Maple Grove, MN
Elm Creek Park Reserve Share
Uploaded By: Par 72 Course Design Hole #18 (Taken 6/2009)
4 / 694ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #9/#18 Tee

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 Very fun but challenging course

1    6/22/2009   6/26/2009
Review By: ea6le
Played: 10  Reviewed: 5  Exp: 11 Years
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: *Cement tees with very long fairways.
*It's a 18 hole course with the first 3 tees down for construction for the time being.
*Finnaly a course that plays to people that have long throws.
*It's very challenging for people that haven't played disc golf for a while.
* It's very well marked pointing you to the next hole.
*Lots of trees to make it more difficult
*If you're looking for a good exercise this is the course for you. I was pooped by the time the course was finished because of all the hills and treking through the deep woods to find my disc's :(
Cons: *Hole number 4 was very touch unless you land on the fairway. The trees to the left are so thick that it's nearly impossible to find your disc if you throw it that way and to the right there is a marsh that if you throw your disc over there you will be knee deep in mud if you decide to go retrieve it.
*The fairways could use a little work as far as mowing and upkeep. They were kinda rough.
*Bring lots of discs because we had a group of 3 and ended up loosing 3 discs in the process.
Other Thoughts: all in all a GREAT course, just play it safe on some holes or you might loose some discs.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 First class course!

5+    6/22/2009   6/22/2009
Review By: Par 72 Course Design
Played: 7  Reviewed: 7
4 Helpful / 7 Not
Pros: Pay to play. It would not be as nice if not. This course offers many long drives that reward a player for having good distance. The Twin Cites disc golf scene has been in need of a bomber course for ever, and here you will find it. Up hill, down hill, a few short, most long. Best tee pads in the state, 18 ft long by 4 ft wide, perfect for the distance that is required. Beautiful views and great amentities. Pro shop. Designed by Par 72's Timmy Gill and Steve Beckman. A great edition to the Three Rivers line up.
Thank you Three Rivers for supporting disc golf and taking the Twin Cities Disc Golf scene to a new level.
Cons: Non really. It's only a few days old so the rough is ROUGH and the mowing patterns need to get worked in. A weaker thrower may find the course boring at times not being able to reach most holes. Practice your long distance or be content playing dinker courses.
Other Thoughts: Westside Wednesday league rotates through Elm Creek every three weeks. (Bryant, Hyland EC).

4 of 11 people found this review helpful.

 Finally a nice course in the north metro

5+    6/20/2009   6/20/2009
Review By: MNsnowbikedisc
Played: 21  Reviewed: 6
This review was updated on 7/7/2009
8 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -I was their first official customer on opening day! :P
-Cement tees
-varied hole layout- uphill and downhill drives, side hill drives, uphill and downhill putts, wind-sheltered fairways, wide open fairways, short holes, long holes.
-large mulch/woodchip circles around baskets slow down discs near the pin.
-very small wastebaskets but they are plentiful.
-there are a few benches where the holes converge.
-maps of each hole showing the layout, footage, and par
-scorecards with course map
-signs pointing to next tee
-holes 15 and 17 are my favorite, and they require some technique to manuever around small trees
-three more holes will be opening soon
Cons: -narrow fairways
-long grass-even in the fairway
-hills, turn, and long grass make it hard to see where your disc lands
-misquitoes are bad on holes 4 and 5
-on the edge of the fairway, either the grass becomes waist high and dense, or VERY dense woods.

-Whatever you do, don't lose sight of your disc!
-on holes 4 and 5, DO NOT go off the fairway. on the right side is a very gross wet, muddy area. and the left side has thick shrubs and trees so it is nearly impossible to find an entry point into the woods to search for a lost disc
-i ended up looking for my disc around 10 times-sometimes multiple times on a single hole
-6 inch tall fairway grass makes it so you can't see your disc until you are on top of it
-holes 1, 2, and 3 are closed until the fall
-$3 per play, or $30 for a season pass
-ridiculous pars- including a 495ft par 3 and a 778ft par 4
Other Thoughts: -close to home for me.
-no other courses nearby
-very challenging for me, but then again i use Central Park in brooklyn park as a practice course, which is a very easy course.
-bring your A game to this pro-level course. consider yourself good if you get close to total par

8 of 8 people found this review helpful.

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