9 Helpful / 0 Not
Big Park, Soild Course
Pros: I played a tournament at this course several years ago, and it stuck in my mind as very nice course with a lot of length. The park is huge, and the design takes you across rolling fields and along the edge of the woods. There is decent elevation change, and plenty of opportunities to really rip a drive. Multiple basket positions for almost every hole makes for a good variety.
Visually, the course is in great shape. The local club takes very good care of this course. The first hole plays over a large man-made pond. Can be intimidating for newer players, but makes for a very nice opening shot.
Cons: This course is not super challenging, other than the distance - which may make newer players want to find a shorter course.
A few of the holes on the back 9 feel like they were just thrown in, and don't fit with the rest of the course. For the most part the course has a good flow, although there are several long walks throughout the design.
Other Thoughts: This is a nice course, and seems like it is not usually over-crowded. In a large group, the course will take 2+ hours, but a casual round would take around 1.5 hours.
9 of 9 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 5 Not
Nice and Big
Pros: Very well marked, beautifully maintained, wide open and pretty. Good test of a big arm.
Cons: a lot of the same shots, not very wooded. not very much technacality
Other Thoughts: this is an awesome course, but not very tight, and very wide open.
3 of 8 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 1 Not
Victor Ashe Park
Pros: Great big concrete tees. Good signs at tees showing par, distance, and pin placement. Most holes wide open lets you test your arm power. Has hyzer and anhyzer shots. Beautiful view of mountains. Very well maintained when I played but I don't play there often so maybe I just caught a good day. Discatcher chains which are always awesome. Lot of people playing but not over crowded and never had to wait on people. Possible tourney play and over all a well rounded course. Had a practice pin which always helps. Oh ya hole 1 is awesome!
Cons: This was my second 18 for the day so I was a little tired so it seemed like a long walk, but wasn't too bad. No signs pointing to the next tees but the flow of the course was pretty good so we didn't get lost too bad. Not much to say about the cons at this course.
Other Thoughts: Great course, great landscaping, would definitely recommend this course over morningside and only a couple miles away.
6 of 7 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 3 Not
Great open spaces
Pros: Large, open course played on grass fields in beautiful park setting. Great scenery. Lots of long open holes & some shorter technical shots. Short & long basket placements. You'll see a good mix of Hyzer, straight, Anny & even some slight uphill & downhill shots here. Hole 18 finishes at the parking lot. Practice basket & picnic benches at first tee. Large pond to throw over on hole #1. Nice long, wide concrete teepads. Descriptive tee signs on each hole. Large parking lot close to course.
Cons: It is a multi-use facility so sometimes joggers, picknickers etc will be in you line of fire. Could use a few more benches. You'll need a map for navigation on some holes. Some cross-over of fairways. Not much tree cover means your exposed to the hot sun in summer.
Other Thoughts: Good club support. This course allows the big arms to air it out! Good balance of courses in the Knox area.
4 of 7 people found this review helpful.
8 Helpful / 9 Not
Pros: Hole 1 is beautiful. It's a decent course. Not really that long, and when it is long, it's in the wide open. Nice park.
Cons: Not too much, it was a decent course as I said.
Other Thoughts: Beautiful park. Out of the 95+ courses that I have played, I would put it somewhere in the lower 1/3. Actually all of the courses that I played in this area were not all that great. I enjoyed Morningside the most, but at the same time, it was in a real ghetto area. But there were some real cool holes there. But Victor Ashe is the nicer park of the two. Group of locals showed me around. Enjoyed it.
8 of 17 people found this review helpful.
8 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: This course gives you every opportunity to rare back and throw hard. There are very few "weak" holes where people who have poor drives still squeek out a par (without an exceptional upshot!). It is one of the best courses I have ever played to really help you understand how you stack up against other players.
Cons: The course is so huge that it is not always maintained at a high level, which affects rollers, footing, etc.
Other Thoughts: I LOVE hole #1 over water. Warm up and take your practice throws before your round begins. Then, start it off with a challenge! This would be an INCREDIBLE course for an interesting safari tournament!
8 of 9 people found this review helpful.
9 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: clean course, long concrete Tee boxes, great views of the surrounding mountains, double chain DISCatcher baskets, Good Tee signs, not overly crowded.
Cons: no signs pointing you to the next hole.
If we hadn't played the first round with one of the locals we would have spent so much time looking for the next tee box that we probably wouldn't have had time to get in a second round.
Other Thoughts: Hole # 1 can be a bit intimidating if it is your first visit to the park. You have to play the first hole over a pond, it seems like it would be better if it were hole #18 or at least midway through the course. I don't want my first toss of the day to be over a pond with trees to the left and right of me.
Also I think this course is more suitable for forehand throwers, or left handed backhand throwers, most of the baskets (at least on the shorts) fade off to the right.
9 of 10 people found this review helpful.
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