0 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: sweet elevation changes. concrete teepads. full 18 holes. really makes it challenging with the wind and elevation to get a good shot if your not used to it, it was fun. probably the most elevation change ive ever experienced. also there were a few ace runs and the few holes in the woods at the top of the will was fun. most memorable hole was hole 3. its a hook to the left and is a very narrow path to shoot uphill on.
Cons: pay to play. elevation messed with every shot. wind was terrible. your basically playing up and down a ski course with a few holes in the woods at the top of the hill.
Other Thoughts: best layout possible for what they are given. $5 a pop and ill probably spend my money at bryant, kaposia or brp. it was def worth checking out. if i was driving by i would stop in. also walking up and down a ski hill with a 20 disc bag was very tiring and decently in shape. make sure you bring your water, its a work out!
0 of 3 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 1 Not
A More Gentle Ski Hill Disc Golf Course!
Pros: Compared to the higher, more rugged, more mountainous, disc golf courses on ski slopes that I've played in the western US, Hyland is just a touch more gentle. Granted it's still a workout but this course was groomed. I really liked that aspect. Even on # 18 here, with an errant throw, you could still par the hole. I liked the cleverly constructed benches made out of out snowboards. The scorecards are top notch. Other ski courses I've played have had rough natural pads, here you have great, extra-long, grippy concrete pads. Also the entire course here is much more groomed/mowed then other ski courses I've played. Made for a much more comfortable round.
The costs $3 per round, or $5 per day for all day or $30 for a season's pass for all three courses is a very fair deal when you consider and see all the work that is done on these three courses.
There are some great views of downtown Minneapolis from the top.
And # 18 was indeed the signature hole here for me. 710 feet downhill with the basket just sitting down there awaiting your tee off. What I wouldn't give to have a big arm here.
Cons: I didn't care much for # 14. 545' straight up a nasty steep hill is not fun and borders on tortuous to me.
Physically, this is a good workout. You're plenty tired by the end. Bring water.
I never like throwing down or over gravel roads and pathways.
I had to walk ahead on quite a few holes to determine where the basket was.
Other Thoughts: I liked Hyland OK but wasn't completely thrilled with it. It just didn't take my breath away with it's design. It's an enjoyable course but it's missing that "It" factor for me. It's a good deal with the other two courses for the Three Rivers Pass. You gotta love the effort their putting into disc golf around the area.
5 of 6 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Elevation is the name of game.
Pros: -Plenty of parking.
-Waste Baskets @ tees
-Nice concrete tees.
-Mach III Baskets
-Very nice scorecards
-This course will, if nothing else, teach you how to throw on elevation
-The few wooded holes that there were, had some nice design to them.
-Hole #18 is fun if you just want to see your disc fly for a long time.
-View from top of hill is pretty.
-Not very crowded, probably because this course is more of a workout than others around it.
Cons: -Hole #14 , this hole is a pain in the butt. Throw you disc up a steep hill for 545ft with nothing technical to it, just drive, hike, drive, hike.
-Some fairways were made up of gravel roads, will tear into discs.
-Outside of elevation, there was not very much in terms of hole design. (there were a few nicely designed ones)
-Signs weren't very helpful, had to scout ahead to locate basket many times.
-Closed for skiing in winter (unavoidable but still, if you want to play year round, you couldn't)
Other Thoughts: Bring water, you're in for a hike. This course has you thowing up and down a ski slope. It has the money put into it that it should really be a better course than it is in my opinion. If you are really are looking for an elevation challenge, you're in luck, otherwise I'd look elsewhere for your disc golf fix.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 5 Not
Hilly as hell
Pros: The courses managers take extremely good care of this course, lots of variety of shots needed and a challenging course.
Cons: A plethora of uphill and downhill shots that will tire you out tremendously. Also, not sure if is worth the fee to play
0 of 5 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: A great variety of different holes, and the layout is well done for the location. The last hole straight down the hill is especially fun. Its pretty difficult to lose discs on this course so its a good place to go for the best shots. Plus there's a nice shop in the ski lodge with food, beer, and a lot of discs.
Cons: This course makes for a long round. There's a lot of walking uphill, and its not fun when your disc rolls down the slope. Bad throws are costly.
There is little shade on the course and it will get pretty hot, so bring sunblock and water.
Other Thoughts: Its worth playing, especially since its a common place for tournaments; casual, amateur, and pro.
6 of 7 people found this review helpful.
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