holes would be the best of the course but there aren't discernible fairways at all. There is a running trail that makes up a sort of path but it's essentially poke-n-pray of the worst type.

The remainder of the holes are mostly decent but due to the nature of them all being in one area, combined with the lack of tees and signs and essentially being able to tee from anywhere, it doesn't really feel like a course.
Other Thoughts: A more efficient use of time would be to take a left on Mandavilla and park somewhere around the rotary. Ignore the first five holes and consider 6-16 as an incredible practice area. There is enough width in the open space to throw drives and there's tons of baskets that make targets of all different sorts. Uphill mid-range shots. Downhill putts. The possibilities are endless, and playing safari, you can make a ton of different shots to a number of baskets. From any given basket, there's probably another basket that will make an interesting target. It's a really cool area that has a ton of potential, particularly for those that live fairly close. Lastly, it may only be playable in winter. If the grass grows high on that open portion, it would make the entire experience pointless.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

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1    6/8/2010   7/29/2010
Review By: crash
Played: 3  Reviewed: 1  Exp: 8.9 Years
5 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: None
Cons: This course is not well laid out. There are no hole numbers, no distance markings, no tee areas, no maps so you don't know what basket you are aiming for. There are several baskets along the power lines but you have no idea which one you are aiming towards.
Other Thoughts: Do not waste your time here.

5 of 10 people found this review helpful.

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