Play it while it lasts
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Pros: • Awesome variety of holes
• Convenient location
• Usually not crowded
• Scenic year-round
Cons: • No facilities/water fountains
• Watch for broken glass on the hillside
• Not a beginner course (I say that because there's more than a few holes that play very close to the water, and there are many places to lose a disc without even trying)
• No signage, no map - the only thing that would qualify are the tee stones - stones taken from the creek. Unless you're willing to spend several hours learning the course by means of wandering, consider asking to tag along with someone who's played it before.
Other Thoughts: There's nothing I can really add that hasn't been said already so I'll try to just keep this to impressions and throw in some tips -
awesome course - there's great variety of holes here - the front 9 has a bunch of gripper 'n' rippers and - the real treat - ELEVATION. Holes 7 - 10 crisscross the big field, then the rest of the back 9 is more like other Mobile courses with shorter, tighter holes among the trees.
Holes 10 & 17 are blind shots - good fun and nerve-wracking
Holes 11 & 16 use the same basket
Tee 18 is nowhere to be found, I usually just pick a spot near 17 and throw from there.
Also, it was very strange but this time out some genius had decided to place some, well, let's say scat on the tee stones of 7 & 11. Bigfoot?
No bag holders (if that's your thing), only two benches, at tees 3 and 4, and just a couple garbage bags/can on the front 9, none on the back.
The course is almost unplayable now - already too overgrown - the last time I was out it was beautiful with new growth and flowers, lots of color (lots of brambles) - but give it one more week and it'll probably be done until pretty much winter. Not sure how often it gets cut during the summer but I don't think it's more than 1 or 2 times, if that. The creek is a near constant threat, but hey, no hazards at all can get boring. The biggest drawback is its seasonal status - though I could see how that and the total lack of signage could be done by design - if you made it too nice it'd get too crowded - indeed, I didn't see a single other person playing yesterday (granted it was threatening to rain all day) I give it 3.5 simply because of its seasonal status (its biggest drawback), and its lack of facilities/amenities). That being said, its precisely that bare-bones nature that adds a lot of charm to the place - it doesn't need all the extras, and if the course had them it'd probably be worse for it anyway.
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Pros: This is a very challanging course that makes you throw tough shots. There is quite a bit of elevation which is rare to find as far south as mobile. The water and the brush makes for potential disc losing hazards which forces you to play smart golf.
Cons: This course is a little tricky to navigate due to lack of signs and grass tee pads. Try to go with someone who has played or get a solid map.
Other Thoughts: This is not a good course for beginners or ones who have big arms with little control. This courses appearance is not great but it plays incredible, a true diamond in the rough.
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