8 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Baskets OK
-Decent Map at start
Cons: -#1 and #9 play around playground, mandos try to help, but don't
-Walking path in play on all holes
-Too many baskets in middle, tough to decide which is #2, #5 or #7
-Only one hole over 300'
-Tees share concrete of exercise equipment and are a little small
-A "tenth hole" tees from #9 and is an object of hitting the small "bridge" in the SW corner of the park
-"Signage" is fading info painted on the tee box
Other Thoughts: Dexter American Legion DGC is located in the Dexter City Park on the east end of Dexter, IA. The 9 holes (and a strange 10th) are jammed inside a fairly small and potentially busy park. The tees share a concrete pads with an exercise circuit. There is a blue box painted on the concrete for use as a tee pad. These are fading badly, need repainted. #1 and #9 play around a good size playground. While there are mandos to help manage, they only sort of keep you away from the issue. As you step to #2, it is confusing as to your target. There is a basket in front of the restrooms (not there, it's #5) and one beyond that to the right (not that one either, it's #7). Stay left and past the restrooms. The rest aren't too bad, but the walking path is in play on every single hole. There is technically a tenth hole. Teeing from near the #9 basket and using the little foot bridge in the SW corner of the park as an object target. This seems tacked on and I honestly tried it the first time I played, skipped it the second. Honestly, this would have been better as a 6 basket course. It feels really crammed and you have to watch out for literally anything else going on in the park. My second round took about 50% more time than it should have with just one person walking the path. Maybe a rework into 6 would help. At least repaint the tee boxes and either take out the "tenth hole", or get one more basket (does cross the #1 fairway, though) to add to the rating for me. Played a second time after playing just up the road in Redfield. I would play if it was the course in my town, but maybe only bag it otherwise. I probably won't play again.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Dexter Course Review
Pros: Uses all the park area available. North end is best where you are away from the play ground.
Cons: Tee areas are too small and dangerous. Play ground is in the way on a few holes. Walking trail right through the course.
Other Thoughts: Nice course to learn the game.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Small town park for the kids to try disc golf
Pros: Concrete tee pads
Actual disc golf baskets
Attempted use to create different shots
Cons: Tee pads are dual use. Each tee pad also had a permanently affixed exercise equipment for pull ups, stationary bicycle, etc. However, with the short holes, not much of a run up is really needed.
Hole 1 and 9 throw over or around significant playground and shelter area.
Other Thoughts: As I completely came across this by accident on way to relatives, I was very excited this small farm community of 600 even had baskets. When I stopped I wasn't even expecting them to even had marked tees let alone a map and concrete tees. I think it is awesome that such a small town is trying to introduce disc golf to the residents.
This course was NOT put in by a (at least serious) disc golf player. Tee boxes are cramped. Holes 1 and 9 are downright dangerous. I didn't even throw them.
If you look at it as this is playground equipment for kids to start throwing Frisbees at objects that catch, then it fits the intended role. Or, something to work on short game. Anything else and you will be disappointed.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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