Beautiful park with a decent course
Pros: Well kept park, fairly flat and easy to walk. Fun water shots that go over a large creek.
Cons: Not entirely sure where Hole 1 was. Could use some signage giving directions. Hole distances are WAY off.
Other Thoughts: Great course for beginners and Pros alike. For beginners it is an easy course to learn on, not a lot of very difficult shots to make. Many lines to choose from. For Pros it is a fun duece or die course with plenty of ace runs. If you are in the area it is worth playing!
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Intermediate course that would challenge beginners and provide minimal challenge for advanced players set in a neighborhood park. Holes are on the shorter side.
Baskets - 18 grippy baskets that are fairly new. Most of them have the hole number on the basket. Very grippy and deep.
Tees - 18 large concrete tees per hole. Holes 8 and 10 have an alternate dirt tee to avoid throwing over water.
Signs - course map at new start of course. Some of the holes have been changed since map was made so it is labeled on map. Each hole has a nice sign labeling hole number, distance, and a decent picture of hole.
Variety - Almost all of the holes are under 300 feet. 16 is the longest hole at 510 feet. Most holes in the 200-300 range. Hole are mostly open but have several mature trees to create challenge. A few blind shots due to wooded area and elevation on 13, 14, and 15. 4 water hazards can get into your head.
Water hazards - Holes 1, 8, 10, 11 have water hazards. 8 and 10 throw over water. Errant throws on 12 and 15 can make their way into the water.
Elevation - Holes 3, 13, 14, 15, 17, and 18 have slight to moderate elevation.
Holes recently renumbered to create better flow and to provide more parking. Water holes start at hole 8 as opposed to hole 2 in the past.
Benches or picnic tables near 1, 4, 5, 7, 8, and the walk to 17
Trash cans near holes 1 and 7
Playgrounds are on property to distract the family.
Very peaceful and scenic park.
Cons: The signs are brand new and not very accurate. An accurate map of the holes were drawn with sharpie on top of the map on the signs.
Only one tee per hole. Being the only 18 hole course in Kokomo, this could get real repetitive real fast. 2 of the holes have alternate tees which are nice, but all holes need them.
Course could use more trash cans and benches to help make this park more peaceful and scenic.
Creek can easily overflow leaving entire holes under water.
Lots of goose poop on the fairways and sometimes the tees. Be careful.
Other Thoughts: I like this course. The concrete pads really helped to elevate the playability of this course. I used to play it more often when Shady Pines was 18 holes and I would make a loop from Indy. Even when I lose discs in the water, I have not had a bad time here. Always fun and challenging.
I would like to play this course more but it's out of the way. I would recommend it to any intermediate or beginner player looking for a challenge. Kokomo could use a second course in the immediate area.
There are many better courses within a half hour of this course if it is not challenging enough for you.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 1 Not
fun course for a change
Pros: i'm new to disc golfing 2 months ago. have only played 2 other courses. this offered a lot of opportunities to try different shots. all the mature tree will teach you real quick how to keep a shot lower to the ground
Cons: found course on this website, didn't print map, i guess i am used to having at least a main map at the park. although couldn't find my way around a very gracious local was our "tour guide" for the course. thanks to jesse!
Other Thoughts: had a lot of fun with all the different layouts that took a buddy to play 2 days later. he had a blast.
signs would be nice but now 2 times in, finding my way aorund no problem.
maybe they could print course layout from here and put it on their golf info sign.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Multiple hole types including wooded, open, over water, uphill and downhill. You should have plenty of chances to use all the shots you have in your bag. Nice baskets and tee pads for the holes that have them. Alternate tee locations for those who don't want to throw over water. A good mix of challenging holes with short birdie/eagle holes mixed in. Lots of trees will force you to be precise and also make for fun shot selections.
Cons: Can get muddy. It's a park so you can expect to have people in your way. Although there are nice hole signs on the tee pads you don't have a clue where the next hole is and it can be diffucult to find where you need to go next.
Other Thoughts: If you don't like water, this course can give you problems. Water is in play on many more holes than the description says. The brook isn't increadibly deep so if you loose your favorite disc, there is a possibility of retrieving it. You can easily send a roller on most of the front 9 holes into the water as well. I love having to throw over water, it forces you to make a good throw so I honestly see this as a plus. You can always tee off at the secondary tee boxes if you want to avoid it. I didn't see any trash cans but I am sure they are there, somewhere. Take the advice from other reviewers and print off a map, I didn't and I wish I did.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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