user friendly course
Pros: a family friendly course, not too long, shady, close to playgrounds. Signs are good, tee pads are long with good traction. Good variety of shots, uphill, down hill, short an long distance holes a good intermediate course, trash cans available, seats available every couple of holes. My grandson and i were able to get a couple of rounds in on a hot humid day with no problems.clean and no vandalism.
Cons: No course map, no water source, hole one is hard to find.
Other Thoughts: this course complements other 12 hole parks around the area including madrid and maxwell city parks.
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Pros: 1. Concrete pads, nice baskets, benches on most tee pads, trash can at most tee pads, good signs
2. Park has port-a-john in center, good shelters with electric outlets, horse shoe pit, and small playground
3. One mile from Maytag Park in Newton
4. Forgiving play with no water, true rough, or hazards
5. Basket to next tee is a very short walk and easy to follow the course
6. Decent use of elevation and trees. Some blind and tunnel shots
7. Per locals it is not a very busy park, so perhaps wild jungle hole play is possible
8. Well maintained park and quite free of litter
Cons: 1. I only pulled a driver to tee off with on four holes. (could have stretched a Buzzz on two of those maybe) It is really a mid-range and putter course for the most part.
2. Forgiving play with no water, true rough, or hazards
3. No hard doglegs
4. Not really a con, but it is easiest to start on number 12 which is in the center of the park by the enclosed shelter and port-a-johns.
Other Thoughts: By itself, this park is a solid 3 rating IMHO. But, if one adds in that is is just one mile for Maytag Park (and 10 miles to Colfax) this gives it a bump. If playing Maytag and from out of town, it is really worth your time to blast through this 12 hole.
-See also.. Mojo Cycle at 2nd Ave and First St which carries Innova and Discraft ...Scoreboard bar at 2nd Ave and 2nd St with is friendly and has foosball and cheap drinks ..Maytag Cheese factory just east of the park
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Pros: New addition to the city of Newton! Good signs, concrete teepads, and nice brand new Innova baskets. Lots of trees make for tough lines. Uses elevation well on several holes, and a couple of blind approaches will really test your ability to judge distance.
Cons: Doesn't use the available space very well. The 776 ft hole 9 unnecessarily takes up a huge chunk of the park. Parking is very limited, and there is no place to park to get good access to the first hole, so most everyone starts at 12. Some of the teepads are dug into hillsides and mud runs all over them cutting into your run-up. They unsuccessfully attempted to grow some grass around some of these teepads last summer. Maybe success will come this year!
Other Thoughts: Not a bad course, but not a good one either. Hopefully over time some of the issues can be resolved. For all my whining about it, there really are some cool holes here (1,2,5,8,12), I just think that the space has a lot more potential than is being utilized at the moment.
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Pros: Mandatory Pros:
Nice tee pads.
Port-a-John accessible from 2 points.
Its in a park, so its mowed.
Beautiful new Innova baskets with giant, yellow, glowing chastity belts.
Layout is good. Space was limited in this park and they still got 9+ nice holes in there. Nary a single hole directly interferes with the other features of the park. The layout also coaxes you to play a second round quick-a-minute as the last basket is located very close to tee number one and yet cleverly protected by a few thick conifers.
The designers did a good job of not cramming toooo much in too small a space while still getting the most for their money. Some golfers may feel the layout is cramped, but being that it doesn't really interfere with the park functions it shouldn't be too big of a factor.
Having a second disc golf option in Newton is so great and may lessen the burden on the great (and much played) Maytag Park.
Hole variety is impressive. The trees and elevation are used to great effect on almost every hole. The holes aren't necessarily long but they will force you to hit your lines.
There are uphill, downhill, over the valley and over the hill blind shots to be had.
Wooded fairways and low ceiling shots are the norm here.
If you like to look down the fairway from the tee pad and see just a little basket peeking out from behind some trees, this is the place for you.
So what's missing?
Cons: Not a lot to report here.
Parking seemed a little limited. This 12-holer is in a nice city park but if it was a busy day I'm not so sure you'd be able to find a spot that wasn't next to a sign reading: "No Parking Off Road".
Everything else really checks out pretty good.
Other Thoughts: I'm interested to see how some of the tee pads weather;
a few are built into hill sides and I can see erosion being a bit of a problem. Some landscaping might be in order to keep them from becoming hopelessly buried in mud. I'm sure the Newton Disc Golf club is on it, though.
They have come this far putting a lot of work in to create a great course on a nice plot.
I'm sure Woodland will continue to be an excellent example of what caliber of course can be realized, even if its only 12 holes, when you utilize a great piece of land.
You can call this a home-boy review if you want to, but there just isn't a lot to lower the rating from 4 discs.
Rating a 3.5 just seems too low for such a nice course.
All in all, a Solid Twelve.
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