Mt. Juliet's Low Point
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The course sits in a multi use park with ball fields , a soccer field and cement walking path and some picnic tables and shelter above the parking lot . There are 7 baskets here , 2-6 with concrete pads and there are faded but readable signs for 2-6 . There , Done with the pros .
Cons: Starting with ,,,,, #1 . Missing holes . I hate courses , especially 9 hole ones , that can't even keep the holes that they have . Typically a sign that no one cares . #1 is missing and apparently was claimed by a ball field , so now you can play Where's Waldo and find #2 without seeing #1 ( Hint; It's in the woods behind the fields ) I did not see the 9th hole , either . Which points me to #2. Navigation , no kiosk , and no online map . Once you find #2 , you can easily go from 2-6 , and there is some type of line on the cement leading to an uphill basket . Could that be number 7 ? Let's get an archaeologist to interpret it for us . No other lines for the basket on the hill near the shelter . Just safari it from 2 angles and call it a day. #3 It's a shame that good metal and cement was wasted on this course . Short concrete tees, and baskets listed as Instep but upon a closer look , I think it said Unstable. The cheapest baskets that I have seen in ages barely hold your putt ( I use a Blowfly on this single chain crap) . #4 Safety . little ones and their parents may be at the ball fields and stray a little ways from it . Also walking path joggers and dog walkers . Be careful when throwing , especially # 6 & 7 . #5 , The Walks . parking where you think the course is and actually where the course is are 2 different places . You will have a hike to #2 and From #8 . There is a creek bed with rocks by 6 & 7 , but no water in it . Disc risk depends on how you judge it . Chucking your drive over the barbed wire fence line near holes 4 and 6 might be a lost one. . Holes #2-5 are going to be a muddy mess after a good rain .
Other Thoughts: This course has no appealing value or looks . I couldn't imagine coming here to throw a hole or 2 even if my kids had ball practice in the field right beside it . They say that you appreciate other courses more when you have terrible course like this one to suffer through . I would say to pull the course and put the baskets elsewhere , but the baskets are one of the worst features. Maybe melt them down and make a ball bat or 2 for the knothole kids to hit with . Read wellsbranch205 and bjreah's posts on this . They are 2 experienced disc golfers and travelers . I laughed when I figured out that I was grading it even lower than they did . Whoever is in charge of this disc golf course ( deceased in 2013 ? ) and if they are still alive , they should be rolled up in that rusty barbed wire and rolled down into that jagged rock creek bed and clubbed with one of those Instep chain disasters . Dr Kevorkian this course and put it out of it's misery . A nice idea was lost here about 10 years ago . My Recommendation : If you are on I-40 near Mt Juliet , keep driving to at least Lebanon or Nashville , even to fill up with gas or go to the bathroom . FYI The .5 I gave the course was actually for ME because I found #2's tee by myself .
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
Approaching Tombstone Status
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: (1.183 Rating) Your a daisy if you do this one.
- ACEABILITY - I unloaded a bunch of Judges on hole (4), but unfortunately my aim was nothing like the Earp brothers at the O.K. Corral shoot-out. Some could argue that my results were at best, errant warning shots. Anyways, this course will likely produce two or three times more aces than a normal course despite the horrible baskets (see cons, Chains). Hole (4) will be the most likely claimant at less than 120 feet.
- QUICK PLAY - Getting to the course almost takes as long as the course itself. Regardless, I was only out of my car for only 35 minutes and was then in route to Ethan Page Park.
- CHILL AREAS - A nice secluded picnic table on (2). When a lone picnic table becomes one of the best aspects of a course, you know it's going to be a course with issues.
Cons: Lots and lots of issues with Mundy Park.
- CHAINS - Some of the worst basket I've ever seen. The info on DGCR says Instep, but these look even worse. A couple are listing a bit and a few have horrible yellow paint jobs. The only courses I've ranked lower in this categories are targets and poorly home-made versions.
- MISSING HOLE 1 - Hole (1), from reading a bunch of other reviews, has been missing for some time. I'd be willing to bet that they never put old (1) back as this will likely be a dead course in a couple of years. A new hole was squeezed in between Original (7) and Newer (8) weeks after my appearance, bringing it back to 9 holes.
