Albert Lea, MN 
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3 / 383ft. Par / Distance:
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 Frying Peanuts Never Felt So Good

5+    1/26/2011   1/26/2011
Review By: Martin Dewgarita
Played: 1267  Reviewed: 93  Exp: 8 Years
This review was updated on 4/4/2012
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: A nice course not far off the freeway for a relatively fun 18 holes with 27 more holes of solid golf very nearby.

Update: Amenities. Benches on every hole. Trash cans on most holes. Wood chips everywhere, course is being maintained very well by the locals.

Tees. A single set of concrete tees are all level and in good shape. Every tee has a sign with inaccurate hole information.

Navigation. Rather straightforward though can get slightly confusing in a couple spots. Hole 7 tee is into the open field from 6 basket, take note of this location because hole 17 tee is located here, up the hill from hole 16 basket. Both 9 hole loops begin at the parking lot.

Baskets. All brand new Discraft Chainstar baskets are in great shape.

Variety. I was on the fence on placing this in the 'con' section as 9 of the holes (1-6 and 16-18) offer some fun technical challenges with fairly dense woods providing for a good variety in shots. I always finish hole 6 with a slightly heavier heart as I stretch out my throwing arm knowing that I have 9 open holes from 300-450 feet that vary enough with elevation and a few strategically placed trees to keep things interesting

Length. Good variety of distances, from ace runs to big arm holes

Elevation. Several of the holes play up or down hill, a good use of elevation here.

Well Kept. The park has always been clean and well manicured. Mowed fairways and a notable lack of litter.

Scenery. The wooded holes have a secluded feel and offer some nice views of the lake, the open holes offer views of the airport and residential area, take it as you will.

Ace/Birdie opportunities. Most of the holes are reachable in one, though most will require an accurate line and some will require a big arm.

Beginner Friendly. Besides the possibility of losing a disc in the long grass, this would be an ok place to learn the game.

Other User Areas. Besides the random dog walker (or skier in the winter) this is primarily a disc golf course park, typically there are no users to worry about (still stay aware as there are walking paths near and around the course).

Cons: Water. The lake doesn't come into play, and the wetland near holes 1 and 2 is only mildly intimidating, no real water threat here.

Rough. If there's one thing I hate, it's taking a 30 minute break in the middle of the round to swear repeatedly while wading through waist high grass.

Not maintained in winter. *I don't let this detract from the rating but am now going to start mentioning it in my reviews as it has become more important to me as I play more and more in the snow and hope that others will find it important* Every time I've played in the snow, I've had to break my own trail.
Other Thoughts: A worthwhile stop if in the area, especially paired up with Riverland and Bancroft #1, makes a great day of disc golfing.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.


2-4    4/19/2009   4/19/2009
Review By: sorgatz
Played: 23  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 13.3 Years
This review was updated on 4/20/2009
0 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: After hole Three the course become sort of wooded and hilly which i'd say is a plus for me.
Cons: Alot of the middle holes of this course, expecially during the summer, can offer a challege in that will leave you looking for your discs in the tall grass, not alot of trees on middle part of the course
Other Thoughts: Overall I would suggest if you don't like this course, are if you do, you should make sure you throw the old nine within walking distance going down the road into the park.

0 of 4 people found this review helpful.

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