6 Helpful / 0 Not
East Roswell Park
Pros: Very well groomed heavily wooded course. Great signs and maps on every tee. Multiple tees give good challenge no matter what tee you play from really, all pretty challenging. Great variety in elevation throughout the course. Use just about all types of shots on this course and probably use the majority of your discs as well so that always fun. Trash cans and benches all over the course so it keeps maintained very well. Never too far away from your car, at least not for too long since its not in the best neighborhood either.
Cons: Very tight fairways on just about everyone hole. Except the hole that has the trailers in the fairway. Could cut some more trees down to make the fairways a little more reasonable, even with a good drive more than likely you are going to have a clean approach shot with all the trees in the way. The back nine some holes come within feet of other holes so watch out for other people and their discs. Didn't really enjoy the tee pads either, crushed stone was probably nice when new but with the nature of the game they are now warped and deformed, but nothin major or unplayable.
Other Thoughts: Over all pretty good course a lot of fun and a lot of pinball holes. Just pray that your on your game and who ever hits the least amount of trees in a round usually wins. A must visit though!
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
8 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This course will bring out the best and worst in every level of player. Of course it will challenge beginners a little more. There are mostly heavily wooded holes running through out the entire course and there are only a few holes that have empty fairways. There is usually an obstacle in your face so experiences pros should like the difficulty. Most of the holes are relatively short drives so lower power players aren't at too much of a disadvantage. This course also contains a lot of elevation changes. A great mix of hyzer and anhyzer shots so you should probably bring your "A game".
Cons: If you like airing it out onto open fairways then you might not like this course very much. If you don't like pinball holes then you definitely wont like this course. There are some holes that don't really have fairways in the traditional sense of the word. I don't particularly mind this aspect of the course, but some people might. Most of the tees are crushed stone though and I don't always feel like I have great footing on that surface.
Other Thoughts: This course is definitely worth stopping for if you're anywhere near Alpharetta . It's a great contrast to some of the more open courses in Georgia. I didn't find the scenery particularly inspiring though. I think that the designers of this course did a great job with the land though. There are a great mix of uphill, downhill, hyzer, and anhyzer shots.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Fun Atlanta Course
Pros: -it is a good and challenging course.
-lots of trees to maneuver around on each hole which make it tons of fun and requires your full attention.
-beautiful tee views on a couple holes and it is just overall fun.
Cons: -its a hard course. black tees are nearly -impossible for a beginner or even an intermediate golfer.
-some tees are hard to find so it would be nice to have a map.
1 of 3 people found this review helpful.
14 Helpful / 0 Not
very nice course
This is a very nice predominantly wooded course. It's an easy flowing compact course with lots to offer. You'll even get the feeling of hiking in the woods on a few holes.
The course itself has lots to offer. To begin with, there are three tee pads at each hole. This gives you plenty of choices in terms of length and difficulty. Reds and blues are great for both beginners and the seasoned disc golfer in my opinion. Reds are the shortest and blues are slightly longer with slightly a slightly different look at the baskets. Both give the experienced players a good choice to mix things up depending on their mood that day and both will teach the beginner a lesson or two. Some argue that the reds can be just as challenging as the blues. These tees pad are crush run gravel pads that are in satisfactory condition. The black/pro tees are a great option too. The nice thing about the black tees is that they have great concrete pads. These can be intimidating if you are a new player but especially enjoyable if you're an advanced player.
No matter what you decide you'll find a good mix in terms of lengths, slight to moderate dog legs, elevation changes, and obstacles that will challenge you and keep you on your toes. If you are used to playing shorter tees the new concrete will tempt you to stretch you skills. All in all anyone can find a great challenge here.
There are a few trash cans and benches scattered around. This course has really nice signs posted at the black pads too. Make sure to notice the distances as you pass them if you're playing the shorter pads. Unfortunately, there has been some mild vandalism on a couple of the signs but no big deal as far as play is concerned. The flow seemed to make perfect sense based on the land. And you should have no trouble navigating the course. (Pay attention to the map at the 4 to 5 transition) The Innova baskets are in good shape. This course/park is feels clean and very safe.
I like the fact that number One, nine, and eighteen all start/end at the same place. It is at the entrance of the course and is right by the parking lot. Therefore a quick run to the car and for whatever reason is quite convenient. Also you'll appreciate the nearby bathrooms and water fountain beside the pavilion. The Pavilion is also a welcomed convenience during tournaments.
