Minneapolis (Plymouth), MN 
Plymouth Creek Share
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5+    9/16/2009   5/16/2010
Review By: Spiky
Played: 51  Reviewed: 6  Exp: 28.9 Years
This review was updated on 7/3/2011
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: I like hazards, I want to be challenged with trees, water, etc. rather than just distance. If you don't, well...

The first hole looks pretty cool, with a tree perfectly situated to knock your disc right into the creek when you thought you had perfectly overthrown the water. (although it is now too short, good for shooting for aces, I guess) They've been doing landscaping on #1. Not sure why, but there are steps built in, now. (2011 update) But not where they really needed steps. It looks like they are terracing it for decoration. Rather odd.

And after that it is pretty much trees. Some nice variety for left or right and a few hidden pins. Not too many issues where a disc has a good chance to roll away from the pin, even though you might expect that from the hilly terrain.

Very much fun for technical players that are prepared to line up shots and use different discs. And AIM, heh!

The creek is fairly clean, so fetching errant discs is not horrible.
Cons: A couple of the tee pads are breaking away from ground erosion underneath and/or end with dropoffs. Makes running off them when throwing rather suicidal, so you should know how to stop.

If you don't like hazards like 7000 trees, then that would be a big con.
Other Thoughts: Much better in the current incarnation, which has been here many years. If you don't like the trees, just be glad it isn't like the original with high grasses challenging almost every hole. It took away discs and returned ticks as payment.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 chopping trees

2-4    4/20/2010   5/3/2010
Review By: chad-o
Played: 7  Reviewed: 7  Exp: 7.7 Years
0 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: A good mix of long and short shots. Including a beast of an right curve on eight. It is good for people starting out to learn how to throw tight quarter shots, but not to intimidating
Cons: The area where number eight is at is very muddy and close to water the hole length of the 500 and some odd foot shot. Wood chips or some rocks wood help alot.
Other Thoughts: one of my go to courses, sometimes a little busy on the weekends

0 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Love/Hate Relationship

5+    4/7/2010   4/11/2010
Review By: Whywaitforit
Played: 14  Reviewed: 2  Exp: 12 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Great course. Super Challenging shots. Amazing to play before all the kids get out of high school. My first course and I still play it once a week to this day. Great on windy days too because the wooded nature keeps it relatively calm on the course. Super relaxing place on calm days.
Cons: High school kids with no respect for the course come there just to smoke weed and throw their trash wherever they want. Act like loud fools.

Last time I played after school was out the line for the start tee was 5 groups deep. I suggest parking right as you enter the park and walking in to start on a different hole.

This isn't a course to bring your young children. Constant loud swearing. Smoking. And drinking.

Recently they put down fake astro-turf on hole 1 by the pin and hole 2 by the fairway. It may help mud but god damn is it ugly.
Other Thoughts: When i started playing this course it was great any time of the day. Now I can't even bother to go before 3.

Don't forget to bring a towel for the water and mud.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  Plymouth Creek

1    3/28/2010   3/29/2010
Review By: Leeeclark
Played: 4  Reviewed: 1  Exp: 35.3 Years
2 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Course is very technical almost plays like a game of chess. Its a very condensed course so playing it several times is easy to do. Requires you to use the full potential of several discs' to really benefit. Be sure to bring an anhyzer (most holes on this course will require your flight path to fade to the right)
Cons: Tooo many people, Too many trees, Too Muddy, Too small. (did I say too many people) there was a line of 3 groups waiting to Tee-Off when I left, and a group on every hole, But, this was at 1400 on a beautiful Sunday afternoon,so, Im sure it depends on when you play
Other Thoughts: You will not be able to rely on pure power of your throw and you will really need to rely on specific disk's to get the most out of your round. Bring a towel to wipe off your Disc in case it goes in the creek, course was pretty muddy in spots.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Love this course

