not bad, not great
Pros: This is a nice park that's easily accessible as it sits right off the main road.
*The wooded holes are by far the most interesting even if they are the shortest.
*Easy to navigate for the most part.
*More elevation changes than most of the Indianapolis-area courses.
*Good concrete teepads.
Cons: *Even though the course is easily accessible I fought through bad traffic to get there (probably something local people are used to and don't even consider a negative so much as a way of life.)
*Teepads are good quality but they're very short. I don't even use much of a run-up and I was frequently starting from off the back of them.
*On busy days you need your head on a swivel because there are several holes that have the teepad in a direct or near-direct line from a different hole.
*The first half of the course is somewhat open and bland with a few exceptions.
Other Thoughts: #1. 290' Throw is uphill with an old barn to the left of the basket. The barn can be an obstacle if your throw is short and left and I think it is kind of interesting sitting there. Otherwise it's a fairly wide open shot.
#2 188' Another shot that goes uphill, but this is a short one. You'll have to get between a couple of small trees near the basket and if you go long you'll be in the woods but if you don't get a deuce you'll probably be upset with yourself.
#3 431' Woods run the length of the fairway to your left but otherwise it's pretty basic. The line to the basket is flat but the fairway does slope off slightly downhill to the right.
#4 342' Some trees in the middle of the fairway but you can go over them if you have much of an arm as they aren't all that tall.
#5 276' Fairway is wide open until you get near the basket when you have to avoid some shorter trees.
#6 234' Drive goes over a patch of deeper grass with a landing area that's not all that big as there's a walking path about 30' or so behind the basket that is OB.
#7 453' Wide open hole. The only danger is a walking path lined by some shorter trees to the right but the walking path near the basket is not OB.
#8 349' Another bit of a walk from the previous hole. You tee off in a spot cut out of the woods and the fairway then opens up. There is a walkway to the left that's OB and it's lined by some small trees.
#9 352'. This was the point where I started to think that maybe there were some interesting holes. The tee shot is pretty wide open but the basket is set back in the trees. You'll have to hit the right gap or you'll have a tricky second shot.
#10 199' Even though this is the beginning of shorter holes, you'll be in the woods for a while and things get more interesting. This hole is pretty straight but you'll have to be accurate.
#11 275' Narrow fairway that fades slightly to the left.
#12 261' Down and back up. You'll need to get the disc to fade quite a bit to the left but there's not much of a line. I also had trouble finding the basket here, as I first saw the basket for #15 that was more straight ahead than the one you're playing to.
#13. 189' This one plays downhill and the fairway turns sharply to the left as the hill gets steeper. It probably plays longer than the distance given the sharp turn you'll need. If your drive goes to far too straight you can get through the woods leaving you virtually nothing.
#14 150' Short but uphill. Ace run for certain. Throw is pretty much a straight shot.
#15 176' Another uphill short hole. The basket is pretty well-hidden between two larger old trees.
#16 342'/401' There are two pin placements for this hole. Your drive will be pretty much a wide open shot either way, but if the pin is in the shorter position it's a fade to the left behind some trees just beyond the thicker, deeper grass. The longer basket is straight forward.
#17 403' Aim at the teepad directly in front of you (provided no one is standing on it--seriously, it's right in your flighline,) and get beyond the woods on the left. The hole doglegs that direction. There are smaller trees to the right of the fairway as well.
#18 240' Straight shot but you'll need your distance to be solid as the fairway slopes off to the back/left. Trees are also thicker to the left with one larger tree to the right. If you get too far long or left you could conceivably get all the way to the lake (or the OB path.)
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Pros: Good beginner to intermediate difficulty course
No water in play (good for beginners!)
Good balance of open and wooded holes
Course does not interfere much at all with walking path
Clean, safe park
Baskets are in good shape
Practice basket by first tee
Several good opportunities for an ace
Some semi-tough wooded holes
A few longer open holes to really heave it on
Cons: Walks between a couple tees are a bit long and without a map, could be difficult for a first-timer to navigate without a good map
No water in play (good for beginners, bad for folks wanting a bit more challenge and intimidation!)
Several holes on the front seem too short and easy, but this is also good for beginner to intermediate players
Other Thoughts: This is one of the first disc golf courses I started playing on when picking up the sport. With time, an intermediate player (I consider myself of beginner to intermediate ability currently) should be able to shoot pro par (3's on all holes) reasonably quickly. I hope too soon!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Good Novice - Intermediate Course
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Pros: For novice and intermediate players, this is a good course. Changes in elevation are nice and several holes are in the woods. This course has concrete tees and tee posts with hooks on them for your bag. The park it is in is well taken care of.
Cons: The tees are a bit short for players who have a long run up. Holes 3 through 5 zig-zag in a way where players will often land on another hole's fairway. That can cause delays when the course is busy. There is a playground between the fairways of holes 8 and 9.
