Good effort: will stay busy
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The Huber Park disc golf course has nine challenging holes for the Rec to Intermediate player, mostly because 5 of the holes are over 300 feet, with two of those over 400. Concrete tees, new Innova Disc Catchers, new and informative tee signs, and a variety of other park activities are tucked into a relatively small park just across the street from the High School, so this course will get plenty of foot traffic.
The first hole starts just past the park entrance, and runs left (west) down a slight hill, making it a fun ace run opportunity. Then the holes run primarily north and south, following the design of the well-crafted map you saw beside the first tee. There are opportunities to shape shots in and out of the majestic park trees, and there is little to no chance of losing a disc here.
Cons: In terms of safety in design, 'interesting' fairways for 6, 7 & 9 bring a lot of other park activities & structures into play. Hole six drives straight past the playground and picnic table area, 7 is a mando that will grind up your plastic on the driveway, or risk going over the guardrail to the fields below, and nine is a long-ish hyzer (rhbh) that sweeps around behind the gazebo shelter. The park will be replacing a lot if the roof shingles there prematurely (and plastic will get chewed up by those same shingles).
Hole #4's tee box slopes significantly down and to the left. When (not if) it is replaced, I actually hope it is moved away from the hyzer line from the first tee.
The effort to finish the ninth hole near the front is commendable, but leads to unnecessarily confusing flow for 5, 6, 8 & 9 (please see map).
Other Thoughts: Finally, though usage is needed to grow the sport, the location of this course near the high school will result in a LOT of usage by teens. Hopefully, the local club, and other more mature players will keep an eye on things, and mentor these up and coming players to be mature and responsible disc golfers!
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Good Use of Area
Pros: The course is really clean. It is easy to find. It also a great leisure course. Tee Signs are nice and the Tee Pads are great.
Cons: #4 Tee Pad is just bad. It needs to be leveled out. Especially when its wet. Too easy to lose your footing.
The Picnic Pavilion on #9 is a hazard. It should not have been incorporated in the design. Standing on the Tee Pad, it is next to impossible to play that hole if anyone is using the pavilion as they are never watching and Hyzers will take someones head off. I understand that there was a need to get a hole 9 in but the basket could easily be moved RIGHT over by the road and cut down the Pavilion at least a little. IMO, I would rather have the chance of hitting a car then a kid.
The layout should play #5, #9, #6, #7, #8. This will have you ending up right by the parking lot instead of walking back up the fairway on 9 or up the road.
Other Thoughts: This is a great 9 hole course for those who want a quick round. There is a good variety of shot options on each hole and the OB on a few holes makes it more of a challenge.
It is ideal to bring your kids to as you can see the playground from anywhere on the course.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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