Manson, IA 
Featherstone Memorial DGC Share
Uploaded By: knobby325 Hole #5 (Taken 8/2021)
3 / 469ft.   3 / 306ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #5 Short Tee

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Too many tee pads?

1    8/23/2021   8/30/2021
Review By: knobby325
Played: 305  Reviewed: 219  Exp: 7.7 Years
9 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Baskets OK
-Concrete tees, dual tee for all
-Mostly open lines, fairly short
-Nicely kept park, OK activity for the campers nearby
-In its own section of the park
Cons: -Dual tees on all holes with most of them short even from the "long" tees
-Not much change in shots, mostly straight forward
-DGA "Peel n Stick" (TM) signage with some peeling
-Barely longer than a pitch n putt
-Walking path in play on 4 and 5
-Kind of quirky location
Other Thoughts: Featherstone Memorial DGC plays in its namesake park along the northwestern short of North Twin Lake outside of Manson, IA. A fairly short course, it does stack up to over 3000' off the longs but under 2200' at the shorts. To me the shorts only made things shorter, there was rarely a differing shot from them. For what it is, a DGC next to a camping area, it is reasonable. Campers will enjoy along with other activities. Not a destination, by any means. A basic park course. The dual concrete tees seem nice and you could definitely bring a novice here to enjoy, but other than that, it's your basic course with the old DGA peel n stick (TM) signage. The extra tees seem just that, extra. A bagger course, a novice course, or a course to play while camping in the area. I probably won't play here again.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful.

 Flat and OK

1    7/3/2016   7/3/2016
Review By: cydisc
Played: 257  Reviewed: 85  Exp: 26.9 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - Good shot variation
- Two tees per hole
- Logical flow
- Few conflicts with other park facilities
- Good descriptive signage. Although some of the distances were labeled incorrectly.
Cons: - Small tee pads
- a few 'tweener' holes (too long for par 3, too short for par 4)
- Favors rolling on too many holes
Other Thoughts: This is a park on the north shore of North Twin Lake. The day I was there, it was absolutely packed with campers and boaters. Most of the course is away from all the bustle, but there are a couple of holes that will have parked vehicles and a bike path some into play. The park is dead-flat, but has enough mature trees and shrubs to make things interesting.

There are quite a few low-ceiling shots that would favor rolling. I don't mind a roller hole here and there, but I think the air shot should be the desirable shot on the majority of holes.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Where I Grew Up

2-4    3/16/2014   3/16/2014
Review By: tengstrom
Played: 147  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 14.7 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Fun nine-holer that makes a person want to keep playing it again and again.
Good use of trees and bushes.
Good mix of short and long shots.
Challenging use of OBs.
Camping near the course (always a plus!)
Be prepared to have spectators.
Hole 6 is the signature hole.
The par-2 Hole 8 is sheer fun. Nice idea.
Cons: Tee pads are only 7-feet long, and I am 6 foot 4 inches with long legs. It was difficult to adjust to the tee.
Holes 4 and 5 throw toward each other a bit too closely.
No kiosk to tell when local leagues happen.
Other Thoughts: I grew up at Twin Lakes in the 1980s, and I wish this course was there back then! I would have discovered disc golf much sooner. I recall when these trees were planted.
There is land to the south with trees that could provide another 9 holes and some shots with slight elevation change.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Plodnar's Travel to Manson

1    9/6/2013   9/6/2013
Review By: TwistnShout
Played: 4  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 12 Years
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Nice weed free 9 hole course.
Easy to navigate with some fun layout for a little challenge
Good roller course
Some nice trees to navigate
Cons: The tee pads are way too short and have some trippable edges so I just sidled them, I guess this would be my biggest complaint.
Other Thoughts: Nice piece of land that could easily handle 9 more holes.
Other than the tee pads, I did enjoy the course because it wasn't easy but neither was it too was fun but unless I am in the area, I won't travel the 40 miles it is from my home just to play

3 of 4 people found this review helpful.

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