13 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Multiuse park: playground equipment, basketball court, sand volleyball court on site. Bathrooms available when "in-season". New pro shop just next to entrance of the park.
Great, creative tee sign posts, which look like they were made from old wooden poles or logs with cutouts for the hole info which was detailed very nicely with maps. Natural benches and logs around the park to relax on. Several trash receptacles throughout.
Very wooded course for the most part, a few holes that are open, but definitely a wooded course. The trees were so dense on most of the course, that there wasn't much heavy thick overgrowth to swallow your discs. Those same trees also made most of the course shady, which is nice on hot humid days.
Lots of elevation which was utilized quite well through the park, many times leaving the pins just above drop offs adding to the pucker factor. Many blind pins, some due to elevation, some to the dense woods and brush.
A few holes play over a creek, but you can see the bottom of it, so you shouldn't have any issues retrieving discs if you land in it.
Great variations of holes not only in length, but also in dominate hand. You will need to be able to throw left to right AND right to left to get some good scores here.
Cons: Small parking lot. I wasn't aware I'd be throwing @ my vehicle on hole 18, just remember to park on the other side of the restrooms.
Only one navigationflow issue, being on hole 15, having to walk back through a third of the fairway to get to tee on 16. It's manageable, just wanted to note it.
Still saw an excess of trash throughout. Even though many people have invested lots of voluntary time into updating and maintaining park, some people still don't care and can't wait a hole or two to deposit their beer cans and bottles.
Other Thoughts: Course updated!! I recently played in a tourney here, and the layout and a few holes have changed. These changes have added to the challenge. They took a few holes and combined them, and added a couple more.
Most of the holes have many trees in the fairway, as well as the rough. You're gonna hit a tree or five, trust me. Just know that going in and you'll be fine. You're going to be using your putters and midrange discs a lot, again, the wooded holes are technical enough that you will need to toss mid way for a descent lie, and throw again to get pars, but there are a few lines through the trees if you're brave enough and willing to take a chance on playing from a ricocheted throw.
The enjoyment factor was very high for me. I really like the challenge this course brought, and the changes and updates only made them tougher. With that and the addition of a DG shop next to the course, I've changed my rating from 3.5 to 4.0. Great job to all that helped make the course what it is.
13 of 14 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: I love this course. I learned at this course and it rules. It's tough, but nice shots are real nice here. You can almost always find at least one good line through the trees. It's the definition of a risk/reward course. The fall is a tough time to play it though, I lost my first disc of the year there this week in an open fairway just cause of the leaves.
Cons: Some people aren't very good about carrying their trash out but that's about it. Some people complain about the parking and that the park closes in the fall but there is a back entrance that is always open.
Other Thoughts: I've played this course at least a hundred times and its a blast, if like courses in the woods you've gotta check it out.
4 of 6 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: Excellent course, majority of the course is through the woods, very well marked holes.
Cons: Nothing is really bad about it, can be a bit buggy when wet but thats all
Other Thoughts: Very fun course, so far i believe its the best one in Cedar Rapids but i have yet to play Jones yet.
1 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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