Newton, IA 
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Uploaded By: TreeSkipper Hole #13 (Taken 5/2010)
3 / 303ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #13 Tee

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Nice course in a beautiful park

1    6/18/2017   6/19/2017
Review By: mgcoleman
Played: 16  Reviewed: 13  Exp: 13.2 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: + Everything in the park is in just great condition (tees, signs, benches, paths, roads, facilities).
+ Fun use of elevation and foliage.
+ Grounds were well-kept, not muddly, not standing water (mosquito breeding grounds).
+ Right mix of holes in regards to length, favored type of shot (BH or FH).
Cons: - It's a park and some holes are near roads/paths, so expect pedestrians.
- A surprising number of hole-jumpers when we played (had 3 different 2-somes pop in front of us, mostly young kids...whatever, didn't really hold us up, so no big deal).
- No "next hole" markers or painted spokes on the baskets, really lucky we had printed out the course map.
Other Thoughts: City of Newton has done well with this course. They obviously put resources into the maintainenace of the grounds and upkeep of the pads/signs/baskets.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Long course and lots of fun

5+    7/10/2015   7/27/2015
Review By: Enforcerj027
Played: 18  Reviewed: 11  Exp: 7.2 Years
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: 1. Baskets, Tee's, and signs all in great shape and well maintained.

2. Lots of challenges involving elevation and tree's.

3. A combination of long distance and manuvering shots.
Cons: 1. A few shots are crowded and close to a playground and the drive. Pretty easy to pick off a vehicle or get chased down by an angry parent. Shoot with caution.

2. Can be very crowded so you may have to wait to get a chance to shoot.

3. Lot of partiers so lots of beer cans and clutter on the course, watch where you step.
Other Thoughts: Overall the park offers a lot of beauty in its scenery. Be careful where you place your discs and its very easy for a wind guts to flip your disc into traffic. Be on the look out for pedestrians as every time I've played this course I've had to wait for people to move off the field, and multiple times people just sit out there and refuse to move. After the first go threw I just yell FOUR really loud and let it rip now. Better then skipping half of the course.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Good Beginner Course

1    7/30/2014   10/22/2014
Review By: madmaxxx
Played: 16  Reviewed: 5  Exp: 5.1 Years
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Interesting course with a good variety of hills and obstacles. Fairly open which can be good for a beginner.
Cons: Was a little confusing when trying to find the next hole or even the basket. Public pool is placed right in the middle of the course, my buddy threw on in to the pool on hole 18 right after they closed and the employees did not want to go in and get it. You have to play around a small road and you usually end up throwing it onto the pavement.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Wonderful Old Park

1    3/30/2014   4/3/2014
Review By: MidwestZest
Played: 96  Reviewed: 69  Exp: 18.1 Years
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - Wonderful, large and spacious park with great old trees
- Large tee pads in great shape, well-kept baskets
- Great signs with a picture and the pin locations. Definitely made it easy.
- Course plays generally around a pool and water park.
- Layout is generally nice and easy
- Big rolling fairways, although not often are you shooting up or down hills, most just alongside or across.
- Plenty of length on this course.
Cons: - #3 tee pad is sloped upwards severely, up the hill towards the pin. Just a little awkward.
- Although you do have to shoot around the large mature trees, there's really not much forcing you into one type of shot or another. If you want to drive BH or FH for most of the course, you pretty well can.
- #14 and #15 play along tight to the park fence, almost too close. Definitely does make you choose a specific type of shot though with trees in the way.
- The walk from 10 to 11, and then 16 to 17 is not intuitive at all. Not a problem with a map, and probably wouldn't take too much wandering since the park is open, but still a bit of a pain.
Other Thoughts: - I love big, old parks like this that have been around since the early 1900s. Wonderful setting, lots of old stonework and history as you walk around.
- Fantastic city park course, I will definitely be stopping by again on my trips by on I-80.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

  Well maintained course.

