Minneapolis (Crystal), MN 
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4 / 426ft.   4 / 673ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #14 Short Tee

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 A fun, forgiving course

1    6/16/2008   8/6/2008
Review By: Texconsinite
Played: 136  Reviewed: 79  Exp: 7.7 Years
This review was updated on 1/10/2009
9 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This is a fun course. It has many interesting shots around and through trees. Also, there is a huge hill that comes into play on several holes.

One of the best things about this course is that it is challenging without a preponderance of unforgiving rough that many courses have. Stray shots are punished, but you will probably not be looking through brush or water to get your disc back. This makes for a very relaxing round.

This course does not have the most trees or terrain, but what it has it uses very well.

Nice variety of shots including: crossing a small creek 40ft before the pin,
Uphill and downhill drives and putts,
scattered trees in the well-kept grass that come into play on every hole.

This course lacks true tunnel shots, since it lacks true "rough", but that can be a good thing, especially if your goal is to work on technique in a forgiving environment.

Cons: Not the fanciest course out there. Don't expect tee signs, or dual concrete pads at every hole.

The only thing lacking is a true water hole. One basket has a pond 15 ft behind it that could come into play, and the aforementioned creek was bone dry. In my mind, that doesn count.

This is sad, considering the course basically wraps around a sizable lake, which does not come into play on a single hole. What a waste!
Other Thoughts: This course is in a really nice park, and there are obvious (to me) locations that would be perfect to round it out to 18 holes, all between the current last hole, and where the cars park, which wouldnt conflict with other activities already in the park.

The big lake that the course currently wraps around is underutilized, and could make for some great new water holes.

Like lakewood hills, this course is in a well maintained park, and would go from very good to great if expanded to 18 holes.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful.

 Bassett Creek Review

6/7/2007   6/7/2008
Review By: Ultraplop
Played: 5  Reviewed: 5
3 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Decent variety and has a few challenges. Has a few distance holes, one being over 600 ft. Has some uphill/downhill action. Hole 2 you have to really shape your throw correctly or you will probably take a 4 or 5 on it. Hole 5's basket is right on the other side of a
Cons: Once you get past hole 4, the holes are mostly wide open.

The course is poorly marked and it can be confusing to navigate it in the right order.

Goose poop! I'm serious this park is a goose hang out and there is always poop in play, sometimes on the tee pads.
Other Thoughts: This course was expanded to 12 holes in 2007

3 of 6 people found this review helpful.

 A quick trip around the pond

5/23/2008   6/4/2008
Review By: andyman
Played: 148  Reviewed: 16  Exp: 9.4 Years
9 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Asphalt Tees, with dual tees on holes number 1, 2, 3, 11

Nice mix of wooded and open holes with a good variety of distance.

New posts with hole number recently installed next to tee pads.
Cons: The fairways for holes 7, 8, and 9 can get a little tight. Need to watch out if course is busy.

The tee for #9 is hidden in the woods up on a hill. If you don't know where it is, you will be looking for a while.
Other Thoughts: Holes 1-2 are on one side of the pond, while the rest of the course are on the other side. Follow walking path clockwise around pond to find the tee pad for hole #3.

Personally, I liked this course better as a 9 hole course, but the 3 additional holes were a good addition. You will just need to be very careful if there are a lot of people playing the course.

Playground, Walking Paths, and Picnic shelters at the park as well.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful.

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