Par 3 Ball golf feelůsort of
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Starting its holes in the woods, having 14 alternate tee pads (adding up to 2000 feet to the layout!), and with two pin positions per hole, Glacier Ridge offers an amazing amount of variety, but still lives up to its nickname, "The Wind Machine". The open holes play in what are often windy conditions, along well-mown fairways and greens, with frequent hillocks and gently rolling elevation. With the addition of bridges and walkways over creeks and marshy areas, this course reminds me a great deal of a nice Par 3 ball golf course out there: you hope to ace, but can put your shot on the green for a likely deuce, or get just off into the field grasses for a three.
The woods holes are shorter and tighter, but relatively forgiving if you don't hit your line. There isn't a huge amount of underbrush, and the fairways and paths have been thoroughly graveled to help with the marshy, damp ground underfoot in this wetlands preserve park. I should mention that all the tees are generously sized, level concrete, all the baskets are quality DGA's, each short tee has a nice descriptive sign, the long tees have posts, and there is good kiosk sign at the start where they could add a course map to the other park brochures. And it all looks newer than 2006! Either maintenance is incredible out here, or this course has recently undergone some revitalization.
The holes themselves are relatively easy for the Recreational to Intermediate disc golfer, if you're out for a fun round from the short tees like I was. Most (but not all) of the long tees (100 to 200 feet longer, per hole!) play along the same line, allowing the bigger arms to show off a bit (and punishing us weaker arms: I suspect the difference may be as much as 15 strokes per round). The woods holes require you to hit some really tight lines, and several of the open holes have swampy marsh water, often just off the green, to avoid.
Cons: Though the course flow is mostly intuitive, there are some lengthy walks from basket to tee if you're only playing the shorts. You'll need to look to your right across the path between 5 and 6. There is a moment of confusion when you walk from the 7th basket to the 8th tee, and walk right past the 10th tee.
There isn't much that can be done here, but this course obviously holds water all over, and you'd be surprised how soft the ground gets underfoot, in the woods, especially in the spring.
Other Thoughts: Your first time to the park, your car's Nav system might take you to the Honda Wetlands area of Glacier Ridge, which turns out to be about three miles south on Hyland Croy Road (mine did just that). Make sure you turn into the REAL DG part of the park across from the elementary school, drive past the horse barn and park on the left by the woods.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: -nice big park
-very easy to navigate
-no wait to throw
-nice tee's, signs, and baskets
-lots of big arm holes especially from long tees
-some small rolling hills add shot complexity
-a few wooded holes add diversity
-most holes are open but narrowly mowed fairways bring in risk/reward for big drives
Cons: -lots of ticks in the rough
-discs can get lost in the rough
-can get extremely windy on the open holes
Other Thoughts: i have played this course a couple times and always have when i get down that way to play it. there is a nice block of disc golf course along us 33 so if your planning a road trip threw the area, be sure to get in this course, marysville, and bellefountain. all 3 are good and not to far from the highway
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 1 Not
My Home Course
Pros: This course in my opinion is a well thought out course. One thing is that most of the holes are out of the woods a big thumbs up for me. Great use of multiple tees. It even has some over 400 ft tees.
Cons: The only things I dont approve of are the ticks and playing this course in the summer because of the high grass. Besides that any time of the year I'd go play it. Even winter just not the summer.
Other Thoughts: I always play the practice basket before playing. I really have to say is at any time of the year besides summer this course is a must play
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4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Gives you a chance to get in a flow
-First four holes and last three are wooded with narrow fairways and tall trees on both sides. The distance on these is doable.
-If you are looking to practice that 150 to 300 foot approach shot, this is your course.
-if you want to know how your disc will do on windy days, this is your course.
-Pro tees are relatively long. Longest holes are around 450 feet.
-There's a windmill in sight to check the wind speed and direction.
Cons: -There's a reason they call this course the "wind tunnel". Bring your overstable and understable Discs.
-Trees can just get annoying. Even the straightest shot can get punished.
-Get ready to spend 15-20 minutes looking for a disc. There are narrow fairways.
-Bring bug spray, tick repellant, and premium plastic discs.
Other Thoughts: One of my favorite courses. After hole four you can really get into a rhythm. Great course to bring your friends to and just enjoy a day out.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Great mix of hole length and pin placement as well as wooded and open(more open though). The land has been well utilized for its natural features including the wind, which can really kick up from time to time. Course par is fair and if your a better golfer they has long tees on most holes. Tee Signs are great and even show you a line to the hole. Bonus Basket by 1st tee with marked distances, excellent for practicing your short game, particularly with the wind kicking up.
Cons: Trash cans are few and far between and not everyone is willing to carry thier refuse till the next. Water features are shown on tee signs but are not really there.
Other Thoughts: Take your own refreshments as there is no visble fountain. This course could raise it's rating by installing some water features where shown, as well as changine the basket placement a little more frequently.
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