Kokomo, IN 
Shady Pines Share
Uploaded By: chuckdisc Hole #1 (Taken 7/2006)
3 / 250ft. Par / Distance:
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Nice 9 hole course

2-4    11/18/2012   11/18/2012
Review By: bradtollefson
Played: 11  Reviewed: 8
Pros: Nice fairly easy course. Didn't need a map as the holes follow logically from one to the next. Enough trees to make a small challenge without being frustrating.
Cons: $2 a bit steep for only 9 holes. No course info and the map on this site is the old 18 hole course. A bit far for only 9 holes.

 Nice backyard course

1    1/15/2011   1/28/2011
Review By: mashnut
Played: 815  Reviewed: 763  Exp: 12.6 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The course plays through a flat piece of private property. There are several open holes, several with scattered trees to contend with, and a few that bring some woods into play to make some tunnel shots. There is pretty good length variety, with a couple long shots, a few ace run type holes, and a good mix in between, especially for a smaller property like this. Despite the openness, there are enough holes that force some different lines that you'll have to have some different shots in your bag to score well.

The signage is basic, but completely adequate to follow the course, and know where and how far to throw. The baskets are in decent shape and catch fine. The property is well maintained, it's great when people open up their private courses for everyone to enjoy, so I never mind throwing a few bucks in the box to support them.
Cons: The course gets a little repetitive, there's just too much open space to really make a great course. A lot of creativity went into the design, it's just not ideal land to make tough and interesting disc golf holes. Because the property isn't all that big, lots of holes play near one another. This could be a little bit of a safety issue if several groups were playing at the same time, and there's a couple times where it's not immediately obvious which basket to throw at. The tees were mostly snow covered when I played, the ones I could see part of were a little sketchy, but you can't expect perfect tees at a backyard course.
Other Thoughts: I would love to have this course in my backyard, but it's not one that's going to really challenge you, or be worth a long drive out of your way. Other than a few longer holes, it's really beginner friendly, with enough variety to keep it interesting without thick rough or overly challenging holes to frustrate new players. More experienced throwers won't really find enough different shots here to keep them coming back, or enough difficulty to keep them on their toes.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 

1    7/24/2010   7/26/2010
Review By: chuckdisc
Played: 33  Reviewed: 13  Exp: 5.1 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros:
- Not necessarily a pro for myself but this course would favor a leftie with a lot of dog legs to the right.
- A range of distance from 191 ft. to 538 ft.
- Hole 12 had nice shot with the fairway going right through the forest with the basket out on the other side.
- Tee pad signs with distance, par, and basket location at each hole.
Cons:
- Baskets #6 and#7 were not in play when I went.
- Tee pads were dangerous, just grass carpeting staked into the ground.
- Some baskets were so close together you didn't know which one to shoot at.
- There were no elevation shots at all, this course is on flat land.
- No benches.
- No restrooms.
Other Thoughts:
This is a private course that charges $3 to
play. By the first hole there is a box to place your money and a bulletin board with course maps, which I definately recommend having. The owner of the course had sold the land that holes #6 and#7 sat on but said that he was going to refigure them. Although this course is called Shady Pines, I didn't find it to be very shady. There were alot of trees but most of the play was out in the open.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Not Bad

2-4    11/24/2009   12/1/2009
Review By: Pro Destroyer
Played: 24  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 6.3 Years
This review was updated on 4/26/2011
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Privately owned course, your basically going to be the only one playing most of the time.
-Now a 9 hole course so the price is 2 dollars.
-Still some variety to the holes.
Cons: -Well, the neighbor to the south moved and the neighbor to the north has decided she doesnt want disc golfers on her property so its now just 1/3 the size it was last year.
-Many of the hole distances are now about a 100 feet shorter than posted.
-There is some hole variety but honestly most of them look the same.
Other Thoughts: -Me and my friends mostly go out there to work on drives now. The land disputes and neighbors moving means this place is not nearly what it used to be. The guy running the place says he is working with kokomo to open another 9 hole course near the reservoir.
-He also said that he was gonna be changing the layout in the near future.....not sure really what he can with the land he has, but he seemed optimistic.
-I still play this course weekly, but there isn't a lot of game you can work on here anymore.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.


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