Chattanooga, TN 
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 Course at Base Camp

1    10/10/2010   10/11/2010
Review By: Fender088
Played: 25  Reviewed: 25  Exp: 7.1 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This course is located in a small park at the base of Signal Mountain, right outside of the city of Chattanooga. The course and parking lot is extremely easy to find if you're driving up the mountain. Once you're at the park, the course is fairly easy to navigate because a map of the course is presented on a board in the parking lot.
As for the course itself, the baskets are brand new and they catch wonderfully. Each basket also has an arrow on it directing you to the next tee. All of the tees are dirt, but they are equipped with wooden stakes indicating distance. Most holes are fairly open with a few trees influencing the shape of your shot. However, the last three holes play through the woods and are extremely tight. Despite short distances, the course does offer a good deal of variation in elevation. Overall you shouldn't need more than a midrange to play this course to its full effect.
Cons: This park is pretty small, and one is left to question whether or not there is really enough room for nine holes. I played in the evening and over the course of the first six holes I had to wait on another group to play through my fairway on each one. Also, the tees are located very close to the following baskets so your drive off the tee is heavily influenced by the group in front of you. It's also important to note that this tiny park is a multi-use facility so it makes the course even tighter sometimes. I would also recommend examining the course map before you play. This course is so small that you can see 4 or 5 baskets at any time during the first few holes so it can make it confusing if you've never played before.
Other Thoughts: Overall I really did enjoy playing this course. It's located in a great area, offering a practice or beginner-friendly course at the base of Signal Mountain. Before this was built, residents here would have to drive much further to play. All of the locals I met here were pretty friendly and were willing to point me in the right direction at times. Hole 9 is also a fun shot from the top of the hill that definitely serves as the signature hole.
I did see a sign that indicated that the park used to be a cemetery though. That was a first for me.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Good free 9-holer!

1    9/27/2010   9/27/2010
Review By: JSurmann
Played: 40  Reviewed: 25  Exp: 5.9 Years
This review was updated on 7/9/2011
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Location, Location, Location. It's right by the main road going up Signal Mountain and has a great view of the mountain.

The course is brand new so the pins are as well. They are all discatcher and are in pristine condition. Each tee is now concrete and are of generous size. PVC pipes in the ground mark the distance to the pin. Arrow on the baskets point you in the general direction of the next tee.

Even though the holes are a bit short on this course, trees come into play on most holes. Accuracy is key to playing well here, not big arms.

Most of the shots are straight but a few require an anhyzer or rhfh throw to get close to the basket. Signature hole would be hole 4. Downhill ~300' that forces you through an 8' opening between two huge trees.

A few holes have a mando so it adds a small degree of difficulty to the course. However, since there are no signs, just a few small yellow flags, they are hard to spot the first time through.

Wooded holes are being cleared out and the brush is getting smaller which is great for those errant throws.

Easy access to local highways.

Hiking trails nearby.
Cons: Holes tend to go back and forth and its pretty easy to shoot into another fairway.

Small parking lot. 10 cars max.
Other Thoughts: Overall great exposure to the sport.

Since I work about 5 miles down the road, I'm here 3-4 times a week for my lunch break.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

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