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Simple isn't always best.
Pros: The course made great use of signs to guide you throughout play. This was quite helpful even though the course layout was quite intuitive.
During my round I believe I was the only person on the course so if you're looking for solidarity this is your course.
A great course for beginners to the sport as it will provide them a slight challenge without overwhelming them.
Cons: With no elevation changes and nearly every hole being a straight shot this was a terribly boring course. This layout was so simple that I left my first round shooting negative. My personal feeling is that this should never be possible on a course you are shooting "blind". This says a great deal about the simplicity of the design when I cannot drive over 280 feet.
The brush was a bit unwieldy although not unbearable. Some light lawn maintenance would make this course much more pleasing on the eyes.
The park charges a $5 parking fee. I am a strong proponent of pay-to-play courses as they generally produce wonderful results. This is an exception. Charging anything to play this course is outlandish. The course is too simple, too unkempt and too short to feel justified in paying for.
Other Thoughts: The course is fair if you're a local resident although not worth the drive if you have to spend more than 15 minutes in transit.
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Fair course with room for more
Pros: A fair 9 hole course, not to challenging but hard enough to test your skills. A couple of holes are 400+ft.
Signs telling you distances and where the pin is are always a plus
Cons: There aren't any real chances for aces. There was a lot of ivy out there when I was there.
No water hazards or alot of elevation.
The distance/pin placement on the signs could use a little tweeking.
Other Thoughts: To the Anoka co parks dept....
Add 9 more holes and it will be worth the 5 bucks...(or just play it a few times to get your $$$'s worth)
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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).
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