Brandon, MS 
Ross Barnett Reservoir - The Rez DGC Share
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Hole #17 B Tee

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1    6/25/2012   7/31/2012
Review By: jtblount2
Played: 8  Reviewed: 8
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: This course had everything you could ask for. Great variety of shots and scenery.
Cons: Almost impossible to navigate the first time you play. I spent a good bit of time lost but eventually found my way around.
Other Thoughts: Great course I would definitely play it more often if I didn't live so far away. Even though it is almost impossible to navigate, it is a good enough course that it makes up for it

0 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Great tunnel shots

1    4/27/2012   4/27/2012
Review By: jordyheath
Played: 16  Reviewed: 3
0 Helpful / 7 Not
Pros: Well maintained, epic tunnel shots, concrete tees, good mix of shots...
Cons: Signage at the box could be better, could be easier to navigate to the next box on a couple of holes, but great course overall.

0 of 7 people found this review helpful.

 Worth Playing

1    8/16/2011   8/25/2011
Review By: sgb118
Played: 24  Reviewed: 22  Exp: 9.5 Years
4 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: This is a very beautiful park that winds through the woods. The course is set apart from most other activities, so other park users don't come into play except on only a few holes. There are many signature holes that you will remember, and it seems that the course was designed with great care. The course provides a great mix of open and narrow wooded shots, and even uses water nicely. Probably wouldn't be too difficult for new players, but experience definitely wouldn't hurt. There is also a good ratio of short to long holes. There were plenty of trash cans in the park, and there was good signage, benches and concrete tee pads at every hole. There were also multiple pin placements for every hole (3 for each, if I am remembering correctly). One of my favorite courses, and I wish I could play it all the time!
Cons: I could see this course being somewhat difficult to navigate, so follow a group or play with the locals (that's what we did). There is a chain link fence that comes into play on hole 5, 8, and 9 that was annoying. Played in the summer, so there were people in play on 17 and 18.
Other Thoughts: Like I said, if you follow a group or play with a local, navigation isn't a problem. They're very friendly. It is very apparent that the designers and everyone involved with creating this course really cared about it. Even the last two holes were no problem to shoot with the other park users in play. I also realize that nothing can be done about the chain link fence, but we didn't really like it. Overall, one of the best courses that I have played, and I recommend it to anyone in the area, whether you live in Jackson or are passing through.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful.

 A hidden gem

2-4    12/10/2010   7/22/2011
Played: 54  Reviewed: 12  Exp: 6 Years
This review was updated on 7/9/2012
4 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: This course has a great mix of open and wooded holes. It winds throught the woods around a beautiful resevoir. I was only in MS for a few days and this was the only course near my hotel. I went there 3 times and even participated in the random doubles. this is not an easy course but has its birdie opportunities.
Cons: It is a little tough to navigate so either get a map(i did not) or find a local(I did) to play with your first time. this course gets plenty of play because im pretty sure its the best in the area.
Other Thoughts: Overall a great experience. fairly well groomed. fair pin placement and challenging lines. only thing is I wish the water was used more. only a few holes bring it into play.

4 of 8 people found this review helpful.

 Incomprehensible Dancing Gerbils in the Morning

1    3/9/2011   5/9/2011
Review By: Martin Dewgarita
Played: 1149  Reviewed: 93  Exp: 5.2 Years
13 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: A very nice DG experience in a large park that is mostly wooded with open areas, flat, with in a lake in play.

Amenities. Large park with a variety of activities. The DG area has ample parking and bathrooms accessible.

Variety. Decent variety of lengths from 150-400 with many different looks at technical lines and several open longer holes thrown in there. Direct ace runs are few, though most baskets are reachable in 1 if you can hit the line, birdies feel relatively rewarding.

Well maintained. The course looked very nice and well manicured, there wasn't much trash about as a trash can was provided at every hole.

Beginner friendly. This would be a great place to learn and work on technical lines, though if you're not sure about your drives you may want to skip a couple of the water holes.

Local Scene. The course was busy with locals though not overly crowded, everyone I ran into was friendly and helpful. Local leagues and tournaments seem prevalent.

