Madison, SD 
Lake Herman DGC Share
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3 / 210ft. Par / Distance:
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Mr. Clean

1    10/18/2016   11/24/2016
Review By: nebdisc
Played: 60  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 21.3 Years
Pros: Scenic, sparkling clean, tee pads & signs.
Cons: Little hard to find, Google Map seems to be a little confused.
Started on tee 5 and threw to basket 8. Once you know that situation everything else falls into place and flows well.
Other Thoughts: Played while visiting DSU, will becoming back.

 Another good state park course

5+    6/18/2012   7/13/2012
Review By: mndiscg
Played: 365  Reviewed: 358  Exp: 9.4 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Good signage showing distance, par (should be all 3s), and map
-Nice baskets
-Like all SD State Rec Areas/Parks this course is very scenic with large trees and lake views
-Large trees and bushes for challenges
-A good variety of shots. There are some wooded, some open, some uphill, some downhill, some right and left turning and one sweet overhand tee shot.
-Good use of elevation on this course. Makes some holes play long and some short. Fast greens punish over shots
-At the same time as this course has challenges for more advanced players it can still be enjoyed by beginners. The probability of losing a disc is low. The lake is pretty much out of reach and the rough is far enough away that you shouldn't go there often. It is also just medium length grass so you don't have to worry about poisonous plants or very tall grass.
-Course map with nice scorecards near the parking lot.
-Adequate parking, bathrooms, grill, playground, swimming, camping, etc. Just an overall nice park that is nicely mowed and maintained.
-A few ace runs, an overall high fun factor for me.
-Can get through a round fairly quickly, you might want to play two or three!
-Very easy navigation and flow, never worried about finding next tee.
-Nice long asphalt tees
Cons: -Some of the signs are slightly misleading. Hole 5 has two baskets in sight. Aim at the right one. Same for hole 8, it is the one you can't see. The map also shows hole 9 as a straight shot when it is actually uphill to the left.
-It is pay to play as it is in a state park. Daily passes are 4 dollars per individual and 6 dollars per car. If you plan on playing multiple state park/rec area courses then you should pay the $28 for a car season pass.
-There are some challenges but once you get the course down it becomes easier. The length is also not an issue. I easily drove within putting distance of every hole except number 9. That one is pretty steep uphill and I didn't know it was off to the left so I wasn't even aiming in the right direction, It is also the longest hole on the course at 340 feet.
Other Thoughts: This course is one of 10 or 11 in the SD State Park/Rec Area system. I have played most of them and enjoyed them. I would say that most of them are geared more towards beginners with the exceptions being Big Sioux in Brandon and Powerhouse Alley at the Oahe Downstream Rec Area in Pierre. Even though the courses are made for beginners, they are soundly designed and the land they have to work with is excellent. I really enjoy playing these courses. They always have a high fun factor for me. They are always well maintained and not very busy. Also, if you decide to play them all, keep your scorecards because you can get a free commemorative disc if you send them all in. Look for information at the courses. I would stop and play if you are in the area but since this course is pretty out of the way from any larger city I don't know if I would recommend traveling that far. If you are looking for a nice place to camp, swim, hike, fish, and disc golf then come here.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.


2-4    5/23/2009   5/24/2009
Review By: trw83
Played: 29  Reviewed: 11  Exp: 10.5 Years
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Course is very well taken care off. Decent amount of trees and bushes offer a little challenge for experienced players along with some elevation change. This is definitely for beginner players. There are nice long aspalt tee boxes with signs and the baskets are also in good shape. Easy course to navigate.
Cons: Course is short. Holes range in distance from 155ft to 340ft.
Other Thoughts: More experienced players could challenge themselves by playing it as it a par 3 course. The holes range from Par 2 to Par 5. Cost for a day pass to the park is $6. There are also lots of hiking trails and places to camp as well if you are doing more than disc golf.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

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