Seward's Non Folly
Pros: Plum Creek Sports Complex is home to an 18 hole disc golf course that is fairly challenging. There are many holes that are mostly open, sometimes playing into or out of the edges of the woods. On the flip side, there are a couple of holes that tunnel straight through the woods, usually along the creek.
All holes have at least 2 tees. There are good signs for nearly all of them, one had been uprooted and was leaning against a tree. The baskets are in very good condition all around.
The long tees got the best of me. Wind can affect much of the course, but wasn't that bad for my trip. I did get three birdies, but was +5 (62) at the end of the round. There are places where you can wind up under water, and hole 6 got me for a penalty stroke.
Cons: Rain had been falling in the area, but the sun was beating down while I played. There were several areas where the grass was really squishy, and slick mud was common in the woods.
A few benches and trash cans might be nice.
Other Thoughts: I enjoyed the Plum Creek course. The wooded holes are fun, and make the layout over very flat terrain a lot more interesting. Hole 6 is the first taste of this flavor, and making the turn around holes 9 through 11 has some more. Hole 14 is the most unnerving and my favorite one on the course. It has a window in front of the tee that opens over the creek for a way, leading to another window at the opposite end. Only a well placed line drive will do. Any bump into a branch, or a throw that is too low or too high, and there is a good chance you will be searching through thick trees for the disc if it doesn't land in the murky water. 15 also has a great alley carved out of woods, but is flooded often enough to require an alternate tee that utilizes the field of grass along the fringe of the woods.
I was the only one in the park at the time that afternoon. The course is mostly isolated from the other recreation areas of the park, with maybe one or two holes coming near a walking path. The course has nice equipment, and uses the park space nicely. Layout is good, with alternating stretches of open and wooded holes.
Beautiful but a bit soggy
5 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: - Multiple tee pads.
- Discraft Chainstar baskets in great condition.
- Course flows very well (as mentioned in previous reviews, be careful after you finish #15, take a left and cross the bridge to find 16's tee).
- Good mix of open/technical, long/short holes.
- Not terribly busy when I went.
- A few holes up for "signature hole" status. My vote would be for Hole #10.
Cons: - Ground was very soggy after the most recent snowfall.
- A little bit of confusion when trying to find 16/17.
- I was definitely confused by the placement of 15's orange tee. It was across a creek bed from the blue tee. There was no bridge so I'm not sure what they do if the water is high.
- Course was about 30 minutes outside of Lincoln and seemed to be in the middle of nowhere.
Other Thoughts: - I would highly recommend playing this course. It was a beautiful course and I will definitely get out and play it again if I can help it.
5 of 6 people found this review helpful.
Very Nice Local Course
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Very nice layout of course. All holes have good tee pads, signage, and cages. Quiet course, you probably won't run into many other players. Nice little town.
Cons: Hole 15's Am tee pad is difficult to get to. Required going down into a part of the creek. There is an alternate tee on this hole if you choose that option.
Holes 16 & 17 are down the bike path a couple hundred feet - could confuse some people if they don't have a map.
There is some trash scattered around holes, so adding some trash cans would be nice.
Other Thoughts: Very nice course and location. Not much work is needed to be done. Definitely worth your time!
There is a nice practice cage for putting practice.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The course is well maintained and the signage is adequate. The tee pads are plenty long enough providing for a proper run up.
There are 2 sets of tees here Orange=short and Blue=long. There are other amenities here as the name suggests Plum Creek Sports Complex with basketball courts, softball/baseball fields, and soccer fields, etc.
There are interesting and challenging shots here like dog leg L/R, open and wooded, etc.
You can air out your favorite drivers on some holes and then there are some chances to run the chains as well. Good mix of short, moderate, and longer holes too.
The flow is logical(until 16 and 17) and there is water threat on a few holes as well.
The planting of some cedar trees on 7 and 8 to help establish a fairway was a nice touch.
My favorite holes here were 5, 11, and 14.
Cons: Holes close to the creek might be unplayable if flooding occurs. This has evidentially happened at some point because a few of the pads had a layer of silt on top of them and footing was an issue. This could easily be fixed with a little TLC.
No trash cans and there was a bit of litter. Please pack out what you pack in. Also a bench or two would be a nice bonus.
The transition from 15's basket to 16's tee and 17's basket to 18's tee was rather lengthy and slows the flow down a bit.
Holes 11 and 15 make you cross the creek area to get to the basket or tee. Most of the times this might be doable but there really isn't a good place to cross other than the downed tree limbs lying in the creek bed itself.
The rough on some of the interior holes might get a little shaggy at times so keep a close eye on your disc.
