Short Holes are the hardest!
Pros: This is a great course for beginners and advanced players alike. Beginners will appreciate the lesser distance of the baskets and the conservative par 4s. More advanced players will find this course to test them technically with strategy of approach drives and not overthrowing the basket and into the water. This course has nice tee pads and overall has an easy to follow layout. The upkeep of the course is very nice and the scenery is beautiful. It is a very quiet disc golf course tucked away in a neighborhood in Perry GA. Lots of ducks are Geese in the ponds. Water hazards can easily be avoided by playing conservative.
Cons: Some of the pars are a little confusing. Most of the par 4s can be played as par 3s. It can be easy to over throw baskets and drive into the ponds. The water has many Do Not swing signs and it's probably not the cleanest water but most discs should be recoverable with a few wet feet.
Other Thoughts: Bring a floating disc and retriever to go for the Ace!
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Let's call it what it is! An excellent beginners course. The layout is risk and reward for many of the holes. There are many holes 200ft or less, but still enough holes to get beginners wanting more range. The scenery is beautiful. Great tee signs (I have dealt with maing tee signs before) and next tee markers. NICE tee pads!!
Cons: Yes there were some people walking around, but we didn't wait more than 60 seconds at any time.
Other Thoughts: The only reason this is not a 5 in my book is that there are similar courses with more variation that is simply not possible at this park. We were in town on business and I took a friend who was a beginner. Worked out great.
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Nicely laid out short course around two ponds and a creek. This is a good course to bring new players otherwise all you will need is mid ranges and a putter. The concrete pads are all in good shape and the signage was adequate. Navigation was quite intuitive, no real need for map. The course itself is well designed with maximum use of the available trees to force you think about your tee shots and not just chuck it. The biggest risk is water, many of the pins are placed close to the water. For elevation change (hard to find in central Georgia) everything slopes toward the ponds and maximum use of this is taken advantage of. My favorite two holes were 15 and 16 which play over the creek and on 15 it is placed behind a bridge that makes it a blind shot. For the more experienced players there are ace runs available everywhere.
Cons: While played on a weekday afternoon, I still had to watch out for a couple of pedestrians. On a weekend I can see this being a real danger. This is central Georgia don't forget the sun screen and the bug spray.
Other Thoughts: While this is a rather short course there are enough tree and water hazards to keep you interested. It also provides a chance to work on your mid-range game. I would play here again.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
Great and my home course
Pros: 1. Good concrete tee pads
2. easy course flow
3. bathrooms and trash cans
4. good mix of 3s and 4s
Cons: 1. 1st, 2nd, and 10th holes are too close to other things
2. parkgoers are often in the way
3. a little confusing on the back 9
4. a little easy
Other Thoughts: My home course. Great for practice, beginners, and is worth the round.
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: -This course is appropriate for beginners, families, and local players wishing to practice basic shots. It has acceptable baskets and teepads, and most of the lines are generous. Signage is sparse, but enough to get by.
-Hole 13 is a great hole. It could fit in on nearly any course-- it requires a well-executed shot to reach the pin, with just enough lake danger to make me think.
-When I have played, the course has been well-maintained, with teepads clear, few leaves or limbs in fairways or intended throwing lines, and shule abutting park boundaries reasonably thinned.
Cons: -15-18 are a mess. They're the worst offenders, but several basket and teepad areas coincide--definitely not a good thing on a course with mixed user groups and occasional blind shots.
-15-18 deserve an emphatic "yikes!" as well.
-I definitely got the impression that other park users (walkers, lake users, picnickers) could pose a problem on busy days.
-Hole 9's tee sign (among others) is oriented strangely, such that I looked over the lake (the back of the pad) to try to find the basket. I get why it's there, since the course flow requires a walk to that point, but this still poses unnecessary confusion.
-Several shots are redundant. Some of that is limitations of the land and trees, but 3 holes go downhill directly to the lake, and 6 of the 7 holes between 200 and 250 can be played with a basic hyzer.
Other Thoughts: -Overall, I had a good experience at the course. The park's other amenities would be suitable for families stopping on a road trip. Don't go here as a destination, but it's not bad as a practice course or a quick round.
-I'm not aware of how much other land around the park is available, but I think the course's safety and entertainment value would improve by using about 12 holes in the space of the current 18.
1 of 3 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: -Very nice park and course
Cons: -Can get crowded
-Course gets very close to other amenities at times
-Lots of random park goers on course and impeding holes
-Hole layout gets confusing on the last few holes
Other Thoughts: Would love to see some improvements at this course, has potential to be much better
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: It's a disc golf course. Huge tee pads for a pitch and putt course. Pretty park.
Cons: Ridiculous pars. Next tee signs are wooden post often within 3 feet of the basket and in the way. Crowded areas. Baskets to close to tees. Crossing fairways. Confusing layout. Poor design and flow. Baskets are leaning. Cheap baskets. Non disc golfers in the way. Wouldn't want to play in a tournament here.
Other Thoughts: I hate to pile on but it's really an example of what not to do and amateur mistakes in design. It is a very pretty park and good for beginners once you learn the course. I recommend making the drive to Chehaw or Claystone instead. Won't return to play this one until major changes are made.
0 of 4 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Great for beginners
Pros: First and foremost: Very beginner friendly. We often make the drive from Americus to come play this course whenever we are bringing somebody to play disc golf for the first time.
Course is clean, grass is always cut, very large concrete tee pads. It is not hard to find the next tee box after finishing a hole. Great use of signage.
Cons: Hole 1 is very close to the parking lot. People sometimes park right by the lake or basketball court, which can be very near the fairway of a hole. Not necessarily a con for me personally, but there is a chance that you can throw a disc in the lake.
Other Thoughts: It is the best course I have played in regards of being beginner friendly. If you are not a beginner, then you may not throw your driver more than once. Also, if you are not a beginner, then you are going to want to play every hole as a Par 3.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Simple Course, great for beginners
Pros: 1) Big Concrete Tees
2) Great directions (arows pointing to next hole)
3) nice simple course, with a few trees added for a little challenge
4) Good use of water hazards
5) a couple of trash cans along the way
Cons: 1) SHORT HOLES- used Putter to drive on quite a few holes
2) Holes 15-18 are a crossing mess. (Watch your head)
3) Tee signs not always Placed in a good location
4) Hole 1 plays WAY to close to the parking lot
Other Thoughts: Overall, a Nice beginner course situated in a small town park. No big challenges here... but a nice play on a slow afternoon. Great course for an area that is still relatively new to the sport of disc golf. Explained to a Family... and another New player How to play, and tips of how to play. Locals are very nice. Hopefully disc golf will Grow in the area.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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