13 Helpful / 0 Not
Fun hilly course
Pros: The course is set in a hilly park with lots of trees and brush. The course has it's own property, so there was no interference from any other park users. There was elevation used on most of the holes, which to me makes a course a lot more fun, especially when used well to really give a variety as was done here. There are a few great downhill shots which are always some of the most fun holes to play.
Many of the fairways were lined with cedar trees or other brush to really punish shots that went off line. None were so narrow that they seemed ridiculous, but they were tight enough to really make you work to keep it on the fairways. There was a fun mix of early and late trouble, making every shot count here. I liked the balance of different fairway shapes, it didn't seem repetitive or monotonous in the configuration I played.
There are decent concrete tee pads, and the baskets are in pretty good shape. There are multiple pin positions on every hole, and they looked like they would totally change up the course, both in distances and in types of shots on many holes. The current placement was marked on the sign post, which is always really nice when there are multiple positions, you didn't have to scout ahead just to see where the basket was.
Cons: There were a couple tricky spots in terms of navigation, where it wasn't obvious where the next tee was, but none that really made it a chore to follow the course. There were a few places where the course is pretty close to the road, which takes away from the natural feel that helps make the rest of the course so nice.
The tee pads were very slick, even with only a little moisture on them. They just didn't seem to have a good grippy finish on them, which made them a little dangerous to take a real run up on.
Other Thoughts: This isn't a very beginner friendly course. It is pretty tough, a long hilly walk that didn't really loop back to the parking lot, and lots of places to lose discs or end up stuck in the schule. It's a great place for more experienced players looking for a challenge, with lots of different shots required if you want to score well and stay out of the rough.
This was my favorite of the courses I played in Nashville, and definitely one you should stop by and play if you're in the area. Be prepared for a good hike and a tough course, and you'll probably enjoy it.
13 of 13 people found this review helpful.
10 Helpful / 0 Not
Trek in the woods.
Pros: This course brings out the best and worst of your game. I could foresee some phenomenal players coming out of this area just because of this course. It has every an opportunity for every kind of shot. Really impressive distance on the course, good elevation change without being overly fatiguing. Nice tee pads, long when they should be. The course was all par 3's, though a couple of holes could have been 4's. It seemed like there were sufficient benches, but I was playing solo, so I couldn't say for sure. 3-5 pin placements per hole, I'm not sure how much they vary them. Great scenery, tons of trees (including cedars). There is a lot of chopped cedar pieces lining the paths too, a really nice touch.
Cons: I've seen a lot nicer signs, these were all metal but did the job. I couldn't put my finger on it, but there is something about the course that I didn't like on the layout. Some of the pin placements were tough to navigate, because you couldn't see them. I think if I'd played the course a couple of times and new exactly where to throw it, I would have enjoyed it a lot more. It was a little muddy when I played, but it had just rained. No water holes.
Other Thoughts: Beware, those who throw tomahawk/thumber only players, this course will swallow you whole. Some locals I talked to said that this course was the best in the area. This course will really test your game. It's one of the most difficult I've played yet.
10 of 10 people found this review helpful.
10 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Lots of variety at this course. I would say this course balances woods and open shots very well. Trees come into play on every hole, but the fairway is usually fairly wide. Every hole has a well defined fairway that anyone can stay in. I don't feel like any fairways are too tight for me.
I definitely use every shot at this course. Great mix up of dogleg rights and lefts. There are several places to go up and over the trees, and then there are places where you have to stay low and straight.
I usually play in the mornings, but the few times I have played in the afternoon the course wasn't crowded.
It's actually a very clean course. I hardly ever see trash on the course.
Excellent and accurate signs.
Cons: Some of the rough is brutal and a few more benches would be nice.
Like others have stated, probably not a beginners course because of the woods and there are no holes where you can crush a drive and not worry about where it lands.
Other Thoughts: This is the best course in Nashville. Every hole makes sense and there are no holes with random trees that you simply hope to get through.
If you want a course that is very beginner friendly, try Two Rivers.
10 of 10 people found this review helpful.
14 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This is one of the best designed courses I've ever played. It gives you the feeling on every hole that you're playing somewhere completely different. While maintaining the same character of the course on every hole it honestly can feel like you're playing a different course on every hole. There's a great mix so you won't get bored throwing the same shot for 18 holes. The fairways are obvious and open, rewarding good shots. To test your abilities the fairways are lined with thick, tough rough that will definitely punish bad shots. There is also a nice mix of distance to keep the course playable for ams yet allows big arms to unload off the tee.
