Discing And Drinking At Good Hops
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Pros: Trinity 9 hole Disc Golf is a Course that sits directly behind Good Hops Brewing . The parking lot is smallish . You can always use the bathroom inside the bar during business hours . Even though the bar hours are 1-8pm on Mon-Sat and 1-7pm on Sundays , they still welcome the disc golfers from dawn to dusk . ( Thank You ) .
The Equipment - There is a kiosk with map close to the ground near hole #1 . There are 2 types of tee pads . cement tee pads are at the original spots , and wood tee pads were added to make it an 18 hole course ( really 9 with alternate pads , but ,,, okay ) . A wood elevated tee pad is used for #2 . The tee signs are prevalent on both sets of tee pads . The 9 baskets are yellow banded Discatchers .
The Landscape - The course was in good shape when I played . Maybe a few small trees could be cut back , but maybe it adds to the challenge . The course goes mostly back and forth with smaller trees making most holes tight , technical and tunnel shots .There are going to be some cool twisted trees that you will have to throw around . The fairways are sandy , so you might want to empty your shoes after coming off the course .
Course Appearance/Atmosphere - The course is confined , but almost every other shot has the bar in your peripheral vision . Lots of tunnels , this is a novelty that looks to be enjoyed by the patrons wanting to get out and move around a little . Since they allow you to bring beer onto the course , I saw no less than 2 couples having fun drinking their beer while throwing the holes .Fun Factor is alive and present here.
The Highlights - This is a pitch and putt course . There are no epic holes , just fun little ones .#1 is a fade to the right , #2 is a throw from a wood elevated platform and #9 ( &18 ) is a 186' narrow shot to a hanging basket .
Disc Risk - Pretty much zero . If you lose a disc here , then you were too drunk to take it out of the basket .
The Time - it will take you 15-18 minutes to play 9 holes here depending on how much beer you want to spill during your round .
The course is not to be taken too seriously , but it's good fun and draws people out to socialize and even have disc golf in common .
Cons: #1 Challenge - Challenging ? I don't think it's supposed to be . Because of the low ceilings on most of these holes , it's a tough ace run , but an easy birdie fest .
#2 Sand - it will get in your shoes , but you are near a beach ! Can you imagine that I said it was Crabs , instead ?
Other Thoughts: Another bar setting itself apart from local establishments by adding a disc golf course on it's grounds . Since the course opened in 2015 , the idea and costs have been covered 10 times over since then . They will get travelers/vacationers like me to come in and buy a couple of beers that would have passed this establishment by , not knowing it even existed . Free advertisement through disc golf review is a beacon for local players to create a buzz , and promote the Wilmington/Carolina Beach area and keep money in the economy . I kind of wish there was a hole or 2 of any length or challenge that would have made me work a little harder , but it was still a fun run .
Be aware that they have something going on Tuesday nights on the course and avoid that evening . ( can't remember if Doubles or League ) .
My Recommendation - An easy fun play that gives tourists and locals alike to have an excuse to drink beer and throw the disc around . An easy course for the curious - and a deuce fest or ace run for the seasoned . This is a great place to meet people , sit on the patio and relax . In the area , play the course and have a drink !!
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
Beer and Golf
Pros: Short, fun course right beside a brewery. Course has 9 holes, but two separate tee boxes on each hole, one for the front 9 one for the back. Very short, makes for a quick round anytime. Course is all sand, so wear proper footwear.
Cons: Short course, not necessarily a con, just keep that in mind when going.
Course is all sand, again not a con per say, but keep that in mind and wear proper footwear.
Other Thoughts: Great short course with the added benefit of grabbing a beer for the course.
Beer + Disc Golf = Awesome!
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Pros: This course is attached to a brew pub and they provide to-go cups to take craft beer on the course. Multiple tee positions to change up the play.
Cons: It is a small course. No real driver throws here if that's a bad thing. Great for practicing short game though!
1 of 5 people found this review helpful.
Best of both worlds
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Pros: -Course on the property of a micro brewery.
-Solar light under every basket and nearby streetlight allow night golf here year round.
-Concrete pads and signage.
