Where's Waldo? Uh, Er, I Mean, Where's The # 7 Hole?
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Had I read prerube's thourgh review, I would have known where to look for missing # 7 hole. It's over the hill in the undeveloped area.
Cody park is a huge, sprawling park with just about anything you could ask for, a zoo, railroad cars and locomotive, ponds, etc. The disc golf course starts near the locomotive. The 9 hole course plays mostly on a flat, grassy area with the water possibly coming into play on # 8.
There is a course sign at the beginning. The mats are the rubber fly type and some of these have seen better days. Many are rotting and getting tore up at the front. The baskets are the DGA models with the hard to read red numbers. The tee signs are my favorite type tee sign. They are on a 4" x 4" pole which is just about a foot tall. The top is cut at an angle and a small 4" x 4" sign is screwed on. I think they hold really well to whatever destructive forces are out in the parks at 2 AM. Unfortunately, this tee signs, like the rubber mats, are just getting old and worn out. Some are missing and some others needs a new sign put on the post.
The course plays at a recreational level. Beginners and us total recreational types will enjoy their round here. Intermediate players and above will be bored here.
The park's department has installed a 15-20' tall fence along the street side of # 6. I guess more than a few drives were grip locked into the neighbor's front yards.
There's room for most of us to pull our driver's out on a couple of holes. # 1 is a cool, uphill toss up the ski hill. Why did the designers not place the # 2 tee pad up here? I realize it's close to the basket but teeing off up on the hill would have probably became the signature hole on this course.
Cons: Geese and geese droppings. (See "My Rant" below.
Equipment needs work. Tee signs and rubber mats both.
Maybe a next tee arrow pointing to # 7.
Not challenging more better players. It's flat with few obstacles, other than a few trees.
Other Thoughts: My Rant: There was no-one else in this section of the park. It's difficult to take three steps without stepping in the geese poo. I wouldn't bring my children over here. A picnic would be disgusting. It really kind of distracted from my round here today. I realize this is the only course around for miles but parks are for people. The geese can go somewhere else. You Nebraska folks are all packing heat, aren't you. Pioneer spirit and all that! How about an old fashioned Turkey (geese) shoot? I'm in!
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 3 Not
Flight to 9
Pros: The scenery is great for people of all ages. The park is great for families. The holes are pretty similar to each other but they all have their own special qualities that you like to see.
Cons: THE PAR. On DGCR, the par for the course is 27. At the park, the sign distinctly says the course is par 38. The last hole is a par 6 but it should still be a par 3. Everything should be a par 3 and that's why I gave it a minimal rating. If the course really was par 27, than this would be a 4 star course to me.
Other Thoughts: I didn't get to throw to the top of the hill for hole 1 as they had moved the basket near a tree for that time being. Hole 7 is in a forest that was accidentally burned down a little while ago. Hole 8 has a corner of a pond that can either be thrown over or thrown around to the left. Not too tricky though.
1 of 4 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 1 Not
Short beginner friendly course.
Pros: Some variety in this 9 holer. Elevation on hole one, water on hole 8, some legth on hole 9.
Very beginner friendly. Nearly everyone I saw during my rounds were totally new to the sport. I took a first time player who shot a 39 with nothing but a teebird.
Holes 1, 2, 4, 5, and 7 all short ace runs.
Flow is very easy to follow. After 7 there is a tiny bit of backtracking to 8, but it was easy to figure out.
Course can easily be played with 3 discs or very quickly for people who are collecting courses or taking a driving break.
Cons: Course is very short and there is a lack of challenge. a 900 rated player can easily shoot a 27. With a good round there is potential to shoot a 21-22 on this course for advanced players.
Never needed anything faster than a teebird. There were only 2 holes (3 and 9) where I used a fairway driver.
Only 9 holes, 5 of which were very similar shots, so it could get old/monotonous.
Rubber tee pads were deteriorating, 5 was underwater, 7 was falling apart.
Other Thoughts: Hole by hole:
1: short shot uphill. open and straight
2. really short putter/mid shot with road behind basket. open and straight
3. wooded shot over 350 with a big hyzer line possibility or threading through a few trees.
4. Straight and open sign says 265, DGCR says 291. I think it is closer to 265, easy 2 with putter/mid.
5. Super Short ace run. sign says 190, DGCR says 210. Either way straight open putter shot for a drop in 2 every time.
6. 381 on sign (370 on DGCR). striaght shot with fence and foliange on right so a turn over shot will not turn out well. This is one of only 3 holes that I did not 2 during one of my rounds.
