5 Helpful / 2 Not
Best Course in Jackson
Pros: This has quickly become on of my favorite courses not only in Jackson, but anywhere!
The signs are very informative and show each pin placement. There are only 2 or 3 missing signs making it a fairly easy to navigate course. All tee pads are concrete and perfect length.
There are benches and trashcans at several holes. Also the bathroom is conveniently located at hole 9 for that mid game pit stop.
There is a good mixture of wooded and open shots, though there isn 't a ton of elevation change. A few signature holes make this course challenging and fun.
There are 3 pin positions for each hole. I have played the course at nearly every pin position, which means that baskets are moved rather frequently making it almost a different course from week to week.
The locals are mostly great to play with. Met a few locals and ended up playing a few rounds of doubles with them. One also fished my disc out of the water on hole 18.
Cons: There were a few signs missing (holes 3, 4, and 10 i think). Also, I love that the pin placement changes frequently, but often there is no way of knowing what pin the basket is on without walking up the hole to see.
There is poison ivy everywhere. Luckily I'm not allergic, but others are so BE CAREFUL!
Other Thoughts: Great course on a beautiful lake! After hole 18, it seems to be tradition to jump right into the reservoir for a swim. Also, the wildlife is fun. Found a snapping turtle on hole 8 and an alligator lives in the lagoon on hole 11. Also, found a large copperhead on hole 17. Not the type of wildlife to pet, but still cool to see!
Favorite Hole: #18. They saved the best for last. When the pin is in the close position, you can risk an ace run by shooting over the water. Great hole!
5 of 7 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 4 Not
Out of towner
Pros: Absolutely beautiful course... GREAT JOB JUDGES!!! Nicely laid out with multiple pin positions for a change in pace. Great for letting it rip on some holes, I actually got a chance to improve my throw because there were a couple of wide open opportunities that warrented dislocating your shoulder. Thought the water would be an issue but you have the ability to play it safe on those holes and keep your discs. Great signage except what I marked in the cons. Was in town for the holiday and I took my two brothers for their first time out and we throughly enjoyed the experience. May have got them started on the craze now. Im from SC and have played only a handful of courses in Charleston and the surrounding areas and even one in Rock Hill but The Rez has them beat in terms of all around playability and challenge for all levels of player. Loved the tree lines and fair wooded play. Not too easy but not impossible either.
Cons: Only con was not knowing which pin position I was playing. They were not marked on the signs the day I played. Had to walk up on them to find them and then walk back. Not sure if I missed something on the signs or not.
Other Thoughts: Will definately play this course again when I come back to visit.
2 of 6 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Not what I expected
Pros: Good mix of holes. Course challenges disc placement and accuracy on most of the holes.
Pins have 3 placements. Would be very challenging playing them in the long positions.
Few of the open holes are bomb shots and helps if you have a cannon for an arm but are manageable if you can throw good consistent 300~' drives.
Benches on few holes and the bathroom is right off the course.
Cons: If you hear a bunch of tree knocks or clunks hitting the ground it's just the locals throwing while you are still playing the hole. It seems they have no etiquette. I got passed by a 6 some and I was playing by myself.
On a few holes it can get confusing if it is your first time playing on which way to go to the next hole. Next tee signs would be very helpful.
One of the holes, I think maybe #3 doesn't have a sign or marked pad and you throw over a fence. Took me a few to figure out where to throw from, they're multiple concreted areas in the ground that was already there. I just picked the one that looked like it would be the tee pad.
Other Thoughts: With this being Jackson, the biggest city in the state I would figure they would have a great course and I have heard nothing but good things about The Rez but overall I was dissappointed with it, but still a fun course.
Which leads me to my next statement. Is it worth playing? Yes, of course. I would recommend playing it if you are anywhere close.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Good length variety
Good overall length
Good shot variety
I had the course (and sometimes the entire park) to myself more than a few times.
Other Thoughts: Navigating the course for the first time (hole 1 to hole 2 and hole 11 to hole 12) can be tricky even after looking at the course map-- well, for me anyway. Luckly I was rescued by locals (before I became one myself) gearing up to play a quick round of doubles in the mid-day my very first visit.
I still think it's really in Flowood, not Brandon.
Some of you MS people are a bit uppity. Got no reason to be. Settle down.
1 of 5 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 1 Not
A fun round at the Rez
Pros: A good shot selection. Holes going from the open into the woods and starting in the woods and finishing in the open. Wooded tunnel shots short and long. Most open shots are pretty long
with plenty of O.B. and sprinkled trees to force
you to make a decision. Some interesting
basket locations between trees and 1(hole 17)
placed RIGHT NEXT TO THE WATER. has a
nice and pretty long (about 315) across the
water shot which if you can clear throwing
directly at the pin will leave a pretty easy birdie
shot. If you can't throw 320 accurately then you
can throw it across some of the water and
hyzer onto the bank for a lay up shot for a 3.
Very, very well maintained. While playing hole
17 I noticed a park worker actually WEED
EATING AT THE BANK OF HOLE 18!!! (the
water hole). I had never played at a state or city
park course where the workers actually care
about the course as much as the locals! The
rough isn't very rough. In fact the only reason I
would wear jeans is because of the poison ivy.
Cons: Poison ivy. Which as far as I know has yet to actually attack anyone so just look out for the green vines arranged with sets of 3 leaves always 3. There is another plant/vine that has
sets of 5 but looks similar. You have to back
track to the next tee a lot. After hole 13 turn
around and walk back for 14's tee which starts
in the open and ends in the woods. Holes 13-18
start to the left of the message board. Not really
a con if you already know about it. There were
a couple of groups of fast playing 1 disc
college students but they were friendly and I
told them to play through.
