A Navigational Adventure
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: (2.067 Rating) Not a terrible course but the 'White' course doesn't really signal excellence any aspects.
- FORGIVENESS - The lines are mostly forgiving, although not the best on a few water holes. Not much in the way of overgrowth, so no searching for your disc except for the ones that find the water. The moderate tree coverage allows for good recovery looks after an errant throw.
- CHALLENGING - About average with all the ob water, roads and fences. Holes (15) and (16) require a 400 foot arm with the precision to hit a 10 foot gap at 150 feet down fairway. Hole (12) is a 450 foot open par 3 with right flanking water for the first 375 feet. This stated, there are also a bunch of easier sub 250 foot ace runs as well along the layout.
- SKILL LEVEL FRIENDLY - Being a middle of the road difficulty course, the one set of tees here is going to play good for a wide swath of players. However, the average advanced players will not be challenged on most holes.
- QUICK PLAY - A quicker than normal round of 18. Groups of 4 probably would finish in about an hour and 45 minutes.
- EXPANDING THE GAME - No doubt will this course aid in introducing the sport by offering students easy access to learn the game at a skill level friendly course, on school grounds.
Cons: A near impossible layout to follow, along with a myriad of other issues.
- SAFETY HAZARDS - Rarely do I care about playing next to roads or paths. However, several holes on the White course play along a major road, as in a 5 lane major road. Thankfully I waited on tee (6) because I grip locked one across all 5 lanes.
- NAVIGATION - Wow, where to begin. First, take a picture of the course map at the community board or plan to be lost. The white course is missing directional ques in general. It's also missing both marked tee-lines and signs on (11 thru 13) so I had to play according to the map location. The flow of the holes goes all over the place but most closely follows a figure 8 pattern with double backs in spots. The hole data on DGCR is not accurate. I normally like to add this when its missing but without signs, that endeavor is fruitless for a one-timer like me. There are also a fee long walks between holes, most notably (12) to (13).
- TEE SURFACE - A mixed assortment. There are a couple concrete tees, but they are also paver tees that were built poorly, carpet tees, and no tee for (13). The basket for (13) is roughly where the map indicates so just tee wherever I guess. I played from 12 feet away. Ace! just kidding, chain out.
- CHARACTER - In addition to poor tees, not to many other extras. No practice basket, no extra tees, no multi basket locations, very little seating, and as stated above, few signs. There is a community board, with posted course map , but it's on an 8 1/2 x11 sheet of paper. to finish on a positive note, there's a disc return box.
- CHAINS - At saw at least two different basket types, maybe 3 on this course. Some were pretty beat up, probably from the original 9.
- ELEVATION - Just about none. A few of the water holes may have elevation changes of 8 or 10 feet, but that's about it.
- UNIQUENESS - Below average. In addition to no elevation, there are no dog legs, no par 5s, no tunnel shots, pocket shots are not well defined and guarding is weak on many holes. There are two listed par 4s, but I'm not sure which holes with the DGCR data being outdated and no course signage. Plus they all felt like par 3's. There's a good opportunity to air one out for most players on (12) being at 450 feet. Other pluses are the parallel water plays, and a water clear on (17)
- SPACING - Slightly below average. If the course was full there would be a few unprotected tees in close proximity of other baskets. There are also a few fairways that feel partially shared.
- MAINTENANCE - 90% really good. However, there is a bunch of broken sports equipment littered about just south of the baseball diamond and it looks like they've been there for some time. There was also a bit more trash than I would have expected for a religious college campus.
Other Thoughts: An adequate course for the locals but not a destination course. There's another course adjacent to this one (Red Course) that actually partially reuses 9 of the holes on the white course. I did not have time to play the Red layout so maybe next time.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 3 Not
Needs Better Signs
Pros: This has the makings of a fun and challenging course
Cons: Very difficult to follow layout as course map does not mirror course layout and multiple holes are marked with incorrect pin #
Other Thoughts: Would be fun to play if layout was marked correctly
0 of 3 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Close to home. Well maintained. Fun mix of wooded and water holes.
Cons: Poorly marked course. I still don't know where the tee pad for hole 6. Also, I know there are extra holes, just don't know where.
Other Thoughts: I lost a maroon roadrunner in the woods hole. Hopefully has my number. Has a cross on it.
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
New Course; Great Potential
Pros: Great mix of PIN locations. Few pins your in trees, then over water, next woods then out in the open. Definitely varies when it comes to style.
Cons: The pins out in the open field are a killer in the heat. Didn't get to finish the back side unfortunately. The pins out in the wooded parts are a pain to walk around, but again it is new and they are constantly working on the paths.
