Play Is Seasonal For Sure
Pros: This course was not crowded on this unusually warm winter day (January 19, 2015 - 62 degrees and Sunny). I was one of only 3-4 groups on the course.
#9 and #10 are the most enjoyable holes on the course. #9 is quite long if the basket is placed in the "A" position, and #10's roller-coaster terrain is pleasingly different.
No water holes, except for the creek alongside #3.
Cons: Very Very Hilly. #4, #5, #7, and #8 are very steep uphills holes and will have you huffing and puffing unless you are fit.
Only one open hole (#3) that allow you to wind it out a bit, but even it's fairway is not very wide. Be wary of the creek running along the left side of #3.
The dual tee boxes are worthless. Only 3 holes offer a significant difference in distance to the basket between the white and red tee.
Other Thoughts: I will not play this course between late April and late October due to the extremely heavy foliage, poison oak, ticks and mosquitoes. You can easily spend half your time on the course searching for disks under the heavy ground cover in the summer, and you will come out with poison oak on your hands and legs along with a handful of wood ticks .
Sad waste of money
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Mulitple concrete pads, cool looking signage, new baskets, free pencils and scorecards. Holes 3,9,10.
Cons: Elevation is intense and unnecessary. Poor layout; #1 goes down a hill, #2 is a climb back up to the top of the hill, from #4 to #8, the holes are up and down the same steep incline. Also the pads, while well constructed, weren't very well thought out in terms of flow or difficulty. Walking paths to holes cross fairways, and navigation can be confusing from 6-8. Ticks are a problem from spring to fall. Dense brush throughout.
Other Thoughts: This course has so much potential. There is a bunch of useable land in the park, but they crammed it in the woods on one hill, instead of zig zagging or just wrapping it around more of the park. They put a bunch of money on concrete pads (Crockett is still carpet), and baskets and signage, and it came out super disappointing. I still have hope they will expand, but as it is now, its just a frustrating example of builders not getting better design advice first. For me, it's not worth the effort to hike it. It is a bit challenging finding the park, too. There's better courses close enough to skip it.
1 of 3 people found this review helpful.
A good mini-course
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Liberty Park fills the niche of "short, technical forest course" very well. The course consists of nine forested holes and one hole in a relatively open clearing. While the fairways tend to be straight or gently curving, most of the pins are tucked off to the side, requiring the correct fade for an ace run. It's a great course for less experienced players because of the short distances and clear, well maintained fairways. Experienced players with accuracy can easily rack up the birdies.
Cons: The course has dual tees, but the second set of tees was so short it didn't seem to add much to the course. Some of the tee signs were either abused or missing; however, thanks to the gigantic bulletin-board map at hole 1, navigation was still very easy. Finally - this course has more ticks than a clock. You will want to inspect yourself after you play.
Other Thoughts: I came to this course because I had a Z-Comet and an hour to burn, and this course fit the bill perfectly. It's not the course to satisfy your everyday disc golf needs because it's only ten mostly short holes, but if you're looking for a short, quick, or quiet game by yourself, I would definitely recommend this course.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Steep and Technical
Pros: This is a great course to work on your short technical game. There is a lot of elevation change here as it plays along a steep wooded hillside for most of the course. One long fairly open hole plays along a creek for some much needed variety. There are Red and White tees for each hole that provide some varying difficulty for different skill levels. The concrete tee pads are large and in excellent condition. The baskets are nice/new and there are well-made bag holders and tee signs for each hole. Even though most holes are similar, the designer(s) did a good job of providing some variety with this less than ideal piece of land. The lines are well thought out with some straight, right, left, uphill, downhill, etc. Most holes are short but there are a few longer holes mixed in as well. There are some fun shots here for sure - but I could play it with just a stable driver, midrange and putter and score about the same as if I had my entire bag. Fairly often I'll just carry those three discs and think of it as a nice challenging hike while I fling some discs along the way. This course is never crowded - very often I'm the only person there. You can play this course really quickly and get some good exercise while you're at it. Liberty provides a nice contrast to the open/long/windy Crockett Park down the road.
Cons: There are only 10 holes - which leaves much to be desired, especially with the lack of variety of terrain. Sure there are Red and White tees and I usually play one round from each ....but, in most cases, I feel like the two different tees don't really do much to change the line/difficulty of the hole. It's best to play here in the colder months - ticks and chiggers abound. It's also really easy to lose discs when the rough is grown up. The trees are almost too tight on some holes which will leave beginners frustrated - some holes are "poke and hope" at best.
