A timber-filled jewel
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: On the outskirts of the small city of Dacula, Little Mulberry Park is home to an immaculate, timber-filled jewel of a disc golf course. While the park name contains the word "little," the course is far from timid or weak in its offerings.
The course will likely challenge intermediate players and frustrate amateur players. The lines in the woods are tight but makeable; however, a bad tree bounce will probably inflate your score.
The course requires careful shot management - and the risk versus reward conundrum is apparent on most holes. Due to this, score variance over multiple rounds is likely to be high - an attribute that I appreciate from a course. Great shots will be rewarded but some good shots might be punished.
The multiple teepads provide a nice variety. Lines from the long teepad definitely raise the ante and contribution to the mental challenge.
The teepad signs are the best and most detailed I've seen. Each sign contains distances from both teepads to both pins as well as the elevation change for each option. (However, the signs are only at the long teepad.)
There are only a few level spots on the course. The hilly terrain and curving slopes mean that accurate shot placement is vital. Several holes feature steep elevation changes.
The condition of this course was incredible. Extremely neat with no trash in sight. The dedication to maintaining the course's cleanliness is apparent. And the tree density provides an isolated and peaceful setting - until someone hits a tree, that is.
Cons: Because the course is mostly in the woods, a few of the holes might seem slightly redundant.
The potential for muddiness after inclement weather is likely. With such heavy tree cover, the course will likely take a few days to dry after a rainstorm, and the abundance of pine needles might add to the treacherous conditions.
Other Thoughts: The disc golf course at Little Mulberry Park appears to be the fabulous result of an incredible amount of work. Many thanks to Planet Earth Designs for their dedication.
Little Mulberry Park fits the definition of the best pure-woods course I've played to date. I was torn between giving a rating of 4.5 or 5.0, but I'm rounding up due to the course's excellent signage and pristine condition (and to help offset the two negative outliers).
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Tough but fun!
0 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: - It's tough but great to course to get better
- Always on top of changing pins
- Two tee pads for each hole
- SUPER clean
Cons: - Hole 10 is a great distance hole but lots of people don't realize it's a disc golf course so they hang out in the fairway
- Lots of trees
Other Thoughts: This is one of the first courses I ever played and every time I play it I feel like I've gotten so much better because it's so hard. Super clean and a great hike.. it's definitely one of my favorite courses!
0 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Little Mulberry Park
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Has practice basket
Has concrete tee pads for both tees
Has nice tee signs with most indicating basket placements
Multiple basket placements on every hole
Has many benches throughout course
More wooded than open fairways with doglegs and elevations - which will be challenging to the casual player
Most of the holes are under shade where this can be really appreciated in the hot and humid summers
Nice split of the front and back nines in case you want to start on hole #10 (that comes in handy when there's a large group teeing off on hole#1)
Lots of trees where some fairways can be quite unfair and deflect discs into other trees
Watch out for small, exposed tree stumps as they're easy to trip on
Course can get crowded at times as it's popular with the locals
Course design and flow could use improvement as there are awkward transitions between holes 5&6 and 10&11
Most of the holes are in a pine forest so there are lots of pine straw that makes the footing slippery to shoot on
This is a nice course that I enjoy playing and is my favorite to play while in Gwinnett County. Lots of trees will test you to hit your lines or your score will rise. This course is really good if you want to test your skills in control and accuracy. This course is the polar opposite of Lenora Park where that is much more wide open. I do wish this course had more open fairways to give it some variety though. This course has a little of Alexander Park and East Roswell Park combined in that it has wooded fairways plus multiple basket placements. I highly recommend playing this course if you're in the area.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
Diamond in the rough
