3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - Course is set in a very small park that also has a skatepark on-site. Can't imagine there would be any interference.
- The only items of interest out here are some extremely small trees and some extremely small bumps. There is the most minimal line shaping imaginable; as long as the disc doesn't go in the one spot where the small trees are, it's a good line. The most interesting features are mandos around the tiny trees, which are in place for safety concerns.
- Little bumps can make for some uphill putts, but are not a major factor.
- Nice signs and baskets, grass tees are in good shape.
Cons: - Very, very, short hole lengths here. Average of 192'; putter shots for everyone except the most inexperienced beginners.
- Holes are crammed together in the very small area. I can't imagine you would ever encounter anyone else out here, but if you did, heads up! Also kinda close to the skate park in a few spots, though it would take a horribly poor shot to go over the fence.
Other Thoughts: - Yup, this is a course for ultra-beginners only.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Avoid The Sapling, Get a Deuce/Ace
Pros: - Volunteer Park sports a skate park, soccer fields, and a disc golf course. The DGC is nestled around the fenced-in skate park, and plays alarmingly close to the fence in a couple places. Most holes have at least one obstacle, often in the form of a single sapling. Other holes have small berms of grassy earth with which to contend.
- Beginner friendly to the max, very few holes stretch past 200', if that. Several are laughably short, and are basically long putts from the "tee pad." No need for the drivers at this course. Ace runs galore for more experienced players, and really just about anybody who can kinda throw straight.
- Nice signage clearly details each hole. On each of the holes with a solitary sapling as the only hazard, the maps seem to specify these trees as mandos, with the fairway going to one side. This is necessary because of the close proximity of adjacent fairways.
Cons: - #1 plays ridiculously close to the skate park fence. I can imagine this routinely results in dangerous situations. Adding to the absurdity, several fairways basically overlap each other. Baskets are awkwardly close to each other, and other tees. Considering this is a beginners' course, safety should be pretty high on the list of necessities, but it's sorely lacking in this layout.
- The lack of distance, significant elevation, and mature trees make this course one dimensional to say the least.
- Natural grass for pads. Lumpy grass might not provide very good footing in adverse conditions.
Other Thoughts: - Beginner courses like Volunteer Park fill a valuable niche in the disc golf world; however, Volunteer Park does a particularly bad job of executing a safe course design. It was fun enough as a quick ace-race distraction during empty course conditions, but nothing I'd ever want to play again.
- Unless you're super desperate for some discin', hit up some of the nearby courses instead.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Don't waste your time
Pros: -Nice baskets (those that are still there)
-Good laughs to be had from tee signs (sub 200' par 4)
-Constant wind provides some challenge (not really)
Cons: -Totally wide open
-Holes are really, really short with no obstacles
-Apparently 3 baskets are missing
-0 line shaping required
Other Thoughts: Don't waste your time, unless you are trying to play every course skip this sorry excuse for one. Lewis University has a great 9 hole course nearby, go there instead. I like how some of the baskets are on small, grassy mounds, but that alone can't save these abysmal holes.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: if you barely know how to play this is the place to come. wide open and a par 5 for holes less than 300
Cons: boring, short, way to easy, open, and i think the hole 9 got taken away
Other Thoughts: by far the worst course i have played
2 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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