St. Paul (West Saint Paul), MN 
Garlough Park Share
Uploaded By: bigbeano Hole #4 (Taken 7/2012)
3 / 315ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #4 Basket to Tee



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Elevated Ace Runs

1    5/24/2014   5/25/2014
Review By: mndiscg
Played: 348  Reviewed: 342  Exp: 6.5 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: +List of people that get aces on the board by tee 1. It would be even more cool if everybody sent in there aces. I almost was able to add my name to the list a few times. There are many ace runs here. The front board also had tourney and league info.
+Every hole has at least a little elevation and many holes have a lot of elevation. This makes short holes harder with potential rollaways on the fast greens. This greatly enhanced this course for me.
+Nice baskets
+Nice concrete pads, they were appropriate size for this course.
+The course was clean and well maintained.
+Good hole variety. No two holes felt very similar to me. The holes were on the shorter side but there was a distance variety in there.
+The woods were nice. It could be a nice peaceful round if you have quiet and respectful groups on the course at the same time as you.
+Hole sponsors for every hole are listed on the back of the number plate, it was nice to see that they got a sponsor for every hole.
+Might be maps/scorecards at the first tee.
Cons: -There were some losers hanging out on the course and that lowered my experience there a little bit. There was one group that was hammered and was playing very slowly and loudly and another that was composed of obnoxious high schoolers.
-The course is very short.
-Erosion and mud could be an issue with heavy use and all of the ups and downs. Hole 6 was quite muddy yesterday but there was an alternate path to avoid it.
-The rough could be rough and there was a lot of water behind hole 9. You could lose a disc here if your shot goes out of control.
-No signage at all and the maps were gone from the box. Navigation wasn't too hard but finding hole 4 could be a little hard, go down the hill, and we skipped hole 8 before going back to play it. For the most part just follow the worn paths but that can be confusing a little.
Other Thoughts: +You can enjoy this course unless you only enjoy super long championship level courses. Bring your mid and putter and go for as many birdies and aces as possible!
+This course had a high fun factor for me. I will stop here again if I am in the area.
+I would recommend a stop here for anyone. It would be a great place to introduce someone new to the game. I wouldn't go too far out of my way to get here but if you are in the area, play it.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Garlough Park

5+    10/24/2009   10/26/2009
Review By: andyman
Played: 146  Reviewed: 16  Exp: 8.6 Years
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This course is very easy to navigate. The first tee is just south of the parking lot. There is a short walk from #3's basket to #4's tee pad. Follow path down the hill to the right of #3's basket. You will have to follow the same path from #6's basket to get back to #7's tee pad.

The baskets are in nice condition and have hole numbers on top of them. All baskets are visible from the tee pad which makes it easy to see where you need to throw.

This is a great course for beginners to play. The layout is not too tough but still offers some challenge to more advanced players. Hole 4 is the most challenging hole on the course. It is a sharp dogleg hole that plays well with a RHFH or a LHBH throw. There are also elevations changes on most holes. Some of the holes play up hill while some play down hill. Holes 4 and 6 are the only flat holes.

There is a practice basket in the field between the parking lot and the first tee.

There is a mail box with scorecards in it by the first tee.
Cons: The tee pads are dirt and can be very muddy after it rains or snows.

Overall this course is pretty short. Not many opportunities to use my driver at this course. I use a mid range disc on most tee shots.

The 'Rough' off the fairways on holes 2 and 6 is very thick. Try to keep your disc left and not in the rough. You might be looking for it for a while.
Other Thoughts: The course is located in the park next to the Garlough Environmental Magnet School. I have played here numerous times during school and have never had a problem. The course is kept up very nicely. I have seen city workers in the park doing maintenance on numerous occasions.

With the school next to the course, there is playground for the kids to play at while you play a quick round.

I really enjoy playing this course. This is one of 4 courses that I can drive to, play 9, and get back to work during my lunch hour. I am usually the only one on the course when I play at that time. There seems to be a lot of foot traffic on the course, but I have not encountered many people when I play.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful.

 

2-4    6/18/2008   11/25/2008
Review By: Cradical
Played: 107  Reviewed: 63  Exp: 7.5 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Some challenging shots with risk and reward but most are wide open mid-range shots. For the most part, it is a course for beginners who want a challenge but may not have the arm strength.
Cons: Some very very short holes. The first one is the shortest at 85 feet and number 3 is 115 feet. The longest hole is 260 feet which makes most people feel like they're missing out on bombing it.
Other Thoughts: The course is located next to a middle school, so one must keep this in mind when playing this course. It is clear that the course has been designed for them, so we should applaud their efforts in getting disc golf on the radar for these youngsters.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.


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