Great experience for an out of towner
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Tee pads and baskets in great condition.
Great variety of long, short, open, tunnel, left, right.
Easy to navigate. I was a first timer and had no issues. Took a photo of the course map sign at the started, but even without it I think I would've done ok.
The part of the course in the forest had clearly defined fairways that gave you a true line to aim for.
Cons: Some knee high grass to deal with on a few holes, but with 4 of us we never lost a disc.
If anything this course was a little on the short side.
Other Thoughts: I had a very positive experience at this course, would recommend. Living in Utah, courses like this are few and far between. I grew up right next door but never played disc golf until I moved away. Wish I had this caliber of course close to where I live now.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 5 Not
Needs lots of maintenance!
Pros: Variety of open and wooded.
Cement tee pads.
Cons: The open holes need to have the grass cut.
Down tree on 16 blocking off tee shot.
Lots of dead sticks and logs in the fairways.
Lots of trash and broken glass.
Other Thoughts: This course just needs a lot of work.
0 of 5 people found this review helpful.
Cut the grass!
2 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: 18 hole layout. Tees and Baskets in good shape. Layout makes sense and flows. A fair mix of challenging shots and ace runs.
Cons: When we played this course the part of the course "in the open" had nipple high grass with only a tiny walking path from the tee box to the baskets. we spent a bunch of time looking in the tick infested grass for our discs...we were very frustrated by that.
2 of 4 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Beautiful day for disc golf and exporing a great couse
Pros: Conditions were prime. 0 wind.
This course has a good mix of technical wooded areas, and nice wide open lanes in some spots. The tee pads are concrete. Gotta love those Mach V baskets.
Challenging and beautiful course.
Cons: Trail maps were a little confusing at first. Some garbage throughout the course (pack it in pack it out, people! Or at least use the garbage cans!
Other Thoughts: This is an instant favorite of mine and can't wait to return and play many more rounds.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The course is set up in an area that is disc golf exclusive. The first 5 holes play in a mostly open section of the park along with the last 2 holes. The next 11 holes play through the wooded section of the park and are the real highlights of the course. Starts and ends near the parking lot which is always nice. There was a very nice large course map before hole 1 and there's a helpful map here on DGCR too. That being said the course was pretty easy to follow, good design. The course is free to play and in ground all year. There's a port o potty right by hole 1 as well. The baskets are Mach 5's that are all in pretty solid shape and caught just fine. The tees are concrete and were all level, grippy, and worked just fine. There's a good variation of shot types required here. Left , right and straight shots are all required to score well here. there's also a decent amount of distance variation throughout the course as well. The signs that are present were serviceable not great though. There's a number of benches sprinkled throughout the course which is always nice to see. There's also a small, pretty shallow pond by holes 8 and 9 I believe. It's easy to retrieve a disc that goes in along the edges, but gives you something to think about. I didn't even realize the pond was there when we teed off on 8, but it does show it on the tee sign so that's me bad there. Hole 9 throws over it for the first 30 to 40 feet and my wife landed in it. Luckily it wasn't deep and we got it back. Always nice to see water though.
Cons: The bugs can get bad but there's nothing they can do about that. Just be sure to bring bug spray and it's not an issue. There are a number of areas that would seem to flood or at least collect some standing water after heavy rains or in the early spring. Quite a bit of trash lying around the course which is unfortunate since it's otherwise a pretty scenic course. Seems like it could get pretty busy, though it surprisingly wasn't on an august afternoon.
Other Thoughts: The cons considered, this was a really fun course to play. I'd recommend this course to anyone. I'd actually rate this more as a 3.75 but since that's not an option I opted to go with a 3.5. With a few upgrades this easily could be a 4. Very fun course that will be challenging for beginners and intermediate players alike. Advanced players shouldn't have too much of a problem scoring well here. Basically just a great course for all skill levels.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
Would be a good course in winter or spring.
1 Helpful / 8 Not
Pros: 1. Good layout for some technical holes.
2. First few holes are well mowed and open.
3. Good mix of open and wooded holes.
Cons: 1. Very high grass on hole 4 and beyond when I played.
