Beginner Courses Don't Need Creative, Challenging Holes!
Pros: Volunteer Park is a fairly new park judging from all the recently planted trees. It's mostly flat with a few undulating areas which do provide a little chance from the normal flat terrain. The park has a skate park. The disc golf course ends of playing around the skate park.
The course has no tee pads. Just throw from the faded signs. The distances are beginner friendly, a previous reviewer stated the average length is 192'. I'll take his word for it. There are ACE runs galore with many holes around 200' and wide open.
I played earlier today with a group of three newbies who wee trying their hand at The Lewis University course. They were so frustrated there looking for disc in the tall grass and woods. They drove over here to Volunteer Park and had a super time. The course was designed for their skill level. And they got excited about birdieing # 5.
Cons: Yes, this is a beginner's course.
Yes, the average hole is 192'.
Yes, for most of us, the course is boring and not challenging. So skip this course and go challenge yourself at Lewis College or Highland Park.
The pars on the signs are for beginners or elementary students. If you're too embarrassed to take a double eagle on the 270', par 5, 5th hole, then play it as a 3. Let the beginners have their fun.
Other Thoughts: Aren't we getting a little carried away with the safety issue. Are crossing fairways so terrible on a course that gets very little play. Are we really that worried that the basket on # 1 is set close to the skateboard fence. It's a 180' hole. If, on the rare chance, a skateboarder gets hit with a 180' throw from some newbie, I think there's a excellent chance, the skater survives. Have you watched the tricks they're attempting? And the falls they take? They should be wearing helmets anyway!
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High Speed Course
Pros: Quick Course
Good for aimed shots
Each basket leaves you right at the tee for the next hole
Concession stand nearby
Cons: Skateboard Park
Baseball games nearby so you have straglers that can get in the way
Other Thoughts: Basket for 9 is missing so we play to the basket for 6. The pars are very generous, most are 4s even with distances at 200 ft.
2 of 4 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 7 Not
Pros: Great begginers course or for kids. Very short, wide open, all grass, only obsticle is a few young trees and the skateboard park.
Cons: Short, simple, no tee boxes but great signs.
1 of 8 people found this review helpful.
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