3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - Course is mostly set in a forested area of the campground, with no interference to be found. Last 6 holes in the open are pretty close to the camp areas, so there can definitely be some conflict there.
- Holes in the forest provide a good variety of lines. There are obvious hyzers, anhyzers, and straight shots, of varying length. Most of the lines are dead ahead, but there are enough trees to keep these interesting as well.
- Constant elevation changes to be found in the forest, which really makes things interesting. A lot of fun downhill shots, as well as some blind uphill shots that make some holes play a lot longer. Off the fairways, some treacherous gulches are present to punish errant shots. Some of these are pretty deep and present the biggest challenge.
- Good variety in hole length, albeit all are on the shorter side. A lot of ace runs to be found here, for sure, but some of the longer uphill holes need some decent length for a good chance at a deuce. Holes outside of the forest are longer, overall, and allow for some longer rips. Still nothing that would challenge bigger arms.
- Signage is pretty good other than some questionable distances. Baskets are good, teepads can be a little slippery but work fine. Navigation pretty easy, finding hole #1 and #19 might be tricky (#19-#24 don't have signs, just cones).
Cons: - Old school design means old school hole lengths, so this place is primed for some putter rounds or true beginners. Extremely fun for superclass or putters though! Not too much challenge other than the occasional gulch, pretty much.
- Holes in the open are pretty brainless, basically zero or one tree to contend with on any of them.
Other Thoughts: - Course definitely values fun over challenge, usually it will boil down to whether you got a 2 or 3 on the hole. Real beginners might find some of the shots tricky, but any experienced player should be able to hit almost every line. Grab your slowest discs and relive the good old days!
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Well-stocked shop. Plenty of shade from the tall trees, which also minimizes the undergrowth.
Overflowing trash cans.
The core eighteen holes are set on the ridges, in the furrows, and on the slopes of this gently-rolling landscape, which is covered with large, old-growth trees. With an average length around 215', topping out at 285', control, vice power, is needed from the tee. Two tee locations per hole - one with a long-n-wide concrete teepad, the other natural with two small posts in the ground.
Nothing extreme here - the lines to hit, for the most part, are fairly generous, and errant throws are not overly punished, as the shule is minimal and the ridges not very long nor steep. Even-blend of left/right/straight shots needed from the tee, with a fair mix of slight down/up/no elevation changes.
The extra six holes are open and flat, and only take a few minutes to play on the way back to the car. Look for the white cones designating the tee areas, and the day we played, basket-20 was to the left - the basket straight ahead was #23.
Bombers and/or uber-technicians can't scratch their particular itch here, but the course is well-suited for players to work on their shot-shaping, without severely punishing them if they fail.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
8 Helpful / 0 Not
Fun old school course
Pros: The course plays mostly through tight woods with really limited underbrush. The trees are thick enough to make you hit your lines or try to shoot through dense trunks, but you won't lose discs on errant shots or bad kicks. There are enough minor elevation changes to add some challenge and fun, and a few pins are near ravines adding some risk at the greens. There is a nice mix of left and right turning holes to keep things interesting and make you hit some different lines.
There are two sets of tees, and rather than one long and one short, they mix it up so they are more like just an alternate set. One set is nice concrete with basic tee signs showing hole layout and distance. The other set are natural, but are pretty flat and marked with orange survey tape so they're easy to find.
Cons: The main 18 holes are very short, nearly every hole is reachable with a putter, and the rest are reachable with a mid. This makes it get a little repetitive, every hole is short and through a tight alley in the woods. The added 6 holes have a little more length, but are wide open and pretty boring, and don't have any tee pads or signage, just small orange cones and portable style baskets.
The alternate tees are a fun idea to mix things up a little, but they are a bit rutted and don't seem to get much play. some don't really offer a different line, they're right in front of or behind the concrete pad. The baskets are aging, and don't catch all that well any more. The campground allows dogs, but they aren't allowed on the course, seems a little odd.
Other Thoughts: This course has a nice old school feel with some fun shots through the woods. If you're on your game and throwing accurately, every hole is a chance for a birdie, but if your drives are off you'll be shooting out of the woods a lot. There isn't enough challenge to test better players, and the variety is a little lacking, but newer players will be pushed to learn different shots without too much punishment or length. If you're in the area, this one's worth a stop, and it looked like a nice place to camp too.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 5 Not
Indiana's Oldest Course?
Other Thoughts: Pitch & Putt course, but still a lot of fun to play. If you are trying to decide which of the Peru courses to play and you are a bit experienced & looking for a challenge, try Mississinewa and Pieradise. If you are more of a recreational player, then Honey Bear is the right choice.
0 of 5 people found this review helpful.
13 Helpful / 1 Not
Fun and Scenic
Pros: Very well maintained, nice concrete tee pads, nice facilities, excellent pro shop.
Cons: Baskets seemed a little old, but they are still in pretty good shape. The baskets/chains/poles are all painted orange-I guess that makes it a bit easier to see.
Other Thoughts: I really liked this course and thought it was definitley worth the 45 minute drive. This course is laid out through thick woods with ravines and valleys. There are many elevation changing holes which make for some fun shots. Even though there are so many trees, there is nearly always a clear path for a disc from the teepad to the basket. Most of the holes are short; several were under 250 feet, but the trees made it seem like over 300 feet. There are tee signs marking the length of each hole as well as a picture of the hole. A bench at every teepad made it nice to have a seat and catch your breath after climbing the hills from the previous holes. The proshop has a very nice selection of discs. It only costs $2 to play all day. I really enjoyed this course and plan on coming back.
This was originally my first course review. After playing and reviewing many more courses since first writing this review, I have different thoughts on this course as far as ratings go. This is a fun course, but mostly short. It is challening, but short. It is enjoyable and very beginner friendly and would recommend anyone to play this course. This course is a solid 3 in my opinion rather than a 4 I originally rated it.
13 of 14 people found this review helpful.
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