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Has tee signs
More wooded than open fairways with doglegs and elevations - which will be challenging to the casual player
Water comes into play on some of the holes but hole #7 is the only one that is really a factor in losing a disc
Short course that is great for a beginner or for one to work on the short game
Quiet - had whole course to myself on a Saturday afternoon
Natural tee pads are uneven for some holes
Safety issues - course has a few holes that play near the road and resort's amenities
Lots of trees where some fairways can be quite unfair and deflect discs into other trees
Course design and flow could use improvement as there are long walks between holes 7&8 and 16&17
Holes 8-16 have layers of leaves and could use more maintenance
Pay to play
This is a short, fun 18 hole course in Habersham County that I enjoyed playing on a windy Saturday afternoon. As one of the reviewers had stated, registration is still at the activities center (first left and then a first right after you enter the resort's entrance). The staff was very nice and let me play without charging me a fee. They even supplied me with the online course map. The course map was very helpful in locating some of the holes especially holes 3, 8, and 17. The white tee signs were quite visible and made it easier to locate the tee pads. Half of the course was well-maintained while the other half (holes 8-16) were not. These holes had layers of leaves all around in that losing a disc was a reality. On many occasions, I had to rake leaves off tee pads in that half to get proper footing. Many of these tee pads were uneven and had exposed tree roots to contend with. Some of the fairways were quite narrow enough to be challenging and hence there is a par 4 that is only 312 feet long. Some of the holes play near the road but fortunately it didn't appear to be busy. Also a couple of holes play near the play area and miniature golf course that can present safety concerns if guests are out. Due to clearing the leaves off the tee pads, it appears that this resort gets little to no activity when it comes to disc golf. Having to pay to play may play a part of the infrequency. The resort may be a destination for some travelers but shouldn't be one for disc golfers in my opinion. If you're in this area, I recommend checking out other nearby courses first.
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Beggars Can't Be Choosers
Pros: This should be called Birdieville because there are birdie opportunities on evrey hole. Even with some tight fairways from the 8th hole on, they are short and easy to hit. The baskets are pretty forgiving too, so come here if you want to set a personal best score.
I didn't expect to find a Disc Golf course near where we stay on Lake Rabun, but it was a short 20 minute ride to the course. Very convenient considering how far out it feels sometimes.
My favorite holes were the wooded holes that start out around the 8th tee. Pretty short holes for the most part, but very pretty woods and fun fairways.
Cons: No tee pads, just dirt and roots, which make for rough and uneven tee boxes. Nice signs at each tee box, but there were multiple par 4's that were straight, wide open 300 feet throws that should be easy par 3's. Even one or two Par 5's that were still probably a Par 3. It seemed like a newer player set the Par for this course.
No course map available online and "actives center" had run out when I asked for one. The 3rd hole tee box is over the hill to the right of the 2nd basket (behind the hotel buildings in case you can't find it).
No trash cans on course, so bring a bag to carry off whatever you brought on. Also, no benches so bring a chair of you don't want to sit on the ground during breaks.
The 17th tee is tough to find. There is one sign after 16 that points in a general direction, but you still feel like you are just wondering around looking for the tee box. Just walk parallel to the building and walk up the hill toward the pool. You'll see it a you crest the hill.
18 has a treacherous rough to the right side, so be wary of your throw. This may not be the best chance to try out your new sidearm throw.
Other Thoughts: I was optimistic that this "Pay to Play" course would be a hidden gem, but it was a very standard course that doesn't get a lot of use or attention. This is a ball Golf Resort, so Disc Golf is a distant afterthought.
Before going to the first hole, you'll need to "Register" at the activities center, which is the building next to the pool. That's where you pay the $5 to play.
After 18, if you keep walkin behind the condos you will come to the 3rd hole and can play 3, 4, 5 and 6 on the way back to the car. They are the wide open holes at the beginning and fun to try for aces.
I'll play this course again!
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