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Alimagnet Lake Park DGC

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Naenae
Bronze level trusted reviewer
Experience: 10 months 33 played 33 reviews
3.00 star(s)

Worth a Stop

Reviewed: Played on:Nov 22, 2023 Played the course:once

Pros:

--Nicely integrated into a park that is enjoyable in its own right
--Blend of open/wooded holes
--12 holes ("Now with 33% more FUN!")

Cons:

--Mixture of concrete/dirt tees.
--Slightly non-intuitive way finding
--Moderate vandalism
--Older baskets

Other Thoughts:

The idea that golf courses must have 9 or 18 holes was grooved into my head about 50 years ago. The stick and ball crowd still believe it, but many disc golf courses seem to be challenging the dogma. Good on 'em.

The right number of holes for a disc golf course is the number that fits well into the space available. In the case of Alimagnet, that number is 12.

The first 7 holes center around the park facilities and have concrete tees. It's not super obvious how to go from 3 to 4 or 4 to 5 without Udisc, but you'd figure it out eventually. Next hole signage is a good feature for any course, and Alimagnet might do a better job there.

Speaking of signage, the tees have white metal distance signs and bluish printed map signs. The metal signs are nearly all bent almost in half. It appears to have been deliberate. The less obvious printed signs adequate and are in better shape.

The baskets are Discatchers with some occasional top band graffiti. It might have been the cold or my own woes, but I didn't think they quite lived up to their name. The basket on 11 leans over a bit, and all of them show some age.

#4 is a bit of a standout, finishing uphill with the basket set up on top of a retaining wall with stair access. #5 lets you throw down what you just climbed.

Some will opt to hang it up after 7, and Udisc gives scoring options for 1-7 and the "front six", which apparently is completed by throwing from the tee of 6 to the basket of 7. At any rate, by the end of 7, you're pretty close to your car, and can hang it up early if you are so inclined.

Holes 8 through 12 take you into the woods and back to the beginning. The tees are dirt here, but the footing is good enough. Playing after the leaves were down, I had no difficulty at all locating errant tee shots, but in the thick of summer, it looks like it would be more of a challenge to locate and pitch out. Water is in sight on 11, but doesn't come into play. It's at your back again on the tee to 12, but at that point you're throwing up a hill to finish your round.

It takes 45 minutes to an hour playing solo to get around the course, and I think you'll find it overall to be a fine diversion. While in the area, don't miss Kenwood Trails, and give a thought to trying Buck Hill (summer only) or Red Oak Park.
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wolfhaley
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Experience: 19.8 years 969 played 542 reviews
3.00 star(s)

Reviewed: Played on:Oct 22, 2023 Played the course:once

Pros:

Alimagnet Lake Park is home to a great little 12 hole course. The course starts out as more standard park style for the first 7 holes before heading into the more wooded back 5 holes. There's some elevation involved throughout the hole course and every hole, even on the front 7, has at least a few trees to contend with. The course generally stays away from other park activities too.

The baskets are Discatchers. These are definitely on the older side, but all of them functioned just fine. Mounted nicely and caught great. One basket and pin placement per hole.

The tees are mixed out here. Concrete tees on the first 8 holes, well asphalt on 8, the first seven are concrete. These are nice sized and plenty serviceable for a shorter park style course like this one. The last five holes are all natural. Obviously not as nice as concrete but these were all in good shape and worked fine. One tee per hole.

The flow is pretty simple out here. There's a couple longer transitions between holes, but all were easy enough to figure out. The longer walks were between holes 4 and 5, 9 and 10 and lastly 11 and 12. The course has been around long enough that there's well worn trails between each at this point.

The park itself is really nice. Looked to be well maintained and there's steps on a few of the hillside holes which was awesome. Hole four has these steps and a nice terraced green which looked great. Just a pretty little park in general.

There's two tee signs on every hole. Not sure which ones are the newer ones though. There's green metal signs that look like street signs. These had the hole #, par and distance. Very basic. There is also another pretty simple, but more effective, sign attached to each wooden post. These have a very generic hole map, hole # and distance. There's any OB shown in white ion these too. So between the two there's all the info you'd really need.

