Minneapolis, MN 
Wabun Picnic Area (Minnehaha Park) Share
Uploaded By: bigbeano Hole #2 (Taken 5/2012)
3 / 195ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #2 Tee



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Excellent course for beginners or casual players.

5+    6/17/2017   6/19/2017
Review By: PATROVSKI
Played: 1  Reviewed: 1
Pros:
This is an excellent course for beginners or casual players.

The course is crammed into a relatively small area and it's difficult to imagine it being much better given the constraints. I've never found the course to be in poor condition. The concrete pads are solid and the baskets in decent shape.
Cons:
All of the holes are similar, with the scattered trees providing the only challenges.

As part of a huge urban park, other park users are almost always in the vicinity. Pedestrian/cycle paths line all edges of the course. In spite of the proximity to other activities, I have seen only a few non-players enter the actual course, though with children nearby one must always be wary.

Other Thoughts:
While there are usually other players, this course has never been what I would call overcrowded.

We've been able to park our vehicle in the modest lot nearest the course every visit except one, although from chatting with others I wonder if we may have been fortunate in that.

There is a swimming pool to the south of the course and the washrooms there are usually open. If these washrooms are closed and you are in dire need, you can probably impose at the veteran's home.

The ground is flat and even, which is a plus if you're prone to tripping and stumbling, but a minus if you're looking for variety.

While not heavily wooded, there are trees, which provide scenery, shade, and a hint of challenge. Most markings are in place; notable issues being the missing sign for the #3 pad and the missing label on the important side of the #8 basket.

Pad #2 is across the pedestrian/cycle path from the rest of the course; this is the only instance where you must throw across an area routinely used by other park patrons; though on a few other holes you throw parallel to the pedestrian/cycle path.

Holes 2 through 5 are designed so that you throw away from the busy Ford Parkway just north of the course. This means you must zig-zag back and forth from basket to pad, and the nearest pad to the basket may not be the next pad. I've gone from the second basket to the fourth pad at least once.

Hole 6 is by far the longest of the course. Basket #6 is obscured a bit by trees; if you walk a bit to the left of the pad, you should be able to locate it easily enough.

Basket #8 is not as obvious a target as it could be from the pad, especially since the "8" label is missing from the side facing the pad. Best make note of #8 while playing #3 & #4.

It would be difficult to lose a disc here, but there is a slim chance when playing #5 along the eastern edge where a wayward shot could disappear over the fence to the left.



Really Fun Course

1    7/4/2015   7/4/2015
Review By: bukosknr
Played: 47  Reviewed: 16  Exp: 2.1 Years
This review was updated on 8/19/2015
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Teepads are concrete
-Course is easy to follow
-Marked baskets and they are in excellent shape
-Great for beginners and people learning how to play.
-Fun Location with lots of activity.
-Ace opportunities.
Cons: -Its short (could be viewed as a pro)
-With the traffic (4th of July) some people seem wander through the course, so be careful before you throw.
Other Thoughts: The top review of this nailed it perfectly. I happened to have played Blue Ribbon Pine yesterday, while its an amazing course and very challenging but it wasn't a lot of fun. Holes were far past my skill level (Same with the newer group I was playing with) and risk losing a disc every other hole it felt like wasn't helping the fun factor.

I had a ton more fun at this little course and yes I played better, I actually played the best I ever have and I know playing more difficult courses set up for that, but still its nice to feel like you aren't going to be throwing triple bogies every hole.

This was course is very fun and yet has some challenge on a few holes, I highly recommend playing it, I hope to make it back over there. I am also interested in trying this course in the winter.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 

1    8/12/2011   2/12/2012
Review By: ZDotHalbach
Played: 21  Reviewed: 12  Exp: 6.2 Years
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Nice use of space with what was there.
Good flow
Some of the holes were short but technical
Cons: Not many cons for the fact that there is not much space and I think they made the best of it.
Other Thoughts: I would absolutely play this course again

0 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Wabun

1    9/21/2010   9/27/2010
Review By: Arnie
Played: 35  Reviewed: 31  Exp: 9.1 Years
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: The course layout sign and the tee marker are always nice to have. Baskets in good shape and the Tee boxes were in good shape good too.
Cons: Little muddy. Some of the baskets are to close to each others.
Other Thoughts: Must watch for other people useing the park. The two days, I went it was busy, both the course and the park.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful.


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