Nice course in a nice park
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Patriots park has a ton of variety. Tightly wooded, open, hilly. There's something for everyone.
-The par 4's here are very well done and aren't just long and boring. Hole 3 is a short tunnel out to a long fairway with rows of trees on both sides.
-The DG course plays on the property on the perimeter of the park and the area is almost exclusively disc golf (some ball fields are nearby and come into play on an errant throw).
-The park building appears to be very nice with bathrooms and water available. Unfortunately it was closed when we were there.
-The tee pads, baskets, and benches are excellent here!
Cons: -No water or bathrooms when the park building/gymnasium is closed (Hours: Mon - Thurs 7 am - 9 pm, Fri 7 am - 5 pm, Sat 9 am - 5 pm, Sun 1 pm - 6 pm)
-Despite being a nice course in a nice park, the aesthetic value is just not here. I would've liked some more picturesque fairways.
-The biggest con for me is that a lot of the course plays in low lying area that were very muddy when we were there despite not having a ton of rain recently. This is not a course that you want to play after a heavy rain. Some bridges and boardwalks over the dry creeks are needed.
-Despite a fair number of shorter holes there are no real runs at an ace except for maybe the 220ft hole.
Other Thoughts: Patriot's Park really is a fantastic, nice park with a solid disc golf course. It's a bonus that it's on the way to the IDGC and provides a great warm up to the much more challenging courses there. There are lots of interesting shots and basket placements. I would be ecstatic if this were my home course.
This course is just another notch in the belt of the Augusta/Appling/N. Augusta area. Once the course(s) are in at Fort Gordon this area will be another Disc Golf Mecca and is beginning to rival Charlotte in terms of destination DG.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Par 59 with 3 par 4's and 1 par 5 , dedicated county maintenance , really good mix of par 3's .
Cons: Non-smoking course , several long walks to next tee , occasional flooding/swampiness on 5 or 6 holes .
Other Thoughts: Good test for your game from the combination of length and tight tee shots .
0 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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Pros: The course is well designed with a good variety of holes (long, short, wooded and open). Although water exists on the course it is not a real threat to claim discs. It may be the best value for a disc golf course in Augusta.
Cons: It is not well marked. After hole 5, 11, and 15 there are long walks that are not always obvious. It could use updating on benches, signage and trash cans but it does not take away from play.
0 of 2 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Nice course with 18 holes spread out around a recreational complex for sports and swimming. Good use of the room available.
Cons: Twice my disc landed on an ant hill and the ants bite hard. Couple of longer walks between a few holes.
Other Thoughts: Overall a good course that I will play again when I'm back in town!
0 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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Best in Augusta?
Pros: Patriots Park is an interesting course near Augusta, like another reviewer said it feels a lot like IDGC but a little less intense. There are some holes on here that remind you of Steady Ed course at IDGC here. I'm impressed by the par four holes out here especially as these types of holes are misunderstood sometimes by designers. This course plays more towards my skill level so I enjoyed it very much and it is challenging to intermediate players and those that hover around the 900 rated PDGA rating. Most of the course plays through some semi thick woods with punishing rough on the side, the kind I really like; a 300 foot hole can turn into a 5 or 6 on even skilled players if you're not careful. Hole distances range greatly between the open 220 footer and the long narrow bending fairway of hole 4 that reaches out to almost 800 feet long. The mix between right, left, up and downhill is showed off in nice fashion here challenging your distance control and the number of throwing skills you have.
Cons: The only hole that I really didn't love was hole five which was a pretty open 220 foot hole. There was nothing really 'wrong' with this hole and it actually was a nice change of pace but it seemed like a filler hole to get you to walk to the next section of woods. Being from out of town and playing the course for the first time we had a hard time finding the first hole and actually went into the gym and asked and then had to ask a disc golfer in the parking lot as well. Most of getting around after that isn't too bad with a couple of next tee signs but finding the last three holes was a bit of a pain once again.
Other Thoughts: Watch out for ticks and snakes on this course especially in those dry creeks I believe they are that are running through the course. This is a nice little place and an above average course and I really appreciate the area designated only for disc golf but the parking lot(s) get filled up pretty quick even on the weekday we went with people going to soccer, baseball and football games on the many fields at this big park so keep that in mind. I really liked this course because it challenged my skill level and abilities with some tough holes like numbers 4 and 9 with very different styles of par four holes. I go back and forth on whether this course or Riverview Park are my favorites around Augusta but I think this one wins out.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Feels like the IDGC Junior
Pros: 1) Kiosk at the beginning of the course with a general map and information.
2) Nice large concrete tees were appreciated on this course. I always felt like I had enough room to plant wherever I needed to.
3) Benches and posts by most tees to help you find the nest tee and rest if desired. This was a moderate walk through the woods so it was appreciated.
4) Directionals are visible in many spots but they also seem like some have been vandalized or fallen down.
5) Discatchers were a good choice for this course because of the yellow band being so visible on the wooded holes and helping you to find your way around the course.
6) Excellent use of the longer holes and tighter woods to create some true Par 4's. I love that this is the direction curses are being designed and I hope to get involved in this process. Placement shots should be the future in my opinion and here you need to place a lot of your drives.
7) Distance variation is great with holes in the 200', 300', 400' range and the one 750' down the easement. The 750' hole doesn't even feel like a filler because it is a really tough drive because you are forced to turn the disc slightly but not turn it over into a roller. Then you have to throw straight down the easement (50' wide fairway) and then have an approach to a basket on a downslope which can easily run past the basket or off to the sides on a rollaway.