5+    11/15/2009   1/15/2010
Review By: smyith
Played: 177  Reviewed: 68  Exp: 15.6 Years
This review was updated on 9/14/2010
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: With a creek running through the middle of the course in coming into play on several of the holes this course at 12 holes is perfect for the land. They could've crammed 18 holes in here but instead they put in 12 quality well designed and challenging holes. Played through a mature forest with lots of elevation change. Fairways are generally tight and demand accuracy and placement over distance. The short holes are not easy as they have some of the hardest to navigate fairways.
Hole 8 could probably be considered the signature hole. Its about a 600ft dogleg right with the creek running along its left side. This hole can easily become a round killer.
Holes 1 and 10-12 have larger fairways were the trees dont come into play as much. 2-9 are all within the woods with tight fairways and trees to combat. Straight shots and anhyzers/forehands are a must to do well.
Cons: None. Fantastic use of the land available.
Other Thoughts: One of my favorite things about Twin Cities disc golf is that they dont try to jam in as many holes as they can. Quality over quantity seems to be their motto.
All from Pro tees:
#1 - A straight shot over the creek that is fairly open with a large tree to the right. Basket is slightly downhill and has woods along the leftside of the green.
#2 - A slight anhyzer shot over a small hill and then back down the otherside. Fairway slowly tightens up as you progress into the woods. The basket is protected by seveal thin trees. Knock downs are common.
#3 - A straight shot into the woods. The fairway tightens down quickly and the ceiling drops about halfway down into a tunnel shot. The green is lined with with trees.
#4 - A short hole threw a very tight straight fairway. I'd say its like 3-5' wide at one point. The trees are very unforgiving. The basket is ever -so-slightly uphill. Along the right side of the basket the hill dips down and rolls can be common.
#5 - Is a short hyzer thru a tight fairway with many trees protecting the route to the basket. A gentle skip shot seems to work best. About 5' behind the basket is the creek.
#6 - Is a uphill slight anhyzer. The fairway is lined with trees on both sides. The right side is fairly tight. The green is open and on a slight pitch.
#7 - Is a tight downhill through a mess of trees. The fairway is kind of a J-shape but there is some "lucky" routes that give you a straight run. Basket is surrounded by several trees. (favorite)
#8 - This is the signature hole. The creek runs along the whole left side. The best way to describe this fairway for the 600' beast is an "s" shape that leads into a dogleg right. Trees line the length of the fairway. After the dogleg the leftside opens up. From the tee the fairway drops down and then raises back up about halfway . The fairway is pitched towards the creek. (best designed)
#9 - Is a straight shot up the hill thru a 15' wide gap about halfway. The basket is protected by a few large trees.
#10 - Is a short shot across the draw leading to the creek. One large tree directly in front of the basket is really the only contention. The right side is wide open and the left side is lined with trees.
#11 - A gentle anhyzer on top of a small domey hill. Fairway is surrounded with trees but none that really prove a factor. Waht you would call an open hole in the woods.
#12 - A long straight shot down a fairway that gradually opens up. The leftside is lined with trees and just past the thin line of trees is the creek. Along the right there are a few trees that can knock down your throw if you flex it too much. The basket is protected by 2 random mounds of dirt ( i assume the leftovers from the rest of the park construction) . A low shot is bound to hit one of the mounds. Directly behind the basket is some thick rough in the woods.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.


5+    6/30/2011   10/28/2009
Review By: Sadjo
Played: 101  Reviewed: 17  Exp: 37.1 Years
This review was updated on 6/30/2011
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: The course is a nice wooded course with several 'average' length shots with several tees having multiple tees.

Every hole offers a couple of different lines to the basket while offering s risk versus reward on the long # 8 hole.

The course keeps you in the shade of the trees most of the round, which is nice, a hot summer's day.

It's a friendly design for newer players and for kids (other than the monster #8).
Cons: The biggest cons on this course is the lack of signage. Looks that most of the signs have been the victim of vandals...which is too bad.

The other con is the amount of trash littered throughout the course. There are some trash cans through the park but also a lot of trash...and it would be nice if the park and rec along with the players would do a better jobs of keeping it clean.
Other Thoughts: I'd like to the see the park and rec in Plymouth update the course it new signs and add an additional 6 holes to make the course an 18 hole course.

