Waukee, IA 
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Uploaded By: yearofrolling Hole #11 (Taken 5/2010)
3 / 383ft.   -- / -- Par / Distance:
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 Nice and clean

1    6/2/2013   6/5/2013
Review By: DisCat13
Played: 110  Reviewed: 21  Exp: 18.7 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: First of all this park is very nice and clean. It makes it easy with trashcans on nearly every tee. The park is also very well maintained and in great shape.

Secondly, the signage was decent, not great, but decent. The signs give you an accurate representation of the hole layout, distance, and pin placement.

The layout itself is unique and fun. Hole 4 has a basket right next to the creek. Which, the creek is no serious threat of being a disc eater. You can go after your disc anywhere along the creek. Hole 5 is also neat as you play beside the creek throughout the hole and have to throw around the big, red covered bridge (which is also unique to this park). Number 8 is a blast. It is a wondrous down hill throw that is perfect for RHBH throwers. Throw a couple from here! Number nine is an extreme dog leg left around the trees and the creek. Another fun hole for sure.

The park was full of friendly people. It was not too crowded but others were out on playgrounds nearby (there are bathrooms too) or walking/riding on the park trail. Nice people, nice area/neighborhood, nice park.
Cons: There are some minor navigation issues here. For instance, when you finish number one, you have quite a walk to number two tee. It is visible, but a good distance away. Same goes from number two to number three. It is pretty smooth sailing from holes 3-6 & holes 9-12. However, after hole six go over the bridge to find holes 7-8, then back over the same bridge to get back to nine. Nines tee box will be close to number six basket. Once you get to nine you will finish fine.

A couple baskets (3 & 10) are close to the road. I never felt like it was dangerously close though. Not a major deal, I don't think.
Other Thoughts: This is a really nice park and a really nice area right next to Waukee High School. It is definitely worth the 10-15 minute drive from central Des Moines.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Working on Driving

5+    7/4/2012   7/5/2012
Review By: firebird33
Played: 11  Reviewed: 3
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Long holes to work on driving
-Not to busy, will be able to throw more than one disc if just wanting to practice
-Really clean facility
-Well mowed and hard to lose a disc unless thrown into the creek
-Good use of the creek on hole 4,8, and 9
-Very nice signs and tee pads
Cons: -Signs don't have the par on it or where the next hole is
-If you haven't played there before you are searching where each hole is.
-Some throws are dangerously close to the road if you have a bad shot or wind is carrying the disc
-Hole 1 you're most likely to throw it into the softball field because it is so close.
-Not enough trees to use as obstacle for challenging shots
-It is all straightaways on 8 out of 12 holes
Other Thoughts: Very good course to work on your driving. When I go there I will throw a couple of discs because you have a chance to better your drives. It is right in the heart of the park so sometimes worried about hitting other people or cars driving through.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Redesign me!

1    6/9/2012   6/19/2012
Review By: mndiscg
Played: 365  Reviewed: 358  Exp: 9.4 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Good signage
-Decent sized cement pads
-Nice Baskets
-Good length and variation of length
-Elevation on a few holes
-Creek comes into play on a few holes
-Some more open bomber shots with just a few carefully placed trees in the way
-A lot of other courses nearby if you are planning a road trip
-Even with the hazards it is unlikely that you lose a disc
Cons: -They could have used the creek and hills a lot more. I liked a few of the holes but many were just ok. The layout is pretty average. I would like to see more done with this decent piece of public land.
-Could be busy in the summer
-Paths and sport fields near the course. It is also on school grounds so that may present some issues.
Other Thoughts: The directions that I followed from this site lead you to the start of hole 7. Also, hole 7's basket is labeled 8 for some reason. This is fine because the course eventually loops back. This is a course that I found fairly fun but couldn't help but think of what could have been. It is worth a stop but don't expect the greatest challenge except maybe on some of the longer holes if it is windy.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 a walk in the park

5+    5/9/2010   4/20/2010
Review By: yearofrolling
Played: 81  Reviewed: 17  Exp: 20.4 Years
This review was updated on 5/12/2010
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Centennial Park has great DGA Baskets, 12 of them, and nice, big concrete tee pads, too.
The signs that exist are good enough.
Some holes don't have signs. More on that in Cons.
Lots of parking.
You could start this course from 3 places (holes 1, 5 or 8).

Its a good course to learn on. Intermediate players should enjoy honing their skills here, but more experienced players may not be challenged by what Centennial has to offer.

The fairways are pretty well defined with the possible exception of the longer holes (2, 3,7) where its just so very wide open.