8) Elevation use here is great. It isn't quite like Renny Gold or anything like that but it has the same sort of feel. There are a lot of ups and downs and some side-slopes too to create a nice diversity of elevation use.
9) The course remained far away from other activities which is always appreciated . . . especially for me as a travelling disc golfer who doesn't know the layouts and distances by heart.
10) Constantly challenging course. I like to try and execute shots like the holes are designed and there really aren't any holes on the whole course that are just sitting right there for you. Sure you might make some birdies but you will earn them.
11) Exceptional property with all sorts of other activities. There is a recreation center which I am sure has bathrooms and a refreshment machine. There are also many other sports like baseball, soccer, and a jungle gym etc. Plenty of things for the family to do here.
Cons: 1) There was a lot of writing on baskets and one basket missing (which I later found out had happened only recently) along with a couple of basket thefts from other course. What a shame that a town with such great courses has to deal with the same issues as the rest of the country.
2) Compaction and erosion as it seems to be typical in this part of the country. The clay soils make it hard for turf to sustain growth through the heavy use and therefore we end up with a lot of compaction. The thinner turf then does not help prevent erosion off these compact soils.
3) Once you go out on the course you work your way away from the parking lot and #1 area the entire time until you reach Hole #16 so be prepared to be out for a while.
4) This course is far from being beginner friendly because of the constant challenge, the tight woods, the elevation, etc. Beginners will be more frustrated because there is no room for them to work their discs or accidentally miss the line and still stay in the fairway.
Other Thoughts: This is not a pro or a con but I have started to focus in on the fact that a lot of great holes and courses incorporate easements of certain utilities. This one is no different as there are a couple holes that run in and out of a gas-line easement and even two holes that use the easement creating a fairway the entire way, but still surrounded with tighter underbrush and woods.
I thoroughly loved this course and was a little shocked it was only in the low 3 disc range. I think if I lived in the area this would be the perfect course for my daily rounds, but the IDGC would be more of a special trip. This has everything on it and can still be fun too because you are rewarded for good shots.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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Pros: A very unique and challenging course. It offers many obstacles with trees and other objects. Overall a great but not super difficult course to play.
Cons: The only thing bad I have to write on this course is it's very hard to find the holes after hole 5. I would recomend playing with a local or somebody who's at the park during the duration of the game.
Other Thoughts: 1-par 5. 3- par 4 and 14- par 3
0 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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Pros: Being from Augusta, I have been across my fair share of solid courses, and Patriots Park is another one that consistently asks the most out of your game.The course plays throughout a multi-sport complex on the outskirts of Evans, GA. Each hole has its fair share of obstacles that require precision and concentration in order to achieve decent scores. The challenge that each hole offers is just tough enough to push yourself but not too severe where you cant enjoy the well manicured hole layouts. With a nice mixture of holes that play in and out of the woods bordering the soccer fields of the complex. I enjoy a course more when I dont birdie or par every hole every time I play there, and Patriots Park requires that.
Cons: The first few holes follow a pretty basic path that can be navigated by just visually locating the baskets. Once you nail a birdie on hole five by one of the entrances to the park, things can get pretty tricky if you have never played the course before. The only advice that the tee pad offered was the distance and par of each hole. After the first few holes the course can be pretty difficult to play. Throwing blind is never the easiest thing, so playing with a guide or with a sense of exploration as you venture up the fairway is necessary. Hole 16, as well as a few others, can be pretty nasty when you encounter the course after a storm as drainage can sometimes be an issue after a rain storm.
Other Thoughts: No matter how often you play the course your game will be tested amongst the tight fairways in the woods and the distance on some shots. Get a good stretch and/or a few warm up tosses before letting one rip on hole 1 because your arm will be tested throughout the course. Make sure to pick up your A game before heading out to this tremendous course.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Patriots park is a solid disc golf course in a very nice sports and recreation park. Scorecards and maps are available in the office during weekday work hours. Each hole has a concrete tee pad and basket in reasonably good condition. A few trash cans are placed throughout the course. Very good variance of short/distance, wooded/open, left/right, some water, and some elevation. The fairways are not always easy, but a birdie isn't out of the question on most holes.
Cons: The drainage has improved recently, but it can be a bit messy after rain. Tee signs do not include hole maps, and several are blind shots off the tee. There are a few long walks transitioning between holes, crossing parking lots or skirting baseball and soccer fields.
Other Thoughts: I live in the Augusta area and play Patriots Park about twice a month. The course has gotten the best of me for 5 years now, I had only shot even par (59) once. Until yesterday! I was able to break through with a 55 and only one bogey, and it inspired me to write this review. Patriots has many challenging fairways that demand accuracy and distance to score well. Birdies are attainable on most holes, but keeping bogies off the scorecard was always a bigger issue for me. Thick woods can cause trouble if accuracy fails. This course may be frustrating to beginners or a first time visitor, but as I have gotten to know it, it has garnered my respect and love. In a town with many great disc golf courses, each with their own personality, Patriots is just one more worthy adversary.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Signs, trash cans, concrete tee pads, most are through the trees but have nice fairways.
Cons: none really, wet for many days after any rain
Other Thoughts: Great course, play it often. Challenging but not real difficult. A few open holes, most are through the trees. Bring water, its a walk. Could use "Next Tee" signs.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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