Southern Pines, NC 
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 Short but sweet

1    8/11/2012   8/12/2012
Review By: Drew.S
Played: 9  Reviewed: 7  Exp: 5.8 Years
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Short course with a few techincal shots. All teepads are clearly marked, and there are even marked paths between the basket an next tee. The area around the basket is bordered as well. Great course had a lot of fun playing it an will definitely be back.
Cons: Could use some longer holes, and the under brush can be bothersome.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 I've Gotta Crush!!

1    8/11/2012   8/11/2012
Review By: pxdevil
Played: 9  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 5.4 Years
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Great layout! Very technical course but playable! Signs at every hole with very good directions to the next tee! All paths bordered! Course maintained very well!
Cons: Course is short & every hole has a tight layout ! No open holes! No room for BIG drives!
Other Thoughts: I'm a newbie at disc golf! Been playing for 2 months! I really liked this course! Very challenging but par is obtainable!

1 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Go get Crushed

1    2/11/2012   2/11/2012
Review By: sloppydisc
Played: 201  Reviewed: 147  Exp: 8.9 Years
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: 18 holes in a nice little park by a scenic little reservoir. Course is, as you can gleam from the name, in a little wooded area full of pines.

Mostly short, beginner friendly course. There are some tight lines, but many holes play short enough you can save par even with an errant drive.

Signs at the pads with distances. Not sure how accurate they are, but they are there.

Decent elevation for this part of the state. Nothing huge, but some ups and downs to help keep things from getting too dull.

Good mix of left, right and straight shots. Nothing repetitive of biased here.

You could play putter only or putter/mid rounds here and handle it well. Nothing so long that you'd suffer much.

Nice mix of shots. There are some gentle up and downs. There are some lefts and rights. Even some shots that require some good line manipulation.
Cons: It is a pretty short, basic course. If you are looking to break out Nukes and throw 400' this is not your course.

Natural pads right now. They play pretty well, but could be improved.

Signs seem horribly inaccurate to me. Even with my noodle arm these holes are pretty short.

A few fairways with some classic pinball type design. There may be some cool local routes, but there is a lot of scattered trees.

No epic holes or real memorable layouts.
Other Thoughts: This is a nice little course, and the kind I enjoy when I've been playing crappy. You can get out, throw a putter or mid a bunch and work on your game without getting beat up. There are some tight lines and thick woods here, but for the most part you can recover from bad drives or shots. This would also be a good course to bring a newer player. It short, an easy walk, and a nice looking little park.

There are some holes with a little length. #12 is a fun downhill 379', but plays shorter. Nice hole for a decent player to go for a cool Ace.

#2 is a flat 354' that forces you to weave through the scattered trees.

I wouldn't drive out of my way to play this course, but if I lived close by I'd play it often. It won't beat you down, can be played quickly, and would be a great place to bring a new player or kids. All in all, a nice course for the area.

Restrooms are closed in the winter, and the course doesn't offer a lot over cover for 'business'. There are some walking trails around the course, and very little under brush to hide in. Plan ahead.

I played with a couple local guys os had no trouble with navigation. But I also did not notice and signs or navigation aids.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful.

 Pine Cone Toss

2-4    2/6/2012   2/6/2012
Review By: BrotherDave
Played: 146  Reviewed: 143  Exp: 10.2 Years
10 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Fun little Recreational/red level course in a nice park. One word to describe this course: Pines. All pines, all the time. Pines are great for DG b/c they grow fast, straight, tall, and don't litter the ground with disc hiding leaves. The course flows and interweaves amongst these many pines quite well, navigation is a breeze. Tee signs are well visible and do the job.

The hole variety is pretty good, more or less equal parts left-straight-right. A few "lefty" holes seemed like they favored FH and turnover/annys pretty equally while the dog leg lefts all felt like clearly big hyzers all the way to me.

