Davenport, IA 
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Uploaded By: dekalbdiscfan Hole #4 (Taken 3/2009)
3 / 290ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #4 Tee

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 Nice 6'er

1    6/26/2011   6/27/2011
Review By: lazy42
Played: 40  Reviewed: 39  Exp: 8.3 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Small city park. Park had a basketball court, a children's playground, small open shelter with several picnic tables, porta potty on site, grass softball - baseball field, and a walking trail thru park. Trashcans and several benches in park also, though not throughout the disc golf park, which is acceptable due to size and # of holes. Park was maintained quite will also.

Nice sized concrete tee pads, good texturing too. They also were wide in the back of the pad and narrower towards the pins, which was helpful (see why in Cons area). Baskets were in great shape, all of them looked like new.

Beginner friendly - due to course being short and only 6 holes. Great place to bring the kids to try out the sport, or other less experienced players.

Though mostly open, there are a few trees protecting a some pins (holes 1, 2, 4) and a few causing you to choose anny or hyzer (hole 1).
Cons: No main kiosk available, which normally isn't a big deal. But... There were no tee pad signs or layouts or maps, even for a small park with only 6 holes, it was a little confusing. Without the tee pads pointing me in the correct direction, it may have taken me a bit longer to figure out the layout.

Fairways were close to many of the other activity areas in the park, just something to be cautious of.

Only 6 holes, I think I would have enjoyed a few more making a 9 holer out of it. Not a lot of challenging holes, by distance or obstacles.

Park has potential (due to size) to be riddled with other park goers. I could see many holes on this park becoming completely unplayable due to this.
Other Thoughts: Couple of holes to note: Hole 1 has nice full grown trees directly in the line with the pin. This forces you to choose an anny or hyzer shot to get to the pin. Hole 5 was the longest on the course at 290', and uses what little elevation on the course for a small valley shot, plus there is a tee on either side of the basket which may cause a little interference when your disc fades at the end of the shot.

I could see to the newbies of the sport, without direction or maps it may be confusing to play here.

I ended up just playing with a Mako and a new Champ Roc +(just purchased the Roc). I wasn't going for a low record score, just trying to evaluate and learn a new disc. All of the holes are deucable with whatever is in your bag, and in reality, probably with what I was playing with.

Overall, though this was a very short and simple 6 hole course, I really enjoyed playing it. For some reason, the atmosphere was very refreshing and laid back. I didn't feel rushed, I just really enjoyed the passiveness of the park. I could easily see my family stopping here again if in the area, letting the kids play either on the equipment, or having them and the wifey take in a quick easy round with me.

Note: Hole 6 pin has been moved to the right of the walking trail due to excess water around previous pin location.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Short Feet

2-4    3/22/2010   3/26/2010
Review By: xsjunkie
Played: 31  Reviewed: 15  Exp: 8.3 Years
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Playground
Cement Tees
Quick Playing Course
Cons: No Signs
Only 6 baskets
Path in play on some holes
Other Thoughts: I like this course because it has potential. There's room for expansion. I like playing it over lunch with just a midrange and putter. Some pins are protected by mature trees, and some holes are just long enough to test your approach and longer putts. Missing basket on #5 has been replaced.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful.

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