Up and Down at BE!
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: +Two nice large concrete tees on most holes
+Nice red baskets
+Awesome hilly terrain made for interesting shots and beautiful scenery to play through. Most holes were up or down or had a tricky green. Some fun risk/reward shots here. The holes are tight enough that a few feet could mean the difference between birdie and bogey. Accuracy is more important than distance here.
+Enough trees to force certain shots but not enough to scare away most players or to create a rough to eat discs. It was a perfect amount of trees for a park style course.
+Nice parking, a nature trail with historical things for those who are interested in that.
+I played on a friday afternoon and was the only one on the course. It probably doesn't get too busy.
Cons: -Every hole is blind or at least close to blind on this course. I don't mind a blind hole or 2 but this was totally unbalanced.
-Navigation was pretty bad. Many tees were missing signage and it was often hard to tell where to go after the last basket. It was also hard to know where all of the blind baskets were. You will need to do a little scouting or play with a local. There was lots of random walking around.
-The hole lengths were medium but didn't vary too much from hole to hole. At the same time, there wasn't a true ace run nor was there a true bomber hole. The course was again pretty one dimensional in that regard.
Other Thoughts: +They should double the course size and put new signs up. This could be a sweet 4 disc 18 holer with some epic big shots.
+This course is worth a stop. The Omaha area doesn't have too many great courses so you might want to drive up here sometime to check out this park. It is pretty fun. I will be back if the opportunity presents itself.
+This course probably has a better replay value than as a first timer. The poor navigation and signage does hurt it.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Challenging 9 hole
Pros: They used trees well, both around the tees and close to the tee pads. It has nice hole placement to create some challenging shots. The course has some great country scenery. The A and B pads are placed to create almost completely different holes....nice.
Cons: Signage in general. Could find no posted map. Since all the baskets (except on the shorter pad on 3) can not be seen from the pads a map would really help first timers. The pads for 3,4,5,6 are hard to find the first time you play.
Other Thoughts: Will most definitely play again. We thought it was a very fun course for a nine hole layout.
Blair DGC review
Pros: Very fun short course. Low traffic at this course with great scenery for Nebraska. Very well maintained park with good elevation changes. One of my favorite in the area, and I really don't like 9 hole courses but with A and B tees at every hole it is good to throw them back to back.
Cons: Again its only a 9 hole course with plenty of room to expand but still short.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
If you play one course in Blair this year...
Pros: Think of any type of vegetation that you've enjoyed seeing on a course…and this course has it. Big leafy trees, thick pines, big ass shrubbery, and lots of wild grass. The course is not wooded by any means, but you really need to think about your path to the basket. Otherwise you might end up in a place with no great second shot.
There are two concrete tees on each of the 9 holes and two basket positions (only one basket is in use at any given time). The A tees are not too tough to par if you play it safe. The B tees are a bigger challenge, with some tougher alleys to hit. Hole 4 forces you to hit a really thin alley or throw a sweeping turnover shot and then hit a downhill approach shot. Hole 8 tempts you to throw a big hyzer over some un-mowed wild grass that could get you in trouble (maybe better to lay up straight ahead). And hole 9 is an uphill challenge with pine trees on either side that is a very tough par.
In addition to the trees, there is some nice elevation changes. Hole 5 has a really steep dropoff that could ruin your score if you leave your shot to the right.
The park was not crowded, just one other group on the course.
Cons: The baskets are often not visible from the tee, so you'll need to walk up the fairway to see where you're going with it. Course navigation is okay, but after hole 4 you need to backtrack a bit and go up the hill (there is a little path, but it's not obvious that is where you're supposed to go). There are a couple other parts that require some minor backtracking, but nothing too obnoxious.
Also, the course message board has numerous mis-spellings on it. If you are a lover of both disc golf and proper grammar, you may feel conflicted here.
Other Thoughts: If you have played Cunningham, the topography is similar on the latter holes with the wild grass and the types of trees and shrubs you'll encounter. It's actually a pretty piece of land, and I really hope they can get more holes put in. If you look at the map near the parking lot, the park is huge. Space would not be an issue.
This was a surprisingly quick drive up from Omaha, and I will be back. This was a fun little course.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Nice concrete tees, 2 per hole. Nice red baskets. The course is well taken care of, no trash laying around. Great scenic views as the course is on the top of a very large hill. There is also a lot of elevation here, so bring hiking shoes! Many holes offer a great challenge and force you to use several different shots. There is a very nice walking trail, trash cans, benches, shelter and restrooms in the park. Course flows fairly well. Room to expand.
Cons: The course is fairly short, there aren't any long bomber holes. It is very easy to lose a disc here as many areas outside of the fairway have tall grass/trees. Several of the pins are blind, some of them can be hard to find.
Other Thoughts: Overall this was a fun course to play. Although there are only 9 holes, you can play one round on each tee to make 18. The park is beautiful, and the course makes pretty good use of the land it is on. However, there is plenty of room to expand to 18 holes if desired. The park has tons of elevation, if this course was expanded it would make for a really challenging round. If you are a first-timer you may want to allow time to scout out the course before you play... there are several blind pins. The course flows fairly well, although there is a little bit of backtracking. Stop by if you are in Blair!
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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Tree Farm on a Bluff...Tada!
Pros: This course is on top of a very scenic hill with a great view! The parking area is nice and ends with some huge religious looking monument thing at the peak. This course is like someone installed the cement tee pads and baskets in the middle of a tree farm. This place has lots of trees, 2 tee pads and 2 pin placements on each hole, some elevation, and a well thought out layout for 9 holes. A few of the holes had well placed baskets. Don't get me wrong, there are pathways to the holes. So, this is not a throw and hope it gets through kind of holes. This was a very clean place to play and it seemed to have well maintained grounds.
Cons: For having such short holes, many of the holes required you to walk up a little ways to see where that basket was located. Navigation isn't that easy, and I did need a map. Mostly this is due to not being able to see the next hole or the length of walk between some of the holes. I really wish they had put in the full 18 holes as there was plenty of room to do this. The hole lengths did not vary that much. Many of the tee marker plates were missing. There were no trashcans on the course itself and I did not find a restroom here either. Basket 9 and tee 1 are not close to each other.
Other Thoughts: The Fun Factor for this course was just OK. Some of the holes were fun to navigate around the trees on, but the variety of length was a little dull. I tend to like these kind of courses with lots of trees, but this one didn't end up being as much fun as I anticipated. It is still a nice course for its size and the area. If you have the course map, it might be worth a stop.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: This course is located on the top of a bluff in Eastern NE. Has great views and a good challenge with hills and trees.
Cons: Mostly a par 3 course, with a couple of alt. tee boxes that give you a longer par 4 hole. Two of the holes you must wait on others to play through before driving or you will be throwing over other players.
Other Thoughts: This would make a nice 18 hole course, but due to trying to protect native grasses, they have kept it to 9. It is a nice short course to play.
1 of 3 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 3 Not
You'll get your excercise!
Pros: Very nice scenery on a hill top with very challenging basket placements.
Cons: Up and down the hill too many times. You would often play a hole down the hill, then have to walk back up the hill to the next tee. Some of the basket placements are next to impossible to par (completely surrounded by trees).
Other Thoughts: Too much dead space. This is a nine hole course, but could easily be 18 if they filled in the dead space. You do alot of walking in empty space when you could be playing holes there.
3 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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