Cons:

The tee signs are in kind of rough shape. Both types. The metal ones are mostly bent inward making them really hard to read without getting right up next to them. The other ones with the map are getting pretty faded. On top of that they're tiny, so you need to also get right up next to them to actually read the print.

The walk from hole 4 to 5 wasn't the most intuitive to figure out. You have to head up toward the road and then walk down the sidewalk to find 5's tee. This was the only one were I used a map. Not a huge con or anything, just worth noting.

There's walking trails that wind through the course in all areas so watch out for pedestrians. Probably quite a bit more of an issue in the summer.

Other Thoughts:

This was an all around fun little course. I'm all for the more holes the better. I'd rather have 12 than 9, and that was certainly the case here. The wooded holes are a nice compliment to the more typical front seven. Nice to have those last five here. This one is for sure worth a stop if you find yourself near here. Really enjoyed this one.
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Dr.feelgood
Experience: 12.7 years 30 played 13 reviews
2.50 star(s)

No long holes 2+ years drive by

Reviewed: Played on:Jul 27, 2019 Played the course:once

Pros:

- Some variety
- difficult to lose a disc

Cons:

- pretty easy
- no long holes
- difficult to navigate

Other Thoughts:

Not a bad course if you're in the area. There weren't any opportunities to use a distance driver, and I only needed a fairway driver a couple times. There are a lot of mostly open short holes. The course gets confusing to navigate in the back half.
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Breh
Gold level trusted reviewer
Experience: 13.7 years 191 played 189 reviews
3.00 star(s)

2+ years

Reviewed: Played on:Jun 24, 2019 Played the course:once

Pros:

Two practice baskets in the parking lot when you arrive. Tee sign numbers and distance on each hole. They all should be par 3s even though some say par 4s. The first 7 holes our pretty good including a signature hole number 5 that throws down from the main road would love to live in a house their as the neighborhood seems nice. Baskets our in decent shape and layout is pretty simple to follow. Ace runs our to be had as one of the guys in my group cashed in on a 175 dollar traveling ace pot. Good for begginers and good practice for advanced players

Cons:

After hole 7 course seems kind of unfinished. No more tee pads,and some of the map tee signs are gone, and couple just have the sign marking tee off area with no pad or line to throw from.
Don't really need a distance driver besides on maybe one hole.

Other Thoughts:

Good place to go ace chasing or have a more relaxed round. Overall a fun course and a good cool down or warm up place to throw
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jland969
Experience: 18.5 years 77 played 11 reviews
2.00 star(s)

Nice Skills Course 2+ years drive by

Reviewed: Played on:Dec 15, 2018 Played the course:once

Pros:

Permanent-a good winter choice if you are in the area
Good use of elevation
Would be a fun glow course
Decent signage per tee minus one destroyed
The pads that are good are good
Well groomed/walked wooded areas
Has area to expand course
Acceptable targets (however outdated)
Free

Cons:

Some earth tee pads
Short and rather uninspiring-no reason to bring a full bag
Competition with foot traffic is a risk on several holes and in some cases with limited visibility of said traffic.
2 baskets pulled during winter months to avoid sledding hill (not to say they should not be)
A couple confusing transitions (hole 9 to 10 specifically)
Has space to integrate additional baskets (also pro)

Other Thoughts:

Not a destination course. It is fun and worth checking off the list, but plan to throw it 3+ times or add it to a circuit. Throwers with big arms will be most challenged to not over-throw the majority or targets. You could get away with 2-4 discs in your bag and plan for summer traffic to impede. The elevation changes do add some technical requirements (and fun routes), but not enough to get excited about.

Take a new thrower here to learn while you race for aces.
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OriginalGangsta
Experience: 2 played 2 reviews
3.00 star(s)

Alimagnet DGC 2+ years drive by

Reviewed: Played on:Apr 24, 2017 Played the course:5+ times

Pros:

This course is an excellent place for anyone who is looking for a really nice variety of different shots. There are no holes over 400 ft., but there is some shot variety required. After hole 7, the course is played in the woods. The course itself is a very nice place to be, as have been some nice upgrades over the past couple of years, particular the stairs going down hole 5.

