The Original Course At Veteran's Park Is No Hound Dog!
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Veteran's Park is a large, beautiful park just a few minutes from Elvis Presley's childhood home. Maybe Elvis played the Original course before he moved to Memphis at age 13. The park has three disc golf courses, a popular walking path, ballfields, monuments to veterans and much more. The Original Disc Golf Course starts behind the little snow cone shack and plays around, up and over the tree covered mountain here. The course uses this delicious elevation to the max on many holes. I loved the great downhills.
The equipment here is getting a little old. Three of the concrete tee pads have huge cracks. The DGA baskets are looking kinda tired. They do have the hole #, though. The signs are simple but show the distance for both the A and B position. I appreciated the two next tee signs that I found. The arrow after hole 11 especially kept me from wandering off in the wrong direction.
The course is mostly short, hilly and technical. Hole # 4 does stretch thing out to 456'/552' and finished with the basket set about 15' from the water. And # 11 plays 360'/400' with the basket hidden behind a tree. And speaking of hiding baskets, most baskets here are strategically placed in difficult and often hidden spots. There are two holes which play up steep hillsides but there are lots of fun downhill holes like #3 which is a very steep 155' downhill throw requiring a feathery touch and my favorite, # 14, which is another short downhill Ace Run. And then, I really liked # 18, a 230' downhill requiring an anhyser throw through a gauntlet of trees.
There were a couple of tricky basket placements on slanting hillsides. Careful about the hyser skipaways.
Lots of garbage cans and benches.
Cons: Three tee pads with big cracks.
The baskets are older but catch just fine.
Overall, short technical course. Only one hole where you can really air it out.
# 9 sign missing.
A couple signs have been painted on.
Garbage cans need to be emptied.
Some cans and bottles lying around.
Other Thoughts: I really liked this little 18. Being a big fan of short downhill, touch shots, I was like a pig in slop here. My kind of course, although is it is a decent little workout with all the up and down. Definitely combine the golf here with a visit to Elvis Presley's birthplace and a nice, informative museum about his life, especially the early years here in Tupelo. Golfing and the King in Tupelo, what could be better?
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Elvis and disc golf
Pros: Lots of technical holes through some tight but not impossible woods. A few long open holes to let you bring the drivers out and change the pace. Elevation is used well and in some cases (holes 2&3) are used to the extreme.
Cons: From basket 6 to hole 7 is a climb up hill. Steel cable wire is tied from tree to tree so you have something to hold onto. Some of the fairways run close together and and errant throw can land on another holes area.
Other Thoughts: Get some hiking boots for the hills. Go see Elvis' birthplace. Play the Thunderchief course in the same park. Vet Park Original's now an 18 hole course and the last 9 have been expanded to create another 18 hole course.
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Flows well and for the most part well marked. Offers a variety of skill shots and distance open throws several wooded shorter throws and several open longer throws.
Cons: There are 27 holes and 19-27 are decent but not great. They had to remove hole 27 so they made a 22 a & b. 22b and 24 are a long way a part making the last 9 that is already a lot of walking even longer.
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This course features large, trapezoidal tees that allow full run-ups for left or right handers. It has a variety of creative and fun holes through tight, wooded fairways which often include steep (seriously steep) up or downhill runs and make good use of the natural obstacles. The elevation changes and the risks they present are short but extreme.
The course is well kept; I saw no trash. It has restrooms and water by hole 1, and nice bag hooks at most holes. The hills have hand rails and landscape steps where needed, excellent benches and trash bags at every hole, and nice, descriptive tee signs. There is little opportunity to get lost, but good directional indicators remove any doubt.
The course is set in a pristine, multi-use park but feels isolated and relaxed, as though it is off in the woods by itself. The extra back nine runs along a lake and is more integrated into the rest of the park, but is still not troubled by other park activities.
