Johnston (Des Moines), IA 
Walnut Ridge Share
Uploaded By: Porkchop Hole #13 (Taken 10/2010)
3 / 400ft.   4 / 565ft.   4 / --   4 / -- Par / Distance:
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Not as great as its said to be

5+    8/1/2014   8/7/2014
Review By: ryanwilli7
Played: 13  Reviewed: 2
0 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: Very nice and challenging course. Spacious layout, variety of holes, multiple tees.
Cons: Difficult to navigate at times.
Other Thoughts: This course is regarded as being the country club of disc golf in the Des Moines area. It is a nice course, but I don't think it quit lives up to that reputation. Holes provide different shots and challenges, but the course can be difficult to navigate.

0 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Great holes crappy layout

1    8/20/2011   8/21/2011
Review By: deadbody
Played: 103  Reviewed: 61  Exp: 10.6 Years
3 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Great holes. Up down, left right, ba start :)

Seriously though, the only thing this course doesn't have is a water hazard, you will use every shot in your bag (some of them like the right turn you will use a lot).

Nice teepads, great signs. Multiple placements for holes.
Cons: Layout is horseshit. There are like 3 spots where you are walking for 5 minutes between holes. That right there takes a star off for me, that much separation takes you out of the mindset of playing, it really is a buzzkill.

While waiting for the rest of my group I saw multiple groups of people just skip the first 3 holes and start on hole 4 because the first 3 are nothing really special, and there is a long walk between 3 and 4.

Overly punishing rough. If you are less than 10 feet from the fairway you should be able to get it back there with a shot. The super dense rough puts a huge premium on accuracy, but is overly punishing in that if you get in there is no way to save a 3. You cannot get out in one shot even just straight out and hope to hole an approach.

Nothing on the signs to tell you where the pin is. Frustrating to have to go look for the pin when everything else was so well done. This seems to be an Iowa thing as 3 of the courses we played this weekend did the same thing, and it was hellla frustrating.
Other Thoughts: A better layout that didn't have so much extra walking and this is a 4 star course no question. A water hazard of some kind and something on the signs showing what the pin positions are. 5 stars. This was a fun course to play despite the flaws, but I would not make a special trip back to play here.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Decent, Nature Course

1    5/3/2010   5/10/2010
Review By: chelseahawk3
Played: 28  Reviewed: 10  Exp: 12.3 Years
1 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Set in a nice park. Good mixture of longer and shorter holes. Has nice pads and tees.
Cons: Some holes are not mapped well. Some holes have no signs. There are a few very tight and challenging holes where losing a disc is very possible. Course needs to be mowed more.
Other Thoughts: Overall this is a nice course. If the course were maintained better it could be much nicer. It is very confusing when you don't know which pin is being used.

1 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Fun to play

2-4    6/6/2009   5/6/2010
Review By: Caligolfer
Played: 18  Reviewed: 4
0 Helpful / 6 Not
Pros: Its in great shape, and is worth your time to play it. It is one of the top ten courses in Iowa.
Cons: Lots of trees, and could lose discs. Can be challenging for beginners.
Other Thoughts: Wasn't very busy, was fast to play.

0 of 6 people found this review helpful.


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