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 Beautiful course, hidden away in the ghetto

5+    5/19/2014   6/14/2014
Review By: nelson22
Played: 6  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 10.5 Years
Pros: Gorgeous course, lots of huge mature trees, concrete teepads, tee signs, river comes into play on a few holes, varying distances, dual tees. Hole 9 has the option of throwing over the river if youre feeling risky.
Cons: It is kind of in the ghetto of Rochester, I've seen homeless people hang out there quite a bit, witnessed a drug deal once. The baskets are in pretty good shape, but dont have numbers on them.
Other Thoughts: Just don't go play too late at night.

 MN Historical Course

5+    8/1/1988   2/1/2012
Review By: Jumpinjoe
Played: 9  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 41.4 Years
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: MN historical course
Cons: Only 9 holes
Other Thoughts: "Slats" is one of the first courses in MN. It was designed and installed in 1978 or '79 by Steady Ed Headrick #001 himself. Our early MST events always included Slats and it saw some great tournaments back in the day. It was re-designed in 1996.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Decent course for Rochester

5+    10/24/2011   11/2/2011
Review By: sharpekid
Played: 28  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 17.8 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This course is great for beginners and intermediate players. To summarize some of the pros:

- Easy access to the park
- Play very quickly (this could be a con)
- Concrete tees
- River runs through it
Cons: I'm not super picky when it comes to courses, however, here are a few that I noticed:
-Minimal signage
-Lots of trash around the park
-Only 9 holes
-Mostly simple holes and no signature holes at all
Other Thoughts: This course isn't overly amazing, but it's worth a play if you're in Rochester. The river does add a slight element of difficulty for LHBH players on holes #5, #6. Overall, it's not a bad course, but like others have said, I would like to see an 18 hole course here in Rochester.

Also, this course would fine for a warm before heading to Bear Cave Park in Stewartville :)

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Best in Rochester, which doesn't say much

2-4    8/7/2010   9/15/2011
Review By: sheepweevil
Played: 31  Reviewed: 22  Exp: 9.6 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: I would say that this is the best course in Rochester, but that is really not saying much. I give it the edge over East Park because of the use of the river, which adds a small element of danger to the otherwise tame and open park.

It does have concrete tee pads and some scattered benches and trash cans.
Cons: It is only 9 holes, though I don't think any more could fit in this small park.

It's in a lower-income area, but in Rochester that's not such a big deal.

Signs aren't very informative, and there is a lot of goose poop.
Other Thoughts: If you're willing to drive 20 minutes or so, Bear Cave Park in Stewartville is much better than anything else in the area.

Rochester desperately needs a well-designed 18 hole course. I believe there is a big opportunity for even a pay-to-play course in the area.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Creek makes it interesting

1    10/20/2010   10/28/2010
Review By: lazy42
Played: 40  Reviewed: 39  Exp: 8.4 Years
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Multiuse city park with various activities available. Nice walking path through park. Ball fields. Playground area. Paved parking lot with quite a bit of room. Trash cans in various locations throughout park. Shelter building on grounds too. Nice area of trees and brush that helped keep the wind at bay (the day I played there were 30-40 mph gusts) for the first 7 holes.

Dual concrete tee pads, good sized too. Creek that either comes into play directly, or on an errand throw on holes 5, 6, 7, 9. Though mostly wide open, trees used as obstacles through course. Navigation on course was fine, no real issues except the red tee on hole 5 is hidden by a large pine tree over by the bridge. Dual Tee's.
Cons: Nobody seems to use the trash cans. Lots of trash by the tee on 4, broken bottles too.

Very basic tee signs, just a large post (railroad tie) with the hole #, unless you count all the writing and carving (vandalism) important, there isn't any other information.

Because of the size of the park, the holes on the west side of the course are close together, though wasn't an issue picking the correct pin once play started.

Basket on hole 3 was different than the rest, only having on set of outer chains.

A couple of the white (Am) tees were so close to the red tees that it didn't change the line at all. Just reduced distance by 30' - 60'.
Other Thoughts: Couple of holes to note: 5 uses what little elevation available (on the red tee) and places you down along the creek, throwing with the creek. Longest hole on the course @ 488'. Hole 9 (red tee) has you throwing angled across the creek towards pin. Nice grouping of trees over there too. The creek isn't that wide, but since you don't throw perpendicular to the creek, in increases the difficulty and required distance to clear it.

Designers did what they could with area given to them, and used the creek very well. Course would benefit from a couple of extra trash cans maybe over on hole 4 to help with the trash. Good course for midrange work. Not much need for anything beyond a fairway driver here.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.


1    8/11/2010   8/13/2010
Review By: jonas
Played: 38  Reviewed: 25  Exp: 10.3 Years
This review was updated on 10/4/2010
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: An open course, but with plenty of trees to make you think about your shots. Not overly long, but still long enough where you can have some fun. Which two sets of tees you can play the course twice and each hole will seem different.
Cons: No real elevation change and the course was pretty short. It wasn't the most challenging, but fun on a hot day. Finding it with out good directions can be hard. Plan your trip there is you are not from Rochester.
Other Thoughts: Fun course that was just challenging enough to make it fun.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Not too shabby

2-4    9/25/2008   11/5/2008
Review By: cpaquette
Played: 42  Reviewed: 41  Exp: 10.2 Years
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: A few shots near the river and #9 that crosses the river is fun. Easy to navigate where to go on this course.
Good course to practice your approach shots and putts.
Cons: Course is really short, most big arms can leave their drivers in their vehicles.
There is virtually no elevation change on this course.
Other Thoughts: Having a few more holes and another bridge that crossed the river would make this course more appealing.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Home of the Goose

1    11/24/2006   10/15/2008
Review By: Schwinn2
Played: 51  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 17.5 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Concrete tee pads and decent baskets.
Cons: Goose poop everywhere! Shoes and discs needed cleaning when the round was done. Lacked elevation change, distance, and variety.
Other Thoughts: Rochester could use an 18 hole course! The city's 9 holers just don't do the sport justice.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 A River Runs Through It....

5+    8/22/2008   8/25/2008
Review By: Treewacker9
Played: 13  Reviewed: 10  Exp: 10.6 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Good concrete multiple tees & permanent signs denoting hole numbers. Some challenging holes around trees & along Bear Creek, esp. from the tips.
Cons: Gets quite a bit of play & there is some local park traffic. The signs don't give the par & yardage.
Other Thoughts: Though not a long course, it has enough on it to keep your attention. Bear Creek can swallow a lot of discs if you have a bad throw. Seems to be well maintained by the Park dept. Overall it's a nice 9-hole layout. Rochester really needs an 18-hole disc course to keep up with it's growing popularity.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

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