Columbus, MS 
Lake Lowndes State Park Share
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3 / 228ft.   3 / 228ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #11 Yellow Tee

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Fantastic course from rec to pro

1    3/12/2018   3/12/2018
Review By: ticklethetruth
Played: 43  Reviewed: 5
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: This course offers great variety. The shorter tees are ideal for rec/int players. The longer tees offer a challenge to the advanced player. The gold layout is a monster even for better advanced players and open players. The course runs through a well-kept state park with a huge lake. This would be a wonderful stroll even if you weren't playing dg. Plenty of shots options. Solid baskets.
Cons: needs more trash cans. I wish the gold layout had better teepads and signage.
Other Thoughts: Must play. You can blaze through a fun round on the shorts or really challenge yourself to a long round on Gold.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

Mississippi Gem

1    2/11/2017   3/5/2017
Review By: FlyFish84
Played: 7  Reviewed: 6  Exp: 2.6 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Two tee pads for a greater variety of players or shots.
Nice setting around a beautiful lake inside a state park.
The park itself was very well maintained so it makes for a nice disc golf experience.
Variety of shots needed.
Cons: There were a few holes that had poor tee pads. One of the pads was on the side of a hill and was sloping quite a bit downhill. Could create problems for some players.

Restrooms in the center of the park were closed in February, not sure why... Maybe this isn't really a con for the course but the state park itself.
Other Thoughts: Played with some first time players here and they really enjoyed it! If you have a good selection of shots at your disposal you should do well on this course. The extra holes were fun to play but you could lose a disc very easily on them. There is a small pro shop with discs for sale at the park headquarters. I also liked the playground, picnic tables in the center of the park.
Get out and play here you won't regret it!!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.


5+    5/30/2016   7/24/2016
Review By: magictenor1
Played: 137  Reviewed: 47  Exp: 18.5 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: 2 concrete tee pads for each hole. 20 holes counting the A and B holes. Clubhouse with bathrooms and pro shop with discs. Beautiful scenery of the lake. Variety of holes and shots. There are heavily wooded holes as well as some that are fairly open. Also a good bit of elevation change. Water is in play on a couple of holes.
Cons: Not much in the way of cons. Really the only negative is the tee signs being in poor condition and the navigation issues that can cause
Other Thoughts: This is one of my absolute favorite courses. I had played there several times in the past but had not been there in years until this last visit. I remembered that I liked it a lot but when I 1st played it I really had not played that many courses. Now after having played 110 it still stands out as a great course. The A and B holes play between number 10 and 11 out toward a peninsula and were added after the original design. You can actually skip them and just play the original 18 if you like. I played Probst Park the same day and while it's nice my buddy and I both agree that we like Lowndes better. Well worth the trip from anywhere.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.


2-4    5/19/2016   5/21/2016
Review By: Tybythecoast
Played: 142  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 20.8 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Vast array of shots needed from the long tees. Plenty of birdies and plenty of trouble of you miss your line. Beautiful park!
Cons: Shorts are a little deuce or die. The long tees cross fairways a few times. Lots of fishermen at the peninsula hole to contend with.
Other Thoughts: Longs are much better than shorts on this course, so if you are an avid golfer, choose the longs.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Way out of the way

5+    9/8/2013   9/8/2013
Review By: MikeK
Played: 280  Reviewed: 97  Exp: 23.5 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Elevation, concrete tee pads on both am and pro tees, lots of trees and shade. Nice views of Lake Lowndes. Nice cabins in the park, and nice campgrounds as well.
Cons: Some people won't like the $3 fee to enter the park, but there are not many cons. Tee signs seem to have fallen into disrepair. I'd rate this course a 4.5 if the tee signs were repaired, because navigation is not easy without them.
Other Thoughts: Lake Lowndes is a beautiful state park that is way off the beaten path, but it has a fine disc golf course with two sets of concrete tee pads. After hole 10, two holes are played "A & B" that have a high danger of losing discs to the lake. Hole A is my favorite on the course---it plays down to an ever-slendering peninsula tip with the basket at the point and water very close to the pin. I really enjoy the shade on this course, and the fairways are pretty fair for the most part; in other words, there are no dumb fairways that require more luck than skill. The layout is pretty creative and not repetitive, although there aren't many hook hyzers or forced forehands. The key to scoring well at Lake Lowndes is throwing it very very straight through tunnels on a lot of holes and then finishing left or right.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Well Rounded DGC

