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Worth the drive
Pros: The course is fairly easy to navigate with informative tee signs and yellow poles indicating the next tee easily visible from the basket. Concrete tee pads are in place on all holes, as are benches and bag holders at the tee pads. Trash cans are found fairly regularly, and the course is fairly free of trash and litter. Turkey Hollow has a lot more elevation changes than Spring Creek, but the elevation is well-used. The holes make you use a variety of shots -- straight-away, dogleg-left, dogleg-right, etc. Pin locations are very well-thought out. Well-stocked pro shop in the park's main building and a DG-friendly park staff make you feel welcome. RR facilities are available in a couple of nearby picnic areas.
Cons: Plenty of areas harbor a good deal of poison ivy, and there can be lots of bugs ready to accept involuntary boold donations. Some of the lower areas of the course do hold water after a lot of rain, so footing can be an issue.
Other Thoughts: "Turkey Hollow" starts in an open field back by the group camp area, then turns into the woods. This is another risk-reward-focused course -- if you play very conservatively, you will be carding a lot of pars. You can get aggressive and go after birdies, but be prepared to take your share of bogies -- however, the risks do not outweigh the rewards -- they are there to make you play better.
There is a $3/vehicle entry fee - if you play both of the courses here in one day, that is 40 holes, or 7.5 cents per hole. Well worth it, in my opinion.
EDIT -- I had originally listed "Single-chain baskets" as a con -- those are on Spring Creek, the other course on site. TH is double-chain setup.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Solid Course in a quaint park
Pros: This course has excellent signs, just like the other course in this park. Posts for hanging bags are helpful. Benches are abundant. Tee pads are in great shape. This course will test all players. There are some shorter holes. But there are some holes that require a good blend of distance and accuracy. This course is a complete challenge to the overall game.
Cons: While I think this is a course that is well above average, it lacked the "wow" factor. The first hole was a really neat sweeping hyzer shot and very picturesque. The rest of the course was nice...but just not "Man, that was an amazing hole". Again, I just don't like Discatchers. Far away from the park station amenities.
Other Thoughts: Of the 2 courses in Wall Doxey State Park, this one is more of a challenge. It requires a solid combo of length and accuracy. The environment and land is perfect for disc golf.
Also, I think it bears mentioning. The people that work in the State Parks in Mississippi are some of the nicest people you may ever meet. They were extremely hospitable. They really wanted us to enjoy their courses. I wish the state Parks in Tennessee took more interest in disc golf. Some parks here have courses, but they don't seem to care as much about them as the people in Mississippi. If you are in the area, a stop at Wall Doxey for 40 holes is a great day. Unfortunately, the park is in the middle of nowhere...about 30 minutes or more away from a large town.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Welcome to the Jungle
Pros: Good concrete tees, tee signs, and benches on every hole. This course is great if you like tight wooded courses. The variety is great, starting off with a bombing 450' righty hyzer, then going into the woods for 19 more holes with tons of trees. The design makes good use of elevation, holes for righties, lefties, straight shots, and more variety in hole length. The fairways are fair, but getting off the fairway will punish you will loads of small trees.
It is a fun course to play for advanced level players, or if you like a challenge. Typical of MS state parks, camping and bunk houses are available. The lodge has a great selection of discs, as well as snack machines and running water.. There is also a 2nd, easier course in the park, with room for a 3rd if the park ever decides to expand.
Cons: As with most heavily wooded courses, there can be a tad bit of luck involved in some of the holes. The fairways may be fair, but some of the baskets are well protected by lots of small trees that can rob a well thrown shot from a birdie, which can get frustrating if it happens more than once in a round.
It cost $3 per vehicle to enter, but yearly passes can be purchased for $42 and are good for all MS state parks.
Other Thoughts: This is the tougher of the 2 courses in the park and can be a lot of fun to play if you enjoy a challenge. The variety is much better on this course, with lots of different types of shots, different distances, all challenging, and even more challenging if you keep landing off the fairway. Low scores are possible, but you generally feel pretty good to shoot under par. If you like technical courses, this park is the place for you to visit, with 2 good courses of differing skill levels.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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