Other Thoughts: Overall it's a great course, can't wait to get back out there and conquer it again! They were in the process of putting in an additional 9 holes which would put it at 46 pins total. Bring a ton of water and good luck!
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Tight technical course
Pros: Tight lines through the trees
Variety of different types of holes
Cons: This is a new course and the area is under construction so there are a few places where you are prone to wander from hole to hole.
Also, it was SUPER wet when we played (though not the courses fault)
Other Thoughts: There are plenty of challenging shots through the trees for a Rec player like myself. Makes you play smart instead of gripping and ripping
0 of 2 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Fun course, since it plays around a school campus, the grounds are very well maintained. Good course for beginners.
Cons: Holes are not all that interesting, mostly straight shots relying on trees as obstacles. Only about one or two holes with a dogleg.
Other Thoughts: Overall a fun course to try out.
1 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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Great Course with a Good Vibe
Pros: -Trinity Baptist College DGC is a mix of short wooded holes and medium range semi-wooded holes.
-The course has an overall good vibe. Tall pines, palm trees, and spanish moss adorn this course.
-Holes 5 and 6 play in the very front of the college on the well-manicured grass alongside the large fountains. This section of the course is very picturesque.
-Water hazards, parking lots, and sidewalks come into play on several holes.
-Baskets are old, but catch well. Some are repainted.
-All signs are thick "campaign" type signs. Course is easy to follow with the "Next Tee" Signs.
-Holes 13-16 are in a separate section of the course. Look for the "New Holes" sign after hole 12.
-The course plays in a figure-8 and has a logical flow.
Cons: -There are not really any holes to "Air it out".
-Tees are a mix of natural and outdoor carpet material.
-Course is extremely marshy in several spots.
-Hole 9 is labeled 14 and vice versa.
-A couple of the holes are overly tight.
Other Thoughts: Some of the issues mentioned in the earlier reviews seem to have been worked out. It's now a really solid course and more than worth visiting. This course just has a really good feel to it.
1 of 3 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Something good in the works
Pros: This is a new course and definitely has needs some wearing in but it has the makings of something that could be really nice. It has some nice holes on well-maintained campus that should be accessible for players of all ability levels. Due to its location, it should see a lot of first-time players and its perfectly playable for them in its current design. At the same time, veterans should find something to enjoy here.
The first three holes (and 13-14) traverse a lightly wooded area. It's not too tough but the trees force you to throw real disc golf lines while the lack of underbrush should keep beginners from being frustrated. Its good, welcome-to-disc-golf stuff that I enjoyed.
After that the course plays out onto the front of the campus, which is where the good and the bad come in. The good: there's a stretch of of holes that play around a few small ponds. These are great. They are near the road but all shoot away from the road and towards the water. The ponds can be carried or played around. They're really nice looking bodies of water that are just begging to be thrown over though so it will be an easy choice for players of experience. There's another carry late on 17 with a less pretty pond but a shot that will be more challenging for RHBH players, as any left fade will result in a disc bath.
That last carry is followed by a final, woodsy hole. It's a satisfying conclusion to a satisfying course. There is still work to do here, but the potential is here for a very solid play.
Cons: The bad: holes 9-12 essentially play along the driving lane. I'm sure conflict can be avoided by playing the course at appropriate times, but the design here is not great. This is an area that is occasionally crowded with kids, as there is an elementary school on the grounds. Apparently it's cool to play whenever, as I saw multiple groups playing through the students, but I would suggest that these holes make it inadvisable to play this course between 2-4. During those times, there will not only be many people but also cars waiting in throwing lanes and driving through the hole 12 fairway. 12 additionally places the basket right behind a fence that errant throws are bound to pass over en route to the athletic fields. Later on, 15 and 16 play between a fence and a less-used road. It's not extremely risky but it's not completely safe either.
As it's a new course, I don't mind the lack of tees and the temporary signs. Those will come in time. And it's for the best,as a different way to route from 8 to 13. Perhaps its possible to play behind the complex and then reverse the flow of 18-13? No idea what's possible but those problem holes are going to keep this solid course from growing into a very good one.
Other Thoughts: Lastly, there is currently construction happening on the main road. This makes holes 4-8 temporarily unplayable. It's not going to last forever, but it does take out the best holes on the course. So while this is a good course that I would recommend playing if you're in the area, I would also advise waiting until the construction is finished to visit.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 3 Not
Nice new course with potential.
Pros: Nice mix of holes (woods, water, open) and throws. Short course. The wooded holes offer a good throw line.
Cons: No tee pads yet (it's new). The holes along the road can get a little marshy.
Other Thoughts: Each basket has a black mark pointing to the next tee.
1 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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