2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Overall, quite well designed, with very little repetition.
Fairways run downhill, uphill, level, down then up, along a contour line, you name it. Some greens also have noticeable elevation and/or trees. There are a few open bombs, but not too many, some tunnel shots, some "dodge the tree trunks" fairways, and a nice balance of right and left-curving doglegs; overall, the course demands a variety of shots. The mando(s, depending on tee choice) feel(s) tactful rather than contrived. Multiple pin positions on almost all holes, and most feature two tees. Tee signs at each tee, except for one. Very scenic location, even in winter, and the winters tend to be relatively mild.
Cons: The nominal line of play on hole 3 runs slightly to the right of an OB parking lot, then hooks left to the basket right past the lot. The potential for doinking a parked car is somewhat nerve-wracking.
The normal pin position for 14 is atop a roughly 2 foot tall block, which is fine, but that block is made of disc-chewing concrete, which can make approaches painful.
While a few tee pads are concrete, a majority are carpet, and some have had tree roots slowly rise up under them, creating bumps.
Next tee signs could help; while the layout is fairly compact, where to look isn't always obvious.
Climbing gear may be needed for retrieving lost discs; while actually hitting the lake would require a serious overthrow, several holes on that side of the park feature a long, moderately steep, and nearly always slick hillside, and if you somehow actually put one into the ravine to the left of 18, finding enough traction to climb back up is a major challenge.
Other Thoughts: The baskets are handmade and of a certain age, and have some quirks to deal with: fewer chains than modern designs, without real give up at the top; sloped sides to the baskets, causing discs to sometimes spin around and out; and the occasional crooked assembly/installation. That said, they are an interesting part of the history.
Tee signs are likewise an interesting part of the history: they were painted by hand, and the "maps" are not exactly beautifully detailed, but they don't have any serious errors, and do include distances.
A few holes play close to each other, but I've never seen any issues because of it.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Pros: Beautiful land to play on, nice challenging holes, different types of elevation, great view of the Tennessee River and Wilson Dam on a few holes, restrooms beside the parking lot close to #12. Overall a great course
Cons: No water fountains or any source of hydration around, baskets are about 25 years old and are bent and saucer shaped so it could spit your disc up or you could throw a great putt only to have it hit a bent part of the basket that sticks up, the carpet on the teeboxes are old and raggedy so new ones are a must and lastly it needs new and improved hole layout signs beside the teeboxes and maybe new places to sit.
Other Thoughts: Love this course. My friends and I play it all the time and it provides a challenge through woods and also a few open holes and a couple of long bombers. There is no doubt that I would recommend this course to everyone.
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Pros: - Very fun and different skill shots.
- Elevation Changes
- Great scenery around a lake and river.
- Decent Signage
- Multiple pin locations that are change frequently that really vary your shot.
- Good sidearmers or anhyzers can prosper on this course.
Cons: - Baskets are handmade and can spit out putts very easily.
- Not enough pro tees. I believe theres only around 5.
- Kudzu can get very tall and be very difficult to find your disc on certain holes.
- Not enough hyzer shots or lanes. Only 1 or 2.
- There's a tennis court next to one of the holes which can be annoying because of the cars parked there sometimes.
Other Thoughts: This is my local course which I play the most. It will always have a special place in my heart. I love most of the holes and they all play very differently. Not the most diffifcult course as long you stay in the fairway and have good control.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Proud to be my home course
Pros: Great Terrain. The course is designed to force skilled shots. There are trees, hyzers, hills, chutes, anhyzers, and a couple of long drives. Really great for all skill levels. I enjoy coming up on my favorite hole only for the pin to be moved. Keeps me on my toes.
Cons: The baskets spit out putts. They force precise shots but that is a problem for the long birds. The tee pads are in bad shape too.
Other Thoughts: I played this course weekly the entire summer. I am a newb and this course has taught me control. Now when I play other courses I benefit from it. If it were not for the baskets and tees this course would get a 5 based on my experience. To think about it, I'm going to play when I get off work.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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Will always be my home course
Pros: GREAT hole design and Fantastic use of the land. You really feel like a part of disc golf history when playing this course. The locals are the best around and this is the true home for disc golf in the south!
Cons: Yeah yeah yeah..the baskets suck. you will be robbed of putts. Also, some of the concrete tees get a bit slick after rain. I broke a toe on tee #10! How's that for good times!
Other Thoughts: I can't really say anything that hasn't already been said. Or if you have played this course before...you know what I'm going to say.
This course is awesome and will always be the course I call home, even though I'm 14 hours away now. Perfect place to learn the game...perfect place to perfect your game. PLEASE go check it out and get to know the locals. SFC!!!!!!!
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Oldie but a Goodie
6 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: This is a fun course to play for all skill levels. It is mostly a pitch and putt course from the regular tees for pro level players, but there are some long tees and several of the holes have alternate pin placements that make the course a little more challenging. I would consider the course as mostly open, but with plenty of trees in the fairways to force you to shape your shot accurately off the tee. The design is good, using these trees and the subtle elevation change to give the course a good shot variety, with a few interesting shots. For advanced players, it is the kind of course to where every hole can be birdied with an accurate shot, but very few holes are gimmies and several under par is a solid score.
The park is well taken care of and there are select benches placed throughout the course. Every hole has tee signs and the course loops back to the parking lot at the half way point, where there is also a pavilion and bathrooms. The tees are a mix of concrete and carpet, which work well for the most part.
Cons: The locals consider their home made baskets a part of the course's long history and do not want to get rid of them. They have added new double chains and fresh paint to their baskets, which most definitely help tremendously, but spit/spin outs are definitely still happen at a higher rate than normal. Everybody has to play on the same baskets, so I don't have too much of a problem with them, but a lot of people will still consider this a con. I personally like carpet tee pads, but there are still some that are not level and some that can get muddy and do not handle rain too well. A lot of my cons have been corrected over the years, so hats of to those volunteers who have done their part.
Other Thoughts: Overall I really like this course and it is among my favorites. It is well designed and uses the trees/obstacles and subtle elevation to maximum effect. It is very enjoyable to play and I like stopping to play if I am in the area, as well as attending their tournaments. The club is small, but has several active and dedicated members who help keep the course maintained. I have recently upgraded my rating a full disc and updated my review due to the locals fixing several of my cons over the years. I would highly recommend this course if you are in the area.
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