A Utility Nine Holer
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: (1.456 Rating) A lightly wooded Beginners' course, without a creek in play.
- NOVICE FRIENDLY - At 2200 feet and little to no obstacles, newer to Novice level players will enjoy this course. Player's that are around an 835 rating should average par out here if played all par 3s. A couple sub 200 footers and one open hole maxing out at 420 feet. Overgrowth is limited to two holes, (5) and (6), and there is no water in play despite the course's name.
- ACEABILITY - Holes (1) thru (4) have huge ace potential. To skilled players they are just putter runs.
- QUICK PLAY - I finished my first round out here solo in 25 minutes and I spent 5 minutes looking for a disc. Figure 45 minutes for a foursome.
- NAVIGATION - Despite no navigational aids or course map postings on site, I had no trouble running this layout. There are wood posts with simple signage and it was adequate for this open layout. The course makes a loop around the park counter clockwise.
- MAINTENANCE - This looks like a park that's constantly maintained. Entirely mowed for my visit.
- CHAINS - Great baskets, DISCatchers. Unfortunately, a typical comment for me when I quickly run out of pros.
Cons: No glaring issues, it's just a small park that will only attract a small audience.
- LACK OF CHALLENGE - Middle rec players and up will not be challenged. Advanced players in the neighborhood will likely be striving for 9 deuces and average 7 to 8 down.
- MULTI USE HAZARDS - There's a walking path in play on 3 holes. Players may have to wait a couple seconds a few times each round. Really this is just a minor issue.
- SIGNAGE - Very simple. Just a hole number and distance, although probably adequate for this style of course. The distances seemed off on a couple holes.
- CHARACTER - Course amenities are pretty much non-existent. No tee pads, no alternate basket placements, no multi tees and only one park bench near a tee. There is a shelter in the park and restrooms.
- UNIQUENESS - The variety is pretty bleak. Only a couple of twisting holes on (5) and (6). Thankfully these two holes twist in opposite directions. The other seven holes are basically open shots. As for elevation, there is basically none. Hole (8) plays up perhaps 10 feet and holes (1) and (9) play down about 10 feet. That's about it. Great for a disc golf cart however.
- NATURAL BEAUTY - Most parks look nice and this one does as well. However, in comparison to all the courses I've played to date, (308 courses as of this review), Maple Creek Park is well below average in beauty. There are no backdrop views, elevation elements or water features. The positive aspects are limited to mowed fields and trimmed trees, something almost all parks can claim.
Other Thoughts: Maple Creek Park will work as a utility or practice course for those that live within a few miles. It will also work for beginners as the course offers the basic elements of the game in forgiving format. This is obviously a nice bagger course as well because it flows great and it doesn't take very long time. For those across town, there is no reason to stray here unless that player feels the need to play every course in the metro area once.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Maple Creek Park
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Has natural tee pads that are flat and fair to tee off from
Has tee signs
Course navigation without a map is fairly straightforward
More open than wooded fairways with some holes having slight elevations - beginner friendly
Short course that is great for a beginner or for one to work on the short game
A few holes play close to the walking path (one can expect some delays)
A few opportunities to lose discs here via OB fencing that's about 5-6 ft tall
No variety in pars realistically - par 27
Distances on some tee signs seem to be inaccurate (hole #5 is obviously off)
This is a short, fun 9 hole city course in Dacula that I enjoyed playing on a Sunday afternoon. This course is really basic with about 3 holes slightly uphill, 2 slightly downhill, and 4 that are flat and would be great to play for the beginning player. Holes 1, 2, & 9 play close to the walking path so one can expect some delays. There is a fence that is about 5 or 6 feet tall that comes close to holes 3, 5, 8 - which could be an adventure in climbing should a disc finds its way out of bounds. Pars on the signs are inflated for the beginners so a par 27 seems fitting here for the experienced player. The experienced should be able to score some deuces as most holes have an open path to the basket. Like the first reviewer has noted, the distances on some tee signs seem to be inaccurate. I felt that hole #5 played about half the distance of the posted 280 feet and hole #4 was a little bit longer than the posted 140 feet. Other than that, it's a reasonable course to play. If you're in this area, this course might be worth bagging and could serve as a warmup for nearby Little Mulberry Park.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Good newbie course
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The course is a new installation in a linear suburban park.
There are all new Mach 5 baskets.
Signs with distance at all 9 tees. (More about the signs in the cons)
There should not be any interference with other park users.
The layout of the course is good for new players. Holes 1-5 are short, but the course gradually gets more difficult as you progress through the course.
Clean bathrooms and water available seasonally.
Cons: Concrete tee pads are planned, but have not been installed yet.
Holes 1-4 are wide open, short holes and you will be kicking yourself if you don't birdie them.
I think the distances on the tee signs are inaccurate. Hole 7 and Hole 6 are particularly egregious. Hole 4 is off, as well.
Par is somewhat generous on the last holes. I would consider everything a Par 3.
Other Thoughts: The course is good for what it is. It's not a must play course or a tournament course. It is a great course for introducing a new player, or playing a round with someone who isn't an avid player, (like my wife) to the game. For the more experienced golfer, you will not be happy if you don't birdie holes 1 - 5.,
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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