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1    7/18/2012   8/1/2012
Review By: Upshawt1979
Played: 412  Reviewed: 295  Exp: 15.5 Years
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Pros: Headrick Hills is a fantastic course, and is adjacent two multiple other good ones as well. I have to say the dominant theme through much of the course is slight to drastic elevation changes. The first is the most extreme, a 1010 foot monster where the tee pad is atop a hill about 50 or 60 feet above the field the basket sits in. There is a flagpole about 75 feet in front of the basket that signifies a mando you must pass on the right. A 3 is possible, but I two-putted and took a 4. Holes 2 and 3 are 300 foot range holes where the baskets play off the hillside created by the highway exit ramp. 2 is flat until the last 40 feet at the bottom of the slope, then 3 climbs back up and tees near the top of the hill, and plays across and halfway down the slope. 4 Goes back to the top and is another open bomb with 60 feet of drop. However, you can drive this one. The basket is on the peak of a grassy berm that will deal some nasty rolls on both sides. I was putting for 2 and ended up scoring a 5, ouch! Next begins a section that crosses up and down another hillside that is quite wooded and involving considerable elevation changes. Number 5 goes from top of the hill down into the woods, hooking left. 6 comes back steep uphill into a eroded wash in the hillside, and the pin is on the edge of this canyon near the top. 7 turns back downhill through the trees, also fairly steep and turning left at the end. 8 is steep uphill again with a right turning bend and a basket on the crest of the hill sloping down again behind the pin. 9 is a short shot with less drop, the basket hiding in a cluster of small trees. 10 is a nice down and back uphill through mature trees. The next few holes have slight or no elevation change. 11 is a 300ish footer that requires a nice flat line drive bending left, fairly open after clearing the first 125 feet window. 12 is uphill and shortish with a left to right shot up the fairway, and a hanging basket chained between several trees. 13 is a long, flat corridor drive, fairway no more than 15 to 20 feet wide at any point, heavy rough on each side. Hole number 14 is shorter and bends right around scattered woods with low canopy. 15 is back in the open and has a few small trees circling a pin on the side of a short mound. 16 is fairly wide open and flat. 17 is also a flat fairway, shorter with a 12 foot tall mound and a basket at the peak. 18 tees in the flat and climbs 40 feet up the side of the same highway exit that started it all off.

The layout is made easier to follow by the occasional sign, and most tees are marked, and easy to find. The tee boxes are nicely formed and flat, but not concrete. All baskets are nice new Mach 5's.
Cons: Very little to complain about, aside from dirt tees, and strong wind. The $5 green fees are worth it, especially since it covers a day of play on the other two courses, as well. The map linked to this doesn't accurately reflect the current layout. There may also be a couple of extra holes I didn't play, as 20 holes is the listed count here, and I noticed an additional unmatched basket out there on the course.
Other Thoughts: I love this course. Trying to crush drives from way up high never gets old, but the middle wooded holes are fun, too. Big drives challenging putts, crazy elevation, well executed fairways through the wooded terrain, and secluded surroundings make this a perfect spot for a disc golf course. I have previously reviewed a short lived course by the name of Rodeo Hills that occupied this same land. Some of the holes are the same, and all of the changes were for the better. Reminds me of Foothills DGC in Easley, SC.

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