Hills and variety
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Baskets - 18 grippy Innova Discatchers. Two different possible locations per hole. The pin positions only truly change the hole on a few holes, 3 and 4 off the top my head.
Signs - great signs that include map, distance, and par.
Tees - mix of natural and concrete tees. Mostly natural. Two tees per hole (pro and am).
Variety: a few blind shots due to elevation or trees, short holes with obstacles, several mature trees on back 9, long open holes, rolling hills, wooded holes, tunnel shots, elevation, and one hole with a water hazard.
Elevation: the most elevation in a central Indiana course (not counting Frankfort or Knightstown). Rolling hills, flat holes, major uphill shots, and long downhill shots.
Course is in two 9 hole loops. Each loop feels like a separate 9 hole course different than the other. Could play front 9 or back 9 only if short on time. Front 9 is a mix of wooded (3, 4, and start of 5) to long and open (6-8) with slight elevation (1, 5, 9). The back 9 is much more hilly. Each hole has some sort of elevation change.
Course is well maintained.
Course is easy to get to and is a nice part of town. Many nearby courses.
Pro shop on site.
Cons: No practice basket.
Mix of tees takes away from unity of course. If this course had all concrete tees, it would be much better but might interfere with cross country path.
Course crosses a cross country path several times, holes 6-8 go around a soccer/football field and can be unplayable at times, and hole 15 goes near a softball field.
Natural tees are marked with red and blue circles that can be hard to find if grass is longer. If they had raised stones, it would make it that much less of a hassle.
Long walk between holes 9 and 10. Shortest path crosses fairway for hole 1.
Minimal trash cans and benches.
Other Thoughts: This course was and is a great addition to the disc golf world in Indy. It's more of an intermediate course that is doable for beginners but wouldn't be too challenging for professionals.
It needs more concrete pads and a few more trees. Slowly but surely concrete pads have been replacing natural pads on the back 9.
If it is too easy, Hazel Landing is right down the road. If it is too hard, play Dillion Park or Lawrence Inlow park.
I would recommend,end this course to anybody in the area or to any beginner/intermediate players looking for a new challenge. Many of the holes are too short for pro players. I have never had a bad experience here.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Signage is very good, arrows on each pin guiding you where the next tee box is. The course is very well taken care of, shop on the grounds is excellent as well. Very open and slightly wooded. It's very good to get some exercise as well, the map of the course layout is very very good as well as coming equipped with score cards.
Cons: Even though the outline of tee's are raised grass, the blue tee's are quite the pain to find. Spent quite sometime trying to find each blues and I've been playing here since April'ish of 12. A friend and I stopped looking for blue tees after 12. Some concrete pads there would be rather refreshing. Also, no trash cans during course play.
Other Thoughts: I'm no pro mind you, but it's a very fun par 3 course. I enjoy the sun and the walk out there. After only playing disc golf for a few months, but quickly learning - the Hill is close by and fun. Few things could really make this very enjoyable for other newbies like myself.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
Long but Fun
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: This was the first course I played. It's a long course that plays even longer in the wind. Lots of elevation changes and fairly wide open.
Cons: The grass tees are okay but it's hard to find the tee markers in the ground. Would be nice to upgrade to concrete. The wind can make it almost impossible to score well. For first timers it can be hard to find the 2nd tee. Luckily I had a group in front of me that I was able to follow.
Other Thoughts: The course has a cross country trail through it so watch out for runners. Also, there is a softball field near one basket on the back nine. Usually not an issue unless you are way off on your throw. Be prepared to walk up and down hills.
1 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Great 18 Hole Park Bring your Arm and Legs
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Great Signage on the course. Tees are small markers in the grass however they cut the grass to leave a high line of grass around the tee markers and marking the 30 foot putting range from the basket. Nice well maintained multi use facility.
Cons: Very Minor Con: some more signs in parking areas pointing to start of course.
The signs could use a little better indicators of where the sign post is in relation to the
tee pad markers. Also there could be a little clearer indication on each hole as to which
basket position is currently being used.
