Chattanooga, TN 
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 The ghetto

1    2/26/2010   3/26/2010
Review By: craigd
Played: 92  Reviewed: 90  Exp: 6 Years
10 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: This is a basic example of a disc golf course. While there is nothing particularly special or outstanding, it does have a few things going for it in the "pros" department. I guess what people will enjoy most are the abundant ace opportunities. Truly they are on every hole.

Amenity wise this course isn't necessarily terrible. To start, it has two very nice concrete tee pads per hole. The baskets are as good as new and it's worth noting that they have the little "next tee" arrow stickers too. Lastly, it also has nice tee signs with distances (even though they have arrows that don't point towards the basket for some unknown reason)

It's a good beginner course and/or a confidence builder. It's also convenient to other Chattanooga courses.
Cons: This is a very open course with not much distance so there is not much difficulty. Additionally there are not many obstacles to speak of so the course can get a little repetitive. Hole five's wide open shot adds some variety with its basket sitting two feet from the shore of a swamp but the water is practically stagnant. If you happen to throw in the water and have to retrieve your disc, I wouldn't be surprised if you wind up with a mild case of Giardia.

While I'm talking about water, it's worth mentioning that with just a moderate amount of rain the ground was extraordinarily saturated on most of the course. Hole four in particular was all but unplayable with three to four inches of water that stretched from the short tee pad to the basket.

I mentioned that there is not much difficulty. Actually there is an element of difficulty that is not found on many courses, namely fear. Because this course is situated in such an economically challenged community there are a couple of things you will be afraid of. First, you'll be afraid of not being able to see you vehicle from all of the holes. It's hard to concentrate on putting when, "I wonder if someone is breaking into my car" is going through your mind. Additionally, some of the park users are a little shady. You'll probably assume they have mischief on their mind. This includes but is not limited to being afraid that they will steal your wallet or just simply "pop a cap" in your ass. I guess in some way this makes up for the lack of difficulty but it's quite distracting.
Other Thoughts: Quite honestly this course is not absolutely horrendous, just close to it. I actually had a little bit of fun. Just be aware of what it is before you go. As mentioned by other reviewers don't play alone, keep your eyes peeled and know what to expect before playing here. To sum it up, this is a recreational course in a bad neighborhood with a significant drainage problem. After all it's still a disc golf course. A park with baskets is always better than a park with no baskets. Come out, go for some aces and most importantly, Enjoy!

10 of 12 people found this review helpful.

 Not much to offer

1    7/23/2009   7/27/2009
Review By: nygfaninva
Played: 31  Reviewed: 31  Exp: 6.4 Years
This review was updated on 9/8/2010
5 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Nice Concrete Tee pads. Two pads, Pro and Am. Easy to follow course, very first time friendly. Many (if not all holes) Ace opportunities.
Cons: Not much to offer and challenge anyone beyond a beginner. Simple basket out in front of tee pad setup. Nothing in the form of woods or water. Plays like a practice course. And of course the dreaded...'Only nine holes'. Have to add that in.
Other Thoughts: Easy course for beginners or to be used to introduce new players to the game for the first time, but if you have any skill at all it just doesn't have anything to offer. Also take note, It is located in a rather....seedy part of town. We played in the early afternoon with the sun blazing and we still felt uncomfortable with the attention we were getting from some locals. I wouldn't say not to play here, but I have to mention the safety factor if couples or families are reading this and planning an outing.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful.


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