3 Helpful / 28 Not
Play it with a football!
Other Thoughts: First time I played the tiki course it was with a mini football that was slightly low on air. It was really hard, the bounce-aways were killer. The football-golf course designer is a genius. I highly recommend you leave your discs in your car and play the course with a football next time.
3 of 31 people found this review helpful.
15 Helpful / 2 Not
Most fun you can have with a putter
Pros: Diversity. No two holes play alike (well, almost) which is tough with all holes under 150'. Graded turf tees (not that you really need them for such short holes). Some really cool novelties, like the rotating basket, bird cage hole (pin hangs from the top of the cage), narrow gate hole, swimming pool hole, over the tent shot to pin mounted atop a stump hole. It's pretty well balanced with a fair number of both right and left turning fairways in addition to a number of straight (but tight) runs. You might not believe it when you first look at it but par (36) is pretty good score here.
Cons: The old baskets don't swallow. These are the old homemade pins from the original Grange course that became the Sunnyside (for all of you historians).
Other Thoughts: DCGR really needs a new category for "novelty" course because I'd love to rate this little course as phenomenal. When I last played the Tike course there were only 9 holes, the new back nine takes the whole thing to another level. When you take a closer lookat it, an amazing amount of work has gone into this course. Just hooking up the servo motor to the rotating lit basket had to be a huge chore by itself. There are several bridges across the dry creek bed that runs through, including a 50'er. Netting between the adjacent fairways protects players from errant shots (80% of the course is heavily wooded and players are encouraged to play while holding the beverage of their choice - for balance;-) It really is the perfect way to unwind after the possible pummeling you'll take from playing the two championship courses.
15 of 17 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 16 Not
How cool is that
Pros: Well designed with tons of obstacles like shooting into a caged in area with a net on the top so you gotta get right in front of the door. Or shooting into a giant bird cage on 18.
Or throwing over a building on 10.
Other Thoughts: This is a great warm up course to pratice your putting but play it in the dark and it becomes a great round of challenging golf.
A must play while your at the Grange.
2 of 18 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 22 Not
Pros: Lights are coolIt doesn't get any easier.
finally something i can shoot under on.
Cons: can there really be any for a course like this.
It get's a little muddy.
Other Thoughts: You can't handle that s**t on strong acid man!
2 of 24 people found this review helpful.
13 Helpful / 2 Not
Putt Putt DG
Pros: Ahhh, the Tiki Course. This 18 hole, 2-par putting course is one of a kind. It is made up of older baskets with worn in chains, which are lined with Xmas lights for night play. The course is perfect for a cool-down after playing Sunnyside and Darkside, or as an interesting way to practice your short game.
Many of the holes are very interesting: one throws from a clearing through a small opening in a fence that encloses the basket. Another plays over a large tent. There are several doglegs, and even a "water hazard". All holes have signs showing the length (in inches).
Cons: There really aren't any cons here. The course is so creative and unique that playing it is a very enjoyable experience, and any potential cons will likely go unnoticed.
Other Thoughts: The Tiki Course adds a lot to the character of the Grange. It can be used as a warm-up round to practice puts, or as a chance to unwind after playing the big boy courses.
13 of 15 people found this review helpful.
11 Helpful / 1 Not
Enchanting walk in the Dark!
Pros: Imagine Christmas every day of the year combined with the (only?) putt putt course in disc golf and you've found The Granges Tiki Course. There are 18 full holes, each with tee boxes and footage markers (make that INCHES markers), white Christmas lights strung up in the air to add a mild glow to the fairways, and real colorful Christmas lights wrapped around all the baskets. Everything is par 2 and can be played with one disc in rather short time. Many of the pins are cleverly placed inside fenced areas, over ponds,etc. I would reccommend buying an LED light from one of the gumball machines at the pro shop (I nearly lost my putter that strayed off one of the longer fairways). This setup was absolutely magical and a great way to practice your putts and long approaches. Nearly all the holes are ace-runs, but beware- an ace run can easily become a bogey! The name of the game is to be accurate and get the par.
Cons: Fairways are long and dark enough at points, that you can lose a disc off the sides if you shank one (and don't have a light on them). They sell little LED's in a gumball machine, so make the sacrifice and put one on!!!
Other Thoughts: The icing on the cake, that is The Grange. Way to finish off a day at this place, as it's not tiring and will be in the cool of the night.
11 of 12 people found this review helpful.
