Clean campus course
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Aesthetic-- plays across a teeny tiny community college in the middle of absolutely nowhere. about 2/3 of the course plays across the "front yard" and the other six holes are across the road near a shooting range. There is always a danger of hitting stuff here.
Teesigns-- decent. shows a basic layout of the hole. there are some issues though. there are so many baskets in some areas, you don't really know which basket is the one you're throwing at. this is most prominent when you have to cross the main entrance but the basket is to the left before the entrance road.
Routing and nav- with the map, it's a breeze. without, I can see it being a nightmare.
baskets-- in excellent condition, nice and grabby and visible on the woodier holes.
challenge and variety-- not really a challenging or varietous course. most holes are straight forward and short. the holes that incorporate the "pond" are even short with no chance of water logging.
having to cross the road-- straight wonky.
Lack of teepads-- any sort of teepads would be helpful. the grass pads aren't thoroughly worn yet but they will be.
This course is in the middle of the sticks, literally. if you didn't know it was there, you would never find it...seriously
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
A hidden gem
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: What a nice surprise. This is a course that offers some well-laid out short holes and medium-length holes in and around the college campus creatively.
It presents some different challenges especially with the longer holes across the road which are laid out in a wide open field and really lets you cut loose.
Cons: The hole layout for the back nine get wonky with a couple tee boxes a bit out of the way, leaving you searching for them. The holes in the open field are cool, but it's almost so wide-open, the tee placement isn't as obvious as you'd think, and layout for a few of the holes is weird.
Other Thoughts: Hot co-eds make for good scenery, but the difficulty level goes up when they sun themselves by laying near the pins. When I was there, holes 15 and 17 had babe terrain to throw around.
The course is a little hard to find, with most of the campus surrounded by trees. The key is to get to the main school entrance and turn left. The first few holes you start at, are next to the parking lot.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: -Nicely layout out hole description stating par, distance and location of the pin.
-Easily navigated the course without knowing the layout.
-Variety in shot selection.
Cons: -No signs directing you to some holes, there are 2 signs telling you where the general area to the next tee is.
-Bugs can be a problem, it was cured by using off.
-Permanent tee pads would be a plus.
Other Thoughts: Overall the course is a very nice open course. Since it is placed on the College the baskets are placed in very nice places. You could go there and never be tested in shot selection. Being a RHBH, I tired sidearm due to the Forrest and other obstacles in the way. In terms of challenging it's medium of the road. The best holes are across the road into an open field, where home plate is a basket. I also enjoyed throwing around the outfield fence of the baseball field. If your in the are and would like a course to try, give it a go. It's probably 30-40 minute drive from West Branch.
1 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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