Tupelo, MS 
Veteran's Park - Thunderchief Share
Uploaded By: MikeK Hole #10 (Taken 5/2015)
3 / 624ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #10 Basket

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Good Course

5+    3/30/2015   3/31/2015
Review By: ConnorGraham
Played: 41  Reviewed: 7  Exp: 2.8 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Thunderchief is the perfect course in the Tupelo mecca to practice distance and accuracy actually throwing at baskets. With an AVERAGE hole length of 392 feet, it's no joke. Pro's and upper am's will enjoy the challenge of not only having to throw far, but also shape shots on a few holes. Such as the 420 ft. #7. The whole right side is trees and brush so a long turnover is a must. It's a challenge unless you have elite power, and even then it's no gimme. But that's what makes it fun!
Cons: Water water everywhere. Which is a turnoff for some. But with the lack of vegetation, this stands as the only real obstacle to avoid. Lack of benches. There's one on 1, and one on 16. That's it. During the perfect days to play, the fairways and greens are LITTERED with pedestrians, joggers, fishermen. Unless you're there early, it could be tough to finish a round in a decent amount of time, if at all. Unless, you're pretty serious about the game, or just want the experience, I'd say you wouldn't enjoy TC.
Other Thoughts: All in all, the course is solid, and has grown to be in my top 5. It's made me a better golfer, and is a great place to enjoy a round with friends or individually. Along with The Original and now Music Bend, a full 54 holes can be played at one park in a day, easy. Come stretch your arm out at Thunderchief!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

Water and Wide Open

5+    9/10/2014   9/10/2014
Review By: Grayson
Played: 45  Reviewed: 2  Exp: 37.9 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Great for the big arms that like to "air it out". It is adjacent and compliments the Original Vets course where distance and length of drives are not as important.

The layout surrounds a lake that creates some beautiful scenery and holes.
Cons: It's length can be difficult for beginners and even AM players where an occasional birdie is desired. They'll be rare on Thunderchief. The goal is more to not bogie, or worse!

Lack of shade during hotter month lessens available playing times for most.

Many drives are a bit repetitive and the terrain does not offer many natural challenges other than water.
Other Thoughts: The course is well maintained and allows dedicated players to "step up" their games in comparison to many of the other local courses. The 1-2-3 combo of Vets, Thunderchief, and Music Bend will allow the possibility of some awesome tournaments!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Distance, water, repeat

1    1/20/2013   1/20/2013
Review By: igdeltnik
Played: 42  Reviewed: 2  Exp: 4.1 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Big arms will like airing it out on this mostly open and flat course. Basket placement and use of OBs still keep this course a challenge. Benches and trashcans spread throughout the park.
Cons: Bring sunscreen because there isn't much chance to find shade. Hole 4 was a swamp days after the rain had stopped, and many holes were still soggy. Ams will feel intimidated by the holes that play by the water.
Other Thoughts: This course is a nice compliment to the original course which is very hilly and wooded. Hole 17 is the signature hole which is an approx 250' shot over one lake then another 100-150 feet to the basket which backs up to another lake. This course is still being worked on but is playable now.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Tough, can be tougher

1    12/8/2012   12/28/2012
Review By: ricco2623
Played: 5  Reviewed: 5
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: A new course in Tupelo, which is quickly becoming a DG destination. Good baskets, nice park, tees are mostly in good shape some are concrete, some not. Signs are pretty good also, some benches are available but not every hole. A longer more open course that will suit the better player and will intimidate the more inexperienced. Well thought out design that used the property wisely.
Cons: Does not loop back after 9 holes but does for the 18. No shade to speak of, I imagine in the summer months this will be the biggest complaint. Bathrooms at the old Course which is not far from hole 1 of the new course, but no more that I am aware of.
Other Thoughts: I am not a young golfer and not a long arm off tee, but I still enjoyed my round and managed to play around even the day I played. Some OBs and water hazards make you aware of placing your shots to score well. Windy days could play havoc with your game on this long, open course, but if you have some knowledge and play smart you can still navigate it with a decent score. I can see the local TDs tightening up some of the bail out areas and then this bad boy could really have some bite in it. Overall an enjoyable course,especially if you like to air it out.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

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