Nice small town city park... with hills!
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Pros: -The hills made for a lot of fun shots and more challenging than if this course was flat
-A fairly long course for a city park 9. Length varies from 200ish to nearly 600.
-Lots of other park amenities; pool, playgrounds, bathrooms, parking, etc. Despite the multi-use designation, the course is separated from the rest of it
-Baskets are in good shape and this course gets a lot of love from the city. Frequent mowing and anything damaged looks to be repaired quickly.
-Not far off I-80 or from the Iowa City area.
-A creek for added challenge without the threat of actually losing a disc.
-Course wasn't busy at all with other disc golfers.
Cons: -Navigation/flow wasn't the best for a first time player of this course. Some of the course was kind of close to other park users but it wasn't that bad.
-When I played (2 years ago) there weren't signs on most if not all the holes.
-Walkers could get in the way here and there but they didn't bother me.
-This course is kind of open but the elevation keeps it fresh so this isn't a huge con. It is a city park, not a forest.
Other Thoughts: I don't have a ton to say about this course but it had a great feel and a ton of fun factor. I was in town for a wedding and had to sneak away when I saw this course from the road. It was a pleasant surprise and I will be sure to return if I am ever in the area again.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
great for a 9-holer
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Pros: This is a really worthwhile 9-hole course. It plays through open park setting, with manicured fairways and scattered trees providing a few obstacles. The elevation change is what is best about this one. There are two par 4 holes playing down a big sledding hill and back up the other side, one of which (hole 8) would be a signature hole on most good 18-holers. It's a blast to play. Also hole 3 stands out as a good challenge and score separator, it is open off the tee but you have to hit a narrow gap about 250 ft out and then dogleg sharply uphill to the left. Even the biggest arms need a great drive to deuce this one, and I can't claim to have done it but I've seen it done. The park also has great playgrounds for the kids, and a nice pool.
Cons: There has been construction projects recently, and last time I was there this impacted holes 5-7. Lot of garbage in the woodline bordering the commercial area just outside holes 3-6. Other park users often wandering through the disc golf area.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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Pros: Good signage (at least at the tees; there isn't much to indicate the first tee when you drive in); concrete pads; well maintained; nice mix of long and short; some decent elevation change; baskets are in good shape
Cons: Mostly wide-open, which means not a lot of variety of shots
Other Thoughts: I was pretty impressed to find such a nice course in this small Iowa town. It's not particularly challenging, but it's not easy, either. There's some marshy, grassy land on 6, with a small creek running to the left of it--I lost a disc in the tall stuff; holes eight and nine are pretty long
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