New life for this course
11 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -New Concrete tees
-New DISCatcher Baskets
-Expanded to 15 holes (up from 12)
-Gentle elevation change, mild old growth trees to work around
-Good signage with map, distance, park and a name for each hole
-Well kept park, a few benches around
Cons: -#12 and #13 use the same tee area
-Park road comes into play on #5, #6, #7, #9
-Baseball fields in play on #2, #10, #11, #12
-Basketball/Tennis courts in play on #13, #14
Other Thoughts: Edgewood Park is located in the southern part of Madrid, IA. (Pronounced "Mad"-"Rid" in these parts.) A lovely park with old growth trees and many park activities. Two baseball areas, tennis courts, two basketball courts, a playground and a few shelters take up a fair amount of the park landscape. Some of these come into play. #2 shoots along the left field fence of one field, several holes play over the park road (although #5 basket is in the middle of a circle drive giving it an "island" feel.) #10, #11 and #12 play around the large baseball field, and #13 and #14 play around (over) tennis and basketball courts. Most of these are minor inconveniences, and honestly, I have seen few other people in the park the times I have played, so a slip onto the field to grab a disc doesn't cause any issues. Upgraded from 12 to 15 holes with new baskets and concrete tee pads (Summer 2021). New signage in early 2022 bumped the rating for me. The signs are informative and include names for each hole. While this can seem gimmicky to some, I enjoyed them here (e.g. Hole #3 named "The Old One" as it is the old #1 hole). Check out the additional sign on Hole #10 with a fun way to warn of many OB and hazards on the next 4 holes. The course is an easy drive from the Des Moines area and there is a great bike trail (High Trestle Trail) going through town only a few blocks north of here. What holds it back is the minor hazards and the #12/#13 shared tee. Definitely an above average city park course, a nice diversion, only a short drive away. I will play again.
11 of 11 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Solid Local Course
Pros: The course is located in a well taken care of city park with a lot of mature trees. You won't have to worry about losing discs nor poison ivy or stuff of that nature. The course has good sized cement pads. There is a solid mixture different hole lengths with several holes forcing you to shape shots around either trees or other park amenities.
Cons: There is no signs for each individual hole. Most of the pads have a piece of wood flush at the front of the cement pad that tells you which hole pad it is, and the par for the hole. So if it is your first time at the course, I suggest taking a picture of the course map located by the first tee pad (located by the left foul line of the baseball diamond near the fence line). Otherwise, you will be walking around aimlessly trying to locate pads which are flush with the ground.
The course is also a little older, so the baskets are past their prime. They function fine, but are less forgiving. The baskets seemed to be shallower than newer baskets and the chains didn't grab the disc like normal.
I also played while the park was pretty much empty. But there was a sign for holes 8-10, that said you shouldn't play if ballgames were taking place. So I can see you having issues playing a few holes if the park was in use by others.
Other Thoughts: It should be noted that the 4th hole tee pad is located on the other side of the road running through the park from where the course map says it is. I'd say it is closer to 6th hole basket according to the course map.
I think this is a solid course if you live in the area to play, but definitely not a course to make a special trip to play.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Good city park type of course
Pros: -Cement tees
-Reasonable signage at the start
-Good variation in length on this course. Not too many short holes and the long ones aren't ridiculous either.
-Nice mature trees as obstacles
-Won't lose a disc on this course
-Good amenities, parking, safety, bathrooms, shelter, a nice overall city park.
-A little elevation makes for some faster greens and tricky approaches, nothing too scary though!
Cons: -No signage on holes.
-Targets aren't all the same. You have to be careful with your putting.
-It is kind of hard to find your way around sometimes. Flow isn't the greatest.
-Only the first few holes are truly free of other park users. After that you throw around playgrounds, ball fields, shelters, and benches. There is a sign that says you can't play during ball games and I wouldn't throw if there were kids on the playground.
-The park manager guy thought I got to the park too early and was not overly nice in telling me so.
Other Thoughts: When you get into the park drive all the way to the back and hole 1's tee as well as the course map is way in the back along the right foul line.
This park was alright. It fits into the typical, multi-use city park category. It is pretty fun but can't be played all the time and might not be too challenging. I would play it if in the area but I wouldn't travel too far to play it.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 2 Not
Circus Golf at its Best
Pros: This course is more of a fun course to play that is in a small town. The course does have a few good holes on it. The tournament layout is definitely a fun one.
Cons: The fact that parts of the course weave around and through parts of a ball diamond and playground, means that it is prone to have lots of disruptions or make it unplayable at times.
Other Thoughts: This is a fun course to play once or twice a year and that is about it.
2 of 4 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Interesting shots. Good balance of shots and some decision making. Nice setting in mature trees with lots of shade available. Large professionally painted course map at #1 tee.
Cons: Sometimes forced to throw over other facilities like b-ball and tennis courts, ball fields, concession stand, etc... A mixture of different targets, mostly older Mach 2 and some Mach 3. Absence of tee signage can make it difficult for visitors to find their way to the next tee.
Other Thoughts: When the park is empty, it can be a very fun course to play with lots of interesting obstacles to throw around and over. However, when the park is being used, many of the holes are unplayable.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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