Pros: 1.This Course has a lot of acres for a 9 Hole Course.
2.Very Nice layout.
3.A Great Mixture of Wooded areas and Open Fields.
4. Very Clean and well respected Area.
5.Great for beginners and Pros.
6.3 Par 4's
Cons: 1. First Basket is 800 ft. And it's a par 4.
2. This Course Shares a walking/Hiking path so be cautious of throwing at times.
3.Bugs can get pretty bad in the summer.
4. No Down/up hill tees.
Other Thoughts: I Honestly think they can expand 9 more tees here.
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Challanging 9 holer
Pros: Lots of opportunities for long drives, it is a long 9 hole course worth trying. Fairly easy to navigate, nice hole signs. Very clean and well kept and quiet. Not a popular course so no waiting to play. Nice tee-pads.
Cons: Lots of water holes with lots of water. A couple of the signs say the water is on one side and its actually on the other, lost a disc by trusting the sign.
0 of 3 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 1 Not
The opposite of chip and putt
Pros: This is a 9 hole course that plays in and around the wooded area of a flat section of park, There is a medium sized 2 hump hill that you will go clockwise around while you play. The park has a shelter, very good parking and a biffy in addition to every hole having a garbage can.
The main thing that differentiates this course from every other 9 hole course you have played is that it is the opposite of a pitch and putt course. Almost every hole has good length, up to 850' on the blue tees. If a pitch and putt course is for practicing chips and putting, this course is for practicing driving and long fairway approaches. All holes have at least 2 teepads and many have 3. Signage is as good as it gets. The course also has a lake that comes into play on one hole.
Teepads are either crushed limestone or painted areas of the asphalt walking path that follows the course around the hills.
Cons: This course is limited by the flat nature of the terrian. Other than that I think the designer used the resources available to him very well with the possible exception of the long walks between holes. This is especially notable from hole 8 to 9 where you have to follow the path for about 400'. The entire walk has you following woods on your left. It made me wonder if there wasn't a chance for a good woods hole which would have filled a bit of a void in this course.
Even though there was a ton of garbage cans I spent a good amount of time picking up beer cans.
Other Thoughts: Since it is only 9 holes and having good alternate teepads it is very worth your time to play multiple rounds when you go here.
Other reviews have mentioned the poor course maintenance but when I was there it was in great shape. Even the rough was knocked down enough to make finding discs easy. Maybe it is finally getting wore in.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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Strong contender for best nine-hole course in metro area
Pros: - Most nine-hole courses in the TC suburbs are crammed inside busy city parks. Not Lochness, an ambitious and well thought-out course that will make any city/park planner a believer in the game if it's done right.
- Distance is what sets Lochness apart from many others. Intermediates will second-guess the use of its long tees (every hole has at least two or three pads). Beginners will shriek away in terror. Case in point: the blue tee of Hole 1, an 850 ft. (yes, you read right) par 4 demon. Though none of the other holes go past 600+, the blue holes rarely dip below 400.
- Besides testing your arm, Lochness will also test your accuracy. You're up against doglegs in both directions, wooded holes, a tricky water hazard, and even a hole that curls inward.
- It's not just one of the most challenging courses, it's also one of the most scenic.
- Blue, red, and green tee markers make it easy to navigate.
Cons: - Most of the tee-pads are dirt (for now, I think). The only asphalt pads are spray painted on sidewalks.
- The rough is really rough in some spots. Hole 5's fairway is pretty much all prairie grass and dried-up wetland, with just a thin strip of pathway cut through. Hole 7, the lone water hole, also has some pretty bad spots.
- No elevation, even though the course wraps around a giant hill. I've seen several players throw discs off it already, which makes me think that there will be some conflicts between players and park officials in the near future.
Other Thoughts: - Though Lochness Park still needs some improvement in landscaping, it should be held as a model for designers who don't want to cram 18 holes in a smaller area "just 'cause." The only other nine-hole course that's this fun (but not as challenging) is the one at Bethel University.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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Long Arms Only
Pros: 3 Tees for most holes. The course is very scenic as it loops around a large mound. Holes weave in and out of trees and deep brush. Super long holes from the Pro Tees. Very welcome addition to North Minneapolis Metro area.
Cons: With the distance of each hole the natural tee pads are a big issue. Very unstable when trying to throw long distance.
Other Thoughts: Very nicely desiged course and challenging for all levels.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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