Great course, fun to play
8 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Mostly wooded holes that have plenty of elevation, and they use it very well. Starting with the first hole, the tee is in a powerline ROW, over the crest of the hill and downhill toward the lake, basket right in the middle of the ROW.
Good DISCatcher baskets, but the natural tees hold the rating down on this one.
The 3 main water holes 2,3 and 17 can provide as much challenge as you want. They all have alternative tees with no water carry.
9 additional holes have been added, interspersed along the Front 9. A few of these are open holes, but most continue in the heavily wooded terrain.
Good flow of holes around this nice, medium sized park, with lake views, past campgrounds, horseshoe pits, picnic shelters and boat launch. You really get a tour of all the facilities here, without interfering with any of them.
Very creative tee signs, not a great hole map, but they do have elevation change!
Park office right at the first tee, with restrooms and water available.
Practice basket is provided, even though it is in a small area, on a hillside.
Cons: Natural tees. While most holes were technical and fairly short, they weren't a huge issue, but a more solid surface would be much better.
The flow of several of the additional 9 appears to be a little awkward, so I only played a couple of those, more on that later.
One basket was a little close to a camping area (if it was truely a campsite). #17, basket sits on a gradual downslope (toward the lake) with many trees along the shoreline. The day I was there, someone was camping right near the basket, with their wet clothes drying on the basket! He was sitting right there, so I didn't play the hole and didn't even approach.
Really, not any other Cons.
Other Thoughts: Really fun course to play, this was my third of the 3 North Central North Carolina monster courses. I have to agree with the current ratings, this ranks in the middle of The Kraken and Rockness Monster.
Mayo Lake is a typical lake created for flood control, water supply and power, so several rivers flow into the lake. This provides steep ravines along these valleys, one that was used very well was on #3. The tee shot crosses the inlet, up a steep hill with the basket 40-50 feet up the hill, the hillside was cleared pretty well. I threw this one and it was a thrill to see my tee shot land on the hillside, and not catch an edge and rollaway.
The only open holes (of the original 18) were #1, 5 and 8. #5 uses the same powerline ROW, first level, then downhill. #8 uses a smaller ROW, with a bend to the right, great use of that space.
The technical, wooded holes offered just about every combination of hole you could ask for level, uphill, downhill, left turning, right turning, just about every hole is different and they are mixed in very well. #6 seemed to be about the only one that didn't have sufficiently cleared fairway.
As I was heading out, I saw the road to the section of the course where #5 was. I played it so bad the first time through, I wanted another shot at it. Didn't do much better the second time around. Since I was there, I decided to play the C and D holes. C is a 535' downhiller, wide open with great grass, crosses a gravel drive then narrows near the basket. I threw a good enough drive, faded a bit, but short of the gravel road, then the second shot was probably the most straight, long throw I've made in a while, and it nested right below the basket! Walked down, picked it up from under the basket and dropped it in for a 3, perfect birdie there. After playing D, I walked past the tee sign for C, 535' - Par 3!! I played it perfectly ... and got a Par!!
I see this year that a Local club will be having a rotating league, here, at Rockness and a private course, this is the type of course that you will want to play a lot, the variety is great, and there are challenging holes. The elevation here gives you quite a workout, but you will be happy with what you accomplished.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Solid Woods Course
Pros: Good mix of open and wooded holes.
Some really great holes and interesting throws.
Mostly fair throwing lines.
Water is in play enough to be interesting, but not enough to bring 10 extra discs.
Cons: Some bad holes you just have to endure.
On some holes, you can lose a disc 2' in rough. Other holes more clear--but wear long pants if you don't have total control.
Navigation could be better.
Other Thoughts: I would definitely play it again, but would choose Rockness if you don't have time for both. Also highly recommend playing all 3 Monsters for a day trip: Rockness, Kraken, and Sasquatch.
0 of 2 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 4 Not
Big Hairy Beast
Pros: Signage is Great
Next Tee Signs on Basket
Not To Hilly
Cons: None Coming To Mind
Other Thoughts: All in All it is a Hidden Gem. Im from the Charlotte Area and therefore I have loads of courses near by. So when I was in the area it bummed me that there werent many courses near by.
