Nice Green Park Course
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Pros: Beautiful multi-use park in a canyon east of Springville. Much of the grass is irrigated and most of the course is lush and green.
Not much elevation change but a lot of trees (both newly planted and mature) and a pretty little creek running though the course. The creek is only in play on a couple of holes, and is shallow enough that losing a disc shouldn't be an issue.
This course offers a nice variety of holes from wide open drives over lawn to tight little wooded holes. Hole lengths vary from 182' to 502', with most in the 250' - 350' range.
Brand new tee signs have been installed as of July 2014. They are nice, giving hole number, distance and par for the hole. Each sign includes the map of the entire course which is useful, but detailed maps of the specific hole would have been better. Still, nice signs that are a vast improvement over the old ones.
The first three holes play over a lawn area that surrounds a playground near the parking lot, making for an easy start. You then take a small bridge over the creek to play holes 4 - 7 which are in a rougher area of the park.
Hole 4 requires that you hit a tight gap right off of the tee, with Hole 5 driving to a basket that is guarded by trees and a "boneyard" of stumps, tree trunks, and some surplus pipe.
Hole 6 requires another tight drive to a basket near the creek.
Holes 7 is the longest on the course. The drive is over open ground and give you a chance to air it out a little.
The old Hole 8 has been removed and it is a bit of a walk up to the new tee location (which was previously Hole 9). This is another open drive to the pin.
Holes 9 - 17 play in a different area of the park that is across the access drive. These holes are interesting combinations of open ground and some tight little wooded holes.
Hole 18 is a nice finishing hole that requires a drive across the creek and back toward the parking lot. There is a shorter tee that gives a more open drive across the creek, and a "pro" tee that brings a couple of trees into play right off of the tee. Neither tee location creates a real difficulty with clearing the water.
Cons: Tee pads are scuffed out places in the dirt, or on some holes just a place to stand in the grass. I think that a few holes (9 and 17 for sure) were relocated with the new tee signs and there is no designated teepad at all.
They have planted a ton of new trees in the area of some holes. If those trees ever grow in it is going to get very tight.
I never saw restrooms or water fountains which surprised me as this looks like a busy family park. Perhaps I missed them.
Other Thoughts: There is now a nine-hole loop that uses the first 8 holes and then finishes on a shorter tee for Hole 9/18. If you play the full 18-hole course you'll play a different Hole 9 and then finish on either the short tee for 9/18 or the slightly longer "Pro" tee for 18.
I played this course on weekday mornings and had it to myself. But the the playground, picnic tables and large mowed lawn I'd imagine that some holes would be unplayable on busy weekends or evenings. Especially the first three holes which circle a large playground area.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
potential is there
Pros: was playing this course after rim rock, brians head and Payson. the potential is for sure there, but may need some "more" something. given there were only one pin placement per hole, it would be awesome to know how far things were.
the grass tee-pads themselves were fine.
just rough not to know if one is throwing 265 or 315 on a drive.
bring a screen shot of the map!
the grass in AMAZING and greener than all get out.
we must have been there the day BEFORE the lawn was mowed. zero skips and hard to roll.
Cons: tee pads were fine, but so so. distance to basket?
baskets by playgrounds?
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