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Burlington, IA

Dankwardt Park

3.255(based on 12 reviews)
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sndmn762
Experience: 12.2 years 9 played 9 reviews
4.00 star(s)

excellent course 2+ years drive by

Reviewed: Played on:Aug 23, 2013 Played the course:2-4 times

Pros:

very good course, cut my teeth on this course when i first started playing, great basket placements,nice tpads, i think better signs would be great on where the holes are and the next tpad is

Cons:

only con i can think of is the signs could be better
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RussMB
Diamond level trusted reviewer
Premium Member
Experience: 19.7 years 131 played 110 reviews
3.50 star(s)

2+ years

Reviewed: Updated: Played on:Sep 3, 2013 Played the course:5+ times

Pros:

• Beautiful Multi-Use Park with rolling hills with a jaunt through the woods
• Concrete Tees; Tee Signs with maps, distance, and par
• Varying terrain, mostly open field with trees to work around, two shots are through the woods, and a few other fairways incorporate the tree line.
• #5 is a beautiful tunnel shot that has a wooden bridge for a backdrop. (personal note: This is one of my favorite scenic fairways)
• Beginner friendly,yet still challenging enough for the seasoned player.
• Multiple places to start from, in case traffic has filled up around hole #1, you can start on few other holes.
• Bathrooms after #3; Garbage cans and picnic tables located throughout the park
• Has a mix of lengths, Some 400+, and some are less than 200. 12 are between 200ft and 375ft
• Dankwardt has a good fun factor

Cons:

• There are a lot of sidewalks that come into play. A few play near a road
• Felt like there were a lot of back to back short shots.
• Park can be busy, causing a lot of pedestrian traffic in the fairways.
• Navigation could use a map, or some next tee signs. You'll cross the road a few times. (First time issue)

Other Thoughts:

I really enjoy playing Dankwardt! It's about a medium challenge, but it does have some longer holes that really make you choose your line correctly. The park itself is a nice experience, and will have you climbing up and down hills. The course has a really a great fun factor. It has an old school feel to it, but it still brings a challenge to the player.

Dankwardt is well worth a trip to play. Add in Ft Madison and even Keokuk, and a person could have a great road trip. It may not be as challenging as some, but it is definitely fun to play. It's open, giving the thrower multiple lines to throw down the fairway. The majority of the baskets are pretty straight forward, and don't favor either left or right handed. It does get busy, so plan your road trips accordingly. But overall, if you are going to be in or around Burlington, make sure you bring your discs and enjoy a round here.
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Caveman1829
Experience: 14 years 8 played 8 reviews
4.00 star(s)

Enjoyable Course 2+ years drive by

Reviewed: Played on:Jun 5, 2013 Played the course:5+ times

Pros:

Good length at 18 holes and all have varying pars so good mix of long & short holes. Uses the hills & woods for some challenging holes. The course is well kept: nicely marked with par signs, concrete pads, frequently mowed.

Cons:

It does cross a few walking paths on the back 9--never an issue for us, but has the potential to be. Hole #6 & #8 don't have signs telling about Par. Some of pars seem "off" in my opinion.

Other Thoughts:

Overall, it's a great course for beginners & casual players. It's a park setting so just scattered trees, only two holes in dense woods so not overly challenging for expert players.
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iblanchard
Bronze level trusted reviewer
Experience: 21.2 years 250 played 34 reviews
3.50 star(s)

Home course 2+ years

Reviewed: Played on:Jul 22, 2012 Played the course:5+ times

Pros:

Nice signs and tee pads
Well maintained.
Restroom by hole 4 and drinking fountain by hole 16
Trees on most holes that will provide some type of obstacle.
Stone wall makes for an interesting putt on hole 8 if you miss right.
3 holes are pretty challeging to score a 3.
Steps were added to help with a couple of steep slopes.
Plenty of parking on the street

Cons:

Some holes are way too short. 7 should be moved back now that they changed 6.
Some signs show 2 pins, there is only one on each hole.
Can be crowded on nice days.
No new sign for hole 6.
Baskets are getting rusty, but still work fine.

Other Thoughts:

This is my home course and I usually play it once a week.
Most people new to the course go the wrong way to tee 4. Tee 9 is to the right, 4 to the left.
To get to holes 5, 9 and 12 you need to cross the road.
Hole 6 was recently changed. It is completely different, it goes more into the woods, less of an incline and longer.
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coopdawg
Experience: 29.2 years 27 played 1 reviews
3.00 star(s)

2+ years drive by

Reviewed: Played on:May 5, 2012 Played the course:once

Pros:

good course a few challenging holes and hole locations in some good spots.

Cons:

not very many long holes. longer players might find it very easy.

Other Thoughts:

A great course to practice your small game and to break in new discs.
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tmenold
Experience: 16.2 years 6 played 4 reviews
3.00 star(s)

Great Disc Course! 2+ years drive by

Reviewed: Played on:May 14, 2011 Played the course:once

Pros:

Great course to catch a lot of the obstacles of the game (i.e. downhill, uphill, multiple levels, lots of trees, etc.). Nice tee box cement slabs. Lot's of shade for the sunny hot days.

Cons:

Built in a city park so you need to watch out for people, cars on streets, etc.