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Disc golf at its most basic centers around the concept of FUN. To walk into a park and it completely nod its hat to the disc golfer is a beautiful thing to witness. This particular acreage on Little Mullberry Park seems to have been completely allotted to the disc golf community. A very clean entrance onto the course with a water fountain right on the first tee shows this park welcomes the disc golfer. Being 2 years old and still maintaining the fairways, rough, tee pads, and signage also shows their dedication. Before reviewing a course, i like to read all the other reviews as to not become redundant on particular subject matter. That being said i found that most of the reviews heckled the grounds crew for not cutting down enough trees or clearing the "rough" out around fairways and chains. I found this course to be designed and maintained to a distinct specification. the fairway lines and flight paths of players disc should be strained at times. there were times i wished a particular tree would walk itself a little left or right for my drive or approach, but where is the fun in that? at no point however did i think there were any obtrusive trees or group of trees keeping me from playing a shot. the fairways are wide enough with multiple lanes to throw on 90% of the holes. Having a few bombing par 4s and even a super exciting par 5 makes this course challenging to all skill levels. Mingling within these 18 holes are also a few ACE race pin placements. Disc golfers from beginners to PDGA tourney regulars will appreciate all this course offers. I appreciate courses as parks first. Then ill scrutinize the layout of their disc golf course. The course rolls through the woods so effortlessly with gradual doglegs, sharp doglegs, landing zones on Par 4 and 5s, and the ever challenging elevation changing approaches. No hole is the same. its one of the very few courses I've played where all the shots i have in my bag were pulled out and tested. some do to the fact that i flubbed up a line and decided to try another shot for fun. This course allows for a great practice course for players. Lastly, i must address the fact that there is a massive playground right next to the course. BRING THE WIFE AND KIDS! i played fairly quickly and knocked this course out in about 1.5-1.75 hours. this is a dog friendly course as well.
Cons: Without being redundant as i mentioned above, i feel as though if enough is said online about the lack of TRASH CANS on the course someone from Little Mullberry will see it! Other than that easily remedied problem, this park leaves me with nothing but satisfaction.
Other Thoughts: I will be back, and i will ACE those race holes! Killed me today getting so close to the pins without the sound of chains being thrashed by my disc while im still planted on the teepad!
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Growing on me
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Clean park and clear layout- This is a great location for a course- somehow you feel like you are part of a park, but on your own at the same time. This course has some of the most defined wooded fairways that I have seen. On almost all holes, it is clear what the course is asking you to do.
Challenging- Understand that this is not going to be a round where you can get away with a lot of bad throws. Almost every drive needs to hit the line or else you will be punished.
Two sets of tees- If you aren't up for the tough challenge of the back tees, go ahead and step up to the short tees and work on your putter/mid game. Two different experiences. Also almost every (if not every) hole has a bench at the back tee.
Great signage- metal rings indicate pin positions and are all kept up with. Signs also include elevation change which I don't recall seeing at any other courses.
Cons: Difficulty- Before you give me a "not helpful" click, hear me out. I feel that there are a few holes here that leave a bit too much to chance here. I've found myself thinking "that was exactly what I was going for" and being in trouble too many times.
Variety- Course can get a bit repetitive. It would be nice to have at least 2 or 3 more open or semi-open holes. Also, there are two holes (4 and 12) that are hard doglegs, both to the right. In the pin positions that I have played, there isn't a big need to be able to turn it hard right. Except maybe hole 5.
Other Thoughts: After the first time I played this course, I was left wondering why so many people loved it. After going back a few times, I am seeing why. My suggestion to those who will be able to play it multiple times would be to play the short tees first and then move back once you have the feel for the course... and maybe a little big of your confidence intact still.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
So much fun
1 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Multiple pins and dual tees. There are par 3's, 4's, and one par 5. The fairways are tight on some holes but very fair. Only the short ones are super tight. There was a lot of variety in the shots and it doesn't favor righties or lefties. Great signage and all the long tee pads had brooms to sweep debris off the pads. The flow for the most part is very good and there were next tee posts after every basket. Immaculate condition.
Cons: Not many cons, but there could have a few more trash cans so people would not leave empty bottles and cans laying around. The walk from ten to eleven is a very long one.
Other Thoughts: I had so much fun playing this course. I enjoyed all the different holes and think that the course should be a solid 4. It is definitely in the top 10 for me.
1 of 4 people found this review helpful.
Best Course In NE Metro Area
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: As other reviews have covered in more detail, each hole is well designed and has its own character.
Markers and signs are kept visible and up to date. The hole pictures are detailed so you can see exactly where you want to go. There's also a great map of the whole course right by hole 1.
