2 Helpful / 3 Not
Love the course
Pros: Great new course this year playing alongside Ball golfers. Pay to play a non issue cause you won't lose a disc. Carts can be rented for 8$ pp and clubhouse well stocked with snacks and beer. Have I mentioned the world famous hot dogs? New color-coded stakes in the ground marking tee boxes. Cool backdrop of planes taking off from MSP. Very nice long fairways to air it out
Cons: Be sure to call for a tee time. Have to watch out for flying balls. Not a lot of elevation change.
Other Thoughts: This course is a must play for any decent disc golfer. Very different than say playing Kaposia where it is narrowly wooded fairways.
2 of 5 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Well maintained long course and requires many different shots to be used. A great idea for the Twin Cities area which is over-run by partially used ball golf courses. Gold Tees are a superior challenge to that of ANY MN course, specially with distance. No stupid trees or thick bushes. Nice Baskets, Good Signs, great views and easy to navigate as well as play. Huge drives needed from Gold, Solid Pars (no gimmes) and plays fairly quickly given not a high ball golf traffic time. Easy on the body even with long holes due to not much elevation but it is used as much as possible. Nice guys working in the clubhouse. Being adjacent to airport makes for some very windy rounds at times given no surrounding trees and adds to the difficulty where the elevation lacks.
Cons: Golfers are not a issue if you don't go out during IDEAL golfing times... but just call before you go and ask if they are busy! Some trees were removed which opened things up this year (2013) Some odd mando's due to trying to keep players safe and mostly flat course which gets slightly repetitive.
Other Thoughts: Once finished and set in stone (concrete tees) course will be one of the best advanced distance courses to play in MN.
Golfers and Airplanes are not even a big deal at all and if anything add to the character of the course.
3 of 5 people found this review helpful.
8 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This is exactly what Twin Cities DG needed, a long open course that is not in the suburbs. The shortest hole is 285ft, so you are going to throw a driver on pretty much every hole (two or three drives sometimes). There are enough trees to force different kinds of shots. The ball golf 'rough' is still short grass by DG standards, so finding discs is super simple (and great for rollers). If you cut across the course on foot, the club house is a 5min walk from the Fort Snelling Light Rail Station!!! Not bad for what is now the longest course in the metro area.
Cons: The course is adjacent to the MSP airport. On the left side of the second fairway is a barbed wire fence with a runway on the other side. The constant plane traffic made it difficult to relax, but as you work your way to the other side of the course there is a noticeable drop in decibels. The $5 (plus tax) green fee is a bit steep, but its to be expected for a decent course in the Twin Cities these days. Also, it is a flat course, really no elevation to speak of (sans a few berms).
Other Thoughts: It is designed so there are basically two DG holes that run parallel, on, or across each of the nine ball golf holes. Keep that in mind and you shouldn't be taken by surprise when you come across a small white ball. Because of the 2:1 DG to ball hole flow, there should be a healthy flow of coexistence with the other kind of golfer. I played on a mon. afternoon, so I did not get a real sense of how much ball golf traffic they usually get. I had the feeling, though, that the course had seen better days - the sand traps were dirt with plants growing in them - it was quite obvious they were looking for new clientele. I fancy that it will become more popular as a disc course and permanently converted .... maybe. If you are looking for a quintessentially technical MN course don't bother coming here, this course is for the throwers!
8 of 8 people found this review helpful.
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