4 Helpful / 0 Not
Welcome to prairie disc golf hell...
Pros: - Nice baskets. 2 layers of chains is a nice plus.
- Good use of the available terrain. Much like the Original course this one puts to very good use the existing elevation changes. It works the hills to great effect.
- The mix of left and right holes is nicely dispersed throughout the 18 holes.
- The length of holes here vary dramatically with some of the shorter wooded holes very duecable and definitely aceable. After getting beat up on the long open holes this is a nice change.
- Fairways are well defined mowed areas of grass.
- The course is very clean for the most part.
Cons: - Again, as with the original course navigation is almost nonexistent. Maps and/or playing with someone who is very familiar with the course is critical. There are no tee signs either so trying to figure out where to tee of can be...interesting.
- The tee pads are a freaking disaster. The are uneven ankle twisting pads of dirt sometimes bordered with a piece of lumber.
- Much like the Original course do not play alone so there can be spotters or plan on losing discs - a lot of them. The rough is just brutal and thick here. More of the holes here are in the prairie grass than the Original course.
- There are benches but it just did not seem like enough. Nor did there seem to be much in the line of trash cans.. Then again, as already stated it was pretty clean here so maybe cans aren't needed. .
Other Thoughts: As with Original, I am completely conflicted with this course. On the one hand there are so many beautiful things with this course but there are so many things wrong with it. I want to rate this as a 4.0 or 4.5 which is what it could easily be with some signage and concrete tees.
There did not seem to be much poison ivy here and until you play in the woods, the bugs are a little more manageable than some Michigan courses but still quite thick.
Long pants and good footware are important here. There are hills a plenty and the rough is tall grass that like to slice up humanoid legs.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 1 Not
into the great wide open... with some woods sprinkled in for fun.
Pros: Aesthetic-- Much like the original course this course plays through the rolling hills of this park. it's about half hiking trails and half disc golf. We saw one person our entire time out on this one, granted it was january...
Baskets-- Mach V but NO ORANGE TAPE!! the baskets are in great repair but they are virtually invisible in most places due to the fact that there are no reflective tapes on the baskets.
Originality-- many unique looks here. Long holes with very unique looks. Distinct landing zones that, even in the snow are HUGE on the fairways. Even the short holes are decent with the exception of a couple of throw away holes.
Routing-- isn't so bad on this course as it is on the original course. the addition of "next tee" signs is a nice touch.
Cons: Teepads- Muddy and ruddy dirt pads are hard to find and slippery when wet.
Signage- the first tee has a great sign but the rest of the course is much like the original where a lot of the signs are either missing or TRASHED. Thank god the routing is markedly easier on this end of the park.
Uncontrollables-- this course is wide freakin' open in a lot of areas. this makes for a super windy round. I would liked to have seen some water on this end. The rough on this end while somewhat better than the original (in the winter) I'm sure is BRUTAL in the summer...
Other Thoughts: this was used in worlds at some point? It's not that I was disappointed with Meyer Broadway as a whole. Just not what it was hyped to be. Oh well.
6 of 7 people found this review helpful.
8 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: The course plays mostly through open rolling fields with a handful of holes through the woods. The field holes are mowed fairways through tall grass rough with some decent elevation changes and a few holes where you can really air it out. The forested holes offer shorter and more technical lines to hit, with some flat holes and a couple with nice elevation. There are some different lines to shape through the trees, with a good mix of left and right turning shots and pretty thick rough to punish errant drives. There are some basic signs on many of the holes, and the baskets are in great shape.
Cons: I'm not a fan of tall grass as a course obstacle, especially as its used here. When it's the main challenge on most of the holes, it doesn't provide any extra difficulty on your recovery shot, it just wastes your time and potentially your plastic. Several of the longer holes had very narrow strips mowed for the first 200-250' before widening out into a landing zone, which makes the holes pretty unplayable for newer players without much distance or accuracy (we watched two groups hit the first of those holes, throw one shot, spend 15 minutes looking for discs, then give up and go home).
The signage is inconsistent, with many missing or faded so you don't know where to throw or how long the hole is. A few spots could really use more next tee signs with long walks between holes. The tees are uneven and many are sloped, making for poor footing on drives.
Other Thoughts: Beginners will find the wooded holes pretty reasonable, with shorter lengths and enough of a fairway to have a chance. The open holes would be really frustrating for someone with less accuracy though. More experienced players will find fewer interesting challenges and less variety on this course than the original course in the park. There are a few nice holes but overall it gets a bit repetitive.
8 of 11 people found this review helpful.
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