Algood, TN 
Church On The Hill DGC Share
Uploaded By: prerube Hole #8 (Taken 6/2010)
3 / 200ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #8 Tee Sign

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Donít skip church for this course

1    5/30/2020   6/22/2020
Review By: Cerealman
Played: 335  Reviewed: 106  Exp: 12.7 Years
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The Church on the Hill, a nine-hole course just north of Cookeville, Tenn., suffers from design flaws and not maximizing the property's potential.

The signs are nicer than what you'll find at most church courses, but there are some flaws with the signage too.

Hole #4 is the best hole as you get to air out a drive into the valley below, plus it offers a pleasant view of the surrounding area. Hole #5 is decent, but I wish the basket had been placed on or near the hill instead of several feet from the brush. Hole #7 offers another opportunity to stretch your arm (352 feet).
Cons: The signs include suggested lines that might not be the best. They also are heavy on the letters with a "T" for teepad and "B" for basket, plus "P.G." for playground and "P.L." for parking lot.

Holes #4 and #5 don't have tee signs. The photo suggests throwing from the corner of the parking lot to the valley below, but that isn't 412 feet. For Hole #5, just throw near the previous basket, I guess.

Navigation is confusing. The baskets aren't numbered. There are no "Next Tee" signs. I threw to the Hole #6 basket while playing Hole #3.

A few of the designs are poor. The suggested line for Hole #2 involves throwing over the church road and part of a parking lot. Then Hole #3 throws back over this shared area and near a playground. But Hole #6 is the most unforgivable design. This 238-foot hole includes throwing over a fence and playground area and past a shed and through Hole #3's fairway. Plus, when I played the course, there was a large church bus in the nearby parking lot.

The course starts not far from the front door of the house on the property. I felt like I was trespassing, though I saw no one on site.
Other Thoughts: My original title for this review was "Course in Algood is all-bad." However, a more accurate critique would be that the course has three bad holes and a couple more holes that fail to utilize the land well. Plus navigation - even for a fairly open, nine-hole course - is tricky. Therefore, its shortcomings keep it from being rated higher in my book.

You might get a chuckle from the tee sign for Hole #9. Check out the photo. The sign suggests you tee off from Ö the road. A friend commented, "maybe Church on the Hill wants you to meet Jesus sooner than later."

6 of 6 people found this review helpful.

DG Course On The Hill

1    9/11/2017   9/11/2017
Review By: thrembo
Played: 206  Reviewed: 159  Exp: 45.9 Years
This review was updated on 8/8/2020
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: First the good news: There is a fun disc golf course on this hilly church property. There are some majestic pine trees scattered about and a few other trees to shot shape around. Most of the holes have tee signs. There are some scenic views of the surrounding mountains. We played on a Sunday afternoon and had the whole course to ourselves. There are some longer open holes and some nice elevation changes.
Cons: Now for the cons: This isn't the best-designed course that I have seen. There are some really cool holes here, but there are also holes that throw over the driveways, parking lots and dangerously close to a playground. This is a private course to be sure, and I'm guessing that most days it's not going to be an issue. The tee signs give you a spot to throw from (unmarked grass tees) and distances, but don't show the hole layout really well and can be confusing. Hole 5 tee sign is on the ground, and hole 4's tee sign was missing (nice open down-hill throw from the corner of the parking lot behind the church.) Navigation will be difficult for first-timers.
Other Thoughts: A fun round can be found here, provided the church is not in use, and once the navigation is figured out.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

  Fun little course

5+    7/2/2013   7/2/2013
Review By: Rower0296
Played: 33  Reviewed: 1
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Recently put numbers on pin so you can see which pin to aim at, also very small area that was put to good use
Cons: Tee pads aren't marked and signs can be a little confusing
Other Thoughts: You have to throw over parking lot to get to 2 then back across for three then four is behind playground

2 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Nice little course

1    3/17/2011   3/21/2011
Review By: Pizza God
Played: 997  Reviewed: 353  Exp: 33.1 Years
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Tee signs for every hole

Good use of the small area of land
Cons: unmarked grass tee pads

throws over parking lots

two throws too close to playground

Baskets are not numbered
Other Thoughts: I started on #4 by the parking lot next to the church. It is the longest hole on the course and throws over the edge of the back parking lot of the church.

Most of the holes are pretty good as long as you are the only person at the church.

2 of the holes throw dangerously near the playground and one of my shots (#3) actually hit the fence with my kids 20ft away.

#2 is a HUGE anhyzer over the parking lot that I parked in. I missed my car at least :o)

In all, this was a fun little course to play. I would play here again if I was in the area. However the other course in Cookville is a much better course.

BTW, this is a private course on church property, please respect them if you play it.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 open course on the hill.

