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Disc golf on the mountain top.
Pros: This a fun course on top of a mountain. It is a shorter course overall, but there are some longer holes that let you air it out a bit. The course makes excellent use of elevation and some thick rough to add some challenging aspects to it, but there are numerous chances for aces and birdies. Most of the holes are fairly open with the last few in the woods.
The park is located on the backside of Lookout Mountain. (Home of Rock City, Ruby Falls, See Seven States, etc.) This course is on the very top of the mountain providing scenic views. It is a pretty cool course that I would recommend at least playing once if you are passing through Chattanooga.
Cons: It is a very short course, and can get very windy being exposed on top of the mountain. It does cost to play (used to be $1 a round, but apparently they increased the priced in 2009.) You have to pay to play even if you pay to camp there, but the price is worth it as long as you take in the other features the park has to offer.
Other Thoughts: The park also has nice camping, scenic views of the valley, and hiking trails that lead to nice waterfalls. I wouldn't drive there and pay just to play DG, but the DG is a reason why I would go back and camp!!!
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
9 Helpful / 0 Not
Open course located in a wooded park
Pros: -Professional signage and tee pads
-Restrooms are close by at one and between 3 and 4.
-Nice elevation changes
Cons: -Open holes may be redundant for many players
-Baskets are missing middle chains
-3 bucks to park per car and an extra dollar to play per person
-Kudzu on hole 17
Other Thoughts: I was very surprised to see that a park with so much land would squeeze its 18 holes in such a small portion of the park. I think that a little more could have been done to stretch out the course a bit. There is defiantly room to add to the course if the park see fit in the future. I was also surprised to see that a park that has acres and acres of wooded areas only has 3 wooded holes in their course. I would have liked to have seen more technical holes mixed in using some of the woods. The challenges on holes 1 through 14 and 18 do not come from obstacles or natural boundaries but elevation changes and basket placement. You will often have a fairly open shot with the basket nestled behind some trees to the left or the right of the fairway or located right at the edge of a hill. If you see any tree areas on this open course you will often find briar patches that will prevent you form throwing where the disk lands. So even if the trees come into play you still end up crawling through the briar patch to retrieve your disk and throwing from the fairway anyway but now with a penalty stroke. The three wooded holes will continue to challenge you with the elevation changes as well as add the much needed change in avoiding trees. You will need to watch out for the kudzu monster located to the right of 17. The kudzu ate one of my most cherished discs without remorse even when I saw where it landed.
The park does use Innova pro disc catchers but for some reason did not install the middle chains. I had two putts go straight through the basket before I figured out why the chains were not grabbing the disc. The tee pads and signage are both top notch. It gives the course a very professional look and your rarely have to figure out where you need to drive when the sign points directly to the big yellow Innova ring. It looks as if this Georgia course has been adopted by Chattanooga disc golfers and is mostly ignored by the Atlanta crowd.
With many left side doglegs, this course seems to favor right handed players.
9 of 9 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Mostly wide open holes with several ace oportunities and some distances that are challenging but not impossible for a mediocre player like myself. Several wooded holes at the end of the course change the pace of the round nicely.
Cons: Multiple pin placements would be nice. Location is a little out of the way but makes for a pleasant view.
Other Thoughts: Parking fee of $3 per vehicle (i think) but is free on Wednesdays.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 8 Not
Pros: I only had time to play about half of this course as I was driving to Chattanooga, but it was well worth the stop for the view alone. The course is open with moderate elevation changes, but overall nothing exceptional. I personally think more could have been done to incorporate the terrain and woods into the course.
2 of 10 people found this review helpful.
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