Wabash, IN
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Great Course for Area

2-4    7/1/2013   7/2/2013
Review By: ajbova
Played: 63  Reviewed: 40  Exp: 8.1 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Very Scenic Course - Hills, Rocky Cliffs, Woods, views of farmland. It is very peaceful here, even when there are baseball games.

Baskets - Spiderweb 3 baskets are very grippy. Some of the baskets on the course are not the same as others through.

Concrete Tees - Large concrete tees on each hole. Only one tee per hole.

Signs - There is a very detailed sign for each hole that lists the distance, par, and has a somewhat accurate picture of the hole.

Elevation - Lots of elevation change, even on the shortest hole here. Hole 12 is an immediate drop off.

Variety - Short and technical, long and open, hills, woods, creek hazard (1, 12, 13, 18).

Most holes require accurate drives and approaches while very few are open bomb holes.

Most of the course is simple to navigate. Typically you follow the path (dirt or paved) with the exception of a few holes.

Very short holes would be challenging enough for beginners and would greatly help intermediate players with accuracy. Most of this course would be an ace run for intermediate and advanced players.

Not many courses that are nearby so this course fills the gap.
Cons: Tees - Only 1 per hole. An alternate tee for each hole would make this course much more challenging. The shortest holes need a longer tee. Most holes just need an alternate angle for the hole.

Baskets - Not all baskets are the same and some are facing the wrong direction.

Hole 9 and 11. It is very easy to throw to the basket of hole 11 from tee for 9. A sign pointing to the correct basket would be helpful.

Some tees are close to the basket / fairway of previous hole (7 and 8. 11 and 12)

Very short holes could be boring for seasoned players but they require a tight, accurate throw.

At times, course can be confusing to find the next tee. Course needs signs pointing to the next tee for most holes. Hole 12 to 13 needs one. Hole 17 to 18 needs one.

Basket for 18 is not near the parking lot. Requires either a hike up a steep hill and through the park or cross the creek and walk along baseball fields.

No course map at start of course.
Other Thoughts: This course is on the way to my lakehouse and I play it at least once a year. It is in a very peaceful city park even though the park is multi-use.

The holes here are very unique and any disc golfer would appreciate the challenge it brings. I would recommend this course to any disc golfer. People who drive out of their way to play it will not be disappointed.

If you want more challenge, go to Mississinewa State Park or Pieradice in Peru.

If the course had next hole signs, alternate tees (longer), a course map, and yellow paint on all the baskets, it would be a 3.5. I had trouble giving it a 3 but the lack of distance prevented me from doing so!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

A little odd

1    4/29/2012   7/14/2012
Review By: mashnut
Played: 747  Reviewed: 747  Exp: 12.1 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The course plays through a pleasant city park. A handful of holes play through grassy park areas with scattered mature trees, offering multiple lines and open drives. A couple of these shots offer a little bit of length, with one in the 300' range and one more with a little downhill and 400' of distance.

The other half of the course plays through or along fairly dense woods. There are enough trees and enough brush to punish errant shots, and short technical lines that will challenge your short game line shaping skills. There are some minor elevation changes on some shots, adding some interesting greens and some variety on drives. The tee signs are pretty accurate, with hole length and layout. The concrete tees are small but adequate for the length of the course.
Cons: The holes are so short that apart from a couple of the open holes most players won't need more than a putter and a midrange. There isn't a whole lot of challenge if you're pretty good at upshots, every hole is reachable and not all that difficult.

Navigation is a nightmare here, the walks between holes are very long and unmarked. It ends up feeling like you walk more to get to the tees than you do playing the holes. The walk back to the parking lot from 18 is not at all obvious, and is quite long. You often play on or over park roads throughout the course, a potential safety issue on a busy day.
Other Thoughts: Beginners can have a great time here, the holes are short and where there is punishment you'll take an extra stroke on an errant drive but you're not likely to lose discs. More experienced players won't find much challenge here, and there's not enough variety to keep things all that interesting for someone with good line shaping skills. With a little work on signage between holes, this could be a great course to introduce new players to the sport, and if you're looking for a quick putter round with some ace potential this isn't a bad stop.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

