2 Helpful / 0 Not
She's Lost that Loving Feeling
Pros: 18 decent tees, signage, and baskets. Heavily wooded fairways and nice use of the great elevation and slopes. The first 3 holes are awesome long wooded downhill bombs. There's a couple other notable cool and interesting holes. Second disc golf course in park.
Cons: The first 3 holes are awesome and I couldn't play them. Look at the picture in the media section of the hole 2 tee sign, 90% of that green stuff in the picture is clearly poison, then take a look at the fairway shots from hole 1 and 2 and 3, everything green in the fairways is the same ratio of poison. I threw a perfect drive on hole 1, landed on the 2' wide dirt part of the fairway 400', thank goodness not in the poison. No way I was throwing a 40' uphill putt to the basket completely surrounded in a sea of poison. It took some serious American Ninja Warrior skills to just avoid walking through poison to the basket of 2. After that I felt like I needed to throw away everything I was wearing and jump into the bath tub with a plunger like Ace Ventura after finding out Einhorn was Finkle. Hole 3 wasn't quite as bad, I threw a very safe tee shot right next to a poison patch. The approach to the basket under the bridge was neat, but tricky avoiding poison ivy and broken glass. The rest of the course has some patches of poison and junk in places.
Besides the above con, after the first 3 awesome holes, the caliber of the remaining holes then peters out and becomes fairly short, hard and repetitive. The course doesn't seem to have any maintenance love, with downed trees/branches and trash. No loop of 9 holes to parking lot, just one big loop of 18 holes. Don't recall bathrooms. Weird old men hanging out in the fairways at the bottom of the park not playing, seems likely they were meth heads.
Other Thoughts: "Goose, she's lost that loving feeling." - Maverick
"Ah come on, I hate it when she does that." - Goose
I wanted to love Indian Rock as much as loved it's sister course on site, Rotary. At first I thought I was going to love it more, but nobody seems to be loving and taking care of the course as you see in the cons section. I talked to a few locals while playing the Rotary course beforehand and they said nobody ever plays Indian Rock outside the winter and only when they want to play a game called "Damn it!" because of all the trees you will hit. I'd still have the willies playing this course in the winter knowing about the poison situation. I feel ashamed for the course because standing on the tee of hole 1, 2, and 3, I was like the Kool Aid guy busting down the wall going "Oh yeah!", then walking down the fairway was like "Oh no!". Overall the course seems to have a lost identity as the first few holes start out with pro level length and challenge then the rest of the course is very short and tight and repetitive. I'd only really recommend playing this course with the caveat that it's winter and you are playing Rotary.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Nice pads and baskets
Fantastic signature hole - #3
Zero open shots
Other Thoughts: This course is tight, tight, tight. To really paint the picture, I would need to type "tight" exactly 18 times. You start in dense woods, you continue through dense woods and you finish in dense woods.
The first few holes are amazing. All of them are 400+ and extremely challenging. I was very stoked starting off. I had just played Rotary Park, and was thinking this course had the makings to be better.
The course has a good mix of lengths. You will need to hit from all angles. Steep slopes are everywhere. Pinpoint accuracy is a must to score well here. Low scores here will be hard to come by. This is the type of course you could score an even par on one round, then a 10 over the next.
Be prepared for a hike. This course can wear you out. Expect to climb, slide and leap your way through this bad boy.
Unfortunately, the major flaw with this course is it's lack of balance. By the time I reached hole 18, the previous 9 holes all seemed to blend together into one big wooded shot. None of them really stood out from one another.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Pros: #3 hole with mando under bridge very cool,hole's are coming along,has been cleaned up of fallen trees. Also concrete tees are there now.
Cons: concrete varies in lengths a little,some holes are a little repeticious playing along the side of mountain 2-3 holes then up a tier, then repeat up each level.
Other Thoughts: loved it though,rotary parks other course makes it a good place to play two different courses on the same landscape.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Great use of a mountainside in WV. Extreme elevation changes and some nice holes cut through the woods. Better bring every shot in the bag or you could get in big trouble. The hole #3 Tunnel mando shot is a beauty. Hope you don't like nice level greens because you won't find many here - Long roll aways are the norm if you aren't careful. Tight fairways on many holes. Good mix of left vs right turn holes.
Cons: Was very new when I played it so there were a few rough places and the Tees were gravel. I see this course improving with use. There is a little cleanup needed on the #1 Green (Two large trees have fallen just short of the basket)
Other Thoughts: Short course but extremely challenging. You need a good short game to score and better learn when not to go for it. Avoiding roll aways are #1 priority.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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