St. Paul (White Bear Lake), MN 
Lakewood Hills Share
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Hole #18 Tee

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1    6/8/2020   10/14/2020
Review By: Surge5
Played: 131  Reviewed: 130  Exp: 8.7 Years
13 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: There is no real "low point" of this course. It could be hole 11, but even that is a semi-tough tee shot. You've got thick woods, you've got elevation change, you've got right-to-left, left-to-right, ace runs, very legit two-shot holes... just amazing.

Navigation is excellent! The ones that are harder to find have "next tee" signs behind the basket. and where the paths to 6 and 9 cross the signs note which one is which way.

2-8 and 17-18 are amazing with their elevation (17 and 18 are absolutely iconic holes you'll never forget playing).

9-10 and 12-16 are incredible wooded holes. Not a ton of chance at losing a disc but still tend toward the tough side.

Most holes have multiple tees, opening up this course to more players.
Cons: The distance variance isn't very much... except for the three 600'+ holes. It is good to have those holes, and the green on 10 is superb. However, when everything else is under 400' these monster two-shot holes feel out of place. I know you could play the short pads on these holes but... come on, really?

Hole 1 is a water bomber that you have to nail or finish left on, otherwise your disc is with the fish. I was lucky to finish left but if your disc flips up and you don't have the power to hit 275' yet, say goodbye. But apart from 1 the water is inoffensive.

Hole 18 does have a walking path behind the basket, and it's close enough that you could wipe someone out with a gliding mid-range shot.
Other Thoughts: Lakewood Hills had my number on my visit, but on a good day par isn't out of the question. There are several birdie opportunities, and some tough pars (8, 10, 16). The wooded holes present some holes with choices and some where you've got to nail your line. Combine this with some iconic open holes and you have one of the best free-to-play courses in the twin cities!

13 of 13 people found this review helpful.

 Park Disc Golf at its Best

1    5/27/2020   5/28/2020
Review By: primedisc
Played: 31  Reviewed: 18  Exp: 10.8 Years
10 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - This course has everything: Forehand/backhand mix, true wooded technical holes, open holes, elevation changes, water hazards, shorter holes, longer holes, mandos... it's pretty much got it all.
- Approachable for all levels but definitely will challenge you. There's a few true par 4s on this course and the birdies won't come easy but it will be fun.
- Nice concrete teepads and mulched circles at every basket which I really like.
- Navigation was flawless, signage pointing you to the next hole
- Teesigns were good, show basket locations and distance.
- Multiple teepads at every hole helps appeal to all levels, especially if you don't want to risk a disc on hole 1 for example, or can't quite bomb it 550 ft through the woods like on hole 10.
- The layout/use of space is phenomenal - you'll think this is a disc only park for the fist 16 holes or so, but it isn't. That's how little it interferes with the rest of the park.
- It's free
Cons: The cons are comparatively minor but:
- I noticed some trash on the course despite there being a decent amount of trashcans on the course.
- Graffiti on the teesigns and benches
- A few nasty spots to lose a disc - the water hazards are really more nasty swamp water that I would not wade into over a disc. This is mitigated by the short teepads which usually allow you to avoid the risk if you wish.
- Can be buggy on the woods holes in the summer but hard to fault the course for that.
- Can be crowded and may include instances of white dudes blaring Post Malone on a portable speaker :p
Other Thoughts: Someone who's played many courses throughout the country told me prior to my playing this course that it was, in his opinion, one of the best mixed use public park disc golf courses in the country. In my more limited experience, it's hard to disagree with that assessment. It's kind of insane that this is a free course and honestly I would be willing to pay to ensure it stays maintained and clean up the few (minor) cons listed above. It would be a real shame if this course was ever allowed to slip into disrepair. It truly had a mix of everything you would want on a disc golf course. Hole 1 starts out with a bang and it never slows down. Some absolutely gorgeous holes mixed in, but none that felt gimmicky. I listed several cons, but honestly they are pretty minor. I pondered a 4.0 grade based on the number of cons I listed, but honestly the fun factor made me stay at 4.5. Basically anything better and you're looking at destination courses and dedicated disc golf complexes. The fact that this is a free, mixed use public park is pretty amazing. I will absolutely be back.

10 of 10 people found this review helpful.


1    6/25/2019   6/25/2019
Review By: Breh
Played: 185  Reviewed: 183  Exp: 12.8 Years
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Amazing free course that offers a lot of cool shots. Hole 1 is a 300 foot around 275 iconic shot over the water with a nice bridge taking you through the water fairway. Long and short tee pads on almost every hole. Great tee signs showing you distance and the basket placement. Nice baskets and bark chip greens wish every course had nice landing areas by basket. Good mix of forehand/backhand shots. Good elevation change hole 18 is a great downhill shot after playing uphill on 17. Overall fun course for all with begginers using the short pads they can still have a good time
Cons: Bugs our pretty bad but I feel that's almost any course you play in the summertime in Minnesota. Chance at losing disc in the lake or woods is a high possibility if not paying close attention
Other Thoughts: I actually really enjoyed this course and found it better than most pay to plays in Minnesota. It's pretty well upkept and worth the play

6 of 6 people found this review helpful.


