Duluth, MN 
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Hole #7 Tee

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Putter Course

5+    5/24/2018   7/24/2018
Review By: mmcfly101
Played: 15  Reviewed: 14
This review was updated on 7/26/2018
0 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Great for beginners. Experienced players will only need a putter or mid-range.
Cons: It's only nine holes. In the middle of the campus, so there is foot traffic. Very short open shots primarily.
Other Thoughts: For what it is, it's not terrible. I played it a lot when I was new to disc golf.

0 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Good yet short beginner course

5+    9/21/2016   9/23/2016
Review By: lharju
Played: 33  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 2.6 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: UMD is a very beginner friendly course. It's where people in the Duluth area should go and play first if they want to get their feet wet with disc golf. It provides 9 holes that have some good mixture, yet don't prove too difficult for those who have little experience.

The course itself is a simple 9 hole, not too many obstacles, a few sections of OB, a giant sculpture to navigate around (or through if you want to impress your friends), and a quick and easy playthrough. By yourself you can likely finish in 20-30 minutes.

The course has a good mix of basket lengths too. The shortest being 120ft and longest being 258ft. Aces aren't uncommon here, so it is another mark for impressing your friends.
Cons: It's almost too easy of a course. Those who play often, or have played other courses in the area will find little challenge here. The few obstacles aren't all that punishing and it provides little risk/reward shots. There are little shot variety, almost every hole can be completed by shooting straight down the middle of the fairway.

They also removed a tree near the tee on #3. It makes the hole much much easier than before. Your only threat is the two trees on the right which are easily avoidable.

Depending on the time of year and/or day it may be very busy and you can be waiting behind a group, especially during the nicer fall and spring days with students wanting to get outside some more.

The course layout isn't anything to write home about. It does not loop back around and it is confusing for people who have never played or seen the course to get a grasp on the layout.
Other Thoughts: It's not a bad course by any stretch. It's well maintained, the baskets and teepads are in great shape, and is in a popular part of town. It is simply a beginners course and anyone who has more than a year or two of experience will simply have to lower their expectations on this.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Easy course yet fun!

5+    7/15/2015   7/19/2016
Review By: Funleavy90
Played: 13  Reviewed: 6  Exp: 5 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Course is on UMD property therefore its very clean and well maintained.
-All tees have paver style tee pads.
-#7 offers the option of throwing a huge hyzer around the sculpture.
Cons: -Course is not a "looping" layout. If you want to play the course multiple times, you must walk the distance back to #1
-Short Holes lacking variation
-No tee signage or info board.
-Trees rarely come into play except for #1
-Only one pin position per hole.
-Course can be crowded at times...it all depends on students schedules during the academic year.
Other Thoughts: This course is where I learned to play the great sport of Disc Golf. When I lived in the Duluth area, I would play this course, and Superior, WI's Central Park course all of the time. I would strongly recommend to others who are learning how to play or interested in starting to give these courses a try.

If you're looking for a greater challenge, I suggest Miller Creek DGC located at Lake Superior College.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 A Campus Rec. Course

1    7/18/2015   8/13/2015
Review By: tonyroberts
Played: 82  Reviewed: 10  Exp: 6.3 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This campus course course is equipped with paver teepads, well tended, fairways, and wide-open spaces. There's not much rough to worry about. A box for loaner discs is found on the first tee, and passersby and new players are encouraged to give the course a try. Unfortunately the box is small and was empty on the day I visited.
Cons: There's not much variety on this course. Holes average 200 feet and each is a straight shot from tee to pin. Many baskets are placed near some of the beautiful evergreens that dot the campus, but the trees don't come into play. Signage is lacking, making navigation is difficult. We relied on friendly locals for direction. The course goes out, but doesn't come back. When you finish the nine, you're as far as can be from the first tee. You'll have a long walk back if you want to play another round.
Other Thoughts: This is a nice course for students looking for casual recreation, but it offers little challenge for anyone whose game has developed beyond newbie stage. Trying to toss a RHBH hyzer through the sculpture along hole 7 might be the highlight of the day. (Unfortunately, backhand-throwing lefties don't have that option.)

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.


1    9/26/2013   9/26/2013
Review By: Aim For The Chains
Played: 134  Reviewed: 25  Exp: 10.5 Years
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Cement Teepads (although over-kill for this course which doesn't need 8'+ teepads for holes you can throw from a stand still and one you can jump putt off the tee at the basket its so short...)
-Well maintained school grounds with neat art thing and landscape
Cons: -Busy area during school year and kind of out of the way to get to for what the course is.
-With all the landscape and trees available the overall design of this course is horrible with nearly every single shot being a straight line to the basket and extremely short without needing to be.
-Little, to no parking
Other Thoughts: You pull up to this course and think hmm okay nice little 9er on campus lots of trees etc then you play the course and think WHY?! WHY?! WHY?! couldn't they have actually designed a few holes to force SOME type of shot or line. Cool for the students on campus I guess but I would find myself going insane playing this course more than a few times. All those beautiful trees waiting to snag your disc yet they just watch you play in the open grass between them. Reminded me of a mini-golf course without any of the quirky obstacles-- whats the point?!