For a course in the middle of no where I absolutely loved this course. Took 2 people who had never played before to show them what it is about and they had a great time. If played from the white tees it is a slighly challenging but fun course (assuming you play both white tees to island holes, therefore throwing over water). All in all for a first time through I had a blast and it is easily in my top 10 Favorite Courses List. (for now)
0 of 4 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Sasquatch, tough but fair
Pros: Excellent signage. It took me a couple of holes to figure out that the white tee pads were the only ones with gravel. The reds are generally marked by a short square post that is low to the ground with a black sign with white numbers. The Sasquatch's outline is on all tee signs and he often teases you with some trash talk. When the blue tees require a different path it is clearly marked. The 'Next Tee' pointer signs on the baskets are simple and effective.
The first hole is wide open, Then it's into the woods for most of the rest of the course. This course makes good use of elevation and water. Hole #3 goes over water but is very attainable even for noodle arms like me. Holes finish up and downhill, left and right.
There are steps and/or erosion blocks in some of the steeper areas of the course. This course drains well. We played two days after some major rains and the course was never muddy except for hole #9, which has a small creek running through it.
The disc golf course is mostly on its own and while you cross the road a couple of times, the actual throwing lanes do not cross areas of other uses. It doesn't seem like it would ever get crowded.This was my second time playing this course and I haven't seen another group out there.
There is an alternate tee on #17 so you don't have to make a long carry over the lake.
Cons: The signs, while excellent, took me two plays through to understand completely.
Two places you might get mixed up:
After #11, you need to follow the signs for Blue tee #12 and cross the road and not follow the obvious path down the hill.
After #16, cross the boating access parking lot. Tee for #17 is just down the hill on the left of the boat ramp/dock by the water.
Other Thoughts: This is another Person County course that I wish was closer to home. The designer did a great job keeping the course interesting and making good use of the terrain. Makes a great combo with Rockness Monster if you are passing through the area
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: -great use of land and park
-good mixture of hyzer to anhyzer holes
-love the water holes. gives some challenge...and cardiac arrest
-updated teepads are awesome
-great lines on each hole. most times multiple ways to attack the pin
Cons: -basket one looks pitiful
-sometimes overgrowth in fairways (getting much better)
Other Thoughts: i've played this course multiple times and love it more every time i play it. though it's mostly in the woods, almost 1/2 of the holes feel in the open due to the great lines available.
0 of 2 people found this review helpful.
10 Helpful / 0 Not
The Lesser of the Beasts
Pros: Sasquatch may be the lesser of the two monsters in the Roxboro are, but that's no slight. Sasquatch shares the same wonderful terrain and scenic beauty as Rockness. (if far fewer rock outcroppings) And if it doesn't have as much umph in its general design, it has a few different tricks up its sleeve.
The best trick that Sasquatch is hiding is the water. There are three legitimate carries and each brings its own charm. 2 allows for a safe shot by cutting across the smaller section of water and then playing on land from there. 3 offers no such solution. It's straight across a section of water to a steep hillside. (Though some brush should prevent a roll back into the water) 17 is the gem of the course though. Tee is on the edge of the lake. The basket is on a long peninsula 200 feet and change out from the tee and a few dozen feet to the left. The well placed throw that sails out over the water and fades onto the land, right next to the tee will be memorable indeed. It's a fantastic way to close out the course.
Sasquatch also boasts some of the best tee signs that I've seen, with a ton of information and the hole map drawn onto the stomach of the course's namesake monster. The best part? On the signs for the water crossings, the Sasquatch is standing in water.
Other than that, Sasquatch takes page from Rockness and not in a bad way, or the most part, these are fine wooded holes that offer tight, challenging fairways with a decent amount of elevation from time to time.
Cons: I like natural tees in theory, but I've seen flatter natural tees than these. Occasionally, I teed off from a slightly different spot if it was flatter and free of loose rocks/divets. And of course, only the white set has that awesome set of signs. I played whites, but I can see how people might struggle to locate the reds or blues precisely.
What does take it down a notch below its cousin to the south west is the holes that are in the power line corridor. They aren't poor holes or anything, but Rockness doesn't have anything so basic. 18 in particular, is a bit anticlimactic after the fantastic 17. Still, a better tee off situation would make this course a full four stars in my mind.
