um, how are the reviews this high?
Pros: -in nice shape
-nice pads, meh baskets.
-has its pretty moments
Cons: really, really poorly thought hole design for much of the course!!!
Other Thoughts: this is hard for a couple reasons. 1, i like muscatine. 2, i have never had a reason to give a poor review to a course before, so please dont think i am the snobby, standard disc golf course troll. not my style, nor a thing i enjoy.
seriously, how is this ranked #10 in iowa on this site!?!? unreal. look, this course has A LOT of potential, but that is it.
the first few holes are fairly short and wide open, thinking to myself, ok, i am being set up to warm up for the good holes in the woods. yeah, no. once in the woods, there are pretty holes no doubt, but no concept of a line from tee to green. there are many holes that require you to throw at trees!!! no lines to the basket over, around or through, just swing and hope. seriously, mcbeth couldnt find a line. i tried one backhand roller that got super lucky.
just bad. the last 3-4 -holes are ok i suppose.
if its what you got in your town, its an ok course, but do not for any reason go out of your way to play this course unless you read that it hs been updated after sept 27 2017.
sorry, but this is what this site is for, and the positive reviews fooled me into going a bit out of my way on a road trip for an unenjoyable course.
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Fuller is a very long and wooded course (in blue pin positions). It was a challenging and enjoyable round. Here are the pros:
*Unique holes- The holes here bring elevation into play and force golfers to use every shot in their arsenal and every disc in their bag.
*Challenge - In the blue pin positions the course is very challenging. Several par 4s out there, but a few deuce opportunities too.
*Scenic - Very scenic views and plenty of "nature hike" features on the course. Well-built bridges to cross streams and ravines.
As a side note, the signs here have a nice way of indicating which pin placement the basket is in. Attached to each sign is a small metal circle, one side red and the other blue. The circle is pinned up on the red or blue side depending on the placement. (Some of these were detached from the sign though, so those were not effective).
Cons: The course is in dire need of some TLC. In the middle of the round the grasses are pretty high, even in the middle of the fairway. This makes for a frustrating stretch of holes.
The first 3 holes were a bit underwhelming. They were mostly wide open and one of them was about 210 feet.
A few of the holes forced a bit of a "poke and hope" shot.
Other Thoughts: Definitely a course that more experienced players would find worth going out of their way for.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 0 Not
The course has been cleaned up and looks good!
Pros: • Beautiful scenic park, that will take you up and down steep hills, across small wooden bridges, all while traversing through the woods.
• Trash Cans throughout the course, as well as restrooms and a bulletin board at the start
• Heavily wooded, rolling terrain, Narrow winding fairways, A few open field fairways at the start.
• Concrete Tee's, Nice tee signs with Map, Distance, and pin location indicator.
• Alternating pin placements. There is a coin on the pole below the Sign. Red on one side, Blue on the other. Whichever side is up, is what position the pin is in.
• The park is isolated to Disc Golf only. Non player interference should be extremely minimal.
• Winding fairways require finesse and accuracy. The course has plenty of Doglegs, Risk/Reward shots, and trees to work tight lines around.
• Navigation was fairly easy. There is
• 18 is definitely the Signature hole, as well as a great finishing hole. FWIW, there are a number of other holes that could qualify for signature.
• Well balanced of left/Right handed shots. No real bias to one or the other. On most holes, one position may favor righties, and the alt will favor lefties.
• Long distance runs, Ace Runs and average distance finesse runs are all found here
• I played with a friend, and he told me that the course has really been cleaned up and cleared out. It's playing a lot cleaner than it used to.
• There is a pathway after 10 that leads to the parking lot for a quick round. (FYI, it's spits you out into the middle of the 18th fairway. So look over your shoulder before walking out.)
Cons: • I could see this course becoming treacherous after a hard and/or lengthy rain. Between creek beds and hills to climb, it could become real sloppy.
• Parking may be an issue on busy days. Not sure what the protocol is for parking in the grass.
• I've heard from locals that this course can become a jungle when it hasn't been trimmed or maintained.
Other Thoughts: For those coming up from the South, Fuller Park is a convenient stop on the way to the Quad Cities. Just walking through this course is a neat experience, and being able to play Disc Golf here is Fantastic. It winds through the woods, offering up various blind shots, dog legs, risk/rewards, and long open field drives. It may not be beginner friendly, in that some of the shots require accuracy at long distances.
For those that have not played here in a while, I was told that the cleanup has made a drastic improvement in the course's playability. As of this review, the only other time I played here was in the winter, when the brush was minimal and the snow was plentiful. So I am relaying what I've been told from local friends. If you are planning a trip to the QC, consider adding this to your wish list. I look forward to more rounds here in the future!
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Most of the course plays through the woods which require a variety of skill shots which include going left, right and praying you can hit a small gap.
-Very good signs. Map of course at the beginning, tee pad signs with detailed maps and distance. There are also many signs to guide you to the next hole which eliminate any navigation fears.
