1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: The holes by the parking lot are quite fun, especially #2. Baskets are in good shape. The two baskets adds a bit of variety if you want to stay and play 18 (full disclosure, we did not).
Cons: No tee pads. Open holes are pretty repetitive and boring, and if you were to throw a disc into the rough, it may be tough to find.
Other Thoughts: Glad to see a disc course where there's no other courses around for miles. This one is relatively thoughtfully built, but could use a bit of work before I'd call it "average".
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Little Course with Big Potential
Pros: This course has an excellent layout given the space available. You can tell a lot of thought went into the design. There are a variety of shots required, so no particular throwing style has an advantage over another. There is also a nice mix of wooded and open holes. This course is located in a valley adjacent to the Nantahala Forest, providing gorgeous mountain views throughout the round.
Cons: Most of the holes are on the short side, experienced players will only need drivers for about a third of the drives. The natural tee pads tend to become very slippery after a stretch of rain. Also, there doesn't seem to be any distance markers from the tee.
Other Thoughts: Although many of these holes are short, that doesn't necessarily translate to easy. There are several courses that are much longer where I typically finish with the same score.
This course appears to be maintained in most part by a small group of enthusiasts. I assume mowing and maintenance is a responsibility of the parks department, which seems a little inconsistent. Last summer the town held a firework display in the field, and apparently did nothing to clean up the debris afterwards.
Adding concrete or some other tee pads would go a long way for this course. I think it'd also be great to add some trees or bushes in the large field. This would improve the aesthetics and course layout simultaneously.
The design and beauty of this course is a real treat given the location in rural appalachia. It isn't a professional caliber layout, but nonetheless a very enjoyable day of golf.
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