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Pros: (0.942 Rating) A beginner friendly school course.
- BEGINNER FRIENDLY - This course is perfect for nearer players. Several wide open fairways, but also a few obstacles that will intrigue newer players to conquer more challenging holes. In addition, the hole distances are very much on the short side averaging at around 200 feet. Also no water is in play, manageable overgrowth, and not an all day excursion.
- ACEABILITY - All of the holes are highly aceable. Great opportunities for juniors to get an ace.
- NAVIGATION - Other than not finding basket (1) the course is really easy to navigate. The only tee sign that's not visible from the prior hole is tee sign (5). Its located across the ditch and is roughly 50 feet south of tee sign (1).
- 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.
- GROW THE SPORT - No doubt will this course aid in growing the sport by offering students easy access to learn the game at a beginner friendly course, on school grounds.
- LOCATION - The course is located a stone's throw from the Fiery Gizzard Trailhead which offers wonderful hiking excursions. So play a quick round before an awesome hike.
- CHAINS - The remaining eight baskets are in great shape. Unfortunately a typical comment when you run out of good things to say about a course.
Cons: Most elementary school courses are limited in their reach and this course is no exception.
- HOLE 1 - I couldn't find basket (1). I looked at the photos after my round and I conclude that the new playground in its original spot was the reason it was pulled.
- SAFETY HAZARDS - A bunch of unsafe obstacles in play. Hole (4) plays near a shelter. Hole (5 and 6) play along a school building. Hole (9's) basket is adjacent to what appears to be a large propane tank. Talk about a risk reward ace run.
- BASKET AND TEE SEPARATION - Several tee signs are within 30 feet or so of the prior hole's basket.
- POISON IVY - I spotted poison ivy in the adjacent woods off of basket (3). My guess is that it's in all the adjacent woodsy spots.
- TEES - They are grass with no tee line markings and they are generally not shaded.
- CHARACTER - Extra items are just about non-existent. It's just baskets, tee signs and a shelter, don't expect any other amenities.
- UNIQUENESS - The holes themselves in terms variety are well below average. To seasoned players, they are all short and straight ace runs with the exception of hole (4) that pockets right and may be about 300 feet in length.
- ELEVATION - I think hole (5) may change by 10 feet or so. The rest of the site is pretty flat so even a future change couldn't incorporate any new elevation changes.
- TOO EASY - Advanced players should have no problem shooting 6 or 7 down (8 holes) on a routine basis. Even rec players should be able to shoot a few under here.
Other Thoughts: Tracy Elementary is definitely a beginners and newer recreational players course. It's an easy one to check of the list if you feel the need to play every course once.
- PERSONAL NOTE - This is the first course that my wife actually threw with me. (my 126th course). I was totally blown away that she could throw a disc 100 feet and she just missed making a par on (5).
8 of 8 people found this review helpful.
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This one is for the kids.
Pros: This little course is perfect for the elementary aged kids that it is obviously intended for. The short, open holes follow the perimeter of a play field on the front four and then number five leads you around to the back of the school. Its fairway was the most fun on the course in my view. It was one of the longest as well. A slight dogleg left along a steep bank with thick woods to the right. Numbers six through nine are short and weave through playground equipment and propane tanks with number eight being wide open on the back of the field.
Nice tee signs with distances included. The tee pads are natural and have no excessive wear at all. The Innova baskets are in great shape. This course is easy to navigate.
I played while traveling through and had my wife and kids with me and it was great to play a course where they were able to enjoy themselves by reaching the baskets easily. They even picked up a few birdies. This is definitely a must play if you have young kids to bring along who get a little bored on the longer courses. After all, it's made for them.
It's only ten minutes off I-24 so it's a quick stop if you are passing through the area
Cons: For experienced players, this course is way too open and short. I don't imagine it is playable during school hours unless you are a student. There are no bathrooms available. The last thing you'll want to do is expose yourself anywhere near a school. I don't remember passing any gas stations once you leave the interstate area so be prepared for that.
Other Thoughts: I wish more schools would include disc golf in their physical education department. This course will most certainly be catching the attention of a few young players who will go on to be great players as they get older.
Based on what the course is intended to be, for children, I'd rate it a four out of five. For the purposes of the DGCR site I'll have to rate it for the experienced adult players who are the main users of the site.
10 of 10 people found this review helpful.
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Best School Ever!
Pros: This is a 9 hole course. There are basic tee signs and natural tees. Nice baskets. Decent layout, mostly open. Variety of obstacles would include a couple of trees, some rough, a ditch, a hill, a playground, soccer goal, volleyball net pole, monkey bars and propane tanks!! (Some of these may get moved from time to time, but other equipment may become a factor, who knows, it is an active school yard!)
There are 2 distances on each sign and 2 possible basket locations.
Overall the course is pretty easy and short, with many birdie and ace opportunities.
Cons: No specified tee area, you just pick a spot near the tee sign. Signs are kind of small, but once you find #1 you will have no problems.
I played on a holiday when nobody was around, but I would assume on days when school was in session the general public could not play this course.
#1 does play across the parking lot, but again if you go on a day with no school it shouldn't be a problem.
Other Thoughts: I wished I had a disc golf at my school when I was a kid!!!
#1-5 are longer holes around playground area
#6-9 are much shorter in back of the school
#1 tee is near the front of the school
#2- look out for the soccer net
#3- to the back corner
#4- longest hole along tree line play
#5- baack across ditch toward #1 and plays around the hill behind the school
#6- short with basket on hill
#7- make the monkeybars a mando for a real challenge!
#8- short towards trees
#9- uphill towards propane tanks
This course is also very close to a trailhead of the Fiery Gizzard Trail, part of the South Cumberland Recreation Area if you want to go hiking after you play!
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