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.
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: This course was pretty fun. I was completely alone when I played it, which was nice, because I hit a lot of trees. This course is almost entirely wooded, which is only good for me, because the holes were a little shorter. The course is well maintained and has plenty of benches. There is also a small bin at the beginning of the course with score cards and pencils!
Cons: Close to a lot of construction near by. Compact. No clear instructions on how to get there when you enter the park (I could have missed them, though). Only 10 holes..
Other Thoughts: I'll get back to this course soon. It'll help me with my accuracy. Since I didn't run into anyone, this might turn into my relaxing course. It's a very pretty walk through the woods.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 2 Not
Great Woods Course!
Pros: Great tight, wooded course. This course requires many different kinds of shots off the tee pads and many more from the rough. All the tee pads are large and in great shape. Benches are present on most holes as well as bag holders. The reds and whites present very different shots on most holes. With that in mind you can play twenty holes and not feel like you played the same course twice. Many of the tee shots from the white tees are difficult and you are rewarded greatly for staying in the fairway. The course is very well maintained. A lot of the rough has been thinned out as traffic has increased, but ticks and chiggers can still get you in the summer time. You might want to consider long pants during the summer. All the baskets are top notch and the signage is great. Almost all of the holes, if not all, have two pin positions. The A positions are very challenging with the B positions being slightly easier. All of the fairways are covered with mulched trees. The elevation changes not only make for tough holes, but also for a workout. The park is never crowded, and do not be surprised if your the only one on the course. There is a great big map of the whole course by hole 1 and it is almost always full of score cards and pencils.
Cons: It seems that the park has enough space back there to have a full eighteen, but the ten holes that are present back there right now are great. It would be nice to have a putting basket and there is room for one. There is a basket close to the parking lot, but if there is much traffic on the course than you obviously can't warm up on it. Again there really is not much room to warm up throwing or putting if there are people on the course.
Other Thoughts: All in all this is great course that really provides a challenge for players of all levels. It's great for a solitary round of disc golf, which is becoming harder and harder to come by with the growth of the sport of disc golf.
6 of 8 people found this review helpful.
8 Helpful / 1 Not
This was the perfect rest stop on my trip through Nashville!
Pros: What an excellent 10 hole course!
-Multiple Tee's and multiple pin placement
-Concrete Tee's, Wooden signs w/Maps and bag hangers, Course map at the start, Scorecards with Maps, and a huge letter A or B on the billboard identifying the Pin location.
-The Course makes use of a steep terrain, which allows for some great uphill, and downhill shots.
-The course is well maintained and clean
-No two holes play the same here. One open field distance drive. The rest of the course is in the woods.
-Paths through the woods, with signs that make navigation very easy here. The course plays back to the start.
-It is beginner friendly, but can be a fun course for even the advanced player. Some holes will bait you into a little over confidence.
-Beautiful scenery! The way this course weaves through the woods, and up the steep hills, really made an impression on me.
-Big Fun factor and still maintains itself as a challenging course.
-One hole is just under 500ft, coming in at 490ft. (Depending on the Pin Placement)
-Disc Golf course is segregated from the rest of the park. Ideally a player shouldn't run across other park attendees.
-The course was well designed, with excellent pin placement. The course also maximized the use of the land it was given.
FWIW: Located in a park, with playground equipment nearby, so if you are traveling as a family, one spouse can watch the kids, while the other plays.
Cons: -The course can get sloppy after a rain, due to the nature of the steep hills one must climb.
-I forgot about one thing, there are paths on the course which cross a few fairways. There are signs giving one the heads up, and they do allow for access to your car or the bathroom if needed.
In my opinion, the cons here are minimal. Especially since this is a 10 hole course.
Other Thoughts: You will be doing a lot of hill climbing, so you may want to consider your footwear when playing here. A variety of shots are used here, having a little finesse will always help the cause. Don't underestimate it, or write it off because it's just 10 holes. Believe me when I say Liberty Park is well worth your time.
There is potential for this course to become an 18 hole course, but it wouldn't surprise me if this was all the land that they were allowed to use, or some other factor halted expansion. Whatever the reasons, someone has done an excellent job in utilizing the land they were given.
