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Brownsburg, IN

Northwest Park DGC

2.815(based on 8 reviews)
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Experience: 1 played 1 reviews
3.00 star(s)

Newbie thoughts

Reviewed: Played on:May 13, 2024 Played the course:once


Park is very well kept. Fairways were freshly mowed, and the rough isn't very overgrown yet. A lot of the holes are pretty beginner friendly because there are other holes nearby. So worst case scenario, you end up on another fairway


- Some mandos that make some of the holes kind of annoying.
- The rough isn't overgrown yet but I can see where it would be ready to lose a disc once it grows more. My buddy and I had a few cases where it took both of us a while to find a disc in the rough. Don't throw anything green.
- Its payable as a beginner but it has quite a few dog legs and narrow fairways that make it a fairly technical course
- Could use better direction to tees. In multiple occasions, we found ourselves checking multiple tee boxes and baskets to make sure we were going the right way.

Other Thoughts:

As a complete newbie, I thought this course was very nice. It was extremely well maintained. The course has a good mix of open shots and wooded shots, which kept it interesting. Despite some occasional confusion on which tee or basket is next, the course does flow well. We skipped the hole over the pond, but it didnt disrupt the flow much at all. Well definitely play here again.
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Bronze level trusted reviewer
Experience: 1 years 18 played 12 reviews
2.50 star(s)

Brownsburg's Best, (And Only), 18

Reviewed: Updated: Played on:Apr 4, 2024 Played the course:once


+OPEN AND WOODED HOLES: There is some variety here. While the majority of the holes are not in the woods, one is fully wooded and there are several that are partially wooded.
+MIX OF LINES: There are holes that test both your forehand and backhand. If you don't have a forehand or backhand turnover, (or vice-versa), this course will be tough.
+USE OF POND: There is a small pond that comes into play on multiple holes. I would argue that they did a good job utilizing it. The main hole that uses it is hole 5, a 250-foot hole that plays almost completely over the pond. If you are not confident in reaching that distance accurately, I would suggest skipping that hole.
+DISTANCE: The distance is good for intermediate players. The holes are mostly in the 200'-350' range, with a few being shorter or longer than that.
+EQUIPMENT: All of the equipment here is top-notch. The Prodigy baskets catch well, the tee pads are typical concrete, and the tee signs are informative and have bag hooks. UPDATE: Apparently, I hadn't spent enough time with the baskets to discover that they hate anything less than Gannon Buhr's putt. I hit a putt center-strongside, and it fell out, apparently because it wasn't hard enough. If you putt with the force of a Colt 45, you should love these baskets. Otherwise, use caution.


-OPEN HOLES: Some of the open holes are really open. I would like to see a few trees or other obstacles on some of them.
-COURSE FLOW: The flow of the course is not very intuitive in spots. In one place, there are about 4 tees all placed in a similar area. Luckly, the tee signs and Udisc exist.
-PRAIRIE GRASS: Lots of the fairways are defined by prairie grass. I'm not a fan of this. I have yet to play this course in the summer, but I have heard that it grows quite tall and has a voracious appetite for discs. You have been warned.
-WALKING TRAIL: There is a walking trail that wraps around the parameter of the course and interacts with several holes. As with any course that has this issue, it isn't a problem on non-busy days, but if a lot of people are walking, prepare to be delayed.

Other Thoughts:

=There are some pretty funny reviews on Udisc for this course. Check them out if you get a chance.
=The baskets are painted purple, which is kind of fun.
=While I enjoy this course overall, I do feel like it isn't the most fun course around. I feel like the layout could be better overall. That being said, this isn't a bad course to stop by and play. Not the best in Hendricks County, but it is a decent, complete 18-hole course.
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Bronze level trusted reviewer
Experience: 4 years 46 played 22 reviews
2.50 star(s)

A bit of a Roller Coaster 2+ years

Reviewed: Played on:Mar 23, 2021 Played the course:2-4 times


Northwest Park DGC spans most of the eponymous Northwest Park which is located just behind a church/school. There's a practice basket right by hole 1's tee, located conveniently close to the parking lot.

Speaking of baskets this course boasts some of the nicest around. They're made by Prodigy and I'm not sure of the exact model but they catch about as well as Jerry Rice. There are some soccer fields close to 18's tee to warm up at as well.

The course's 18 holes flow intuitively for the most part. There is some variety to be found here. Most of the longer holes range around 300-350 along fairly narrow fairways but the rough isn't too punishing. The pond does come in to play on holes 1, 4, 5 and 6 and 18; with hole 5 requiring around 225 feet of carry and no real option to lay up if you want par. A few holes require some short technical shots and hole 7 is a 185 foot Island green.

The park is clean and tidy. There's a playground and some sheltered picnic tables by hole 1 so there's potential here to make this a family affair. Portalets can be found near the parking lot so no worries there.


There is a lot of OB and mandos here. Since there are a lot of walking paths I can't fault the designers but it really does force your shot selection and can get frustrating.