Other Thoughts: Keep your eyes peeled for a family of wild turkeys living here. I see them most of the time I play. I feel like the two separate tees are a waste of resources - they are really nice and well done but I think they would've been better served to wait until additional holes could be added somewhere in the park. Eight open holes would make this a really complete course - but there is probably nowhere they are allowed to put them in. Then they maybe they could have just saved the money for another future course in the area.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 7 Not
Unfinished Business & Hiking
Pros: Great place to practice midrange, tight lines, & upshots. You may even turn into a mountain goat. It's situated on a hill & beside a creek, providing steep elevation in a tightly wooded setting. Wonderful exercise! If you play it daily, your Zumba buddies at work will say, "How DO you do it?"
Cons: 10 holes? Crikey, after all that hiking I felt like I put in 2 rounds. The baskets hide from the tee pads, & the signs, although nice & legible, resemble a 4th grader's scale more than an architect's. If you're not beat from the hiking up & down, over & over, on this poorly laid out course, you'll fight the urge to throw all your drivers in the parking lot bc unless you're new to the game, you won't have many opportunities to pull them out of your bag otherwise.
Other Thoughts: I hope this course is merely unfinished business. I doubt that I'll ever play it again as is. Careful to watch your disc the whole time bc you'll lose 'em in the nasty rough even if it doesn't roll out of sight. It's in Williamson County, the RICHEST COUNTY IN THE ENTIRE NATION per capita. I expected more.
1 of 8 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Great Fall/Winter Course
Pros: This course is a very tight wooded course with some extreme elevation changes and is very challenging. There are no really open shots although there are some with some good distance. It will force you to be accurate with your discs. This course has taught me how to use my discs better. You will need every type of shot with this course. There are pro and am tees. Number 9 is amazingly challenging at the end of the course. You have to see it to believe it. I have only hit par on it when it's in the long position once having played the course some 100 or so times.
Cons: This course is practically unplayable in the summer. There are an abundance of ticks lurking everywhere. Even if you hit fairway on every hole you will walk away with one on your clothing. Then there's the brush, the course is dominated by small plants that do a great job of hiding the ground. Then there's the piles of sticks and logs that look like snake nests.
Other Thoughts: This course is awesome in the fall and winter. I play this course over and over in those months especially when Crockett is crowded. Six is one of my favorites. It shoots steep downhill fading slightly to the right all the way down about 300 feet.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 4 Not
Nice and new
Pros: A new course to play is always fine by me. Finesse and control over power here. Neat layout with the white tees being shorter and tougher and the red tees being longer and more open. Good 20 holes.
Great complement to Crockett and close by too, lay back and get out of the sun and wind here.
Great pads, baskets, bag holders, trash cans and benches at practically every tee.
Cons: We need 8 more baskets. This will do.
I guess ticks and nature things are a problem, but I live in this area and am used to these things. That's gonna be with any course around this area.
1 of 5 people found this review helpful.
8 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This is a truly well designed woods course. Tight, but not impossible fairways are the mainstay of the course. Not many if any "wtf" trees in the fairways which make for clearly defined throwing lines taking out the need for an excessive amount of luck needed at a lot of woods courses. It actually places a heavy emphasis on actual skill to score well.
Two sets of tees with unique views of each pin. Though distances may not be much changed on a lot of the holes the character from each provides a different line to the basket appropriate for different skill levels.
By the nature of the land available there are not a whole lot of long holes, but this course doesn't need them. There is one open-ish long hole which allows you to crank one, but even it has a well protected fairway with a creek to the left and woods to the right. What really makes this woods course stand out in my opinion is the variety of shots. Set in a small public park it utilizes elevation change perfectly. Another huge bonus that can sometimes be hard to master is the pure variety of shots needed off the tee. I honestly found myself throwing nearly every type of shot I can with almost every type of disc in my bag off the tee. From hyzers to anhyzers, backhand to sidearm, touch to power this course really does force you to have each to score well despite the lack of distance.
Aesthetics: Could be THE best tee signs I've ever seen. Simple yet elegant and most importantly accurate. You gt the feeling the people who work on this course spend a lot of time on it. The tees are great, the fairways are (or at least when I played it were) exceptional. I honestly felt like I was playing a PGA style course in terms of its upkeep.
