0 Helpful / 9 Not
Pros: Good place to practice your mid range game and putting. Cool looks and good use of mandos
Cons: SHORT. Not well marked. Way over rated.
Other Thoughts: If you are thinking of traveling to this course just drive by and say you've seen it and continue on to Harmon Hills. You will be glad you did.
0 of 9 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Overall nice design and layout. Large park set in the beautiful TN mountains. Good mix of shots and a nice challenge.
Cons: Could use better directions between holes and some of the tee pads could use some maintenance. Hole 1 basket was missing.
Other Thoughts: Great park but I like Winged Deer better.
0 of 2 people found this review helpful.
A Fun Course for the Experienced Player
- Challenging course, tests driving and mid-range abilities.
- Hole maps located at the tee of every hole.
- Variety of hole types; some in narrow wooded areas while others are for distance in open fields.
- Two pin locations for multiple holes.
- Grass and obstacles are well maintained.
- In my most recent play, one basket had been stolen and litter was found throughout the course.
- Somewhat difficult to navigate, some holes end with two or three trails around the pin and visiting players may be unsure of where to go next.
- Surrounding foliage can be fairly dense, be weary of bushes with pricks and of poison ivy.
Other Thoughts: All holes are either par 3 or 4's, depending on the location of the pin. This course can be very fun as long as the challenges of narrow holes lined with trees don't get in your head. I would certainly recommend playing this course if you ever find yourself in the tri-cities area.
Good and Varied
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This course has a little bit of something for everyone. Long straight shots over grass for pins 1, 18, and 27 with a lot woods and hills in between. Pins 23 through 26 are some of the funnest on the course and it is a shame that they are in the less played back nine.
The course has a number of deceptive fairways that look easier than they actually are (5) and some look harder than they really are (15). All in all, you will have to use skill more than power or you will be one of the people I hear thunking into trees (and, yes, I hit them too, but I'm usually cursing too loud to hear my own thunks).
Cons: You don't know where the baskets are. Most have two possible positions and there's no way of knowing which unless you walk out to look.
Crowded. When the weather is good you will be waiting for the guys in front of you to clear and feel pushed because there is a group right behind you. Last weekend, the park was so full I couldn't find a place to park (I left and went to Winged Deer instead). I recommend trying to play in mornings or off times.
Basket 9 is the worst on the course. After a little bit of fairway, it's just buried in a bunch of trees. Some people try skip shots, some just throw and pray. My personal best ricocheted off three trees before coming to rest behind a fourth.
Does anyone par 21? I personally detest this hole, but I think better players than I may find it an appropriate challenge. Still, it should at least be a par 4.
27 is a terrible way to end a course. And it's a shame because 26 is so good. On 27 first you walk down a steep hill to get to the tee. Then you throw back up the same steep hill. Then you trudge up it to see where your disc has gone once you've thrown over its crest. It's not really technically challenging; it's just a pain and saps some fun out of your day right at the very end.
This course badly needs signs telling people where to go to get to the next tee. This is especially bad going from 22 to 23, 23 to 24, and one of the baskets in the first eighteen (can never remember which) that has three paths leading away from it.
Other Thoughts: Over the winter this was the course I played the most. I prefer Winged Deer, but this one is closer to home and I really like quite a few of the holes. I only really have issues with three of the pins and really like most of the rest.
I like the fact that there are 27 pins. Personally, I find this to be just about the perfect length.
It's worth making the trip to play here and worth returning.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
best course so far
1 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: very challenging for newer players retygjuklhgferyjkuihlkj;<:kjgh
Cons: the garbage cans on the course were over flowing and the back nine could use more upkeep.
Other Thoughts: By far this is the most fun course I've ever played.
1 of 5 people found this review helpful.
Quantity over Quality
5 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: 27 holes with concrete pads in a very nice, large park setting. The disc golf course is well separated from other activities. There is ball golf, camping, boating, fishing and play grounds all on site. Nice place for a weekend trip if you can get here.
