Chattanooga, TN 
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Uploaded By: bjreagh Hole #4 (Taken 2/2011)
3 / 309ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #4 Tee

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 good putter course

2-4    4/28/2011   7/28/2011
Review By: chrishank
Played: 31  Reviewed: 11  Exp: 10.6 Years
6 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Easy to follow lay out of this course, but even with that there is an information board that gives the layout. Most holes are short, longest one is like 320, shortest being around 175. This course is great for beginers or people who just don't have the power for longer courses. Concrete teepads for all holes, just the right size. Even has an elevated teepad set up on railraod ties. 6 holes in the open, with trees blocking straight shots on most, and 3 in the woods. My favorite hole would be 8, in the woods to throw out of but basket is in the open. Great course.
Cons: The holes are close to each other and create some danger if the course is ever busy. No good holes to just let it rip on, except mab hole 9. The woods are a little tight so if you can't throw straight you will probably end up in the woods. One holes basket is about 30 feet from a busy road. You have to be careful or it will end up in the road.
Other Thoughts: Overall this course is just as good as any other course around chattanoga. This one probably is the quickest to play so if your short on time this is perfect for you. I also heard when they first built this course that if it done good they would put 9 more holes in, adjacent from the current 9. If this happens it will be 2 18 holes in chattanoga and I bet this one will be busier, due to the other one being all woods.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful.

 Short and sweet.

5+    5/23/2011   5/23/2011
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Played: 31  Reviewed: 15  Exp: 11.5 Years
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Busy street to attract attention to our game, level concrete tee pads just the right length, distance markers, garbage cans (use them!), information board, variety of shots required due to well placed trees, not many players to get in the way.
Cons: Tight confines might land your wayward shot three fairways over so be very carefull of other players on the course, next tee arrows pointing the wrong way after a course redesign need fixed.
Other Thoughts: I enjoy playing this course now that I have learned my way around. The wooded holes are getting worn in so it's easier to play without a spotter. The few trees in the open part of the course are in the way enough so that you have to decide if you are going around or the more narrow straight shot. I like that the holes are short with a max of about 300' and two tight tunnel shots under 200'. This course forces me to make shots and not just throw. I recommend you give it a try!

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 fun and close to town

5+    5/12/2011   5/12/2011
Review By: JohnnyWang
Played: 45  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 9.4 Years
This review was updated on 8/10/2011
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: short and fun..... nice baskets and well thought out
Cons: a little short, busy from time to time, gets muddy in places...a couple holes are redundant
Other Thoughts: has tee pads now! fun shots in the woods, very close to town a big plus

edit:has signs and hole 6 has now been opened up a bit...also I read on chatt flying disk forum that they are working on getting the land for a back nine! keep those fingers crossed and be nice to the local land owners

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 short on 9

1    4/10/2011   4/12/2011
Review By: hogleggbob
Played: 152  Reviewed: 49  Exp: 11.4 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: nice small park on your way up signal mountain. concrete pads and tee sings were good enough for what its worth. no real long holes but drivers were needed on a few holes. new chainstar baskets
Cons: a couple of the holes that go into the woods were very rough feeling... someone needs to knock down all the growth coming up from the tree stumps that were cut to make the fairways a little more accomidating. no trash cans
Other Thoughts: cool little course to play if you dont have alot of time. could probably play this course in 15 minutes if you were by yourself and no traffic

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Updated review- course improved!

2-4    4/12/2013   3/14/2011
Review By: bjreagh
Played: 322  Reviewed: 311  Exp: 23.3 Years
This review was updated on 7/8/2013
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Redesigned and improved! There is a good variety of hole style here- 6 of the holes are the city-park style with grassy fairways, isolated mature trees to avoid, and no rough; 3 holes play through a densely wooded area with narrow fairways having but cut and cleared through it. A little bit of elevation is utilized on several of the holes as well.

Baskets are in great shape. Course now has concrete tees and excellent tee signs. Navigation is pretty easy.

This course is excellent for beginners, families, and casual players, although more experienced players can still enjoy a quick, fun round here. It is a good representation of disc golf, and on most holes there is plenty of fairway making it easy to find your disc and still have a decent next shot.
Cons: The "park" is a small piece of land wedged between 3 roads and a water treatment facility. There is barely enough room here for 9 holes, although it is well-designed considering the limitations. The holes are close together, which can be confusing and also a hazard as it is easy to land a disc in another fairway. Two of the roads bordering the park have a small chance of coming into play.

It is a pretty simple course, that can soon be mastered, and as players become better they will want to take their games elsewhere.
Other Thoughts: The Chattanooga club is very active with all the courses in the area and constant improvements are likely.

