Fun with a great theme
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This course get's a higher score for the cool ascetic - it's a course with a theme, "The Dock," and it meets that name with barrels, a small boat, and a the tee pads make you feel like you're ... on a dock! This effort is worth rewarding with a higher review. The more we grow the sport the better, and this will type of course is fun.
The course also has prairie dogs all over it, which is really neat! I've never played on a course that feels like a dry zoo. The holes the critters make are a hazard, so you'll need to pay attention as you walk.
The course has only 9 baskets, but alternate tee positions for most of the holes to make 18.
-There's a mailbox full of maps/score cards right at the start of the course. Grab One.
-The ascetic. The course has a theme, and that's cool!
-This course has something for both the hard core players and the casual/new ones. It's simple, and some of the holes are straight shots with nothing in the way. BUT, they've done a good job of placing baskets in hard to reach places. As an experienced player, I'd say the holes are easy to par but difficult to birdie. The better you are at judging your hyzer's in the wind, the better you'll score.
-This course was created by a brewery, and it's stationed behind it.
-Both Forehand and Backhand play well.
-There's a bathroom nearby, being at the brewery.
-Starting tee is right by the parking, and the last basket ends near the same place.
-There's a good amount of signage on the course to help you get from tee to tee.
Cons: -Dirt tee pads, which play into the theme, but they're not as reliable as cement.
-There's not much shot shaping. Hyzer will get it done on almost every shot.
-Not much parking. You can park on the street, or at the brewery, but a crowd would fill us this place fast.
-Prairie dog holes are a walking hazard.
-Hole 3 is the longest shot on the course, about 400 feet or so, and the basket is pretty close to the road. A shot fading right (like a right hand backhand) could easily get into the road / hit a car.
Other Thoughts: COURSE BREAKDOWN:
-Hole 1/10 plays from the same tee pad. It's right in front of you off the tee. The basket is surrounded by ropes and wood to make it look like a dock. I'd say the circle has around a 45 foot radius around the basket.
-Hole 2/11's basket is impossible to see from the tee (great placement!). There are separate tee pads, with hole 11 being slightly longer. They're near each other and easy to see. The hole plays west, and the basket is behind a tall bush/ tree that is in a 15 foot wide ditch. (This ditch comes into play on many holes on the course. it runs through the entire park.) You'll want to land your disc around the bush out of sight from the tee. The basket is right on the edge of the ditch, so a shot into the ditch should still have a putt.
-Hole 3/12 have tee pads that are pretty far apart. 3 is near the road where the East/West street you park on meets the road heading North/South. Hole 12's tee is further along the ditch from where you putted on 2/11. Head NE from Hole 3 to get to Hole 11. Both shots are flat with nothing in the way. Hole 3 plays mostly along a rode, so throw that with caution to prevent hitting a vehicle.
-Hole 4/13 is north of 3/12's basket. The tee pads are 15-20 feet apart. Both shots play back towards the ditch you threw over on hole 2/11. This is an uphill shot, and 4's is a good pump. Getting to the top of the hill will give you a look at the putt. Crossing the ditch has you putting back at the basket with a possible roll away.
-Hole 5/14 are east of the last basket, again easy to find. Hole 5 has an extremely blocked off tee shot. You need to throw right of the ditch to avoid the brush and fade left to get to the basket. From the tee, you'll see the basket for hole's 8/17. Move right up the hill from the tee pad to see the correct basket which is further left. Controlling the fade is the hard part of this hole. You need to throw high over the brush and get the disc down. The land left of the basket moves downhill, so play this one wide enough to try to stick close. Hole 14 is a shorter version of this hole. It's still obstructed, but a right hand for hand has a clear lane to the basket.
-Head east of the last basket for the next tee pads. Hole 6/15 have a double-tree mando to hit off the tee. From the tee, you'll see the basket for holes 7/16, which make you think it's mostly a straight shot. This is the shot I played assuming that was the right basket. The actual basket, per the map, is hard to the left from the mando. Again, I messed this one up, so I can't provide much more detail.
-The tees for 7/16 are near the last basket. This shot plays south, back towards the brewery. The basket is near the back wall.
-The tees for 8/17 are a decent way apart. You get to 8 first from the last basket. It's a short downhill shot back towards the ditch. Go to long, you're in the ditch again. hole 17 is shorter. Walk along the brewery wall to find the tee pad. Similar shot to hole 8, with less distance.
-Hole's 9/18 play from the same tee. It's an uphill shot, mostly straight. The basket is blocked off by 6 barrels that are stacked in a pyramid. You see this when you get to the course. From the tee, you can't see the basket at all. The dirt tee pads really hurt this hole. You're footing slants from high left to low right, and there are bushes on your right side cutting off your swing a bit. A right hand back hand is probably a better shot if you want the disc to stick and stop. The basket sits on flat ground, but it slopes high left to low right like you're footing on the tee. I threw right hand forehand here and skipped a good 20 feet. A higher shot would have helped though.
I'm glad this course exists. It's fun, and it would be a great way to convince your friends to try the sport. You can even grab a six-pack from the brewery and go play.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
Beer, no rum at this dock.
2 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: A very chill course at the brewery. More fun than several of the other dgc around. It's dedicated to DG, so you don't have to worry about pedestrians.
Cons: Broken hlass on the ground, quick play though, and uses the same baskets on the back 9 makes for a potentially crowded basket.
Other Thoughts: It's a fine course to spend some time stumbling about. A goon beginning course to wet the teeth.
2 of 4 people found this review helpful.
8 Helpful / 0 Not
- Good size and design of holes considering limitations.
