Gautier, MS 
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Uploaded By: cbr1000derek Hole #4
3 / 255ft.   3 / 232ft.   3 / 293ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #4 Tee: Basket is to left of the lone pine behind a line of small pine trees.

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  Updated course. New tee spots. Clear throwing paths

5+    4/21/2015   4/21/2015
Review By: cbr1000derek
Played: 30  Reviewed: 1
0 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Lots of different shots. Mix of woods and open. Mix of long and short. Different tee spots makes it fun for the whole family.
Cons: Bugs during summer. Cost $3 to enter park and play disc golf. Thick under brush off the beaten path. Be weary of creatures the park is in a swamp.
Other Thoughts: Fun course!

0 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 OK, but....

1    2/7/2015   2/17/2015
Review By: AUfantastic
Played: 135  Reviewed: 17  Exp: 17.5 Years
0 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: I actually liked the course overall, but there were some issues.
Cons: SIGNAGE IS NEEDED. So frustrating to stumble around between holes just to find the next tee box. Actually broke any rhythm of trying to play a reasonable round. I thought there were a couple of holes that had design issues and no clear way to achieve a birdie even if you had the talent for all kinds of throws.
Other Thoughts: Widen a couple of fairways just a bit. Reconsider pin locations on a couple or cut some trees and bushes for better access.

0 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Old Yeller

1    12/17/2012   12/27/2012
Review By: swatso
Played: 529  Reviewed: 369  Exp: 9.3 Years
6 Helpful / 1 Not
Easy to navigate, with yellow baskets and yellow next-tee signs, and nice map/scorecard.

Two nine-hole loops. Bathroom near tee-1.
It was a tight race between Bud Light, Keystone, and Budweiser as to which was the favourite of the litterbugs.

Single row-of-chains baskets. $3 to enter park.
Other Thoughts:
Course is carved out of the pines, and in/out of the open space, of a near-seaside state park. With an average length of ~250', and most holes being of walking-path width, this is a course about touch and control. Attributes you should expect to find include:

Tee areas: About 1/3rd of the tees were 6'x'9' concrete trapezoids, the remainder natural. Basic signs. Benches at every hole.

Elevation: quite flat throughout, only a few holes having a modicum of change.

Distances: only a couple of holes require you to really cut loose, but even on these, you have a left-side tree/brush line to avoid. Over 3/4ths fall into the 165'-265' range.

Tightness: While a few holes are open, typically along the right side, most are broad-to-narrow walking-path widths, defined by tall, thin pines, and their supporting brush.

Shot-shapes: A couple dead-straight, a couple S-shapes, a few righties, but the majority being straight-then-fade-left.

Favourite hole(s): #17/#14. Two similar (mirror-image) holes, 300'/333', requiring elongated S-shapes within mid-width fairways defined by tall, thin trees.

Nice course to work on your touch-game.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful.

 Home Course

5+    7/5/2012   10/21/2012
Review By: demamazins
Played: 87  Reviewed: 6  Exp: 14 Years
0 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: The course is located within a state park. A heavily wooded course that will make or break a players score. Finesse shots are required to reach each hole while navigating fairways that are 10-15 feet in width. Favorite holes are 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17 and 18. Bright colored discs are encouraged. This is a par 3 course.
Cons: Some areas are overcome by water. Often tee-pads need to relocated for tee-offs when water creates an area that is unsuitable. Overgrowth needs to be trimmed.
Other Thoughts: A par 3 course. Holes 3 and 16 play as a par 4. (56 = Par). The scorecard has correct distances but with incorrect Par listings.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful.


5+    5/11/2012   5/16/2012
Review By: DiscCoulter09
Played: 4  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 16.6 Years
This review was updated on 5/21/2012
1 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: The design of the course is wonderful. It goes through a wooded area and uses the trees and water and surrounding areas wonderfully. Each whole is different and requires some skilled shots. They have recently put up signs to next wholes. This is wonderful.
In the summer time, be prepared for a lot of insects, bring lots of water, sunscreen and bug spray. #11 also is a water hole - must be able to throw 200 ft in the air to clear the water. Also, it is good to have a spotter on some wholes to locate discs when they don't land in the fairway.
Cons: Not all tee pads are cement. They had some gravel ones, but have not maintained them at all. In the spring and summer, more keeping the course in shape would be nice.
Costs $3.00 to get into the park.
Other Thoughts: Put in more teepads, gravel or pavement, but take time do it right.