The Roswell Disc golf Club ( www.roswelldiscgolf.org
) is very involved with the course and it shows. If you run into any of them on the course they will be happy to guild you around or answer any questions. Look for them when you're out playing.
Cons: Well the semi-trailers on hole number four are definitely unusual and I can see why people don't like them. To be honest though, I don't mind them at all. They seem to add a little something different to the course. The fact of the matter is that ideally they should not be there. I think they just used the land that was available. After you play it a couple of times you just simply play through and don't think too much about it. It is however a little distracting the first time. You can make it fun if you try.
I've heard complaints about the crush and run gravel pads on red and blue are not the greatest. Again I don't mind them but I know pads are a big point of contention with some/most disc golfers. Some are in better shape than others. I saw signs of erosion and little revines where people repeatedly took the same path down the pad. I have seen worse. Other than that, this is pretty solid course.
Other Thoughts: This is overall one of my favorite Georgia courses. It is in a nice part of town, the park is clean, and is easy to get to. It is only a couple of miles off Hwy 400. If you are from out of town and looking to play a few courses, you should try heading north on 400 for several more miles to Central Park when you finish East Roswell. It is also right off the highway and it is a good course. You could also head west to Wills Park and Sequoyah Park.
14 of 14 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 6 Not
Pros: i personally love the challenge of a wooded course, and trust me this is a challenge.
Cons: hole 4 has those crazy trailers!? keep an eye on those disc's.
Other Thoughts: i used to live in MA and played great courses up north. maple hill., pyramids, buffumville... and i'm so glad that i found this course! yeah play this one you'll be happy (if you like the challenge).
1 of 7 people found this review helpful.
8 Helpful / 0 Not
One of the Best in Atlanta Area
Pros: Set apart from the rest of the park. Very wooded, provides shade from sun or rain. Variety of lengths with lots of terrain changes. Three sets of tees. Red is still plenty challenging for an intermediate. We've just moved back to the blues, forget black tees unless you are really good / pro level. Course "loops" so 9 and 18 are both by 1 and 10 (near the parking lot). Real bathrooms (not port-a-potty), so you can wash up afterward. You need all the shots here to score. I've played here more than 50 times, and I'm still discovering new lines on certain holes. Nice wood chip fairways, and fairly well marked. Best part is it's self contained, quiet, and away from rest of park. This course is so narrrow, it makes most other courses seem easy, or even boring if they are open courses. I learned to play here, so everything else seems easier.
Cons: Some holes seem to have "random" trees in the fairway. Can be very narrow, with luck coming into play. People complain about the crushed stone tee pads, but they seem OK to me. Some holes are a little funky or just plain hard, like number 4, the "trailer hole". Could use some "next tee" directional signs. I find myself often directing new players to a particular hole.
Other Thoughts: I've played about 40 courses all around the country, and I'm proud to call this my home course. Its always challenging, sometimes frustrating. I'll go way under par at a different, more open course, and then come back to my home course for some "humble pie". Note, Fulton county just passed a library expansion bill which has a proposed library taking up at least some of this course. Site would take out the dreaded "trailer hole", possibly 2 or three others. Don't know the exact plans for the course, assuming the library goes ahead. You can see the proposed library sign at the corner of Fouts Rd. and Holcomb Bridge. Roswell Park Police are often patrolling, and are serious about contraband. No alcohol allowed in Georgia public parks. Same powers as regular police. Be good or be careful.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 0 Not
agree with last reviewer
Pros: Clean, old growth forest- tight yet minimal rough (thorns, ivy, etc). Scenic landscape. Large hills make for tough shots, putts, walking. 3 sets of tees/hole. Well marked- a colorful sign+ a paragraph describing how to play the hole successfully. Good practice for other courses like it- easy to play, fun even though not well designed. A challenge of wills.
Cons: Overall, the design of many holes is just bad. It doesn't allow a reasonable shot by a good thrower to get through or even find a clean landing spot to throw an approach from. Good shots can careen deep into the woods. Tees are gravel, while not horrible, not great either.
Other Thoughts: Though not great design, it is good for working on trick shots and tight throws without high risk of lost discs or getting torn to shreds. Manages to be an enjoyable course and makes you work and think.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 12 Not
Pros: This course forces you to learn new shots and get out of weird situations. I personally developed my side arm both rollers and air shots almost exclusively there. It also boosts the accuracy and approach game and helps with the mental game by teaching one how to handle frustration. The concrete tee pads on the blacks are a nice addition making the course much more playable.
