After Playing Just Once - You'll Want To Come Back!
Pros: Signage at every tee is great. They even warn of drop off areas. The course seems to flow very nicely, making you want to start over once you finish. The concrete tee pads are in excellent shape as well are the baskets. Wooden boardwalks have been built to navigate over some of the wetter areas and one extends from the tee pad. Each hole is very well maintained. I saw no brush piles or left behind tree stumps from where the course was cleared.
Cons: My biggest concern for this course is the wet areas where standing water just never seems to dry. I wonder if some sort of drainage or water prevention could be done to correct this. If you're not familiar with the course, you may wander off some. Hole 6 has a sign pointing to the opposite direction of hole 7 which caused me to wander onto 2 different holes. Hole 11 was also very hard to find after completing 10. At one point of the course, there is a pipe bridge. I thought this was the way you were supposed to go to get to the next hole, but it wasn't. Luckily, I ran into another player who pointed me in the right direction. There aren't any benches or trash cans except for hole 1 and hole 11 where the restrooms are, so you may get tired and you'll probably spot some garbage left behind by irresponsible players. Trees definitely add to the challenge of disc golf, but this course has A TON right on many of the fairways. It'd be nice to see some more tree clearing.
Other Thoughts: I ran into a park employee who plays this course who told me that they are still making more improvements. Right now, every hole on the course is a par 3, but they've already moved one basket to make it a par 4 - it just hasn't been labeled yet. There is a nice river that flows along the outskirts, which I think could be added to the courses scenic feel. All that needs to be done to make it more visible is some tree clearing. Heritage Park is a very big location with a lot to offer. Adding a disc golf pro shop, a practice basket, or a driving range would make it even better!
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Love this course.
Pros: - Signs at every tee
- Concrete tee pads
- Double chains
- Bathroom and water fountain at hole 10
- Easy to navigate
- Well maintained by Dalton Parks and Rec.
- NEVER crowded
- Holes 2 and 18, love em!
Cons: - Hole 3 needs a backstop, my disc stands up and rolls every time because of how steep it is.
- Forget about playing after a rain storm, low lying holes will be soggy.
Other Thoughts: If you've played here more than once, I'm sure you know exactly what this means: "You got dogs??? Mine are friendly!!!"
A great course! Perfect for those hot summer days when you still want to play. Shaded canopy, next to a creek. A sweet gem of a course right in Dalton! I have never run into a crowd, ever. We always have the course to ourselves.
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challenge but fun!
Pros: excellent in term of decision on type of threw. enjoy the natural and saw rabbit, squirrel and more. its more of mentality game!
Cons: if you are into hiking and enjoy disc golf then its for you! its hard to go up hilly at some holes especially at 18th hole. you need to be in pretty good shape to handle the hilly part. NOT RECOMMENDED when raining because it will be VERY slippery.
Other Thoughts: its good between start cool fall season thru to end of spring or end of april. because it wont be any fun to play in hot weather when u have to go uphill!!
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Very challenging, not a lot of distance though
Pros: Lots of parking.
I only saw 2 other people out there.
Supposed to be a found disc box on tee 1, but I didn't see it.
Beautiful scenery. Some fairways looked like you were between two giant walls of trees. Easily 40' tall.
Some seriously epic holes. Hole 18 is not forgettable. I estimate an elevation change of 50-75' up from tee to basket, over a large gully of sorts.
There are a few holes that are easily ace-able if you have the control for it.
Great use of elevation changes and land usage.
There is a playground nearby so you can use that as an excuse to bring your kids out and end up using them as your caddy.
Restrooms/water fountain at the 10/11 transition.
Cons: Lots of thorns. If you shank a shot, you're going to be looking for a while and wonder why you didn't wear jeans.
Sometimes you have to cross a fairway to get to the tee-box.
No cement am tees. There's an orange metal stake that marks where the am tees are.
Other Thoughts: Truly one of the best courses I've played at. I'd go more often if it was closer to me, but at 40 minutes away, I'll probably go once a month.
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Pros: The 18 holes make a giant loop and I suppose if you wanted to exit after 9 you could but with just a short walk. A variety of elevation comes into play including downhills, uphill, side hill, over valleys and flat shots as well. Fairways are well groomed and most are quite wide.
Baskets look almost brand new and are all secured in place with none being wobbly. Signs at each hole are decent and show you where each pin is. Concrete teepads are in great shape. This in itself is a big deal, seeing as how wooded this course is, they designers and developers took on a huge task to get this done.
Wooded, but too much allows multiple lines on each hole. I can think of only one hole that forces only one line you must hit. The rough isn't that bad except for 2-3 months of the year so be sure to wear pants. Also, the majority of the course is shaded which really helps in the summer heat. Water comes into play on hole 2 (small 1' wide creek) and 18 (2' wide creek) and that is it. On 15 and 16 there is a larger river, 15-20' across, that is way right so just beware that these you can lose something in but only a very errant throw will be punished.
This is a very clean course, even though I didn't see but one trash can by the restroom at 11 and at tee 1. The volunteers are either out there a lot, or the locals have a great respect for this course.
Quite a bit more to do here such as baseball fields, playground, pavilions and I'm sure something else I am missing. Parking lot is easily 100 cars and is designed for the baseball fields. In the whole complex there are probably 500+ spots so parking is never a problem. Being a multi use park, it is nice that no other activities interfere with the DG course. It has it's own section of the property.
Cons: This course is a workout. Remember all of those hills I told you about? You have to walk up and down them as well. In the summer this can be tiring because there are no benches at any hole except 11. Also, no trash cans so you must carry your empty water bottles at least half of the course.
The summer rough is rough and there is some poison vie out there so be careful.
Drainage on holes 4 & 5 leave a little to be desired but since these are the only two in low areas, it's not that big of a deal and most of the puddles can be walked around.
Other Thoughts: This is one of the best courses around here that I have played and with a few benches and trash cans, this could easily be a 4.5 course. Would definitely take the time to play this but in the summer, get there early to avoid the heat.
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