on the up and up!
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: *Brand new 19 hole course
* gorgeous course with views of the lake
* well thought out design
* good mixture of short holes and long true par 4s that require placement shots
* nicely built bridges to cross the few creeks
* bathroom facilities at parking lot as well as throughout the 19 holes
* playground in middle of course for the kids
* brand new tee signs
* true test of your bag from midrange to putter shots and long cranking driver lines as well
Cons: * red clay can be present during heavy rain (wear old shoes on these days)
* some baskets are single chain but they seem to catch just fine
Other Thoughts: I'm a long time tennessee resident as well as a recent local of tullahoma. I played this course when it was just 9 holes. The new design is AWESOME!! truly a test of your entire bag. Your gonna need back hands and forehand shots. Holes range from 180' to well over 450'. There is Mandos and ob. Very well designed and probably one of my favortie new courses in tennessee. Awesome park. Has a playground for the kiddos and plenty of bathrooms available. Not to mention beautiful views of the lake. And brand new tee signs and a full map kiosk are in the works for the very near future. A true hidden gem of a course, I highly recommend checking this place out. It's a great course that's up and coming and will give you anything from tight tunnel shots to wide open lake side hyzer bombs!! NOT THE OLD COURSE THAT WAS HERE THIS IS NEW !! COME CHECK IT OUT!!
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
Redesign - - Disregard previous reviews
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Nice level pads, good use of the land, fairly easy to navigate with black markers on basket spokes pointing to next tees (you're welcome), land drains well with bridges over the wet spots
Cons: No tee signage (DGCR yardage isn't updated yet either), benches or trash cans yet, but the redesign is only a couple months old. A few baskets were a little low, #10 would be unplayable if pavilion was being used.
Other Thoughts: The course has its own parking lot just north of Old Estill with the first pad visible to the left of the lot. The baskets are a mix of a few Mach 1, 2, Liberty's, and the rest are Titans, all new. They all have signs on top with big red numbers facing the tee to make it pretty easy to know which basket to throw at.
Very birdie (& ace) friendly. Most holes under 300', 4 or 5 were in pretty thick woods, but they were all cleared enough to be fair. #12 & 17 are both over 400' (my only 4s). #12-18 are across Old Estill Rd. #14 is a fun ace run in the woods by the lake with a serious drop off and water hazard near the basket. #15 and 16 could also pose water danger when the water level rises after spring.
While not challenging by any means, it's still a fun course that is much better after the redesign than old reviews indicate. It flows well and uses park features in a novel way. It's not a course to go out of your way for, but if you're passing thru, it's worth the detour off I 24.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Much improved redesign!
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This course has undergone a much-need major redesign. What used to be a run-down 9 hole course built in the 1970's is now a legitimate 19-hole course. Newer/renovated baskets, excellent color tee signs, 19 all new concrete tees, an interesting design the utilizes a much larger portion of the land. Thank you to those responsible- great work!!!
The course now offers a decent set of challenges for most any level of disc golfer. Most of the holes are city park style (mostly open playing around large mature trees with mowed fairways and no rough). There are 3 holes, however, that play through denser wooded sections offering a glimpse of the more technical and accurate side of disc golf. I liked the variety of length as the course is now spread out all over the park, many driveable holes but also many holes that let you throw it as far as you can (holes range from 188' to monster 470' up a big hill that plays way longer). In general a straight shot is the best on almost all holes, but there are some risk/reward options if you can shape shots to maybe gain a stroke. I like that many holes force you to throw low "tunnel" shots under the trees for the best option to the basket. There is a 3-hole stretch that does have just enough water in play to make you think twice about your shot. I felt each hole was different from the rest, no repetition, and several memorable holes (mostly on the back). All in all, a nice mix of style.
Great signature hole/s by the lake (15-16) offering absolutely stunning views of Tims Ford Lake (one of the prettiest lakes around, and a great place for water sports/boating/fishing.)
I liked that the course starts off more basic and only gets better as you progress to the end. Navigation is not too bad on your first round, especially if you take a good look at the course map on the kiosk for the holes across the road. (also available to print on this site)
There were plenty of benches on the course, restrooms near the parking lot and also some by 12's basket. Picnic pavilions as well. Plenty of parking. There were even scorecards in the box at the kiosk, what a nice bonus (at least for now).
Cons: Not too many now. The baskets were a mix of brands, most had a just a single row of chains (but considering the rusty junk that used to be here, this basically gets a pass.) Some of the more open holes, especially on the front, would become pretty easy if you played here regularly, (but again, better than the alternative of no course or a terrible course.)
Maybe the biggest con is the walking trail on the front, which is a potential safety hazard. It runs right in front of the tees on 5 (in the woods) and 9 (somewhat in the woods), both following holes played in the woods, so you would have no idea if somebody was walking in front of the flight path (especially on 5). It might be a good idea to scout, but I didn't know the path was there until after I threw and I was glad nobody walked in front of my drive.
Other Thoughts: The skill level is just about right for almost any level of player (maybe the super advance would be bored). Really perfect for the disc golfers in the area, and this course will help increase the number of disc golfers for sure.
Again, I am so thrilled to see this course resurrected into something pretty good. Not a destination course by any means, but definitely worth it if in the area. I vacation on this lake quite a bit, so I am glad there is now a decent course here that I can play when visiting.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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