Other Thoughts: Combined with Rockness, Sasquatch makes an awesome day trip. Sasquatch might be slightly the lesser, but these two beasts make a killer combo.
10 of 10 people found this review helpful.
15 Helpful / 1 Not
It's a Samsquanch, Ricky!
Pros: Beautiful park with a lake. The tee signs are awesome, cute little sasquatch dude and very informative. Three tee locations, red, white, and blue, if I recall correctly but this review is mostly from a white perspective (cuz that's what I played, sucka). Not bad variety, you have some fairly open holes sprinkled here and there but mostly technical woods holes and of course the lake comes into play on ~4 holes. The wooded holes are generally on the shorter side but fairly designed, hardly much pinball action unless you aren't very good at disc golf (hey, we were all bad once). Not crowded at all, we might have been the only people playing there on a lovely Saturday afternoon (the park was packed otherwise). It flows alright, the white tees aren't too much trouble to locate, just look for the Sasquatch signs and benches. Pretty sure there was a bench at every white tee.
Cons: Specifically, the tees are very natural and rutted right now, bummer. When you're praying for a perfect shot over the lake so that you don't lose your disc, you really really want a smooth teepad. Speaking of the lake, hole 2 is frightening. You have two different baskets to throw at but neither one is much disc losing hazardous than the other. One is on a peninsula (not bad, I like it) the other on the bank and behind a barrage of big trees so if you don't hyzer over the lake just so and throw too straight you can easily kick back into the water.
For the holes being no longer than they are, it seems like you do as much walking between holes as you do actual playing and a lot of feels like you're going uphill all the time. Strange.
Biggest complaint is that the course plays over and along lots of trails and park roads. The trails didn't look very popular but still. Discers beware of others.
A couple of tee signs had the basket position in the wrong place. No biggie. Not intuitive at all where you start the course. The transition to hole 17 is long and semi-confusing. The first few baskets are old and beat to hell.
Other Thoughts: Still though, this is a really fun course. Reminds me a lot of Lake's Edge (Reidsville). Some concrete tees would greatly boost the fun factor. Bring some throwaway discs for a few holes, a Roc and an Eagle for example.
Update: This course just isn't being played enough to keep nature at bay on the fairways. Poison ivy abounds and until they get better tees it's going to sit under a 3 disc rating for now.
15 of 16 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Not quite there yet
Pros: Very scenic park that has elevation and water mixed throughout. Lots of potential here. Course seems very balanced. New baskets on 90% of the holes. Designed to have dual tee pads whites/blues. Situated in a very developed clean park area with restrooms and camping available.
Cons: Navigation I think comes into play here especially if you are trying to play the blues. There are "next" tee signs fastened to the baskets but they only point you to the white tee pads. The blue tee pads are hard to find and in bad shape. Hole 2's blue pad had a tree 2 feet of the ground where you couldn't even tee from it. The fairways for the blue tee pads are really rough and boarder on the edge of unplayable. It would be nice if all the tee pads whites and blues had a better tee "box" area. 3-4 of the holes utilize "walking trails" I don't know enough about the park to know how busy these trails are but it would have been nice to see them design around that.
Other Thoughts: I played this course from the blues and white tee pads by myself for the first time. From the whites the course is playable and a good time can be had here with fair lines that will challenge most levels. From the blues the course flow is challenging with longer than expected complicated transistions from basket to next tee pad only to arrive at a more primitive tee pad with an even more impossible/raw looking fairway. This course needs more time to open up and a fix some navigation issues after that I can see my rating going up a whole point. Lots of potential here.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
11 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Layout - Two layouts here and for the most part it really changes up the difficulty of the course. The white tees give you a pretty good short technical course with no overly difficult shots; even newer players would have fun on the whites.
The blues add more length, make you shape the disc quite a bit and on more than one occasion force you to hit an early tight gap. A lot more risk/reward from the blues in that you can try to bite off more on some of the longer wooded holes but it can punish you. The water is in play from the blues as well and while none are long water carries the danger is there.
Overall the course combines a lot of technical wooded golf with a lot of elevation change and a few more open holes in the mix. The course is well balanced in that holes move from left to right and right to left. It also mixes in some more open fairways under power line's and in a field.
