8 Helpful / 0 Not
Above Average City Park
Pros: •Picnic table with trash cans and a Bulletin board with up-dated information. •A full 18 target course,not just 9 targets with two tee pads per hole.•Concrete tee pads on #1,#2-pro,3,4-pro,5,6,7,8,9,10. I believe they are in the area that floods.•Good use of creek and hills.....#2 Pro tee; throw OVER the creek,#2 Am tee; the creek will be on your left. #4 Pro tee; Throw over a bend in the creek. #7 Tee; Throw to a mild grassy incline to the left. #8 Tee; Throw over a access road to the other hill,then downhill behind mature growth with underbrush for a roll-a-way green.#9 a short downhill ace run! •Little under brush to punish a bad drive or approach.• Mature trees gives alot of shade,wind will still be a factor. •Mando Dogleg #15.
Cons: •Mostly flat.•No "Tech" holes •No directional signs •Tee signs are on holes only with concrete tees (bolted on) •Navigation Issues; crosses the One-Way park road FOUR times!? •Holes #5,#6,#11,#12,#13,#14,#16,#17,#18. are all pretty much the same....O.K. They are different distances.
Other Thoughts: Come in the Park on the Northside use Deffenbaugh St. Turn left (south) onto the One-Way Street. Course Starts south of the Baseball Fields. I parked on the grass on the right,between the road and creek. Layout is both a Pro & Con. It uses all of the available land to it's fullest. But it does have repetitive holes and crosses,to those holes, a park road. That's used by not only cars but runners, walkers and joggers.As far as the repetitive holes (I believe #6,#11,#12,#13,#14,#17,#18) maybe a few moved to the wooded area after #10 on the west side of the creek? After looking at Google maps there is a nice Island Shot that's possible? Have clean fill dirt on others for elevated tees and/or pin placements?
8 of 8 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - Alot of mid-range shots-200-300ft.
- A cool downhill shot on hole #9.
-Holes #2 and #4 are around water with alternate tee pads so you don't have to throw over water.
- Some baskets seem strategically placed to make play more challenging.
- Hole #8 is an uphill shot with a hard right curve.
- The cement tee pads have signs on them with distance, par and basket location.
Cons: - Only about half the holes have cement tee pads, the rest are dirt tee with no signs.
- Dirt tee's are marked with two yellow squares on the ground, some were hard to find.
- You had to have a map or have played there before. To navigate through course.
Other Thoughts: Free course with benches and trash cans through out. I like how the course uses all the park. It had a nice flow with a good range of shots.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: This course is in a very nice park. The holes are laid out fairly close together, making navigation for the most part simple.
Cons: A couple of the tees were hard to find, and I believe number 8 may cause problems for some people, due to the fact that it runs real close to a busy street.
Other Thoughts: The two holes that played over the water were a nice change, this was the first time I had ever thrown over water. Not a long course, nor to short something nice to play if you are in the area and have about an hour to kill.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
If you are scared of water. . .
Pros: On most holes the course will make you be acurate without having to thread a needle. If you have never played around water hole #2 will either give you confidence or destroy your desire.
Cons: On a nice day there will be a lot of nondiscgolfers roaming around in the way. If it's baseball season you may have to play around a team warming up for the next game.
Other Thoughts: The "brook" is about waist deep (some teens were wading in it when we played) so loosing a disc on #2 and #4 is a possibility. They do have alternate tees on those two holes if you don't want to throw over the water.
The park is nice but maybe a sign or two around the playground and the ball diamonds letting people know that there may be flying saucers going by would be nice.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Mix and Match
Pros: Nice course layout, very nice baskets, variety of holes, great for beginners (not too technical) yet offers some challenges for advanced players, great integration of river/creek on the few holes it is in play.
Cons: Dirt tees are very difficult to find, no practice basket, you have to cross the road several times between holes to go to the next group of holes, I don't recall any trashcans, hole 1 tee and 18 basket are far from parking lot.
Other Thoughts: This course offers a little bit of variety with most holes playing through/around mature growth. It is forgiving for those errant throws as you will still have a look at the basket. The course design took advantage of all the park has to offer; a few elevation changes, the river, and the low ceiling tunnel shots.
One thing that annoyed me was the fact that I had to cross the road several times to go to the next set of holes, however, I believe this was necessary in course design to allow room for all 18 holes.
The signage on the teeboxes was nice for the ? holes that had it (maybe half), but the other half of the holes only had wooden plates level with the ground designating where the tee is for those dirt tees, They were very difficult to find and easy to overlook. It definitlely helps to print out a map before playing.
I found the course to be somewhat easy, but I had a great time playing it and would make the trip to play again (1 hour drive). Concrete tees to replace dirt tees would be an excellent addition.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Course is newer. There are alternate tees on a few holes and the concrete tees have nice signs showing where the baskets are. Nice Baskets.
Cons: Several holes run next to a creek that you can easily lose a disc in. (I did!) Several holes run parallel to each other could be easy to hit someone. Dirt tees can be hard to find.
Other Thoughts: Print off the map!
2 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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