Cons:

- This course is short, there is nothing extremely challenging

- It's becoming increasingly more dangerous to play this course, the local teens (early 20 y/o's) have honestly made this place a little dicey. Over the past two years, I have seen several arrests, multiple run-in's with cops, and people throwing hatchet's at trees on the course. It's bizarre, it's in a nice neighborhood, but the non-disc golf traffic is getting in the way of what is otherwise a beautiful little park.
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PumaPaws
Experience: 17.7 years 28 played 23 reviews
3.00 star(s)

Only 12 holes but fun 2+ years drive by

Reviewed: Played on:Sep 3, 2016 Played the course:once

Pros:

Interesting course. Well used.
To create some reasonable degree of difficulties, the baskets are tucked into areas where you have to make a good (or lucky) shot.
Good use of the elevation changes.
Signage on most holes guide you through the course.
If you can throw along a line, you can do very well.
Some short baskets to build up the ego before the long ones stomp that ego back down.
The basket placements are typically on top of a hill. If you miss the putt and it rolls, you could be further away. Might be a con (it can be frustrating) but this is the part that adds enough difficulty to the course to make it playable more than once.
A decent amount of parking is available.
A water fountain and restrooms are available.
A playground for little kids are available (for those that do not want to push them around the course).
Family friendly.

Cons:

No sign of where #10 is after you play #9. (Take the left path, although the middle path will eventually get you to the same location.

Only 12 holes.

Other Thoughts:

Getting to the park is interesting. You drive through a very residential neighborhood and then the park suddenly appears.

The elevation changes helps with the workout aspect.
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koofi
Experience: 13.7 years 12 played 2 reviews
3.50 star(s)

Great course for beginners 2+ years drive by

Reviewed: Played on:Jul 14, 2016 Played the course:5+ times

Pros:

It is what it is, shorter holes and good use of foliage to make this course fun and yet somewhat challenging. Only hole 12 feels like it's difficult to get par, otherwise most people should be able to sit around 3 shots per hole relatively easily. Good warm up course, and good course to learn on. I have played this course more times than I can remember and this is one of the first courses that got me into disc golf so playing it will always feel like home.

Cons:

It can get very busy on weekends or weeknights due to leagues.

Other Thoughts:

As far as average courses go, this is among the best of the average, cant beat the convenience or location either.
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Sicknatur3_MN
Experience: 11 played 2 reviews
3.00 star(s)

Nice Course, but a little too small 2+ years drive by

Reviewed: Played on:Sep 30, 2015 Played the course:5+ times

Pros:

- Course transitions from open holes on the first 7 to winding woods holes on 8-12
- Every hole other than 12 is ace-able (I have aces on 6 and 9)
- Generally well maintained
- Don't need many discs to play this course just a driver you are comfortable with and a putter

Cons:

- Can get very crowded, especially on league nights
- People run on the trails in the woods and will not stop for you to throw

Other Thoughts:

Great course for beginners-intermediates. This was my home course for years.
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LeftyHukin
Experience: 9.7 years 14 played 8 reviews
3.00 star(s)

Technical, but craving more 2+ years drive by

Reviewed: Played on:Aug 13, 2015 Played the course:once

Pros:

When I review a course, I don't review the top course any different than the rec courses. I hold each to the same standards in terms to design, use of space, difficulty, shot creativity, maintenance and overall flow of the course.

To begin, this is a very short course, if you are playing from the leagues tees, then maybe on 12 will you need an unstable driver to get up the steep 330ft+ hill, but other than that the 2 longest holes are 310ft and 257ft. So leave those drivers at home and get ready to test just how good your placement shots are!

This is both part of a pro and a con, but to start the 2015 season there was a drastic change to the course. Much of the woods that gave the course a wonderful out in nature feel were reduced. This did however open up plenty of new lines and different shots for many holes, including #2 #8 #9 #10 and #12. There still is a lot of wildlife though! I still see plenty of deer roaming the course, so be careful or one might walk out in front of your shot!

The course itself now plays with many different lines in mind. As a lefty I have plenty of opportunities to use LHBH, rollers, thumbers and anhyzer shaping shots. Watching the right handed players, there are still a few hyzer to the basket holes, but even right handed players are force to use an array of shots to shoot very low scores.

