4 Helpful / 0 Not
Great Course for Area
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!
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
3 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.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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.
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.
9 Helpful / 1 Not
Hit Your Line=Score Well
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'.
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
*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.
7 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Good short course. Made me think on some shots. Pretty technical on a lot of the holes. Only a few with some distance.
Cons: Couple of holes are in some pretty thick stuff. One hole calls it out as 150' but you can shoot through the woods at about 80'. I didn't like some of the baskets, but the spider baskets are REAL nice
Other Thoughts: Got a lot of ace shots. Good starter course. I am pretty sure the creek runs through 1 and 12 has a road running through it as well as crossing the road on 9.
7 of 9 people found this review helpful.
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