Pros: Choice of Tees for Pro or recreational
Variety of shots
Some shots in open, some in the trees
Exceedingly well marked and very well maintained
Cons: One hole played across a swampy creek with no real place to cross.
One hole close to a flowing creek (lost a disc)
LOTS of mosquitoes.
Other Thoughts: I only played the front 9
Nice low-pace 18 Hole Course
Pros: Signage makes the course easy to follow.
Amateur and Pro tees.
Although flat, course was well laid out making use of the terrain.
Good use of this outdoor area!
Cons: Muddy areas with no walkways. Be prepared to get muddy on Hole 3. Not really a con for me, I came prepared!
Parking is an issue, about a billion people were at the park on Saturday for little league baseball. Although they did not interfere with the course and play, it was difficult finding a spot to park.
Other Thoughts: I really enjoyed this course! I would say it is a very beginner friendly 18 Hole course. Intermediate player will like it as well. Terrain is very flat which makes it an easy walk for an 18er. Sign posted by course designer at the entrance was inspirational. Will definitely come back to this one!
Faux Woods Course
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Pros: -Concrete tees. Pro and am which are usually significantly different.
-Easy to follow layout with signs at all the tees. Some next tee signs, especially on holes where the pro and am tee is much different.
-Nice sports complex overall with all other kinds of sporting fields in the area. Large parking lot.
-Seward isnt a huge town so this course probably wont be busy. I was alone on the course.
Cons: -Very flat, in a flood plain of the river.
-I came in and saw trees and though there was going to be a bunch of good woods holes but there were maybe 2 (10 and 15). The other ones were large carved out swaths of woods so you were throwing without much challenge.
-Some of the rough was pretty bad and included some agitating weeds.
-Some awkward walks where they should have put holes in instead.
-Bad start to the course with a bunch of open bombers skirting the woods.
-Some of the holes play pretty close to the soccer fields.
Other Thoughts: Overall, I was fairly disapointed with this course. It had a decent rating and looked to have some fun wooded shots but they went out of their way to make some of the fairways extra wide and therefore boring. It has amenities but the fun factor was very low for me.
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Will Be A Good Course When Completed
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Pros: Easy to understand course map as soon as you leave the parking lot which gives fairly easy directions.
Good design to have Pro and Amateur tee pads which are in (mostly) logical locations and offer differing shots and angles.
Still very new so the signs are easy to read and signs pointing from Pro to Amateur tee pads is helpful.
Some great designed holes including one 'tunnel chute' shot in a drainage path.
Cons: The course is not completed - most Amateur tee pads have been placed but about half of the Pro tee pads have yet to be poured. We played from Pro when available.
The first couple of holes are merely long bombs with minimal thought needed - just throw as hard as possible.
Some of the holes weren't thought out from the standpoint that a lot of throws have the potential to cross into another persons flight path on a different hole - could get dangerous.
Other Thoughts: Overall this course will be great when completed and since it's out in Seward I wouldn't imagine a ton of traffic which would alleviate some of the 'throwing at another person' issues. I would play this course again even when not 100% complete.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 3 Not
Good things to come
Pros: Good over-all flow.
Good mix of longer open and technical shots.
Cons: Still under construction.
Other Thoughts: We are looking forward to the completion of this course to return and try our luck. Had a couple of holes with water in play we liked.
0 of 3 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This course once it's finished will have a lot to offer. A lot of long holes with shots that force you to throw hyzer or anhyzer shots depending on your throwing style. This course will be a good challenge for a beginner or even an experienced player once they complete it.
There are alternate tee-pads and soon to be pro position baskets for those seeking more challenge. The baskets are Discraft chainstar baskets which are brand new and have a visible orange tape around them with the number of the hole.
Cons: A lot of the cons I'm going to list will be addressed when the course is complete but I'm listing them for golfers looking to catch an early glimpse of what will be a fun & challenging 18 hole course.
No sign posts at the moment indicating which tee-pad is for which hole but it looks like they are in the process of finishing them so I would expect something soon.
The tee-pads stick up higher than the ground so right now if you want to use more room than the tee-pad has to offer you could possibly trip and do a face plant.
Hole 9 &/or 11 basket is either missing or is still under construction. From the looks of it right now it just looks like it hasn't been installed. Hole 10 is also not in the indicated position that the map shows on their website because it is still under construction. Hole 15 has 1 of the tee-pads finished on the side west of the trees but the ones in the trees as indicated by the map have not been finished.
Everything I've listed so far is going to be fixed once the course is finished so they are not a con but more of a warning for those who might check this course out before it's finished.
Now for cons that I don't think are an issue because of the course not being finished. These are things I found that will not be addressed by construction being complete.
The back 9 seems out of order or just doesn't flow well at the moment. It also doesn't have enough trees that come into play unless your out of bounds. I really enjoyed holes 16 and 17 but 18 was nothing but raw distance with absolutely no trees in play at all. It felt like a huge let down after playing 15, walking the bridge to 16 and 17 then walking back for 18 which seemed more like a driving range than a hole. It would be nice to see trees planted near this basket or have the basket tucked into the trees to the west of it's current location.
Other Thoughts: This course has a practice basket which is located near the first tees which is great if you want to warm up for a few minutes while another group tees off or warms up.
This course has parking, bathrooms, shelters, and a practice basket near the first tee which would make it a great place to hold touraments or fund raisers such as an annual Ice Bowl.
Make sure to print out the photo of the map because some of the holes are under construction and without a teepost sign it is easy to get lost or play to the wrong basket.
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