A factor that is not often talked about, but adds to the difficulty of the course is the putting. There are many baskets that are on steep hills or at the top of a hill where if you miss, you are floating or rolling 20-40ft away. Way to often have I had shots that hit within feet of the basket, hit a root or rock and roll either into an OB pond or back to my feet! It is very frustrating, but again adds a layer of difficulty to a short but technical course.

I also enjoy that 7 of the tees for the first 8 holes are either a concrete tee or on a tar walking path. But then it moves to dirt or gravel, which then becomes a con, especially after it rains.

The course itself flows pretty well. Holes 1-3 are very straight forward, then you have to walk across a recently added stone path (very much needed and well done) to hole 4, which leads nicely into holes 5-7. Hole 7 is the first of the alternate tees between rec or league. The rec tee is about 130ft away, just a giant thicket in the way and over hanging branches that protect against high hyzers or thumbers/tomahawks. While the league tee is further back on the path which adds 50-60ft and makes it a nice shaping RHBH shot or a LHFH/Thumber shot. The woods flow is fine, however it can be tricky finding #10. There are a few paths that leave #9's basket, one leading to the old hole 10 tee on the top of a hill and the new one which is left of 9's basket and down the side of the hill. The cleared trees makes it easier to find.

Overall for the course itself plays well for what it was trying to do and makes great use of the space. Holes are short, but very technical in spots and can punish you if you don't learn how to control the angel of your disc heading into some of the greens. However, even though I enjoy throwing on the course, there are several reasons why I do not rate this a 3.5 for a great beginner/practice course.

Cons:

The dirt tee pads in the woods. There are only for holes 9-12, but after rain it is very sloppy and you usually have to tee off several feet from the normal tee pad, unless you want to be standing in water. I also mentioned that 7 of the first 8 pads are concrete or a tar path, it really is 8 of 8, but hole 3 the pad is actually lower than the ground, so it almost always plays as a dirt pad covered in dirt/chips/standing water.

In addition the baskets are showing their age. Some have makeshift chains while some baskets are actually leaning due to kids jumping on them (I have seen this happen many times).

The number of "kids" is also a con. It is nothing that the course itself can do about it or intended, thus I do not count it against the course itself, however it does effect the experience pretty drastically at times and can turn many away who have never been there.

I just started playing in 2014 and heard from other locals that it was not an issue until a few years ago, but the parking lot has become the go to place for teens to hang out. Usually they do not disrupt the disc golf course, but the number on some days can over run the parking lot and gives the course a "bad image" to families wanting to try the course. Not to mention with so many young teens playing, the golf etiquette is very lacking. You get groups of 5-8 playing and wont let a small group or solo player through, or people tossing multiple discs while others are waiting at the tee, or just standing in the middle of the fairway chatting.

During the summer time the course can be packed after 5pm as it is normal to have 20-30 people on the course at a time, keeping in mind it is a 12 hole course. And at times you can have 3 or more groups stacking up at the 1st tee quite regularly.

Since it is also a walking nature park, you do get a lot of walkers in the wood holes that can slow the pace of play from time to time. Usually they are with a dog that wants to say hello, so all is forgiven!

Also a con, only 12 holes! I want more! I normally have to play 2 rounds to get my fix.

Lastly, the maintenance of the course is spotty. The area is clean of trash due to league members at the course daily picking it up and tossing into the many trash cans around the course. There have also been several improvements to paths and stairs like the stone path built in summer of 2014 from hole 3 to 4, and steps that were built after hole 5 leading to hole 6. But then there are wood steps that are rotting away and the baskets that are in dire need of a face lift. Not to mention the trees that were taken down are still there, just mashed into piles which will eat a stray disc if you are playing on the extended 12th hole.

Other Thoughts:

As you can tell there are many pro's but many cons. Most of the cons however are not course related, just area related being in a heavy residential area. Which includes the high population of players and teens over flowing the lot.

With so many trees being torn down there has been talk about the course being turned into a 18 hole course, which would be a great addition since the area is wonderful!

