One of TN's bests
Pros: Great variety of holes long/short left/right uphill/downhill open/dense woods. A bad shot at any time can cost you your par with few exceptions. Multiple basket locations ( all have 2 except #6 and quite a few have 3) but single tee pads (which I prefer). Each different basket location makes for a completely different hole instead of just adding 50-150 ft. to the original hole. The courses is very well maintained and basket locations get rotated regularly. Most of the more open holes have corn fields bordering them which is not much of a hazard except mid to late summer when the corn is 8 to 10 feet tall like it is now 8/22 . There are also alternate holes for #3 and #9 for players who want to avoid the water. You can easily play this as a 20 hole course if you want to. #9 in the "A" position is probably considered the signature hole for this course although I really like #1 and #10. I'm a Sr. Grand Master so not much distance so best I've ever done here is 58 plus 4. Configured to its most difficult only excellent players would be shooting under par on this course consistently. If your in the Nashville area make it to this course you won't regret it. There is a little gas station/convenience store (Gils Market) that sells discs near park entrance and is very supportive of disc golf.
Cons: Need benches at the holes that are missing them. The skeeters can be really bad although 2016 has been unusually calm on that front.
Other Thoughts: Looks like they'll be adding 2 more holes to the original layout. Hopefully an additional 18 hole course can be added.
Extremely challenging. Broke me mentally a few times.
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Pros: Sharp Springs is an extremely challenging course offering a ton of variety. It has it all: woods, open bombs, water carries, multiple pin placements, and even alternate holes for the beginners to avoid the water. The original baskets have held up the test of time and catch well. There is new signage throughout the course.
The rock formation on hole 9 creates a fun ace run. The corn creates and out of bounds line for several holes during a tournament and league play.
Cons: Slight elevation.
Hole 16 is a poke and hope in the long positions.
Hole 6 had to be moved making it a straighter shot due to players trying to retrieve discs from the neighboring turd factory.
Other Thoughts: I heard a rumor the baskets were going to be replaced by new Prodigy baskets. Ugghhh. It'd be a waste to replace the current baskets. That could downgrade my rating in the future.
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My new double with Cedar Hill
- The available land is quite varied, and the course design makes good use of the topography. There are open holes, wooded holes, water holes, cornfield holes =)
- Good variety within the layout. Holes didn't feel repetitive.
- Large concrete teepads, in good shape.
- High quality baskets.
- Very nice signs which include distance and topographical map of hole.
- Multiple possible pin placements allowing for variety between rounds (which appears to be a staple of Nashville courses, but not everywhere so definitely worth mentioning)
- Alternate teepads for the water holes.
- Flow from hole to hole was good, no trouble navigating the course as first timers (once we found hole 1 lol).
- Practice putting basket
- Big field to warm up the arm before your round
- Course loops back around to the parking lot after hole 11.
- The park it's located in was attractive and looked to be well maintained. Course has been nicely mowed both times I've played it. The entire course looked well taken care of.
- Has some memorable holes, most notably the water holes.
I have to get pretty nit-picky to find negatives about this course. Here's the worst I could come up with:
- Not much elevation change available here. There's one long downhill hole, but mostly it's pretty flat.
- Some of the open holes could have been a bit more imaginative in their design in order to create better risk/reward scenarios.
- No pars. Evidently no one in Nashville believes in the concept of par, because every course I play has all these varying pin placements in all different distances, with no varying pars. Example: if position A on hole 10 (276 ft) is par 3, there's no way that position C (420 ft) should be par 3. "Everything is par 3" is a copout. Ball golf doesn't do that, and disc golf will be held back as long as this mentality prevails.
- I wouldn't have minded a little more length. Or perhaps just more baskets in the long positions.
- This is my 2nd favorite course in Nashville behind Cedar Hill. It will likely become my regular doubleheader on my trips down there.
- Truth be told, I would have rated this course a 4.25 if I could have. I like it better than other course I've given a 4.0, but I don't like it quite as much as other 4.5 courses. Waffling between the two I decided to go with the higher number because I feel it's current 3.93 aggregate rating is a little too low.
- I've played this course twice this summer and haven't had any trouble with insects as some others have mentioned.
- Others have also mentioned some very thick rough, which I also hadn't noticed. The fairways are not tough to stay on. They aren't punitively narrow. That being said, I wouldn't bring a newer player to this course. There are better beginner courses in Nashville.
- Cornfields! It's funny the things that amuse us, but this was the first course of the 40 I've played with cornfields on it. It was kinda neat, kinda gives it a little different feel. (I'm sure this point would not apply to visitors from Iowa).
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Pros: 18 holes
multiple pin placements
Long warm up hole/practice basket
Great lay out and landscape, mix up, open to woods, to hills, to water, great design
Cons: Not much to say, I guess on the first hole, there were some large vines that looked like they were being preserved, but, I feel that it could be eliminated... its killing the trees, and eventually will die too..
