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1    8/31/2017   9/1/2017
Review By: wolfhaley
Played: 269  Reviewed: 185  Exp: 13.5 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The course spans both sides of the road at Calvary Hills park. The first 12 holes play on the north side of the road and the last 6 play on the south side. Hole 1 starts by the east side of the north parking lot. From there it is pretty easy to follow. A little goofy in a couple spots early and late but nothing to hard to figure out. The middle wooded section had plenty of metal directional signs making navigation basically a non issue. The baskets are Mach 3's that were all in solid shape and caught well. The wooded section was the real saving grace for this course. It starts pretty open with a couple trees and slight elevation as your main obstacles. It could be a little tricky if it's windy out though too. Then the last 6 across the road are the same type of holes with 13 being longer than the rest at least. There are signs by most if not every hole. They have hole #, par and distance on them. This is all you really need for a course like this anyway. The course is permanent and free to play.
Cons: The open holes get repetitive but at least they're broken up to even things out a bit. Erosion is starting to really show in the wooded area. The whole front of 8's tee pad is sticking out of the hill with no ground under it. This needs to be addressed as it is a safety concern. As I said above it is a little bit wonky as to where to go next in a couple spots but nothing too glaring. After 15 you have to walk south past 17's tee to get to 16. Also after hole 8 you kind of have to walk back up 9's fairway to the tee. More a safety issue than navigation since you walk right past 9's tee to get to 7.
Other Thoughts: This course was a better than I expected. Especially after reading all the reviews saying Riverside was better and having just played that course and not being that impressed. And after the first hole I thought about just trying something else instead. I had to check it off the list though and I'm glad I did. It's not overly challenging but if you tree kick in the woods It'll be hard to recover making it pretty interesting in that section at least. Definitely not a destination course but if you're close by and got an hour it's serviceable if not spectacular. Worth a play once at least.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

Could Be Better

1    1/15/2016   1/15/2016
Review By: Spike Hyzer 23
Played: 92  Reviewed: 88  Exp: 24.2 Years
This review was updated on 2/8/2016
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Hole Ratings:
***** 7, 8, 10, 11, 12
**** 13, 18
*** 1, 4, 5
** 2
* 3, 6, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17
This averages out to 3.1, but I'm lowering it for the reasons I will list in the Cons.
The course gets off to a decent start, warmup holes with some challenge. It becomes great in the woods, with some of the most majestic and difficult holes I've ever played.
Cons: The signage is poor and the distances often inaccurate.
The second pin is too close to the 6th tees.
The 5th tee is almost impossible to find after the 4th hole and should be eliminated (or should become the short tee for the 4th hole).
The sixth hole crosses over near the parking lot.
The 9th hole requires backtracking toward the 7th tee and should be completely redesigned.
You cross the road for an interesting 13th hole, but the rest on that side are terrible (except for 18).
It's an enormous walk to 14 and it's a short boring hole.
The 15th is equally short and boring (protect the green).
What appears to be the next pad is the 17th pad and you end up having to walk the entire length of 16 back to its tee pad. Ridiculous. The 17th pad should be the 16th pad and it should go to the large tree with overhanging branches near the 16th pad. Then put the 17th pad somewhere to the right of that as you face back toward the main road.

This course would be great if you could slightly redesign #s 3, 4, 5 and 9 so that you don't cross fairways and backtrack. Perhaps shorten a few of the wooded holes and try to get a couple more in those woods (maybe three or four).

Then eliminate a few of the holes across the road and redesign the number remaining that have to be over there.

