8 Helpful / 0 Not
Tough but fair.
Pros: Tons of challenging shots. The first two holes leave you no choice but tossing it over the pond and praying it goes far enough.
Water is dangerous, but only once is it a major issue.
Most holes have a short tee and a long tee. Still doesn't make this a very "beginner friendly" course, but it gives you options if you're less experienced.
I'm not really sure what the baskets are, but they're some of the best of the "older" generation of baskets.
The variety of holes distances is mostly a good thing.
Several excellent two-shot holes (3, 4, 7, 15, 18) with some tight gaps to hit.
The park was pretty busy, but everyone was either moving at a good speed, or let us play through
The pink baskets really stand out against the wooded backdrop.
Par is very fair on this course.
Even if you go into the rough/trees, it should be fairly easy to find your disc.
Cons: No practice basket that I saw.
There's a run in the middle of the course of very short holes. Yes, some are fairly technical, but the average distance of holes 8-14 is only 185 feet, and two are ace runs all day. You could play them with an Ultimate frisbee disc and still go under par for those seven holes pretty easily.
Hole 2. If you're an amateur, you're almost certainly going to lose a disc in the water unless you want to take a 5 on the hole. There is a long route around to the right, but it's just so tempting...
The tall grass was very tall when I was there.
Other Thoughts: I really enjoyed Acorn. If I hadn't just driven up from Kansas City I probably could have done better than +7, but even so it was a very tough course. Will definitely play again next time I'm in the area.
The water plays really fairly. I tried to lose a disc on 6, but it was close to the edge.
Having the short pads in place can make your round easier, but it still isn't an amateur friendly course.
I went off into the rough/trees about four times and it was always easy to locate.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful.
Pros: Multiple baskets for short and long
Bright pink baskets marking the long pins these are in great shape and look amazing
Good mix of distances with many ace runs and couple par 4s as well
Good mix of backhand/forehand holes
Navigation is okay there's red signs in ground make sure to follow those.
Cons: Feels like you're playing in a swamp
Can get super crowded. I was there on a somewhat rainy day and course was completely full. Like 5 big mob groups as well.
The course itself dosen't look that well upkept some areas our pretty overgrown, and look flooded. I'm guessing if it rains steady enough this course becomes unplayable
Couple of the par 4s you can't see from tee box and will have to walk up to find the pin.
Couple fairways play close together
Other Thoughts: All in all the course is okay. It's a great place to take someone new and still has couple holes that can test an advanced player. With some more tlc it could be ranked higher for sure
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: nice baskets, tee pads, signs and arrows to next hole!
nicely kept up course, saw very little trash.
good holes, nothing silly or poorly thought out.
tough, fair, pretty.
lots of wooded holes.
good "old guy" course distance wise.
2 tee pads, 2 baskets on nearly every hole. pink indicates the longer basket.
some water to contend with.8
Cons: not cart friendly.
too many short holes in a row, not a huge con though.
Other Thoughts: hadnt played here in about 15 years, used to be my main course. the redesign is great! it was and is a really good, fun play.
there can be a lot of traffic on the course, so the play may slow, with not necessarily etiquette friendly people playing.
there are a bunch of 200 foot or less holes in a row from the "long" pads, but it still requires having to navigate through some pretty tough tree lines to get to the pin. then you get a few holes to let go and throw.
i truly missed this course over the years, and returned to find it still one of my favorites.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Very achievable
Close to Metro
Good variety of throw style/distance/hazard
Cons: High Traffic
Low areas get swampy/muddy/difficult to maintain
A couple awkward foot traffic crossing areas
Other Thoughts: This is an all-around great course. If you are in the area for a destination outting, there are much better options. That being said, this course gets some of the most foot-traffic in the area for a good reason. A blast to play, free, and diverse style. Do not plan on opening up too often if you are big-armer, but do plan on using multiple styles and stabilities.
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Lots of options. Most holes have double tee pads and dual baskets. It happens to be close to my work so if I get the option to leave early I head over there and play a round.
Cons: Course is fairly easy from the short tees, but flows weird (in my opinion) from the longs.
built on a bog in Roseville-ish area...bring the bug spray.
Hole #2 & Hole #7 are my least favorite holes to play especially from the longs.
