Becoming one of the best in GA!
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Perkerson is developing into a very high quality course. It has really sweet Titan baskets that have 3 sets of chains and are surprisingly and strangely quite. They also are adding new recyclabled rubber teepads that are really really nice. The teepads are also all very nice, very level and very long. They have 16 pads finished and have left #11 and #18 original pads as of the end of Sept.
The Perkerson Park Course uses most of its avalible land and it uses it well. You play up and down several hills and play along and over the creek on several holes. Those aspects along with large trees, and short green grass make some tee shots very scenic as you try to navigate toward the basket.
Most of the holes also have a very well defined fairways that also have multiple routes to reach the basket. Earlier in the year when I played this course there were a lot of briars and vines on the sides of the fairways (Shule). Recently there have been some goats that have helped out and are making the course look amazing! They just eat that shule right up! It makes the course look much more professional and high caliber course. (Which it is!)
I know this course is also going to continue to get better because of the maintenance and upgrades it continues to receive. Can't wait to see this course in a few more months!
- Great use of land.
- Lots of elevation changes.
- Well defined fairways.
- Variety of shots.
- Tee pads.
- Titan Baskets.
- Groomed well. (Thanks to the Goats!)
- Constant upgrades and maintenance by locals.
Cons: Like everyone else said it is in a rough side of town. But I went on a Sunday and had no problem and felt no worry.
There aren't any noticeable teesigns or tee notifiers at the moment.
Flow is not the greatest because of the longish walks between different holes. Examples include hole #4 to hole #5, hole #6 to hole #7, hole #11 to hole #12 (Walk through #14's fairway here) and hole #14 to hole #15. Those transitions can be difficult to navigate for a first timer. When next tee signs and tee signs are added this wouldn't be too big of a problem besides walking through #14s fairway to #12.
The teepads are awesome when dry. But they are slick when wet.
Hole #1 is in a strange position. I think it should start at #4 or on #6 near either of the parking lots.
Also it can be slick and sort of difficult walking up to hole #1 and hole #5. I would like to see some sort of steps or maybe just gravel. The clay there now is slick when wet.
- No teesigns or next tee signs.
- Not the best of flow.
- Teepads slippery when wet.
- Awkward starting point.
- Difficulties on walk up to #5 and #1.
Other Thoughts: Perkerson Park really is a phenomenal course. It has numerous of beautiful shots that display wonderful types of elevation and well groomed landscapes. I am giving it a 4.5 because my cons are really minor things and I'm sure the locals are preparing to fix those things soon. And I played a day after it rained so some of those things will not matter as much when it's dry. Like the walk to #1 to #5 and slippery teepads. Also the goat fence was on those paths for that day so it made it an extra challenge.
Please take the time and head out to that park. It is starting to get popular and less sketch so don't be scared homie and go play disc golf on this beautiful course!
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
Love the new tee pads!
1 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: Tee pads are amazing!! Challenging holes mixed with a few easy birdies. Very good up keep of the fairways with multiple routes to the bucket on some holes. Sweet water park to play in when you need to cool off. A great variety of shots with long and short holes. The baskets are pretty cool, but I wish they were louder. I like to hear them clank, lol. Over all it is a great course. I can't wait to see the finished product.
Cons: It's in the ghetto, don't go alone. The course is not very well marked from tee to tee. Holes 1 and 5 are tough to get to.
1 of 6 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Absolutely fantastic course with all the shots. Although still in installation phase the course plays like a well established course. Very tough and challenging yet very fair. Most shots are fairly open and utilize mature trees while some play through very tight woods. Nice use of elevation change. Gateway baskets almost guarantee putts that hit chains will drop in basket.
Cons: My car got broken into in the parking lot, probably due to out of town plates. Ipod, iphone gps and two wallets stolen. Definitely carry all valuables on person or leave them at home.
Other Thoughts: Flow can be a little confusing at times, even with the map due to basic design that lacks wooded areas of course. Once course is totally complete i would rate it a 5. Would easily be one of my favorite courses except i'm still salty about the theft issue. People who say this is not in a sketchy neighborhood are a little off base. I would agree that its just a typical urban setting if i had left my car unlocked and items stolen but the lock was busted out. Forced entry into a vehicle symbolizes a bad neighborhood in my book. I have accidentally left my doors unlocked several times, at other courses, and returned to find nothing missing.
