Madisonville, TN 
Hiwassee College Share



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1    6/23/2012   6/29/2012
Review By: bjreagh
Played: 229  Reviewed: 225  Exp: 18 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
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.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Dual Orbit

1    4/3/2012   4/5/2012
Review By: swatso
Played: 359  Reviewed: 346  Exp: 6.1 Years
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros:
Longer, and further away from human traffic, than most other college courses I've played.
Cons:
Holes 10-18 similar-but-longer versions of 1-9.
Other Thoughts:
Course plays as two loops in a counter-clockwise around the chapel located at the top of a hill of a small college.

Nine baskets, eighteen natural tees. Tees 1-9, identified by red markers, are typically ~100' closer, and somewhat off-line, from their yellow-coloured 10-18 counterparts. Based upon my typical throwing distance, I'd estimate the short/red/1-9 holes are typically ~325', and the long/yellow/10-18 holes are typically ~425'.

The first four holes all head in the same direction (West), and there was a headwind the day I played - don't know if a wind from this direction is typical.

Hole 1/10 is flat, has the road along the left, thick shule along the right, and the odd, small tree to miss in the middle.

Hole 2/11 is open and up a slope

Holes 3/12 and 4/13 are fairly similar - flat, and needing to avoid rows of small trees in the middle, but making sure your left-to-right shot fades back, or else it finds the road.

Hole 5/14 was the most interesting: scattered large trees to avoid while needing to throw a short (5) or a long (14) right-turner.

Hole 6/15 heads slightly upslope to a basket guarded by a massive tree and its large branches, while hole 7/16 compensates for its flatness by having a multitude of dogwoods guarding the basket.

Hole 8/17 is the most fun fun, a very long, very downhill, very open bomb, while hole 9/18 has you regain about half the elevation while also dealing with another massive tree.

Grass/weeds quite long, so pay attention to where your disc lands!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

Diamond in the Rough

1    3/18/2012   3/21/2012
Review By: DGphanatic
Played: 15  Reviewed: 11  Exp: 5.6 Years
This review was updated on 10/27/2012
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Beautiful views of the mountains
-even though there were not signs or markers...we were able to find the next tee easy enough.
-holes' 1, 2, and 3 are pretty straight and viewable from the tee.
-hole 4, the cage lays straight over the hill...aim for the big tree, viewed at the tee.
-hole 5 is a nice flick shot through some trees and over a small valley.
hole 7 shoots up the courtyard and lays beside the group of dogwood trees.
Hole 8 is by far the best hole. it is a 600 foot downhill glory hole depending on which tee you throw from. This hole will make you feel like a pro driver if you release your rip just right. The elevation change has to be at least 100ft. down and the view from the tee is beautiful..
hole 9 plays back up the hill and forces you to throw a mega hyzer around this huge elm tree or you can try to drive it low under the canopy.
Cons: only has 9 holes
no concrete or rubber to drive from.
no signs to give the footage or placement of the cage.
could have more trees planted to help make the difficulty a little more tricky.
a infant course but much potential.
Other Thoughts: This course is easy to find with a GPS...if you dont have a GPS, the locals are friendly. When you get to the main road of the college, follow it up to the right...when you get up over the hill, the main chapel will be on your left along with the parking and the #1 tee will be on your right. The course follows around the main chapel and ends in the front courtyard.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.


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