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Pros: None I can think of.
Cons: Course is not really playable. Overgrown with cedars. No marked tee areas or baskets.
Other Thoughts: One of the worst courses I have ever played. Could not even find most holes. May have been decent back in the Wakarusa days but no upkeep since. Park entry will go to $5 next year. Don't bother!! Also the other nine have been pulled.
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Here, you will hear, “The baskets over here!”
Pros: This is a fairly flat course with, lots of trees, OB, mandos, water, and some wild pin placements. When you first get to this 9-hole course it will look very simple from the road while looking at the first hole that is a simple wide-open hole. But once you venture in, you begin to realize this is rather a cool little course. Even the short holes were fun to throw on. The trees create some really cool obstacles, as some of the holes are just loaded with them. There are some friendly arrows along the way and well-mowed paths to find your way along. There are some hand painted tee signs and some unusual flag/markers above the baskets. They went for a kind of an art deco thing here.
Cons: Not all the tee signs were present, legible, or on their poles. Sadly, the artistic side of this course's "extras" has not stood the test of time. Some of these things are broken, weather-beaten, or even missing. Some of the grass/dirt tee pads are starting to show some ruts. Some of the pins are so hidden by the pine trees (even on the short holes) that you are forced to walk ahead and find the basket before throwing. You could lose a disc in these pine trees as they catch everything and are really dense. Navigation Hole #9 with an OB-fence/water area on the immediate right edge a row of bushes on the immediate left contains a narrow fairway. If you can't carry the entire hole, it could be a chore. The fence by the water is climbable, but it is not something really want to be doing. There needed to me more trashcans here and the only bathroom close by is a ¼ mile up the road back at the park office.
Other Thoughts: The Fun Factor here is a bit mixed. I hated not being able to see the disc land or see the basket from the tee, but the layout of the holes were actually kind of fun to throw on. I actually wanted to play this course again when I got done the first time around. You do have to pay ($4.20 at the time of this review) to get into this park in order to play both 9-hole courses here. I think this 9-hole course would be worth my coming back to play it just for the fun factor in the layout. If I had my choice, I would probably just play this course over and over and not venture to the other course, except to see the scenic view from the top of it.
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Night & Day
Pros: The "front" nine baskets are spread throughout a fairly dense pine tree plot in the State Park while the "back" nine were spread throughout an open prairie grass hill top. This created two really distinct courses essentially and both play dramatically different!
- front 9 baskets are technical
- back 9 baskets are open but technical as well. An errant throw into the prairie grass is worse than in the woods.
- Great hole variety with 9 Straight/4 Right/5 Left
- Fairly Easy to navigate as long as you pay attention to the random signs nailed to trees on the front 9
- Trashcans were placed throughout on front 9 only
- Great views of Clinton Lake on the last couple of holes
- Tee pads ranged from dirt to grass throughout course
- Fairways were well mowed.
- The elevation changes on the front 9 coupled with an absolutley insane amount of pines to throw through or over made for a round I had never experienced before - Then when I went to the back 9 and saw nothing but 3-4' prairie grass with few trees along with elevation changes again, I thought I had left and found a completely different course. I must admit it was a little odd, but overall a really refreshing way to play 18 baskets.
Cons: - No Course Map
- Would benefit greatly from some groomed tee pads - does not need to be concrete, it is a State Park
- Tee signs need serious work
- Only 1 basket location - this site could easily manage two locations and be a 1/2 point better.
- needs trash cans on back 9
- Restrooms at campsites across street.
- Plenty of very clean camping areas
- Fee to play is the State Park entrance fee for vehicles
See detailed course review @ http://www.dgcoursereview.com.../d6f1bca5.pdf
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