4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - Park is in pretty good condition.
- Designers did a lot with a small amount of space.
- All the holes are driveable with good form and/or power.
- I'm told it makes a nice night golf course, although I didn't do it myself.
- Not entirely flat and open, it takes some skill to get around the course efficiently.
- New baskets have been placed to replace the old poles.
Cons: - I feel like the course was wedged into the park.
- A few holes bring outside dangers of damage into play. The road on to the left on 3 and the house/side road almost directly in play on 7 come to mind.
- The distance between holes 8 and 9, and the rest of the course, kinda sucks.
Other Thoughts: I'm not a huge fan of courses with dirt teepads, especially ones that call for full-power shots sometimes.
Please note that I understand that they had to do well with what room and budget they had, and I did not factor that into the number score I assigned this place.
Hole 1 feels gimmicky to me, and presents the danger of either throwing into the road if you make a poor shot, or shooting into the tennis courts where you could strike an unsuspecting player.
It was a decent experience, and if I lived close, I would definitely play there again. I wish Schweitzer was still around so I could experience it, but alas, those times are behind us.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Good, Short, Simple, and Fun
Pros: Course has a simple but fun layout with most holes having numerous flight paths for you to take.
Cons: Third hole could get you into trouble with traffic.
Other Thoughts: Good place to practice and bring newcomers for a quick and easy round.
I actually like tossing at the wooden "baskets". I feel like it will improve my putting accuracy.
I think this course should be a model for new/under budget courses trying to take off. The designers did very well with what they had to work with.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Even though I had a tough time locating the 1st teebox, I found that the course layout is very intuitive and quite optimized for the given space. Nice variety and options with teeshots. The trees are mature, and are very well positioned whether they are fairway obstacles, surrounding a pole, or framing a teebox. I really like how the designers went with a minimalist approach to the course, with poles instead of baskets, and cement strips instead of traditional slabs. It seems they did too good a job, which explains why there is so much "Disc Golf warning" signage all over the place.
Cons: The #9 pole isn't very close to the #1 teebox; no matter where you park, you'll have a walk a little. Can get HOT in the summertime.
Other Thoughts: This course plays a lot better than it looks driving in. No signage, but I think that was by design. This course compares to Fern Park in Woodland.
Uniqueness: B+ (nice wooden pole targets; optimal layout; minimal but decent teepads)
Difficulty: B (flat; not long; great usage of trees)
Fun Factor: A- (9 unique holes; never boring)
Aesthetics: B+ (clean; very discreet course)
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Different, but fun :-)
Pros: Obstacles abound
Varying shots, many with hard turns
Nothing too long if you are a short thrower
Didn't see any other disc golfers
Cons: Very busy
Lots of people walking through the course
Some of the obstacles are buildings and cars, which can be damaged
Tee type is... different
Near impossible to find the tees without a map
Other Thoughts: Thought it was a very fun course, though had to play it safe because I went at a very busy time. I really liked the holes, though the "baskets" took a while to get used to.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Its no Schweitzer, But...
Pros: Well the Mutha Putters lost there beloved Albert Schweitzer but fought back and set up a pretty good 9 holes, Still fighting for the other nine.
The layout is very good considering the obstacles they had to work with.
On most holes you have a choice of lines towards the target.
Groups of mature trees are used to guard most targets.
Off some tees there are some tricky mandos that make it interesting.
Plenty of parking and is located in a very nice park with all the amenities.
Cons: Most people are not aware the course is there so you get the occasional park user sitting in a fairway.
Maybe not a con, But it is all grass and totally flat.
Tone poles, But I think the way Mike Guerrero is handling things we should have baskets in the not to distant future.
Navigating this course might be a little tricky your first time around but there's a good map in the links.
Other Thoughts: There are doubles on Wednesday at 6:00 pm. Get out there and play, They could use the support. Mike and the Mutha Putters are a dedicated group of people who fought to keep Schweitzer open and fought to install this one. Go out to this course and show your support because they did a great job.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Join Disc Golf Course Review
for free to add your review. Have an account already? Sign In
to add a review.