A Great Playing course!
Pros: 1) This course is something different than the other courses in mobile. A lot of elevation changes and moderate tree cover offers a nice balance.
2)Benches and Trashcans abundant in this park.
3) Offers some man-made challenges as well. throwing over an ampitheatre, and around tennis courts and what i think was an old smokehouse. Much different than the typical course through the woods.
4)LOTS of signs directing you where to go. while some of the tees and holes are hard to find, often signs will direct you in the right direction
5) Moderately challenging, mostly due to the requirement of a wide range of shots. Beginners can play this course, but will struggle a little.
Cons: 1) While the ditch didn't smell too bad, and the water only seemed to be 6 inches deep in most places (It is a dry week for mobile though) I threw a disc down in there and got it back within about 2 minutes. Although, some areas of the creek do have steep sides. WARNING: Saw multiple snakes in the creek, be very aware of your surroundings when going into the creek. While the Person who takes care of the course Kills them when he sees them, they are still in the area.
2) Tee pads, while they are inconsistent, I don't mind too much, because they can at least be FOUND, unlike a few other courses in the area.
3)A few holes are very close to each other (at time of review the 3 and 10 holes we're right near each other, along with the tee for 4., so always watch for other players)
4) Baskets are varied in type from hole to hole.
Other Thoughts: Loved the course, and can't wait to go back!
0 Helpful / 4 Not
An awesome Oasis
Pros: I'll have to say that out of all the courses in Mobile this one is my favorite. Maybe because I play it the least, or because it has a wide variety of challenges instead of the usual found at the other courses around town. I've never felt crowded on this course which is also a big plus compared to the hoardes you'll find at Langan or Medal of Honor Parks. The locals are all laid back and nice especially the course superintendent Cecil who always seems to be around to tell you about new Pin placements and changes to the course which are very frequent. Great use of elevation and man-made as well as natural obstacles to really challenge every shot in your arsenal instead of just being a bomber course or deep-woods course. Natural Tee's are not bad at all as far as natural Tee's go, played enough yet not rutted from overplay. Tees are generally easy to find with signs pointing you to the next one when it gets a little confusing. Pin placement changes often and the basket positions are some of the smartest and difficult in the area with my favorite being the new "wall" basket placed on the edge of a nice drop-off which can really be challenging and provides you with several options of how to play the hole. This theme follows most of the course. You're always presented with several challenging options.
Cons: Concrete Tees would be nice but as much as this course changes would be impractical. My biggest gripe is the baskets, This would easily be one of my favorite courses if the baskets didnt suck so much. They are old, beat up, and they feel smaller than normal. Its like someone took a sledgehammer to the bottoms of ALL the baskets and bent them so they'd be smaller. The old chains really don't seem to grab discs at all and like to spit all your putts out. If it weren't for these crappy baskets this course would be perfect. If you're playing for the first time I would advise finding a guide as it is sometimes hard to find the next tee despite all the signage and figuring out which basket to throw to can be a little difficult but all baskets are clearly marked with hole numbers if you spend some time checking first. Since the course changes so often there are no maps available and the Tee's dont have any special signs telling you where the pin is.
Other Thoughts: This course is always clean, never crowded, and very well maintained. If they would invest in some new baskets this course would be one of my favorites. It is easy to find from I-65 and in a safe, comfortable neighborhood. In a city as strong in DG as Mobile is with many good courses this is the overlooked gem. If you are playing the area I'd definitely not skip over this one in favor of the more popular courses.
If anyone knows of a club I can support or Tournaments I can play in here to maybe get this course some new baskets let me know as new baskets would make this the best course in the area.
0 of 4 people found this review helpful.
Join Disc Golf Course Review
for free to add your review. Have an account already? Sign In
to add a review.