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Pros: The land the course is on offers a good variety of open holes and woods of varying densities with a good use of elevation- up, down, gentle, steep, sidehills, and a couple flat holes as well. I appreciated that each hole had a unique look to it off the tee. Besides trees and elevation, other obstacles include a creek, a road, a ditch with a small bridge, and power line tower. There is a decent variety in hole length where a 3 would be a great score for most people on several holes (and to me it even played longer than it looked).
There is the usual expectations of concrete tees, signs, and baskets in good shape. There was a kiosk with large course map and plenty of scorecards. No difficulties in finding the next tee either. And the course comes back to car after 9 and 18.
I found this course to be deceptively challenging. A lot of the holes may not look like much from the tee, but then I found myself scrambling for pars and bogeys. I would enjoy playing this course several times looking for ways to shave strokes after you get to know it a little bit.
Cons: You rarely have that "getting lost in the wilderness" feel with city parks, and this is no exception. Though the course is on land purely for disc golf, it never gets real far removed from the other things and sometimes it borders uncomfortably close to non-disc golf stuff. For example, hole 2 plays beside some duplexes (that probably get hit off the tee more frequently than they would like) and there is no separation or distinction between fairway and duplex yard. Later you play along a road and then a ballfield. The course itself does not interfere with other park activities, but you never get that out in nature feel. As a result, this course also lacked the aesthetic qualities that top courses have.
Some of the holes seemed to require a less than realistic shot off the tee (or at best it varied from the norm, for example, you throw a short shot off the tee followed by a long upshot- I suppose this is ok, but it is not the type of hole design people expect.)
I mentioned hole variety as a Pro, but 15 and 16 back-to -back are pretty much the same hole and kind of crammed in a small corner and is the only spot that lacks logical flow. (These seemed to be fillers between the challenging 14 and 17, and are probably necessary with the available land to get 18 holes.) And not so much that it favors LHBH or RHFH, but that there are often consecutive holes that play left to right (1,2,3 and 15,16,17 for example). The course has a good balance in the number of left, right, and straight as a whole, but they are just not mixed up.
Other Thoughts: This course is in a college town in the middle of nowhere. There is really no reason to come here unless you go to UT-Martin or are visiting somebody- then in that case, this is a decent course to get your DG fix. If you are traveling I-40 between Memphis and Nashville, and get the urge to play, I recommend Muse Park in Jackson- a slightly better course and just off the Interstate. Harrison is decent, but may not be worth the time to get here and back for most.
I would rank this course somewhere around a 2.5+. There are several holes that are worthy of a 3.0-3.5, but then there are a few that are slightly below average as well.
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