Cons: I can honestly find very few things wrong with this course. Really the only reason I would not give this course a 5 is because it doesn't quite meet my ideal of a perfect course which would have a lot more distance overall playing, scorewise, to a more traditional par 72 ball golf course. Other than that there is definitely a possibility of lost discs based on the thickness of the rough on certain holes and blind landing areas so I would suggest you bring a spotter. I would also agree with one of the other reviewers that short tees would be a nice addition for less skilled players.
Other Thoughts: Honestly this is one of THE best courses I have played or even just seen. My wife (a photograpaher) came with me and she commented repeatedly on how beautiful this course is. In terms of the type of course (wooded, open, etc) I think this type of course (and obviously this one in particular) is perfect.
14 of 14 people found this review helpful.
9 Helpful / 1 Not
Simultaneously Challenging and Fair
Excellent signs that show all the possible basket positions, distances, current basket location, location of next tees. 3+ basket positions per hole. Nice, long and wide concrete teepads. Benches at many tees.
Petrol and food not too far away. Part of larger park, but mostly away from other park patrons.
Some holes share basket positions. At times the most visible basket or tee is NOT where you want to go - refer to the sign at the current tee before you throw.
With a number of curving or blind shots and some thick undergrowth, there is a moderate chance to lose a disc.
This course, on every hole, does a great job of blending challenges and fairness. Accurate drives will be rewarded with fairly easy approaches; drives that are somewhat off will make you really work on your second shot; with a poor drive, simply try to avoid a double bogey - or worse.
Most every hole will have a fairway defined by trees and undergrowth. Trees will also normally come into play at a couple points along each hole - midway through your drive, preventing a straightforward approach shot, or somewhat guarding the basket.
Most every hole will also have some change of elevation - up, down, rolling - but nothing to severe. Very nice blend of right/left turning, low ceiling, upshot holes.
Despite the lack on an online map, the course is fairly easy to navigate, with some additional directional signs along the way.
Favourite hole: The day I played, #16. Long shot slightly uphill, woods on left, some trees on right. After cresting the hill, another long shot, slightly downhill, basket tucked several feet into the end of the woods on the left.
9 of 10 people found this review helpful.
9 Helpful / 0 Not
As MacArthur said... "I'll be back."
Pros: Well Designed. This course has a great deal of variation of holes. There are some long, tight downhill shots, some open right turners, and many holes where shot choice can make or break you. Bring your full game and a variety of plastic for this one.
- Hole one was a fairly simple medium-long hyzer shot. It didn't seem like anything really special, but then we got to hole 2. A nice right turning hole to a basket nestled behind a bubbling brook with moss on the ground. This is one ofe the most beautiful holes I've played to. It was a pleasure tossing my disc in there.
- The course has many beautiful holes and the designer made great use of the trees and open areas to force different lines. These are well thought out, not just dropped in the middle of some trees because it would look tough. There is a point to each location and it was fun to try and determine what the designer was thinking at each location.
- Good shots are rewarded and bad shots can be devastating, just as it should be.
- There is a lot here for newer players too. There are enough open holes that a newer player wouldn't be TOO frustrated, but it's certainly not a beginner/easy course.
- Good concrete pads.
- Great signage (Tee maps - with distances from both Tees to each pin position- and Next Tee signs).
- Good parking right by hole 1 tee and 18 pin.
- The park itself is beautiful and has a HUGE kids playground thing. Seriously. the thing is huge and my kids would have stayed for hours if given the chance.
- Easy to follow course layout and obviously loved by the locals. Defined paths and signs between holes.
- There were some people on the course, but it wasn't crowded. The DG course is off by itself, so I don't think casual park folks or picnics would often get in the way.
Cons: - No nearby bathrooms, though there was a port-a-john set up the day we were there.
Other Thoughts: - I can't emphasize how much fun this course was to play. We made a trip because of the reviews here and my whole family loved it. Every time I head up north from Atlanta, i am going to make an effort to stop in and play this course.
9 of 9 people found this review helpful.
10 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Hard to add much to what's already been said. Very well-designed holes with clear and reasonable landing areas, and sufficient punishment if you miss them. There's a lot of elevation in play, but I only recall one hole where it's severe.
The cedar trees, if you've never met them before, are infallible disc-catchers; where they are in the fairways they provide excellent absolute obstacles for you to avoid, "or else".
All holes are well-designed, providing interesting challenges and a variety of throws, plus some fairway management on the longer holes.
Very convenient to several highways and major roads, so easy to stop in an play while passing through Nashville. Despite which, it's pretty and peaceful. The course is off to itself in a state-park-like property.
