4 Helpful / 0 Not
-Great variety of holes traveling in and out of mature wooded areas.
-A fun and challenging course for beginner and advanced.
-Greens on #1, #3, #5, #7, #8, #9, #11, #13, #14, #15, and #18 (get the picture?) play along hills and are challenging.
-Good mix of distances. Not all of the holes require big arms and not all the holes driving with a putter.
-Signs are clearly understood.
-Park is well kept.
-Local shop (Iron Lion DGS) just down the road. www.ironliondgs.com
-Beautiful ravine and pond landscaping with lodge and gazebo.
Cons: -After rain this park can be difficult to navigate due to some very marshy and muddy areas.
-Hole #9 is way to marshy to ever be a fun hole. It has a great distance (500'+), but if you plant it on the fairways you will be standing in mush.
-Can be busy with walkers, dogs, fishers, which is a problem due to many of the holes fairways intersecting with paths and benches. (I did hit a gentlemen on a bench on hole #8)
-Parking for by hole #1 is hard to get to if you've never been to Prospect Park. And the parking lot is small and easily fills on a nice day.
-Brush around the green on hole #16 is out of control. If you throw a disc in that brush you very well may loose it.
A wonderful local course for me, living in Moline. I have had a lot of fun learning the game on this course. The two things keeping me from giving Prospect a 4 is hole #9's swampy-ness and the cross traffic of pedestrians (not annoying, just dangerous). I completely recommend making a stop here if you're coming in from out of town. Remember stop by Iron Lion (www.ironliondgs.com
) to pick up some discs and talk to Chase.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 0 Not
hilly and well maintained
Pros: Very hilly holes. You will find yourself walking on slanted slopes for much of this course. You will also find yourself trying to land plastic in accordance with slopes on many holes; in an attempt to keep your disc as the spot you intend; rather than 100 or more feet away after rolling.
These fairways are fair; but elevation shots should be penalized for smaller error than flat shots; and this happens here; as there is trouble if your float on a number of holes; i.e. woods off to the side, or a very slanted stance on the next shot; if your placement works out badly; etc.
There is also a wooded section with some elevation; but basically technical shots.
Wonderful tees and signage.
The day we were here; there were at least 10 park employees working on the course....unbelievable!! Chips were being placed, roadways were being swept, trash emptied, a surveying crew was even out; making plans for some future course improvement.
Good balance of right and left holes; most with multiple options to pin.
Course uses the amount of land available well. They have been allowed to stretch the disc play to all edges of property.
A few low ceiling shots required.
Some pavement for possible o.b. play available.
Building kind of in play on a couple of holes; for a different look.
Nice long concrete tees. Benches.
Cons: We were here on a weekday, and only had park's employees to dodge for the most part. However, it is evident that at other times, other park users could very well cause conflict. (Holes near building...holes near parking...top area with walking paths, etc....)
Even with good signage, there is some walking and a bit of good navigation needed to find your way a couple of times.
Not really a con, but, be forewarned that there is a fair amount of side hill travel required here. In other words, those with bad knees, ankles, or hips, may want to play elsewhere.
One set of tees.
Other Thoughts: Prospect is not outstanding from a shot stand point. However, many shots require elevation placement in a way that is fairly unique. Many heavily slanted fairways force you to think how your disc will land. You will also be forced to shoot second shots from uneven stances (i.e. uphill or downhill lies). Many courses have one or two of these type holes; Prospect has a number of them.
Only the fact that the Quad Cities area has some outstanding disc in general; puts this one to the lower end of their courses.
I would rate West Lake, Camden, Devils Glen, and even Butterworth, a bit higher than this course. We liked Prospect better than Longview and Eastern. (Longview has similar hill play to Prospect, but Longview is a much tougher course to navigate ).
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Fun park course
Pros: The course plays through a large hilly park with some open rolling areas, and some areas with scattered mature trees. A few holes play through more wooded outskirts of the park with more dense trees and some underbrush off the fairway to catch errant shots. There is a great variety of more open shots and ones that you need to shape lines to avoid trees. The elevation is used very well here to make you shoot up and down the hills, as well as some great pin placements where you can roll a long way if you go for a putt and miss it.
Many holes have multiple lines you can take, the ones that are tighter do a good job of forcing a few right to left shots and a few left to right shots for some balance. There are definitely some ace run holes here, including a couple with fun elevation to keep it more interesting. There are also some longer holes that still require you to throw accurately to either stay out of brush or to avoid going out of bounds with a street or walking path.
There are nice large concrete tees, which are all level even on sloped holes. The tee signs are plenty descriptive and there is enough signage that navigation is never really an issue on this course despite a couple long walks between holes. There are nice paths and staircases where necessary to go up and down the hills so a muddy day wouldn't make this course that bad to play. The park is well taken care of with plenty of trashcans and obviously constant maintenance.
Cons: This course is fun, but is a little lacking in challenge. Most of the holes have multiple lines so that you're not forced to throw different shots very often, and other than a couple longer holes there isn't enough distance that most of the holes aren't easily reachable on a decent drive.
