Apple Valley, MN
Alimagnet Lake Park DGC Share
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2-4    5/19/2009   7/14/2009
Review By: Cradical
Played: 107  Reviewed: 63  Exp: 6.9 Years
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: The baskets and holes are really well kept. The next hole is always easy to find and the course has a good flow. Most fairways aren't near enough that you could be hit by an errant throw.
There is a bit of variety of shots from heavily wooded shots to wide open shots. There is a little bit of elevation change on a few of the holes, but mostly on the wooded holes.
There is at least two blind tee shots in the woods. With the amount of thick brush on some of them, a spotter could be nice if you lack consistancy.
Cons: This park is VERY busy at night and on weekends. I remember the first time I tried to play it I ended up just turning around because there were 15+ people waiting.
Most of the tee shots are either putter or midrange shots. There are a few you can use a driver on but that's the exception.
Hole 12 doesn't seem like a good hole for disc golf. With the amount of stuff that's in the way, it makes a birdie nearly impossible. Looking at the stats on here, nobody has birdied it and the average is over 4. To me, if this hole had some sort of path this course would be much better.
Also this course would be much better if there were a few more holes, there seems to be ample room.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Fun, but crowded

5+    6/17/2009   6/19/2009
Review By: CwAlbino
Played: 65  Reviewed: 19  Exp: 13.9 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Very well maintained
Good mix of open and closed holes
Some difficult lines to hit, and trees to make it challenging.
12 ends the course with an extremely challenging hole
Cons: Pretty much a birdie or nothing course except hole 12
Can get very crowded and wait time is long
Other Thoughts: The residents around the park hate the course. I've heard stories of some guy mowing his lawn and when a disc was thrown near his yard, he entered the park and ran over the disc with the lawn mower, then returned to his yard.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 

5+    6/16/2009   6/16/2009
Review By: ea6le
Played: 10  Reviewed: 5  Exp: 11 Years
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Vey fun course, fairly easy first 4 holes. They're making updates along the course slowly but surely. Wooded past the 5th hole with beautiful scenery.
Cons: Some of the tees are in pretty rough shape, other than that great course.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Frequent Player

5+    5/5/2009   5/6/2009
Review By: AliMagnetLocal
Played: 3  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 4.9 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Very scenic course, a lot of diversity. The first four holes are fairly easy with some freedom to throw far on holes 3 and 4 (if you are an amatuer player like I am). Hole 5 always proves to be a bit of a challenge, 8 9 and 12 are also a bit challenging but very fun. Large trees again make some great scenery. Very easy to get from hole to hole. Hole 10 has two starting points, although the old starting point is not used as frequently and is a little difficult to find.
Cons: Can become crowded on the first seven holes, and because it is a public park occasionally people walk through where you need to throw. Recently a lot of the brush has been cut down to make it easier, taking away from the natural beauty of the place as well.
Other Thoughts: A few hills here and there make it a good work out and after playing it always feels great. I live close by so it is pretty much a daily relaxant for me. A few more holes around the lake would be nice, although a lot of landscaping would be required to do so. If you do not want to play through the woods, a fun "extra" hole is from the basket on hole seven to the practice basket.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Great

2-4    10/10/2008   3/29/2009
Review By: jonas
Played: 37  Reviewed: 24  Exp: 6.7 Years
This review was updated on 8/16/2010
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Beautiful course, it gives some great open holes as well as some amazing wooded holes. Hole #11 is worth trip to this course.
Cons: For first timers, it is easy to get lost in the woods. There is only 1 or two holes were you can really let your disc fly. Hole #12 seems a little excessive to finish the course.
Other Thoughts: Can be busy, you should try to hit it on the off hours.
Parts of the course can remind you of Northern Minnesota!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Quiet City

5+    6/25/2008   2/16/2009
Review By: Guurn
Played: 81  Reviewed: 40  Exp: 27.9 Years
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This course features a quiet neighborhood with a well laid out design that uses the abundant natural terrian to its best advantage.

From the first tee on you will find things to like. Hole 1 is a short hyzer shot that is perfect for the design of this course. It plays as a warmup hole for advanced players but also lets you explain the goals and rules of the game to beginners. I have used this course as an intro for newbies several times. By that I am not saying it is an easy course, rather that the holes start off fairly rudimentary and get harder as it moves along. None of the holes, however, are so basic they are silly.

