West Liberty, IA 
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What do you call an Italian ocean?

1    3/24/2012   11/5/2012
Review By: Jukeshoe
Played: 186  Reviewed: 148  Exp: 5 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - Wapsi DGC is comprised of nine solid beginner-style holes. Located in a small park, the course is flat, grassy, and dotted with large mature trees. A small stream with steep schule-covered banks comes into play on three holes (#'s 2, 3, 4) and adds a fair risk for beginners. The course shares the property with other various park activities.
- Good use of water. #2's a short open ace-run with the stream directly behind the basket waiting to swallow anything that goes long. The stream's steep bank and gnarly vegetation makes discs fairly difficult to recover. A spotter might be a good idea on #2 during the summer months.
The stream stays to the right of the fairway on the next two holes (#'s 3 and 4). #4's the most difficult hole on the course. Clocking in at 406', it's the only hole on offer over 320'. Trees to the left, the river to the right.
- Good use of the many large trees. While nothing could be considered "tight," there are enough trees in play on most holes to at least create a reasonable challenge.
- Concrete tees, adequate signage, good flow, decent enough golf.
Cons: - The course plays too close to other park activities in places (#'s 5 and 6). A playground lies directly in the killzone of noob hyzers on #5, and the fences from the ball fields are rather close on both #'s 5 and 6. Scattered benches are also placed in awkward positions. In crowded park conditions, the course most likely would be unplayable due to safety issues.
- Flat. Not much the course designer could do about this, but man is this course flat.
Other Thoughts: - A good beginner course with a bit of spice (in the form of the water hazards) and a few trees thrown in for good measure. An okay place for strollers, practice, or one-disc rounds.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

intro and practice course

2-4    8/9/2012   10/23/2012
Review By: IHearChains
Played: 116  Reviewed: 19
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Good practice course for midrange and approach game, only a couple holes call for a driver. A few obstacles to make it interesting, and one hole is dangerously close to a creek that is large enough and murky enough that you might not get your disc back.
Cons: Not much variety. Flat. It is probably good for the purpose of getting local kids introduced to disc golf, but it's not really a good course for serious play.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Beginner park course

1    3/24/2012   4/11/2012
Review By: mashnut
Played: 815  Reviewed: 751  Exp: 12.5 Years
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: The course plays through a nicely maintained city park with mowed grass and mature trees. There are enough trees on a few of the holes to make you hit a certain line, the majority offer multiple options to get to the pin. There is some good distance variety, with a couple longer holes and some shorter ace runs mixed in. The creek comes into play on a few holes, adding some risk to otherwise fairly open shots. Baskets are in good shape, as are the tees, signage is basic but totally adequate to follow the course and to know where to throw.
Cons: The course is pretty straightforward, other than a couple holes you can throw a simple hyzer on every shot. There's just not a whole lot of interesting challenge outside of the creek and the couple longer shots. Though the course mostly stays away from other park uses, there is some potential on a couple holes for some safety issues where the course plays near some kids' play equipment. A couple spots on the course took a minute to figure out which was the next tee with a few in a small area, though it's pretty easy to figure out with a minimum of extra walking.
Other Thoughts: Beginners will have a good time here, there isn't a whole lot of punishment for limited shot selection or errant shots as long as you stay out of the creek. More experienced players won't be tested here, you can score well with just a putter.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Beginner/Intermediate

1    3/24/2012   4/1/2012
Review By: notapro
Played: 414  Reviewed: 279  Exp: 11.1 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - Course is set on one end of a city park; there is some other stuff like baseball fields, possible interference with the disc golf side of things. Shouldn't be horrible.
- Many holes use mature oaks to make things interesting, a few holes are better suited to a hyzer or anhyzer because of this. There is usually a line no matter which way you go, but some are easier than others. Shorter trees with lower branches are also present in a few spots.
- A wide creek is in play on three of the holes, and is definitely in play. A bad shot here can be the end of a disc; when I was there the water was pretty deep and moving. Punishes shots that drift too far right on #3 and #4, and shots that go long on #2. #4 is a longer RHBH anny, pretty risky.
- Wide mix of hole lengths here, there are some definite ace runs, as well as 2 over 300' and another over 400'. Combined with the treacherous water hazard, holes #3 and #4 demand good length and control for a close putt.
- Good signs, baskets, and teepads. Navigation can be confusing with a lot of holes close to each other, but it's easily figured out.
Cons: - Besides the oaks and some other trees, there is not much to worry about in the air. Being able to shape basic lines will be plenty here, with a lot of options on most holes.
- Four of the holes are under 250', not much challenge for an experienced player.
Other Thoughts: - All in all, a fun little course to play some relaxing disc golf. Assuming that you can stay out of the creek! It is a real hazard, with a real chance to lose some plastic. Definitely adds good challenge on three of the holes.
- Great course for beginners, as long as they stay dry. More experienced players won't find much challenge here.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

