Alpharetta, GA 
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Uploaded By: Lewis Hole #14 (Taken 12/2010)
4 / 365ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #14 Approach

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Short, Tight & Technical

1    7/3/2017   7/3/2017
Review By: AlexAuB
Played: 21  Reviewed: 6  Exp: 10 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Fantastic use of the land available in a fairly crowded multi-use park.

You can leave the distance drivers at home, as the only hole over 300' is (justifiably) a par 4. But you will need to throw every shot in your arsenal here. Hyzers, anhyzers, dead straight shots, S-curves both directions... I even threw tomahawks and thumbers off the tee on a few holes.

It's a fun par 3 course. Hit your line and you'll likely be rewarded with an easy birdie putt. Miss and you'll have to get creative to save par. I didn't hit many lines.

Course is very well-kept. Plenty of trash cans, places to sit, and very little trash around. Course plays around several creeks, and for the most part the bridges are in good shape.
Cons: The course can be really difficult to navigate. There's very good signage at each hole and at a couple of confusing spots, but because of how the course is wedged into the rest of the park, the path to the next tee isn't always obvious. Have the course map with you or, better yet, play with a local.

The creeks that are perpetually in play are steep and hard to access if you find yourself throwing into them. Not a lot of good places to cross or get down.

The park sees a lot of use, and there are a few holes that play very near walking trails -- potential for walkers impeding shots.
Other Thoughts: Definitely pay attention to the info on this page to get you to the first tee, and have the course map handy. Very fun course!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

Wills Park

5+    6/4/2016   6/8/2016
Review By: lazrman778
Played: 144  Reviewed: 100  Exp: 6.7 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Has practice basket

Has concrete tee pads

Has tee signs

Has many benches throughout course

Has a good mix of open and wooded fairways

Has multiple basket placements for a few holes

Has water in play on many holes but the creeks are narrow and shallow enough where it shouldn't be a factor in losing a disc

Free parking at multiple locations

Walking path runs along the course fairly close on a few holes - expect some delays

Course can get crowded at times as it's popular with parkgoers and players

Hole #11 could use a better bridge

Course design and flow could use improvement as there are long walks between 8&9, 14&15, 16&17

Lots of exposed tree roots - be careful where to step

Course is mostly flat

Course can collect water and get muddy after rainfall in a few spots
Other Thoughts:
This is a nice, challenging multi-use park that has lots of water in play. With all the water and horse stables nearby, there's most likely an abundant rodent population including chipmunks where snakes can thrive here. I happened to come across a good six foot black rat snake near hole #10 - so don't be surprise to find snakes here. This course can get really crowded on the weekends with players and other parkgoers. The pavilion at hole #18 is popular and usually occupied so play may have to be improvised here.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Played it. Loved it

2-4    8/15/2015   8/16/2015
Review By: JBoggus75
Played: 25  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 4.7 Years
Pros: - Short, but Challenging
- Technical, but every hole had a clear line. (Nothing impossible that made me go crazy
- Good pads
- Good baskets
- Great next tee signs
- Good layout
- solid mix of lengths
Cons: - Crowded
- If you play on Saturday when there's a horse show, it smells as you think it would
- Some holes too close to the walking trails
- Walk from 14-15 is long
- walk from 16-17 is even loooonger
Other Thoughts: It is obvious that this course is well liked and well maintained. The next tee signs were great, but it did take me five holes to notice them. The shield for those on the 12th tee is a nice touch as well. If you take out the hike from 16-17, this course is really solid. I will be back.

 Well above average course

5+    7/9/2015   7/11/2015
Review By: Foyboy89
Played: 28  Reviewed: 13  Exp: 3.2 Years
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: -lots of technical challenging holes but short enough to not make you get suicidal on the course.
- very good logical flowing layout (minus the 16-17 transition)
great hole maps with distance and par info clearly layed out (and they are still in tack on all but like 3 holes)
-as challenging as the course is its still hard to loose a disc (at least I haven't yet, knock on wood)
-a Practice basket to warm up your putting before you hit the course.
Cons: -not all the hole map signs are still there
-some weekends horse trailers get parked on the fairway of hole 6
-Multi use complications in general
-Hole 14
- WildlifeI just about picked up an almost 2 foot copperhead snake in the creek on hole 2 as I was retrieving a disc
Other Thoughts: My favorite local course I think. Lots of cool dynamic Holes, Nothing too long (given hole 14) and an overall well thought out course.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Technical Wooded Course

2-4    2/17/2015   2/17/2015
Review By: SD86
Played: 8  Reviewed: 8
This review was updated on 5/17/2015
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: - Wooded course. Great for practicing technical shots, shaped shots. There are a couple of holes open enough to drive for distance.

- Not a bad job to "shoehorn" the course into the park and make it decent and playable.

- Markers on the basket show the direction to the next hole, and the 10-meter rope is usually laid out in the direction of the next tee box.

- Course is in good condition. Concrete tees, baskets in good shape.

- There is a practice basket before reaching the first tee.

- There are restrooms near the practice basket and first tee, and also near the 3d tee box.

- Large trees offer a scenic view right in the middle of a busy park.
Cons: No. 11 - please build a bridge over the creek/ditch. Right now there are two boards, and I have vertigo and had trouble getting over it.

- played the course the day after it rained, so there was a lot of casual water and muddy spots to navigate. The course is good when dry.

