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Pros: -18 well designed holes. The course flow is good and fun factor very high.
-Great variety. The elevation changes are used on almost every hole. There are a number of awesome down hill bombs. There are long holes and short ace runs. The par 4s are fair but require two good shots for a bird. Some holes are wooded while others are very wide open.
-Risk vs Reward is what this course is about. Several holes feature large drop offs near the baskets which make you think twice about full on runs. There are more than a few pin positions that also have roll away potential.
-Short and Long pads. Very nice concrete pads for the majority of holes. The designers did a great job making the short pads very different and much easier than the longs. The long pads will challenge anyone while the shorts provide fun ace runs on almost every hole.
-Top notch tee signs. All the needed info.
-The maintenance is great. Regularly mowed since its located on resort grounds.
-A bonus is the great mountain view you get on hole 11s tee pad.
Cons: -The location while awesome is in the middle of nowhere. Gas up and bring supplies.
-Some of the dropoffs here are very sketchy. The large ravine in the middle of 15 is prime example and pretty crazy. Risk vs Reward!
Other Thoughts: Fontana is among the best courses I have played. There are so many fun and challenging holes. This course also challenges you physically. Lots of mountain climbing! If you have time check out the Dam. Its right down the road and pretty cool.
UPDATE (1 year)- The recent upgrades made to the course are amazing. New baskets, pads, pin positions, and retaining wall on hole 1 all are great additions. Tons of clearing has been done in needed areas. Best of all are the new tee signs. All the hard work has resulted in a truely awesome disc golf experience.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 6 Not
Pros: Top 10% of all courses I've played. Great shot variation, good distances make birdie or boogie possible for the advanced player on many holes.
Cons: big arm course, if a 350-500 foot shot doesn't excite you you might want to stick the the pool.
Other Thoughts: Overall excellent resort in the smokies. If you fly fish, get a campsite, evenings are killer for trout on the adjacent river.
0 of 6 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Simply a beautiful course tucked in the middle of no where essentially. It would test any type of player in my opinion. Plenty of holes with wide open fairways which makes it a lot of fun. Why bother getting a golf cart when you can take a nice days hike?
Cons: Though well maintained, some areas could use some clearing of brush. Hole 11 in particular.
1 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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