Grinnell, IA 
Miller Park - Lake Nyanza Share
Uploaded By: xsjunkie Hole #5 (Taken 6/2010)
3 / 265ft. Par / Distance:
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5+    4/20/2013   4/22/2013
Review By: RestonDG
Played: 27  Reviewed: 5  Exp: 3.1 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.


2-4    1/22/2011   1/24/2011
Review By: Martin Dewgarita
Played: 1171  Reviewed: 93  Exp: 5.7 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.

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