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 Beautiful park. Great course!

1    9/3/2016   9/4/2016
Review By: sisyphus
Played: 312  Reviewed: 295  Exp: 7.3 Years
This review was updated on 9/6/2016
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: A recent redesign and tweaking of this already good course makes it safer and more challenging, and a darn good round of disc golf. Sitting to the west and north side of an amazingly beautiful lake, the course boasts large, level, concrete tees generously bordered by crushed gravel for drainage and a smooth run-up, if needed. Where needed, they've painted some tees to throw from the paved hiking/jogging path, and that works, as well. Quality DGA baskets catch great, and the signage and flow is really nicely intuitive. Excellent stairs and bridges appear to be recent additions in the woods. With the fact that the rest of the park seems newly appointed with playground, bathrooms, shelters, etc, etc, and fantastic park maintenance, there's a lot to like here.

The disc golf play is fun, and presents a variety of challenges. Holes 1 through 8 and 16 through 18 play in relatively open space with tree line edges, tall field grasses and paths to clearly define OB for tournament play. But the wooded holes, entering on 9 and coming back out after 15 are a technical player's dream come true. At least three of these are intermediate length, really tight lines across ravines, which are beautiful to play, positively rewarding when the right line is hit, but punishing when you make a mistake (without punishing you with a lost disc).

Holes range from a wooded 138 footer that's really tricky to 'ace run', all the way up to a 519' field side opportunity for bigger arms to show off. Since the redesign, lines don't seem to favor either right or left handers. too much, BUT there are at least two holes that will really frustrate the lefties (hole 12 is a really tightly wooded, downhill right to left curve, and 17 is open to the right, but must hug a nasty tree line around to the left).

Overall, players from Recreational to Advanced levels will enjoy the variety and challenge here, and can expect to find a course in excellent condition the majority of the time. If you haven't played here before, expect to have some breezes affecting the first half of your play, bring your 'A' technical game for the next stretch, and then look forward to the golf course-like beautiful views of the lake when you stand on the 16th and 17th tees. Pretty!
Cons: There has been improvement in the safety of the design (around the north playground, for instance), but here are still some areas where you'll need to be cautious and patient, especially if they fill up a tourney and every hole is being played. They play 17 with a mando to the left of the light line of trees to keep throws away from the 4th green (but that won't help mistakes). You can sometimes get into places with poor visibility of the path (long and right on 7 has a thick row of pines that obscures folks on the gravel path to the right, for instance). And in the woods, tree kicks (which you WILL have) may put you onto adjacent fairways. In fact, to return across the ravine on 15, you'll be coming up the nice stairs that are in the 14th fairway, so play carefully!

There are a couple of times in the woods where two baskets will be in view, so first timers need to be aware of which one is their target. Finally, for those of us with mediocre twilight vision, bright paint or tape on the poles for the woods baskets would be awesome.
Other Thoughts: My buddy and I came here from Cincinnati on an almost perfect weather day on Labor Day weekend, and had a blast with this course. The gut check tight woods lines are a fun challenge, and the open field shots have enough variety in distance to keep it from being one of those courses where every shot feels like, "well, I'll be settling for a three...again". Nice to have some deuce opportunities for us more meager arms. And, well, the park is really beautiful. Kudos, guys! I took the liberty of adding a schematic map of the new course flow, but it sounds like they're preparing a professional one soon.

Reviewer Background as of this writing: played 283 courses and written 268 reviews, with skills hovering around a 900 rating, I started playing at 50 and am now 55. I don't throw far (300 footers feel like success), but am addicted to DG, and have played with folks ranging from age 7 to 87, so I try to write reviews helpful to all.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful.

