Brandon, SD 
Big Sioux Rec. Area DGC Share
Uploaded By: DiSCRoCKeR Hole #17 (Taken 8/2009)
3 / 385ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #17 Tee

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Challenging, but fun course

2-4    3/22/2017   3/23/2017
Review By: BossHoss
Played: 13  Reviewed: 6
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Challenging course with water hazard, tight wooded fairways, and long holes. The concrete teepads were nice, and signage was pretty good on the front 9. Hole 4 has a cool hanging basket. Not usually as busy as other courses in the area.
Cons: Signage for the back 9 is not very good. It can get muddy since it is in a low area. Bugs can also be very bad during wet and hot times of the year. Tree trimming currently has left piles of branches in some fairways.
Other Thoughts: It is one of the most challenging courses in the area, and be prepared to lose a disc if you have a miss throw. The river comes into play on many holes.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Just Awesome

1    7/21/2012   7/25/2012
Review By: KillaKPaz
Played: 31  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 5.4 Years
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Concrete tee pads on the front 9 with great signage
Nicely mowed fairways
Alternate pin locations
Scorecards / Maps available
Cons: Threateningly rough roughs with several blind shots.
The river comes into play on a couple holes.
Other Thoughts: Everything you could want in a course. Amazing variety in shots and difficulty. Elevation, woods, open shots, and even a hanging basket. Super cool, and they do $6 per car, so cram all your buddies in a van and make a trip to Brandon, SD to check out Big Sioux. Then go to Sioux Falls to play Tuthill.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.


1    10/22/2011   10/24/2011
Review By: GDisc
Played: 58  Reviewed: 34  Exp: 9.5 Years
This review was updated on 10/29/2011
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This course provides thee most technical challenging course in the greater surrounding area...Not only do you have Wooded rich "Gap" shots on the majority of Holes you also have a significant Water Hazard on multiple Holes....Beautiful setting in a very unique area in the Heart of the Mid-West....Good mix of length & technicallity...The Front 9 has excellent Tee Pads and most of the holes have good signage.
Cons: The back 9 are verly poorly marked, and for a new-comer it can be hard to navigate even wih a map! The signage is not the greatest and it goes from all cement Pads to "hard-to-find" dirt Pads that, in some cases, are missing part of their numbered Tee! (for example Hole 16 just says 1 rather than 16)....If the Big Sioux River fills up and starts to rage, this course becomes un-playable..
Other Thoughts: I truly enjoyed this course. In fact it is probably thee best and most challenging course for the general area (up to 100 miles away)..If in the Area, Tut Hill (Sioux Falls) & Larson Park (Brookings) are a nice Trio of courses to play...All 3 are located near I-29 so it is an easy transition that can be played in one, well-planned, day....This course reminded me of a Colorado Mountain course (Minus elevation but add Water), so it really posed a unique challenge. There also seemed to be a good Disc Golf scene which, certainly, improved my like for the course....One unique stature is that Hole 4 is hanging from a Tree (The basket literally hangs from a tree by chains) I'm not sure if this be default, due to the Big Sioux flooding, or if it is built into the design... but it adds to the culture of this course.........Over-all this is a unique & challenging course, and if any where near the Brandon/Sioux Falls area, or traveling along I-90, this one it is worth the stop.....Late Summer and Fall are the best times to play as Spring causes the River to swell and flood the course....Bring your whole Bag as you'll need it!.......

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Good and getting better!

1    5/23/2010   5/24/2010
Review By: mndiscg
Played: 365  Reviewed: 358  Exp: 9.4 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Dual tees
-Nice, new baskets
-One hole has a hanging basket
-Blind tees
-2 pin positions on every hole
-Mowed regularily
-River and tall grass as obstacles
-Good signs on the front 9 with map, par and distance
-Pretty easy to follow and there's signs to help guide you. Not a lot of walking distance between holes but it was far from crowded either. The course also starts and finishes in the same spot.
-Decent amount of people playing but not too many that you had to wait
-Good amount of woods to challenge but not too much that it takes out some of the fun
-No two holes are the same and none of them are easy. The only open holes are at least 350 ft and the others are wooded.
-Bathrooms, garbages, drinking fountains at the start/finish of course.
-Relatively scenic course for this area.
Cons: -Other people hiking, biking, etc that you may have to wait for
-Tees are natural, could be cemented- huge upgrade
-Could lose a disc in the tall grass if you're not careful
-The signs on the back 9 were not good, only showed distance and par. It was sometimes hard to find the hole especially with multiple pin positions.
-Pay to play as it's in a state owned rec area. This also does keep it maintained better though.
-Not a lot of elevation
-A few bugs, could be much worse.
Other Thoughts: With cement tees and upgraded signage on the back 9 this course would become even better. It was an enjoyable play despite the 85 degrees and very high humidity. I will be here to play again.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.


5+    7/20/2009   8/29/2009
Review By: justindfpr
Played: 23  Reviewed: 10  Exp: 16.5 Years
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Multiple tees and pin placements for every hole. Great mix of long and short shots. There was no better way of designing this course. You'll use every disc in your bag along the way. Writing a 2 on your scorecard gives you a good feeling while walking to the next tee. Stresses finesse on a lot of drives but gives you a rare power finesse shot on other drives. Great place to learn how to control your disc and stay on the fairway. Makes you learn how to play smart. Very peaceful surroundings. Trees block the wind on almost every hole, so a windy day isn't much of a factor.
Cons: Stinging nettles. Thats my only problem. And it isn't that big of one as long as you keep it where you're supposed to. I guess the lack of cement tee pads is a problem but that is apparently next on the agenda.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

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