3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: 9 hole course that winds around a multi-use park in the burbs of Minneapolis, MN.
Nice enough DGA baskets. Run of the mill, well mounted, decent enough shape. One pin position per hole.
Concrete-ish tee pads. We'll call them paved. Definitely good enough for what's going on here. One tee position per hole.
Holes 1-4 play in a small section of woods right next to the parking lot, and around the water tower. Tight lines through the trees on 1-3, and a little hyzer shot around the water tower on 4. They're not long, but they're technical.
Nice water carry on hole 5, and just a touch of elevation on hole 7.
Cons: The navigation here is not intuitive, to say the least. 1-4 and 5-9 are kind of in different areas of the park. After hole 4, you need to go to the OTHER side of the pond...if you didn't know that beforehand, you could spend some time trying to figure it out.
Holes 5-9 are in the open area of the park, and there's decent traffic here, especially around the very nice playground. Hole 8 plays right next to a baseball field fence, as well. You can very easily end up on the wrong side. These holes are kind of just dropped in wherever there seemed to be space. Not great.
Other Thoughts: The holes themselves aren't bad...it's just getting to them that is quite odd here. I'd never play it on a really busy day, as I imagine the park gets quite full.
Not a horrible course, but definitely not something to go out of your way for.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Good in small doses...
Pros: An immaculate park, with all the amenities. As far as little 9 holes in public parks go, the wooded holes were nice (but short) and okay to follow except for this extra basket past #1 and in view from the tee at #3.
Cons: But the remainder flowed a lot less well and was some hiking and searching between holes. The open holes were quite open but some highlights there too with a short #5 over the water and mid-ranger downhill at #7. A few well worn gravel tees that were tough to throw from should have been upgraded
Other Thoughts: This course is pretty much a 1.5, but the highlights and how darn nice the park is kept pushes it to a 2. This might be fun to play if I lived nearby, but I'm not coming back on a special trip. Unless I bring the kids because there's a heck of a playground! I feel like that there's maybe a local's long layout that isn't shown here...maybe someone would let us know?!
1 Helpful / 2 Not
They've improved this to be a great little course!
Pros: - Nice variety with first four holes heavily wooded.
- Holes 5-9 weave among baseball fields over nicely mown grass.
- Virtually imposible to lose a disc except for (new) hole #5.
- Plenty of trash receptacles and rest room options.
Cons: - When baseball games are in progress it could be very stressful and/or embarrassing if you get into fair territory.
- The layout doesn't flow super intuitively and the map at the beginning is out of date. I will make a new map and post it soon to help in the mean time. EDIT: Uploaded an updated map right from the Plymouth city page.
Other Thoughts: I am pumped to see how they have improved this course! Holes 1-4 are the same as before but 5-9 have been reworked. We like the variety of the wooded and open holes and will definitely come back more! It's a great opportunity to play on nicely groomed park land! Great job Plymouth!
1 of 3 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Fast and easy
Pros: -Short course that is fast and easy if you don't have much time or experience.
-Good course to learn on if you are new.
-First 4 holes are in the woods adding a little bit of challenge.
-Can be played in under half an hour during a thunderstorm (we've tried)
-Minus hole #5 over a pond, it is very difficult to lose any discs. It is very open.
Cons: -Hole 6 does not have a catcher, it is just a pole.
-Right next to a playground and baseball fields. Its a danger to children and if you throw in the baseball fields you will be jumping a fence.
-The city doesn't take care of the park, its constantly under construction.
-For players who are not beginner, this course can be boring. Not a variety of difficult shots or very long shots.
Other Thoughts: -This course is not a course to go out of your way to go to. If it is nearby, it is a fun little course to pass some time on.
-The city of Plymouth never seems to ever make up its mind on what to do with the course, it is constantly changing.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 1 Not
City planners forgot about this one...
Pros: IF the city got around to it, this would be a great course. Used to be much better than this.
Cons: #1, #2, #4 all seem fairly identical. Shoot through trees. After #4, it seems like the city can't make up it's mind how to lay things out. #6 doesn't even have a basket! It's just a pole with an orange sticker.
Other Thoughts: It seems like this course has been half finished for years now. I wish the city would stop screwing with the layout. Not worth laying until they clean up and finish this mess.
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Not Quite Sunnyside
Pros: 1) There is a map posted at the start of the course, which is good, you're probably going to need it.
2) Only 1 water hazard, and it's easily avoided
3) #6 is a nice long bomb downhill shot
4) #s1, 2 and 4 are mid-range corridor shots. very tight and controlled fairways
Cons: 1) From Basket 1 you have to back-track down the fairway to get to #2
2) Rude Tennis players
3) Course does not flow very well. there is a lot of time spent wondering where to go, map at beginning is nice but I'd like to see signs.
4) I play this course about once every 2 months and every time i play it's a little different, but it's never good
Other Thoughts: Worth playing if Sunnyside or Plymouth Creek are busy, or for a quick warm-up.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Typically unoccupied.
-If you have a camera, you can take a picture of the sign before you start, otherwise you will be lost the whole time.
-(On a hot day, or if you just don't wanna play thru a baseball and soccer game) you can play the first 4 holes legit, then due to the arrangement, you can cycle them a few times from locations you determine.
-Playing the first 4, or the whole course, you can play anything from full body overhands to a short and sweet game for fun with a friend.
-Honestly... A great place to quick stop with your significant other or good friend before or after (insert enjoyable event here).
-Water fountain located at "Warming Hut"
-If you have a bike, it's a great course to tear it up.
