Morristown, MN 
Maiden Shade Share
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3 / 185ft.   3 / 270ft. Par / Distance:
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 Not sure

1    8/14/2010   8/15/2010
Review By: Guurn
Played: 82  Reviewed: 40  Exp: 28.3 Years
This review was updated on 8/16/2010
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This is a 21 hole course that plays in and around the slightly hilly and wooded areas near a campground. I would say that it is intended mainly for the intermediate player but players of all skill levels should find plenty to like here. As it gets upgraded I could see it turning into a solid advanced course.

This course features newly poured dual teepads on all holes, well manicured fairways and instep baskets of which most have been upgraded with inner chains. Three holes have water hazards although they aren't much of a threat for anyone that can drive 200 feet with reasonable accuracy. Some holes have kick plates that indicate distance and hole number. It looks like many were taken out when they poured the teepads, but some remain. It is a pay per play course. I mention it in the pros because the teepads indicate to me that the owner is putting money back into the course. This is how it should be.

Many holes are very well designed and hole length varies wildly. From up and over hills, through gaps in trees, and around obstacles it is just a fun place to play a round. Chuck surprised me a bit with his design here. Lately new courses in our area have featured distance and little else. This course has a lot to offer and blends distance and difficulty well. It is also very scenic.

There are bathrooms scattered around the course and garbage cans. Water hazards have paddle boats in them to help with retrieval.
Cons: Hole 1 is 180' from the long teepad and is a very simple shot. Contrast that with hole 17 which is 570'. The problem is that they are both too simple. Just throw straight and you have it.

I am mentioning this in cons because it dovetails into my main gripe with the course, hole similarities.

Holes 15-17, for instance, all play the same. Long, open, and mostly straight. I'm not sure if there is something planned to make these better, but as it is it isn't fun. Given the design of many of the holes these simple, wide open, straight holes just felt out of place.
Other Thoughts: It is $5 to play a round and $10 to pay all day. This pricing scheme seems a little out of whack for the current state and location of the course. Maybe make it $7 all day and people will pony up just in case they are up for a few more holes. If we play all day we will be buying other things as well. This is just a small gripe.

I am really torn about the rating for this course. I went with 3.5 since it is very high on the fun factor and I can see upgrades actively happening. Hole variation is more of a 3.0 atm though. This place has a lot of potential.

The campground has miniature golf and a small swimming pool. May as well bring the tent camp for a night.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  Unique, Fun, Good Course

1    7/7/2010   7/7/2010
Review By: broggs21
Played: 1  Reviewed: 1  Exp: 6.3 Years
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Laid back, low traffic, well maintained, some new concrete tee boxes, unique layout making good use of hills and trees, some ponds make fun play (hopefully you wont have to use the paddleboats), nearby pool to jump in after a hot round.
Cons: 5 dollar fee, some tee boxes need upgraded, some pins need new chains
Other Thoughts: fun course with moderate trees and some water

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Designer Notes

5+    5/31/2009   7/12/2009
Review By: Cgkdisc
Played: 586  Reviewed: 7  Exp: 25.4 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Other Thoughts: Blue level long tees, Red level shorter tees. Course has InStep baskets that have been upgraded with an inner set of chains. Course is well maintained by the owner. Course weaves mostly thru woods until final, mostly wide open, four holes. Some interesting obstacles and decor scattered thru the course like barns, wells, flower gardens and anchors. Peaceful, laid back environment with the additional amenities as part of the campground like pro shop, swimming, bike trail & mini golf.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.


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