Clean course 1 great hole
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Pros: Hole number 8 is great. There are 9 numbered baskets and 9 small pads. The park is great and clean.
Cons: No signs and to close to walking path.
Other Thoughts: For a 9 hole it is average. If you are right off the highway it is a good quick round.
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Pros: This 9 hole course surrounds a small park ( Brighton ) going counterclockwise , starting near the tennis courts . Some parking in the middle of the park . Bathroom is close to the lot
The EQUIPMENT - There is a metal sign at the start of the course explaining the rules of the game . There is no signage on the course . You just follow inside or outside of the walking path that also surrounds the park . The tee pads a 6' X 4' cement . The baskets are Yellow banded Discatchers . Print the online map just to get an idea where the next pad is .
The TERRAIN - The course is mostly flat with some low hanging trees to force rollers , or possible flicking a driver under it . The holes are short , and after hole #1 , you kind of feel that most of the holes go left to right . This is a park style course . The grass was a little high because of the rain , but the park is well taken care of . There is a shelter in the middle of the park , with a kids playground . If you have the family , or just the kids , they can play and you will be able to keep an eye on them from every hole .
HIGHLIGHTS - Not a lot to astound you here . The longest hole , #3 , is a flat 288' , but you will have to negotiate low hanging branches from fairly new trees .
Disc Risk - There seems to be little chance of losing a disc . There is no water , and you would have to griplock your disc and throw it way into the woods or up into the trees to lose it . If you play solo , ther is a blind-shot 169' that is a hard right turn on #9 . If you don't step out to watch it after you throw and you overshoot it , you might have to search .
TIME - This is a 20 minute course if you play during off-peak hours . If the park is full , you could spend upwards of 30 minutes for it .
There was a large family playing in front of me , ages about 4 - 44 . It's kind of fun watching many possible future playes learning the game .
Cons: #1 SAFETY - The walking path comes into play on pretty much every hole but maybe #9 . Add the fact that the road into the park is dangerously close to holes #6 - 8 , and you might have an angry motorist that you dented their car wanting you use your putter for a suppository .
#2 Navigation - The only items that identify these tee pads are metal numbers that are on the back ends of them . In high grass , you can't really see the pads at all until you are on tome of most of them . You have really little showing you where the start of this course is .
#3 lack of equipment . Some signage that sticks up from the ground would be nice . I wish the tee pads were longer . You always want that feel that you can spread out on a decent sized tee pad . 4' X 6' is not it . Kids learning the game might run up and fall off the fron of these things .
#4 CHALLENGE - The holes range from a short 288' to a shorter 169' , with only 4 holes going over 200' . Not a lot of depth with this 9 .
The course is flat and may hold a lot of water after a rain . Plan accordingly .
Other Thoughts: The park is nice , and is still nice to introduce people to the game . Nothing wrong with that . I can see this getting pretty windy at times , which might lead to a hit child ( or adult ) exercise restraint when this park is full .
MY RECOMMENDATION - Only a place to work on your short game if you are an experienced player . This is better suited for newbies and youngsters , or families that wish to do something together . Recreational players may want to come out here and see how far under par they can throw . This is not a park you want to go out of your way to play . Maybe a quick leg stretch or something to do after visiting nearby Vicksburg battlefield .Still , a nice area .
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far from good, but good from- no. no good.
Pros: Here are all the pros I can think of:
Not all the lines are bad. In fact some are even good*
*if you remove the obvious hazards
Cons: This is where the bulk of my experience pertains.
Every hole has a hazard. You start with a tennis court and a walking path, and then stick with the walking path or the road on every hole, throw in a soccer field or something for good measure just in case. Also, the walking path seems to be used a lot, turning a 20 minute round into 30 or more easily.
The holes are listed as having pretty short distances, but man do they throw like a lot further. I'm pretty sure some holes were up to 50 feet longer than listed, maybe more. I was lickin my chops at these putter holes (200' or less is a putter hole for me) but even discing up to mids and chucking it I was coming up short on a few. By like 30-40'. Someone needs to remeasure.
It's muddy. It's muddy on the flat parts. It's muddy on the sloped parts. It's muddy around the basket. It's muddy around the tee. There's tracks on a couple holes, there's tire marks in the mud on some holes. Is this place some type of derby at night?
The tee's are not the smallest I've ever seen. And really you don't need much space. There's no sign, nor distance, some tees have a number on them. But you better see them on the ground or you won't find them.
