Ackley, IA 
Prairie Bridges Share
Uploaded By: knobby325 Hole #9 (Taken 6/2020)
3 / 218ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #9 Tee

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In the Back 40 - Now only 7

1    6/12/2020   6/16/2020
Review By: knobby325
Played: 305  Reviewed: 219  Exp: 7.7 Years
This review was updated on 4/21/2022
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Concrete Tees
-Course in its own part of park
-Decent Baskets
-Trees a challenge, but not punishing, minimal elevation
-OK Signage (DGA Peel 'n Stick)
-Upkeep of Park is good
-Quick play
Cons: -A little short, uninteresting for experienced players
-No benches / trash cans
-Road runs through/around course (in play on #1, #2, #3, #4, and #5)
-Holes #8 and #9 have been removed (2022)
Other Thoughts: Prairie Bridges DGC is located in the "back 40" (western edge) of Prairie Bridges Park just north of Ackley, IA. A quick 7 holes that plays in its own section of the park. Lots of trees that make you shape your shots, but have a couple of options for each hole. Holes 8 and 9 have been replaced by more campsites, so it is down to 7 holes. Benches / trash cans and a map would add to the rating for me on this one. The 7 are OK, but quite an obvious afterthought in this park, hidden back in the very back. I probably won't play again.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.


2-4    10/12/2013   10/20/2013
Review By: KLK420
Played: 13  Reviewed: 6  Exp: 15.1 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: It's a challenge for sure. The tee pads are concrete and the holes are mapped by each tee off. Plenty of trees keep it interesting.
Cons: A few of the hole maps were uprooted if that's the word for it.
Other Thoughts: Its a fun course in the back of the camp grounds. It would be a nice place to put up another nine holes. For me it was worth the drive!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Casual, Beginner Course

2-4    9/2/2012   9/2/2012
Review By: alcstradamus
Played: 31  Reviewed: 5  Exp: 11.5 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: --Cement teepads
--Mostly wooded course that remains well manicured
--Not very busy despite being on a campground
--Very well marked holes. Signage includes distance and diagram of the hole. The baskets also have hole #'s positioned visibly on-or-near them. This is a very tightly packed course so this is critical to knowing where you are throwing
Cons: --Extremely short. I believe only 3 or 4 holes are over 200 ft.
--Not much in terms of variety. A couple tiny hyzers, a couple poke and hope holes, a couple where the basket is 180 ft. in front of you with no hazards.
Other Thoughts: This is definitely a beginner's course, but it is very good for its intended purpose. Well kept and well thought out use of a very tiny property. There is one long 390 foot mostly open hole, and a 290 footer with a very difficult to hit line. But other than that, a good player won't use really anything other than his putter. If you are camping in the area, grab a putter and a mid-range and come out for a relaxing 9 holes that takes about 20 minutes. But no need to go out of your way for this.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.


1    9/18/2011   9/22/2011
Review By: discer53
Played: 1  Reviewed: 1
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: New course, large 5' x 12' tee pads. Fun doglegs thru the trees. Cabled off so no car traffic. Pretty course with creek nearby but not to much of lost disc threat. Lots of trees. Well marked signage.
Cons: 2000' course, would be nice if there could be another nine holes there. Grass is newly seeded, so a little muddy right now.
Other Thoughts: When the grass comes in next year, this course will be great. A nice camping area and bathrooms not far away. Worth checking out.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Backwoods fun

5+    8/19/2011   8/20/2011
Review By: ifdiscer
Played: 36  Reviewed: 5  Exp: 20 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Located within a very well kept campground.
Nice use of the space designated for the course utilizing a very easy and smooth course flow.
Well marked holes and new concrete pads.
Many ace opportunities!
Cons: Tee pad locations seem crowded in certain areas.
Campground roads cross the flight path in many spots, so watch out for vehicle traffic.
Low hanging tree limbs and and thick brush make looking for an errant disc frustrating
Other Thoughts: With some more interest and funds, the room potentially available for expansion would put prairie bridges dg course into a can't miss course.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

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