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.
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.
Get Ready for a Hike.
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: I think its awesome that Atlanta finally has a DG course. The layout of most holes are really cool. They use the elevation changes up and down on a lot of the holes to add to the difficulty. Hole #1 is really cool. You tee off of a small cliff over the creek then back up a hill to the basket. There is a large creek that runs through the middle of the course. It adds to the scenery and provides a challenge for the many holes that run alongside it. There are some really tight wooded holes as well as some open holes to air it out on. Most of the tee pads are carpeted and leveled out nicely. You can tell there has been a lot of work done even though there is still much work needed. Everyone we talked to was very friendly and seemed to enjoy the park. All 18 holes were nicely designed and required a variety of shots. Temporary signs were enough for us to navigate the course without a map. When this place is done it will be awesome.
Cons: Most of the Cons on this course have to do with the fact that its new and still a work in progress. This place is definitely rough around the edges. Some of the holes still need clearing and the trails from hole to hole definitely need some work. The course seemed very long. A lot of the time you have to walk way out of the way to get to your disc from the tee pads. I think this problem will be fixed as more work is done on the course. There are only temp signage but we were able to figure it out. The wooded holes are filled with trash and broken glass but the open areas of the park are relatively clean. Be sure to bring bug spray. I got ate up by mosquitoes. One of the biggest problems I had was that several chains were missing from the baskets.
Other Thoughts: This place has major potential. Cant wait to play it when its done. Until then I will continue to enjoy it for what it is now. I recommend this place to everybody and all kinds of players. I going to try and make it to one of there course work days and encourage you to do the same.
2 of 2 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.
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.
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