The new design
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Pros: -Concrete Tee pads; Tee Signs with Fairway Map, Pin location and Distance; Alt Pin Placements,
-Well Defined Fairways
-One narrow wooded fairway.
-Rolling terrain along the Skunk River
-Great Beginner course, also adequate for the seasoned player
-Rolling hill terrain
-Two long distance open downhill shots
-Long distance drives
-One Risk/Reward shot across a creek
-Course is well maintained
-The tall river grass has been cut! (It used to be tall enough to lose discs in)
-Primarily an open field course, with a few holes that will require some accuracy.
-Shelter House with Pop Machines.
-The park is Disc Golf only, so there shouldn't any park goers.
-If you really want to add an element of difficulty, make the area outside of the fairway O.B.
-Bocce Ball courts, if you are interested
-There is a fantastic small restaurant near the #6 Basket. Great Food! Huge Tenderloins for $5!
Cons: -Not much variety, majority of the course plays in the open field
-Course is prone to river flooding
-You still have to throw through the Gap on #5, which used to be the old #3. *If the pin is in the new Alt position, you can see the basket, if it's in the old position, you'll want a spotter. (At least the grass is mowed!)
Other Thoughts: The new layout is really a layout redesign. You'll see a lot of the old familiar holes; they have just been renumbered to give you a new layout. #3 is a new fairway and #6 tees off from the old #4 teepad. #6 basket is in the same place. 7-9 are the same, except that they now have alt pin locations. Also, they relocated the #8 Tee pad to offer a straighter shot through the woods making it more of a reasonable finesse shot, rather than the brutal dogleg that it used to be.
Riverview isn't exactly a course that I would drive out of my way to play, but it did have a nice fun factor for me. My parents live real close to this course, and I always enjoy playing here. It gives you a chance to break out your long arm and throw with little to no interference from trees. There are a few trees on other holes that you will have to play around. It still offers up a challenge, and there are tournaments that are held here. If you happen to be passing through Mt Pleasant, it's definitely worth a stop. It is an open field, so bring some liquids in the summer.
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