Other Thoughts:

Played on a rainy day and still thought is was a great course. Would love to play again!
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hognosesucker
Gold level trusted reviewer
Experience: 25.3 years 443 played 87 reviews
2.50 star(s)

nice fun little course 2+ years drive by

Reviewed: Played on:Nov 8, 2009 Played the course:once

Pros:

-concrete pads
-bathrooms open during season portajohns offseason
-nice variety of elevation some uphill some downhill most of them are flat
-nice use of OB on a lot of holes (mostly roads balanced left to right and some long of pin)
-decent amount of obstacles near the pins
-some shot variety mostly straight shots, but some left to rights and some right to lefts.

Cons:

-course is a bit on the short side, lots of holes between 200 and 250, but there are a couple longer holes (400+)
-a couple of holes were nearly identical (7 and 18) which are both <250', the pin placed with evergreens directly behind it.
-Course is fairly multiuse, a lot of walkers, kids playing etc. so be patient
-no parking lot, you have to park on the street.

Other Thoughts:

Overall this was a fun course, and despite the overall lack of distance, the longer holes are actually fairly challenging and require some shot placement. The day I played I rolled up right before league started, so I got to play with some locals. They seemed very nice.
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lazy42
Silver level trusted reviewer
Experience: 15.1 years 40 played 39 reviews
3.00 star(s)

Good times 2+ years drive by

Reviewed: Updated: Played on:Sep 13, 2009 Played the course:5+ times

Pros:

Great use of elevation where available, hole 5 drops down, then 6 is straight back up, 8 is interesting if you throw wrong, you'll end up in a hole throwing back up a retaining wall. Clean park, well maintained. A few of blind pins. Just enough trees to make it a challenge. Most holes force you to use a mid-range disc instead of just airing it out. Lots of full grown, mature trees for shade during play.

Cons:

Need to update signing as dual pins are still noted. Some picnickers like to get close to a few of the fairways. Navigating from hole to hole you have to walk through a few areas of play. A couple of holes near city streets, not a big issue, but I usually wait till all traffic passes. Can be busy on a good day.

Other Thoughts:

This is one of my favorite courses played to date. A descent challenge with only a few "hard" holes, unless you're picking the wrong disc. Good mix of new players and kids, intermediate, and upper level players. Always look forward to next opportunity to play this course. Always lots going on, leagues, doubles, tourneys.
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CwAlbino
Bronze level trusted reviewer
Experience: 24.2 years 76 played 23 reviews
3.00 star(s)

a good park course 2+ years drive by

Reviewed: Played on:Jul 8, 2008 Played the course:2-4 times

Pros:

This course is a nice relaxing course to go play at. The park setting is well maintained and the course is well laid out. There is some good use of elevation on this course, for what elevation was available. A fun course, and I would go back and play it again.

Cons:

The cons I would give this is the lack of obstacles. It is a very open course with sporadic trees. Being in a park setting disc golfers also must cross paths with people just enjoying the park. There are a few times that the fairways go across or near a walking path.

Other Thoughts:

Despite being what I call a "Park course", which is an open course with not many obstacles and lots of non-disc golfers, it is a fun course and it is worth the stop. This course is also pretty beginner friendly, so feel free to grab a nooby friend and take them along.
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Donovan
Diamond level trusted reviewer
Premium Member
Experience: 37.3 years 302 played 188 reviews
3.00 star(s)

Not Too Shabby! 2+ years

Reviewed: Played on:Jun 22, 2009 Played the course:2-4 times

Pros:

This was a pleasant little gem to come across. This course used the trees and elevation in great ways. The tee signs were well done and navigation wasn't too bad. All the pins are now permanently in the long position; I was told this by some locals. There were decent cement tee pads on all the holes. This was a fun 18-hole course for the area. There were plenty of trashcans along the way.

Cons:

In my opinion, the par 4's should be 3's and the 5's should at the most be 4's. This is not an actual negative for the course, but it should be mentioned. There is a walking path that crosses through parts of the course. Many people seem to use it, but it did not seem to bother the golfers too much.

Other Thoughts:

The fun factor for me really went up on my second round at this course. I found myself looking forward to the next hole. It was also a great place to take someone for the first round. It was lots of fun for them
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Keokuk Discer
Experience: 18.2 years 53 played 22 reviews
3.50 star(s)

2+ years

Reviewed: Updated: Played on:Sep 26, 2008 Played the course:2-4 times

Pros:

This course has a good variety of long and short holes set in a well maintained city park. Beginners and intermediate players will find this course challenging enough while pros can won't be too bored.

Cons:

A few holes run along a street and sidewalk, which can be distracting. Many of the holes are straight forward no thrills. The trees could have been used to better effect,

Other Thoughts:

This is a great course that is sure to please almost anyone. There are usually many discers out throwing, so don't hesitate to join a group.
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lunk
Experience: 2 played 2 reviews
3.00 star(s)

Nice course 2+ years drive by

Reviewed: Played on:Oct 1, 2007 Played the course:never

Pros:

Long and short holes, nice setting, tees are in good shape.

Cons:

Movement of pins is not common, watch the signs for par (don't always line up in my opinion)
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