Elk River, MN 
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 Not a bad little local course

5+    8/7/2010   4/7/2011
Review By: deadbody
Played: 146  Reviewed: 65  Exp: 13.6 Years
1 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Good use of space, there are uphill and downhill shots along with a couple shots that bring the lake into play. Fun long downhill on hole 9.
Cons: Short, only hole 9 really has much distance on it. Not terribly difficult, not much in the way of trees, so most shots are pretty open. Couple spots where the walking path is near the flight path, so you need to watch out for walkers. The pond is pretty nasty looking as well.
Other Thoughts: Not a bad course, there isn't much around where it is, and it's a decent little small town 9. I wouldn't make a special trip to play it, but if you are in the area it won't hurt to stop if you are like me and try to play every course you can.

1 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Elk River

1    9/20/2010   9/27/2010
Review By: Arnie
Played: 35  Reviewed: 31  Exp: 9.4 Years
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Nice, clean course in a nice setting. Baskets are in good shape and the Tee boxes are marked. Tee # 1 has two location to tee from, one is over the pond and the is on the same as the basket.
Cons: A course layout sign would be most helpful. Tee Box # 1 is missing it distance sign.
Other Thoughts: Tee # 4 is great one to play, short, but through the trees and over the pond. # 9 let you see the whole course, and test your arm. But, I did like how the course designer set # 8.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Great Little Course

5+    8/23/2010   8/23/2010
Review By: Alleandro23
Played: 2  Reviewed: 2
3 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: - Course is very well maintained making fairways really nice
-2 tee locations allowing different skill levels to play
-Water provides some risky shots for more skilled players. Makes for some nervous moments
-Nets are really nice. Permanent and level.
-Hole 9 is a GREAT hole that allows a person to see what they have in their arm.
-Hole 8 really allows for an accuracy check. It goes across the top of a hill and can go down it on either side.
Cons: -No tee boxes.
-Pond is not enterable. If you lose your disc. It's gone.
-Can get crowded on hole 9 so you don't even get to play it because it goes over a public field where people gather.
-Many ways to lose a disc on this course.
Other Thoughts: I love this course because it allows for a quick 9 or even 18 if you like. It's close to my house and offers many different kinds of shots.

3 of 6 people found this review helpful.

 Great confidence booster

5+    5/4/2010   5/4/2010
Review By: gbpremo
Played: 59  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 13.6 Years
1 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: This is my home town course sadly.. I used to hate on it all the time but have come to like it. Its not very difficult but its large enought to occasionally pull out drivers. I typically use it for "field work" I just go out and throw multiple shots and the lack of people on the course makes this an option with out upsetting people.
Cons: Concrete holding pins in place and none for tee boxes? What where they thinking? Short course. nothing to great. hole 9 is fun off the hill and its fun watching newer players throw and almost hit people in the skatepark.
Other Thoughts: The mud in the pond is nasty and deep! KEEP OUT! there is a guy who lives in the apts. next door who will get your discs out for you.

1 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Good beginner course

2-4    4/25/2010   4/27/2010
Review By: ejsandstrom
Played: 12  Reviewed: 6
This review was updated on 7/13/2010
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: The big thing for me is, its close. However its usually not busy, with 2 - 3 holes in between groups. The first tee over the water can be tricky if you miss throw. The 9th hole off of the hill is fun. I like having 2 tees per hole. A group with different level players can still compete using the different tees. The 4th hole is shorter but is over the pond again and behind a tree, with the short tee in between a couple of tall bushes.
Cons: It is SHORT. The longest hole is around 300'. There is also a skate park at the bottom of 9, and the kids can get rowdy and its possible to land in the middle of the skaters.

ETA: This park is built on top of a swamp. When it rains the course gets mucky. Water will come up under your feet while you walk along. Also with the lack of tee pads its usually a mud hole that you tee off from.
Other Thoughts: There is a bathroom that is next to the 9th hole basket. Its also on the way to the 1st tee.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Short but pretty fun

2-4    8/28/2009   9/5/2009
Review By: mndiscg
Played: 365  Reviewed: 358  Exp: 9.4 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Nice baskets, they are up on a pedestal thing that gives them an interesting look.
-Good use of the hill and pond. Makes for good risk/reward shots.
-You can get a quick round in. 20 minutes if its empty and the course didn't look like it was played too much. I saw only one other player when I was there.
-Good for teaching people the game.
-Some good ace runs and all the holes are deuce-able. Longest hole is down hill.
-Good parking with bathroom, garbage cans at the start.
-Pretty good course flow. Easy to navigate.
Cons: -No real tees, they are marked by a wooden pole but no distance, map or anything. Just a hole number.
-Overall pretty short and not super challenging.
-Not alot wrong with it. Its just an average short course in a city park.
Other Thoughts: Fun for a quick play or for practicing putts and approaches. A shelter, baseball field and skate park are here as well as multiple biking/walking paths. None of these activities are in the way too much though. Course starts between pond and apartment building along bike path.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Below Average Course

1    6/22/2009   6/24/2009
Review By: yangs1
Played: 92  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 22.2 Years
0 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Good practice course. Open holes. I spent 20-30 minutes just practicing putts on the last hole. Low traffic.
Cons: Not much of a challenge. Course lacks any innovation at all. Very simple. There are way too many excellent courses in the Twin Cities area for this one to compete.
Other Thoughts: Worth playing if you live in close proximity but definately not worth a drive. Drive to course in Becker, MN instead if you are headed up this way.

0 of 4 people found this review helpful.


1    4/2/2009   4/8/2009
Review By: Cradical
Played: 110  Reviewed: 63  Exp: 10.4 Years
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Nice short course with a good variety of different holes. One hole plays across a tiny part of a pond, and another hole is directly behind a lamppost.
There is some good elevation change on a couple holes, and one hole that has a tricky green that sits atop a ridge.
There are signs on most holes and the course layout is pretty good.
Cons: It's hard to find the first tee when it's your first time playing here, but after that it isn't too bad.
All holes are short except number nine. Also, the distances on the signs are way off, it said a lot of the holes were way longer than they actually were except the last hole, which said it was shorter than it was.
There are only about 3 obstacles the whole course, which wouldn't be that bad if there was more distance.

Other Thoughts: This park has some really weird ground, it's really bumpy. I'm talking foot in diameter mounds that stick out of the ground everywhere. This could just be seasonal, but I would imagine it's not. So when you play here, mind your footing.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Good Recreational Course

2-4    3/22/2009   3/23/2009
Review By: brentwood_17
Played: 45  Reviewed: 7  Exp: 16.6 Years
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Enjoyable recreational course, quick play, park setting great for families. Little distance between holes. Hole 8 along the ridge of the hill and Hole 9 shooting of the hill is just fun.
Cons: Lack of obstacles namely trees. Every hole maybe minus hole 9 is an easy 3. Most every hole is drive then putt. Grass tees. When I played course was wet(early spring). Goose droppings were everywhere.
Other Thoughts: Once you find hole 1(follow the path from the parking lot away from the skate park towards the water. 1st hole is just on the other side of the pond) this course works around in a circle and is not hard to follow at all.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

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