The greens here are tricky and fast in some places. A lot of them tail off the end of the fairway left or right and make you work the disc towards the end of the flight.
Equipment - Most of the baskets are new and good. There are hole number's on posts in the color of the tee. Good signage showing you the way around the course and to the next tee.
They added in some neat Sasquatch foot prints around the course that add a nice touch.
Atmosphere - Really awesome land for a course by the lake. Nice views when you're by the water and rolling wooded hills. Solid park overall with some other amenities. I was virtually alone out there and it was nice but it's Christmas so I'm not sure how much traffic is there on the norm.
Cons: Layout - There are some holes where the angles seem to harsh from the blues. I think some trimming back on the fairways in a few places is necessary.
Some holes are close to walkways and areas you might run in to other park goers. Not sure if it's really an issue but be mindful.
There are a couple of holes that seem a bit forced, though it may be just the mediocre nature of those holes juxtaposed against some of the better ones.
Equipment - Natural pads and here something more permanent is necessary. A lot of the tees are on uneven ground and makes footing difficult. There are a few places where you tee from a walking path.
The first few baskets are older and kind of warped. There's no signs showing distance, hole layout and basket location which is a problem because there are more than a few blind shots even in the winter.
The next tee signs on the baskets are nice but they all point towards the white tees, another for the blues would be helpful because on occasion it's hard to locate.
Atmosphere - Most of my complaints here are from the new nature of the course. There's a ton of 2" tall little stumps everywhere you'll step or trip on because they're hidden in the leaves. Off the fairways it's thick, this place needs some wear. A lot of briars and prickly holly trees about the course as well.
Other Thoughts: This course has a lot of potential and with some more work and time for the course to wear in I foresee me going back and bumping this course up.
I wish the lake was incorporated more than it was, the course starts off with water holes and makes you think you'll get a lot of more of that than you do.
This one gives the Roxboro area another solid course and imo this one tops Rockness. I endorse people to make a trip of it to play both in a day.
EDIT: After going back and playing the course again and looking at shots from both pads I recommend an All-Star layout for two reasons. 1. Some of the natural blue tees are very uneven and loose. 2. Some of the white tees are just funner.
Whites - 2, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 18
Blues - 1, 3, 4, 7, 9, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17
(note: I'm not sure which pin 2 white plays to but in my preferred layout it would play to the peninsula basket.)
11 of 12 people found this review helpful.
9 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: 18 holes set in a nice little park along the shores of a pretty little lake. What's not to like there? This course is new, and will surely improve as it gets tweaked, and played.
Right now the pads are all natural, but play OK. The highlights of this course are the beautiful woods and rolling hills it has available. Almost every hole plays through the woods or along the lake. There are a few open holes that use the power line easement or a rare field for a fairway, but be prepared for wooded, technical golf if you come here.
There are a couple well designed holes along the lake and over some small inlets, but water carries are not long or too difficult. There are also alternate pads if you wish to avoid the water altogether. That's a good option so as not to scare away newer players.
Basket positions are well done. The lake and hills are used well to add fun to most holes, and to add some risk as well.
Good mix of lefts and rights. No obvious favoritism towards BH or FH.
New baskets (except first couple!) with next tee sign attached. Plus there are some arrows pointing to the next tee where things can get a little confusing.
Cons: No signs or tee pads yet.
Not a lot of length. If you want to throw huge drives this is not your place.
Would have liked to see more lake views or dramatic water shots. But, as with any park, there were probably limitations.
Walking path and road come in to play several times. This is one of my pet peeves. With this much land it would be nice to eliminate any interference from other park users you can.
Other Thoughts: I will try to update my review after I have played this course again. It is very new, and still needs some love. Right now it looks like it is going to be a super fun, technical course with a few cool water shots to spice things up. I think #3 is a great hole. You must tee of from the woods and throw through a short tunnel out over a small lake inlet to a basket located on a hill side across the water. You get woods, water and a hill all in one hole. Even if you make you shot, there is some roll away risk. Fun hole, that is well done.
This course is also in a great little park with trails, picnic areas, a boat launch, and if I remember correctly, camping. There are also several good courses within a 30 minute drive so IMO this will be a great weekend road trip destination. If you get a chance make sure you put Sasquatch on your wish list. It will be worth your time.
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