The admiral is alright with me
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Pros: Admiral Farragut is a solid, 9-hole course. He may have been a Civil War soldier, but he's now known for a solid disc golf course as well.
- A good variety of holes, especially for a 9-holer. There are four true wooded holes, two true open holes, and three mixture holes (#3, 4 & 9). Throw in some elevation, water and rocks, and you've got a little bit of everything. The rock formations were pretty cool throughout the course, especially on #9.
- Most holes have dual tee pads. Most of those give you a different look, but several are essentially the same look, just pushed back 30 - 40 feet. #3 gives you the best changeup in looks (change in dogleg direction), while #7 adds the most distance to the tee shot.
- This course rewards aggressiveness, without punishing you (for the most part). The wooded holes are mostly forgiving, so you can still redeem par with an erratic tee shot. The worst rough appears to be on the right side of the fairway on #8. Also, a wet disc on #6 would probably be considered unforgiving.
- A couple of really fun, creative holes. #4 is a dogleg right, starting in a field to a basket surrounded by trees. #6 is a downhill water hole. Basket is close to the water, so don't go long - a true risk/reward hole. #9 is similar to #4, in that you tee off from the field, to a wooded setting around the basket. The tee is also surrounded by rocks, so don't expect many skip shots to get close to the basket.
Cons: Nothing major here, just a few small observations.
- The course could use better signage between holes. There are a lot of extra paths on the wooded holes, so it's easy to walk down one and end up somewhere that's not the next hole. This isn't an easy course for a first-timer to play without a map.
- The basket is a little too close to the water on #6. It's one thing to penalize tee shots that sail away. It's another to be concerned about a 30 foot putt possibly getting wet because you have no margin for error. Even if the basket was moved in front of trees, so there'd be some sort of barrier between you and the water.
- The tee pads are shorter than normal. You don't need a full run-up on some holes, but on the others (especially #4, 7 - 9) it can be an issue.
Other Thoughts: Admiral Farragut is an above average nine-holer. I'm not sure if this was a pro or con, so it's ending up in the other thoughts. The holes are cramped together in a small space, especially 1 - 6, but I was surprised that they still felt somewhat isolated from each other. It might not feel that way when the park is busy, but it does on a Saturday morning.
- There's a ton of stuff in the area named after the admiral. You look around any there's Farragut this and Farragut that all over the place. I had to look it up online to find out who he was.
- I like the creative holes here. The first two are decent wooded holes, but after that, it picks up. I mentioned the notable ones above. My favorite layout of those is #9. It's a great mixture of all the holes together into one.
- Overall, a very good nine-holer that's worth a play. An 18-hole version of this course would be very fun.
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Beginner friendly course
Pros: You can definately see why they picked this spot for a disc golf course. Nice scenary and look.
Course is a great place to learn how to play disc golf.
General layout of the holes is good.
Elevation changes on a lot of the holes. Some wood holes.
Cons: Not enough trash cans.
Way to many people playing in groups on this course.
Trash build up in a lot of areas.
Concrete tees are in good shape. Some I feel are to short.
Some signs, although, none of them are really readable.
Quite a few places where throws can go into areas where other people could be. Been hit in the head with a disc teeing off of the 6th hole from someone throwing from the 4th?
Not enough distance for better players. Obsticles tend to be more geared for beginner players.
Not a lot of ettiquette practiced out here. People in front of you not letting you play through, throwing multiple disc for one shot.
Other Thoughts: If you play during the day there are far less people.
Definately not worth a road trip to play. Good for some variety if you live in the area.
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