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 Wide Open Course

5+    9/9/2015   9/14/2015
Review By: perklc
Played: 3  Reviewed: 2
Pros: This is now an 18 hole course.

A mostly wide open course, which can be fun for just getting out and bombing some discs.

Pretty empty course, and out of the way, so rarely have to worry about people.
Cons: Dirt tee pads that are getting worse from use and rain (they are hoping to get cement pads at some point). A few of the pads are downright dangerous to throw from.

Not the most challenging from a technical standpoint. Only a few shots that require anything more than just a good RHBH.

Not the easiest to navigate.
Other Thoughts: It's ok as a change up from the Krape Park course, but certainly not a must play. I don't think it'll ever get more difficult in terms of adding objects, but hopefully the cement tee pads happen at some point, and that'll give it a bit of a boost.

 Decent College Course

1    6/16/2012   7/6/2012
Review By: harr0140
Played: 975  Reviewed: 480  Exp: 8.9 Years
Pros: 1) Very nice grounds on this college campus. You play around some open fields as well as along some wooded areas.
2) Nice Homemade DGA signs with Map, Hole, Par, and Distant. They did something unique and where the basket positions were they put a screw with a nut to lock the screw in place. When the basket was moved they could move the screw to the other hole. The screw and the nut almost looked like a basket too!
3) There is a board in the ground to mark your tee off area and the signs are visible to help with navigation too.
4) Very beginner friendly because it is mostly open. There are some trees to work around but it is no fun without some obstacles.
5) Mach baskets with # plates on top.
6) Excellent distance variation with holes in the 100's, 200's, 300's and even a couple 400's. All that in just 9 holes! It is a true test of all your shots and disc selection.
7) There are some fun shots to be thrown on this course. #1 basket location is cool set amongst a bunch of Lilac shrubs. #2 is down a hill and around a couple trees. #3 is a big high hyzer or anhyzer around a large grouping of trees. #4 is a bomb. #5 is a bomb with the basket set amongst some evergreens. #6 is a fun short downhill acerun. #7 plays alongside a long row of evergreens. #8 is another shorter acerun with trees on both sides. I think they did what they could with this property and came up with some decent holes.
8) Lawn Mower races are held nearby . . . I saw the sign and it opened up my eyes . . . sorry Ace of Base reference. How cool would it be to race lawn mowers?
9) Alternate basket locations are always positive to keep the course fresh.
10) The course is removed from all other activities so you shouldn't have a problem with people in your way.
Cons: 1) Tees are grass and dirt . . . this is always a negative but you can find decent turf nearby the worn out spots to throw from.
2) This course doesn't present a ton of challenge. Sure there are some trees here and there, but most of the challenge comes from the distance of a few of the holes.
3) Hyzer friendly course for the most part and lacks the anhyzer shot for the most part (except #9).
4) One spot that seemed dangerous was the #4 tee . . if someone wanted to go to the left of all the trees they will end up shooting right over #4 tee. Unfortunately, if they put a mando on the trees to stay right that takes away the one potential anhyzer shot.
Other Thoughts: I literally struggled to come up with more negatives here. There were only a couple things that were bad in my opinion, and overall the course was not outstanding, but it was well done and deserving of a decent rating. Is it my favorite? No, but I think it is a good course for some people. The only other thing I wish they had done was move a tee beyond the #8 basket for #9. They could have easily incorporated that pond into the design even if it is only for the pro tees. The only issue here is there would be a little logjam if people finish on 8 and walk to 9, then head out right past the #8 basket. Perhaps a different location would allow for this to happen.

 Meh, ok

1    10/29/2011   2/8/2012
Review By: mashnut
Played: 828  Reviewed: 775  Exp: 15.7 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The course plays through a grassy area on a college campus. There are some small elevation changes that come into play on a few holes, adding a little bit of variety. Many of the holes have some scattered trees to work around. Several baskets are well protected, you'll have trouble getting to the pin if you don't plan your approach to these holes. There is some variety in lengths with several shorter ace run type holes and a few nice long shots where you can open up a little. The signage is basic but adequate, and the baskets are in great shape. The grass was all mowed short when I played, and I didn't see any trash or vandalism, always a positive on a college campus course.
Cons: I prefer to see college campus courses that don't have long wide open holes, those tend to frustrate newer players and don't present the best opportunity for exposing students to the fun the sport has to offer. The tees are grass, and could get pretty rutted out and muddy with much traffic. Nearly every hole is either wide open or set up for a RHBH hyzer, a little more variety in hole shape would make this course more interesting and challenge players to learn different shots.
Other Thoughts: This course unfortunately isn't the best design for newer players or for more experienced players. New players will enjoy the shorter, more technical holes, especially since there isn't awful punishment for errant shots. The long open shots might be frustrating for those newer players though, just throwing several shots across an open field isn't any fun. More experienced players will find some fun short game work and some interesting putting greens, but overall there just aren't any real interesting challenges or much variety.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 One and done

1    12/11/2011   12/12/2011
Review By: crapp2323
Played: 13  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 6.3 Years
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: 1. Nice baskets
2. Had a couple of decent holes that brought some challenge
3. good for beginners
Cons: 1.wide open and windy
2. tee pads criss crossed with baskets, might get hit when teeing off
3. very little challenge
Other Thoughts: I played it once and i never want to play there again, after 4 holes i was bored and not impressed, im guessing its windy almost every day there because the course is in an open field. One and done never goin back

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.


