Andover, MN 
Bunker Hills Share
Uploaded By: Peach Hole #4 (Taken 7/2010)
3 / 216ft. Par / Distance:
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 Less than the sum of its parts

5+    11/20/2010   5/16/2011
Review By: JoshEpoo
Played: 66  Reviewed: 12  Exp: 7.3 Years
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Bunker Hills DGC offers pretty satisfying golf to advanced level players, yet it falls short of it's potential. The holes themselves are pretty interesting. There are multiple "over routes" for players thinking outside the fairway.

Hole 1: The fairway is straight for 280' and then doglegs left to a basket situated 50' away from the bend, out in the open. There is also a big [RHBH] anhyzer route that goes over the rough on the left side of the fairway, but if you don't get pin high you are boned.

Hole 2: Downhill, slight dogleg right to a basket tucked away on the right side of the fairway. Play the fairway or throw a spike hyzer over the tree line on the right.

Hole 3: Downhill shot. Throw a high flex shot/anhyzer/thumber/etc. over all the obstacles or weave your way through a pretty technical fairway to a strategically located pin.

Hole 4: Hit the big gap straight ahead through a hallway lined with trees, or hit the smaller gap on the right which then opens up for an easy ride to the basket.

Hole 5: 250' hyzer skip shot. Lots of trees but a simple line [for RHBH]. Throw whatever you want, but throw it with lots of hyzer and play the skip.

Hole 6: 600' straight bomber. The first 375' plays slightly uphill and is wide open. The next 200' plays slightly downhill through a 60' wide tree-lined fairway.

Hole 7: Plays straight 300' to a small, tough-to-hit gap, then 95' more to a pin protected by a lone bushy tree that makes the hole really difficult to deuce.

Hole 8: Extreme dogleg right. 175' down a tightly wooded fairway then another 150' to a basket on a slope. There is an over route short cut for those bold enough to take it. It's the only way to deuce the hole other than a 125'+ throw-in from the fairway.

Hole 9: A 400' booming hyzer. Tough to reach the pin in one even for those with the arm because of the angle of the fairway and the trees obstructing the tee shot.

I enjoy the holes here. There aren't any gimme 2's, but there are a lot of challenging birdies for advanced level players.
Cons: Technically, playing the course is free, but you have to pay $5 to park because it's a regional park. That cost is hard to justify if you're just going to be playing disc golf.

This is an intermediate to advanced level course, but those people aren't going to pay the money to play these 9 holes. There is only 1 tee/pin position on each hole and the replay value just isn't high enough to stay here all day.
Other Thoughts: If they added another 9 holes of comparable quality, this course would easily rate a 3.5+ instead of the 1.5 I'm giving it right now, and it would merit making the trip for the disc golf alone.

I've never had any problems with the poison ivy that others have encountered here but I always play Bunker around Thanksgiving.

If you're going to be swimming at the Wave Pool, playing with your kids at the playgrounds, or patronizing any of the other parks services, by all means, play a round of disc here. If not, skip it.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 

1    7/9/2010   8/15/2010
Review By: CReb
Played: 6  Reviewed: 5  Exp: 5.3 Years
0 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Challenging. Alot of blind holes.
Cons: I hate this course. When I played it seemed as though the only work they do to it is to scoop up horse crap. I came out with bad poison ivy, I stayed pretty well on the path. $5 is not worth it when we are spoiled with courses like BRP. I am not impressed at all. I found it extremely hard to find discs. Really long grass, downed tress, etc.
Other Thoughts: The hole up the wood chipped path was not there.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful.


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