Worth the drive
Pros: + Plenty of parking.
+ Well-maintained grounds
+ Good tee pads (concrete) and baskets
+ Mix of several runnable short holes and the rest were reasonable long holes (several legit grip-it/rip-it holes too)
+ Plenty of uphill, downhill, sidehill shotmaking required
+ Most holes were accepting of either FH or BH, though a couple were highly easier one way or the other (like that when course forces you a bit to have a decent FH or BH).
Cons: - No signage for next hole, so some minor hunting around required (we did suggest to the grounds maintenace guy they could paint a spoke on the basket to point to the next tee pad, he thought that was something they could do).
Other Thoughts: Franklin Park was on our way west as part of a DG weekend, but I would still recommend it as being worth the drive from the Cedar Rapids and Iowa City corridor.
Krankin at Franklin
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Pros: Awesome TURF
+ Concrete tee pads
+ Mach 3s
+ Great use of elevation changes.
+ Hole 15 beautiful downhill bomber shot.
+ Easy to navigate.
+ Hard to lose a disc. Only one real water hazard.
+ Clean restroom after hole 10.
+ Nice shelter after hole 10 for break time.
+ Never crowded
+ Beautiful park with majestic trees scattered across course.
+ Course loops back to parking lot after hole 7.
Peaceful & rarely busy this park has something for everyone. Long short wide narrow and all in between . Though a little short for big arms there are still 4 or 5 holes to fire the big gun.
Cons: A few jagged edges but overall very beautiful.
- Short concrete tee pads play above ground with 3 or 4 inch lip so take care.
- Though signage is non existence course navigation is a breeze. See course map in links tab.
Other Thoughts: Off the beaten path with small town feel. The whole posse gets excited when we pull into Belle plaine. Don't bypass this great course.
Go have a birdie fest. It's a blast!!!
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Pros: *On site bathroom
*Water hazards with no fear of losing disc
*Well taken care of lawn
*Doesn't have alot of people playing there very often
Cons: *Some of the par #s are a little short making you think you are batter than you are
*People like to picnic right in your way at times
Other Thoughts: All in all, pretty fun course
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Pros: Extremely well maintained course with cement tee pads and alternate pin locations. Long and short holes with many mature trees and a creek that comes into play throughout the course. Hilly in a park setting with no player congestion.
Cons: Only a 12 hole course. Can get very windy in late afternoon.
Other Thoughts: Great small town course with many other things to do within the park itself (Baseball, basketball, tennis, volleyball and swimming.)
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