0 Helpful / 6 Not
Pros: Very challenging layout - newly created tee pads , very nice park setting . A couple very challenging island greens .
Cons: Borderline dangerous neighborhood , several long walks to tees , including steep climbs , difficult to navigate first time playing , occasional pedestrian interference .
Other Thoughts: Will test your cardio a bit , definitely worth playing .
0 of 6 people found this review helpful.
A Gem in Atlanta!
5 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: The layout - The course design is simply fantastic. It plays through a public park which incorporates a nice open area with nice green grass and tall hardwoods, along a nice old stone channeled creek (no real danger of losing a disc, but you might get wet), and through a heavily wooded hillside. The creek is the centerpiece, and hills rise on both sides. There are holes playing both across and along the creek, as well as up, down, and along the hillsides. There is a great mix of hole lengths as well. Hole 4 is 220 ft with a 20ft elevation drop easily reachable with a putter, and hole 18 is 850 ft uphill through the woods to a basket that is about 30ft higher in elevation than the tee pad.
The Baskets - I am not sure if these are custom built or production baskets, but they are much nicer than what I am used to. There were 3 rows of chains and the thickest basket metal that I have ever seen. They caught discs nicely, and barely made a sound.
Plenty of parking and public restrooms available.
Cons: There were a few, but most of them are likely to be remedied in the near future. As mentioned by the course description, this course is a work in progress.
Tee pads - The tee pads are carpet, and while most appear to be in their permanent positions, some have flags in new locations.
Benches - There aren't any, and this course is a serious walk. They will be a welcome addition when they go in.
Signage - Since the course design has changed some in the last year, the current tee sings (laminated paper stapled to wooden stakes) are not accurate for several holes. The distances listed on the DGCR scorecard appear to be correct.
The hillside walking up to hole 1 (which is also used to access 3 other tee pads for different holes, looks like it will be prone to erosion issues. Hopefully the volunteers that are putting in this course have a plan for landscaping and shoring up this area. I would likely be slippery after rain, and could really use better stairs cut into the hillside.
Other Thoughts: I read a lot of the reviews before playing this course, and was very excited to play the new layout. It did not disappoint, and was quite challenging from the first hole to the last.
Several previous reviewers mentioned the neighborhood as a con. While not one of Atlanta's richer areas, I would definitely not call this a 'bad neighborhood'. The park itself is beautiful and peaceful (which is amazing considering its proximity to Downtown Atlanta.
I will definitely play this course again on my next trip to the ATL. Hopefully I can make it to a tournament!
5 of 6 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Absolutely beautiful park! Some people mention that it is in a sketch neighborhood, but that is not at all the case...Yes, you are in south Atlanta, but the park is very serene and non-discgolfers are only present on the first couple of holes and have never been an issue in my experiences at this course. And as for the course itself, Perkerson has a little bit of everything; great uphill, downhill, left-turning, right-turning, straight, heavily-wooded, moderately-wooded, and lightly-wooded holes! It is a difficult course that will test your accuracy. Also, the creek that runs through the middle of the course adds some extra beauty to the course. If your in the area, Perkerson shouldn't be missed!
Cons: This course is relatively new, and as such is still somewhat a work in progress. For the time being, the lack of good signage and the carpet teepads (often very short) are the two most noticeable cons. The good news is that there is a group of dedicated golfers that are putting in A LOT of time to making the necessary improvements. I hear that teepads and signage are in the near future for this course!
Other Thoughts: For the time being, you should definitely print off a course map or try and play with a local if it is your first time here. Great course!
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Pros: A coarse that is short in Ft but is still pretty tough. Tons of elevation. Trees hills and the creek running though the park provide awesome obstacles to make this a favorite of mine
Cons: #1 can be tricky to find for newcomers. the trails can be a little mushy after rains. carpeted tee box could be a little nicer
Other Thoughts: i live about a half mile from this coarse so send me a message if you wanna play a round.
Pros: This course is very diverse and is a great course to challenge your skill set. Great park with lots of beauty! This course has lots of potential and they always seem to be finding ways to make it better.
Cons: The signage at this course is not all that great. They are working on making this better for the people that have nevered played this course. If you are going to play in the near future and have never played this course, I highly recomend playing with someone that has.
