Cunningham DGC review
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Course has some fun throws through trees and elevation changes but is best to play early spring or late fall when growth is minimal.
Cons: Not a maintained disc golf course for the most part. A lot of long grass that is home to many ticks. Very easy to lose a disc in the longer grass. This course lately has been picked apart and some of the baskets are missing. Most people play this course once and don't go back. The hard-working folks in the OMDGA have been trying lately to maintain the park a little better to draw attention from the more popular Seymour Smith course about 10 miles away.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Great use of terrain.
Next tee box markers present to help guide play.
Cons: ONLY 8 HOLES!!
Nothing is kept up. The 8 playable holes have little to no fairway with underbrush ready to grab every throw. Even trying to throw and play the arch you will get to hunt for your disk in the brush and a hunt it is. Tee box locations are marked with a 24 inch post, but that is it. No actual tee box is present to throw from. Out of the 8 present holes there is one trash can. You can tell by the trash in the weeds that they need more locations to place your trash, or place signs to remind players, "Carry in, Carry out".
Other Thoughts: I cannot believe that anyone would rate this a 4 disk course. It seems as though since the course was constructed it has been left go and returning back to nature. I took the course map from this site and hoped that all 18 holes where playable. Did I say it has ONLY 8 HOLES! I walked all 18 holes from the map and the remaining holes have all returned to their original wild state like they never existed.
I wanted this course to be good after others referenced other local courses (Seymour Smith) and saying it has potential to be better than them. Everything has potential to be better, but WOW this is a huge dream to get this course even close. Unless 18 holes show up and get some tender loving care, I will not be seen on this course again.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: -Great scenic views from around the park (of the Lake, forest, sunset).
-Great elevation changes.
-Each hole has a unique challenge.
-With some work, it could easily eclipse Seymour Smith.
Cons: -Due to the lack of up-keeping the grass and weeds surrounding the holes is easy to lose your disc in.
-The tees are not permanent, mainly covered in mud if it's not dry.
-The markings aren't clear on all the holes, first timers are usually confused.
-The back 9 has been deemed unplayable
Other Thoughts: I play this course regularly. I highly recommend it to folks who live in Omaha and want to play quicker games, or just play an awesome course.
1 of 4 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Course is a mess.....
Pros: Very challenging, each shot needs precision or you may well lose a disc. Good use of elevation changes.
Cons: Very overgrown grass, weeds, brush make a huge penalty for slightly off line shots. Only 8 holes playable. You'll spend alot of time looking for your disc, even if its a good shot. Dirt tee boxes and lack of marking the boxes make it difficult to know where to tee off from.
Other Thoughts: I've heard that the remaining 10 holes will be put in by next year and I look forward to that. If they'd do some maintenance on this course, it would be very solid. As it stands right now, the only reason I will come back is because it's 3 minutes from my house, but I'll still drive to any of the other courses in the area first.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Another course to play in Nebraska. located north off 72nd and hwy 680, lake Cunningham could be a lot better.
Cons: TREES TREES TREES TREES
GRASS GRASS GRASS
Other Thoughts: screw disc golf at this course.... bring a pole and go fishing.
0 of 3 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Not well kept...
Pros: Not very busy, in a beautiful area.
Cons: Not well kept, in a very wooded area, not good for beginners, muddy, easy to lose discs. Hard to find the next tee or hole. Beware because the tees are made of dirt, not concrete, so you'll get dirty if it's rained at all recently.
Other Thoughts: This course is a mess. Someone needs to take a giant lawnmower to it more than once a year. We weren't even able to play the back 9 because it was so muddy here. Still, I managed to have fun because it was more of a scavenger hunt than anything.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 3 Not
Who Laid This Out?
Pros: It's real close to my home so I'd love to help design this with somebody that's actually played the game.
Cons: I've played in Mpls. for 20 years and I've never seen tees so far from the baskets, the baskets right behind trees and markers non-existant or poorly marked. What's the A, B, C thing about anyway?
Other Thoughts: How do we get the attention of the city to fix this course? 18 PCV pipes to plant the baskets, 18 posts for the tees and a post-hole digger and I'm in!
