6 Helpful / 0 Not
a classic must play course
Pros: - nice scenic course with good concrete tee pads and detailed tee signs on each hole (except 8 & 9 as noted in other reviews).
- good mix of open/wooded with some really nice well defined fairways.
- lots of basket placements provide excellent change-up & replay value.
- wooded holes can be tight and technical but never "poke 'n pray".. There is a strategic line or multiple lines to the basket on each of the technical holes.
- Hole 9 cirlces back near the beginning of the course (near basket 2 / teepad 3)
- navigation is fairly easy as the walking paths between holes are nicely worn in and easily identifiable. I didn't need a map..
Cons: - lots of vandalism on tee signs and missing signs 8 & 9.
- Some baskets are a little close to others. I threw to the wrong basket on holes 10 & 18 but it's partially my fault because I should have noticed the number plate not looking at me. Upon walking up the fairway a bit I noticed the proper baskets and re-teed accordingly.
Other Thoughts: - I didn't get the impression that the area was as bad as some people have mentioned but I still exercised caution and made my wife 'n 5 yr old daughter walk the course with me. Afterwards my daughter played on the playground with a group of middle-class kids that were enjoying a birthday party at the park. I didnt' see any sketchy characters on my visit and plenty of other disc golfers were out enjoying the course.
I would definitely like to play here again someday.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: 1) Nice signs with Hole #, Distance, Par, and Map of the holes. The holes are also named based on their design.
2) Multiple basket locations on all holes including up to 4 baskets. The basket locations can really alter your shot on the hole too which means you can play multiple versions of this course on any given day. Each hole has good distance variation depending on which basket location is used.
3) Mach baskets with the number plates facing the tees which is always appreciated especially when multiple baskets are visible from some of the tees.
4) Benches are available in many places on the course which is appreciated. I imagine it is even more helpful during the hot and humid Georgia summer.
5) The tees are nice concrete tees and are plenty long for this course so you never have to worry about overrunning the end of the teepad.
6) Turf seems to be in decent shape, but there is a lot of red Georgia clay around so I can imagine your shoes and socks might be dirty or stained at the end of your round on occasion.
7) There are decent directionals on this course however with missing tee signs on many holes the directionals do not work quite as effectively as they could.
8) Park rules sign including notice that it is a drug free zone.
9) Nice variety of foliage density which really is a great design feature on this course. Some fairly open holes, some tight wooded holes, and some moderately wooded holes with trees to avoid or baskets tucked nicely to create some challenge.
10) Some garbage cans around the course to throw your trash away and the course seemed fairly clean.
Cons: 1) Many signs seem to be missing or have some vandalism including black spray paint.
2) The course is obviously old or it gets a lot of play, while the turf is decent, the wooded holes could be muddy after a rain. They try to put some mulch down in spots but the course could use a little more of the mulch.
3) Blind baskets were tough on a first time travelling disc golfer like myself. DGA really should come up with a way to make their baskets more visible. Since so many of the holes are in the woods there were multiple times I had to search for which basket I was supposed to throw to.
4) Not enough of a beginner friendly course in my mind because it all depends on which basket locations are used.
5) The people walking in the park looked a little sketchy to me, but I played quickly and alone so I got back to my car in under 90 minutes.
Other Thoughts: Overall I was so happy my wife said I had time to play a second course after I had played JP Moseley as she was still enjoying her slumber. I was going to go to a different course but chose this one because it was the next best and fairly close to JP Moseley. This is just my type of course with the tight woods, but also because the design with the multiple baskets is cool. It's fun to see how each hole could play including the current basket location.
I had a lot of fun and I played quickly and felt like I shot pretty well. I put this right up there with all the other 4 disc courses I have played.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: great open to woods course technical holes so you wont get bored its got wear on it but its a beautiful course TAKE someone you want to get to play more often here the scenery is neat and the holes are not too tough
Cons: nothing really except the wodden bridges near 15 need work but reall they are not to bad
0 of 3 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 11 Not
Pros: Cement Tee pads are great, and very short holes make this course easier for beginners and players with little power. Many holes have some decent views in the woods. Only holes #16, and maybe #17 require a driver.
Cons: The first couple of holes are more open and very easy...then the course kinda turns into this very wooded short hole kind of course... To tell you the truth... It was annoying. I don't know if it was because it had just rained and the conditions were very muggy.. but..I'm not sure If I would drive out of my way to play this course. Some of the holes were so short and riddled with trees... it just made the course either unchallenging or too easy. Plus, some of the bridges were very unstable.. and lots of the holes were blind, with no signage... making this course difficult to navigate for first timers. If you are a more advanced player...this course will do nothing for you except work on your short game.
