0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Course offers mostly shorter shots. More than half are wooded technical shots. Couse flows really well making it a quick play. Well manacured at a city park so it stays that way.
Cons: There is a small pond that can come into play on 3 holes and it is not a pond you want to go retrieve from. All 3 times we have played there (all on weekdays in the middle of the day) it has been pretty crowded with groups of 5 or more playing together so we had to wait for them to let us play through.
Other Thoughts: If you are a long bomber there are only a few open shots for you to air it out. Pros probably won't find this course too fun but for us average guys its semi challenging and fun.
0 of 2 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Latimer is a well-broken-in 20 hole course best suited for beginner to intermediate level players, casual players, and those looking for a quick and leisurely round . The course features mostly shorter technical woods holes, but does incorporate a few open holes with lush grassy fairways, and a pond that comes in play on a couple of holes. The course is mostly flat, but has a little elevation in play on a few holes.
There are concrete tees and 20 good baskets. The large color map by hole 1 was nice and informative. Huge parking area and decent restrooms are a bonus. Everyone playing was friendly or just kept to themselves. This park is in a pretty nice part of town and there are lots of places to eat and shop at nearby. The course is not too far off the Interstate and near Memphis and close to two other good 18-hole courses.
Cons: Crowded- small space, lots of people. Due to its popularity this course seems to often be full as it was for me even mid-day during the week. The holes in the woods at times feel cramped being so close together.
Navigation is not horrible as the paths are well-worn and there is a map by hole 1, but the holes are so close together that there are other paths that have been worn (by people skipping around?) that led me in the wrong direction a couple of times, though it was only a short walk back in the other direction to find the right tee. And there were a couple of times when I would finish a hole and look up to see multiple tees in all directions and not be sure of which way to go, again a byproduct of the close proximity of all these holes. (tip- after hole 6, walk down the path, and 7 is kind of hidden in the woods playing along the fence.) Hole 20 finishes in the middle of the course in an area used by other holes so be careful on the trek back to the car.
I appreciate trying to get a mix of short/long and open/wooded, but honestly many of the open holes here are pretty boring- good for people trying to learn to throw their new driver I guess.
I think I remember the tees being rather short, and some of them were almost square shaped. The road is also in play on hole 3 as the fear of the pond will push discs towards the road.
Other Thoughts: This course is very popular with the locals and does get a lot of play. I was amazed at the number of people that came by on a weekday to squeeze in a round or even just to get a few holes in during their lunch breaks.
I can see the reasons for the public appeal of Latimer as it is shorter and easier and a fun and challenging course for the bulk of non-professional disc golfers. This area as a whole exceeded my expectations with 3 solid courses in a small radius, and though Latimer was my least favorite of the 3 NW MS courses, a lot of people like it the best.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
11 Helpful / 1 Not
A little rough
Pros: The course plays through a small wooded piece of a park with a few open holes and a couple that bring a pond into play. One of the water holes is a really nice risk/reward shot with a safe anny line or a more direct hyzer line out over the water. There are some nice technical holes in the wooded sections of the park, and some chances to rip some longer drives in the open.
A couple small elevation changes on the property are used well to add some challenge and variety. The wooded holes offer some different lines that mix up the shots you need to throw in order to score well. There are nice baskets in good shape, and small but level tees.
Cons: The course is pretty rough, the wooded holes had lots of downed branches and stumps left in the ground. A few of the wooded holes didn't really have viable lines to the hole, and were really just poke and pray shots. There was lots of trash around the lake and in the woods, and signs of vandalism throughout the park.
Overall, there isn't too much challenge here, the wooded holes are short enough that they're just putter shots, and the longer holes are wide open without any real obstacles in the way. There are some safety concerns here, with a walking path in play on several holes, and a couple other holes that bring roads and parking lots into play.
The navigation is pretty bad here, there are often multiple tees in view after you finish the previous hole, and it's not always the most obvious one. The signage is vandalized and sometimes missing altogether so you don't know where to throw or how long the hole is, nor is there any clue on the couple longer walks between holes.
Other Thoughts: This course has some potential with some cleaning and clearing in the woods. It doesn't have the challenge to be a top level tournament course, but there are some fun holes and some good challenges for intermediate players. Beginners might be a little frustrated by the tight shots in the woods, but otherwise it's not too out of line for newer players. More experienced throwers won't find many different parts of their game challenged.
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