14 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: -Great challenge for an advanced player
-Great community that seems to take pride in improvement
-Nice elevation changes
-Practice Basket at number one tee
Cons: -Too challenging for a beginner
-Hard to find baskets.
- Dirt tee pads
-Difficult to read signs
-Watch out for ticks
-No Womens restroom but plenty of mens rooms behind every tree
Other Thoughts: First let me say that this is a challenging course. If you are a recreational player do not even look at par because you are not getting it. I believe that this course has the longest hole in Georgia (over 900 feet) so it can be a test of your arm. I disagree with the first review in that this is a good course for a beginner. As a beginner this was the most frustrating course I have ever played because of its length and complexity. Open holes will often close into wooded holes and if you get off track the woods is very thick and thorny. With so many 5000 to 6000 feet courses around this area it is good to have an 8000+ feet course, but it is just not for me at this point in my game. You can tell that the designers are working to make this course better and not just abandoning it after the initial design. They have spray painted directions in some of the harder to find tees and they have created limb paths to guide you to some of the wooded tees.
The biggest problem I had with the course is the baskets. DGA baskets seem to blend in with the southern pines. Without playing the course before it will be hard to find the baskets. I often struggled finding the basket within 50 feet. It is also possible to drive down the wrong open area because you do not know where the basket is located. You do not want to walk 600 feet just to know where to throw.
I do not want to discourage anyone from trying out this course if you have experience playing the game. You might just find a top course for your level. But in all honesty, if a beginner were to learn about disc golf on this course, they will not be as entertained as much as some of the other 5000 foot courses in the Atlanta Area.
This course seems to be balanced for lefties and righties.
**My score reflects my opinion at my current level. I might re-review next year to see if my thoughts change. **
14 of 15 people found this review helpful.
8 Helpful / 1 Not
Great course - totally revamped
Pros: Course has been completely redesigned as of 12/2007 and is now a top-10 course in GA. A must play if you're coming to ATL. Length is pushing 8,000' -- mix of technical wooded holes and looong grip & rip it. Two holes over 900'; wind, elevation OB & tight fairways come into play. As of 5/8/08, they have added several new pin placements and black teepads; two of the holes are now legit par 5's. Hole #6 - downhill, par 5, 900'+ is one of my favorite holes in GA.
Updating my review as of 8.18 -- the course now has great cement teepads as well as benches & trashcans on most holes. Played it during the Hotlanta tournament & the course is a great tournament course -- I overheard some out-of-towners saying they liked this course better than Redan.
Cons: Signage -- but hey, this course just opened in December '07.
Several holes are set in a young and fast growing pine forest; not sure that they'll grow in very well unless major trimming takes place.
Several holes seem identical in length & layout ; may be that they really stick out when compared to the great holes on this course.
Other Thoughts: Keep expanding this course, there is a ton of beautiful available land at the park!
Course is in a constant state of improvement and will keep getting better & better
8 of 9 people found this review helpful.
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