Van Meter, IA 
Johnson Park DGC Share
Uploaded By: yearofrolling Hole #9 (Taken 5/2010)
3 / 425ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #1 Tee, Sign & Basket



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Packed with Fun

1    8/30/2014   8/30/2014
Review By: Dsjoats
Played: 69  Reviewed: 13  Exp: 0.4 Years
Pros: Easy to navigate.
Lots of Ace runs.
Great use of hills and trees.
The course designer built a very fun course in a very small space.
Not crowded.
Cons: #7 was a little hard to find.
No concrete tee boxes.
Other Thoughts: This is a very short course, but I would not consider it beginner friendly as the fairways are narrow and the rough is very long. If you live close by, consider yourself lucky as this is a nifty little course that is fun to play.

 Course for beginners

5+    7/26/2013   7/30/2013
Review By: davo
Played: 1  Reviewed: 1
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Short course if you're restricted on time
-Being a hometown boy from there, I go there the most because it's close
-Hard to lose discs as long as you have a little bit of control
-Not incredibly long holes so you don't necessarily strain your arm
-Baskets are easy to find
-Boards have been put in the ground to determine where tees are
-Fun and very relaxing to play with one or two people
-Hole 5 makes you be careful with and work on your approach
-Not usually very busy
-Houses are out of range of being hit
Cons: -Isn't mowed except for fairways
-Can be tiring going up and down the hills
-Holes 3 and 9 can be easily thrown into the pasture next door
-Only hole nine really allows you to work on your distance drives
Other Thoughts: This is a great course to just go and practice at. I may be a bit biased towards it being from there, but there's no doubt that it is a quality course that is definitely worth the trip.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Great Beginner Course

5+    7/9/2012   7/14/2011
Review By: firebird33
Played: 3  Reviewed: 3
This review was updated on 7/9/2012
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Great beginners course
-Well marked out and mapped
-Perfect to work on your pitch and putt
-Well mowed on the fairway
-Clean facility
-Perfectly mapped out on the little space available
-They have put up flags orange flags now to represent teebox's on hole 3,4,5,6, and 7 that are further back is known as the "men's tee"
-Can go through this course more then once in a hour for 18 holes
-All different types of shots now with the new men's tees
Cons: -On holes 2,3,4,7, and 8 there is little room for error, otherwise you are searching the weeds for your disc
-It is a little to small of a course
-They don't mow except on the fairway.
-Some holes you may throw and have to look in a pasture
Other Thoughts: The course is a fun course to go to and measure the skills of your pitch and putt. Plus with the courses in Adel and Waukee it is a good to put confidence in your game. Would like to see the weeds get mowed down more.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Perfect way to kill 45 minutes

1    5/26/2010   5/26/2010
Review By: dustbuster232000
Played: 30  Reviewed: 10  Exp: 14.4 Years
Pros: Interesting layout, quick and clean. Good place to start kids playing. Good elevation changes. If park is empty you can make up some great shots.
Cons: No defined tee box's
Other Thoughts: Even just a half buried four by four would be enough for a tee box.

 good, short DGC

1    5/25/2010   5/25/2010
Review By: yearofrolling
Played: 55  Reviewed: 12  Exp: 17.4 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Fun use of elevation changes (holes 3,4,6,7).
Good use of trees (1,2,3,8).
Nice baskets (DGA Mach 3).
Grass tees in good shape (low traffic).
Adequate sinage.
Classic Iowa scenery.
Well maintained; mowed, no garbage.
Great landscaping and bridges.
Lots of benches and sheltered picnic tables.
Water fountain and portable toilet.
Cons: Dedicated tee-off areas would be nice, but I see why they left them out.
A Course map would be nice but the flow is pretty intuitive.
Some players will not be challenged by the lack of distance.
Other Thoughts: I'm not going to complain about location of this course or the length.
For the small space allotted, I think this course is quite good.
In the past few weeks I've played Prairie City DGC, Crivaro Park, Dallas Center's Eagle DGC and now Johnson Park in Van Meter. I liked Johnson Park the best.
The neighborhood kids that grow up playing this course will be putting 200' approach shots right up to the basket; and that's where the game is won.
If the holes were double (or sometimes triple) the length that they are this course would attract all kinds of attention because of its mindful and creative layout, good use of trees and elevation and nice scenery.
There's no reason not to try this course if you're driving through the area, unless you really need to unleash your driver on every hole.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.


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