The course is not all that interesting, as there are better choices for sure in Chattanooga (Shepherd and the Sinks and now Camp Jordan), so if you are traveling here and looking to play the best then skip this one. But it is great that this area has so many courses to accommodate players of all levels. (It was nice to see what appeared to be a mom and three 10-16 year-old girls playing disc golf proving that this course can be enjoyed by guys and girls, adults and kids alike!)

This course is very close to the "9 on Top" course- more of a wooded technical course, so pair it with this parks-style course and you get a nice set of 18 holes. These two are on the same road, one on top the mountain, the other at the bottom.

From my original review "I rated this course based on its current condition of how I played it. With the addition of signs, concrete tees, and some maturing, I might change it to a 2.0 if I were to come back and play it again." Well, I did come back, there were improvements, and I am upping my rating to a 2.0!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Good short course

1    12/18/2010   12/22/2010
Review By: zensuit
Played: 5  Reviewed: 5
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: A great place to play one or two disc. None of the shots are impossible or hard to figure out but there are a few challenging holes. Good holes that cut through the woods. If the wind is blowing this plays like a moderately difficult short course.
Cons: Won't challenge big arms and plays as a par 18 for advanced players. Needs much better signage.
Other Thoughts: I am recovering from major shoulder surgery and this is a great place to take a Buzzz and a putter and just throw easy. Take your kids here to introduce them to disc golf and they'll be hooked.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Course at Base Camp

1    10/10/2010   10/11/2010
Review By: Fender088
Played: 25  Reviewed: 25  Exp: 12.5 Years
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This course is located in a small park at the base of Signal Mountain, right outside of the city of Chattanooga. The course and parking lot is extremely easy to find if you're driving up the mountain. Once you're at the park, the course is fairly easy to navigate because a map of the course is presented on a board in the parking lot.
As for the course itself, the baskets are brand new and they catch wonderfully. Each basket also has an arrow on it directing you to the next tee. All of the tees are dirt, but they are equipped with wooden stakes indicating distance. Most holes are fairly open with a few trees influencing the shape of your shot. However, the last three holes play through the woods and are extremely tight. Despite short distances, the course does offer a good deal of variation in elevation. Overall you shouldn't need more than a midrange to play this course to its full effect.
Cons: This park is pretty small, and one is left to question whether or not there is really enough room for nine holes. I played in the evening and over the course of the first six holes I had to wait on another group to play through my fairway on each one. Also, the tees are located very close to the following baskets so your drive off the tee is heavily influenced by the group in front of you. It's also important to note that this tiny park is a multi-use facility so it makes the course even tighter sometimes. I would also recommend examining the course map before you play. This course is so small that you can see 4 or 5 baskets at any time during the first few holes so it can make it confusing if you've never played before.
Other Thoughts: Overall I really did enjoy playing this course. It's located in a great area, offering a practice or beginner-friendly course at the base of Signal Mountain. Before this was built, residents here would have to drive much further to play. All of the locals I met here were pretty friendly and were willing to point me in the right direction at times. Hole 9 is also a fun shot from the top of the hill that definitely serves as the signature hole.
I did see a sign that indicated that the park used to be a cemetery though. That was a first for me.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Good free 9-holer!

1    9/27/2010   9/27/2010
Review By: JSurmann
Played: 76  Reviewed: 28  Exp: 11.3 Years
This review was updated on 7/9/2011
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Location, Location, Location. It's right by the main road going up Signal Mountain and has a great view of the mountain.

The course is brand new so the pins are as well. They are all discatcher and are in pristine condition. Each tee is now concrete and are of generous size. PVC pipes in the ground mark the distance to the pin. Arrow on the baskets point you in the general direction of the next tee.

Even though the holes are a bit short on this course, trees come into play on most holes. Accuracy is key to playing well here, not big arms.

Most of the shots are straight but a few require an anhyzer or rhfh throw to get close to the basket. Signature hole would be hole 4. Downhill ~300' that forces you through an 8' opening between two huge trees.

A few holes have a mando so it adds a small degree of difficulty to the course. However, since there are no signs, just a few small yellow flags, they are hard to spot the first time through.

Wooded holes are being cleared out and the brush is getting smaller which is great for those errant throws.

Easy access to local highways.

Hiking trails nearby.
Cons: Holes tend to go back and forth and its pretty easy to shoot into another fairway.

Small parking lot. 10 cars max.
Other Thoughts: Overall great exposure to the sport.

Since I work about 5 miles down the road, I'm here 3-4 times a week for my lunch break.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

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