2-4    5/24/2018   7/24/2018
Review By: mmcfly101
Played: 17  Reviewed: 16
1 Helpful / 9 Not
Pros: Beautiful course located in the woods around a park. Cement tees, well kept, landscaped.
The course layout is excellent with a wide variety of shots.
Cons: I really can't think of anything I didn't like about this course. It was very busy one of the times I played, probably because the course rocks!
Other Thoughts: My new favorite course in the Twin cities area.

1 of 10 people found this review helpful.

 Why do you vex me so?

5+    7/16/2017   8/3/2017
Review By: Flanakookn
Played: 17  Reviewed: 11  Exp: 6.7 Years
0 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Multi-tee per hole (most). Tee boxes and pins in good condition.

Some very fun shots

Technical holes plus some grip and rip holes.
Cons: Deep woods on half the course.

If you're off the fairway you're going to spend some time looking for your disc in the long grass and big trees.

I personally have lost more discs here that any other course.

Watch out for the unlabeled bog/pond at the bottom of the hill of to the left on hole #12
Other Thoughts: Definitely not a course for newbies, some holes are a bit long. I personally have never "pared" this course...not that I'm a great player, it's just a more difficult course (at least for me)

0 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Incredible for a Free-18

1    6/20/2017   6/23/2017
Review By: dohmenator
Played: 23  Reviewed: 7  Exp: 13 Years
1 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: - Free 18 holes, need I say more?
- TONS of variety shots (Luxury of having 18)
- Very well kept
- Concrete tee pads
- Quite a bit of elevation play
Cons: - Quite busy
- Pretty buggy
Other Thoughts: Really nothing that bad about this course. Super well done. I will absolutely be coming back regularly.

1 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Fun free course

5+    8/19/2016   8/19/2016
Review By: Bitter Mouse
Played: 92  Reviewed: 14  Exp: 27.8 Years
1 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: One of the best free courses I have played. A good variety of holes, elevation and a bit of water, combined with long, short and medium holes.

Some challenging holes and a few ace opportunities.
Cons: The course is not super compact and doesn't flow quite as well as great courses do, with a couple holes requiring a fair walk to go from basket to the next pad.

1 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Very Fun Course

5+    4/21/2016   4/21/2016
Review By: C.M.L.J.
Played: 5  Reviewed: 3
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: -This Course has a great design and it's very fun to play at.
-Great Wooded area and Open field tees it also has a uphill tee that are at 17 and 18.
- Benchs and garbage cans around almost every tee.
- 3 Par fours
- well maintained course

Cons: - Can get crowded in the summer.
- High school track team run on the course some times.
- Can get very muddy.
- hole 1 can be a pretty bad water hazard after rainfall.
Other Thoughts: It's a great free course I would put it on the top 10 in Minnesota.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Championship Course!!

1    4/6/2016   4/6/2016
Review By: mjz22
Played: 9  Reviewed: 9  Exp: 17.8 Years
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: FUN!! Challenging with great variety of different approaches, distances, obstacles, and elevations. Excellent course design!!
Cons: crowded (what else can you expect from an awesome course that's FREE), quite a few golfers on this course could learn some golfing etiquette (taking 3 mulligans at the tee when you have two groups standing right behind you waiting)
Other Thoughts: I would sure love to try this course again - hopefully it won't be as crowded.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Great Course

5+    3/15/2016   3/16/2016
Review By: Hazard
Played: 37  Reviewed: 12  Exp: 10 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: 1. The course area is quite large with a wide variety of holes, from open field holes, to holes in the woods along with different levels of elevation.
2. Long concrete tee pads. Long and short available on most holes.
3. Baskets are in good shape.
4. Relatively easy to find your way from hole to hole.
5. Course is maintained well.
6. Lots of parking.
7. Tee signs that show you the lay out of the hole are pretty accurate.
8. Trash cans and benches at most holes.
9. Close to the Twin Cities.
Cons: 1. Course is usually busy on nice days.
2. During the summer they have lots of baseball games there, so parking on those days might be difficult.
3. During the summer and fall there is a lot of foliage off the fair way, so it may be hard to find your disks if you have a bad throw.
Other Thoughts: Overall this is a great course for Intermediary players. The mixture of open fairways, the woods and changes in elevation makes you have to think about the throws you make. If you are in the twin cities and are looking for a course to play, this wouldn't be a bad one to hit. Hole #18 has you throwing from atop a large hill to a basket down below, which is a great way to end such a great course.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

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