Wabashy

5+    4/29/2012   5/1/2012
Review By: Jukeshoe
Played: 185  Reviewed: 148  Exp: 4.6 Years
This review was updated on 11/23/2012
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - Wabash is set in a large multi-use park. The discing ranges from park-style openness to moderately wooded, with some tasty bits of elevation to shake things up. The schule is well-worn, but potentially punishing. Most holes are very short, ranging from only 90' to 280'. One hole is listed at 300' and one hole is 400'. Despite the short length, the course doesn't feel "cheap" or "throw-away", so to speak. Each hole presents its own little challenge or a fun ace run. A fair amount of rudimentary line shaping is required to score well. Experienced players will shoot well under par, while beginners have the opportunity to play well without tons of mindless open holes.
- A small stream comes into play on #1 (off the tee) and #18 (left in the woods).
- Concrete tees in good shape, adequate tee signs. Bathrooms on site but locked during non-peak times. Lots of other park amenities and activities for the whole family.
- Fun.
Cons: - Next tee signage is needed in a couple of places. In particular, the walk from 12's basket to 13's tee isn't at all obvious. Turn to the right and follow the road to find 13.
- Holes 9-12 are very tightly packed in a relatively open, grassy area of the course. On a busy day, I imagine these holes could become very dangerous without proper etiquette and caution.
- Long, improbable walks from hole to hole and from #18 to the parking lot. It seemed as though the walks between holes and back to the car were longer than the course itself, no joke.
- Hole 18 is currently without a pad (my group, at least, could not find one) and is at the corner of the basketball courts. Look for the faded white arrows leading to it.
- The park, if not necessarily the course itself, has some downright hazardous terrain. Parts of the park have very long, steep drop-offs without any sort of warning, signage, or railings. Exercise caution if you decide to wander through the park.
Other Thoughts: - Set in scenic little Wabash, the City Park disc golf course is an interesting little specimen. Other than the disc golf itself, which is extremely short but still playable, the park has several attractive features. An extremely well-kept and pimped out baseball diamond (dugouts, lights, et al., all for what looked to be a little league team!) Sweet-smelling honeysuckle trees line vast sections of the woods, and often run the length of the fairway. Huge, ancient trees tower over the park in areas, giving the course a feeling of having been there from the beginning of time. Be sure to scope the old-people's retirement home (adjacent to #6) replete with graveyard! No joke.
- Overall, nothing to write home about. This course isn't going to stun experienced discers (unless it's from the length of walks between holes), but for beginners, casual players, and one-disc rounds, it's ideal. Terrain and vegetation are used well enough to make the course a pleasure to play.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 

2-4    7/8/2011   7/11/2011
Review By: DiscGolfFreak
Played: 25  Reviewed: 8  Exp: 7.9 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Many holes which cause you to think about how you want to play them. Great opportunity to practice technical shots through woods. Some holes offer several ways to play them making for an interesting round. Good tee pads and signage once you find the tee stations. Overall nice park, that is very well maintained.
Cons: Hard to find some of the holes (after hole 12 take the street to the right side of the basket to find hole 13). Two different types of baskets. Many very short holes, 90-150 feet, in the woods. Some holes seem to be thrown in with little thought (holes 15-17).
Other Thoughts: Avoid park on the first Friday morning of each month as there is a food give away with hundreds of cars making it difficult to play first few holes.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  

5+    8/27/2010   8/22/2010
Review By: Cap78
Played: 4  Reviewed: 1  Exp: 3.7 Years
This review was updated on 8/28/2010
1 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Very well thought out basket placement. A good place for a beginner to learn the ropes or for someone with experience to sharpen some skills.
Cons: Much of the brush is thick and easy for a disc to be lost in.

1 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Short course

5+    3/11/2011   7/22/2010
Review By: chuckdisc
Played: 33  Reviewed: 13  Exp: 4.6 Years
This review was updated on 3/11/2011
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - A good course if you want to score an ace.
- Great range of shots. No two holes seemed alike.
- A cement tee pad at every hole.
- A nice down hill shot on hole 12.
- A few hole dog leg to the left.
- Nice tee signs with par, basket location and distance.
- Narrow fairways on some of the short holes. Makes it more challenging.
Cons: - No practice basket
- Two different kinds of baskets. About half single chains and the other half triple chain.
- A few holes are too short of a distance. Only one 400ft, a couple of 300ft and the rest 200ft and under.
- After hole 18 a walk back to parking and hole 1
Other Thoughts: A nice little course. If in the area and have time. You can play 18 holes pretty fast. " i hit my 2nd ace here"

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.


1    6/19/2010   6/21/2010
Review By: AdamH
Played: 182  Reviewed: 141  Exp: 10.6 Years
This review was updated on 7/24/2012
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This is a nice little beginner course set in a nice city park. The course is very short but fun and seems to have grabbed the attention of the locals. There were a number of groups out playing when I was here on a Saturday.

The course has nice tee signs and about half of the course has concrete tees. There are some good elevation changes on a number of the holes. Nice mix of open and wooded holes.

