Charlottesville, VA 
Meadowcreek Gardens DGC Share
Uploaded By: mkeller1221 Hole #3 (Taken 4/2016)
3 / 164ft.   3 / 227ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #3 Orange Basket to Tee

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Made the most of the area

1    6/13/2018   6/13/2018
Review By: mshelton
Played: 72  Reviewed: 31  Exp: 16.6 Years
This review was updated on 7/31/2018
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: 2 teepads and 2 baskets per hole
Can be made to challenge differing levels
Excellent and creative use of the land that was available
Nicely and actively maintained
Very well marked
Cons: None for what it is
Other Thoughts: Stopped and played this course as an afterthought and was really glad I did. It's not a championship 5 star course but for what land and terrain they had to work with it's definitely a 5 star course. Short to short is a great layout to teach someone the game or just play with a putter and work on your short/approach game, long to long is actually a decent little challenge.

If you're driving through the area, stop by and play it, pretty easy to get to and out of and worth the side trip.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful.

Great urban course

5+    11/23/2017   11/23/2017
Review By: kindableu
Played: 80  Reviewed: 13
This review was updated on 12/3/2017
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This course design left nothing on the table, utilizing every bit of space available to provide a full 18 hole (or more!) experience in land barely able to hold 9 holes.

-Double baskets, double tees gives you a ton of different layout options
-Nice pace of play, great for a quick round in the morning or at lunch
-water is in play on several holes but you don't really run the risk of losing a disc to it
-Hole 5 with the graffiti wall backdrop is a very unique and fun look off the tee
-Hole 6 has the great risk/reward with an elevated basket right in front of the water hazard and an elevated tee that tempts you to go for it
-Folks definitely are investing time in maintaining and incrementally improving the course as pin positions have shifted slightly over time and bridges and benches continue to be added
Cons: -while you have a ton of layout options (blue-blue, blue-orange, orange- orange, orange-blue) they aren't all winners and I feel like each hole probably has one choice which is head and shoulders above the rest
-it's definitely a technical wooded course, but sometimes the pin is guarded to an extreme degree where the fairway kind of ends at a row of trees with the basket behind them
-out of necessity holes are pretty close together and could see that being an issue if the course was crowded
Other Thoughts: I think this course is a great example of how you can effectively use a small under utilized space in a city and turn it into a great course. The layout is such that it isn't intimidating for new players and also still provides a lot of challenge to experienced players. It plays fast and because of the different layouts you can easily play from 9 to 36 holes or anywhere in between.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

Meow Creek

1    5/15/2017   5/23/2017
Review By: sidewinder22
Played: 215  Reviewed: 196  Exp: 12.4 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: 9 holes with nice dual concrete tees, dual DisCatcher baskets and tee signs. Fairly easy to navigate the course. Good mix of fairway lines.
Cons: Crossing the creek was a little slippery footing on the wet rocks. Poison ivy in the rough. Lost disc potential on a couple holes with dense rough off the fairway. Hole 9 throwing into the parking lot, short basket is bad enough and long basket is really bad position.
Other Thoughts: Overall I think Meadowcreek Gardens is a good course, although it's probably not going to wow anyone or merit any kind of destination status. In a few instances I was reluctant to throw some of the longer pads and baskets as they didn't seem to add much other than a little distance and luck and lost disc potential or potential to hit cars in parking lot.

The course plays mostly flat except for the extremely fast green on hole 5, and elevated tee for hole 6 which was my favorite. The creek comes into play on some of the holes adding to the challenge. The course plays fairly quick so long as you don't have to search in the rough or fish your disc out the creek. Makes a decent pairing with Walnut Creek if you are looking to bag another course while traveling.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Condolences - the bums lost, Lebowski!

5+    3/14/2016   3/14/2016
Review By: swedishplastic
Played: 2  Reviewed: 2
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Risking understatement, Charlottesville needed this.

While it will never beat the local favorite Walnut Creek Park in terms of well, everything except proximity to Downtown C-Ville, "The Gardens" is a must-needed and appreciated addition for the Charlottesville disc community. Housed on a track of land formerly home to a homeless encampment (and ironically also a former home to the UVA Polo field back in the early 1900's), Meadowcreek Disc Golf is proof that places can change for the better.

The "9" hole course is really more like 18+ because of the super varied tee-box and pin placements. Each hole has 2 tee-boxes and 2 baskets. On a chill Sunday when you're feeling like throwing 36 holes, I'd warm up with Orange to Orange, level-up on Blue to Orange, dial-in on Orange to Blue, and then get destroyed by Blue to Blue, which will only want to make you get better and come back for more.

