Used every corner of the park for this one
Pros: -Nice baskets
-All tees marked by large wooden posts and the natural tees are flat and easy to throw from. Natural tees don't bother me when you don't have to do much of a run up.
-Nice park with a ball field, playground, water fountain, parking, etc. It is mowed and kept clean by the city so it should always be in good shape.
-Many ace and birdie runs, a beginner course for sure once you get beyond the first hole.
-Nice large trees for obstacles, a few of the baskets were trickily placed behind or between some of these trees.
-Hole 1, while using a ball field fence as a hazard and a road on the other side is actually quite the challenge. You have to throw somewhat far while avoiding many trees, wires, and the ob.
Cons: -This park is small and the 9 holes are crammed in here. Some run dangerously close to the playground and the first hole runs along the ball field fence.
-There is no elevation and a lot of the holes are short and not too challenging.
Other Thoughts: They did what they could with this course but the park is just too small and boring to truly harbor a great disc golf course. I applaud the creators for bringing disc golf to this smaller town and it is good for a nice quick round. If travelling by on 90 and you aren't tired out from the AL courses you might want to stop by and play a quick round. If you want a longer and more challenging day of disc golfing head to Albert Lea about 10 minutes away where there are 45 holes of disc golf and soon to be more.
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Splash of the Diving Monkeys
Pros: A short beginner course located around the softball field, playground, and volleyball courts in a small city park.
The course starts out with a bang. Hole 1 is just over 300 feet and is a beautiful risk reward shot, up the gut is a narrow but safe lane along the fence/tree line, but high lines either right-left hyzer line or left-right anny lines that flirt with OB.
The remaining holes present minor challenges with mature cottonwoods and OBs in the form of roads, parking lots and playgrounds, though mostly extremely short, providing a good place to work on approaches or for a beginner to learn the game, OBs keep the course interesting, especially with wind, some being quite close to the basket and some narrow fairways.
The course finishes with another interesting hole, #9 tees off through a narrow gap between 2 trees down a narrow fairway with OB on either side.
Tees. Natural, level grass teepads marked only by a 4x4 post with hole number and distance (though I am doubting the accuracy of the distances) is sufficient for this course.
Navigation. As soon as you find hole 1, navigation is a non-issue, as the basket is near the next tee, if you can't find your way, you'd better stay home and play Wii disc golf.
Baskets. This is my first encounter with the Disc Nation Liberty, though they appear slightly "cheaper" they perform quite well in my experience.
With the area available, I feel the course was well designed to fit 9 holes, though an area this size may have been more suitable to fit say 6 holes.
Cons: Length. Hole 1 might require a driver, the remainder of the course is good for practicing approaches.
The repetitive feel of most of the holes (120' putter lines to the basket) makes the re-playability factor quite low. Even though I live just down the road part of the year, I'd much rather make the drive into Albert Lea to play DG.
Other users. Though the park is often empty, If other areas of the park are in use, you may find yourself explaining to the mother why her child on the slide is bleeding from the ear.
Other Thoughts: If passing by on the freeway and you'd like to play a quick 9 holes, give me a shout. This one definitely isn't worth going out of the way for, but for a quick technical 9 holes, I'll walk the 3 blocks from my house to meet for a round.
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