Athens Regional Park DGC
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Two tee pads and two baskets per hole which allow you to play several different layouts at your choice.
Cons: Unforgiving fairways. Course can be hard to follow in some areas.
The disc golf course at Athens Regional Park is a very challenging course with lots of long tight fairways. The course has two tee pads and two baskets per hole which are all playable at any given time. It has a great mix of wooded/open and left/right holes with some water hazards along the course as well. Overall a pretty fun course but I wouldn't exactly consider it a must play. It's not a bad course but I wouldn't travel too far to play it when there are many other courses near by that just simply out class this course. Some of the wooded fairways are a little too unforgiving in my opinion but like I said, I do enjoy the choice of being able to play several different layouts at your choice. Pro's aren't going to enjoy the Short to Short layout and newer player's aren't going to enjoy the Long to Long layout but there are happy mediums for both. Overall, if you are in the area, this would be a great course to play but definitely not a must play. If you want to see this course on video, check out my crew playing this course in the videos below...
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Review from Illinois Player
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: I enjoyed the course 2 tee pads and 2 baskets each hole is great. Great variety of wooded, hilly, water, and open throws. Would recommend visiting. Top level players would enjoy various configurations.
Cons: Grass was mowed when I played. I thought some of the tree's and branches along the tee's could use some trimming. Some of the lines seemed likely less fair than what the original designer might have intended, especially on hole #3 and #5.
There is allot of distance to cover.
Other Thoughts: I played short baskets to long tee's, and was extremely challenged, I think a more casual round I would go short tee and short basket.
Nice course sign, but a long hall from the parking lot, course sign, to the first tee. Lot's of walking in the course, but worth it.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 6 Not
Best Course within 50 miles?
Pros: This course is wonderful. I've played all of the courses in Chattanooga many times, and I've played a few courses in other states while on trips. Personally, this is probably the most interesting/fun/challenging course of all of them.
There are two tees and two baskets for every hole, so you can play a variety every time you go. We played the short tees to the short baskets unless the short baskets were too boring.
The first two holes may seem a bit boring when you start. Both are wide open shots from tee to green with a bit of elevation change, but from there, you go along creeks, through tunnels, around trees, around a lake, through the woods, through more woods, back out in the open and down a huge hill... all I can say is that the holes at this course were very interesting and very different.
If this were closer to chattanooga, it would 100% be my go to course in the area.
Also, it seemed very well maintained. Definitely saw some wildlife while there (Ducks, baby and adult as well as a beaver).
Cons: This course is 45 miles from me, so it's a bit of a drive.
It takes a while to play because it's really long and there's a lot of exercise involved... tough to call this a con, but it might be for some people.
Definitely some thorn bushes in some of the rough... as most would expect.
Other Thoughts: Be prepared for a hike starting from hole 7. 7-11 go UP through the woods... lots of climbing (more like walking up steep slopes) between tees. Then you get a bit of a break from 12-15, but 16&17 involve a bit more uphill walking which is a bit tiring after a long round.
5 of 11 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 3 Not
Very fun course
Pros: Multiple baskets and multiple tees for each hole allowing for each hole to be played 4 different ways.
Exceedingly well groomed.
Very well marked (best I've seen)
Cons: There is water to navigate.
Tees were hard to find on the 3rd and 7th-9th.
The Pars made no sense to me.
Other Thoughts: starts of with 2 wide open long shots then follows a creek for two shots, two shots around a lake (over if you choose the longer tee) and 3 shots deep in the woods.
Park by the house at the entrance to the park. It is meant for that and though further away from the first hole, it is closer to the 9th hole.
2 of 5 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 1 Not
9 Holes You'll Play Over and Over Again!
- Easy course to navigate. There are small signs throughout the entirety of the course which clearly display the current hole, and the hole next to come is never far away.
- Multiple tees and baskets for every hole; 5 different options of play!
- Tees and baskets are in perfect condition.
- Know your bag well, you will need every disc in it. Prepare to drive both forehand and backhand.
- Players of every skill level will find this course both challenging and fun.
- Beautiful aesthetics and free of litter.
- Grass and foliage have been well maintained.
- Lightly wooded holes shift to heavily wooded for Holes #7-9. Great variety!
- As it is a small course in a small city, I can assume this course is rather crowded on a sunny Friday or Saturday afternoon.
- The pond on Hole #6 is big and deep. It can be a doozy, and potentially a lost disc, if you don't play your drive safe.
