4 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: -Great tee signs that provide a lot of information and they are all in very good shape
-Two tee pads and at least two pin locations for each hole (plus the tee pads are all marked with red or blue paint so you can play the easier red or the harder blue or a mix of the two).
-Very nice big tee pads that are in great shape
-The front nine are great with a decent variety. They include several holes in trees, four that play around the lake and a couple wider open holes.
-Water hazards (I love when courses have water hazards and this one has both a lake and a stream that could cause trouble if you over throw several of the holes. If you don't feel comfortable throwing over the lake there are ways to avoid throwing straight over the lake).
-The different tees and pin locations provide a good mix of distances on many of the holes.
-Enjoyed the last few holes that threw between and around some earthern mounds (which added a little variety to the back nine).
-Baskets are in great shape
-Tee signs have wooden blocks with the hole number on top which makes navigation easier
Cons: -The back nine are not nearly as interesting as the front nine as they are almost all wide open shots.
-If the course got crowded, I could see a few issues where fairways might cross but nothing terrible.
-It had been fairly rainy the days before we played and there were definitely spots that held a lot of water.
-At times the course flow was slightly hard to follow (the main issue was where to go after hole nine).
-Plays by a lot of backyards and based on all of the keep out or beware of dog signs, I don't think the homeowners around there would be very happy about you retrieving a disc from their yards.
Other Thoughts: Overall, this a very fun course with a great front nine and a back nine that could be a little bit more interesting. There are smaller trees on the back nine that could grow and make those holes more interesting. If you are in the area definitely stop by and give this course a try, its worth it.
4 of 6 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: -Most of the front 9 holes are very good, trees in play
-Tees are huge, are marked with colored corners and also have distances sprayed on
-Signs are top notch as well, full color, easy to read, lots of information
-facilities are good as far as walkways, bathrooms and rest areas
-tall grass/weeds + evergreens on back 9 will be excellent some day
-good backing behind the course financially and also for lost discs and whatnot
Cons: -The holes along the pond are just unnecessarily frustrating. Some of holes are so close to the pond that a small roll or skip will have you swimming. Also, if there is a strong wind gust or your hand slips, you'll also be taking a dip.
-Next complaint would be the two holes on the back nine where you are essentially throwing towards a small stream that is heavily wooded/vegetated. The hole placement is too close to the stream considering the approach angle.
-One hole plays towards one of the busiest streets in Noblesville (150+ ft. away) which just seems dangerous to me.
-should be noted that some of these problems are caused by open air and tailwinds which don't always come into play
Other Thoughts: most holes will get better with age. Also bought a disc at the 'pro shop' which was cool. Hard to say which is better between this and Northview. Maybe edge to Northview for hills.
1 of 4 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 3 Not
Back 9 is very open
Pros: Some difficulties like trees and a lake that you throw over 3 times on the front 9, but nothing that can't be worked around with the proper throw. The front 9 and back 9 are very different from eachother. The back 9 is hardly wooded and great for beginners to get their drives down. Also has a restroom and water fountain in the middle, as well as a huge open area to practice your drives.
Cons: The pond will eat your discs. Make sure and bring something to get them out, or be ready to go swimming.
Other Thoughts: The trees are still growing, and in a few years, the difficulty will grow with them.
1 of 4 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Country club look with trimmed trees, beautifully-manicured lawn, many fairways and greens defined by high, thin grass.
Long-n-wide concrete tees, two per hole. Classy signs with all the info at red tees. New baskets. Practice basket.
Other than 3-8, which brings the edge of a small woods into play, the course is wide open (although to be fair, there are plenty of small trees planted along/near the open holes).
Baskets 1 and 9 located on slopes near water. Hole 11 has creek running along the left side the entire length. Walking path near about half the baskets and/or fairways.
Other than the water hazards, this is a great choice for beginners and intermediates to play, as the distances are not oppressive, and the course is simple enough to navigate - a cinch with the map. Experienced players can have a birdy blast and some ace runs as less than 1/3rd of the holes require any specific line or turn. Wind was omnipresent.
The review title? From the red tees, my Star TL with a touch of hyzer proved to be a solid choice from the tee on over half the holes.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 3 Not
Two nines... two diffrent courses
Pros: amazing front nine, concrete tees in great shape with two sets of tees. each set of tees works really well, reds for beginners, blues for experts. only 1 hole I personally have to worry about losing a disc, 11, but its a tough one. overall good course. one of the best courses in the area
Cons: back nine lacks except for hole 11, pond on front nine makes it hard to use raw power. shot selection does not vary very much.
Other Thoughts: good course, two hole locations switch about every 3 weeks, overall works well with beginners and experts. im excited to play again soon.