1    6/23/2010   6/23/2010
Review By: prerube
Played: 257  Reviewed: 227  Exp: 13.9 Years
This review was updated on 6/27/2010
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: -Decent tee signs (signs face sideways and do not clearly show which basket you are aiming at)
- Playground for the kids
- baskets in good shape
- Some elevation in play
- good variety in distances for such a small course.
Cons: - no real tee pad, just throw from next to the sign. Baskets should be labeled to prevent shooting at the wrong one.

- some safety issues: 2 throws over the road and parking lot. On hole 3, I had to throw towards my daughter on the playground and was not happy with how close the basket was to the children's play area. 4 was difficult to find and you had to throw over a parking lot once agains.
Other Thoughts: I couldn't find one at first, so I started at 7 then after 9 I was able to see 1 to finish the course.
Relatively open (pics added)
I am sure this course is great for introducing young kids too, it is probably very popular with youth groups, but this is not a course advanced players would seek out.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Parking Lots and Driveways

1    6/15/2009   6/16/2009
Review By: swatso
Played: 634  Reviewed: 393  Exp: 12.7 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Signs are nicely done and descriptive.

Takes good advantage of available space, elevation changes, and obstacles.

Practically no chance to lose a disc.
Single (dirt) tee locations, single basket positions, baskets not numbered.

Many holes have you throwing across/along driveways and parking lots - not a good idea to play this course while some activity is taking place at the church.

Basket #9 is about 20' from the tee location for #1 - look out!
Other Thoughts:
To supplement bjreagh's course navigation/"map" guide:
- Basket #1 is NOT the closest - that would be #8. #1 is between three pine trees.
- Can't see basket #4 from the tee, but it is short and right of tee #5, which you can see.
- Can't see basket #6 from the tee, but it is to the right of the closest trees but left of the telephone pole

Holes range in distance from 156' to 412'. Ace or birdie opportunities on most holes.

Decent course for introducing people to the game, as long as no cars are about the premises.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.


2-4    2/14/2009   2/14/2009
Review By: bjreagh
Played: 327  Reviewed: 316  Exp: 24.7 Years
This review was updated on 7/16/2009
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Scenic 9 hole course on rolling hills on church property. Holes ranged from 150' to over 400' for a good mix. Mostly open with pretty good basket locations. Very nice tee signs (each include some Bible verse references if you want a mini religious experience before every hole!)

I had the course to myself (Saturday morning).
Cons: Natural tee pads were worn and muddy with many on a the side slope of the hill. No direction on the tee sign or basket for the next tee- made it confusing the first time through. Baskets aren't numbered and this being a fairly open course you can see multiple baskets from many of the tees.

#2 and #3 cross each other and also cross the long paved driveway. #4 tee was the hardest for me to find (it is behind the playground beside the main building). #7 and #9 baskets are practically on top of #8 and #1 tees.
Other Thoughts: This 9 holer is deceptively challenging the first time you play. The hills add some challenge to your drives, putts, and stances. However, after you play it once it should become very easy to any player with moderate experience. (I went from +4 to -1 between my 1st and 2nd rounds.) Many birdie opportunites and a couple of ace runs.

The best parking is in the gravel lot behind the house (church office/rec. center). #1 tee is in front.

As for 9 hole courses go, this is playable, but I would not want to play it more than a couple of times as it would begin to get really easy and boring.

Course Map- #1- in front of house. #2- long anhyzer around telephone pole across road. #3- straight back across road to open area. #4- beside playground and main bldg. down hill. #5 between hill and woods. #6- beside playground, throw across road past #3 basket into little trees. #7- Along driveway towards entrance. #8- uphill to middle of lawn. #9- Along exit driveway back to the house.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful.

  nice course

2-4    11/19/2008   11/22/2008
Review By: BoneYardMan2
Played: 16  Reviewed: 1  Exp: 27 Years
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: It's a very nice open course. Like the pin settings.Was there on a thursday and not crowded. ( was cold out,lol) Great course for my experience.
Cons: Grass Tee Pad's
Other Thoughts: Me and my friend played till dark, A 8 to 10 point Buck ran across in front of us going back to the truck. That made our day. I do wish to thank the church for a course worth playing. I work on the road and will be back.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.


1    6/24/2008   6/24/2008
Review By: basmith42
Played: 14  Reviewed: 14  Exp: 13.1 Years
This review was updated on 10/31/2008
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Short 9 hole course on church grounds. It was quiet when I was there. The holes have little in the way of obstacles requiring strategy. However, elevation does come into play on every hole. This is a good place to bring a beginning player to get a taste of the game. The holes are straight forward enough to give a new player a taste of success.
Cons: The first tee was hard to find (its in front of the "house"). The holes are not incredibly challenging. There is very little need for shot-shaping to navigate these holes.
Other Thoughts: If you're in the neighborhood, stop by. Don't go out of your way for it, though.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful.

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