Quick, Fun Play
Pros: First things first, I played this course in August on a family trip so I didn't have to deal with crowds of students interfering with play. Take this review with that in mind.
-Parking right next to the tee for hole 1 and hole 9 brings you back out near the parking lot.
-Some nice level concrete tee pads, I assume they plan on pouring more next year as the budget allows.
-Signs with distance and an arrow guiding you where to throw, I believe all but one hole had line of sight to the basket as well.
-Nice Mach 3 baskets
-Well maintained. The course is set on a small private college campus so it has that manicured feel that many private colleges portray.
- Quick play. Relatively short holes and most are open enough that it would be difficult to lose a disc.
-A couple holes played 300+ feet downhill with branches overhanging and trees in the middle of the fairway, so the elevation change on the course was definitely entertaining.
- Restrooms and running water on campus
Cons: -Some natural grass tee pads that could get washed out and rutty, especially the one at the top of the hill (#7 I believe).
-Hard to know you're way around if you haven't played the course before. Luckily, we had a smartphone with the course map pulled up.
-A couple of holes have long grass or water to lose a disc in.
-Campus is probably busy enough with students during the school year that it would be hard/dangerous to play through very quickly
-No benches, bag holders, or trash cans. Course plays fast enough that these aren't extremely necessary though.
- I believe every hole was either straight on or typical RHBH hyzer shots. Elevation or trees was the only thing to change shot shaping. No forced anhyzers or forehands.
Other Thoughts: I played this course with my family as a break to stretch the legs on a road trip. It was long enough and had enough elevation/obstacles that my brothers, cousin and I were challenged and engaged, but short enough and open enough that my mother (who had only played twice before) could still enjoy playing with us. Fun course and worth your time in the summer, can't say about during the school year due to student crowds etc.
Pros: Cement tee boxes for first half of course.
Pretty easy to find first hole.
Cons: There are 2 holes that interfere with students sitting around the campus. One of my buddies drives actually hit a tree that a girl was sitting by. If there wasn't a hazard of a person, there was a road hazard or a water hazard, but that's what makes it interesting. There wasn't really any holes with distance. All par 3's. Very difficult to maneuver the course because you walk by the tee of hole 5 to get to hole 2, and just very confusing.
Other Thoughts: Only one person in my group of 4 liked this course, but we only tried it twice. Still a nice quick course, just don't pick a busy weekend like we did. We happened to go on Family Weekend and nobody was paying attention to the discs so you had to be very careful with your shots.
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Just Passing Through...
Pros: - Fun elevation changes and a decent amount of variety between holes.
- Fairly well maintained (though once you got back around Holes 6-9, you lose the concrete tee pads and it was a little rougher around the edges).
Cons: - Strong potential for disc vs. pedestrian problems on Holes 3 and 4.
- Severely RHBH hyzer-designed. Every hole that isn't straight-on, except for Hole 1, basically has the same right-to-left action.
Other Thoughts: I had fun playing the course! You can tell it's going to be a much better course in 2-3 years, if they continue with the work they've started. It's your typical RHBH design, however, which makes me roll my eyes as a LHBH player! But it's not the first course I've played that is designed for RHBH players...and it most-certainly won't be the last.
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Pros: Nice variety of terrain and elevation. Holes are a moderate distance, ranging from 209 ft to around a 380 ft, all holes have a possibility for a birdie, but are still challenging enough. Good course to learn on and good course to try to master. Easy to play 9 holes in 30-40 minutes.
Cons: Short course that is shared as a lawn for two of the dorms, often times people will be lying on on holes 3 and 4. Also several of the holes are on a cross country course. Tee boxes are essentially mud, and the ground gets really soggy in the last 3 holes if it has been raining.
Other Thoughts: Hole 9 has a water hazard and is a very nice challenge and hole 7 can be really rewarding if you toss past the initial narrow fairway. Hole 8 is an ace opportunity.
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Luther College Disc Golf Course
Pros: Holes are short but difficult due to elevation change, trees and dog legs.
Cons: Hard to know where next hole is without a map or already knowing course. Only 9 holes.
Other Thoughts: Fun course for both experienced and beginners.
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