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Lafayette, IN 
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1    8/21/2012   9/30/2012
Review By: ElementZ
Played: 145  Reviewed: 136  Exp: 8.7 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Based on pure speculation, I would say that this course has come a very long way since it's inception in 1984. I believe this course used to be 9 baskets with multiple tees, but now the course has expanded to include some very cool shots in the woods so that it's 18 holes all with their own basket. I think a reevaluation is necessary from past reviewers, since it definitely merits at least a 3.0.

This course has a big mix of shots, whether it's the six new holes that are super tight in the woods, or the some what more open holes in the first half. It's very balanced for right hand vs. left hand and is great beginner course.

It has a very vintage feel to it, which could definitely also be viewed as a con...
Cons: Not the best condition equipment. The tees are like...gravel/dirt, the baskets are rusted and brown, and the tee signs only contain minimal information. This course could be awesome if it gets cleaned up a little bit.

Navigation was mega confusing for me, especially the transition when you had to cross the road. I would highly recommend printing and bringing a map along.
Other Thoughts: I don't think I've ever said this, but if you're in town and only can play one course, ditch this 18 holer and play the 9 holer at Purdue twice. It has a much bigger variety of shots, better quality course equipment, and is overall just a lot more fun to play.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  Not much has changed

5+    4/27/2010   4/28/2010
Review By: Luckytiki
Played: 3  Reviewed: 1
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: -Easy to get too
-Relatively easy to figure out the "route" of the course
-Can be a challenge to all skill levels (short drives, but lots of trees)
-A variety of different types of holes
Cons: - Some tees are marked with distance, but none have the par
-Some baskets are hard to see from the tee
-Sandbox tees are uneven and need to be groomed. They're not great, but far from unplayable (just watch your footing)
- Thunking a throw off a tree can get old.
- The swamp that comes into play at #13 is pretty much unplayable for anyone except really experienced players
- Lots of people walking the path that snakes through the park add an extra hazard (mostly for them)
Other Thoughts: I like playing a quick 9 (or 18) here a few times a week, because it's close to me, but it's not a course I would seek out if I didn't live in the area. I find the lack of "par" information annoying and that's probably my main complaint with the course other than... the swamp.

Playing from #4 is not a big deal, because the disgusting thing is to the right, but playing from #13 is almost impossible because you have to play over it and there's no clear way to drive over due to trees/reeds. I would recommend just replaying from the #4 tee unless you want to go fishing for your disc in the trash and chemical infested bog.

The other concern is the path that winds through the park. There's usually a few people on it and you have to make sure you watch out for walkers. This really comes into play on #7/16 as you throw down a blind hill where a good drive hugs the walking path. My advice is to be patient and respect other players and walkers when throwing. On the flip side watch out for flying discs as people don't seem to think there might be others around.

Overall this is a decent course for a quick round. A few improvements would go a long way here:
-Add "par" info somewhere, even if it's at the beginning of the course
-Groom the sandbox tees
-Trim the vegetation on the tee side of the swap

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Fun but dangerous

5+    6/10/2009   6/26/2009
Review By: Rockwell
Played: 125  Reviewed: 5  Exp: 11.7 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Requires a variety of shots.
Beautiful large oaks fill park and define flight paths.

Holes well designed for the amount of land available. Makes good use of what elevation is available. Only hole 13 is without an easily identifiable fairway.
Cons: Very unsafe layout for a pubic park. Requires throwing into blind walking paths and crisscrossing fairways. Very unsafe.

Tee boxes are washed out sand. No tee signs, though does have tee numbers.

Some of the baskets have seen better days.

Other Thoughts: I love that this mature city park has a disc golf course in it to be enjoyed by the community and nearby college.

This course will develop your midrange and putter control, with a few chances to pull out the driver.

Tailored more for beginners than advanced players, but still some definite fun to be had for all.

However, unsafe flight paths, sharing of fairways, and unkempt teeboxes detract from
this otherwise enjoyable layout.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

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