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Pros: *Little bit of everything on this course...elevation changes, water hazards, moderately wooded, and wide open
*Quiet park setting (though it will probably be overrun with kids from the neighboring apartment complex and neighborhood during the summer)
*Course is continually changed...you may play it one day then come back a week or so later and the baskets have been moved. Nice break from the monotony of the same course over and over
*Several benches and trash cans throughout the course
Cons: *The water in the "creek" looks like it could be nasty
*The park can become a playground for unsupervised kids when they aren't in school (played this past weekend and kids were climbing on the some of the baskets)
*Don't know how often the grass is cut, but the past couple of times I've been out there, the grass has been fairly high in some spots
*With the course being changed frequently, signage from the basket to the next hole would be nice.
Other Thoughts: This course is situated between a city park, church, and school. The park has a pool, tennis and basketball courts, small playground, library, and civic center.
With the current layout, play starts out with fairly straight throws on the first few holes. Holes of note are...
#3 (plays from the corner of the pool area across the basketball court, between the tennis courts and old building to a suspended basket).
#7 plays parallel to the highway, over the "creek", to a basket located in the corner of a small fenced in area.
#8 plays around the corner of one of the church buildings to a basket located in an old tree stump.
The next few holes bring elevation into play as you play down the hill, then cross the ditch for a hole parallel to the ditch, then back across the ditch and uphill.
#14 (fairly certain it's 14) plays under a large oak tree to the basket located about 3/4 of the way across a pavement area with a map painted on it (the basket is located in the Mobile area on the map).
Next 3 of holes bring elevation changes back into play, along with trees.
The last hole plays down a hill, across the creek, and back up the hill to the basket located near a ditch.
Chickasaw is a nice course, that brings a little bit of the other courses in Mobile into play with the elevation changes, "creek" water hazard, and trees.
Played Chickasaw earlier in the week and again today and several holes were changed somewhat during the week. Updates are as follows:
Hole #4 basket has been moved up just over the small ditch in a cluster of trees
Hole #7 tee box has been moved back about 30'
Hole #8 tee box has been moved down by the ditch next to the manhole cover and basket has been moved out of stump, back about 150' (no more throwing around corner of school/church bldg
Hole #11 tee box has been moved back about 30' and basket is now short of the bridge and right on the edge of the ditch
Played Chickasaw again and the last 3 holes have been changed up since last week.
#16--tee box has been moved back about 30' to the road exiting the school to the south
#17--tee box has been moved up and basket now on strip of land between the ditch and the houses bordering the park
#18--tee box has been moved down across the ditch and basket has been moved across ditch that runs behind the amphitheater
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3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -great variety of hole distances (approx. 180'-400')
- tees now have wooden signage that has distance, par, and map
- very well maintained, scenic, lots of things growing/running around.
• Plenty of garbage cans and benches
• variety of holes/shot oppoortunities with few hazards of a disc-losing nature except for the deceptively deep creek running the length of the course. When the weeds are high near the creek, beware.
• Elevation is always a plus in this town and this course takes advantage of it.
Cons: - I've always had mixed feelings for the hole located on the asphalt. Now I think it's #10. It's a memorable hole in that there's a large map of the US on the ground but it eats up discs about as much as you'd expect. Possible ace for the expert chucker though.
- Only restroom on site that I know of is a Pot O' Gold.
-The creek seems to have gotten deeper in recent years, and with long grass on either side of it, it presents a definite risk to discs on certain holes. Beware. Those familiar with the Hobbit course in Midtown would think this creek is child's play but then lament when they've spent 20 minutes looking for a disc that was just simply gobbled up.
Other Thoughts: -From 65 go east on Lee to a left on Grant. Go figure. Park is on the right in the same place as the library/pool/etc.
-it looks like the school on the premises is no longer being used. As a result the layout of the course uses a bit more of the property. There are a couple of hanging baskets including 18, which is less than 200' but deceptive and possibly game changing if you're not careful
-This course is, as StPaulie said, a little bit of a hidden gem - I played this course about 4 years ago right after moving here and thought it was among the best in the county, after a couple years it seemed to take a dive but I must say after my most recent visit it is back on top and even better than it was before. New signs and layout make for fluid navigation for most of the course. This is not a course to be overlooked.
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3 Helpful / 1 Not
Make-shift but interesting...
Pros: This course has nice elevation changes and every hole has its own character. There's a hanging basket, a pin set in a map of America (painted onto a concrete expanse), a sweet downhill shot through a tunnel of trees, a church, etc... You don't get bored on this course.
Cons: Tee pads were dirt and there were no real signs to guide you through the course (just spray painted arrows on the ground).
Other Thoughts: If I lived in the area I would play this course again and again. If they got new tees and some signs this would be a 4 easily.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Fun Course W/ Tons of Character
Pros: Quirky, fun shots throughout. You use every disc in your bag, but make sure you bring your drivers. Hanging baskets, elevation, concrete "greens" are all really fun aspects of the course.
Cons: Dirt tees. Decievingly long. A little too long.
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A really good course
Pros: loved the layout of this course. The holes offered a variety of challenges. The layout was easy to follow as they had painted arrows on the ground in preparation for a tournament. There was a good mixture of short and long holes, with one suspended basket.
Water did come into play as there is a drainage ditch running thoughout. Number 18 was the most challenging as you had to thread a shot through a small opening about halfway between the tee and the hole.
Cons: The water in the drainage ditch was pretty bad. Don't go there.
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2 Helpful / 0 Not
Fun for starters
Pros: One of the few courses in the Mobile area that features a little elevation, located in a nice quiet neighborhood with laid back locals. This is one of the first courses I ever played, and it is a good throw on a sunny day. The centerpiece of this course is a creek that runs the length of the park and is in pay on a good number of the holes. Lots of neat features to play over and around, including the creek, a concrete amphitheater built into the side of a hill, a covered bridge and a gnarly old deadwood tree with dozens of discs tacked to it. There is a public pool on the grounds as well, though depending on the course set-up may or may not be in play. There is asome distance, but nothing monstrous, good variety of hyzers vs. anyhyzers. I need to say a little bit more about the creek and how it contributes to the difficulty of this course. This creek is a disc trap, at the bottom of a valley , high banks and dark shallow water with lots of undergrowth in warm months. I've lost two discs in there, and it is a rough spot. On many holes, you're either throwing alongside of the ditch, or over the ditch and valley from one rise to another. There are a couple of ace run shots in there, but the thing about this course is that it changes constantly. The last three times I've played it, there have been widely varying set-ups. That's why I'm harping on the features, which are the only real constant at this course.
Cons: The tee pads are inconsistent and rough in spots. It's definitely playable, not that big a deal, but nothing like some of the higher end courses in Mobile proper. But I gotta give the man who maintains the course, Cecil, his due because it's a big project that I think he pretty much handles by himself. Unless you play this course weekly, it will probably not have the same set-up more than once, which can get aggravating when you're searching for a tee pad you played last week only to find that it is nowhere to be found.
Other Thoughts: Cool course for a change when I get tired playing the cool courses in Mobile. It's about five minutes from the DGC at Chickasabogue Park, so between the two you can have a really varried and challenging day of golf.
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