Burnsville, MN 
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 Tough 9 holer, er... 18?

5+    10/30/2009   12/8/2009
Review By: CwAlbino
Played: 68  Reviewed: 19  Exp: 17.4 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: I've played this course many times over the summer and it is still one of the hardest 9 pin courses I've played. What I really like about it is that you can play through it like an 18, with 18 pads that are not just shorts vs longs. One of the things that makes this course tough and a challenge is the definitive fairways. The fairways are neat and tidy, but be wary of the rough, which is definitely rough. Red Oak swallows more circular objects than a cop at dunkin' donuts.

The course is constantly maintained and under improvements, which cannot be said for a lot of courses. Steve (sportshero90) and people on the Burnsville league are out there on many a weekend adding small touches, mowing, or picking up trash. The course makes good use of elevation, and of accurate distance. Placement is needed on quite a few holes to ensure not getting a bogey.

In short, a very fun course.
-Fairway vs Rough very clear
-Obstacles require placement
-Variety of distances
-Variety of angles (from 9 to 18)
-Great use of elevation
-Good signage, including small signs that show "Next tee" if people may be confused.
Cons: -Dirt tees. Yuck. Red Oak has gained a lot of popularity in the last year, and the tees are showing it. Can be rutted and in the rain you might as well forget any run up on drives.

-Rough. As stated above, it's a disc eater. A thick rough is nice, but sometimes it's just too thick.
Other Thoughts: Definitely worth a stop at this 9/18 holer.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 red oak!!!

5+    11/15/2009   11/17/2009
Review By: discwizard81
Played: 66  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 9.4 Years
2 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: you can see every basket from every tee box. the development of this course over the last year has been phenominal!!!!! lots of great tricky shots. great layout!!!
Cons: this course is very good at eating discs. watch your throws. if you have a bad throw on some of the hole can drastically change your score! im more than happy with par at this course.
Other Thoughts: thanks steve for your hard work out there!!!!!

2 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Fun and Challenging

5+    7/28/2009   7/29/2009
Review By: JSL5000
Played: 33  Reviewed: 7  Exp: 21.5 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Beautiful setting in the woods. The fairways are groomed well and the rough is pretty rough.

Challenging enough for more advanced players, but not overly intimidating. A good drive in the fairway will serve you well here.

Good signage. The tees show the length of the hole and there are signs pointing to the next teebox, where it isn't obvious. Big plus.

Dual teepads. This is great, because you can play a full 18 on the 9 holes. The alternate tees provide a different look at each hole. If you can't have a "true" 18, this is the best alternative. This is great stuff!

Nice and secluded. It's a fun trek through the woods.

Baskets are all good.

Holes are varied. There are short and long, open and technical, but they are all challenging and most importantly fun. The longest hole here is 440' I believe.

Some birdie opportunities. Always important!

Can see the whole course in about 30 minutes. (not including alt. tees)
Cons: Could be frustrating if you toss a few into the woods and spend some time searching. 2 feet into the woods could mean you have no shot.

Teepads are dirt. These are not terrible, but they can be slippery. I haven't played here after a rain, but I can imagine it might get slick. I've slipped a couple times when they were bone-dry.

With dual tees you sometimes you don't realize there's a group waiting to play the "alternate" hole.

Disc-thieving ninjas* They tried stealing my disc twice from the fairway. This was the most deliberate attempt at disc-thievery that I have ever witnessed.
*Note they were probably 12 yrs old, but still..
Other Thoughts: This is a really fun and challenging course to play. If you like a wooded course that also has plenty of open space to work with, with a variety of long and short holes that reward accurate tee shots, this might be the course for you! I would highly recommend Red Oak if you are in the area.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.


5+    6/15/2009   6/16/2009
Review By: evwideout88
Played: 10  Reviewed: 1
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Each hole is challenging in it's own way. The course is done very well and while it is small, you feel like it is much larger because of the sumac and tree cover. Having 18 tees on 9 pins is nice because you can get familiar with the course a lot faster and each tee box offers a new challenge. Long holes as well as short holes make it easy to throw a good score as well.
Cons: While it is not a huge issue, the tee boxes are dirt which sometimes makes teeing off a bit challenging. While league nights are fun, there are too many people playing for non-leaguers to be able to play because there are only 9 pins.
Other Thoughts: Don't be afraid to go into the trees. I have never lost a disc but I found one yesterday! Fun course for beginners and veterans alike!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Huge improvements!

