Oelwein, IA 
Platt Park Share
Uploaded By: Iowa420DG Hole #3 (Taken 6/2014)
3 / 219ft. Par / Distance:
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 Great Open Course

5+    7/20/2020   7/20/2020
Review By: Mhageman4
Played: 42  Reviewed: 41  Exp: 8.9 Years
Pros: 9 baskets, 18 holes with dual tee pads.

Tee pads are long enough and cemented.

Signs on each hole are great! (Pars are a little lenient on front 9).

Front 9 can all be done in 2's by experienced players, but putting together a perfect round like that extremely difficult!!

Back nine is a challenge to birdle even for advanced players.

Nice open park with playground, rest rooms, and water. Mostly flat and easy to find discs.

Never super busy.
Cons: Hole 13 doesn't have a tee off sign anymore.

Cars like to park in the fairway of hole 1&10 (sister holes).

Not many elevation changes.
Other Thoughts: Fun for beginners to try and get some pars.

Challenging enough (especially for the back nine) for experienced players!! It is difficult to get through the back nine even for an advanced player without getting a single "4"

Definitely worth the time to stop by!

 Interesting City Park Course

2-4    6/3/2020   6/11/2020
Review By: knobby325
Played: 305  Reviewed: 219  Exp: 7.7 Years
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Concrete Tees
-OK Signage
-A little elevation and a few trees to play in
-"Front 9" of short tees or "Back 9" of long tees
-Baskets are OK
-Park is well kept
-9 Hole loop
Cons: -Multi-use park, comes into play on #1 (10), #6 (15) and #17.
-No benches, few trash cans
-Could use a map
-Strange Pars, a little too nice on a couple of holes
-Not a ton of interest for the more experienced players
Other Thoughts: Platt Park in Oelwein, IA is a nice city park course. The course is layed out with 9 baskets. The "front 9" plays all the short tees and a "Back 9" plays a set of longer tees for each hole for a set of 18. Most holes play straight away, a little elevation in play. Trees come into play on #3 (11), #5 (13), #6 (14) and #8 (17). A shelter comes into play on #1 (10), back again on #6 (15). Walking paths are crossed on #3 (11), #4 (12) and #17. The park hasn't been too busy when I've played , but may be more so on weekends. The Par 5 on #5 (14) is way too generous, but overall it's a good park for the novice or someone wanting a bit of a breather from the monster courses. Some benches and a map would give this a slightly higher rating. Enjoyed my rounds here. Would play again, if in the area.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful.

 Hometown Course

5+    7/6/2011   8/11/2011
Review By: ro66yb
Played: 33  Reviewed: 6  Exp: 26.6 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Wide open park, little chance of park patron interference.
Double tee pads, so course can be played as 18.
Nice size tee pads.
Facilities available.
Cons: Not much variety.
Some trees come into play, but only on a few holes.
Course can be very wet around #1 Tee, and #7 fairway and basket.
Other Thoughts: Good course that plays quick. Fun factor is there, especially due to the ease of play. Players of all levels can have fun here. When you leave hole #7 and are heading to #8 tee pad, tip your hat - there is a disc buried in one of the footings of the shelter.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Great Beginner Course

1    7/3/2009   11/6/2009
Review By: Porkchop
Played: 132  Reviewed: 7  Exp: 22.9 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: ~ 2 sets of tees for 18 hole layout
~ Concrete Tees
~ Nice Flow
~ Good Mix of Long and Short Holes
~ Well maintained park
Cons: ~ Minimalistic tee signs
~ No trash cans or benches
~ Mosley open course, with a majority of the tees being in the open throwing to a guarded pin
~ Some holes can interfere with other park facilities
Other Thoughts: Platt Park is a nice 9 hole course with 2 tees per hole allowing for an 18 hole round. The shorts are fun and make you work for a few of the deuces. The longs are just that, some nice 350 - 400 ft shots that require you to throw both hyzers and anhyzers. Overall it's a great design for the land they had to work with. This is a great course to introduce new players to the game.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Getting double the bang for 9 baskets.

5+    10/17/2009   10/18/2009
Review By: DunbarTrout
Played: 14  Reviewed: 12
Pros: Open course with a good variance of holes. Usually fairways are very open, but trees do hinder some shots. Impressively fits 18 holes in to a smaller park. The front 9 are basic midrange shots, none topping 300 ft. Then the back 9 are 250+ to around 300+ with on long 444 footer. Baskets are good and tee boxes are cement.
Cons: Other than distance, holes can get repetitive basically throwing down an open fairway although there are some trees. Only 9 baskets, but have alt. tee box placements to make it 18 holes. Signs aren't too descriptive of the hole, but usually its easy to see the basket. Tee boxes are far to short. OB road comes into play in the middle of some holes. There are times in the back nine where you throw right behind the other tee placement.
Other Thoughts: Played my first tourney at this course and would be a great course to learn the basics at, first 9 focus on putting and midrange and the back 9 is you can really give your arm a work out. No facilities to speak of but the course is kept up very nicely.

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