Florence, AL 
Faith Church Share
Uploaded By: willsfc Hole #1 (Taken 8/2018)
3 / 270ft.   3 / 300ft.   3 / 380ft. Par / Distance:
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Needs Some More Baskets.

1    9/1/2018   10/24/2018
Review By: wellsbranch250
Played: 326  Reviewed: 311  Exp: 4.9 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: (0.802 Rating) A family friendly church course with only the very basic elements of the game.
- QUICK PLAY - A total bagger course. Only 3 holes that can be played in less than 10 minutes. I am going to guess that since there are 3 tees per hole, (Red, White and Blue) that there are probably some church patrons throwing all three tees over three loops for a total of nine holes. Even in this scenario, a solo player at most will be looking at 25 minutes. Hole (3) and tee (1) are fairly close to be able to run seamless loops.
- BEGINNER FRIENDLY - Very open and forgiving are two things that many newer players appreciate. There's a little bit of overgrowth on the right side of (2s) fairway, but there's ample bail out room to the left.
- MAINTENANCE - Mowed and clean on my visit.
- GROW THE SPORT - No doubt will this course aid in growing the sport by offering church members easy access to learn the game at a beginner and family friendly course.
- CHAINS - Pretty red, white and blue Veteran baskets. All the baskets are in great shape. Unfortunately, a typical comment when you run out of good things to say about a course.

Cons: Not a large enough footprint to attack a following.
- ONLY 3 HOLES - There will be many that will argue that this is not even a course, but rather a very good practice area. I'm personally torn on the idea. In addition to the reality of only three baskets, is the notion that nothing here is numbered. However, the tee lines are defined and there's a logical looping flow.
- LACK OF CHALLENGE - The Blue tees are the longest of the three sets of tees with the Red's oddly being the second longest. I'd say the Blue length is well over a 300 foot average, but it's pretty much completely open. I think if a lower end Recreational player ran all three tee loops, they'd average one to two down.
- NAVIGATION - As mentioned above, nothing is numbered. There are also no maps to be found online. Players could start on any hole, although the tees adjacent to the parking seem like the logical place to start and I have chosen that as tee (1) for this review. To end on a positive note, the course is very cart friendly.
- CHARACTER - Other than the beautiful baskets and marked tee lines, there are no other basics or extras here. This obviously allows for a lot growth potential.
- TEES - Only natural grass surfaces. There is currently no tee pitting or protruding roots as of this review, so that's good. Red tee (3) was placed on a slope.
- UNIQUENESS - Unless a player loves open shots, the 3 hole combo here is not going to impress anyone. But really, what 3 hole course could? Hole (1) is slightly down, Hole (2) hooks right and (3) is a near dead level obstacle free shot.
- NATURAL BEAUTY - There are no horrible eyesores but there is no exotic terrain either. Mostly open fields and dry retention areas. Building and parking are in view the entire time.

Other Thoughts: I wasn't expecting much so I wasn't disappointed. Faith Church will provide members the basic elements of the game in a forgiving format, and that's all there is for the time being. The course just squeaked across my 0.75 threshold for a 1.0, but it's really more of 0.75 course if I could give that score. Faith Church seems to have enough land still available to add 3 to 6 more holes and there's also a lot of room for infrastructure growth. With enough support and investment over the next year, I could see myself upping the rating to a solid 1.5 or even a 2. It's a good start so far, but there's a lot work to be done.

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