Really clean, nice park. On a few holes, you can see the reservoir and the park is quite active with disc golfers and others alike. Really considerate locals.

Rough isn't that dense so feel free to bomb away.
Cons: Natural tees are pretty rutted. Not dangerously so but it's compete guess work on where the tees begin and end. B/c of this, I feel like design was impacted severely. Well marked tees would do wonders for making the holes and the designer's preferred line stand out more. As they're designed now, the holes feel kind of samey. Contributing to this is the very little elevation in play on the holes and uniformity on distance. Too many short "filler" holes and the long holes really aren't long.

Tee signs had some questionable distances listed.

Not many benches (just one on the first hole) but this course is so quick you don't really need them that bad. Trash cans aren't really available on the course either but it was amazingly clean, awesome.
Other Thoughts: I know some locals are going to feel betrayed by my 2.5 rating. I know, you love your course and you should b/c it's pretty fun. But comparatively, it does have its shortcomings in the design dept. This is going to be one of those courses that matures into a perfect red level course but nothing more b/c I don't think alt. tees/pin placements would enhance it much.

Basically, the holes do not provide much scoring separation for Intermediate & above players so mistakes are critical but for the most part everyone is going to battling it out for the lead until the end. Concrete tees will be the x-factor, if done right, they can great enhance the design of the course by giving greater advantage to certain lines, say a FH line vs a BH turnover. As is, you can pretty much drive every hole a different way every time and get par or better b/c the tee area is so vague.

I'm sorry if this rating seems like a low-ball but it feels pretty accurate to me. I think the ratings on this guy need to be reigned in a bit, it looks like a destination course and it isn't at all. It's a fun course to hit up if you're nearby and/or want a quick round before/after work. I look forward to playing here again and I'm sure the locals will polish it up into a better than average course, for sure.

10 of 10 people found this review helpful.

 Home Course Review

5+    11/26/2011   11/26/2011
Review By: strangewayfarer
Played: 27  Reviewed: 2  Exp: 6.4 Years
0 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Great mix of terrain (As much as possible in this area anyway.) Fairly open brush-wise which helps in keeping track of your disc. Most holes allow for a few different approaches.All in all very happy to have as my home course.
Cons: As multiple baskets are visible from several of the tee boxes hole diagrams would be helpful for people playing the course the first time.
Other Thoughts: Would like to see multiple pin locations potentially in the future.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Nice Learner Course

5+    11/19/2011   11/19/2011
Review By: pkbeast
Played: 30  Reviewed: 7  Exp: 7.8 Years
This review was updated on 1/20/2012
3 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Awesome little course! Tightly woven in Pinehurst fashion. This course has a great mixture of long and short holes with a good bit of interesting lines to be taken. #1 is a nice dogleg to the left. #2 is a long shot with some nice line to the left or right or center if you have the shot. #3 is the Flow hole- nice gentle turn to the left with a barrier of protective trees. #4 is up hill to the right, good drive here or you may be in trouble, fairly thick brush for any hole on this course. #5 is the ace hole gentle slop to the left down hill. #6 is a power shot up hill at the basket, nice lanes. #7 is nother down to the left floater ace hole. # 8 is back up the hill straight shot. #9 is STRAIGHT FROM THE TEES. not off to the right, that is 11. #10 is a ace hole straight shot 180ft with a nice ridgeline to block some view of the underbasket area. #11 is dog leg to the basket u wanted to throw at for 9. #12 is a huge hole dog leg left and way down there, good elevation variances. #13 is a straight shot with some nice tree squeezes but fairly open. #14 is a hard dogleg right THERE IS A MANDO HERE. you HAVE to go to the LEFT of the first tree in front of the tee box. #15 is a ace hole straight shot with some nice tree cover. And then the last three holes that are just awesomely killer always bump my score up by at least 2 on there holes. #16 is a hella guarded semi straight shot with a BUNCH of tree protection, DO NOT go left side on this hole there are about 5 million small pines youll have to navigate out of. #17 was brutal in the spring but birdieable in the fall. straight witha little turn left to the goal, HARD GREEN it will roll away make sure your approach will stick or your going to have a 25footer. #18 is HARD dogleg left.
Cons: One set of t-boxes. Tee's aren't boxed in or grated. general maintenance could be better. trashcans ect. We at MCDG are working now to get it ready for monthlies so keep an eye out!
Other Thoughts: This is my home course, so I love it. but I wish it would grow a little faster than it is! :)

