Wind practice, anyone?
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Pros: Situated in a decent rectangular park with a parcours trail, soccer fields, kiddie playgrounds, a dog run, a couple of shelters, a small baseball field, and even temporary 'facilities', this nine hole disc golf course was clearly designed for the casual park user. It has quality DisCatcher baskets, white (faded) signposts and four paver stones at each otherwise natural tee. Five consecutive holes run just at or under 200 feet in length, three stretch out to 290' to 400' and there's a little ace run 114 footer for fun.
There are some newly planted trees on about a third of the holes that will someday force some line shaping, and you can use the path as if it were designated OB or a mando, to add a little challenge. The course does run in a loop for a quick circuit, and the rural, flat park may be prone to interesting breezes on a windy day, so it's possible to go here to work on that part of your game.
Cons: However, there really isn't much attraction here for the competitive disc golfer. The signage has faded to white, the tee stones don't constitute a real tee pad to speak of, and there are a couple spots where the challenge may come in watching out for other park patrons. For instance, hole 1 is positioned just past the gravel pedestrian path, forcing you to throw one of the course's longer holes AT folks. Hole 5 throws directly over one of the exercise stations. There is an unusually long trek from 5 to 6. Hole 1 starts awkwardly, not at the parking area, but a walk back out to the park entrance to tee off.
Though they've put in a good beginner course, and though there is some space here, the lack of elevation and natural obstacles means this particular parcel of land doesn't lend itself to a more challenging layout.
Other Thoughts: In all, it's nice for this community to have an 'introduction to disc golf' course, but anyone who takes the sport up in earnest will soon have to start looking further afield for more enjoyment. Luckily, there are some nice courses within a half hour's drive.
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Pros: Solid beginner course. More of a beginner to intermediate level course. Not much challenge to advanced players.
9 grippy Disccatcher baskets that are highly visible. Not many courses in the area. Perfect for beginners or for building a putt and approach game.
Signs on each hole shows distance, par, and a map of the hole.
Tees (2 x 2 paver stones) that are not hard to find.
Very nice park that is clean and peaceful.
Trees have been planted which will eventually shape the holes. Not much of an obstacle at the moment.
Course does not interfere with any of the athletic fields on the property with exception of hole 5 (crosses a small workout area). The trail crosses a few holes but it isn't as much as a problem as the trail at Northwestway.
Cons: Very short holes. Most holes are between 114-250 feet. Hole 7 is the longest hole and it is completely open.
Not many obstacles. All of the trees are young so they do not alter your throw. In 10-15 years, the trees will be a pain for course users.
Only one tee per hole. Since all of the holes are very short, longer tee pads are needed. There is enough room in this park to add longer tees.
Tees need expanded. It is easy to trip over the paver stones in the ground and it is hard to get a good approach for throwing.
Signs are faded and need remade.
Other Thoughts: This was an enjoyable course. There is not much difficulty to this course unless it is a windy day.
There is room for this course to be expanded either by more holes the same size or by adding a longer set of tees.
When the trees grow and when longer tees are added, this course would be a 2.5-3 but not much better.
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Work on your short game
Pros: - Everything is recreational par 3, great to work on short game
- Great course for families. If children get bored there is a nice playground in the middle of course.
- Very nice baskets
- Easily ace holes
Cons: - Rain drainage is an issue. Course gets standing water on many holes
- Lack of meaningful obstacles
- Grass is very patchy
- Tees are tiny
Other Thoughts: This park could be better, but if you take it as a way to quickly work on your mid-short game I think you will like it.
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Kids,Family & true newbie fun.
Pros: Newest Discatchers with 3 sets of chains. Tee signs with needed info. Good variety of hole distance. Trees have been planted.
Cons: Flat & Open. Plays along the gravel path on all but 2 holes. Tee signs are made of "plastic cardboard", with no frame. I hope they last. #5 plays OVER a corner of the path AND a runners streching station. The young trees are a bit of a factor on 2 holes.
Other Thoughts: #1 tees from behind the main entrance sign, throwing south to just south if the gravel path. #2 is to the right, and has a cluster of trees around the target. #3,4 are both short and open. With the gravel path on the left and a country road on the right.#5 plays over a corner of the path AND a runners streching station? A 200' walk to #6? #7 is the longest with the fairway pointing away from the path. #8 is the shortest hole at just under 150'. With the path cutting right through the "fairway". The basket is behind a cluster of small trees. #9 is wide open with a baseball field to the left, far enough away not to be a factor. From I-465 and Brookville Rd. It took me 10 minutes to get to the park. A round will take less than 30 minutes. A good course for kids,families and true newbies. More experienced players could play a safari round to work on their drives. No blind shots, So the path won't be that big of a factor.
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