This is a course I like to get a round in at while visiting my family. I only travel to Minnesota about once every 18 to 24 months and have always enjoyed playing Plymouth Creek.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Old school

5+    8/28/2009   8/28/2009
Review By: discgolfer99
Played: 13  Reviewed: 13  Exp: 43.9 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Wish I could rate it higher. (read cons).
Nice mix of wooded shots with different flight paths. Some elavation and the water is a fun hazard. Hole #8 was the first Par 5 in the metro I have heard. Love the beast of a hole.
Cons: This course used to be alot better. The punks out there have broken too many trees and branches. The water can be very much a hazard after a rain. Litter is BIG problem unless the awesome locals have been out before your round. Help em out and trash up!
Other Thoughts: Wish I could rate it higher. Very fun course, a little too fun, CROWDED.
This course is a flashback to where our sport came from. Small chunk of woods, carved out in a nice city park. Love it, but its also the demise of fun, free, overcrowded Frolf courses. Long live PC!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.


5+    6/14/2009   7/23/2009
Review By: deadbody
Played: 141  Reviewed: 62  Exp: 13.2 Years
0 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Really enjoy this course, nice challenge, lots of trees, in strategic spots, uses a lot of different shots, hole 8 is fun but hard.
Cons: Lots of garbage at spots, creek is nasty, smells pretty bad at times. can be very busy.
Other Thoughts: Worth playing if you are nearby, not sure it is worth a long drive to play.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Plymouth Creek

2-4    6/16/2009   6/16/2009
Review By: JSL5000
Played: 33  Reviewed: 7  Exp: 21 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Challenging course. There are a ton of trees here and hole 8 is a beast! (600+ ft dogleg right throught trees with the creek on your left)

Very woody. You are pretty much in the woods the whole time. It's a cool setting!

Water is a factor on several holes.

You will probably have to use some shots you may not use often. I throw a lot of thumbers here to get up over stuff and through really tight trees. Rollers might work well here, but beware of the water.

Signage is very good. It might take a little searching/asking your first time through, but there are signs pointing to the long and short tees. Most teeboxes have signs showing the distance and the direction towards the basket. Very nice.

Dual concrete teeboxes and the baskets are nice.

Not much litter here. There are garbage cans and bags hung up near pretty much every hole. Much appreciated.

Quite a bit of elevation change. There are some nice downhill and uphill shots and decent elevation change throughout.
Cons: Trees can pretty much kill your round. I could see people getting frustrated here.

The creek can also be a bear. I swear my discs love to roll here, and right toward the creek.

Seems to get pretty busy during prime time.

You could easily lose a disc in the creek, or possibly in the woods.
Other Thoughts: This is a challenging course, but anyone should enjoy themselves here, as long as you don't mind hitting some trees during your hike through the woods.

The "floor" of the woods, for the most part, is dirt, so you can pretty easily see where your disc ended up. I guess this is mainly due to all the trees blocking the sunlight.

It's laid out well and has good signage, which should help the first-timer. I went solo and figured it out with no problems. (that's saying something..)

Definitely recommended if you're looking for a challenging alternative to more wide open courses!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Test Your Accuracy at Plymoth Creek

5+    5/16/2009   5/20/2009
Review By: Moptop88
Played: 15  Reviewed: 7  Exp: 10.1 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Very scenic woods, very private feeling
-Will improve your accuracy significantly
-Variety of challenges and shots (requires both forehand and backhand shots to keep up)
-Dual concrete tee boxes
Cons: -The fact that there are so many trees can make your experience rather demoralizing, I frequently get frustrated to the point of wanting to give up.
Other Thoughts: All in all, the course is remarkable, you can gripe about how the abundance of trees ruins your score, but played frequently enough, those trees are going to make you a better player.
As I said, this course demands you throw both forehand and backhand, as well as your setup and placement.

My Recommendation: Bring a stress ball!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

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