3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: • very well maintained
• Plenty of garbage cans and benches
• variety of holes/shot opportunities with no hazards of a disc-losing nature
• Elevation is always a plus in this town and this course has some - also a couple baskets are set higher up than ground level and hole 3 is suspended between trees by chains
• Pro & Am tees
• reasonably clean pot-o-gold port-o-john on site (the "facility" at Langan park made me regret being human)
Cons: • natural dirt tees (not a huge minus to me)
• a little cramped on the front 9 - play is confined between the neighborhood (so it feels like you're in someone's backyard) and a high traffic area - most of the course's soundtrack is provided by the road
• When a lot of people are out there I can see how crossfire could become an issue, although the caretaker (didn't get his name) said he was going to be working on a way to fix that.
• Signage is a little lacking, but the course is by no means hard to navigate - again, an issue the caretaker said he was taking care of.
• No water fountain(s) that I saw - not a big issue, I usually bring my own water - just being nit-picky
Other Thoughts: This course is, as StPaulie said, a little bit of a hidden gem - I just moved to Mobile recently and have tried a few of the other courses and I think on an aesthetic level this one is the coolest looking course - it plays around a large area near the Chickasaw civic center, a public pool, a church and a neighborhood - there's a creek (maybe it's more of a drainage ditch) running through it with little wooden bridges going across it and a fair amount of trees (the biggest hazard of the course though never VERY dense). Elevation comes into play on a good number of holes, there's also suspended basket (Hole 3). As I said signage is a little lacking, but once you find Tee 1 (near the pool on Court St.) the course isn't too hard to navigate. The hole on the concrete (I think it's 13) is kind of a pain for the simple fact that concrete eats discs, and if you're an amateur like me you probably don't have the accuracy necessary to make the shot from far away. If it had better signage and concrete tees it'd be an easy 4, maybe even a 4.5. All in all though it's a very cool course that I'd call my fave so far in Mobile - I'll definitely be back.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Make-shift but interesting...
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: This course has nice elevation changes and every hole has its own character. There's a hanging basket, a pin set in a map of America (painted onto a concrete expanse), a sweet downhill shot through a tunnel of trees, a church, etc... You don't get bored on this course.
Cons: Tee pads were dirt and there were no real signs to guide you through the course (just spray painted arrows on the ground).
Other Thoughts: If I lived in the area I would play this course again and again. If they got new tees and some signs this would be a 4 easily.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
Fun Course W/ Tons of Character
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Quirky, fun shots throughout. You use every disc in your bag, but make sure you bring your drivers. Hanging baskets, elevation, concrete "greens" are all really fun aspects of the course.
Cons: Dirt tees. Decievingly long. A little too long.
1 of 3 people found this review helpful.
A really good course
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: loved the layout of this course. The holes offered a variety of challenges. The layout was easy to follow as they had painted arrows on the ground in preparation for a tournament. There was a good mixture of short and long holes, with one suspended basket.
Water did come into play as there is a drainage ditch running thoughout. Number 18 was the most challenging as you had to thread a shot through a small opening about halfway between the tee and the hole.
Cons: The water in the drainage ditch was pretty bad. Don't go there.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Fun for starters
Pros: One of the few courses in the Mobile area that features a little elevation, located in a nice quiet neighborhood with laid back locals. This is one of the first courses I ever played, and it is a good throw on a sunny day. The centerpiece of this course is a creek that runs the length of the park and is in pay on a good number of the holes. Lots of neat features to play over and around, including the creek, a concrete amphitheater built into the side of a hill, a covered bridge and a gnarly old deadwood tree with dozens of discs tacked to it. There is a public pool on the grounds as well, though depending on the course set-up may or may not be in play. There is asome distance, but nothing monstrous, good variety of hyzers vs. anyhyzers. I need to say a little bit more about the creek and how it contributes to the difficulty of this course. This creek is a disc trap, at the bottom of a valley , high banks and dark shallow water with lots of undergrowth in warm months. I've lost two discs in there, and it is a rough spot. On many holes, you're either throwing alongside of the ditch, or over the ditch and valley from one rise to another. There are a couple of ace run shots in there, but the thing about this course is that it changes constantly. The last three times I've played it, there have been widely varying set-ups. That's why I'm harping on the features, which are the only real constant at this course.
Cons: The tee pads are inconsistent and rough in spots. It's definitely playable, not that big a deal, but nothing like some of the higher end courses in Mobile proper. But I gotta give the man who maintains the course, Cecil, his due because it's a big project that I think he pretty much handles by himself. Unless you play this course weekly, it will probably not have the same set-up more than once, which can get aggravating when you're searching for a tee pad you played last week only to find that it is nowhere to be found.
Other Thoughts: Cool course for a change when I get tired playing the cool courses in Mobile. It's about five minutes from the DGC at Chickasabogue Park, so between the two you can have a really varried and challenging day of golf.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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