University of West Georgia
Mostly open and flat course - should be great for the beginner
Quiet - I was the only player out on a nice Saturday morning
Free parking - but it's a walk to the first tee or last basket
Missing hole #4 basket
The cage on hole #6 basket is pretty bent but playable
Hole #8 fairway has a garden to shoot over
Holes 6-8 don't seem to be maintained
Natural tee pads are not flat - recommend teeing off on the grass/dirt around them
No tee signs
No next tee signs - since there isn't a course map, look at the pictures of this course before playing for first time
Short course overall with no par variety
I came to this course knowing it's not going to be a favorite since Hobbs Farm just opened nearby. The course at West GA is quite simple and could use a redesign. It seems like the designers here just crammed the holes together without much thought. I have played courses at other universities like Shorter and Berry where the designs are much better in that the holes are spread out. It appears that the campus has the greenspace to accommodate a larger course. I hope the success from the new course will excite the Carrollton area and then spill over to this course to get new life once more.
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University of West Georgia
Pros: The University of West Georgia hosts this basic nine hole course. It's a short course, ringing up at only about 2200' and doesn't ask for many technical shots. For that reason it's quite friendly to beginners and recreational players, which I guess for a college campus is probably ideal. The course seems to play in its own little area for the most part. This means that you shouldn't have to deal with others on the course which is a problem at some other campus courses I've played.
The layout is pretty basic as it pretty much follows a counterclockwise loop around an open field. While the course is pretty flat, hole one gives a taste of a downhill shot while number nine hints at a somewhat uphill shot. Nine brings you right back up to one's tee pad so in that aspect the layout makes some sense.
Good ol' reliable DISCatchers are on all nine holes.
Cons: Unfortunately the course design will put you to sleep quicker than a glass of warm milk. While I mentioned it's probably ideal for a college campus, it's not for an experienced/advanced player. A steady diet of short, right turning shots on a pretty boring piece of property will leave you wanting more.
I was disappointed with 1, 2, and 3 finishing off right on the edge of some thick and punishing woods/shule effectively cutting the green in half. Then 6, 7, and 8 play on an unmaintained area with tall grass.
You'll find poorly marked natural tee pads, dilapidated signs, and a general lack of basic amenities
Other Thoughts: I was never sure where to park as the closest parking lot says reserved for staff. I pulled up to the dirt area near the old trailer at the entrance of the course area but worried the whole time that I was going to get towed. A marked parking area would be nice for some peace of mind.
As other reviews have pointed out, the course is in an ideal area to create your own safari course and ultimately, this is really just a big practice area. The open field is a great place to practice drives, there's enough baskets scattered around that you can throw at several of them placed around the field and then, for a fun challenge, run through the course and test yourself to get as many birds as possible.
While this is not a highly rated course, it is better than nothing and I'm sure the players who attend the school are glad they have somewhere to play. I was glad I was able to add another course to the list.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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Only good if you live across the street
Pros: 9 discatcher baskets.....
Cons: Signage is missing: No tee signs or navigational aids. I had to get the locals to help on half the holes.
Hole 5 had no tee at all, I never would have known where to throw from. I never did find the tee for 7.
Grass was shin high in some areas. On hole 8, I had to sprint after my drive to be my own spotter.
Other Thoughts: It took longer to find tee 1 and basket 1 than to play a similar 9 hole course. Unless you live on Campus or with in walkign distance, there is no reason to play here.
13 miles from Flyboy, Where do you think I am going to pick?
5 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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Pros: - The University of West Georgia disc golf course is located on a open field with beautiful scenery and little foot-traffic along the surrounding pathways and trails.
- The baskets are not is perfect condition but are in good working order and the grass is well maintained (in the fall and winter)
- Great for in-between class practice, and safari holes.
Cons: - Almost every hole, with the exception of about 1 hole, dog-legs to the right to some degree, making this a boring course if you play if frequently.
- There are no long holes, and everything can be played as a par three, though the last hole plays up hill and is more consistent with a solid par three hole.
- All dirt tee-pads, though on most holes, finding the pad can be a challenge.
- during the summer, maintenance lets all the brush and undergrowth grow so high, if you toss a disc into the woods, expect to look for a while and practically swim through thorns.
- One hole (#8) plays across a garden the university plants in the fall, and next to that are bees are kept. They will bother you if you bother them.
Other Thoughts: Overall, this is not a course i would drive more than ten minutes to play. It's saving grace is that the land it is on has so much possibility for neat safari holes and unofficial new holes. Playing backwards and from new tees is the way most students here play. It's nice for practice, but should not be considered if you are looking for a challenge or serious course.
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