- Relatively open, pro for beginners
- Good basket placements
- Easy to find course, right off highway
- No water hazards
- All baskets are in good condition
- Not well kept, trash on course
- Dry and dusty, lots of prairie dog holes
- Lack of vegetation can lead to hot & windy conditions at times
- Signs are deteriorating (or missing)
- No maps provided (online walk-through/map recommended before playing)
- Only 9 baskets for 18 tees
9-hole course with 2 tee-boxes per hole making it 18-holes.
Easy to find course, right off the highway. It's open and minimal trees and/or obstacles make this course great for beginners and can be challenging at times for intermediate players.
If you like beer, there's a brewery next door (check times for when it's open).
Navigation is suffering. There was an attempt, but the signs are deteriorating and/or missing. Like others have mentioned, do yourself a favor and walk-through an online pictures or map before playing to familiarize yourself with which tee boxes go to which basket.
6/14/20 - Course may have less trash once the brewery is open again (assuming they do most of the trash cleanup). If you go in the meantime, take a small bag with you and pick up a few pieces of trash while you're there.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful.
Great use of an empty lot, but...
8 Helpful / 0 Not
- Great makeover for a vacant lot
- The nautical theme was a nice touch
- Tees are well marked but there's no information
- Natural tees were a good choice here.
- Poor condition.
- Safety can be a problem with too many groups
- Trash...1st Tee looks like it has a dumping issue
- Hot and dusty lot = hot and dusty DG course
- No navigation. DGCR map is accurate though.
Playing here really makes me rethink all these vacant lots I see in industrial areas. Kudos to whoever put this in. Grab a midrange and a putter, and you're ready.
According to maps, the brewery is temporarily closed. Maintenance is needed throughout the course. Feels very "trashy".
Navigation was tough. Since the course is short, and baskets share a small space, we often didn't know which basket we were throwing to. A walkthrough of the course beforehand would have been helpful.
I would really like to play this course again and give it an updated review if the brewery reopens and the course is restored. It's a quirky little layout that looks like it could be a fun time but currently, it feels like a neglected amusement park.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Fun little course
Pros: Not too busy during the week.
Good mix of long and short shots.
They sell beer you can take out on the course
Hole 9/18 is a savage beast. Good use of obstacles
Cons: 9 baskets 18 tee boxes
If it's busy, it can be a logjam waiting for the green to clear.
Prairie dogs. You could get the plague lol
Other Thoughts: When you get to the course, hit the tasting room(clubhouse) and grab a beer. Tell them you're playing the course and they serve in a plastic container.
Play the "front 9"
go get another beer from the tasting room (clubhouse)
Play the "back 9"
Repeat if necessary
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Underestimated this little course
Pros: + Cool nautical theme to go with the brewery
+ Pretty well marked for the most part
+ A few challenging holes (4-6 and 13-15)
+ The gully adds some fun elevation challenge
+ Multiple pin placements
+ Best beer in the state on site (Thurs-Sat)
Cons: - A few signs seem to be missing to point you where the next hole is (Use the map provided here)
- If it rains at all or snow melts. This course could be almost unplayable
- If it was busy could be chaotic as the back 9 overlap the front 9 and use the same pins, just different tee's.
Other Thoughts: The first hole is very short making it seem like this course will be a joke but as you go the holes become a little more technical. I went into the course expecting very little and was pleasantly surprised by the end.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Enjoyable short course with some challenges
Pros: -All baskets intact and in excellent condition
-Couple of blind baskets add to the challenge
-Drainage trench can create some low-to-high putts
-Newbie and casual friendly
-No water hazards in normal dry conditions
-Not busy on a Saturday evening
Cons: -Some of the signage is faded
-First time through might make you pause to figure out the next tee pad/basket due to the congested layout
-Prairie dog activity and feces
Other Thoughts: -First disc golf course I have ever played
-You do have to traverse the drainage ditch at least once to get from one basket to the next tee pad. The ditch was approximately 8' deep x 20' wide at that part with gradually sloped walls for anyone expecting completely flat terrain. You could back-track and walk around it if needed
-Another reviewer mentioned having a donation bucket for funding toward upgraded tee pads, etc. I was told that approximately half of the land in use by the course is city-owned and it complicates adding much to the course
-I'll be back to play again and enjoy a beer
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: I really like this course. Especially on a Saturday when you can go in the tasting room afterwards for a cold beer and a fun game of cornhole in the warehouse.
Cons: Would like to see more obstacles (i.e. trees, more boats/barrels etc.). Actual tee pads would be nice. Just marked/stamped dirt at the moment.
Other Thoughts: There are maps right at hole 1 showing the hole pattern. Some holes use the same tee pad, some use a different pad.
0 of 2 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Nice Short 9
Pros: This course is a nice short 9 with additional Tee Boxes to call it 18. But it's 9 Baskets with 18 Tee Boxes. The baskets are brand new Prodigy, they are solid. I don't think you would need more than a mid-range or a putter. A creative set-up. I think this is a fun course and a good time killer.
Cons: The 18 Tee Boxes make this a real cluster-fuck on a busy day. It should be just 9. The zig-zagging around will make this dangerous.On a flat piece of property. zero elevation changes. I'm not a fan of the gimmicks, just use the land to the best of your abilities. This place is a muddy mess after any sort of weather. Next to busy roads. Trash.
Other Thoughts: I left the course hoping for more. It's nice if you need to squeeze a quick round. I wouldn't travel much for this course. On a flat piece of property. zero elevation changes.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Thought this was a really cool course, with nautical themed boat and barrels
Pretty easy to follow hole flow
Cons: It is really a 9 hole course
Could be risky if busy, with holes pretty tight
Other Thoughts: I had a lot of fun and hope to play it again
Pretty short holes, allow for possible aces
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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