Coeur d'Alene, ID 
Bluegrass Park - Kiwanis DGC Share
Uploaded By: cefire Hole #3
3 / 275ft. Par / Distance:
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Sad Little Three Hole Course

1    6/17/2015   6/17/2015
Review By: markmcc
Played: 110  Reviewed: 98  Exp: 3.2 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Acres and acres of lush green grass. Nice playground for kids.

An adequate place to bring a brand new player and give them an introduction to disc golf. But beyond that this course has little to offer.
Cons: Things have obviously changed over the years, and what apparently started as a decent nine holes is now a dreary little three-hole course. The main sign (added to Links section) still claims it as a nine-hole course, but that is because they offer three (similar) tee positions for each of the three baskets.

Tee pads are an embedded 4x4 marking the front of the tee. The tee signs are fine, giving a diagram of the hole and the three different distances to the pin from each position.

Baskets are odd home-made things. The upper chain section is quite short, with 8 heavy chains. The basket is open enough that your disc will fall out the bottom. So between running your putt through the chains or having it fall out the bottom, these baskets don't catch well at all.

There are many nice trees in the park, but not one is in play on any hole. Just open throws over mowed grass.

While each hole offers three different tee positions, they are so close together that they don't present any significant variety to the holes.
Other Thoughts: Based on earlier reviews it seems that at one time this course had nine holes. But in the current configuration there are only three baskets, and this appears permanent as this is what is shown on the course sign.

No reason to come here unless you are a course-bagger. If so, you can knock this one out in ten minutes or less.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 

1    9/2/2010   3/31/2011
Review By: cefire
Played: 638  Reviewed: 134  Exp: 16.1 Years
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Kiwanis DGC at Bluegrass park is a beautiful open field of grass in the midst of a really new looking housing subdivision. The park is well maintained and the course amenities are relatively nice with tee signs and very visible basket number plates to assist in navigation. The baskets themselves though were likely designed with ultimate 'frisbee's' in mind rather than disc golf as the side iron pieces have gaps too large to contain smaller diameter discs. In addition, the baskets have only one set of eight outer chains which makes for a lot of fly-throughs and bounce-outs. I've attached a picture of one of these homemade baskets which, besides the catching problems, are very sturdy looking targets. Nearly all of the course is completely wide open with no places to lose discs and no places really where a player can find a 'bad lie'. On the few holes which have a tree or two, large out-and-around hyzers make for easy birdies. This would be a great park for families to get to know the game or for completely new players to try out throwing for the first time. After even a few rounds though, even green players are going to probably want to head down the road to Corbin or Cherry Hill.
Cons: Because of the lack of any meaningful tree coverage, the only teeth this course has are found on the holes near road or sidewalk where an errant throw could skip OB. Other than this, you are really mostly looking at a wide open field with a few small 'bumps' of elevation - the biggest challenge you'll likely find is ensuring that your disc will not fall through the basket! The other main problem with this course is that Bluegrass Park is very much a multiuse facility with walking paths, a playground, and a basketball court which are just close enough to some holes to create concern.
Other Thoughts: Check out the Kiwanis Disc Golf Course if you are heading over with the family both so they can play frisbee and enjoy a great park for a picnic. For those looking for any sort of challenge though, you'll be much better served by any of the other area courses.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful.

 Family friendly.

1    8/9/2008   6/12/2009
Review By: sillybizz
Played: 226  Reviewed: 218  Exp: 12 Years
This review was updated on 4/6/2010
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Very clean park in a nice neighborhood, this is a fun course if you want to bring the kids along too. Very easy to follow with nice tee signs. Even though this is a park course there are some longer holes here so you might want to bring one driver. No chance of losing a disc, this is an all grass course.
Cons: This is a shared course with little kids playing on the toys there and when I played it there was a lot of watching and waiting for the other park users. The baskets are a little funny and don't catch the disc properly. The course is open and doesn't challenge you very much.
Other Thoughts: As the other reviewers have mentioned there are other courses in the area that are much more challenging that is not much of a drive, but I am glad there are courses like this to play as sometimes my whole family has a picnic or barbeque and then goes and plays disc golf and they don't want to play gold level pro parks.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful.


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