Access. Within 10 miles of the freeway/city make it relatively accessible to travelers and locals.

Links. After 12 holes you pass near the vehicles if you only have time for a short round or need to pick up something from the car.

Scenery. Very nice wooded park through the pine trees.

Tees. Mostly level concrete tee pads were in relatively good condition, though some were cracked and slightly uneven. Most of them were pretty dirty and could use a good sweeping.

Scorecards/Map. A mailbox was provided with scorecards, and a map was posted on the sign - I'd suggest taking a picture of it.
Cons: Navigation. I just mentioned taking a picture of the map, it will be helpful, even with the map I struggled on 5-7 finding my way. No tee or sign for hole 5.

Other users, pedestrians and fishermen come into play on several holes, beware of where you're throwing.
Other Thoughts: Very nice and well worth the stop if traveling through.

13 of 14 people found this review helpful.

 One of Mississippi's Best

1    1/29/2011   1/30/2011
Review By: sdervan
Played: 41  Reviewed: 41  Exp: 5.6 Years
1 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Everything you read about this course is true. It's very technical will try every shot in your bag. The course layout is great.
Great signs and with the multiple pin locations-it plays like a different course each time.
High Risk-High Reward type of course!

Cons: Not a con if you have one but you had better have a strong flick shot or you're toast. A few holes have only 1 line and if you get off of it, taking a 3 will be a miracle.
Other Thoughts: Great course and worth the drive.

1 of 4 people found this review helpful.


1    12/27/2010   12/27/2010
Review By: notapro
Played: 421  Reviewed: 280  Exp: 11.5 Years
7 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: - Course is set in a large park, with sloping fields in between a reservoir of water and a dense pine forest. Fishing and dog walking could possibly interfere, but otherwise it's DG only.
- Holes in the forested area provide a ton of different shots, with tight lanes in spots and large trees in others. Follows the usual pattern of tight/short and mature/longer to keep a constant level of difficulty, but some of the lines are very challenging. Tunnels are tight but fair, and longer holes need good accuracy and line shaping thanks to the trees. Good mix of left, straight, and right shots, some are extreme.
- The fields with scattered mature trees do a good job of keeping things tough. Distance is a major factor on a lot of holes, and there are usually well placed trees to take away lanes and force shot selection off the tee and on approach. Holes that border the forest also force some lines, including a long hyzer-only hole and a shorter anny route (RHBH). Two holes play into and out of the forest, and both have tight windows.
- Water is definitely in play on a few holes, in a big way. Three holes in particular; where you get water on the left, water behind the basket, and water on the right. The hole with water on the left has a clear RHBH anny route, or a tough hyzer route. The hole with water in the back is short and tantalzing, with little safe room behind the pin. The hole with water on the right is a good gut check for distance and accuracy. Awesome.
- Decent elevation changes here and there; there are a few holes with pretty respectable elevation changes, but mostly it's just sloping terrain. About 2/3 of the course falls into the sloping category, hole #8 is the most extreme.
- A few well protected baskets, some with trees of all sizes, and others with close proximity to the water. Accuracy is definitely needed close to the pins, or scores can balloon.
- Great signage where present, good tees, good baskets. Navigation is a little tricky in spots, the map in front is a big help the first time through.
Cons: - A few holes are by the park's road, including traffic. It does well to serve as OB on a few holes, but it can be distracting and an eyesore.
- While there is a fantastic variety of hole lengths (with plenty of bombers), this is a perfect example of short/tight and long/open. If any hole were to be a par 4 here, it would be due to length and pretty much length alone. A few exceptions might be #5 or #8, or maybe #18 thanks to the water.
- Terrain is pretty flat overall, there aren't any exciting shots due to elevation. It is great for making holes much harder (#8) or easier (#6), but it won't take your breath away by any means.
Other Thoughts: - This course has fantastic balance, in lots of ways. The three different sections of the park give a lot of different looks, and is set up well to keep switching between them. The different lines and shots that are present throughout each part are very good as well. Plenty of spots where the obvious hyzer, anhyzer, or dead straight shot is a necessity.
- Lots and lots of different pin positions must make this course a constant challenge as well. Big differences on many, many holes in terms of lines and difficulty. I would say that the difference is big enough where a casual player might find the long pins a little too difficult, and a seasoned player might find the short pins a bit too easy.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful.

