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Great beginner course
Pros: Its a beginner course that allows scores for beginners
Very little rough to lose a disc in
A family friendly course
Fast playing course (9 holes takes 30 minutes or less)
Cons: Beginners (gankers like me) must wait to shoot for walkers to pass by for fear of hitting them
1/4+ mile walk from after hours parking (regular parking open M-F 'til 5pm)
Borders the interstate.
Other Thoughts: The course is in the North end of the park and is the furthest point from parking. However, the trail to the course is a paved walking track so it's easy to find. The first tee just South of the Northmost building along the trail. It has a short cinderblock wall at the end of the teepad.
For the most part, this course is very open (except for holes seven, eight, and nine). I find this helpful for developing my driving distance.
Holes two and five favor lefties somewhat because of our natural right turns on backhands. The most technical hole for both (LHs and RHs) is hole eight. It is a ~180' with a bowl in the middle. Down the center line are two small trees with about 20' canopies. These will force you to go low into the bowl, but you can par or birdie this one if you don't have to double put.
The course takes about twenty to thirty minutes to play a nine hole round because of the close proximity of the holes to one another.
I really do appreciate all the work that went into this course from the Jack Mattox center as well as the Chattanooga Flying Disc club and other locals. This course is really going to improve my game.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Fun, simple course. GREAT for beginners. Very good use of the terrain.
Cons: 9 hole courses always make me cry a little bit. Being surrounded completely by a walking track will probably get annoying on busy days.
Other Thoughts: I took a buddy of mine here for his first ever round of disc golf and he loved it. The holes weren't too long or too difficult for him allowing him to have a good time even though he hasn't quite gotten the hang of it yet.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Chat town disc golf scores another ace
Pros: This course is nicely placed, just outside of town, and it's a great course to go get a quick round in. It's brand new (it opened July 19, 2008). Not too hard, but you probably won't get more than 5 under, even if you're really good.
Cons: As a result of just opening, they are still working on some things. In the woods, there are many leaves on the fairway and such, while it would be much nicer to have them blown out of the fairway. Also, on hole 9 there is a walking bridge which they are fixing up; but even when they are done with it, the placement is very odd, and I don't think i'll even use it.
Other Thoughts: The entire course is on the north side of a baseball/softball field complex. The first hole is along a walking path on the west side of the area. The tee is immediately above a ditch, and you throw over a small wall above the ditch. the hole is straight, but there are some trees in the way, making you go low, or left to right, and at 283, it's somewhat of a struggle to get it there and avoid the trees. Go up the hill to the right for the second hole, which is straight, but long, with a couple limbs guarding the right side of the hole. The third is to the left, and shorter, but float it too much and you'll go 50 feet past it. this is probably the easiest hole, so take advantage. The fourth tee is straight behind the third hole, and over an open field through the trees guarding the hole. This hole is a tough birdie to get, because past the trees the ground dips before heading upward to the hole, so your disc has to go up the hill while losing speed quickly. If you don't go up the hill very much, that leaves you with a decently ranged putt (40 feet or more). Five is to the right, and is downhill, but the very loose dirt around the hole makes the putt annoying. 6 is a lot longer than it looks, probably because of the 20 feet you slightly go uphill, and don't realize it until you end up 70 feet short of the hole. The next hole is to the right, in the woods. A branch sticking out beside the tee makes this annoy for RHBH/LHFH throwers. You can go low, but making it climb back up the hill to the hole is difficult, but not impossible at all. The 8th is split by a few trees, but not hard if you can throw with a curve accurately. The ninth is easily the hardest hole, being up the hill between two trees around another tree and under some branches. This hole can be birded, but only with a beautiful, accurately curing drive. This hole has a bunch of coal around it, which is quite annoying.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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