Flat course, enjoyed.
Pros: *This course is new with great tee pads
*Maps provide distance, direction(sorta) and par.
*Main entrance map of all 18
*Couple short, couple long, with a mix of par 4 makes for a good mix of holes.
*Terrain was very easy to walk and find discs
*Tees were close by.
*Lots of shade
Cons: *Couple water hazards
*Hole 1 is a 300ft throw across water; no thanks.
*Maps were slightly off in direction and pin locarion
*More traffic than a normal DG course around holes
Other Thoughts: I enjoyed this course and want to bring my buddies back to try it out. There is a small learning curve for a first visit, not as bad as other courses. I thought the terrain was well suited for a course that is a little different then nearby courses.
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Pros: All the quintessential elements come together on this course: trees, wind, elevation, and water. And that's only 9 holes.
Cons: I regret there is no safe place to lay up on 1-- either make it across or throw a disc that floats
Other Thoughts: For me, courses are either beginner friendly or not. For a course laid out in a multi-use park I had an expectation of this course leaning towards "beginner friendly". Stepping onto the tee for one erases any notion of that.
I believe the designer(s) of this course well understand what makes disc golf challenging and intimidating (wind, water, elevation, trees). All are in effect on this course. I only played 9, but I felt like I played 18.
The cumulative result is not that the course is overly long (it is not) or that the approaches are overly technical (4 was definitely tricky), but this reviewer was impressed by the number of different types of shots required to approach the area of a good score.
Or to put it another way: Instead of trying to maximize the chance of a good lie, one plays to minimize the chance of a bad one. Your mistakes can and will be punished.
If the back 9 end up anything like the front 9 (the layout for 13 looks very promising) this has a very good chance of being one of the best, if not the best, courses in East Tennessee (yes, even better than that one you're thinking of).
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