Pella, IA 
Central College DGC Share
Uploaded By: yearofrolling Hole #5 (Taken 5/2010)
3 / 215ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #5 Tee & Sign: The basket is right on the tree line.



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Central DGC

1    5/12/2016   5/12/2016
Review By: cmeyers
Played: 26  Reviewed: 3
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: The course has a great layout to understand and follow. Alternate pin locations on majority of the holes. Concrete pads stay relatively clear throughout the year. Additions and changes are being made to keep the course interesting. Forehand and backhands holes and variations between pin locations.
Cons: Trees are daunting on this course and can cause havoc with a stray disc. If you go into the trees you may spend some time searching for your disc.
Other Thoughts: Pin locations have changed on this course to "new" locations as of this past weekend. Working on ways to mark the locations of the pins and any given time.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Great DG Course

5+    4/4/2016   4/6/2016
Review By: DutchDiscer89
Played: 33  Reviewed: 1  Exp: 8.6 Years
Pros: - Great mix of shorter, tight fairways and longer, open fairways
- Well maintained
- Multiple pin locations on almost every hole (installed in 2015)
- New signs as of Fall '15
- Well laid out and tee pads are in great shape
Cons: - Can get pretty sloppy and muddy when it rains
- Besides hole 13 you don't have many opportunities to rip a driver
- Grove of trees on left and right side of fairway on hole 10 are nasty (filled with thorns)
Other Thoughts: This is my home course and I've played it for 7+ years. It's always a fun course to play and the new pin locations and signs have added a new element to the course. Central College's Disc Golf club has also been instrumental in helping with course improvements, which has been a big help to the course. A new bridge will be installed on hole 14 in 2016 and that will allow access to the new challenging pin location. It's very exciting to see all the changes and improvements to this course. It is and always will be one of my favorites.

Pella college

1    8/8/2015   8/10/2015
Review By: Enforcerj027
Played: 17  Reviewed: 11  Exp: 5.7 Years
Pros: -Can be extremely challenging with the woods, drop off to the creek, and having baskets next to the drop offs making you want to throw a hair short. Makes for a skillful play threw.
-Well maintained, Tee Pads, signs, and baskets in great shape.
Cons: -A lot of very challenging shots which limits this course to the more skillful players. Not a good course of newer players still working on form.
-If it's wet its a very messy
-Several shots go over the cross country track so please be mindful of runners.
Other Thoughts: Personally I'm never a big fan of tightly wooded baskets but it is a great course for fans of challenge. Most of the wooded holes are fairly short which helps not losing discs however there are a few drop offs that can claim a disc easily.
The beauty of nature is very well shown off on this course, I enjoyed the hike.

 Pitch and Putt

5+    4/22/2013   4/23/2013
Review By: RestonDG
Played: 27  Reviewed: 5  Exp: 4.5 Years
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Nice little course tucked behind the college. Good signs, concrete tee-pads, and nice baskets. Gets a decent amount of play, but is never really busy. Lots of tight wooded holes juxtaposed against some wide open shots with tough access baskets. Makes good use of a few key elevation changes around the course. Mature trees and a creek running through the course add to the difficulty as well as some tall weeds on a few of the hole. Since it is right next to the athletic fields it finds itself well maintained.
Cons: Kinda short. 13 is the only hole that forces me to get out a distance driver. Right next to a soccer field, football field, and has a cross country track running through much of the course. These can become both a distraction and a hazard at any given time. I've never really found this to be a difficult course. It's not uncommon for me to shoot 7 or 8 under here. Can get really sloppy with any amount of rain.
Other Thoughts: Most of the time this will be a fun course to play, but sometimes there is just too much going on all around for my tastes. With all the shorter holes this is a good course for putter rounds. Just grab a couple of your favorite putters and see how well you fare hitting 250ft shots through the woods!

3 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Awesome!

