Unless you're an elite player, you should enjoy this
course, yet newcomers should not find it too difficult.
Each hole has individual character. I think it quite a clever design given the space and resource constraints.
Eight pads are concrete; #5 is wooden. All are in fine shape, though they often have a layer of grit, which can make for traction issues. Baskets are in sound condition too.
Fine signs, including the map at the start. It's almost impossible to get lost here. The pads have a little map built into each-- well done, that. The only instance where one must pay real attention to navigation is the first time on #3 pad-- the most visible basket is #8, while basket #3 is to the left obscured by the trees.
Trash cans every several holes.
No washrooms. The nearest public facilities are likely to the south near Broadway and Brooklyn, which is not *that* far away, but hardly walking distance either.
Closed Sunday mornings due to church services. To be clear, this is not a flame or a gripe; I'm thrilled to have this fine course available when it is.
Like most any treed course in Minnesota, mosquitoes can be an issue, especially near dusk.
If I was allowed to pick one course and move it close to my home, it'd be this one because it provides such a variety of challenges to a variety of players.
The course is in a treed area behind the Revive Brooklyn Park Church. The trees are near an ideal density, providing challenge without being so thick as to be frustrating, except on #9, where I think the trees are meant to be nothing but frustrating.
While the distances are on the short side, at least there are a variety of distances.
While most players have a realistic chance to score two-- or at least make par-- on just about any hole, there are just enough obstacles to make a score of five a reasonable possibility too.
Like the signs says, this is a natural course over uneven terrain, which means there are tripping hazards.
I've seen this course busy, but never overcrowded. There is plenty of parking near the back of the church lot; just go toward the cell phone tower.
It would be difficult to lose a disc here, although the high grass to the left and long of #2 is a place where you can sure lose some time, if not a disc.
The water hazard on #5 is a true hazard with the overhanging trees, especially the one near the bridge. The water may look clear and shallow, but the bottom is soft and after you sink beyond your ankles, the water will no longer be clear. Some players with limited throwing range may have difficulty making the throw over the water, even with the elevated pad. We have one such player; she always counts one stroke and then plays from the bridge.
The last hole may have been conceived by someone with bit of a sadistic streak. While it's among the shortest, I find it the most difficult because you must throw through such an obstacle course of trees that you are all but certain to hit at least one. After you get through the trees, you'll find a basket set atop a rise just high enough that many misses will roll twenty feet into the brush.
I do not know who maintains this course, but whoever you are:
Watch out for that tree!
Pros: The drivers are a bit long but the mid ranges come up a bit short. If you play this course conservatively you should have no trouble bringing home the par. If you go for it and try to make a move...you'd better get it right or this course will bite you and a easy 3 turns into a saving the double bogus. Especially hole 9...watched a very seasoned player take a 10 on that hole!
Cons: The drivers are a bit long but the mid ranges come up a bit short. If you play this course conservatively you should have no trouble bringing home the par. If you go for it and try to make a move...you'd better get it right or this course will bite you and a easy 3 turns into a saving the double bogus. Especially hole 9...watched a very seasoned player take a 10 on that hole!
Other Thoughts: this is a neat little course...I'll be back here!
Decent 9 holer
Pros: 9 hole course located behind a church, in Brooklyn Park, MN.
Concrete tee pads, one per hole. Well done. Level, brushed, and plenty long and wide for the course. Each tee pad also has a VERY nice inset stone "tee sign", which shows intended path, distance, and hole number. I haven't seen these before, and they were well done here.
Discatcher baskets, all in good repair, and caught well. One pin position per hole.
While this isn't the toughest course around, there are some fun shots to be had here. Good mature trees as obstacles, and pins were placed well, forcing you to at least avoid some trouble. There's even a double mando 100'-ish hole that was fun. It plays in and out of the woods, as well.
Cons: This isn't a long course, and you could easily play it with a couple discs.
Relatively flat, but there was at least some undulation in the terrain.
Other Thoughts: There are certainly worse ways to spend an hour than to spin this course a couple times. It's well thought out, and does great work with the land available. As far as short 9 holers go, they don't get much better.
When you get here, go to the back of the church parking lot, and look for the big sign. The first tee pad is right there. If you've got the time, this is definitely worth a quick spin.
Short but fun
-Ace runs on every hole
-plays very fast, straight forward layout
-most holes offer a different types of shots
-great putter/mid course
-Lots of trash
-Can get overgrown in the summer time
-Hole 6 mando is frustrating
-No practice basket
Other Thoughts: This is a fun short course. Plenty of ace runs which make things exciting. It's not a very long course but its great practice for upshots and putting. In the summer the course isn't always freshly groomed but there isn't any blind shots so longer grass is rarely an issue. I wish there was a practice basket since there is room for it next to hole one. On Hole 6 there is a mando where you are supposed to shoot on the right side of a tree and make a 90 degree left turn towards the basket. The problem with this mando is the teepad is pointing on the left side of the tree towards the basket, also the 90 degree left turn is very difficult to hit due to the distance. The Mando makes an ace run impossible and makes birdies attempts very rare. Most people ignore the Mando and play straight off the teepad towards the basket, while the shot is only around 100ft the basket is still protected by tree cover with a couple of holes to shoot through.
