Plane, Train, and Automobiles
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Two tee positions per hole - shorts are natural, marked by post, while longs are 12' long concrete, trapezoidal, with accompanying tee signs. Two pin positions per hole.
Not much - on the flat/open side, if that isn't your thing.
The public park this course is set within is absolutely huge, quite open, fairly flat, containing a large lake, and offering a variety of recreational options, including the disc golf course. While not wide open, a few large trees to avoid early|middle|late, but usually only one of the these, and the length (average ~360'), provide the challenge. About half the holes require controlled drives (i.e. avoid a few tree trunks) from the tee, while the other are "bombs away" with your favourite distance driver. Most tee-shots simply need straight throws, with a few requiring subtle turns or fades.
While there plenty of nice holes early, the course really finishes strongly, bringing elevation, water, and tightness into play. Holes 15&17 both throw down-slope, and you regain this on straightforward #16 in-between. Basket-15 sits on a "peninsula", with an open, watery trench in front/right, trench/brush behind. Basket-17 sits under the branches of a tremendous tree, guarded by water/tree-line on the left, and thick brush on the right/front, forcing a very accurate right-turning approach. Hole-18 has you throwing out of a wooded-window early, with water left, then a touch-shot to the basket, sitting on a small island.
Navigation, even without a map, was fairly simple. Of note: 1) tee-4 is nearest basket-2 - cross path to find tee-A, with basket on cul-de-sac near the water, from which it is easy to find tee-3; 2) from basket-14, cross road, pass tee-16, pass bushes, to find tee-15 on left.
A fine play for those who like their courses on the open side, but still requiring good control in certain situations.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: excellent signage compared to other local courses
concrete tees w, natural am tees
well designed, scenic
variety of shots needed/distance
Cons: clean facilities iffy
signage doesn't give VERY accurate depictions
end of course after hole 14 a little confusing
no elevation to speak of
Other Thoughts: Langan's a cool course - scenic, playing across a large park containing a stage, old air force jets and old loco-motives among other things. there are also drainage ditches/creeks running through the course and a small pond providing plenty of hazards - the couple of times I've played here the wind was a factor - nothing TOO gusty, but breezy.
After hole 14 it gets confusing - the closest tee to basket 14 is tee 17.... tee 15 is further back, closer to the road than tee 17. I didn't see any holes marked anything other than par 3, but I usually go by the rule of thumb that if the hole is 350'-400'+, it's a par 4...there's a 600'+ hole out there that'll test your rip too.
Gave it a 3 because it has a lot of basics covered like decent signage, but even w/ the water/ditch hazards and trees it gets a little repetitive.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Enjoyed this course.
Pros: Played this course twice on my way through Mobile. Once I located the opening hole it was relatively easy to navigate. The holes provided a nice mix of skill and distance. There was some water on several holes with number 18 the most challenging for me. You tee out of a tunnel and then chip to a hidden basket on an island. The jumper hole, "A", was great for my forehand style.
Cons: The tee marker for number 14 was not there.
Other Thoughts: Will certainly play this course again if I get a chance.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Fun February Frolfing
Pros: Good mix of lefts and rights, short and long holes
Concrete tee pads
Signs denoting baskets and yardage for each hole
Water hazards make it interesting
Well maintained, not much trash at all and no overgrowth (though I did play in February)
Baskets in good condition
Fairly easy to navigate
Cons: No real doglegs or tight skill shots
No major elevation changes (Can't ask for much being near the coast)
7 holes with water hazards! (I know I put it as a pro as well, but I can imagine many people lose discs)
Other Thoughts: Played this course on the way through town and had a great time. Most shots are pretty wide open, making it a good course for beginners and good opportunities for birdies for more advanced players. I'm much more used to wooded courses so this was a fun change. On a few where I could just bomb it and not worry about hitting much.
The water definitely adds a sense of risk to big drives, but I didn't have to go swimming.
I would have given it a higher rating if there were more skill shots involved (most holes had a straight shot open), but that has more to do with the park's trees than the course itself.
No tight fairways was a change for me, but overall a very fun course. Will definitely play again if I'm in the Mobile area.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
A course with decent variety
Pros: Langan park tests the complete golfer. Set in a public park the course utilizes a wide variety of the terrain in the park.
There are a good mix of shots on this course. Though primarily an "open" course there are plenty of holes which utilize natural trees and other obstacles to provide designated fairways. A few holes even play near some water adding a little sphincter effect to the shots. There are some great hyzer/anzyhzer shots. A good course to practice rollers, sidearms, and nearly any other shot you may need in a standard game. Multiple routes typically exist for almost every hole. I was not bored while playing this course.
Tee signs are present on every hole with seemingly accurate distances and "next tee" directions.
Tee pads themselves are excellent. Concrete, flush to the ground and wide enough for a good run-up for some of the longer holes.
