Thompson, IA 
Thompson Lions Park DGC Share
Uploaded By: Martin Dewgarita   (Taken 6/2010)

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1    6/22/2010   6/22/2010
Review By: Martin Dewgarita
Played: 1267  Reviewed: 93  Exp: 8.1 Years
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: It exists. A local of Thompson may get some use out of this course by having an opportunity to practice layups and putts, baskets exist and provide a target for aiming at.

Ace opportunities. Assuming the longest hole is about 200 feet and wide open, every hole is an ace waiting to happen, considering there's no specific tee area, you could tee up anywhere and call it an ace.

Impossible to lose a disc.

Nice ace plaque. Each basket had an engraved metal plate on the bottom for honoring those who have aced the hole.

Free Camping. I'm not sure why you'd want to camp here, but if you're in the area and need a place to stay, that's about the best part of this park.

Other Amenities. Local Swimming pool offers refreshment on a hot day.
Cons: Q: How do you fit a 9 hole course in a city park that consists of one city block?

A: Make a handful of baskets and spread them out randomly calling it a course.

Not anybody friendly. I was originally going to put "beginner friendly" in the pro section, then it dawned on me that I would not want to play this course as a beginner, it would probably turn me off of the sport. The only person I could see playing this course would be a local that just needs a target to practice putts.

Homemade baskets. Somebody put a solid effort into creating several baskets, they are all generally uniform and provide a target to aim at, besides that, some of them are falling apart and they didn't catch real well.

No Tee locations. Baskets just seem to be randomly spread out with no specific tee box. Baskets are numbered, so I played from the previous basket to the next marked basket.

Busy City park. Baskets are located near playground equipment and cross a busy sidewalk with people constantly walking to and from the local swimming pool.

No distance or variety in holes. Holes are crammed into a very small park that offers no variety of shots and minimal distance, a putter is all you need here.
Other Thoughts: If you happen to be in town and are driving by this course and need a place to practice putting, I'd still drive on by - this course isn't even worth a pity stop, unless you're looking for a free place to camp.

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