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Disc Golfing with The Girls…

The past Memorial Day Weekend, I had the opportunity to play with three of the most beautiful ladies to play Buckhorn DGC; Lauren, Melanie, and Heidi.

We only had time to play the front nine holes, but it was a great experience for Melanie and Heidi. We’re already planning our next DG outing, which will probably be Cedar Hills DGC, Kentwood DGC, or maybe Cedarock DGC… we’ll see! :)


Review of Buckhorn DGC

Buckhorn DGC (New Hill, NC) is indeed one of the most well kept, serene, and challenging courses in the Triangle (Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill, North Carolina).

The course is located at the Harris Lake County Park – land donated by the Sharon Harris Nuclear Power Plant, so it’s an interesting paradox considering it’s so beautiful and serene, and yet it is overshadowed by the Nuclear Power Plant.

I have played at Buckhorn DGC numerous times, and I never get tired of the unique challenges that Buckhorn provides.

Course Established: 2001
Holes: 18 holes
Course Par: 58
Tee Type: Concrete
Hole Type: DISCatcher
Course Length: 5748 ft.

In my opinion, Buckhorn is like no other course in the area. The terrain is mostly flat, with a few baskets on hilly/rocky areas, but some of the most challenging holes involve some serious water hazards, especially when playing the Pro-Tees. The course designers have truly utilized the Lake and the area ponds to their fullest potential, and thus offer players with unique and challenging holes found nowhere else in the Triangle.

There are benches located at almost every concrete tee, which is nice for those that need a place to rest. The course is extremely easy to navigate, and there is plenty of signage to guide players along.

Buckhorn is a good mixture of heavily wooded, semi-wooded, and open area fairways, but is mostly wooded. The course efficiently utilizes elevation changes. This may be a little too challenging as a beginner’s course, but is perfect for intermediate to advanced players looking for a challenge.

Overall Rating: 9.0/10.0
Difficulty: 8.0
Easy to Navigate: 7.0
Terrain: 8.5
Hazards: 7.0
Thrower Traffic: 6.0

- There are different types of challenges on every hole.
- Challenging water hazards on select holes.
- Clearly defined markers and signage.
- Well maintained concrete concrete tees.
- Maintained grounds, pathways, fairways, and baskets.
- Perfect mixture of woodlands, hills, valleys, and lake views.

- Course can be quite muddy after heavy rains.
- Weekends can produce heavy traffic on the course.
- Caution on hole #17; that pond is an infamous Disc-Eater!
- Dogs are allowed at the park, so your discs may run off…

* Reviewed By James Wong, Last Played On: 12/
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Sunset at Buckhorn DGC, Featured on NBC-17's 30Threads

Buckhorn Disc Golf Course at Sunset

A quick photo taken at sunset near Hole #8 at the Buckhorn Disc Golf Course in New Hill, NC.

I used my Apple iPhone 2G, and used Photo FX, by Tiffen, to enhance the photo via iPhone.

This photo was featured on NBC-17′s 30Threads website on February 3, 2009 (

Location: Buckhorn Disc Golf Course
Camera Platform: iPhone 2G