6 Helpful / 0 Not
A Course in Need of Some Work
Pros: The park folks were very friendly, and with 2 or three park police cruising around, we felt very safe. The original front nine holes are great. Holes 1 and 2 are rather easy. 3 brings some water risk with the pond on the left (mind the goose droppings). Hole 4 is beautiful. It was a tough hole. I took the high risk and ended up in the drink.
The "Pro" shop between 8 and 9 is a great idea, with drink machines and air conditioned eating area.
Cons: - Neither office had a course map (glad we had the one from here)
- Without a map, good luck. Back nine is totally unmarked.
- Where is the 12th basket? Oh, over the hill, left in the treeline.
- Where is the 17th tee? Out of the field, down the hill, into the woods, hang a left.
- Holes 10, 11 are a loggers nightmare.
- Hole 16 should be a par 4 and who puts a 20 foot tall log pile in a fairway?
- Basket numbers need to be replaced as they are worn and difficult to make out at distance.
Other Thoughts: The entire site feels like 2 nine hole courses instead of a single 18. A player goes from an enjoyable front nine to a back nine that feels like it may never end.
If you are visiting Atlanta to play some disc golf, there are other, prettier courses to visit before this one.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
10 Helpful / 0 Not
Fun & Improving
Pros: *As mentioned, the course was revamped in 2007, taking it from a boring 9 hole super short course to a fun, 18 hole course. A couple of the woods holes are legit par 4 holes...all are fun & challenging
*The locals - find 'em, great folks, and they put in a lot of time clearing & improving the wooded holes
Cons: *Aside from the creek on #4 and the pond on #3, this is not the nicest parcel of land...not nearly as scenic as some of GA's other courses. Minor elevation changes. Meanders through a pine forest that is in the initial stages of transitioning into hardwoods.
*Cement teepads on beginning holes, but dirt in the back
*Signage is missing after #7
*Some of the original holes are very short...although some have gotten new pin placements that have made them much more challenging & fun
Other Thoughts: This is a fun course to play & will continue to improve as the locals keep putting quality maintenance time in. Worth a drive to Douglassville if you're on the west side of Atlanta (about 20 min west of downtown).
If you played here when it was 9 holes, it's definitely worth another visit.
Course record is 47 (singles) and 43 (doubles)
10 of 10 people found this review helpful.
14 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The course was expanded from a short 9 holer to the current 18. This upgrade made the course much, much better than the original. There's decent hole length variety (1of 195/ 12 of 200-299/ 2 of 300-399/ 3 of 400-485), but 2/3 are under 300. This is mostly because 1-7, from the original layout, are pretty short. The terrain has a good mix of wooded, open, and mixed terrain holes. Mild elevation changes with a drop of 18 ft on hole 4 being the greatest. The creek down the middle of the fairway on hole 4 is very scenic and adds great risk vs. reward. The pond in play on hole 3 is nice too. There's a map available in the park office, but I didn't get one.
Cons: More work needs to be done on the tees and signs for 8-18, but it looks like that's in progress and will happen as the new layout gets broken in more. Tee 9 is a long walk and hard to find, so make sure to get the map. Tee 17 could also be hard to find. The majority of the holes are straight, with only 1 dogleg right (13 St/ 4 Lt/ 1 R). There are potential safety issues on hole 8 with errant drives that can hyzer onto the main road leading into the park (mine did!), and on 18 a drive could be shanked to the right onto the park road loop.
Other Thoughts: Course Level = White
There seems to be a short and long basket position on hole 7, but I'm not positive.
My favorite hole = 4. Although the first part is too open for my taste the drive has plenty of risk vs. reward since the fairway plays down a creek. This last half is really pretty. The basket by the creek is the prettiest green on the course. Hole 13 is a really fun open ace run that I threw lots of shots on. Holes 14 is a very challenging tightly wooded 400 ft par 4.
14 of 14 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 7 Not
Deer Lick Park
Pros: Nice mix of holes, wooded and somewhat open with elevation changes. In a multi-use park with bathrooms and some other facilities. Locals were helpful.
Cons: The course was hard to find , both the 1st hole and the rest of the course. Some holes seemed not to have a way to get your 1st shot toward the hole but all holes were par 3 as per the locals. Thoes holes seemed like they should have been par 4's.
Other Thoughts: Good overall course, but nothing spectacular. Good for families as there are many other things to do there besides DG. There was supposedly a pro shop there but it was not open when I was there.
5 of 12 people found this review helpful.
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