Fyffe, AL 
UFO Park DGC Share
Uploaded By: KillerKoala777 Hole #7 (Taken 6/2022)
3 / 310ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #7 Basket to Tee

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I'm Not Going To Say Aliens Named This Park... But It Was Aliens.

1    8/6/2022   11/23/2022
Review By: wellsbranch250
Played: 577  Reviewed: 555  Exp: 8.9 Years
20 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: (2.024 Rating) A small town niner in a disc golf dedicated space.
- CHALLENGE FOR A SMALL PARK - For a 9 holer in a small 4 acre park, the extent of the challenges are surprising. I'd dare anyone to run it on hole (2). I chickened out. Hole (2) is a quirky 440-foot par 4 requiring a 350-foot clear from the tee or laying up with a controlled 125-footer. The course seemed perfect for MA3 level players, but with enough bite to it to entertain MA2s. New MA4s will be pushed to develop a longer throw.
- VARIETY FOR A NINE HOLER- Slightly below average hole variety when compared to the average course, but for a nine holer on a somewhat simple site like this one, I was surprised. Nice hole length variation from under 200-feet to almost 450-feet. Hole (3) requires a hard skip to the left, while on (4) players are threading two trees and trying to keep short of the water just past the basket. The rest are lightly wooded or open with a mild 10-foot max elevation change.
- FUTURE TEES - Two tee areas had already been converted to a 5 foot by 10 foot paver tile tee by mid-summer 2022. I noticed more materials at the parking area during my visit as well to do a couple more. I figure they will also be pavers by the end of summer.
- SIGNAGE AND NAVIGATION - Tee signs are already up and appear to be accurate. Many of the transitions are very short. No one is going to get lost here.
- LOCATION - This is the first course in DeKalb County Alabama. It filled a big hole on my course baggin map.
- TIME PLAY - Not even 30 minutes for my quick 2 some on a course with two other groups on it.

Cons: Small park deficiencies.
- SPACING - As noted above, there is only 4 acres in this park. Tees and baskets get close at times. I don't think any of this is egregious, but it's tight, and discs are sometimes going to buzz other groups on terrible throws. Players will need to keep their head on a swivel here and be ready to yell "Fore!"
- AMENITIES AND EXTRAS - One tee, one basket, one tee sign. That's the extent of the amenities and extras here.
- BEGINNER FRIENDLY - 8 of the 9 holes are beginner friendly enough in my opinion. Hole (2) is not at all. It's about a 200-foot clear edge to edge. There was a family playing when I was here and they skipped (2). I would recommend to those involved to consider putting in an alternate tee or drop area along the left of the pond 125 to 150 feet out.
- NATURAL BEAUTY - I scored the UFO course 30 percentile on my beauty ranking's ledger. The best aspect is the pond obviously. A couple of the trees are larger and have a stoic look to them. On the flipside, this is a non-descript small park with a small -town budget. No landscaping other than mowing. There is also the scar of decapitated trees along the left of holes (1) and (2). It's not a terrible looking park, it's just not above average looking from my experience.
- PARKING - Grass parking only for those that want to park close by.

Other Thoughts: Finally a course in DeKalb county Alabama. As noted, this one filled a big hole on my course baggin map. Thankfully for the locals, this is a respectable small-town play. It challenges newer players to get better without killing their spirit except for one time. Good for local veteran players as well, as the difficulty is well past the cupcake level. Despite these praises, this is far from a destination level course unless players are coming from Scottsboro or Ft Payne. It sort-of reminds me of nearby courses like Lifepoint and Agape, but slightly better. Overall, I'm going with a low 2 now, but I gave credit for a full upgraded tee package in my rating score, thus I have projected it to a solid 2. The projection makes UFO an above average niner on my ranking's ledger.
- HOLE 2 - I liked and didn't like this hole. I like the temptation foremost. I thought to myself...Can I gun it 350-feet? Nope, my heart, guts and brain all agreed. A cool hole for those with at least a 400-foot cannon. For those with 250 to 350 foot arms, they will have to do an unsatisfying 100-foot lay-up. MA4s will likely need to skip it.

