Solid free to play course
1 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Wide variety of shots
Easy to navigate
Cons: Mosquitos during the early part of the year
Still a few small stumps to trip over
Other Thoughts: Good free to play course with good signage, definitely worth checking out and playing a few times
1 of 5 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 1 Not
- Many elevation changes
- Good variety of open and wooded holes
- High quality baskets and teepads
- Easy to navigate without a map
- The run of tight, technical holes can get frustrating
- Some of the signs were missing
- Standing water breeds mosquitoes! I basically had to bathe myself in DEET in between holes to keep from being carried away by them.
I will never understand what compels a person of any age to add graffiti to a bench or tee sign. And why does it usually have to be explicit? You're better than that Minnesota. Sand it down or paint over it immediately to prevent giving these morons who give the sport a bad name the benefit of seeing their artwork a second time.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Generous and Cruel
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Good variety on this course with lots of holes that will allow anyone to have a chance at birdies to the holes where you literally have to play a real golf shot and simply throw to a spot to give yourself an upshot. The course makes great use of the terrain of the park with lots of good elevation changes. The baskets were all in really good condition and tee pads were nice. Tee signs were good but not great. The course is set in a very nice park with amenities nearby as well as plenty of commercial establishments nearby. There is a very nice pavillion that sits right next to the first tee. The holes that are in the woods are exceptionally well designed in my opinion with the fairways being far and the rough being rough. Generally speaking it is rather easy to find where to go next on this course and a map really isn't needed.
Cons: There are a couple places, specifically around the baseball field where pedestrians may get in the way of a hole without realizing it. There were places on this course that had heaps of trash. This of course makes me think that the local crowd that plays this course is not typically your high level player or even serious player at a lower skill level. It was sad to see the lack of respect for this course in trash alone considering how good everything else is on this course. Far too many holes felt like gimmie holes where one is expected to get a birdie. When it rains there are a couple of places that get muddy and make simply walking down the fairway a bit tricky.
Other Thoughts: This course was enjoyable for the most part but is one of those courses that you really feel like you should be shooting better than you are on it. There are simply too many holes that one would need to birdie on this course to shoot a respectable score. The setting for this course is very nice and the park itself feels like it is top notch, until you find the trash in various different locations. Then you literally feel like you are playing on a trash heap. Even with so many short holes that one needs to get there is still plenty of challenge on this course and the easy holes aren't too easy. It does make the course fun for a wider variety of skill levels. I am not sure why, but it really does keep coming back to how much trash I found on this course.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: -Very clear markers, most of the baskets have large orange signs attached so they are very easy to see.
- Each basket also has an arrow marker for the next tee, although some ar ein disrepair.
-Very well kept and nicely mowed, there are trashcans throughout the course and little litter.
- Nice mix of holes, both wooded and open fairways
- tee signs are simple but sufficient.
Cons: - The course had a bit of standing water which almost submerged the tee of hole #2, and added extra danger to hole 18, although it seems as they may dry up.
Other Thoughts: I enjoyed this course, it had a very nice variety of holes that vary in many respects including, length, obstacles, and elevation. I was very pleased with how they used the park to lay out the park, although hole two comes dangerously close to unplayable during rainy weeks.
The course was easily navigable as well, we spent very little time trying to find the next hole. I will play again, and am anxious to see how it plays in dryer months.
5 of 6 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Great course with a great mix of holes and shots. There are several holes out in the open and several that will test your accuracy and technical shots in the woods. There are a variety of lines that can be taken on the holes out in the open, but it is also important to avoid the trees in order to have a low score. Water also comes into play on holes 8 and 18, although they were quite dry this past summer from the lack of rain, but it is something to watch out for when you're playing there. I really like the layout of this course in the way that the holes at the beginning and the holes at the end of the course are in the open, while the holes in the middle (6-13) of the course lay in the woods. Every hole in the woods has quite narrow fairways to hit and requires you to have some accurate shots. There are also several pin location that are tucked back in the woods on the more open holes, like holes 5 and 14. There is also some quality elevation change, which makes the course more interesting. Considering that it is not pay to play, the tee pads, signs, and baskets are in good shape as well.
Cons: If you have not played it before, it can be slightly tough to navigate. Several holes in the woods could also use some brush cleanup and benches. Many of the lanes are very tight, which is fine, but if you miss the fairway, the rough/brush gets quite thick and difficult to deal with. Also, the first time I played this course during league play a few years ago, I made the mistake of throwing my second shot on hole 18 at hole 3. I actually deuced it which was pretty awesome, but unfortunately was throwing at the wrong hole.