0 of 3 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Tough but good
Pros: If you want to be challenged this is a course for you. Lots of trees with very good elevation changes. The scenery is awesome too. Some of the holes look over the lake and at sunset its really cool.
Cons: It has dirt tees so footing can be an issue. If your not at least a novice player this course is not for you. The fairways can get very small with very very tall grass and LOTS of trees. Theres a lot of blind shots so a spoter is a good idea. If you have not played here before it can be very difficult to find the back 10 holes they stretch for about 2 and half miles( or it seems).
Other Thoughts: Be prepared to lose a disc if you dont have an accurate throw but just pay attention and you'll be fine.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Bring your machete
Pros: In a lot of ways, this course is the anti-Seymour Smith (another course in Omaha). It's empty and feels secluded, so you get a peaceful game of disc golf. It has some pretty big elevation changes. And it can be very challenging. The A tees are not very long when the pins are in the short position, but supposedly the B-to-long configuration can be over 10,000 feet. That is crazy. The views here can be really nice, especially from 2, 9, and 10. And the back 9 give you a nature-y feel you won't find on many other courses. I typically see deer here around sunset.
Cons: Where to start? There are no tee pads, just dirt where the grass has worn away. On most holes there is a post indicating where to tee off from, but I can't find it for 7A and 13A. Some of the B tees are overgrown and no longer playable, especially on the back 9. I believe this place is mowed by volunteers, so the fairways can be hit or miss in the summer. Playing without a spotter can be risky. The grass is 2-3 feet tall. Several holes (like #4) had absurdly small windows to throw through with all the trees, and you probably need a tomahawk/thumber to play some holes (although I like throwing those). Oh, and there are bugs. I've found ticks, so bring bug spray and wash carefully afterward.
Other Thoughts: The holes that are mowed are fun to play, and finding your disc isn't too much of an issue. On the other ones, it can be a lesson in frustration. And if you throw into the heavy growth off the beaten path, good luck. I only learned to navigate this place by coming with someone else who knew their way around. The flow of the course is not obvious, so don't come without a map. In spite of all the negatives, I should emphasize that it is great to have a course in Omaha where you don't have to play through a group of 8 people (or any groups at all). This course re-opened a few months ago, so we'll see if it gets busier. I'm hoping it is more playable in the fall/winter when the vegetation dies, because this course has some real potential.
UPDATE 2011: Only the first 8 holes are in. The others were removed for a re-design that won't be complete until next summer. The course is playable (I make a 9th hole out of playing from #8 back to the basket for #3), but the rough is very rough. Until the re-design is complete, I can't give this more than 1.5 stars.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: I love elevation change, and this course has lots of it. It occupies a beautiful piece of land that feels very Nebraska. Sunset on the lake was gorgeous. There are some shotmaking challenges and length challenges. The ruggedness of the course sometimes adds to the fun. I give it a 3, because even with all its faults, it could be a great course--and it's an adventure compared to the mowed-grass, park courses we see so much of.
Cons: Once you begin, there is very little indication that you are on a golf course at all. "Links" may be a euphemism for "no fairway." The dense underbrush of grass, bushes, and short trees certainly define this course, both in playability and golf skills required. All you really need is a high anny, hyzer, or overhand to get you over whatever obstacle's in front of you and float for some distance. Then you'll spend 2-10 minutes looking for your disc, which (if placed well or poorly) certainly landed out of view. Then approach with a shorter over-the-top shot, and make a putt. Even if you've played this course 20 times, playing without a spotter will require a solid few hours of battling bugs and brush. I played the B tees. I couldn't see the pin from the tee in 14 cases. Some tees were so surrounded by branches that no golf shot was possible. I just had to find an opening and hope. Some tees were missing entirely. The only way I completed this course was the map I printed (linked from DGCR). It took 2:15 hrs, only because of good throws and a non-playing spotter.
Other Thoughts: If you love safari golf and the Nebraska wilderness, PRINT THE MAP, and tackle this baby. Until they clear out some serious vegetation, I won't be back.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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