5+    5/21/2009   5/22/2009
Review By: Explodedmike
Played: 24  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 9.3 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The course has been redesigned in 2009 and is now VERY playable. In the past this course was mostly overgrown with blind shots to heavily vegitated areas. The fairways are now mowed and holes are very well-marked. 9 pins play with 18 tee boxes for an interesting 18 holes.
Cons: The course can be VERY challenging on some holes - I have walked off from frustration once or twice. On some holes the tree cover changes down the fairway and makes for difficult-to-read gusts of wind.
Other Thoughts: League play on Thursday nights at 6pm is a great time! Very well run.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.


1    6/12/2008   11/25/2008
Review By: Cradical
Played: 110  Reviewed: 63  Exp: 10.4 Years
5 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: I really liked the huge distance that was needed when I played this course. It was nice to be able to throw all out and still have a little ways to go after that. Also, there was a nice variety of shots needed. For the most part, this course has open fairways.
Cons: The amount of sumac and grasses made this course take way longer than anybody expected it to. Also, not knowing the course made trying to find the white tees tough especially on hole number 6 where you throw over the pond.
Other Thoughts: From the other peoples comments, I'm not sure how relevant this review is now.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful.

 Considerably Improved

5+    11/4/2008   11/4/2008
Review By: cpaquette
Played: 42  Reviewed: 41  Exp: 10.1 Years
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: This course offers some distance and what I like best is that it presents an opportunity to utilize a variety of shots.
The recent improvements have DRASTICALLY reduced the time spent looking for discs thrown off-line.
Go ahead and throw your favorite discs!
Cons: No concrete tee pads and there are only 9 holes. It would be nice to have the holes be a bit longer for those like me that can throw 400+
Other Thoughts: There appears to be room to add at least 3 or 4 more holes. I'd like to see a few more holes on this course.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Red Oak revamp

5+    4/15/2010   10/31/2008
Review By: sportsheros90
Played: 11  Reviewed: 10  Exp: 34.5 Years
This review was updated on 4/18/2010
6 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: The fairways are sharp and well kept, great signage makes it very very easy to get around the course, 2 tees on all holes with very different shots from each, Wood chipped walking paths, newly installed benches, extremely clean.
Cons: Very badly throw shots could still end up in thick brush or sticky bushes, the power arms might think the course is too short, no rest rooms
Other Thoughts: The course is stunningly beautiful and clean now. Lost discs are a thing of the past. The Burnsville Disc Golf Club works very very hard to keep the course in tip top shape and holds several events a year here as well as The Burnsville Disc Golf League on Thursday Nights.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful.

 Do not throw your favorites

7/23/2008   7/23/2008
Review By: yawpstang64
Played: 32  Reviewed: 5  Exp: 11.4 Years
5 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: There are usually only a couple groups on the course at once. It is very challenging and there is a good variety of distances available; the dual tees actually make a difference here. Every hole is unique and different from the last.
Also multiple basket placements (though over two years I've never seen them moved).
New signage at the beginning of the course (but still very confusing; try to play with someone who knows the course).
Good course for some disc turnaround - we lost 2 today, but found 2 others - so don't throw your favorites.
Cons: Most fairways are extremely narrow, bordered by thick, tall brush, often 4'+. Tall grass throughout the remaining open areas often hides discs expertly.
Though the small sections chosen to be well-kept always are, much of the course should really be cut back (or clear cut) to keep players sane.
Other Thoughts: This is a skill-shot course. It is absolutely necessary to walk the hole, if not the whole course, before you throw. Play conservatively and you might not lose a disc.
And leave yourself time to play here - mainly to find your discs.
A great place if you plan on making regular visits, but otherwise it'll be a distressing game.

5 of 9 people found this review helpful.

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