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Another city park 9 holer
Pros: This is a typical 9 hole city park course. It offers solid catching DGA baskets and 2 tee positions on each hole.
Lots of mature hardwood trees throughout the park offer some forced lines, with some low canopy that can come into play.
Navigation is fairly simple. Park up near the pavilion, and hole 1 is directly on the backside of said pavilion. Hole 9 ends back around close the where you begin.
Tee signs are rudimentary, but decent. Intended route, distance and hole number are all here.
A touch of elevation makes a few of the shots somewhat interesting.
Cons: Natural tee pads on blues and reds. They're not terrible, but this place is just begging to have nice concrete pads. The tees are marked by colored stones in the ground, which are usually easy to see. It's kind of wonky, though, as some of the blue tees are actually shorter (and arguably easier) than the red tees. Not really skill based, but at least they offer a different look.
Distance-wise, nothing too long here, which is typical of a city park. It's not crazy short, but you won't be bombing high speed drivers here, either.
I could see this place being super busy, especially during baseball season. A couple holes play around the diamond, and personally, I wouldn't play here during a game.
Street parking only. Doesn't bother everyone, but just though I'd mention it here.
Other Thoughts: This is really a nice little 9 holer, tucked into a small space somewhat well. Pavilion, basketball court, disc golf, baseball diamond...plenty of stuff for everybody to do here. While I wouldn't go out of my way to play it, if you're passing through on your way to Zobel, it's definitely a course you won't mind playing.
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Average park 9 in Ripon
Pros: Its a 9 hole course set in a multi use park, although they did a good job keeping the disc golf away from the other areas. The Mach 5 baskets are in good shape and seemed to catch nicely. Pretty good distance variation here. The distances range from 158 feet on hole 5 up to 423 feet on hole 9. Most holes have at least a few mature trees to contend with which is the main obstacle on this course. There are a few areas of the park that have small elevation changes. Not much but at least it isn't completely flat. Theres a map of the course located on the restroom/concession stand to the west of the parking lot and basketball courts. The course starts right next to this building. The signs are solid in that they have the hole number, par, and a map showing path to the pin and location and distances from the pro and am tees. There are round stones layed in the ground serving as the front of the tees. The tee pads are just grass and are still in pretty good shape.
Cons: The am tees would take a bit of walking around to find, even with the tee signs. Just not much challenge here. It's just your standard public city park course. A few of the holes are a bit close to the road so caution needs to be taken on these.
Other Thoughts: Just a reasonably fun, standard issue 9 hole course. For sure don't go out of your way to play here. Riggs park is only ten minutes away or so too. Good to work on different throws at least, not much else.
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Nice to see 2 new courses in the area in 2009!
Pros: 1) Nice signage and nice baskets. Tees are all marked with sunken solored stepping stones. I LIKE THAT THE TEESIGNS ARE ABOUT 8 FEET UP THE POST SO VANDALISM IS LESS OF AN ISSUE.
2) Beginner friendly . . .holes are too challenging or too long. The two long holes help to get the beginner to try and figure out a max effort drive.
3) Well placed trees and baskets create a handful of different shot making requirements. Some hyzer holes, some turnover holes, a couple of line drive midranges ace runs, and a couple up or down hills.
4) Pretty well designed course for the property. It used the elevation changes well, it used the sections of trees to its benefit.
5) #7 is a good hole with a gap to shoot through and a few trees guarding the basket. #3 is a nice ace run down the hill and short. #5 is another great ace run ( I ran mine about 2 inches high and it shot up over the top of the basket! I couldnt even salvage my birdie because it was about 35' away).
Cons: 1) The design should not have had the tee color change from forward and back. The reds should always be forward and the white/blue should always be further back. This is a problem with consistancy course to course and it will only lead to confusion. If you must play 18 holes play the forwards and then the backs rather than mixing the tees up by color instead!!!
2) Grass tees will deteriorate quickly. I would rather see concrete of course, but level packed gravel is ok as long as it isn;t loose!
3) Course overlaps with walk paths and a few other activities. It isn't the worst I have seen, but it is worth noting. Just be aware of the people and activities around you.
Other Thoughts: Not a bad little course for a medium ized town. It gives the more park feel than the other new course at Riggs Park. This is a much more beginner friendly course, but it can offer some challenge to some better players too, while also being exciting by having a couple real good ace runs!
My biggest issue with this course is the tee setup. Straighten that out and my opinion would improve. It doesnt affect the rating a lot, but it is just goofy especially for a new player.
It doesn't have the most challenging setup but it does offer some shot making requirements on most holes.
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nice new nine
Pros: Tee signs excellent.
#6 a very nicely designed hole for 215 feet.
#4 an excellent hole with length from red tee.
From long tees, this course has more length and requires better shot making skills than most nines. Fresh, new course, installed by someone with a feel for the modern game/design. Not crazy tough, and two sets of tees definitely allow rec/am players to have an enjoyable experience. However, from long tees, there is enough yardage and shot making required to provide an enjoyable experience for more advanced discers.
Cons: Natural tees with paver stones marking end of tee area. I do not mind this; and prefer it to gravel tees. However, all natural tee settings eventually end up rutted and muddy after rain.
Other Thoughts: Parking area puts you at tee #6. Tee #1 is located behind pavilion near tennis courts.
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