The longer holes mostly run together and can get pretty repetitive. Holes 13 and 14 abut private property and hole 14's fairway doesn't exist as far as I can tell.

It's pretty easy to lose a disc to the pond. On the plus side I have had a disc returned and my friend has as well.

The rough along hole 18 can get pretty gnarly in the summertime.

Other Thoughts:

This course certainly has it's moments. You can tell a lot of work and thought went in to the current layout. All the OB and mandos and water can get pretty taxing however. And usually by the end of my round I'm just glad it's over and especially thankful if I'm leaving with all the discs I brought with me.
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Red Jed
Experience: 4 played 4 reviews
3.00 star(s)

You WILL lose a disc if not careful! 2+ years drive by

Reviewed: Updated: Played on:Jul 12, 2019 Played the course:5+ times


Coolest baskets I've ever seen! Prodigy with a unique purple color to match the local high school.
Very pretty park setting on church property. Walking trails, playground, and fishing pond.
Generally, shorter course which helps even the playing field with big throwers.
Interesting 'gimmick' holes(i.e. elevated basket on tractor tires, hit-the-green or shoot from 'penalty box').


Possibility of losing a disc(or two) very high. If not on #5 then in most of the rough on back 9.
Hole 14 is practically unplayable due to the narrowness of the 'fairway'(we skipped it).
Hole 16's basket was literally buried in weeds. It's on a mound that hasn't been maintained.
Poison Ivy in the rough. Be careful when looking for those inevitable discs that leave the fairways!

Other Thoughts:

This is one of the prettiest courses I've played! The church does a fantastic job with the entire park and I understand the rough is intentionally kept super-high to add a challenge. However, I find it almost impossible to find discs unless you know exactly where to look. Watch where the disc falls and note a landmark. Walk straight to it and don't take your eyes off the spot! It helps to play in a group so there's many eyes to look. There will be other folks there enjoying the park so be careful of walkers and people fishing. Remember you're on church property so please be respectful.

It looks like there is work being done in the back 9. Maybe a new pond being dug out? Possibly new hole design? The back 9 is usually a soggy mess, but due to lack of rain it was bone-dry on my last visit. No mosquitos either! Bring a floater disc for Hole 5. That or make sure you can clear the pond or go the long way around.

Update(7/28/20): Whatever work was being done on the back 9 seems to have helped with the sogginess. The last few times I've played there the ground was firm(even after a rain the previous day) and the rough seems a little less 'rough'. Maybe natural grass is keeping many of the taller weeds down? It's definitely easier to find your disc(still a couple spots near impossible(the rough to the right of 18 for instance).
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7 0
Experience: 17.1 years 77 played 5 reviews
2.00 star(s)

Not my course style 2+ years drive by

Reviewed: Updated: Played on:Jul 2, 2019 Played the course:once


-Great baskets
-Concrete tee pads
-Good scenery
-Water makes some added challenge


-The "rough" on every hole after #7. On many holes the rough is thick and high enough that a poorly placed tee shot results in a lost disc. I understand that designers don't want to have a wide open course because it seems too simple. However the big difference between ball golf and disc golf is the cost of the "ball." Having tight fairways on a golf course where poor drives result in lost balls will cost you a little. Losing 3 balls is $5-$10. However that same concept isn't good in disc golf. 3 lost discs is $36-$60

Other Thoughts:

I'm an intermediate player and the course just wasn't for me. Maybe if I wanted to bring nothing but mid range and putters to work on precision approaches it would be worthwhile, but otherwise I wasn't a big fan.
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Experience: 9 years 41 played 2 reviews
3.00 star(s)

Beautiful but challenging 2+ years drive by

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


-Nice layout with large picnic shelter at the front of the course and courtyard near #18
-The fairways and grounds overall on holes 1-4 are well manicured.
-Having never played here. I did not have the challenge of the natural tee pads, but the newly installed concrete pads are very nice
-The descriptive tee signs with hooks are nice and benches throughout the course are an added benefit.
The course is nicely challenging throughout, outside of one hole- #5. The course also used nearly every last foot of the grounds


The layout of this course is a bit odd compared to other courses around the Indy area.
-Tee 5 mandates playing over the pond. Being that it is 200+ feet from tee to basket asks that you have full control of your drive. As a beginner, I am not willing to chance a sinking disc. There is no alternate route other than to play through #6's fairway.
-Hole 7 has an odd Mando circle. Again, not beginner friendly but an interesting challenge.
-Hole 13 had a Mando tree to the right, an OB walking path just to the left, and some smaller trees in the middle makes for an extremely narrow "fairway".
-Hole 14 has a very narrow tunnel from tee to pin.

