Athens, TN 
Athens Regional Park DGC Share
Uploaded By: Heathen Hole #1 (Taken 6/2009)
4 / 290ft.   4 / 415ft.   4 / 475ft.   4 / 600ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #1 Tee Sign



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 Top Quality Across The Board

2-4    4/19/2011   4/21/2011
Review By: swatso
Played: 347  Reviewed: 346  Exp: 6 Years
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros:
Two top quality (5x12, concrete, flat, flush with ground) teepads per hole, each with its own informative teesign.

Two top quality (red band for short, yellow band for long) baskets per hole.

Top quality colour map, making the course a cinch to navigate, and showing plans for nine more holes!
Cons:
Even playing short-to-short, water on #6 will be hard to avoid for those with less experience.
Other Thoughts:
Course plays in the open space and woods at the entrance of a very nice multi-use public park. The blue-banded basket in the open space beyond #2's baskets is a practice basket.

After two initial long and very open (#1 major downhill, #2 minor up-slope) holes to loosen your arm, it is back across the parking lot to find tee-3 near the entrance road and the canal connecting the two ponds. From either tee a long, straight, left-fade-at-end shot is needed. Number-4 is long, flat, and open, with one generous window to hit at the midpoint. Number-5? Well, it is very dependent on which tee and basket you use, can vary from short, flat, fairly straight-n-open to long, down, right-turner with oodles of trees, bushes, and water to avoid - certainly the most varied hole on the course. Number-6 is a long left-turner which will typically require the disc travel over the pond. Numbers 7-9 will challenge your woodworking/technical skills, requiring cross-/up-/down-slope turning shots, with multiple mid-sized hardwoods to avoid.

Favourite hole: #3, tree-lined stream running along the rightside, and the largest oak tree I've ever seen in my life a couple hundred feet away on the left. Need to throw dead straight (can't swing wide right because of the treeline, can't go wide left due to the oak and other supporting trees) a couple hundred feet, then fade left to find the baskets, and can't be too high, either, as the formidable branches of the oak will easily knock down any disc that hits them.

Good course as is, should be even better if the new back-nine holes have the same qualities as the front-nine.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Bring your waders

1    3/7/2011   3/7/2011
Review By: benestro
Played: 13  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 3.5 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: fun Challenging course, esp. for beginners.
multiple tees and baskets let you change it up if you want to play 18.
Really nice park. clean bathrooms, lots of trash cans.
neat old buildings in the woods.
Cons: there needs to be some signage or a map provided, hard to figure out where your supposed to go.

Water!
I promptly threw my pro Roc into the creek. had to wade out to get it back...hey, it's 10 bucks! saw some nice discs in the pond, too. I thought about trying to get 'em but it looked like a good place to get flesh-eating bacteria or something.
The steep climbs in the wooded holes aren't fat boy friendly.
Other Thoughts: Had a good time playing here. I really liked the "woods" holes, actually.It was fun bouncing discs off of all the trees, reminded me of pinball.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Athens

1    7/18/2010   7/18/2010
Review By: eng2joe
Played: 12  Reviewed: 6  Exp: 4.3 Years
This review was updated on 8/6/2010
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Easy acess from interstate. Enjoyed the quietness of a early Sunday morning. Tees are clean and level. Baskets appear to be brand new. Grass had been mowed recently.
Cons: A little confusing for me to find the layout at first. Once I figured it out it made sense.
Other Thoughts: 08/06/10 Course had been mowed recently. Holes 1,2,3, really nice. Hole 4 grass is taller. Hole 5,6, are ok. 7,8,9, are in the woods and looking good.

I put a disc in the pond, but retrieved it easily.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful.


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