Good mix of skills
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Pros: The front and back 9 are like two different courses. At first there are most open shots - at most requiring some gentle technical curves. The back has narrow gaps and tight turns plus danger from water hazards, and a lot of elevation changes.
Cons: The pond is nasty - your disc is probably not worth getting (or don't throw it). The back 9 are a considerable distance (both start and ending) from the front 9 - but you can drive down and just play the back 9 independently. The natural Tees are showing some wear - bare dirt with small depressions retain water for a while
Other Thoughts: Well marked and generally well-maintained, this is a rewarding course to play.
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Saturday walk in the park
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Pros: Great mixture of long and short holes; open and techincal holes; & beginner friendly to experienced player holes. The techincal holes are great for testing the limits with a mid-range or a putter. The open holes are great for those with a long bomb (drive, probably shouldn't say bomb on the Military base). The short holes almost make you want to unload your bag to try for an ace (I did a few times). The signage is great and has an arrow pointing you in the direction of the next hole - easy to navigate through. I am planning on coming back to play this course again.
Cons: I could not find much wrong with this course other than the fact that hole 18 does not end near hole 1, like most courses do. You walk atleast 1/2 mile from 18 back to 1, if you want to play a second round. I'm not saying that to sound lazy, just doesn't flow well if the ending isn't close to the beginning. I would have like to play a few holes shooting uphill. Some of the open holes are a bit too open (meaning that there isn't a tree or some sort of landmark to help you get an idea of what to throw).
Other Thoughts: Bring plenty of water when you play, especially on a hot day. There are no water faucets or water fountains on the course. The lake makes you want to just chill out during the middle of your round.
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7 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: As the first DG course in the Dothan area this is a welcome addition indeed. The course itself was fairly easy to find with a nice board in the parking area with course map. Be sure and take a good look at the map on your first visit, it will help with course navigation. Finding your way around the course is mostly intuitive; however there are a couple of longer walks between tees. From hole #9 you take the road left of the basket , you will see the tee for #10 on the left. The tee for #17 cannot be see from the basket at #16. Just follow the tree line on the left. Another longish walk is from 18 back to the parking lot. Again just follow the road back and you will find it. There are nice signs at each hole that while small they have all the information needed including route to the next tee. Located on the Ft. Rucker military base I assume the designer was not aloud to remove any trees. With this in mind this is a nice layout and interesting course. There is not much elevation change available in this part of the country but every bit available has been incorporated. Good mix of long and technical holes with a balanced mix of hyzer, anhyzer, and straight shots. The course is mostly open with some wooded holes and three holes bringing a small lake into play. Hole #13 is 260 feet downhill with the basket only about 20 feet from the lake, definite test of courage and distance control here. Hole #15 is 405 foot hole across a corner of the lake. To go at the basket you will need to be able to carry about 390 feet to stay dry. There is a safe route available to the righ but it will require a long second shot to save par. The course was incredibly clean, I did not see a single piece of trash lying around, I hope it stays that way. I was fortunate enough to play my round with one of the pilots stationed here, nice treat for me.
Cons: There are very few negatives here. The tees boxes are natural; however they are well marked and maintained. Trash cans and benches would be a nice addition. There are signs warning of snakes in the area so watch where you walk.
Other Thoughts: I found this a very fun course to play with plenty of obstacles to navigate but not so difficult that you would not want to bring a newbie to play. This is a brand new course so we need to view it that way. It is sufficiently complete in its current configuration. Additionally there is a multitude of opportunities for improvements in the future. Such as multiple tees and pin positions. Besides where else can you play a round of golf with Apache helicopters flying around you?
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