2. Some holes are very hard to get a good shot. 5 foot opening between trees.
3. Can flood easily. (When I went, tee 3 was completely submerged in water and mud.)
4. Littered with garbage in the summer.
5. Smells like crap after a good rain. (Rotting fish stench.)
6. Easy to lose a disc in the FAIRWAY when not mowed.
Other Thoughts: If not mowed, go play a close course. A nice course in all, but not taken care of well enough.
[Edit] This time I went the course was less muddy, and I've gotta say, it made the whole experience better.
1 of 9 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Nice Winter round.
Pros: -Easy to find
-Had a great map, both onsite and online.
-Very easy to navigate even without the map. This was a very well laid out course.
-Great mix of holes. From short birdie-able ones to longer arm testing ones. Some open holes with efficient use of elevation. And my favorite, the better portion of this course was wooded and technical. Some fantastic holes here, making perfect use of the woods and hills, along with some great pin placements.
-Seemed well balanced, lefty-righty.
-Shoveled tees!! Of the 7 courses we played on this trip through MN this was one of only 2 that had tees shoveled. As someone who shovels the tees on my home course i really appreciate this! :)
Cons: Not much to put in the cons part for once. (can't complain about cold in the winter) The garbage I had read about in other reviews wasn't apparent. That might be due in part to the snow but there did seem to be to be a large number of well used garbage receptacles along the course.
Other Thoughts: This review was based on 2 quick winter rounds. The second, only because the first was so fun despite the cold and wind. The wooded parts were nicely sheltered. I could see this being a great course to learn on, or improve the technical aspect of your game. I can definitely see all levels of skill enjoying this course. I will be back. I would love to see this course in summer!
**If you are looking for a nice winter disc golf fix this course is perfect!
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 6 Not
Solid free to play course
Pros: Wide variety of shots
Easy to navigate
Cons: Mosquitos during the early part of the year
Still a few small stumps to trip over
Other Thoughts: Good free to play course with good signage, definitely worth checking out and playing a few times
1 of 7 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 3 Not
- Many elevation changes
- Good variety of open and wooded holes
- High quality baskets and teepads
- Easy to navigate without a map
- The run of tight, technical holes can get frustrating
- Some of the signs were missing
- Standing water breeds mosquitoes! I basically had to bathe myself in DEET in between holes to keep from being carried away by them.
I will never understand what compels a person of any age to add graffiti to a bench or tee sign. And why does it usually have to be explicit? You're better than that Minnesota. Sand it down or paint over it immediately to prevent giving these morons who give the sport a bad name the benefit of seeing their artwork a second time.
2 of 5 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Generous and Cruel
Pros: Good variety on this course with lots of holes that will allow anyone to have a chance at birdies to the holes where you literally have to play a real golf shot and simply throw to a spot to give yourself an upshot. The course makes great use of the terrain of the park with lots of good elevation changes. The baskets were all in really good condition and tee pads were nice. Tee signs were good but not great. The course is set in a very nice park with amenities nearby as well as plenty of commercial establishments nearby. There is a very nice pavillion that sits right next to the first tee. The holes that are in the woods are exceptionally well designed in my opinion with the fairways being far and the rough being rough. Generally speaking it is rather easy to find where to go next on this course and a map really isn't needed.
Cons: There are a couple places, specifically around the baseball field where pedestrians may get in the way of a hole without realizing it. There were places on this course that had heaps of trash. This of course makes me think that the local crowd that plays this course is not typically your high level player or even serious player at a lower skill level. It was sad to see the lack of respect for this course in trash alone considering how good everything else is on this course. Far too many holes felt like gimmie holes where one is expected to get a birdie. When it rains there are a couple of places that get muddy and make simply walking down the fairway a bit tricky.
Other Thoughts: This course was enjoyable for the most part but is one of those courses that you really feel like you should be shooting better than you are on it. There are simply too many holes that one would need to birdie on this course to shoot a respectable score. The setting for this course is very nice and the park itself feels like it is top notch, until you find the trash in various different locations. Then you literally feel like you are playing on a trash heap. Even with so many short holes that one needs to get there is still plenty of challenge on this course and the easy holes aren't too easy. It does make the course fun for a wider variety of skill levels. I am not sure why, but it really does keep coming back to how much trash I found on this course.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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