4 Helpful / 8 Not
DG Putt-Putt Course
Pros: Close to the beach, easy to get from hole to hole, signage on every hole. Can really fine tune your short game. New baskets, grippy tea pads even though they don't look like they would be. Signs warning you about the ticks.
Cons: Every hole is pretty much the same with the primary layout of each hole being the shape of a question mark, or reverse question mark. The hole layout on the signs is often misleading so if you're a first timer playing it you will be perplexed. No creativity whatsoever and the terrain is just weird. Lots of trees that all seem to be 10 ft tall at the most and shield most potential lines to the basket. On some holes the basket is hidden behind 3 or 4 tress and you have zero shot at a birdie or par putt unless you are extremely lucky. It is very windy, which is not surprising being so close to the beach, so if your tee shot gets any elevation the wind takes your disk wherever it pleases and typically have to navigate through tick ridden brush to get it. If you don't get enough elevation on the other hand you will hit 1 of the million tiny trees or branches out there. Even if you have the perfect throw there are places where the fairway has a cross-wind spot and your disc just dies because of it and drops down. Bottom line, you have to be extremely accurate and/or lucky to get a good lie on most holes otherwise you have a poor second shot. I'm by no means an accomplished player but in my opinion to score well on this course you have to be more lucky than good. I've played other courses that are actually intended to be difficult but are not nearly as tedious and not fun to play like this one.
Other Thoughts: If you're in the area within close proximity its a neat little course to play but I would not go out of my way to play this one and would prefer Castle Hayne. This course should not be difficult and should hone your short game but you have to be much more lucky than good to score decent on this course and you come away from it not having had much fun. You don't need your driver except for maybe one hole, the rest of them you can handle with a mid-range Roc and a putter. I guess the terrain is the way it is because it's so close to the beach and there's only so much land to work with. I just think the course could have been made so it is a more fun experience. I'm ok with playing difficult courses but not courses that are little or virtually no fun to play.
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