Church Course Offers Distance On Mostly Open Holes!
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Pros: Harrisburg Baptist Church has a large tract of land surrounding the church and this expanse of lawn works well as the grounds of the disc golf course. The course starts behind the church at the back parking lot by the wooded area and then plays all the way to the street in front before looping back. The holes are marked by small poles sticking up with the hole # and distance on them. There are two sets of tees. The longs sometimes add quite a bit of distance to the hole. There are no tee pads but there are two concrete blocks in the ground to mark the tee off spot. The baskets are DGA models with the red numbers on top.
# 1 plays straight down 235' the tree line with the basket tucked in the woods with a swampy area just behind. 2-3-4 are all open throws from 260' to 345'. # 5 plays to a basket up near the street 273'. # 6 starts the trek back with a 400' hole to a basket tucked in by some tall bushes. 7 is the only technical hole on this course. It's 280'/213' playing down a corridor of trees. 8 plays towards the church and then # 9 plays over the volleyball court to a basket perched on the edge of the drainage ditch (dry in October). # 10 is a long 410' throw that follows the ditch all the way down with the basket hid behind a tree. # 11 then plays 408' to an open basket in the middle if the field. This would complete the 11 hole course. But now, a 12th basket has been added with the 12th sitting down in the far corner.
There is nothing terribly exciting here, just a series of OK holes. There's room for most players who frequent this course to air it out.
Cons: I'm not a fan of hole # 1 playing along the tree line with the basket so close to the swampy area. I just think too many players who play here might end up in the woods of swamp.
No tee pads.
Other Thoughts: I think the course designers did a admirable job with the open space they had to work with. They were able to hide the baskets when possible. They gave you room for some big throws. They stuck in a technical hole and used the ditch and woods as obstacles when possible. I also like that this course kind of works well with both god rec players who will be playing here and also the church community who will probably only have one or two discs.
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Pros: I was going to write a review because I saw there were none wrote but I see someone has beat me to it earlier today. I already had the thoughts in my head about it and played it today just to get the course fresh in my head.
9 hole course. I usually play 9 from the am tees, 9 from the long. There are 3 sets of tee pads and all are marked. The first set of tees are novice/ace race tees , the second set would be what I would consider am tees and the third being pro tees.
It starts off very easily with holes ranging from 190-240 or so, mostly wide open, few trees, however the wind has been blowing like crazy every time I have played it and has been a challenge. The last two holes are the longest and are directly wide open. The last two are 360' or so, am tees and 400'+ from the pro tees.
Cons: No bathrooms. All I can think of :)
Other Thoughts: Like I said this is a 9 hole and is great for practicing because you would probably be the only one out there since it goes hardly played.
The baskets are good.
The tee pads are all well marked with footage also.
If you live in Tupelo it's worth checking out and having fun on but if you are from out of town or plan to drive to it to play I would not recommend it.
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