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Easy... or not?
Pros: Nice park with lots of parking. Lots of big mature trees and well kept grass. The course is a true 9-hole layout, with Am (Red) and Pro (Blue) tees. There are also A and B pin locations for each hole. Six of the nine holes play along-side Mud Creek, which is not too deep, but deep enough, and wide. Not a creek to be taken lightly! Very nice, Houck Design platinum tee-signs, as sweet as they get. Large 5' x 12' concrete tee-pads. Brand new DISCatcher baskets. Easy to get to off of I-69 North.
The Red tees offer a nice challenge for new and less experienced players. The tees are set up so that the numerous large trees, actually act as a barrier to help keep errant throws out of the creek. Holes # 1, 2, 3, & 4 all play along the creek and in the trees, but there are open routes to the baskets. Holes #5, 6 and 7 are open and flat, and provide a chance to air-it-out. Then holes #8 & 9 play back along the creek and in the trees.
The Blue tees are not to be taken lightly. Holes #1, 2, 3, & 4 all have nice grass fairways down the middle (OK, #4 is VERY narrow), with the creek on the right and big trees on the left. Cheating with the over cautious hyzer shot is not advised, as contact with the trees may result in a kick to the right and into the creek. Or, if you get through them, you are trying to throw back towards the pin, and the creek! Holes #5, 6, & 7 let you grip it and rip it, especiallly #7 at over 600' to the B pin! Holes #8 and 9 are back on the creek, with #9 being a 400'+ anhyzer to the B pin. Shot placement is critical and birdies don't come cheap.
Cons: No fulltime water or restrooms. There is a very nice shelter house nearby int he park, but is is not open very much.
The posts for the tee signs are right on the edge of the tee-pads at the back of the tee. With the 12' long pads, it is more of an irritation than problem.
Holes #5, 6 & 7 could use a few trees to add character.
Other Thoughts: This is a great neighborhood course, in a good area. It should provide many rounds both for the newbie and a challenging 9-holes for an advanced player wanting to get in a quick round. It may be unplayable during the spring flood season, and I believe that the parks dept will pull the baskets during that period. Close to nearby 96th St., which has all kinds of stores and places to eat. If this course was an 18-holer and had some terrain, it would be a 4+, easy.
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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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