Charleston, WV 
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The Redeemed

1    12/31/2015   1/7/2016
Review By: sidewinder22
Played: 185  Reviewed: 169  Exp: 11.2 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: 27 DisCatcher baskets with multiple constructed tees and layouts. Excellent and interesting design for the available land which is basically a giant mountain side slope that is mostly open on the OG 18 layout and mostly wooded on the newer 9 holes 19-27. The OG 18 layout is two loops of 9 back to the parking lot.

The stairs and walkways are well done to help traverse the slopes and muddy areas. Some interesting constructed greens. Well maintained with little underbrush. Sweet pro shop!
Cons: Given the course is mostly one big open slope, the layout is a bit cramped and can lead to interference from other fairways. The course can be confusing to figure out your first time and has some overlapping layouts. I'd be hesitate to play if it was crowded.

Some of the tees were a little scary/short/elevated. The few alternate rubber paver tees were a bit slippery. Roll-a-ways will also likely happen.

The course can be muddy/soggy in places. Can be difficult to traverse for the young and weak. Holes 19-27 are a loop after hole 15 and before hole 16 and far away from the parking lot.
Other Thoughts: Overall Redeemer is a very interesting course - well designed, maintained, built, and packs in a lot of surprising variety. The tees are a bit weird with metal roofing material and either grip tape or shingle material that provides excellent traction even when wet. Many of the tees are raised platforms from the slope and may be a little short/small for some people although I thought they were functionally sound.

The OG18 layout mostly plays though the open and across the slope with a couple downhill shots and up it majorly in a couple occasions. Hole 3 and 14 were my favorites. You could safari some epic holes here. The new holes 19-27 was my favorite loop as they play through the woods.

Steve has done a lot of work clearing the underbrush and building structures and running the pro shop and is a great guy to talk to. They mail lost discs back to owners for free. I highly recommend stopping in just for the pro shop alone, they carry just about every manufacturer, and bags, and baskets. The course is pretty cool too!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  Fun Mountain Course - Awesome Shop too!

1    8/29/2015   8/31/2015
Review By: spoongrd
Played: 1  Reviewed: 1
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - Bag Rests for each hole
- good workout (basically playing along a mountain ridge - lots of elevation change)
- Good placement of the baskets. They are often on very steep slopes, making you second guess running at a basket (or else it could roll down the mountain!)
Cons: Although I played by myself, I can see the front 9 getting crowded if a lot of people are playing. Because this course is on the side of a mountain, a shot that fades too fast (or hits a tree) could end up rolling all the way down to the bottom of the course, causing some time/headache.
Other Thoughts: I stopped to play this course on my road trip from NC to OH. I'm glad I stopped here. I only played 18 holes, but had some good fun. Nicely maintained grass. I ended up loosing two discs on the course. But the best part of the course is that there is a nicely run shop at the course. The gentleman that was running it was really nice and helped me pick out a new disc. He also has shipped 1 of the 2 discs I lost for FREE. Good course with good people. Worth playing.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 cool course for being just one big hill

1    8/3/2014   7/27/2015
Review By: jamesdevin
Played: 85  Reviewed: 22  Exp: 13.4 Years
Pros: good elevation changes
free to play
27 holes
good use of space
pro shop on premise
some risk reward shots
Cons: Couldn't find hole 1 so I started at hole 9
wet and steep hills make walking interesting

Other Thoughts: The course was well done for basically being one big hill. lots of elevation change with mostly shorter holes. had to walk up and down a very steep hill after my drive skipped right off a tree which made my beginning less than ideal. I didn't play 19-27 which makes me want to go back next time I am driving through the state. I recommend this course.

 Good Experience

1    5/3/2015   5/10/2015
Review By: Danzig19
Played: 71  Reviewed: 2
Pros: -Not too crowded on a weekend except during tournaments from what I can tell.
- Varied shots needed
- plenty of uphill and downhill
- Good workout of walking
- Nice disc shop
Cons: - muddy in spots
- A few tee platforms need to be repaired but Steve is tracking
Other Thoughts: Steve takes care of the place, pretty well. He invited myself to play doubles with him and another couple. He and I had a few things in common, in that we were both prior military. Good experience.

 Hidden Gem, Cool Experience

1    12/21/2014   3/24/2015
Review By: BigAl724
Played: 146  Reviewed: 126  Exp: 5.1 Years
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Redeemer Park offers a unique experience, located on top of a hill on church property. The course isn't on a huge piece of land, but maximizes the land's potential having 18 holes that traverse up and down huge hills and a set of 9 holes that play in the woods. Not knowing much about the course ahead of time, I was very surprised at how well the course was taken care of by designer Steve Koepsel and a committed club.

