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Pros: park is nice and course is fair. 18 tee shots in a senic park. may do this corse again if in the area.
Cons: corse needs better signs! had a hard time finding where the next tee was located. will not drive that far to do it again. (60 miles 1 way)
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Fun, flat, park course
Pros: Nice, big park with plenty going on. Sadly I didn't see anyone else out playing this course like I was. As soon as I arrived at the course and started wandering around looking for the first tee, I was approached by park security. He was looking to help me figure out the course. I don't know how well I would have figured things out without him.
This is a fun course that uses the land on this course very well. There are short holes and a couple longer ones. I think the course uses the trees to its advantage making holes pretty interesting. While there was not much use for much an arsenal of shots, the course did provide the opportunity to attack the hole in different ways - anhyzer or hyzer.
While there are trees, there is no underbrush. Your discs are safe here. The grass was well maintained too. But there were a few spots where water settled.
This is a great place for a beginner. The shorter holes will allow one to get acquainted with the discs and work on accuracy while the longer holes are open enough to allow them to open up the arm with a little more confidence.
There are sufficient restrooms throughout the park. So no worries there.
Favorite holes: 2, 4, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18
Cons: As I mentioned in the "pros" list, there is a lot going on in this park. Make sure you don't toss a rogue drive towards those walkers, baseball players, children (or adults...) on the playground, etc.
The most obvious negative for this course is the drastic deterioration of the quality of baskets from the front nine to the back. They are awful. Don't count on these chains to catch your disc, because they won't. I saw many putts go straight through. Absurdly unforgiving.
Not to nitpick, but the cement tee pads are a little on the small side. To be fair though, they are nice and appear new. Same can be said of the tee signs - they are nice and new, but literally do not have anything written on them except for the hole number. That's an easy fix.
Navigation is a big issue here. It's not always logical how to get from one hole to the next. A course map found behind hole one is a must There are absurdly long walks between baskets - 12 to 13 and 14 to 15.
Other Thoughts: Despite this seemingly long list of "cons" this course is well worth playing if you're in the Terra Haute area. I had a good time on it. I'm surprised there weren't more people playing there. That could speak to the possibility of there not being much of a disc golf community there.
If you throw your disc into the armory, (the security guard told me to) lift up the fence near the hole and crawl inside. I'm fairly certain this could be a federal crime, so proceed at your own risk...
There is a local BBQ place called Pappy's that is right around the corner that is a must if you play this course. Delicious. Pulled pork and fried sweet corn are highly recommended.
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