Ill take new picture this weekend and update them. this course is maturing nicely and I want it to show here.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful.


2-4    8/1/2011   8/1/2011
Review By: ABFutrell
Played: 8  Reviewed: 8
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: One of the best short course I've played. Large variety of drives are useful for this course. I throw backhand 99% of the time, but I do use a forehand on hole 4. There are a variety of backhand throws utilized here: hyzer, anhyzer, hyzer flip, and even a hyzer skip (hole 5). Many holes have a variety of routes (straight/low, spike hyzer). As a whole this course is great for working on a variety of shots for intermediate to pro. This course is also good for beginners first starting out.
Cons: Even though this course has natural tee pads they are much better than other I've played with natural pads. Concrete is nice, but I do like running in the sand.
A few holes are a little close at times (9 and 11, 12 and 13), but in all the course is laid out well. Good use of elevation etc.
Other Thoughts: I gave this course a 4 since I feel I can choose different shots on several holes each time I play.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 solid short course

1    5/30/2011   6/1/2011
Review By: jksenior
Played: 160  Reviewed: 13  Exp: 10.4 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Good, fair layout for lefties and righties
Good walking, tees relatively close to previous holes.
Nice sprinkling of longer holes (300+) amid a relatively short, tight course.
Very nice park in a nice area.
Very nice park around around a lake
Cons: Obviously the dirt tees are the biggest con
Also, the tee signs were somewhat in the way forcing to throw in front of them often
Pedestrian paths were fairly close,close enough to stop and wait on occasion
Other Thoughts: Let me state that without concrete pads, this course was starting out at a maximum of 4 stars. Given that, this was a very fun course to play in a great park. It generally short, but there are a few opportunities to air out a driver.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  Great course

5+    5/7/2011   5/8/2011
Review By: climbingkid
Played: 5  Reviewed: 1  Exp: 7.3 Years
This review was updated on 10/7/2012
1 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Very well established course
main course for practicing/playing tournaments
great course to introduce my friends to the sports
Cons: some of the teepads are difficult to drive off of
only one sign with layout of the hole (1)
Other Thoughts: Ive been playing for about two years now and i have to say this course never gets old. I'd play more at wildpine but that course is a lot longer and tougher on the edges of the fairways. this course is great for someone of my skill level.

1 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Love the layout/needs some work

5+    10/16/2011   4/4/2011
Review By: BraveThrower43
Played: 378  Reviewed: 58  Exp: 6.7 Years
This review was updated on 2/7/2012
6 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: This course is a solid course for an area where there are very few other courses. It's not very long so beginers can feel a certain amount of sucess and it has a reasonable amount of difficulty for higher level players to work on there skills

Course flows real well. all tees are within a very short walking distance from the last hole

Love the Design!
Cons: Tee boxes are VERY worn and rutted out. i found myself worrying about triping multiple times(Since I have been back they have been refilled and leveled. However it could just be a matter of time before it happens again)

There are no tee signs that show where the hole is. this gets confusing for new players cause there are often multiple baskets within a short distance of the tee.

FYI #9 is NOT the basket on the right out in the open you can see from the tee. It's tucked in the trees on the left
Other Thoughts: This course is still improving. I talked to a few locals who said that they are trying to get concrete tees and start having more tournaments. If they made a few small improvements, such as tees signs and better tee boxes, i would easily give this course a 4.

6 of 9 people found this review helpful.

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