8 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: All the people that complain about too many trees are right, there are lots of trees, However, that is obviously not a con or a reason to give this course one star. This is a heavily wooded course with small fairways and tight gaps. You need to be very accurate with your drives or your disc can end up in places you do not want to be throwing from. Once again this is a test of accuracy and skill, not a reason this course is not suitable for major tournaments. To the guy who said it is completely forehand dominant, there are plenty of righty backhand shots to throw AND you need to learn to throw flippy discs, as thats a part of playing in the woods. Have you ever played other tough woods courses?!?! Maybe you should just be throwing in the field instead of playing actual courses.
There are plenty of trash cans and benchs throughout the course and it is maintained reasonably well. This course will test every shot in your bag. In addition to the pro black teepads there are blue and red teepads for those of you who cannot handle the blacks. Lastly, hole 4, "the trailer hole" is one of the most unique holes you will play.
Cons: The course does have a couple fairways that are close to other holes as a result of limited space, but the roswell disc golf club did what they could with little space. In addition, the park is usually heavily crowded on weekends because there are not many suitable courses in the area (not really a con but can be if thats the only time you can play).
Other Thoughts: This is easily one of the best courses in atlanta and should be played if you are coming through town. It is unique and you will not find another wooded course like this in all of atlanta. This course allows you to learn shot selection and when to go for holes. Obviously if you go for every hole on this course you will find yourself in places you do not necessarily want to be, however, learn shot selection and scores in the 50s are easily attainable.
8 of 9 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Great technical course that does not let you get away with "ripping" one without control. The big arms are disabled on this course as there are few holes to use it as an advantage. Skill and "touch" are required to score well here. Well marked and identified with great tee signs.
Cons: This course can get busy at times and because it's technical it can slow down easily. Playing earlier in the day is your best bet especially when the weather is nice.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 14 Not
Pros: the 3 hole corner of holes 2, 3, and 4, nice cement teepads although a little short
Cons: almost every hole is very lefty/sidearm(RH) dominant. Very heavily wooded with no fairways on some holes. I cant believe this was used for an NT.
0 of 14 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Course is well separated from other park users, challenging terrain around some baskets and several drives require a high degree of precision and distance. Good location in a heavily populated metro suburb. Nice concrete pads on black tees (Blues are a little beat up but that is to be expected given the amount of use). Excellent application of elevation changes throughout the course.
Cons: Ridiculously wooded. Your discs will hate you for playing there (Ouch! - that tree hurts!). The course is so heavily treed that about half the holes don't allow much creativity or variety of shots.
Can be very frustrating on a bad day - hit trees, look for discs
Other Thoughts: ERP takes time to get used to and is not beginner friendly. This would be a good course to include in a multi-day tour of courses as the heavily wooded course.
For people who have been frustrated at ERP, try playing in the Fall & winter when the leaves are down.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 4 Not
Tough but Great Course
Pros: Lots of different tee and approach shots necessary, quiet wooded area, several really fun holes.
Cons: Lots of trees.
Other Thoughts: While there are a ton of trees and some really tight fairways, I feel the course is fair in terms of difficulty.
Once you play the course a couple times you figure out the holes where its worth laying up over the alternative of trying to bomb one off the tee and take the risk of ending up in the woods. There are still several holes where you can easily allow yourself a birdie opportunity.
1 of 5 people found this review helpful.
8 Helpful / 0 Not
Not Out of the Woods Yet!!
Pros: This is a very nice course. The signs and maps of each hole are very helpful. You can even print out a nice little "caddie book" to carry with you. Multiple tee boxes were very nice for my wife and I to play together. The back tees weren't rediculously long either. Several birdie opportunities out there. The lay out is nice and not at all confusing with arrows and maps to show you where you're headed. Good variation of holes. Left and right, long and short, with a few par 4's.
Cons: That's a lot of trees. I'm a decent player but I'm no pro, so take that into consideration. I felt like there were just too many trees in the middle of the fairway on this course. The first par 4 literally had no second fairway to access the basket. I'm my opinion it was just blind luck. We threw so many great shots that maneuvered around 3 or 4 trees but still caught another down the road. They could easily remove a tree or two and not hurt anything. If you're new to disc golf and play this first, you might not play again. I'm sure the pros can handle this but I think this course brings luck into play a little too much.
Other Thoughts: We played 36 holes out there so we did like the course a lot, but all in all just too many trees. It is possible that in a year I might appreciate it more, but for the non-pro or non-high level players, I'd advise on playing somewhere else. Definately a great course to play but it is frustrating as well. The other facets of the course are so good that it is still a 3.5 for me though
8 of 8 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 17 Not
Good, Tough, Technical Course in ATL
Pros: It's good for improving your finesse and technique. I've become a bigger fan of the course and have really been able to improve my game by playing here.
