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If You Build It, They Won't Come.

1    5/6/2018   7/26/2018
Review By: wellsbranch250
Played: 326  Reviewed: 311  Exp: 4.9 Years
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: (1.144 Rating) A Novice level small city park course.
- QUICK PLAY - Well for baggers, this course is a gold mine. It took me 20 minutes to play and I was back in my car to hit the next course, Hobbs Farm. Foursomes should be down in 45 minutes or less.
- ACEABILITY - My brain kept envisioning chains being smashed, but no such luck. There are five sub 200 foot light obstacle or open plays. I figure a skilled player should chalk up an ace every 20 rounds or so. There are 96 DGCR rounds recorded here as of this review and there are 6 recorded aces.
- BEGINNER FRIENDLY - A near ideal new players course. Lightly wooded and short. However, there are some undeniable site issues that will cause some concerns, see cons.
- CHAINS - For a course that's almost ten years old, the DISCatchers are in amazing shape. It's almost as if no one plays here.
- NAVIGATION - Adequate. Although there are no directional aids on site, the park is so open it's just a matter of spotting the next numbered 4 by 4 post. The map on DGCR was accurate as of April 2018.
- MAINTENANCE - The entire park was mowed, there was no trash and there were no downed tree limbs.

Cons: There are lots of issues with this course.
- FENCE - Holes (6) and especially (7) have a barbed wire fence in play. The fence is about 30 feet from (6) basket and 15 feet from (7) basket. I felt very uneasy throwing (7). In addition, a pool fence is within 20 feet of the line on (8). A misfire that goes over during off hours will have players contemplating jumping the 8 foot high fence.
- SAFETY HAZARDS - In addition to the fences, several holes play around walking paths. Tee (8) and (9) are basically in the park roadway. Hole (9) plays along the park road along for the entire length as well.
- LACK OF CHALLENGE - As a 915 rated player I shot 6 down and can away dissatisfied. I'm pretty sure If I played enough rounds here I could hit 9 down. Novice level players should able to break par out here.
- CHARACTER - Pretty much no disc golf related amenities. There are great baskets and wood posts with a hole number. That's it. As for park amenities, there are tables and shelters. Restrooms are also available during the facilities open hours.
- TEES - They are natural ground without a defined line. Tee (5) has protruding roots. Normally one will see worn teeing paths but they were strangely almost invisible.
- ELEVATION - Nada. Well ok, (4) goes up 10 feet and (5) goes down 10 feet.
- UNIQUENESS - In addition to no elevation, the overall variety is pretty bleak. Mostly putter runs for skilled players. The longest hole is 320 feet. I don't think I'd classify one hole out here as moderately wooded. The only water feature is the fenced off pool.
- LOCATION - This course is in the middle of nowhere. The next closest course is almost 30 minutes away.
- NATURAL BEAUTY - Nothing here is going to get the imaginative juices flowing. It's an open park with a spattering of trees. There are some eyesores with the barbed wire fence property, as junk is littered about. Roads and buildings are in view during the entire layout.

Other Thoughts: This appears to be a course that has failed to attract a following. From the looks I got from the walkers in the park, I imaged thoughts like "So that's what those are for" and "What in the heck is he doing." When designing a course to be the first in area, you can't have it this open and this short. It will fail, as there's nothing thrilling or inspiring to keep the newer player hooked on improving. No wonder the baskets still look new. The course layout needs an adjustment to provide at least lower Recreational level challenges.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful.

 Great contition-poor layout

1    10/9/2014   10/12/2014
Review By: CGChase
Played: 23  Reviewed: 11  Exp: 6.5 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: easy course.
open shots
excellent conditions
nicely mowed soft short turf
score cards with maps inside the community building

Cons: first few holes were between a row of connifers and the soccer field. A game was underway and a wild throw or a poor release could have hit a fan or landed in the game.
the 7th hole wraps around a fenced city works area, A poor shot could put your disk inside a fence and you would loose your disk until the fenced area was unlocked in the morning.
Other shots go too close to the parking lot.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Good beginner course

2-4    6/11/2014   6/11/2014
Review By: johnmatkinson1
Played: 20  Reviewed: 6  Exp: 4.9 Years
Pros: Short range shots geared for us beginners and those working on control. Easy layout (no pads-PVC end caps in ground) and plenty of room to change tee positions if you want. Nice tee's.
Cons: Holly SATURATION!!! I bet the course is normally very dry because the grounds look great, BUT they have had a lot of rain lately and this course doesn't drain or absorb!!! Make sure the weather has been dry before going or bring some old boots.
Other Thoughts: 1) Tons of room to make your own course layout.

 alternate tees.....

