9 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This course plays across the street from the championship 18 hole course which is a great bonus. The course plays through mature trees, rolling grassy fairways, and some wooded tunnels. There is a nice variety of tighter shots and more open shots, and most holes have at least a little bit of elevation change to add challenge. The course does an excellent job for a 9 hole course of mixing up hole lengths and shapes, without being too challenging for the players who aren't quite ready for the 18 hole course.
There are two sets of tees on every hole, adding another level of variety and challenge, and making the course more interesting for different levels of player. The blue tees aren't signed, but aren't too difficult to find. The red tees have good signage with distances from both tees, and solid hole maps that make the course easy to figure out. There are course maps provided at the beginning of the course, which makes the couple flow issues not a big deal. The gateway titans are great baskets, and were in really nice shape.
Cons: The elevation available was used well, but this part of the park is pretty flat, making it a little less interesting. Some holes had a third (short) set of tees marked with yellow markers, but they weren't obvious on every hole, and weren't marked on the hole signs. All three sets of tees were natural and were a little rutted out in spots, they looked like they would get pretty bad in rainy weather. The hole signs don't indicate which pin position is in use, so you don't always know exactly where to throw.
Other Thoughts: This is one of the best 9 hole courses I've played, and it's even better when used as a warm up to the 18 hole course (they flow together as one big 27 hole course if you have the time and energy). There is enough challenge, especially from the longs, to keep better players interested, but not so much toughness that beginners will be too frustrated from the red tees.
9 of 9 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This rec course is a good complement to the champ side course. It is a great course to improve your game if you are a beginner, about half the holes require good accuracy (1,2,3,9) the rest are more distance related but still require some navigation.
There are 3 tee boxes (blues reds yellows) and two pin placements per hole. This allows the beginner to choose their challenge (yellow for newbies, reds for more experienced, blues to really prep for the champ side).
Good mix of shots from hyzers, straight to slight anhyzers, as well as some opportunities for rollers.
Scorecards on hole 1
Cons: Not a huge challenge for the experienced player, but still fun.
Natural tee pads, no arrows for navigation between holes.
Some of the holes a bit repetitive, I'm thinking about 4, 5, 6. Which are similar but still different enough to make them fun.
Other Thoughts: A fun little warm up for the back nine, rumor has it that another nine will be put in soon.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
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