1    7/12/2013   7/16/2013
Review By: WSP420
Played: 51  Reviewed: 48  Exp: 16.5 Years
This review was updated on 9/3/2013
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Concrete tees (2 on every hole).
-Nicely manicured State Park, very clean.
-Scorecards with course map are available in the park office.
-Pro Shop with nice, organized disc rack and good selection of discs.
-Easy navigation with a few exceptions (listed in cons).
-Good combination of elevation, O.B. and water that can challenge any player.
-Ample parking in front of the Park Office with Hole #1 in front & Hole #18 finishes a few dozen yards behind #1.
-Nice clean restrooms in the Park Office
-Park staff were exceptionally friendly
Cons: -There are extra baskets and tees that are not part of the course and can be confusing.**
-Kudzu growth could become an issue on a few holes (not even one foot tall and you can easily lose a disc in it)
-The distances on the scorecard and tees don't match.
-Tee signs have been neglected and some illegible
Other Thoughts: This is one of the best maintained State Park DGC's I've ever played (neglected tee signs aside). The undergrowth around the park looks to be burnt off regularly (probably to help control the Kudzu). I was able to easily find my way around using the map on the scorecard, but with a couple of extra baskets and several of the old layout tees still hanging around the map was invaluable.
With several other DGC's in the area (3.8 rated Propst Park is less than 7 miles away) this one is worth the trip to Columbus, MS.

**9/3/2013 - Update
I've been informed that the extra tees and baskets are/were temporary and are soon to be removed.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Favorite Course

2-4    4/15/2012   7/31/2012
Review By: DiscDawg015
Played: 12  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 7.5 Years
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This course is amazing. There is a good variation of forehand and backhand shots available. Also, there is an Am and a Pro pad for every hole. Concrete tee pads which are always good are on every hole. For the most part you stay close to the main road so it makes using the map easier. There haven't been too many people to worry about on the campground when I have played, but I'm sure in the fall there might be a bit more. Even then they shouldn't get in the way of any holes. It is very beautiful course too. On a couple shots you get to throw over the water (or next to it). The water isn't bad either, it is easy to throw over it and if a disc were to go in it the water is very shallow and you can see in it most of the time.
Cons: It can be a little confusing the first time. Make sure you print out the map to use. A couple holes you have to walk back the way you came to get to the next tee. The tee signs are in rough shape too, some you can't even see. Every hole is par 3 and you can see the basket from almost every tee pad, so that helps.
Other Thoughts: While paying $3 might not sound worth it to play disc golf on some courses, with this one you get your money plus some. The course is very well kept and I'm sure the money helps out.
There are two holes right after 10, A and B, my friends and I use those holes to replace any bad score from the 1st ten holes, a bonus chance to say.
This course has been one of my favorites and I wish I had the chance to play it more often.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.


2-4    5/26/2012   7/31/2012
Review By: jtblount2
Played: 68  Reviewed: 15  Exp: 6.8 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Dual tee pads and nice baskets
Challenging but also easy enough to take newbies
Beautiful scenery
Cons: Several of the hole maps are just so old that they aren't readable
Navigation issues on a couple holes...I couldn't find the tee pads once or twice and had to ask some other guys
Other Thoughts: On one or two holes there seemed to be too many trees but that is understandable. Several holes are really close to the road so that may delay play briefly.
I played this course twice and when I was on I birdied several holes. On the other hand, when I wasn't on I parred or bogeyed those same holes, so I would say there are definitely some good risk reward holes.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 My first time!!!

5+    10/24/2010   12/10/2010
Review By: boxmark25
Played: 12  Reviewed: 12  Exp: 8.8 Years
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: I really love the challenge at this course. I have played it enough that i have learned what disc do what where. I think the solid mixture open and wooded is great. At first i would never even think about throwing 20A, but now i throw that hole everytime i go. I think this is a great course.
Cons: I only have two issues with the course itself. The first is the tee signs many of the signs are missing or so messed up that you can't read them. They are also very low and i have scrapped my leg several times. The other issue is the pay to play. I know three dollars is not a lot and i love to support the state parks but it does get irritating.
Other Thoughts: Love it!! Was weened on it!!! Will recomend to anyone i know!!!

1 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Not Bad.

1    10/16/2010   10/16/2010
Review By: ibekent
Played: 25  Reviewed: 25  Exp: 12.5 Years
This review was updated on 10/18/2010
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Quality baskets, grippy concrete tees, and a decent course map (on this site) make this an enjoyable experience in a very well kept state park. The course is pretty and pleasant, and is mostly open shots that weave through scattered pines. If you know where the next hole is, there are no long walks between holes. If you want to throw some extra holes, they are available. Restrooms, trash cans, benches, and bag hooks are also readily available.
Cons: From the short tees, the course is too short to be challenging. From the long tees, it has you throwing across many paved roads. As this is a state park, the course is very close to camp sites, fishing, playgrounds, picnic areas, roads, and other facilites/park visitors that require cautious throwing. Directional signs are almost non-existant, and at least four fairways abutt the course but are not part of it. (The only useful directional markers we found took us to a hole that was not part of the course. It was an awesome shot, but sadly it crossed 20+ picnic tables and led us 600 feet out of the course.) The tees are flat but not level; one in particular points so steeply downhill that it is dangerous. Only two shots presented risk/reward decisions, and although the course has some elevation changes, it doesn't make great use of them.
Other Thoughts: The course favors forehand shots and its recovery shots will all be pretty easy. It is probably better suited to an outing with friends than serious competition.

This course is not marked as pay-to-play, but you must pay $3 to get in the state park.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

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