Scottsburg, IN 
Linza Graham Park Share
Uploaded By: JSurmann Hole #5 (Taken 11/2011)
4 / 200ft. Par / Distance:
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Fun Little Course

1    3/23/2019   4/2/2019
Review By: Mike Dwyer
Played: 15  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 2 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This is a great course to practice your mid-range game in. There are mature trees on nearly every hole and it presents a lot of opportunities to try different angles. If it was closer to home i would play it at least a couple of times per month just for practice. The signage was surprisingly good for such a small park.

The lack of tee pads was a bit weird, but not that big of a deal. Again, since this was a practice round I was sort of calling my own shots and pretty quickly I abandoned the course layout and did things a bit 'abstract'.
Cons: As noted in other reviews, in order to squeeze 9 holes into a very small space they had to run several fairways across one another. This can make things a bit confusing. Twice I played Hole #7 only to find out I was putting towards the basket for Hole #2. Not sure what could really be done to fix this. As noted, for me this is more of a practice course so i wasn't keeping score.

The only other problem was lots of standing water. The course is entirely flat and we have had a very, very wet 6 months so I don't know if this is just an accumulation of months of rain, or if they have some drainage problems. It was very challenging to find dry spots to throw from and my towel was covered in mud from cleaning off discs by the end of the round.
Other Thoughts: This is a bit too long of a drive for me from Louisville when there are so many other really great, full-size courses nearby. I was camping a Clifty falls for the weekend with friends and made the easy 30 minute drive to Linza Graham on Saturday morning. Really pretty drive and Scottsburg is a neat little town. There was a pharmacy with a soda fountain in the back, will be checking that out the next time I am in the area.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 A 270 Foot Par 5?

1    9/9/2017   11/24/2017
Review By: wellsbranch250
Played: 436  Reviewed: 425  Exp: 6.5 Years
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: (1.038 Rating) A light to moderately wooded beginner friendly layout.
- ACEABILITY - If you want your first ace, this is the place to play. All of the holes are aceable to pros thru intermediate players. Only hole (3) is moderately challenging. All holes are under 300 feet and for the most part either unguarded or lightly guarded.
- FORGIVENESS - The odds of losing a disc due to an errant shot is near impossible. you'd have to forget to pick up to lose one here.
- NAVIGATION - One of the easiest courses to navigate that I've ever played. The course map near tee (1) has a lot to do with that. Plus there are no blind baskets, the tree coverage is light to moderate and the tee signs are visible from every prior basket. I'll also mention that the course is good for those that like to bring out the disc golf bag stroller.
- BEGINNER FRIENDLY - I believe this would be a great beginners and Juniors course. As stated, limited overgrowth and no chance to lose a disc. In addition the tree coverage is light to moderate and the holes are on the shorter side.
- FAMILTY FRIENDLY - A nice playground right next to the park, so younger kids will have multiple things to do here in addition to this beginner friendly layout.
- QUICK PLAY - A single should easily complete a full 9 in under 30 minutes. Groups of 4 would probably finish in well under an hour as well.
- MAINTENANCE - The grounds appear to be constantly mowed, trimmed and manicured. I don't recall seeing any trash on my visit. Only hole (3) plays along some moderate overgrowth.
Cons: Several issues with Linza Graham Park
- SPACING - Well below average, Several of the fairways feel partially shared and a couple holes even cross, such as (2's) fairway crossing (7) and (8). Discs will probably constantly end up in other fairways. In addition, if the course were full of players, you would be wise to keep your head up and aware of other groups teeing off.
- BASKET AND TEE SEPARATION - Baskets are way too close to the prior basket in many instances. Some are within 30 feet of the prior basket.
- PAR STRUCTURE - Whoever set the par structure up here didn't know what they were doing. A 270 foot Par 5? a 200 foot par 4? Even recreational players could shoot at an albatross (double eagle) here. All stated, par structure makes no impact on my ratings.
- UNIQUENESS - Even the best course designer would struggle on this plot of land. Every hole at Linza Graham is straight and on the short side. The fairways are almost all lightly to moderately wooded with loose to undefined fairways. (5) are (8) are both obstacle free short putter runs. No elevation or water features to consider or to even look at.
- LACK OF CHALLENGE - I'm pretty sure that most players will play this one all par 3s. Even so, most seasoned players will still find themselves well under par. Rec players will likely even crack 27. There are a few holes with several trees in play, but with no overgrowth except (3). Touching up a bad shot to make par should be fairly easy.
- POISON IVY - I spotted poison ivy along (3s) left side.
- CHARACTER - Other than nice baskets and signage, all the other comfort items and extras are missing. No alternate baskets locations, practice basket or multiple tees. The tees are natural, but so far not pitting yet. The tees also have no defined throwing line. A for seating, there was one bench on hole (1), which is a good place to put one if you just have the one.
Other Thoughts: Linza Grahm is going to have a real limited appeal due to its size. It does bring the sport to a new area and can also serve as a warm up course for those day-tripping along the I65 corridor as its only a 5 minute detour off of the highway. However, that's kind-of where the utility of this course ends. Considering that concrete tees haven't been poured yet, there's always a chance of a re-design. Perhaps the wooded area directly south could be incorporated into the layout.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful.

