0 Helpful / 1 Not
Here nor There
Pros: Concrete Pads
Some tricky bakset/holes that require shot planning
Terrain usage on holes 6-11
Scorecards with maps on the back
Cons: The front feels like a jumbled mess from 18-21. My big peeve with them is the backtracking with 19-20-21.
Other Thoughts: Parts of the course I enjoy while other parts I play to get through to the next hole. I have never had a problem with parking, granted I play in the morning to early afternoon.
If more of the area beyond the creek was used for holes lessening the amount on the front. My score would increase 0.5-1.0.
The bridge is a permanent concrete bridge with culvert underneath to allow the water to flow under. After a good rain this can easily be topped and may not allow access to the back holes without driving around to them.
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Lots of holes. Good variety of holes. Holes in the back woods are pretty fun and technical when you can get across the stream. Lots of fun short holes at the front of the course. Good solid long wholes in the back.
Cons: One of my pros is a con. Lots of holes. It feels like they just stuck a lot holes in after it was already made. Can be kind of confusing. The course doesnt flow as well as it could. Not a big fan of the "bridge" going to the back woods holes. Maybe build an actual bridge so i dont have to walk around in wet shoes for the rest of the round.
0 of 2 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: concrete tees. mach 3 baskets. some challenging shot decisions. a good number of trees. has lots of picnic tables to sit. has about 1 trashcan per 2 holes. decent elevation changes for holes 7-11.
Cons: holes are too cramped together. when I played, there was no map/scorecards. a little confusing on where some of the next tees where. sections of holes 6-11 not mowed. dead-fallen tree in front of tee 6. bridge to holes 6-11 impassable-flooded. for the number of trashcans there seemed to be a lot of litter on the ground, ie- beer cans and empty cig packs. recent flooding put a lot of sand on the tees. only found 1 port-a-pot for bathrooms.
Other Thoughts: one of the locals told me that there was a little parking lot on the south side of course to play holes 6-11, since the bridge was flooded. there seemed to be plenty of room on the other side of the river to expand the course. overall was not a bad course to play. even one of the locals playing forgot where one of the next tees where.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Ankeny's only option
Pros: Concrete boxes with most holes having alternate start. Mach 3 baskets are in good shape. Holes six through eleven opposite the creek are good use of terrain.
Cons: Creek bridge prone to flooding the culverts need to be cleaned out to allow proper water flow. some what over compact course and could be reduced to a standard eighteen holes or expanded to be twenty seven using the new open ground opposite the creek.
Other Thoughts: Have spoken earlier in the year with parks manager and as promised missing basket was replaced on 4th hole, I have also spoken with the Ankeny parks department and they are going to do their best to clear the bridge culverts so it can be crossed again.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Concrete tee pads...mach 3 baskets...that's it
Cons: This course has quite a few holes crammed into it. The holes that are across the river are decent, but they are usually unplayable for most of the season.
Other Thoughts: I would skip this one if you have a choice.
2 of 5 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Lots of potential not realized
Pros: Concrete tees. Mach 3 baskets. Lots of trees. Some water.
Cons: Can't get to part of the course when creek is up. A few too many holes for the land. Parking lot comes into play on a hole. Some picnic tables also in play. Persistent standing water after big rains.
Other Thoughts: The course starts out well enough but quickly becomes apparent that there are problems it must overcome before living up to its potential. After holes 1-5, which are fine holes with a decent balance of shot shapes and a variety of distances, you are faced with a bridge to #6 that may or may not be passable depending on the level of the water in the creek. Most of the season of 2008, this part of the course was inaccessible from the rest of the course. If you are able to get across, holes 6-11 are interesting and varied holes that play through the woods and then you walk back across the bridge. The remaining 10 holes would be better suited as 7 holes to make it an 18 hole course instead of 21. There are just too many holes packed into that remaining piece of ground, yielding some uninspired holes that could be a lot better considering the potential of the terrain.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Good variety of holes, good use of land, nice shelter, back side of course over creek has good, wooded holes, course maps provided.
Cons: Gets flooed after rain, plays a bit too short in the shorter pins, confusing layout.
Other Thoughts: The back side is under construction. Hopefully the "bridge" will be useable after it's done.
2 of 4 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Nice mixture of left to right holes! Fairly open course! 7-11 are good challenges! with elevation changes!
Cons: Course layout from basket to tee pads seem to run back and forth and are confusing! No direct path to next hole or signs to point you in the right direction! They do have score cards with maps available some times if your lucky (which are nice to have!)
Other Thoughts: It has challenges and is a great beginners course!
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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