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Great Pit Stop
~Secluded park location
~Clean and well maintained
~Easy navigation for a quick round or three
~Course would be bothersome if crowded
~Some potentially crossing of holes
~Holes play dangerously close to one another in spots
~Primarily mid range & putter distances
Not too far from the highway I stopped by for an easy going round while heading south. Most of the leaves were off the trees so it played a little more open than it would be in the summer. Nifty little 9 hole course that seems geared to the recreational thrower. Navigation was simple and it would be easy to get 2-3 rounds done in about an hour. Lightly wooded with some great elevation changes. Layout takes advantage of the space allotted to it. Had a real fun time.
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This Course Serves it Purpose
Pros: -The biggest pro for this course is it's proximity to the interstate. This course is literally right next to I-75 (although it's a little trickier to get there) and it breaks up a long drive perfectly.
-This course utilizes elevation better than most courses I've played. They have well used a small patch of land and created a wide variety of shots.
-Great course for beginners and offers plenty of challenges for more experienced players.
-Simple, yet informative, signs. One quick glance at the map makes this course easy to navigate, so you don't waste time searching for the next hole.
-Great, long tee pads
-New DISCatchers with double chains.
Cons: -Some holes are in close proximity to neighbor's yards, not to mention picnic tables/shelters. However, there was not a soul on this course the hour we spent there on a sunny weekend afternoon, so it may not be a highly trafficked area.
-Holes are definitely on the cramped side. A tournament could NOT be played here due to how close some holes are.
-This course was a little off the beaten path to get to (5 mile drive off I-75)... you drive through what look to be sketchier parts of town. People were in the street yelling things at us...
-Most holes on the shorter side. Course does not offer a real distance challenge.
Other Thoughts: This course is meant to be a short, incredibly fun course for travelers to play off the interstate and it serves this purpose beautifully. I would be just fine if this were my home course.
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Excellent design in a small park
Pros: This is a brand new (HB Clark designed) 9-hole course in city park just off of I-75 in scenic southeastern Kentucky. The baskets are brand new Innova DISCatchers (so new, the top S-hooks of the chains still had plastic around every one, I guess the installers did not want to take the time to remove them!). There is also a practice basket. Each hole has an informative tee sign and concrete tee pad.
This is a very well-designed course, despite the small area of land in the park. The course takes advantage of about every inch of available space. The baskets are strategically placed to give each hole a unique challenge. There is some elevation that is tastefully used. Most holes have a few trees to navigate around. The overall length is on the short side, but each hole requires a great tee shot to have a chance at a birdie, if not, you might struggle for your par.
Other amenities include a very nice kiosk with excellent full color map of the course, ample parking, many picnic tables, port-a-potties (the baseball field restrooms are locked most of the time), and a few trash cans.
Cons: The course is in a tiny park so many of the holes/baskets are close to each other and close to everything else, just use caution and be sure there is nobody in the way before teeing off. Also, in the same area of the course is a picnic pavilion, other random picnic tables, a playground area, and an exercise trail. If people were using these things many holes would be too hazardous to play. As I mentioned in the Pros, the small course area is not due to poor design, just limited space. (I played on a weekday morning and only disc golfers were using the park.)
This park is either brand new or has had a recent makeover because there are remains of recent construction that detract from the beauty of the course, but this should only be temporary. Also I-75 runs right along side the park so you hear interstate traffic the whole time, which is a con for those that like a more secluded nature feel.
The tee signs are very nice but were placed on the front corner of the tee pads, this is just a pet peeve of mine as I like them behind the pad so they are not in view when teeing off.
Other Thoughts: The water shown on the map is nothing more than a tiny drainage ditch, so no chances to lose a disc. #4's basket is blind and in the direction of the playground, you actually see #1's basket more clearly from the pad. #8 is a blind tee shot over a hill with picnic tables in the fairway just out of eye sight, a potentially dangerous set-up, so scout it out before teeing off.
Overall, this is a great course for your average recreational player, it will challenge but not frustrate. For the experienced player it is a not a course you will want to seek out, but a decent option if you are in the area or passing through.
This is the closest course to Cumberland Falls State Park, which contains a large waterfall, famous for producing a moonbow. Also, the town of Corbin, KY is the location of the original KFC.
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