1 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Mississippi swamp

1    4/3/2012   4/4/2012
Review By: cmoney49
Played: 10  Reviewed: 3
2 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: Good difficult course. It has a lot of varying distances for the holes. I would suggest having a spotter for most hole because you can't see many baskets. If I am ever down there again i will play again.
Cons: Bugs and fire ants. My dumb ass played in sandals, shorts and a tank top. I lost my favorite disc on hole 3 and was looking for it and stood on a tree and got stung by fire ants. Bring bug spray and wear shoes.
Other Thoughts: Hole 11 was scary with having to throw over the swamp. I am from Maryland so I am not used to those elements.

2 of 7 people found this review helpful.

 Sheparding the Flock

5+    12/27/2011   1/3/2012
Review By: ohtobediscing
Played: 270  Reviewed: 40  Exp: 38.2 Years
This review was updated on 4/18/2015
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: This is a nice little course that borders a coastal marsh, with narrow, undergrowth-walled fairways and a number of small elevation changes that spice up the short game. Most of the front 9 traverses through a scattered southern pine forest with yupon, huckleberry and sweet bay undergrowth that likes to slap your disc down into the dense ground cover and hide it if you're off-fairway. #s 1 and 9 cross a creek hollow[open, but mucky in rainy season], and #s 2-5 and 16 use a corner of a field and the road cutback for the only "open" shots on the course. The back 9 throws over a swampy, reedy arm of the bay, crosses the creek hollow for a few holes, has more hardwood canopy and taller undergrowth, yet the fairways are a bit more open than the front 9. Lots of blind baskets, so grab a course map at the entrance station or have someone along who knows the course. For a couple of the holes a spotter would be appreciated. Route finding is decent as there are new next-tee signs near all the baskets. As a lefty I had to use forehand more than most courses, but found reasonable distances and enjoyable shot-shaping. Situated just off the gulf, its isolated from traffic routes and I've yet to ever see it crowded. Benches, and a scattering of garbage cans. Tee pads are an erratic mix of natural and cement.
Cons: The ground cover is dense enough in any season to hide discs that land only a foot or two off the fairway.
Fall/winter/spring is a better time to play in terms of weather[heat, humidity], shrubbery, insects[mosquitoes, flies, giant garden spiders] and reptiles. Wear long pants for disc-hunting in the blackberry- and thorny vine-infested undergrowth.
Other Thoughts: I took 6 kids under 12 and 3 adults, all newbies, 'cause they lived nearby. Only managed to play 9 holes, everyone had fun, and nobody got brained[though it was close a few times]. Playground is right by #9 hole, with bathroom[and drinking water] nearby. Nearest convenience store is 2 miles away. Bulldog Bayou DGC is about 3 miles away, and except for #s 1-4, a bit more noob-friendly.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful.

  Make You Holla Fo 3 Dolla

5+    11/18/2011   11/18/2011
Review By: Osshane
Played: 5  Reviewed: 1  Exp: 6.6 Years
3 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Various shots are called for. It has a good mixture of short, medium, and long holes. Great course to play in the upcoming winter. The course is not crowded and provides a great family atmosphere. Newly cleaned up by myself and some friends.
Cons: Bugs are very bad in the Summer and whenever else the feel like coming out so always have your bug spray for the woods. Easy to lose a disc if you go left or right as the woods are thick. I have been played there over 50 times and cleaned the course and have only seen one snake but they are present.
Other Thoughts: Very nice course if you are in the area! Come check us out! Looking to start up league play on the Weekends or late afternoon. If interested email me at

3 of 5 people found this review helpful.


2-4    10/23/2011   10/25/2011
Review By: Rebels44
Played: 4  Reviewed: 2  Exp: 6.1 Years
0 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Calls for different shots
Clean and well taken care of.
Tight as well as open holes.
Cons: Mostly for right handers and im a lefty
Could be a little hard to follow holes

Other Thoughts: Really fun course. Well worth 3 dollars. Could lose a disc if not careful.

0 of 4 people found this review helpful.


5+    10/9/2011   10/12/2011
Review By: madmikesmith
Played: 2  Reviewed: 2
2 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: newly cleaned and cleared!!! low traffic area, somewhat challenging, nice scenery, small overall distance b/w holes
Cons: bugs in the summer, thick brush, people littering!!!!
Other Thoughts: i was recently given permission to clean up this coarse as its my local friends and myself have cleaned up the front 9, cleared alot of the overgrowth, even upgraded some of the natural tee boxes. we've also started the back 9 but still have a couple of holes to finish. hopefully everyone will enjoy our efforts and try to keep it clean from litter!!!

2 of 7 people found this review helpful.

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