9 Helpful / 1 Not
Meeting the needs of its targeted audience perfectly
Pros: There are a couple of challenging holes winding tightly through the trees, and if you play by the scorecard par of 23, it's a real challenge for any experienced golfer to break par. A few holes, while short have some great lines and tunnels that force accuracy over power.
This is a great course for newbies, families, and kids. The 1200' length is short enough for a quick round and short enough for young kids to enjoy a whole course without being exhausted by the end. The terrain is varied enough and surprisingly enjoyable to play through multiple times.
BEST HOLE/S: #5, #6
Cons: The teeboxs and pins aren't marked, so first timers will have to rely on the map provided at the ranger station to get through. There is a big walk through the creek bed between #5 and #6 essentially cutting the course into two separate locations. The teeboxs are dirt and the only indication you are in the right place is a rut and small board in the ground. Holes lengths aren't marked, and aren't indicated on the scorecard although I think its main audience won't care. Also, you have to be a camper in the park to access to the course.
A few holes are laughable, and if you are experienced, plan on bringing just a mid range and your putter. For example, #2 is a 50' putt through a small opening, turn right 90 degrees and make the 40' putt at the basket, or #3 with its pinball location proving there is no good line. The back four holes are in an open area but play over roads, by camp sites, and by playgrounds. A few holes even overlap each other, but it doesn't look like course traffic is much of an issue.
WORST HOLE/S: #2, #3
Other Thoughts: I was lucky enough to experience two different courses - a bone dry and a flooded course. After playing both, I understand now why the pins and boxes are located where they are. When the course is wet the current layout is the only feasible way to have a course and keep all holes playable. And although a dry course is preferred, I did enjoy the look and change of a full creekbed and how it made me really work on #1, #3, #6, and #8 to keep my disc dry.
Jellystone Park DGC is a fantastic course for what it is designed for - the youth and family oriented course aimed at getting kids and people who called it "Frisbee Golf" to go play. Make no mistake; this is not a destination location for the serious golfer, rather another fun little activity to with your kids, or while the family is in the pool or jumping on the bouncy mats. My three-year old gave it five discs, and I don't blame her - because as long as you remember what this course is made for - you'll have a great time.
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