My only hope is that they make the course pay to play to thin out the numbers.
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mndiscg
Diamond level trusted reviewer
Experience: 15.7 years 480 played 477 reviews
3.00 star(s)

Improving 2+ years

Reviewed: Played on:Jul 21, 2014 Played the course:once

Pros:

+Nice baskets and concrete tees.
+There is some signage and it is adequate for its purpose even if it isn't great.
+Some fun elevation shots. 4 and 5 were a fun up and down combo and then 8 was a cool shot with a fast green and trouble beyond the pin. 12 was a pretty tight uphill hole that played much harder than anything else on the course.
+It looks like there are continuing improvements on this course like landscaping near baskets and on walkways between holes. There was also fresh mulch here and there.
+The walks between holes in the woods were nice.
+Ace runs if you hit your line, bogey possibilities if you don't. I like to play that kind of golf.

Cons:

-As the only course in AV, this place could get really busy.
-The chains have some weird red coating on them. Not sure what that was about.
-Not the longest or most challenging course. Definitely aimed at int or rec players so don't come here expecting a championship course.

Other Thoughts:

+This course could have some really cool wooded holes and be expanded to 18.
+If 2014 league is the same as 2013, avoid this course on Monday evenings at 6.
+This course is worth a stop. Like most courses, avoid evenings and weekends. It is similar to nearby courses like Brockway and Red Oak.
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lbayniner
Experience: 10.9 years 8 played 1 reviews
4.00 star(s)

Great Even in Bad Conditions 2+ years drive by

Reviewed: Played on:Apr 5, 2013 Played the course:once

Pros:

Varieties of tee shots including doglegs, uphill and the fantastic fourth hole, where you tee off above a valley of trees.

Cons:

I can imagine this course getting very crowded in more outdoor-friendly months, as we played today in very substandard conditions and were still considering letting people play through.

Other Thoughts:

Three beginners were very well met by this track today, had a ton of fun.
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ajkuck
Experience: 16.7 years 55 played 31 reviews
2.50 star(s)

Typical City/Park Course 2+ years drive by

Reviewed: Played on:Sep 30, 2012 Played the course:2-4 times

Pros:

For a small 12 hole beginner course, it actually offers a decent amount of variety. There is some elevation change, along with a few holes in the woods, which offers a nice change of pace. Overall, the tee pads, baskets, and signs are in decent shape. There are some dirt tee pads on the last few holes in the woods, which is fine, they could definitely be in worse condition. There are plenty of birdie and ace opportunities to be had while playing this course.

Cons:

The course is often quite busy, which can be expected with a short, recreational course. As stated above, some concrete tee pads on the holes at the end would also be nice to throw off of, especially on hole 12. Also, a few of the baskets are in rough somewhat rough shape.

Other Thoughts:

It's definitely a great course to work on your short game and some of your technical shots in the woods. It's also a good course to warm-up on before playing a larger course or if you're short on time. I would say it's at least worth checking out if you are in the area.
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1_Nation_Under_Par
Experience: 18.8 years 27 played 6 reviews
2.50 star(s)

Over Rated! 2+ years drive by

Reviewed: Played on:Oct 6, 2012 Played the course:5+ times

Pros:

Close to the twin cities. Some cement tees. Nice big discatcher pro baskets. Nice retaining walls and staircases. A few nice wooded holes. Overall, well kept.

Cons:

Very short. If you are a pro, the first time you MAY need a driver is the last hole. In the heart of suburbia, therefore too many people, usually lacking common sense/etiquette.

Other Thoughts:

More aesthetically pleasing than technically difficult. Don't get me wrong, this is a nice little course, but anyone who gave it better than a 3.0 needs to find some new places to throw...
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notapro
Diamond level trusted reviewer
Premium Member
Experience: 20.6 years 568 played 281 reviews
2.50 star(s)

Beginner 2+ years

Reviewed: Played on:Jul 21, 2012 Played the course:once

Pros:

- Course is set in a city park, split between the typical recreation area and some thicker woods. Possible interference from casual park goers on some of the earlier holes.
- A few holes in the park area are pretty fun; #4 is a longer uphill shot with the basket on a slope by the woods, #5 is a nice elevated shot through or around a grove of trees, with the basket on a turtle shell green. #7 is a 90 degree hyzer with the second half uphill, with a blind pin position. Most holes out here have some trick, like a protected basket on #1, a sharp hyzer on #2, and little RHBH anny line on #3.
- Pins in the woods are a good change of pace. #11 is a fun downhill hyzer with nasty rough on all sides, and #12 is a tough uphill RHBH flex shot that plays much longer than the 347'. The other wooded holes are a good mix of hyzers and anhyzers,
- Elevation changes are used well here, #5 and #11 are good downhill shots, and #12 is a very tough uphill shot. There are a few basket locations on fairly steep inclines which adds some excitement as well.
- Good concrete pads in the open, natural teepads in the woods aren't too shabby considering the amount of play the course gets. Signs are good enough, navigation isn't too bad, but the map helps in a few spots like after #8. Baskets are in OK condition, though #11's is in bad shape. Practice basket by the parking lot.

