A bog full of baskets
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - A few decent holes: #2, #3, #5, and #9 are actually fun and well designed.
Cons: - It is basically a shallow bog for most of the year (read: boots required unless you want to clean your shoes after the round)
- Too many open shots
- Very few trees on course: about 10 trees total, 5 of which surround a single basket (hole 5, arguably the best hole)
- Holes #4, #6 are both completely straight with no feature (unless you count the bog you have to dredge your perfectly in bounds shot out of)
Besides hole #2 and the tease of going into the woods, a total of maybe 10 trees are actually part of the course.
Other Thoughts: This course is essentially a flooded pasture that consists of bog 2/3 of the year and an overgrown pasture the other third. Playing in the months of Oct.- May means fully soaked muddy shoes and dirty discs on almost any throw or missed putt. There no avoiding total submersion of the feet, even if you play a perfect round. Many courses in the area are muddy, but Juel really takes it to another level as you are literally playing in a shallow swamp.
I have only played once in the non-wet season and the grass was really high, the kind that will make a disc invisible unless you are standing right on top of it.
City of Redmond: Please add 2-4 holes in the wooded area between Juel and Farrel McWhirter park, there is some great terrain back there that would also be much more playable for the wet part of the year. As is, I would much rather drive a bit further to play a round at Northwest University, Blyth or Loutsis, which all offer more interesting terrain that holds up much better 9 months of the year.
Kudos for having maps/scorecards, if only the course was worth playing...
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
In a word, "boring"
Pros: - Nice, long tiled teepads
- Alternate teepads for longer distances and a "back 9"
- Nearly impossible to lose a disc
- Big, open spaces to air out your discs.
Cons: Although the big, open spaces are nice, it left very little variety to each hole. Only two holes actually incorporated trees, but they were short and really easy. The rest of the course is pretty forgettable as almost every basket is out in the open and offers no challenge or technical shots.
Other Thoughts: I will not be returning to Juel Park as it is too far away from where I live (Everett) and not that interesting. Even if one was to make up a Safari back 9, there are nearly no obstacles or opportunities for technical shooting. It would be an ok course if I lived closer.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 6 Not
First time here.
Pros: Open Field
Cons: Open Field
Other Thoughts: Open Field was OK nice Par 3 course for a beginner. maps and tee pads say 18 holes but there are only 9 baskets with 2 tee pads each. The pads are about 20 feet apart making them more like an alt. pad than a back nine pad.
1 of 7 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The course is in a well maintained park that doesn't get use from many other activities so the disc golfers have the park for thier own. The flow of the course leads you right back to the parking lot. The baskets are in nice condition, There are a couple of holes with some good length to them which makes it a good course for practicing drives. Little chance of losing a disc. Navigation is easy and tee signs are in the ground for both tee pads per hole. New concrete tee pads.
Cons: The course is so wide open and the holes are generally dull and unimaginative, after a couple of plays this course gets boring. Better pin placement could make the course harder. The course gets flooded with water during the rainy season which is often. You will be waiting on numerous groups of people when the weather is nice.
Other Thoughts: If you live in the area it's not a horrible course for practicing drives in open fields but that's about it. If you like technical courses this is not for you, it's basically a "family friendly course" with just another fifty percent more length added.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
8 Helpful / 0 Not
For only using the outside of the perimeter the course is layed out well. The course provides a few challenging holes with a lot of birdie holes in between. The course is easy to find and the tee signs are easy to read. There are some great chances for ace shots!
The course is fun but is easy to score low on. The park is beautiful so a lot of people come to play on the fields in the center of the park. During the summer months there are cricket games, so at times hole 1 is hard to play.
If you are looking for a quick game to hone in on your skills than this is a great course to do it. A full round takes about a half hour. I don't play this course much anymore considering there are a lot of other 18 hole courses around. In playing 9 holes there I scored - 7, birding all but 2. This course is a great way to bring self confidence to your game.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful.
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