Short but technical
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Pros: As a lefty I really enjoy playing this course design. It does have a couple too many lefty friendly lines currently (some by design some by overgrowth limiting the RHBH line), but overall does play fair to both sides. This is a course to really play around with different shots. Due to the pin placements in correlation to surrounding trees there are a variety of different lines you can take on many of the holes. Whether it be a hyzer, anhyzer, or right up the gut. There is also a good range of distance between the holes, ranging from as short as a near blind 135ft shot where you can only see the top of the basket and have to navigate 2 trees that hang over the fairway/green up to over 600ft where you have to have a 400-500 foot power hyzer for a RHBH to clear all the trees in the middle of the fairway. If you are looking for a difficult tournament level course then I would say not to bother, but if you are looking for a very mello round, or to work on different shots this is the place for you.
There are only 9 baskets, but there are 2 tees for each and they are numbered 1-18. Otherwise the hole markers do have a red or blue band on them, so you can play from the blues only or the reds. The red tees are generally much shorter and easier for beginners while the blues are more for intermediate players.
The flow of the course is very easy to follow as the next tees are very close to the prior baskets. And as for the different tees, blue are just longer versions of the hole, so if you want to play from the blue, but find the red, then just look behind you and for the most part it will be between 20-100 feet behind.
The course itself is maintained fairly well. Fairways are groomed nicely and I rarely find fallen branches unless I am going out right after a storm. But beware the rough. The fairways are very forgiving and pretty wide, even for beginners, but if you grip lock, or try to crank one and it doesn't fight back you will end up in heavy thickets and tall grass, which gives the course a slight challenge.
There is a map of the course at the parking lot, so take a picture if it is your first time, but you really shouldn't need it. There is a porta potty at the parking lot as well.
I have heard from others that the course can get pretty busy at times, but I played there 10+ times last year and 6-8 times this year and have never seen more than 4-5 other people. I mostly feel like I have the course to myself, so I tend to toss a few discs to try different lines or work different shots.
The baskets are very nice. Not missing any chains and not leaning to one side or the other like other course I play at.
Cons: The majority of the tee pads are dirt, so after rain it can get very sloppy and as the season wears on the pads can get kind of lumpy or uneven.
The thickets and branches from trees have been really hanging over the fairways this year, especially on hole 6. I noticed in the pictures the left side of 6's fairway looks like just some tall grass, which is much different as now 10-15 foot thickets and trees block and grow into the fairway, while the right side is still protected but very tall hanging trees. Makes it a very lefty friendly tee shot, but if you throw it low as a lefty or grip lock it even a little you will be in the woods or into hole 7/16's fairway.
Not being able to use the large hill behind the tee pads for 8/17. I still go up there from time to time, but the land is not part of the course.
Other Thoughts: There is a hill behind the tee pads for holes 8/17 which would have been an amazing hole, but from what I have heard, they did not own that portion of the land, thus missing out on what could have been a very unique and memorable downhill shot that you would have to slight shape from left to right.
The other locals are very friendly; in fact if you are looking for a disc in the tall grass more often than not they will stop and help you look. I also don't get many throwing into people down the fairway. I t can happen from time to time since on a few holes the short tees are out of sight from the long tees, so if you are playing the short tees, make sure to take a quick peek to see if anyone is on the other pad (Hole 1/10 and 6/15 are the only ones I can think of).
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Solid South Metro Course
Pros: Lots of elevation changes
2 tees to 9 holes so you can play 18
Lots of variation on the holes (<200 ft to 600+ ft)
Concrete/brick tee pads on some tees
Cons: Not all the tee pads are concreted
The dirt tee pads tend to be beaten up
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Nice Neighborhood Course
-- Nice 9-hole, neighborhood course in a small city park with good variety and a little bit of elevation change.
-- Challenging holes protected by mature trees and rough areas.
-- Two sets of tees (mostly dirt) on every hole. The two tees are offset enough on most holes to require a different (not just longer) approach to the hole.
-- Five brick teepads have been added in the last 2 years. Generally speaking, the remaining dirt pads are level and stable.
-- Easy to navigate. No trouble finding next tee.
-- Hole numbers are arranged so you play short-long, short-long if you want to go around twice for 18 holes. Or you can play shorts only (odd-numbered tees) or longs (even-numbered tees) only.
-- Fairways are well mowed.
-- Portable toilet on site Spring-Fall.
-- Picnic tables near parking lot.
-- Not a lot of long holes. Only 5 holes exceed 300 feet.
-- Dirt teepads are sometimes muddy after a rain.
-- Teepads don't get shoveled, so winter golf here is a challenge.
-- Rough areas are either wooded or tall grass. Keep your eye on wayward discs.
-- I live near this course, play here often, and don't tire of the layout. I usually find it busy -- but not overcrowded -- on evenings and weekends. Early mornings, I have the place all to myself.
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Pros: Even thought this is a dual tee nine hole course, the amount of different shots needed to score well is impressive. It has long holes to satisfy any distance drivers and average length technical holes for the shot shapers. The park is well kept and plays quickly.
Other Thoughts: A really great course. Fun to play and I would love to have as my home course...
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Pros: Great course that provides everything from aceable 200 footers to long 700+ par 4s with mandos, this course isnt too well known yet so its usually quiet, a great place to pick up either a quick nine or to play a full 18
Cons: the dual tee pads are confusing, I usually play the wood signs then the metal signs, so signage needs to be fixed, other then that they cleared out most of the brush which made the course much easier, they should have left some of the branches and bushes that protect baskets, for instance #5 used to be very technical but now its just a straight 180ftish putt because they cut down the giant bush that hid the basket
Other Thoughts: Chuck Kennedy does it again! I'm finding more and more that I like his courses the best!
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