0 Helpful / 1 Not
Huge improvement w/ new baskets
Pros: Great new baskets, very easy to find with the orange painted on the baskets. Great use of elevation, some blind down hills and some interesting uphills. Will challenge your accuracy off the tee and better be prepared to throw some wicked second shots.
Cons: signage kind of week, first time players may have hard time finding 7th tee after finishing the sixth hole.
Other Thoughts: great little gem along 31 to stop off at if traveling through. enjoyed the course much better this time bc of the baskets and weather being really nice for a saturday morning.
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: - Course is set all around this city park, which does play near some shelters, parks, and roads, but it doesn't seem like interference would be a huge problem. Seclusion is right out the window, at the very least.
- Most of the course is set in a hilly, forested area with dirt fairways. There are some very interesting lines to be found out here, starting with #1. The long pin position is a 90 degree RHBH hyzer thanks to a long mando, over a creekbed. #2 is a tricky uphill shot that is either a tight, sharp RHBH hyzer or a sneaky shot diagonally through a wall of trees, over some schule. A very odd hole design... the rest of the holes in the front involve shooting up hills, over hills, down hills, across the creekbed, all while avoiding trees. Some tricky rollaway greens to be found as well; accuracy is important as well as controlled distance.
- Other holes play is less wooded areas, which have more defined fairways, especially holes #13-#15 and #17. Each one plays slightly uphill or downhill to add some challenge, on top of the hyzer or anyhzer/FH route to the basket. #18 is a long shot over the creekbed, which offers a safe hyzer route or a long anhyzer over a bunch of trees.
- #16 stands out as the only real open hole, which is a long valley shot with a pine tree to avoid. A great complement to the wooded holes, although the short pin position can be tucked into the trees as well. The long pin is a good huck that needs decent accuracy to avoid the pine.
- Good mix of hole lengths, there were some shorter ones in the forested areas, and some longer ones in the more open areas. I would estimate that half are over 300', mostly right around there. Bigger arms might not find much use for drivers out here, overall.
- Hand painted signs were spot on, teepads and baskets were good. Some tricky navigation here and there, with no map there might be some guessing going on the first time through. After #12, cross the street to the base of the hill.
Cons: - Definitely some erosion issues taking effect, with some cracked teepads and exposed basket concrete. It is going to be a serious problem sooner rather than later, it seemed.
- A lot of the forest holes didn't have many defined lines, it is just a matter of avoiding the trees. Holes out in the open were extremely defined, so there was only one way to go. Not much of a con, but not much thought is needed for some of the holes.
Other Thoughts: - Overall, I enjoyed this course for some very interesting shots in the forest. With the rugged, sloping terrain, and many hazards like the creekbed and some dense rough, poorly executed shots can see some big-time punishment. Some very good elevation changes to be found here as well, both uphill and down. I felt each hole was interesting, starting off strong with #1 and #2.
- Did seem like the different pin positions will strongly influence how the course plays. Some of the long pins add a lot of difficulty and length. Either way, I would not recommend this course to beginners. Much better suited for intermediate or advanced players.
5 of 6 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Very fun course!
Pros: Alot of exciting shots that really take advantage of the areas steep elevation changes. Plenty of those "signature" shots that really define a course. The course is FREE, which is always good! Good concrete t-pads, alternate pin placements, and bathrooms on the back nine. Right inside peru, so its easy to get to.
Cons: Some of the holes were hard to navigate to, in particular on the back nine when you cross the play ground. The signage was ok, some of the holes required scouting to see where to throw.
Other Thoughts: Was a VERY fun course! I had a great time at this one. There were so many shots that required a variety of techniques and discs. Hole 6, I think it was, was one of these, a short left to right down a steep hill with ob not far away was one that comes to mind. The front 9 was pretty wooded with the back opening up and allowing for some drives. The course was alot of fun and I look forward to playin this one next time im in the area!
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Very tight technical course for the most part, their are however a couple of holes that you can really let loose on. The baskets are moved periodically between two different locations. Very good use of elevation change in the park. Plenty of benches to rest at also if you need to.
Cons: The creek that comes into play on several of the holes is not a con, but the lack of any way over it on most of the holes other than going through it is.
Other Thoughts: This is by far the best of the four courses that I have played in the area. If you have problems with lots of elevation changes, you might want to consider playing a different course. I love the fact that most of the holes play though the woods, forcing you to think about your shot and play smart.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
9 Helpful / 0 Not
Best Course in Peru
Pros: This has the best landscape, variety of shots, and challenge in the Peru area by a ways in my opinion. It has elevation changes, good basket placements (long pins are apparently extremely difficult, though I've only played the shorts, which are entertaining and nasty), use of water (great river on three holes, another one on hole 1 that comes into play), and requires a variety of shotmaking and intelligence in order to play this course well.
Awesome risk/reward on this course. There's plenty of technical holes, trees everywhere, and big drop-offs if you miss the fairway or blow by baskets. There's lots of ace possibilities, too. Many holes are reachable in the short position for birdie by recreational players if you throw the shot you're trying to execute. However, some (18 comes to mind, on an island green, effectively, which plays (in the short) a solid 300 to the green with water surrounding it, though you can lay up and play for par; I hear the long is even nastier!) have lots of challenge for more serious players. A couple good open holes on the back 9 for a change. Really the elevation and bitchy fairways here make for risk/reward and precision play, which the other courses in Peru, while very solid, cannot give you; it's one of my favorite disc golf courses in Indiana, if not in the midwest. If I lived here, I'd play the hell out of this course.
Note that the water on most of the course is navigable to get discs back, but I dunno if I'd go into the water on 18 if I couldn't see my disc.
Cons: The baskets are old and rough-looking. This course in general could use better maintenance and could be a really great course if taken care of better and trimmed back a bit. Don't leave valuable stuff in your truck bed or unlocked car (somebody stole a cooler of tasty Michigan beer from me while playing, which really pissed me off, since then not only was I beerless, I was angry; though that one's probably my fault for leaving it out there; still, you think disc golfers would have a little more respect). As others have noted, the signage could use a little bit of work.
Other Thoughts: The course is a little wild, and as such it's not for recreational players that don't want to be forced to improve. There's some crazy people around (and be careful of hitting them while playing). It's Peru, after all. If you're used to playing open courses or flat courses or courses that don't have a little weird edge to them, this is a must play. You can definitely injure yourself on this course if you're not careful. But then where else do you get to try to figure out how to throw 150' down a blind crevice to a basket at the base of it without blowing by into the river behind. There are lots of shots like this that you won't find at other midwest (if any) courses.
Probably it's a must play anyhow on your trip to this strange disc golf mecca of central Indiana. I'd give it a 4.5 if it was cleaned up and better groomed. The 3/5 review that it currently has makes me sad. I can see why people gave it that rating, because the course and equipment need some TLC, definitely, but I'd rather play a little beat up weirdo course like this that offers such awesome variety and elevation and water than play some perfectly-groomed flat, open, short-ass course any day.
9 of 9 people found this review helpful.
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