5+    10/6/2011   10/6/2011
Review By: frogtown_corey
Played: 16  Reviewed: 6  Exp: 8.9 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Beautiful course in the fall. Its short and a great ego booster with lots of ace runs.
Cons: Most of the trees on the fairways could use a trim to free up some flight space.
Other Thoughts: Here are some alternate pin placements that make a great back 9.

1.back and to the left of original tee placement on the paved road (by old mans driveway).

2. Immediately left about 60 feet to a small concrete patch past the ditch.

3. To the right behind the tree next to original tee.

4. uphill from tee pad of three 40 feet to a small patch of dirt throwing up hill to basket of four.

5.From the benches and trash can on the trail to basket of five.

6. Walking in three o clock direction from original tee pad. throw from walking path over the creek.

7. Immediately left of original tee pad next to creek.

8. from under the soccer patio left of original tee pad.

9. left of original tee on the hill by the road. (between big tree and corner of fence) throw from man hole cover with star on it downhill to basket of 9.

A friend of mine whom i play with here regularly came up with these alt positions and it helps change things up.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Good Practice Course

5+    6/28/2011   6/29/2011
Review By: BleedCrimson33
Played: 11  Reviewed: 2  Exp: 12.6 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Good Course to really work on your short game. Has a good mix of straight holes but also some holes that some trouble can come into play. Great for beginners and intermiated players wanting to pracitice.
Cons: Only 9 holes and if your new to the course it could be hard to find the tee boxes due to the fact they are the white plastic caps in the ground.
Other Thoughts: Would like to see some alternate tee boxes for this course, there are plenty of areas that could be used for this. But did here that the city of Jacksonville is going to build a pro style 18 hole course on Henry Farms about 3 miles away.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 At least its Something

1    10/20/2010   4/20/2011
Review By: The Drake
Played: 108  Reviewed: 50  Exp: 15.5 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The pros of the course are that for beginners its a great introduction to disc golf. Playing around a community center holes provide a variety of hazards and obstacles to avoid (trees, soccer fields, a pool, buildings). A couple of holes utilize elevation changes to add difficulty. Roads/parking lots come into play as well. This appears to be a relatively new course as the baskets are in great condition. Another huge bonus is the fact that it is associated with the community center meaning there is access to water fountains and bathrooms which can often be missing on even the best of disc golf courses.
Cons: Tees are natural, which is actually not a con to me at all, but they are very poorly marked making it extremely easy to miss them. Its only 9 holes, which you would expect on such a small plot of land but actually uses the land fairy well. The first 3 holes are very redundant. Distance is definitely not a feature of the course so you can pack up the drivers and just bring a good midrange and a putter (and realistically would probably shoot the same score with just a putter).
Other Thoughts: I played this course on a drive back home from Atlanta to Birmingham. I had no idea it existed and had never heard anything about it but saw it listed on this site (mobile version) and decided to give it a go. Its the only course around the area which as stated in the "pros" section is great for growing the sport. Hopefully, if this course gets good play it could encourage more, better courses in the area.
Definitely wouldn't suggest driving out of your way to play it (and its a pretty good ways off from I-20) but you're in the area why not support the course.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Good Beginner Course

2-4    4/21/2009   11/21/2009
Review By: KickMuttButt
Played: 198  Reviewed: 9  Exp: 38.3 Years
This review was updated on 12/2/2009
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: 1) Very nice land despite being next to soccer fields and a pool. 2 holes have nice elevation.
2) Good mix of short and intermediate distance
3) Beginners will like the course
4) Close to town (Jacksonville)
Cons: 1) The tee markers are those in-the-ground-caps. Makes cutting the park grass easier.
2) Not a challenging professional quality course. This is the not the intent of this course however.
3) 9 holes.
Other Thoughts: The PARD director tells me they have budgeted for a professional 18 hole course 3 miles away. I pre-scouted the land (I have relatives there and visit often). The park had some good land...seems like it will mostly be a woods course.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

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