Montevallo, AL 
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1    7/29/2017   7/29/2017
Review By: UnopposableThumb
Played: 8  Reviewed: 6  Exp: 1.3 Years
Pros: This course is a really fun beginner/intermediate course. You play through woods, elevation changes, and drop offs behind the basket, making this course have a bit of everything. It flows very well, 1 hole is hard to find (can't quite remember the hole number, maybe 14) but this course offers a fun challenge to beginner/intermediate players.
Cons: Only con I can think of is that hole 4 is not well trimmed, so the greenery gets rather wild in all areas. Can be hard to find a disc, or a good spot to attack the basket. My friends didn't like it, but I didn't mind.
Other Thoughts: The course's small gravel tee pads are not any good. I throw from the grass beside them.

  

1    9/9/2015   9/9/2015
Review By: sparker
Played: 1  Reviewed: 1
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Its convenient, sparsely used, and a nice beginner course.
Cons: Its very short. The course has been redone with 7 new basket locations since the last time its been reviewed. 6 of the new holes are densely wooded and extremely short (2-4 and 15-17). Some might say the new holes are technically challenging; others would suggest they add a lot of luck. You are going to hit a tree, its just a matter of how far down the path you go first. There are still problems with respect to signage. Finding the 15th basket would be near impossible without some sort of heads up. ... Its across the road, up a small embankment.
Other Thoughts: With just a little commitment this could be a really good course. Adding some benches, signage, and trash cans would be great. The loose red rock from which you throw is not as bad as I had originally anticipated. There a couple of holes (4 and 15) where some leveling of the ground around the tee would be helpful.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 beginner friendly

2-4    3/16/2013   3/17/2013
Review By: magictenor1
Played: 137  Reviewed: 47  Exp: 17.5 Years
2 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Good baskets, beginner friendly, not crowded either day I was there. well maintained.
Cons: Dirt tee pads which are quite "worn" on most holes. Course holds water in several places which could potentially make some holes unplayable after rain. signage is fairly non-existent. Too many wide open holes.
Other Thoughts: It's not a bad course and it has potential but it needs work. The navigation is ok but after #11 you have to go through some bushes to the next hole with no sign and #14 is in plain site so the natural assumption is that it is the next hole. Some signs would definitely be a plus. The layout flows ok but a lot of the holes are just completely out in the open. There are some woods there that are used for a couple of holes but I certainly feel like they could have put a few more holes either in the woods entirely or at least tucked some baskets into the edge of the woods. Nice little course to play if you are nearby but I wouldn't go out of my way to play there.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful.

UPDATE: Maybe the Best Recreational Course in the Area, After Redesign

5+    2/25/2017   10/24/2012
Review By: rhynoman
Played: 26  Reviewed: 8  Exp: 19.5 Years
This review was updated on 2/25/2017
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Nice, easy, and mostly short.
Nice college campus setting.
Good mix of wooded/open and elevation variety.
Perfect for taking kids or a reluctant disc golf spouse.
A few garbage cans at strategic points.
Large 4-ft-ish posts for tee markers, most with footage.
Birdie fest.
Easy hikes, with mostly short walks on and between holes.
Cons: Not any benches that I remember.
No hole layout signs, course map, score cards.
Pretty simple.
Other Thoughts: Congrats to whoever did the redesign on this. This is a great playing recreational course. I don't really know how to grade things like this on a curve. This is a great course for what it is, as long as you understand going in that this isn't a challenging course for serious players. Old-school shorter holes, like you don't seemuch anymore. I think every areaneeds a good recreational course, and this is probably one of the best I've played.

Montevallo was on my "never play again" list, until recently, when I saw an online map of the redesigned course. It's still not a destination course for serious competitive play, but this is well worth our 25-minute drive. It's a very easy walk, compared to almost anything else in the area. The new wooded holes on the front side and the back fix the old problems of the course being very unbalanced in play. It's really pretty good variety now.

