Decatur, TN 
Decatur City Park Share
Uploaded By: JSurmann Hole #6 (Taken 1/2011)
3 / 312ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #6 Tee

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 nice little course but bad location

2-4    3/24/2011   7/26/2011
Review By: chrishank
Played: 27  Reviewed: 11  Exp: 8.7 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: New course that has concrete teepads on all 9 holes. Good course to work on distance drives, mainly the back 5 with one hole,7, being a monster of 730. It probabaly is my favorite hole on the course. I have never made a par but never a double boogey either. Keep it straight and long on your first shot, and second one needs to go around the building. If you can do this you will have a chance at a par. Impossible to birdie unless you drive 500+ and make an amazing second shot being as far as most aces! But I do like a challenge and that's why its my favorite hole. Signs are at every hole stating distance and pars, all being 3. The park is well taking care of and mowed often. Convinent to town.
Cons: Some of the locations of the teepads are and pins are in bad spots. Hole ones pin is probally 40 mab 50 feet from the parking lot. My first time playing the course I hit a car, luckly my friends car, with my first throw. Some people start off a little bad and hole one being that close to cars is a bad bad idea! Also the teepad for hole 2 is in the fairway of hole one. Hole 2s pin is in between tennis courts, could be bad for the players who are not aware a disk is flying in close range of them. Hole 4 and 5, I believe, goes through the walking track at the park. I had to wait for a group of walkers on both holes. I belive if they shorten the monster hole they could redo the course to move hole 1 and 2 out in the field it would make it safer.
Other Thoughts: Overall a good course that will challenge anyone. New players will have difficulty controlling their disk like they need to be able to do. And experienced players will be challenged by the distance expecially the monster hole, :). But they really need to move a few holes for safety reasons.

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 A nice 9 Holer in a park

1    1/29/2011   1/30/2011
Review By: JSurmann
Played: 70  Reviewed: 27  Exp: 9.4 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: First off, baskets are all Discatchers with the red band on top for easy visibility and are all brand new. (My guess is less than 1 year old.) Tee pads are generously large, ~ 3'x8' and are all concrete pads. All pads are painted green and are also probably less than one year old. Tee signs have just been replaced and are all brand new, showing the hole from the pad to the basket, clearly marking all obstacles, mandos and out of bounds. These are some of the best signs that I have seen on a course recently.

The course wanders throughout the edge of the park and makes a big loop, ending about 50 yards from the 1st tee. From each basket, you can clearly see the next tee pad thus rendering arrows to next tee useless. Fairways are well defined by the signs and are extremely well kept. No overgrown bushes or ivy to really account for, but I did go in January which may have had some impact on this. Benches are in the park, but are along the walking trail, not by the tees. A few garbage cans are placed around the park and I hardly saw any trash on the ground.

The course wasn't crowded when I went there to play at 1pm on a Saturday but I suspect being the only course within 20 miles or so, this could change soon. Parking is plentiful and a grocery store is less than a mile away so you can get hydrated. (It's called the Piggly Wiggly)

Most holes play between 250'-300' with one long 730' hole (#7). Mandatories come into play on a few holes and are mostly safety issues, ex. Around the tennis courts, not over.
Cons: All holes are wide open with the exception of #4 which has out of bounds on both sides of the 50' wide fairway. Trees in the fairway are sparse to say the least. This course had me wanting to play another more technical course where more shots would be used. (I didn't have to use a hyzer at all the whole round.)

As this is a mixed use park, some holes seem to be really tight. Basket 1 is all of about 30' from tee 2. A gust of wind could easily put a drive from tee 1 onto tee 2. A walking course goes throughout the park and meanders throughout the fairways of the course. There is a sign at the beginning to yield to walkers but I fear that may not be enough to stop some people.
Other Thoughts: The Long Bomb: As for the 730' hole number 7, I wasn't sure if this was a good or bad hole. It has an elevation change of about 25' drop and the walking path crosses the fairway twice. As it was nice to bomb it downhill in a wide open field, I feel that this was a standard hole that was just lengthened. As it was still a par 3, even the big arms might not get par. A mando around the left of the barn was in effect but it was still some 200' past that to get to the basket. (See photos)

Not too sure if I would drive the hour from Chattanooga to play this again but it is a decent park that has all brand new equipment.

Drop the kids off at the playground and play a round!

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