6 Helpful / 1 Not
Great all-around course
Pros: The Tom Brown Park DGC is in good shape, well taken care of and the 24 holes that range from long and open to short and tight. Eighteen of the 24 holes have two sets (pro & amateur) of really nice concrete pads. There also are no water holes to contend with, so there is no need to bring any floating disks. Tom Brown Park DGC is a relatively flat course with little change in elevation, but it is still a pretty course because of all the live oaks in the park.
Cons: There are four drawbacks on Tom Brown Park DGC that keep it from being a 5-star course. Two can be helped, and two really can't. The course can be crowded and you may have to wait to tee off on some holes, and you often have to share the course with people flying kites, playing catch, sunbathing, etc. Neither of these can be helped, and are a product of being in the capital with at least three colleges in town. However, some of the tee pads especially on alternate holes 11A - 11F are carpet pads in bad shape and need replaced with concrete pads. Additionally, the signs on holes 11A - 11F also are in bad shape to non-existent and need to be replaced.
Other Thoughts: The Tom Brown Park DGC is one of my three home courses (one is a 9-hole private course not on any website) and I feel fortunate to have it in the same hometown. It is a very good complement to the other public course (Jack McLean Park DGC) which is a little shorter, but much tighter. The Tom Brown Park DGC is a maturing course and overall it is pretty long. A big arm will definitely help you to score, and, on most holes, the course is forgiving enough that a good upshot will still enable you to save par after a poor tee shot. Between all 24 holes, there is a really good blend of long open holes and tight wooded holes. Alternate holes 11A - 11F, are pretty tight and if you stray from the fairway your score will reflect it. Overall, Tom Brown Park DGC is really nice course and is well worth driving to play at; if you are in the area don't miss playing it.
6 of 7 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: Every hole has its challenge.
Cons: The first hole starts off difficult with the basket in the middle of dense woods.
Other Thoughts: Having only played one other course which was over 10 years ago, I do not have a good comparison. But I thoroughly enjoy this course.
1 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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