I didn't have 2 hours to allow for a full 18 hole course. Which made this course a perfect place to play. I was able to stop on my trip, not rush through the course, enjoy my game, take in the surroundings, and be back on my way in less than an hour.
If you are traveling through Nashville, or you are just looking for a quick round, then Liberty Park is the perfect answer. It's about 5 minutes off the interstate, quick, convenient, and you can be right back on the road.
Directions note: I really had no trouble finding Liberty Park. If you are on I65, then exit at McEwen, and go East. Follow it until the road dead-ends, you will see turning wheel drive and the park on the right. The directions on the course page will lead you right to the course. I had no trouble finding the course. Look for the steep gravel road that goes into the parking lot on the right.
8 of 9 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 1 Not
Left me wanting more...holes
Pros: Long and short concrete tee pads and multiple basket positions. Easy course to navigate with no confusion. Very good signs. Everything is new, and in great condition. The course is in a fairly large park with trails, grills, playgrounds, ballfields, etc. It is all very nice and well-kept. Not huge elevation, but this course uses what there is very well. Course is mostly wooded, but the underbrush is cleared nicely, and the fairways are well mulched. Just a very nice, clean course. Benches and posts with hooks for bags everywhere. Good mix of uphill, downhill and level shots.
Cons: Only 10 holes. Everything is so clean and nice, it would be great if this was a full 18 hole course. Throw in an additional 8 holes with a few unique, or really challenging holes, and this course could be great. Not a super-challenging course. May be too simple for advanced/experienced players.
Other Thoughts: I really enjoyed this course even though it is short and sweet. This would be a good place to practice putter rounds or discing down techniques. With so many good courses in the Nashville area this could be a good place to go practice and avoid the crowds. Definitely worth a quick round if you are in the area.
6 of 7 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
foodstamp nailed it
Pros: This course has all the little extra's to give it an "executive" feel for a "10" hole. Bag hangs,water fountain, scorecards, trash bins...etc... GREAT signage! But Johnny Foodstamp nailed it. This is a 20 hole course. The supposive "am" tee's are harder than the pro in most places. A newby would have no chance of getting to the basket safely, as there is no real clear shot to them. This course does have a lot of variety actually, those being elevation shots. In the nashville area these are the more upward or downward elevation shots around. So if your a big sweaty disc golfer bring some water! Your calves are gonna hurt ya'. I had a good time.
Cons: Only one open shot. It is hole 3. The rest of the course is so left, right, up. down, that it didnt bother me too much. I had fun with the skill shots, more finesse' less muscle. It is if cedar hill and mundy park had a rich well taken care of baby.
Other Thoughts: Kinda hard to find. Lots of circle's happened :) But there were some friendly deer hanging out in the park to welcome us and get us going.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Excellent 20 hole course
Pros: Nice signage and baskets. Course is in excellent shape and very easy to navigate. Nice scorecards and little disc golf pencils at the entrance to hole 1 in the mailbox on the big sign. Port-a-Potty and water fountains by the parking lot.
Cons: Expect to get lost in a few suburban roundabouts and subdivisions if you don't have a GPS. Quite hilly and repetitive.
Other Thoughts: Quote from the back of the scorecard, "Play the first round on the RED TEE then play again off the WHITE TEE." We did this backwards thinking that the white tees were Pro and the red were Am (we wanted to play Pro first). I now believe in retrospect that this is a 20 hole course. This conclusion is also backed up by the fact that the red tees are not easier, just closer, and at a different angle than the white. The white tees have a much clearer shot, it's just a bit longer. Also, the A and B position changes for all the baskets by the month! I will play this as a 20 hole course from now on. Had a great time!
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 2 Not
Very Wooded, Very Technical
Pros: This is a great course to build accuracy and get used to making high pressure drives and apporaches. The T's are concrete and in good shape, and the baskets do a good job of catching most shots without much bounce out.
Cons: There isn't a lot of variety here. There are a few longer holes, but they do not offer much of a chance to rip a long drive due to a narrow field or a ton of trees. The course also really punishes bad and even just less than perfect shots. I have nearly lost several discs on fairly good throws.