- creek/ditch winds through the course, sometimes very close to the fairway. The ditch is deep, and there are too few places to cross over if a disc goes to the other side.

- The tees are marked with signs, and there are some signs guiding one to the next tee box. But not nearly enough. If I had not been playing with people who'd played that course before, I might never have found the 17th tee box from the 16th basket. It is a long, long walk and not obvious.

- The 15th is tricky to find (but there IS a sign). Most other holes aren't too hard to find and navigate, but there can be tricky moments.

- Some places are very near other park activities (one tee box is 6 feet from a pavilion, for example). One really has to watch out for other park-goers.

- Location of the first tee is not well marked and not intuitive to find.
Other Thoughts: - One will only need mid-range and short-range/putter discs for this course. Can bring fairway driver, but it will likely only be used on Holes 4,5, and 6. Definitely will get practice on shaping shots to avoid water and get around large trees.

- If it's one's first time, I recommend playing with someone who has played the course before, or one might have a very difficult and time-consuming time finding certain tee boxes.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Well maintained, but crowded

1    2/3/2015   2/3/2015
Review By: TennDG
Played: 15  Reviewed: 7
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: *well-designed

*lots of amenities nearby

*easy to follow

*creek provides a unique feel.
Cons: *Multi-use - croweded even in the off-season


*short shots
Other Thoughts: Played through on a march afternoon from out of town - it was easy to follow and well-maintained, but it was super-duper busy in this park. Escpecially on the front 6 and back 6 holes, I constantly had to look out for joggers/other players. The middle holes seemed a bit more secluded. The creek that runs through the middle of the course gives it a neat signature feel and provides an interesting challenge on some of the holes.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Pretty park full of technical holes

1    5/10/2014   5/10/2014
Review By: Moose33
Played: 59  Reviewed: 59  Exp: 5.9 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Very attractive multi use park that is well maintained.

Mostly follows the path of a small creek that you will have the opportunity to land in on a lot of the holes.

A couple of the holes have alternate teepads and the baskets all have an arrow in a ring around the bottom to let you know where the next teepad is.

It's a shorter playing course but very technical, I used a variety of shots that I don't always use and had a ton of escape shots, short Tommy's and forehands with a putter.

All the pads are concrete and the baskets are newish Disccatchers.

Overall a fun day stomping through muddy woods.
Cons: It's a very short course hole distance wise, you may not need anything but a putter and a mid to play it. I only used fairway drivers on a few holes.

It's a crowded multi use park with picknic tables many baseball fields(played there as a kid, good memories), tennis courts and a pool. So it can be super crowded and kids will sometimes pick up a disc on the front nine.

There is an unusually long walk between 16 and 17 and it's the one hole not marked well.
Other Thoughts: I has a good time, but since drive are the best part of my game, I would have liked to throw some.

It's a great place to fall in love with your midranges again though and practice all the awkward shots you usually try not to use on a more open course.

I flicked my putter so many times I have a lot more confidence in it now.

Also bring a towel, between the creek and the many rain puddles this time of year it will be wet.

Would have given it a 3.25 if I could.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Nice Park to play

1    3/12/2014   3/27/2014
Review By: moore1927
Played: 4  Reviewed: 4
0 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: This course is very visually pleasing, because it's located within a nice park. Although the park is crowded, most of the fairways, tees, and baskets are away from the main populated areas, so we didn't have any problems with people crossing over our playing field. There's a variety of holes, from open spaced to through woods.
Cons: A couple of holes are just... How do I say it other than this: We scratched our heads and asked "What were they thinking!?" To us, it seems illogical the placement of tees and holes in a couple of locations. One that went around a building through a tight spot with a deep stream right beside it, another through densely packed trees with very little of a "tunnel" or space to throw.
Other Thoughts: The course has a good feel. There's something nice and nostalgic for me to be a park with families around, kids playing baseball, and old ladies walking around. I just felt good while playing there.

0 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Tough but fair course

2-4    2/5/2013   8/13/2013
Review By: captain_d
Played: 13  Reviewed: 7  Exp: 5.5 Years
3 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: * Nice design and few nice shots.
* Concrete teepads and very good signage.
* Nice overall park and surrounding community.
* Well maintained.
Cons: * Course runs along a creek, so lots of shots can end up in the water. The creek also causes the course to become very muddy for several days after a rain.
* Bugs. SInce it runs along the creek, it lends itself to being a hotbed for a mosquito breeding ground (especially in the summer). Bring bug spray!
* Very crowded. Lots of people out here playing as well as dog-walkers, joggers, etc. by the course. You have to be careful not to hit someone.
* A lot of tight shots. You can't ever really tee off on any hole on the course.
Other Thoughts: A nice overall course. Nothing too special, but a good challenge if you are looking for one.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Short but good

5+    8/11/2013   8/11/2013
Review By: GSquare44
Played: 16  Reviewed: 16  Exp: 6.5 Years
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Well maintained. Concrete Tees. Easy to follow. Next Tee signs on Baskets. Ropes on all Baskets (showing 10 M circle)
Cons: Short. Always crowded. Very soggy and muddy. Lots of poison ivy and mosquitos.
Other Thoughts: There is a bit of a walk from 16 to 17 but the designers did the best they could. They have multiple Basket placements and change them up regularly. It's a nice confidence booster course.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful.

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