- The center hub of the park is a large baseball complex. For most holes, be aware of cars driving by.
Other Thoughts: I have played many courses in the greater Chattanooga area, especially 9-hole courses, and I must say this is one of (if not THE) best one of them all. It may be a bit of a drive out to Athens, but playing all 9 holes two times through is well worth it. With multiple tee and basket options, you are free to play to the challenge degree of your choice. I certainly recommend this course to players of all skill levels, and personally look forward to returning myself.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 5 Not
Cons: 9 holes
Other Thoughts: The amount of shots that must be used here to throw a low round is great. Too many course allow a big arm to take advantage of routes no available to all. I normally get to take advantage of those lines, but here you are made to eliminate that line on several holes.
1 of 6 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: A nice modern style, middle Tenn. course with a good mix of elevation change, woods, and water hazards.
Two sets of nice concrete tees and two sets of nice baskets make for several different ways to play this course. The more that I play these types of courses, the more that I like them.
Decent tee signs.
Very clean, and well maintained.
Restrooms, and a nice playground for the little ones.
Nice length, with some holes for the big guns. Overall, I would rate this as a longer course.
Cons: Not too many cons for this course. There are a couple of tricky walks between holes. Use the map and you should be fine.
With its length and water-hazards, I wouldn't recommend this course to beginners.
Other Thoughts: A very nice, larger park style course, with a good mix of longer distances, and scenic Tenn. style countryside.
I would wear sturdy shoes.
Although the course is pretty much set in its own area of the park, it is a multi-use park with hiking/biking trails nearby, and a father/son were chucking a football around the big open area at the start of the course. The locals seemed friendly though.
It's very close to I-75. Stopping in for a leg stretching round is highly recommended.
6 of 7 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 2 Not
Has great potential
Pros: Variety of distance, woods, a bit of elevation, and some tight woods. Nice pads and signage, Bathrooms on site are plus!
On the hole info:
red = short to short
white=long to short
blue=short to long
yellow=long to long
Cons: I cant think of anything really negative about the course, only nine holes but so many options it can be played 36.
Other Thoughts: I can't believe #8 is a par3! I had to walk all the way back to look at the sign just to make sure.. Tough hole!
2 of 4 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: I love the various shots needed for this course. You have long straight shots, short straight shots, long curve to the left and right as well as some smaller distance ones as well. Very diverse in shots.
Cons: The only cons in my opinion is the steep hills. Building some sort of steps for hole 3 and 4, and 7 and 9 would help. I am always taking kids with me and some I have to carry up and down these hills.
Other Thoughts: I lived in mcminn county for years so I have family and friends there. So I make regular visits to this course when I go up there. I love the course and can not wait on the other 9 holes to get there. It would be a 4.5 or 5 star course when it happens.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
10 Helpful / 0 Not
Athens Regional Park DGC
• Two permanent tee pads and two permanent baskets on every hole.
• Concrete tee pads are very long and level to accommodate long run-ups.
• Great signage at both tee pads on every hole.
• Water significantly in play on three of the completed nine holes.
• Good variety of wide open boomer holes, shorter technical holes, and tighter holes in the woods.
• Mild elevation changes on the open holes, more significant elevation changes on the wooded holes.
• Very large, pristine multi-use park built on rolling hills surrounded by scenic Tennessee farmland and mountains.
• Plenty of parking near the #1 tee pad and plenty of clean restroom facilities.
• Easy access offers a tempting quick round to passers by on I-75.
• Only nine of the planned 18 holes were completed as of May 2011.
• A disc thrown into the pond is lost forever.
• The #4 fairway looks like it can stay fairly muddy after wet weather.
• The course flows nicely, but finding the next hole would be difficult without the course map available on this website.
Other Thoughts: Whoever designed this course did a great job, and whoever maintains it is doing just as well. Two permanent tees and baskets on every hole allows you to customize the course to accommodate what kind of round you want to play. I really like the way the course opens with a pair of wide open boomer holes that get your arm warmed up. The pond hole was a bit too challenging for my weak arm, but I was able to layup and still hit par. I lost a disc in the creek on hole #3--although I could clearly see it, I was worried about the critters that might be living in the nooks and crannies along the banks so I left it. Although the grass on the open fairways was already cut low, the mowers were in full swing while we were there. In the future, this course will only get better. The area where the back nine will be located is grassy hills with lots of elevation change and old trees. Looking forward to coming back.
10 of 10 people found this review helpful.
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