- FINDING START OF COURSE AND NAVIGATION - There are no maps on DGCR. So to find (2), walk to the most South-Western portion of the park. There's a picnic table here and a decent tee sign. After this point I didn't have too much trouble traversing hole to hole. There are no directional cues between holes and there's some missing signage. Tees (8) and (9) are now located on the asphalt path.
- TEES - Pouring 3 foot by 6 foot concrete pads is a waste of concrete. Perhaps this was a way to add difficulty.
- CHARACTER - In addition to poor tees, navigation and baskets, the extras aren't here either. No multi-tees, alternate basket locations or practice basket. There is seating on one hole and there's lots of parking in a land far far away.
- UNIQUENESS - Actually one of the better aspects of the course but still very sub-par. There's some decent elevation in play with a couple holes hitting the 20 foot mark. A couple small creeks are also in play, although they were both dry on my appearance. A few tunnel fairways and also a few openish shots.
- LACK OF CHALLENGE - I birdied all the sub 180 shots between holes (2) thru (5), and then was apparently too dialed down for the remaining mid 200 foot looks. This place will be a scoring blood bath for any Advanced player mistakenly venturing here. I figure most novice level players should be able to break par here on average.
- PARKING - It's a good ten minute walk to tee (2) from the parking, or about a 1,500 foot walk. If you are wondering why I'm mentioning tee (2), it's because you didn't read my earlier cons. Once finishing (9) it's a 1,700 foot walk back to (2). The course apparently use to loop, but that is no longer the case.
- SPACING - Really really bad. On tee (5) you can see two baskets, but I had two discs in my hand, One for each of them. Holes new (7), (8) and (9) all play adjacent to walking paths and ball fields. Hole (8) specifically, has a barbed wire fence enclosure in play. I had to wait for walkers a couple times.
- NATURAL BEAUTY - It's no huckleberry. Holes (2) thru (5) are good, but old (7), new (7), (8) and (9) are very much lacking eye appeal. The creek along old (7) I thought looked nice from a distance, but as I got closer I realized it's base contained a lot of blast quarry rock, gravel and concrete chunks.
Other Thoughts: I was not impressed by this course and it's one of the worst I've played in the state of Tennessee. Not enough park space for any designer to put in an effective course. Houck or Kennedy might have worked it up to a 2.5 disc course. It appears whomever is currently in change of this course doesn't care anymore. The only infrastructure add in the last year appears to be the fading spray-paint of the tee boxes for holes (8) and (9). Go here if you must, but don't except to discover a way to walk on water down by the creek.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Two Hole #7s
Pros: Good mix of flight paths and distances.
Plays quickly, lots of parking.
Baskets catch better than one would expect given that they were installed improperly.
Cons: No tee signs or distances for holes 7 thru 9.
Course goes in a semi-circle and hole 9 is not close to first hole.
Signs have not been re-numbered since hole #2 became hole #1.
Other Thoughts: Factory fence next to park must have recently blocked disc golf road and parking area, and caused removal of course sign and hole #1.
Distances should be spray-painted on the asphalt for new holes 7 thru 9.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 0 Not
It's still there for the most part
Pros: Decent layout and placement of holes. Fairly easy to figure out where thr next hole is. Good if you want to work on short to mid range game. The park itself is pretty small so I think they did a good job with the the space they had to work with.
Cons: Sign AND BASKET are missing for hole 1, and for hole 9 as well. So technically this is currently a 7 hole course. I wouldn't expect any replacements either from the looks of it. The baskets are complete crap. Single chain layer and most of the paint is rusted and coming off. Tee pads are extremely small.
Other Thoughts: Played the whole thing on about 20 minutes solo. I was in the area so I figured I'd check it out. From the other reviews I've read my expectations weren't very high to begin with.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Short holes, and can be finished in 20-30 min. Tight fairways, and some OB which offers some more challenge.
Cons: Tee pads are short, and some are slanted pretty bad. The baskets are very old and do not hold your discs very well.
Other Thoughts: Good for beginners.
