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Challenging in the woods

1    6/10/2017   6/26/2017
Review By: DMayo
Played: 11  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 0.4 Years
Pros: +Well kept
+Mostly easy to navigate
+The course uses the terrain well
+Challenging shots necessary
Cons: -The rubber tees are not level and hard to throw from
-short course

Other Thoughts: Fun course with a lot of finesse shots in the woods. Most of the holes are in the woods and is challenging doing full shots. I did not lose any discs but I think you could if you had a bad throw. There are about 3 holes in mowed grass area which allow you to throw a driver.

1    6/29/2016   6/29/2016
Review By: Jmsbomer
Played: 49  Reviewed: 5  Exp: 22.4 Years
Pros: For the area this is a really good course for a beginner and intermediate player. Most of the holes are tight with tough angles. But even with a bad shot it's not impossible to find your disc. Very clean course. It's easy to find each hole. Great course to practice different shots.
Cons: Signs to show distance would be nice but compared to other courses in the area it did not really bother me. I played the course in the end of June and the bugs were not too bad.
Other Thoughts: I think this would be a great course for an area disc golf tournament. The community should be proud of the effort they put into the design and the up keep.

 Fun Course for anyone

1    8/22/2015   8/24/2015
Review By: bukosknr
Played: 50  Reviewed: 16  Exp: 2.4 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
-Very well maintained.
-Quiet, clean and watered.
-Beginner friendly
-Rubber teepads
-No Crazy hazards (Very low risk of losing a disc)
-Quality Baskets are in great shape.
-Couple of the rubber Teepads had sunken in spots so just be careful and walk your throw line so you dont' step into a hole.
-No signage and a couple holes required a quick walk up to make sure we knew where the pin was.
Other Thoughts:
The course was pretty fun and was nice and quiet. Played through the woods on some parts and around through the fields on others. Its a nine hole shorter course with a nice little walk through the park and woods. The course has a lot of variety and lets you have a bunch of different shots.

Hole 1 starts behind the parking lots and there a rubber teepad and then a basket straight ahead.

Hole 4 you start playing in the woods and the pin is off to the right side, NOT up that hill like it may look.

Hole 6 you play Up the hill and to the left.

Hole number 8 is on the right side of the path, not straight ahead the one ahead is actually hole number 3.

Hole 9 is a longer throw and a beginner like me can use a driver actually. One could end up on the softball / baseball field and I think there is an opening in center field.

I really think this is one of the nicer courses and a good word (as others have used it as well) is to call it a hidden gem. I brought some new people with me and they had a blast! The bugs weren't an issue for us in Late August - but it was also windy.

It plays through some open and through the woods, and even with the wind it really didn't affect us too much while in the woods. Couple nice places to throw longer and then some technical through the trees (like 8)

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 A fine north woods playground

5+    7/3/2015   7/7/2015
Review By: tonyroberts
Played: 81  Reviewed: 10  Exp: 5.1 Years
Pros: This is a well kept 9-hole course in a city park that is a mix of open holes and heavily wooded holes. The course is watered, so the grass is always in good shape and there is little or no erosion around the baskets. Each hole is constructed to present a slightly different challenge making the round interesting throughout. A few holes allow full throws, but most require some finesse. The woodsy course is quite lovely with views of a couple small lakes (that don't come into play) in the distance.
Cons: There are rubber mat tee pads on each hole, but some of these have developed dips and bumps over the years. It would be nice if these could be leveled out. The fairways on this course are quite narrow, which is fine, but the surrounding rough is unforgiving in many places and it's not difficult to lose discs in the thick underbrush. I'd love to see at least the nastiest, thorniest bits of the rough thinned out. There is a small soccer practice field tucked in between the 2nd and 9th fairways, and if anyone is using that field, it can impact play on those holes. Generally the field is empty, so it's not often an issue.
Other Thoughts: Though bugs were not an issue during my most recent visits here, mosquitoes and biting flies can be a problem Having bug spray available is advised. I also recommend long pants for those inevitable forays into the rough. With the exception for Fourth of July weekend, the park is generally quiet and I've never seen the course crowded. You can get a course map at the nearby community center. This will be helpful for first-timers.

  Short 9 for beginners

1    8/6/2014   8/6/2014
Review By: bfeylia
Played: 2  Reviewed: 1  Exp: 3.3 Years
Pros: -clean course
-2 or 3 holes where you can let loose with a driver (at least for a beginner like me)
-no devastating hazards; you won't lose disks
Cons: -bugs! wear lots of bug spray
-hard to know where the next tee-off spot is the first time through (esp. for holes 2 and 3)
Other Thoughts: It's free, well kept, and is a perfect course for beginners like me. I really enjoyed it. Next time I'll wear more bug spray.

 Fun course, family-/beginner- friendly

1    5/30/2013   11/20/2013
Review By: TrustYourRubber
Played: 18  Reviewed: 10  Exp: 4.5 Years
This review was updated on 6/4/2014
Pros: -Beginner friendly
-Interesting and new hole layouts
-Rubberized tee-pads and new baskets
-Promising winter venue in lakes area (nice amenities and shorter holes)
Cons: -Only nine holes with no alternate tees
-Lacks significant challenge for experienced players
-Scenery is ho-hum (only interesting view of the surrounding wilderness is an over-look of a swamp)
Other Thoughts: Fun course! Course layout is confusing the first-time through. Course may become stale after a few plays through, especially for experienced players, but I would recommend this course for individuals looking for a great outing with their family and friends!

