A fun 9 holer
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: A fun 9 hole course with a little bit of everything. There's a few long holes, a few short ones, a few where OB really comes into play, and some elevation changes.
I found the first half of the course a bit easier, but the last part got a bit more challenging. There's an opportunity for a birdie on all the holes, but some require a much better shot to do so than others.
The signs and tee pads are in great shape. The layout is good, given what this park has to offer.
Cons: I think this course is aimed more towards newer plays, but I still enjoyed playing here and it served as a great warm up for Riney B.
There were quite a few geese and duck droppings around hole 1, but that's the only place I noticed this.
The course plays close to the walking path in a few area's so please be aware and courteous of other people in the park.
Other Thoughts: Don't go to this course expecting a challenge and you won't be disappointed; it's a course for newer players. Despite this, I still thought it was an enjoyable 9 holes of golf.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
9 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Good shot variety for a 9 hole course.
OBs are in play to add to the challenge (walking paths and concrete drainage ditches).
Nice Teepads & good signage.
A Few nice holes :
#2 - Tucked in behind a large tree(it was more challenging prior to bushes being removed)
#7 - Forehand beauty (or turnover) to a pin protected by large mature trees and an OB ditch if long.
#8 - This hole can really bite you (especially on a windy day) - Trees and other fairway to left and OB length of the fairway on the right. Big tree right in the middle to go around. Challenging hole.
Cons: Hole # 1 can be a swamp if there has been any rain (Really Bad!!!)
Geese dropping pollute the area around the lake - Not just a few to miss.
There is so much in this small park that there are rounds where you seem to encounter a new delay on each hole here are some (Softball game in hole #1 & #9 fairways, Kite flying in #4 & #6 fairways, Cheerleading practice in #6, Softball again in #4, Picture session on bridge beside #5 basket). Lots of walkers to watch out for. You've got to be patient on nice days.
Other Thoughts: Don't get me wrong this is a fun 9 hole course to play but you must be patient with all of the other activity that goes on at times. I have played this course when all went well and there was no delays but that is not typical. If you are in the area it's worth trying.
9 of 9 people found this review helpful.
8 Helpful / 0 Not
Nice 9 hole course
Pros: Lake Mingo is a well maintained 9 hole park with excellent baskets.
The course has some good basket locations, I especially like #2 where the basket is behind a tree and several large bushes. There are not any real technical shots, but on the holes with trees you will need to have decent accuracy.
Most holes are in the 200-250 range, with one uphill hole that plays around 350. The course was developed for beginners, and is fairly easy.
Cons: Not a lot of length here, but is great for practicing midrange shots.
Hole 1 is installed close the pond, and the fairway is usually covered with duck droppings.
The park can get really busy in the summer with kids and people walking around the park trail.
Other Thoughts: This course is good for a quick round, as it only took about 25 minutes, and is playable with a midrange and a putter.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful.
9 Helpful / 2 Not
Great Beginner's Course
Pros: This 9-hole, recreational course is great for those new to the game. Harder than it looks, this course will help develop a new player's game. With ample OB and oftentimes challenging wind, this course rewards accuracy and precision. In addition, the course has top of the line tee pads (concrete, 12x6), nice signs, and good baskets (Mach III). On top of all that, it is set in a beautiful park.
Cons: This course is not for tops ams or pros, unless they are playing it to work on a specific shot. The longest hole is only 324 feet, and there are not a lot of trees. While still being fun, the course could get boring for more advanced players.
Other Thoughts: Lake Mingo is what it is: a 9-hole, recreational course set in a city park. If you accept it for that, you will have a good time. If you want a championship level course, look elsewhere.
9 of 11 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Great course to learn your short game. Also a great course for Juniors. Even with most holes being short this is still a nice course. Almost every hole has OB's involved, which makes the holes a little tougher. Most baskets are strategically placed by some type of obstacle.
Cons: The drainage ditches smell pretty bad and I can see there being a problem with drainage after rain.
Other Thoughts: This is a great course to warm up on. With Riney B just around the corner, I thought it was well worth it to stop by and have a quick warm-up round. I will most defiantly go back again sometime soon.
6 of 9 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 4 Not
Its a pit
Pros: Nice mix of open and slightly wooded holes, great course for a beginner
Cons: Tons of people usually in the park, standing water in many of the fairways, swirling wind do to park being located in a valley, "wildlife" has been an issue during small event in the past
Other Thoughts: Not a bad little course for a newbie but its hard to keep coming back to a course where most holes are reachable with a putter. Not to mention ruining a pair of socks everytime you walk through a fairway.
4 of 8 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 6 Not
Too many people
Pros: Although there are a couple of holes that are fun, the cons outweigh the pros on this course.
Cons: If you play this on a weekend, especially a nice one, be prepared to yell "Fore!" a lot.
Other Thoughts: I really have nothing good to say about the course. I've been twice, and I won't be going back. If you live in the area, might as well go play the much more challenging Riney B (3 minutes away) or Shillito Park (15 minutes away).
2 of 8 people found this review helpful.
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