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Enjoyable, Technical, Rec Course!
Pros: I found this to be a very forgiving course. That is, even though this is a wooded technical course with lots and lots of trees to navigate through, I found the fairways wide enough that even a scatter-armed player such as myself could stay out of serious trouble.
I found there to be a nice mix of hyser versus anhyser throws.
As I played on a very dark July morning between rainstorms, I found the orange flourescent tape on the baskets to be most helpful in spotting them through the forrests.
The course is most definitely a Recreational course. The more serious player need not apply.
The regular tee boxes had simple varnished wooden signs with the hole # and and a simple sign.
Tee boxes are natural. I can't comment further on them as they were all underwater considering the huge amounts of rain that had recently fallen over the area. Only an out-of-his-mind, obsessive-compulsive, course-bagger would be out playing on a day like today. Hey, I resemble that remark!
Cons: Natural teepads might be underwater after two days straight of torrential rainfall.
This course is not for the advanced to Pro player. It is a fun little Rec course with plenty of ACE and birdie Ops.
The technical nature (Trees, lots of trees) might be considered a Con by some).
HINT: Just shout "Duck Tree" when throwing. Many of annoying trees will jump out of the way letting your disc silently glide by to birdy-land!
Other Thoughts: Despite the rain, the threat of rain, the drenched course and flooded teeboxes, I really enjoyed this course. Call me a duck. On second thought, I'm from Washington. I'm a UW Husky and I hate Ducks so call me anything but a ******* Duck!
Regardless, I found this to be a enjoyable little throw. I'd come back and play it again and again. Hopefully, there's a dry season in Minnesota.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
A technical challenge that will test your accuracy
Pros: A very fun quick play just off the freeway, this pitch and putt course will test your accuracy, line shaping and recovery shots. Though most holes are quite short, it will test you to save par.
Amenities. County park with ample parking, bathrooms, and baseball fields on site and a private campground across the street (no longer a KOA)
Variety of shots. Looking for a place to let a bomb rip off the tee pad? Go elsewhere, the longest hole may be close to 350, and hole 9 is the only hole where the ever popular hyzer spike will get you anywhere. Every other hole either requires a laser straight throw through the trees or some finesse line shaping, every hole has a line, many of the shots feel like luck, but the lines are there. And yes, hole 17 is a very tough 3 (I'd bet a 2 is possible with a perfect thumber, I can see the line, but I've never seen anybody hit it).
Navigation. Very intuitive, every tee is located near the previous basket with Orange arrows leading the way through the course, very easy to follow. Hole 1 and 10 begin near the parking area, and 18 ends there.
Fun Factor. Replayability. Challenge. This is one of my "local" courses, I can play this course every day for a month and it still tests me, perfecting my short game and frustrating me every time.
Elevation. The course works well with the elevation there, most of the front nine is flat, 10-12 slope from right to left, 13-14 slope left to right with some downhill, 15 plays up the hill, 16 back down, 17 up and back down, and 18 brings you back to the top.
Cons: Natural Tee Pads. generally suit this course fine, though are occasionally uneven and some of the lower ones are muddy in a wet season.
Length. Leave the distance drivers home (less a utility disc or two) I often will leave my entire bag in the car knowing I can get by just fine with only a Roc, and again if you're looking to let it rip, that will only lead you into a tree and deep into the woods.
Other Thoughts: Well worth a quick stop off the freeway, I never miss a chance to play this course if I'm in the area, often I think it's missed for the more popular courses in the area, I'm not saying it's better, but it makes a great compliment to the St. Cloud area courses, throw in Becker and you have a great weekend outing.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Short But Wooded
Pros: -Lots and lots of trees
-Full 18 holes only for disc golfers, and there aren't even too many of them on this course.
-A little elevation here.
-Signature hole (and the only on that really stood out): 17, a massive dogleg to the right that is impossible to ace and would take at least a 150 foot approach shot to make a 2.
-Nice signs that were easy to read.
-Nice bathrooms at the start of course
-Loops around so you can take a break after the front 9 if you want
-Easy to find with adequate parking.
-Right next to a campground.
-Decent signage, could have used distances on holes though.
-One of the many great courses in and around St. Cloud.
-Signs for navigating to the next hole were very nice.
-Baskets were quality.
-Dual tees on all but one hole I think. Tees are dirt but serve their purpose good enough as long as its dry.
-The underbrush wasn't as thick as it could have been so losing discs isn't a huge problem.
-Although the holes are wooded they eventually all seemed the same. Most were straight ahead and around 200 ft so they got old after awhile.
-If you have a midrange game you can hit trees and still recover to get 3's or better on every hole, longer holes or bigger turns would be cool.
-Tees were just a strip of wood in the ground, could be upgraded. Would be very bad in the rain or spring when snow is melting.
Other Thoughts: The woods would make this course seem very challenging but most holes are so short that hitting a tree isn't a huge penalty. I hit trees on 5-6 drives and got no bogeys. It was overall a fun course but most holes were way too similar. Remember to wear your bug spray and bring strong plastic because trees will be hit!
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