Short par 54 course that's nice for the junior or rec player
Good mix of open and wooded fairways with some having doglegs and slight elevation changes
Some holes have multiple tees (+ symbol on the cinder block markers indicates the long tee)
Some holes play near water but the stream here is shallow and narrow enough to not be a threat in losing a disc
Had whole course to myself on a Saturday afternoon
Water fountain between holes #12&13
No tee signs - tee markers only provide hole number
No next tee signs - course navigation can be confusing for a first-timer
Some natural tee pads were not flat and have exposed tree roots (hole #15 was the worst to drive from)
Some of the holes play near the road (one can expect some delays if there is some traffic)
Some holes in the middle of the course hold water and don't drain well after it rains
This is a nice course at Winshape that I enjoyed playing. Like Log Cabin Course, the course is hard to navigate without a map. Even with very well-maintained grass, the tee markers are hard to spot after finishing a hole but there's not much walking between holes so they are usually close to the previous hole's basket. Once you become familiar with the layout, the course does flow well. Some holes do play near the road but the traffic is less than what you would see at Log Cabin. The course is more technical and less windy than Log Cabin so playing both courses gives you more variety in playing style. Playing around the basketball court at hole #2 and around the pavilion at hole #13 does provide added challenge to this short course. The course is not a destination course but playing this and the course at Log Cabin does make it more worthwhile.
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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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