The park is very crowded, and the course plays right next to and sometimes over other park uses. The fishing pond isn't really in play, but the holes that play near it all had people fishing in places that a disc could easily end up. Many holes played over walking paths, sometimes blindly, and there were lots of people using these paths so it could be a real safety issue if people aren't careful.
Other Thoughts: This is another fun course in the Quad Cities area, and worth a stop if you're in the area. There are definitely some fun elevation shots here, and though it's not the most challenging course, it is a very pretty park and a nice walk.
Beginners will enjoy the elevation and the reasonable distances here, and there aren't many places to really lose a disc. More experienced players will have some fun on several holes here, but will need to look elsewhere for real challenge.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 2 Not
Nice, challenging course
Pros: This course offers a wide variety of holes. There are uphill, downhill, tight, open, long, short, and everything in between. Has decent tees and pins. Also has decent, simple signs, Has some very challenging holes, but is still easy enough to enjoy.
Cons: Can be rather muddy on some holes. Some of the signs were very crude and not helpful. Previous experience is helpful when playing this course.
Other Thoughts: Overall, this is a very nice course. It is marked well and is surrounded by park walkways and a nice pond. This course could be played by any level and should be enjoyed by most of them. Probably one of the best courses in the Quad Cities area.
4 of 6 people found this review helpful.
9 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This a nice park with some big hills. There are a lot of trees with several wooded areas. With only 23 acres to work with this is a very good 18 hole course.
Just like the other Quad Cities courses this one has nice cement tee pads, baskets, and excellent tee signs.
Almost every hole plays up, down, along, or across a hill. It makes putting difficult as many grees are sloped.
There is an excellent variety of shots on this course. Large mature trees are utilized along with elevation add to the challenge. There are a few holes with tighter thicker woods.
This is a nice par 54 course that is good for beginners but also fun for more skilled players.
There are some very memorable holes on this course and there is quite a bit of "fun" factor.
Cons: If the park was bigger this would be a championship level course. It just lacks the room to add distance.
9 of 9 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 0 Not
great terrain for disc golf
Pros: -Super hilly, almost all holes play the hills, making for some fast greens
-great big concrete pads, great signs with lengths, and suggested route
-Lots of variety in shot types hyzer anhyzer straight, roller if you're brave
-good mix of uphill, downhill, flat and throw over valley holes
-good mix of hole length, a lot of short holes reachable with mids or putters but a few longer holes
-mature trees throughout the park
Cons: -Parking was a bit ambiguous and limited, I parked by the bandshell/pond area, (start on 9), I couldn't figure out where to park for hole one, but the parking lot there seemed a bit limited also.
-I have a feeling that on a nice summer weekend day this park can be dangerous to play in, there is a walking path that winds throughout the park and a fishing pond that supposedly gets fished quite a bit.
-the walking path in some area leaves a bit to be desired, lots of erosion issues
-Some nasty drainage issues on hole 9 up by the pin I sank down to my ankle in nasty drainage water, also the paths in the woods are super slick after rain.
-very few facilities that I saw (no bathrooms or water)
Other Thoughts: Overall this is a good course, I really enjoyed the shots here and many of the holes were quite memorable. However I'd probably pass this one up for some of the other courses in the area (the camdens, middle park, devils glen, west lake, richmond hills, eagle point (clinton) and fuller (muscatine) because I like more challenge in dg courses, but to me this is better than eastern and longview but I'd definitely play this course again for a good rec challenge.
-I'd put this on the tougher end of rec courses.
-The pars here are inaccurate, play all par 3s
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 8 Not
One of the best in the area
Pros: Hills are good if you are looking for weight loss. Lots of trash cans. Just plain pretty. One of the best courses within 20 mi.
Other Thoughts: Bring lots of discs for hole 4. It's fun to try and get a hole in one.
0 of 8 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 4 Not
Sporty Shorty Fun
Pros: This course has many really cool holes. This was very challenging and asks for many different kinds of shots. The designer used the land to make some really memorable holes. It has open holes, wooded holes, and elevation galore. There were lots of trashcans and great tee signs. The cement tees were a good size.
Cons: The par settings are set for kids and new players for sure. The 5's should be 4's and 4's should be 3's. Take a map to for your first time. Parking was crazy on a Sunday. This course has many holes that have the fairways built along the sides of the hills. This is not something that is friendly to your feet or shoes.
Other Thoughts: The cool holes boosted the fun factor for me as the side slopes killed it. This is a course I would play again as I did enjoy enough parts of it. There are lots of people at this park so, play safe.
6 of 10 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 7 Not
Pros: Hills, Hills, Hills! very pleasant and clean, challenging and it was in a safe area
Cons: Hills, Hill,Hills ! There are hills on all most every hole Not for beginners watch out for some poison Ivy
Other Thoughts: It was a fun course and very challenging I recommend going if you are experienced, Just remember to keep your cool. and hole NINE is a killer after a few rainy days! But go and have fun!
0 of 7 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: Very Challenging with a wide varity of holes from playing through woods to having to play over water. Not a starter course at all.
Cons: Very Hilly but that adds to the challenge of the course.
Other Thoughts: I would highly recomend this course to anyone who has played for at least one summer. Could be a bit frustrating to a beginner.
0 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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