I'll always remember my first time
Pros: If this not your first time, Ace Drive every hole!! Every hole is except 5 is visible from the tee box, and very ace-able with a good tee shot which can make for a fun 9 holes. Like me, this is a great place to go for first time disc golfing. Also with wide and open fairways Morgan Park (MP) is great for practicing different shots and new discs. The pins are placed in unique spots around this community park making for some fun approach shots and putts.
Cons: The biggest Con I think is how easy MP is. While playing this course will be a Pro for your score, it might not improve your game. The tee boxes are just white 2x4's in the ground with worn out ground behind them. This can really affect your run threw the tee box if your footing does not fall into the worn in holes.
Other Thoughts: You have to take MP for what it is. I don't think when they built this course they were trying to make a word class, challenging disc golf course. I think they were just trying to make a easy, beginner friendly course, which MP is. I wouldn't recommend traveling long distances for MP, but if you live in the West Duluth / Gary New Duluth area definitely hit it up as much as possible.
For the newbs
Pros: Navigation is not difficult (but I couldn't locate the 8th or 9th baskets, let alone tees)
Very easy beginner-level course. Every hole is ace-able for experienced players.
Nice location in a quiet neighborhood.
Cons: Tees are 2x4's embedde in the ground - look for worn, bare spots.
The walk from 3rd basket to 4th tee is logical, but not obvious.
Only the 5th hole brings any obstacles into play - It's a blind hole with guard trees.
If there were 2 more holes here previously, there is no sign of them now.
Other Thoughts: Only the 5th hole requires any shot-making, even though the streets and hockey rinks simulate narrow approach lanes
My GF (a very novice player with a short arm) really enjoyed this course; I was not challenged by any hole although I found the trees on 5 twice.
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Screw Waldo; Where’s the 2x4’s?
Pros: This course has 9 holes that play around the school. The course has a couple of trees involved and some OB. The hole length variation is not that bad for a small course. The baskets are in great shape. Parking is easy in the summer time and the neighborhood is nice. OK, I'm sorry, but that is all I got for the positives.
Cons: Navigation is a little tough, but certainly works clockwise around the school. So, any hole you start at will get you back there. The first hole is near the middle of the parking lot shooting toward where the fences get close together. The tee box is marked by an old 2x4 in the ground. Some of the tee areas were not in the best of shape either. The next pad is not always close to the basket before them; you really need to be close to spot the 2x4, so keep looking. If it is not summer time, you are bound to have to wait and may not even be able to play many of these holes with the kids here. In the summer, there are still kids playing all over, but it is not that bad. Much of the grass needed mowing on hole 1. The fence on hole 1 is pointless and the placement of some of the holes along the city block's sidewalks seem a little out of place.
Other Thoughts: There was no Fun Factor here. I didn't find one hole that I enjoyed playing. It is great that this little community has this course and that the public can play it. It is not worth the drive to come out and play it, but certainly not during the school year.
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