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Pros: Wow, what an awesome nature hike. Not to mention it's an 18-hole course, this is one is a must to visit.
The varying elevation provides for some extra challenge, plus there's holes in open fields as well as forests.
Cons: Very easy to lose a disc, plus it can be difficult to follow along the course as well as finding the tee you're shooting for.
Other Thoughts: A great compliment to a great college town.
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Favorite of mine...
Pros: -Baskets are in good shape (recently used colored tape on the middle pole in order to make it more visible in the woods)
-Challenging course requiring a variety of shots. This course truly has it all. Fairly short, tight, straight shots through the trees. Blind throws into the woods. Long downhill holes over a stream. Short holes at the top of a steep hill. So many different holes.
-Makes very good use of the park. I think the land being heavily wooded and fairly hilly would be fairly useless being used for anything other than disc golf.
-Good course for experienced players looking to hone their skills and take up a challenge. Most every hole is birdie-able, but to get a good score you're gonna need to be consistent.
Cons: -Occasionally the grass can get long
-Since it is wooded there is quite a bit of underbrush that come into play on most every hole.
-There are a couple holes that are difficult to navigate (3 to 4, 5 to 6, 12 to 13, 14's hole...)
-Many holes have no signage (no distance to hole)
-No restrooms, no drinking fountain, one shelter at the beginning/end, TINY parking lot
-After a little rain this course gets extremely sloppy. Holes #13 and #14 are always wet no matter how little it rains. It'll be a drought and these holes will be wet for some reason.
Other Thoughts: This is one of my favorite courses. It's challenging, yet not overly frustrating. Holes require skill as well as ingenuity at times - and luck on the others.
While it is a fairly wooded course, the underbrush does not come into play unless there is a terrible throw. There are a couple of holes that allow you to open up your cannon a bit (6, 8, 10, 18) but nothing too crazy.
If you're looking for a challenge (especially after visiting Sherwood and Karst in Bloomington), this is your place. One reviewer was right - you better bolster up your score before you get to the last 4 holes. It'll take some well-placed shots to preserve your score.
Don't worry about the neighborhood - I haven't had a problem for many, many times I've played.
If it is your first time playing, print off a copy of the course map. Or follow a local around. Either way will help you out tremendously.
Don't let the list of cons steer you clear of this course. Play this course.
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