a must play course
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Fort Massac DGC is a very beautiful and challenging course. A good mix of par 3's and 4's. I think it was played out perfectly and will improve with age. One of my personal favorite places to play.
Cons: Very few cons, but hopefully some will get straightened out. Hole number 2 is overly wooded and needs a few trees cut. You have to park at the far end of the course and if something came up and you have to leave your in for a long walk. Don't let that keep you from playing this fantastic course
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
8 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Very challenging course. There are lots of lines, but if you don't hit them, you will hit a tree. Elevation changes, hidden baskets, very nice view of the river at the turn, tricky hillside placement for a few baskets, tight lines, long and short holes - this course has all of that.
And, what it doesn't have is Sticker bushes, Nettles, Poison Ivy. Probably about 90% of the course is free of these pests, and so long as you don't have an errant shot, you won't hit that stuff even on the holes where it's close.
It's also in a pretty busy park, but the folks in the park don't ever really get in the way. I played on Labor day weekend and we never had to worry about playing into a group of people that were there for grilling, etc.
If you park in the right spot (near hole 6, more on that in the 'con' section), you are near your car at least 3 times, which is great for those hot summer days or a quick run through a few holes at lunch.
Cons: The parks guy decided he didn't want DGers parking at one of the most popular pavilions, so he renumbered the holes. If you start at hole 1, which is near the trout pond, you are actually outside the park when you leave your car. You won't see it again until hole 18, and it's a long walk if you decide to quit after 9 - across the entire park! If they make this a mandatory parking spot for disc golf, they just wasted a bunch of money, 'cuz a lot of locals are already up in arms about it.
There are so many trees on some of the holes that there really is no line at all. Hole 2 is probably the worst offender. They are supposed to cut some down, however (not just for us, these trees were set to come down already), so that should help some. But for now, 2 is a TLS - total luck shot. No amount of skill can purposely wind thru trees like that!
Locals don't know much about the sport yet, and they might grab your disc. This is to be expected though, and as the course ages, this problem should go away.
Other Thoughts: This course reminds me of Jefferson Barracks in St Louis. That is high praise indeed, because that is among my favorites in that area. But, the layout, long drives, rolling hills, and the general look of the park are all very reminiscent of JB. I'd recommend a stop here if you're near....or even if you're not!
8 of 8 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 1 Not
My new Home Course
Pros: Great layout, Challenging pin placement, variety of terrain, forces you to use different discs
Cons: Long course, tee pads not installed yet, no signage to direct a player from hole to hole, not many defined lines yet
Other Thoughts: This will be an excellent course when the tee pads are put in and the limbs are trimmed. A rec level tee for each hole would be great and allow all levels of players to throw alongside each other without the good players getting bored or the new guys feeling horrible about their lack of distance or high score.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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