Mini Golf Ace Run Fun
Pros: Joshua Park is located in a very small but well kept park on the edge of town. It had a nice restroom facility and playground. The course was nicely mowed, has scattered trees, and slightly sloping terrain.
The baskets were newer Innova Discatchers and at one time all had flags on them. I'd say about half of them had the flags left on the top.
The tee signs were fantastic.
I really like the tee pads for alternatives to concrete. I've been looking for this material as I've seen it on several other courses. It's a diamond shaped plastic material installed in the ground. It was dry the day we played and they were great throwing from.
This is a super beginner friendly course with all holes under 240ft. Although short it has some fairly fun holes.
Great practice area for locals and you can get a full round in very quickly. It took less than 30 minutes for the 3 of us to play the course.
Cons: This course is hard to take serious as a regular disc golf course. Very short with holes on top of each other. When you are driving in you can literally see a line of baskets in the park.
For a more advanced player I was literally jump putting from the tee on several holes. First time thru I scored a 37 missing a birdie on just 1 hole. This is a super easy course.
Typically I wouldn't give a course like this that high of a rating but it hit a cord with me. Great equipment and semi fun to play. I gave it a boost from a 1 to a 2.
This park would have been more suitable for mini disc golf.
I wouldn't drive out of the way to play this course but if you are in town to play Sinnissippi Park you'll have fun quickly playing this course.
Make sure to stop by Air Play Sports downtown. Great bag and disc selection as well as drinks.
Great starter course
Pros: The course is in a small city park with mature trees. Small elevation changes come into play on several holes to add some interest. There are a few holes in the open, the rest play through the mature trees with a variety of hole shapes. The tee signs have hole shape and length, and the flow is easy to follow. The rubber grid tees are a good tee surface.
Cons: There are a lot of safety issues here, a lot of holes are crammed into a small space. Many shots have the potential to end up on other fairways, and there are some baskets within 50' of other tees and baskets. This course is designed for beginners, and new players compound these safety concerns with less accuracy and attention to course etiquette.
There isn't really any challenge here, 16 of the holes are ace runs and the other two offer 250' shots through plinko trees. If you want to get your ace count up, this is a good stop, but it doesn't challenge any part of your game longer than an upshot.
Other Thoughts: I would love to have this course nearby to introduce new players to the sport. It offers enough trees to keep things interesting for beginners, but short lengths and no punishment for errant shots make for an easy introduction. More experienced players won't find much here to challenge or interest them.
Good Practice course putts and approaches
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Pros: Pros for this course are easy…
1. Ace Race fun
2. Good to work on approaches
3. Putter course, leave bag in your car
4. Nice park and area
5. Brand new baskets, signs, and wind indicator Innova flags on top
6. Course easy to find and navigate
7. 9 holes moderately wooded and back 9 in the open. Good mix
8. Tee pads are nice, not concrete, but nice. Hard to explain them.
9. Very beginner course which is good to attach new players to the sport and build confidence
10. Bathrooms onsite, and are nice.
Cons: So the negatives are fairly clear
1. For 18 baskets for a course this small, the longest hole is 245ft
2. Many tee pads are pretty close to previous basket
3. Very beginner course only, which was also a pro.
4. Careful of the wooded holes, many holes have mole tracks running through them which could make you trip or roll an ankle.
5. Not likely to be a course you could have an open container on without being spotted.
Other Thoughts: Overall, the fun factor of this course was high. It's an Ace Run course at best but a fun one at that. It was a nice change of pace from the bomb it twice and putt holes you find on nearly ever course. Holes 3 and 8 are the most difficult holes on the course because of the many tees between the tee and basket. If the some of the wooded holes had mandos, the difficulty would be slightly increased. This course would get a .5 for difficultly, but as for condition of course and fun factor would have a rating of at least 3.0.
I wouldn't to far out of my way to play this course, but if your passing by on 88 and need a break to stretch the legs for about 30 mins, this is the course.
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