Other Thoughts: Hole 1 Opening throw down thru a couple trees guarding against high shots.
Hole 2 Up and over the hill just out of sight and slightly to the left.
Hole 3 Short throw down clean fairway lined with trees to a basket slightly to the left and guarded by trees.
Hole 4 Another short throw past some trees guarding the midpoint, slightly to the left.
Hole 5 Downward throw thru and alley of trees and to the left.
Hole 6 Distance throw across the open field, pretty standard and level.
Hole 7 slight uphill throw with basket tucked behind some trees.
Hole 8 Open field throw slightly uphill.
Hole 9 Little more advanced over crest of hill and down behind a tree. Across a little water.
Hole 10 Hike up the Hill and throw down and to the left, Couple trees at midpoint.
Hole 11 Throw back up the hill, clear with no trees in the way.
Hole 12 Back down the hill, guarded by a small group of trees midway.
Hole 13 Throwing thru the evergreens to a hidden basket in the middle of a group of evergreens.
Hole 14 Field Shot.
Hole 15 Downhill throw into open field.
hole 16 Throw past a row of trees and slightly to the right.
Hole 17 Toss back up hill, technical shot to a basket tucked tight behind an old tree.
Hole 18 Last uphill shot around a bushy tree at the midway point.
I Will defiantly play this course again if given the chance. It requires a lot of walking and gives some good tree lined shots to challenge a newer player. More experience players can work on their distance shots
here but may not find as much of a challenge. All the nice people we met that day played from the red tee box. Given how much time we spent looking for the blue tee box I can understand why.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
A Great New Course
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: There are several types of holes, whether going uphill downhill, out in the open, or in the trees, which will test all of your disc golf abilities. I live close to it, and I think it is a fantastic addition to the Indianapolis area. It is easily accessible to the public and adds good variety to the courses in the area because of the unique scenarios you will be faced with. I always have a great time going there, and it always gives me a good challenge.
Cons: There are no concrete tee pads, so if the ground is wet, expect to slip on your tee shots. Along with that, I think that the red tees are too easy, and the blue tees are too hard, and requires a lot more skill to go from the red tees to the blue tees than Dillon Park, which is just down the road. When on top of the hill, do not mistake a pin for another hole as the pin for the hole you are on. Lastly, although there are different looking holes, a lot of them are very far, and that can get boring and tiring after a while.
Other Thoughts: It is less than 2 miles down the road from Dr. James A. Dillon Park so it is easy to do both courses in 1 day very easily. Also, the walk from #9 to #10 is long and uphill, but that is just me complaining because I'm lazy.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: There is so much varitey on the course from shots in the woods to long open holes. The baskets are new and in amazing shape and the grounds are groomed perfectly. Each pin is surronded by a "putting circle" similar to a green in ball golf. The course has several changes in elevation ranging from long downhill shots along with raging uphill holes. The course offers two tees, red and blue, and two pin positions a and b. There are bathrooms on the 1st and 14th holes. There are maps posted on a pole at every red tee box and signs are present throughout the course to direct you along.
Cons: The major con to the course is that there is no concrete tee pads. Some people enjoy the grass tee pads which are marked by two minis staked into the ground but of course most of us want concrete tees. The walk from hole 4 to 5 and from 9 to 10 could be a bit confusing on your first round and from 16 to 17 you have to backtrack quite a long way. Some holes seem to be designed a bit lazy but this does offer much variety.
Other Thoughts: All in all Northview is a great course. Park near the big building int he back with the orange palm trees and look at the large map to find the first tee off to the left. There is a cross country course that runs near several holes so look out for the runners.
4 of 6 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 6 Not
Great addition to Indy area
Pros: Fun new course in Carmel. Bring your walking shoes, you'll need them. Lots of elevation and big arms will come in handy on this one.
Cons: Not a ton of variety.
Other Thoughts: Worth the drive over to Carmel to play. It's at a church so check their schedule of events. Friendly atmosphere. Great area of town.
