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Lovely Fishing here!
Pros: In a beautiful soccer park in Fishers, IN, they've built a challenging, well-maintained, twin tee and basket position disc golf course that will pose fun gut-checks for Recreational to Intermediate players. Spacious, level, concrete tees lead to newer DisCatchers working their way counterclockwise around the second set of soccer fields at the back of the park, and just over the impressive creek-crossing bridge.
You will have plenty of opportunity to test your nerves playing the six holes that run through lightly wooded lanes right smack dab against the creek on your right side. If you bring a pair of waders or a 'golden retriever', you may be more comfortable trying the intended lines, especially from the longer tees. If you didn't, there's room to the field side to work a lot of shots from the left to the right, and only have to putt toward the creek (!).
The signage (at both tees) is new, and informative (though we were confused from the outset, as the distances seemed a lot shorter, until we realized the baskets were all in the shortest positions, and I marked that update here). Course flow is simple and intuitive, and just about every basket is visible from the tee. The holes that are away from the creek will give the bigger arms a momentary chance to air out a couple of throws. This is a clean and well-maintained park, with ample parking. In all, it's a fun play, and gives some variety between playing the long and the short tees. With A & B basket positions, the course can be kept fresh.
Cons: The obvious issue with keeping your discs out of the water will smack you in the face when you walk up to the long tee for hole 1. While I chose to thread through the trees, the big, intended hyzer line will be just the first of your many opportunities to kick off a branch or a trunk and drop one in the drink.
If you come when the soccer fields are in full action mode, it's not really going to be safe to throw out on the left to right lines, either, so keep that in mind if you want to schedule a round here.
Other Thoughts: We felt like natives in 'Fishers', Indiana, using our golden retriever to pull four of ours out of the creek, and were able to get one of three others we saw in there, and contact the owner. If you've got the time and the tools, combining a round of disc golf with a few moments of 'fishing' can be a fun way to spend an hour or so!
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Indydiscgolf needs to get out more.
Pros: 9 holes with long and short pads that most have different lines.
Lots of water in play (if you like that, which I do).
Beautiful well-kept park.
Some really challenging holes.
Cons: I really can't think of any cons. Maybe hole 3 long didn't have much of a fairway, so I chucked a giant anhyser over the short pad. Figured why bother with that river!
More trees on some of the open holes possibly?
Other Thoughts: This was my 7th course played on the day and I only played it due to having daylight left. Glad I did! It was a real blast! The wind really picked up on the last two holes which helped my new Nuke stay straight on Long 8 to park it.
I did see two lines on Long 1. I chose to take the middle line, but did not make it through! Step up your game Indydiscgolf!
Glad it's listed as a 9-holer and not an 18 hole course with 9 baskets and dual tee pads. It's a solid 9 hole course I will play again.
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Pros: DISCatchers with two pin placements and two concrete tee pads per hole. The first four holes play next to Mudd Creek (on your right) with mature trees and some younger growth. Holes 5,6,7 are the open holes with #7 over 600'! Holes 8,9 finish with Mudd Creek,again on your right,and more mature trees. From the Red tees,and the DISCatchers in the "A" position,the course plays shorter and a little easier, With them a little farther away from the creek. Good for kids & newbies, But will still challenge. From the blue tees and in the "B" placement the course will force you to test your "Tech" ability. With the mature trees on your left and the wide and deep Mudd Creek on your right, on holes 1-4 & 8,9. Toughest hole is #4 from the blue tee the fairway narrows with Mudd Creek on your right and mature trees forcing a "Tread the needle" Drive.
Cons: Flat & built in a flood prone area, will be unplayable after the winter thaw & Spring storms. Holes #2,#3 have a long and narrow "Marsh". Far enough away,on the left, not to be a factor. Unless you throw a bad Drive or a ricochet. #5 has a standing water area that gets closer to the Discatcher.
Other Thoughts: As with all new courses (Dr. James A. Dillon) more "Tweaking" will be done over the coming Days,weeks, Months,Years. Hope is,in the near future,the planting of trees. Not only on #5 but also #6,#7, for more of a challenge. Not enough dirt was left over from the tee pads for a mound, for a elevated putting green on #6 or #7. All brush as cleared,giving no protection from the creek. The parks dept. Clears out all brush about this time every year,for better flow when it floods in the spring. The "Safest" time to play would be mid to late summer. When the brush hasn't been cut and little to no recent rain. You can see your disc at the bottom, if your dumb enough to throw your $20 disc,on a course you've never played before,you can retrieve it. Check your ego!....bring some used DX plastic you don't care about,at least the first few times you play! Holes #1-#4 are protected from the wind by mature trees and hill on the other side of the creek. Community building has shelter with pop machine picnic tables. Plenty of parking,except if a soccer tourney is happening. 3/4 miles from the interstate a round should take 30 minutes or so. My rating of 3.0-Good is from the blue tees and in the "B" placement. I'd give the red tee and in "A" placement a 2.5-Decent/typical.
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