Prairie City, IA 
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Uploaded By: dgaficionado Hole #6 (Taken 6/2019)
4 / 234ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #6 Tee

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Simple Course

2-4    4/21/2022   5/22/2022
Review By: knobby325
Played: 305  Reviewed: 219  Exp: 7.7 Years
10 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Easy for beginners
-Quick Play
-Quiet Park
Cons: -Very old baskets in poor shape
-#9 basket missing (seems has been for while)
-Crude signage
-Natural tees
-#1 fairway goes right through swing set
Other Thoughts: Prairie City Park hosts most of a DGC in the southern part of Prairie City, IA. Marked here as Mach I baskets, they are single chain and have seen better days. There are tee signs, but it is limited information. I can see this course being OK for beginners, for others, there is very little challenge. The first hole is on the other side of a large swingset from the tee, a hazard to say the least. The others work around the park with a few trees to affect your lines, but not really much. In need of an overall re-fresh and slight re-design, at this point it is mostly a bagger's course. Stop by for a quick round to pad your stats or your course count, but I probably won't play here again.

10 of 10 people found this review helpful.

Confidence Builder for Beginners

1    6/15/2019   6/20/2019
Review By: dgaficionado
Played: 250  Reviewed: 31  Exp: 32.8 Years
This review was updated on 8/11/2022
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Really short course is a good spot for kids to learn the game.
+ simple rec course well suited for beginners or children
+ good area to practice short game
+ several ace-run opportunities
Cons: Course partially overlaps play area.
- course is too short for advanced players
- #1 fairway is dangerously close to swing set
- #9 basket is missing
Other Thoughts:
Very short course shares space with playgrounds and picnic areas in small, community park across from schools. Brightly colored baskets with single chains and color coordinated signs feature prominently among other park features. Holes are arranged in an easy to follow manner with little walking required between holes. A few fairways are situated very close to other playground amenities, which could prove dangerous when park is crowded with visitors. Throughout the course are slight elevation changes and plenty of shade.

This beginner course is obviously designed for play by children. Longest hole is 290 feet, and all five holes over 200 ft are listed as par 4 holes. Thus, this would seem to be a course for building one's confidence before tackling longer courses in the area. And with that in mind, it succeeds as a good course for learning to play the game for those unable to throw far at first. Disc golfers should consider this a pitch and putt course, easily playable in 20 minutes. It makes for a pleasant area to warm up one's putting before playing nearby parks.

Course begins on left side of community building. First hole throws around community building and past swing set. Second hole throws straight (despite tee sign description) and uphill alongside fence on right. Hole #3 throws downhill past basketball court and right of community building. Hole #4 throws back uphill alongside #3's fairway and past trees. Hole #5 throws to right of picnic shelter and over crest of hill towards trees. Hole #6 throws past trees, past picnic shelter on left and towards street. Hole #7 throws back alongside #6 fairway and past trees toward SW corner of park. Hole #8 throws straight towards street, past trees and alongside fence on right. Hole #9 throws straight towards community building.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful.

 Prarie City

1    10/17/2015   10/22/2015
Review By: Enforcerj027
Played: 18  Reviewed: 11  Exp: 12 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Beginner Friendly
Decent signage
Some tree's for obstacles
Well mowed and maintained
Baskets are numbered
Cons: 1 basket has broken chains
Baskets are single chain and vary in height
No concrete Tee pads
Short course
Plays threw a playground area
Couple of baskets are bordering housing
Other Thoughts: Very small course and very lenient on scoring. This course is a huge birde fest. Beautiful for somebody practicing, learning, or adding another course to their tally. Not many shots here are very challenging but you can tell somebody takes a lot of pride keeping this place mowed and clean. If you are in the area check it out.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Prairie City DGC Review

2-4    7/2/2014   7/3/2014
Review By: dutchrunningriot
Played: 28  Reviewed: 8
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Beginner friendly
Open Hole Locations
Won't lose discs
Grass is mowed consistently
Cons: Very short course (longest hole is 290 feet)
No cement pads
Hole signs are not extremely helpful (each basket does have the number above it, but my brothers and I would just jog up to the hole beforehand to confirm we were throwing the the correct hole the first time through.
Other Thoughts: This course is ultimately a birdie binge. The course is very par friendly where par 4s are easily drivable to an average player and par 3s are essentially middle distance approach shots. Great course to work on the middle range portion of your game and to bring new players to increase their confidence.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Small Park, Short Holes

5+    8/28/2010   9/13/2010
Review By: yearofrolling
Played: 87  Reviewed: 18  Exp: 25.8 Years
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Mowed every time I've been there
Hole lengths accessible for beginners
Some trees used as obstacles to some effect
Pretty easy to find the next tee
Ace prospects
Baskets are the barely functional, rusty, single-chained type
Signage (not that it is really needed here) is missing or lacking
Short holes in a small park
Other Thoughts:
It's easier to view this collection of baskets as an extra added bonus activity for park-goers already utilizing the park than to think of them as a disc golf destination.
Or more simply put, unless you live in PC or somewhere near you probably won't want to spend the travel time to come here just to play disc golf.
I would recommend this course to anyone who is trying to play as many courses as possible or trying to play every course in Iowa.

I don't think this course gets that much traffic, so it might be a good place to play basket to basket or backwards or make-up your own disc golf game; play to every basket from the same spot, it's doable.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 A walk in the park.

1    6/6/2010   6/7/2010
Review By: dustbuster232000
Played: 30  Reviewed: 10  Exp: 22.8 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Clean park with water and bathrooms. Varied shot paths. Short easy holes.
Cons: First tee sign missing. Start from the right side of the building along the parking area.
Other Thoughts: Baskets rusted but usable. Course could use some TLC but for a small town forgotten course its not bad. Not worth the trip but fun if your in the area.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Great for Practice and Beginners

2-4    5/22/2010   5/22/2010
Review By: TreeSkipper
Played: 6  Reviewed: 5  Exp: 12.9 Years
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: In well maintained park. Pretty tough to lose a disc unless you happen to throw one over the fence on hole 2 or hole 8. Good mixture of trees throughout course. Great for practice or Beginners
Cons: Difficult to find first tee box. Signs are missing or in need of repair on holes 1 & 2. Some signs can rotate around so we had to send out a spotter a couple of times to make sure we were shooting at the right cage. It would have been nice to see a map of the course somewhere.
Other Thoughts: The lengths of the holes are on the short side so we ended up playing it twice. Cages could use a little paint. All-in-all not bad if you are learning the game.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Not sure what to say here

1    7/8/2006   3/11/2009
Review By: SpikeHyzer
Played: 110  Reviewed: 33  Exp: 20.1 Years
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: It has baskets...that is about the only pro about it
Cons: You can play this 9 hole course with a putter. It is also a dangerous course as it plays near a shelter house and playground.
Other Thoughts: Skip this. It took me only 20 minutes to play the whole course.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful.

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