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Minnetonka, MN

Mills Church

1.175(based on 3 reviews)
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wolfhaley
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Experience: 20.2 years 1092 played 667 reviews
0.50 star(s)

Reviewed: Played on:Jul 12, 2024 Played the course:once

Pros:

Mills Church is the home of an odd nine hole layout. This is one of the strangest courses I've played in awhile. There are nine playable holes though.

The baskets are blue Insteps. Easy enough to spot. One basket per hole.

Free to play.

Cons:

No tee pads or tee signs. There's no rhyme or reason as to where the baskets are placed from what I can tell. The Udisc map sort of made sense but not entirely. It appears that there's a loose layout here. It may change from time to time since all the baskets but one were temporary and can be moved easily.

Terrible design. There's just not enough space here for a nine hole course in the first place. Beyond that you start off by throwing over the parking lot and then a road for the next three holes. That's when the map we had began to make no sense so we played some safari golf. Which also included some more parking lot golf.

The baskets are terrible. Bent, leaning and the single set of chains don't catch well at all.

They have a number of the baskets placed within ten to fifteen feet of the buildings. WTF? The one is right in the middle of the steps going up to what I think was the church. Just strange.

Other Thoughts:

This course was really bad. I'd put it in the top ten of my worst courses played. And I've played some awful courses in my time. Don't even waste your time on this one unless you need to play them all. Even then you'll end up wondering what you're doing with your life. I'll give it a .5 since there were nine, poorly catching baskets here. Just...Wow.
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wondercrack
Experience: 19 years 136 played 5 reviews
1.50 star(s)

Hmmmmmm 2+ years

Reviewed: Played on:Aug 15, 2021 Played the course:once

Pros:

* It's a course!
* Great welcoming kiosk with maps, pencils and sanitizer
* Quiet church campus for weekend play
* Ace potential on every hole
* DQ across the street

Cons:

* There is a preschool onsite during the week...best to avoid until after hours
* Dangerous layout! (see below)
* No tee pads....you will need the course map to navigate

Other Thoughts:

I am conflicted about this one. As a disc golf lover and a fan of newer courses I want to absolutely love this course that is in my neighborhood...only a 5 minute walk away. I've stared at it for quite awhile and finally decided to play it.

I'm not exactly sure about the intention of this course. I'm guessing it was probably built for a church youth group given there are 4 par 4's listed. The distances seem to be listed in yards btw. A decent rec player will be sinking birdies (or aces) at will.

The problem with youth and newbies shooting this course is that you will be firing at buildings or cars most of the holes. A window will get broken at some point and I wonder if they will pull down the course when it does. If you need to cross this one off your list, better come fast!

If that did happen I would recommend moving a few baskets up to the field and tree line at Hole 8. This would be a great place for a putting circle or to work on intermediate drives.

If you absolutely need to play this course bring your beat up DX plastic as you will probably be skipping off concrete at least once.

You can bag this course with a putter.
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aajpity
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Experience: 13.2 years 64 played 21 reviews
1.50 star(s)

Odd Course 2+ years drive by

Reviewed: Played on:Jul 20, 2021 Played the course:once

Pros:

- There is a lot of parking spots. I was able to park near the first tee, but the back lot has ample parking.
- Near the first tee, there are rules and a map, as well as pencils.
- The baskets are nice and clean. The top of the baskets are blue so they are easy to spot.
- All the yards are well kept and the map makes the course easy to navigate.
- There is a limited amount of space to play, but the course uses it well.

Cons:

- There are no teepads, but the map indicates where to start.
- All of the holes at this course are very short. The description states a throw disc would be good, but a putter can be used if careful.
- The second basket has a window directly behind it so it's hard to putt this hole.
- This course was oddly structured. One of the holes goes through a neighbor's lawn.
- None of the holes are challenging.
- Some of the holes go through the parking lot, so if there are a lot of cars it might be unplayable.

Other Thoughts:

It was nice that a map was provided as well as pencils. The baskets are in good shape, but the course is not challenging and it feels weird playing a hole in someone's backyard. I wouldn't suggest young kids playing a lot of these holes unless they are very careful.
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