Other Thoughts: Wish there was Sunday or Saturday doubles at this course. Willing to start the trend if I can get some input on people wating the same.
Time for some praise.
13 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: If I were to solely base this course on layout, which is my MAIN factor in reviews, this course would probably be a 4.5.
This course has such excellent land in such a random part of ATL(also the first permanent course in the perimeter) it's almost hard to believe when you step out of the car.
The park is absolutely beautiful, and has relatively nice facilities.
Literally every single shot shape is tested here, quite a bit of elevation with tight fairways, some longer open shots to air out, downhill and tight, uphill shots open that turn to tight and turning to the right. Just excellent variety and an EXCELLENT addition to the Atlanta area disc golf scene.
Cons: Ugh. This course isn't as bad as people have said when it comes to the people who frequent the park. I never once felt not safe, but unfortunately, I suppose the surrounding area is unfortunate..I played it less than a week after everything was put in permanently, and chains were missing off of 3 baskets, including one that I literally hit the metal pole on and it just bounced off..no chains there to catch it.
Other Thoughts: I truly hope that this course can remain intact. I know they have fought incredibly hard to get this course here after a lot of years of temporary play.
This is an excellent course, and I advise to play it while it is here, I'm not saying it's going to be gone at any point in the future, but if things like this keep up, I could see it happening.
13 of 14 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Full permanent baskets are in! Temp. level carpeted tee box's are in. Temp signage all went in this weekend so it is very playable.
Cons: Still have some holes that need tweaking #9 and #18 need some additional clearing.
Other Thoughts: Go check it out.
0 of 2 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Just an absolutely beautiful course, many signature holes. A true challenge as well, very tight but realistic fairways and more risk/reward than a Russian roulette game. A great variety of up and downhill holes with just enough foliage and water hazards to make things very interesting.
Cons: Temporary...with that comes a variety of baskets. I found it very hard to putt well with the big variety of basket types. Non permanent tees were and could be very slippery when the ground is moist. No restrooms, this doesn't really bother me but my wife didn't dig it too much. Some possible car or pedestrian hazards though none presented themselves.
Other Thoughts: A beautiful park with rolling hills, mature trees and a creek running through it. The tight fairways with multiple OB opportunities will challenge your accuracy to the limits. While a lot of the shots are tight they never felt forced or ridiculous. I really hope this becomes a permanent course because it is truly one of the best in GA.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Future Gem of a course
Pros: This is a beautiful, well maintained, and challenging course in a city park setting, featuring gentle rolling hills, lots of mature trees, thick foliage in some areas, and a large creek running through most of the course. The course is well designed around these elements to provide a challenging, legit par 63 layout.
There is a great variety of shots required to play this course. The course as I played it is set up for blue/advanced level players, requiring reasonable distance and accuracy to score well. True par 4s reward well placed drives and force accurate up shots in order to get the birdie. The course seems meant more for experienced players and newer players may have a tough time with this course, but a wide range of skill levels can play this course and enjoy themselves, especially if they enjoy being challenged!
Cons: The most obvious con is that it is not a permanent course. The other cons surround that fact, such as there are no tee pads, no tee signs, and the course only uses temp baskets whenever it is set up. These cons should go away whenever the course becomes permanent. The course did seem to be in a shady area of Atlanta, but I did not have any problems while playing there for league.
Other Thoughts: I had heard good things about this course prior to my trip and I was not let down. I was told of some changes that would need to be made for this course to become permanent, but all in all, I look forward to the day that I can make a trip and play a permanent course with good tee signs, tee pads, and baskets. I will also increase my course rating when this day comes. If you get a chance to play this course as it is in the meantime, then I would highly recommend doing so.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
A must stop
Pros: Fun course, laid out well along the creek with elevation changes and trees throughout. Many different types of shots are required and risk/reward decisions are important on may holes as there are plenty of chances to throw OB. Locals are extremely friendly and accomodating to vistors and out of towners.
Cons: I would probably rate the course a 4.5 if it were permanent. With teepads, signs and permanent catchers this would be a fantastic course. It was a bit "swampy" when I was there, but I assume it was just a rainy week.
Other Thoughts: None of the courses in the area are easy to get to with public transit. (Marta is fairly useless) If you are lucky you can get someone from the local club to help. This course is the most accessible to visitors (without a car) in the area. If you are there on a Wed. night this is a must.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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