Nice to have baskets, butů
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: There are nine decent DGA baskets in this multi-use park, each with a small, level concrete tee. There is a course map by hole 1, which starts next to the parking lot on the water tower side of the park. The course does loop back to the start after 9. And there are trees and OB possibilities for shaping shots on holes 7 and 9.
The hole distances start just out of the range of a beginner to recreational arm, which stretch out in length as you progress, finishing with a 400 footer and a 375 footer with the aforementioned line shaping. And the community seems to be interested when a visiting group of disc golfers drops by. We were joined by a curious local teen, and clearly, on the first Saturday of spring, the neighbors politely watched as we played a quick set here on our way to Falls Park.
Cons: The biggest problem is that the first six holes just run back and forth and back and forth across the space, crossing jogging paths, benches, and even a small water play area on the way. If the park is busy, there will be some real safety concerns when the new players the course seems to be intended to attract, start heaving beveled edge discs as hard as they can, to reach the distances laid out here.
The lack of any tee signage means you'll want to get a good look at the course map before you play for the first time. The transition at holes 6 to 7 is awkward, to say the least. We purposefully played 1-5, then 7, and walked back to 6, then over to 8, rather than walking back up 6's fairway, as the map says. You wind up doing a similar amount of walking, but not in a fairway.
The park is flat and mostly open, so you won't get any elevation experience here, but you might get frequent wind experience.
Other Thoughts: The teenager we met (Hi Steven!) was polite and interested in how to play, so my buddy gave him a driver to throw with us the last 4 or 5 holes, and I had a dx Roc in the trunk for him when we got done. It was rewarding to see the interest they have here in disc golf, and I'm hopeful he takes up the sport, and gets a chance to learn about the fun not just in this admittedly so-so park, but over in nearby Falls Park, as well.
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Close to Home
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Easy access from the parking lot.
-Park is well-maintained.
-Tees are in excellent shape, but very small.
-Even though there are several places for non-golfers to get in your way, the park is generally empty. (slightly under-utilized by the community)
Cons: -Not well marked. As several holes utilize the same fairway, it can get mildly confusing which basket you're aiming for.
-Not very technically difficult. If you can throw it without a lot of fade, you'll be under par every time.
Other Thoughts: This course is the closest to my home, so I tend to head out here a lot. Not much of a challenge, but it's nice to be able to shake the rust off my arm once in a while. I rather like Dillon, The Hill, or Morse for more challenge and variety.
The open spaces really help me break-in new discs. I like having flat terrain to work with while figuring out different disc attributes.
Hole #9 is really the only one that gives you any chance to utilize your short, accurate game when throwing through the trees. (Unless you just throw along the path, then fade left)
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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Good Town Course
Pros: Course Map at the start of the course.
Concrete Tee Pads (see cons)
Baskets - New DGA baskets that catch your discs very well.
Easy to Navigate - Besides hole 7, this course is extremely easy to navigate even with a lack of signs.
Trees - Enough trees to make this course decently challenging. Course is still pretty much in the open.
Location - Solid course for the town. A much needed course where there are no courses. Close enough to Indy that it's not out of the way.
Obstacles - Half of the holes are in the open, half of the holes have trees as obstacles. All holes average 300 feet.
Shade - Some holes have plenty of shade.
Great use of space. This course is in a multi-use park and it uses all of the extra space for disc golf.
Cons: Lack of signage. Besides the course map at the start of the course, there are no signs on the course.
Teepads - Tees are very short (about 6 feet). Not enough room to get a solid windup. However, they are concrete and in a small town.
Only one Tee per hole. Since this is a 9 hole course, each hole should have more than one tee per hole. It would add much more variation to the course.
No trash cans.
Hole 6 to Hole 7. To get to hole 7, you have to backtrack all of hole 6 to get to the throwpad of hole 7.
Lack of variety - Course is flat and there are no water hazards.
Fairways for holes border the previous holes. Can be a safety issue if the course is busy. I was the only one at the course so it was not an issue.
Other Thoughts: This course was not the best course I have ever played but it is by far better than some of the courses I have played in the Indy area (Freedom Park and New Hope Church in Greenwood). It has concrete tees and enough trees as obstacles to make this course more challenging than it appears.
When you arrive, look for the course map next to the parking lot. Take a picture on your phone and course will be easy to navigate. Hole 1 is next to the sign.
I played this course on the way home from my lakehouse. Even though I had to go slightly out of my way, I would say it was worth it. If you are in the area I would recommend playing it. If not, I would recommend courses in Elwood, Fishers, or Noblesville.
This is an ideal course for an amateur or a beginner but not for a professional or advanced player.
Additional tees, alternate pin placements, and more trees would boost the rating on this course.
If you are in Lapel, look for the water tower near the high school to find the course.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -most holes have distance to air it out
-some mature trees
Cons: -every hole is a straight line
-some residential fenced areas bordering course
-shared fairways for multiple holes
-potentially crowded park, with playground, walkers and children
Other Thoughts: not worth driving more than 30 min, but good for area people
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 1 Not
Another beginner course
Pros: DGA Mach V targets. Concrete tees. Decent variety of hole lengths. Mature trees throughout the park. But,only a factor on a few holes. A course in a very small town. No issue with blind shots, with the paved trail.
Cons: Flat and mostly open. A paved trail runs around the whole course. I believe #7 plays over a playground. I played from what I thought was the #7 tee. No tee signs or info painted on the tees.
Other Thoughts: #1 tees off from between the paved trail and shelter. Throwing north, with a tree line on the left and the target just on the other side if the path.#2 plays south, with #1 tree line on the left. #3,4,5,6 play back and forth north and south gradually getting longer. But wilh no trees forcing a certain throw. #7 plays over a playground. #8 is the longest hole with the path on the right and a tree line on the left. Still a pretty open hole. #9 goes along the path and is the only hole with trees being somewhat of a factor. Plenty of parking with a waterfountain, shelter and trash cans by #1. From I-69 & hwy 13 it took me 10 minutes to get to the park. A round should take less than 30 minutes.
7 of 8 people found this review helpful.
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