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3 disc course
Pros: Novice friendly. Technical shots rewarded. Shaded. Fairly short. Course is easy to follow.
Tee markers accurate. Concrete tee pads. Snacks and discs offered nearby. 27-hole format offers variation.
Cons: Not enough opportunities to throw some bombs.
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Pros: Short but highly technical woods course. Well-defined fairways with decent shot variety and challenge, and with the exception of two holes, you're in the shade the whole time. The course consists of an older 18-hole course with concrete tee pads and a newer 9-hole alternate layout that has natural tee pads and new DGA baskets. Fairly balanced over the whole 27 holes, but the 18-hole course seems to have some repetitive right-turning layouts. The alternate 9-hole course is somewhat longer than the older 18-hole course and had plenty of variety over the 9 holes. The presence of the canopy has taken long OH shots out of the bag and force hyzer and anny control to the forefront of your round. The underbrush is neither sparse nor congested, so bad kicks off of the pines will still require a score-saving miracle shot or two. The pine needle carpet generates some high-velocity skips and add a dimension to the hole approach.
Each hole on the main 18-hole course has a marker with distance and general hole layout. The alternate 9-hole course has white markers with hole numbers only. Next-hole markers on some of those alternate holes to help navigation. Navigation on the 18-hole course was fairly straightforward and easy. Plenty of benches throughout the course. The 18-hole and alternate 9-hole course's layout brings you back to the parking lot after nine holes, regardless of the order you play them in, which allows easy refilling of water bottles and fresh clothes, if necessary. The ranger station/gate has some discs, drinks, and munchies that are always welcome in proximity to a quality course.
Cons: The 18-hole main course shows some signs of it's age as the baskets have just enough discoloration to make them hard to see under the shady canopy of the Chickasabouge pines. Most baskets have hole numbers and high-visibility tape to aid in the optics, but they have seen better days as well. Navigation on the alternate 9 hole course was tricky a couple of times, but not impossible. The alternate 9-hole course still needs some beat-in and maybe some trimming to match to potential of the 18-hole course. Not a ton of distance on the main 18-hole course. Not much elevation in play, but enough to be respected on some holes. No water when we played, but a wet spring/summer could see some of the shallow ditches/creeks come to life and add an H2O aspect to the course.
Bugs. Mosquitoes and other flesh-hungry flying critters were out, even in the early morning. Bring the bug spray, leave the sunscreen.
Other Thoughts: Fun course that kept the hot South Alabama sun from sapping too much energy. Old growth pines and plenty of wildlife on this tucked away course in LA (lower Alabama). A little repetition and not much D, but 27 holes of tight fairways requiring consistent execution and line-shaping make for a good morning or afternoon round just outside of Mobile.
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Pros: 1) Great pads and signs, some of the best in Mobile
2) Benches at every Hole
3) Shaded, so cooler that some of the local open courses
4) Many short technical holes
5) Doesn't favor either Right Handed throwers,
a nice change, quite a few right hand curves
6)Great beginner course, but not a give away course for moderately skilled players
7) Nice Fairways, surrounded by woods
Cons: 1) Too short, Longest two holes we're around 370' and 340'. Used a Roc for a lot of this course
2) Can Be VERY crowded
3) Alcohol is allowed, so drunks can be rather annoying
4) Pay to play- While only a dollar to get into the park, It is one of the few "pay to play" courses in the area
Other Thoughts: Personally this course reminded me of Cottage Hill park in Mobile, only quite a bit easier.
Nice selection of discs at the ranger's station at the entrance of the park. (although they do run about a dollar a piece higher than at Academy sports in Mobile
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