3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The course uses the back half of a nice neighborhood park. I didn't see much conflict with other park uses other than the first and ninth holes, which was a pleasant surprise in a multi-use park. There are lots of young trees planted, when they grow up this course will be a lot more interesting and challenging. There is a pretty good mix of hole lengths, with some very short ace runs and a couple longer shots where most players will need a driver.
A couple baskets are near the pond, making players choose to go for it and risk going long into the water or laying up short and having a tricky approach with water still lurking behind. The tees are small, but are nice concrete with good texture. The signs are plenty descriptive to get players to the pin and to the next tee.
Cons: There are a ton of safety issues here. The first hole plays along a walking path, and the 9th hole plays right by other park activities. Many of the holes play over and along other fairways, with only poorly defined "dog-legs" on the signs to direct players along the intended routes. With multiple groups here it's inevitable that discs will end up flying into other groups. Several tees are right near the previous basket adding another potential issue.
The course is wide open at the moment. The trees will be nice in a couple decades, but for now it's possible to just hyzer over all of them. It felt like the design has a bit of an identity crisis, with some holes that are so short that they'll only be interesting to brand new players, while other holes are long enough that they'd be frustrating and boring for those same new players.
Other Thoughts: This property isn't very interesting to begin with, and the design makes things pretty unsafe. I would much rather see a park like this used to make a well-designed and safe beginner course with fewer holes than a crammed in layout like this. Beginners will find the course pretty accessible, with only a couple chances to lose discs in the water and no real chance of punishment for errant drives. Experienced players won't find any real challenge or variety here. Don't go out of your way for this one.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Free. Potentially a good course. Nice baskets. Ace type course. Front nine good stretch.
Cons: Allot of patches of dirt. Back nine is mostly on top of each other. Only one par 4.
Other Thoughts: Nice little course. With get challenging over the years as trees mature.
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Course Will Improve As Trees Fill In!
Pros: Heritage Park Disc Golf Course starts near the ball field and then plays out around the lake, back into the park and then back towards the lake again. Navigation was pretty easy. The course has these great metal tee signs. They're in color and give you all the information you need; Hole #, Par, distance, simple map.
The baskets are Innova models with the yellow band. The course has concrete tee pad, decent sized, although a couple were raised up about 2 inches over the surrounding dirt. I'd love to see some fill added around those.
There is a nice variety of hole types and lengths, everything from four short ACE runs (a 91', a 141', a 150' and a 172' ) to longer, more difficult holes up to 500'. The lake is used effectively with a couple of baskets very near it's shore. This combined with a blowing wind, made these holes are little scary. There are probably more than a few discs at the bottom of the lake here.
Cons: Some holes that play right back to the park like # 9 may cause problems with park users.
Park is busy and players have to be careful.
Area around the lake is
mostly ugly, brown parched dirt,not attractive at all. But I did play in late June, might be more green in other parts of the year.
Concrete pads which are not ground level.
Trees in the lake area have recently been planted. This course will become more difficult and more shaded as these trees mature.
Easy to lose disc in the lake.
Other Thoughts: All in all, this was kind of a fun little throw. Not difficult but having the four short ACE runs always gives you to chance to be a hero. Great signs and the trees will eventually add some much needed shade.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Young and Hot
Pros: -Nice clean park
-Some of the better tee signs I have encountered
-Disc golf course does not conflict much with other activities in park
-Nice new baskets
-Mix of Left and right basket positions
Cons: -Short tee pads
-Very young trees
-Many baskets and subsequent tee boxes are close to one another
-too many 150ft and under straight holes with no challenge
-Several fairways play close and paraell to one another.
Other Thoughts: This course has potential for the future but the trees need to mature a lot. As the course is now you can throw above the trees; resulting in no need to shape lines. I can foresee that when there are multiple groups on the course they would have issues with overlapping. I also did not like playing 9 and backtracking the entire hole to teepad 10.
I would suggest playing (at least during the summer) early morning; when we played it was 100+, with little shade.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Brand new..give the trees time to grow
Pros: 1. easy to find discs in dirt
2. Seems like a nice little town(I'm from Illinois though so not totally sure)
3. Nice small little park
4. Next tee right next to last basket
5. Nice disccatcher baskets
6. Should eventually be Well designed holes for the most part, will be much better when the trees get grown
7. concrete pads
8. great signs with par info and yardage
Cons: 1. brand new
2. Trees were just planted and need years to grow
3. Short (2 holes are around 100 ft and are straight shots)
4. Not alot of shade for now
5. not alot of obstacles till trees mature
6. 2 wasted holes
7. Holes run into one another
Other Thoughts: Hole #1 is on the left when you come into the park.
Took me an 1:07 to play solo
This could be a very nice par 3 course with one par 4 in 5 to 10 years.
Over time this could get a 4 rating.
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