Short and sweet

2-4    4/24/2010   9/7/2010
Review By: lazy42
Played: 40  Reviewed: 39  Exp: 5.1 Years
This review was updated on 8/19/2012
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Nice small town park setting. Concrete tee pads. Adequate tee signs. Nice # of fully grown trees for shade and obstacles. Park was maintained well. Bathrooms on site. Benches and other playground equipment in park. Trashcans on course. Creek comes into play on 2 if you overshoot, along 3, and again on 4. Course flow was simple, one after another.
Cons: Playground equipment was near a few holes (4 and 5) and there were a lot of kids in the park when I was there, so I had to temporarily skip those holes. Lack of elevation. Didn't look like there was any room to expand course.
Other Thoughts: Though mostly a shorter course, it had one longer hole to air it out on, but a risk reward type hole due to the creek (hole 3). Course had a couple of really nicely thought out holes (4 and 7). 4 being a slightly longer hole, with a left to right shot that starts open, but squeezes you in the closer you get to the hole, and don't forget about the turn in the creek there too, it'll eat discs from what I hear. 7 is a shorter hole, but the pin is protected fairly well by a few large tall trees, and a medium sized flowering tree (looked like a flowering tree) that blocks the straight approach. This leaves you with several options, left to right, right to left, or you could try to slip a tommy or thumber in (that's what I did). I enjoyed the park and hope to return to better my scores.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 fun course

2-4    7/16/2009   2/4/2010
Review By: can_ravens
Played: 8  Reviewed: 2  Exp: 6.1 Years
Pros: Fun, this course is short and level. great little town. beautiful park. fun with my kids. which are age 15 and 12
Cons: the stream along the one hole. it claimed my sons disc. not easy to get to the stream and it moving fast.
Other Thoughts: Great setting beautiful park. Kids had fun goofing around on playground equipment. Nice places to sit and just enjoy the surroundings.

 Wapsi fun

1    12/17/2009   12/18/2009
Review By: wolito
Played: 85  Reviewed: 84  Exp: 7.5 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Easy to get to in West Liberty with parking right next to hole 1. Teesigns on all the holes with everything you need on them. Course design is great, with one hole flowing well to the next. Mainly shorter holes, but the large trees add to the challenge. Baskets are in great shape. Teepads are concrete, no problems there. Creek comes into play on 3 holes, but as long as you don't overshoot it, you will be good. Careful placement of the baskets maximize the challenge. Holes 3, 4 7 and 9 reflect this with either water or trees to affect your throw.
Cons: A short course. Maybe throw in some longer holes, or just add some more. Not much elevation changes here.
Other Thoughts: Another small town Iowa course that surprised me! This short little course was well thought out and it shows. Bring a putter and a mid are you are set. Birdies await, and maybe even an ace as well. I would definately come back here again.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Wapsi is no whoopsie

1    9/21/2009   9/23/2009
Review By: Gflap
Played: 314  Reviewed: 33  Exp: 11.1 Years
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: About 5 miles south of I-80. 7x3 concrete teepads. New DGA baskets and tee signs. Freshly mowed fairways. Creek borders right side of holes 3 and 4. Trash cans on 3 holes. Nice bench behind #7 tee box to relax for a minute. Bathroom in park. No termites (casuals) when I played.
Cons: No elevation change. Skeeters were bad as course is along low lying area next to creek.
Other Thoughts: This course provided for a fun, easy round. Hole # 7 was my favorite hole--a short tunnel type shot with the option of LHFD flick shot. Moderate use of mature trees as obstacles. Also uses outfield ballfield fence as OB on one hole. Worth a stop here if driving along I-80.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful.


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