Athens, AL 
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Uploaded By: bjreagh Hole #4 (Taken 6/2015)
3 / 300ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #4 Tee

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1    6/11/2015   6/30/2015
Review By: bjreagh
Played: 271  Reviewed: 260  Exp: 21.1 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This short college course has 9 holes. It is set on two separate sections of land that are well-maintained, mowed, and dotted by several large trees- typical college setting. Each hole has a few obstacles (mainly trees, but also fences, roads, building walls.) The first 6 holes are flat, 7-9 has a little elevation as well.

The baskets are in fine shape. The color tee signs are very informative and helpful (and necessary to know which basket to throw to).

I played in the summer and there was nobody else on the course. There is plenty of parking in the library lot and I did not see any signs about needing a permit to park there.
Cons: The tees are natural and are just marked by the tee sign or possibly a stone marker in the ground. (Concrete tees aren't really necessary here as the holes are relatively short, but natural tees wear the grass away and get muddy when it rains.)

This course really only requires a midrange and a putter, maybe a fairway driver. After a couple rounds here most people will have mastered it or will get bored and look elsewhere to play.

Holes 1-6 are behind the library, but holes 7-9 are across the street and down a bit to the left of the physical education building.
Other Thoughts: This course is good for college students to get a quick round in, or for introducing somebody to the game, or for some midrange and putting practice. It is a nice course, but it just does not have a lot to offer most people.

Tips- basket 1 plays to the fence area past the gardens (and you can get behind the fence on the left to retrieve any disc that is thrown over it), hole 2 is behind that fence and across the small creek-like area, basket 5 is hidden behind the library corner (not 6's basket you see from the tee), holes 7-9 across the street.

Recommendation- skip this course unless you are a local who lives close. The Sportsplex course is just a mile from this one and any level of experienced disc golfer would surely want to go play there instead.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Worth it

1    5/26/2014   5/30/2014
Review By: AUfantastic
Played: 134  Reviewed: 17  Exp: 17.4 Years
Pros: Nice area, well kept
Most all baskets are birdie(able) for control players
Not too long
Challenges the short game and provides good practice
Cons: Only 9 holes and no hope for more given the location
Weaves around buildings at the college
Other Thoughts: Worth going back to sharpen the short game and my control

 nice small coarse

5+    5/5/2013   5/5/2013
Review By: KeepRaving
Played: 11  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 5.6 Years
Pros: decent baskets, tee signs, some obstacles, nice grass, all holes are aceable
Cons: muddy tees when after rain, only 9 holes, all holes are short, walk between the 6th and 7th hole
Other Thoughts: good coarse for putters and midranges, good coarse for beginners

  Great for Quick Round

5+    4/30/2011   5/1/2011
Review By: electricdriver
Played: 27  Reviewed: 1  Exp: 10.4 Years
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Good for beginners and people you are introducing to the game. Short to medium distance holes and a good shot variety. Didn't have much room to work with but the course is laid out well, also usually is not very crowded.
Cons: Short course and not much elevation change but not really the courses fault because of the land it sits on. Also with the redesign its a hike from #6 basket to #7 pad. Won't be much of a challenge to pros drive over to the sportsplex for more of a challenge.
Other Thoughts: Its my home course because its about five minuets from my house. I was bummed with the redesign because they took out the first hole which was my favorite but after playing the new design i think the course is much better. Also after basket #6 walk to the exit of the parking lot and cross the street and the last three holes are on the left side of the gym in the small field.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful.

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