Beginner player experience - 1.0/1.0 for some fun yet interesting holes
Intermediate player experience - 0.6/1.0 for some interesting lines and hills and tough birdie holes
Advanced player experience - 0.1/1.0 for not offering much other than opportunity to enjoy a round with family and/or friends with less disc golf experience
Setting 0.9/1.0 for being a nice community setting during summer
Overall course experience - 0.8/1.0 for nice amenities, tee-pads, easy-to-walk, and nice baskets

Total = 3.3/5.0

 A good getaway from the crowds

2-4    6/1/2013   6/3/2013
Review By: mstephens627
Played: 19  Reviewed: 8  Exp: 8.3 Years
Pros: - Well maintained course; mowed irrigated, clean
- Variety of shots required ranging from open to tight & wooded, hyzers and anhyzers
- Frequent trash cans
- Holes do not cross each other
- Fairly intuitive course layout to follow... clockwise
- Elevated tee pads to shed water well
Cons: - No signage to inform hole distances or tee number except the hole number on the baskets themselves
-Baskets are not always visible from the tee; a course map or signage would easily remedy this
- Rubber tee pads can be slippery when wet and surfaces are not always even due to settled soil underneath.... otherwise decent to play
Thick understory in woods can make a poorly thrown disc difficult to find at times
Other Thoughts: This is a very nice course overall, in fact a hidden gem as other reviews have said. I played this for fun when I was vacationing in the area and would say that it is fairly challenging. Holes 1, 2, 3 and 9 are open and the rest play in the woods. When I came here it was unclear where I could park since there was some tennis court construction happening. Just take the first left onto the gravel road past the first softball field on Daggett Pine Road and park behind the partial wood wall.

 XLake Community Center

5+    7/13/2011   9/15/2011
Review By: Barconcern
Played: 4  Reviewed: 4
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -About a 5 minute drive from the center of town (camping and hotels)
-The community center next too the parking lot has a nice little map for the course you can grab.
-Several well shaded holes.
-Very little traffic... I have only seen other players once.
-Garbage bins frequent.
-A wide variety of hole types, Space used well.
-Picnic hut with grills and water fountain.
-If you have friends with no discs... the community center has ones you can borrow with a deposit.
-Well kept.
Cons: -No benches
-There are no sign markers, and if you have no map or have are new to the course, you can get lost, or throw at the wrong tee very easily.
-Depending on the season, it can get really hot, buggy, or muddy... come prepared.
-A bit of a hike, lots of up and down (on a hot day, this is a problem).
-The bordering low level natural plant life on many holes makes locating a poorly thrown disc hard.
-If you really mess up your throw on 2 of the holes you will have to go around the baseball field fence to get your disc.
Other Thoughts: I go to visit friends and family almost every season in Crosslake and this course is a must.
In the winter, we strap on the snow shoes, grab the red discs, and go at it...
There is room for improvement...
There needs to be sign markers, benches, and there is space for expansion.
There is camping and hotels close by, and in this little town, this course is a big plus for something to do with spare time...
If you don't have a bike, or a boat, this is one of the few things to do in town.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Nice Little 9 hole course

2-4    6/30/2011   7/11/2011
Review By: Wattenphul-2009
Played: 37  Reviewed: 5  Exp: 11.1 Years
Pros: Baskets are in pristine condition.
The raised rubber tee pads provide good footing.
The grass was neatly mowed.
I was surprised to see the grass was irrigated too!
Hole 4 provides a challenging dog leg right.
The last hole allows for a use of a driver.
No crowds in this small Minnesota town. I was up in Nisswa for a vacation and decided to hit up a couple courses. This one was a nice suprise.

No real water hazards.
Cons: No maps or tee markers other than the hole number. A course map to look at before you start would be handy.

No benches or trash cans.

First hole is a rather boring straight shot in an open field without any challenges.

No real water hazards.
Other Thoughts: Overall, it was really fun to play. I enjoyed the variety of holes and the small town feel. No crowds, no fees, no overly trodden paths. A wonderfully planned out course. A hidden gem.

 An ideal short 9 hole!

2-4    5/25/2011   5/27/2011
Review By: Dan H.
Played: 81  Reviewed: 24  Exp: 9.7 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This is a great course to work on your approach and technical shots with a good amount of sharp dog-legs and blind baskets.

The rubber tee pads and newish baskets are nice.

It's a beautiful layout with a small lake in view on several holes that doesn't pose as a water hazard.

It's just hilly enough to add a bit of a 3 dimensional challenge.

It's lush and irrigated.

Cons: Although Hole 1 is one of the few holes that add the driving length needed for this course to provide a good variety of drives, it is kind of boring and makes a bad introduction to this otherwise wonderful course.

Needs signs for the holes and a course map. I was lucky enough to have met a good local guide.

Mosquitos are bad. Bring bug spray.

Poison Ivy all over the place. I was glad I brought my Ivy Block.

Not a great course for someone looking to improve their driving distance
Other Thoughts: If you are going through this area and can only play one course, play this one! The other 9 holes around are also short but not as well designed or pleasant to play on.

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