Fairways were well cleared and grass was cut. Park seems to be maintained well.
Course plays mostly through the woods, but does offer a few holes throughout that play through mostly open terrain. Elevation is used, but not so much you need to fear any big hikes.
Most of the wooded holes are short, technical holes that force you to hit a line in the 180-300' range. Seems like a good course to work on some putter and mid range shots.
Cons: Some areas have baskets close to tee pads and vice versa. It could get a little dicey on busy days. If there are other people playing keep your head up, and eyes open. 9's tee pad is pretty much in the putting circle for 8. Kinda tight in spots.
Navigation is a little tricky in spots due to multiple foot paths weaving through the woods, and no signage to help.
Tee pad signs were very rudimentary when they were there. Some were missing.
Repetitive in that you have about 1/3 of the course ending a straight or RHBH turnover/ RHFH shot.
Not many memorable shots or great holes. Just a lot of basic disc golf. And most of it is pretty short deuce or die type golf. By my count there was about 20 holes under 300'.
Hole 13 forces a shot right over hole 4's tee pad. That must be a blast on a tournament day!
Other Thoughts: Overall this course is worth a stop if you are in the area. There are 27 holes with concrete pads of very playable disc golf. Just don't expect anything outstanding or road trip worthy.
Luckily, there were a couple interesting holes in the last section that made the monotony of throwing turnovers in the woods worth it.
Hole 21 is a fun downhill shot that forces you to hit a gap and then go back up hill. Hole length is 498' and it is pretty cool.
Hole 26 plays through a very narrow, rocky ravine and leaves you little room for error. Great looking fairway, and a nice challenge.
Much if this course seems old and looks as if it has undergone a few design changes over the years. I did notice an extra tee pad or two not being used. There is lots of cool land, hills and trees, and it made me think that maybe if this course was being built new today, we'd have a very challenging 18 hole course instead of a 27 hole course with too many short repetitive shots. Oh well, I still had fun, and it was only a few minutes off of the highway. I'd play it again, and if I was a camper this is definitely a park I'd consider a weekend trip to someday.
5 of 6 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Great looking course. Nice tees (mostly). Great elevation changes too. If you are a lefty, you'll not feel left out on this course, no pun intended.
Cons: After hole 9, signs and direction are a lil' off. I spent about 20min I didn't need to trying to figure out where to go...walking back a path I went down to try to find the next hole. This course, well some of the holes anyway will be washed away in years to come. Already there are some crazy canyons from water.
Other Thoughts: If you can play this one, it's worth it fo' sho!
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Very nice course
Challenging for everyone
Right and left handed holes
Some super nice tees,love it!
Cons: Have to give 4 because missing navigation on for next holes. Sometimes super confusing where is next hole.
1 of 4 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: One of the best maintained courses I've ever played.
Lots of elevation and great use of the land.
27 holes of open and wooded fairways.
Both holes for right and left hand players
Great for players of all levels
Trashcans and benches at each hole
Tee signs on every hole
Multiple pin locations
Cons: Some of the chains are rusted and need to be replaced.
Some tee pads are shorter than normal.
No next tee signs except for hole 2 (i head the navigation was a little tricky before those signs were installed)
Other Thoughts: I really enjoyed this course beautiful scenery, excellent layout of the land. Defiantly had some unique holes my fav being i believe 26 I loved the placement of the basket between huge rocks down a narrow fairway. One of the best courses I've ever played would have loved to give this course a 5 but the rusted chains had me take off points.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: This is an excellent course and very fun to play. I don't get to this area of Tennessee very often, but when I do I will plan to play this course. I love the park nature of most of the holes, and the woodsy nature of other. It has the mix of open to somewhat tight, with an emphasis on the open and let er rip style that I like. It is a true gem in eastern Tennessee. The vertical is definitely part of the play, but not too much so. It is very well maintained (at least when I was there).
Cons: I had some difficulty finding my way.
2 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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