Pretty but could be better
Pros: Berry has done a good thing setting up 2 decent 9 hole courses on their massive campus. It a beautiful place with rolling hills, wooded mountains and ponds/lakes all around.
The first 9 is near the main campus entrance. Mostly wide open, bit kind of short for a course that is super open. Some nice elevation changes and very little interference.
Second nine is a couple miles up the rd by their mt campus. It's a rather short playing heavily wooded course with no long distance holes. A lot of challenging shots to be played though.
Cons: Mt. 9 drains terribly and is super swampy after rain. Also a lot of mosquitoes in summer.
It's not kept up that well, the tee pads aren't concrete on all holes. and the front course is too short to be that open.
Back course is too short to be pro level.
Other Thoughts: It's a fun place to play, the best one in the Rome area but I probably wouldn't make a super long trip to come play it.
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Typical Course On A College Campus!
Pros: Berry College is a lovely campus with character. Win Shape is a branch campus about three miles from the main campus. Once I found the 1st tee marker, the rest of the course was easily navigable. The course plays 8 holes heading away from the first tee and then the last ten head back toward # 1. This is a short, recreational level course with some very slight elevation change which plays through a park like setting. Very pretty! The baskets are all visible from the teepads, usually there are some scattered trees in the way. Look for the white block tee markers in the ground. They're not always easy to find. In some places, the worn areas might help you find them. This campus seems to be a haven for the local deer population. They're everywhere! I counted 17 hanging around one basket. I scattered them with my tee shot. I wonder if any Berry College disc golfers have a mounted head in their dorm room after thumping a deer with a drive? Think Randy Johnson's 100 MPH fastball and that unfortunate bird he wasted.
Cons: There are no signs, no amenities of all kind. The teepads are often a little difficult to find. When I played the college was doing some construction/drainage work of some kind. So the last six or seven holes were kind of torn up. I think the white tee markers were lost in bulldozer work. I'm sure they'll replace when the work is done.
Other Thoughts: What you see is what you get here. It's a little enjoyable, recreational set in the middle of a college campus. It's designed for their students to be able to get in a round between classes or after dinner. Berry College is not looking to be hosting the Worlds. A previous reviewer was wondering why they squeezed this course into this space when they have the room is the world just beyond the main campus. Duh? They wanted their students to be able to WALK over and play this course. Plus they use it with their summer campers.
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