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 cut my teeth on this course

5+    11/7/2009   11/15/2009
Review By: hognosesucker
Played: 433  Reviewed: 87  Exp: 18.5 Years
This review was updated on 12/18/2009
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Camden 1 has a nice balance of open and wooded holes. The first six and the last 2 are open and the rest are fairly wooded.
-The course also makes good use of elevation, most of which are gentle to somewhat steep slopes.
-There is also a good mix of shot variety required at this course and some of these are the only lines for the hole. For instance 16 is a hard left to right uphill, 12 is a slight right to left downhill.
-There are 4 practice baskets to throw at for warm up.
Three sets of tees that offer different looks at the holes
Nice landscaping around trees in the open part of the course and a fairly intuitive layout.
Cons: -Only a portajohn and nature for bathrooms, no water, and parking area is a bit congested at times.
-Although there are 3 sets of tees, the shorts and the longs are only marked with a 2x4 painted either red or blue and can be hard to find or the teepads are just junk, washed away with erosion, unlevel etc.
-6 is kind of a confusing hole navigation wise, it's pretty much a straight shot but the pin you see is actually 15's pin, 6's pin is across the creek to the right of the bridge.
-A lot of the holes have not withstood the test of time the way they were designed is no longer the masses play them. For instance 13 now has 2 lines, a straight and easy one cut through the woods (new line which didn't exist when designed) or a right to left skip or roller shot (old line), it just seems like people find an easier route and decide to play it that way insead of the way it was intended.
-Although there are a few longer holes, none of these holes are in the woods, so the wooded holes get a bit repetitive
-Holes 3-5 have no trees on them at all, just wide open shots with elevation involved
-The course has a walking path on it so be careful on the open holes.
Other Thoughts: Overall, I enjoy playing this course thoroughly, it's where I spent a lot of my early days playing and I had a lot of fun there. I will definitely keep coming back especially since there is another excellent champ 18 onsite.

Also, do yourself a favor on hole 9, the only line looks to be a big right to left shot, which makes the hole fairly difficult to 3, but you can throw a high left to right shot over hole 8 and have an easy 3 and a possible duece :)

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.


2-4    6/26/2010   9/22/2009
Review By: lazy42
Played: 40  Reviewed: 39  Exp: 8.3 Years
This review was updated on 8/7/2010
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Use of elevation was great, up, down, and around. If you get too aggressive on hole 3, you'll have to throw back up to the basket. Makes for a good challenge.
Cons: The course layout not very intuitive. Couldn't figure out where the next hole was. They had nice signs, but still couldn't figure it out. Looked for the tee for hole 9 and almost skipped the hole because we couldn't find it. Even though the baskets had numbers on them, some were close enough in certain areas and being far enough on the tee, it was diffiecult to tell which was which. A few holes, the vegetation is so thick, if you miss the fairway, you lost a disc. Would like to see a few trees scattered here and there on holes 3 - 4 - 5. Several holes can be wet and slippery after a rain, just be careful.
Other Thoughts: All in all, a fun course with nice elevation changes that will pull me back in. Not really a course for kids, newbies, or anybody out of shape, hills will take it out of you. Since playing it again, the difficulty of the course and variety of shots makes this course interesting.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.


1    7/6/2009   7/27/2009
Review By: robthepope
Played: 38  Reviewed: 9  Exp: 14.5 Years
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: -Parks near #1 by shelter and putting basket
-Flows naturally with lay of the land which is quite varied
-Detailed Tee Maps
-Beautify maintained and great course set up with relief open and thickly wooded holes
-Easy to find
-Could use more trees on the front holes (although the use of the rolling land is a good consolation)
-Course seems so popular that it can get crowded at times.
Other Thoughts: Lost discs twice in one round and got bad poison ivy searching for an hour the first time only to lose it again on #16 (too dehydrated/tired to put on much of a search). Bad luck aside It's the best course I've played in the Quad City area.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 A nice outing

