Columbia, SC 
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 Diamond in the rough, challenging but fair

5+    5/4/2016   5/18/2016
Review By: theDud3Abid3s
Played: 9  Reviewed: 1  Exp: 2.2 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Variety of fairways that encourage different throw styles
Nice selection of open and tight fairways (though definitely leans towards tighter fairways overall)
Short and Long tee pads offer flexibility in hole difficulty to make the course more welcoming for first-timers/beginners
Nice mix of short and long holes
Some very pretty holes and overall a pretty park with Williams-Brice Stadium Looming in the background
Navigation. First timers will have trouble navigating the course
Dirt Tee Pads. Most are level and clean but it's still a detractor, especially in inclement weather
Some holes have a standing water problem after hard rain
Trash: It's a heavily trafficked, urban park, and some holes seem to be magnets for people to drop trash. It's not awful but it's definitely notable on a few holes.
Some fairways need TLC to help make upshots more manageable when recovering from a bad tee shot
Other Thoughts:
A challenging, yet fair and rewarding course.
It's a Gem to have in downtown Columbia and a nice compliment to Southeast and Earlewood
If you want to improve your game this course will force you to play smarter and develop additional throw styles
Despite the cons, it's definitely a course I'd recommend and some TLC would make the course that much nicer.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Best in Cola

1    8/8/2015   8/8/2015
Review By: S.Cann
Played: 149  Reviewed: 83  Exp: 8.5 Years
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: -This course has a good bit of difficulty to it with tight fairways coupled with longer throws. You need a variety of shots and good execution in order to score well.
-Multiple pin positions on most holes adding variety for locals who play it often. There are also short and long tees on every hole making it a more versatile course and a little more inviting to newer players.
-You really feel isolated out on this course. Just you and challenging disc golf.
Cons: -Owens Field Park is rough around the edges. It lies in a low-lying area which is flooded after a good rain. The tee pads are gravel and dirt which are severely eroded. This course could really be upgraded just by adding concrete tees.
-I had a guide with me while I played who knew the course, but I could definitely see some areas where it would be easy to get turned around. I would suggest a map or guide when playing the course. The course also doesn't loop around all that great and has several weird/long transitions between holes.
Other Thoughts: I was surprised by how good this course was. To me, the overall rating does not reflect the quality of this course. While it is still a little rough around the edges, it's just a fantastic disc golf experience that gives you that secluded feel in the middle of a metropolitan area. Overall, this was my favorite course of the Columbia courses. I will definitely be back!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Underrated course

5+    10/6/2010   2/6/2011
Review By: filobedo
Played: 243  Reviewed: 21  Exp: 12.3 Years
This review was updated on 5/26/2013
1 Helpful / 8 Not
Pros: One of the most underrated courses in SC. The course has changed over the years with a couple of holes added and the old #2 being eliminated for the skatepark but I still enjoy it. Favorite holes include #2 which was a hole that was reversed with the redesign, #3 a tough hole for a 3, #4 and #7 are fun ace runs, #10 is a challenge,#13 a narrow long hole, #14 a long placement hole and new #18 is a challenge to get out of the alley and putt for 2.
Great mix of woods and open shots. Short and long tees.
Cons: I would like to see #8 to be redesigned with the tee being moved.
Other Thoughts: Many people do not like this course but I have never really heard any good reason why. Skatepark is also at course.

1 of 9 people found this review helpful.

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