Belle Fourche, SD 
Center of the Nation DGC Share

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 Enjoyable Round in the Northern Hills

1    5/10/2013   5/14/2013
Review By: mndiscg
Played: 365  Reviewed: 358  Exp: 9 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Course maps/scorecards located at hole 2's tee
-Multiple pin positions on most holes
-Nice baskets
-Nice, large concrete tees
-Signage with hole distance
-Decent amount of trees for challenge as well as the bridge which comes into play on the first and last holes. The trees usually give you a few different lines to choose from but the course is far from open.
-You shouldn't lose a disc here, the holes are far enough from the river that it shouldn't be a problem.
-Easy to find, just look for the town's visitor center and Center of the Nation Monument and it is just down the hill and starts near the bridge. If you are in to history you can be entertained a bit by their exhibits there.
-This course probably is never busy, I was out there on a friday afternoon and had the course to myself.
-A few ace opportunities, hole 3 especially comes to mind.
-Seems well maintained.
Cons: -It's a floodplain which brings its own set of problems and is very flat.
-Navigation, even with the map and signage, is only ok. Some tees have multiple baskets in sight and you might not know which one to throw at.
-Not a ton of hole length variation, most were in the 250-350 range.
-Be careful if anybody is using the river walk.
Other Thoughts: This is one of those courses that I can't really find much bad to say about it but also can't really give it a high rating. It is a city park course near a river. It plays in a slightly tree'd floodplain under a bridge. I especially liked hole 9, the last hole which shot back under the bridge. The bridge actually came into play on this hole and I thought it was fun. If you are in town I would recommend a stop here but unless you are a course bagger I wouldn't bother going out of your way. Spearfish Canyon and Pagent Hill in Custer are the premier courses in the Black Hills with others like Angostura in Hot Springs, Jackson in Rapid, Black Hills State U in Spearfish making up the 2nd tier.

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 Good Beginner Course

2-4    6/20/2012   6/20/2012
Review By: kutz167
Played: 132  Reviewed: 5  Exp: 7.1 Years
This review was updated on 6/9/2013
Pros: Good signage and variety of shots present. The use of closely guarded baskets gives favor to the finesse player. Course provides a good place for beginners to learn, but also has enough technicality and shot variety to not bore more advanced players. The prevalence of wind on the creek bottom adds a nice extra bit of difficulty to the course. Not many places to worry about losing a disc. Baskets are Mach 3's and are in good condition.
Cons: When I played the course, there was waist-high grass in spots. Also, the presence of broken beer bottles under the bridge presents a safety hazard for small children/pets. Not a very long course. When I played, water did not come in to play on any holes despite the course's location along a river. Finally, the transition between holes 7 and 8 was awkward and would put people in danger of being shot upon by people playing hole #4.
Other Thoughts: Great use of the land provided. With a little better upkeep, this could be a great way to spend the afternoon in the Geographic Center of the U.S. The shot on hole #9 back towards the start of the course is quite the sight with all the state flags blowing in the wind. This course is definitely worth a play if you're in the area. I was told by the course designer that a back 9 is in the works to finish this course off with a full 18 holes.

 Under the Bridge

1    3/23/2012   3/23/2012
Review By: falcon79
Played: 204  Reviewed: 18  Exp: 8.9 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Score cards at the Museum, signage and open areas makes getting around pretty easy. Most baskets are well protected by trees/brush, so aces will be very tough.

Shots that have to go under US 85 are a nice local touch.
Cons: If there are crowds, players moving from the 7th basket to the 8th tee will have to dodge disks, but I suspect crowds would be a welcome problem.

Limited variation, as the whole course is on the river bottom. Not much variation in distances.
Other Thoughts: They have made very good use of the available space, which was otherwise wasted. Most of the shots are for RHBH (slice) throwers.

The Museum gift shop sells discs, which might be the only source in town. Staff was very helpful. Pretty much what you'd expect from a city park course, but worth the stop.

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