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Pros: -The actual layout of the course was pretty good and challenging. I can see how this would be fun.
-Homemade baskets. Even if they aren't quite as good at catching, it is always fun to see them on the courses.
-It was a fairly scenic area. There is a reason it was chosen as a state rec area.
-You can camp here and spend time out in the middle of nowhere. It was fairly peaceful.
-Decent variation in distance. Nothing too short or too long.
-Good course for beginners (when mowed)
Cons: -Tall tall grass even on the fairways make it really hard to even play here. Especially alone. I found myself throwing bright stable mid-ranges and watching carefully just to make sure I didn't lose discs. Even then it took a bit of searching sometimes.
-Natural tees are ok
-The flow of the course wasn't that good. It probably isnt played often so it was hard to follow anybody else's tracks or anything.
-Bugs everywhere, not many other courses I played in NE were nearly this bad.
-You could easily lose a disc
Other Thoughts: This is a nice place but the disc golf course doesn't get played much and as a results probably doesn't get a lot of attention. I would have rated this course much higher if I hadn't been worried about losing my disc in the middle of the fairways on every throw. It would have been quite enjoyable if not for that. If you could find out the course conditions and it was favorable I would stop here and play in Norfolk twice but if it's not mowed I would skip it.
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Pros: The course makes the most of the layout. You really get into nature in this course where you don't in most 9 holes. You aren't near any campsites either.
Cons: Even the fairways have grown high. Wear lots of bug spray and keep your eyes on your disc. The course is a bit confusing, but manageable. The grass tee markers do not mark a clear tee box.
Other Thoughts: Use a spotter on every hole. Pay attention to the small map drawn on the posts.
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Pros: Location - the location of this course is right next to a small/medium sized lake in a state recreation type area in rural Nebraska. You can camp in the adjacent campground for a small fee. The campground is great and has RV as well as tent camping with restrooms/showers. The views on the hills are very scenic and you play among rolling hills and trees. The course is located about 15 minutes or so away from Norfolk (home to 2 more 18 hole courses) and 5 minutes away from Stanton, a small town w/ a gas station, bars, etc.
Design - Being as the course is located in a public recreation area I figured that it would be fairly simple. I was pleasantly surprised to find how challenging it was. The design makes good use of the elevation and trees. All the holes have a mowed fairway with tall grass in the rough. Stay on the fairway and you won't lose anything, get off it and you could lose a disc. None of the holes are super long, but they aren't all gimmies either. The 9th hole ends right where the 1st begins. Some holes, particularly 1 and 9, are great empty-your-bag type holes.
Cons: Infrastructure - There are natural tee pads here that are marked by a wood 4x4 in the ground. The baskets appear to be home-made as they are much larger than normal baskets. They are well-made and catch discs fairly well. Overall this area could be better.
Other Thoughts: This course exceeded my expectations! It was not a world-beater by any means, but was a fun 9-holer to play while camping.Probably not worth a trip to play by itself, but setting up a tent and camping in the park for a weekend would allow you to play this course and head up to Norfolk and play both 18 courses there.
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