Quick round - course needs a club
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: short, shaped shots are necessary.
plenty of ace runs.
great course for beginners.
multiple tee pads.
Pretty good utilization of what is there.
Cons: No one really seems to take care of it. If the school would get a club going or some locals allowed to help out, the course could be a lot better.
Signage isn't an issue because there is none.
Other Thoughts: The school needs a club and they need to let them have free reign back there. Let a couple of kids that have some experience playing go back there and clean up lines and make it a more playable experience for all. Not many schools get their own course and Campbell has it, they just need to utilize it.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
On campus, good variety
Pros: Nice wooded on campus location. Although all in the woods, left and right holes, good use of elevation available and an actual swift flowing creek.
Most fairways are clearly defined, but those that aren't are definite Cons. Two sets of tees on most holes that normally provided a different look.
#7 is a cool hole, blind drive over a hill, they even have an arrow on a tree pointing to the basket. #10 is a short uphill, right next to the creek. (A surprising swift flowing creek for this part of the state.) Then #11 stays along the creek, but with enough space to let it fly. #15 is also interesting, narrow, right to left hole, with a dirt mound in front of the basket, skip Ace anyone?
Cons: Dirt tees and not particularly smooth and level. Map at start of course but no signage on course. Rough can be thick in spots.
#5 and #14 have no clearly defined fairways. #5 is just a chuck it and pray hole. #14 had a couple of trees blocking the fairway, not a good design.
Other Thoughts: Nice on-campus, set apart location. Does share some space with the Cross Country course, but there appeared to be not too many conflicts. Being in the woods, most of the holes were short, so good for a quick round.
As I mentioned in the Pros, good variety of holes, left, right, up, down, they used the terrain available pretty well.
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Tight, perhaps too tight?
Pros: Good use of the land and elevation back there. There's a decent mix of shots needed. Really makes you hit your finesse drives and putts.
Cons: No pads, barely any signage. Pretty overgrown, could use a couple trees taken out (like the giant one right in front of the pad on the black tees for #5, what the hell?). Some holes are unreasonably luck-based instead of skill-based.
Other Thoughts: Decent little romp through the woods. If you played it enough and learned the lines it would probably be more fun.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Quick to play. Very easy to reach all baskets in one.
Cons: Very short. No markings for hole/tee/next hole. Very hard to find your way around. All holes are really the same, your in the trees the whole time.
Other Thoughts: I'm glad I played but wouldn't go back.
0 of 4 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Fun course, very natural, but not unduly hard for beginners. Baskets in good shape. Hard to lose your disc here. Uncrowded.
Cons: Footbridge entrance needs repairs. Tees could use a little attention. A little better signage to next holes could be a little helpful, some are missing.
Other Thoughts: A enjoyable course that is worth a visit !
0 of 3 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: It's a fairly tight, wooded course that's fairly common in this part of the state. It's on the shorter end distance-wise but it does provide two tees which represent different challenge levels. As this course is far from any other decent courses, it's smart that it caters to different skill levels and allows the course to be played in varied ways for those who end up playing it often. Often, the "far" pad takes a different angle to the basket, rather than just adding distance and it does a nice job of providing a different look. Though there are a few trees that could be taken down, I didn't think that there were too many plinko spots, at least from the "long" pads.
There is not much elevation here but there are some baskets placed nicely on small uprisings which makes for some fun finishes. The best holes are the ones that feature the creek. 8 and 9 finish near a swiftly bubbling creek and 10 tees off from the bank and finishes up a slope to the right. The creek doesn't add too much to the difficulty but it does add a lot to the atmosphere.
Cons: There aren't too many problems here as long as you keep in mind what it is not. It's not a destination course. It's not an extremely challenging course. It's a standard Carolina woods course aimed at intermediate players. Not one to go out of your way to play, but one that locals could play a lot without getting bored. There isn't much length: even the long pads are frequently shorter than two-hundred feet from tee to basket. And there isn't much that will make any of the holes memorable.
It also would be tough to follow in places without a map. There are no tee signs, simply colored rocks indicating the tee area and those can't be seen from far away. The natural tees work well enough but finding them isn't the easiest if you don't know exactly which spot to look. The trails between holes are mostly well-constructed but the occasions on which the path between holes uses the dirt road, it would be difficult without that map.
Other Thoughts: This is probably a 3.0 course with tee signs, so once you are familiar with the course, it would play like one. It's solid but unspectacular. Nothing wrong with that type of course. It's the kind of everyday course that most players will find eminently playable and likely enjoyable.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 5 Not
Can I Bring My Chainsaw?
Pros: Great setting, with the creek and cross country trails, undulation in fairways, etc.
I played with my son and the two sets of tees made it competitive.
