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1    7/1/2017   7/1/2017
Review By: billtm
Played: 24  Reviewed: 13  Exp: 3.2 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Good variety in terms of right to left and vice versa holes
-Good use of limited elevation change
-Creek provides challenge, yet is shallow enough to still retrieve discs
-Nice long concrete teepads
-Baskets are in decent shape
-Navigation is relatively easy since the baskets are often next to the next teepad
Cons: -Tee signs are often missing
-All the holes besides hole 9 should be par 3s. The pars listed on the tee signs which are present are just ridiculous.
-The walk from hole 12 to hole 13 is the only not obvious/clear transition. A next tee sign would be nice
-The bridge on hole 17 needs to be replaced. Feels like its going to collapse the next time a big storm rolls around.
-Hole 7 is just a bad/boring hole. There are no trees whatsoever to contend with, so its way too easy and uninteresting. Just feels like a filler hole.
Other Thoughts: I had a fun time at this course, and all the holes (besides 7) have an interesting design that makes you think about your tee shot. Also, I really liked the way that they tightly guarded the baskets with the clusters of big trees. I would recommend this course to anyone throwing under 300 feet (like me), but I feel like this would just be a birdiefest for those with over 300 feet of distance.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

George Washington Park

1    6/9/2016   6/14/2016
Review By: ajluty
Played: 90  Reviewed: 3
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The signage and the pads were both in decent shape. As others have mentioned the front nine baskets are nice bright yellow, which are highly visible, but the back nine are older with shallow baskets. Did not experience any issues with them though.

Did a nice job using the elevation changes on the course.
Cons: There is not a lot of variation between the holes. Most shots are lightly wooded and do not offer too much of a challenge.

Not located in a very desirable neighborhood, but we were in a group of 6. Don't recommend going there alone.
Other Thoughts: This is a good beginner or casual player course that still is enjoyable for the average player. Would be boring for a pro to play. Would be nice to have some next tee signs on a few of the holes so bring a map if it's your first time.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

Fun Course

5+    5/31/2016   5/31/2016
Review By: conkygotshot
Played: 12  Reviewed: 5
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Good Usage of Trees
Nice combination of left to right and right to left
Uses minimal elevation change well in layout
Like to play this and Brookside Park back to back as the old school Indianapolis 36 holes
Approachable for a beginner and also fun for better players
Hole 17
Baskets have been in use for awhile but still in good shape
Tees are in very good shape, concrete.
Cons: Questionable area - better to play in groups
Can get very muddy if it has been raining a lot

Other Thoughts: First course I ever played so holds a special place in my mind

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Beginner/Intermediate Course

2-4    7/22/2015   7/23/2015
Review By: Imajedichken
Played: 11  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 10.4 Years
This review was updated on 8/7/2015
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Concrete tees
Front 9 baskets are new and painted yellow for visibility
Flows from hole to hole (with a couple exceptions)
Good shot variety
Course map is helpful
Cons: Some signs are missing and all need updated
Finding hole 13 wasn't as easy as it could be
Some holes very close to busy roads
Some baskets are old and have shallow bottoms
Questionable area
Poor drainage
Other Thoughts: I played this course a few times prior to joining DGCourseReview and after playing it again yesterday I thought it deserves a review. Overall this is a pretty solid course for beginner and intermediate players. The front 9 is definitely the better half of the course, with new/painted baskets. I liked the variety of shots offered by the different holes. Not a lot of distance but some fairly challenging holes. There were some missing signs and I had to use the course map to find 13 since it'd been years since the last time I played here. The back 9 could use some updating; replace a few baskets, paint the rest. Back 9 holes are much shorter than front 9 due to space but they're not boring. Definitely some good ace chances. There are also some tees that could stand to be replaced due as they're cracked and broken in places. Course is worth playing at least once.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.


