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Simple and short
Pros: The course is very well laid out and unlike the majority of the pitch and putt courses, these are not just baskets in an open field. The 9 holes make a loop and you end up at the same place you started from.
Well placed concrete tees and chainstar baskets that are in great shape along with well spaced trees and other obstacles provide a slight challenge that is usually missing from shorter courses. A concrete drainage ditch comes into play on 2 holes for an extra challenge.
Signs are clearly marked, but are not required except for distance.
Elevation is used nicely on every hole and I saw no particular place where any plant life needed to be cleared out.
Cons: No reals cons to mention.
Other Thoughts: This course is quite short. A few putters and maybe a midrange could work you through the entire course.
Considering that this course is at a children's shelter and daycare, this was designed with them in mind, and they did it exceptionally well. This is why short lengths are not mentioned as a con. It is not designed for intermediate throwers.
Since this is a private course, permission must be granted before playing and I was lucky enough to play it during an Ace Race. From what I heard, the local club has events here maybe 2 times a year, usually to raise funds for the center. If you are lucky enough to try it out, I say go for it.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Great course for kids; great chip and putt course for adults.
Pros: Great for chip and putt rounds. Some elevation changes and trees make it a great course to practice technique and different types of shots. Amazing course to take your children to go play a round, and teach them the game.
Cons: The longest hole is just under 200 ft. But thinking about the fact that its on the property of a childrens center, it only makes sense. Unless you volunteer, you can't play the course or they will call the fuzz on you. I went one day on a weekday and luckily they didn't call the cops, but one of the workers there did come out and tell me I had to leave or they would call. He was very nice about it, but he also told me that the property is open to the public on weekends.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This is a very nice course set on gently sloping land dotted with mature oak trees in the back property of the Chambliss Childrens' Center. The course has 9 holes with excellent baskets, superb concrete tees, and very colorful tee signs with the hole number, distance, and a map. The course is extremely well designed in regards to overall layout and each hole individually. The course is set away from the playground and pool to avoid interference and injury.
This course is special and unique in that it is designed to be played by the kids that come to the Center. The holes are short (100' - 200') in length, but perfect for younger players learning the game and/or who may not be able to throw a long ways yet. Though short, the holes are not easy and boring. Tall, isolated trees must be avoided on every hole and elevation comes into play on most of the holes. There is also a concrete drainage ditch that could be considered a water hazard/O.B. So there are obstacles, but no rough or any other major difficulties that would result in frustration or lost discs.
The Chattanooga Flyer's Disc Golf Club needs to be recognized for not only the intentions of this course, but the quality of it. (I personally think it is one of the better 9-holers in the Chattanooga area!) As a bonus, each tee sign contains an inspirational/motivational quote by a famous person on each tee. (What a great touch to help teach and motivate the type of person that plays here most often- underprivileged kids of all ages.)
Cons: The major con is that this course is not open for public play. It is private and it was stressed to us that security of the children that come here are a top priority. We asked for SPECIAL PERMISSION to play here, so it is possible, but you MUST ASK FIRST. We were also told that certain days were better than others like when they were not busy. (for example, not recommended during the summertime when they are packed) For most people it will not be worth the trouble to play here as you will spend more time making arrangements and getting here than it will take to play it. (It is also nice that there are plenty of other courses in the area to choose from as an alternative!)
Other than that, there are really no other cons considering the course's intentions and targeted players.
Other Thoughts: The Center and the CFDC both need to be commended for their efforts to have and support a great activity that can teach kids so many things. (a cheap sport they can play for life, sportsmanship, honesty, math, the joy of outdoor physical activity, the motivational quotes on the signs...) All cities should have a course like this. The workers that we talked to before-hand and then met while here were extremely courteous, as they walked us down to the first tee. They actually enjoyed having us come play and give some feedback from an experienced disc golfer's perspective who are also school teachers and parents.
The course would be great to host an Ace Race, as experienced players could play here with a putter and/or mid-range and aim for a score of 18. It could also be an opportunity to host a clinic to teach kids the game of disc golf. Also, if you have some old discs to get rid of, why not donate them to the Center for the kids to use.
I gave this course a 2.0 based on the other courses I have played and because it is not really accessible to the public. However, I give it an honorary 5.0 because of the purpose it serves and because it is also a nice and well-designed course.
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