1 of 3 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 2 Not
Used to be Quick and Fun
Pros: This course plays quickly all 9 can be finished in 40 minutes or less. Mundy DGC is very good for anyone starting out as the shorter distances to targets are easier to reach for players just beginning.
Like with many City Parks there is picnic, playground and walking/running paved pathway and it is easy for friends and family to get together and all have something they like to do here if there are non-disc golf types.
Cons: Changes made in 2016 have not done this course fairly. Due to new fence being installed by adjacent business and due to football traffic parking on the fairways and on top of the Tee Pads. Hole 1, 8 and hole 9 have been relocated. This means that what was hole 2 is now hole 1. That is a bit of a hike from the parking space which makes finding hole 1 for new players a bit of a challenge.
Holes 1, 8 and 9 have been placed further back past what was hole 7 which is now hole 6. Tees for 7, 8 and 9 are now thrown from the pave walking/running pathway. 7 and 8 are thrown over the pathway as well. This is a potential hazard for non-disc golfer. Your disc can easily collide with anyone on the pathway. Add in that there are now also some blind spots where you may throw and just a moment later someone can jog around the corner on the pathway to become a unwilling disc catcher. Well best to not throw 7 and 8 if even moderate park use is occuring.
9 still tees from the path but at least will not affect runners/walkers. However it does require the disc flight line to cross the corner for one of the football fields. The Basket is directly in and fairly close to a playground area. Here again caution must be used. If anyone is using the football field or playground area there is a potential for hitting someone with a disc.
For throwers who prefer longer Tees and big run ups the Tees are Mundy are short. It is usually not a problem however as most of the course is short enough that you don't really need a big run up.
The InStep baskets are in rough condition and really are poorly designed with the single chains extending so far out that the disc will often not even have a chance to fall into the basket but rather falls to the outside of the basket.
Other Thoughts: This used to be a favorite course as it was a quick play course where you could do some serious short game tuning.
The Park favors foot ball over Disc Golf and it is evident in the way the DGC has been up rooted and pushed around.
Sadly this course is being removed from my favorite list and on a serious note I'd like to see the MJ Park Commission simply relocate the Disc Golf course to another City owned Park or area. Also take the sport a bit more seriously as Disc Golfers should have as much right to throw on a course as Football Fanatics do to park on the fairways and over top of the Tee Pads. I mean REALLY!!!
4 of 6 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Good course to relax on
Pros: As most have pointed out this is a course with very little traffic, therefore you are going to be able to take your time and enjoy each hole with multiple throws or having little need to rush.
The holes are well taken care of and it is easy to follow the signs from hole to hole. If you get off to the rough your will have a easy time locating your disc and just about as easy a time getting towards the basket with your next shot. Each hole plays very short with the exception of 1 and 7. These holes are not monsters though.
With the mix of wooded holes and open holes you won't be burned out after one round and could easily play 1-3 round in about 2 hrs.
Cons: It is a little tricky trying to find this park, but it might have been my bad planning going into Mt. Juliet. (It is right off the interstate down the road that runs parallel to the Providence shopping center. There is a sign for the park on down that road.)
Once I was there it was tricky to find the first tee from the parking lot, but if you go up to the flag pole and walk down the path to the white picket fence you will see it easily.
The first thing you notice are the small tee pads that are about 5'x3'. Its a little awkward with one's normal steps but there is room behind the pad for more of a walk up. Once you get down to the basket you'll see that they are a bit smaller than most baskets and only have one ring of chains. These chains will not necessarily grab your putter, so no banging it home.
There are some fences along a few of the holes that if you go over them it would be a pain to retrieve your disc. I would say keep it low and know how your disc will fly with your throw type (RHBH, RHFH, LHBH, LHFH)
There are a few holes that you have one ending right into the next fairway or putting area of another hole. This would actually only be a problem if there were alot of people out there and then you might have to wait around or keep an eye out for the others playing not to hit you or vice versa.
Other Thoughts: As a whole I would go back and play this course, but that is knowing what I'm going to get for the drive there.
