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.
12 Helpful / 0 Not
Great challenge, fun course
Pros: This is one of the best courses in Middle Tennessee, and probably the hardest as well. Depending on the pin placements, it can be hard to score below 60.
The multiple basket positions are a great asset for this course. Hole #2 comes to mind, as it can go from a par 3 to a par 5 depending on where to basket is.
Most of the holes on this course have wooded fairways, but there is usually at least one well defined route on each hole. Elevation comes into play on most shots, with three extreme downhill shots. Distances can range from 300 to 600 feet on most holes, and even the short ones are tricky.
Cons: I can't really think of many, except that it can be a frustrating course to play, especially for beginners.
Other Thoughts: Overall, I would say this is easily the best course in Nashville and probably in the top 5 of all courses I have played! This course is a great compliment to Seven Oakes. Seven Oakes is much more popular, so the traffic at Cedar Hill is usually not bad at all. If you are coming to Nashville to play disc golf, this is your destination!
12 of 12 people found this review helpful.
17 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: What a beautiful course. The name says it all, as this course is full of cedar trees that define the fairways and will punish you for straying too far away. Every hole has lots of pin placements, concrete tees, and very fair fairways. There is lots of elevation, lots of trees, lots of shot variety, and lots of fun to be had playing this course. There are also several tight technical holes, that don't use cedar trees, but have thick shule. You will need and use every shot in your bag to shoot well at this course.
Cons: As mentioned, some of the concrete tee pads have been worn down and can be very slick when wet. Also, this course is not beginner friendly. Cedars not only make a course tough, but they also eat discs. Being such a long course, it would be nice to see more benches. Also, I was only there for a tournament and did not see any bathrooms or running water, plus it is a long course, so be sure to come prepared.
Other Thoughts: This is one of my favorite courses. The different pin placements give this course a lot of different shots, while still maintaining the main features of difficulty and precise landing zones. Several holes would be legit par 4s and 5s in their longest positions. This is a challenging course for all levels of players, that will force you to use your mental game as much as it will your physical game. You simply have to play smart, stay within your game, and execute the shot at hand. I highly recommend this course if you are a tournament caliber player.
17 of 17 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Beautiful course design, displaying rolling fairways and neatly tucked multiple pin placements. Big elevation on a couple holes, but mostly varying doglegs and mature trees. One of my favorite courses and right off the interstate, so it's easy to find.
Cons: The locals seem a little friendly, some guy asked if he could change my oil.
Other Thoughts: Nashville has a true gem of a course here. I only wish I lived closer.
3 of 6 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Beautifully Manicured. A+
Pros: Man this course has everything! Well thought out course design using every part of the land available for the best possible holes. Some true par 4s. Some shorter tighter holes. Must place many tee shots to setup for upshot. Very nice use of elevation uphill and downhill. Nice Innova Discatcher baskets with multiple pins and long/short tees. Beautifully manicured course! Challenging but no ridiculous. I believe a 1000 rated round is 53 or 54 for 18 holes. This is a must play for anyone who loves this game!
Cons: Could be a little daunting for beginners. Some of the evergreen trees seem to swallow discs forever.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
18 Helpful / 0 Not
Long, Tough, Challenging & A Must Throw!
Pros: What a wonderful setting for a course. Each hole has from 3-6 basket placements. Their placements are represented by screws w/red washers on the metal tee signs. The screw in the B slot means the basket is in the B position. That's the one simple thing about this otherwise complex course. These A,B,C layouts can sometimes range from 200' to almost 700''. This makes playing this course a totally different experience each time you play. The basket placements can be in some extremely difficult positions, tucked away deep in the wooded rough. There are some long, blind holes requiring accurate drives to par. (More about par later). I was lucky and had my wife and daughter both ahead of me spotting. Playing by myself for the first time, this saved me a lot of time hunting for errant drives and finding baskets. There is some elevation change. I was able to muscle up and throw my longest on a couple of holes but I'm pretty much of a wimpy, 275' driver. There are some tight dogleg shots and I thought the course was fair to both righties and lefties. There were some scattered benches to rest on. It does take about 2 hours to play. Bring water.
Cons: I guess it's not a beginner/family friendly course. It's certainly a hike. I didn't like the blind throws and did notice a certain similiarity to many holes. A long narrow fairway, with the basket tucked 50-75' into the woods at the end.
Other Thoughts: I guess with 3-6 basket placements per hole, ranging from 200' to 700', you just kind of throw par out the window here. I don't know how you could determine a par for this course when many holes could be played anywhere from par 3's to legimate par 5's. I've heard many players say they don't care about the par. I think I do care. I'm not complaining. It just seemed kind of odd for me to play a hole and not be thinking, "Well, another par" or "Cool, a birdie" or for me on this course, "Not another bogie." Overall, it's a wonderful challenging throw.
18 of 18 people found this review helpful.
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