Criss Cross Toss
• Nice park with mature trees.
• I loved #8. I played it twice and wished I had time to play it a few more times. You have to tee over a pond onto a small peninsula on the other side. The basket is tucked into the trees on the back side of the peninsula.
• Good use of the park's natural features to create some challenging obstacles.
• I also like #4. It's a 460' Par 4 that has a small OB canal running parallel to the fairway on the left.
• Hole lengths range from 205' to 460'
• Holes 1 and 2 play close to a playground.
• Only slight elevation change.
• No "Next Tee" signs.
• Short tee pads, especially #8. There is a tree directly behind tee 8 that won't allow a run-up. It's not a long drive, but I still teed from the side so I could have some more room.
• By FAR the biggest "Cons" are the multiple crossing fairways. 2 and 3 cross and 6, 7, and 9 cross (see map). I've never seen 3 fairways that cross like 6, 7, and 9 do. It's a good thing nobody else was playing the day I went or someone would have been waiting. I don't see how you could ever play a tournament here. A busy Saturday or Holiday could get ugly.
Other Thoughts: I was in town for a conference and had to squeeze in a round on my lunch break. I wish I would have had time for 2-3 rounds. There is a pretty good variety of holes for a small city park. If this course was in my neighborhood, I'd be pretty happy.
The local club should really consider a redesign of holes 1, 2, 6, 7, and 9. The crossover is a real hazard. I think a more traditional "zigzag" or "down and back' layout could be done here. If I'm ever in Rexburg again, I'll play another round.
Fun Little Course
Pros: Well maintained park.
Pads and signage.
Decent variety of for a little park.
Cons: Tee pads are short.
Busy park so you need to yell "heads up" or "four" often.
Lots of holes share the same fairway.
Other Thoughts: I live in town so this is my go to course I usually play it a few times a week. Its good for both casual and serious players alike. It is a small park so at times it can get a little crowded from people just out picnicking or if there are a few groups playing at once you will have to do some waiting for others to throw. That being said I really enjoy this and am happy to have such a nice course right here in the Burg. Hole 8 is a fun little over the pond hole. Me and my buddies play what we call 8.5. We stand on the island where the basket for hole 8 is and throw back over the water to hole 7 basket.
-Hole 8 is sweet, if you're worried about it skip the hole and practice up.
Cons: -Crossing fairways. 6 of the 9 fairways cross. If anyone else is on the course look out.
-Many of the fairways are on busy parts of the park.
-The park can be very busy.
-I miss the old hole 2.
-Stinks like sewage from time to time.
Other Thoughts: I waited till I had played the course many times at different times of the day to write this review.
While the baskets, tees, and signs are a huge improvement, the new layout has more interference problems than before.
The new course is using at least twice as much land, and has 6 crossing fairways. the old course had 2 crossing fairways. Someone is going to get hit.
The new course now has 6 fairways that cross over busy parts of the park. The old course had 1.
Overall I am glad about the update. I only regret that with all the time, effort, and money that was spent, a much more usable course could have been made. Good luck trying to hold any sort of organized disc golf event here.
Pros: All signage and concrete tee pads installed now.
Less dinky course now.
Normal baskets finally.
Cons: Tee pads small.
Other Thoughts: Although, the intersecting fairways thing.. It had intersecting fairways before too. It's a tiny park, and cramming nine holes in will necessitate crossing paths. I think the upgrade is an overall win. The old course lacked signage, so people played holes in random order, exacerbating the problem of running into other groups, so I don't think we can complain about running into groups now being a problem. I think I'll end up liking this course well. And the over-water shot is cool. My 10-year-old did just fine with it. (Of course, he's not a novice.)
Some nice upgrades, but lacks well thought out design
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Pros: 1) Nice new baskets (double chain)
2) All holes now have cement tee pads and signage to help you navigate the course.
3) The course is longer and more challenging than it used to be.
Cons: The revised course layout is IMO deeply flawed. The fact that there are 4 holes on the south part of the park and 5 holes on the north part is not a problem, but when you look at the course map, the fairways crisscross all over the place.
1) Holes 2 and 3 crisscross each other.
2) The tee for hole 3 is in the fairway of hole 4!?.
3) Holes 6 and 7 crisscross.
4) Hole 8 requires players to play across a pond of murky water. The risk of losing discs in the water is real, especially for novice players. Two out of 7 people in our group went in the water; we were lucky to recover both discs, mainly because water levels are down this time of year - we wouldn't have been so lucky during the summer.
Also, when we played the other day, there were only two other groups on the course, and we were constantly in each other's way.
The number of crossing holes make this course a challenge when even a small number of groups are playing at a time.
Other Thoughts: The course is a little longer and a bit more technical than it used to be, and that's fine, but the new layout is IMO a disaster!
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Pros: NEW Baskets, Tee Pads, Course Design.
- Concrete Pads
- DISCatcher brand new baskets
- Variety of hole length, even an over the water hole
- Better use of the space that the full Nature Park had to offer
- Numbers on the tee pads. This is a major step up from the confusion the course previously possessed.
Cons: - Amount of walking distance for a short 9 hole course. There are 2 parts of Nature Park involved at this course, but in dividing the park, they put 4 holes in one part, and 5 in the other, with a little bit of a walk between them, but nothing that can't be handled, this is disc golf.
- Concrete pads, though helpful, are quite short, and the pad size varies from hole to hole.
Other Thoughts: This course was in dire need of something to spruce it up. As the renovation started, they had originally used the old single chain baskets. Recently they just installed baskets that wont spit out your disc every time! All in all, when first seeing the changes they were making to the course, I was a little worried that it wouldn't turn out well. But upon seeing the complete renovation, I think that they did a good job. The only regret is that they didn't try to make the course a few more holes long. They could have easily put in a 12 hole course to use some more of the space available.
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