6 of 7 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Perkerson Park is a fantastic disc golf course, and an instant favorite for me. So many great holes. A high percentage of the holes are lengthy and/or up or downhill. The trees are mature, and there are open, grassy portions, but the woods are prominent about half the time, and will provide clear and defined fairway lanes. The first hole tells the story perfectly. A downhill, anhyzer (RHBH) around 360'. Two is 400' downhill, hyzer this time. Several holes on this course will tempt you to throw multiple drives, sometimes out of frustration, sometimes for fun. Through 5 or six holes, it may not seem too difficult. Once you enter the woods it adds another layer of demands. Around hole 7 you ease into the woods. On hole 8 the trees take over. 8 is steep downhill through mature woods. Loved the consistent and usually considerable changes in elevation. 9, 10, and 11 are all solid. I think it was hole 12 preceded by al stair climb. At the top, is a long hole, way uphill. 14 is another fun, lengthy downhiller, and if you can keep it centered a deuce is in order. Better eat your Wheaties and some spinach before this one, it is a hike. We played there on a hot day, and I almost ran out of gas on the second nine. 15 over the hill and far away. 16 is average. 17 is downhill hyzer-city bomb. The last hole, at 850 feet, uphill all the way, laughs in your face before dismissal.
Course conditions were good, even following a week of considerable rainfall. Several other players were helpful in navigating the course when we went astray. Course design is a very nice mixture of challenging holes, however many are still within reach of the tee box. A few white signs point directions on paths in between holes. The front and back nine could be played independently if your pressed for time. I liked finally getting to play some Gateway Titan baskets in a park somewhere east of the Mississippi River. They are very cool if you ask me.
Cons: I started on the wrong hole (it turned out to be 5) before asking directions from somebody else. The first hole is not closest to the parking, but I understand why it is first. The tee boxes are not concrete in most cases, usually a black mat, and signage could be added or improved as well. Some of the transitions between holes are long, and a few stairs are thrown in there, too. We did waste some time looking for the next box once or twice, and also teed in the wrong direction on hole 16, way downhill, instead of way uphill. There were many other park goers on the Saturday we played, once or twice we were delayed by pedestrians. Dogs must be on a leash.
Other Thoughts: Perkerson Park is still in the process of finishing touches, but a great course as is. You should have this one on the wish list if you haven't played it already. Some really amazing holes! If there was no other traffic other than disc golfers, and concrete tee pads, I would strongly consider giving Perkerson a 5. I think my rating will remain at 4.5, even after installation is complete. Somewhat reminds me of Flat Rock Park in Columbus, VaDuMar in Boiling Springs, SC, and Robert L. Smith in Charlotte, NC.
7 of 8 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Needs to be Permanent
Pros: Perkerson park is a beautiful course in the middle of metro Atlanta. The park itself seems like it was made for disc golf. There are some beautiful mature oak trees, rolling hills and a beautiful stone-walled creek that runs through the whole park. The course itself plays par 61, with five par 4s and a par 5. Both distance and accuracy are a must have for a good score. The creek plays as O.B. and runs parallel to the fairway for eight holes, sometimes obviously and sometimes just lurking off to a side and waiting for you to let your guard down. It takes concentration and execution to stay in bounds for the whole round, and limiting those penalty strokes is absolutely essential to carding a good score.
Every single hole offers multiple flight paths, though not all paths are equal, creating some great risk/reward situations. In some cases this is compounded by the O.B., producing some situations that can really test your nerves
Cons: The course is temporary, and carries with it everything that temporary nature implies. Natural tees, no signage, and portable baskets. This is obviously a drawback, especially the natural pads in a couple places (Looking at you, holes 7 & 8) if it has rained recently.