 Disc golf 101

2-4    12/17/2013   12/21/2013
Review By: MarcusGresham
Played: 58  Reviewed: 22  Exp: 14 Years
This review was updated on 10/13/2016
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Good baskets
Ace runs
Plenty of shade
Good place to introduce someone (especially a kid,) to the game
Easy to play a quick round
No wide open, treeless holes
Nowhere to lose a disc
Decent signs
Cons: Very basic
No holes over about 270'
Little variety in shots
Natural teepads
No elevation change, whatsoever
Other Thoughts: First off, let me say what this course is not. If you've been playing for years and you're looking for a challenging course with long holes, rough, and tons of decisions to be made don't come here because you'll be disappointed.
Now that I've said that let me say that I'm not saying that as a knock on the course. This course is what it is---a short, beginner-friendly course. This is an excellent place to bring a kid or a beginner. All the holes are in the 150'-270' range, so there isn't anything that will overwhelm them and turn them off to the sport.
While there isn't much variety needed in shot selection, there are trees on every hole that will cause you to do some planning.
The course is also in a nice park so if a parent wanted to bring a kid or two and turn them loose it would be easy to still be able to keep them in sight while they threw a round.

While this course isn't going to be on anyone's wish list, it is a solid course for its purpose. It's also really the only course in southeastern Indiana, which is unfortunate. (From almost Indianapolis south to Seviren Lang and east to Ohio this entire section of the state has nothing in the way of disc golf courses. It would be great to get one somewhere like Brookville Lake or the State Park in Versailles.)
*Update--with the addition of Cedar Sentinels in Aurora, there is now another course in southeastern Indiana but even that is over an hour away from this course.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Short but Fun

1    8/22/2013   8/22/2013
Review By: WillA
Played: 29  Reviewed: 28  Exp: 10.1 Years
2 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: 1. Several holes have interesting lines.
2. Lots of ace runs.
3. Very nice signs.
4. Well maintained.
Cons: 1. All of the holes are short.
2. Grass tees.
Other Thoughts: I had a lot of fun playing this course. It is short but it requires some interesting shots.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Nice starter course

2-4    8/4/2013   8/7/2013
Review By: sisyphus
Played: 324  Reviewed: 306  Exp: 8.9 Years
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This nine hole course in Scottsburg, IN is only a mile or so off I-65, and would be a nice stop for families traveling through to stretch their legs and have the kids throw with you. The holes won't challenge anyone above Rec level, but do have some nice park trees to get creative with lines, or to show your young-uns how you shoot aces and deuces. The baskets are nice DGA 24 chain types and catch great. Tees are marked by signs showing the path to the basket, along with distances.
Holes range from 150 to 270 feet in length, plus there would be lots of options to throw safari shots here, as the course runs through a small park woods area that really only has a short gravel walking path in it. Even if you get creative, there is no underbrush or water to lose a disc in. They've done a nice job clearing and making this a family-friendly course, and it's the only course for miles around!
Cons: The tees are grass only, and the course flow is awkward, with three crossing fairways and next tees very close and often in line with the approach to at least five of the baskets. You sometimes have to shoot past the first visible basket to a further one (like when you run past the 7th basket (and the 8th tee) en route to #2).

There is a safety issue with hole five being so close to the corner of the small baseball diamond, and in line with the picnic area of the building ahead. It also has some plantings going in that will obstruct this line (or the plantings will be damaged).

The directions indicated coming in on 5th street, but don't: it's chained off. Go past that to the nice 6th street entrance to the park.
Other Thoughts: My teenage daughter and I stopped in here on a road trip to sample the courses in SE Indiana (there are only a handful), and she enjoyed the ease of the course.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful.