Other Thoughts: Overall, this course is awesome and provides an excellent variety of holes and pin locations. The shots in the open really allow you to rip some shots, while the holes in the woods are much more technical. The holes in the woods are challenging, but fair and really test your accuracy, which is great. The course reminds me of a shorter version of C.P. Adams, but requires some more technical shots and more accuracy while playing in the woods. If this course was pay to play in order to improve the conditioning and maintenance of the course, I would definitely rate it a 4.0 or 4.5.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Needs Some Love
Pros: Free-to-play 18-hole course with cement tees, close to the twin cities. Excellent variation in hole style, including elevation change/flat , open/wooded, long/short, rhfh/rhbh, shots.
Cons: This course needs some attending to as previously mentioned. Can be very crowded, and pace of play is generally slower.
Other Thoughts: An above average course. A must play in the twin cities area. I think someone needs to coordinate a twin cities area bi-annual ace-pool tournament that cleans up the courses you play as most of your entry fee...
1 of 3 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Great tee pads and signage. Very easy to navigate, even for a new-comer. This course plays short, long and technical. Scenic course with protential difficulty. Traditional 'Hit the gap or Pay the price' type of course. Good elevation and great pin placement.
Cons: Some holes seemed a bit short. . The picnic table area (just right of Hole 1's teepad) could use a Disc Golf Map area or at least a Welcome Sign...Not alot to complain about this one
Other Thoughts: For this course to be still considered a 'City course' it felt more much more rural in a good way! I love the fact that you start with 4 restrictive clear path Holes and then hit 12 holes of wooded dog legs and gap shots. And on top of that you finish the round with 2 open 'Bomber' shots!......Very well layed out course that finsihes where you start (which is always a plus). If you are just East of the Mississippi in the Twin Cities area, it is worth a stop!
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The course has a nice mix of grassy fields with scattered trees and brush and some denser wooded areas. The open shots have enough obstacles to make you think about shot placement, and mix in some longer shots where you get to open up with some reachable ace chances. The wooded holes have dense enough trees to make you hit tight lines, and there is good punishment for errant shots with a chance for recovery shots but plenty of trees and brush to make you work for it. There is a good mix of hole lengths in the woods too, with a couple longer tough shots and some reachable holes.
There are hills throughout the course and they're used pretty well to add some challenge and fun. There's one nice open shot throwing down a hill, and a few tricky pin placements with rollaway potential. The tees are in good shape, and the shorts offer some nice beginner friendly options.
Cons: There are a few spots that have some tricky navigation, a handful of next tee signs would go a long way. Some of the signs don't really give you a good idea of where the basket is, especially on some of the blind wooded holes. A few spots in the open have fairways near one another, a potential safety issue. The wooded holes mostly call for straight shots, a little more hole shape variety would be fun. There are some erosion problems on the hills in the woods, and some spots that were pretty slick and muddy with even a little moisture on the ground. There was quite a bit of litter and vandalism, not a huge deal but it takes away from the vibe of the course.
Other Thoughts: This is a fun course with a nice mix of lengths and foliage. Beginners might find the open holes a bit long and the wooded holes a bit tight, but overall it's not a terrible course for newer players. Intermediate players will find this course a great test, with a variety of skills required and some level of punishment for poor execution. This course won't provide much of a challenge for top level players, but it does have some fun shots.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Nice layout, good mix of elevation, open to wooded, short and tight to Air-it-out long.
Cons: Grass can get long, not always really well maintained. Lots of litter, lots of broken glass on some holes. THe apartments behind the course cause a lot of little disc theives running around, myself and 2 friends have had discs stolen on different trips. Starting to erode badly in some spots.
Other Thoughts: nice course overall. should be played if you are in the metro area.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Very good quality course
Pros: Fantastic course. Well maintained holes and tee boxes make playing this course a treat. lots of fun and long course that let you break out the big drives. Half of the course is in open fields, the other is deeply wooded. The city takes very good care of the course
Cons: Could stand to be updated with better signs and more trash cans. When little league is playing, there is a significant risk of hitting spectators. Not really the courses fault, but its out of the way.
Other Thoughts: Worth making the trip to play it at least once.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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