Pros: 1- easy to navigate
2 - beginner friendly
3 - not to busy
Cons: 1 - rubber tee pads (can be slick)
Other Thoughts: fun couse to play, easy to learn on. Once you've played a few times though you pretty much figured out how to throw each hole so that you can place your disc right where you want it.
6 Helpful / 2 Not
Fun short course
Pros: The course plays through a rolling piece of property on the USI campus that is dedicated to disc golf. Many of the holes play in a large open area with some scattered bushes and small elevation changes on just about all the holes. The open area is surrounded by woods, with some of the pins tucked into the edge of the trees. There are a few holes that play on grassy fairways through the woods forcing some tighter shots with punishing rough.
The wooded holes force some right and left turning shots, and some of the open holes have obstacles that encourage different lines. The elevation and wind add some challenges on the open holes, and the pins tucked back into the woods are a fun shot placement exercise.
There is a practice area with a driving net and putting basket. The course map at the parking lot is easy to read and follow, and the course has good enough flow that you don't really need it. The tee signs are large and informative, and make it pretty obvious where to shoot. There was plenty of parking the few times I played it, though I don't know how it is on weekdays.
Cons: The course is short. Other than a couple wide open longer holes, the course is pretty much a pitch n putt. The wooded holes are tight enough to keep it interesting on shorter holes, but there are way too many short holes out in the open where there just isn't much challenge. You can throw a hyzer shot with either hand on most of the holes on this course and be just fine.
The tee pads are rubber, and aren't very well installed. Most are not level, and have settled with wear to be bumpy and uneven. They are also pretty short, which makes it awkward to do much of a run up. The baskets are showing some wear and tear, and aren't in the best shape.
The course doesn't drain well, especially around many of the tee pads. There was lots of standing water and muddy areas on the course, and many of the tees had water in the spots that had settled more.
Other Thoughts: This is a good course for college students to play quick rounds between classes, or for teaching a new player the game. It's a fun course, but just not very challenging, and lacking in variety. New players will enjoy the elevation changes and shorter length. More advanced players will enjoy some of the wooded holes here, but will not have to bring more than a putter and a mid for most of the course.
If you're in Evansville, stop here for a quick round, though I've heard Mesker is a better course. Don't expect a championship caliber course, and you can have a good time here. The athletic center adjacent to the course had discs for sale if you need some plastic.
6 of 8 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 2 Not
Great Course for a Beginner
Pros: It is a course almost anyone can play one regardless of skill level. they recently placed some crushed limestone on the paths which got rid of a lot of the mud problems. a couple of holes test the arm 16 and 18 are both 400+. there are some incorporation of wooded style holes.
Cons: very short, doesnt provide a lot of challenge to people with big arms. most players that have 1+ years of experience can play the whole course with a Roc and putter. most holes are shorter than 300 and one is literally about 115ft (still one of the hardest to ace in my mind).
Other Thoughts: there are some ideas floating around with the University to remove some of the holes for future housing and relocate them. would be a great opportunity to add some more wooded holes in. to be fair this course probably wouldnt be a 3.5 for most people but when you consider its main use really is for the college to teach people the game, it has some of the elements that you would see at championship style courses just toned way down. for a beginner it is a great place to learn the game and meet some locals
5 of 7 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: Short course, a lot of ace runs, most of it is out in an open field so wind can be a major factor.
Cons: Short short short.
Other Thoughts: Rubber tee pads are nice.
0 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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