Ho, Hum, it's a course with four trees
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Pros: Ozawkie is a course nicely squeezed into a small park, with no two holes too close together, but the course playing across the whole park. Tees and baskets are in good shape, and the tee signs are decent if you ignore the pars.
Hole 6 is the only good hole on the course, a downhill touchy shot with a low ceiling. There's a little distance on a few others, and while the course is indeed mostly flat, there are some subtle changes in elevation that can come into play, and some slight dropoffs that can make for some risky putts.
Cons: Most holes are pretty much wide open. Like, no trees at all. And the trees don't even pose much of a threat on hole 3, since you can hyzer to either side of them.
A few holes are really short as well. Hole 8 is the worst offender, being so short it really can't be called a hole at all. But a lot of the others aren't even average-length approaches, they're short approaches.
Some non-disc golf obstacles can get in the way as well. The playground on 9 and some telephone wires can be in the way, and if the wind gets the better of you, the roads around the park.
Other Thoughts: Really not a lot to say about this course. It's not horrendous, but doesn't have much going for it either. Fortunately, if you're a course bagger, you won't be bored here, since at least the course is in good condition.
13 of 13 people found this review helpful.
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Ace run heaven
Pros: Nice size concrete tees. For a small town course I was surprised to see this.
Shiny new Patriot baskets.
With the lack of obstacles, it's nice that the greens have some challenge. 2 is at the corner of the park and the ground slopes away to either side of the basket, 3 is right behind two trees, 5 is just before a small drop-off.
Navigation is extremely easy apart from 5 to 6, but even that isn't too bad.
Cons: The tee signs have multiple issues.
- The first is that the pars are beyond ridiculous. The first hole (which is uphill) is listed as a par 2. Hole 6 is just a slight bit longer, downhill, but is listed as a par 5.
- The second is that holes 8 and 9 are listed as a 30ft par 1. They are not 30 ft. This leads me to assume that 8 and 9 were redesigned at some point since the signs were put in.
Hole 9 plays near a playground. Apart from that the course stays away from the rest of the park pretty well.
The land is just not good for disc golf. Holes 1, 4, 5, 7, and 9 have zero obstacles in the fairway, and the trees/telephone poles on 2, 6, and 8 can be avoided with an easy hyzer.
Other Thoughts: For a small city course, the quality of the tees and baskets is excellent.
Most people would call this a pitch and putt course... the holes aren't even long enough for that. Every hole could be ran for an ace.
Is this a place worth making the drive for, no. Is it a "good course," no. But I am impressed since whoever set the course up had a terrible plot of land for it, and yet did a pretty decent job! I will likely not be back for a while, but if you want a few more holes after playing Longview, this is a fine option.
16 of 16 people found this review helpful.
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