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Waverly, IA

Wartburg College

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1.75(based on 5 reviews)
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knobby325
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Experience: 9 years 326 played 248 reviews
1.50 star(s)

A bit of a miss for a campus course 2+ years

Reviewed: Played on:May 9, 2022 Played the course:once

Pros:

-Baskets OK
-Quick Play
-Not much interference from other activities

Cons:

-A couple of blocks in grass for tee pad, most sinking into grass
-No signage
-First couple of holes are blind shots with no info
-Area down the middle of the course can get very boggy
-Baskets #6-#8 across the street in another area
-#8 tee is a walk back to near the #7 tee

Other Thoughts:

Wartburg College hosts a passable DGC in the northern part of Waverly, IA. The course wraps around the north end of campus around a small stream, and the volleyball / tennis court areas. 3 of the holes are on the other side of the street near the soccer fields. All of these are short holes with only one over 300'. Holes #1 and #2 have blind tees with both wrapping around some trees. The rest are wide open with only the stream, railroad tracks, or a few trees at the edge of the fairways. #6-#8 play in this other section, wide open with just a few trees. #8 tee is back to the west just a few feet from the #7 tee. Honestly, I started at Hole #9 and I would re-number them as such. Add decent tee pads and signage, maybe figure out something a little different for the 3 in the other section to add to the rating. Otherwise, it is a passable play, better than the other course in town, but there are others not too far away more interesting. Bag it, if you like, but I probably won't play here again.
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Mhageman4
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Experience: 10.1 years 42 played 41 reviews
2.00 star(s)

Short college campus course 2+ years drive by

Reviewed: Played on:Jul 20, 2020 Played the course:once

Pros:

Short course great for beginning players.

Baskets are in fine shape.

Lawn is always well maintained.

Cons:

Most holes are crazy short (100-160 ft)

Tee pads are a short square.

No signs to tell you where the next hole it.

Some baskets are super short and some are super tall.

First two holes especially you have no view of the basket from where you tee off.

Other Thoughts:

I wish there were bigger tee pads, but more importantly a sign on each hole so you know where the tiny tee pads were and where exactly you were aiming.

Hole two the best route is to throw a backhand out of the trees over the student parking lot and hope it hyzers back... I saw a lot of cars hit in my college days.
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zreiter
Experience: 23 years 332 played 5 reviews
1.50 star(s)

Could be improved so easily 2+ years drive by

Reviewed: Played on:Aug 4, 2012 Played the course:once

Pros:

Nice variety of shots. Baskets are well placed, so that the few trees in the area are in play. For a college campus course, not terrible.

Cons:

Echoing those before me, NO SIGNS! Were they to add simple signs for each hole, I could score this hole much higher.
It took me several hole to figure out that there actually were teepads, (the 3 x 3 landscaping blocks). Not the worst teepads I've played, but difficult to find (could be helped with signs....again). Could not find any teepad for hole 6 at all, even after 2 rounds.

Other Thoughts:

If they put a little work into this course, it could be a nice course for beginners. The distances are "par-able" even for newbs, with challenge from the trees for the more experienced.
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cydisc
Gold level trusted reviewer
Experience: 28.1 years 257 played 85 reviews
1.50 star(s)

What do you do with leftover school property? 2+ years drive by

Reviewed: Played on:Jun 22, 2009 Played the course:once

Pros:

A couple of interesting shots available

Cons:

No real sense of where the course starts or where it goes.
Inadequate signage.
Natural tees.
One hole is sited a bit close to the street, so overthrown discs will end up on the pavement or hitting a car.

Other Thoughts:

The course mostly travels through the back side of campus, near the railroad tracks.

It was difficult to find the start of the course as it wasn't very close to the parking lot. I'm not sure I found the actual #1 tee. I think I might have started on #2 and hoped to play #1 at the end. It was difficult to find your way around and took at bit of investigative work to locate the next tee, especially once you crossed the street to the other section of the park. I'd love to find a map of the course to see where I got lost.
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EricBB
Experience: 21 years 59 played 3 reviews
2.00 star(s)

2+ years drive by

Reviewed: Played on:Apr 15, 2009 Played the course:once

Pros:

College girls

Cons:

No signs

Other Thoughts:

This course runs through the back of the Wartburg campus. I had heard only bad things about the course, but it was better than I expected. There are no signs and the teepads are hard to see (just 3 stone tiles for each) so it might be hard to find your way around the first time. Makes pretty good use of the space and trees. Holes 4 and 5 were EXACTLY identical open straight shots and just seemed like they were there for something to do on the walk between 3 and 6. A short drive from the other Waverly course so it's worth checking out if you're in the area.
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