Cons: Seems to me this course is best scaled for Advanced and average Pro players. Probably a bit of a burden for beginners and weaker players, but top players may find it more fun than challenging.
Other Thoughts: I played Cedar Hill twice at 2001 Am Worlds, and have made a point to stop by and play it while passing through Nashville on several subsequent trips. Nashville has a number of good courses, but this is my favorite.
10 of 10 people found this review helpful.
18 Helpful / 0 Not
A must play in Nashville
Pros: Wow, I had heard that this is a superb course but it really passed my expectations. I think it has a little bit of everything wrapped up into one nice disc golf course package. First of all, you are in an area that seems to be dedicated to disc golf alone. You can just get out there and play without any distractions, save the road on a few holes. It is simply a beautiful park boasting a beautiful course. It is just minutes off the I-24 so getting there is not a problem if you are traveling through the area.
This is the kind of course that you will remember for quite some time after playing. The first thing I recalled after leaving the park was the fairways. While they are challenging and at times affectionately frustrating, they are just that, "FAIR"ways. I don't remember any holes that were unfair or impossible to clear. Some holes were tight at times but the baskets are approachable every time. The course seems to use the beauty of the landscape perfectly. Not only is most of the course very scenic but you will find shots of every type. There is no chance of becoming agitated by what seems to be the same old hole over and over and over. You will find uphill, downhill, "S" shaped, doglegs left and right, tight, and lastly a couple of relatively open fairways. It also boasts a wide range of lengths as well. Most holes are longer than usual and that adds to the challenge nicely. This is a great course for all. It is full of lessons learned for beginners and plenty of challenge for the experienced. Bring all of your discs and all your shots, you will need them!
Concrete tee pads are always a plus. The signs are in great shape and show all of the alternate pin placements and even suggest what must be the most popular and logical path to the baskets. Having the option to move the baskets to several different positions on each hole means that you most likely will see new personalities to the course each time you play. They use a nice and simple system to indicate the basket position. The baskets themselves are also in good shape and serve their purpose well.
Cons: Truly there are not many.
After playing behind what was a heavy day of rain I found the pads very slippery. I think that even just some summer dew would have the same effect. Evidence of repairs using some small pebbles somehow adhered on a few of them helped but an overhaul would be welcomed.
The road and its noise near the middle of the course are distracting. It is too bad there is not a buffer of trees blocking the street from view. It takes away from what would otherwise give you eighteen holes of what would seem like pure disc golf solitude.
Other Thoughts: In my view this is a must play. It really offers the best of what disc golf has to offer. If you are playing in the middle Tennessee area you have to put this one on your list. You won't be disappointed. Enjoy!
18 of 18 people found this review helpful.
12 Helpful / 0 Not
Must play course
Pros: The best part about this course is shot and hole variety. Plenty of dog-legs to test your shot-making and there is a good mix of woods and open areas. In other words plenty of chances to test your distance on boomer holes and your technical skills on tight holes. I played this course in late March, so not everything was in bloom, but it doesn't appear that heavy brush will be much of a problem on most holes unless your shot is extremely off line. Also there is a lot of terrain elevation variety. All holes are clearly and accurately signed with pointers to the next tee; where needed there are also signs to point the way to the next tee near the baskets. All the holes have multiple basket positions (some even with different flight paths, not just longer or shorter distances) and a couple of holes have alternate tees (perhaps they are in the process of building more because they looked new).
Cons: Though the distances and pin positions are clearly marked on the signs, the pars did not seem to be. It is playable as all par 3's, but a couple of them are definitely a challenge to par out (depending on pin placement). The only other minor quibble is there are not any "easy" red tees for beginners or people working on their game. I think this course is playable for everyone, but red tees would make it a little more approachable.
Other Thoughts: This appears to be a great park and the way to the course is well signed and easy to find. Unlike another review I read, I did not find roads to be a problem as, on the couple of holes that run along one, there is a decently thick line of trees to stop your disc and a RHBH throw will curve away from them anyway.
12 of 12 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Amazing hole design, clean, variety of holes from woods to open straights. Not usually very busy (depending on which day you go of course)
Cons: If there is any wind it can ruin a few of the holes (can not remember which ones sorry). streets somewhat close by to some of the tee's and holes, not heavily trafficed though, since it is a park road. If it rains there are some extremely muddy patches.
Other Thoughts: I have only played Crocket park and Seven Oaks (close-by courses) but Cedar Hill was by far the best of the three.
2 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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