Pros: Really a great course. Many tight wooded fairways with a variety of shots required. Many holes have two or more possible lines, some with higher risk/reward which makes the course very fun to play. Many of the holes require very tight technical shots in order to have an opportunity for par, which is great for more experienced players to work on hitting their lines. The elevation changes here also serve as an added challenge for the course. Navigation and course flow was also a huge plus. My group was easily able to find the next tee box even though it was our first time playing the course.
Cons: Navigation was great with the exception of hole 1. The tee sign was a little misleading and there were three baskets that could have been hole one's none of which were labeled. While playing we also ran into two snakes, neither were poisonous, but still worth noting. Also, there were one or two holes with little to no fairways. You basically just had to throw into a cluster of trees and hope that you get through.
Other Thoughts: Overall I really enjoyed this course. Looking at the reviews for the West and the East I got the impression that the East was the much better side, but I actually didn't think so playing through the West side. I think both are great courses and the West has a few more open holes without losing any of the difficulty of navigating tight fairways. Meeman-Shelby is my personal favorite disc golf location in Memphis, and I highly suggest playing both sides if you have the time.
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Great 36 hole park
Pros: 2 course (east and west)
some tee pads are in good shape (some are not)
Beautiful wooded course with HUGE mature trees
distances vary as do shot selections.
some tight with technique needed to hit the right lines
some open for big arms
Cons: the tee pads and signs could use updated in certain locations.
Other Thoughts: I lived in Bartlett (Memphis area) for almost 5 years and always loved playing the forest.
If you play it, make sure to stop by the General store close by for a burger. Best I've ever had!
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My 1st taste of Tennessee and it tasted nice and woody.
Pros: Short old school wooded course, but not silly short. Hole 1 is beautiful with lush green grass and played under a canopy of trees for most of the shot which is about 380, with the basket on a decline, so watch out for roll off. Most of the front 9 plays along the side of a hill which is wooded yet has defined fairways. You play 3 up and 3 down and all are cool and challenging shots for us rec players. Many hyzers and about 3 annys. Feels secluded, just not quite as much as the east, which isn't a con as the east is 1 of the most secluded feeling courses that I have played so far. Most pins were visible from the t pad. Shady as any course that I have played with lots of places to rest and many trash cans. No trash. Very well manicured with short green grass on the few open type holes. A scenic and peaceful round engulfed in the woods.
Cons: Too short for today's standards. Too easy for pro level players. Favors right handed traditional style golfers, which for me was great. Some of the baskets were old and there were many types, but I had no spit outs and it's an old course that has all of it's baskets so LAY OFF MAN!! LOL.
Other Thoughts: I was told that the city doesn't service the park, volunteers do it. I was told that the owner of Bud Hill has something to do with the upkeep, by the can lady. You locals know who I am talking about. I fully endorse these courses to any woods lover. If you are a pro just enjoy it for what it is, a slice of disc golf history and old school course design.
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holy technical trees, batman
Pros: I'm used to playing the Red course at
Burns Park in Little Rock. For those of you familiar, this is like that... on steroids. The course is well laid out, and once i got started, it was very intuitive to find the next hole (the one exception is noted above about going behind the 9th hole to find 10). Check out the entire course layout on the big board by the bathroom. Someone put a lot of work into this, and if you have a decent memory, it can really help you as you walk the course through all the trees. This is a very tight, short course with loads of trees. I think the front 9 have pretty good lanes that lend themselves well to beginners and gripandrippers. There are also some alternate lanes for those that are looking to throw more finesse shots with some good placement. I felt like there was a good balance of left-to-right and right-to-left shots with a couple of dead-on shots for good measure. EVERY SINGLE HOLE was well marked for pin placement and distance (even on holes that had multiple pin placements).
Cons: Holes10-14 are a little more wooded/rustic than I like, with little to no lane and more of spray and pray mentality involved.
Some of the signs depict multiple pin placements and yardage.,,, but having never played the course before, i usually had no idea which place the pin was in, therefore negating the yardage info the sign gave me. (i know that this is ridiculous to bitch about, since there were signs on EVERY SINGLE HOLE)
Other Thoughts: If you love technical (albeit a little shorter) courses, then this is a must-play in the area. The fact that it has an 18 sister course that ties in is reason enough to stop by. I really enjoyed myself today on this course (despite a couple of doubles) and definitely plan to play it again next time i'm in town.
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