Other Thoughts: Overall this is a fun course that will challenge your shot shaping abilities. There is a good mix of shots here and the 2 sets of pads allow for a different look to keep things interesting. This is a solid course that is worth the stop if you are close or passing through the area. It is definitely one of the better courses in the southern Nebraska region.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
Nice Nebraska Course
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: We played this course in the spring, so this review reflects that. The course was pretty soggy, and a bit muddy, but playable.
Two sets of tees, with nice concrete pads, and very nice signage.
Very nice course map at hole 1, aids in the easy navigation on this course.
The course features some long open holes, some lightly wooded holes, and some holes along a small stream. Some interesting shots here for sure.
The course is located in a nice park, in a friendly little town, with some really good restaurants. La Carreta Mexican was very good, and the Cafe on the Square featured some really tasty home cooking.
Cons: Can be very windy, and wet in the spring. Could benefit from some wood chips on the walking areas.
Could use some picnic tables/benches and some garbage cans.
Other Thoughts: This course was a pleasant surprise on a cross-country trip. I get the sense that it's not quite complete yet and hopefully will get better with age and care.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 1 Not
WORTH THE DDRIVE
Pros: Great signage! Nice town. Well mowed. Nice mix of long drives and short shots with a nice tree hazard mixed in.
Cons: A couple holes are a bit muddy after a rain. But when it dries out I want to go back and try those cool tunnel shots. I played in hiking boots and was quite comfy with dry feet while the others were wet footed in no time at all.
Other Thoughts: Well maintained. Applause to the sponsors and local disc club and others who take time to keep this up.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Choice of Tees for Pro or recreational
Variety of shots
Some shots in open, some in the trees
Exceedingly well marked and very well maintained
Cons: One hole played across a swampy creek with no real place to cross.
One hole close to a flowing creek (lost a disc)
LOTS of mosquitoes.
Other Thoughts: I only played the front 9
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Nice low-pace 18 Hole Course
Pros: Signage makes the course easy to follow.
Amateur and Pro tees.
Although flat, course was well laid out making use of the terrain.
Good use of this outdoor area!
Cons: Muddy areas with no walkways. Be prepared to get muddy on Hole 3. Not really a con for me, I came prepared!
Parking is an issue, about a billion people were at the park on Saturday for little league baseball. Although they did not interfere with the course and play, it was difficult finding a spot to park.
Other Thoughts: I really enjoyed this course! I would say it is a very beginner friendly 18 Hole course. Intermediate player will like it as well. Terrain is very flat which makes it an easy walk for an 18er. Sign posted by course designer at the entrance was inspirational. Will definitely come back to this one!
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Faux Woods Course
Pros: -Concrete tees. Pro and am which are usually significantly different.
-Easy to follow layout with signs at all the tees. Some next tee signs, especially on holes where the pro and am tee is much different.
-Nice sports complex overall with all other kinds of sporting fields in the area. Large parking lot.
-Seward isnt a huge town so this course probably wont be busy. I was alone on the course.
Cons: -Very flat, in a flood plain of the river.
-I came in and saw trees and though there was going to be a bunch of good woods holes but there were maybe 2 (10 and 15). The other ones were large carved out swaths of woods so you were throwing without much challenge.
-Some of the rough was pretty bad and included some agitating weeds.
-Some awkward walks where they should have put holes in instead.
-Bad start to the course with a bunch of open bombers skirting the woods.
-Some of the holes play pretty close to the soccer fields.
Other Thoughts: Overall, I was fairly disapointed with this course. It had a decent rating and looked to have some fun wooded shots but they went out of their way to make some of the fairways extra wide and therefore boring. It has amenities but the fun factor was very low for me.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Will Be A Good Course When Completed
Pros: Easy to understand course map as soon as you leave the parking lot which gives fairly easy directions.
Good design to have Pro and Amateur tee pads which are in (mostly) logical locations and offer differing shots and angles.
Still very new so the signs are easy to read and signs pointing from Pro to Amateur tee pads is helpful.
Some great designed holes including one 'tunnel chute' shot in a drainage path.
Cons: The course is not completed - most Amateur tee pads have been placed but about half of the Pro tee pads have yet to be poured. We played from Pro when available.
The first couple of holes are merely long bombs with minimal thought needed - just throw as hard as possible.
Some of the holes weren't thought out from the standpoint that a lot of throws have the potential to cross into another persons flight path on a different hole - could get dangerous.
Other Thoughts: Overall this course will be great when completed and since it's out in Seward I wouldn't imagine a ton of traffic which would alleviate some of the 'throwing at another person' issues. I would play this course again even when not 100% complete.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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