5 Helpful / 0 Not
9 holes on a military site
Pros: If you're in the air force, stationed an Keesler and want to keep your disc golf game going this course is available to you. Built right at the west entrance this is a decent little 9 hole course to keep your skills up. It is pretty easy to navigate with easily visible signs. Beautifully constructed concrete pads make sure you won't have many footing difficulties here. As its only 9 holes and pretty short this is a great "intro to the game" course as its not very demanding. Surprisingly though there is a decent amount of variety in the holes and even one that you'd do well to know how to throw a roller in order to reach for a birdie putt.
Cons: First and foremost, unfortunately for most golfers it is located on the air force base and so your only access if you are not a member of the the military is to find someone who can get you in. For seasoned golfers this is not a course worth making the trip to Biloxi to play, but if you're in the area, can get access and only have a short time to play this is worth the trip.
One of the holes ( I think its hole 4) plays directly over the tee pad of one of the later holes (7). I don't believe they have any specific events here but if they did this would obviously pose a problem. There is little to no long distance at this course and you could easily play the entire thing with your favorite mid-range/fairway driver and a putter.
Other Thoughts: With Hiller park not more than a couple miles down the road I would recommend playing it over the Keesler course but if you can get on, are a beginner or looking to introduce someone to the game this is a nice little course. If nothing else this course can keep your game fresh if you're stationed there.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Almost completely shaded by large, gnarly old oaks, this short and entertaining 9-holer will require a wide variety of short-game shots not typical of the usual quickie course. There's no ground cover to hide discs, but expect smackdowns from errant throws: even the leaves and small branches are tough enough to grab/deflect/hold discs. Very few discers on this course due to public access issues. Zero elevation change. Great for beginners, a fun distraction/short-shot tuneup for more experienced players.
Cement tees and good Discatchers. Bathroom, water and picnic tables nearby.
Cons: Right next to base entrance--constant traffic. Right next to flight line--constant touch-and-go aircraft. Biggest bummer--you need a military sponsor to get on base. If you toss over the fence to the right on #s 3-4, you have to leave the base to retrieve your disc---if the neighbor doesn't race out and steal it first.
Hot, humid and miserable most of the year; just miserable the rest.
Other Thoughts: The marina has distance drivers you'd never need on this course--a double nod to the egos of noobs and pingers. As you must have a military ID, and courses now exist at Hiller Park in Biloxi and Brickyard Bayou in Gulfport, no one plays this course except the AF personnel, and they couldn't hit the broad side of an airstrip with a C-130, so they don't play it either.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Definitely a "back yard" practice course for those of us stationed or living around here. Great for the mid-range and putting practice. Very open, so you can set up any kind of shot from many different angles and around trees if you want to practice certain shots. The only course very close by in the Biloxi-Gulfport area.
Cons: There's construction blocking about 1/3 of the course and the base fence is something also to watch out for. Seems repetitive no matter what hole you are on. The baskets are rusted, so you almost need to be dead-on most of the holes to get it to grab your disc or it will bounce off.
Other Thoughts: The positive thing for us, is that we have a course at all. It's a great practice course, but what are we practicing for if we don't have something nicer close by somewhere. The next closest course is about 18 miles away depending on where you live down here, and I know those courses aren't anything to gawk at. It'd be nice for a great course to open up down here. Heard there used to be a private one in Gulfport. SOMEONE BUILD ONE PLEASE!!
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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