0 of 2 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: This is a really solid 18 hole course in a nice park that is pretty much disc golf exclusive. There is a walking trail that meanders through sections of the course. There are dual tees on 15 holes with the others having just a single tee. The tees were all in real good shape, were level and gripped nicely. The baskets are red powder coated kingpins and Mach 3's. All of these were in great shape. Some holes have 2 tees and some just one. I love courses with this set up. Instead of multiple tee positions having 2 baskets a hole. It really adds to the fun factor. Long tee, short pin. Long tee, long pin. etc. The course is free to play and is permanent. The water hazards here really add to challenge here. Risk vs. reward. Tee signs have all your basic info on them. Nothing too amazing but they serve their purpose just fine here. I'd advise scouting each hole before throwing. There are little scum ponds throughout that aren't listed on the signs that depending on the time of year can eat discs. Just be cautious with this to save on plastic and time.
Cons: The location of the course in a swampy area means that it'll usually be pretty muddy. Also I'd imagine the mosquitoes are brutal in the warmer months. I played in late May and it was O.K. but That's gotta change by June. Just be prepared. Apparently this course can get really busy. It wasn't when we were there but that was early on a Friday in May.
Other Thoughts: This was just another pleasant surprise of a course for me in the twin cities. As I've said before, The twin cities got this disc golf stuff down. This is just a straight up fun course. Not the best thing in the area but totally worth a round if you're near here.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 3 Not
A fine course, but nothing special
Pros: Some really fun and challenging holes and a few ace possible holes.
Cons: Too many straight holes and too many short holes. I don't mind some, but way too many. I am also not fond of the second hole, there is a ton of water and trees and it is way too easy losing discs. It is not that a tough hole, but the recent rains have really made it water filled and a bit buggy.
1 of 4 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: I recommend going back here if you were bored with the old Acorn, it is very different and enjoyable. I think there are only 2 holes that were untouched, and a couple others slightly modified, the rest feels completely new even in the same space.
The excellent visual on the tee shot for #18 is the same, as is #1.
#2 is in a completely new space, and a decent, short, narrow lines challenge that is often swamped with water.
#7 is grand, an improvement on the old #9 (which was very good) in almost the same space. Includes decent length, two water hazards, a tight window at the start, and probably the need for limiting distance/targeting an area on the first throw to set up a bomb for throw two.
#15-17 completely revamped the space that was 16-17 before. I can't believe they improved these so much in the same space:
#15 is a challenge to get out of a ravine with very small windows to do so.
#16 is short, but blind with another tiny window.
And #17 just gives a great new view to the basket at the end, between two bushes. Not much challenge, though.
Cons: The biggest con has not changed. This is one of the busiest courses in Minneapolis, and all sorts of idiots like to trash the place. What is wrong with some of these people? Just stop trashing parks!!
Also, #5,6,8-14 are a little simple. But it is a free park and hey, go for birdies, feel good.
Other Thoughts: I have to disagree with one review, last time here I shot a -6 with 8 birdies. But, that probably agrees with other reviewers that half this course is pretty simple pitch-n-putt, because I'm not that good!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 6 Not
Pros: Holes 3, 4 and 7 are Great! The rest of the course is decent with lots short shots and birdies to be had.
Cons: The baskets suck!
Other Thoughts: Love holes 3, 4, 7 I can care less about the rest of the course. Beginner friendly.
1 of 7 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Busy, but solid
Pros: 18 hole course, located in a nice multi-use park.
Concrete tee pads on each hole. Shorts and longs, all quite large and grippy. Great job done on these. There was definitely a change in difficulty from the shorts to the longs.
2 permanent pins on some holes, with one being brightly colored pink. They all caught well, and it's always nice to have multiple options available at any time.
Some nice rolling elevation changes added a decent amount of difficulty to many of the holes. Nothing extreme, but there is hardly a flat hole to be found, which is really nice. They did a good job of using the land to create some fun holes.
Some water hazards here, especially on hole 7, which is a fantastic hole that you could drop into the middle of any world class course. Looking back, this is the hole that stands out to me the most. Long, with placement needed, as well as a great approach. It almost felt a bit out of place.
Decent variation in distances (long-long), with several longer holes, and many shorter holes to be found.
Good signage, with all the info you need. Some scouting is needed on the longer holes.
Cons: Navigation is a little wonky in places here, and we got turned around and skipped a hole at one point. Some more "Next Tee" signs would go a long way.
In the middle section of the course, there's a slew of short holes. The holes themselves are ok, but it gets repetitious throwing 150-200' shots over and over.
This place is CROWDED. We pulled in here at 7:45am on a Saturday morning, and by the time we started teeing off, we had two groups waiting behind us. From what we were told, it just gets worse throughout the day.
Other Thoughts: All in all, this is a really nice little course. You'll throw a nice variation of shots, and get some ace runs as well. This was newly redesigned when we were there, and it was nice overall.
Worth a spin if you're in the area, but probably not a true destination course, especially with all the gems in the Minneapolis area. If you do go, get here early, or pay the price!
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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