 New Layout

5+    7/9/2016   7/14/2016
Review By: Troyister
Played: 51  Reviewed: 2  Exp: 7.6 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Great public park, clean, safe, and kept up very well.
Very well marked with signs that give all the pertain information
Natural flow is easy to follow.
Letting natural grass grow tall for open holes giving clear understanding of fairway, rough, and out of bounds/hazard
Good use of the terrain that is available
Cons: Some of the tree holes are still throw and pray, unless one is very good.
Only one hole (#9) that forces a right forehanded shot or backhanded annie the rest are straight or favor a RHBH throw.
Still a lot of open field shots

Other Thoughts: The new layout is much better. Lengthening the baskets was good. Placing the holes a little further away from each other is good. Hole #8 no longer throws to a basket beside the kids playground area. Tree holes should get better when the Ash trees that have been killed are removed. Well done on the redesign....

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 One of Indy's best!

1    7/27/2015   7/28/2015
Review By: SeanDon
Played: 6  Reviewed: 6  Exp: 9.8 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The landscaping and the park views are great, pictures don't really do it justice. There is good elevation for Indiana, most courses are flat and just long throw after long throw, that can get painful and boring. This course has a good mix of short and long holes with each sign at the tee box providing you with a good map of the hole and also it has a "pro" and a "rec" (recreational) par score for each hole. The "pro" is always par 3. The "rec" is often 4 or 5. There are a few ACE opportunities, but 1 hole (14 or 15?) is very difficult to get par.
Cons: IF it has rained recently you will probably need some good shoes, bring bug spray, and be prepared to get a little muddy in the woods.

Get the course map up on your phone or print it out because a few holes are a little crazy.

Some holes fly over one another and it's possible with a rouge through to really hurt someone. Be careful out there!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  A Day in Indy

1    6/6/2015   6/11/2015
Review By: bship 19342
Played: 50  Reviewed: 1  Exp: 27.7 Years
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: nice park. well maintained. a lot of younger/beginner players. some wooded and mostly open shots. almost completely flat.
Cons: some holes throw back towards previous holes causing down time if another group is behind you or in front of you.
Other Thoughts: will play again

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Very good course

1    12/26/2014   12/26/2014
Review By: pandabaer6496
Played: 355  Reviewed: 7  Exp: 11.5 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: First off, this course is in an excellent location. It is a very clean, well-maintained park with a small pond that adds to the great environment. Having played lots of courses, even good ones, in trashy parks, this is not a minor factor.
- I was especially impressed at how many people were playing on the day that I visited. It is certainly not common in late December to see a decent number of people playing, and it speaks to the excellent job that is done maintaining the park and course.

Second, the layout is diverse in both length and obstacles. The front nine is mostly open, and back nine mostly wooded, but the holes do not get repetitive.

Third, there are numerous trash cans and benches throughout the course.

Cons: The lack of a signature hole is a definite con: there are lots of GOOD holes, but none that would necessarily stand out as GREAT.

Holes 5 and 7 baskets are located right next to a walking path, with 7 playing just to the left of the path. Also, there is a playground area along the hole 8 fairway that could be hit with an errant shot. Make sure to be careful on these holes.

Finally, the tee pads are shorter than I'd like, but that may just be personal preference.
Other Thoughts: Overall, I thought this course was solidly above average. It requires a solid long drive as well as a precise short game, and the excellent surrounding environment is a selling point for me. I will definitely visit again!!!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  Beginner's Perspective

2-4    8/7/2014   8/7/2014
Review By: DasPutter
Played: 1  Reviewed: 1
0 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Concrete tees
Field and woods
Fun variety for a beginner like me. Some long distance drives, some tricky woods, and many mid range shots. The baskets and tees are in great shape.
Cons: Always packed when I happen to go. Not sure if I am just hitting it on league nights or something. Watch out for pedestrians on the walking trails and playground.
Other Thoughts: 95% of your shots will need to go to the left, if not straight. There are no true right shots. This doesn't bother me since I am a newbie anyway. I have played here 4 times now.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Nice try, Avon...

