Depot Disc Golf
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Has practice basket
Has driving range
Has pro shop
Has kiosk and course map posted
Has concrete tee pads
Has tee signs
Has many benches throughout course
Has next tee signs posted on baskets throughout - easy to navigate
Good mix of open and wooded fairways with doglegs and slight elevations
Quiet - had whole course to myself on a Saturday afternoon
Few opportunities to lose discs here via OB barbed wire fencing at the water plant and cell tower - recommend backup discs or a disc retriever
Distance on many holes seem repetitive (all 15 par 3s are between 275-330ft long)
Lots of mosquitos here - bring some insect repellent
This is a nice, challenging 18 hole course in Sandersville that I enjoyed playing on a Saturday afternoon. The first thing that I noticed was the driving range greeting me at the course entrance. With a driving range, practice basket, kiosk, and pro shop, one couldn't ask much more for amenities at a disc golf course. Unfortunately the pro shop was closed on the day I played. No major cons I can think of for this course. There are some areas with OB barbed wire fencing at the water plant at holes 5, 6, & 15 and cell tower and its guy-wires at holes 9, 12, & 13. There are signs that give you city hall's number to call if your disc goes over the fence. You may want to bring a disc retriever in case a disc lands in one of those small triangle-shaped OB areas where each guy-wire is anchored. As an earlier reviewer pointed out, the distance on many holes seem repetitive where all 15 par 3s are between 275-330 feet long. The three par 4s breaks that repetition but are clumped together at holes 9-11. Lots of mosquitos here as I may have been their only meal for the day since I didn't see anyone else out here. I feel that the signature hole may be hole 11 with a wide, rolling hill of overhead power lines that you can see the pro shop in the far off distance. This is an excellent course but tough one to bag due to its isolation from other courses. I made a day trip to this course and the other two in nearby Milledgeville - I definitely recommend this course over those.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Throw the Depot
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Depot disc golf is a solid 18 hole course that makes good use of the land. The new Prodigy baskets are killer, and the map/scorecard at the beginning is as nice as you will ever see. There are tee signs at each tee that are also nice. Several tricky wooded holes, as well as some long, open fairways, with a couple of holes in between. No big elevation changes or water in play (maybe this could be listed under cons). The layout is pretty smooth, without holes that are too close to each other or other park users. If you like tight wooded fairways or long open bombs there is a little something here for you. There is some tough spots if you get off the fairway and into the rough on the wooded holes.
Cons: Tees could be improved, but are ok as is. Some of the tee signs have already been vandalized, bent and broken. Sad to see on a new course that has clearly had a lot of work put into it. A good course, but setting is not particularly full of natural beauty, and has no hole that is especially remarkable or stands out among the rest.
Other Thoughts: Depot Disc Golf is a good course, and has a pro shop on the way according to the sign at the beginning. I played one round, and shot a 3 over par 59. Scored birdies on holes 7 and 14, but they were canceled out by a double bogey on 11. Should have been better, but I threw bad drives into the wind on 11 and 18 that turned over and went OB over the fences. Missed some easy short approach shots and putts as well. While it is out of the way for most of us, the players living in or around Sandersville are happy to have this course set up, I'm sure. Glad I was able to make the trip and check it out.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Time and Thought
Pros: Mixed of technical and open shots, pretty much by no distractions, good flow to the course, alot of fun to play, Prodigy baskets are great. Tee signs are informative and show distant and position, scoscore cards with map at entrance.
Cons: Natural tee pads not really a bad thing but some sort of tee pad would be good, arrows toward the next tee pad would be good also but course had a good flow only got confused a couple times.
Other Thoughts: When you first pull in you can tell alot of thought and work went into this course, marked parking area, a driving range with marked off distances, a box with awesome score card and map really nicely done, have not seen in too many courses, and a Pro shop coming soon.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Great course for the area
Pros: The course is part of a nature park which is nice as it tends to lend itself to less foot traffic from other park goers. Course flows well and with only one hole playing on top of another there shouldn't be much of backup if a full tourney was ran here. The holes that play in the woods are fair and have well defined fairways. The open holes have nice short cut grass (not short enough for rollers unfortunately). Prodigy baskets stand out well and some holes can be seen directly from the tee area. Practice basket, warm up area, driving range and soon to come Pro Shop will make this course unique to the area.
Cons: Natural tee pads are basically dirt or some places grass. These will be mud pits in the new few months as more people play the course. Turf pads, rubber mats or even concrete here would be a vast improvement. Hole distances are repetitive as most holes are between 290'-330'. Most holes also tend to follow the natural flight path of a RHBH thrower and there is a lack of variety of shots. Of the woods holes only two really have lefty lines.
Other Thoughts: This is a white level course. That being said it is a fun and sometimes challenging course. The two par fours play fairly easy so long as you have a decent drive. The woods holes are tight but fair. However if you get off the fairway you will be punished as some of the underbrush still needs to be cleaned up. Several thorny bushes and poison ivy was seen off the fairway. Be careful.
Course is located about 30 miles from Milledgeville and for the golfers that play the courses there should definitely make the trip. There are two schools located right near the course and hopefully they will utilize the course for after school activities.
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