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There is potential, but...
Pros: Tee Pads and baskets are in great shape since the course is new. There are bathrooms fairly close. Park is easy to find. Slight elevation changes add to the difficulty slightly.
Cons: There are no signs. There are no maps. I would go so far as to say that 60% of the holes are a 200 feet long, slight anhyzer through trees. Lots of wasted space on the course. Hole #1 tees off from one side of a soccer field and crosses two childrens soccer fields to a pin tucked in the woods. If there is a game going on, or even a practice, you will not be able to play hole #1. A few long walks between holes and that can be difficult to handle without a map. Course is very, very, very short.
Other Thoughts: The park is nice. There is a lot going on in this park: softball fields, soccer fields, baseball fields, an indoor athletic center, playgrounds, tennis courts, pavilions for picnincs and family reunions. In short, I could see this being a very busy place, and if it is busy there will be a couple of dangerous throws. One pin is situated about 50 feet from the playground. An errant approach or a renegade child, and someone could get hurt. We were there on a quiet afternoon so we didn't have much trouble.
My main pet peeve was that this park still had plenty of empty land that we walked through while playing the course. I don't mind short holes if that is what the land requires, but this park had plenty of space that was untapped. One example. There was a hole where we walked about 200 feet up a slight hill to the next tee. The hole was about 210 feet up this hill and barely tucked into the woods. If the tee box had been closer to the prior hole, this could have been a 410 feet slightly uphill hole to a pin tucked slightly into the woods. Option two could reduce the "pin-next tee" walk as well as add a little distance and challenge to the course. The last two holes were kind of nice because they were long and open and different from the first 16. However, I just got the feeling like they designed this course and then got to hole 17 and thought..."it's too short". Then they added two wide open 450-550 feet holes to finish the course. Also on the last two holes there was a tree by the pin, but neither tree was set as an obstacle because the tree on each hole was directly behind the pin. Instead of having to throw around the tree or navigate under the limbs, the pin just sat right in front on both holes.
Bottom line is that this park has potential for a magnificent course, but it would take a nearly complete redesign. Signs and maps for navigational purposes is a must.
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Pros: Nice setting among trees and rocks with some gentle elevation. There are 18 concrete tees. There are fantastic large color maps of each hole beside the tee. This also makes finding the next tee much easier as well.
The course provides ace runs and numerous birdie chances with many holes under the 200' mark. The wooded holes are pretty short for today's norms, but require accuracy and distance control. There are 5 holes that are pretty much wide open around the 275'-325' range to provide a chance to air out a longer drive. This is a fantastic course for shorter throwers, beginners, families, etc.
Even though this is an easier course than most of others in Middle TN, I still enjoy playing this one to work on my short game.
Cons: A couple of minor design issues (I just deal with these when playing, but it does keep it from a lower rating than courses that don't have these issues):
- Hole #1- it is played over a soccer field/baseball field (the soccer nets when in season do provide an interesting obstacle!), but it would be unplayable if a team was playing/practicing. I have had to skip this hole a couple of times now.
-The long walk from #12 to #13 (from one set of woods to another), but the other option of putting a hole there would have been just a boring long open hole, so I think the right decision was made.
-#18 ends somewhat close to the car and hole #1, but you can tell with #17 and #18 the designer was desperately trying to get the course to come back to car somehow!!!
A few navigational issues as well, but just look for the tee signs, sometimes they are more behind you than you might think, paths are starting to wear in. There are a couple spots where the next tee is not in the obvious direction you might think and some have a longer walk than compared to the other holes. Hole #10 is past the dumpster, hole #13 is to the right across the field towards the back woods area.
The signs say the tees are Am tees. I don't know if Pro tees are in the future plans, but I don't see where there is room for them if so.
And for those that want to know, there are currently not any benches or trashcans.
Other Thoughts: The designer did a nice job with the land that was available, there are 2 groups of holes in 2 separate wooded areas. However, the long open holes appear to be "thrown in" to get from one to the other and to and from the parking lot.
Good for beginners and those with a shorter range of distance on their drives.
Park at the rec. center. Hole 1 is across the street beside the walking trail near the park entrance. There is a kiosk with a color course map and a practice basket. The rec. center did have a few dozen discs for sale behind the counter.
It is relatively close to Barfield and Henry Horton. Playing these 3 in a day would make for a decent day of DG and you would not have to throw your arm off to play all 54 holes.
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An Excellent Pitch and Putt
Pros: Course is set in a very charming park. A good variety of wooded and open holes. Some of the holes in the trees are quite narrow, offering a player the oppertunity to really hon in with your mid range discs.
Cons: Only a handful of holes over 350', affording a limited number drives you can really unload on. Several of the holes are set in congested areas, with cars, soccer spectators, etc. You may have to skip a couple holes if you play on a weekend.
Other Thoughts: Great course for new players! Not worth the drive off 24 if you are looking for a challenge.
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