I feel like there's more... hazards, equipment, environment... i won't go through why every hole was a disappointment but that was pretty much the case.
Other Thoughts: Hole 5 wasn't bad. It was probably my favorite hole. Hole 8 was ok too, but 5 really shined. I would put it at close to 280' or so.
This course could be a fun round. I was throwing into the sun the first few holes, getting surprised by the distance, and sloshing through mud. But even on a great day, I would have a hard time giving this course a 1.5 "Passable" just because of all the hazards. The tee pads and attempt at design would be passable, and maybe even a 2 to 2.5 on a pretty piece of land. But this course got crammed into a space it really doesn't fit comfortably.
I'd play Brighton Park again with a friend, but odds are slim I'd play it again for fun. Although, now that I know a little more about the layout, that I've gotta throw a lot more than I think, I am tempted to give this course another crack.
17 of 17 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Good for beginners
Pros: Course is well maintained
Good for beginners
It has never been crowded when I have been there
Cons: If has rained within a week the course will be flooded
Some baskets in disrepair
Other Thoughts: Like I said, this course is good for beginners but nevertheless a fun round.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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Pros: -- Clean, nice-looking city park.
-- Players with any modicum of skill will have multiple chances for aces. The course is extremely beginner friendly, being mostly wide open with an average hole length just over 200 feet and with no holes as long as 300 feet.
-- Navigation is mostly easy. Once you find No. 1 (north side of the park), just continue counter clockwise around the park, mostly following the walking path. No. 5 basket is tucked into the trees to the right and is not visible from the tee. No. 8 plays into the trees between the one-way driveways in and out of the park. No. 9 plays completely on the north side of the in-bound road.
Cons: -- Two of the nine baskets (Nos. 2 and 9) are badly damaged. In both cases, the catching part of the basket has broken away from the post and is lying on the ground.
-- Most holes are really boring, with few, if any, trees, no water and no elevation. Shot-shaping requirements are almost non-existent. The first four holes are the worst of these, so you might be tempted to quit before you get to the moderately interesting holes (5, 8, 9).
-- There is a serious safety issue. Most holes play along a walking path that seems to get heavy use. Other holes bring the parking lot and roadways into play.
-- Ridiculously short (5 feet long) tee pads. Given that you have concrete pads, you are tempted to try to use them, but I couldn't do that safely.
-- No signage. The hole number is stamped/etched into the tee pad so that you know you at the correct pad, but there is no other information provided.
Other Thoughts: -- No. 9 is listed on here as 169 feet. It plays left out of trees and then requires a hard right turn to the basket, so it plays much longer. The bushes now are at the very end of the 5-foot long tee box, making it tight to even stand on the tee box, much less throw from there.
-- With baskets repaired and some trimming on No. 9, the back half of the course would feel more like a 2.0-disc course. Nos. 1-4 just bring it down. A redesign to add some length would help, but it's really just too open, and the walking path is an obstacle, and not in a good way.
11 of 11 people found this review helpful.
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Needs More Concrete
Pros: (1.230 Rating) A super small city park 9.
- ACEABILITY - Skilled players will have a bunch of real good looks at an ace here. I'm sure that if there are any regulars, they racking them up.
- BEGINNER FRIENDLY - I believe this would be a great beginners and juniors course. The average hole length is about 215 feet.
- CHAINS - Well, at least they picked one of my favorite basket types. DISCatchers.
- FORGIVENESS - The odds of losing a disc due to an errant shot is near impossible. You'd have to forget to pick up to lose one here.
- NAVIGATION - I downloaded the map on DGCR and had no issues. The course circles around counter clockwise starting at one o'clock, if north is twelve.
- QUICK PLAY - A quicker solo player should be able to complete a full 9 in under 20 minutes. Groups of 4 probably would finish in under 45 minutes.
- MAINTENANCE - The grounds appear to be constantly mowed, trimmed and manicured. I don't recall seeing any trash on my visit.
Cons: The Brighton course excels at nothing other than a quick and easy going round.
- LACK OF CHALLENGE - I personally played pretty bad for my skill level but I attribute that to having played 36 holes earlier in the day and over 200 holes in a 4 day span. The course reads upper novice level, and I think all recreational players should be able to average below par out here. The lines are completely open on at least one side or lightly wooded. Shot shaping is not a requirement and Advanced players will be able to play with just a putter.
