North Branch, MN 
Harder Park Share
Uploaded By: Steve West Hole #8 (Taken 9/2010)
4 / 250ft.   3 / 350ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #8 Mid-Fairway

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Fun 9 hole

2-4    9/1/2014   9/1/2014
Review By: David Mellies
Played: 112  Reviewed: 6  Exp: 18.7 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Free to play
Multiple tee pads
Good mix of technical shots short and long
Heavily wooded
Ace runs
Decent layout/easy to navigate
Not busy
Quick round if in a hurry
Bathroom on site
Cons: Sand/gravel tees
Only 9 holes
Minimal elevation change
No water hazard
No yardage marked
Not very challenging
There are not a lot of air it out drive opportunities
Other Thoughts: I read other reviews and had to chime in on this one. The bugs were not even close to as bad as other reviewers said and poison ivy was not an issue for me. Hole 1 is a nice ace run shot with the basket in a cluster of trees allowing room to swoop in on right or left side. Hole 2 demands accuracy to have a decent drive. You have to split two trees about 20 ft or so from the box. It's a fun shot! Hole 6 is another short hole to try to add another notch to your belt. You must throw left to right at a somewhat protected basket. If you over throw it you may roll down a hill on right side leaving a high risk/reward shot at the basket. Hole 8 is the signature hole. Throwing from the back box is kind of just a lay up shot near the amateur box to have a look at an approach. Par is the goal here for sure. The hole is heavily wooded with a dogleg left and slightly uphill. I'd recommend planning on a skip shot at the basket here. This course isn't worth driving too far out of the way to get to but worth a throw if you are in the area.I'd love to see them make this an 18. I had plenty of fun and already want to go back.

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1    5/3/2011   5/3/2011
Review By: timj5304
Played: 125  Reviewed: 27  Exp: 11.9 Years
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: *Good Technical course
*Good use of elevation changes
*Low traffic
*Dual tee's
*Shots that require backhand and Forehand shots.
Cons: *Thorn bushes to deal with especially on #8.
*Sand tee pad, eventually could make concrete.
Other Thoughts: This course is 30 minutes north of the twin cities. Not really worth driving just for this one but I would do exactly what I did, drive to this one and hit The ponds at Linwood on the way back. Well worth the trip to hit both of these courses.

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