2-4    9/10/2012   9/11/2012
Review By: AdamE
Played: 262  Reviewed: 148  Exp: 16.8 Years
This review was updated on 3/30/2013
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This short pitch and putt course has lots of large mature trees with no underbrush to worry about. There are certainly enough trees to make you think about the shot, but not so many beginners will find it difficult. Some of the holes offer multiple routes to the basket through the trees which is nice.

There are large, descriptive tee signs on each hole. Navigation very easy since you can see the next tee sign from the previous hole.
Cons: A couple of the fairways cross each other. The next tee is very close to the previous basket and since the holes are so short, it's very easy to overthrow them and land on or past the next tee area. The course feels rather tight in the space.

There is no shot diversity. None of the holes force a turnover shot, although there are multiple routes through the trees on a few holes.

The tee pads are grass with no markings on the ground, just throw next to the sign.

The holes are very short, even for a beginner course, with more than half the holes under 200 feet.
Other Thoughts: This is a great place for new players to learn the game, figure out how the discs fly and navigate some trees. For anyone with a little experience will find this course to be a birdie fest.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful.

 Pit stop course

1    11/19/2011   12/8/2011
Review By: JSurmann
Played: 76  Reviewed: 28  Exp: 11.9 Years
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This is a nice short 9 hole course that is a great introduction to the sport. I wasn't expecting much when I stopped here on a road trip but was satisfied when I got there. First, the course is very clean, has tons of parking and plenty of other things to do here as well. Playground, baseball fields and more as well as bathrooms.

DGA baskets are all fairly new and do their job well and signage is at each tee which you can easily see from the previous basket. The flow of the course is very easy to spot for a first timer and no maps are necessary.

Many tall trees allow for some line shaping while not being too daunting for the beginners. Trees are in play on the majority of the holes which are flat and straight.

Easy 5 minutes or less off the highway makes this a great pit stop but not a destination course.
Cons: As nice as the signs were, I got confused on hole 2 and threw towards 8's basket. I figured it out after I sank a birdie putt but not a huge deal.

It's quite easy to throw into another fairway but sine the course wasn't too busy while I was there, again it was not an issue.

Ground was a little wet while I was there and it looks like it is in the lowest point of the park. Probably an issue a lot there. Also, this doesn't help the dirt/natural tees. A little bit of mulch could go a long way.

Baskets were installed a bit low. Obviously this is geared towards children but I think the baskets may be just lower than normal.
Other Thoughts: Short holes...really short. Neither pro nor con as this was the space the designer had to work with.

Not a destination course but a great pit stop when traveling through Indiana. I pass through state 4-5 times a year and now that I know where it is, I will go back to take a break from driving.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful.

 Quite Fun!

1    8/7/2011   8/7/2011
Review By: Jashwa
Played: 153  Reviewed: 82  Exp: 16.1 Years
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: I was pleasantly surprised by Linza Graham DGC

*It had way more trees than I was anticipating making a few of the shots pretty interesting. The course is actually located in a park densly populated with trees, but not much else so you probably won't lose a disc here

*Ace runs all day!

*A round here took about 25 minutes

*Good Baskets
Cons: There are not teepads here... I understand this is a relatively new course, so this may change soon. A few other things that arent as likely to change:

*Very very short distances.

*Some of the holes don't make very good use of the abundance of trees on site. play like wide open ones
Other Thoughts: If your are near Scottsburg, you should check out this course which is a fun time for players of any skill level!

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Perfect....for it's location

1    7/10/2011   7/11/2011
Review By: Matthew boals
Played: 222  Reviewed: 54  Exp: 26.2 Years
10 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: •DGA baskets •Nice Tee signs with par,distance and hole layout. •Hole Avg. is just over 200' •Flat with Mature Trees with no underbrush •No low canopy throws •No dogleg drives/approaches •Plenty of shade •Wind only a factor on very windy days.
Cons: •For the more experienced player this is nothing more than an Ace run course •Each hole is Straight in front of the tee •No underbrush,to punish a bad throw or ricochet •the Avg. hole distance is 200'
Other Thoughts: •Perfect course for being at a "Youth-Senior" Park,as the park sign says •if your on a road trip to/from Indy/Louisville it's a nice stop to stretch your legs,not your arm •5 minutes from I-65 •A round took me 25 mintues to play,while taking pictures

10 of 10 people found this review helpful.

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