5+    12/26/2011   1/14/2012
Review By: holein1
Played: 96  Reviewed: 7  Exp: 7.9 Years
This review was updated on 3/13/2012
0 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: This course is well maintained. It has a variety of holes, some long some short. I really like the holes that aren't just a wide open shot, it make for a fun but challenging course. Holes are easy to find...one leads to the next.
Cons: When it rains the course gets pretty sloppy. If your not experienced the trees will be a big can be tough to miss. Strong disc plastics are encouraged! Everyone hits a tree sometimes. The weeds during the summer season get very bad, Much easier to loose discs when their tall.
Other Thoughts: I love this course! It very fun to play, I recommend trying this course out. Don't give up on it right away either, it tough to master. I am a little biast because this is my home course! Im pretty good at it.

0 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Solid course

2-4    10/23/2010   8/25/2011
Review By: RockStarValkyrie
Played: 16  Reviewed: 16  Exp: 18.5 Years
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: good signs, tee pads and baskets, layout is decent, good mix of shot types, lots of fun
Cons: quite a few opportunities to lose a disc
Other Thoughts: I always love playing this course, pretty diverse hole types, worth checking out,

1 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 On the edge of Central College

1    7/25/2008   10/28/2010
Review By: cydisc
Played: 193  Reviewed: 74  Exp: 20.6 Years
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -18 holes
-Concrete tees
-Fairly descriptive signs in good shape
-Good balance of shot shapes and a variety of hole lengths

Cons: -Basically only two types of holes
-Can get overgrown in the Summer
-A few bright spots, but can get tedious
-No chance for bathroom or water until you're done with the course.
Other Thoughts: Located at the edge of Central College's athletics campus, you begin the course by throwing over a wide-open field normally used for field events for track and field. This is the first type of hole you will see. As you travel through the course, you will be required to either 1) throw unobstructed to an open basket somewhere in the distance, or 2) thread your disc through sometimes inpossibly tight fairways. There doesn't seem to be any middle ground. Mind you, there are a couple of exceptions, but this is the basic crux of the course.

Generally, the course is laid out in a logical progression, starting from the track complex parking lot, winding through various portions of other athletic dept facilities ranging from soccer fields to golf range to cross-country course. The spine of the course seems to follow a creek that is lined with a buffer of trees and you will be required to throw along the edges or right through the middle of these trees. Latter part of the course brings you back to the parking lot along a couple of soccer fields. The holes that use the available elevation do a good job with it and are the more fun to play. However, there are a lot of flat holes that get a little boring.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

Cental College DGC

5+    8/10/2010   8/10/2010
Review By: mrkvnmnn
Played: 107  Reviewed: 7  Exp: 7.5 Years
This review was updated on 7/24/2015
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: There are many forehand and backhand throws that will challenge players. There are also many long and short shots. The signs are very well marked and the tee are very easy to find.
Cons: If you are not accurate you can spend a lot of time looking for discs. At the middle and end of summer the undergrowth gets a bid ridiculous on some of the holes. If it rains the course is guaranteed to be muddy. There is water but it doesn't really affect your play other than the fact that you might get wet retrieving a disc.
Other Thoughts: Great course. New alternate pin locations on most holes.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Good all around course.

5+    7/18/2010   7/26/2010
Review By: jesse_v_m
Played: 8  Reviewed: 7  Exp: 6.5 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This course offers many different shots that will challenge LH and RH players throwing both backhand and forehand throws. This course offers open longs shots and also tight wooded shots.
Cons: It would be nice to have the poison ivy and brush cleaned up on some of the holes. It can be very easy to lose a disc on some of the holes if you throw it in the woods. the underbrush is often very heavy.

It can also get very wet and muddy if it has rained that day and sometimes the rain sits or pools.
Other Thoughts: Great course overall. Once you play it once to get the hang of it you will want to come back again and again!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Great Course

5+    7/21/2010   7/19/2010
Review By: jwetter
Played: 92  Reviewed: 30
This review was updated on 6/26/2011
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: -good use of change in elevation
-good use of woods, many holes start in an open area and end in the woods
-good mix of longer open shots to shorter skill shots
-many of the throwing lanes are tough but there is a definate opening for good throws
-good tee pads and baskets
-well maintained course
Cons: -it is easy to lose a disc in many of the tall weeds (it really sucks to look for the discs when the weeds get tall)
-after rain the course can get kind of sloppy
Other Thoughts: There are scorecards and maps by the building next to hole one.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful.

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