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Pros: -Mostly well mowed
-Interesting mixture of long, straight holes and blind shots around woods lines will challenge any player
-Good use of OB areas to help define and individualize each hole
-Brand spankin' new tee signs next to each tee on each hole
-Pin positions rotated monthly, each change presenting a different challenge than the previous
Cons: -Lack of shade, bring sunscreen and water
-Other visitors to the park can sometimes be a distraction with loud music
-Layout can be confusing if you aren't familiar with the course so take a pic of the course map with your phone at the kiosk
-Drainage isn't so good, so avoid after heavy rain
Other Thoughts: Overall, a pretty great open space course where you can work on accurate distance
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1 Helpful / 3 Not
Let's walk together
Pros: Great course wide open.
Fun distance course. Be ready to use your distance drivers.
New signs that are very nice.
Practice put and driving range.
Cons: Out of bounds is funny on some holes so read the tee marker fully.
Not all tees are concrete yet but they are marked off for them.
Just be ready to walk
Play course in the morning because there is not much shade in the afternoon.
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0 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Grass cut
Fairly easy to navigate for the first try
Lots of throws
Good use of what was available (tree, elevation, ob
Cons: Don't get to throw all your shots
Very few trees in play
Other Thoughts: Good walk and chance to work on drives. Concrete to be added to all blue tees. Gonna be hot in the summer!
0 of 3 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: The park is easy to find and holes 1 and 10 are right beside the parking lot. There is a practice basket near 1st tee (don't mistake it for the second basket). The course is on a very large park with multiple tee pads and pin positions. New and great baskets that mark hole # . The best thing about this course is that you get to work on your long drives on nearly every hole. 3rd hole gives you ample opportunities at an ace. The final hole ends along a small creek/stream to an elevated basket right back to your car.
Cons: I know this is a new course in progress so I will say that it will benefit by adding distances and hole layout signs. Also, fix the signs on the baskets and put more up so players can more easily find the next hole. Unfortunately, because of the extremely open park, most holes haven't any obstacles to avoid. So, this course does not challenge you in making different types of throws (u will just use your primary distance throw for nearly all throws). Just about all holes are around 335' or further in length. Only some holes have a concrete tee pad (others are grass or carpet). Since the course is wide open, u can get very hot and sunburned in the summer due to the very long holes and very long walks between holes. Even though this is a very large park holes/baskets seem intersect oddly (this could also be because of the poor signs pointing u where to walk and throw.
Other Thoughts: This is just a wide open, long course with nothing interesting to really offer. Tee pads and signs will better the flow for players but that's about it. I think the design course layout could be better but again what else can u do in open land?
Until the signs are updated, here are my helpful hints to walking this course:
-take ur smartphone to have this website's hole lengths
-don't trust the signs on baskets pointing to next hole (only some are right currently)
-look for posts and use hole # s on baskets to find ur way
2nd tee is left of 1st basket along the woodline.
Follow woodline towards the back of the park/old driving range for next 4 holes.
The next 5-9 holes come back to the middle of the park (hole 8 is right by rundown pool).
The back 9 holes go along the left side of the park working along the left perimeter going towards the back of the park and ending by returning close to the middle of the park and to ur car.
Ultimately this is not a course u need to go out of ur way to play but it is a complete change of pace compared to nearby Bowers park.
3 of 5 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Great New Course! Still needs a little work...
Pros: -Brand new baskets
-Multiple tees on most holes
-Multiple pin locations on most (maybe all) holes
-Great use of O.B. and tree lines to accommodate lack of elevation and obsticles
-Course runs along edge of park and mostly avoids other commonly used areas
Cons: -Very little shade
-No benches (on course itself)
-Elevation doesn't come into play (exceptions: #8, #16 & #17 have noticeable elev. changes)
-'Next Tee' signs on the baskets DO NOT point to the next tee.
-Tee sign (when available) are in poor condition
-There are no signs directing you where to walk from #6 to #7 (pretty long walk, too)
-The walk from the front 9 to the back 9 is long enough and the holes are separate enough that the flow feels more like two 9 hole courses than an 18
Other Thoughts: This course has potential to be great. With better signage, a course map, benches and more concrete tee pads it could easily be a solid 4.
There are tees for ALL skill levels: Gold, tees for pros with several +900' holes, Blue long tees, White short tees and Red tees for beginners. Right now there is minimal shade, so bring PLENTY to drink in the summer. Maybe In a few years if the park trees get larger and provide more shade this won't be an issue but as of now sunscreen and water/Gatorade are a must.
With 2 great courses in Tuscaloosa, if you live nearby it's worth the trip.
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