Carroll, IA 
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5 / 450ft.   3 / 450ft.   3 / 450ft.   -- / -- Par / Distance:
Hole #5 Basket (Alt. Location)



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 A Good Course With Potential

1    3/17/2012   3/17/2012
Review By: NessMasta
Played: 4  Reviewed: 2  Exp: 2.4 Years
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: A very fun course that's located in the southwest peninsula region of Swan Lake, as well as having terrific views of the lake while playing.

The course is pretty new (built in 2011) with the tee area being unique in having pavers instead of the usual concrete and asphalt.

Most of the 9 holes are long with the exception of the 6th hole, which is a little over 100 ft.; but the course is big and long enough to have a 1-hour worth of game.
Cons: There are a few problems with the course, but should be easily fixed in no time if they decide to improve on the Swan Lake DGC:

1. Course needs signs: When my Dad and I got to the 6th hole, it took us several minutes to find/scout a good chunk of the course until I finally located the tee for the 6th hole (which is behind the 5th hole's basket). Also, when I scouted Swan Lake Park the first time to see where the course is located, I had some difficulty until I finally found it by seeing the baskets and tees. So it would be nice if the park had some signs where the course is located in the park.

2. Tees need to be expanded: It was a great idea that they used pavers for the tees and gives the course a unique identity. However, they should have made the tees a bit larger. The pavers are laid-out in 6 rows (length) and two columns (width), so they need to expand it both width and length wise to possibly 9-12 rows and 3-5 columns.

3. Course could have 9 more holes: Although the Swan Lake DGC is pretty awesome to play with only 9 holes, the park is quite big enough to add 9 more holes. If they do add 9 more, a potential location could be in the southern part of the park around where the Buffaloes are, or possibly west of the course where there's more open areas with plenty of trees and hills.
Other Thoughts: The Swan Lake DGC is a pretty fun course to play on a regular basis and possesses great potential if the above improvements are made. It's really not a one-time-and-done-type of course, you'll be coming back to this course more and more and have the opportunity to see a terrific view of Swan Lake.

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