Lowell, IN 
Freedom Park Share
Uploaded By: Chain_Raper Hole #18 (Taken 1/2013)
4 / 332ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #18 Tee

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A Work in Progress

5+    10/19/2016   11/11/2016
Review By: Bart
Played: 7  Reviewed: 5  Exp: 39.8 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Continuing improvements include a long concrete teepad on hole 9, hole 2 redesign, knocking the schuel back and regular mowing. We've also added carpet teepads and reworked the rubber pads. The tunnel shot on hole 7 is groomed and mando'd.
Cons: While building a walking path on the perimeter of the course an operator ran his bulldozer over basket 16 literally flattening it. Until we replacd the basket we play 16s teepad to 17s basket.
Other Thoughts: I'm part of the Red ROC DGC and we turned our attention to this course in 2016 including hosting several events. Winter leagues are shaping up to be Thursday night glowie event. Details on the Red ROC DGC page on Facebook.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Compact course with some fun shots here and there.

1    1/10/2013   1/13/2013
Review By: Chain_Raper
Played: 44  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 15.6 Years
This review was updated on 1/14/2013
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: -Very well designed using the minimal amount of space, elevation changes, and the scattered trees to create some interesting shots.
-Blind tee shots on 2, 3, 4, and 12.
-Holes 2, 4, 6, 8, & 16 have A & B pin locations. I believe 8 & 16 serve as each others alternate pins.
-Beginner freindly, few obstacles, no water in play, plenty of shorter shots.
-Ace runs are plenty.
-Nice, new, shiny, easy to locate DISCatchers.
-Some big, long holes (#9 and #16 come to mind) in which wind plays a big role.
-If time is an issue or you are trying to get a round in before the sun sets, this is the course to play. It will only take a single person with an average game about 30-35 minutes tops to get through.
Cons: -The very compact design could result in some dangerous situations and log jammed areas (if there is ever large groups out there at the same time).
-As other reviewers have said, many of baskets and tees are stacked on top of each other. The 'main' hill has 3 different baskets (holes 1, 8, & 16) plus the tee box for 2 and the shared tee box for 9 and 17.
-Navigation can be tricky in a couple of spots due to poorly placed signs or sign layouts slightly different than actual course layout.
-The tee box sign for hole 4 is pointed at the wrong hole.
-The natural tees leave a lot to be desired and the few rubber mats in the place of concrete pads are even worse than natural tees.
-Concrete tees would definitely improve this course. Especially on the long holes (9 & 16).
-No benches, trashcans, other amenities (not a big deal to me, just wanted to point it out).
Other Thoughts: It appears that this DG course was constructed on an unused BMX track. There are some small hills/berms that are used (somewhat overused; see cons) to create elevated and blind tees. This little course has some potential.

There isn't a huge variety of R-L and L-R shots but there is a good variety of short to average distance, uphill and downhill shots. Holes 1-8 play through the old BMX track and the majority of the elevation changes come during this section of the course. After throwing the huge #9 field hole the course transitions to a narrow area of the park surrounded by tall rough. There is a sign in place directing players to the area for holes 10-15.

Holes 10 - 12 are all short and in a very confined area until it opens up for holes 13-15. These holes are all straight, average distance holes that gradually get longer. These three holes are very different from the rest of the course in that they are in the open but have shrubbery defining their fairways. After hole 15 the course transitions back to the huge, open, field for 16-18.

Hole 16 is a huge bomber that plays uphill and in the opposite direction of the other big bomber hole (#9). I thought this was an ingenious design because this makes you have to throw the 2 longest holes into different types of wind. Then you just finish up with a short downhill shot and an average distance straight ahead shot.

It did appear that they have some large, rather mature trees that are waiting to be put into the ground. Added trees would be grrrrreat!!! One suggestion I would have is to build one big circle tee pad on the top of the hill for holes 2, 9, and 17. That would be the bees knees, just make sure its level (nothing like running down hill trying to tee off on a 663' hole).

Memorable Holes
- Hole 2 is a downhill hidden pin shot.
- Hole 7 is a very short, straight, slightly downhill shot with a small window of trees to throw through.
- Hole 9 is a huge bomber with a slightly elevated tee.
- Hole 16 is a huge bomber in the opposite direction as 9 and slightly uphill.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Not good

1    12/2/2012   12/3/2012
Review By: mashnut
Played: 828  Reviewed: 775  Exp: 15.9 Years
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The course plays through mostly open areas with some scattered trees. The trees that are in play are used fairly well to make things a little more interesting. The first handful of holes and a couple holes at the end of the course use a few small hills to add a little more variety and a couple rollaway greens.
Cons: The layout is really unsafe. There are several spots where holes play right on top of one another, with tees right near baskets and even baskets within 30' of each other. It's even worse when you're throwing into a blind area and there are several other baskets and tees in the potential landing zone for your drive that you can't see at all.

The course is basically wide open, the few trees and small hills don't do enough to make this feel like anything other than a boring field course. The majority of the shots are putter shots, only a few holes have any length and even the one hole that tees off from the top of the hill doesn't give you a chance to open up and throw a real drive. The ground is very lumpy and uneven, not a huge deal but it makes for rough footing with natural tees and makes the long walks between holes in a couple spots a little more annoying.
Other Thoughts: Beginners will find this course pretty approachable, with shorter distances overall and not a ton of obstacles or places to lose discs though the safety issues will be magnified with less accurate players. More experienced players won't find any real challenge or variety here, there isn't a single hole with any kind of wow factor to bring you back.

Unless you just want to add another course to your list, there's not much reason to stop here rather than driving the 15 minutes to nearby Lemon Lake.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful.

 Windy and Hilly

1    11/17/2012   11/17/2012
Review By: KWK82
Played: 30  Reviewed: 6  Exp: 5.4 Years
5 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Lots of elevation shots if you are looking for them.
Great spot to practice distance shots.
I enjoyed Hole 2 being a blind shot behind a hill when teeing off a different hill. This is a nice course if you live close to it.
Cons: Nothing special about course.
Too many open shots.
Navigation is very poor due to lack of signs.
Poor tees and baskets are hard to tell which one to go for because they are all relatively close to one another. I would not go out of my way to try this course but if you are passing by it is worth a try.
Other Thoughts: Pack food and drink for this one. Nothing for at least a few miles around this course. The terrain is very rough. Lots of holes and brush all over making it easy to trip and twist an ankle if not careful. Even though most holes are open the very tall grass and brush is still easy to lose a disc in if you do not keep an eye on your throw on some holes. With Lemon Lake being close by I do not see why I would come back here.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful.

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