Burnsville, MN 
Red Oak Park Share
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 Great Course; Lots of Fun

2-4    8/7/2010   8/12/2010
Review By: sporkage
Played: 25  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 4.5 Years
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - New concrete tee boxes
- Multiple tee boxes expands a 10-hole course to a 20-hole course
- Very well maintained
- Elevation and woods, as well as a sumac rough on a few holes
- Logical progression of hole (signs popinted you to the right spots and the start of the next hole was generally close to the end of the last one)
Cons: - A few holes have both tee boxes with a few feet of each other (could be more creative)
- Possibility to play a hole at the same time as somebody else if you don't pay attention and are playing the other tee box
- Hole 9/19 requires walking back down the fairway a little to get to 10/20. (have to watch for the next group)
Other Thoughts: Overall, I was pleasantly surprised by the course. There's enough variety in distances and obstacles to be a really fun course. The grounds are very clean and it appears the owner takes a lot of pride in the course. I'll be playing this one again.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 20 holes well maintained!

1    6/26/2010   6/26/2010
Review By: Rentadot
Played: 51  Reviewed: 13  Exp: 5.4 Years
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Nice mulch at all baskets, clear layout
Cons: Some of the tees are a bit muddy following rain
Other Thoughts: Burnsville DGC does a very nice job of keeping this course up! It's a nice compact 10-hole course with second tee boxes to give a 20-hole feel.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  Well Kept

5+    6/17/2010   6/18/2010
Review By: TimBoyMN
Played: 24  Reviewed: 1  Exp: 11.6 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Very well kept course
-Good use of elevation changes
-Friendly locals all the time
-Good maximization of land alloted for course
-Good pin placements
-Natural tees are fairly good even in poor conditions (Cement is going in soon)
-Dual tee pads making for 20 holes
-Fairways are absolutely immaculate
Cons: -Tee pad for 8 is always a mess, good or bad weather conditions
-Dual tee pads on some holes just adds a little length, doesn't alter shot lines much (1/11, 4/14, 6/16, 8/18)
-There are a few holes where the rough could be thinned a little
Other Thoughts: -I would like to see more trash cans placed along the course, as of now there are 3 (1/11, 4/14, 9/19)
-It can get crowded in the afternoon, so if you want a quick round play earlier (3:00 pm or earlier, crowds usually start around 3:30-4)
-You can play this course relatively quick

All in all, this is a great course for the space it has.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Nice Wooded Course

2-4    6/7/2010   6/7/2010
Review By: jaboc83
Played: 25  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 4.4 Years
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: - Great Scenery
- Nice challenge with good sized hills and lots of trees
- Tee boxes well marked
Cons: - Was crowded. Was 5th group in line to go at 7:00 PM
- No Distance/par markings at the holes
- Some of the tee boxes were slick with mud
- Back 10 holes are almost pointless. Most just add 20 feet or so to the front 10.
Other Thoughts: A very nice course nestled in the woods. It's a tough course if you have trouble staying on or near the fairway.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Long Course

2-4    5/18/2010   6/5/2010
Review By: D21thorpe
Played: 13  Reviewed: 13
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Because they put in two tee boxes for every hole there is a total of 20 holes to play. Nice mix of left and right handed shots as well as long and short.
Cons: It is nice that there are 20 possible holes to play, but that doesn't leave room for shorter tee boxes when I take my wife out.
Other Thoughts: Signs with par to go with distance would be nice.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 One of my new Favs

2-4    5/21/2010   5/21/2010
Review By: Chillers86
Played: 105  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 6.2 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: My favorite part of this course is the big trees and narrow fairways. Even on the few holes that are out in the open, the fairways are groomed to be about 30 ft across. The pin placements seem to be well thought out and not just slapped into a bunch of trees, and the slight elevation changes can become a challenge. This is a very enjoyable course to play for players of different skill. Also, this course does not seem to get as much traffic as others in the area, which to me is an added bonus.
Cons: The dirt tee boxes can get a bit muddy, but I read a review that said that will change.
Other Thoughts: Keep an eye on your drives till they finish here because once you get off the fairway it can be a jungle.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Top Notch Local Course!!!

