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Royal, IA

Royal Park

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3.175(based on 3 reviews)
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mndiscg
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Experience: 16.2 years 483 played 478 reviews
3.00 star(s)

Good design for city park 2+ years

Reviewed: Played on:Aug 14, 2021 Played the course:once

Pros:

+12 nice baskets in a well kept city park. I'm glad that they put 12 here. It's better than 9 and 18 would have been way too crammed. It's ok to not be in 9s if it suits your land better.
+Concrete tee pads that are good size and condition.
+Signage is the old DGA peel and stick on white background. They did a reasonable job with these and navigation was fine.
+2 pin positions on a lot of holes. Many have significant variations between the 2 spots in distance or angles. I'd like to play all the holes in both to see how it plays.
+More trees than you would expect in a small town city park. Plays somewhat technical. Some holes are very tight and some have just a few trees. One has an old piece of farm equipment!
+Great variety in length. Some are in the 200s up to 600+ if you get the long position.
+Shouldn't lose a disc here.
+Good for beginners and better players. The design does a good job of providing some challenge while not being too difficult. The park style setting helps this vs a more wooded setting.

Cons:

-Very, very flat. Like no elevation at all. Except 2's raised basket.
-Other park activities could come into play here and there. Baseball field and cinder track are close by on a few holes. No big concerns but this definitely is a multi use park.
-No indicator of which pin position is in use- not a huge deal as you can see the baskets a lot of the time but it would be nice to have a marker of some sort.
-Overall this course is limited by the small town park land that is available. They used it well but it's hard to accommodate disc golf and other park activities well.

Other Thoughts:

+Best holes:
2- Around the old thresher to a raised pin
4+5- Tunnel style shots that reward mid range accuracy and punish you if you go off the fairway.
+Overall, this course is designed well and I had fun here. If you come in expecting a intermediate level park course, you won't be disappointed. I'll play here again if I pass through.
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ChainSmoker.
Experience: 10.4 years 7 played 1 reviews
3.00 star(s)

The hole 9 yards. 2+ years drive by

Reviewed: Played on:Jul 29, 2015 Played the course:2-4 times

Pros:

Can be very technical.
Nicely placed trees.
A good variety of shots can be utilized.
Did well with space available.
Very organized.
Compliments all types of throwers.
Very quiet area.

Cons:

Completely flat.
Lots of short holes.
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