15 Helpful / 0 Not
It is not as esy as you think.
Pros: This is a putt and approach course with a 2 par on every basket.
It is by no means easy but is great for a family or for practicing your approaches and putts.
The tees have Christmas lights strung through them so it is a popular pass time here in the evenings when the stage has the band here playing and the food and drinks are flowing.
The throws are both open and very tight with some mild doglegs thrown in. You will find several novelty ones like number 12. You are throwing into netted cage and the opening is small.
The baskets are old and have some rust but they catch well.
This would be a great place to bring a 6 to 10 year old to get started. They could really do well and have a great time with dad and hopefully mom.
One of the funnest parts was that the distances are measured in inches instead of feet. I can now tell someone I had a deuce on 2 baskets that went for 1500.
Cons: Not to many.
The rusty baskets.
The one, I think it was 10, that goes over the top of the cooking and eating area could be a big hazard. I saw a 10 year old boy send one right into the tent and get lodged in the tent supports. Other people were in there when it happened.
Other Thoughts: This course is the perfect way to end a great day of disc golf. You can come in and use it to cool down. Kind of like a walk after a long run. Or as I did to get some confidence back.
This course is not designed to be a great day at the course. But to be a great way of practicing the putt and approach, and spending time with friends and family joking and playing.
The reason I could only rate it a 3 is because it is not a true disc golf course. I would not be fair and talk about rating inflation.
There is also a nice in ground pool here. So bring the family and they can swim while you play. Then dive in when you or all of you are done playing golf.
15 of 15 people found this review helpful.
16 Helpful / 1 Not
Mini Golf for the Disc Golf Crowd -- Massive Fun
Pros: Tiki Golf is just about as much fun as you can have with a putter. 18 old rusty baskets decked out with Christmas lights are your ticket to late-night fun. With distances measured in inches instead of feet, these 18 holes can't total much over 2000', but the challenge is legendary. Tightly-treed alleys, mesh nets, cages and elevated basket placements will challenge your skills and your patience on this par-2 ace-fest.
Biggest pros: private land and Christmas lights, so you can play the whole course in the middle of the night with your friends, beer in hand. The course is short and won't wear you out, but presents enough challenge that you'll still have to aim -- every shot has an alley you've got to hit, so there are no gimme deuces, and you can play all night aiming for those aces.
The Grange itself is a unique experience, and the Tiki course is an integral part of the fun. It's hard to describe, but difficult to overstate -- you'll have a raucous good time no matter when you set foot at The Grange.
Cons: * old rusty baskets don't have quite the same chain action as fresh baskets
* taking a three can tank your score -- this is deuce or die at its finest
* it's one-of-a-kind, so most people will never have the chance to experience the greatness that is Tiki Golf
Other Thoughts: If you're at The Grange, don't miss Tiki Golf just because it's a short course -- it's also the best course, and the most unusual of what's out there in my opinion. Of all the courses I've played across the country, there is nothing that is quite like Tiki Golf -- one putter, beer in hand, you can play all night long. And there will likely be live music in the background as the soundtrack for your aceruns.
16 of 17 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 10 Not
Putt Putt DG
Pros: -Lit front 9
-fun for people of all skill levels
-perfect warmup to tourneys on big courses
-perfect for playing all night
-back 9 offers some fun shots
Cons: -cant play all the time
Other Thoughts: my first hole in 1 was with a mini on the long hole 6 (150 ft)
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3 of 13 people found this review helpful.
12 Helpful / 0 Not
Minature Disc Golf!
Pros: A minature disc golf course! If you ever wondered what Mini DG would be like take a trip to the Grange and play the Tiki course! All Par 2 and laid out in inches rather feet! All Baskets are laid out with obstacles to make the target harder. Some have nets around them, one basket is in a half open cage, one even has a water hazard.....you have to throw over a kiddie pool!!!!!
Cons: None. As the only mini course I've ever found for Disc Golf it is truly unique unto itself!
Other Thoughts: All Tiki Baskets are lined with Christmas lights so I assume this great little course is playable at night! Just pure DG fun! The only reason this is rated as a 3 is because I have to be fair when rated against true, long DG courses. As far as a Mini DG Course goes its a 5... easy! Be sure to start your Grange day with a warm up at the Tiki course or cool down after hitting the Darkside & Sunnyside with a round at this unique course.
12 of 12 people found this review helpful.
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