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Cedar Creek West Share
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A monthly must

5+    11/13/2013   1/13/2014
Review By: bils247
Played: 51  Reviewed: 10  Exp: 1.6 Years
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Well rounded, advanced course.
Each hole requires an evaluation to accommodate for changing altitudes, wind, and natural obstacles.
Possible HIO on 12.
Great outdoor area, come prepared for a hike
Cons: Tall thick grass along the creek add to searching frustrations
Navigation can be difficult without the supplied map....walk West and stay left for hole one!
Other Thoughts: This is one of the best courses in our region. I would compare to the 2 Albert Lea, MN course. Well worth the trip!

0 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 A Beauty if a bit rough around the edges

5+    2/26/2011   3/7/2011
Review By: Martin Dewgarita
Played: 1149  Reviewed: 93  Exp: 5.2 Years
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Amenities. Located in a large park with ample parking, bathrooms (heated for those cool days), a rec center/shelter that can be reserved, walking/biking trails, and opportunities for fishing.

Variety. Every hole is a new experience, most every hole has some level of technical difficulty, even the most open holes (2,10) have strategically placed trees forcing you to think about your line.

Distances. The holes vary from short, 200', tight technical lines, to 500' big arm holes.

Elevation. Some good use of elevation on many of the holes keep things interesting.

Tees. Dual concrete tee pads are level and in good condition.

Signage. Each hole has a sign at the tee showing a map, distance, and hole #.

Scorecard/Map. If they're kept stocked, you can find a scorecard at the door of the shelter, a map is on the scorecard, if none are provided I'd take a picture or print a map beforehand, it's going to be useful.

Baskets. Practice basket provided near the beginning, all baskets are in good shape.

Water. Water comes into play on several holes and is a worthy obstacle well designed into the course. If you do end up in the creek, it's typically retrievable if the water isn't too high.

Winter. Though not actually maintained in winter, this is a snowmobile playground, they pack down the fairways and tee areas making it relatively easy to navigate in even the deepest of snow years, giving solid footing for a runup on most holes.
Cons: Navigation. Carry a map, it's easy to get turned around out there. Some points of confusion to take note of: Hole 1, walk the East course hole 1 and continue west down the trail along the field, you will pass a practice basket, continue another 1/4 mi to find hole 1 tee. Hole 4, backtrack from hole 3's basket towards hole 2 basket and follow the trail down the hill. Hole 7, after completing hole 6, backtrack to the corner of the woods (towards 5 basket) and follow the trail down through the woods and to the right.

Rough. If you get off the fairways there's either long grass or thick trees that will increase the frustration level, the trees also like to catch and hold onto discs, I've had to climb trees on several occasions out there.

Not beginner friendly. The combination of thick rough, water holes, and long holes may make this a frustrating place to learn and practice the game
Other Thoughts: A great hidden gem of a course, well worth the drive off of I 90 if passing by, and even a worthy destination course with 36 holes on site.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

Awesome

5+    6/26/2012   7/13/2010
Review By: mndiscg
Played: 352  Reviewed: 345  Exp: 6.6 Years
This review was updated on 1/14/2014
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Elevation, many holes are up or down hills or the baskets are on the sides of them
-A good amount of woods, not too much, not too little.
-Nice baskets
-Great tees and most holes have dual tees
-With East has 36 holes
-Signs with distance, par, map
-No garbage anywhere, park is well kept
-Good views, very scenic
-Multiple pin location on some holes
-Good variation in distance
-Fair to right and left hand players
Cons: -Couldn't find any scorecards here but there were tons for East
-Long walk from parking lot
-Could lose disc in trees or brush along sides of course
-Hole to hole navigation can be hard if you haven't played here before. Also some long walks between.
-Bathrooms, garbage cans and other amenities are away from here close to East
Other Thoughts: This is the more challenging and better course at Cedar Creek. Both of these courses are worth a stop. 36 holes in one park is great!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 

5+    9/2/2009   9/15/2009
Review By: mnjugg
Played: 9  Reviewed: 7  Exp: 18.7 Years
1 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: * Alot of thought went into the design
* Challenging
* Putter practice target before the first hole
Cons: * Needs upkeep, grass can get very long
* Holes can be easily missed
Other Thoughts: I play this course at least 10 times a month for the challenge.

1 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Serious Potential

1    9/12/2009   9/14/2009
Review By: Benak56
Played: 47  Reviewed: 10  Exp: 5.8 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - Beautiful terrain and design.
- Paved tees which was surprising in such a wooded area.
- Elevation Changes are good.
- Wooded and challenging.
- Balanced hole lengths.
- Wind should rarely be a problem.
Cons: - Overgrown in some places, even on the fairways.
- Bring bug spray, it gets rough.
- Various hiking(?) trails and short cuts make traversing the course confusing. (Read the signs!) Hole #6 - #7 goes back and into the woods, I ended up walking all the way to the road on the west side of the course and back tracking from the basket to find it.
- Even the obvious trails get grown over and I was ducking and dodging branches at times.
Other Thoughts: This a challenging course that really puts distance and accuracy together in a nice balance. If it was better tended, this course would be a close run for one of my favorites.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 

1    5/2/2009   7/23/2009
Review By: deadbody
Played: 104  Reviewed: 61  Exp: 10.8 Years
0 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Really enjoyed this course, good elevation changes, good variety of short and tight and long and open. Much harder than the east course.
Cons: Trees off the fairway eat discs, had 10 stuck in trees over the weekend on the 2 courses, maps are not great, we were very lost looking for hole I think 7 for a while.
Other Thoughts: Nice little place to drop in for a couple fun rounds. Couple hours from Minneapolis worth a fun trip for a day.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Nice Companion Course

5+    8/6/2008   8/15/2008
Review By: Pembertonian
Played: 59  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 9.6 Years
This review was updated on 11/2/2009
1 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Very Scenic Course with Rolling Hills, Trees and Wildlife. Well Made Tees, Mach III baskets and Scorecards/Maps available at multiple holes. Many Varying length holes.
Cons: Fairways tend to be overgrown when not tourny season, long walk from parking lot to hole one. A couple holes are easy to miss/skip.
Other Thoughts: This course exists where an old par-3 ball golf course used to. It has potential to be an amazing course but needs more up keep. Great to have this and Cedar Creek East side by side. they compliment each other well. Hard to beat 36 holes in one park!

1 of 4 people found this review helpful.


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