Franklin, KY 
Franklin - Simpson DGC Share
Uploaded By: tamahawk Hole #16 (Taken 10/2009)
4 / 425ft.   4 / 580ft. Par / Distance:
Photo taken from a bridge located just on the left side of Hole #16 looking down the fairway. Baskets sits on the slope on the left hand side.



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 Not a course for the weak armed

5+    11/21/2010   11/21/2010
Review By: weeman
Played: 220  Reviewed: 59  Exp: 10.3 Years
This review was updated on 2/3/2011
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: As the title suggests, this course is a bomber course even from the short tees. The course sits in a large multi-use park and plays around several of these obstacles. Approximately half the holes are on rolling hills and the other half on level ground. The design uses these elevation changes well throughout the course. Each hole has two sets of tees and large adequate signs. The baskets are in good condition and the grass is almost always well manicured. This is a prime course for rollers as long as you can keep them controlled. A steep cliff drop off comes into play on several holes, making for some interesting putting situations. For course navigation, the tee signs indicate where to go on the subsequent hole.
Cons: You could fit another hole between each of the holes here with as far as you have to walk. Don't be surprised when you have to walk anywhere between 200-500 feet between a basket and the next tee pad. The long tees add nothing but distance to this course, no character or technical shot shaping added. No trash cans are provided at any of the tee pads besides number 1. Course can become crowded with other park users that aren't related to disc golf, so beware. The basket placement on number 1 is poorly placed due to the kid's playground about 50 feet past the basket. I've seen kids nearly hit with discs and parents picking discs up and throwing them back at the golfers.
Other Thoughts: Course could greatly benefit from tweeking or an outright redesign. Overall this course makes you drive far and accurately to score well. Not many places where you can get into a lot of trouble but not so much that it would cost you many strokes. Wind can be a big factor here especially on the front nine.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 

1    10/16/2009   10/22/2009
Review By: AdamE
Played: 211  Reviewed: 143  Exp: 10.8 Years
This review was updated on 4/28/2010
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This course is a distance lovers dream, nearly every hole is a crush. There are long and short pads with a good amount of distance between them so players with less D can still get out and enjoy this course.

This is also a great course to work on your up shots. Since the course is so long, nearly every hole takes a good drive, approach and putt to get your par.

Some of the holes have well placed trees and/or nice elevation changes to keep things interesting. Two wooded holes in the back are a nice change of pace. Holes 3, 4, 14 and 15 play close to a large stream which makes a great obstacle. The stream was moving pretty quickly when I was here so stay away from it or lose a disc forever.
Cons: About half the holes are wide open and can start to get boring.

There's almost no chance of a birdie on most of the holes here (from the long pads) unless you can throw 425+ very accurately. With the exception of holes 1 and 14, the shorter holes seem to be throwing uphill so there's little chance of a birdie without mega distance anywhere.

There are a few very long walks between holes. Next tee is marked on the tee signs so that helps. After hole 18, there's another long walk back to the parking lot.

Bring plenty of water when it's hot out because there is very little shade here.
Other Thoughts: This is definitely a professional caliber course, but it can be a good place for players of all skill level to work on drives and up shots.

This course is just minutes off I-65.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful.


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