West Des Moines, IA 
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Uploaded By: yearofrolling Hole #5 (Taken 6/2010)
3 / 273ft.   3 / 273ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #5 Sign/Tee/Basket

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1    8/30/2014   8/30/2014
Review By: Dsjoats
Played: 144  Reviewed: 14  Exp: 3.5 Years
0 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Great variety of lengths.
Pro and Am tees.
Challenging course.
Easy to find.
Nice views.
Really liked the drive over the creek on #6.
Cons: The rough is rough.
Tough to navigate the 1st time. Spent a lot of time looking for the next tee. Could not find #7 w/ out help. (straight across the street from #6, look for a path up on the left)

Other Thoughts: Fun course and worth the drive over. Wear hiking shoes and bug spray. Don't hesitate to play the AM tees the first few times to learn the lay of the land as the rough can be brutal.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 It will grow on you if you let it

5+    8/23/2011   8/25/2011
Review By: RockStarValkyrie
Played: 16  Reviewed: 16  Exp: 19.5 Years
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Mix of shot variations from wide open to tunnel shots in the woods, good exercise because it is pretty hilly overall, not usually crowded,
Cons: Starts out well maintained in the spring but the prairie grasses start to get a little out of control by fall so easy to lose a disc, Not all pads have signs so can be hard to figure out the layout the first time through
Other Thoughts: I used to hate this course but because it's like 5 minutes from my house and only 9 holes I tend to play it a lot when I don't have a big block of time to drive somewhere else. It will grow on you, my biggest gripe was not knowing the layout, but once you're familiar with that its not really that bad of a course, plus they just put in two new pads which shows the parks department is interested in improvements and maintenance.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  Not a bad 9-hole course

1    5/13/2010   5/13/2010
Review By: neocenturion
Played: 3  Reviewed: 1
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Variety of open and wooded holes. Excellent use of elevation change. Several holes (4 for example) really make you work for it. 6 of the holes, especially #6, are fantastic!
Cons: Don't play it after a rain. Very difficult terrain to negotiate when its muddy. As others have said, make sure you stay on the fairways! The woods are almost guaranteed to eat your discs! Three holes are incredibly difficult. This would be a 'pro' to some, but to a beginner or someone in the process of tweaking this for, those three holes can be rough!
Other Thoughts: This is a very interesting course. The variety of holes is excellent and it is a pretty course. The use of terrain is as good as any course you will find in this area!

1 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 snow play

1    12/25/2008   11/17/2009
Review By: hogleggbob
Played: 96  Reviewed: 48  Exp: 9.3 Years
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: i used to live in west des moines, and this was a cool park back in the day. good to see a disc golf course here. i played here while visiting over christmas...needless to say its IOWA and there was about a foot of snow on the ground. my first snow round, first throw...lost disc.
Cons: there was so much snow on the ground i couldnt find actual tee pads except for a few holes, so i played from the signs. pretty steep hills and i had no snow shoes
Other Thoughts: cant wait to play this when the weather is better. i met someone walking their dog, and they looked at me like i was crazy for playing in the snow, but i couldnt pass up getting out from the in laws house to play. i went back the next day when the snow was melting and found my disc, so it was worth the expierence.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

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