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 Bums, and beggers, and swamp land oh my!

2-4    8/8/2009   8/25/2009
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Played: 30  Reviewed: 15  Exp: 9.5 Years
9 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Easy and short 9 hole course for beginners, multiple tees can be used to handicap mixed groups.
Cons: I'll be polite and list the location as "undesirable." Don't go alone, or near sundown, or for a week after it rains.
Other Thoughts: Drive about 10 minutes to Jack Mattox instead and you can actually relax while playing.

9 of 10 people found this review helpful.

 Not much to offer

1    7/23/2009   7/27/2009
Review By: nygfaninva
Played: 34  Reviewed: 34  Exp: 9.7 Years
This review was updated on 9/8/2010
5 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Nice Concrete Tee pads. Two pads, Pro and Am. Easy to follow course, very first time friendly. Many (if not all holes) Ace opportunities.
Cons: Not much to offer and challenge anyone beyond a beginner. Simple basket out in front of tee pad setup. Nothing in the form of woods or water. Plays like a practice course. And of course the dreaded...'Only nine holes'. Have to add that in.
Other Thoughts: Easy course for beginners or to be used to introduce new players to the game for the first time, but if you have any skill at all it just doesn't have anything to offer. Also take note, It is located in a rather....seedy part of town. We played in the early afternoon with the sun blazing and we still felt uncomfortable with the attention we were getting from some locals. I wouldn't say not to play here, but I have to mention the safety factor if couples or families are reading this and planning an outing.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful.

 Open and easy

1    3/11/2009   3/11/2009
Review By: wi2ny05
Played: 200  Reviewed: 13  Exp: 20.5 Years
5 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Mostly open dual tees. Not too many trees and not all that technical. Good for beginners. The "river" could make it interesting on some missed throws.
Cons: Trash on the course like others have noted. The neighborhood was slightly less than savory so just play it in the daylight.
Other Thoughts: Pretty well marked and not too hard to follow. Some of the tee signs had fallen down but were laying by the tee instead.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful.

 Nice lunch break course.

2-4    10/25/2008   3/11/2009
Review By: Ryan P.
Played: 48  Reviewed: 17  Exp: 11.6 Years
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: It's a nice easy course with two sets of tees. It's in the open, and it's a great place to just get in a quick round. It's a nice course, well-designed considering the plot of land it's on. The land it's on is a rec center for inner-city youth, so it's in a safer place considering what part of town it's in, and there's water fountains (at least inside).
Cons: This part of town is rough. be careful when you go there. i think it's hole 3 or 4 where you come pretty close to some houses or a road or something. However, the part of town it's in is not enough reason to avoid the course altogether, but just be careful when you go.
Other Thoughts: Good course for beginners. most of the holes are from 230-300, so it'll stretch out a beginner's drive a little. fairly flat. good, quick stop when you are there. the holes are somewhat varied. The few obstacles that are there are used quite well. (a few trees, very slight elevation changes, a jungle gym). I liked playing the course, but it's not good enough to drive more than 30 minutes to play. There are better courses in the area, but any course is better than no course.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful.

 Discin' In Da Hood!

1    9/29/2008   3/5/2009
Review By: discchik
Played: 4  Reviewed: 4
5 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: It has concrete tee pads. Wide open holes abound. Fun, simple easy course. Great course to play after work, as long as it's daylight savings time.
Cons: Trash and debris on the course, As mentioned by the other reviewer, I too saw a few liquor bottles and used condoms on the course. The slightest rain causes standing water to form in a short time and takes days of no rain to disappear. Park users may pick up any discs gone astray.
Other Thoughts: Nice to have a course in this part of town! Now if we could just get one in the Hamilton Place Mall/East Brainerd Rd. area!

5 of 6 people found this review helpful.

