Best variety and beauty in Knoxville
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Pros: Double tees, double baskets on every hole. Very good tee signs with "next tee" indicators that all first-timers should note. Various throwing lanes and shot options. Lots of trees to avoid making accuracy of utmost importance if you plan on scoring low. Up the hill, down the hill, up to the left, up to the right, straight and flat, dogleg right, dogleg left, on the mound, between the mounds, and in the narrow gap are the basket locations you will see from the tee pads.
Massive, picturesque oak trees, wildflowers, wildlife, and serenity if the gun range is quiet. This course sits away from major highways and can be very peaceful at times, especially in the morning. The course is not for the faint-of-heart and I rarely see beginners playing here. Most rounds you can play without running into or even seeing any other groups.
I'm told the bathrooms between the ballparks are very nice but I haven't used them.
Cons: Yellow jackets have been a serious issue here with some players claiming to have been stung 25+ times. This is a very bad place to find out you are allergic to bees as the walk from #13 basket to the parking lot is 1/3 of a mile.
No practice basket. Bummer, dude.
Getting back on the fairway can cause some serious headaches as the rough can be very dense. The grass fairways on #1, 9, 10, 11, 13 can get ridiculously overgrown with all sorts of tangled grasses and thorns that you don't want to walk through. It is not uncommon for the rough in the fields to be as high as 10 feet tall! Some have encountered ticks and chiggers on the course, but as for me, I have spent tons of time at this course and never experienced either.
The course never stays in perfect condition due to the vegetation and erosion here. Everything grows very fast and it is very difficult for The City/County and the Players to keep up with it. Several tee pads get quickly covered with dirt from players approaching the tee box, rain, and from the slope of the hills surrounding them. Just looking at the pads for #7, #17, and #18 will make you scratch your head and ask why the tee pads aren't built up or placed better. Some tee pads can be treacherous if you step off the front and the wood surrounding each tee pad can be very slippery when wet, as I have witnessed a number of wipeouts.
The neighboring gun range can be very noisy on the weekend. Hear it for yourself by watching the coverage of the Vol Classic via The Disc Eye on YouTube.
Other Thoughts: Navigation is a bit difficult out here due to some little-used hiking trails running through the course and so many pads and baskets. Find a friend or make one before you set out to play. Let us know you need a guide on the Knoxville Disc Golf Players page on Facebook and I can almost guarantee someone will be willing to show you around. This is a well loved course in town and do to recent improvements of short pads and extra baskets this place has expanded in popularity with about 40% of Knoxville disc golfers calling this their favorite course in town.
With so many layout possibilities this course has a very high fun-factor and easily sits at the #1 course in town in my book. The course will challenge your game in every way and make you a better disc golfer.
Invasive species galore with dense, tall honeysuckle and privet taking over the fairway edges and rough. Multiflora rose and blackberry (thorns) are fairly common throughout the course.
Busy hours for the park seem to be 5-8pm and weekends due to the dog park and baseball fields. Please visit the Knoxville Disc Golf Lost and Found page on Facebook if you have lost or found a disc golf related item.
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Pros: Tee signage; 2 pads and 2 baskets on every hole so essentially 96 different holes
Cons: Practice basket too far from parking lot and too close to the course
Other Thoughts: This is a fun course with a lot of unique, challenging holes. I don't have much more to add to the other reviews, but I agree the course is under-rated. I'd put the elevation on the low end of "very hilly," just because it is well incorporated into the course layout. I wasn't thrilled when I saw the brick teepads, but they were fine. Maybe a bit short, but I never really tripped or slipped.
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Pros: Everyone has a type of course that they like. This one is the kind for me! A few holes in the fields but for the most part you are playing in the woods with tight lanes and basket placement on both the left and right of the pad. The first nine have two tee pads with one basket while the back nine have one tee pad with two baskets. Easy to follow course with nice tee pads and signage. Baskets are all good and all the holes are well thought out.
Cons: None really
Other Thoughts: In my opinion this is the best course in Knoxville bar none. I would play here even over the Claytons. Do yourself a favor and play this course.
1 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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Good Technical Course
Pros: This was a fun wooded course. There is a short and long tee on each hole which was nice. The course was also not crowded at all. Even though it is wooded, the brush, etc. was not too thick. Our group of 4 did not have to spend any time looking for lost discs.
Cons: The course is not clearly marked. It is recommended that a map of the course is printed out prior to playing.
This is a wooded course and is very technical so that can be a con if you are looking to make some power throws. Throws from the Long tees could result in a lost disc.
Other Thoughts: Fun course that is very different from Victor Ashe (Where we usually play) VA is a good open course where distance drives play a good part, but Tommy Schumpert will be another great course for us to play and work on our Mid-Short game.
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