After the first few holes you move to a more wooded area. Again there is much to like. The first wooded hole (hole 5) is a 288 foot downhill through sparse trees. It can be played either as a straight on shot or a slight anhyzer (rhbh). Again, a brilliant intro to a new aspect of the game for the beginner and a challenging birdie for the experienced player. This theme gets repeated several times.

After a holes intros a new idea it moves into a more difficult version of that theme shortly after. Following up Hole 5 you have Hole 8 which takes the woods theme and narrows the fairway and ends in a dogleg left like hole 1.

In addition this course has nicely maintained fairways, average teeboxes, baskets in good shape and signage. The flow of the course is very good.

The course is in a neighborhood not near any major highways so it is quiet and a few times you get very nice views of the lake nearby.

Cons: Can be busy at times. In places the fairways are showing heavy use. Rough is still pretty bad and it is really the only drawback to bringing new players here. Not fun to find an errant misthrow in spots.

Other Thoughts: The parking lot isn't easy to find so get good directions and look for signs. Has a warmup basket. There is a picnic area near the parking lot and hole 1 so if you are driving from far away bring lunch and watch people play holes 1-4 while you eat.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful.

 Great Variety

5+    8/5/2008   2/4/2009
Review By: kjtw55
Played: 27  Reviewed: 7  Exp: 6 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This is a course with great variety. There is plenty of parking and right off the parking lot is a practice basket. The first half of the course is more open with nicely mowed fairways and concrete tee pads. Then the course enters the woods for the last half and is more tight and requires more accuracy. There is good use of elevation throughout the course. It is nicely marked and easy to follow. It is also well maintained and always clean.
Cons: Not many. Wish they could add some more holes in the woods near the lake to make 18.
Other Thoughts: Park has a playground and a picnic shelter with bathrooms with running water. Park is popular with locals and is a great place to play.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Excellent for all ability levels

5+    11/3/2008   11/4/2008
Review By: cpaquette
Played: 42  Reviewed: 41  Exp: 6.6 Years
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: This course presents a wide variety of shot options. By far the BEST maintained public disc golf course in Minnesota.
Cons: For those with big arms, there is only 1 hole (#4) 370 ft. that you can even sort-of let it "air-out"
There are a few tee areas that are not even close to level (#9, #12)

Beware of beginners when teeing off on #3, as they will be throwing right at you when they are on hole #2.
Other Thoughts: This would be the best public (free) course in the state if they were to add 6 more and re-arrange a few existing holes to provide a bit more of a challenge.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 The Pride of the Valley

2-4    10/30/2008   10/31/2008
Review By: joe po
Played: 70  Reviewed: 10  Exp: 10.7 Years
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This course is the quintessential balanced course. The first half is open with some elevation (5,6,7) and the back is tight and wooded. It plays incredibly fair, but is consistently challenging through the entire track. Its also a peaceful course when compared to others in the metro. It's in the middle of residential area, which means no ambient noise from freeways. There is some moderate foot traffic in the park, so you have to respect the walkers/joggers. The walk between 11 and 12 is beautiful with a nice view of Alimagnet Lake with access to a dock/beach.
Cons: Course is quite popular with the locals so it can be busy at times. Most of the users are recreational so pace can seem really fast to the cautious frolfer.
Other Thoughts: Like this course, and play it everytime I"m in Apple Valley.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Wow!

7/11/2008   7/11/2008
Review By: basmith42
Played: 14  Reviewed: 14  Exp: 6.1 Years
2 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: And now.. for the news from the Lake Wobogon DG Club.. where all the courses are pretty and all the throwers are above average....

Short 12 hole course with a good mix of open and tight fairways. There are some major elevation changes and the course is well marked. Open enough anyone can play it enjoyably. But varied enough that veteran players will not be bored.
Cons: For a short course, this one will hand you your discs and send you packing if you're not on your A game (whatever level your A game is). If you think about your shots and place them where you want them to go, you can manage this course easily without it managing you.
Other Thoughts: If you're in the area and have an extra hour, take the time to play this course. Bring water with you, though.. the elevation changes makes parts of this feel like a cross country hike not a DG course.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful.


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