9 mostly open holes
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Pros: There are both short and moderate length holes here as well as a longer hole, #5.
Nice new Discathers.
The grounds were well mowed.
There are a few dog leg right holes.
Good place to introduce someone to the game.
Cons: Hole #2 wasn't playable from its intended tee area due to construction, but is still playable.
The walk from a couple of the holes, like 3's basket to 4's tee and the walk from 9's basket to the parking lot, slow the flow of the game down.
This course does play around a technical college campus so there are streets to cross and sidewalk, buildings, etc so be extra cautious.
Wind will factor into your game on several holes and there isn't any trees to shade you from the summer heat.
Other Thoughts: This is a decent little college campus style of a course despite its shortcomings. It offers the students another activity on campus and uses the land around the buildings that were not in use otherwise. I just wished there were more variety to the holes here. It just seems like many of the holes were the same, open and not much line shaping was needed. Maybe the planting of some trees would help and define some of the fairways better. Still if you are passing through and need a quick play then you could give this course a play. If you like a course with more variety then drive on into town and hit up Lake Hastings.
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Cons: There were a lot of cons to this course. It had a box for maps, but the box was empty. The tees are marked only by a wooden post, unnumbered, and nothing to show where the baskets are without the maps. We found an online view of the course and were able to find out where things were, but it was a bit tedious. There were long walks between almost every tee, not necessarily a bad thing, but it was over all, in my opinion, not a fun course.
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Let 'er rip!
Pros: Solid baskets.
Good overall flow.
Good average distance.
Forced to use different shots.
Low traffic area.
Cons: Grass tee pads.
Not an exciting course.
No trash cans.
Other Thoughts: Great way to get out and stretch the legs. We enjoyed this despite the Nebraska winds. Has room for crushing a drive or two.
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Wide Open Spaces - Great Place to Work on Driving!
Pros: This course has a lot of wide open space which offers newer players working on their distance driving skills or working on different throwing styles a chance to do so without fear of loosing a disc or hitting something.
Most of the holes are a long in distance with few trees that get in the way. There were only 2 holes that really forced us to have to throw a hyzer or anhyzer shot if we didn't want to throw one.
This course has nice brand new Innova disc catchers and a lot of space to practice without fear of holding people up on the course since it is not used as much as the course at lake hastings.
All in all this is a fun course for beginners who have some of the basics of driving to an experienced vet looking to rip a huge drive shot. It may lack the challenges of a course with as many hazards as Lake Hastings or Cottonmill but it certainly has its place and is worth the drive.
Cons: At the time of this review the course does not have any concrete teepads on any of the holes. Although the grounds are kept much nicer than that of some courses in the public parks it could soon develop ruts and holes near the tees as players play after a good rain. Hopefully since they sprang for nice Innova disc catchers they will eventually install concrete tees to use which will improve the rating of this course. Once they do install tee pads I will probably increase my rating of this course because of how well the grounds are kept.
At this time most of the holes lack enough trees to provide a challenge to those playing through to the baskets. Some of the holes do have some young trees around them that will increase the difficulty as they grow older but there is not enough of them at the time of this review
For someone who might be nursing an injury or be playing with a physical handicap this course is fairly lengthy at this time and even between the holes there is a large distance to cover from one basket to the next tee. This course also lacks any benches to provide someone with a place to rest. If you are expecting a place to rest your legs you'll have to sit on the grass or bring a small fold up seat with you.
This course also lacks enough signage to indicate where the disc golf course begins and ends. They did however include course maps and scorecards at the first tee but finding the first tee if you've never been here can be somewhat confusing.
The course also ends a long distance away from where it starts so once you finish up on 9 if you parked by 1 you'll have to walk a ways back to where you started. If they were to put in another 9 holes and change it up so the front 9 finishes closer together and make the last half the back 9 this course layout would be better utilized. At the current time the layout feels more like it was design to take you on a tour of the campus rather than be designed for a quick round of disc golf.
Other Thoughts: I really enjoyed this course a lot after playing a whole slew of courses this weekend. Although it may lack the obstacle challenges that other course may provide the length of this course does encourage you to work on your driving technique and honestly this is probably the best place to practice driving in all of central Nebraska without fearing holding people up, loosing a disc, or hitting someone or something that you would normally have to worry about at other course. I plan on hitting up this course if I'm in town and would like to work on driving.
This is not a good course to take beginners to or people who are struggling with achieving even a moderate to low driving distance. A course like Minden DGC, Centennial Park DGC in Kearney, or Gibbon DGC would be better suited to teaching someone the game of disc golf without discouraging them because of the raw distance that this course covers.
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New 9-hole course
Pros: Course maps/scorecards are located in a mailbox near the first tee, although I suggest returning them after your round if they can be reused by others. The designers of this new course did a good job of using existing landscape features to protect the baskets and to force a variety of shots off the tees. For a nine-hole course, there are a good variety of hole distances. Only one wide open hole (#6) and the trees planted around the basket on #5 will make it harder to ace as they mature. Although it's located on a college campus, pedestrians shouldn't be a problem (except maybe #5 - which is nearest the dorms), since the course plays in the large green spaces around the outside of the campus. When school is not is session you'll have this course to yourself. Parking is plentiful.
Signature Hole - #3 - Long dog-leg right and challenging off the tee. I'm not sure if the two large Locust trees in front of the tee box were meant as a mandatory throw between by the course designers (I played them as a mando), but they'll make you sweat even if you don't play them as such. Big arms will love this hole and will have birdie opportunities with a good drive and approach, however beginners may want to play it as a par 5. Stay left of the Linden (?) tree ~230' down the fairway (between the two Locust trees on the #3 tee pad pic) for wide open views of the basket. Lines to the basket are hit and miss if you veer right of the Linden.
Cons: Lack of permanent signage and concrete tee boxes (currently grass), although I've heard these will be installed soon. Lacks many of the features of a mature course (multiple tees/pins per hole, benches, etc.) but as mentioned, this course is just getting off the ground. If you play the course in the summer during non-business hours, expect the local college security staff to keep an eye on you. Hopefully they will get used to the fact that non-campus people will be coming to play this course. For this reason, I wouldn't recommend night disc golf at this course. Also, bathrooms may not be accessible during non-business hours.
Other Thoughts: #8 sets you up to throw an anhyzer off the tee, but you can get to the basket (through the trees) from the right side by throwing a hyzer if you prefer. You'll want to bring a map (or borrow one at the #1 tee), as there is a bit of walking between some of the holes and #9 doesn't loop back around to #1. No real worries about losing a disc here, unless you throw into one of the many large evergreen trees. There aren't too many technical shots for the advanced player, but there's enough variation to keep it interesting. Course ratings should improve when signage and concrete tees are added. Overall, this will play as an intermediate-level course for most players, however beginners will find it quite challenging. Advanced players will look forward to hole #3, and will probably see this as an above average park or college course.
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