6 Helpful / 0 Not
Decent distance practice
Pros: Wide open tees, literally only one tree on the entire course (#16). This is a great course to practice with a new disc or a new technique, since every hole is exactly the same. There are a few water hazards that require some finesse though.
Cons: As others have said, pretty monotonous. Also there are prairie dogs around the front 9 that have dug some ankle breakers (as of 2021).
Other Thoughts: Honestly this is a super refreshing course to go to. Want to experiment with a new angle? Want to practice throwing into the wind? Want to run a course? Come here for a quick 18. Took me under an hour, with plenty of bogies. There is a walking/running trail, but people were really respectful of disc golfers.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Good tees and baskets. 18 holes. It's free. Open space for good throw practice without hitting objects.
Cons: Boring and repetitive holes without much change. Many short holes easy to overthrow. The water is a non issue for those use to narrow paths and oob. Lots of geese.
Other Thoughts: The course is around water. There is lots of green around the net, and it doesn't take any technique to miss the water and make a basket. It's a beginner course that uses nearby water as a scare tactic. It would be better if the holes were crossing or close to the water.
1 of 4 people found this review helpful.
DG on an old Par 3 ball course
9 Helpful / 0 Not
- Large Tee pads are numbered at the rear
- Hole number signs on top of baskets are very helpful
- Easy parking
- Water hazard in play on a few holes
- Figure 8 layout brings you back to first tee
- Good course to bring a beginner.
- No Tee signs
- No restrooms
- No water available
- Very little shade could make for hot summer rounds
- Some shots can feel repetitive
- It's not going to excite a more advanced player
This course is the old Centre Hills Par 3 course. It's no longer cared for as a Golf Course, and is now just an overgrown field. Since it was once cared for though, the grass and weeds aren't as bad as I suspected, and disc loss was not an issue.
The first 4-5 holes felt very repetitive. An angled shot towards the water with not much fear of going in. After that there are a few interesting shots (Hole 16 was fun), but it's mostly throwing in open fields.
The Tee pads would almost keep James Conrad happy. Very large with the hole number and course name engraved towards the end...nice touch. Signage would be a welcome addition, but the course is easy enough to read since every basket is visible.
The water could be utilized a bit more, but that would probably detract from it being beginner friendly, and not really add much for advanced players.
Final thoughts...Although not the most challenging course, I had fun playing here. If I lived in the area this would be a fun place to kill an hour, but it's not something to go out of your way to play. Good for beginners, or a Mid/Putter round for more advanced players.
9 of 9 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: • Decent baskets and awesome looooong concrete tees
• Navigation isn't terribly difficult (use a map the first time out just in case)
• Plays a figure-8, bringing you back to parking
• Nice use of available elevation
• Decent use of the H2O threat (the main hazard)
• IMO good for beginners and for locals looking for a nice, quick, casual round
Cons: • Can get monotonous, especially the front 9
• Not many clearly defined fairways (just aim and toss)
• No benches/trash cans/elevated tee signs/restrooms
• Not a lot of variety in hole distances/shots needed (mainly RHBH, not many bombers)
• Goose poop & prairie dog holes will keep you watching your feet
Other Thoughts: Centre Hills Park is great if you're a beginner or a local looking for a nice, quick, casual round. The main hazard here is the creek/ponds that run thru the center of the course that, when combined with the short distances on most holes, will challenge your control. It's easier than it seems to overshoot the basket from some of the tees and end up in the drink. Navigation shouldn't be an issue after your first time there. Having said that, the signage is lacking. Other than the map at the start of the course there are just hole numbers engraved into the tees, no elevated markers by the tees which can help spotting them. That said, there are PLENTY of signs warning DG'ers and other park users alike of potential flying discs/other patrons.
I call it the Minefield b/c you're constantly needing to watch your step. If it isn't goose poop it's prairie dog holes. Prairie dogs can also be a vector for plague so you know, there's that. Many of the holes are one-dimensional w/ no obstacles other than that main water hazard though the last few holes start to make up for it, #16 in particular can be a nail biter for RHBH, with the basket situated on a small hill right next to the water. Plenty of ace runs here. IMO the course could benefit from the aforementioned elevated tee signs, and maybe some bag holders/brooms as some of the tees can get covered in dirt. All that said, while I wouldn't call it a destination course, I had a good time here and if I lived nearby I would find it totally adequate for a quick, fun round.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Nice short course
Pros: Lots of parking and never crowded. Concrete tee pads are in great shape. Water comes into play on several holes.