Other Thoughts: This was my favorite in Nashville, still no Mt. Airy!
I know that some people(where I live) don't like the reviews I give.... Well, take a trip to Nashville. I compare courses to the whole world, not just my locality. Obviously, with Nashville's 3 to 4 different disc golf clubs, plethora of great courses... Its sad to say but Cincinnati is lacking behind
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A Model Course
Pros: Bring the whole bag folks because this course will require it! It's a model course because of all the variety. Wooded holes, water holes, ace runs, tight technical roller lovers, open crank-it holes, "privacy" rest benches, & a beautiful landscape that's well maintained by the great folks of Smyrna & the Middle Tennessee Disc Golf Association. 2 holes #3 & #9 over water (with alts) will make or break you. The corn fields & dog legs add some beauty & challenge to the open holes. It's also a model course because of its flow. You start out technical, keep it low moderately wooded 1-3a. After that, a shot over a pond #3 opens up to an open cornfield area #4 & #6. Hole 5 is a tightly wooded make your line count that's hard to park but easy to par. Hole 7 brings you back into the woods & an ace run on #9 over a sink hole. #10 was designed for rollers and will punish you. Relief comes at hole 11 & 12 before #13 brings you back to Earth, requiring a big anhyzer RHBH or tomahawk. By the time you arrive at #15 with a smile or a shaking head, you'll be glad for the downhill ace run where everybody will try to throw out their bags. #16 provides serenity & rest before finishing up in the woods. This course is incredibly well maintained & designed. Even the benches are artistic & custom-made by volunteers. It is well mulched even for a pay course even though it's free!
Cons: They don't call the annual tournament Skeeter Heater for nothing! Bring Deep Woods Off & you'll be fine. It's gonna upset most beginners because of the difficulty if you have a home course that's for babies. The rough is rough lol.
Other Thoughts: Play this course often & watch your score at other courses shoot up! Because of the versatility of the holes & different lines/light elevation changes, you'll find a smorgasbord of different ways to attack each hole. Depending on what season & month you play, Sharp Springs will show a different character. The basket placement changes many times throughout the year, keeping the flow unique, relevant & fresh. NO MATTER WHAT SEASON, YOU'LL LOVE THE CHARACTER OF THIS COURSE!
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Well Maintained Course
Pros: I loved this course. It is very well maintained and lots of ground work done to make it nice on the eyes. Compared to many of the other middle TN courses it is very well done.
Cons: I hear there are lots of bugs in the summer but I didn't have any problem with them so, I don't have any cons.
Other Thoughts: Seven Oaks and Cedar Hill are my two favorite in Middle TN and after playing Sharp Springs it is now right up there, if not the best.
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Pros: Very well maintained, friendly folks, a solid course that will challenge amateurs and pros alike. I have played almost all of the courses in middle Tennessee, and this one is the most balanced and fun to play of all of them.
Cons: Mosquitoes can be almost unbearable sometimes, gets very crowded around 5 o'clock on most days.
Other Thoughts: A deceivingly difficult course that has really helped out my game tremendously since I play on it the most. The only other course I have played in middle Tennessee that I personally found to be more difficult was Cedar Hill. But, the overall difficulty does nothing to take away from the great balance this course has.
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Best Course in Middle TN
Pros: Very well laid out, good mix of woods and open areas, scenary is great, you will find experienced players there
Cons: wish it was closer to Nashville
Other Thoughts: I was extremely impressed with Sharp Springs. I play Cedar Hill quite often but SS adds a different feel and challenge. The couse is very well kept up. It is very challenging BUT not impossible. If you throw a good shot, it is very rewarding. If you get stuck, you're in a world of hurt. Well worth the drive. Bring bug spray.
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Love this course
Pros: I have gotten some of my best shots playing this course an it's in my home town... fortunate! Total Dog leg heaven. Unique holes very cool enviorment.
9 & 15 are my favorites. But I do love them all 4 the most part.
By the way I am the one that started the bottle top trails something I picked up from a course in WI, hope everybody is cool with it :)
Cons: Corn field on 4 and 6 can be agravating in season. Don't like water hazard on three
Other Thoughts: Looking for new people to run rounds, maybe doubles or what ever .... local an interested email me if a member
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One of the best I've played
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Pros: Excellent use of terrain.
Absolutely perfect mix of open, wooded, long and short.
Baskets on #8, #10, #16, #17 can sometimes be difficult to see / spot first time 'round.
Other Thoughts: Love this course. Almost makes me want to move to the area so I can play it more often. #9 is one of my all time favs. #15 is the quintessential disc golf hole.
There are two #3 (3a and 3b) and #9 also has an alternate tee (for the weak :D).
Additionally, there is (permanent?) alternate pin for #15 (in C position).
Last I was there I noticed the underbrush in and around the stand of trees guarding 12 was cleared. Cool!
Play a round and head over to Jim & Nicks for some good Barbeque.
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