Cons: Many holes are very poorly designed. Hole nine is perhaps the worst hole I have ever seen being in the running with hole eight and hole six and several holes at the IDGC. This course often times does not reward good shot making due to too many trees in middle of the fairways with no clear line or shot. This is the type of course that you can score well at with your "C" game but tank it with your "A" game and that is just not fair. The tee pads are horrible and many are placed at bizarre angles. The difference between the black and blue tees is negligible with the blue tees being actually harder on several holes. The red tees are too short for anyone except the most clueless novice yet offer short shots too advanced for this level player.
Other Thoughts: The course overall is poorly designed and is located on land that really cannot hold a disc golf course. It could be legitimate if several dozen trees were removed, several holes redesigned, several tee pads repositioned and all the tee pads rebuilt without undulating gravel substrate. UPDATE: Following the addition of the concrete tee pads for the black tees I have up'ed my rating an entire point from 1.0 to 2.0.
7 of 19 people found this review helpful.
A change of pace.
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Offers 3 distict levels of ability
In the woods make a great walk in the summer.
A great technical course that demands your absolute attention.
Offers a change of pace that is unlike anything else in the area. If you want a new expirience get out to ERP
Holes 2 and 6 were absolutely breath taking and beautiful. You need to go on a nice sunny day as the pics above, just dont do those holes justice.
Course is marked well and easy to get around, but locating baskets can be a challenge.
Cons: Huge mulch piles are ugly and provide an unwanted habitat for snakes.
Some of the kudzu is scary. Can lose a disc a just a shade off the fairway.
Back 9 seems lack luster with the exception of 2-3 holes. Kinda feels like some holes were squeezed in and some others just feel repetitive.
Like the other reviews state, some holes Par might want to be reviewed as some seem almost unfair. Almost like a novelty, difficult just to be difficult.
I don't think ERP will crown the best golfer in tournament play, just best golfer that round. I think luck kinda has a little more leverage at ERP than surrounding courses. Which isn't necessarily a bad thing.
Other Thoughts: ERP is an extreme challenge from the black tees that IMO should only be challenged by advanced if not pro players. The shots the black tees call for, most Am's and lower 950 rated players just don't have. I made this mistake the first time here, thinking that since I play black and gold at JP that I'd do fine here. I couldn't have been more wrong. This is a different kind of distance, I'm talking hallway like fairways that may dog leg twice or make one huge dogleg with some sporadic trees in the line.
That being said the blue tees were perfect and provided an experience that no other course in the area can provide. When I was told that the course was technical I immediately thought about Redan, wow how wrong could someone be.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
8 Helpful / 1 Not
Trees, trees, and more trees!
Pros: ERP's three sets of teepads offer three distinctly different levels of difficulty. I like to play the blue tees, but I may never play the frighteningly difficult black tees. Other course designers should take a cue from this feature.
There are helpful signs and arrows guiding you around the course, so it's easy to find your way around. The builders added a special touch by writing a paragraph about the holes' major features on the signs, as well as handicap rankings, along with par and distance. Some of the signs could use a little repair, but they're a real treat to have.
The course seems to be in better shape every time I visit, so the locals must be working hard on improving it. The oft-maligned gravel tee pads were in pretty good shape when I played this evening, and the kudzu has been cut way back in all the places where it has needed it. I'm pleased to see how nicely the course is maturing.
There is a great variety of distance, elevation, and doglegs on the course, so you won't find yourself making the same shot over and over. The narrow fairways and close-packed trees will make you think before you throw.
Cons: Some people call the old derelict truck trailers on #4 a "trademark" of this course. I call them an eye sore. They force a careful tee shot, but I could do without them. People have been injured retrieving discs from on or in them, so watch out!
As much as the trees make things interesting on every last hole, there are a couple of holes that borderline on unfair. For example, I absolutely hate #16, and #9 isn't much better. Perhaps the pros enjoy close-packed trees and underbrush on all sides of a long dogleg, including down the middle, but I don't.
There are also a couple of places where an errant drive could strike players who are teeing off on an adjacent hole. Watch for this on the back 9.
Other Thoughts: This is the course that made me learn to throw overhand (what ultimate players call the "hammer"). I will always be grateful to it for adding this element to my game. The ground here is all wood chips, dirt, and leaves, so wear your hiking boots. There is a walking trail through the woods that comes into play on a few holes, so keep an eye out, especially on the back 9, for pedestrians.
8 of 9 people found this review helpful.
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