Grab some friends who've never played, a stack of 150 class discs, hit discourse. Your resulting score will also be good on your self-esteem while you grow the sport.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Fun, Easy Course

5+    7/5/2012   7/6/2012
Review By: bpartrid
Played: 81  Reviewed: 27  Exp: 6.3 Years
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: *Not crowded
*Enjoyable
*GREAT CHANCE FOR AN ACE
Cons: *Not well thought out
*Not really any actual tee pads
*Not technical at all
Other Thoughts: Get ready to unleash your driver! Unless you live in the Birmingham area or close by, I wouldn't plan to make a stop here for disc golf when there is much better out there.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 not very challenging

1    11/23/2011   11/23/2011
Review By: DrumPhil
Played: 11  Reviewed: 5  Exp: 14.7 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: 18 holes, beginner friendly, decent practice course, well mowed grass, easy walking
Cons: only two or three holes had any kind of obstacles, wide open, dirt tees get muddy, no concrete tees, not much challenge, almost every hole gives an advanced player a good chance for birdie.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 

5+    6/25/2011   6/27/2011
Review By: Justin L
Played: 50  Reviewed: 16  Exp: 14.9 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This is a well maintained beginner friendly disc golf course set in a beautiful college campus backdrop. While advanced and open level golfers will find it lacking in challenge it can still provide an enjoyable round and get you some solid mid-range practice. The course designer did a nice job of providing an introductory level disc golf course that has some potential to be lengthened in the future.
Cons: Most players don't mind natural tees, but some tees at this course are unlevel for no apparent reason. Hole #14, the longest hole on the course has a downhill teeing surface. By backing this tee up 50' this problem could have been eliminated. Other minor cons include some course flow issues and lack of benches.
Other Thoughts: Unfortunatly this course has limited potential to rise to a higher level due to the lack of trees and technical terrain. It's still an enjoyable course in a beautiful college setting. It's definitely worth a play, just for the mid-range and putting practice!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 

1    3/31/2010   3/31/2010
Review By: DGADavid
Played: 2  Reviewed: 2
Pros: Great starter course, Good course to see if you can go the distance to the basket, and a lot of chances for an ace!
Cons: Not much of a challenge to play, confusing to find hole 12 and 13. course has a lot of walking in between holes. Tons of cars to hit on the first hole because it plays down the side of the gym parking lot.
Other Thoughts: Good course to build a little confidence and introduce a new player to the game. When you finish hole 11 turn to the woods on the left of the basket ( if you are facing the basket from the tee box ) and walk into the woods to tee box 12

  Fun little course

1    2/15/2010   2/15/2010
Review By: widjit
Played: 2  Reviewed: 1
0 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: great technical couse with lots of elevation change and many chances to ACE. not alot of trees but the use of the elvation makes up for it, and the times that there are trees the holes are pretty technical.
Cons: not alot, tee pads would be nice, and got lost like every one else on between 11 and 12.
Other Thoughts: fun course worth the trip from birmingham or montgomery

0 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 simple and enjoyable

1    12/11/2009   12/12/2009
Review By: ibekent
Played: 25  Reviewed: 25  Exp: 11.4 Years
This review was updated on 12/13/2009
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This is a well-used but uncrowded course. I can point out a lot of negatives (see below), but they are mostly ways to improve an enjoyable course rather than things that detract. The course is very well mowed and litter free with a relaxed atmosphere.

Even though there are no signs, the course has decent flow; the white tee-marker poles are numbered and easy to follow (with the exception of #3 & #12). Most of the pins are cleverly placed on or near inclines or in trees to add some challenge. There are two or three long, open holes where you can empty your bag of drivers, which is always fun. And the course wraps neatly around the student activities center so that you are never too far from restrooms or water. The open fairways mean easy recovery shots, but the use of inclines and OBs around the pin do lend the course some risk/reward intrigue. Both make the course a little more enjoyable if not difficult.
Cons: Despite the quality pin placements, the fairways themselves are wide, straight, and obstacle-free with the exception of the very cool (if very short) #11. Even the two fairways in the woods (#8 & #9) feel like open fairway shots on most courses. Where the fairways do bend slightly, they bend in the favor of RHBH throws. There are no signs, benches, or garbage cans (though, as noted litter was not much of a problem). The tees are just dirt patches next to the tee marker poles which can quickly become slippery mud, and cars were parked in the middle of #6's fairway. While there are a few holes that allow you heave your diver, holes #1 and #2 (plus a few others) are so short, straight, and flat, they aren't really fun. The quality picks up with #3, but the first two could benefit from a redesign.

The major con is, however, that we encountered standing water and/or mud (sometimes ankle deep) on 12 of 18 holes. Judging from the footprints, it looks like most of those sloggy areas are standard components of the course. Take away the muddy fairways and slippery tees, and I would rate this course a point higher; it was a significant problem.
Other Thoughts: When you finish #11, follow the little path that appears to enter the woods. We didn't and ended up playing #14 out of order.

This is a recreational course. There are too many short, open holes for advanced players. However, if you're out on a sunny, dry day with friends, take an hour and play Montevallo, it'll be enjoyable.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful.

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