The pins were recently moved back to make the course longer. This also added in some natural obstructions around the windmill and other small hills.
Cons: Many of the holes are very short with nothing to challenge you.
Not too many trash cans and no restroom.
Prairie dogs/holes everwhere.
Other Thoughts: The course was just regarded, I'm assuming due to a wet summer/fall. If they take this opportunity to plant course grass. Either way, should make for an easier walk once the soil settles back down.
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Fun for some, boring for others
Pros: -All grass so it's easy to find your disc.
-Water that makes some holes harder
-Perfect for working on mid-range game or approach.
-Plenty of parking
-Some holes have double tee pads.
Cons: -No obstructions in the way of shots.
Other Thoughts: -This course is perfect for mid ranges and putters. It can really improve your short game if that's where you could use help.
-Great for learning a new disc
-Great for beginners
-I remember when this was all par 3 golf course. I'm surprised they didn't use the driving range for any of the holes.
-I aced # 2!
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 6 Not
Goose Poop Hollow
Pros: There are cages and cement tee pads. A great place to feed the geese. Warning!! they might hiss and attack you if you get too close.
Cons: Goose poop, no trees, water sucks, a repetitive boring slog.
Other Thoughts: It's ok for practice. I practiced putting because the course was boring me.
1 of 7 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: 18 holes with water
Elevated tees, well marked
Cons: Some of the holes seemed repetitive (high to low toward water)
Not many trees/vegetation challenges besides the looming water
Other Thoughts: It was a fun course to play and I appreciated the well marked course. It seems like something Raytheon put in as part of their health initiative
0 of 3 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Centre Hills is Expo Park Jr.
Pros: Not a lot of pros. Has concrete tee pads, and uses the water a lot to create added challenge. Multiple tee pads on 2 holes. Hole #16 is a clear signature hole. Even though it's short can be a tough birdie.
Fairly easy to navigate though a few tee pads can be hard to locate if you've never played the course.
Each hole has multiple pin locations, though they are rarely moved.
Cons: Pretty mundane repetitive holes. Almost no obstacles to provide challenge, just gotta keep it out of the water.
No tee signs or distances marked.
Beavers are tearing apart the trees on hole #17. What once was a challenging tunnel shot right off the tee pad into an opening with trees on the left, is becoming another mundane shot with more water to avoid and potentially lose a disc.
Other Thoughts: This course is just Expo Park Jr. Just another city course without many obstacles where the only real challenge is avoiding the water.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Decent course for the area
Pros: The course is a decent course considering there are not too many in the area. Easy enough for a beginner to throw at as the course is wide open with minimal trees as hazards. With the course being a former golf course, there is a lot of open space so you can see where your disc went and basically no brush or shrubs to worry about losing the disc in.
Cons: The course is in a figure 8 shape with some creeks and lakes in the middle. This means there are water hazards to avoid if you get a little wild with you release and the disc flies right! I have that issue sometimes the disc just stays in too long before it goes out and flings wildly to the right (RHBH) and hits the water. I have throw 2 discs in the creek and 6 into the water at this course. Luckily 5 of the 6 were during winder when the lakes were frozen over so they slid across the side or I walked into the middle to get them. One hit a thin patch of ice and was too risky to grab so I had to leave it.
Other issues come from the large amount of goose droppings that are all over the place, and the grass gets pretty muddy and nasty after a snow dropping. Also the back 9 holes can be half covered with snow for a while due to the extra shade from the apartment complex.
Other Thoughts: All in all a nice course with little obstacles so you can practice in a wide open range pretty well and not have to worry about bashing your DX discs against any trees. Just have to watch for the water hazards, but aside from hole 13 (where I lost a disc in the water) and hole 16, you can avoid the water pretty well in all honesty.
Lastly, I lost 2 other discs at this course (in the deep snow) and had my name on both of them with my number and no one ever called about them. I guess that happens sometimes!
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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