Des Moines, IA 
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Uploaded By: yearofrolling Hole #8 (Taken 6/2010)
4 / 470ft.   4 / 570ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #8 Sign/Tee/Approach

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5+    8/10/2009   9/17/2009
Review By: Swisher Streets
Played: 78  Reviewed: 6  Exp: 12.1 Years
This review was updated on 8/30/2012
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: -Variety of Holes (Short, Long, Uphill, Downhill, Left, Right, etc.)
-Few Long bombs
-Hole 6 is always fun
-Start with 1 disc and leave with 10 after looking on holes.
-Usually never a wait
Cons: -Nearly impossible to find shots thrown in the woods in the heart of summer
-Poison Ivy
-Trash pretty much everywhere
-Lose a disc there and youll never get it back. Common spot for high schoolers at the nearby Valley High School
Other Thoughts: Worth a play every now and again, much better courses in the area though.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Stay on the Fairway...

2-4    5/26/2009   6/15/2009
Review By: jdggna
Played: 23  Reviewed: 13  Exp: 10.2 Years
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The course makes great use of the elevation and space that was available.
The shots are varied, but nothing too challenging.
Two concrete tees on most of the holes. The pro tee for hole 7 is from the bike path.
Cons: Litter can be a problem, though the last time I played it wasn't. I believe it had been cleaned for a small event that day though.
Poison ivy is a concern if you're off the fairway and in the trees.
I'm surprised nobody has mentioned the undergrowth off the fairway yet. It is some of the thickest I've seen on a course. Its not uncommon to loose multiple discs if you struggle with keeping them on the fairway.
Other Thoughts: The sketchy bridge isn't an issue anymore. It was removed and replaced with a gravel path over a drain pipe this spring.
It should be noted that you'll probably find several discs if you toss yours in the woods here and are persistent in finding yours.

This course is acceptable if you need a short round, but if you have time for 18 I would advise playing one of the other metro courses (Ewing, Pickard, Grandview, or Walnut Ridge).

EDIT: Played it again today after writing my review hoping to find some discs...ended up spending an hour and a half looking for my own. Probably won't be coming back for at least the rest of the summer.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 One of the best 9 holers out there

5+    2/15/2009   3/11/2009
Review By: SpikeHyzer
Played: 63  Reviewed: 30  Exp: 13.2 Years
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: This course is great for a 9 hole course. It has multiple tee pads on 8 out of the 9 holes. Has one hole that might be one of the toughest 150 ft. It is a fair hole to play, but I have seen scores vary from 2-5.
Cons: The course is right next to a middle school, so trash is definitely a problem. Vandalism is also a problem. Most of the players there are rec players and damage the signage a great deal. I don't know how many signs are left out there.
Other Thoughts: This is my home course, so I am a bit biased about it. I do believe though if you get past the trash and vandalism, that this is one of the best 9 hole courses in the US. And others have made the same comment.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 A good course once you get past its condition

5+    7/15/2008   10/30/2008
Review By: cydisc
Played: 172  Reviewed: 62  Exp: 20.1 Years
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Lots of interesting elevation. Good balance. Flows fairly well. Multiple concrete tees on each hole.
Cons: Litter is often a problem. The bridge from #2 to #3 is collapsed and unsafe to cross. Many missing signs. Forced to walk back along the final fairway to get back to parking lot.
Other Thoughts: One of the more interesting 9-holers around, there are even a few legitimate par 4 holes. A challenging and fun course to play, but unfortunately is showing its age with litter and missing signage.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful.

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