Baskets in a field, for the most part
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Pros: 9 hole course set up in a small park on the edge of Plover.
DGA baskets, all in good repair. Blue powder coated, not that it matters here. Each basket had a number flag on top, which really helps out with navigation, because half the holes are just baskets in a field.
The first three holes are ok, I guess. They're in some light woods to the right of the parking lot. A couple basket placements at the edge of the woods are ok, as well.
The natural tee pads were fine. Not rutted out, and plenty of space. I doubt this course gets much play, so it should never really become an issue.
Cons: It's short. Like really short, save for hole 5, which is in the 300' range...not that you'd know, because the posts that serve as signs don't tell you squat other than the hole number.
Navigation isn't easy here. Once you pass hole 3, it's not too tough to end up standing in the field trying to figure out where the next tee/basket are.
Other Thoughts: This place isn't all bad, if you're a beginner or a grandmother. There's not a lot of intrigue for a better player. In order to keep from passing out, I had to force myself to figure out fun things to do, like using the goalposts from the adjacent football/soccer field as a mando for hole 8. If you were here, and drunk with your buddies, I'm sure you could have all kinds of fun.
Not a course to really go play, unless you're just looking to kill time and happen to be across the street, or you're a bagger.
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Short 9-hole course
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Pros: - Great use of available space
- Good place to practice approach and placement shots
- Baskets were in great condition. Powder coated blue for easy visibility.
- Natural tees are usable and well marked
Cons: - Flow of the course reflects what I assume was originally 5 holes and expanded to 9. It would make more sense to play 1-3,7, 6, 4, 5, 8, 9. Still, the flow wouldn't be perfect, but slightly better. According to the 2014 map here, that's close to how it plays, but not how the holes are marked on site.
- Plays past a baseball backstop. Not being local to me, I'm assuming it's seldom used, but could cause a conflict of activities.
- It took a little looking around to find hole 4. The walk to 4 that we were able to find potentially interferes with play on 6.
Other Thoughts: This is a nice little park that sits in a subdivision of Plover. We stopped to play to break up some travel through the area. If you're coming into the area on Hwy 39 or County HWY B, it's just a few minutes off your route.
It's very short, so definitely grab your pitch and putt discs. The first few holes require the ability to hit a tight line through some short tree / brushy areas. Most of the rest of the holes are much more open.
1- Basket lies to the left of the fairway. Short shot, but unless you go over the trees, you'll have to hit your line to lay up.
2 - Basket is more left this time. but same type of fairway as #1.
3 - Straight through the wooded area, back the opposite direction from #2. A little longer, this time.
4 - Walk out of the woods to the North end of the park. 4 tees from near the trees, around a large tree, with the basket to the right.
5 - Straight along the NW edge of the park. Open shot.
6 - Plays back into the woods. There's a couple gaps you can hit to get to the basket without going over the top.
7 - Plays back into the field, another open shot.
8 - You're on the West edge of the park again. Open shot, but tight if you're throwing rhbh.
9- Open shot back to the South edge of the trees. The basket is maybe 10-15' inside of the treeline. Open shot to get there, just hit your gap to lay up.
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Decent beginner course in small neighborhood
Pros: The course is set in a small park in a small subdivision in Plover. There are only five baskets but these were all in great shape and were blue powdercoated. The blue powdercoating really makes the baskets stick out nicely. All the baskets caught nicely. There are 4' x 4' posts with the hole number on them serving as tee signs. There are also 2 smaller 4' x 4' posts serving as the front corners of the tee pad. The first 3 holes are pretty wooded but have a fair line to each pin. The fairways are tight though. The last 2 holes are longer and pretty much completely open. Park looked pretty well maintained and wouldn't ever seem to be too busy.
Cons: Only 5 holes, though you can't really fit anymore into this small park. The dirt tees are already somewhat wore in so these could be a problem down the line. The last 2 holes have no obstacles to contend with. No restrooms or garbages that I saw though it only takes ten minutes to play a round so trash cans aren't really necessary.
Other Thoughts: Definitely not worth a trip out of the way by any means. It's decent for what it is but just nothing spectacular. It would be a decent warm up course before Yulga or Standing Rocks.
Bluebirds do not sing the blues
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Pros: 1) Beginner friendly . . . almost nowhere to lose a disc.
2) Nice variety between the three holes in the prairie area with some trees to contend with . . . and also the 2 open but longer holes to create some challenge by use of distance.
3) Very quiet area removed from town that would definitely entice a lot of the neighborhood people to perhaps give disc golf a try.
4) Tee posts that mark the tee areas.
5) Directional posts to get from one hole to the next when not obvious.
Cons: 1) Totally flat.
2) Challenge is at a minimum for skilled players making this a course I will likely not return to . . . except in an emergency.
3) Tees are already wore out and will only get worse due to compaction.
Other Thoughts: All in all . . . I do not expect a lot of people to come to this course but if you take it for what it is it is a decent course actually. It fits the beginner friendly status to a T, it has a little variety, and will most definitely always be a quiet place to get in some practice.
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