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St. Mary's College DGC - Old Layout Share
Uploaded By: thor_freya Hole #1 (Taken 8/2009)
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 Near Perfection

1    8/12/2010   8/13/2010
Review By: jonas
Played: 37  Reviewed: 24  Exp: 7 Years
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Great course in the bluffs of Winona
Has a variety of holes in the woods and in open areas.
Most holes actually have you think about the shots before you make them.
The view from the 8th tee was marvelous!
Great elevation on this course.
The course follows a long a small creek in the woods which offers some tranquilty!
Cons: Some parts of the course can be a little confusing as to knowing where the next hole is.
Other Thoughts: Great course. Go to the website and print off a map and scorecard so you don't get lost:
http://www.smumn.edu/thewoods.aspx

2 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Challenging and Extremely Fun!

1    8/1/2009   8/10/2009
Review By: thor_freya
Played: 11  Reviewed: 5
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Course is awesome with varied terrain, and a nice blend of short technical shots and long range placement drives. In a nutshell, bring your short game expertise on the front nine, which highlights many short par 3 holes with no room for error. I had to retrieve a few discs from the creek. Almost exclusively used mid range of several of the tees. Don't let the short distance holes (some under 200ft) fool you; as the hole will be near the creek. The tee signs are very well designed and laid out, water is utilized on several holes on the front nine including one very awesome downhill drive with a great view of St. Mary's campus.

The back nine featured more short technical shots but also incorporated some tough 300-350 holes which allowed for some distance driving and placement, including some open areas with wind. Downloaded scorecard from this website included a map which was very helpful. The course included plenty of areas to sit and relax and numerous garbage receptacles and was easy to locate on the St. Mary's campus.
Cons: To be picky, the rubber tees needed to be a bit longer, especially on the back nine. I didn't mind so much on the front nine because I did a very short step on the drives, aiming for more placement than distance. The course could also use a few signs with arrows to next hole, but downloaded scorecard and map from this website provided my wife and I very little confusion.
Other Thoughts: I am giving this course a very high rating because of the varied terrain including some open areas, nice signage, water hazards, variety in length, complexity of driving and placement shots, and incorporating some distance driving. From my standpoint, the university did the best job possible in laying out the course, and has to be a true treat for the students. Speaking of students, I went there when class was out of session, and it was fairly quiet, but can imagine the course becoming busier come late August/early September when the students return.

For recreational players such as my wife and I, be ready to get a little muddy in retrieving "wet" discs so wear old shoes. However, I would not recommend this course for beginners. Despite being very tough, we had a great time and recommend it for anyone looking for a challenge. Pack plenty of fluids on a hot day because you will do some hiking. Insect repellent recommended, but didn't seem to be too much of a problem. My wife and I had a fantastic time at St. Mary's and can't wait to return. Winona has three distinctly different disc golf courses, which makes for a great day trip.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 A Great Challenge

1    4/21/2009   4/24/2009
Review By: stiz
Played: 11  Reviewed: 2  Exp: 13.3 Years
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: The course is extremely well kept, and is designed to be a challenge. I am always looking for a tougher course to play, and so far this one takes the cake. With water in play on several holes tight fairways on most of the holes it fulfills my need for a harder course.
Cons: If you are just an average player or just starting I would stay away from this course. You will probably loose discs right off the bat. If you don't have a consistent throw stay away from this course.
Other Thoughts: Hard but extremely fun course. This course is worth the drive to play. Remember to bring your A game though, otherwise your in for a long day.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful.


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