Pros: -great layout!
- multiple tees
Cons: -tee boxes need to be leveled.
-walk ways run through the course
-must watchout for pedestrians.
-pedestrians can mess up your flow If you have to wait.
Other Thoughts: One of the best courses I have ever played! Great lay out and amazing flow to the course WILL PLAY AGAIN! It is a great all around course
1 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: -Good baskets
-Accurate footage on tee signs
-Easy access from the highway
-Easy flow of the course
Cons: -Gravel and uneven tee pads
-Inaccurate par ratings on tee signs
-Not a great layout
-Trees that need to be removed
Other Thoughts: This course is on a piece of property that has the potential to be a great disc golf course; lots of ups and downs and a good mix of open and wooded areas. However, the design does not take advantage of the land. The wooded holes look like they just decided on a tee and pin location then removed zero trees in the fairway. There are lines on this course that professionals would have a difficult time finding.
The tee pads were also extremely disappointing. I knew they were gravel going into the round, but they are extremely uneven and unsafe on some holes. Concrete tees would help this course tremendously.
Don't trust the par info on the tee signs. Hole 1 says that it is a 280' par 4 and 9 says it it is a 733' par 6? I read somewhere that these are the par ratings for recreational use, but if you have rec/amateur tees, then what is the point? I had to refer to dgcr during the round to find the real information about the pars.
Overall, I think a new layout is needed here. As it is now, it definitely isn't worth driving out of your way unless you are in or near Blairsville. Just don't waste your time.
1 of 6 people found this review helpful.
You will enjoy this one
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Well manicured, technical and challenging pin placements. A good mix of open and wooded holes.
Cons: Teepads are not ideal. A couple throws could get close to pedestrians.
Other Thoughts: I played at the Meeks Madness and love it when they move the pins to the Island and across the road.
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
The Best of North Georgia
1 Helpful / 1 Not
- Easy course to navigate. There are small signs throughout the entirety of the course which clearly display the current hole, and the hole next to come is never far away.
- Baskets and tee areas are in excellent condition.
- A long and short tee are available for every hole, all of which are well marked.
- Great variety of throws needed throughout the woods. You will use every disc in your bag.
- A course designed for the intermediate player. Expert players will certainly have fun, but beginner players may see it as too much of a challenge.
- Even a bad day on the disc golf course can still be a good day for a hike. Wonderful scenery in Blairsville, GA make for an aesthetically pleasing afternoon.
- Clean area, free of trash and graffiti.
- Although foliage is well maintained, the grass could certainly be cut more frequently.
- As of the beginning of April, hole #3 is gone due to construction.
- Meeks Park is a popular spot for walking dogs and running, so when teeing-off one will need to be aware of others nearby.
Other Thoughts: This is only my second course played in Georgia, and I must say I am thoroughly impressed. This is a course I would certainly recommend for intermediate and expert players. Be on the lookout for tournaments during the year, as this is a course very worthy of often tournaments. The course is very easy to find and easy to navigate, just remember your most comfortable tennis shoes, as you will be doing a lot of walking. I look forward to soon returning to Meeks Course to play another round!
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
8 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Meeks Park in Blairsville GA has many of the features that I love to see in a golf course.
There are many holes short enough in distance to score 2's, and there are very long and challenging holes. Mostly the long holes are very open, while the shorter ones have trees to navigate. Elevation changes will be a factor on many of the holes. All of these factors are blended well throughout the course, and in the wooded fairways left and right are both well represented. 1 and 2 are wooded, 2 substantially uphill. 3, 4, and 5 are very open and lengthy. 6 and 7 are back in the trees. My advice is throw something stable on 6, I turned my drive over and wound up at the very bottom of the hill. Not easy to recover from that. 8 starts in the woods, requiring a downhill hyzer to make the more open pin position. 9 is a beast, 733 feet but fairly open with water on the left of the fairway. 10 is back into the trees and up the hill. 11 is a nice downhill ace run if you can hit the gap between all of the trees. 12 and 13 continue through the wooded area. 14 is back over the grassy field a good distance, and 15 is a downhill anhyzer edging the woods. 16 woods, 17, and 18 woods. Very fun, and distance is manageable on 75% of the holes. It is not a pushover, but not overpowering, especially once you get past 9. I really liked the land and the layout was pretty good.
Short and long tees are marked well by white signs with distance. Not paved, but two fairly level dirt tees on each hole. Baskets were good Discatchers. Not much traffic on the course, but it was lightly snowing when we started our round. This one I would love to play over a few times because there are a few great holes.
Cons: Cold, and breezy. Some of the open, lengthy holes were sort of bland, but the elevations on the hillsides and even some water added enough to still be interesting. Improved tee box surfaces would be cool, but my rating would stay at 4. Dogs are required on a leash, so mine was kind of irritated. There is a small dog park. Trails could potentially bring pedestrians in nicer weather.
Other Thoughts: The drive between Helen and Blairsville was scenic and mountains make awesome disc golf terrain. Worth the long drive to play this course once. Wish I had regular access. Did not play well, which was frustrating but acceptable. Better conditions would have been nice but what do you expect the last day of February? Birthday luck helped me hit a nice jump putt on 8 for a birdie, first of two at on the round. Reminds me of Rankin Lake.
8 of 9 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Great course with variety
Pros: Some long open holes in fields mixed in with mostly wooded holes. Makes for a good variety. Some holes you can just chuck your drive others require lots of thought. 1 mando. 2 tees on every hole.
Cons: Poison ivy. Just watch out for it. 1 hole where it's easy to lose a disc into insanely thick brush.
Other Thoughts: Really fun course with lots of shade. Good for all skill levels.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - Scenic, easy to navigate, decent mix of long/short, left/right, uphill/downhill holes.
