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!
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Pros: The redesign seems better than the old layout.
Concrete pads are bigger than before which is a nice addition.
Cons: Leaves currently all over the place making it a little tougher to locate neutral colored discs.
Signs need updated to reflect new layout. Marker writings helped but distance is a little off.
Other Thoughts: Overall I like the course. Somewhat technical on some holes but plays pretty quick.
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An all around course.
Pros: Concrete tee pads, sign posts, well maintained.
Cons: Easy to lose a disc on some holes (water). One hole very close to a busy street.
Other Thoughts: This was the first course I ever played and it is still my favorite. It has just about every kind of hole you can think of with the eception of a hanging or elevated basket. You get everything from par threes to a legitimate par five, water hazards, through the woods shots and the chance to hit small children on a swing set. Just an all around beautiful course.
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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.
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Nicer Parks Not Far Away
Pros: Only course in Kokomo
Cons: Much better courses nearby.
Very Muddy, Seems to be an afterthought for the park.
Baskets were not put up right after taking down Christmas Displays.
Signs are missing or in need of repair on the first 9
Blocks are ok on the holes 11 thru 18 but hard to find and no distance information.
Other Thoughts: Hole 1 Nice throw to the right blocked by a few trees. Missing Basket
Hole 2 Medium throw across the River, Missing signage. Basket is a Broom.
Hole 3 Short throw across walkway.
Hole 4 Throw across edge of water or alternate tee pad to avoid water throw.
Hole 5 Basket blocked by a tree, so some minor challenge around it.
Hole 6 Very Short straight throw to the basket.
Hole 7 A little confusing throw up behind a screen of trees to the left.
Hole 8 No tee marker and basket tucked in tight to the trees.
Hole 9 Best I can tell hole 8 tee pad has been reassigned for hole 9. Simple Downhill throw
Hole 10 Nice long drive with basket behind the hill to the left. Basket missing and very muddy.
Hole 11 Back across the Stream. Dirt tee pads with concrete markers. Straight throw.
Hole 12 Longer throw thru the trees past a telephone guide wire to another missing Basket.
Hole 13 Across the street, basket backs up to the river, watch for throwing too far. Most technical of the holes here.
Hole 14 Back alongside hole 13 to an orange street cone which works to replace another missing basket.
Hole 15 Good hole to the right around an evergreen.
Hole 16 Simple throw past some trees at the midway part.
Hole 17 Basket along the tree line requiring a good anhyzer throw if RHBH.
Hole 18 Final short throw ducking under a leaning tree.
Might play again in the summer to see if conditions are better. However there are too many courses
nearby that seem to actually care for the game and maintain the courses year round.
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Try it once
Pros: -Good variety of shots
-The distances vary from hole to hole, ranges from 200ft to 530ft.
-Park is well-maintained.
-Baskets are in good shape.
-Some elevation changes.
Cons: -You are playing in goose/duck poop, they are everywhere.
-Water runs along 3 holes, if you lose a disc in it, do not go in the water, a friend of mine got staph from the water, it is nasty, you'll probably die from it.
-The park is congested, heavily, in the summertime.
-The layout is confusing and doesn't make any sense so bring a map.
-The back 9 is not easy to find, tee-pads are dirt and are only marked by orange posts sticking out of the ground by about 3 inches.
Other Thoughts: -I live here in Kokomo and to be honest, I'm disappointed with this course, It could be a lot better but the city only gave up half the park.
-If you want to see a good public park course, go to Marion, it's only about 40 minutes east of Kokomo is infinitely better.
-Apparently the trustees board is not happy with this course, the reason the back 9 is dirt is because Kokomo won't allow concrete ones, also there is talk of Kokomo removing this course all together because they are unhappy with traffic its brought in.
-This course could be so much better but Kokomo's trustees board won't allow it to be anything but an afterthought.
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OK park course
Pros: The course plays through a mostly flat park with almost no underbrush and nice mature trees. Nearly all holes play among the mature trees with multiple lines to the hole, with a couple pretty open holes. Two holes bring the creek into play, one playing directly across, the other playing along a bend in the creek so there is a route over the water and a safe route out and around. The water holes add a nice little bit of risk/reward.
Half of the course has nice concrete pads with bolted down tee signs. The tees and signage are in good shape. The baskets are all also in pretty good shape and catch well. A few holes use a nice little hill in the back of the park to add a little elevation to the course. There are a few longer holes to add some challenge and variety.
Cons: Half of the tees are natural with no tee signs. They aren't well marked, and it makes navigation pretty difficult, as well as not offering as good of footing. Navigation is tricky at times, I recommend printing the map available here or pulling it up on your phone, otherwise you'll do some wandering. The park road comes into play at times, and you have to cross it several times between sections of the course.
The course is a little lacking in variety, both in length and hole shape. I felt like I was throwing the same types of shots a lot off the tees here, so it got a little repetitive by the end of the course. It's tough to make a course all that interesting in a flat park, but the trees could have been used a little better to create some different lines.
Other Thoughts: This isn't a bad place to get a round in. The park is nicely maintained, and there are a few nice holes. It's pretty beginner friendly, with no underbrush and alternate tees on the water carry holes. More experienced players won't find too much challenge or variety here.
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Above Average City Park
Pros: •Picnic table with trash cans and a Bulletin board with up-dated information. •A full 18 target course,not just 9 targets with two tee pads per hole.•Concrete tee pads on #1,#2-pro,3,4-pro,5,6,7,8,9,10. I believe they are in the area that floods.•Good use of creek and hills.....#2 Pro tee; throw OVER the creek,#2 Am tee; the creek will be on your left. #4 Pro tee; Throw over a bend in the creek. #7 Tee; Throw to a mild grassy incline to the left. #8 Tee; Throw over a access road to the other hill,then downhill behind mature growth with underbrush for a roll-a-way green.#9 a short downhill ace run! •Little under brush to punish a bad drive or approach.• Mature trees gives alot of shade,wind will still be a factor. •Mando Dogleg #15.
Cons: •Mostly flat.•No "Tech" holes •No directional signs •Tee signs are on holes only with concrete tees (bolted on) •Navigation Issues; crosses the One-Way park road FOUR times!? •Holes #5,#6,#11,#12,#13,#14,#16,#17,#18. are all pretty much the same....O.K. They are different distances.
Other Thoughts: Come in the Park on the Northside use Deffenbaugh St. Turn left (south) onto the One-Way Street. Course Starts south of the Baseball Fields. I parked on the grass on the right,between the road and creek. Layout is both a Pro & Con. It uses all of the available land to it's fullest. But it does have repetitive holes and crosses,to those holes, a park road. That's used by not only cars but runners, walkers and joggers.As far as the repetitive holes (I believe #6,#11,#12,#13,#14,#17,#18) maybe a few moved to the wooded area after #10 on the west side of the creek? After looking at Google maps there is a nice Island Shot that's possible? Have clean fill dirt on others for elevated tees and/or pin placements?
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Pros: - Alot of mid-range shots-200-300ft.
- A cool downhill shot on hole #9.
-Holes #2 and #4 are around water with alternate tee pads so you don't have to throw over water.
- Some baskets seem strategically placed to make play more challenging.
- Hole #8 is an uphill shot with a hard right curve.
- The cement tee pads have signs on them with distance, par and basket location.
Cons: - Only about half the holes have cement tee pads, the rest are dirt tee with no signs.
- Dirt tee's are marked with two yellow squares on the ground, some were hard to find.
- You had to have a map or have played there before. To navigate through course.
Other Thoughts: Free course with benches and trash cans through out. I like how the course uses all the park. It had a nice flow with a good range of shots.
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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.
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