5+    4/24/2010   4/28/2010
Review By: drdeeznutz
Played: 9  Reviewed: 2  Exp: 5.2 Years
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This course has come a LONG way... So far this yr the updates are: new benches, new signage, new hole (makes it 20 instead of 18 now), and lots of upkeep (thx to Steve). CEMENT TEE PADS WILL BE IN THIS SUMMER!!!!! This is a very fun course to play. Many different types of shots and distances. I'd have to say, out of all the courses w/in reasonable driving distance this is definitely one of the best out there w/ all the improvements that have been made.
Cons: ~ Dirt tees (cement will be in this summer though)
~ no "john" (not a big issue though)
~ no water fountain
Other Thoughts: COME PLAY HERE!!!! You won't regret it....
Thx Steve Tilseth for all your hard work!!!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Tough 9 holer, er... 18?

5+    10/30/2009   12/8/2009
Review By: CwAlbino
Played: 67  Reviewed: 19  Exp: 14.4 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: I've played this course many times over the summer and it is still one of the hardest 9 pin courses I've played. What I really like about it is that you can play through it like an 18, with 18 pads that are not just shorts vs longs. One of the things that makes this course tough and a challenge is the definitive fairways. The fairways are neat and tidy, but be wary of the rough, which is definitely rough. Red Oak swallows more circular objects than a cop at dunkin' donuts.

The course is constantly maintained and under improvements, which cannot be said for a lot of courses. Steve (sportshero90) and people on the Burnsville league are out there on many a weekend adding small touches, mowing, or picking up trash. The course makes good use of elevation, and of accurate distance. Placement is needed on quite a few holes to ensure not getting a bogey.

In short, a very fun course.
-Fairway vs Rough very clear
-Obstacles require placement
-Variety of distances
-Variety of angles (from 9 to 18)
-Great use of elevation
-Good signage, including small signs that show "Next tee" if people may be confused.
Cons: -Dirt tees. Yuck. Red Oak has gained a lot of popularity in the last year, and the tees are showing it. Can be rutted and in the rain you might as well forget any run up on drives.

-Rough. As stated above, it's a disc eater. A thick rough is nice, but sometimes it's just too thick.
Other Thoughts: Definitely worth a stop at this 9/18 holer.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 red oak!!!

5+    11/15/2009   11/17/2009
Review By: discwizard81
Played: 58  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 6.4 Years
2 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: you can see every basket from every tee box. the development of this course over the last year has been phenominal!!!!! lots of great tricky shots. great layout!!!
Cons: this course is very good at eating discs. watch your throws. if you have a bad throw on some of the hole can drastically change your score! im more than happy with par at this course.
Other Thoughts: thanks steve for your hard work out there!!!!!

2 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Fun and Challenging

5+    7/28/2009   7/29/2009
Review By: JSL5000
Played: 33  Reviewed: 7  Exp: 18.5 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Beautiful setting in the woods. The fairways are groomed well and the rough is pretty rough.

Challenging enough for more advanced players, but not overly intimidating. A good drive in the fairway will serve you well here.

Good signage. The tees show the length of the hole and there are signs pointing to the next teebox, where it isn't obvious. Big plus.

Dual teepads. This is great, because you can play a full 18 on the 9 holes. The alternate tees provide a different look at each hole. If you can't have a "true" 18, this is the best alternative. This is great stuff!

Nice and secluded. It's a fun trek through the woods.

Baskets are all good.

Holes are varied. There are short and long, open and technical, but they are all challenging and most importantly fun. The longest hole here is 440' I believe.

Some birdie opportunities. Always important!

Can see the whole course in about 30 minutes. (not including alt. tees)
Cons: Could be frustrating if you toss a few into the woods and spend some time searching. 2 feet into the woods could mean you have no shot.

Teepads are dirt. These are not terrible, but they can be slippery. I haven't played here after a rain, but I can imagine it might get slick. I've slipped a couple times when they were bone-dry.

With dual tees you sometimes you don't realize there's a group waiting to play the "alternate" hole.

Disc-thieving ninjas* They tried stealing my disc twice from the fairway. This was the most deliberate attempt at disc-thievery that I have ever witnessed.
*Note they were probably 12 yrs old, but still..
Other Thoughts: This is a really fun and challenging course to play. If you like a wooded course that also has plenty of open space to work with, with a variety of long and short holes that reward accurate tee shots, this might be the course for you! I would highly recommend Red Oak if you are in the area.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.


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