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 Great Teaser for the Champ Course

1    6/23/2011   6/24/2011
Review By: absolutdork
Played: 47  Reviewed: 27  Exp: 18.2 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Just like the 18 hole Championship course on the other side of the road, this course has great scenic holes. Short but very technical. The creek that runs through this 9 holer also makes you think about your shots. Very easy play, a great warm-up for the challenge that lies on the other side of the street.
Cons: Once again, those pesky dirt tee pads. Mainly cause this was the first time I had ever played on natural teeboxes, and not concrete ones. It's not a deal breaker at all because once I figured out the technique, which only took a couple holes, I didn't have much issues with them.
Other Thoughts: This is a perfect course to get a taste of the monster 18 on the other side. As a destination course, this only gets that approval if you play both in the same day like I did for a great day of 27 holes in one park. I met an older gentleman by the name of John who plays the course frequently and showed me around and told me about the course, the club that helps keep it in top notch shape, and informed me of the correct flight-paths. I will be back for sure, just wish it wasn't 2 hours away from me!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Not bad at all, and a great warm-up.

1    12/5/2010   12/7/2010
Review By: REDARMY
Played: 40  Reviewed: 29  Exp: 9.4 Years
11 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Probably not really 'rec' by most standards, this course would make an interesting 18 on it's own if played from the reds and blues.

Great layout, great flow, was happy to see 2's pin especially placed so close to the water, making it a righteous risk/reward deuce.

it's nice to see info kiosks anyway, but to have the one here at the rec nine was a nice touch since i'm sure the real destination for this park is the champ 18 on the other side of the street.

Good tee signs, and the little arrows in the ground that point from one basket to the next were a unique and welcome touch.

Plays long enough from the reds (didn't get to try the blues) that it's not the typical pitch-and-putt 9-er that you see in most places. (Bonus that the yellow/gold tees were there to make this a truly rec 9 for ams/newbies/juniors)

Also nice to see that despite bring a 'rec' course, the local club/park had the foresight to put trash cans at every other hole or so.

Not a lot of traffic/noise in the 30 degree weather, so it was a pleasantly quiet round of golf.
Cons: ...Not much really

It's only 9, no benches, no concrete pads, not a lot of elevation change (but you can't blame the topography i suppose).

Parking is sparse, but the course's location isn't condusive to a lot of traffic from what i saw.
Other Thoughts: Shot variety is covered, length is covered, trick pins and risk/reward is covered.... I'd say this course is actually worthy of being a destination by itself for newer players/weaker arms that don't want to brave the champ 18 across the street.

Concrete and some benches makes this an easy 4; but it's already a GREAT warmup for the champ 18 if you're brave enough to make a day of the two.

11 of 11 people found this review helpful.

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