7 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Great layout, dual cement tees on all holes, wonderful signs though some have been damaged, multiple pin locations, requires well-thought-out shots on every hole. An absolute beauty of scenery as well as serenity. Course is never packed, and you rarely see more than 3-4 groups playing. Provides a great mix of challenging wooded holes as well as open long shots. Makes you play your best or suffer the consequences.
Cons: Bugs and nettle can be a problem after mid-April until fall kicks in. Depending on when the course gets worked on, can run into some thick brush if you miss your shot.
Other Thoughts: (Course was mowed and weed-wacked May 3rd) This is still among the best courses I've played. It really makes me sad that the usuals I play with don't appreciate it and have little patience with the bugs and weeds. Still, I manage to get out there once a week for at least 9 holes just to enjoy the beauty that one can enjoy while disc golfing. If you are in the area during early-spring or fall, or just are patient and have some long pants and bug spray, this is a must play course. I would even suggest making a trip to this area, as there are also 2 other wonderful course nearby, Turkey Creek, and Sugar Bottom, though these are typically much busier and while great, not quite up to the scale of Peninsula Park.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
8 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Lots of stuff to list: Great signs on every hole with all the info you need, some of the best ones in the area. Excellent well placed dual teepads on all the holes, with some of the longer tees adding a great deal of challenge. Mach III baskets are in awesome shape and love the orange color that stands out in the woods. Fair mix of short/long holes. About a third of the course is fairly open with the rest going through heavily wooded sections with large trees. Tests all skills in disc golf. Bring your big arm on some of the holes. The front 9 is very difficult due to the multitude of trees. Not beginner friendly. The back 9 opens up a bit more but more distance is added to the holes.
Cons: In summer months can have tons of mosquitos and the stinging nettle and weeds will drive you nuts if you lose your disc in the weeds. Bring bug sray and long pants and you are good. This course suffers greatly from flooding that takes place on a regualr basis. This course seems to always need repair/work do to this fact. Unfortunately that is what you get when it is placed so close to the river. Some elevation changes, but not as much as others in the area.
Other Thoughts: One of the best courses in eastern Iowa. Have played this course on multiple occasions and every month of the year. I love the challenge and fun this course has to offer. I no longer live in Iowa and miss this course! This course needs to be played and reviewed on! This course does need frequent repiar due to the flooding issues. When the course is in great shape it is awesome, but unfortunately that is hit or miss depending on the season. Late fall is when it is at it's best.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful.
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