Grinnell, IA 
Miller Park - Lake Nyanza Share
Uploaded By: xsjunkie Hole #3 (Taken 6/2010)
3 / 320ft.   3 / --   3 / --   3 / -- Par / Distance:
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1    7/29/2014   7/29/2014
Review By: tlsuth41
Played: 8  Reviewed: 4
Pros: Good variety of holes. Many challenging shots that ask if you are willing to risk the loss of a disc for a lower score.

Good parking and good baskets.

Concrete pads with good signage.
Cons: Several of the trees could used trimmed.

Goose poop everywhere.

The layout is not especially flowing but works okay.
Other Thoughts: A definite fun course that will be enjoyed by my family on a fairly regular basis.

Close to I-80, but not worth the detour

1    7/7/2013   7/7/2013
Review By: MarkDSM
Played: 27  Reviewed: 5  Exp: 1.2 Years
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Well maintained on day played
Good teepads
Great signs and graphics
Never far away from the car if you park at #1
Cons: No real elevation changes - flat course
Only a couple holes require tight line shaping through and around trees
Other than the water, no challenging holes
Other Thoughts: IMO.. The repeatedly playing over around around the scummy pond is over done. #4 and #18 in particular are pointless. Bring bug spray. Baffled at the higher ratings.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.


5+    4/20/2013   4/22/2013
Review By: RestonDG
Played: 23  Reviewed: 5  Exp: 2.2 Years
This review was updated on 8/10/2014
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Scenic course, plays around a small lake that is teeming with wildlife. Good signs, good concrete tees, and nice baskets. Several holes where the water is in play adds difficulty. Moderately wooded with mature trees that really grow over and make for some tough lines. Good disc placement is a must. A bad skip or a roll away could land you in the lake. Decent flow, good use of space. Just a clean, well-maintained park that is very rarely busy.
Cons: Goose/duck poop. Not so bad in the spring and fall, but in the middle of the summer it's everywhere. It's not a very long course, very little change in elevation, but overall I think it uses the available space quite well.
Other Thoughts: I would consider this an intermediate type course. It isn't long, but you have to be able to hit lines, land your disc in a good space, and make some bold shots over water. Hopefully some more people that have played this course recently will offer some reviews, because most of the complaints from the old reviews here are history. I really enjoy this course, and plan on playing it more often this year. League on Mondays @ 5:30p.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

Sack it up on this course!!!

1    11/18/2012   11/19/2012
Review By: ChubbyChad
Played: 5  Reviewed: 5
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: The course is a good test to see what gender you are. You either sack it up and go for the gnarly water shots, or you lay up and lose strokes to your competition. Great course. Great flow. Well designed. Not busy. Clean. Drove with a bunch of dudes from Des Moines and everybody loved it.
Cons: ONLY con would be the geese poop. Some holes are more poopy than others.
Other Thoughts: Course could get expensive. We had 5 guys playing. 4 discs in the water.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Miller Park

1    6/15/2012   6/20/2012
Review By: jwetter
Played: 51  Reviewed: 30
Pros: -nice little park
-good tees and baskets
-18 holes
-the trees give a low ceiling for you to throw making you control your throws and adding difficulty to the course
-when we played there was no one else here so we had the course to ourselves
Cons: -the lake/pond is in play on almost every hole and if you threw in, its not the type of water you would want to swim in.
-the layout of the course is not great, there is no good flow
Other Thoughts: I would only play if I was in the area but it is still a lot of fun. Better than many courses out there.

 

2-4    1/22/2011   1/24/2011
Review By: Martin Dewgarita
Played: 1148  Reviewed: 93  Exp: 4.8 Years
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Amenities. Ample parking, picnic shelter, restrooms.

Variety of holes. Each hole has its own challenge, whether with big right to left holes, slight left to right holes, guarded baskets, water in play on multiple shots, low ceilings, and mature trees scattered in fairways. Most holes offer multiple lines. Every hole was enjoyable and fun.

Baskets. All baskets are in good shape, multiple pin positions available to mix things up.

Tees. Concrete tee pads with a tee sign showing a rough map and distance to the multiple pin locations.

Navigation. Relatively straightforward, check the tee sign, the nearest tee isn't necessarily the next tee, but each tee sign can easily be spotted from the previous basket with a little bit of searching. If in doubt, print a map or play with a local.
Cons: Residential area. A couple holes got quite close to a neighborhood, a high hyzer on hole 12 easily ends up in the yard or on the garage roof. (occupant seems friendly and understanding, as he gave us a rake to retrieve a disc off the roof). But this could be avoided with a mando.

Length. Most holes were short to medium length, only one hole (10) was approaching 400'.

Not for beginners. Though short and offering relatively simple lines, it would be a perfect place to learn the game if it wasn't for the water on multiple holes, I'm sure that lake gobbles up discs for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Other Thoughts: An enjoyable round worth the stop if in the area, be prepared for water and maybe carry some 'water' discs if you're worried about losing any.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Needs A Trim

1    6/18/2010   6/18/2010
Review By: xsjunkie
Played: 31  Reviewed: 15  Exp: 5.1 Years
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: -Great layout, loss reward with multiple water holes
-Mach III Baskets
-Concrete Tees
-Logical flow
Cons: -Trees need a trim, there's a lot of low hanging branches in throwing lanes
-Attack geese nesting near fairways
-People fishing could be in the way
Other Thoughts: I enjoyed this course. Some of the holes just had too many low hanging branches to make an accurate throw with any distance. Tight fairways are okay, just need to be trimmed up a bit. Other than that I highly recommend it.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Playing Newton? Stop here too.

1    10/18/2009   10/22/2009
Review By: G-MIL
Played: 63  Reviewed: 8  Exp: 8.3 Years
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Scenic, makes good use of land, right off the Interstate 80 like posted before, fun shots over water, good stop to play a relaxing round.
Cons: Needs new tee signs, back 9 tee pads are Not poured, goose/duck poop, tee to pin direction can be a tad confusing the first time.
Other Thoughts: Geese and ducks make for a scenic course with the lake playing through. Fun course, worth the stop. Plays over the water are pretty easy and some pins play close to shores.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Just off 80

1    10/18/2009   10/18/2009
Review By: Conler Milrad
Played: 119  Reviewed: 5  Exp: 7.3 Years
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Well maintained, challenging layout, good use of the land. Just off 80. The lake/ducks/geese provided great scenery. Shots over the lake.
Cons: Lack of trash cans. No footage on signs. Duck and geese poop.
Navagation on the back 9 is a little challenging.
Other Thoughts: Teepads on the back 9 have not been poured as of the date of this review.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Lots of hazards

2-4    9/5/2009   9/6/2009
Review By: Airfishey
Played: 68  Reviewed: 8  Exp: 9.2 Years
This review was updated on 9/12/2010
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: -Good variety of short skill shots vs long placement shots
-Some fun holes where you throw over water
-Signs mark where the pin is, although some were missing when I was here
-Concrete tee pads on the front nine
-Mature trees are the main form of vegetation
-Good scenery(i.e. apple trees, pond, geese, etc)
Cons: -Very easy for beginners to lose a disc because you are throwing over or next to water on nearly every hole
-The water was gross when I had to go in to get a disc. (I also got a leech between my toes)
-Lots of goose/duck feces on the course
-The course can be difficult to navigate if you have never played it before. However, there are arrows spray painted on the ground next to some pins that point towards the next tee.
Other Thoughts: There is a local league at this course.
There is also an annual Goose Poop Open tournament, usually in June.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful.

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