1 of 4 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Dr. Jekyll, Mr. Hyde
Pros: This double-looping 9s, park-setting course has top-of-the-line Houck signs, good DISCatcher baskets, and nicely sized concrete tees. In fact, each hole has two tees and two pin placements. The signs, located at the red tees, have bag holders attached to their poles. The blue tees, not having the benefit of the signs' information, still have the hole length painted on the tees. There are rules signs at holes #1 and 3 (for those parking at either side of the park). Additionally, this well-manicured course includes a nice pavillion, restroom and water facilities, and not just a practice basket - but an entire practice hole.
As for the course itself, there is a small pond in play on Holes #1, 2, 6 & 9. While it is easy to stay out of, it can also be intimidating and does tend to gobble up stray discs. The pond is especially treacherous for lefties or sidearmers. Along with the pond, there are two small creeks that provide a possible water hazard on Holes #2-4, 11, & 13.
Highlights of individual holes include excellent greens on Holes #1, 2, 9 & 18, a nice anhyzer hole on #3, a great, forced-anhyzer or sidearm drive on blue #4, some light woods on Holes #7 & 8, and some interesting mounds on Holes #17 & 18.
In my opinion the best stretch of holes are #18-#4.
Cons: While the majority of the course has great amenities, there are no trash cans or benches on the course itself. The course is also pretty much flat, like most Indianapolis courses.
The design, for the most part is strong, especially given the land available, but there are some flow issues. The walk from #5 to 6 requires a walk across #2's fairway. From #6 to 7 (especially the blue pad), you have to backtrack. Hole #8 from the blue pad pretty much invites you to throw directly over #7's basket due to the lanes in the woods. The walk from #8 to 9 has you cross #6's green. The walk from #9 to 10 is long. And finally, going from #15 to 16 requires backtracking down #15's fairway.
These are fairly minor issues, though, compared to the course's main flaw: the back 9 is almost unbearably boring. It is, for the most part, long with very few obstacles and little variety (the course overall rarely forces any other shot than a RHBH). It is a huge disappointment after the front 9. In fact, you may have a much better time playing the 2 sets of 9 pads on the front twice and skipping the back altogether. Now there are patches of tall grass (only in the summer) and some small trees that have been planted. But neither of these provides any real obstacles.
On that same thread, there are only light woods on a couple of holes and the water hazards are easy to avoid with smart play. One can also use the walking paths as OB, as they factor in on holes #1, 12, 14, 17 & 18. If there are walkers in the park, these paths can easily become a definite downside.
Other Thoughts: I like this course. It is nice, clean, and easy to play. The front 9 is perhaps the best stretch of holes in the Indianapolis area. But as great as the front 9 is, the back 9 is equally boring.
This course, with its great parking, pavillion, and restrooms, along with its in-sight proximity to McDonald's and alternative pins and tees is nearly ideal for tournaments.
My advice and bottom line: play 27 holes - front 9 blue and red pads and the back 9 once (just to experience it).
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Two tee pads and two pin positions. The pads and tees make for different shots whether you want long or short holes.
Cons: Tough water shots.
Other Thoughts: It's the only place I've ever played and I love it. It's an amazing course with a different shot every time.Makes me use all my discs. The back nine is almost all open with a creek along holes 11, 13, and 15. Front 9 has a ton of trees and alot of options to get around. Great course.
1 of 5 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Excellent tee pads (blue & red tee)
Each hole flows well with the next
Signage, trash cans, Restroom, drinking fountain all are Excellently placed
Its a great all around course I really have no complaints.
Cons: Need signs on blue tees.
Back nine is okay not the best on Character give it a few years and this will change with more trees and growth of what they already have.
Other Thoughts: Great course. Def. has the market in the Indianapolis area.
2 of 6 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: -Water in play makes for a couple of intimidating tee shots
-Signage is good
-Dual tee pads and multiple basket locations can make for a different experience each time out
Cons: -Almost all holes are pretty wide open
3 of 7 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 3 Not
Perfect coarse if more trees
Pros: Play this all the time. Front 9 is great with a few challenging water shots and well placed trees. Great signage and trash cans. Easy to find holes except 3-4 can be missed if u army careful. Well rounded course
Cons: Expect to lose/find frisbees in the water on hole 1 and 9. Not many trees in the back 9- if there were and if hole 1 and 9 would b less likely to lose frisbees this would b an easy 4.5. If u lose a frisbee a scuba diver or neighboor (if thrown in backyard) will retieve ur disk but it will b a couple weeks wait. Then Dennis will charge u bout 2 bucks per frisbee
Other Thoughts: Bound to find frisbees in the water... If water shots were better protects by trees and if there were more trees in the back 9, this would easily b at least a 4.5
0 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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