 Open Course

1    9/20/2008   3/3/2009
Review By: Dan_Dizzle
Played: 13  Reviewed: 9  Exp: 11.8 Years
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Wide open. Concrete Tee pads. Very manageable distances. Not too technical. Good course if you just want to go have some fun and not worry about playing badly.
Cons: When I last went they were working on finishing the tee pads and hadn't put up signs yet. I ended up playing safari golf before I saw the arrows on the baskets.
Other Thoughts: I'm sure they have the tee pads marked and signs up now. It is a really good course to play if you don't have a whole lot of time to play. Numerous Ace opportunities await you!

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.


1    2/16/2009   2/16/2009
Review By: bjreagh
Played: 271  Reviewed: 260  Exp: 21.2 Years
This review was updated on 3/5/2009
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Mostly open 9 hole course. Two sets of tees means you could play it twice for 18 holes with a little variety on the 2nd 9. Pretty good variety in hole length. Many birdie and ace opportunities. Water on a couple of holes, but it should not come into play.
Cons: About half the holes were just a tee and basket in an open field, no obstacles.

2 sets of tees can be a good thing, but there is not a lot of distance separating the short and long tees on several of the holes.

There is a walking trail throughout park near the holes, but there was only one person using it when I played. During peak times this could be a factor.

The area of town may not be the best, but we saw few people and everyone was nice and/or kept to themselves.

Other Thoughts: This would be a good course for beginners/novices, etc.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful.

 BYOG (gun)

2-4    9/27/2008   10/27/2008
Review By: insane4chains
Played: 3  Reviewed: 3
9 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: It's a disc golf course. It has baskets,
Cons: Broken glass, used condom wrappers and beer cans litter the fairways. Sideways glances from the other users of the park. At times it can be scary. Do not let the sun set on you at Carver!
Other Thoughts: If you like people aimlessly walking/wandering across the fairway just as you are getting ready to throw that driver, this is the course for you! If one of your discs lands near a kid, most likely he will pick it up with a "HEY LOOK WHAT I FOUND" look on his face. Make sure you don't say anything even slightly negative about this though...cause then you will most likely get a beat down by his posse or worse... his 6ft3 340lb mom! Gotta love that hole where just behind the basket is a menacing barking dog reminding you that if you miss... the disc is his. And if you miss badly enough and hit the pimp van, things could get ugly.

9 of 11 people found this review helpful.

 Enjoyable Little Beginner Course In An Urban Setting!

2-4    8/20/2008   8/22/2008
Review By: The Valkyrie Kid
Played: 1167  Reviewed: 1115  Exp: 39.5 Years
9 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The course plays in the park behind the Carver Recreation Center. It's not your typical area in which to install a disc golf course. The course itself plays mostly around a walking track which meanders through the park. There are two teepads for each hole, the Reds and the Whites. The White tees play a little longer and sometimes give you a slightly different look at the basket. Often, they're just 20-30' longer. There are great new signs for both giving the distance and par. The Whites are all rated at par 4's which means if you're so inclined, every white hole is an easy birdie and a definite eagle possibility. The Reds are all rated par 3's. The teepads are concrete and great. Great new baskets which point to the next teepad. The park is clean, litter free, with no signs of vandalism. Several baskets are just sitting in the middle of the grass with no obstacles around. White # 9 forces you to throw a hyser around some trees and there are maybe two holes where you need to keep your drive below the tree branches.
Cons: It's a short, beginner course with just a slight bit of elevation, mostly wide open holes. The area around the course is sketchy.
Other Thoughts: It's just an unusual place to build a course. I don't think disc golf is going to surpass basketball as the favorite sport in the inner cities. I played this course twice early in the morning and was quite comfortable playing at that time but I would be hesitant about playing there in the evening, especially alone. But it is fun racking up those eagles.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful.

 Great Beginner Course

8/5/2008   8/5/2008
Review By: Bensontbjj
Played: 27  Reviewed: 5  Exp: 12.5 Years
2 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Very open course making it an excellent course for the beginner. Having 9 holes is also another great way to get new players into the game. Can get in and play a quick round of 9.
Cons: Tee markers are somewhat difficult to follow. The arrows don't necessarily point toward the pin. Being in a park you must watch for other users of the park.

2 of 5 people found this review helpful.

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