Chapel Hill, TN 
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Pretty good course

2-4    2/1/2009   2/1/2009
Review By: craigd
Played: 92  Reviewed: 90  Exp: 6 Years
This review was updated on 5/13/2014
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: I think this is a one of a kind course. It is flat and very tight. There is a variety of shots needed to play this course successfully. Most of the holes are average in length,250'-350' except for number five (I think) it's the longest, 400'-450' +/-. Along with a few strait shots there is also a good mix of holes leaning to the left and some leaning to the right. All of them added a good bit of variety. It is very wooded which makes it impossible not to hit some wood at some point. This course is moderately challenging and in my opinion quite fun.

The fairways are always cut neatly. They cut them short and leave the rough a bit higher. This will really help you understand and follow the flow of the course.

You will find concrete tee pads on every hole. There are a generous amount of benches scattered around the course. There are tee signs on every hole (see cons).

For those that are looking for a family friendly course this is for you. I understand from some of the locals that families with young children are found here quite often. This course would also be a good course to introduce new players because it really has a sense of basic disc golf principles. This course has obviously been here from quite some time so I get the feeling I am playing on a course that has some sort of nostalgic value.

Besides the following cons, this is a pretty jam up course. Its not worth a long road trip but stop by if you are in the area for sure.
Cons: This course is set in an area that is unbelievably small for 18 holes. Often your errant shots will end up on some of the other fairways. Not unexpectedly you will also find other discs landing in your fairway. I can't stress to you how tight this course really is. If you find yourself out here on a busy day it would be nothing short of dangerous. There is absolutely no way they host a tournament out here at all. If you see others playing near you keep your head up.

If you are not careful you could find yourself throwing at the wrong basket.

There are tee signs here but they are very old. They could use some updating to make the course seem a little more professional and relevant. Some of them were missing altogether and some were sun and water worn to the point where they were not even legible beside the hole number.

With the exception of a couple of newer baskets you find some antiques. It is almost funny looking. You'll find the baskets with the dome tops that look like they were designed in the sixties. That in and of itself would be no big deal but the baskets are somewhat bent and worn out. You can miss a couple of putts that would be good on new baskets.

Other Thoughts: There are other activities here at the park that might fit your interests. It is great for a day trip with the family if you are looking for that sort of thing.

* Update - I wouldn't waste your money at the onsite restaurant, its pretty bad. The disc golf is pretty good though!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Hidden Gem

1    10/24/2008   11/30/2008
Review By: SimonCarr
Played: 60  Reviewed: 42  Exp: 10.2 Years
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: I drove about an hour out of my way to play this course and was very pleasantly surprised.

The course is in excellent shape, with all the fairways mowed neatly and 1 foot tall rough on the sides of the fairway like a ball golf course. It is true that this is a relatively short course, but I really enjoyed the well defined fairways.

The layout was not as bad as others have said, and I think that it is a nice mix of shots considering the space that was used. Most of the holes can be played with a mid range or fairway driver. There are a variety of hyzer and anhyzer shots, and a very strategic use of trees as obstacles. Most holes are in the 175 to 250 range, with a few over 300 feet.
Cons: The rough can eat your disc if you are not careful.

The course is installed in a small area, but since this course gets very little traffic it is not that problematic.

You won't get many chances to throw a driver - but thats not necessarily a bad thing.
Other Thoughts: Overall, a nice course to play in a scenic location. I would play this one again.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful.


5+    10/9/2013   7/9/2008
Review By: bjreagh
Played: 229  Reviewed: 224  Exp: 17.9 Years
This review was updated on 10/10/2013
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This is an excellent little course away from it all. It plays mostly through thick woods, but the fairways are well-defined. This is a good test of choosing and then hitting your lines. Tends to favor RHBH but there are holes that go left, straight, and right. Mostly the distance is <300' but there are a couple of longer holes that will challenge anyone to make a 3.

It is nice and shady in the summer, and often has large sheets of ice in the winter, which can be be fun. It is an older, and therefore shorter course with multiple birdie possibilities. They seem to regularly mow the fairways and leave rough clearly showing the shot shape. They usually mow paths from basket to next tee aiding in navigation.

*Update- new tee signs have been installed. They are color, show hole #, distance, par, and a basic hole diagram. Good work to whoever is responsible for these!!!
Cons: The dome topped baskets are older with some bent parts, but they still catch pretty well (*about half the holes are now newer Mach baskets, the other half are the best of the old domed baskets.) The tees are concrete, but are pretty small by today's standards. The holes can get to be a bit repetitive, but there is enough difference to keep it interesting.

Navigation is a little tricky for first timers because the holes are so close together and you can see many tees and baskets at all times. Many holes play right along other holes in the opposite direction, so always be aware of other disc golfers. You also have to cross #16's to get from #10 to #11.

There are no restrooms at the course, (but the park buildings do have them.)
Other Thoughts: Tip- enter the park and go right towards the cabins. It appears there is no parking but everyone just parks at a slant on the left side of the road beside the kiosk and hole #1.

Years ago this course was forgotten and was sort of run down, but much work has been done in recent years to restore it to a decent course. It makes for a nice, fun, and relaxing round through a small grove of mature trees and lush grass.

This course is kind of far away from much of anything else, but there is a new Sonic and a Subway just a couple miles north in town. It is a very nice and fun course (very underrated in this area). It might not be worth a super long drive to play, but if you are close then check it out. There is also canoe/kayak access to the scenic Duck River that I have taken advantage of after a round.

Also worth noting that state park rules of No Alcohol and No Smoking are posted.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Fun for novice players

6/5/2008   6/5/2008
Review By: ChrisULM
Played: 14  Reviewed: 12  Exp: 8.5 Years
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: The course offers a variety of hyzer, straight, and anhyzer shots. Grass is usually mowed.
Cons: Dont expect to pull out a driver during your round. Nearly all of the holes are very short.
Other Thoughts: The course would be great for new players who lack distance in their driving game or for more experienced players looking work on midrange and upshots. The course is very fun to play if you're just looking for a relaxing round, but its not one that I would play regularly.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 1.5 acres = 18 holes

4/4/2008   4/4/2008
Review By: ZMan44
Played: 134  Reviewed: 109  Exp: 10.3 Years
3 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: It is fairly well maintained. Frequesntly mowed. Fairways are well defined. Does require both hyzer and anhyzer.
Cons: Length is the same for nearly every hole. The fairways are well defined...but the do overlap on multiple locations. "Black deuces" could be a fairly common occurrence. The entire course feels cramped. If there are multiple people there, you enter this forested acre of flying discs and hope that you leave without being plunked by someone's drive 4 holes over.
Other Thoughts: Too cramped and short to enjoy fully. There are some nice ideas, but I agree with the previous reviewer that this should be a 9 hole course. It looks as though they installed a nine hole course....then decided to install 9 more...on the same plot of land and over top of the prior 9.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Only played a few times

7/11/2005   2/11/2008
Review By: matt30556
Played: 65  Reviewed: 6  Exp: 18.2 Years
0 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Other than being close to my in-laws in Pulaski, I don't have a lot of good things to say about this course. However, it is a disc golf course with Mach 2 baskets, so that is better than nothing.
Cons: Unless things have changed in the last couple years, it reminded me of a big parking lot with a lot of trees that somebody decided to place some baskets in. The fairways criss-cross which is never a good thing and at times you don't know which baskets you are supposed to be throwing at.
Other Thoughts: Maybe this was all the land the park would allocate, but if it was maybe it should have been a 9 hole course vs. an 18 hole course.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful.

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