Nice Sprawling Course on MHI Campus
15 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Concrete Tees
-Mostly plays away from any activities
-Interesting "Island" Hole (#13)
-Good variations on distance, technicality, obstacles
Cons: -Long....3 holes over 500', 1 at 800'
-A few Mandos
-Road potentially in play on #5, #10 and #13
-Walking path in play on #6, #7, #8
Other Thoughts: Beacon Hollow DGC wraps around the state Mental Health Clinic campus on the western edge of Cherokee, IA. The course stays away from the active part of the campus (a razor wire, locked down, state mental health facility), but does wrap around a couple of unused buildings. Mechanics are good, decent concrete tees, nice signage, good baskets. The layout is a little sprawling over this large campus. 3 holes are over 500' with one of those clocking in at 800'. This course will take you a while with a total length of just over 7000'. There is a little elevation to work with and a couple of tunnel shots. There is even an "island" hole (#13) set up with a spot to drop with a penalty. There are a few mandos to work around, the worst of which is #18 which makes you tackle that hole with a long "L" shape. There is a small 9 hole course inside the first 5 holes or so (noted on the map), so you could make a 27 holer out off it, too. Maybe add some short tees (especially for the long holes) and nix a couple of the mandos, otherwise not much to fix. Overall, a challenging and enjoyable round, I would definitely play again, if in the area.
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