2 Helpful / 1 Not
Nice - Well Marked Course
Pros: Challenging overall layout, with some of the best signage I've seen anywhere. Two sets of tees, with distance / map signs at each tee. Multiple basket locations avaiable on most holes with a good marking system using bolts in "A,B C" holes on signage poles. Plenty of "next tee" signs. I played alone and never got lost. Good mix of mainly open and some wooded holes with moderate elevation changes. Course is generaly set apart from the rest of the park. Plenty of distance here to challenge big arms from the back tees, also plenty playable from the front tees. Course starts out a little blah with 1-4 mainly wide open, then 5-10 start a birdie run, with 6-9 the only really heavily wooded holes. Number 6 is a one shotter under a tree, where they bent over a huge branch to create an "archway" you have to throw under - very cool - birdied it. This course has good challenges, and just enough trees in play to keep it interesting. Easy to find in a nice neighborhood, Number 1 tee close to parking lot.
Cons: Not too many cons. Tees are grass / carpet, though generally flat and in decent shape. Course is generally open / lightly wooded, although trees / bushes that come into play can be gnarly in terms of finding discs. I found all my discs but had to hunt / crawl through the shule. Back 9 generally plays up and back on a power line cut, with some power lines / poles in play as obstacles, not necessarily a con, unless you are a purist. 18 finishes a good ways from the parking lot.
Other Thoughts: There is much to like here, cons are minimal. The basket marking system is great, simple, and was 100 % accurate. They have done a very good job of bringing available trees / bushes / power pole obstacles into play. Saw one basket placement I've never seen before....13 was perched on three steps of railraod ties (seen that), then atop not one but two regulation size poles. Putting was a little like shooting a basketball free throw, kind of cool. This is a very good course. One of the best marked courses I've ever seen. I liked it a lot.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Fun course for all skill levels
Pros: The course efficiently uses the land available in this large multi-use park. Crockett has two tee pads per hole (Am & Pro) for different skilled players. Each hole was marked with large tee signs that indicated the hole number with large numbers. These made it easy to find the right tee for each hole. Most all holes incorporate some elevation change with several baskets placed on the edge of some drop offs, giving some make-it-or-break-it putting situations. The wooded holes force some very technical shots and a hint of luck to have a putt from inside the circle. The layout of the open holes makes the most of the existing trees for some well shaped shots. Having only played the long tees, there were a limited number of deuce opportunities that can be gotten without a cannon for an arm. The short tees appeared to be the more used of the sets of tees and provided many birdie opportunities but only with accurate driving.
Cons: The tee pads left a lot to be desired. All tees were large pieces of carpet laid on the ground with many still containing large grass clumps underneath and giving an uneven surface. Several of the long tee pads were placed directly behind the short tee pads so the tee sign was essentially another obstacle that you'd have to negotiate around. Some of the long tees on the wooded holes required you to throw across a walking path that can be fairly busy with pedestrians and bikers. Moving these tees should be a consideration made for the safety of everyone. Some of the tees in the woods did not have adequate clearance for a follow through as I smacked my throwing hand against a tree and wasn't even off of the tee. Several of the long tees on the open holes don't anything to the character of the hole but merely add distance to an already long hole.
Other Thoughts: Course may be difficult to navigate for a first timer, especially with multiple tees per hole. Crockett can be a busy course and the chances of waiting are good depending on tees played, how many in a group, and so forth. Course is worth playing if you're in the area.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
worth the trip
Pros: As you pull up to this course you realize that you are in a nice area of town. Hole 1 is pretty easy to find, and the signs are fantastic on this course. They are simple but informative, and we found more than one pad by seeing the signs hundreds of feet away. One pro that is unique for me is that the sign posts have bolts that tell you which hole location you are shooting to (seems like such a simple task that no course should be without it). The hole set up is unique, with a lot of holes being unlike any I have ever played before (and this was approximately my 70th different course played). The white pads proved to be challenging but not frustrating. There was plenty of open holes, but even though they were open fairways, there would be some gap to hit (I loved hole 16).
Cons: The pars were set to a 1000 rated round, which was awesome to see where you stack up to the average pro round. However, there are certain holes that you have to work hard at to get the three, and it would be nice if you were awarded a birdie-3 for your work instead of a standard par. I don't know if this course is not allowed to have concrete due to regulations, but I am assuming not since they have put so much work into everything else. Those are really my only complaints, and I am being kinda picky on both.
Other Thoughts: Overall, this is a fantastic course. I drove down from Columbus, OH and am very pleased with the courses I played in Nashville. I met up with a buddy from Charlotte, and we played long tees and both had a great round. Personally, unless you are recreational, I advise playing the long tees here, if nothing else because this course is parred at a 1000-rated round, and you can see where you stand as a disc golf player. I would definitely come back to this course if in the area, but at the same time won't be planning another 350 mile trip around it.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -If you know anything about Middle Tennessee, you know it's hilly. Crockett takes full advantage of this. There are excellent elevation changes that will make your drives look like you threw it behind your back or like they were launched out of a cannon.
-This course utilizes a mixture of wooded and open holes. The open ones really let you test out your drive power while the wooded ones force you to work on your accuracy.
-There is very little congestion with a course as long as Crockett Park.
-Brentwood is a beautiful suburb of Nashville and Crockett Park is set in an excellent part of town. Located directly next to Crockett Elementary, Woodland Middle, and Holy Family Church.
-Pro/Am tees. The Am tees are challenging while the Pro tees are tough. Some will have you looking down the fairway thinking, "There's no way."
-There are signs on each tee box (multiple signs for multiple teeboxes).
-Well groomed grass that looks like it is mowed weekly.
-Baskets are in excellent shape.
-Markers let you know which direction to travel to the next tee box. The course is very long, so make sure to look for these to avoid confusion.
