Fun Extra 9
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Pros: - Nice shot variety/contrast with Apple Creek 18
- Concrete tee pads and baskets in good condition
- Plays well as a stand-alone, quick 9-hole course or an easily accessed additional 9-hole loop to the Plamann 18-hole course
Cons: - Long grass and thick rough through the middle section of the course will eat errant throws and require a lot of time searching for discs
- No helpful fairway geometry/pin location on tee signs
- Hole 1 feels like a filler hole
Other Thoughts: The Plamann Meadowview 9 is an interesting course; it and its 18-hole brother could probably be listed as a single, 27-hole course with an optional 9-hole loop. Viewed this way, these 9-holes add some tighter, more technical lines to the generally more open holes from Apple Creek. Holes 5-7 in particular offer tight lines with more punishing rough not seen through most of the 18-hole course. I'd say you might even have an easier time shooting under par on Apple Creek than Meadowview, despite its short length.
There is nothing spectacular here, but with the exception of Hole 1, there are no bad holes either, and it certainly is a fun loop. It is nice to have the option to play 9, 18, or 27 holes of good disc golf given one's available time. These 9 holes complement the other 18, and you would be doing yourself a disservice if you skip these holes while coming out to play Plamann.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Solid 9 hole add-on
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Pros: Nine holes that can either be played by themselves, or as a split into the 18 hole course adjacent.
One grippy, concrete tee pad per hole. Plenty long enough and rectangular. All were in good shape.
Solid DGA baskets, all in good repair, and caught as well as you'd expect. There's a couple blind-ish holes that would do well to have some sort of flag or distinguishing feature on the baskets. One pin placement per hole.
Navigation was pretty simple, as the course makes a nice loop from the parking lot and back.
A decent amount of challenge here, especially for a 9 hole layout. The more open holes at least require different lines, from straight, to anny, to big hyzer. Hole 8 is a nice s-curve type hole that will test you. A few meadow type holes in the middle will test accuracy, especially with long grass on both sides. Hole 5 is an especially nice hole, that requires good accuracy from the tee.
Cons: The meadow grass on holes 5-7 can be a pain in the arse. The undergrowth is heavy, as well. We spent a good deal of time searching for a shot 20' from the basket on 5, as it was barely visible under a very little amount of shule.
The tee signs, while visually appealing, do little more than tell you what hole you're on and its distance. On most holes it's not a problem, but there are a couple blind holes that will have you walking to scout.
This place can get very busy, but not quite as bad as the adjoining 18.
Other Thoughts: This is really a solid course, especially for 9 holes. Pretty much every hole has its own personality, which is very nice. It you're playing it from the 18, you'll hop onto hole 2 from hole 11 on the previous course. Easy peasy.
The baskets are only in from spring-fall, so don't make the mistake of coming here in the winter. All in all, you're kind of cheating yourself if you play the 18 and don't give this course a run.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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Pros: Concrete tees, descriptive tee signs
Cons: some extremely narrow fairways on a few holes
Other Thoughts: This is an interesting 9 holes that can be played separately or as an add-on to the 18-hole Apple Creek course at Plamann Park (you will encounter the 1st tee roughly mid-way through your round while playing Apple Creek). Many of the holes are similar in nature to the Apple Creek course, a bit hilly with mature trees scattered throughout a wide-open mowed grassy area but there are a few holes in the middle of the round that are cut through some tall grasses and evergreen trees. These holes are easy enough to play except that there is a high likelihood to lose a disc or two in the tall grass due to the very narrow mowed trail through the grass.
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