Beautiful New Course!
2 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Great course if you are looking to let your discs fly far. A lot of wide open fairways and plenty of chances to throw some long drives. There are also a number of shorter, birdie holes to make up for the disappointment on scoring 4's and 5's on the long holes. A good amount of elevation change on many of the holes, and the lake makes for some interesting placement shots. If you are conservative, you shouldn't have trouble keeping dry, though.
Cons: This would not be a good course for beginners, as the frustration of losing discs in the water could be overwhelming.
Other Thoughts: The course is well-mowed and maintained. Even though the course is brand new, it is very playable. I hope to see some big names come out to play tournaments on this championship level course.
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Monster in the Midwest
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: +Long, smooth, flat concrete tee pads on every hole.
+Gateway Titan 24 baskets.
+Very descriptive and informative tee signs.
+Very nice information sign at beginning of course.
+Very clean park. The parks department takes excellent care of this park. Honestly, this is probably one of the cleanest and best well manicured park I have ever played.
+Shot variety. The layout is very well balanced with left to right, right to left, straight shots, short ace runs and long bomber holes.
+Fun factor vs. challenge. I liken this course to Madisonville. It utilizes very similar land, similar length, and similar scoring. Prides Creek is better (in my opinion) because of the fun factor. By throwing in some clever ace runs, this course can still be fun when the accurate distance game is off.
+Basket locations. This course is loaded with both breathtaking and butt-puckering basket locations.
Cons: -There are no benches or trash cans, but keep in mind that I am reviewing it two days after the baskets were put in the ground.
-There are a few more mandos than I'd like to see, but they make sense.
-Water. On twelve holes, water comes into play, including four (five if you count hole 4) holes that require players to throw across water. Smaller arms will definitely want to consider playing the short tees on 8 &9.
-Pedestrians. Since it is a multi-use park, there are likely to be users who are not disc golfers. (In my round though, I had three people approach me inquiring about the game. No one was a butthole at all.)
Other Thoughts: Quite simply, this course is a must play, awesome course. As it gets played a little bit more and starts to wear in, it's going to prove to be one of the best around. Dane and Nick really outdid themselves this time.
As the course breaks in and I play it a few more times, I may consider moving it to a 4.5.
Hole 1 is an exceptional starting hole. A sweeping par 4 that ends with a breathtaking basket located on a small peninsula into beautiful Prides Creek.
Hole 4 is a par 4 that gives players the option of playing around or playing across a small bay, with placement being crucial on either route.
Hole 8 is a long par 4 that starts with a 275' throw across water followed by a trip down a well manicured fairway.
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