-Did I mention it's at a brewery?
Cons: -Only 9 holes and quite short, low ceilings make the holes difficult to ace.
Other Thoughts: Great way to spend an afternoon/evening if you don't want to play Joe Eakes.
2 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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Fun Little Beach Course
Pros: Great tees, signage, baskets
Good mix of shot types required
Cons: None really; it's a 9 holer in a small wooded area bordered by a brewery and two roads. As long as you know that, then it's just about as good as you could expect.
Other Thoughts: Had fun here. Great mix of hyzer/anny/forehands required. One mando on 7 (I think), mostly to stop a spike hyzer out over the road I believe. Lots of tight lines to hit, so even though it's a short course, birdies aren't super easy to come by. Lots of low ceiling shots too and pretty ugly rough. Originally planned to just bring a Judge but decided at the last minute to bring my small bag. Glad I did. Some of the low ceiling shots are better executed with a mid I believe than a putter. Still, threw putter most of the round. Had donuts at Wake and Bake (world famous), got through all 9 holes in just over 30 minutes, saw a couple of hawks looking for breakfast and then visited the aquarium down the road. Great little course in a great area.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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Pros: Nice short course that's good for ironing out the kinks in your short-game.
Tee signs are a plus.
Any tees that are close to the previous basket are protected by an obstacle or shrubbery.
Cons: Highly susceptible to flooding. I played after a rainstorm and there was significant standing water on hole 1, 2, and 9. I suspect that the Hole 2's tee is on a platform for that very reason.
Other Thoughts: Not worth a trip if you're going to play it and not one of the neighboring courses.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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Brewery with DG, at the Beach!
Pros: Literally, in the backyard of a brewery (Good Hops). Need I say more? Ok a few more things...
Brand new DISCatchers, cement tee pads, a few benches also on the course.
All holes are about 150 - 180', shouldn't need more than putters.
Had a couple of left and right holes, but most are straight.
Cons: If anyone thinks of any Cons, see my first Pro above!
Other Thoughts: Fun little course to use as a warm up or cool down after playing Joe Eakes. In fact, Dow Rd is a great "bypass" from the normal beach traffic. Heading south on Dow, the speed limit is 55, the road makes one turn and you are at Joe Eakes. Like a DG Highway!!
It would be fun to play this, have a beer, play again, have another and see how your game is affected. Just remember that DD for the ride home.
Most of the holes have ample lines to hit, but 8 and 9 get real tight, you will earn birdies on these two.
I ran this course on a Sunday morning after playing Joe Eakes, so I didn't get to sample the product, but that Topless Amber Ale is definitely on my list to try!
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Nice pitch & putt at a brewery
Pros: Trinity DGC is a nice little pitch and putt course at a brewery, Good Hops, at Carolina Beach. It's only 5 minutes from what I would describe as a white level (intermediate) course in Kure Beach, Joe Eakes Park. Trinity is perfect for a warm-up round before Joe Eakes or it its own right if you're checking out the brewery, want to play a putter-only round, or introduce a newby to the game.
+ Designed to be a beginner-friendly and/or putting practice course. For these objectives, Trinity hits the mark.
+ For a short 9-holer, there's a good mix of anhyzer holes (2, maybe 3 for RHBH), 1 hyzer hole, and a lot of dead straight holes. This course will make you work on putter drives. The fairways are tight.
+ Located at a brewery.
+ Brand new baskets.
+ Good signage and easy navigation.
Cons: For what this course is intended to be, Trinity is really strong. Don't misinterpret my 2.0 rating as a knock on this course. It's simply a short, beginner-in-mind course.
- Not particularly challenging. Nothing over 200 feet.
- Some of the beachy underbrush isn't fun.
Other Thoughts: If you're visiting Kure, Carolina, or any of the southern New Hanover beaches, definite check out Good Hops and Trinity DGC.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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james norton from shallotte,nc
Pros: behind a bar; bring the friends and have a drink to celebrate if u get a hole in one! Cool nine holes like a mini Kure beach. a good chance to score your first ace. safe environment.
Cons: No signage.
Other Thoughts: Sure wish it had nine more!
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