Another MN course, like Willmar, that needs a major redesign to be both more interesting and safer.
Other Thoughts: I am almost 55 and shot the AM tees and posted -11 without ever having played. It's too easy. I think I would have scored well even from the pros, as the only challenging holes are in the woods.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Good Course

5+    9/19/2014   5/19/2015
Review By: EliteSt4lk3R
Played: 8  Reviewed: 2  Exp: 5.6 Years
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Easy to Find, Good Flight Paths, not to advanced... good beginner course
Cons: Road Splits the course in 2 so it is a big factor on a couple of the holes.
Other Thoughts: Generally there is quite a few people here, so you may have to wait to play.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Badly maintained

5+    5/26/2014   5/27/2014
Review By: EnderSP
Played: 4  Reviewed: 2
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: This is a great beginner course, most of the holes are wide open and don't require much power to make course par

the wooded holes with the exception of two have a clearly defined route they want you to take but have enough space for creative shots

Dual tee pads for the illusion of a challenge

Hole 5 has a blind throw pro tee pad that is ridiculously fun to throw from
Cons: Poorly maintained, This course has trash everywhere, no park authority comes through to clean it more than once a month at best, signs have been vandalized for months with no fix coming, inconsistent permanent tee pads on some holes

back 7 are boring wide open holes without any real challenge
Other Thoughts: This course SHOULD be the place to teach new players how to play in st cloud, but anyone who already plays only wants to play riverside, so riverside ends up overcrowded and calvary completely empty

too many of the tee pads are very close to the last holes tees, making for dangerous situations where an intermediate player could overthrow their basket and hit you

considering riverside, becker, clearwater, and hidden lake are all within a 30 minute drive of here there is absolutely no reason to play calvary unless you have transportation issues

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 great course

5+    8/9/2012   1/3/2013
Review By: elmexdela
Played: 135  Reviewed: 24
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: 9 is great for practicing your anny shots fron the long tee. perfect control range. The short tee on 9 is great for perfecting accuracy with mids and putters. 16 is great for control straight or hyzer drives. could practice on those all day.

The holes start off somewhat out in the open then you go up and around the hill then back down. Good elevation change. Then you are back out in the open for the last holes. Over all challenging enough, good use of open area and the woods. Not much trash laying around.

Tee signs marked distances which is always helpful.
Cons: Road traffic very close to a few holes. Sometimes cant see baskets on a few holes.
Other Thoughts: Great course, always come here when I'm in town. This and riverside makes a great pair.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 No Riverside

2-4    5/10/2012   12/20/2012
Review By: ajkuck
Played: 55  Reviewed: 31  Exp: 10.4 Years
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: The course offers a wide variety of shots, with many open holes out in the open and some challenging holes in the woods that offer some unique shots with the elevation change and tight lanes to hit. It also has decent tee pads with signs on every hole.
Cons: The holes out in the open are not very impressive. The mosquitoes are also quite bad in the woods.
Other Thoughts: It's not as busy as Riverside and it's close by, so if Riverside is busy, make the trip to Calvary.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.


1    7/22/2012   8/21/2012
Review By: notapro
Played: 465  Reviewed: 280  Exp: 14.2 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - Course is set amongst a city park, with some parts out in the open, and others inside a hilly forest. The course plays near some tennis courts, the parking lot, a playground and near some houses, but it seems like the area is mostly dedicated to discing.
- The best holes here are situated inside the woods, which offer tight lines and hilly terrain. #4, #7, and #10 play up a pretty steep uphill slope, this adds a great deal of difficulty to these holes. #5, #8, #11, and #12 play down the same slope, with #5 long being a very long downhill shot over the canopy. The lines in here are not easy either, #4 is a long skinny RHBH flex shot, #7 is a tight anny, #8 and #11 are tunnellish shots in the woods, and #10 is a very tough uphill shot that finishes into a skinny window on the right. The long pin position is very tough to get to.
- Most of the other holes are out in the open, with the odd mature tree to worry about. #1's basket it tucked behind a large cluster of skinny trees, #9 has woods on the right and larger trees on the left, #15 has some trees by the pin, and there are a few easier hyzers and anhyzers. A few gentle elevation changes out here, like a slight uphill on #2 and #18, and a slight downhill on #15.
- Some really cool holes here, with #5 standing out the most. The pro pad is a hike to the top of the hill with a huge, blind downhill shot over the canopy of the forest below. Plenty of danger to end up way off course into the woods. #10 is probably the toughest hole, an uphill RHBH anny that finishes in a low window behind a tree.
- Good pads, with pro pads on about half the holes. Good baskets, with alternate pin positions that add a lot of challenge. Signs are good, and lots of navigation aids to help get around.
Cons: - A lot of the holes here are pretty wide open, with one or two trees to worry about. Most of the ones out of the forest fall into this category.
- Part of the course play right next to a residential road, like #1, #12, #13, and #18, and #6's basket is right by the parking lot. Never fun to have the concrete and asphalt in play, it can be a major distraction.
- A few places where holes brush up against each other, but nothing too dangerous. I would be wary of errant shots from #5's pro tee, those things could end up nearly anywhere, heh heh.
Other Thoughts: - Well, this course has two faces. A pretty vanilla section out in the open, and some tough, hilly areas inside the woods. The pro tees and/or long pins add a huge amount of difficulty, with plenty of rough and jail to get into. More advanced players won't find much excitement in the open, but everyone else should find it enjoyable and/or tough.
- This course is listed as mostly flat, oh geez... my legs were tired after going up those wooded holes.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Course Khloe Kardashian!