Cons: The course's biggest drawback is that it is short. A few holes are so short and easy that they feel a little like filler (but were still fun). The nine extra holes add some distance, but are so open that they don't add much to the challenge. (But they are still fun.) The only other distance holes (9-11) unfortunately cross back and forth over a walking path, which is a little dangerous. A few of the tees have dangerous drop-offs as well. The primary 18 favor forehand shots - which is a con if you don't have one I suppose.
Other Thoughts: This course was an excellent outing. It plays quickly due to the short holes and easy navigation, and despite the hills, is not exhausting. I'll definitely play it again when I want a relaxing outing with quality shots.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Great Workout, A Lot of Fun
Pros: This course is located in a very scenic, clean park, with a large lake in the middle. The course starts and finishes at the parking lot, where there is also restrooms and a large pavillion. There are multiple pin locations and pro pads on many holes, and concrete tee pads on all holes except for the am pads on the lake holes. The course is near stores for convenience, and is just a short drive from downtown Tupelo. You'll find a huge variety of shots here from doglegs left, right, short technical holes, tunnel holes, long open holes, water holes, and uphill and downhill holes. There are nice bagholders on each tee, which will accommodate 4 bags (very cool). The signage was good as well.
Cons: Navigation might be somewhat difficult for a first timer, but shouldn't be a big deal. I played with someone who knew the course so it was a non-issue for me. A couple of the holes around the lake were a little mundane, but only compared to all the other great holes. The Am pads for 21, 22, 22A, 23, 24, 25 & 26 were crushed gravel, which takes away a bit from the rest of the course. Bugs were terrible when I was there, which I'm accustomed to being from the deep south, but may be an issue for some. Just bring some OFF and you should be fine.
Other Thoughts: Overall, a very solid course. Probably one of my favorites thus far. The course starts at the base of a hill and meanders up, down, around, over, and back over this very steep hill. To get to one of the holes you must climb "heartattack hill", which lives up to it's name, and there is even a guide wire going up to help those that need it. There are lots of tight fairways, but all were very fair; good shots get rewarded. Some of the wooded holes are short and a little gimmicky, which usually bothers me, but I found these to be very enjoyable. The last 6 holes are open and play along a lake. You really get a little bit of everything here; some holes feel like mountain holes, some like state park holes, and some like inner city park type holes. I found the challenge to be constant, but well placed shots will get you some birdies. Lots of positives here, and the cons really just seemed trivial. If I lived in Tupelo, I'd play this course weekly. I most definitely reccommend this course to anyone.
Favorite Holes: 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 11, 14, 22
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Nice short heavily wooded course
Pros: This course has nice baskets, tee signs, and the absolute best teepads I have ever played on. There are a few pro pads and altinate pin locations for every hole. The course is mostly in thick woods with only a couple of more open holes. Most of the holes are fairly short with tight wooded fairways to navigate. There is water on 1 hole on the front and they are working on a new 9 around the lake. It does not have all the pads or baskets yet. But most of the holes are playable. The course has a large amount of elevation change and some really nice views from on top of the hill.
Cons: There is a lot of short heavily wooded gimick type holes in the woods. Way to many holes under 200ft for my liking. When we played they had all of the pins short so that might have also lead to this problem. They always have all of the pins short for some reason or all long. It is marked on the first sign wether they are all long or short. A mix of long and short would make for a much better round. There is also one long walk inbetween holes up the hillside that would be brutal in the summer heat.
Other Thoughts: This is a nice course with great teepads and had some really nice holes. It is well worth playing in you are in the area.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Favorite among locals
Pros: The ideal challenge course for an amateur player to finish par or under. This course asks you to perform diverse balance of throwing techniques.
A great mix of short to long holes will measure your overall skill level.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: 27 holes! Who can complain! Of course it has every kind of hole you can think of. Lots of elevation change!
Cons: Few water holes to be aware of when throwing. Also as most courses in MS you can beat your disc to death on some of the holes. I spoke of the Elevation change earlier... that might make it hard on you old guys legs.
Other Thoughts: Read claytons review below. Way more informative than I can be.
2 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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