It is worth especially noting the amount of effort that has been put into making this course the best it can be. There is a tremendous pro shop on site that seriously rivals the Dynamic Discs store in KC in size and variety of discs. There has been a tremendous amount of clearing to make the holes fairer in the woods and great work has been done to prevent erosion. There are even nets on a few holes to prevent horrific roll-aways. Tees are different than the norm, but they are made out of metal panels - usually on elevated platforms - and have velcro on them for traction. Pins are sometimes elevated as well and have some very cool positions like hole 3's basket on the rim of a ravine and a steep drop off behind it, as well as 5's elevated basket set on turf. I can't say enough about the aesthetics and little things that have gone into designing this course.

The big variable of this course is the ever-present elevation changes. There are huge uphill and downhill shots, as well as constant rolling hills to contend with. With 27 holes, none felt repetitive and you will use a lot of discs in your bag to throw a lot of different shots. There is a great mix of open holes that utilize the elevation and tight holes in the woods. Placement is stressed over distance with tight lines and challenging touch shots on the sloping hills. Power shots are still emphasized though on the steep uphill holes.

This is a beautiful, secluded setting with some great views.
Cons: There could be some confusion with multiple baskets often in view. With some of the front 9 cramped together, navigation can be a little confusing. I advise playing with locals for your first time.

Since the front 9 is a little tight, discs could easily land in the wrong fairways.

The majority of holes are under 300 feet, so this isn't the best course for players who simply want to throw long shots.

A lot of the front 18 are located on the bottom of a hill, which can get muddy.

The rough is very thick at times and nasty roll-aways can easily happen.
Other Thoughts: I pulled into the course right as Steve and two club players were gathering to play a round and joined them for a round of doubles. They were very gracious hosts and I really enjoyed playing with them and learning the history of this course. Steve went out of his way to get me a mini and welcomed me back to play in one of the many tournaments that he runs throughout the year. I thought I was just playing an average course in the middle of the state since I hadn't heard much about it, but this course truly offers a unique experience.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.


5+    11/11/2014   11/13/2014
Review By: greg_b_4
Played: 53  Reviewed: 9  Exp: 5.4 Years
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: First and foremost are the locals. Steve does a great job of keeping the course in great shape and is constantly looking to improve an already good course. There are 27 holes here to enjoy and lots of elevation. There is a lot of variety. There are plenty of ace chances, longer accurate throws, and elevated technical shots. First 18 holes consist of 2 loops while the third 9 is a bit of a hike away from the start. Course has sufficient signage with easy transitions between holes. Multiple tee pads per hole. There is also a top notch shop on sight.
Cons: There are not a lot of cons to speak of. Some of the front 9 tends to be a little soggy as they are on the lower parts of the property. While most tee pads are nice there are several which drop off at the end which can make a drive scary. While not a major con if you are looking for a course to rip long drives this is not it. A round could easily be played with only a putter and mid range.
Other Thoughts: This is easily the best course in the state capitol area. The course is associated with a really nice and involved club. I travel a lot and I make sure I play redeemer everytime I'm in the area. I highly recommend playing here.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

  Finally 18 holes in KV

2-4    9/5/2012   9/14/2012
Review By: tbird8834
Played: 1  Reviewed: 1
0 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Gets the heart rate up on the hills, benches and swing are a nice touch, technical on most holes, the uphill throws turn a short hole into a much longer one
Cons: Still a hole or 2 that could use some weed removal for beginners
Other Thoughts: Have played 3 times and the 2 fawns have been there each time, they seem almost tame and are fun to watch.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Still New

2-4    10/1/2012   6/24/2012
Review By: knettles
Played: 112  Reviewed: 25  Exp: 7.2 Years
This review was updated on 5/6/2014
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Brand new Innova baskets.
-Good use of space.
-Rather hilly (in my opinion, that's a pro).
-Good mix of open, slightly wooded, and moderately wooded.
-Short and long tees (on all but top 9 holes as of 5/6/14).
Cons: -While the grip tape on the teepads definitely gives more traction, most of them only have the grip tape covering a 30"/36" wide part of the teepad. So if your runup goes awry, you could still slip and bust yourself.
Other Thoughts: Finally, an 18 (now 27) hole course in Charleston! I've played a few rounds with the builders. They're super nice people. It really is a fun course, especially now that they put some traction on the teepads. Not only did they put grip tape on the teepads, but they're also working on a set of pro tees. They're continually adding more, and should have pro tees on the whole course soon. These really improve the course, given some of the short tees are very short. Great course, definitely check it out.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

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