This course is fun to play because its relaxing and easy to traverse.
The most memorable holes for me are:
Hole 5: Doglegs around the covered foot-bridge and over the stream.
Hole 9: Downhill shot through a tree-line, all while avoiding the stream.
Hole 10: Dog leg has you shooting under trees and over the creek.

This park is really well maintained; mowed often. The plentiful garbage cans at the tees keep the litter down, too.
When the season is full-on, there are restrooms at holes 1 and 8.
Cons: The signs are lacking. Hole 4 was removed a few years ago when they installed an culvert for the small stream that flows through the park (which, by the way, improved the sogginess of holes "5" and 6 greatly) but was never replaced. Hole 5 is also unmarked for some reason, as are holes 10-13, but they are newer (added in the end of 2008, I think).

The layout could be better. There are a few long walks between a basket and the next tee that are so long they almost could almost put another hole in, from 2 to 3 especially.

Many of the holes don't have too much to offer: Straight shots, flat terrain, medium distance and few or dangerous obstacles like softball fields that are very often in use.

The brush and undergrowth around the stream on holes 9, 10 and 11 can get pretty thick and nasty. I try really hard not to go in there. I've found three disks on hole 9 (all unmarked).

There can be heavy pedestrian traffic on the playground equipment found on holes 6, 7, 8. I've seen players skip holes 8, 12 and 13 because of kiddy sports team practice.
Other Thoughts: I think adding 5 more holes to make Centennial a full 18 is a real possibility and a good idea.
As is, the course is fun without being super technical and frustrating and a good place for beginners to get a feel of the sport.
I think redoing the signs would help many new players.
After you've played Centennial once its easy to find your way around for your next round.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Fun Little Course

2-4    8/3/2009   8/4/2009
Review By: THansenite
Played: 4  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 8.2 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - Fairly wide open course
- Good scenery with a covered bridge and creek running through
- Not many trees to get in the way
- Concrete pads are nice
Cons: - No signs on some of the holes
- Current signs looking pretty weathered
- Some holes run a little close to baseball/softball fences
Other Thoughts: It is a fun little course and I have been playing there to practice since I am very new to disc golf. Close to my house and I can go there and get in a round in around an hour typically.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Decent Course

5+    6/16/2009   6/17/2009
Review By: Airfishey
Played: 87  Reviewed: 11  Exp: 12.4 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Good variety of long and short holes
-Some challenging shots created by a creek that runs through the course and semi-mature trees
-Well kept course (always mowed because it is a city park across from the high school)
-Good course for beginner/intermediate players
-Restrooms by parking lot
-Shelter/ playground/ sandbox in park
-Hard to lose a disc
-Multiple tee pads on some holes
-Plenty of parking spots allow for you to start from 3 different holes on the course
-Trash cans keep the course relatively clean
Cons: -Course can be crowded
-Kids using the sandbox can get in the way
-Possibility of throwing over the fences of baseball/softball fields can get annoying
-Signs have not been updated since it changed from a 9-hole to 12-hole course.
Other Thoughts: This course was an Eagle Scout project and was made with the help of donations from local companies. It was expanded from a 9-hole to a 12-hole course in 2008. It is a semi-challenging course for intermediate level players. The course can be played in about 45 minutes if it isn't crowded.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.


5+    6/14/2009   6/15/2009
Review By: jdggna
Played: 23  Reviewed: 13  Exp: 11.7 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Multiple tees on almost all holes.
The course is very open in general, though trees still come into play on most of the holes.
The course is very well maintained as it is a city/school park.
There are restrooms and a shelter on site.
Cons: Mostly a flat course, with only a couple holes utilizing elevation.
My biggest issue with this course is the heavy traffic. There are a couple little league fields, a soccer field, playground equipment, etc. in this park, and there can be quite a few people around. A couple problems are created from this. Holes 1 and 12 make it very easy for a RHBH thrower to throw onto a baseball field, and one of the longest two holes occasionally has small children playing in the fairway.
Another detail is that some of the signs are in the wrong place as a hole was removed before adding the others to upgrade to 12 holes.
Other Thoughts: This course started as a 9 hole course, recently receiving an upgrade to a 12 hole. It is an enjoyable course if you can avoid the busy times, which is usually late afternoons, though it is never a sure thing that you'll miss some random event being held there. If you live west of Des Moines, I would say it is more enjoyable than the courses in Adel or Dallas Center, but if you are traveling through you would find a much better better course by playing Ewing, Pickard, Grandview, or Walnut Ridge.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

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