-Many of the holes are birdieable, but you still have to execute your drive through the trees and make your putt.
-Its right off the bypass and is easy to find.
-Didn't have much trouble finding discs off the fairway
Cons: -Prairie grass is tall and thick on 17. A spotter would be a good idea.
-No way to tell which pin placements to go by on some blind shots except by scouting. Example 7 has a pin to the left and a pin to the right.
Other Thoughts: I really enjoyed playing this course. I love playing on courses that allow me to use my imagination on how to approach my shots instead of obvious lines. Most of the pin placements were the longer of the two. Even with the long tees it was still a quick play. If someone has accuracy issues they may want to avoid this course until they improve their game.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The course plays mostly through wooded areas with a few holes out in open fields. There is some cool elevation throughout the course, with a mix of tricky uphill and downhill holes and some nice greens that offer risky roll away potential. There is a great mix of lines, with a balance of left and right turning shots and some very creative shots needed to score well. There weren't really any holes that felt repetitive.
There is some distance variety too, with some ace run type shots, a couple more open holes that call for longer shots, and some long tight shots in the woods that really make you try to bite off some distance while staying on the fairway. The majority of the wooded holes offer fair lines that are tight enough to be a good test with enough punishment to make you pay for errant shots.
The concrete tees are in nice shape, with a decent grip even when damp. The signs are plenty detailed with hole distance and map. The flow is good, with white posts marking the way on longer walks between holes.
Cons: A few of the wooded holes were a bit on the lucky side, with lots of small trees and a plinko type feel. The pin positions change things quite a bit, I loved the long pins but the shorts looked a lot less interesting and challenging. The pin positions aren't marked, and with many blind shots it could get old walking ahead to scout them out. There are some erosion issues on the hills in the woods, and things can get a bit slick when wet.
Other Thoughts: There are some really fun lines here, and the elevation is used well to add some cool challenges. Beginners might find it a bit tight and tough even in the shorts, though the rough isn't disc eating. More experienced players will find some good tests in the long pin placements.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
8 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - Course is set in a wooded section of this park, with the beginning and end in more open areas. Disc golf seems to be well separated from any other activities; though there was a dog walker on #16 by the neighborhood.
- Lots of tight, twisting, turning fairways in the woods here. There are a pair of hard left and hard right holes (#8 and #12, I believe), that also offer a tight lane direct to the basket. Choose wisely! Other holes have straight up tight windows to hit, like #4 mid-fairway and #7 off the tee. Definitely a good mix of direction, and difficulty.
- Holes out in the open have good character as well. #1's long is protected by a smattering of trees, and #3 also finishes in the woods. #16 has well placed trees/rough to prevent a clear upshot, #17 is a big, long anny that ends in the woods, and #18 is a nice blind hyzer. These start off a little slow, but finish strong.
- Decent elevation changes here on some holes. #4's twisting fairway is a slight downhill/valley, almost a corkscrew fairway. The short uphill tee shot on #7 is definitely noticeable, and #10 plays slightly downhill. Some areas in the woods, off the fairways, have nasty slopes. #18's tee is much higher than the basket; a fun shot to end it.
- Plenty of hazardous areas to punish bad shots here. The rough can be very thick inside the woods, both in terms of underbrush and tree jail. A bad shot or nasty kick can be devastating to the score. A small creek on #10 and #18 offers some legitimate OB, especially on #18.
- Some very long holes with the right basket positions, #14? even has a post mid-fairway to point the way. I had the pleasure of playing ALL LONGS out here, and wow, there were some brutal ones. The distances listed on here (as of 4/1/12) seem a little short. Hmm...
- Good baskets and pads, tee signs show the hole good enough, but don't list the placement. Navigation isn't bad at all, signs help to point the way.
Cons: - Playing all longs here provided a real challenge; no doubt. But, it seemed like a lot of the short placements were very short. Not sure how much I trust these numbers, but 10! are under 250' in the shorts, with 6!! under 200'. That is a huge difference between the two, not sure if I would enjoy it half as much.
Other Thoughts: - Set up in all longs, I have trouble finding many cons. Lots of length, some standard lines, and some good, funky ones. Variation of tight and open in the woods, with pretty good holes out of the forest. Plenty of hazards and elevation changes really add to the character of the course. A tough course for all skill levels, I would think.
- Set up in all shorts (hopefully not often), this course takes on a completely different look. Lots of shorties, almost too many. The lines aren't too crazy to make it interesting in that case. Better served for beginners over experts.
- I'm giving this a 3.5; easily a 4 when I played the long layout... probably a 3 at best in the shorts. I'll split the difference. I do have the urge to play it again!