1    12/11/2011   12/11/2011
Review By: Btassone6
Played: 33  Reviewed: 1  Exp: 6.6 Years
0 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: -Pretty easy course based on the pars.

-Not a lot of challenge, really easy course to just go chuck it.
Cons: -Really open, no challenge to any of the holes.

-Wide open fields on most holes, could have had a little better thought on the pin placements.

-No concrete tee pads make for difficult footing on the longer holes.
Other Thoughts: Basically a course to notch into the bed post...add tee pads and this course could have some potential to it...

0 of 4 people found this review helpful.


1    10/29/2011   11/2/2011
Review By: notapro
Played: 465  Reviewed: 280  Exp: 14.3 Years
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - Course is set on the property of the community college, seems like it's well separated from everything else going on. Wouldn't imagine there being much DG interference going on.
- Most of the holes use larger trees to force line shaping, usually demanding a hyzer of some sort. #3, #6, and #7 are the most obvious RHBH hyzers, while some other ones offer an anny lane as well. Overall, it is pretty generous either way, avoiding the main obstacles is the major challenge.
- Biggest challenge at this course is navigating the greens and other obstacles near the baskets. #1 is completely surrounded by short, dense trees, #4 is tucked into a small clearing in the forest, and #5's is directly underneath/inside some low hanging trees. A good approach (or drive) is needed to get a halfway decent look at these.
- Good mix of hole lengths, with three holes under 220' and three holes over 400'. Some straight up rippers and some short technical ones.
- Tees are in decent shape for grass, signs and baskets are nice. Easy to navigate for the most part; not many places to get lost.
Cons: - A few holes are pretty much wide open, with no thought needed at all. Others only have one or two paths to the basket as well, usually a RHBH hyzer will work just fine. Better suited to driving practice more than anything else on some of the holes.
- On the other hand, some of the tighter holes are over the top. The baskets are almost in the trees, which is more of an annoyance than challenge. #1 especially, and #5 is pretty tight too.
Other Thoughts: - The course makes good use of the trees to add difficulty, which is nice. A lot of baskets in tough pin positions, a few blind baskets, trees to avoid, and a few elevation changes help to keep things interesting. This is definitely well suited for beginners and casual players, the more experienced need not apply.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.


5+    7/28/2015   8/13/2011
Review By: dwbaker
Played: 48  Reviewed: 8  Exp: 22.5 Years
This review was updated on 7/29/2015
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Plenty of parking and good signs for this course. I like the distance on most holes, especially #4! Hole #1 is guarded by many trees making it more difficult than it looks. I liked the 3rd hole as you can't see the basket until after you tee off and walk around the clump of trees on the left side of the this fairway. #4 is a good measure of how far you can throw. #5 was difficult to see from the tee. #7 has the tightest fairway, though I've seen plenty tighter. #9 will be more difficult as the newly planted trees grow bigger in coming years. Pretty good use of space and terrain overall. A nice change of pace from Krape Park which is nearby.
UPDATE: There are now 18 holes! Hole 10 is a bomb that'll run toward the left. Hole 11 is another bomb throw towards the trees by the baseball field you can see on your right. Hole 12 is through a clump of 10 trees with the basket guarded by tree 11 and tree 12. Hole 13 is a bomb throw slightly downhill towards the road in the gully. After finishing hole 13 continue on over the road where you'll find the tee sign for 14 which is behind the first 4' diameter tree, the 4th tree in the line from the tee. There is another 4' diameter tree just behind the basket. The 15th tee continues straight on past the basket as if you are heading to the college building from the 14th tee. Hole 15 is a bomb toward the road you came across from basket 13. Hole 16 is across the road. You'll see hole 16 and the basket on your right as you cross the road. Look toward you left and you'll see the 17th tee on your left. The basket for hole 16 is behind the willow tree. Finish 16 and go back away from where hole 1 lies. From the 17th tee you'll see the basket a good bomb throw away under a tree. Hole 18 is a little bomb throw protected by another lovely tree. Given the layout of the land, the design makes good use of the land and trees.
Cons: Hole #6 and #8 are too short, I played this course twice and birdied #8 the first time and birdied #6 the second time I played, shot par the other times. Hopefully alternate basket positions will be made for these in the future.
Other Thoughts: Go to the left after playing each hole, except #9, which you follow the pond to the right. This was confusing after finishing #7 and I found the 8th basket before finding the 8th tee behind the row of pine trees by the basket of hole 7.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

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