Hole 1 and 17 are the signature holes on the course IMO, very fun shots!
Cons: The course is very short. About half the holes are less than 200ft long with one hole that's only 90ft. The longest hole on the course is 400ft with a slight downhill. It's a very cool shot and one of my favorite holes on the course. The problem is it doesn't seem very safe; a park road is immediately to the right of the fairway running parallel almost forcing a RHBH player to throw over the road.

A couple of the holes had fairways that were so tight they were almost non-existent. Of course they were so short it wasn't too difficult to card a 2 or 3 on them.

Navigating the course isn't too bad but it did take me a minute to find 13's tee.

The shot selection is very poor.

I couldn't find 18's tee pad when I was here. On the way back to the car I asked some locals who said it had been moved and to look for the spray paint on the basketball court.
Other Thoughts: This course is designed to introduce new players and families to the sport and it seems to be doing a great job at it. If you live in the area it's a nice place to get in a quick round, but I wouldn't go out of your way to play here.


6 of 6 people found this review helpful.

 

1    6/1/2010   6/2/2010
Review By: discpicable
Played: 11  Reviewed: 5  Exp: 5.8 Years
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Good tee signs; Creative pin locations for such short holes; Half of the baskets are Pier.
Cons: Some of the fairways are on top of each other; 18 ends nowhere near 1; Half of the baskets aren't Pier.
Other Thoughts: This is a fun course. Easy, but fun. You probably won't pull your drivers out except for a few holes. I would recommend it to beginners. It does have a couple of problems. One is that hole #8, I believe, has no fairway. It's just a basket in the woods with no logical route to it. Another would be that when you finish 18, you have to cross over a creek via some stones in the creek to get back to your car which is still a bajillion miles away. But that isn't anything that should make you stay at home. If you're in the area, play this course.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Ace Race

2-4    4/11/2010   4/17/2010
Review By: HuntingtonHyzer
Played: 18  Reviewed: 5  Exp: 4.8 Years
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: ^Course uses the elevation and features of the land to incorporate a mix of technical shots.
^Nice signage as well as concrete teepads
^Trash cans at most holes
^Good variety of shots,granted most of them are short.
^Couple of blind holes
Cons: ^Long walk back to parking area, unless you hop rocks in the creek.
^No practice basket.
^Still not completely trimmed and ready to play.
^9 of the baskets are great Al Pier spider baskets, but the other 9 are lightning single chain baskets.
Other Thoughts: Lots of ace opportunities and a great course to have a 3 disc challenge. This course will help you work on your mid and short game. Any course is better than no course at all.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful.

 Hit Your Line=Score Well

2-4    4/16/2010   4/16/2010
Review By: zud00
Played: 112  Reviewed: 42  Exp: 5.8 Years
9 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: *Great use of elevation-holes going uphill as well as downhill
*Good mix of wooded and open holes
*Nice signage-signs show distance as well as hole fairways
*Baskets-Half and half
*Trash cans available at most tee stations
*Concrete tees (only a few have them at this moment)
*Decent variety in distance, although most holes are under 270'.
*Beginner friendly
Cons: *Seems as though most holes favor righties-not too many right turning holes
*A few ridiculously short holes
*Some of the concrete pads had no texture-they were smooth and slippery when wet
*Baskets-half were Al Pier spider baskets with 3 rows of chains and the other half were single row chained baskets
*A few navigation difficulties for the first timer
*A few holes play along/over a park road
*It is a long walk from 18 basket back to the parking lot
*There is no practice basket available, although there is a great spot for one near the pavilions at the parking area
Other Thoughts: This is a great course for beginners and those who want to work on their short game. It would be a great course to throw a couple 2 or 3 disc rounds. Only one hole longer than 300' and most of the holes under 250'. There are many opportunities for aces on these shorter holes. One hole is listed at 150' (if you choose the extreme hyzer route), otherwise you can take a chance at sinking a blind 80' jump putt.

The baskets at the course are alternating hole-by-hole between Al Pier Spider baskets and a single layered chain basket. I would of had an ace on 12 if it were a Spider basket rather than the latter.

There is a great variation of open and wooded holes on this course. There are a few open holes with mature growth sparingly through the fairway as well as a few tight and narrow fairways in the woods. Getting off of the fairway on the wooded holes may result in some time spent looking for your disc. In addition, there are a few holes where you have to hit a gap in the middle of the fairway to have a good look at duece.

A few things that could be done to improve the course are:
*navigation signs on a few holes
*texturized teepads
*bridge over creek after 18 to get back to parking lot

Overall this is a great course for beginners and those who want to work on their short game. It's in a central location to many other courses, so one should stop by to check it out on their way to another course. Who knows, you might just go home with an ace added to your ace count!

9 of 10 people found this review helpful.

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