Primarily a course for testing control and accuracy off the tee there are a couple of nice bomber holes in the more open areas which allow you to air it out.
Cons: Like most of the course I have played in the Mobile area this course is pretty flat. Though not always a big deal I personally feel as though elevation is a must to take a course up a notch.
It has been a little while since I have played the course but I do remember it being difficult to navigate. As the course encompasses a wide area of the park and is pretty open the location of tee pads is not always intuitive from the previous pin.
I played during a random weekend when there was a local cross country meet taking place. I have driven by the park a few other times and have gotten the impression that it can be a very busy course which may make for some extended rounds as you wait for non-golf patrons to safely get out of the way.
Otherwise not a lot of negatives about the course.
Other Thoughts: Overall a good course. Not flashy but well designed in terms of providing for some cool shots. Hole 18 is definitely a tough hole to end on which really tests every part of a good disc golfers game.
I would definitely suggest this course to play if you're in the area. A great complement to the other wooded courses in town. The only reason it does not get higher marks it because I compare it to all of the other courses I have played and reviewed and it is not quite to their level.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Short easy hole up to long pro holes with open rolling hills and few pine trees. Perfect course for the big arms off the tee with one hole over 600ft.
Cons: Every hole is a par 3 but I've always played the 525+ft holes as par 4's but they can be done in 3.
1 of 5 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Nice open well maintained park. Long holes to practice distance drives. A good variety of lefts and rights. Open tee area for driving.
Cons: Very long holes. Makes for a nice walk through he park.
Other Thoughts: Hazards arent too bad and i never had to look for my disc.
1 of 4 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 0 Not
One Of Mobile's Best
Pros: Great course, layed out and designed very well. Brings all shot variety into play. Always kept up and clean. 8 foot concrete tee pads and nice hole markers on every hole.The finishing hole is on an island surrounded by water and muck which makes for an interesting finish.
Cons: There really isn't any cons about this course. The only thing I can think of is that for some players, alot of the holes are going to be long and hard to par from the regular tee pads, but if that is the case, they have red tees that shorten the long holes significantly. There is also snakes at this course, but I have only seen them down in the ditches and in the water, but alot of the holes play around the ditches, and I actually know a guy in our league who was bitten by one trying to get his disc out of one of the ditches.
Other Thoughts: This is really a great course. This course will make you have to throw every shot in your bag. It has a 660 foot par 3, and another 590 foot par 3 that requires two great anhyzers to reach the basket, which has about a 20 foot drop off into muck if you can't get your second shot to hold it's line. I am a local, and if you are asking about the course in Mobile, it is know as "Municiple Park" and not Langan.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 1 Not
Fun Park Course
Pros: The course plays through a large grassy park with open fields, areas with scattered trees, and some areas that have denser trees and some brush to contend with. That makes for some nice variety throughout the course, with some open bomber type shots to stretch your arm, some holes where you have multiple lines to choose from through the trees, and a few tunnel type shots. There are several water hazards in play, and they're used well to make challenging but fair holes that will punish errant drives. A couple holes have risky basket placements near the water hazards, making for some fun greens.
There is a decent mix of hole shapes on the shots that have more defined lines. you'll need to throw some different shots to be successful on the tighter parts of the course. There is good length variety here, with a few holes long enough to really stretch out your arm and some shorter ace run shots mixed in.
The park is well cared for in general, with not a lot of trash or vandalism. The tees are nice concrete pads with enough texture that they're not slippery even with a little water on them. The signs are basic, but have plenty of information to know where to throw for the most part. The course flows well enough that there are only a couple spots that aren't obvious where to find the next tee. Even then, those couple spots aren't all that hard to figure out.
Cons: The alternate pin placements looked like they would change up the course nicely, adding some variety and different looks to the course, but with some hidden pins from the tees it would be nice for the signs to indicate the current pin position. There are a few holes where you'll have to walk up to see exactly where to throw. It looked like the alternate tees would change things up too, but with natural pads I can't see them getting all that much use compared to the nice concrete set.
The course gets a little repetitive at times, with several holes that are mostly open field shots with just a few trees. There are some great holes here, but there are also a few that really just feel like they're only there to get you to the next hole.
Other Thoughts: This is a nice park course with some cool holes, but also some boring, typical park holes. Beginners might find it a little long, and some of the water hazards could be intimidating for newer players. More experienced throwers will find some cool challenges and some holes to air it out a little more, but it's a little lacking in different challenges to be a top notch course.
7 of 8 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Nice open friend course
Pros: Nice scenic park with other activities to keep you occupied after your round. Mostly long open holes with some water that comes into play. Great course to learn rollers on.
Cons: Course always seems to be under renovation. I haven't played there in several years but it was always getting changed up so navigating it quickly wasn't always easy. Some holes seems to mirror each other.
Other Thoughts: Worth the stop with USA, Springhill Hobbit, Cottage Hill and other courses close by.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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