Hampstead, NC 
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Uploaded By: takman Hole #10
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Hole #10 Tee Sign

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1    7/25/2019   1/28/2020
Review By: pmay5
Played: 193  Reviewed: 147  Exp: 17.2 Years
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Good DISCatcher baskets.
Turf tees on pallets, on every hole!
Basic tee signs.
Private course, so no outside interference, in a very accessible location.
18 unique and challenging holes, on about 7 acres! Many had 2 tees.
Par 4s and 5s, with holes going left, right and straight. The fairways are tight, but not the poke and pray types, they are fair and will make you a better disc golfer.
Some elevated baskets, to compensate for no elevation on this near beach location.
Cons: Fairways are cleared, just a little rough walking.
Rough are pretty thick and unforgiving, but disc loss potential is low.
Some trees down from a recent storm when I was there, actually just added a few new obstacles.
Other Thoughts: I'm sure all of us are driving along and see a great piece of property and think, "That would make a great Disc Golf course". Or drive by those identified properties each time and think, "If only the stupid lottery clerk would sell me the right numbers" (cr: scarpfish). Well, you drive past this piece of property, a flat, non-descript patch of woods, on a divided highway, and you wouldn't think, Disc Golf course. What Jesse has done here, on just 7 acres, is pretty amazing. 18 unique holes, many with 2 tees, with clearly defined fairways, that don't cross and rarely adjoin each other.
There is a natural, small clearing on the property, enough area for parking, a port-a-potty, #1 and #10 tees, #9 and #18 baskets and a practice basket. The space is used very well, without feeling cramped.
The tee pads are all well done and very unique also. He has taken pallets and laid 3 or 4 end to end, then covered the front ones with turf. This always give you a well defined tee box, good footing and (with all the rain the coast gets and flat elevation) a dry, safe place to tee from.
The longer holes also have adequate fairways and Par 4s and 5s over 400' are well earned here.
A couple of my favorites here were:
* #3 - a short hole with a large tree root ball blocking the basket, made for an unusual obstacle.
* #10 - tee in the open to a tightening fairway, a good one to nail.
* #17 - long Par 5 that just kept bending to the right at the end.
It was funny, when I asked Jesse if 7AM was too early to come out, he said anytime was fine. Once I got to the course I realized why, he doesn't live there!
The location of this course is another of its attributes, located between Wilmington and Jacksonville, its close to Wrightsville and Topsail beaches and not a big stretch to drive from Emerald and Atlantic beaches. I feel that once this course gets beat in and a few facilities added, it will be a must play course on the NC Coast, right after Castle Hayne.
The course is private and pay to play (I got my first play for free) so its not marked on the map on this site. Contact Jesse for the details, he was very quick to respond and happy to accommodate.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

Good job!

1    6/1/2019   6/5/2019
Review By: takman
Played: 102  Reviewed: 25  Exp: 18.8 Years
This review was updated on 9/24/2019
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Raised pallet tee-pads with nice driving range mats for traction, always a dry place to tee.
-Signs and distances on every hole (rare for a private course). Benches on most holes
-18 holes with good transitions. Hole 9 finishes near the entrance so you can easily play the front or back as you choose.
-Good variety of shots. Most holes under 200ft but a few 300+ footers make it challenging.
-Private, so rarely busy. Port-a-let on-site.
Cons: -Hurricane Flo did a number on this course, many large trees still down, hope some locals can help clear them up.
-Footing is rough on the fairways from initial clearing of trees, some heavy rakes would help clear this up.
Other Thoughts: For a private course, this little gem has a good design and some great potential. Looking forward to improvements and more holes.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

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