Cons: It can get pretty busy but you can start on 10 pretty easily to avoid the crowds and the lines. 9 and 18 end up in pretty much the same area.
Other Thoughts: I reviewed this a couple of years ago and I was not too pleased with the trees. I've now edited my review of this course because, like the trees there, it's grown on me a bit. I enjoy playing here now and I find it much more challenging than some other places around ATL. It is up there as one of my preferred places to have a round or two.
2 of 19 people found this review helpful.
11 Helpful / 1 Not
Nicely Wooded Course
Pros: This course is situated in a scenic and secluded wooded area in the back of the park. The holes make good use of the trees and elevation in the park which in turn places a premium on your ability to throw a variety of shots. If you like technical courses this is probably your best bet in Atlanta, while the fairways are tight I would not call any of them unfair.
As others have mentioned hole 4 really is the standout hole. The trailers provide a unique challenge because you will be in a world of trouble if you end up between them or under them. Additionally the hole is nice and long but still requires you to hit a couple of gaps as you meander down the fairway.
I really appreciate the fact that there are 3 teepads on each hole. The reds are great for beginners or people looking to get in a quick round. The blues are a good step up in difficulty(both longer and more challenging shots). Finally the black tees will still provide a challenge to even the most experienced of player.
There are nice concrete tees and tee signs unfortunately they are only for the black tees. Additionally the holes seem to flow together in most places to make for easy navigation. I also really like that both the front nine and back nine begin and end at same place. This makes it easy to just play nine or to use the restroom midround.
Cons: During the spring and summer Kudzu can become a major problem on holes 3 and 4. I often find myself throwing very conservatively to avoid a lost disc.
Some of the holes run too close to each other and can cause problems with an errant tee shot. Hole 17 stands out to me in this regard since you can end up on several different holes with a bad shot.
The navigation is a bit unclear in between holes 8 and 9. I have seen quite a few people end up on hole 16 instead of 9.
The next is only a con for some people:
*LOTS OF TREES
I love all the trees however I have a friend who just likes to air the disc out and he hates this course with a passion. So be forewarned that this course is not for you if you like wide open courses.
Other Thoughts: One of the most satisfying courses in Atlanta. I don't ever get sick of playing this course and find that it is great in the summer due to all of the shade. This course really helped to improve my game by requiring me to learn how to control my disc and learn a variety of shots.
11 of 12 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 1 Not
humbling and fun
Pros: Nice layout with multiple tee pads, although not all are concrete.
Tight wooded course with some (2-3?) holes that you will able to open it up on. Other than that it is a tough technical course! I was 2 over after 15 and ended up 10 over on one round. This course makes you use all of your shots.
The trailer hole is great! I got caught behind them and "had to" make a hammer throw over them to land at the basket. too much fun!!
There are tough 2nd shots but only a few places to get into real trouble. (I played in Dec, foliage may differ in summer)
Multiple tee pads only add to the pleasure.
Cons: A little straight. Take a comet,shark or impact with you. Two holes are a little ridiculous and you will need a deities help to get to the pin.
Other Thoughts: Bring your "A" game and be willing to be humbled, but it is a wonderful course and worth driving a ways to play. Mix it with JP mosely and you have a great combo. Too bad they are not closer together.
5 of 6 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: In a secluded wooded area of the park that twists and turns with lots of elevation changes along the way. You really feel like you are in a different world when you are playing this course. Three tee pads on every hole: the longs are concrete while the shorts and mediums are gravel/dirt. Some of the best tee signs I have seen: each sign includes a description of the hole, an accurate diagram, and distances for all three tee pads. This course has a completely different feel during autumn/winter when the leaves are gone when compared to the spring/summer.
Cons: While most of the fairways are well defined and have ample width, some are just nutty with how many trees you have to get past (think pinball machine). A few holes seem to be of the "throw & pray" variety. There are lots of nooks and crannies where stray discs like to hide. There are a handful of blind holes that require you to walk the fairway to locate the basket if you are not already familiar with its placement.
Other Thoughts: The combination of long holes and lots of trees means this is definitely not a course for beginners if you are looking to score. Although I have registered more birdies here than anywhere else, I also often find myself playing my second shot within 10-15 steps of the tee pad--argh! You must be accurate off the tee pad at this course or your score will skyrocket. With that said, this course provides a really cool playing experience as you wind your way through the woods and up and down all of the elevation changes (some quite steep). The "trailer hole" is definitely the signature hole--you will either hate it or love it. So far, this course has gotten the better of me every time, but the playing experience keeps me coming back regularly. If you are up for a challenge, East Roswell Park is the place for you.
6 of 7 people found this review helpful.
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