- short & long teepads available.
- course stays relatively close to the parking area on most holes.
- overall good use of the land provided to squeeze in an 18 hole course..
- beginner friendly short pads.
Cons: - natural teepads are heavily worn-in. Better teepads would be a nice course upgrade someday.
- when entering the course area there is a disc golf course sign but then you walk down the entire hole 1 fairway to get to the teepad to start your round.
- water fountain at pavilion was broken, apparently vandalized.
- Pedestrian factor is high, so be careful and mindful of those on the walking paths which come into play on several holes.
Other Thoughts: - This was a nice little course on a nice piece of land. A great place to introduce a newcomer to the sport. Park includes a dog park and nice walking path but all other park amnenties are across the street.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Nice retreat in the N GA mountains
Pros: This course sits on a nice, quiet piece of property with an interesting bit of terrain. Lots of elevation to work with and water from a nearby creek come into play. There are a great mixture of wooded and open holes. There are some very tough greens on this course to add to the challenge, an aspect that I believe that more courses could use.
Cons: Rocky hillsides and a number of gopher holes will give your ankles a workout. The leaves are a bit thick in places and can make it difficult to find a disc or can hide that ankle twisting rock. There are a few places that a walking path crosses the fairway, but the park did not seem busy enough for this to be a major problem.
Other Thoughts: This course is a lot of fun to play, but will give you a workout. There is a lot of uphill walking to be done, but it is all worth it, because the layout really uses the property well. The tee pads are a fine crushed gravel that can be reshaped and leveled before your throw.
This course can play very easy or very punishing. No one particular hole seems hard by itself, but combined they leave little room for mistakes. One bad tree combined with some of the severely sloped greens and steep hillsides can lead to some very disastrous results. The wind can also prove to be a problem as the course is wooded, but not densely enough to provide a good wind break. Water from the small creek only comes into play on one hole. This makes the approach shot fairly tough, but very picturesque.
This course is definitely worth playing if you are in the area.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Nice way to start a vacation
Pros: I found this course to be very nice. There is a nice mix of length and woods. The elevation changes really add a lot to this course. A few of the holes that run along the edge of hill are very interesting. They can really add to the amount of rollaways you will see in your round. This is definitely a good this while still being annoying. The few mandos that are on the course really add a lot to the way the holes play. The way the trees add to the design is amazing. While not a championship length course it is more than adequate with the trees to let you really go at it.
Cons: The biggest downside to this course is the lack of concrete pads. I played during the winter and the leafs piled up on the rock pads made the footing rather rough. I also think the signage on course could be updated. It is nice as is and good to have the distances listed. However it would be nice to have the layout of the holes on the signs. As stated above it would also add a little to the score if it was a little longer. Even when I played during the week it was very busy. Since the course plays around a park with walking paths running through it, you must be very careful to not hit any pedestrians.
Other Thoughts: This is a very nice course. It was in pretty good shape for the amount of leaves that were on the ground. If you are passing through this is more than worth the stop. For the amount of space they had to work with and the layout of the land they made a very good course.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Meeks Park has a very nice 18-hole disc golf course set on great disc golf land separate from the rest of the park (across the street actually!) Most of the holes are wooded and of the short-technical style, but there are few longer open holes mixed in to give the course some nice contrast and balance, which will give all players a chance to work on several aspects of their game in the same round. I enjoyed the hole design and found most holes to be interesting with little repetition. A straight shot (over length or shaping) is the most important shot here, but there a few holes that do require some versatility. Though this course is just in the foothills (and not actually in the big Appalachian Mountains that are nearby) there is still a good deal of elevation- holes play up and down, along the sidehills, and there are flat holes as well.
The course only has basic signs and non-concrete tees, but they are better than nothing and get the job done. Each hole has 2 tees- the longer tees not only add length of varying amounts, but also either change the angle slightly or move the tee back to where a couple more trees are in play right off the tee. And the Discatchers are in great shape.
Navigation is pretty easy, I skipped around my first time playing holes out of order to avoid some large groups (and the impending nightfall), yet I had no problem finding all the holes. *Note there are a couple places where paths to the next hole cross over (from 5 you pass 14 to get to 6, and from 13 you pass 6 to get to 14- look at or print the course map and you will have no problems).
There was interesting sculpture along one hole. A picnic pavilion with restrooms by holes 1-3 (they were closed in Winter, but there was a port-a-pottie).
Cons: Just some minor things- The placement of hole 1 is a little strange- the first thing you come to from the parking lot is #1's basket, then you must walk up 1's fairway to get to the tee (rather dangerous if someone is teeing off!). Holes 3 and 4 were kind of boring to me being just long and open (which is good to contrast the woods), but there are only 1 or 2 trees in play providing very little that could punish an errant drive of somebody who might try for that extra 20 feet off the tee. The flow does not return until hole #18, however, the course is not that taxing physically even with a couple of hill climbs.
There were supposedly 2 tees per hole, but there were a couple (3 and 8 for instance) where I was unable to find them both. (I was playing fast, so I assume they are there.) Having natural tees and only 1 tee sign made some of them harder to find.
There is a walking path throughout that is definitely in play on several holes. And also a fenced dog park area in the middle of the course- plays as O.B. and there is a gate to retrieve a disc if thrown into that area.
Other Thoughts: Meeks is definitely a solid public parks course, great for everyone. Though it is probably not a destination course, if you are in the area then check it out. If I lived here I would enjoy playing this course often!
Note- the course is not actually in Meeks Park, but across the street at the Community College entrance on the left just past the Sr. Citizens Center.
Also in this region there are lots of state parks, hiking trails, and waterfalls nearby, including the beginning of the Appalachian Trail.
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