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Pros: This is another fine example of the good work HB is able to do given smaller areas to work with. There are 18 brand new concrete tees and Innova baskets. [Update]- New full color tee signs have now been installed with map and distance. This is War Memorial Park and each tee sign commemorates major U.S. wars. The events progress chronologically as you move from hole to hole. This is really nice touch that is definitely unique.
This is your typical city park style, many tall trees as obstacles with no undergrowth at all (with the exception of hole #17). Ability to pick and hit your lines through trees off the tee is a must in order to score well. The limited space did not allow super long holes in the design, but casual players will not be throwing past the baskets either.
The course is designed so holes #1 and #10 start at the parking lot and #9 and #18 end at the parking lot. There are no long walks from hole to hole.
It had rained quite a bit the day before both times I played here, but the course seemed to drain pretty well- squishy as you would expect, but no standing water, and the only mud was around the tees which will hopefully soon have grass all around. (I only say this as a comparison to the other course nearby- North Drive- which is always wet.)
This course is really easy to get to as it just a mile from I-24 off a major highway. Probably the biggest parking lot I have ever seen for a disc golf course.
Cons: The biggest con is that the course is surrounded by a paved walking trail that is very popular. Also look out for the picnic tables and playground (although these should not come into play, but you never know...). Winding through the front 9 is another mulched walking trail which seemed less popular, but I could see where afternoons and weekends could be so crowded, playing disc golf might be next to impossible.
Navigation is a little tricky as you can see multiple tees and baskets at all times, but the course is so confined that it is pretty easy to find the right hole with little exploration- again, Next Tee signs might be coming in the future.
There are no restrooms near the beginning and no trashcans on the course, and no place to get water that I saw so come prepared.
Other Thoughts: There is no danger of losing discs making this a great course for beginners and families to have fun yet still provide some challenges. More experienced players will find this a nice and decent course, but pretty easy due to its length and few penalizing obstacles. This course can and should be fun for most players of any level.
This is a pretty nice course for those that live near here to play regularly, and should give new players a great first time experience. I have driven an hour to play here a couple of times and there are two 9-hole courses within a few minutes drive.
It reminds me of Lover's Lane in KY or Brahan Springs in AL.
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