A walk through goose poop....prepare to yawn
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: - it's in a nice park. Multiuse with the disc golf stuff well away from everything else.
- Flow is fairly intuitive and the walks between holes aren't bad with the exception of the walk from 9 to 1 for those that want to do multiple rounds.
- Innova Discatchers are certainly showing their age but are well maintained and plumb for the most part.
- There are concrete tees.
Cons: - Navigation is ridiculous. No tee signs whatsoever. However, finding the next tee usually isn't an issue but still, you'll need a map off this site.
- The tees are way too small. While A LOT of these holes are silly short it would be nice on the 300'+ holes to have a bit more of a run up than 5'.
- There are geese EVERYWHERE. Thus, there is goose poop EVERYWHERE.
- Yes there is water in play - sorta. But unless you are a 100' max d throwing hucker who struggles with accuracy there really is no water in play. It's near 9 and you throw over it on 4 and 5. Whoop-dee-freaking-do.
- It's flat and uninteresting for the most part. No challenge whatsoever. I'm a pretty middle of the road Am3 and carded a 24 without trying. If I tried I'm sure a 22 is very doable.
- Not a fan of the baseball field by 7 and 8. There's a sign that states something to the effect of, "you loose your disc over this fence come find the groundskeeper and beg for forgiveness."
Other Thoughts: Lamar park seems to be a course that was installed a long time ago with the mindset of appealing to the beginners of the world. Alas that time has come and gone. It's time to upgrade and redesign this place. There's a lot of room to work with and holes need to be lengthened and tees repositioned to something more interesting. Too much wide open flat disc golf here.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Not much here
Pros: Easy for beginners, easy to navigate, was faily clean.
Cons: Too many people in the park on peak hours, very flat and not much of a challenge overall. No distance readings on any of the concrete tee boxes and there are no signs on the holes- the numbers are on the tee boxes.
Other Thoughts: Not a very exciting course. When I played people were just walking right in front of us paying no heed. Picnic tables all over can get in the way. There are better options nearby.
1 of 3 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The course plays around other activities in a flat city park. The grass was mowed and the park seemed generally well kept when I played. The concrete tees were in good shape, as were the baskets, and the flow is easy to follow even without tee signs. A few holes bring some trees into play, making you think about the line you want to hit. A creek and pond are in play to add some fun challenge, the last hole has the pond all along the left side waiting to punish you for hyzering out. There is a mix of hole lengths, with some ace runs and one hole that offers a chance to air out a long drive.
Cons: Other than a few holes, the course is wide open. You don't have to throw anything but a hyzer to be successful and there's almost no punishment for errant shots. The long hole is a fun chance to air out a drive, but feels a bit out of place on an otherwise beginner oriented course, many of the locals seemed bored playing that hole. There is a very long walk from the 9th hole back to the parking lot, there wasn't really any other option with the other park activities, but it's still not ideal. Some holes shared space with picnic areas, potentially a safety issue on a nice day.
Other Thoughts: Beginners will enjoy the generally reasonable distances and lack of punishment on errant shots. There are a few trees in play to make it more interesting for newer throwers. More experienced players won't find a ton of challenge, and there aren't really many different skills tested here.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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