- MULTI USE HAZARDS - Eight of the nine holes have either a park road or walking path in play. I stopped a few times for walkers and cars on my round. Hole (6) was the worst offended as parking was in play. People and traffic move, parked cars don't.
- CHARACTER - The course is mainly just baskets and small tees. No map or descriptive tee signs. Tees have just a steel number embedded in them. The tees are mostly un-shaded. There is also no seating at the pads, not that anyone would need it on this shorty. There is a small shelter with a picnic table. There is also a rules of the game and etiquette sign at hole (1).
- TEES - 4 feet by 6 feet long concrete tees. It's only long enough for a one step or standing drive.
- UNIQUENESS - The holes themselves in terms variety are very sub-par. A mostly open layout with trees almost always bordering the right side. All but one shot is short and they vary from 169 feet to 288 feet. One or two shots sort of pocket right, but really the whole course just needs a putter except for hole (9) which breaks far right. There is no elevation and water doesn't come into play either.
- NATURAL BEAUTY - Not awful by any stretch of the imagination, but none of the holes will have you scrambling for your phone or camera either. I scored the course 1.5/5. The lack of trees, no water, no elevation and no inspiring backdrop views, led to my below average score.
- WIND - Due to the lack of trees, wind will likely be an issue here.
Other Thoughts: More of a 1.25 course than a 1.0 or 1.5. There's just not enough here to entice the masses of any skill level other than those with less than 50 rounds played. Players from outside the area, should only consider checking this course out if they're an extreme bagger like me.
11 of 11 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Played this course since it was first made.
Pros: This course is very easy to navigate. It follows the a walking track around the park. Also, Brighton offers 4 holes with a little difficulty. Hole 3, 5, 8, and 9. they are somewhat long and 9 has a dogleg left.
All in all this course has been kept up decently over the years.
Cons: The baskets have been found on the ground recently and the concrete tees are a little short. also, the one on 9 is a bit over grown. There is also mud 85% of the time on hole 3 in that huge field. Also this is the shortest course in clinton with all par 3. (according the the standards that we play) and the longest hole is 288 feet.
1 of 3 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 3 Not
Hate to admit it, I like this course
Pros: Well maintained. I love throwing out over the tennis courts on Hole 1 when there are preppy tennis players playing. Makes for great reactions. The city does a great job with that park....bathrooms are spotless, tables, picnic areas. I know guys, that has little to do with the course. BUT, anybody can join in and play. Had a good player with me and he used the day to try and add to his ace count. Best holes...love 9. And number 5 is fun. The rest are just bomber holes for the decent player.
Cons: Short...9 holes only.
Other Thoughts: Still love this course. Oh, when you play 6, ignore the tee box and instead climb to the top of the hill and throw from the backyard of the family up on the hill. Those people are super nice, and it makes the hole a blast to navigate.
2 of 5 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Quick Warm Up or Confidence Booster
Pros: -Clean, VERY well maintained
-Easy to follow course
Cons: -No benches or trash cans (on the course itself)
Other Thoughts: This is a great course to teach the game, but not very challenging. My recommendation, if you're in Clinton, is to start here... this quick little 9 will get you warmed up before tackling Buddy Butts DGC (and the 1000 ft+ Hole #3) or Flying Eagle DGC (Hinds CC campus, Raymond)
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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Pros: Located in a clean, safe Clinton park, Brighton provides a beginner-friendly atmosphere. Most holes are bordered by a treeline to the right. The course is easy to navigate and each hole has a decent tee box with which to work.
Cons: The first four holes in particular are adjacent to the park's walking path, which will undoubtedly cause a few delays in your game due to the many walkers and runners.
If you do so happen to throw into the woods on a couple of the holes, you may experience difficulty in finding your disc due to steep slope on number 3 and even thick thorns on number 6. Throw it straight and this won't be a problem.
Only one hole (number 8) provides any obstacles to the thrower, other than a few minor obstacles on other holes. A good flick on number 8, however, will curve right around the trees anyway. On all the other holes, a solid straight throw will suffice; so unfortunately, there isn't a need for many different discs or types of throws. The distance to the hole is very short on average at Brighton.
Other Thoughts: Despite the course offering little challenge to your average disc golfer, one can still enjoy playing at Brighton - every hole is potentially ace-able!
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