to visit, Alaska and Hawaii. Today my route to Rock Hill SC took me into NC briefly, so now I've been to all 48 lower states.
Greenville (Simpsonville), SC- Simpsonville City:Short city park, stays well enough away from other park goers for the most part. Tiny plot of land. Very open- some tight holes and a few trees, but so easy to just throw a hyzer around and obstacle and park every hole. Dual dirt tee boxes, marked by #'ed yellow posts. I'd have played flawless if not for 2 spit throughs on the also yellow baskets. Well maintained, not a bad area, clean. Everything reachable with mid range disc.
Greenville, SC- Timmons:Old and short, longest says 450' but I hyzered over it with a T bird so it's not even 350'. Hole #17 seems to be completely missing- after #16, #18 is right there and no sign of where #17 should be or is, if it ever existed. Well marked, msg board and map (should have checked for #17's top secret location). Lots of steep hills, some tough to climb when covered in leaves. A creek winds through most holes, some baskets perched nearby- shallow and clear, but I found a disc in it. A putter finesse course with elevation and OB and some tight shots. Lots of variety.
Greenville, SC- Holmes:Short neighborhood park packed too tightly, some holes play right alongside others. #5 hidden behind tennis courts, several missing signs but very easy to navigate as it's such a small park and flows well. A few tougher shots, like a 350' uphill, and a short tunnel, otherwise basic and easy open. Some hills. Large trees, well mowed grass. Safe looking area for night play potential. Good for beginners, high visibility.
Greer, SC- Century:I wasn't planning to play it as it says the baskets are gone, but then I found it just went back in. Thanks, Stevo for showing me around and how to play the holes (he's good). Currently- no signs or pads, just flags, without a guide it'd be iffy. Soon to be temp. signs, pads next year, it's undergoing a complete re-design and the parks systems is fully behind it. Mostly through recently well cleared woods, shredded tree debris covered fairways, some stumps and rough stuff loose lying around. One creek. A few par-4's, some easy duece holes and about half tougher par3's through or around a few trees. Has potential when completed. Good design nothing too hokey, just needs more work.
Boiling Springs, SC- Van Du Mar:Best of the day, dual cement tees on very well maintained and varying terrain. Large hills in the thick woods, a creek, two man made swamps to throw over, wide open field shots and more. Largest elevation changes on holes in the area I've seen, including a 500' downhill tunnel. Bonus 19th hole. Not well marked- just a post at the short tee only with the # on it, but I made my way around without any problem and quickly. Takes good shooting to break 57. Hole #10 needs to go, but otherwise a solid course. Fun and different.
Tomorrow: ROCK HILL