Cons:

- A lot of very short holes here, with four under 185', and another five under 300'. Those in the woods, with the exception of #12, are especially small. A lot of dinkers here.
- Some pretty long walks in between holes, especially from #9 to #10, and #11 to #12.
- A couple holes play right next to the park entrance road, which is never a good thing. Seems like a busy place with constant traffic.

Other Thoughts:

- All in all, a pretty fun course that is definitely better suited to beginners. There are some tougher holes, with tricky lines and good elevation changes, but the majority are pretty short or pretty straightforward. Worth checking out for a fast round, though more advanced players won't be too excited.
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Martin Dewgarita
Gold level trusted reviewer
Experience: 14.3 years 1559 played 93 reviews
3.00 star(s)

Hercules never sleeps 2+ years

Reviewed: Played on:Oct 26, 2011 Played the course:5+ times

Pros:

Pitch and putt at its finest. Give your big arm a rest and work on your technical approaches and putting game.

Technical variety. Several short technical lines peppered with a few mostly open holes keeps things relatively interesting, elevation changes keep the game from getting repetitive. Then hole 12 will throw a wrench in your game, just when you were getting this pitch and putt thing down a 300 uphill double dogleg will test your skills on the final hole.

Navigation. Is relatively intuitive, most tees can be found near the previous basket. The only place it can get confusing is after hole 9, take the left path to get to holes 10 and 11, then follow the long trail to the right along the lake to hole 12.

Signage. Each tee is marked with a hole number and distance.

Local Scene. Weeklies, tournaments and gatherings throughout the year with a friendly crowd of people is a nice bonus.

Well maintained. It has always been well groomed and taken care of.

Beginner friendly. This would be a great place to be introduced to the game. Good place to work on lines, relatively tough to lose a disc, though some rough spots will eat discs on occasion, watch out for the swamp behind hole 8.

Potential. I'm not sure if any expansion would ever be in the works for this course. But if this course was looking to expand (alternate tees, alternate pins, additional holes) the land appears to be there.

Cons:

Short. If your looking for a championship caliber course, or a place to work out your big arm, this isn't the course for you.

Brick walls. The walls surrounding the basket look nice and control erosion, and it may belong in the "pro" section if you are looking for a quick way to beat a disc in, holes 4 and 7 have taken some chunks out of my plastic.

Vandals. Recently(as of this review) several baskets have been vandalized and apparently has been a history of such activity, so all baskets might not be playable. But along with being well maintained, the park district has made immediate attempts to repair, replace, improve what has been done.

Crowded. Being easy access and good for beginners, this course will see families, mobs of chuckers, that one guy throwing 20 discs on each hole etc. Come early in the morning, or bring plenty of patience. Don't expect a quick round on a weekday after noon.

Tees. Concrete tees on many of the holes, natural tees work fine for the shorter holes, hole 12 is the most frustrating though, the uneven uphill gravel pit makes for a poor teepad on a tough hole.

Other Thoughts:

If you're in the Southern Twin Cities Metro, stop by for a round. If you can catch it during a quiet time, it will be a quick enjoyable pitch and putt round.
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bigbeano
Bronze level trusted reviewer
Experience: 17.8 years 34 played 28 reviews
3.50 star(s)

Pleasantly surprised 2+ years drive by

Reviewed: Updated: Played on:Sep 24, 2011 Played the course:2-4 times

Pros:

-Nice mix of open and wooded holes
-Simple, basic signage but gives you all the required info (and are pretty vandalism-proof)
-Concrete tee pads are decent for the first 7 holes
-Makes good use of the woods
-Course isn't overly easy even though it's relatively short
-Plenty of elevation change throughout

