2 Helpful / 7 Not
The Best I've Played...
Pros: 1) Very scenic
2) Very well maintained
3) People who play there are normally "classy" and follow the rules
Cons: 1) Pay to play (but it's worth it)
2) Not beginner friendly
3) Can be very buggy at times
Other Thoughts: I have been playing disc golf for three years, and this is by far the best course I've ever played (of about 20 or so). This course requires an arsenal of shot types and control. Hole #17 makes this course well worth it if nothing else. Enjoy!
UPDATE: I now think this course the prettiest, but too short and way too many deuces. Not the most fun.
2 of 9 people found this review helpful.
8 Helpful / 0 Not
Gorgeous deuce chase course
Pros: *One of the prettiest courses out there. Rolling hills with gorgeous vistas. Mowed, manicured fairways. Top-of-the-line landscaping
*Some really fun shots. 17, with its 100' drop. Several down-hill hyzers. One hole where a sweeping 'S' curve is the best play available.
*Pay-to-play. Funny. This course has some of the least litter/vandalism as any course in the metro. PAY TO PLAY IS AWESOME FOR THE SPORT.
*Plenty of opportunity to make a string of deuces.
Cons: *This course is so fun, marking a con doesn't seem right, but I suppose the lack of distance is one knock. Lots of putters and midrange discs off the tee.
*The Park Police can be nosy, but they're just doing their job.
*Can get very crowded, but the pace of play generally flows pretty well.
Other Thoughts: Last year, the course closed at the arbitrary time of "Sundown." It didn't really mean "Dark" either. The park police were over-diligent. This year, however, the course closes at 10, so it's less of an issue. Swimming in the lake on a nice beach is fun after a hot round. Play here. Support Three Rivers Parks and they will support disc golf.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 13 Not
Recomend this course to anyone
Pros: Challenging course, very well maintained and fun to play. The second to last hole was awesome Your on this high hill overlooking the road and the entire hole. Very deep slope and long distance hole.
Cons: You can't bring dogs with you on this hole.
1 of 14 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 13 Not
Pros: Lots of variety. Elevation changes, water, tall grass, short holes, long holes, and woods.Concrete tees are plenty big and baskets are very nice. You can tell that this was professionally done. Hole #17 is a cliff throw and is probably my all-time favorite hole. Landscaping and grooming are second to none.
Cons: Its pay to play but I guess I can see why. This course gets a lot of traffic, so get there early or late.
Other Thoughts: Play this one!
6 of 19 people found this review helpful.
12 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: There are a ton of pros. First off, the upkeep on this course is absolutely amazing. Clearly they put a lot of work into making sure the greens are nice and the fairways are mowed. There is also a scorecard on the first tee as well and bathrooms located in the same area.
There is a huge amount of variation of holes. A lot of the greens are very fast, and some are tiered. There are some good short holes with a handful of obstacles as well as some long bombers with few obstacles.
A lot of the holes are very memorable, particularily 17 as others have said. There are some holes that really make you think about the consequences of messing up, with huge slopes on the sides that you may or may not be able to retrieve your discs from.
The baskets are in excellent shape, and I like all the erosion control that is being put into use.
I think most of the holes have signs now, and I know that the scorecard has distances for each hole.
Cons: The course is a little on the short side. Other than that.... it's pay to play and far away from my house.
Other Thoughts: if you live in the area, for sure try to play here. It's only 3 dollars for a day, and deffinatly worth it.
12 of 15 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 4 Not
One of Minnesota's Best
Pros: -Pristine condition
-Wide variety of shots
-Requires familiarity with both forehand and backhand shots
-Mulch pits surrounding the baskets add a nice touch
-Granite steps add a touch of class
-Hole 17 is incredible
Cons: -PAY TO PLAY
-Steep hills adjacent to several holes can make it hard/impossible to retrieve overthrown or poorly thrown discs
Other Thoughts: One of the best courses Minnesota has to offer, if you don't play this course you're dumb, end of story. The $3 (or $30 for the season) is perfectly reasonable for the high quality of play this course offers.
