Nice Course in city limits
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: There is a lot of hard work that has gone into developing this course - it's evident in the beautiful new baskets, teepads, and sheep-eaten shule that seems to be under control. There are stone steps going up many of the hills and a wonderfully tiered green on hole #15. Much of the course has great risk-reward factors with a creek that runs along the edges of fairways, and a few well-placed pins on steep slopes. There are many drives that must be controlled, or you will lose much ground having to pitch out of thick rough.
I never usually mention anything about baskets or tees, but these are unique to me - so I will give them props. The pins are the new Gateway Titans - very thick metal, bomber, and chains that attach to rings at 3 points, which dampen the disc speed greatly and catch fast-moving discs nicely. The baskets are deep too. The tees are recycled rubber and are soft and cushy (more than the Flypads). I really liked these - and there are two tees on every hole - a bonus.
I enjoyed my play here - as the course was a mix of heavy woods and city park wooded grass fairways. The challenges were many.
Cons: Hole #3 pin was uncomfortably close to Hole #4 tee pad.
The walks between many holes were quite long. Hole #1 for starters is quite far from the parking area. Other long walks are to the tees of #5, #7, #12, #15, and from #18 back to #1. Fortunately, these walks yielded good holes, but nothing mind blowing.
Use the map. If you don't, you will become lost and angry. There is no signage yet, except for a few random signs sitting on the ground (#12 tee has a sign leading to it).
A few old carpeted tees need to be replaced, but it seems that this will be happening soon, since all the others have been.
Other Thoughts: This course should mature nicely. I would have given it a higher rating, but somehow this lacked a WOW factor for me. How do you make holes more exciting? I have only a couple of recommendations so far: Hole 18 lacks a great landing zone (from the long tee especially). It seems more of a pitch to achieve a reasonable 2nd shot. I feel the same about the landing zone on #9 from the long tee. It just is a very weirdly shaped fairway.
I felt the long pins were catered to the 350-375' thrower. If your drives don't reach this distance, you will have trouble scoring any birdies. I think longer tees should be not just longer, but require more skill, not just distance.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Diamond in the rough
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: First and foremost, this is a great city park to use for a DG course. Good elevation changes, nice creek that runs through most of the course, and once the wooded holes and trails become seasoned, they will also be fantastic. The permenate baskets are among the best I've seen. This is a players course, not really designed for beginners, and still needs a lot of work, but could be a 4.0 or 4.5 with proper tee pads and signs !!!
Cons: The "carpet" tee pads are good enough to play a round, but this course deserves nice pads, ( 2 on each hole ). There is still a lot of work and clean up to do, mostly because of having to clear fairways in the woods, and also some storm damage. Signage is not in place yet, except for handwritten hole # and distance, and finding the correct basket, and finding the next tee was challenging at best !!! Perkerson is a urban metro park, and another player I spoke to while I was there, carried a stun gun with him, but I didn't get the feeling that was needed, even though I was by myself.
Other Thoughts: A trick I saw on another course is to paint one of the rods on the basket, bright yellow pointing in the direction of the next tee, that way there's no sign to be stolen or broken !!! As of August 18, the trail to the #1 and #5 tee's has been cleared of storm damaged trees !!!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Pros: It is a very balanced course. It requires multiple types of shots. Distance and accuracy are both required at spots.
There is significant elevation change that is incorporated very nicely into the course.
The rock walled creek and old fireplaces that line the center of the park are very nice.
Cons: The wooded holes are still pretty rough at this point and contain a fair amount of trash.
It seems like a very busy park, being located in a very urban environment.
Other Thoughts: Tee pads and signage were both acceptable.
Challenge, variety, and aesthetics were all above average although nothing really wowed me.
1 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Very pretty course, with the best baskets I have ever seen. Good mix of backhand and forehand drives. Nice downhill shots for long distance.
Cons: Not sure if it was due to a recent storm, but the paths are horrible with trees and debris blocking the way to the first hole. Way too much underbrush on some holes, which means a lot of time spent looking for discs. On one hole even though I drove my disc about 20 feet from the pin with an awesome drive, I spent about thirty minutes looking for it. The tee pads are also tiny, which didn't matter to me because I don't use a run-up anyways.
1 of 4 people found this review helpful.
Great Piece of Land
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The park that this course is located in is absolutely awesome. Baskets were heavy duty quality! Locals were putting more signage out while we played, so that will help with directional flow! The use of elevation makes for some really cool shots, especially for putters and mids. There is 2-3 "signature" holes in my opinion, but hole 18 could be a beast, long, narrow, uphill ending could make a good round turn bad! I can't say enough about the landscape and endless opportunities for different layouts! It was beautiful!
Cons: Most of the negatives will be addressed as the course is played more, such as the new signage that was being put up that morning. The transition/walks between a couple of holes holes didn't make sense, especially with land between to lengthen holes or put new ones in altogether. If it wasn't for a local in the parking lot, I doubt we could have found hole 1 tee. Tee boxes are carpet, some uneven, again something that will probablybe addressed with the course now being permanent.
Other Thoughts: This course is fun to play, not too technical or long and only calls for distance on 4 or 5 holes...... Some of the "longer" holes play down hill, so a mid or fairway driver will easily reach them. Holes 11 and 18 are great golf holes! The stone sided creek/brooke is amazing scenery!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 7 Not
Better than Average
Pros: An overall good layout. Course includes several longer multi-shot holes that add risk-reward elements. Most shots require very accurate placement due to many out of bounds penalties. Many holes seem to be of kind of odd lengths that add to the challenge.
Cons: Course is not permanent and the park is located in a bad part of Atlanta.
Other Thoughts: It would be nice to see this course go in. Some holes probably could be improved and a little better thought out, but overall the course is one of the best in Georgia.
4 of 11 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Long AND somewhat tight, many many bomber shots that do also require accuracy. Must be able to throw far but not just wildly. Major hills make for a workout and add to the difficulty of most drives and putts. Clean, well maintained park- baskets just tossed in and you're ready to play. Someday will be permanent and with shorter tees for fairness' sake. Rock wall lined creek often in play. Scenic.
Cons: Not the best neighborhood but not horrible or scary. Only temporary once a month, I got lucky on my timing.
Other Thoughts: Review star count based on temp status, dirt tees and no signs. Add cement, signs, boost it a star to 4.5 someday, as it goes permanent.
7 of 8 people found this review helpful.
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