Other Thoughts: The course isn't in the best part of town, but I personally have never had any issues. In my opinion, this will be the best course in metro Atlanta when it becomes permanent. But until then, you should definitely check and see if the course will be set up if you're in the area. If so, head out and play. You won't be disappointed.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
16 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This is a great course with challenging and scenic holes. Out here you will find nice long holes mixed with a few shorter that both wind throughout this quaint park. The shortest hole, 18, rings up at 230' and employs a double mando with the creek that taunts you from behind the basket. On the other hand you'll find a very challenging par 5 on hole 13 that stands out at 850'. It's not long just for variety's sake either. Placement is crucial as it winds itself beside a creek to the left and leads up to a wooded "Island" dividing the fairway ¾ of the way down. It finally finishes on the side of a slight slope that will make you worry about rolling away from the basket on a bad putt. There are many more memorable/notable holes as well. Seven par 4's also find their place in the overall 8129' par 63 course.
Mature trees are abundant in the park and seem to have scattered themselves perfectly for disc golf. The scenic creek with stacked stone walls meanders throughout the park and they make for some punishing but beautiful OB's. They seem to mysteriously lure my discs into its steep banks. Several holes play along its route and the view is quite pleasant.
There's a wonderful mix of gently rolling hills. Some are long and end with steep drop offs just made for pin placements, 14 comes to mind. There's a balanced use of both uphill and downhill shots. For me personally, the difficultly of the uphill shots are just payment for the nice downhill runs that are peppered around the course. Several flat shots play through the course as well.
As you might expect, there is a generous mix of strait, right, and left shots too. No one could accuse this course of favoring left or right turning fairways. I have seen people throw just about every throw imaginable. I can't imagine anyone finding repetitiveness as a problem here. You defiantly won't get the feeling you're playing the same hole over and over.
I have talked to several people who have played this course including new, advanced, and even open players. Everyone seems to feel the same way; this is a superb disc golf course. You really must see and play this course to appreciate it.
Despite the neighborhood, the park is relatively clean. The landscape maintenance is well kept. There's plenty of existing bridges intermittently placed around the park. There's even a nice covered pavilion on site for tournaments and summer shade with enough parking to serve the purpose.
Cons: It's only set up occasionally. Generally those occasions are Wednesday evenings during daylight saving time and monthly during standard time.
Being temporary there is only natural grass tee pads. The other things you would expect on a new/temp course are here too. No signs, benches, trashcans, etc. There are no bathrooms either but there are enough wooded areas to take cover when needed.
The neighborhood is on the shady side. I haven't heard of any problems but it's a little intimidating. If this course was permanent I don't see myself playing a solo round. With that said, the locals from the neighborhood I've met have been very receptive and friendly. Maybe I just need to evaluate my own prejudices.
Other Thoughts: I can't wait for this course to be permanent. The people that are involved with the design and talks with the city are working very hard with this course. If there is a chance to have a permanent 18 hole Atlanta City course (inside the perimeter) this is the best chance. They are doing a great job. Kudos to John and crew.
If you find yourself able to play when the course is set up, by all means try to make it. I don't think you'll be disappointed. Enjoy…
16 of 16 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: May 26th update -
No longer the supreme course in Atl, especially with the new additions that Moze has made. JPM has that title in my opinion. Mainly because this course just isnt permanent. Still breathtaking though.
This is the supreme course in the Atlanta area. Hands down, seems to blend the best of every course in the area into one 18 hole masterpiece.
Great holes, challenging yet rewarding, just stunning appearance.
Cons: Not the best of neighborhoods.
not in the ground
Other Thoughts: It looks so breathtaking and it is such a good risk reward layout. Watch out because this has Atlanta Open written all over it.
An overall great mix of holes that require different shots that other courses dont. Most notably elevation, prepare to throw both up and down hill here.
5 of 8 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 7 Not
Pros: Not a single bad hole on the course. Park is very well maintained. Great variety of holes. It is like the park was made for disc golf.
Cons: Still temporary.
Other Thoughts: The only reason this course doesn't get a 5 is it is still temporary. They are constantly playing around and improving the different hole placements. If you get the opportunity to play this course, you will not regret it.
5 of 12 people found this review helpful.
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