1    7/20/2011   8/25/2011
Review By: The Valkyrie Kid
Played: 1167  Reviewed: 1115  Exp: 39.4 Years
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: This course is just like Khloe, the kinda fat, not near as hot as Kim, Kardashian sister. Calvary sits just 1.6 miles from Riverside Park. Calvary is a nice course. The problem is, she's not nearly as hot as Riverside.
Calvary Hill Park plays in and out of the woods. There are two tee pads for each hole. Each pad has a tee sign with all the usual info.
Nice mix between open and technical wooded holes.
Some elevation especially on the signature hole # 5.
Many of the pars listed are a little bit underwhelming such as # 7= 235' Par 4, # 18 = 235' Par 4. Golly, I hope you guys are shooting under par here.
Cons: The holes across the street are kind of open and unimaginative.
I wasn't too impressed with the wooded holes.
There seemed to be a fair amount of trash left around, especially in the woods. Pack it out guys.
Other Thoughts: Calvary suffers by comparison with Riverside which I really liked. That's too bad, as this is a decent little course in it's own right. Coupled with Riverside, these two would make for a great tournament set-up. I'd say the players in St. Cloud are pretty fortunate to have these two course available to them. Take advantage and play your little hearts out guys.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful.


5+    5/10/2011   6/2/2011
Review By: Sargentgeneral
Played: 110  Reviewed: 11  Exp: 7.5 Years
This review was updated on 6/3/2011
Pros: - Multiple tee pads
- Multiple pin positions
- Decent course signs
- Doesn't get as crowded as the nearby Riverside Park
Cons: - Holes 4 and 7 riddled with trees
- Can get boring in holes across the road
- Some mosquitoes and poison ivy
- Some tee pads could use improvement or even replacement
Other Thoughts: Fun alternative to Riverside.

 Decent, challenging course

1    8/3/2010   8/4/2010
Review By: pallen03
Played: 9  Reviewed: 9  Exp: 9.5 Years
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: -Hole variety, you see around half the course in thick woods, another portion in areas with light trees, and on hole 5 you have a chance to test out your arm
-Forgiving pars for newbies, however this is not the case in the woods.
-Can potentially find new discs in the woods, I did.
-Multiple tees for different skill sets
-The hills make it a good workout
-Spacious park area for a lot of walking
Cons: -Sometimes tricky to navigate course
-Baskets are sometimes hidden, can't see the baskets from a lot of tees. This means you have no idea where to throw if its your first time.
-Road can be a dangerous hazard on a couple holes, I wonder how many cars have been hit
Other Thoughts: A nice course in a nice park with variety. Hole 5 is epic. You feel challenged and a bit tired after the course, especially on a 95+ degree day when I went. Definitely worth the trip to STC.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

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