Pros: - Has great baskets
- 4x4 tee signs marking tee pads with hole numbers
- Across the road from Brahan
- Some interesting holes that play beside a huge drop off into the water. It really makes you think about your shot.
Cons: - Area holds water and makes many holes almost unplayable at times
- LONG walk between holes 8-9
- Removed hole 1, a good hole that played by the pond and put in a short hole that does not fit with the course.
- Layout could have been better to help with the flow of the course
- parking lot beside the course is usually blocked off by a locked gate. Walk from other parking is not that bad though
Other Thoughts: I have yet to play this course in good conditions. Seems to always be swampy in certain areas.
A New Springs in Town
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Pros: Another fun DG course for Huntsville located across the street from Brahan Springs. This course is very different to Brahan Springs, making it a great complement for 27 complete holes if you like. None of the holes on this course are unreachable, however they can make you cautious. Just about each hole has its own obstacles and type of throw needed. The course is pretty open in terms of obstacles, but it doesn't feel like it.
TEES: Marked for hole # but that is it for now as the course is new.
BASKETS: Brand new with Drake Springs logo and hole # across the top of each. GREAT BASKETS!!!
This is a fun, quick course.
Cons: The cons are merely due to it being a new course. Will rate higher once these are in place: The tees could be a bit better with at least having distance markers (all pins can be easily seen/found from their respective tees). Signs directing to 1st and all those afterward will be helpful if placed. The only small gripe I would have against the course would be that the final hole is kinda blah to end it. If 9 holes are all that shall be placed on this course, then I would actually make hole #3 the first hole, making hole #2 the final hole ending the round with a throw over the water.
Other Thoughts: Course Layout and Description:
*Hole #1: About 275' throw alongside the pond (on your right) and a swamp/marsh on the left. Takes a good straight shot to put it close.
-walk back towards tee #1 for 2nd tee
*Hole #2: About 250-260' throw over part of the pond.
-walk back towards open field on other side of the marsh/swamp area
Hole #3: Diagonal tee with with a couple of trees not far from the tee. Tee close to a parking lot.
*Hole #4: About 275' throw either staight thru/over marsh area or a RH flick left to right around large tree. Basket is less than 20' from the edge of the pond.
Hole #5: (seen from the highway) a throw around 275' but must be kept low due to having to go under a tree's thick branches not too far from the tee.
Hole #6: Wide open hole thrown slightly uphill, but be careful as drop-off, manmade ravine is may be 20' behind basket. basket is a good distance away but can be overthrown.
Hole #7: Long distance par 3 alongside manmade ravine (on right) and baseball field/fence on left.
*Hole #8: About 260-270' left to right throw into lightly wooded area surrounding basket. Tee is 3' from edge of ravine
-long walk backwards for 9th hole
Hole #9: Fairly open shot a bit downhill towards parking lot/tee #3. Nothing notable.
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