1    7/27/2014   7/30/2014
Review By: Gizmotronx
Played: 22  Reviewed: 13  Exp: 6.7 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Variety - good lines, uphill and down, short and long, 6 woods holes.
Maintenance - Immaculate grounds.
Course map and scorecard. (course map didn't help that much, see cons)
Cons: Challenge curve - There are some very easy holes, and some very challenging holes. It doesn't really cater to beginner or advanced players, but instead hits both and masters neither.
The woods - There were no lines that I could see, with seemingly no attempt to cut any trees to make some. I couldn't even find the basket for 12, and I threw at 15 for 11.
Baskets could use better visibility, especially with numbers, even flags or a yellow band or something. I threw at the basket for 16 off the tee for 4. 4 is to the right behind a little evergreen, and 16 is right in plain sight. It could be easy to confuse some parts of 2 and 4 with 17 and 18.
18 had some kind of gravel path down the middle of it. Get ready to buff out some chunks.
Other Thoughts: VERY nice/expensive park (Rich town) but not a standout course.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Good course, poor layout

1    4/26/2014   4/27/2014
Review By: smitdavi
Played: 37  Reviewed: 7
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Location: The course was situated in a beautiful, well manicured park. One of the prettiest parks I've played in yet.

Difficulty: The course features a nice mixture of wood holes with fantastic design, and some open holes to really bomb it. I found the mixture of open and wooded to be quite nice. Not a really challenging course, shot an even par round.

Design: The best part of this course was the design of the wooded holes. The elevation changes were fantastic. They are a little short but, to me it was the most memorable part.
Cons: Tee Pads: Like previously stated, the tee pads are VERY short. Some tees it's easy to to start from behind the tees and make an easy transition to the tee pad to take a normal approach. Others are not because the tee pad is elevated. I did stumble off a couple pads twisting my ankle. Midway through the round we started throwing off to the side of the pad.

Layout: The day we were there there the course was quite busy. Because of the layout and the close proximity of the baskets to tee pads and fairways there was A LOT of waiting for players to clear certain areas. It created quite the backup. The holes seem right on top of each other.
Other Thoughts: My big complaint I didn't list in the cons because I feel like this could be avoided by not playing on a Saturday, mid day. When we got there around noon there must have been a doubles league going on which contributed to the back up. The problem was they were playing like 6 people to to a group (3 to 4 groups) and each player took 2 shots almost each throw. This slowed the pace considerably and made for a painstakingly slow round.

All that being said I would go back and play this course again. It was a fun course in a BEAUTIFUL park.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 not bad, not great