1    6/20/2013   6/21/2013
Review By: SDsidearm
Played: 3  Reviewed: 1  Exp: 4.1 Years
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Photos at the tee help see baskets whether they are in the A or B position. Nice park with several other activities available. BBQ pits available. Lots of trees to catch high flying discs bul well kept grounds make it easy to spot discs.
Cons: Could use more trash cans on course to collect trash some just can't seem to hold on to untill they get to one.
Other Thoughts: Cautious at 11 as it's in an area that can get busy with non playering public.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Pretty park

1    9/15/2012   9/30/2012
Review By: mashnut
Played: 828  Reviewed: 775  Exp: 16.3 Years
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The course plays through a nicely kept city park. With nice grass and mature trees throughout, it's a pleasant setting for a round. Elevation comes into play on several holes, with rolling hills that offer some nice uphill and downhill shots along with a couple rollaway greens.

There are enough mature trees despite apparently losing a good number recently to force some line shaping. There is some distance variety with several shorter holes and some that offer a chance to air out a longer drive. The concrete tees are a good size and are in fine shape. The baskets show some age but catch fine. The park seemed well kept, with no trash or vandalism and nicely mowed grass.
Cons: Overall the course can feel a bit repetitive. There is no rough, so errant shots are rarely punished, there are easy par saves from just about anywhere you could end up. The mature trees are pretty, but don't offer enough obstacles to limit shot selection on most holes. A simple hyzer or straight line is available on enough holes that you can score well with only average line shaping skills.

The alternate pin positions offer some nice variety, but without the current position marked on the signs it can mean some extra work to figure out where to throw and how long the hole currently is. There are a couple long walks between holes, and it can be a little tricky to find a couple tees. There are some potential conflicts in a couple places with other park users.
Other Thoughts: This is a pleasant course in a nice park. Beginners will find some nice challenges without too much punishment for inaccurate shots. There is some length, but nothing excessive that would frustrate new players. More experienced players will find some nice shots, but too many that feel similar and not enough different types of challenges to really be a good test.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Beautiful, fun, pleasant

1    4/2/2012   4/2/2012
Review By: Iowa420DG
Played: 181  Reviewed: 35  Exp: 7.3 Years
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Beautiful course with lots of mature trees and green rolling hills through a city park. There was hardly any traffic on a beautiful spring day. The course was well-manicured, mowed thoroughly. Not too easy, not too hard. This course is good for beginners and advanced players alike.
Cons: Some concrete throughout the park provides a chance to ruin some discs

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Great city park course

2-4    12/13/2011   3/13/2012
Review By: holein1
Played: 129  Reviewed: 7  Exp: 9.5 Years
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: This course has some pretty long holes, with some medium holes mixed in. Some up hill shots some down hill shots. Good location, pretty well maintained. Nice concrete pads! There is a drinking fountain there to for those hot days.
Cons: Some people have said it's hard to find your way around...I went with people that have been there before so im not totally sure. I think it could be cleaner...a bit of trash was seen when I was there.
Other Thoughts: It's a fun course. It was a little bit of a challenge for me as an amateur, but I still had a lot of fun and would suggest this course to others!

0 of 2 people found this review helpful.


1    3/28/2011   3/28/2011
Review By: happytree290
Played: 29  Reviewed: 11  Exp: 9.8 Years
This review was updated on 5/20/2011
0 Helpful / 7 Not
Pros: This is a great course. Holes are long with lots of trees and obstacles. Very well mapped out, flows fairly well. Good utilization of the land and the park, by the DG gods that created this course.
Cons: Don't really have anything bad to say about the course.

0 of 7 people found this review helpful.


5+    7/7/2010   7/21/2010
Review By: jwetter
Played: 98  Reviewed: 30
0 Helpful / 7 Not
Pros: It is a well organized park that has good tees and baskets. The baskets have different positions so you can play it all the time and never get sick of it. Also there are almost no places that you can lose a dic.
Cons: Most of the fairways are filled with trees. On many holes there is really no good throwing lanes but just a basket out in the middle of some trees.
Other Thoughts: This is a good place to go for everyone because beginners will not lose discs but it is a challenging course for more experianced players.

0 of 7 people found this review helpful.

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