Other Thoughts: I visited Atlanta for a week and played this course and the one in East Roswell... and the course in East Roswell blows this course completely out of the water!
2 of 13 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Dimond in the Rough
Pros: This was one Fun and Challenging Play! Yah walk out of your car, and Bam! There is launch one just waiting for you! The variences between the open feild to heavy wooded play makes for a very eclectic disk golfing experience. The lanes are a mix of different angles and approtches. Anywhere from solo play to a group of friends would be super fun on this course.
There are plenty of places to take a seat when yah need to. And the expansive wooded play offers a zen type quality to any afternoon.
Cons: I don't really have many cons about this course. I agree with TheJackalope about it being in A Ghetto-ished "hood". Hints the tittle to this particular review. Its hasn't seemed to effect much of anything though. The park is still in very managable condition.
Quite a few of the Hole signs are beyong recognition. So unless youe a seasoned "Redan Vet" figuring out the Goals can be a bit tricky.
Other Thoughts: I will be going back to Redan VERY SOON! From all of my Customers (I sell Discs in my shop), Redan is simply "the place to play". Consumer reviews are the most brutal, and I must say that after finally playing this course I would have to agree.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 2 Not
Home Sweet Home.
Pros: Great Layout, Picturesque Views, Wonderful Mix of Technical and Power Shots, Most of the course is in the woods, and that in no way sucks. The lanes are quick, the hazards are well thought out, The pin placement changes all summer, and the grass is almost always cut, and if not, it is only 4-5 inches. This course is well maintained, and well loved by it's regulars. Rosewood (colloquially called 'Redan' by those of us who go there) is an active PDGA sanctioned course with tournaments and merchants coming through a couple times a year.You will need all of your shots to play at Redan, and that is what makes it so great. Standard, Open Hand, and Tomahawk throws are all essential for this random Gem,
Cons: It's a crappy neighborhood. At least there has been no glass in the parkinglot the last 5 times I have gone. The rec center next door has made it to where cops are keeping their eye on the lot. It used to be REALLY sketchy, but it's pretty good now. NO WATER ANYWHERE, unless you want to drink from a stream, so bring water. ESSENTIAL.
Other Thoughts: I dont care about the cons. I put them there for truth's sake. I love Redan. It is sweet, and crisp, and breathtaking. The first shot is from the parking lot, through a lane of trees, down a hill, over a creek, and onto an open field. Daunting for a first timer, amazing for someone who knows how to chuck a disk. The rest of the holes are gentler, for the most part. This course rules. The only reason I am not giving it a '5' is because of the No Water thing. Other than that: If you are an avid golfer, or someone looking to learn, go to Redan. It's amazing.
7 of 9 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Great, challenging course. Changing pin positions keep the course fresh. Great launch pads with brooms and trash cans for keeping them clean. Great mixture of sun and shade. Halfway point has great seating and shade for a break. Fair par.
Cons: This course is not in a great part of town, so lock your car and keep your insurance on it paid up.
Other Thoughts: This review contains a lot of bias. I played my first round ever at Redan, and saw no other parks for those first few years of playing. I consider it my favorite course and my home course.
1 of 5 people found this review helpful.
8 Helpful / 0 Not
Flat but fun
Pros: The course plays through a mostly flat park with a couple minor elevation changes that are used well. A few holes play pretty open, but most of the course plays through tight woods with plenty of rough to punish errant shots. You'll need to shape accurate lines here, all the pin placements we played had fair lines but enough trees that it was easy to end up off the fairway.
The holes have good length variety from ace run shorties to several longer ones. There aren't really any bombers here, but you get to stretch your arm out a little. The pin setup we played had a nice mix of left and right turning holes that felt pretty balanced, if it's always like that then they do a good job mixing it up. I liked the variety of the different pin placements, they mixed things up quite a bit and really changed how most of the holes played. It sounds like they're rotated often, which makes it a great course to play on a regular basis.
Cons: A few tee signs were missing or vandalized. The remaining ones had the various pin placements, but had no method of indicating the current locations. Many of the holes are blind, and with moving pins it would seem even locals would have to walk up the fairway to know where to throw.
The course felt a little run down, with lots of trash and vandalism, and areas where brush was encroaching on the fairways. The baskets are older, and some don't catch all that well anymore, not a big deal to me but it is to some.