FWIW 2 of us played this course in under 25 minutes throwing 2-3 drives each basically running aces at every hole.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Quick round

5+    9/15/2011   1/14/2013
Review By: elmexdela
Played: 161  Reviewed: 24
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Good for practicing your putter and midrange hucks. Baskets are nice. Right on campus so thats convienent. A lot of ace runs.
Cons: You wont even need your drivers. Beer bottles laying around. Last time I played there they were doing construction and 3 of the holes were makeshift or blocked off. I believe they had dirt tee pads.
Other Thoughts: Good spot to shoot a quick round. If your on campus its good but I wouldnt go out of my way to play this course.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful.


5+    9/20/2012   9/27/2012
Review By: WOTI
Played: 104  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 6.5 Years
3 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Every hole is ace able.
Mowed area and well groomed trees.
Very little litter.
New paver tee boxes are the rumor.
Cons: No elevation changes.
People walking home cut through the course all the time and make you wait for them.
Super short both in length and playing time.
Other Thoughts: A well maintained practice course. Good for kids and beginners. Approach and putt practice for an experienced player.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Nice Quick Course

5+    7/5/2012   7/5/2012
Review By: a.bergal
Played: 15  Reviewed: 2
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: This is a quick course to play if you have some time to waste. The grounds are well maintained and is usually very clean.
Cons: Since all of the holes are shorter than 200 ft. you dont really use your entire arsenal of shots. Tee boxes can be a little muddy after rains

0 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Short and Open Course

5+    6/8/2013   5/23/2012
Review By: Smileyaili17
Played: 16  Reviewed: 9  Exp: 7.5 Years
This review was updated on 6/9/2013
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: --Good course for a quick, casual round
--The holes are all in the open but are often constructed around/behind trees and other obstacles that require a variety of shots
--Baskets are in good condition and newer
--New tee pads made from paver bricks. Very well done.
Cons: --Most, if not all holes, require only a midrange and putter, so there is not a lot of variety in the "distance" aspect
--There are no hole diagram signs at the tees, so pars and distances are nonexistent
--Usually busy during the school year and fairly busy during the summer months
Other Thoughts: Good course for a casual game and practicing placement shots. Overall, a good course for a casual game with friends.

Grading Criteria:

Landscape quality

Baskets, Tees and Hole Diagrams

Variety in hole distances

Variety in hole types
(field/wooded holes; hill/level holes; etc)


Course flow


Lack of outside interference
(pedestrians; traffic noise distractions; etc)

Fun factor

Use of Available Land

Total: 2.6/5

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Needs A Mando Through The HOOP!

1    6/29/2011   7/10/2011
Review By: Donovan
Played: 239  Reviewed: 186  Exp: 31.7 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: OK first let me explain the title of this review. If you look at the pictures of this course, there is a giant, art-like sculpture that has a huge ring projected up in the air. They totally should have made a hole that plays through that thing. We are talking Caddyshack II style of Disc Golf. LOL And now, on to the review...

This is a short course with some trees, open holes, lots of OB, some slight elevation, and a couple of water holes (sort of). This is a good place to learn the game as I don't think any of the holes are over 2oo feet. The terrain was nice and the grounds were well kept. The two holes that "could" have water in play were well done. The water is not directly in play, but a wild shot left will get you wet. The tee pads were dirt/grass pads were not in too bad of shape. The baskets are in decent shape and parking was great.
Cons: The 9th hole was on the other side of the course from the 1st hole. So you basically had to walk across the entire course to start over. Some of these holes have a road, or a walking path or a fence right next to the hole. I'm not a fan of that. There were no trashcans or restroom on this course, but as short as it is, that's not really needed. Navigation was not easy for such a little course. I missed a hole (and had to go back to find it) but then I saw a group ahead of me to follow. It would have taken much longer without them to find all the tee boxes. They are not really close to the basket before them; you really need to be close to spot them (look for the dirt spots).
Other Thoughts: The Fun Factor here was almost not there. A few of the holes were fun to fire at as far as an ace is concerned, but there were not really any challenging holes. I'm really not a fan of course where there is a good chance of hitting someone or something off course. I would come back here if that giant hoop was in play, but for now, this is one I might pass on unless I was teaching someone else the sport.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

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