5 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: 18 hole course in nice city park. Front 9 easy to navigate, the back flows pretty well. Good baskets. It starts out by a creek, but it shouldn't come into play.
Cons: The front 9 is pretty easy, no real trouble or major length. The back is newer and much more difficult (and needs some maturity to make actual fairways.) The con for me is the extreme difference in the level of difficultly between the front and back.
This course was very muddy all over when I played it so take this into consideration if it has rained a lot.
Other Thoughts: [Original Review] -> This course was originally a 9 hole open course, and 9 more wooded holes were added later. I feel courses constructed this way just don't have the kind of continuity that a planned 18 hole course has.] -
Update-> I have been informed that the course was designed as an 18 hole course from the beginning, just in two 9-hole stages. However, this does not change my opinion that the front and back are completely different in style, and I personally prefer more of a back and forth mix between open and wooded.
The front 9 would make a great course for newer players or for the whole family. The back 9 had just been added last time I played it (2006).
*2nd Update- This course has apparently matured nicely as they are hosting Am Worlds in 2010. Hopefully I will get a chance to play it again sometime soon.
5 of 8 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 1 Not
Marion - Short Tees
Pros: Course currently has natural tees which in my book qualifies it as a temp course even if the baskets are installed.
Course layout has good flow and no obvious dangerous areas such as crossing fairways or pins too close to tees. Layout was also logical so finding next tee wasn't difficult. Grass areas were well manicured.
Cons: The front nine is very open not requiring much strategy other than "throw to the pin". Back nine tried to make up for it by having several holes without a discernible fairway. Good scores on these holes was more luck than skill but this could've been remedied with a few trees taken out of each fairway.
Other Thoughts: Pleasant enough course but probably won't make anyone's Top Ten unless they don't get of the area.
Projected long tees don't look like it will require any more than moving up a disc but am looking forward to having the final tees in.
Will also be interesting to see how short tees play in a tournament. i predict those starting on the back nine will finish much sooner than those on front nine. Once players start playing pinball on the back nine things should pile up quickly.
6 of 7 people found this review helpful.
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