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Finally I have internet. Phone still goes into roaming every other minute, yet I'm in the hometown of Elvis. You'd think Sprint would invest in a tower since this is a tourist trap.

Amory, MS- Panther Prowl:11 holes, half cement tees, signs, a msg. board but no map. I got lost for a second when it said to go to 'A' before '4' but 'A's' tee said '4' so I looked around for 'A' for no reason. Partially open, the first hole playing either 480/340 in open space then into a stand of trees, curving to the right gently, train tracks bordering the right side. Next few holes are long and open with a few trees, 'A' is long, with a fence OB left most of the way to curl around then the basket is on the edge of the woods. Then it goes into thick, rough, buggy and wet woods. These holes are tight and unforgiving, thorns/spiders/water hazard/ivy/mosquitoes. Favors a lefty, as does every course in this region so far it seems. Long pants are a good idea.

Tupelo, MS- Tombigbee State Park:Go to the office to find the course, get a map. Extremely short and tight yet well balanced woods holes with large and steep hills and some ridges. All but 1 hole can be reached with a putter, most have to be thrown gently with one. On the back 9 if you go off fairway it gets really nasty. It has a few cement tees, some holes with dual tees. Long marked with blue and short with orange. A few holes between woods and the park road on the back 9 to finish. 3$ state park fee, discs for sale in office.

Tupelo, MS- Veteran's:The back 9 holes (27 hole course) must have been added after the original 18 hole course. The first 18 are about 2/3 in tight old woods, some pines tree tunnels and some hardwood forest. It has back-to-back up and down steep hills shots in tight woods on 2/3. Also very lefty friendly. Some open holes with driver-length, still well guarded baskets not quite wide open. It's not too rough off fairway. Well marked, has next tee markers in some places and a map on the bulletin board and online. The last 9 holes start across the parking lot, and are much much longer and mostly open, flat and grassy. A few out of my reach on any day. Though open, these are still extremely lefty friendly and a few block the RHBH hyzer approach at the pin, forcing straight or turnover drives. Well maintained park.

Tupelo, MS- Ballard:
Short and a mixed bag of basic shots. Mostly flat with some small hills, a few tight shots but mostly open. Very short, everything within reach with a putter it seems. Well maintained and well marked. Dirt tees. Really nothing to it, a city park good for beginners and for putter practice.

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Comment by wayne durb on October 15, 2008 at 10:46pm
the amory course actually has 15 baskets now. we have added an alternate "b" basket & 3 more across the train track. as clayton stated we are a new course & its slowly growing. any one that has installed a course knows the hard work involved. everything from fund raising to course maintenance. i really wished i knew you was in the neighborhood, i would of played sick , left work & showed you around.
Comment by Clayton Nash on October 15, 2008 at 8:56pm
also want to add that the Amory course is brand new and is a work in progress - local club decided to go ahead and buy baskets as they could be afforded so that disc golf could at least be started in Amory... certainly look forward to any tips you can give on our local courses now that you have experienced so many!
Comment by Clayton Nash on October 15, 2008 at 8:50pm
Also nearby where you are now is Trace State Park, which is one of the best courses in the state, along with Lake Lowndes State Park, and the Rez in Jackson.
Comment by skinner on October 15, 2008 at 5:38pm
If you are heading further South into MS...don't forget to play the Rez outside of Jackson, MS (about 15 miles to the NE of downtown proper). A very nice track in the Southern pines and then plays along the Resorvoir for the final hole. I don't live there, but had to travel to projects I had in the area and ALWAYS made time to play there after I played it the first time. Also, if you are hungry for seafood, don't miss the Mayflower in downtown Jackson. Kinda pricey...but it is a landmark in Jackson. Have fun!

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