Noblesville, IN 
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Might help your short game!

2-4    5/7/2016   5/8/2016
Review By: sisyphus
Played: 283  Reviewed: 268  Exp: 5.1 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Nestled in a small neighborhood park just outside of Indianapolis, Prospect Park's nine hole DG course is technically 'private', and reserved for the members of the community, but it doesn't appear that they mind an occasional, respectful visitor. There is a nice course map and sign by the shelter right by the corner of Skyline Way & Cumberland Pointe Blvd, and a practice basket across the walk, beside the deeper woods. Nine more DisCatchers are tucked into sometimes interesting greens, half in the more park-like trees and half in some really tight and technical woods.

There are two pin positions per hole and two nice, reasonably sized, concrete tee pads each, as well, allowing for each hole to have up to four different settings. All configurations are reachable for a casual to recreational player, having distances ranging from 85 to 208 feet, but I was a little surprised to find some actual challenge to hit tight lines on some of the wooded shots. Sure, for the experienced player, the course is a putter deuce fest (with lots of ace opportunities), but you might be surprised at how often you'll be scrambling for that deuce when that last tree or branch swats you away. If those folks approach this as a par two course, it can feel like a challenge.

Excellent signage at each and every tee, plus next tee signs almost everywhere needed, are a nice touch. Memorable holes are the tight S bend on 3 from the long tee, the hidden basket position just around a pretty tree on 5, and the fact that hole 9 from the long tees forces a natural double mando between the trees.
Cons: Some folks will flat out avoid this course due to its short hole distances. And there wasn't any elevation to work with, so there are some areas that will stay damp (hole 6 is especially swampy). It's not long enough to really need benches, but a trash can might be nice in the woods (some folks seem to get slippery fingers when they take packaged products in the woods).

There are a couple of places where the paved walking path gets close to the fairways, and non-players have a tendency to wander on to the course, obliviously, of course. Finally, there needs to be a next tee sign within view of the 5th basket, even though the obvious path is graveled there: it's a bit of a walk to 6.

Being new, they left the lines in the woods tight, and haven't gone too far into cutting trees to make it easier (smart: there will be future tree loss...), and it's still a little rough in there (nice job marking stumps that need grinding).
Other Thoughts: Kudos for resisting the regional preoccupation with calling such a course "18 holes": this is a nice, short, technical 9 hole course with plenty of variety, and is appropriately labeled as such. Thanks!

Reviewer Background as of this writing: played 264 courses and written 245 reviews, with skills hovering around a 900 rating, I started playing at 50 and am now 55. I don't throw far (300 footers feel like success), but am addicted to DG, and have played with folks ranging from age 7 to 87, so I try to write reviews helpful to all.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 I Wish I Had A Course In My Neighborhood...

1    6/18/2014   6/18/2014
Review By: ajbova
Played: 102  Reviewed: 86  Exp: 10.5 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Beginner / Lower Intermediate level course set in a private wooded park in a neighborhood. Challenging for those levels, technical / putting practice for higher levels --> Ace Run!

Baskets - 9 brand new DISCatchers. There are alternate pins for each hole; A (shorter) and B (longer). There is also a practice basket with distance markers around it.

Tees - 2 concrete tees per hole; AM and pro. AM has straight angles to the hole and are much shorter.

Signs - Each tee has its own sign. Signs list hole number, distance from both tees to each pin location, and par. No map on signs but there are no blind shots. When in doubt, there are next tee signs throughout the course.

Concrete walking path does not interfere with the holes. There is a path in the woods that crosses hole 3 but was not an issue.

Variety - holes range between 100-180 feet. The shorter the hole, the more technical it is. There are heavily wooded holes with narrow fairways. The holes in the open have multiple mature trees as obstacles. All baskets are guarded. Holes 2-5 are heavily wooded. Holes 1, 6-9 are in the open with mature trees scattered.

Easy to navigate. Signs point you I'm correct direction when in doubt. The next tees are usually close to the previous hole. Follow the mulch or concrete paths to the next tee. Hole 9 ends next to tees for hole 1.

Clean and peaceful park. Picnic tables and trash can near start of course. Well kept park.

Lots of shade.

Course is short but spread out. Only fairways that come close to bordering are 1 and 9.

Cons: Lots of poison ivy throughout the course, especially bordering the fairways of wooded holes. Bring sanitizer!

No course map.

No benches or trash cans besides start of course. It's peaceful and benches would help.

Tees are a little small. Don't exactly need shots where you run up. I didn't find this a con but some may.

Private course. No water, bathrooms, or parking. I parked down the street and walked.
Other Thoughts: I liked this course. It's a beginner course but it is more difficult than Larwence Inlow Park. It's perfect for a neighborhood to get new players introduced to the sport or to make them better. Great addition to the city.

There is not much that could make this course better. Less poison ivy, more benches, and a set of longer or more challenging tees would boost this course's rating.

I probably shouldn't have played this course but I will try to come back in the future. I would recommend it to any beginners or anybody in the neighborhood.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Don't you wish you lived here?

5+    6/10/2014   6/10/2014
Review By: MacDaddy
Played: 145  Reviewed: 18  Exp: 33.2 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Nice park and setting. Five holes in a grassy area with many mature trees and four holes in a heavily wooded, "technical" area. Two nice 4' x 8' concrete tees at each hole (Green shorter/easier, Red longer/harder). Two pin locations (A/B) for each hole. Nice tee-signs with complete hole information at each tee-pad. Nice course sign at the start with rules for nearby putting game. Brand new Innova DISCatcher Pro 28's. Including a practice basket and area.

This course is a short, Recreational level, disc golf course. But, it has tons of trees and just enough open space to provide a great learning course for kids of all ages, families and Am players wanting to work on their control game. For more experienced players, it offers a wealth of ace runs and enough trees to keep them honest! Trees are used throughout the course to shape fairways and shot lines. A quick, fun round for all!

Nice little shelter at the start/finish of the course. Fits well with other (limited) users of the park.
Cons: Not open to the public (for use of the local HOA residents), the park has no water or restrooms. No benches on the course (but it is a very short course). Limited trash cans. The ground can be wet, especially in the woods and during the winter.
Other Thoughts: For what it is, a Rec course for the local residents, their children and guests, it's perfect! If more housing additions like this add disc golf courses to their amenities, it would be great!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.


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