Germantown, TN 
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 Great course, unfortunate happening

5+    5/27/2017   5/31/2017
Review By: Gazellejunky
Played: 1  Reviewed: 1
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Great mix of wooded shots and semi-open shots. This has been a great course to get away from my home courses and play something different. Beautiful homes and neighborhood to admire when playing this course.
Cons: If you are a righty, practice your anhyzers and sidearm shots before tee off. The water here is hungry for RHBH throwers.
Last Saturday my family and I went and played a round at Johnson, when we returned to our cars, my mom's window was busted out and her purse stolen from the car. Bummer! Don't let the nice neighborhood and big mansions fool you - thieves are everywhere.
Other Thoughts: Don't let my cons fool you into thinking to skip this course. This course is a great one to play. Just keep your belongings you don't want stolen at home.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

Solid Course; Lots of Water

2-4    10/10/2015   10/12/2015
Review By: lowrie4
Played: 35  Reviewed: 21
This review was updated on 2/1/2016
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Solid mixture of holes with a nice amount of woods, elevation and left-right/right-left variation
-Mostly well-defined fairways with clear shots to throw
-Navigation is easy as most every tee box is marked with a sign
-Concrete tee boxes on every hole
-Good use of water holes to force accurate shots
Cons: -Several of the water holes have giant slopes from the basket down to the water, so an unlucky bounce and roll can cost you a disc, even on a great shot.
-Lots of joggers who are not very disc golf conscious
-A few tee signs have been stolen
-Water hazards everywhere makes it easy to lose discs
-Pars on tee signs are usually a stroke or two too high; play everything as a par 3
-No holes long enough to really have to throw high-speed drivers, everything was easily reachable with a teebird or roc
Other Thoughts: Solid course in Germantown, TN. Fun to play every now and then, but there are definitely better courses in Memphis. If you're a beginner, go play liberty land. MAM is a better version of this course. Bud Hill is a classic disc golf course in the area. Shelby Forest has two wooded courses with better wooded holes than these. On its own Johnson Road is good, but there are certainly better courses in the Memphis area.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Pretty cool course

1    6/18/2011   6/18/2011
Review By: K_Woodcock
Played: 12  Reviewed: 7  Exp: 6.7 Years
0 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Great in and out of the woods course. Some of the shots are pretty easy but you have to go over water so the Par is High.
Cons: The signs are not great. Some don't point at the tee box and some are not even there.
Other Thoughts: All together a good course.

0 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Johnson Road Park

1    10/22/2010   10/22/2010
Review By: Warhammer
Played: 3  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 7.1 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The course was well maintained and compact. You were never more than 4 or 5 minutes from a bathroom with water. The course makes good use of the woods in the park. There was plenty of room to take your time on the course as there were not a ton of people playing. There is a nice little practice pin where you park prior to play.
Cons: I hated the way they utilized the water on the course. Virtually every hole where water came into play, the pin was on an incline, that sloped 45 degrees into the water. There were multiple times where we had a disc roll in excess of 50 feet into the water. The particularly bad holes were #7 and #17. The first has a 320 or so carry to the pin over water. There is no area to lay up in, so either you chance losing your disc in water, or you take the penalty strokes. #17 is similar, but there is a 10' strip where you can lay up. Either you are over a fence into someone's yard (to the right), or you risk losing your disc into the water. There is also a waterfall near the pin, so if you play right to stay away from the water, you can still wind up in it and find your way into the lake.
Other Thoughts: I enjoyed my play on the course, but I felt that the layout left something to be desired. The wooded holes were nice, but a few felt as though "there's a spot here for the pin, let's put it here". The water holes were poor for the reasons stated above. However, the amenities were nice, particularly having my kids in tow, I didn't have to worry about a long trek to the bathroom and I could let them go to the bathroom while still maintaining sight lines to the bathrooms (I could let them go by themselves).

If you are a new player, I would recommend staying away from this course until you get better. For the intermediate players and up, this would be a good course.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 good short course

5+    10/27/2008   10/28/2008
Review By: davearcher76
Played: 5  Reviewed: 5
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Challenging short game. Mostly wooded. Great for practicing a right-handed fade as most holes 5 holes are slight dog-leg right. Nice area with nice people
Cons: 9 holes and short. A large pond that comes into play on the last three holes.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

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