1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Very enjoyable, clean and secluded course, that uses the terrain very well, taking advantage of the natural beauty of the park. There are benches and trash cans on most holes. I really like the additional A-F holes. I believe it is hole "D" that is about a 200' throw over a very marshy green pond. This could very well be the signature hole of the course. It is definitely the most memorable hole for me. Tee Pads are in excellent condition, with a very easy to follow course lay out. Course is kept clean of debris, limbs and such. Well maintained.
Cons: Not much opportunity to air-out any bombs (more of a preference than a con). After the first few holes, there is not a lot of shaping, mainly just about hitting openings between trees. Many of the holes are very similar type holes (straight tight shots). As mentioned by others the cages are old, but still very usable. Some of the benches need repaired or replaced.
Other Thoughts: A very fun course. Worth the $5 to get into the park to play. It is hard to believe that you are right next to a camp ground. Most of the time it feels like you are very isolated. Signs were basic but adequate. Well worth the drive, wish it was closer to me.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: -Trash cans and benches at most holes
-Trees are used well
-Good tee pads
-Fun to play
-Some holes were very scenic
Cons: -Not much variety to the holes, Straight shots with some shaped shots
-Baskets were in bad shape
Other Thoughts: Course could have been laid out differently to put more different skill shots into the course. Signature hole for this course I believe is the hole where you shoot over the pond.
0 of 2 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 1 Not
Classic Course Needs a Facelift
"Classic" course, with good tightness-to-length ratios.
Tired, tired signs and baskets, although the tees were in good shape.
Other than the few wooded holes at the beginning, the bulk of the course plays in very gently rolling, grassy glades, defined by thick bands of forest, and containing a smattering of trees of various sizes - you very quickly forget you're in a very large public park, and are surprised when you finish number-18 how close to the parking lot you actually are!.
After the initial wooded holes, which are on the short side but require very specific lines to be hit, or find shule, the course begins to open and lengthen. While the remaining holes are definitely on the open side, the strategically-located scattered trees so consistently remove the obvious grip-and-rip/single-turn lines that it appeared as if the landscape was specifically designed for disc golf. When a straight initial flight was available, subtle rises in elevation combined with well-placed tree limbs stretching towards the fairway would add challenge to a seemingly straightforward shot. Finally, often the basket location would take advantage of a nearby hillock or the odd tree to complicate the approach.
With holes ranging in distance from just over 200' to just under 500', with an average of ~310', and a fair blend of (mostly) subtle left/right/S/no-turning shots, you'll likely have the opportunity to use many of the discs in your bag.
Who'd have ever thought that Peru, Indiana, would have four ( Honey Bear, Maconaquah, Mississinewa, Pieradise) good, differing courses within 7.5 of the town centre? Find an excuse to be in central Indiana, and spend a day playing these four courses!
6 of 7 people found this review helpful.
10 Helpful / 1 Not
Don't Miss Mississinew!
Pros: - Mississinewa is a vast state park with a multitude of activities. The DG course is located in the Miami SRA part of the park, and is well separated from other park activities. The course has a fairly secluded peaceful vibe while playing through the woods. The course starts with a few wooded holes before moving into a area of the woods where wide grassy fairways (with mature trees interespersed throughout) are lined by thick patches of schule. Staying on the fairway should make par reachable for most players, with many opportunities for birdies; however, if a wayward shot lands in the thick rough, expect to be punished accordingly.
- Decent variety between the shorter technical wooded holes and the more open, slightly longer holes playing through the "lawn" area of the course. Good balance between left, right, straight, etc.
- Some good risk/ reward. Water comes into play in a couple of places. Several pin placements optimize the risk on approach shots due to their close placement to the dense thickets lining the fairways. Instead of having the general 30' radius around the basket, many are nestled a few feet away from thicket on blind doglegs, encouraging a cautious approach.
- Six lettered holes (A-F) appear after hole 9...keep your eyes peeled as it's easy to just walk to 10 and miss the additional holes. These are shorter technical holes with one requiring a water carry over a pond.
- Huge, level, well-brushed concrete pads. These things are double wide launch pads, and amongst the best I've seen. Decent signs show basic hole shape and distance, but some holes still need to be walked in order to find the exact basket location. Benches and trashcans at most tees.
- Beautiful scenery with some stunning views and incredible wild-life (a tiny fawn was sleeping at the base of a tree on one hole...#14, I think).
- Next tee arrows spray-painted in orange on the ground by baskets.
Cons: - Mostly flat, although the designers did a good job of incorporating every scrap of minimal elevation.
- Not really any "wow" holes to make this a destination course, but solid enough fo' sho' if you're in the area visiting or a local.
- Some baskets are pretty rusty, but seem to catch better than it appears they would.
- Some holes seem to hold water, and a few places were a bit muddy despite recently dry weather.
Other Thoughts: - Overall, Mississinewa provides a great disc golf option for those on vacation in the state park, and another above-average option to Peru area discing. Camping is right across the street, making this a good option for glow rounds.
10 of 11 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The course plays through a large area in a state park that is disc golf exclusive. We didn't see any non disc golf people anywhere around the course. Some holes play through tight wooded areas with dense rough waiting to punish an errant drive. The rest of the holes play in rolling grassy areas with scattered mature trees and areas of brush to avoid. This makes for a nice mix of holes where you have to hit a specific line and holes where you can get a little creative. A couple of holes bring water into play for some nice risk/reward decisions.
I enjoyed the mix of left and right turning holes, and felt like I had to shape a lot of different lines. Many of the wooded holes were shorter and called for a putter, but the more open holes had several longer shots where you get to pull out a driver. Many baskets were creatively placed, tucked into trees or brush in a way that makes you really think on your upshot. There are good concrete tees on all the holes, and basic signage with distance and hole layout. The layout is easy to follow, and there is clear signage on where to play the added 6 holes.
Cons: The baskets are old and in pretty rough shape. Many are bent and most are quite rusty. They don't catch as well any more. The tee signs are really basic, and don't always have enough info to keep you from having to walk ahead and check out the hole anyway. Many are vandalized and a few are broken or missing.
I like brushy rough that makes you pay for missing the fairway, but the thorns hiding in the rough here are pretty brutal, I guess that's even more motivation to hit your lines. The hole across the swampy pond doesn't really have a bailout option for newer players, I like to see a way for everyone to play the hole rather than having to skip it. Some areas of the course get a little repetitive with several of the same kind of shot in a row.
Other Thoughts: This is a fun course and definitely worth a stop if you're in the area. I enjoyed the mix of park style and wooded holes, and would stop here again if I were passing through. Beginners might find the rough a little punishing, but the wooded holes aren't too long and the open holes won't get you in trouble for most errant drives. More experienced players won't really be tested here, but there are some fun shots and you have to be pretty accurate to score well.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Lots of variety, tight wooded shots and long open bombers. T-pads were in good shape, concrete. 24 holes total.
Cons: Layout could have been better, Once you start you don't get back to your car till 18. A couple of the holes were kind of confusing to find. And some parts were VERY muddy. Some of the baskets were in bad shape.
6$ a car (Was free because its out of camping season though)
Other Thoughts: This course has alot of potential, a TON of space and some really cool shots. (heres lookin at you 250'ft shot across the pond!) I feel like the course had ALOT of left to right holes, especially in the beginning. But they did have an alternate layout too.
The scenery was amazing, I can't wait to get out to this park when everything is bright green! Truely a beautiful park!
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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