3 Helpful / 1 Not
Fun Course... Needs tweaking.
Pros: -Very nice baskets (except #6, but it still works!)
-Nice flow, easy navigation
-Excellent signage, with a few exceptions
-Holes #1-#9 and #10-#18 loop back to the parking area.
-Decent mix of open and technical shots
Cons: -Natural tee pads
-Not many benches or trash cans actually at a tee or between holes
-Flat. There may be a little slope to one or two holes, but no real elevation changes.
-#12 & #16 seem to be after thoughts. Both of these holes require long drives through narrow corridors and either a hairpin dogleg (#12) or curvy fairways (#16)
-#11 has no tees that I could find and #12 is missing the signs for the Blue and White (Pro and Am) tees
-The original blue tee signs, which mark the White Tees on holes #1-#9, display a different distance than the newer signs on the Blue Tees
Other Thoughts: I truly enjoyed 14 out of 18 holes...#11 and #18 just frustrated me due to (#11) having no tee signs or recognizable tee pads, and #18 only has the tee sign for the VERY short Red Tee and a hole in the ground next to the White (Am) Tee... but #12 and #16 could have been thought out a little better, in my opinion. (#12) starts in a field and you have about 150' before a 90 degree dogleg left, then a narrow 200' left to right corridor with the basket tucked away in the back right corner and (#16) is like the last 200' of #12 except it curves back again and is 450' long on the White (Am) Tee and +500' on the Blue (Pro) Tee.
But beside #12 & #16, I really enjoyed this course, and would recommend it. Don't make a special trip to Pearl River Landing DGC, but it WOULD be worth taking the detour from Hwy 49, or I-55.
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3 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: There are three different tee options at this course. The middle tee (white) offering very nice professionally made signs. Normally this would never be the first thing in a review that I am writing but the part about this that I thought was great is that the shot from the various tees were so different that a FH flick on the yellow pad would be a BH hyzer on the white, and a spike hyzer from the oranges. You could play this course three times and never have the same experience.
Navigation on this course was pretty straightforward there were some exceptions on the back but all in all there were no real problems finding out where we were going, when in doubt look at the beautiful sparkling new disccatchers for the hole number.
The Front 9 - Walking up to the first tee and seeing a nice tightly wooded shot just made me so happy. As I played there was nothing but high praise for this course. Each and every hole played with fun, tight, and unique lines. A good balance of distances (nothing too terribly long on the front) mixed with various tree densities and turns made it a real challenge but offered up tons of fun. I personally am not a fan of new growth woods, meaning lots of underbrush, and this was nice and open meaning the trees made this hard, not the sticker bushes next to the fairway. After nine this course was looking to be well worth the drive and by far was shaping up to be one of the nicest courses in the south.
Cons: Then you got to the back 9. To be honest 10 was a great little hole and felt just like the rest of the course up to that point. 11 was where things went south. It's a field with a bit of woods at the end, as I started gripping my wife was quick to point out it was nice to have variety, and truthfully she was right, variety is good and it is nice to have a change of pace in courses. Then we got to hole 12. A LONG field shot got you to the edge of woods with a tight S shaped alley. Maybe Climo could play it but this was just time to start taking strokes. The tightness and shape of the alley were just silly. Same for hole number 14 which from the pro tees has a nice looking flew shot alley. Okay fine, but then when you get to the end (hopefully in 2) you are at the am tee. Turn 90 degrees left and there it is alley number 2 probably 150 feet at least. Then when it gets to the open field that basket is to the right and another 100 feet away at least. I'm sorry but it's not often you see a fairway with an alley take a 90 and head off to Albuquerque. I don't really care what the par is on this but it was just ridiculous, and honestly at this point all the fun was gone. A couple minutes walking around to find 15. 16 kind of stupidly plays over a wooden fence, it's gimmicky but I guess it's a change of pace. 17 is the hole where I decided I was done with this course. I played the pro tees the whole way through, the pro (yellow) tee for 17 was across the street, this is a dangerous place for a tee plain and simple. It's not like they couldn't have found somewhere else either, the hole is approx 800 feet away. The problem is it plays 99% through a wide open field, just open with nothing to make it interesting, if I wanted to chuck discs in a field I could go to my local park, I go to dgcs for a challenge.After a boring and dangerous hole like 17, this course lost me all together and any fun I had on the front 9 was gone and forgotten.
Other Thoughts: This course is new. I know it is new and a ton of work has gone into it so far. You can see the piles of lumber that has been removed and the stumps where everything has been taken down are noticeable as you play a hole (watch your step though). With a bit more in the way of amenities, and a bit more time to get broken in this is an easy 3.5 and when I see it I'll gladly change my review.
The honest truth is the course is disjointed. It feels like two different people designed this course. The front 9 is genius and such a great use of the space, but the back nine is boring, pointless, and just punishing and can make you hate disc golf. If the whole course played similar to the front this is up there with the best courses in Mississippi, as it is the front is the saving grace of this course.
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