Other Thoughts: Overall, this course is fun. For me, there are a variety of shots I can choose from.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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Pros: -Nice park and course is well maintained
-Nice score cards provided
Cons: -Not much variety in hole length
-Holes are either completely wide open or ridiculously wooded with nothing in between
-Finding the next tee box, basket in the woods can be confusing
-Wooded holes require more luck than skill
-Tee pads are way to short and don't allow for a full run up
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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A nice start...
Pros: Approaching tee #1 is a beautiful, well-manicured lake with walking paths and benches. There is a pretty decent play area if you have little kids. Located in a very nice area with a wonderful popcorn shop only about two blocks away (Very comparable to Garrett's in Chicago if you know what I mean!). All concrete tee pads.
Cons: Only one set of tee's; and these were perhaps 7 feet long and 4 feet wide. Several of the tee's had dropoff's in front of them from erosion or usage; so be careful or you're liable to strain something by going off the front since they're pretty short. The non-woodsy holes are all birdieable; although the forest holes will most likely add strokes to your round. Really wish there would have been a restroom and water fountain nearby...
Other Thoughts: If you prefer pitch and put courses that are clean, this is for you. If you prefer more technical courses, then the woodsy holes will mostly fulfill your need for that. Worth playing if you are in the neighborhood near the Indy Motor Speedway as it's just a few miles away.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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Nice course with some variety
Pros: This course starts out wide open with very little elevation and just a few stands of trees and a little bit of water in play. This part of the course gives you the chance to warm up your arm without worrying too much about accuracy, and provides some opportunities to rip a few.
The back half of the course plays in fairly dense woods, and are mostly shorter technical holes. These holes are great for working on accuracy and hitting specific lines, and there are a couple holes with some elevation.
The course is a nice balance of different types of holes, and it was nice to be able to play both open and wooded shots in the same park. The concrete tees were in good shape, and the course signage was easy to read and follow, with next tee markers. I thought the course did a decent job making use of the space available to lay out a interesting course. This course is playable for beginners, but offers a few challenges for more experienced players.
Cons: It was a little difficult to find where the course started in the park. I parked at the Town Hall parking lot, and this ended up being quite a walk through the park to find the first hole. Some signs at either end of the park on where to begin would really help here.
Though the tee signs were nice, they were often placed so that they were in your field of view as you drive off the tee pad. I found this distracting, and wish they were behind the tee pad rather than next to the front corner.
Other Thoughts: Overall an enjoyable course with a lot to offer. This course has much more variety to the holes than any other Indianapolis area courses, and this helped make the round more interesting. There were walking paths throughout the beginning of the course, and I had no issues but could see pedestrians being a problem on days when the park was busier.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
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Two sets of 9
Pros: Nice layout around what appears to be a great facility. The grounds appear to be well maintained and there was not much trash around. The flow of this course actually provides discers with some options to play each nine individually or as eighteen. It's always nice to have options.
Cons: The water and elevation changes should have been factored in, in my opinion. The front nine are basically long and open and could have been made more interesting with the inclusion of the natural surroundings. It's a multi-use facility so others people can come into play and some seem complete oblivious to the discs flying around them. So, just be careful when playing on a weekend or during a busy week night.
Other Thoughts: The signage is pretty good and fairly easy to follow. The inclusion of the next tee indicator on most of the signs is a big help for those unfamiliar with the couse. A sign telling those who park in the town hall parking lot where the course starts would be a large help as well but all in all, nothing was too hard to find.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: I only had time for 9, so only a 1/2 review, but you've got pictures now! This course is beautiful and well-maintained. The front 9 was all out in the open, but they made good use of random groups of trees with a nice dogleg on #3. Tall grasses seem to be a common feature in Indy. No big deal this time of year, but I can see how it would add difficulty to errant throws in the summer. I really wanted to get into the woods on the back 9, but ran out of time. I can't wait to go back and play the whole course. I definitely recommend playing this course if you are in the Indianapolis area.
Cons: I agree that it is too bad the lake doesn't come into play and some of the front 9 holes are kinda short - this coming from the guy that missed two 12' birdie putts. aaargh.
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Could be Better
Pros: Lots of open room for those "grip it and rip it" folks out there.
Nice well kept park, with nice pathways and well marked holes.
Mix of open field holes (front 9) and wooded holes(back 9).
Cons: No good place to park, nearest parking is good hike away from the first tee unless you park in the neighborhood to the north of the park.
Not much imagination in the design of the front nine. The back nine has a few holes that need to some work to make them truly playable.
I too wish they would have included the lake somehow in the layout. There are no shelter areas, drinking water access or facilities near the course so keep this in mind.
Other Thoughts: This could be one of the better courses in Indiana with a rework of the layout by using the elevation available as well as the lake in the course.
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