Other Thoughts: The variety here is great with all the pin placements, and many offer fun and challenging lines. This isn't a great beginner course with tough technical holes and thick punishing rough. More experienced players will find some nice tests of line shaping skills here, and will need to be accurate to score well.
I guess the neighborhood isn't the best, but we played right up until sunset and had no issues at all fwiw.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Home is where you hang your hat
Pros: - Multiple pin placements that a regularly shifted by course managers. It's refreshing to walk onto the course and wonder where the pin placements are this week.
- Great mix of shot requirements which change both from hole-to-hole and on the same hole depending on pin placements (long, short, open, tightly wooded, hyzer, anny, etc.)
- Course design. One of the main things I've always liked about this course is how it starts mostly open (1-5) before going into the woods on 6. It gives the player some time to get loose before escalating the challenge.
- Picnic tables and benches throughout the course.
- Bathrooms in the fields above the course and in the boyscout building near the tennis courts entrance.
- Football field above 4 is rarely in use, so it can be used for fieldwork.
Cons: - Trash cans are almost always full/overflowing of beer cans
- Local residents sometimes randomly wandering the course
- County grounds crew destroying pin positions on early holes with the lawnmowers
- Basket visibility. You do have to walk down some of the fairways to determine where the pin is this week.
- Signage and some amenities in need of repair
- there is no disc line on the last 50ft of 12 when it is in the longest position. Great deal of luck required to get a good score in that configuration. Even thumber/tommy's are iffy.
Other Thoughts: - This course will always be home to me. I play here weekly(minimum) and never get tired of it.
- I keep finding myself comparing other courses to it, and think it's the most balanced course in Atlanta.
- It's an older course, so it may be considered short. The longest hole is ~500ft when 15 is in the long.
- Water is in play on the side of the fairway on 6, 7, 11, 12, 15, and 16. Also across the fairway when 5 is in the long position, however the hazard level is low in all cases. The creek is pretty small.
- Hole 1 has changed significantly in the past year since the county cleared out all the shule. The tight tunnel for the first drive is now much more open, and I think it improved the quality of the course layout.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
16 Helpful / 0 Not
Home Course Dream!
Pros: Redan is a beautiful course which has huge variation in both wooded/open holes, shot selection off the tee, and in the ability to move pins to one of the sixty-five available placements. Several of the holes on this course offer multiple, exclusive fairways for players to select from - a feature that is nearly always a great indicator of a fun course. Solid concrete tees and well cleared fairways give the impression that the park is well cared for (although vandalism appears to be a bit of a problem.
Challenge: Redan is a course so diverse that, depending on pin placements of course, players who are both very new to veterans are going to find elements of appropriate challenge. While many of the holes are going to be challenging for beginners, there are a number of holes which they will be able to reach and the lack of thorns and thick brush on most holes prevents frustration on the harder holes. In some of the longer pin placements, even top professionals are going to have to step it up and thread tight fairways and throw long controlled drives to get the tougher birdies. On many of the more difficult holes, even very experienced players will find themselves in trouble on poorly thrown drives - often leaving low probability upshots or trickshots.
Replay-factor: As I mention in the title of this review, this is probably one of the best 'home-courses' in the nation. Players learning and practicing the game here are going to be exposed to a HUGE range of shots off the tee from extremely tight, twisting wooded fairways to wide open bombs. In addition, the multitude of pin placements are going to keep the course fresh after many (hundreds?) of rounds.
Cons: Depending on pin placements, many highly skilled players are going to find a few holes which are just too straightforward for their skill level. Navigation can also be a bit of a challenge, especially in the midsection of the course where several tees can be within pretty close proximity of eachother. Add this to some vandalized tee signs and it can make for a little backtracking on holes if you aren't careful.
Other Thoughts: We played this course on a weekday evening after hitting up several others during the day on a disc golf roadtrip. Even though it was getting pretty dark out, we never felt unsafe in this neighborhood, but if others have noted that theft from cars is a frequent problem, I'd probably believe them. Just don't leave any valuables in the open (duh!) and you should significantly reduce the chances of a break-in. Among the Atlanta area courses that we played on our trip, I enjoyed Redan the most, which is saying quite a bit considering the extremely high quality of many area courses (Roswell, Indian Creek, Wills). This is a course that all players are likely to enjoy including seasoned veteran tournament players, course-baggers, and even the newer player just starting out.
16 of 16 people found this review helpful.
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