Cons: Having only moved to Nashville maybe 1 week prior to playing this course I had never heard of it and did not know anything of the local DG scene so when I played the course, like most of the non-natives, I assumed it to be a 10 hole course. The only legit con I can have would be related to that assumption only because for bigger events you just can't play this course. Small local events you could get away with. Maybe a final found for a large area tournament, but unless you want to double up on each hole and add to waiting time it wouldn't work very well.
The only other con I can give it is that it took me a solid 30 minutes once I got near the park to actually find it. Using my GPS on my phone it took me to the backside of the park where there was some construction going on and you couldn't actually access the park let alone the disc golf course. But that may likely be resolved at this point.
Other Thoughts: This could be the best non-traditional disc golf course I've ever played. There is no question that having a complete 18 hole course would be more ideal, but given the land constraints you can't really ask for much more in terms of a top notch disc golf course.If you have control and accuracy you'll shoot well, if not then you're looking at a long day of searching for plastic.
I would recommend playing this course (if you have the stamina) after playing Crockett which is nearby as its a great contrast and can give you a good idea of your overall game if you can score well at both.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 1 Not
This course grows on you
Pros: The way this course is designed, you play the first 10 from the red tees and then you play the second ten from the white tees. Ironically, the less experienced players may actually find the white tees easier. Even though the shots are longer than the red, they are much straighter. The red tees are closer but offset so that the shots are much more technical. Considering that the park will not currently allocate any more permanent space for tees, I think that this course makes the best use of what it has. What it has is pretty fun and worth going back for. The folks that designed and maintain the course do love it, so it will only get better with time.
Cons: When I played on Friday, the underbrush was out of control. It was not a lot of fun to retrieve discs that strayed from the narrow fairways.
Other Thoughts: I played this course from the white tees on Friday, and then I turned around and played from red tees on Saturday. Saturday was also a course cleanup day which I came out for. PEOPLE, if you have a problem with how a course is maintained, then be part of the solution. Anyone can complain about the maintenance of a course(which I tend to do that), but I feel that if you are really involved in the sport then you need to be helping to take care of the courses that you love to play on. With that being said, the other advantage to helping with cleanup on Saturday, was that the course was set up temporarily for the upcoming tournament(Liberty Pro/Am Fall Spectacular). After playing the temporary set up (8 new holes!) I would highly recommend coming out for this tournament. The new temporary holes are a nice compliment to the wooded nature of the permanent holes. They are a little bit more wide open, yet quite challenging. If you have never played a course with a required "drop zone", then you should come out for the next work day (Oct. 22nd) and get some practice for the tourney(Nov 12th).
I will try to do an in-depth review after the tourney.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Fun 5/9ths of a Round
Pros: Liberty is probably the most fun non-18 hole course I've played. The layout stays away from other activities in the park save for a walking trail or two but I didn't see anybody out while I was playing. The land the course is on is very well manicured with very defined fairways and rough. The fairways are fair and the rough does what its suppose to, cause you a headache. Skill level will determine what your score is after getting into the rough. Each hole has a different feel in that you won't be throwing the same tee shot multiple times in a row. The elevation here is used very nicely with multiple climbs and falls along the way. With being less than 18 holes, I was a fan of several holes being longer and more challenging. The dual tee pads change the shot shape as well as the distance so there's no lack of variety if you want to play 20 holes instead of just 10 holes. The tee signs are simple but adequate and include a rivet system to tell which sleeve placement the basket is in. That being said, there are dual sleeves on each hole but I don't know how often they are changed. This makes for a cool 40 different shots off the tee. A large course map near number one also indicates which placements are in. The tee pads are nicely sized, grippy and well constructed. Those on inclines or declines have extra measures taken off the ends so that 1. the thrower can safely follow through and 2. the tee pad won't crack from erosion under the pad in a few years. Navigation is a breeze through the course from the baskets to your next respective tees. Signs are even posted warning of nearby fairways where and errant shot or a deflection might come your way.
Cons: The biggest thing I noticed was that several of the rivets marking which sleeves were incorrect so I threw the incorrect shot towards what I thought the location of the basket was. Or maybe I just wasn't paying close enough attention. On several of the holes there were benches and trash buckets while others there weren't. Other than that I don't really see any other Cons with the layout besides it not being 18 holes.
Other Thoughts: This course can be a lot of fun and a good technical challenge to any player. The woods keep you honest and the fun factor should keep you coming back for more. With as heavy as the woods are and the surrounding area, I see why they do their Ice Bowl in the heart of winter. Plus they add a further 8 holes to complete the 18. Hopefully one day this course will be a complete 18 but until then I'll keep coming back to play these solid 10.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
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