Minneapolis (New Hope), MN 
Sunnyside Park Share
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Decent

5+    6/11/2013   6/15/2013
Review By: aajpity
Played: 28  Reviewed: 8  Exp: 3.3 Years
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: -The course is easy to find once you get off the main road.
-Friendly people
-Well kept
Cons: -Very deep pond on hole 4, 5, 6. BE CAREFUL!
-Car is sometimes parked very close to hole 5 basket.
-Very easy course.
-Not easy to navigate initially.
Other Thoughts: This course isn't bad but it's not good either. Just like Wirth Par, it isn't worth the time to go out here if your looking for a challenge. It's well kept and the people are nice making it an enjoyable experience.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful.

Nice short course

2-4    10/3/2012   10/4/2012
Review By: sheepweevil
Played: 29  Reviewed: 22  Exp: 6.4 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This is a short 9 hole course in a city park, with small elevation changes and one small water hazard that comes into play on two holes.

The park is clean, and seems to be in a good part of town. The area it's in is strictly disc golf, so there's a low chance of hitting pedestrians.

The teepads are concrete, fairly nice and level. The baskets are in good condition.

There are two holes, 4 and 7, which have trees to add some moderate difficulty. The rest are fairly wide open.

All things considered, this is a nice beginner course that provides some light difficulty with trees and water on a few holes. Nice for a quick half hour round.
Cons: The layout is slightly confusing, since it's in a long, skinny plot of land and crosses back on itself a couple times.

Much of the course is right next to a road; you often need to wait for cars to clear before driving.

The signage is only wooden posts with hole number, and some holes are missing the posts.

There are no bathrooms (though it's so short this shouldn't be an issue). There are only one or two trash cans.

The water hazard is slimy and filled with algae.

All of the holes are straight, with no dog legs. Hole 2 sticks out like a sore thumb, being over 100 feet longer than the next longest on the course.
Other Thoughts: It looks like the course layout is being updated. The teepad for hole 3 has been moved closer, making the hole around 100 feet. I believe the plan is to remove hole 3 and make hole 4 longer.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 straight forward

5+    7/14/2012   7/14/2012
Review By: ABL Frolf
Played: 5  Reviewed: 5
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: -Really straight forward course.
-Easy for beginners, not totally lame for intermediate players.
-Variety of shots, mostly open and through some woods.
-Only 1 water hazard troublesome for 2 holes. Full of diseased water.
-The police will tell you when the park closes and when there is dangerous weather coming.
-Good to play through twice.
Cons: -Only 1 water hazard troublesome for 2 holes. Full of diseased water.
-Kind of short.
-The police will tell you when the park closes.
-Quebec avenue is right along holes 2, 6, 7, and 9. Avoid hitting cars. But fear not, there is never much traffic.
-Usually lots of people.
Other Thoughts: -Even though there is a fenced house with a "beware of dogs" sign, the dogs are quite friendly.
-Quebec Avenue makes for an interesting out of bounds marker.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.


5+    10/20/2011   10/20/2011
Review By: Badgerman
Played: 204  Reviewed: 21  Exp: 11 Years
This review was updated on 9/12/2012
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: 1) Good use of limited space. This course is 3 city blocks long and 1 block wide, but still manages to have a fair amount of variety in the fairways.

2) Good warm-up for Plymouth Creek Or Basset Creek.
Cons: 1) The water hazard is just a drainage ditch filled with nasty, stagnant water.

2) They cut down half of the trees on hole 3, turning the former signature hole into an easy little ace run.
Other Thoughts: With the space the designers had to work with they did a fairly good job, but this course really isn't worth going out of the way to play.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Stange but fun

5+    6/4/2010   6/5/2010
Review By: D21thorpe
Played: 13  Reviewed: 13
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Not normally busy. You wont find yourself behind large groups or infront of a group constantly throwing at your heels.
Cons: Not horribly challenging. The whole course is played in a straigt line so you don't have a lot of hooks right or left, and the road can do damage to your disc.
Other Thoughts: Will often times play this in between playing Zachary Field and Bassett Creek.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Nice quick play

5+    6/15/2009   6/16/2009
Review By: JSL5000
Played: 33  Reviewed: 7  Exp: 18.3 Years
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Beginner friendly, but still has some challenges for more advanced players (distance, trees and water). A few technical holes and a few longer ones. (1, 2 and 9 are the longest, but they are almost completely wide open)

Makes the most of the area. There's a couple wooded holes (3 - kind of but they cut down the big mando trees, 4 - short hallway shot with a pond behind the hole and 7 - a bunch of trees to try and dodge on your way to the basket) and 3 holes where the small pond comes into play. (4 - if you overshoot the hole, 5 - if you shoot too low or toss it straight in the air and 6 - if you sky a hyzer or go short and left)

Course doesn't seem to get too busy and the flow is pretty good, especially considering the fairly small piece of land.

