6 Helpful / 0 Not
A tale of two courses
Pros: +The location is beautiful
+Concrete and crushed gravel tees are nice
+Great baskets, decent wayfinding
+The BACK 9!! Seriously, from hole 9 on, this course really is a different animal. Over ponds, through wooded tunnels, it's great.
+Practice basket, important to warm up your putts as a missed putt can mean your disc is in the lake
Cons: -The front nine. Every hole seems like the same thing, except a couple of them are towards the lake, with the basket a few yards from the water's edge.
-Signage: Each tee is marked by number, but no pars, distances, or layouts. This makes it difficult to judge sometimes what disc to use
-Geese poop everywhere, the smell got bad in parts
-Little difficult to locate if you don't know where it is, not as well marked as other state park courses
-Appears to be duck blinds by the basket of number 9, hopefully no hunters get surprised by a disc landing on their head.
Other Thoughts: The back nine is truly a fun time, but the front is meh. The rough was mowed completely flat, making it much easier to locate your discs if they landed off the "fairway" but at the same time making the front nine even more monotonous. If you hit up Pike Lake State Park, these two courses are worth the drive, but I wouldn't plan a trip just for this one.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 1 Not
bad front-nice back
Pros: Nice water hazards
Picturesque holes in back nine
Cons: The rough in the front 9 is thick and often deep
Many very plain holes
There are a couple convoluted holes in the back
Other Thoughts: This course should be rated front and back. I would rate the front a 1.5 and the back a 3.5.
The back nine is sweet. Honestly, I would rather play the back nine twice, than play the front once.
The front is quite plain. The only challenge is the rough that lines the relatively tight fairways. This stuff will swallow your disc. You almost have to step on it to find it. I have read many reviews that have varying viewpoints on "rough". Many folks believe that if you have a problem with rough, you should just stay on the fairway. Nice. If you can. I brought my nephew here, and we wasted a lot of time looking. Beware.
The back nine will challenge you. You start by shooting over a pond and continue into the woods. The lines are much more diverse and the elevation improves greatly.
We teamed this course with Pike Lake for a road trip. Its OK for that end. I would not travel for this course alone.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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