  Great Course

5+    9/12/2010   9/13/2010
Review By: jbsiv
Played: 1  Reviewed: 1
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: All around this course has everything. There are many holes that are wide open and you can let a drive rip with no real consequences. Then there are many holes that take a little bit more finesse. Lots of trees that provide plenty of shade in the summer and help to make this course a real challenge.
Cons: In the summer there are many people swimming and having family outings that can make for a frustrating experience on the last few holes.
Other Thoughts: there are tee markers on every hole that provide a overview of the hole, this makes for a great tool for first time players. All in all this is a great course and I reccommend it for any skill level.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  fantastic course!

5+    8/18/2010   8/20/2010
Review By: ShawnSoter
Played: 2  Reviewed: 1  Exp: 12.7 Years
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: This is a great course that is well taken care of. There are a good variety of hole types throughout the 18 holes, from wide-open fields to wooded fairways to water obstacles, which vary in distance so that it takes a well-rounded player to do well here (throwing for distance at times and pinpoint accuracy at others). And several of the holes have one or more alternate pin locations, so the course changes frequently, so it never gets boring. The baskets are in great condition and are marked for easy reference. Course layout is well designed and pretty easy to follow (at least after your initial outing). Concrete teeboxes at each hole and they are in excellent condition. Just a really fun course to play! Probably could've rated this course higher than a 4, but other than the courses at Paul B. Johnson and PRCC about 8 years ago, I haven't played enough courses to make that judgment call.
Cons: Couple of the holes have outdated or missing placards. There is a big course map near the parking lot though for easy reference.
Other Thoughts: This is a very busy course. I have played here at least 5 times in the past month (weekday evenings), and there are always at least 10 others playing the course and usually many more than that. Everyone I have come in contact with has been very respectful, allowing quicker moving players to play through and waiting for those ahead of them to finish prior to teeing off. And located along the reservoir at Pelahatchie Shore Park, this is a popular spot for boating, swimming, fishing, dog walking, etc. And I was nervous about playing earlier this week (August 20) because of all the rain, but the course really drains nicely.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Best Course in Jackson

5+    6/4/2010   6/23/2010
Review By: jrearle85
Played: 68  Reviewed: 8  Exp: 6.8 Years
5 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: This has quickly become on of my favorite courses not only in Jackson, but anywhere!

The signs are very informative and show each pin placement. There are only 2 or 3 missing signs making it a fairly easy to navigate course. All tee pads are concrete and perfect length.

There are benches and trashcans at several holes. Also the bathroom is conveniently located at hole 9 for that mid game pit stop.

There is a good mixture of wooded and open shots, though there isn 't a ton of elevation change. A few signature holes make this course challenging and fun.

There are 3 pin positions for each hole. I have played the course at nearly every pin position, which means that baskets are moved rather frequently making it almost a different course from week to week.

The locals are mostly great to play with. Met a few locals and ended up playing a few rounds of doubles with them. One also fished my disc out of the water on hole 18.
Cons: There were a few signs missing (holes 3, 4, and 10 i think). Also, I love that the pin placement changes frequently, but often there is no way of knowing what pin the basket is on without walking up the hole to see.

There is poison ivy everywhere. Luckily I'm not allergic, but others are so BE CAREFUL!
Other Thoughts: Great course on a beautiful lake! After hole 18, it seems to be tradition to jump right into the reservoir for a swim. Also, the wildlife is fun. Found a snapping turtle on hole 8 and an alligator lives in the lagoon on hole 11. Also, found a large copperhead on hole 17. Not the type of wildlife to pet, but still cool to see!

Favorite Hole: #18. They saved the best for last. When the pin is in the close position, you can risk an ace run by shooting over the water. Great hole!

5 of 7 people found this review helpful.

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