- The use of doglegs with multiple tree hazards make for some very challenging holes.
Cons: -Carpet tee pads are my main complaint. With as many people that play this course you would think they would invest in some concrete.
-There is not a bathroom on the course. But there is an indoor soccer facility nearby that has some inside.
-Some of the pars on the longer holes are almost impossible to achieve. (Hole 9 from the Pro Tees!!).
-There should be some more benches for a rest or while waiting on a group.
-It is VERY easy to loose a disc in some of the wooded areas. Some will have paths to look for frisbees while others will have you climbing trees.
Other Thoughts: This is my home course and actually grew up about a mile away. I play several times a week and have gotten to know the ins and outs of this great course.
Since we play this course multiple times a week we have set up pars that we think are fair according to our amateur skill level. We play from every pro tee and this is what we came up with:
Front 9 Par= 31
Back 9 Par= 31
Course Par= 62
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 4 Not
Fun day in the heat
Pros: Am and Pro tees for every hole. Love playing the Pro tees for a nice challenge and then playing the Am tees afterwards to feel good.
Cons: Lots of thorns. I lost a Teebird off of hole 11 in the brush. I will wear pants next time. A lot of the course plays through some very hot open fields.
Other Thoughts: I will play this course more often now that I know where it is. I thought the lack of concrete tee pads would bother me but my group played through and barely noticed. Not an issue on a dry summer day.
0 of 4 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Super challenge from the longs
Pros: I enjoyed this course quite a bit. It's more open than most, but really makes good use of elevation changes to keep things interesting. There are hardly any flat holes to be found. Nice variety of holes - a few technical and wooded, some big bombers, some tunnel shots, some right, some left. Little bit of everything. The majority of the course was open rolling hills, with little "islands" of trees/bushes/rough scattered about that provided obstacles to throw around/through/over.
Multiple (carpet) teepads on every hole. Signs were good, and unlike most courses with multiple teepads, each pad had it's own sign which was nice. Upkeep on the course was good, grass looks to be mowed pretty regularly.
Hole design was pretty good for the most part, with several memorable holes. 16-18 were fantastic and left me with a great final impression as I left the course.
Cons: Just like every other review, I have to mention the lack of concrete teepads as a negative. The carpet pads were actually better than I expected, the biggest drawback being that they were sometimes lumpy in places, and not always level. It's my understanding that the local club has been trying to get funding and approval for concrete pads for some time now. This is far too good a course to not have concrete.
The only other improvement I'd like to see would be more benches. This course is long and it's hilly. In the hot summer sun you can get zapped pretty quick.
Other Thoughts: We played from the white (long) tees, and let me warn you: these pars are no joke!! I'm personally not in the "everything is par 3" crowd and prefer to measure myself against the "expected" score on a given hole, ie par. I found this tidbit on the course message board: "we set white tee par based on the best whole number for a 1000 rated player." Needless to say, I've never played a course with pars set for 1000 rated players, but it was great fun and brought out the best in me. Examples: hole 5 is 396' out of a low-ceiling tunnel, through another gap, turnover to the right, to a basket that's guarded by little evergreen trees...par 3. Hole 17 is 484' UPHILL to a wooded approach...par 3! Man! Most courses would have these as par 4s and possible even 5s!
There were quite a few other groups playing while we were there, and everyone we saw was throwing from the short tees. Apparently most people consider the longs a little too brutal. Are you man enough?!
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
Pros: well groomed, easy to located tee boxes and baskets, park located in a very nice area of town, hole signs very nice, decent mix of open/woods, long/short holes.
Cons: no concrete tee pads :(
LONG walk back to parking lot from hole 18.
Other Thoughts: wish this were our home course! loved watching the deer "frolicking" on hole 9!!
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Grip and Rip
Pros: Extreme variety of holes. Excellent mix of thick woods vs obstacles, technical shots vs bombs.
Well-maintained. Course is in a great area of Nashville and the astounding amount of park acreage used was mowed and kept well.
Multiple tee and basket locations that give holes very different characteristics. Course is challenging from the Am tees and downright hard from the Pros.
The elevated basket adds a novel and very enjoyable element to the game.
Great use of power lines on the holes near the turn - presents a unique look for a DG course.
Course is large enough that it never really gets congested, even with a group on every hole.
Cons: Carpet tees could use some TLC, though they seem to grip well. For a course of this caliber, concrete tee pads seem necessary.
For a course this long, there were surprisingly few benches and trash cans.
A few holes on the back 9 seemed to converge in a confusing and potentially dangerous manner.
It's been mentioned, but the tree next to the pro pad on 8 is an unnecessary and real hazard - one guy in my group smashed his hand on his drive.
Long walk from end of course to parking lot.
Could use a clearer indication of which baskets are in use. Judging by the signs, I threw to a few phantom baskets.
Other Thoughts: This course is LONG. Easily the longest disc golf course I've ever played and comparable to some par 3 ball golf courses. Especially if you're playing in the sun and heat, bring lots of water and sunscreen and give yourself plenty of time to play.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 3 Not
Good but not Great!!!
Pros: Two tee pads per hole.. Located in a very nice park.. Couple of very fun aceable holes.. Some holes that your can really test you distance without suffering bad results.. Not a course to be overlooked.. I plan on playing atleast once a month.
Cons: The carpet tee pads are not in the best shape.. One can get a little confused on next tee if he/she has never played there before. The course could have some really creative holes on the great plot of land it is located..
0 of 3 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Great open course that really gives you a chance to practice your distance throws. A Decent variety of vegetation throughout the 18 holes and a good variety of shots is necessary to play well here.
Cons: The first few holes are VERY open. The underbrush is thick and the summer and it can be easy to lose a disc. Possibly poison ivy trouble.
0 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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