NEEDS TEE MARKERS!!!!
Pros: 9 holes with concrete pads (distance engraved into pad)
Open holes to throw drivers
nice bathroom and park on site.
Even with the unmarked pads, I was able to find my way around without issue until hole 8. Hole 8 took 5 times as long to find the pad than to play the hole.
Cons: two major cons kill this course.
1. Tees need tee stakes, not tee signs, just stakes so you can see them over the grass. Tee signs would be a bonus. Just the addition of a single tee marker on each pad would raise my review of this course.
2. Hole 9. I thought nearby Evan's park had one of the worst finishing holes in disc golf, but this was far worse. The basket was literally less than 30 feet from the swing sets and it is centered in a very crowded and active area. Hole is almost unplayable.
Other than that, the course is simply flat and mostly open. Not much special about the course worth driving a significant distance for.
Other Thoughts: This is a typical par 3. It is a very quick play.
Pros: Brilliant course layout on a flat, wide-open public park.
Great use of trees to guard the baskets.
Once you find the 1st pad (behind the bathrooms) this course was very easy to navigate. The pads for the "next" hole are always easy to find.
Good variety of hole lengths. Some drives are "blind" from the pad.
The grass in the park is beautiful. No need for hiking boots, you could probably play this course barefooted.
Cons: #9 basket is very close to the playground and could easily be moved to a more interesting location (by the big boulders..hint hint)
There are no signs by the tee pads, but the hole # and distance is "written" on the concrete pad, so I really didn't miss them.
Other Thoughts: I loved playing this quiet little course. This would be a perfect place to learn to play.
0 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: The best thing about this course is the baskets, it has a good flow to it and can be play relatively quick
Cons: This course is fairly open with few trees, and the city keeps cutting the trees that are there down, WTF dallas center
Other Thoughts: will play agian
0 of 3 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: -Nice baskets
-Good for beginners or a quick round. You are unlikely to lose a disc unless you toss it over the barbed wire fence so just be careful on that hole. The lack of traffic and great flow make you able to blow through a round. There is never any looking for the next tee pad or scouting for a basket.
-Many ace opportunities
-A few interesting tee shots, number 4 was a blind one around some conifers and 8 was blind down a hill and 9 was long.
-Good parking and nice bathrooms, this course is mowed often and I didn't see any trash.
Cons: -It is pretty open, may be pretty windy.
-Could lose a disc over the barbed wire fence.
-Not a lot of elevation, a pretty flat park
-There are some big rocks in the middle of the park. I wish they would have incorporated them into the course somehow, like putting a basket right in the middle. That would have made for a signature hole.
-There is a walking path near some holes that you may have to watch out for and hole 9 shoots back towards the main park area.
-There just isn't much to challenge you on this course. Even if your drive is horrible you should be able to recover and get a 3 on any hole, unless your drive goes backwards. There aren't many obstacles and the course is overall pretty short.
Other Thoughts: -This is one of those city parks that they didn't have much to work with but they did alright. I doubt that there is a better place for the city to build a disc golf course. This is a small town. I wouldn't go out of my way to play this course but if you are in town you might as well breeze through a round. If you are traveling to get here, play Adel or any of the big courses in Des Moines.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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Pros: -Always clean and mowed
-Barely any walking distance between pins and tees
-A lot of aceable holes(if that's what you're looking for)
-Restrooms on site
-Drinking fountain and shelter in park
Cons: -Not really a hole to really unleash your drivers
-It's too easy (almost every hole should be a par 2)
-Not much variety
-There's a fence with barbed wire at the top on the side of 2 holes that you have to avoid. If you throw over it, you have to take an annoying path all the way around it.
-Basically a boring course that's not worth the trip unless you live in Dallas Center
Other Thoughts: This is hand down the easiest course I've played to date(6/19/09).
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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Pros: Well maintained grass.
Very low chance of loosing discs.
Several "ace-able" holes for intermediate players, even a few for novice players.
There are restrooms on site.
Cons: Very simplistic course with no elevation.
Most shots are fairly open with the pin sitting near a couple trees.
There is barbed wire on the top of a fence that runs along two of the longest holes on the course, making disc retrieval very annoying if you go over. This potentially affects LHBH and RHFH throwers more than others, but it is still not difficult to do.
Other Thoughts: This would probably be a great course for beginners if not for the barbed wire fence. If you live in Dallas Center, it might be worth stopping by occasionally, but this is definitely not a course to travel to. Adel's course is closer to the interstate and much more fun to play, though if you're traveling any distance it would be better to stick some higher ranking courses closer to Des Moines.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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Pros: Well groomed, a few different shots required, not very busy, good use of existing land.
Cons: A couple short, easy holes, borders a business with a barbed wire fence and some houses, limited parking.
Other Thoughts: Not a bad course if you're in the area, but not worth traveling for.
3 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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