Fun course, nice layout
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Nice 9 hole course in a city park. It's listed as 18 here, but in reality, it's a nine hole course with dual tees.
DGA baskets, all mounted well, and in good repair. No issues here. One pin position per hole.
Nice tee signs, with hole layout, distance, par. Large and colored. Blue for the short tees (Front 9), red for the long tees (back 9). A few of the posts were knocked down, but still easy enough to find. Navigation was definitely aided by these being up high and easy to see.
Good variation of distances. Shorties just over 200', all the way up to 400'+. It was nice to use several discs in a city park type course.
Nice, large trees throughout the course help to add difficulty. They help to force some lines, and provide a canopy on many holes. They're not particularly dense, but do a nice job...and are aesthetically pleasing, as well.
The course is pretty much out of the way of the rest of the park activities which is really nice. Hole 1's tee is right next to the parking lot, which is also nice.
Cons: Natural tee pads are a bummer, especially on long holes. Concrete tees here would REALLY help out. These were pretty slick when wet. For the most part, they were flat enough, though.
Navigation is a little wonky in spots. Some next tee signs would be great. The few tee signs that were knocked down didn't help the cause. It wasn't too tough to get turned around in a couple spots.
Other Thoughts: All in all, this is a pretty fun course, with a solid replay factor. It won't beat you up, but it's still above average for a park course.
Plenty of other activities on the other side of the park, as well. You could easily bring the family for a nice day, if needed. Worth a spin if you're nearby.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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Pros: Perkins park has lots of mature trees with no underbrush. There are two sets of tees and nine baskets. The course is set up so the alternate pads play like a different hole rather than simply long or short pads. To me this makes it feels a lot more like an 18 hole course with 18 different holes than the majority of 9 holers I've played. The natural tees are well marked by red and blue 4x4's standing up with tee signs on them. There are also next tee signs by each basket so navigation is relatively easy except in one place.
The course has a great balance of hole lengths. More than half the course is in the 225-280ft range, but there's a few over 300 and a couple over 400. I was happy to see it had a good shot variety with some RHBH turnovers and some of the holes have multiple routes through the trees.
Cons: We had a tough time finding 13's tee pad. Instead of following the next tee arrow towards 4 & 13, walk the opposite direction and you'll find 13's tee on the right side of hole 4's fairway behind some trees.
On hole 13 there wasn't much of a route to the basket so poke and hope. Thankfully this was the only hole where I encountered a fairway that relies on luck.
Hole 15 is an out and back hole.
The course is flat and has natural tee pads. The tee area is in good shape and I didn't notice any root in the way so they didn't bother me at all.
With as much space as they have in the park, it's a shame this isn't a full 18 hole course.
Other Thoughts: While there isn't one hole that stands out as the signature hole, I feel like the course is fairly solid and uses the land fairly well.
Overall this seems like a nice intermediate level course that anyone can play and have fun at. It's not incredibly challenging, but it does take a skilled shot to navigate the trees and get your birdie.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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