Other Thoughts: The shot variety of this course along with some pretty interesting pin placements is what stood out for me. This is not as fun as Moccasin Bend, but both courses are challenging too play.
6 of 7 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 2 Not
Great place to play
Pros: Nice mix of holes with heavily wooded, more open and water in play on a few. also has some elevation changes but fairly gentle.Restroom on site and proshop with decent selection of discs. the last 2 holes are signature exceptinal holes. #17 shoots right at the water with the water only a few feet past the basket and 18 throws right over the water to finish. great water views on the course. all holes have signs and there are often paths to the next tee.There are also beches and trashcans at each tee.
Cons: The proshop is not right where the course is and requires a drive and directions to get there. The signs need some updating as there were pin positions in play that were not on the sign. 18 was unplayable due to sunbathers and kids playing right in the throwing zone.
Other Thoughts: The course has multiple pins (3 on most holes) but only one set of tees. Personally I prefer the pins to stay in one place and would like to see more options for tees. I would say it is not especially beginner friendly as it is fairly long and has a lot of heavily wooded holes.This course is worth the trip.
3 of 5 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 9 Not
Pros: There are a nice amount of trees but this course is not overgrown at all and is very well kept. There are actually fairways cut out of the woods on some holes.
Cons: Basically none
Other Thoughts: Has to be the best course in the state
0 of 9 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 10 Not
Best in Mississippi
Pros: Multiple tee locations force you to use every aspect of your game. Expertly laid out and easy to go from hole to hole. Very clean, well kept.
Cons: On some days the wind coming off of the water can do some damage to certain shots.
Other Thoughts: Great course. Best in the state
1 of 11 people found this review helpful.
17 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: This is a beautiful course laid out in the scenic park near the large body of water known as the Reservoir. The baskets are in good condition and there are good concrete tee pads on every hole. The design is excellent with 3 positions per hole, ranging from tight, short wooded shots, to open bombs, to long wooded shots and nearly everything in between. When everything is in the long positions, there are several legit pro par 4s on this course, but it would be nice to see the tee signs reflect this fact.
There are 2 water holes on this course, but both have alternate paths where you can stay dry all the way to the basket. Hole 18 requires you to carry water to get the birdie, but there is dry land all the way down the left side. Being so close to the reservoir means this course is almost always windy, which can make an already tough course even tougher. There are bathrooms between holes 6 & 7, and up where hole 8's long pin ends and hole 10's tee begins. Overall, this is a great course if you like a challenge.
Cons: 1 hole is missing a tee sign and it just happens to be hole 5, that tees off from a large concrete block that was already in the ground before the course was installed and the fairway forces you to throw over a fence, that doesn't look like a fairway, but in actuality, makes for a very interesting shot and a tight gap. Although every other hole has a tee sign, some of them need to be updated to include the newest pin placements, with correct distances on every hole. Navigation can be a little tricky on several holes, but that can be expected when the difference between the short and long pins on the same hole can be 200-300 feet. This course can be very tough for newer players when in the long positions, but those players should the longer holes as legit par 4s and 5s as they were intended, which would likely lead to a much more enjoyable round.
Other Thoughts: This is one of my favorite courses and I would highly recommend playing this course if you are in the area. I most recently played this course at the MS State Championships, so I had the chance to play every pin placement over the course of the 3 round tournaments. It is possible the locals have done some prep work getting ready for this tournament, but I have played this course many times and I strongly disagree with Innovadude's review, regardless of how many courses he has played. It appears from his review that he played the course in the long positions and must have had a bad day or something, so I would like to address his points:
I'm sure there may be some there, but I have played this course many times and I am also allergic to poison ivy, so I must be lucky because I have never encountered poison ivy on this course. As seen in the course photos, most of the course is a mix of grass and pine needles.
I think the course is marked and flows well, considering that the alternate pin placements can have a difference of up to 300 feet, as already mentioned. Everything is fairly straight forward when in the short pin positions. Is there a little extra walking involved when playing the longs? Of course, but that is to be expected when your playing holes over 500 feet that were put in after the fact.
It is a shame that hole 5 with the things I listed above as a con is the one hole on the entire course missing a tee sign, but I guess nobody ever stops to consider that maybe it was vandalized or stolen? I highly doubt the local club would put tee signs at every hole except #5 just for the heck of it. I can only imagine that it will be replaced when the local club can afford it/get it done. Just be sure to look for hole 5 if your going to play the course for the first time.
Since when did it become a con for a course because some local does not know anything about disc golf? Is it sad that somebody was laying out beside a wide open basket near the water with their dog tied to it? Of course, but examples of people not knowing what disc golf is or what the baskets are used for are all over the country, especially on public courses in large public parks. It almost seems like by the time he got to hole 18, he was mad and looking for something else to complain about and mention as a con.
I haven't played 1000 courses, but I have played a lot of courses in a lot of areas and I think the design is excellent. Too punishing blind turns? Are you serious? After 3 rounds on this course playing every single pin placement in a tournament, there was not a single shot that could not be executed by more than one person in any of my groups. This is the comment that makes it sound like he just had a bad day and did not properly think through the course and give out a well thought out review. I was rather disappointed to see such a good course get a 2 star rating by a well respected player, accompanied by what would seem like a very poor review. I will gladly remove my comments whenever he decides to update his review.
17 of 18 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Some of everthing on this course, long, short, open and tight. There are 3 possible pin placements on each hole. Really fun and challenging course.
Cons: Not always sure where the basket is until you either walk up to find out or drive first then look for it. There are usually people in the fairway of 18 that are unaware they are on a DG course.
Other Thoughts: I have only played 3 courses in my brief career but I feel that this is the type of course they should all be. It seems to reward both distance and accuracy.
3 of 7 people found this review helpful.
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