Waterloo, IA 
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 Decent Quick 9

1    3/1/2011   3/6/2011
Review By: Martin Dewgarita
Played: 1267  Reviewed: 93  Exp: 8 Years
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Amenities. Shelter, Playground for the kids, bathrooms (closed in the winter), ample parking (near holes 1 and 5).

Variety. Decent variety of shots required with several big arm holes that require a little bit of accuracy to avoid the mature trees lining most of the fairways.

Elevation. A bit of decent elevation comes into play on several holes keeping it interesting.

Birdie opportunities. The ace runs exist, though most of the holes are a bit longer or have enough obstacles that a birdie (2) feels quite rewarding.

Access. Just off the freeway for a quick 9 holes.

Tees. Dual teepads are all level concrete large enough for an ample runup and in good shape.

Baskets. All baskets exist and are in good shape.
Cons: Navigation. Confusing layout, I think I ended up playing the holes in the completely wrong order, of the 2 tee pads one of them will have a number on it, pay attention to that. The most confusion came after hole 6, walk past hole 9 tee to find 7.

Signage. The stones in front of the tee pad seemed sporadic in showing distance/hole numbers maybe I just didn't look hard enough to see them all. Tee signs and/or directional signage would be helpful.

Dual Tees offer very little variety. The "short" tee was often only like 20 feet ahead of the long, which didn't change the layout at all or affect the distance enough that a beginner might prefer to play from the shorts.

Cleanliness. Maybe it was just early season and they haven't done spring cleaning yet, but there was a lot of trash on the course, garbage cans were provided at the parking areas.

Other users. The walking trails may not see a ton of use, but I did have to wait on a couple of holes for walkers to move out of the way, and I had to wait for a father and daughter to move from one of the fairways.
Other Thoughts: Enjoyable enough for a quick 9 holes if passing through on the freeway, I would make the quick stop off the highway to enjoy the variety of big arm and slightly technical holes to be found here.

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