Cottage Grove, MN 
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1    8/8/2015   8/12/2015
Review By: wolfhaley
Played: 204  Reviewed: 144  Exp: 11.6 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The course is set up in an area that is disc golf exclusive. The first 5 holes play in a mostly open section of the park along with the last 2 holes. The next 11 holes play through the wooded section of the park and are the real highlights of the course. Starts and ends near the parking lot which is always nice. There was a very nice large course map before hole 1 and there's a helpful map here on DGCR too. That being said the course was pretty easy to follow, good design. The course is free to play and in ground all year. There's a port o potty right by hole 1 as well. The baskets are Mach 5's that are all in pretty solid shape and caught just fine. The tees are concrete and were all level, grippy, and worked just fine. There's a good variation of shot types required here. Left , right and straight shots are all required to score well here. there's also a decent amount of distance variation throughout the course as well. The signs that are present were serviceable not great though. There's a number of benches sprinkled throughout the course which is always nice to see. There's also a small, pretty shallow pond by holes 8 and 9 I believe. It's easy to retrieve a disc that goes in along the edges, but gives you something to think about. I didn't even realize the pond was there when we teed off on 8, but it does show it on the tee sign so that's me bad there. Hole 9 throws over it for the first 30 to 40 feet and my wife landed in it. Luckily it wasn't deep and we got it back. Always nice to see water though.
Cons: The bugs can get bad but there's nothing they can do about that. Just be sure to bring bug spray and it's not an issue. There are a number of areas that would seem to flood or at least collect some standing water after heavy rains or in the early spring. Quite a bit of trash lying around the course which is unfortunate since it's otherwise a pretty scenic course. Seems like it could get pretty busy, though it surprisingly wasn't on an august afternoon.
Other Thoughts: The cons considered, this was a really fun course to play. I'd recommend this course to anyone. I'd actually rate this more as a 3.75 but since that's not an option I opted to go with a 3.5. With a few upgrades this easily could be a 4. Very fun course that will be challenging for beginners and intermediate players alike. Advanced players shouldn't have too much of a problem scoring well here. Basically just a great course for all skill levels.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

Solid free to play course

5+    9/28/2014   10/6/2014
Review By: sc2sick
Played: 24  Reviewed: 11  Exp: 4 Years
1 Helpful / 6 Not
Pros: Wide variety of shots
Good signage
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 7 people found this review helpful.

Mosquito Heaven

1    7/11/2014   7/13/2014
Review By: Notorious21
Played: 56  Reviewed: 41  Exp: 5.2 Years
2 Helpful / 3 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.
Other Thoughts:
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 5 people found this review helpful.

Generous and Cruel

1    6/13/2014   7/3/2014
Review By: TalbotTrojan
Played: 110  Reviewed: 104  Exp: 7.2 Years
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.

 Nice Markers!

1    5/20/2013   5/20/2013
Review By: rhettro
Played: 36  Reviewed: 17  Exp: 14.6 Years
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.

 Needs Some Love

5+    10/23/2012   11/5/2012
Review By: 1_Nation_Under_Par
Played: 27  Reviewed: 6  Exp: 10.6 Years
1 Helpful / 3 Not
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 4 people found this review helpful.


1    7/14/2012   7/18/2012
Review By: GDisc
Played: 58  Reviewed: 34  Exp: 7.6 Years
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.

 Great variety

1    10/1/2011   1/16/2012
Review By: mashnut
Played: 819  Reviewed: 774  Exp: 13.8 Years
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.


5+    6/29/2009   7/23/2009
Review By: deadbody
Played: 125  Reviewed: 62  Exp: 11.7 Years
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.

 Very good quality course

5+    6/13/2009   6/25/2009
Review By: krallbd
Played: 20  Reviewed: 9  Exp: 9.6 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
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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