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The "Edge" will not cut you!
Pros: This little course is an absolute blast, perfect place for mids-only or putters-only rounds with a few good buddies. If I ever acquire a new mid or putter, this is where I come to get familiar with it. Surprisingly technical course for how short the holes are.
Cons: The longest hole is only 290 feet, so leave the drivers in the car, you will not need them here. Also, the fairways can become a jungle, the mowing schedule is not really a schedule at all. I recall the hole 4 fairway having over a foot of grass at one point in time. Kudos to the guy who mows it with his John Deere rider.
Other Thoughts: This course was built by a bunch of 12 year olds, and I think they did a very good job. I have aced holes 1, 2, 5, 7 and 8 here, but every hole is basically an ace run. Start at Central Park and come here for a cool-down, makes for a nice day of disc.
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Pros: - Clean
- Quick 9
- Concrete pads
- Mid-range putter course
- Ace runs
- Birdie shots like no other
- Fast round, took us like 20 minutes with 2 people
- Not very crowded whatsoever
- Very well maintained for a 9 hole
Cons: - No bathrooms
- No long holes
- One small section of water, I like a few water holes
- It's a quick round so it kinda sucks being done so fast
Other Thoughts: - I have not yet played Central but by the looks and sound of it everyone plays those two courses as a complete 18 hole round. If there is room to expand which I am unsure of it would be sweet to see another short 9 thrown in here. For a 9 hole course, this one is easily top 3 in my books for playing. Something drew me in right away to this course, give it a shot!
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Pros: Some wooded and some open holes offer plenty of variety. The course had extremely gorgeous scenery and a beautiful layout. Garbages are scattered amongst the holes. Hole 5 offers a beautiful shot opportunity across a small pond with a small water hazard. Every teepad showed a small map of the basket, par info, and distance, the course was very easy to navigate.
Cons: This course didn't have any shots where extreme distance was needed. I felt myself not using the drivers nearly as much which was disappointing.
Other Thoughts: Overall I enjoyed this course and would come back because I thought it was a pretty sweet course. It would be great as a warmup round as it is only 9 holes. The course just wasn't challenging enough, but it's pretty scenery, nice teepads, and easy navigation make it a course worth checking out.
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Eagle's Edge 9
Pros: 1) Nice mix of open and wooded holes.
2) Good use of existing hazards and elevation.
3) Bridges over creek beds.
4) Clean park with a couple trash cans available
5) Concrete tees
6) Beautiful signs, carved wood map at start and lazer-etched granite on tees. wow.
7) Quick to play, I finished my first round in 14 minutes
Cons: 1) No room to let off a long bomb, if you're into that sort of thing.
2) No water, but there are a couple holes where there might be after heavy rains.
3) No restrooms
Other Thoughts: This is a very short course on church land that was put up as an Eagle Scout project. Typically, those 3 criteria usually mean you're about to play a sub-par course. Not so in this case. this is a very quick, quite easy course to play, great for beginners and if you're a better player, just take 1 off of each par and you will be nicely challenged.
Great course for short and midrange mechanics
Pros: -Concrete tee pads with hole info/maps on surface
-DISCatcher baskets in great shape
-4x4 hole markers and directional signage
-Variety of open, wooded, and water holes
-Strategic positioning of baskets
-Many aceable holes
Cons: -Course signage and maps lack enough contrast to make legible from a distance
-No hole long enough to rip a long drive
-Litter on first few holes (need a few more trash cans)
-Basket #7 could be mistaken for basket #3 since it is the only one visible from the tee
Other Thoughts: Like other reviewers have said, this is a great short, technical course to work on your short game and a good complement to nearby Central Park. Even though there are no longer holes, the shorter holes retain their difficulty from strategic pin placements and trees that make an ace much more difficult. If you happen to land in the small patch of water on hole 5, there is a large pile of sticks behind the basket if you don't want to get your feet wet. Since the course is still very new, it is not very busy at all, and if you are looking for a place to begin learning the game or work on throwing mechanics, this is a good place to start.
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Short technical course
Pros: Technical mid-range course
Easy to navigate - good course flow
Nice mix of open and tight holes
Permanent signage built in to the teepads
Cons: Short so don't expect big bomber holes;
Hole signage is impressed in to the pad causing a smooth spot on the back of the tee;
Other Thoughts: The course is still under construction but is open to play. The boy scouts are working on moving some mature pines to strategic positions, to improve sight lines on 3, 7, and safety on 7 tee
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