Locals seem friendly. You will often see some people trying to fish discs out of the nasty pond. One group found my disc that I lost on the previous round (which actually skipped out of the pond and I didn't see it) and returned it to me, no questions asked.

Nice concrete teepads and the baskets are nice. Fairways seem to be mowed regularly.

Not a lot of litter. There are a few garbage cans.

Easy to get in a round (of 9) in less than 30 minutes, even with a fair amount of course traffic.
Cons: It's a pretty easy course, as long as you avoid the water.

The water is nasty and unfortunately, it is fairly easy to end up in there.

Many wide open holes with not much between you and the hole.

Can throw into the neighbor's yard (which I've done) and maybe it's just me, but I really shanked a drive onto the top of an office building next to hole 9. They were nice enough to retrieve my disc from the roof though!

Might take players new to the course a little searching or asking around to find holes 2 (past the woods behind 1, along the road), 8 (past the number 3 teebox) and 9 (head back around the woods and the tee is to the right of the #1 basket).

Not exactly scenic, but what can you do in the middle of the city?
Other Thoughts: You can park near hole one, right on the street.

There is a road that lines a few holes, but it's not too heavily traveled, so you shouldn't have too much worry about your disc getting flattened, but the road will probably take a nice bite out of it.

I enjoy this course. It's not too challenging, so it's not frustrating, unless you should happen to toss a disc into the nasty little pond. It's probably not worth a long drive, but if you're in the area, it's a fun play.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Nice Inner-city Course

5+    5/15/2009   5/20/2009
Review By: Moptop88
Played: 14  Reviewed: 6  Exp: 7.4 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Easily accessable in the Robbinsdale, Crystal, New Hope area
-Concrete tee boxes
-Small water hazard in play on holes 5 & 6 (Don't go in after discs, the water is filthy)
-Hole 3 can be played with mando's
-Holes 3,4, and 7 are wooded


Cons: -Not very challenging for experienced players
-Not much distance on holes (1,2, and 9 are the longest)
-Original mando's on hole 3 were removed last year (2007-2008)
Other Thoughts: What you see with Sunnyside is what you get, nothing more, nothing less. While not necessarily being worth while for experienced players to frequent, for less than talented players, it offers a convenient spot to develop and hone your skills.
If you live in the area, it's definitely a place to play and practice. If you're not from the area, you aren't missing a whole lot.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 

1    4/29/2009   5/8/2009
Review By: kgibbs
Played: 9  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 6.4 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: For a smaller course, Sonnyside has a good variety of holes. Trees, a water hazard and blind shots all come into play on this course.

The cement tees and good pins are a plus for a small course like this too. The park was fairly clean when I was there as well.

If you live in the area, it's definitely a quick, fun play.
Cons: The one water hazard that plays into a couple holes is not some place you'd want to go looking for your disc in; it's pretty gross. There are also a couple tees right along the road, but traffic is rarely heavy there.

Not a whole lot of challenge, even a decent player should be able to par 3 most if not all the holes.
Other Thoughts: It's too bad there doesn't really seem to be enough room to expand it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Sunnyside of the street. It was raining cats and dogs when I played it!

1    4/26/2009   5/2/2009
Review By: harr0140
Played: 715  Reviewed: 478  Exp: 5.7 Years
8 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: 1) Beginner friendly course. Short enough for beginners to play and not get frustrated.

2) Well designed for a little long narrow property. Uses the features of the property to the fullest. A handful of tree holes, a couple of water shots in play, and a couple wide open ripper holes.

3) Nice concrete tee pads and nice baskets.

4) A nice mix of hazards. A road that I would assume is OB, a mando around a tree, a pond in play for 2 holes, a couple of wooded shots, and a couple of wide open holes.
Cons: 1) Not enough challenge.

2) No signage although it is easy to follow the flow of the course without, but distances on signs would be a nice upgrade.

3) Pretty short, but thats not too bad I guess.

Other Thoughts: I played this course in a hurry but I was determined to play it and one more course on my 5 course morning. I didn;t get discouraged by the deluge, and did enjoy the course.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful.


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