7 Helpful / 0 Not
Very solid course
Pros: This course is really nice. It has everything you could ask for bundled up in a nice 18 hole package. It has a hole that is as wide open as it can get, some woods for tight technical holes, and everything in between. Additionally, the two tee pads make it great for the pro and novice alike. There also appeared to be alternate pin placements on almost all of the holes. There is a generous mix of hole lengths ranging from number 8 red at 169' to number 12 white at 715'.
Number 8 may be short but you have to shoot a field goal through two trees about 48" apart and they are just a few feet in front of you. It is just narrow enough to shake you up. If you make it past look out for random trees that seem to enjoy slapping your disc to the ground. Great hole indeed. Number 12 white is daunting. It is across a valley with large THICK patches of foliage and briars sort of acting like huge sand traps scattered about the fairways. You need to throw at least 250'-275' and get past this stuff and then throw down the hard 90 degree dogleg to the right. If you have a big arm you can throw over a 40' tall stand of trees about 50' deep 50' from the tee pad but you are really taking a big chance. The red tees don't offer much relief. It's a real love hate relationship with those I've talked to who have played it.
Beyond that you can expect to throw left and right. I don't think it favors forehand or backhand at all. It is very fair. There are also some pretty unique holes as well. Look for a basket directly under a huge power tower at hole number 9 and hole number 6 has this hanging branch that makes you feel like you are at a haunted hole for some reason. Number 13 is an elevated pin and kind of unusual.
The dirt pads have all been covered with carpet and serve their purpose pretty well.
Signs were in good shape and had good information. The flow makes good sense. It's very easy to follow. They have added some "next tee" arrows to the bottom of the baskets and nice bright number signs up top.
The locals seem to take great pride in the course and their club is very organized. They are planning to install concrete pads soon.
Cons: I played after the rain and it was pretty soggy. If you think it might be wet then leave your favorite shoes at home. It is not unbearable but maybe a little distracting. If not for the newly installed carpet the tee pads would be all but unplayable. Eighteen and one are pretty far apart. I understand that this has more to do with the parks people and not the course designer. I heard it has more to do with parking logistics than course design.
It's pretty windy most of the time out on the course.
It could use a few more benches and trash cans but that certainly should not effect your game. I'm just thinking of convenience.
It could be pretty easy to lose a disc in the summer. There are some pretty thick patches of foliage and an errant shot could send your disc into the black hole on a few.
There is a hole or two where you can run into walkers where you feel the need to wait to throw while they pass. This is not really a big deal though. I don't see it happening often unless the park becomes really crowded.
Other Thoughts: This is a solid course. It is in a huge park with plenty to do and it seems that the course is in its own dedicated area. I don't think anyone will be disappointed even with a lengthy drive. It can wear you out so I don't suggest planning to do much more after a couple rounds at Crockett.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Nice course, needs improvement
Pros: Crockett Park is a nice course, with good elevation change and distance. This course has multiple tee pads for every hole.
The course expanded from 9 holes to 18 a little over a year ago. The new 18 hole layout uses all of the available space quite well. Several of the holes require a long walk, but the flow is managed well, so its not a huge issue.
Hole 5 from the pro pad my be my favorite on the course - it requires that you punch out of the woods with a right turning shot, and the basket is protected by a group of holly trees. Then there are 3 wooded holes, starting by the edge of a creek. Two of these holes have good elevation change, with an uphill shot through dense woods, and a short downhill shot with a tight fairway.
The back 9 plays along a hillside, with the holes being quite a bit longer. Big arms will like this part of the course. There are some roller opportunities as well. Hole 18 is a great finishing hole.
Cons: Dirt teepads. These have temporarily been replaced with carpet teepads for the Ice Bowl. The goal is to have concrete teepads by summer time.
Wind can be a factor at this course, especially on the longer back 9 that play across a large field.
The course layout uses all of the available land which is great, but it also means that you should be prepared to do a lot of walking. Two rounds at this course is enough to wear anyone out. The walk from hole 18 to the first teepad is a good hike.
Other Thoughts: Its great that Brentwood has a disc golf park now. As this course continues to improve, it could easily become one of the top courses in Tennessee. There is a lot of local support, and as more people find out about this course it will become more and more popular.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
10 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Solid 18 hole course in a nice park. Course has 2 sets of tees. Great map of course beside hole 1. Mostly open and longer mixed with a few shorter wooded holes. Many holes incorporate elevation. I like that every hole is different, including one elevated basket. There are numerous signs at the tee and around the course, arrows in the basket, big red numbers on the back of tee signs all help make navigation a breeze.
The two sets of tees are quite different. Red is shorter and makes for a fun round with lots of birdie opps, but still challenging. White is much more difficult adding length, tougher angles, and more elevation. Last time I played both in the same day the whites played nearly 1 shot tougher per hole for me. This course from the whites is one of the best in the Nashville area for giving distance throwers a chance to let it rip.
Cons: Carpet tee pads (*see note below).
#18's basket is nowhere close to the parking lot, but you just follow the walking trail back towards the soccer building. Speaking of the walking trail- it runs near/across some holes, so you may have to wait for a minute for the path to clear.
This course seems to always be very windy.
#12 and #13 can be confusing depending on the layout. There are several basket options for #12 that can range from 300' to 700'which to me is too much difference for alternate hole locations. There are 3 tee options for #13 depending on where #12 basket is.
Other Thoughts: Redone from 9 holes to 18 holes due to an indoor soccer complex being built right on half of the course, which turned out to be a blessing in disguise. Parking at the soccer building.
Carpet teepads are currently installed. Some are lumpy, and there is always a chance of being slippery in wet conditions, but overall they are not too bad. I do not favor carpet tees or natural tees over the other, but maybe the carpet tees are the next step towards concrete tees.
10 of 10 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 7 Not
Pros: Set on a beautiful rolling hills with some cleverly designed holes. Both Am and Pro tees.
Cons: The posted distances didn't feel right. Some of the open holes are TOO open.
Other Thoughts: There is a very cool legitimate Par 5.
1 of 8 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Very well layed out course. With variety in the types of holes, long - short - up -down. The course is very well marked with distance and par on each hole. There are one or two tees and pin placements on each hole.
Cons: Tee pads need a little work here and there.
Other Thoughts: Excellent course - well taken care of.
4 of 6 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: The new layout is a challenge. terrain is used well. Variety of shots. Roller potential on many holes. Big arms will love the new layout.
Cons: Dirt Tee pads. Lots of walking traffic. Park is crowded as it is only disc golf course in that area of metro Nashville.
Other Thoughts: There is still a lot of work to do. Trees still need more trimming. Simple aesthetic work. Concrete or rubber tee pads would be ideal. Safe place to play in an up-scale suburb.
7 of 10 people found this review helpful.
8 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: This course has a very challenging layout with two tee options. All of the wholes are very different with nice elevation changes. One basket even sits on a 7 foot pole. The holes from the whites are very challenging and long. There is a perfect mix of wooded and open holes. Great baskets, great locals, and an overall beautiful course just add to it's greatness.
Cons: This course does not yet have tee pads. I'm sure that is in the works. It is somewhat nice to have an open throwing area but mud can make it not so fun. Their is also limited signs to judge distance and know where you are but all this will come in time. It's also very long with lots of ups and downs so it can wear you out faster than you think.
Other Thoughts: This would be a great tournament course and has so much potential for the future in the Nashville area.
8 of 9 people found this review helpful.
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