Course is getting smaller
Pros: Beginner to Intermediate level course on outskirts of town. Course reduced to a 10 hole course with 5 baskets (see cons). Reviewing course as both a 5 hole dual tee and 10 hole course.
Baskets - 5 remaining baskets at this course are Innova Discatchers with a green rim instead of yellow. They are a little rusted but catch great. There is also a practice basket near where the course used to start.
Tees - Two rubber tees per hole. For the holes remaining, the tees provide its own line and give the hole it's own identity. Tees are labeled 1-9 then 10-18. 1 and 10 play to same basket.
Signs - Wooden posts with hole number on it. One post per hole.
Map - Use the map on this website to help with navigation. Tough if you don't have it.
Variety - Remaining holes have hyzers and anhyzers. Holes are mostly open if you avoid the rough. 7hole 7/16 has a tight fairway. There are a few blind shots (6, 8, 15, 16, 17) due to trees. Hole 8/17 is very wooded and requires a technical approach.
Basket placement for hole 9/18 is on a terrace surrounded by bushes. Stood out to me.
Easy to get to. Very close to highway. Places to grab food and drinks nearby.
Course has potential to improve or to be fixed which is a plus.
Cons: For starters, course has been reduced from a 9 hole dual tee course to a 5 hole dual tee course, so there's that. Holes 1-4 (10-13) have been pulled due to construction of a new building and a road connecting it.
Course now starts at hole 5, which is well over a football field and a half from the parking lot and practice basket. Basket for holes 9/18 are even farther from the start of the course (5/14) so playing all 10 holes in a timely manner are ruled out.
Lack of signage. Hard to navigate without map. Even when this course had all the holes, there was plenty of searching for the next tee as well as basket locations. Used to be blind shots due to elevation so you would have to walk holes first. Still need to on holes 6/15, 7/16, and 8/17. Use course map and scorecard which isn't exactly accurate.
Not much shade. Bring fluids.
No trash cans, benches, or signs.
Other Thoughts: I was looking forward to playing this course again only to find it being replaced with buildings. I enjoyed the blind shots from the elevation and enjoyed hole 8/17 from my first visit.
I only played 5 holes and it was hard to enjoy due to the missing holes lingering in my head. I was disappointed with the lack of any improvements.
This course could be saved with a few tweaks. Make a parking lot in the cul-de-sac. Move basket for hole 5/14 closer to tee for hole 15. Create a new starting hole with alternate tee going towards tees for hole 5/14 (a down and back). Turn hole 9 into two holes (down and back). Relocate practice basket. That would make a 7 hole dual tee loop. Course also needs signs, trash cans, benches, and more trees planted. I don't see this course surviving for an extended period of time unless some improvements are made such as the ones mentioned above.
If you are looking for a new course to play, give it a shot but use the map (not 100% accurate). For the time being, I would recommend other courses in the area over this course. It would eliminate frustration.
Needs Some Work
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Pros: Numerous opportunities to let the driver rip because most of the holes are just out in the open.
Cons: No signage, i.e., yardage, many tees are not labeled at all (yet?), no diagrams or directions from hole to hole.
The pairs of tees are not sufficiently different to really call them separate holes.
Other Thoughts: I'm guessing that they're still working on the course and that improvements will be made compared to the way I played it today.
If you're in the Lafayette area, Murdock Park is a much better option.
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Not a 4 star course
Pros: Good beginner course with nice baskets and rubber tee pads. Facilities are nice if don't mind being hit in the face with some jesus.
Cons: Small park with too many open holes. This course will not challenge advanced players. The nice elements of the park ,pond/woods, are not well utilized. The one long hole(#9/18) is wide open, 200ft wide with zero trees(look at the picture).
Other Thoughts: If your just learning the sport this would be a great place to practice. For more skilled player this course will get boring quick. Its a nice little park its just too bad they didn't bring in a experienced course designer to help them with the layout. I do agree with the last reveiwer that public are made to feel welcome. I was given a map/score card without question or comment.
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