1    7/19/2009   7/21/2009
Review By: bygwyllay
Played: 90  Reviewed: 78  Exp: 10.5 Years
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Very well marked; par, distance and map listed at every concrete tee. Well kept in a very hilly park just south of the Illinois/Iowa border. The first few holes are in open field where elevation changes are your only enemy. After that, the fairways become lined with foliage (but nothing too dense). Some highlights throughout this one; very well constructed through the middle. Lots of people playing on a Sunday afternoon, but we were never held up at any one point.
Cons: Nothing bad to say about this one, really. Nothing to brag about either. A typical DG experience. A creek runs through the entire course which is looks nice but smells bad.
Other Thoughts: Park all the way in the back by a pavilion. Here there is access to both courses. Don't play the other one, unless you love abuse.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful.


2-4    9/21/2008   12/27/2008
Review By: rajsheels
Played: 1  Reviewed: 1
1 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: first 5 holes open with a few trees
lots of wind knowledge of your discs flight needed
wooded holes rock,chance for aces some blind baskets
chance of losing a disc small
Cons: if you don't pay attention you will skip past hole 7
Other Thoughts: not a beginner course

1 of 6 people found this review helpful.

 First Course

5+    6/20/2010   4/14/2008
Review By: MoPhunk
Played: 10  Reviewed: 6  Exp: 18.6 Years
This review was updated on 6/23/2010
2 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Good variety of holes. Inside and outside of woods makes you make a lot of different shots. Fun short par 3 over a creek that is easily aceable. Lots of Mulberries for those who like to eat and throw. Camden is one of the only parks that I know of where it is LEGAL to drink on the course.
Cons: Course has some spots that get real muddy. They need to add cement tees for the women and pro tees. Needs big time renovation in spots for water runoff. Big time erosion problems.
Other Thoughts: Hole 1: Hole is straight but the tree in the middle and the trees on the right side makes you play it either left to right or low right to left. Hole 2: Plays straight but is on a hill that slopes right to left. You can play it any way you want as there are paths for all types of throws. Hole 3: plays to the right a tad but the easiest way for a back hander to throw is high and right and let it die hard to the left. Hole 4: Plays straight. I use a nice easy Buzzz to reach it. Play to the right and you are putting uphill and may be muddy. Hole 5: Plays gradually downhill and slightly to the right. Let it fly and a 3 is no problem. Hole 6: Long and straight with a slight dogleg to the right at the end. If you can put your first drive past the first clump of trees then you should be able to put your next shot close to the pin. Hole 7: Is a pretty tight fairway with a creek to the left and woods to the right. You want to stay to the center/right because if you are long enough your left lying shot will not have a view of the pin. Hole 8: Is an uphill to the right shot. There is a nice big bush that makes you play a left to right shot or a high right to left shot. Hole 9: If you have a big arm you should have no problem dropping it right next to the pin over the trees. Fairway plays straight then to the left. If you are putting from above the hole just remember that putts tend to run when they hit the ground. Hole 10 : Plays straight over the creek. Putter at most. Trees surround the pin so it's not an easy ace but it is the easiest hole on the course. Hole 11: Plays tight up hill with a dogleg left. If you have a thumber/tommy this hole is no problem. Trees to the left and right. Hole 12: plays down hill and to the right slightly. Trees on both sides of the fairway with a few scattered in front of the hole. A thumber should put you right next to the hole. Hole 13: Plays straight but is tight for back handers. Putter or midrange hole. Hole 14 : plays pretty straight and as long as you stay straight you should be fine. Hole 15: right to left and is somewhat difficult for back handers. there is a nice tree stump at the beginning that makes you pull hard across to get it inside. Stay right if possible because left is thick woods. Hole 16: Plays uphill and to the right. Not to difficult for side arm. Hole 17: Plays left to right. It's pretty open to start and then there are about 12 trees scattered around the pin. Hole 18 : Plays straight. A few trees scattered on the fairway but a putter should put you next to the pin.

One of my favorite courses. I hope the updated review helps.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful.

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