20 of 20 people found this review helpful.

Get wet early and dry off in the sun.

1    7/16/2022   7/27/2022
Review By: GMcAtee
Played: 699  Reviewed: 73  Exp: 13.7 Years
12 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: 1. A new course in disc golf starved northeast Alabama.
2. New MachX baskets with the orange sticker on the pole (love the orange sticker for visibility and aiming purposes).
3. Land dedicated to disc golf with mature pine trees, water, and a little bit of elevation on holes 2 ~ 5.
4. Fun course to play. Very quiet and rural even though it's next to a town park.
5. Very informative signage. I really appreciate this and not having to look at my phone while course bagging.
Cons: 1. Holes 8 and 9 are wide open. Kind of a let down to end the round.
2. The course gets congested towards the end. Hole 8's tee pad is in the firing range of hole 7's approach and hole 9's potentially misguided tee shot.
3. Hole 2 would be fun if you have a massive arm and can through 400 feet to clear the pond. Otherwise, it's a layup off the tee with a huge run at the basket for your second shot. This is what I did to get an easy 3.
4. Hole 4 was over-engineered for difficulty making it an easy decision just to go for the par. It has a super tight mando off the tee with a pond just a few feet behind the basket. I just threw a tomahawk to safely pass the mando, safe short upshot, and drop in putt to get my 3. Exactly the same procedure to clear hole 18 at Kudzu Cove with an easy par.
5. I kept looking at the beautiful hole 4 tee pad to hole 2's basket potential fairway and how great of a hole that'd be.
6. Grass tee pads currently.
Other Thoughts: I love seeing new courses finally being added to northeast Alabama. Great land for disc golf in this frisbee deprived area. I'm glad that permanent tee pads haven't been added to this course yet, because it can be really good with a few tweaks. Looking forward to playing this course again and upping my rating.

12 of 12 people found this review helpful.

 Great start

2-4    6/14/2022   6/16/2022
Review By: teemodgcr
Played: 1  Reviewed: 1
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Rating based on land available. Good use of the site. Challenging with varied shots. A good bit of shade. Most amateurs can reach the baskets, but the shots aren't just easy hyzers.
Cons: Does have a challenging water hole. Not exactly a con, but can be for some people. Just 9 holes. Several holes have mandos for safety, but this also encourages other shot types such as turnovers and forehands. Shots that are really errant can reach other fairways on some holes.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful.

Good Rec Course

1    6/13/2022   6/13/2022
Review By: KillerKoala777
Played: 131  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 4.1 Years
12 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Tee Signs - The signs are descriptive and seemed to be accurate.

Baskets - All baskets are brand new Mach X and are in very good shape.

Natural beauty - This course, while next to some baseball fields, is still very pretty among mostly older trees on a very low use road.
Cons: Tee pads - All pads are natural grass and some are a little uneven due to the field grass that the course is mostly comprised of. If anything was done to fix this, rating would go up 0.5 or so.

Safety - I thought that the basket for 7 was in danger of being hit with a shank off 5. Maybe not a huge danger, but definitely a possibility, if this course is ever busy.

Hole 2 - I do not like hole 2. This course feels like it is designed for rec players or low level intermediate. Hole 2 requires a 380 foot shot to clear a pond and I don't think that is in the wheelhouse for most rec players. The worst part is that there is no bailout option for this hole. I am a decent intermediate player and I still layed up about 100 ft before crossing the water. To me, unless you are advanced or better, this hole almost requires a layup off the tee. I don't feel like it fits with the rest of the course. There is also no mando, so one could actually play over the tees for 5 and 8 and the basket for 4 with no penalty, which I think falls into the safety category as well.
Other Thoughts: Parking - I parked just off the paved path next to 9 and it is a good thing I did. Hole 7 plays directly over the only area that remotely looks like a parking area. Hole 5 is also in danger of hitting this "parking area." If more than a few are ever here at the same time, parking will be a challenge.

12 of 12 people found this review helpful.

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