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Cedar Falls, IA

Riverview DGC

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2.385(based on 4 reviews)
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Mhageman4
Bronze level trusted reviewer
Experience: 10.1 years 42 played 41 reviews
2.00 star(s)

Recreational Course Designed for the student campers. 2+ years drive by

Reviewed: Played on:Aug 4, 2020 Played the course:once

Pros:

There are nine tee signs with distance (and a virtual map) and nine baskets in great shape.

There is a map of the course on the side of the public bathroom/shelter area.

Holes varied from 160ft-340ft.

Needed both forehand and backhand drives.

Cons:

No tee pads.

Parking is extremely limited and virtually unavailable.

A trailer was parked blocking the tee sign to hole one, and hole two was surrounded in a pile of firewood.

No trash cans in sight.

Other Thoughts:

This is in a 'private' area. It feels like it was designed for the student campers who stay at this retreat center. Public was welcome (according to the sign on the bathroom) but you felt a little out of place, especially when there were no visitor parking spots.

I was confused on the drive up, as I saw holes 5-9 on the city block, but couldn't locate the beginning of the course for a few minutes. It is located 2 miles NE of that block of holes, which the map explains and shows by hole one, but by the time you find that map, you already saw the course layout while you were on your search.
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knobby325
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Experience: 9 years 326 played 248 reviews
3.00 star(s)

Nice Park Setting 2+ years

Reviewed: Played on:Jun 12, 2020 Played the course:once

Pros:

-Nice Baskets
-Very Good Signage
-Nice view of the river from #1, 2 and 3, but not at all in play
-Slightly longer than a "pitch-n-putt" course
-Upkeep of area very nice

Cons:

-Slight Split in areas between 1-4 and 5-9.
-"Natural" tees
-No benches / trash cans
-Parking, especially during busy times could be an issue

Other Thoughts:

Riverview DGC in Cedar Falls, IA is located on the campus of the Riverview Retreat Center. Hole #1 starts just east of the "Tabernacle" building. A nice course set around the tabernacle and in a 2 square block section of the campus about a block away from the #4 basket. Some mature trees come into play to force some shaping of shots, but add to the interest. Hole #2 plays through a small ravine with a short tunnel shot. Signage was very good with a nice sign pointing the way from the #4 basket to the #5 tee (a little over 300' or about a block away) A good course to work on your technical shots. Some concrete pads and maybe some benches would add to the rating for me. I enjoyed my round here and would play again.
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MatthewMcGough
Experience: 2 played 2 reviews
2.50 star(s)

Well Kept Short Course 2+ years drive by

Reviewed: Played on:Dec 21, 2018 Played the course:5+ times

Pros:

- Nice course for beginners or players developing their short game
- Allows for a variety of lines on most holes
- Tee signs and baskets in good condition
- Usually fairly quiet, but can be busy at peak times if there is an event at the camp
- Well kept as far as mowing goes
- Can be technical at times even though it is fairly easy, the camp has been around for a while so the trees are mature and the basket placement adds some fun

Cons:

- Never really a place to open up to throw a driver for an experienced player
- Basically a birdie or miss course for experienced players, most holes are short
- Natural tee pads
- Very close to some of the houses in the camp, if you are a beginner that does not trust your throw or angles be wary when trying to open up on some shots!

Other Thoughts:

Don't expect to be challenged if you are an experienced disc golfer, but if you want a casual round with a change of scenery then feel free to check the course out. I personally love to work on my midrange and approach shots at the course, as it is a little more technical than the other courses in the area that are shorter. If you are a beginner this is a great course to develop your game and challenge yourself on!
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todd9500
Experience: 41.3 years 335 played 8 reviews
2.00 star(s)

Nice little course 2+ years drive by

Reviewed: Played on:Oct 7, 2016 Played the course:once

Pros:

Good design for the little area they had to deal with. Lots of mature oak trees to navigate around. Hole #2 is a fun righty technical forehand hole. Short, easy course - good for beginning players. Wise placement of baskets next to OB roads to build in some risk/reward. Everything is mowed.

Navigability/signage/maps: Excellent - once you locate the first tee. It's a property owned by a religious organization so check in with the front office to get permission to play. No maps but scorecards are available. Very friendly on-site staff.

Cons:

Short course - the longest hole is 260' but it serves a purpose for beginners or for advanced players who want to work on their short game. I gave it a 2.0 because it's a very nice recreational course which I think is important for our youth.

Other Thoughts:

I was pleased to throw in an hyzer ace on hole #7, a 220' hole - was trying to avoid going OB with the road close behind it.

Remember the Disc Golfer's Code:

1) Play Smart - Never throw into a blind area or when players, spectators, pedestrians, or other facility users are within range. Use a spotter.

2) Respect the Course - Observe all posted rules. No littering, graffiti, or abuse of equipment or flora.

3) Represent the Sport - Be positive and responsible. Teach others
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