Other Thoughts: When playing this course, I would advise that you wear a hat and jeans. I have found ticks on me several times after playing this course. There is thick brush if you stray too far off of the trail, and I have come accross several snakes. Be careful out there!
3 of 5 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 1 Not
On the verge...
Pros: Liberty Park is a younger course. Since the baskets are new, they are in good condition. Concrete tees at both Red and White boxes are even and uncracked. Benches and bag-racks at every hole add some flair. As for the design, it was really good for 10 holes. There are multiple hills with elevation changes; some are very tough. You will need to be able to "work" your discs pretty well in order to shoot a good round at Liberty. The fairways are very well-defined and mostly mulched. Paths are indicated to the next tee box. In short, this course was designed and planted with elements that most courses incorporate as they "season". Liberty already has many amenities.
Cons: I think that there is the opportunity to expand the course. I am not on the Parks Board or anything, but it seems like the park has ample land to expand this course. I list this only as a con because I think 18 holes would improve the overall course flow. While the two sets of tees each present different angles, the major design elements are the same. For instance, hole 9 is a long tunnel S-Curve....from both the white and the red.
Other Thoughts: I am giving this course the rating of a 3 because it is a "good" course, but I feel there is more potential. You can play from each set of tees (as we did today) in order to get in 20 holes. But like I said earlier, while the angles may change, the elevation elements and basket placement are the same. Liberty's basket placemets offer excellent risk/reward opportunities. Blow-by putts are often punished. In my opinion, this course is worth a stop if you're in the area. It is an excellent compliment to Crockett Park which is more open and long. Liberty requires more finesse and accuracy. Since they are only 5 miles apart, it makes for a well-rounded day of disc golf if you can play both.
6 of 7 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Give Me Liberty...
Pros: This is a technical woods course with lots of elevation. The course is on land dedicated to disc golf. Even though there are only 10 holes, there are 2 sets of tees. The red tees are shorter, the white tees are longer but not necessarily easier, as the tees are placed so you have different looks and lines to the basket. This factor makes this course play almost like 20 holes! There are 2 possible basket locations for each hole as well- A and B, which are indicated by a marker on each tee sign post. I really like that A is not always longer than B on a given hole. This avoids the course being either long or short, but makes a nice average distance regardless of set-up.
There are informative tee signs at both sets of tees which include a hole map and distances to both hole locations. They are also very nicely done. They are made of two layers of plastic with the map and info etched out of the top layer giving a nice 3-D effect. Nice touches include 1) the map on the kiosk and 2) the super nice color scorecards/map. Navigation is a breeze with clear paths that are very well marked. Also nice are the tees pads which are concrete and level despite all the elevation.
The holes mainly play in the woods up and down the hillside with just one hole open and flat, but that one plays along a creek. Each hole does have a fairway (most have been mulched and lined with logs) and at least one path to the basket- some are narrow, but none are impossible. There is a nice variety of up and down, but at different degrees of steepness. Some holes are straight, some go left, and some go right. Though no holes are super long, there is a pretty good variation in distance from hole to hole which is reinforced by the elevation and alternate set of tees.
Cons: I recently played this course for the first time in summer conditions and the rough is thick and there is lots of it. The fairways are very narrow as the foliage seemed to be taking over and finding discs was difficult, plus there were lots of ticks. Course could use a good work day and some weedeaters. (I happen to prefer this course in the winter.)
There are lots of extra signs on the course, but other than the tee signs and kiosk, the rest are just printed paper in protective sleeves. Permanent wooden/plastic signs would be a nice touch.
It is too bad there are only 10 holes. If 8 more could someday be added at the quality of the other 10 (and there appears to be room) then this could be a fantastic course.
Other Thoughts: This is not your typical <18 hole course- it is much better. It is one of the best "9-hole courses" out there! One really nice thing about this course is that all the people involved in getting it ready for play did a really nice job of planning. The public was not allowed to play this course before it was completed (some courses open with just baskets... and then the fairways, concrete tees, navigational aids, etc. come later, but not here), and doing it this way was well worth the wait for us locals!
Couple this course with nearby Crockett Park which is only a couple of miles away for a super day of disc golf.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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