Pros: Good flow. Nice colored baskets. Nice pond/fountain by hole 1.
Cons: Short. Easy.
Other Thoughts: This course is great to take people that are just starting the game or wanting to know what it is about. I took a friend for his first time and we still managed to knock out 27 holes in a couple hours. Good mix of short and long holes, but I think Schroeder is a much better 9 hole course in the area.
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It's a disc golf course...
Pros: It's tough to find positive things to say about this course, but there are a few.
The baskets are in fantastic shape and the bright orange top rings are very easy to spot.
The course has a practice basket right next to the parking lot and the lake for you to warm up on (but it's always been a bog of standing water when I've been).
Holes 2 and 3 give you a good chance to throw a decent length drive with nothing much in the way and no real elevation changes so you can certainly use it as an opportunity to practice some basics and keeping your discs flat and straight.
Holes 4 through 9 are really short and provide an opportunity to attempt some nice long putter/ace throws with a fair amount of obstacles. Hole 3 has a huge fallen tree right in front of the basket that I can't tell whether it is on purpose or incidental, but I like it.
The grounds are nicely manicured where applicable and there is really no way you'll be losing a disc here.
Cons: Well, there honestly isn't much to the course. The property is flat and there isn't much in the way of creativity. Each basket has been cemented into the ground and there are no alternate positions.
The natural tees are becoming a bit worn and the tee off for 1 is a little hard to deal with being half on/off a walking path.
The 5th through 9th holes are all ridiculously short and each one seems very much just like the other - in the marsh with some thin trees, and a short hyzer/anhyzer to the open basket... the same distance as the last.
The really big problem here is water. Those short 'woodsy' holes 5 - 9 are all below flood stage and, of the 5 times I've been by to play (a friend lives in the neighborhood), were under a foot of water and were being patrolled by angry ducks. Completely unusable.
I suppose that this course could be improved by expanding the space a little to get 5 of the 9 holes into the open area and give more room for some variety on the last section. I don't think anything can really be done with the available space to get the course out of the flood plain... so that is what it is.
Wasn't bad for practice, but it just isn't much of a game playing Arnold City Park.
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