5+    3/8/2015   3/9/2015
Review By: HoosierDaddy
Played: 29  Reviewed: 1  Exp: 6.1 Years
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This course makes the most of whats available. It flows well from one hole to the next and has a very good mix of backhand/forehand shot selections. Makes for an excellent course to bring beginners to and will also challenge your drive accuracy for advanced players. Course is fairly short with many birdie opportunities available.
Cons: Its a typical inner city course so expect to see quite a bit of trash. The surrounding neighborhoods don't seem to respect the space, as you can tell from the tire tracks cutting through the heart of the course. Course has poor drainage which leaves it wetter than most courses in the area.
Other Thoughts: I think the course layout and shot selection override most of the negatives holding this course back. There are better courses in the surrounding areas but its central location make it an easy course to hit for a quick round.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Founding Father?

2-4    11/22/2014   11/23/2014
Review By: sisyphus
Played: 300  Reviewed: 283  Exp: 6.1 Years
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: One of those courses that actually offers a little bit of semi-open park style play and a few woodsy holes, G. Washington is obviously an established course with enough challenge for the Recreational to Intermediate player to be used for the Indianapolis tournament scene. Featuring 12 foot long, level concrete tees throughout, and really nice (older) deep-cage (spiderweb?), bold yellow, baskets on the front nine, the course starts adjacent to the parking lot and shelter beside the informative kiosk, which includes not only a small, but improved map, but also references to other local courses, club events, and so on.

If you've got an accurate (can shape some decent lines) 275 to 325 feet in that arm of yours, this course will be a blast to play, the first few times, or if you'd like to show off your 'deucability'. There is a good mix of shots here, along with decent, rolling elevation (especially for the flatlands of central Indiana), which will put some of the baskets just out of view from the tee. One that stands out to me is hole 6, which is uphill, blind, is guarded by overhanging branches, and has a steep slope behind, dropping to the busy street down to the right.

Another is hole 12, which is pinched between the busy drive/street on its left and thicker woods on the right, flies considerably downhill (to make it reachable), and has a guarded green just in front of the (usually dry?) creekbed. The finishers on 17 (a right to left, downhiller, heavily guarded by the trees in fairway at the bottom by the creek) and 18 (blind, uphill fade to the pines back by the shelter), are a pair of fun holes to remember your round by.
Cons: If you prefer something a little more demanding in your courses, Washington might not be your cup of tea. There really aren't any longer holes here, nor are there staged, higher par ones than all threes.

The course flow is a little odd for first timers at the transitions after 3 (go to your left), 11 (cross left past the shelter), and 12 (best to go across the creek bed via the driveway/street, up the rickety steps, and to the right). Speaking of rickety steps, the ones up the hill on 18 are looking pretty bad, and clearly, most folks walk up the left side of the slope instead. Which can be an issue if wet, leafy, or icy (the current course pictures on here show pretty well the fact that this place can get pretty muddy).

Not that they can do much about it, but just like a lot of established park courses, they're obviously losing a few trees this past year or two, which can affect your choice of lines. The signage is getting a little run-down, and in fact, 9 and 16 are effectively blank. The older, much shallower DGA baskets on the back nine could use a splash of color, as they are more effectively hidden in the woods than the pretty yellow ones. Would it be possible to switch them (a free option)?

At first glance, the neighborhood seems a little sketchy. Let me put it this way: though I saw a number of small churches nearby, but there were more hard liquor bottles and beer cans along the 30th street sidewalk...
Other Thoughts: It was nice to be courteously greeted by Chuck and some of the others coming out for Saturday morning dubs, and invited to join in. I expressed regrets as I had planned a quick day of bagging courses in the area, but it was nice to be asked. Thanks!

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Solid Intermediate Course

5+    12/23/2013   12/23/2013
Review By: ajbova
Played: 109  Reviewed: 92  Exp: 11.6 Years
This review was updated on 10/30/2014
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: 18 baskets. 9 are Mach 3 baskets. Although they are old and somewhat rusted, they catch great. Other 9 baskets are new and look like Spiderweb 3 that are painted yellow and are highly visible. 1-9 have the new baskets.

Concrete tees. Each hole has 1 very large and grippy concrete tee.

Solid intermediate course. Challenging for beginners but easy to save par for experienced players.

Elevation: several holes have some elevation to them (a few even make it a blind shot). Holes 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 11, 12, 16, 17, and 18 all have elevation.