Other Thoughts:

A fun course to play overall and has some great scenery. It is very technical from holes 5+ with narrow fairways and can be great practice for control shots.
Still can't get over hole 5, but that's just me...
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Gold level trusted reviewer
Experience: 18.1 years 112 played 95 reviews
3.50 star(s)

Solid Local Course 2+ years

Reviewed: Played on:Aug 5, 2017 Played the course:once


Intermediate level course set in a park behind a church in suburban Indianapolis. Will be challenging for beginners with the tall grass, trees, and pond. More set towards intermediate players.

Signs - Billboard at the start of the course. Signs at each hole have a map, distance, par, next hole, as well as details on what counts as OB on each hole. Posts have the hole numbers on the side so you can see which hole they belong to if the sign is not facing the same way.

Baskets - 19 Purple Prodigy Baskets that caught great. Purple is the color of Brownsburg's High School teams which was a nice touch. 18 holes + practice.

Tees - Tees were mulch. Easy to spot. Hole 14 had a gravel tee and hole 16's tee was not completely finished yet (set to be a platform style tee on top of a small hill). They were not slick at all.

Variety - Holes varied from 150 to 390 feet. The longer holes had a well defined fairway with tall grass on each side. The shorter holes were usually blind shots from tall grass or a tunnel shot (14). Each hole here was unique and had something as a challenge. 4 holes play either over or near a pond. Holes 4 and 5 are over the corner of a pond. There were a few wooded holes or holes that had trees guarding the basket. One of the baskets had a baseball batting cage guarding it. There were a few blind shots due to trees or tall grass. Looks simple from the outside but has several technical shots with accuracy required unless you enjoy spending time looking for discs. Blind shots on 4, 6, 11, and 13.

Most holes had benches near the tee 1-5, 7, 9-11, 14, 15, and 18.

Trash can near hole 1 and 13.

Easy to navigate. Could typically see the next tee from the previous basket. There were wooden signs below the basket pointing to the next tee. In addition to that, where there was tall grass, there was a path leading to the next tee.

Easy to get to. About 5 minutes from the highway. One turn gets you to the parking lot.

Only course in the area. Brownsburg was in need of a course and this fills the gap.

Several food and drink options nearby either fast food or grocery stores.


Not exactly complete, meaning, it could be groomed a little more. Some tees had weeds growing in them, the rough was rouuuuuugh, hole 14 was mostly overgrown, and hole 16's tee is not set yet. I'm giving it the benefit of a doubt because its new.

A few next hole signs would be nice since there were a few path options in tall grass (10 to 11, 14 to 15).

After a rain, the course could be unplayable with soggy ground (think Sahm after it rains).

To get to the basket of hole 5, you have to walk along fairway of hole 6. Could be a danger if course is busy.

Poison Ivy throughout course - 5 & 6 along pond, 8 along the tree line, as well as 14 and 15 along the tree line.

Not many nearby options within a short drive. Avon and Northwestway are reasonable distances.

Alternate tees (could be mulch) would do wonders for this course.

Other Thoughts:

This course was a great addition to Indianapolis. Although not necessarily a destination course, holes in Indianapolis with water hazards are a plus. If it is too easy, there are more challenging courses in Indy. If it is too hard, play 1-4, 7, 8, 9, 17, and 18.

I spoke to someone who was running the ace race who mentioned tees were hopefully getting added in the fall (concrete?). That would be a nice finishing touch to the course, especially on 16. I would like to see concrete tees (at least 1 per hole), alternate tees (could be natural), as well as a little more cleaning up. That would raise the enjoyment factor of the course.

I would recommend this course to anyone in Indy. I live in Castleton but work in Brownsburg, so I'll definitely be back. It was a change of pace for the usual holes within the metropolitan Indy area. It is worth checking out. If you are passing through along 74, its a quick stop, takes about an hour to play.
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Bronze level trusted reviewer
Experience: 31.1 years 226 played 24 reviews
3.00 star(s)

Northwest Community Park 2+ years

Reviewed: Updated: Played on:Jul 16, 2017 Played the course:once


Great Tee signs with Bag Hooks
Brand new purple Prodigy baskets. Sharp.

Shot selection: need Backhand, Forehand. Some unique Basket placements as well.

Water on 3 Holes, #4, #5 which is a carry across to the Basket, and #18 which plays near the water's edge.

Mix of lengths from 150' - 390'.

Landscaping perfect, save for an inexplicable #16 Tee, where it looked like they hadn't cleared it out yet, facing a jungle from the Tee.

Nice size gravel parking lot, big shelter.

Practice basket.


Not a personal con to me, but others---no concrete Tee pads, but with the length being more on the short side, I don't see a need for concrete.

There are small, wooden benches set up around park, and some could present conflict in certain areas.

Other Thoughts:

I think this is a fantastic Course for newer players to really learn the game on. The variety needed in throws, would get new players trying forehand shots, and also having to try a couple bombs. And the water on #5 would probably have to be skipped until some distance is developed.

Intermediate players could play it as Deuce or Die, and just get an enjoyable Round in.

Thanks to the Bethesda Baptist Church for installing this Course!

*Church renamed to Parkside Bible Church*
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