2 Helpful / 0 Not
Turf and Trees
Pros: This is a very nice park course, with acres of lush mowed grass and mature trees.
Variety of hole lengths from 178' to 684', with the long holes all in the front nine.
Ample parking around the course, with restrooms, water fountains, trash cans and benches in the area. Main kiosk has a large map of the course and free paper maps (which can also be obtained at the visitor center).
Tees are level, flat rubber pads which are excellent. Tee signs are photos taken from the tee with both pin locations marked.
Many of the holes were open, but I preferred holes like 7 and 8 that have narrow lines to hit and require shaping your drive to get a look at the pin.
Holes 11 - 15 are shorter holes with more trees that give good birdie opportunities if you can get a clean drive.
Cons: I am not a fan of photo-type tee signs. The big yellow "A" and "B" give only an idea of pin direction, but not if they are in front of or behind the tree that they are printed over. Map type signs give better information.
Many of the front nine holes require only big drives over turf with only a few widely spaced trees to navigate. Even clipping a tree doesn't necessarily add a stroke as you'll still have an open shot to the pin.
No real elevation change on the course, and only Hole 12 (barely) brings the lake into play.
Being a multi-use park you may find other users on the course. I had to skip Hole 19 one evening as a family was grilling in the fairway in front of the basket.
Other Thoughts: This is a very nice course, in a beautiful lush park. If you like to crank drives over open ground with little brush or low-hanging branches then you'll like enjoy it.
Having played about a dozen courses in Idaho I don't consider it the best course in the state. Not that it isn't a nice course, but it just isn't that challenging.
I think that AWOL and Wreakreator at Farragut State Park are more challenging and interesting. But those are woods courses that require accuracy more than distance. I also found Massacre Rocks State Park a more challenging course with lots of elevation changes and great views.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Near The Lake
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Lake Walcott is a very pretty place for a nice disc golf course. Not only do you get the nice green grass and the pretty lake but you get some nice trees and rock built platforms that add challenge, fun and uniqueness to the course. There are plenty of crafty pin locations and some trees to block your path but there are a couple of holes out here that are a little short and a little too open to challenge the pro players but intermediate and advanced players will have a good time. Some of the longer holes including the par fours are well thought out but could use some lengthening to add more challenge and threaten more bogey opportunities. The balance of right to left and left to right favors RHBH players slightly like a lot of courses do but this course does have good variety in that aspect as well hole distances and open and technical throws. Navigation is fairly easy with only one real walk that I can remember from one end of the park to the other across the road and by some space that could have been used but overall not bad at all. I like the rubber tee pads and the signs do a good job of showing where all of the basket locations are with the multiple pins. There is even a non marked secret second tee pad for hole twelve that has you throw out over the water.
Cons: All that I can think of is that some of the distances on the long par three holes and the single par four hole could be moved to create a better hole or two. Some of you out there aren't going to like the $5 charge to pay the course so I suppose that could be thought of as a con but for me coming from a ball golf background that is dirt cheap and I have no problem with it. It would be nice if there was a little more elevation change but I'm just nitpicking at this point in the game.
Other Thoughts: I wouldn't call this a super duper challenge or anything extremely unique but this is a solid all around course. Being right in between Twin Falls and Boise this could be a good stop for a road trip where you can camp and stay a couple of nights or just stop for a picnic and some golf, either way you really can't go wrong here, enjoy yourself.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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