3 Helpful / 0 Not
A bunch of good holes here.
Pros: 1) Course uses a variety or terrain and foliage. It starts out down a road with rows of evergreens on both sides of the 30' fairway. Then it opens up into a prairie with mowed fairways. Then over a pond and wetland area set amongst the prairie. Then it heads back towards the wooded area with a long left to right holes over a wetland and around a dense buckthorn infested wooded area. Then you head back into the tighter woods. A short throw over a pond, another throw over a wetland (in spring I could imagine it being very wet) and then one more partially open hole with woods and a hidden pond by the basket. All in all great features on this course.
2) Ponds and wetlands are used very well without being too punishing. Beginners should play the forward tees to avoid losing discs, but even from the pro tees most of the water isn't too punishing.
3) #6 is just a great hole the ultimate risk/reward playing only 155' with 140' of it being water carry. There really is no way around the pond without risk of losing a disc in the tall grass, but you can throw deep and hope you hit something.
4) 2 sets of tees are helpful to allow the beginner to have an easier course while allowing the better players to play the bask tees.
5) Course is very well designed to take advantage of a lot of the properties features. There are 2-3 wetlands, 4-5 different ponds in play, wooded holes, prairie holes, and some pretty cool holes.
Cons: 1) No concrete tees. Grass on some, dirt on others, and soem gravel on a few more. Inconsistancy is worse than just being bad!
2) Tee signs aren't great.
3) Gravel road on #1 leaves a little to be desired because you are almost certain to land on the road and damage your discs. If you miss the road well good luck putting out of the woods!!!
4) Hidden pond on #9 could grab some discs because of the need to hyzer out around the big cedar tree before the basket. I guess a walk up the hole for a first timer is important, I just don't like to see hidden penalties!
5) Signage is horrible, if you didn't see th ebig yellow ribbon around the discatcher baskets you might not find this course. No sign for the park, no directions on how you should park although I doubt it is used very often.
6) I was there when it obviously hadn't rained in a while, I guess I would like to see a little bit more of the prairie holes mowed . . . especially in the dry season, I can see why you may not be able to mow some of those areas if it is wet but when it is dry a little bit wider and more of a fairway would be helpful on #2, 3, 4 (but especially on #3). Miss that fairway and you are in wetland like 2-3' grass that is tough to find your disc in!
Other Thoughts: What the heck are the big churchlike concrete tables all about?????
I came here after there was only one review and it was ranked a 4 disc. It is not a 4 discer, I did enjoy some of the holes but it cannot be ranked that high in my opinion. I see someone else has ranked it since and gave it a 3 which is where I am going with my rating. It is missing a few key components to be a 4 disc course as I mentioned above.
This course could be better with a little more maintenance and some decent consistant tee pads. I like the design and I think there are 4-5 really good holes on this course (4, 5, 6, 7, 9). 8 could also be better if they cleared a little of the stuff in front of the tee it is too high to allow for a fair shot at the basket. Anything thrown over the shrub will hyzer and stall out and end up in the woods left. I also think #3 could be a better hole with a better defined fairway.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Not for beginners
Pros: This is a good 9 hole course on a mostly flat area of field, woods and water with alternate teepads on 6 of the holes.
I titled this not for beginners because many of the holes use water hazards as out of bounds, anyone that doesn't have pretty good control of their drives will lose discs. That being said it is a good course that flows well, and has reasonable signage. Teepad placement was well thought out. If you didn't want to hazard the water you could avoid it by playing the shorts. Even though water was in play on 5 and 6 it isn't a real issue unless you are a beginner and can't reliably throw 120 feet.
Cons: The teepads were just grass. On hole 9 the road was used as an out of bounds area. If you are going to have any real chance at parking the long tee you will most likely hyzer over the road. Not a really well thought out design. There is also water just left of the basket (on hole 9) that you can't see until you get very near it.
Other Thoughts: The parking area isn't really marked at all and neither is the course. I found it by simply using my gps to get to the area and then looking for baskets. They are Innova discatchers btw. All in all it is a good course and if you are traveling from the east or north heading for Blue Ribbon you may want to make a quick stop and play 9.
Surprisingly, even though there was water everywhere I didn't have any issues with bugs.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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