The land the course is on is also incredible to walk. There are huge gullies which can be frustrating if your disc rolls into them, but are quite visually impressive and can be fun to climb into and out of. At times it feels like you are deep into the forest, which is a welcome escape from the suburbs which surround the park. Plenty of shade means that even on hot summer days it's not that difficult to play.
The fairways are very clean, but even if you miss the fairway there's not too much brush to struggle through.
Cons: On several holes the basket is not really visible from the tee.
There aren't many trash cans throughout the course, so you have to be diligent if you bring anything with you. This does result in some scattered litter such as beer/soda bottles, but it's not very common.
Other Thoughts: Maybe not the best course for beginners, but a thoroughly enjoyable course (and for the time being less crowded than some other options in Gwinnett such as Alexander and Lenora). Probably my favorite course that I've played.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: LMP is a crazy good disc golf course with almost everything you could want on it. You'll notice on the first tee the lovely new signs with maps, noting distance to each pin from each tee, elevation change, and eyscrews marked A, B or C and a key ring hanging in one indicating current pin location. Very useful because the basket is not always visible from the spacious concrete tees. I liked the first hole as a warm up, although the numerous trees around the basket resulted in a 3 putt bogey effort. Made par on hole 2, the first par 4 (of four total). Beginning on hole 3 the significant elevation changes kick in. Had a nice run at the 230' basket and I thought it was an ace, but it wasn't, and I missed a very makable birdie putt. Hole 4 is crazy. Also very much downhill, but much longer. There are some wild contours on th fairway, a long dogleg left, covered in what I would call moguls if they had snow on them. Tough par 3 where I made bogey again. 5 start back up the strange terrain, through some bigger trees. Another hard par 3 I couldn't handle first time out. I won't go hole by hole, but I will tell you to expect wooded fairways, defined well and giving access to the pin, but punishing errant throws with dense growth in many places. Hole 8, 9, and 10 is a hard way to make the turn, with back to back par 4's, then a par 5. Made bogey on 9, however I managed to come through it even, after an awesome approach shot parked my birdie bid right under the bucket on the 10th hole. 10 is the par 5 that is over 900' long, and traverses a much more open grassy meadow. The remainder of the back 9 is into the woods for more tricky placement shots. Could have layers up for an easy 3 on hole 18 and finished at 63, but I didn't and the 3 putt took me to 64.
Cons: This is not a beginner friendly course, some may be frustrated by high degree of difficulty. There are no serious gripes for me, aside from lack of trash cans. Saw some litter, please pack out what you bring in, there is a receptacle near the 10th tee. No water hazards, but some soft ground was left from good rainfall a couple days prior.
Other Thoughts: I think LMP is a top 5 in the state quality course, and Georgia has so many great ones. I was surprised how well established it felt for a fairly recent course placed in the often dense woods. I loved the challenging play, and feel like I could post a much better score with a few repetitions. I would give this course top priority to anybody who is thinking about their next disc golf trip in this area. Reminds me of a longer and more hilly version of Chester State Park.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
Beginner review of a great course
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Very clean and well maintained.
Nice woodland setting, peaceful and serene.
Holes are fairly newbie friendly while still presenting challenges and interesting lines.
Signage is good, next tee signs on every hole and accurate hole layouts on signage.
Cons: Some holes have a LOT of trees, which leads to newbies like myself feeling like they have no clear line. This is possibly a PRO for experienced players.
Hole 10 has some heavy brambles that can catch an errant tee shot. I lost my first disc ever here. Again, experienced players will probably never notice.
No bathrooms on the course that I could see, although you are never TOO far from the parking lot if it is an emergency.
Other Thoughts: As a new player I found this course challenging but doable, rewarding strategy and accuracy. I really enjoyed the setting, nice woods with manicured fairways were a real joy to play in. Will definitely be back to play again despite the longish drive from ITP Atlanta.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Greens in the Forest
0 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: Great mix of types of shots (forest, clear, mixed) and distances
World class park facility
Easy to navigate
Greens in the forest! For real. First time I have ever seen that. Obviously there is very active management of the course. Some holes feel very secluded despite the proximity to other park uses.
Cons: In the boondocks! Not easy to get to from the interstate.
Other Thoughts: Gwinnett parks are leading the way in building and maintaining good disc golf courses in Metro Atlanta. This course is designed for experienced players.
0 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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