Keep on the look out for KITES(the bird)
Pros: This course has a good mix of open and moderately wooded holes. There is a good mix of short, moderate, and longer holes as well. The grass on holes 2-5 & 8 was nice and green(plush).
The flow here is logical and the signage was adequate.
The grounds were well maintained.
There is a pool nearby for those hot summer days and there were various picnic tables, benches etc throughout the park.
Nice challenging lines on several holes to improve your shot shaping abilities.
1-elevated tee and is a long and open hole, long throwers delight
2-5 have trees to navigate and good lines to be shaped, these are fun holes IMO
6 & 7-are open holes and have decent length, 400ft+
8-has nice trees to shape lines and is moderate in length
9-is a low ceiling shot and the basket isn't visible from the tee. It plays downhill a bit.
Cons: The walk from 9's basket to the parking lot was a tad lengthy.
There wasn't any obstacles on holes 6 and 7. These were just plain open holes and a tad boring IMO.
Wind will be a factor on holes 1, 6, and 7 for sure.
Some holes play next to streets and roads thru the park. Also there is a walking trail/bike path that runs throughout the course so be advised. Safety first.
Other Thoughts: This is a well balanced course and will give you a different look on several holes. Holes 2-5, 8 and 9 will help improve your fairway/approach game. Holes 1, 6, and 7 will let you work on your wind game and distance driving skills.
If you like grip and rip holes 1, 6, and 7 will be up your alley.
If you prefer a more technical or park style holes then 2-5 & 8 will tickle your fancy. If you like both then you will really like this course. Its a solid play especially considering the next closest courses are in Pueblo, Trinidad, or Syracuse, KS.
If you are passing through and want to get in a relatively quick round on a good course then hit this course up. I think you will be surprised.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
A very nice 9 holer
Pros: **UPDATED 6/10/11**
A very nice 9 holer in an area where disc golf is almost non-existant. Willow Creek is layed out around a city park, not exclusive to disc golf. Walking paths, playground, restrooms and nearby recreational facilities located on site.
Willow Creek, for a flat, open 9 hole course has some character. All tees are equipped with concrete tee pads, descipt tee sign including map, par and distance. Baskets are DISCatchers, one layer of chains and shallow baskets, and in very good condition.
Holes vary greatly in distance, some minor obsticles in the way. Grassy course, and very well maintained. Not a bad course for someone learning the game, although a few of the holes are a bit lengthy for beginners.
Cons: I played in the morning(as another review pointed out) and the sprinklers may have caused a minor problem, soaking a tee or two and leaving the grassy course wet for the whole round. I think this also may be the reason why mosquitoes are a bit of a problem. Tee pads get slick when wet.
Tee pads are fairly small, but not a huge factor because the ground behing the pads is flat leading up to the tee pad. Makes it easy to use the area behind the pads without making the step up onto the concrete pad.
This is a multi-use park. Alot of locals use this park to do some leisure walking. Most of which don't realize they are walking through an area where people are chucking plastic through the air. Remember that Willow Creek is a park first and a DG course second. Pedestrians have the right of way. Make sure you are paying attention because chances are they are not.
Other Thoughts: Not a bad 9 holer for being out in the middle of nowhere. Not the type of course you want to drive out of the way to hit up, but usable if you are in the area or passing through. This course has a bit of length to it for being a shorter course, so this isn't one of those 9-hole courses that you will run through in 15 minutes.
The course is in very good condition, constant watering of the park, and the grass is mowed regularly. Small creek comes into play, but is nothing significant, can be straddled with little effort. Losing a disc would be quite difficult at Willow Creek.
This course is definately better than nothing. There are some very minor improvements that might be able to be made to achieve a better rating. This course will not expand to more than 9 holes do to lack of space so it is what it is. Check it out if you're in the area.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
9 Holes Will Leave You Pleasantly Suprised
Pros: Very well maintained 9 hole course. Good mix of holes. The tees are all the same size throughout and have the hole number on them. DISCatchers on every hole. All the signs are in decent readable condition. And the park has water faucets all over the place. The course is in a public park but it played smooth without too many issues. The 1st tee and a course map are located to the right of the big pool building with the red roof. The 1st hole does have an elevation change with the tee being up higher than the basket. And it is crossed by a creek that may be trouble for some. It was dry when we played but showed signs of water recently. The 2nd hole has a road along it's left side and a basket in the trees. After 2 go back and left to find the 3rd tee above the big fireplace. After 3 go around the building to the right to find #4. This hole is a tight drive. #5 does have a gazeebo that rents out for weddings, which may close this hole on some days. After #5 go right across the street to the left of the tower for #6's tee. This hole also has a good elevation change and the creek. #7 is simple but the wind can come into play. After #7 continue in the direction of play and go up to the path. You should see a lot of green poles. #8's tee is behind these. #8 could have issues with picnickers. This hole shoots into a tight little mini forest. #9 does play blind. There is a big sign for kites (birds) on the path. The basket is behind and down from this sign by about 30'. A very fun 9 hole course. If you are passing through make sure you play it. If you come solely for the course, play it a few times.
Cons: We played at about 10 in the morning and still had to deal with some sprinklers. The wind can be an issue anytime of day here. Some holes are deep grass and others are hard packed field so choose your discs wisely. Skip shots work on some and die on others. We had a little issue finding 8, but not bad. Our 2nd round had people in 8's fairway eating lunch. If you have a spotter or go look at 9 first, it shouldn't be an issue. As we were leaving the park was getting very busy. This course is in Lamar, which isn't the most atractive place to visit, but the course did surprise me.
Other Thoughts: The course is next to a pool and a skatepark. The kites (birds) can be seen flying everywhere. The are numerous photo ops and cool picnic areas here. After #5 the tower is a cool landmark to check out. I enjoyed Willow Creek and hope you guys do too!
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 2 Not
hard to find!
Pros: Has a few good tight holes, with road OB in strategic spots! Long, with some room to bomb and practice wind play. A few small hills. Cement tees, course map, signs.
Cons: Confusing that 2 courses were listed, but only 1 exists. Bad directions listed, hard to find 1st tee. (I have fixed that on pdga.com, why no one else has EVER bothered, I'll never understand). Half of the holes are wide-open.
Other Thoughts: Decent arm-stretching course to chuck and have no worries while playing.
5 of 7 people found this review helpful.
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