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“Golf Course Review at Tim's Ford”

Tims Ford State Park
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Marco Island, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Golf Course Review at Tim's Ford”
Reviewed November 3, 2013

This is a really nice golf course. Up keep is very good and the staff was very friendly and helpful. Fairways and bunkers are in good shape and the greens are pretty good (a little slow for me).... but they are in good shape. Price is reasonable.....we played November 2 and it was $55 each. I think the rates drop in mid November. The course is surrounded by a lake, yet the water really does not come into play very much. Very scenic and just a good place. I have played it twice and would certainly return. I believe a golfer of any skill level would enjoy this course. "Keep it in the short grass"

Visited November 2013
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Lufkin, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
162 reviews
103 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“Definitely an Example of how State Parks Need Money”
Reviewed October 18, 2013

We camped at Fairview Devils Step Campground for 4 days while we explored the surrounding area. Loved the peace and quiet of the campground and the lake was quite pretty. We camp in a motorhome so loved the price for full hook ups. However they could definitely use some funds to update bathrooms and showers. We used shower in RV since we would not use theirs due to dirt and bugs and who knew what else. And I even took a shower with a frog one time at the showers on Mustang Island. We saw a heron and had a quiet campfire and the hook ups worked fine. That is why I gave this a 3 rating. Could be a great place and it is convenient for exploring surrounding area if TN would work on updating.

Visited October 2013
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Murfreesboro Tennessee
Level 4 Contributor
23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Campground Review”
Reviewed September 2, 2013

Bathhouses are the worst we have ever seen at a state park and we have visited dozens of state parks. Campground lot #34 smelled like sewer as if someone dumped on it. Campsites not set up well for tent camping. You would do OK if you are an RV camper. Hiking trails not good, but long, asphalt paved bike trail. Park marina lacking - no outdoor eating area to view lake. Visitor center very nice with clean facilities and super helpful personnel, but lots of other state park choices much better than this.

Visited September 2013
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Estill Springs, Tennessee
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Nice but could use some updating”
Reviewed August 27, 2013 via mobile

We love this place. There is a new visitor center, camping, boating, pool, trails, picnic and park areas, etc. The park is fairly close to Winchester, Tullahoma and Estill Springs but it's so quiet you feel like you're in the middle of nowhere. They offer tent camping but it's really geared more toward RV's. They also offer cabin rentals and they are super convenient to the pool, park and boating area but they are very old and run down looking. If you're going for the natural"rustic"look then you'd probably like it. The pool is HUGE and lots of locals go swimming there because they do have lifeguards on duty and it's so big but it too is run-down looking. The bathroom/changing area at the pool is very old and needs a complete renovation. The ceiling is open and the doors don't close that well but it's easy to look past all that if you're in and out quickly. If you're ever driving through the park very e early in the a.m. or closer to dusk be prepared for LOTS of deer. We drove through about 5pm one evening and lost count at 27 deer just that we saw on the main road through the park. It's a great spot to watch the wildlife. You could easily spend 5 nights here and never run out of things to do in/around the park and it's a nice park just don't come expediting to stay in the Ritz-Carrolton or even a Holiday Inn for that matter but if lodging isn't a huge issue then you'll have a blast. Lynchburg is close, you could check out the beautiful University of the South campus in Sewanee, have dinner in Winchester or Tullahoma, go fishing, boating, hiking, swimming, etc at the park and have a great time.

Visited July 2013
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Woodbury, Tennessee, United States
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Beautiful Park”
Reviewed August 19, 2013

We have a 31' travel trailer with a slide out. We explained this to Ron when making our reservation. He placed us in space 10, which was barely long enough for our truck. We arrived rather late, so we parked in another space which would hold our trailer. The next morning we were told we had to move as the space had been reserved. The two choices were not as nice, however we chose site 53 (a handicap site). The site was unlevel which of course left us at quite the slant as we do not have levelers on our trailer. We loved the cook areas as this site offered two and we brought our own as we had 7 people to cook for during our stay. In the first bath house, the mens rest room had a broken shower floor in the larger (handicap) restroom. This is a safety hazard. My husband is 6' and 200+ lbs, I had him shower in the ladies room as I was concerned he would get injured in the mens. The slide at the play ground had a hole in it and also presented safety issues. We had intended on canoeing thru the marina yet, once there we realized this was a lake canoe rental. We wanted to canoe a river and therefore made reservations at Elk River Canoe Rental. It was an awesome trip but rather expensive as it cost $200.00 for three canoe rentals and our son brought his own kayak. (The girl who works there makes her own jewelry, so bring extra $ to buy some awesome one of a kind pieces, very inexpensively.) We rented a pontoon boat one of the week days we were there for $200.00 plus gas and toys. We rented the knee board, which worked great for our 12 year old son, but not for our 18 year old. We also rented a two person tube that worked great for all ages. Great mushrooming here as well as fishing, swimming areas right at the camp ground by the bridge to go to the other side of camping. We missed the pool each day as it closes at 6pm. Great trash pick up at our site each day! We were shocked at the number of deer, racoons, and wild life we saw and experienced here! All in all we had the most amazing family bonding experience one could hope for provided no one sweats the small stuff it is a wonderful place to experience!!

Visited August 2013
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