Since its opening-day on August 8th, 2016, The Gardens has seen amazingly vast improvements. Literally every hole has been worked on by the fervent Blue Ridge Disc Golf Club. Though the course will never be perfect (just like your putting), the improvements this course has seen in a matter of months is staggering.
Other Thoughts: PRO-TIPS:

1.) Park your car in the back lot, near the tee-box for Hole 2. I've seen many a car get blasted by discs coming in hot off drives on Hole 9.
2.) If it has been raining, wear boots. The mud can get thick, though the BRDGC is doing a kick-ass job of filling in the lowlands with mulch and drainage. Well done, gentleman.
3.) If you've never been to Bodo's, do it. It's a 90 second walk from the course. Deli-egg on an everything bagel with feta-spread. Done.
4.) If you've never gotten a milkshake from Cook-Out Grill, keep it that way. At least until after the round. Cook-Out is a 3 minute walk from the course, but their $3 milkshakes will cripple your game.
5.) Check out Great Outdoor Provisions (in the nearby Barracks Road Shopping Center) for a wide variety of discs available for purchase. This is also a drop-spot if you find a disc on the course with somebody's name on it -- shoot them a text and tell them you're leaving their disc at Great Outdoor Provisions.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Amidst the Sprawl

1    10/30/2015   10/31/2015
Review By: hakaluge
Played: 284  Reviewed: 9  Exp: 27.4 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Excellent baskets, teepads and signs. It takes a lot of effort to install concrete in something of a wasteland, and the two wide, flat pads per hole are a luxury. Two baskets per hole give you four different layouts for a total of 34 different tee shots. (Hole 5 is a V pad so only one look per basket.)
The terrain lends itself to challenging disc golf. Thoughtful, well placed shots are rewarded and your mistakes can bring you to your knees. (in cold creek water.)
This place is right in the middle of everything, and is super easy to get to. If youre on 64, take the 250 bypass then get off at barracks road heading south. Turn left onto 29, then make a right in front of Bodo's before going under the overpass. That road brings you right to Meadowcreek Gardens.
Cons: The course is still a work in progress, but it will be better every time you play it. There are plans for a suspension bridge to negate the rockhopping. The foliage will gradually be trampled. There is some standing water on hole 4, but hopefully with some trenching this will fade as well.
There was apparently a contingent of homeless folks who were overnighting in this park. The course has somewhat improved that situation, but be prepared to encounter transient types during your round. If you've played anywhere in Florida you're used to this, but if you're a single chick, tell your mom where you're going and what time you'll be back.
Other Thoughts: Kudos to the Blue Ridge Disc Golf Club for bringing baskets to the City of Charlottesville. I know a city of that size should have many more, but a historic place with its parks ingrained since before the automobile is not likely to give you much more than a drainage ditch for your course. Happy to say that my first experience here was a glow event. The club did an awesome job lighting up the joint, and I'll definitely be back to play in the daytime. Hopefully during work hours.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  New course, great potential, great location.

2-4    8/19/2015   8/20/2015
Review By: live2golf
Played: 1  Reviewed: 1
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: It looked like improvements to the course were being made while I was playing yesterday, just wanted to say thanks to everyone involved!

The course seems to be shaping up nicely and I love the diversity of it. Having the 4 different yardage / target combinations from the short and long baskets / tees on each hole really makes the course play substantially different each time you switch it up. It keeps it very interesting and very fun with practically 36 different hole combinations on a 9 hole course.
Cons: Since it is a brand new course, it may take a few months before it gets played enough to clear out the remaining small debris.
Other Thoughts: The only other suggestion I have would be to utilize the natural beauty a bit more, mainly just clearing the thick brush and briar surrounding the sides of the main creek would really liven up the beauty of the course. I'm sure that's already on the to do list of the course designers though; considering they are already in the process of constructing a nice bridge over said creek.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 New Course with potential

2-4    7/10/2015   7/18/2015
Review By: devil2RVA
Played: 5  Reviewed: 5
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: New baskets, new tees, easy to get to. Surprising difference between blue and orange layout
Cons: THORNS. Lots of thorns.
Other Thoughts: This course was just put in during the fourth of july weekend. They did a great job working with the limited space they were given. The orange (short) make for a nice and easy warm up round, while the blue (long) will make you hate the sport. It's incredible how different the two layouts are. As mentioned above, there are a lot of thorns and poison ivy. Once a lot of people play this course and walk the paths down (kill the grass) and maneuver through the bushes and such, the course will open up a bit more and be really nice.

If you are passing through, it is worth the stop. I'd go as far to say that I would play it again happily. Plus, right next to Bodo's so you can get something to eat as well!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

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