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Awesome all around 9
Pros: Hole 1 is an awesome for breaking out a big driver and not giving it full power so that you get a nice fade to the left at the end. Other shots I would try are using a nice stable to overstable fairway driver.
Hole 2 is a nice straight shot. You can also have some fun and do a big hyzer around the tree to the right if you are feeling ambitious.
Hole 3 is challenging technically because it is best suited for a short S curve. I use my Roadrunner on this one, drop the lip to about a 45 and shoot for the left side of the first tree and it usually ends up parking to the right of the basket. I have seen people thumber or tamahawk over as well. watch out for the little pond on the left of fairway.
Hole 4 is the classic gimmie ace run. 200 feet and slightly wooded. Really fun hole to empty the bag on and just try a ton of different shots.
Hole 5 plays through the woods and has a really nice hyzer line. Grab the same disc that you would use on hole 1 and keep it a little wide on the corner and you should be fine.
Hole 6 is a long straight shot that is fairly open. Whatever goes the farthest and you are most comfortable with should work. Try to stay to the more on the left side just to avoid hitting people walking in the park.
Hole 7 is great for longer hyzer flip ups. If you don't end up getting there with the first and land left, you will with the second.
Hole 8 is crazy! You can try overhanding over the trees directly to your right. I tend to follow the fairway and either forehand or go with a super understable disc on the first shot then play normally from there.
Hole 9 is another hyzer shot to an open fairway. The is a fun line I like to try every once in a while that is to the left and through some trees. If you bunk that shot, it is still pretty open and you will still have a shot at a birdie.
This course is really good for warming up before playing Blue Ribbon. There is usually a 5 dollar entry fee, but at the time I'm reviewing this, its free to get in. The tee pads are excelent and offer plenty of room for any shot you might want to do. The baskets are in great condition and the course is fairly well manicured for a park.
Cons: Poison Ivy is rampant here, luckily I am not affected by it. But for everyone else, i say wear pants and long sleave shirts. Also the pay thing is kinda annoying for the course only being a 9.
Other Thoughts: If the pay to play thing was not going on during the summer I am sure I would have played here more. Maybe doing some control on the amount of poison Ivy would help as well. Also, when you play this course you have it nearly all to your self, so enjoy the peace and quiet!
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Pros: Very nice layout, not too open, not too wooded. This is inside of the Bunker Hills Regional Park, so there is a $5/day fee, or $25/year pass
I heard they do not check passes after Labor Day, but try this @ your own risk!
The holes have great tee signs (we believe some to have the incorrect distances however), and there are directional signs throughout the course.
The course is playable, but not officially open until 10/2/09, due to poison ivy.
Most of the course plays along the cross country ski trails by pavillion 2.
the sign says 285ish, we believe it plays over 300 (maybe 320?). Pretty straightforward shot,
Hole 2 (the tank)
the sign says 295, but it is definately shorter than hole one, the shot is slightly downhill, it opens up to your left as you near the basket.
sign says 325, there are pines lining the left of the fairway, there is a swampy area to the left of the pines, but it appears to be dry.
216, shortest hole on course
264, big time right to left hook is needed
585, straight shot down the ski trail, watch for park users on the asphalt path to your right. This hole seems narrower than it is, there is room on the right (asphalt path), and a bit on the left for any wayward drives. Your approach shot will need to be more accurate.
395, another hole where it's more open than it seems, keep your drives (300footers) to the left, to set up a better approach shot
324 THis hole definately plays longer than it is. We figure it to be 200 feet straight, and then a 90 turn to the right, 200 more feet (maybe more?) to the basket. if you walk past the tee box about 35-50 feet and look to your right, you can see the basket, and a hammer toss for a drive may make it over the trees and into the open field in front of the basket.
400 This is a open rhbh shot if you sling it way right, it ends up being very open past the trees 150 feet in front of the tee box. If you desire, you can throw it straight, saving 50 feet or so, there are openings.
Cons: Bugs, Ivy, the course seems slightly longer than it reads.
There are not any real water holes, some spots are thick in the woods, but these are few and far between.
Other Thoughts: This is a great course to add to the north metro, hopefully if we take care of it and it gets the play it deserves, the Anoka County Board will add more courses (they are monitoring the activity for this future possibility).
8 of 8 people found this review helpful.
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