Hole 1: dogleg left with fencing off to the right
Hole 2: short-slightly uphill curved shot to the right for a putter or a easily thrown midrange
Hole 3: downhill slight dogleg right
Hole 4: narrow fairway, shortest hole on course
Hole 5: good RHBH natural hyzer shot with minimal arm put into it
Hole 6: great hole to go over the top with a Thumber, easier I say than trying to get through the ground level opening
Hole 7: maybe most challenging hole with large coniferous trees down middle of fairway. RHFH might be easiest way but turning one over just right is a good challenge (just be careful it doesn't come out of it early or you could be in the baseball field)
Hole 8: level open shot with tree line and thick growth down left hand side
Hole 9: Careful not to get into the baseball field but keeping a sidearm low or putting your backhand our far enough can be a fun challenge to park it
I heard mention that they may try and turn this into a 18 hole course. I say put a little bit more into what is already there and it would be just as good as adding on. Maybe multiple tees from longer distances or different angles and there is always the possibility of multiple basket placements being added.
I'd recommend playing this course cause it offers something different than all the other courses around town and it is very well keep up.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 3 Not
I'm on top of the mountain!!!
Pros: Excellent signage. Never crowded. Lots of skill shots. The thorns on 6 are quite challenging. Good use of OB.
Cons: Older baskets have seen better days. Child sized tee pads make for awkward drives.
Other Thoughts: I love this course. We drive from Nashville on a regular basis and play through 3-4 times (usually about 30 min. per round with 2 people) Look forward to the day I can finish at -9... Check it out if your near the area!
2 of 5 people found this review helpful.
11 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This little 9 hole course is perfect for: 1) introducing the game of disc golf to people, 2) for beginner level players to work on their game in an unintimidating setting, 3) for families to get in a fun round without taking all day, 4) for experienced players looking to work on their short game and have some ace runs, and 5) getting in a quick round or two after work.
The course has concrete tees, small but all you need. It has 9 nice baskets, although they are the cheaper Instep kind. There are also nice and effective tee signs.
The real strength of this course is the hole design. There are some really fun holes out there. No two holes are the same. #7 is one of the most gorgeous holes I have seen on any disc golf course- about 280' protected by a steep grassy bank with tall pines on the right and 2 isolated pines and a creek down the middle- you can't play a wide hyzer (RHBH) or you hit the hill, you can't play a high hyzer because of the trees- this hole is challenging as well as aesthetic pleasing.
Although most of the holes are short there is still a lot of trouble on each hole you have to avoid. On hole #1 it is easy to sail your disc over the fence to a warehouse. The short wooded holes in the middle have dense rough. The thorns and creek on #6 are a place you do not want your disc to land. The outfield baseball fence comes into play on #8 and #9.
Cons: This course is very, very short and really easy for the experienced/advanced disc golfer. If I had to play here everyday I would eventually get bored.
Other Thoughts: This course is right off of I-40 in Mt. Juliet. The road to the park ends at the park (trust yourself as you pass the industrial places- it seems like you are going the wrong way down a dead end).
*Update: this course has trended the wrong direction since its creation. A re-design and getting somewhat rundown. It was not all that great to begin with, and I have no desire to ever play here again in its current state.
11 of 11 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This course is close to my work so sometimes I go out there and play a quick nine on my lunch break. It is a short course that is really, really, really easy. There are some woods and some open holes. There are some nice benches and the tee signs are also very nice. For the small land they had to work with it is laid out decently.
Cons: This course is extremely short! I throw a putter on 5 of the 9 holes. A couple of the holes can interfer with a previous hole so be careful of other people playing as you could easily hit somone on a next pad or next fairway. The baskets are the instep cheapies and for some reason they made the catching area even smaller on then when they put them in. The tee pads are also extremely small. The longest hole is maybe 330. This is strickly a pitch and put course. I have never shot over par on this course (it really is hard to finish nine over par on this course) and a good player that gets hot could very well shot 9 under or mayber even lower with several very ace freindly holes. That is if the baskets will catch an ace.
Other Thoughts: This course is in a very small area and the holes are actually decently designed. Just the designer obviously did not know much about teepads or baskets. Lots of ace chances and lots of birdies to be had.
This is a great place for kids or beginers to learn the game. It is OK for practice or if you want to feel good about yourself by shooting really low : ). Don't go out of your way to play here though. Definately not worth any drive when you consider the other courses in this area.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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