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Shade's Mills Conservation Park Share



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fun & easy short course

5+    5/14/2013   8/30/2013
Review By: mandrew.manlypants
Played: 7  Reviewed: 5  Exp: 5.3 Years
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Decent & fun course, great for beginners with lots of short holes, but at times can be easy to lose discs. In the early spring before things really get growing it's not so bad.

This course was close to my workplace so I'd go at least a couple times a week through the summer. It's quite short (9 holes only) so you can get through a round or two in very little time.
Other Thoughts: Although they'll typically be someone at the gate taking money for admission, I'd almost always just jump the short fence by the gatehouse and just walk in.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Short but fun

5+    6/18/2012   6/20/2012
Review By: 3j0hn
Played: 84  Reviewed: 11  Exp: 11.6 Years
Pros: A reasonable mix of different types of short shots with punishing rough to reward accuracy. Well guarded baskets give additional challenge.
When the course has been recently groomed (or in late fall and early spring), the course is good for beginners.
For better players, birdies are possible on essentially every hole.
Not very busy. Natural tees areas are in good shape.
Cons: -The long tee positions are still quite short and will not offer a lot of challenge to advanced players.
- expensive $5.50 / person gate fee make the course not worth it unless you are using the other facilities of the park (or you are a local and have a GRCA annual pass)
- limited gate hours in late fall and early spring when the course plays best
- the long grass and thick bushes off the fairways can make the course punishing to new players.
- Hole distances not marked on tee signs.
Other Thoughts: Better than the average "9 baskets slapped into a city park".

 Nice park, ok course

1    10/9/2010   10/10/2010
Review By: Pete and Vendy
Played: 11  Reviewed: 11  Exp: 4.8 Years
Pros: Good variety of left and right curving holes.
A good course for working on your short game.
A nice place for a day-trip with 12 km of hiking trails, canoe rentals, lake fishing and sheltered picnic areas.
Cons: You can't see the basket from most of the tees so you have to scope out every hole first.
The map given to you at the registration cabin doesn't show you the course outline and there's no park signs directing you to the course.
Other Thoughts: The course is designed on a mini scale with short holes and narrow fairways. If you want to play a par game then it's an easy course, just aim for the fairways. If you want to birdie the holes then you'll need a spotter because there is brutal rough outside the fairways and the shots required for birdies take you through and around big trees.

 

1    7/16/2009   9/28/2009
Review By: danomite
Played: 5  Reviewed: 5
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: straight shots for beginners
Cons: Too over-grown! the fair ways did not seem like much more than a single 6 foot wide strip of grass to the pin! we need too many spotters on the holes so we would not loose our discs.

Other Thoughts: for nine holes it hardly worth the headache of almost loosing your disc and the cost to get in!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  More than disc golf

5/6/2008   5/6/2008
Review By: chrislnea
Played: 1  Reviewed: 1
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This course is in the middle of a conservation park with beautiful landscape surrounding the course. There is both amateur and pro tees that are easy to find and the walk way between hole and the next tees are kept mowed. All of the holes are pretty much straight except for #6 that is a dog leg to the left, up hill and through a line of trees!!! a real challenge from either tee. If the park made some minor improvements this could be a great place to hold tournaments for amateur players.
Cons: This is only a 9 hole course and all of the holes are real short, at least 2 of them should be par 2 instead of 3 because they are about 200 feet straight on. You have to pay $4.25 to enter the conservation park, so if you are only wanting to play disc golf, in my opinion it's not worth the admission price. It would be better if they drop the rate to $2.00 for people who are only going to play disc golf. All of the tees are grass so sometimes they are slick from moisture. Witht the admission fee, it would be nice if they would use some of that money to put concrete tee pads, and another 9 holes. There is so much room in that park to do so. There are a few nats flying around on holes 2-5 but that is to be expected and worth it to see this beautiful wooded area.
Other Thoughts: I live in Owensboro Ky and only travel to camridge a few times a year on business, i was satisfied with this course and the plus side is after you play as many rounds as you want, it's only about 100 yards away to the beginning of the nature walks that i found really impressive and relaxing. SO get out there, play this course and enjoy the entire conservation area.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.


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