8 of 8 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: long shots mixed with technical shots,very challenging for new and old players, concretes tees, very easy to navigate
Cons: after spring the plant growth is brutal and it makes it a nightmare to find misplayed discs, vandals have destroyed some of the posts around the course
Other Thoughts: this is my hometown course and i have played it numerous times over the last couple years, i havent seen as many people playing as usual probably due to the growth of weeds
1 of 3 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 0 Not
The Predator of the Pirates
Pros: (I've been bored choosing review titles, time to mix it up a bit)
Amenities. Bathrooms (were closed for the winter), Playground, limited parking area.
Primarily a disc golf course. I noticed some people walking dogs in the area, but other users shouldn't be much of a concern here.
Beginner friendly. Though the back 9 might be a bit frustrating, this would be a great place to learn the game and practice lines.
Variety. Good variety of distances with a few ace opportunities, though most holes are technical and challenging enough that birdies don't come easily and are rewarding. After starting relatively bland with some open holes, it gets slightly more interesting as the holes head through the woods, most of the front 9 is relatively short. This course shows it's glory when you head to the back 9 though, with longer and more challenging holes. My favorite was 14, a perfect place for a well placed flex shot.
Tees. Level concrete tee pads on every holes were all in good condition (though a bit dirty, a broom might come in handy).
Baskets. Disccatchers mostly in good shape with multiple placements on most holes (hole 4 basket was bent out of shape but still functioned)
Signage. Each tee pad had a sign showing distance, multiple pin locations, par, hole # and a map of the hole. (I did note that at least one sign was close enough to the pad that it could be hit with a follow through)
Maintained. Most of the fairways were clear (hole 13 had huge piles of brush lining it), the course was free of trash with trash cans provided sporadically.
Navigation. Easy to follow, anywhere it might confusing just look for the white posts.
Information Kiosk. At the start of the course there's a map, score card and the story of how this course was created and what to expect from this course.
9 hole loops. If you only had time for 9 holes, hole 9 ends relatively close to the vehicles.
Elevation/Water. Comes into play on a few holes, some of it is relatively impressive, and what little water there is comes into play decently on a couple holes.
Scenery. Has the feel of hiking through the woods, some of it's a bit rough, but mostly pleasant to look at.
Cons: Unfairways. A couple of the short holes on the front 9 had extremely tight/no real line to the basket, though a decent enjoyable challenge, I was slightly frustrated by it.
Access. A bit out of the way for a traveler (worth the trip though).
(several minor cons mentioned alongside the pros)
Other Thoughts: Make the trek out here if you're looking for a decent 18 holes, I wouldn't necessarily make this a destination, but worth the trip out if you have the time. If you're in the area on a time crunch I'd stick to the Quad Cities.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Not too Shabby
Pros: This course has an absolutely wonderful layout throughout the woods and back out into the prarie at the end.
There is a good variety of shot types and different directions in which the holes go, which is nice.
The woods holes especially are nice due to some old growth trees as well as the underbrush being remvoed. When those shots go astray it's nice to not have to walk through thorns, weeds and poison ivy to retrieve it.
The last whole has a very nice elevated tee shot over water, and compliments several other holes which also go over water or near streams. There is no need to worry about losing discs here though, the water levels are fairly low and the current is negligible. Although I could see if a decent rain came through that the waters could easily rise and cause issues.
Overall I would say that this is one of the nicer courses in the quad city area for both layout and maintenence. Only one hole had an off balance tee off, and they are all concrete.
Cons: The first thing to note is that there is very limited parking, especially if it is a nice day and there are families using the park.
Although the signs indicate there are multiple catchers on every hole, there are not, which can be confusing.
On several holes you can tell that too much undergrowth was removed making it all too easy to cut corners and not follow the natural layout of the course.
I am not sure as to if the par rating is correct or not, maybe having something to do with the catcher placements, however I saw multiple holes that were long enough to be par 4's and were not and one that was long enough to be a par 5 and was not.
Other Thoughts: This is a great course for any skill level, although it is a bit lengthy and requires a large amount of skilled shots through the trees, all discs are easily retrievable and due to the lack of undergrowth it is very easy to play misguided shots.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Concrete Tee Pads
-Great Signs showing pin placement and white poles to direct the golfer to the next hole
-lower branches trimmed up
-Thick layer of wood chips on fairways
-Protected pins and blind corners on some holes
-Great course to play when its windy.
-Tight narrow fairways
Cons: -Not a good beginner course
-Some holes are long for the par assigned
-Garbage everywhere! Need more trash cans
-Prarie Grass on number 17 is brutal, spotters needed
-Dense rough in the summer months much of which is Multiflower Rose (thorns). Wear long pants, and plan to lose some plastic.
-Tight narrow fairways
Other Thoughts: This is a great course. We play this one often in early spring and into the fall. I noted today that there has been a lot of downed wood cleaned up and chipped into the fairways. It's still early to tell, but it looks like the lower branches on a lot of trees have been trimmed up and the course looks clean. Well, besides the trash all over the ground from lack of trash receptacles. Over all, very challenging.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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