Cons: -If you just park then walk onto the walk path expecting it will take you from tee 1 to hole 8... you're wrong.
-The tee points are marked, then not marked, then marked again... if you dare to play the whole course "by instinct" you may find a rouge tee ;D
-Depending on what time you go to play, you may have parking issues due to the other various sporting options.
-If you play after 5PM expect to only play the first half, the play fields will be full.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: 1) Portopotty after hole #4.
2) Park has all sorts of other acti/ities . . . a playground, hockey rinks being bulit, baseball fields, and plenty of tennis and a basketball court too. Walking paths run throughout the park too.
3) Posts mark the Holes with an address # on the post indicating which hole it is. Pay attention to this because you could get confused as to which hole is next in a couple spots.
4) Concrete tees on all holes except #2 and #8 where you can throw from the asphalt.
5) Shorter technical holes early (1-4), then a couple more open and longer holes and a finishing hole with a 170' carry o/er a pond. There is no bailout because short and right has trees guarding an easy layup, and long left is more of a carry o/er water so you better just go at the basket! Its just a nice mix of holes and the balance is top notch.
6) #3 is a great hole with a late cut back into the woods after going out and down a hill. You cannot see the basket but you can tell where the opening in the woods is! #1 is also a great hole although it was listed as 101' and it was more like 150' tight short anhyzer or easy flick. #4 is a tough straight shot through a small gap as is #2 but #2 requires a little more luck.
Cons: 1) Construction has taken Hole #7 out of play and it looks like it may ha/e affected the placement of #6 basket but I really liked that basket inside of all those trees.
2) Asphalt can be slippery when wet so that is a negati/e on those two holes.
3) As much luck as skill needed on the first few holes. I enjoyed the hole anyways, but beginners will not.
4) Only 8 holes . . . I guess that is all the room they had but I could see squeezing in another hole to make it a con/entional 9 hole course but it is what it is and I will not dock this course for only being 8, its just worth noting.
5) Map located on the path on the way to Hole #1 is really faded and it makes figuring out the layout tough, but I had a map so I was ok, but it would be nice to ha/e the full setup for e/eryone.
6) Long walk from Hole #4 to #5 and also woul dbe from #7 to #8 if 7 was in play. Goofy layout going from #1 to #2 and a couple other spots.
Other Thoughts: All in all this is an allright course. It is fun for sure, and it is well balanced, but it lacks a few things like signs, consistent tees (with the two asphalt tees), the 7th hole, etc.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Holes 1-4 Are extremely tight, and need a well placed midrange shot. I found this fun, although beginners would get frustrated.
There is a nice map outlaying the course as you approach hole 1. However, it is not necessarily updated.
Not a horrible distractor course, if you are already there for a baseball game or waiting for others.
Cons: Altogether, this is the bottom that the cities has to offer. My group will never go back, there are too many better options surrounding it.
- Only found 6 Holes
- Very Crowded park (Noone playing disc though)
- Hard to find parking in the afternoon
- SHORT Holes, no need to even bring a driver
- I could have made a better hole than #5 in my backyard
- Too narrow to be a beginner course
Other Thoughts: My understable disc flew over the fence on Hole 6 and into a baseball field during a little league game... I felt like a total creeper asking a 10 year old to run over to the fence and grab my disc.
Hole 5 is a good walk from hole 4, past the jungle gym. Make sure to make a mental note of the map when you start.
Lastly, unless you are already there, there is no real reason to play here. One of the few courses in the cities that I would review as "skippable"
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: - the longer holes have Cement teepads
- Has some fun shots
- Not necessarily a deuce on the first 4 holes
- Baskets are solid and catch well
- Hole 8 is a fun end hole
- Great for a super quick round if your crunched for time
- Tight tunnels on the first 4
- there is at least one hole utilizing the pond
- Playground for the kids
- Other sport activities
- Dogs allowed and poo bags provided
- Accurate shot placement with your mids and putters a must for good score.
- Easy to find disc in rough
Cons: - Asphalt and Dirt teepads on first 4 holes
- long walk 4->5 and 7->8
- Not easy to navigate
- tee signs
- Essentially a pitch-n-putt for most players
Other Thoughts: When me and my buddy were on our way to Zachary playfield, we had no idea what to expect. All we knew is it was kinda short and 8 holes. I must say that it ended up being a pleasant experience.
The first hole is a nice lil tunnel shot that opens up right before the basket. Its a tight gap about 1/3 the way down that opens up right before the basket. Then you walk back up by #1s teepad for #2 which is a tight tunnel most of the way down the fairway. any flex either way and your hitting a tree. Hole 3 heads down the hill and around the water tower. Follow the path through the woods to get to #4 which is a tight tunnel half the fairway that opens up to a mowed area that is littered with small trees. The basket is kind of close to #2s basket.
From there walk around to the other side of the playground to find the cement teepads and #5. Hole 5 is open with one tree between you and the basket.
Hole 6 you finally get to put away the pistols and bust out the rifles. A nice downhill shot into a grove of pine trees. Plays about 30-40' short of the marked distance.
Hole 7 is really the only one that is awful. Its just a wide open chuck at the basket. Make sure not to get up to high or you could end up in the baseball field.
There is a long walk back towards #7s tee past #6s tee to get to #8 by the pond. This is just a simple chuck over the water, better to go a little long than short. There is alot of pine trees 50' past the basket so if you really rifle it you wont go to far.
If you're looking for something different to play and live in the area than stop by. It's not a course to make a long trip for but not a bad course if its local. Go play some disc!
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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