2-4    10/21/2013   10/27/2013
Review By: MarcusGresham
Played: 58  Reviewed: 22  Exp: 12.4 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This is a nice park that's easily accessible as it sits right off the main road.
*The wooded holes are by far the most interesting even if they are the shortest.
*Easy to navigate for the most part.
*More elevation changes than most of the Indianapolis-area courses.
*Good concrete teepads.
Cons: *Even though the course is easily accessible I fought through bad traffic to get there (probably something local people are used to and don't even consider a negative so much as a way of life.)
*Teepads are good quality but they're very short. I don't even use much of a run-up and I was frequently starting from off the back of them.
*On busy days you need your head on a swivel because there are several holes that have the teepad in a direct or near-direct line from a different hole.
*The first half of the course is somewhat open and bland with a few exceptions.
Other Thoughts: #1. 290' Throw is uphill with an old barn to the left of the basket. The barn can be an obstacle if your throw is short and left and I think it is kind of interesting sitting there. Otherwise it's a fairly wide open shot.
#2 188' Another shot that goes uphill, but this is a short one. You'll have to get between a couple of small trees near the basket and if you go long you'll be in the woods but if you don't get a deuce you'll probably be upset with yourself.
#3 431' Woods run the length of the fairway to your left but otherwise it's pretty basic. The line to the basket is flat but the fairway does slope off slightly downhill to the right.
#4 342' Some trees in the middle of the fairway but you can go over them if you have much of an arm as they aren't all that tall.
#5 276' Fairway is wide open until you get near the basket when you have to avoid some shorter trees.
#6 234' Drive goes over a patch of deeper grass with a landing area that's not all that big as there's a walking path about 30' or so behind the basket that is OB.
#7 453' Wide open hole. The only danger is a walking path lined by some shorter trees to the right but the walking path near the basket is not OB.
#8 349' Another bit of a walk from the previous hole. You tee off in a spot cut out of the woods and the fairway then opens up. There is a walkway to the left that's OB and it's lined by some small trees.
#9 352'. This was the point where I started to think that maybe there were some interesting holes. The tee shot is pretty wide open but the basket is set back in the trees. You'll have to hit the right gap or you'll have a tricky second shot.
#10 199' Even though this is the beginning of shorter holes, you'll be in the woods for a while and things get more interesting. This hole is pretty straight but you'll have to be accurate.
#11 275' Narrow fairway that fades slightly to the left.
#12 261' Down and back up. You'll need to get the disc to fade quite a bit to the left but there's not much of a line. I also had trouble finding the basket here, as I first saw the basket for #15 that was more straight ahead than the one you're playing to.
#13. 189' This one plays downhill and the fairway turns sharply to the left as the hill gets steeper. It probably plays longer than the distance given the sharp turn you'll need. If your drive goes to far too straight you can get through the woods leaving you virtually nothing.
#14 150' Short but uphill. Ace run for certain. Throw is pretty much a straight shot.
#15 176' Another uphill short hole. The basket is pretty well-hidden between two larger old trees.
#16 342'/401' There are two pin placements for this hole. Your drive will be pretty much a wide open shot either way, but if the pin is in the shorter position it's a fade to the left behind some trees just beyond the thicker, deeper grass. The longer basket is straight forward.
#17 403' Aim at the teepad directly in front of you (provided no one is standing on it--seriously, it's right in your flighline,) and get beyond the woods on the left. The hole doglegs that direction. There are smaller trees to the right of the fairway as well.
#18 240' Straight shot but you'll need your distance to be solid as the fairway slopes off to the back/left. Trees are also thicker to the left with one larger tree to the right. If you get too far long or left you could conceivably get all the way to the lake (or the OB path.)

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Solid Intermediate Course

5+    8/4/2013   8/4/2013
Review By: ajbova
Played: 109  Reviewed: 92  Exp: 12.7 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Nice concrete tees. They are a little short. All of the holes not in the woods have gravel extensions for a good run up.

18 DGA baskets that are just as grippy as when the course opened. Practice basket makes 19 baskets.

Lots of variety. Elevation, open, wooded, tall grass, a few blind shots.

Great signs. Lists distance, par, map, and arrow to next hole. Sign posts have hooks for disc bags.

Well groomed course. Paved paths, benches, thick grass, set in a very nice park.

2 Playgrounds for kids, lake and pond for fishing. (No holes have lake hazards with exception of hole 18. Errant throw on a windy day can get you into the lake).

Very peaceful and scenic course.
Cons: Course has been resigned at some point in the past 4 years so that walks from parking lot to the course is shorter. I enjoyed the original layout much better. Course flows less than the original layout. Backtracking from hole 7 to hole 8. Inconvenient walk from hole 15 to hole 16. Shortest path cuts through fairway of hole 13.

Danger factor: Some of the tees are close to fairways for different holes; hole 2 tee near 18 fairway, hole 4 tee near 17 fairway, hole 5 tee near hole 4 fairway. When course is busy make sure to be aware of surroundings.

Course can become very hot during holes 1-9 and 16-18 since there is not much shade. Bring liquids.

Course/park needs several trash cans. Had to carry empty drink for half of the course.
Other Thoughts: This course is more of an intermediate course. Beginners will struggle and advanced players will still enjoy it.

I have never been disappointed with the drive to this course. It is a change of pace. For a central Indiana course, the elevation and wooded holes make this course worth it.

This course was very busy when I played it (3 PM on a Sunday). Avon / Brownsburg would benefit from 1-2 more courses. This is the best course on the West side of Indy.

When the trees grow in and if alternate tees were added, it would boost this course to a 4.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

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