A diamond that looks rough
Pros: 3 1/4 discs. Better than just good but not quite very good.
We first pulled up and looked at the course and went to play somewhere else. It just didn't look like much. It's at the end of a road that runs through a neighborhood and seemed out of place. But we persevered and played it and found it to be a lot of fun.
1) Tee pads are concrete and flat and give good grip.
2) All holes have at least one viable line. With one exception, all are birdie-able and several are nice ace runs. My son almost scored one on one hole- wind carried the disc just over the basket.
3) Signage is durable metal plate stuff that will never wear out but take a picture of the course map that is posted by #1. We had a hard time finding 12-13-14 without walking to each tee.
4) Some shorts, some long, some wide open, some in tunnels, one impossible shot.
5) #6 is a unique hole in that the entire hole sits on a 45° hillside that runs down into a creek. There is no open path to the hole so there is no option for an ace. A hyzer right of the trees may wind you up with an upshot but I tried a roller across the hill and it was the better path. The hillside is treacherous though. Great place to break an ankle.
6) Even though the park is bordered by the Red River there is a sizable berm all the way around the park and you would have to seriously screw up to lose a disc. So fear not, unless you are a cannon arm with absolutely no directional control.
Cons: #6- see above. Fun hole, kind like eating ghost peppers. Sure, it looks like fun, seems like a good idea at the time, awful while doing it and then you look back and laugh,
The park looked "junky" at first but the leaves aren't out fully yet and the river was up and muddy so that influenced us a bit.
It does move quickly once you figure out where the holes are.
Other Thoughts: I was in Fargo for just a weekend and played 3 courses. This was a good 2nd behind the Iwen course. I wanted to hit Oak Grove but had no time. Also played Woodlawn Park while there. Iwen was cool, Trollwood a good second and Woodlawn last. Who knew Fargo had so many options!
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Short, but fun
Pros: Best signage of any course I've seen
Almost new baskets with hole #s marked
Scenery only surpassed by Iwen North
Decent challenge, especially on the last 3
Nice big parking lot designated for disc golfers
TONS of other facilities; playground, picnic areas, art installations, tables and trash cans at most tees
Cons: Most holes are on the short side
Course layout is a little crammed, can get confusing at times, (but signage is great)
Hole 6 is the most sadistic hole I've played yet
The fairway for 18 doesn't get mowed
Other Thoughts: This is pretty good course, fun and decently challenging, even though the park itself isn't all that big. Nice use of trees for obstacles; difficulty wise, it's right behind Riverfront, and very scenic. Hole 6 however is just evil. You tee off through a very narrow corridor of trees, if you hit any, your disc will most likely roll down the steep hill and into a small creek. Then once you get back onto clear, level ground, you have to hook back to the right to find the basket on the edge of the same slope. Other than that, most of the holes seem pretty short, in the 250' range or less, although 15 is a nice long straight fairway with the threat of the river on your right if you griplock. Holes 2,16, and 17 are heavily wooded, and 18, while short, is uphill with tall grass for a fairway making finding your disc a bit of a challenge if you're not careful.
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Pros: 18 Holes
Verity of shots
The city just put a lot time into trimming
Concrete tee pads
Cons: The river - if it is flooding - the course is closed
Layout is a little confusing at first.
Wind can also be a factor
Other Thoughts: Great club the area.
I had a great time at the 2013 ND State Championships
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Pros: Good variety
Cons: Some holes feel tacked on and out of place. Random.
Other Thoughts: This course has some holes that have good length, and some that use the trees effectively to make a nice disc golf hole. Others feel completely out of place, basically a tromp through the weeds and brush. Hole 18 is a nice uphill shot to finish things off. Average course but worth checking out if you are in the area.
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Pros: -Nice variety of wide open holes and very confined holes
-Usually is not very crowded
-Baskets are marked with their respective hole #
Cons: -Weeds can get very thick on some holes
-Signage is lacking
Other Thoughts: One of the better courses in F-M area
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Great new addition to the Fargo disc golf scene
Pros: - Challenging holes with good distance
- Nice, uncrowded, park in north Fargo
- Great use of every bit of elevation and trees available
Cons: - Brush is still a bit thick on ~5 holes
- A couple holes (14&15) are just long bombs with little to no features.
- Non disc golfers using the park can come into play on a few holes
Other Thoughts: This course is a recent addition to the Fargo scene. I think it has TONS of potential. Holes 2, 6, 16, 17, 18 are definitely "in the woods" and could use some cleaning up. 16 being the worst. Lost discs are definitely an issue on this one but I can see what the course designer is going for. I think with increased traffic and some strategic pruning of trees these holes will be absolutely some of the most challenging in Fargo.
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Pros: Challenging course with a lot of variety. The river comes into play in a few holes. There are some really narrow treed holes and some more wide open ones too.
Cons: Some of the holes I think are unnecessarily narrow. And one of the holes didn't even have a fairway you just throw into a bunch of trees, I can't remember which hole it was though. Also, lost a disc in the river.
Other Thoughts: Other people might like this course but it's not for me. Definately not a beginner course.
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Pros: Added just last year, this course has really added to disc golf in the Fargo Moorhead area. The designers really did a great job in making a wide variety of shot types with the given available space and trees. Every hill that could have been used is used, which is good because there's only a few hills in Fargo. Also, the tees are placed in a way such that the trees really get in your way, and you have to place each shot.
I also enjoy the fact that a creek and a river really come into play on a few holes, making you think twice about which disc you are throwing. Holes 7 and 15 have the river off to the right of the hole, so if you throw LHBH or RHFH, there is risk of hyzering out into it.
Having this course open recently has really help cutdown the amount of traffic on each of the area courses, considering there were only 2 reasonable courses to play and now there are 4, with Riverfront opening across the river from oak grove.
There are trashcans on some of the holes around the course and there are restrooms near the tee for the 4th hole.
Cons: This course is only temporary right now, so the teepads are made of dirt. Being that it is in the red river valley and runs along the red river, it is usually flooded in the springtime and sometimes into the summer as well. This also means that if it rains, the course will get wet and sticky due to the high content of clay.
This course is also so new that there is still a lot of brush on the sides of the fairways, which is unlikely to change if we keep getting the floods we have been getting which render the course unplayable for most of the summer. The floods also bring a large amount of trash onto the course as well as depositing large trees into the middle of fairways.
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Pros: Temporary Pros:
There are arrows painted on the ground to direct you to the next hole
There is a good map at the start of the course
Great use of the area
Some holes go into the woods, next to a creek, and close to the river for a good challenge
Tees and baskets are both marked with the number of the hole
Cons: You'll have to wait until mid to late May for Trollwood to dry out in order to play it each year
There's poison ivy in the woods in some spots if you veer off-course
Currently grass tees- this may be updated in the future
Other Thoughts: This course was a blast to play, and is now my favorite in the area. Holes 2, 6, 17, and 18 go through the woods- with #6 being nestled into its own part of the woods next to a creek.
Throw left on hole #16- the brush is so thick that you'll never find your disc. Consequently, it's one of 3 or 4 holes that doesn't have large trees in the fairway- so I threw this one as hard as I could.
Also- hole #1 starts on the far west side of Trollwood park, so that you don't have to search for it.
This course was worth the wait.
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