Cons:

-Dirt tee pads for the last 5 holes are eroded and can get slick (I slipped on #12 and threw it sideways directly into the woods)
-Course is pretty short as essentially everything is reachable
-You have to share the trails in the woods with people that are walking (oftentimes with dogs who like frisbees and don't give a hoot how long they are taking to get out of your way)

Other Thoughts:

This is a pretty nice course for a fairly short municipal course that was put in to a park that was already there. Despite the fact that the course is an after-thought in the park it doesn't really have that feel.
There is a lot of elevation change throughout the course, which adds a fair amount of difficulty to a course that would be really easy without it. The holes throughout the woods are pretty short for the most part, which is a shame because a long hole weaving through the woods could really give this course the signature hole that it lacks. The closest thing to it is #12, which is a deceivingly difficult uphill battle of a hole. There is barely a lane to throw through, and there's very little chance that you're going to end up within striking distance off of your drive.
This course is a lot of fun, it's not too serious of a course so don't take it as such... but it is one of the better courses in a municipal park that I've seen yet. It provides some challenge, which the same cannot be said for a lot of these types of courses. My one complaint is that I'd like to see concrete tee pads in the woods as well. I guess this course can get pretty busy at times, but I didn't run into that problem. It's a nice course to have a quick round on. If you play these types of courses (ones that are located in city parks) give this one a try; it is one of the better ones you'll find.
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alimagnetbomber
Experience: 12.8 years 34 played 2 reviews
3.50 star(s)

alibomber 2+ years drive by

Reviewed: Updated: Played on:Sep 21, 2011 Played the course:5+ times

Pros:

great course to learn on, has all the shots hyzers annies and some pretty long holes but overall pretty fun easy course great front 7 out in the grass for beginners

Cons:

occasionally you might have a dog run through and swipe your disc, also got pretty heavy populated during the summer but the biggest issue is the natural tees on holes 9-12 eroded and not easy to throw from

Other Thoughts:

super fun course just watch out for hole 12 she will bite you in the a**
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jrote88
Experience: 12.7 years 1 played 1 reviews
3.50 star(s)

Fun Course For This Noobie 2+ years drive by

Reviewed: Played on:Aug 13, 2011 Played the course:5+ times

Pros:

I'm new to the sport and I really enjoy playing this course. The front seven are open holes that have a good mixture of straight shots and doglegs. The back five snake through the woods and provide more of a challenge with their tighter fairways and greater elevation changes.

Cons:

One issue I have with the course is the wait. It's not terrible but there have been times when there were five groups waiting to tee off. Another issue I had was the condition of the back five when we get a lot of rain. Some spots can get water logged.
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The Valkyrie Kid
Diamond level trusted reviewer
Experience: 45.8 years 1563 played 1507 reviews
3.50 star(s)

Well Designed and Engineered Rec Course! 2+ years

Reviewed: Played on:Jul 25, 2011 Played the course:once

Pros:

It seemed like every HS kid in the state was here on the sunny afternoon that I played. Group after group were lining up to tee it up. And I saw something I've never seen on a disc golf course before. Two cute high school girls were playing the course alone. What a great opportunity for an enterprising young man! I can see it now. "Oh ladies, Can I show you the course?"
Back to the course, beside being packed to capacity, this is just a great little Rec course. It's mostly short but tight and technical in places. There are three holes reaching over 300'. The baskets were lined with pavers. Lots of engineering and hard work has gone into this course with steps built in places where they are needed, paths are clear and well marked. Many ACE ops as #'s 1, 2, 7, 9 and 10 are all under 200'.

I liked # 4 a lot. It's an open 356' very slight uphill shot across the lawn to a cool engineered basket under the trees, just a very pretty hole. And then following that # 5 is a fun little downhill toss with a slight anhyser at the end.

Cons:

The crowds could be a pain. I'd try to play this course at odd hours if I lived around here. It's short and has to be considered a Rec course. The pads in the woods are natural. I wonder if they could use patio blocks or something out there if they can't do concrete.

Other Thoughts:

I like this little course a lot. It seems to get a ton of play and I can certainly see why. It's fun, it's easy to shoot under par and there's HS girls playing there. What more could a disc playing HS boy want?
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