40 Holes at a Single State Park
Pros: *This is one of a pair of 20-hole courses in this nice state park with camping etc.
*Great disc selection on-site.
*Bathrooms, snack machines and practice basket at the main station.
Cons: *Several poke-and-hope holes.
*Not a lot of balance.
*Only one hole with the opportunity to really launch a disc.
Other Thoughts: For whatever reason, the local park managers have an aversion to cutting *anything*. This is the newer of the 2 courses and isn't quite as grown over, but if a tree grows up in the middle of the fairway, so be it. If they follow their previous inclinations, every single sapling that pokes through the surface of the ground will be left to grow up in the middle of the fairway.
I think this course has tons of potential and could easily be a 4.0 with some *very modest* trimming. After moving to North Mississippi, I can honestly say that these courses hurt my game. I found myself more irritated with lower scores compared to better, more difficult courses which tested *skill* over dumb luck, or course familiarity, and that's after learning this course as a local.
If you're coming through the area and want to stay in a park with 40 holes of disc golf, this one's nice. However, Trace State Park, just down the road in Tupelo, has an outstanding course on site as well as several other great courses immediately surrounding it in Tupelo.
I just don't think Wall Doxey is a disc golf destination unto itself. This one could be a beauty if the managers would set it free and trim a few. The state of MS has done the same in Tupelo and Morton to make two of the best courses in the state.
I've talked to the rangers at this park about it on more than one occasion and they swear that it's illegal to trim *anything*, *ever*. Meanwhile, Trace State Park a few miles away has one of the best courses in the state with a lot of cutting done. The same has been done for the outstanding state park course in Morton, MS. Please, set this course free!
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40 Holes of Disc Golf!
Pros: This is one of two 20-hole courses on site. Overall, the course is in excellent shape- clean, mature, and well planned out. This course should challenge most people. The first hole is long, mostly open and slightly downhill, but the rest are in tight woods. The Mississippi-shaped signs were not flashy, but were informative; they were in front of the tee but are really short, so not in the way. We were the only ones on the course that day (the $3 fee probably keeps many people away!)
There is a nice practice basket in the grass island by the parking lot between the park office and #1 tee. Be sure to visit the park office- they have an incredible disc inventory of several brands that you can purchase as well as other supplies, including bags. Be sure to pick up your free scorecard that also has a course map on it. The public restrooms in the park office were very nice, too. And I have to make mention of the extremely courteous and knowledgeable workers we encountered at all Mississippi State Parks. Everyone we talked to knew all about disc golf and the course, and they showed that they cared about and took pride in their courses.
Cons: Holes #2-#20 could be disappointing after you play the awesome first hole (too bad the coolest hole is not last instead of first). The middle holes start to become a little repetitive-there were several holes in a row that were just straight shots through narrow gaps in the tree (definitely challenging, but boring when you have to do the same thing on every tee, and it could be frustrating to those who can't hit small gaps off the tee!) Don't get me wrong, it is a solid and challenging course but few of the holes stand out as being memorable or special.
Parking is a little odd- you have to drive to get to this course from the other course/park office; and the designated disc golf parking lot is near #18 basket, but you have to walk across a field to get to #1 tee; or if the group camp is not being used you can park there beside #1 tee, but you have to walk the field when you are finished. The $3 a day fee may be a con for some, but it is $3 a day per car and there are 2 courses on site you can play all day, so the price ends up being very reasonable. We even played multiple parks in the same day and the workers told us our daily fee was good for all parks that day!
Other Thoughts: This is the longer of the two courses and is just a little bit tougher. The holes are longer on average (200' - 300') than the other course, including #1 which is over 450'! Most of the holes are in the woods, and the fairways are much more narrow than The Jungle course, and harder to recover if you throw errant drives.
I strongly endorse the Mississippi State Parks Disc Golf courses. The courses are fun and the people are nice. They are perfect for taking a disc golf vacation with your friends or family! Wall Doxey is especially nice because it has 40 holes of disc golf on site!!!
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