Cons: Too many trees! At times I really felt like the course layout wasn't fair. I might get better playing more rounds, but my first time through was frustrating. It really seemed like they weren't allowed to do as much clearing as needed.
Gravel or cement tee boxes would be great.
2 of 7 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Layout - Two layouts drawn out in a heavily wooded section of Campbell campus. The main theme is tight fairways with creative lines and heavy rough if you get to far off line.
The two layouts either give you a completely different fairway or it changes the angle of the fairway while giving you a different length.
The orange and easier layout is suited for beginners. Mostly short shots down straighter and more ample fairways. The orange layout finishes right and/or bends right in the fairway so it suits LHBH or RHFH players more.
The black layout is more for more experienced players who can hit tight gaps while getting decent distance on a disc. It's more balanced than the orange layout by giving you fairways that move in more directions. Makes you get creative with lines and disc selection.
Solid elevation change on the course; nothing drastic but the terrain is rugged with lots of short drastic movement in parts and some rocky areas.
Well designed greens here, guards the basket well on holes where distance isn't that big of a deal to deliver more challenge.
A creek runs through a few holes that offers a bit of OB risk.
The fairways and immediate rough are nice cleared out and broken in for how wooded the area is. No huge lost disc danger.
Overall I really like the design of most of the course, it gives make-able tight lines and matches them with just the right distance to make it doable yet challenging.
Equipment - Course map at the start. Color coded rocks mark tees. Course directional signs show you the next tee in most places. Nice relatively new baskets.
Atmosphere - It's in a more remote part of campus and it's pretty heavily wooded. Great looking rocky landscape in parts near the creek. Some really nice looking wooded holes. It's got a good feeling to the place.
Relatively low traffic from my experience out there it usually gives you a quiet and pleasant round.
Cons: Layout - The orange layout is to heavily L to R or just straight. It's for beginners but could of been more creative like the black layout is.
The black layout has a few holes where the gap is probably to tight or moves vertically and horizontally in a way that it's very tough to get on the green.
The course does get crammed together in parts with fairways not far from each other. While at the same time forcing you to go on some awkward transitions. It's almost like the course has different sections you traverse to; in a way it's good but for those who don't know the layout it could be confusing. That gets amplified by the fact that some of those transitions don't have directional signs.
There's not a lot of variety in overall hole type. It's all about the same length and tight.
Once you get off the fairways it's super viney and thick underbrush, especially behind baskets. I'd like to see the area near some of the baskets cleared out more because you want to take that ace run and not get punished like that.
Equipment - Natural tees that are already starting to get sketchy due to erosion. No tee signs showing hole layout or distance and some baskets are blind.
No benches, cans, bag holders or any of that fluff.
Atmosphere - Super dense vegetation in parts. The area is also used by cross country, they're not on the fairways but some transitions are their course.
It gets buggy out there.
Other Thoughts: I like the course, I'd play it more if it were closer and near anything else that I frequent.
I think it's a great campus course and good for the community. It offers beginners and students looking for more casual fun a great course to learn on; while also giving more serious players a challenge.
It's worth stopping at if you're ever in the area. It has a real homegrown NC feel to it more so than most public courses.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 4 Not
GREAT, FUN COURSE
Pros: - Great course, and is improving everyday
- Wonderful layout for those who like wooded courses and the challenge to get through trees
- Beautiful walk through the entire 18 with old Buies Creek running through the middle
- basically is a total of 36 holes with the Orange and Black tees
- Very fun course to bring friends out to and teach them the game
Cons: - Could use cemented tee boxes
- Clear up some brush here and there
- To clear up any confusion walking the course for the first time, might need to replace some of the stolen signs around the course
Other Thoughts: Hometown course, love it, try to play everyday.
Would like to have more around the area!
0 of 4 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Fun challenging course
Pros: This course is more fun then it would seem to appear. Great balance of holes. Good use of the land its on. Great new baskets. Two teepads for every hole; black is more difficult then the orange teepads. Even though most holes are under 250 feet, they still have a decent challenging factor. Not too many easy birdies.
Cons: The teepads are earth based. On several of the holes they are uneven and it makes it very difficult to have a confident tee shot. Until you get to the last 5 holes or so this course is short. It could have better signage, currently painted rocks mark most of the course.
Other Thoughts: This course is better than the university stigma that may or may not be attached to it. I am a stickler when it comes to natural teepads but this courses fun flow kept me going. Even though overall its a short course you still have to excute to shoot under here if your an intermediate/advanced level player. Bogeys can still happen here even with it being so short. I would easily go to a 3.5 if they were able to upgrade to a better teepad. I have played three of these college courses now, and this one is probably my favorite.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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