7. TOTALLY NEW LOCATION. GO OVER THE HILL. It is a 160-180 easy RHFH shot. Very short and simple slight right.
8. Cleverly designed begginer water hole. with a safe dog leg right option or a short shot over the water. Basket is near water line to add risk during putt. (minimal danger for intermediate level players and higher)
9. One of the few holes that deserves to be a par 3, IT says 450 straight with some trees in the fairway. but I parked it and can not throw 400 feet.
Update: How could I forget to mention the playground, animals, public pool, kids rides. There is so much for your family to do at this park.
6 of 7 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: 1. It's the only course in the area!
2. Good use of small size, not much you can do for limited size available. Overall a fun little course.
Cons: 1. Rubber Pads are in bad shape.
2. Markers also need repair.
Other Thoughts: As small park courses go this is good, but North Platte could use a real 18 hole course.
0 of 4 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Big City Park
Pros: -There is lots to do here, trains, picnics, animals, playgrounds, rides, swimming pool and most of all, disc golf!
-Nice rubbery tees
-Dual basket positions for most holes, unfortunately they seemed to be in the less interesting position when I was there
-Decent signage (see cons)
-Many ace runs here
-Hole 8 is a good challenge with the lake on the right side. It is a tricky basket position as well
-This course flows pretty well, it was always easy to find the next tee.
-Makes for a good quick round which breaks up a long and boring trip along US 83 or I80. Also could be good for introducing a newer player to the game.
Cons: -Not too challenging, mostly open with a few trees here and there
-On the shorter side for a course, most holes are pitch and putt
-Some of the distances on the signs are clearly wrong. I specifically remember 9 where it says 440 or so feet and I overthrew it with a one step approach.
-Might have to watch out for other park users, this is a popular place
-Could lose a disc in the pond/lake so be careful on that hole.
Other Thoughts: This is the only course in town and the only one for miles. It is worth a stop but don't expect a championship course, this is a good but typical city park course. A few reviews and the description mention a small forest and rows of trees but don't let that fool you. Hole 3 has about 7 or 8 trees around but I don't know if that classifies as a small forest. Any low shot will be just fine on that hole. Like DG Tourist said, there is more land around here that could be better used for a more challenging disc golf course or an addition to the current one,
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 6 Not
Frolf & Swimming
+ Great location: awesome outdoor swimming pool in the same park makes a great road trip stop on your way out West
- Crowds: watch out for the crowds using the park on weekends and holidays
- Hard to find first tee box
Other Thoughts: Watch out for road construction on the highway leading in.
0 of 6 people found this review helpful.
13 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: I am a fan of the rubber fly18 tee pads that they have here. The fun factor is high because it is short and can be run through really fast. It's a well groomed park course with one hole that plays through a small forest and another hole that plays over a pond. Another hole that plays in a tunnel of trees near the creek and yet another hole that uses an awkward hill. There are only two or three holes for ripping long drives. The rest of the holes make for great practice on getting that elusive ace. I would never drive all the way to North Platte just to play in Cody Park. However if you are looking for a place to sink an ace this might be it.
What sets this park apart from all from the other nine hole central Nebraska courses? Its quick, the lake, the tunnels of trees and the hill. I was able to pick up a handful of locals and they were very helpful and friendly. The park feel like its North Platte's main park with all the amenities that it has, including; amusement rides and a zoo area. As a result the park grooming is top notch. The course is set up in a dedicated part of the park. I would recommend this course for beginners mostly and making ace runs.
Cons: It is a nine hole park course.
I don't like park courses much. A personal bias of mine. I would have used the natural setting to the north and utilize the area near the North Platte River In my opinion it would provide a more interesting round of golf. Perhaps if expansion is ever in the cards it would be something to consider. The course is extremely short and the suggested par, if you pay attention to those things is very generous (laughable).
Other Thoughts: North Platte is always the mid point stop for me when I trip out to Omaha, so I enjoy playing here. It is a break from the boredom that is I-80, driving aimlessly for hours with only the goal of playing the nine holes at Cody Park in mind. The train in the park is at the south end of the course is an attraction for train enthusiasts, the way I understand it.
13 of 13 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 5 Not
North Platte (Flight to 9)
Pros: 1 shot through big mature trees! 1 shot over a pond, 1 140ft ace hole through middle of trees. Mach 5 baskets, mowed grass, other park attractions and conssesions!
Cons: Rubber tee pad, need multiple pin placements, it's par 38 for rookie
Other Thoughts: There is a huge net to protect the houses across the street from park. This is my home course and it has a total of 4 or 5 ace holes all are challenging!
1 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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