0 of 6 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 2 Not
One of the most diverse in Central Indiana
Pros: This is a great new course that should only get better with time! Plays up and down some of the most varied rolling hills in the area. Several of the first 4-5 holes are fairly short holes, favoring shot placement over power, with baskets placed among strategically placed trees. The back 9 is more open, but still plays short enough for a beginner or an average arm to be successful. The grass tees are in great shape, time will tell how they'll hold up to constant traffic. All in all, this has quickly become one of my favorite courses within an hour drive for me!
Cons: Signage isn't always clear, mainly on the wooded holes where the next tee is not visible. Initially threw at basket #9 from the first tee, instead of basket #1. Once we got started, we didn't have too much trouble. The walk from #9 to the #10 tee can easily cross the fairway for #1, so be careful.
0 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Gradually Longer & Tougher
10 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: First, and foremost, the Topography! For mostly flat central Indiana it is unique to have such a beautiful piece of land for DG. Constant rolling mounds and hills with grassy fairways and mature growth throughout. Professionally maintained grounds only adds to the enjoyment of the course. HUGE (15'x30') grassy tee areas and greens are another unique feature. Two tees & Two pin placements for the DISCatchers per hole-moved approx. every two weeks. Very nice color tee signs-located on the red tees,with all needed info.,including "next tee". A few roll-a-way greens-depending on pin locations. 3 "tech" holes-#3,#4 and #5-from the blue tee, is the only tunnel shot. #6,#8,#15 are the open "Let it rip" holes with wind being the only obstacle. #9 is the only water hole with a 75'x15' nasty little marsh. This may be extended into #8 fairway in the future. Holes 10-18 has the most drastic elevation changes. All but one hole has mature trees with no underbrush. Novice & Intermediate players will have fun going for aces. But only advanced and true pros will be hitting them,due to perfectly placed pin locations.
Cons: The cons are few and minor ones. First, no concrete tees-they may be added in the near future? (another boy scout project?) No Trash cans-bring it in, take it out! Benches-just two or three would be great, Especially on the back 9.
Other Thoughts: Enter off Hazel Dell,south of 131st St. Between the softball fields,to "The Barn". The front 9 holes are more rolling mounts than hills.The front 9 RED tees play just under 200',when in the "A" placement. Perfect for kids,families and new players. The front 9 BLUE tees play an avg. 285', when in the "A" placement. Which makes for a great avg. for the kids & new players to take that first step in testing their game. It's an ego boost for most other players. The front 9 RED tees play an avg. 235', when in the "B" placement. This configuration, on some holes, makes for tougher putts. The front 9 BLUE tees play an avg. 317', when in the "B" placement. The back 9 holes are more rolling hills than mounts. RED tees play an avg. 250', when in the "A" placement. The back 9 RED tees play an avg. 273', when in the "B" placement. The back 9 BLUE tees avg. 345',when in the "A" placement. The back 9 BLUE tees avg. 383', when in the "B" placement. This configuration is not only the longest, but also has the most drastic elevation changes. The first few times you play use a spotter! on holes #2-from the blue tee. #4 if the DISCatcher is in the "B" placement. #5 from the blue tee. Better safe than sorry! The Cross country course runs close to the holes. More trees are planned and better directional signs are too. Until then turn right after #2, walk over the cross country course to get to #3. From #3 DISCatcher go left. From #4 DISCatcher go left, use the cross country trail to #5, look for the tunnel shot,it will be on the right. For #5 red tee go down the tunnel. A "Speed round" took me 30 mintues to play the front 9 and 40 to play the back 9. 5 minutes from Dr. James A. Dillon DGC. Since the huge grassy tee areas have movable red & blue markers, take in consideration the hole distance was measured from the front of the tee. So, add the needed distance to where the red & blue markers actually are. Last, but not least, a BIG thanks to Connor. I hope this project gives you your Scout badge!
10 of 13 people found this review helpful.
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