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My wife's grandmother is turning 90 in January so we're going to take a week and a half off and drive to Georgia to go to the party.

I already have one day planned to go to Augusta and play, and maybe Charleston but not too sure about that yet, may just take the wife to the beach.

We plan on driving out I-20 through Shreveport, LA to Jackson, MS to Montgomery, AL and then up through Atlanta.
On the way back, we're going to visit other family in Tennessee, east of Knoxville and will be headed home along I-40, going through Nashville, Memphis and then Little Rock, AR.

What I'd like to hear from anyone is the absolute must play courses along the way. I will probably only have time for about two or three courses each way so they really have to be awesome courses. I mean like the type of course you listed in your top five in your profile.
Preferably, the type of course that isn't just your local course but one you wouldn't want to miss if you were the one driving through.

One other thing, I wouldn't mind playing with a local golfer either so I could maybe get some additional info as far as lines, blind holes, deep water, you know the kind of stuff that can really cost you extra time on the course.

I remember the first time I went to play in Colorado and picked out the courses I wanted to play. After the second day, I had a couple recomendations on a course that I skipped right over on paper. Now, every time I go to the mountains, it is on my list, I bet I've played Leadville close to ten times now, and it's beautiful with the Maroon Bells in the backdrop.

Thanks for any and all information you give me, I'd rather hear it from you than try to decipher how accurate someone elses description is in the course directory.

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The Atlanta area has some great courses, especially for local courses.

I would suggest:

JP Moseley
Redan
or Central.

Perkerson is the must play, but as of right now its a temp course.
Lake Bistineau State Park in Doyline, LA (20min outside Shreveport) is a great course! Heads and shoulders above the other courses in the area...a lot of technical/wooded holes, some elevation, incredible scenery (lots of deer and some beautiful trees).

The 2 courses at Burns Park in Little Rock, AR are both fun...one is short and very wooded/hilly/technical and the other is open and longer. Both are fun to play, but I've heard that Bud Hill near Memphis is a must play...never been there myself, but from what I've heard it's probably better than Little Rock.
thanks Donnie, I heard about Perkerson and was going to try and play it, glad you told me it was a temp

thanks Rusty, are you gonna try and play the Hangover Classic manana @ Gateway?
*Warrior's Path - Kingsport TN - Been a while since I've been there but the Smokey Mountains make for great elevation changes.

The Sinks DG Course - Chattanooga TN - Have not played it but heard good things about the course.

Bud Hill - Memphis TN - Private course, check for availability.

*George Ward - Birmingham AL

*Redstone Arsenal - Huntsville AL - May have issues getting on base. May want to contact someone with access.

UAH - Huntsville AL - Long and mostly open with some water shots. Well maintained.

Brahan Springs - Huntsville AL - Not a must have but maybe for historical reasons. Old, Old course.

*Redan - Atlanta (Roswell) GA - Was used for the TOC when I played it. Do not know about the other Atlanta area courses.

Riverside - N. Augusta SC? - I like this course because it is good for night golf.

Tupelo MS - Heard good things about this course.

Veterans Park - Florence AL - Another old course. Ah... the baskets.

* I consider must play courses

I stopped playing for a few years so there may be some more newer courses that have popped up over the years. B'Ham has another close but have not played it.

Good Luck
I might be bias because i am from charleston, but if you are here check out trophy lakes.
Nascar Dave said:
thanks Donnie, I heard about Perkerson and was going to try and play it, glad you told me it was a temp

thanks Rusty, are you gonna try and play the Hangover Classic manana @ Gateway?

Nah, we're having our first official 2009 Texarkana Disc Golf Association bag-tag round tomorrow morning...and I'll be spending the rest of the day smoking a brisket :D

I definitely want to check the new course out next time I'm in town though...looks pretty sweet from the pics I've seen.

If you end up stopping anywhere in Shreveport, shoot me an email and let me know when...if it happens to be on a weekend I might be able to meet you out there.
Trophy Lakes on Johns Island, SC, Earlewood in Columbia, SC, Winthrop, Foothills in Easley, SC, Van Der Mer Park in Boiling Springs, SC, Charlotte, NC courses and Richmond Hill in Asheville, NC.
We're going to be staying several days just outside of Atlanta, how far is it to Augusta from there?
I was planning on at least one whole day of disc golf and maybe two so I may shoot for a couple in SC as well
Depending on where near Atlanta and time of day it could be 2-3 hours to the IDGC. Make sure to take the shortcut onto Hwy 221 at around exit 185 toward Appling.
Ben Calhoun panned the Rez in Jackson, MS (Pelahatchie Shore Park, Brandon, MS)...but it is relatively close to Interstate 20 (about 11 or so miles NE from Jackson downtown). Course plays through Southern Pine tunnels, across a couple of fences (which confused me the first time playing the course…I think there are only two holes like this) and then along the reservoir (thus the name...the name of the reservoir is Ross Barnett Reservoir). If you research DG in Jackson, MS on the PDGA course directory there should be a link to a website (IE: http://www.jacksondiscgolf.com). It is scenic and my girlfriend has walked it with me several times when I was working in Jackson (flat course basically, was never crowded when I was there and one of my girlfriends favorite courses outside OK...probably 'cause it was an easy walk).

From the website above…
Description: On the scenic banks of the Ross Barnett Reservoir. Well balanced mix of shots, with mature pine lined tunnels and open holes.

Directions: I-55; exit 98B (Lakeland Dr.). Go east 5.4 miles to a left on Old Fannin Rd., 3.8 miles to Pelahatchie Shore Park on the right. Go to the 1st parking lot on the right and find the 1st tee behind the course board.

Stay away from Lefleurs Bluff State Park in Jackson (pay-to-play…or rather pay-to-park). The back nine is in a different area of the park (and if I remember correctly, also you have to use a different entrance into the park to access the back nine).
The Sinks in Chattanooga is in my top five. I have heard that they were even putting in a second course on the property. The land is owned by the local dam. Fun, long and short, technical course. Plenty of people play in the area so I am sure finding someone to show around would not be tough.

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