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Short, open approach and putt practice

1    1/15/2017   1/18/2017
Review By: SpartanDisc
Played: 147  Reviewed: 23  Exp: 15.6 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -- Considering the land that this park is in, I think the layout was done very well. There isn't much in terms of distance, elevation, or obstacles to work with but I feel this course design takes a good advantage of the little there. I had to throw different lines and used a surprising number of discs and shots given this is a short, open, 9 hole course. As a LHBH, I had to use a downhill anhyzer over a pond (not sure if the pond is permanent or seasonal), a few hyzer skips with my Firebird, some shots between a few tight trees with a ceiling and some big spike hyzers around a tree. Some holes had easy lines on either side a tree, so I just threw multiple shots and lines to get some practice in.
-- Good practice for approach shots and putting. I can't image this course getting super crowded with golfers, so it's almost like short field practice but with a basket. It's only 9 holes, so play a few times and take multiple drives with different lines
-- Lots of ace runs. Every hole should be a birdie opportunity so good confidence builder, I guess. Would be decent for new players who live by to learn on. There isn't any woods or trouble to really get into and lose a disc in.
-- Beautiful multi-use park. Is really just a nice place in general.
-- Decent baskets and signs
Cons: -- Short, open and only 9 holes. This is due to the nature of being located in a small, multi-use park. There isn't much challenge here. I shot -4 and -5 in two rounds (9 holes each). If it wasn't cold and icy, on a good day I could see myself shooting -9 on 9 holes if I was putting well.
-- A few tees were a bit rough. I also played in Jan, so there was some ice on some of the sand tees. However, some holes tee off a cement walking path so those were no issue.
-- I played in January so no one was there. As I said, I don't see a lot of disc golfers playing here but being a multi-use park, I could see pedestrians getting in the way a bit in the summer.
Other Thoughts: There isn't much here to talk about. 9 short, open holes in a small neighborhood park. But it is a nice park, the baskets seem well kept, and the design is nice given what they had to work with. I only played because I was in the area and had about an hour left before it got dark and I felt like throwing. I wouldn't travel here to play, but if you have time to kill in the area, it's worth a few quick practice rounds.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.


1    11/29/2010   11/29/2010
Review By: notapro
Played: 465  Reviewed: 280  Exp: 14.5 Years
10 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: - Course is set around a small park, and is pretty isolated except for a walking path.
- There are some holes with smaller trees to snag drives, and others with larger trees to get around. Usually there are a few ways to go, but some are pretty tricky with low hanging branches in tough spots. At least one hole doesn't have a clear hyzer route.
- Some smaller rolling hills are present, so there are some noticeable downhill shots and some mildly sloped greens.
- Good tee signs where present, tees in good shape, decent baskets. Navigation is brainless.
Cons: - The hole lengths are pretty limited in the small area, with a bunch of holes near 200'. There are a few around 270', but overall it is pretty short.
- Fair amount of holes are wide open or close to it, with little thought needed.
- Teepads painted on the path are slippery and sometimes awkwardly placed.
Other Thoughts: - Great course for beginners, or those trying to polish some things up. A few holes have good trick shot possibilities, and some interesting lines can be found. Other holes are basic ace runs or just solid putt/approach practice.

10 of 11 people found this review helpful.

 walkers on path at 8 a.m.

1    11/20/2009   11/28/2009
Review By: tallpaul
Played: 887  Reviewed: 137  Exp: 29.6 Years
10 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Yardage says 1700 ft. total; I thought more like 2,000, my playing partner, thought perhaps 2,300 ft. (perhaps this is just because it was our 12th course in three days; and the first of the morning?)
Willow hole is a nice hole (#5). Gotta go low or a huge spike heiser (rhbh). Hole #6 also a good looking hole; with willows in play.
Signs on all holes, except nine missing.
Tees are sloped. I bet this is for drainage. Limestone....done well, if you don't mind the slope.
I took only a buzz and a putter along; and could have used the speed of a driver on 3 or 4 drives.
This is another of those nines, that if you use the walking path as o.b., you can add a level of difficulty to round. My playing partner was surrounded once, I was across once, and in a backyard, once. We didn't play any o.b. But, that would have been three o.b.s if we were.
Cons: Course short.
Course plain....no real variety.
Walkers on the paths at 8 a.m. Sometimes, in play. They were nice and we all smiled at each other, but we did have to wait slightly, twice.
Other Thoughts: My thoughts are empty....see mashnut's review for more....

10 of 10 people found this review helpful.

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