Mount Vernon, IA 
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5 / 355ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #3 Tee Sign



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Best beginners course

1    7/20/2014   7/21/2014
Review By: MidwestZest
Played: 70  Reviewed: 43  Exp: 14.4 Years
Pros: - Ample parking, right in the middle of the course.
- Pretty easy to navigate, you can pretty well see the whole course from any one point. I did use the course map on my phone though.
- Decent signposts with number and distance.
- #3 is the longest hole on the course, and the basket is tucked nicely into a little stand of 3 or 4 trees. Guarded, but still accessible.
- #5 tee is neat, from on top of a little mound throwing through a line of trees. Really doesn't add difficulty, but adds a great feel to the hole. Well done.
- #8 is a great shot down a little hollow. Most scenic spot on the course, great use of space.
Cons: - Tees marked by INNOVA tee markers. All were in place except for one missing on #5. Mostly flat dirt pads, with some remnants of woodchips. Not really running up for any drives on this course though.
- There was a map/scorecard holder at tee #1, but nothing in it. Really not needed though.
- #1 is not only short, but it's an awkward, hard turning R to L shot around trees and into the timber. Unless originally there were less trees, and you could drive through them. My least favorite hole on the course, and unfortunately not a great starting hole.
- #2 tee is overgrown, nearly unplayable straight through the trees. Even if the bushes and undergrowth were trimmed, it's a very tight window, even for a 120 ft hole. Nice idea though, certainly adds variety.
- There IS a line on #6, but it's very small. Short hole without very many options, not my favorite.
Other Thoughts: - I find it quite amazing how 9 holes got packed into this small park, without overlapping or causing major safety concerns. Yes, it's a very short course, but bravo! I think that decision was better than making it a longer 6-hole course.
- There are not very many "beginners" courses that teach new players the value of hitting precise lines. In fact, I don't know that I'd ever played one until this course. Wooded golf is frustrating to new players, but this course can teach those skills without being disheartening. Wonderful!
- For a beginner course, this gets a 4.5/5. In comparison to all other 9 holers, 3.75/5.

 Small course=fun

2-4    8/9/2012   8/9/2012
Review By: wolito
Played: 85  Reviewed: 84  Exp: 7.7 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Easy course to find with parking close to first tee. Lots of details went into this course. The teesigns are merely hole number and distance, but are in excellent shape and each one faces towards you after completing each hole. Thus, navigation is pretty easy. Though there are lack of teepads, there are nice Innova teemarkers on the ground that indicate tee area. Baskets are Innova Discatchers in new condition. Large and small trees throughout the course that come into play on every hole. It is easy to see how well thought out this course is. Though the holes are short, it makes great use of the elevation and trees to make for some fun shots. An excellent course for beginners to learn on. Experienced players can just take a putter and work on their short game and go for aces. The park itself is clean and well mowed. Fairways are easily defined and it would be difficult to lose a disc here.
Cons: It is difficult to really speak of any cons for this course. It is designed as a short 9 hole course for beginners. It does that well. Teepads are dirt/mulch that could become muddy, but minimal run up is needed anyway.
Other Thoughts: This is a great course to bring a new player into the game. Easy short holes with just enough challenge that will keep everyone happy. Although I didn't get an ace, it was fairly easy to hit metal on many of the baskets. One of the best beginner courses I have played.

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