Don't park in the far lot unless you're willing to risk a broken window/windshield
This course is a MUST play!
5 of 9 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 7 Not
Pros: Just about everything about this course is awesome. A variety of challenging and easier holes, some in the woods and some easily visible.
Being that it's a pay to play it's definitely the best maintained course I have played on with good paths and stairs from hole to hole. It's easy to navigate from one to the next, and they even have scorecards with maps to make it even easier.
Varying terrain and elevation that also makes for a gorgeous view of Bryant Lake. The last hole is my personal favorite, as you have to throw down hill off a huge cliff.
Cons: Obviously it's not free, but you'll get your money out of it anyway.
There's a few tees near the woods where I could see someone loosing a disc, but nothing too bad if you ask me.
5 of 12 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 10 Not
Pros: Great First time experience, the hills offer a great challenge. If i lived near there I would be more the happy to pay 30 dollars for the season.
Cons: The wait time was a little longer then I had hoped but overall wasn't bad.
1 of 11 people found this review helpful.
13 Helpful / 2 Not
Perhaps the best course in the area?
Pros: Great course in pretty much every way. First it is located in a beautiful park with nice views, a lake and many other extras.
Second, the design is great every shot in your arsenal will be needed to score low on this course.
There are uphill anhyzer shot shots, downhill hyzer shots, spots for rollers, spots for thumbers and everything between.
Standout holes are #16 and #17. #16 is a tight hole with a deep gorge off to the right and trees to the left with a giant rock at the top. If you pass that test you walk over to #17 where you will be chucking from over 100ft above the hole.
Good parking and a reasonable price.
Traffic isn't bad on the course considering the quality.
Cons: Not many things to complain about, the only real issue may be the lack of signs/maps. I admit they may have been added after I last played. The other issue is that this course would be extremely difficult for new players. I know this was not really designed with new players in mind but my advice is for newbies to avoid this one until you have more rounds under your belt.
13 of 15 people found this review helpful.
15 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: To shoot a good game you will need every shot available with the possible exception of a roller. This sounds stupid but the vast majority of courses do not require you to use forehand, backhard, hyzers, anhyzers as well as drive with putters and midranges to shoot a solidly under par round. Many holes would be signature holes on average courses. This parks commitment to disc golf is evident even before you arrive at hole one.
Almost every hole has some sort of landscaping that directs you to the next hole as well as signage. Teepads are near perfect and baskets are in excellent shape. Pretty much is the posterchild for what a pay per play course can be. I am a disc minimalist, usually carrying only 3 molds, and this is the course that made me finally give in and carry a few more. It exposed several weaknesses in my game which is what I like in a course.
Hole 5 is my nemesis on this course. It is a seemingly easy downhill shot with a late dogleg right. I don't know if it is the wind or the deceptive distance but I always underthrow it. Hole 17 is very fun if you have a big arm. A long downhill to a fairly open fairway, it will expose your buddies weenie arm. This isn't a woods course but it uses trees and terrain to shape the fairway frequently. There are holes here for every type of player. I'd say this is a course best suited for an Advanced Intermediate.
Parking is very good and this is a multiple use park, so make a day of it and go swimming between rounds if you are from out of town.
Cons: All holes on this course are fun but some are pretty basic when in certain pin positions. 2 holes have baskets pretty near the bench for the next hole. Yeah, I am picking nits. Hole 15 is being redone and some erosion work is also being done in that area. There is really nothing here that will prevent it from becoming a 5 star once the work is done.
Other Thoughts: If you live in the Twin Cities area a year pass is a no brainer. There is a bathroom about 2/3 of the way through the course. Bring water.
Try to park in the lot very near the entry gate. It is close to hole 1 and hole 18 and also safe from all but the most errant throw imaginable.
15 of 18 people found this review helpful.
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