Not awful. Not great
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Pros: Minus the private Lutherhill course, Fayette County Fairgrounds is the only course in La Grange. It sits in the easily accessible fairgrounds right off of 71, the major thoroughfare in La Grange.
The course was really easy to navigate. All of the tee posts could be seen easily from the previous basket. The baskets were well kept up. The gravel tees are suitable for the course; I'm not sure how much the course is played.
The course itself utilizes the few trees that are on the property to the best of their capabilities. Most of the baskets had several trees surrounding it. Namely number 3.
Number 1 is the most unique hole on the course, as it actually adds a little bit of diversity to the course. It wraps around the baseball field instead of being a straight shot like the rest are.
Cons: Like mentioned previously, the course is a bit on the long side. It could have been shortened considerably. There was no reason for hole #5 to be as far as it was. Beginners could feel discouraged that they are not able to get to the basket in three or four strokes.
There is little variety to the course, but I guess that is a nature of the area that it is on that makes it so that the course could not be designed with a lot of variety.
The course holds water and does not drain well, and it is susceptible for flooding around a few pins. I came after a solid rainstorm and decided to play without shoes since the water was so bad on the course.
Other Thoughts: DGCR has a 2.0 as a "Reasonable" course, and that is what I believe this course to be. It is not the worst course in the world but it does not have a wow factor that can be found at other courses. It is good that a town that is as big as La Grange (4000 people) has a course that introduces people to the sport.
This course probably is not playable for a few weekends of the year. Like during the fair and the MS150 bike ride, as the fair grounds are used as the half way point of the race.
If I lived in La Grange, I would make the drive to the Smithville 20 minutes away. It is a much better course with variety and 18 holes. Good attempt, La Grange.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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Short and Sweet? No. Long and Bitter
Pros: Its nice to have a course in a small town, even just a simple nine holer. The course is well marked with numbered posts by the tee boxes and each basket has the correct hole number on it.
--There was an effort to add gravel tee boxes.
--It appears to be very well kept up. It was being mowed when I drove up.
Cons: --This course is long, which isn't necessarily a bad thing, but I think this is a con for two reasons: 1) Its the only course in town so I would think a beginners course would be better suited on the land and 2) With a long layout, the few trees that are there are not being utilized to their full potential. I think you could have some better holes with a length of 200-250ft instead of 350-400. Esp in the area of #1-4. I think you could've fit 6 shorter, better holes in that stretch
-The tee pads were a nice try, but they actually are worse than dirt pads IMO. The gravel is easy to slip on and they are very small - Maybe 5 feet long and 3 ft wide. Also, the tee posts are at the back left of the tee pad making for a very awkward drive. Esp when you're throwing max distance on every tee box.
--It felt like the whole course was drive as far as you can and approach 100-200ft to a pin with guardian trees.
--Not much Variety
--Course par is set like a beginners course but distance and layout disagree.
- A softball game may(probably will) interfere with play on hole one.
Other Thoughts: I really liked hole number one, it was really the only character on the course: A giant 325ish anhyzer with a huge tree canopy on the right just about 50ft in front of the tee, and the fence for a softball field which hugs the entire right side of the fairway. The hole is basically an L where you tee from the short side.
If I was local I would drive the 20 minutes to Smithville and Play River Bend if I could.
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Pros: this course had some thought put into it. great flow from one hole to the next. great use of the trees. also there are not places that you would lose a disc. a great course to work on distance with still having obstacles to contend with. nice baskets.
Cons: hole 5 should probably be a par 3 or 4. it is like 495ft, but a par 5 is too much. there wasn't as much elevation as i guessed there would be out in hill country.
Other Thoughts: this course makes me feel like i am better than my skill with all the par 4s and the 5. i feel they should all be par 3 and maybe a par 4 for #5.
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