Madisonville, TN
Hiwassee College Share



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1    6/23/2012   6/29/2012
Review By: bjreagh
Played: 228  Reviewed: 224  Exp: 17.6 Years
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Pros: Very nice college course in a serene mountain/valley setting away from everything. I enjoyed the views and the peacefulness here. Chances are you will have the course/campus to yourself if you play here in the summer when school is out. (not sure the availability to play/park when school is in session.)

It plays on the grassy areas around the chapel. Holes are mainly open with no rough and a few large trees to avoid- typical of colleges and parks. The baskets are clearly numbered and easy to spot being Discatchers. Tees are natural but are easy to find with raised markers in the ground, similar to what you would find a ball golf course, though more permanent. There are two sets of tees here, red and yellow, yellow is longer and plays from a slightly different angle.

The holes were pretty well thought out, and the flow is logical. No two holes were the same, and each had some element of challenge to it in the form of length, trees, and elevation. Though #9 is not real close to #1, the parking is in between with a medium length walk to #1's tee and from #9's basket.

#8 is a great downhill hole- one that you want to throw multiple drives on, if not empty your bag!
Cons: I would consider this a 9-hole course with 2 sets of tees- pro/am, long/short, or whatever. But the longer ones are numbered 10-18 and play to the same basket as 1-9, an odd setup, but it is what it is.

I tried the water fountain on #6, but it did not work, and then I fell in a hole up to my waist- luckily I was not injured. No obvious public restrooms here either.
Other Thoughts: This course is not bad (I give it a 2.0- Reasonable), but it is pretty far away from anything and is really only a 9-hole course in my opinion. Unless you just have a goal to play every hole possible (like me), I would recommend spending your gas money to play elsewhere. If you are local or a student here, then by all means enjoy it because it is not bad and does allow you to work on your game or to introduce somebody to disc golf without any worry of losing your disc or being intimidated by experienced players.

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