Fort Dodge, IA 
Sunkissed Meadows DGC Share
Uploaded By: knobby325 Hole #10 (Taken 8/2021)
3 / 245ft.   3 / 380ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #10 Long Tee

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The way to flip ball golf to disc golf

1    8/23/2021   8/29/2021
Review By: knobby325
Played: 305  Reviewed: 219  Exp: 7.7 Years
10 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Dual Tees on most
-Long tees are concrete
-Decent Signage
-Good Mix of long/short
-Short tees give many different looks
-Cool basket up on large tires (See Basket #14 pic)
-Neat flag out in the river (See View from near Basket #4 pic)
-Amazingly open for as many trees as are here
-Water only in play on a small interior wetland spot
-Walking path along outside of park, but does not come into play, otherwise all disc golf
-Many benches / trashcans
-9 Hole loops
-Park is well maintained
Cons: -Short tees are just a large metal disc in the ground
-Minimal elevation to work with
-Back 9 is long (3 holes over 500', one just short of 600')
-Trees don't come into play much, lines are open
-Goose hangout
-Can get very busy on weekends
Other Thoughts: Sunkissed Meadows DGC is located along the Des Moines River in the western part of Fort Dodge, IA. A former ball golf course, it appears the locals have worked very hard to changeover to disc golf. Updates from earlier pictures see concrete tees added on the long tees, signage added and a set of short tees on all but 3 holes marked with a large red metal disc. 6444' from the longs makes for a long course, especially on the back 9. Lines are very open throughout even with many older trees around the grounds. There is minimal elevation to work with, being in the river bottoms. This also is a place that Canadian geese like to hang out. While they waddled away as I approached, there was a fair amount of poop to watch out for, especially on the back 9. #11 looks like there is normally a small pond, but drought in the area has that pretty dry at this time. This was my second attempt at playing as the first time I arrived to a full course on a Saturday afternoon, but my play here on a Friday was mostly to myself. Possibly adding concrete tees for the shorts and shortening a couple of the really long holes on the back 9 (I'm looking at #14 especially) would add to the rating for me, here. A truly enjoyable round, a wonderful job done by those taking are of the place, I would definitely play again.

10 of 10 people found this review helpful.

 A good use of an old golf course

1    7/3/2016   7/3/2016
Review By: cydisc
Played: 257  Reviewed: 85  Exp: 26.9 Years
This review was updated on 7/7/2016
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - Multiple tees
- Good variety of shots available
- Looping 9 format
- Color coded baskets to separate front and back 9
Cons: - Lack of signage (will re-evaluate when this is done)
- Flat
Other Thoughts: This course is on the site of the abandoned Sunkissed Meadows municipal golf course. It's in the river floodplain, so it's quite flat, with the exception of a couple of holes at the east end of the park. Despite the lack of elevation, there are enough mature trees and shrubs to make for interesting shots and provide challenge for most players.

As far as I could tell, there were two tees on each hole. The long tees are concrete and the short tees are grass, marked with a metal disc on the ground.

The overall layout of the course is two loops of 9 holes each. The front and back 9 will each start and end in close proximity to the parking lot.

Overall, it's a fun course that provides short holes as well as big boomers, but mostly wide open shots.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

  First Time playing

1    4/22/2016   4/22/2016
Review By: Graddy
Played: 1  Reviewed: 1
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Long
-Semi Flat
-Concrete Pads
-In an old golf course
-18 Holes
Cons: -no dog legs
-no post to find pad
Other Thoughts: Very nice place. Love that it has a trail wrapping around the entire course. Wheres the map? The front nine had green baskets and the back nine had blue baskets, I liked that.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

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