Wind SW @ 3
This trip was overcast with rain even though I dodged it except for 45 minutes while I was driving. The effect was readily seen during my experience with this course. First I took County Road 52 instead of 57. I don’t know what the other route looks like, but this route was dirt road or should I say clay. With the rain they had, it was an adventure getting to the course. Once you start down the road, you don’t stop until you get there because if you slow down…you’ll probably end up in the ditch. I wasn’t sure I’d get back out, but I was committed to getting in!
As I drove in, I kept driving until I got to the back of the park. There was an incredibly beautiful log cabin home being built on a hillside on the way in. Other than hole 9, the course is separate from the camping, activity, picnicking area. I found a parking spot…I was the only one there.
I looked up on the hillside to the north and saw a basket and then as I was looking around, I found a few more. I decided to throw to the closest basket and then find another one. The baskets were in tall grass, but paths had been mowed, not real wide, and would be helpful. I found a walking trail sign on the west side of the hill and decided to use that as Tee 1. At that point I was looking around and saw a big white mailbox sitting on the ground by a tree across the road. It said Frisbee Golf Maps on it so I grabbed one of those. You can find a copy on DGCourseReview.com. After Hole 1, I found tall flags marking the tee spots.
Someone has created an iOS app (Smoky Golf) for the course. It uses a compass to direct you to the next tee and allows you to keep score. The compass was fairly helpful, but I was glad to have a map. I was disappointed when I found out that it didn’t save my score. I prefer using UDisc and a paper map.
I started playing up the hill and realized real quick I might be having trouble finding my discs in the tall grass. When I got to Basket 1, I found it to be homemade with 12 single chains. By the end of the round, I found they can spit out kind of easy.
Holes 2-5 are on the top of the hill and behind the tree line. Back there are a number of evergreen trees. Hole 2 is short, but the basket is under the tree and branches hanging low. The baskets on holes 3-5 can’t be seen from the tees. Basket 3 is in the trees just to the right. Basket 4 is pretty much straight down the path. Basket 5 is down and to the right as well and if you’re playing with someone it may be helpful to have someone go down and spot throws.
By the time I got to Hole 6 I had changed my approach a bit because I’d almost lost my disc 3 times. I started taking a mid and throwing more straight, but shorter shots. Playing this course with multiple people is helpful.
After completing the course I found that it was kind of neat to be out in the middle of nowhere. There was a slight breeze through the grass and trees. You could hear the wild turkeys and Meadowlarks…Peaceful. Unfortunately, along with that setting come the flies and mosquitoes. The flies were incessant and plentiful.
I’m not sure when it was put in, but I think it’s fairly new. As long as they maintain the course, it’s not a bad play. It it’s not taken care of then I wouldn’t suggest playing it.