Variety: Most holes are short but I feel like no two holes are alike. Short and hilly, long and open, wooded holes, etc. Several mature trees to make or break your day. Course starts flat and finishes with blind hilly shots. With the right throw, every hole except for 9 has potential for an ace.

Water hazards on holes 12 and 17.

Benches at or near holes 1, 11, 12, 13, and 18. A nice shaded pavilion to start and end course.

For the most part, course flows great, can be tricky for new players (see cons).

Billboard at start of course that includes a course map, other Indy area courses, tournament info, etc.

A few trash cans on site but typically overflowing.

Decent hand drawn signs that list par, distance and picture of hole.
Cons: Only one tee per hole. Dual tees (either alternate or different difficulty level) would Greatly improve this course. It would also add variety.

Signs are hand drawn and wearing away. New signs would be helpful. Also, next hole signs would be nice after holes 3, 11, and 12 for players new to course. A bigger course map at the start would be nice.

Not in nicest part of town, wouldn't recommend stopping at any nearby stores for food or drinks. Not the best idea to play this course alone although I have done it many times.

Could use more benches.
Other Thoughts: This was one of the courses I played to learn how to play. I try to play the course at least twice a year. Alternate tees, new signs, a few more benches, and new baskets on the back 9 would improve this course greatly. Hole 17 is the most interesting hole here. It used to be much more challenging but some of the initial trees were cut.

There is room to expand the course. There used to be two courses at this park (East and West). The West course is gone. Course could easily expand to where the West course used to be to make course 24 or 27 holes. Course is a great compliment to Brookside Park.

It was one of the original Indy courses and has a historic feel to it (shorter holes, not too hard, not too easy, etc). I would definitely recommend playing this course as well as Brookside for anybody who lives in Indy or is visiting.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Oldie but a Goldie!

5+    5/29/2013   5/30/2013
Review By: spcrosbie
Played: 6  Reviewed: 6
This review was updated on 6/6/2013
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Well designed course that makes the most of the elevation changes and mature trees. Nice variety of holes where players are required to throw long, short, left, right, etc.... Most holes have a clear fairway and reward good drives.
Only 5-10 minutes from downtown Indy. Great overall coarse that can be fun for all level of players! I definitely recommend playing it.
Cons: Its an older course and could use a few updates. New signs would be nice start because some are either missing or hard to read. The baskets are probably 20+ years old, a few have some wobble. Hole 17 should be a signature hole, but the trees have gotten so big it changes the original design. Its just time for a makeover, but no major flaws.
Other Thoughts: Its my understanding that the Indy disc golf club is working towards new baskets and signs which is nice to hear!
This is my go to course in Indy, and I'm always happy to play it!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Confidence booster

1    1/12/2013   1/12/2013
Review By: lukejones
Played: 67  Reviewed: 22  Exp: 5.2 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Concrete tee pads
-Overall course navigation was easy the first time with the exception of finding #12 and 13
-Overall course design seems well thought out for the size of property available. On the front 9 there are a few holes you can bomb it on. Back 9 not so much.
-Good variety of shots required.....used RHBH, RHFW, a roller, several upshots, Tomahawk. You can be creative.
-Restrooms are available across the street at the family activity center for any mid-course "emergencies" ;-)
-Not many opportunities to lose a disc. Hole 17 is the only hole over a water (small creek)
Cons: -Not in the best part of town, but on the day we played, we never felt unsafe and there were several other disc golfers out playing
-Baskets are a bit old, but still functional
-Tee signs could be replaced. #12 tee sign is missing
-#12 and 13 tees weren't the easiest to find, but we had help from another disc golfer
-A few holes on the back 9 seemed a bit too short but good ace opportunities
-Not the most scenic of courses I've played, but it's also a city park
Other Thoughts: I would come back and play again. If you're looking to do 36 holes, start here, then finish at the courses big brother just south a few minutes at Brookside Park.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Good Course

5+    11/2/2012   12/5/2012
Review By: wake911
Played: 63  Reviewed: 18  Exp: 16.4 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Mix of shots (this is big to me)
-multiple routes to each basket.
-some elevation change on a couple holes
pretty easy to follow the course path, basically just goes in a big figure 8 through the park. (11-12 isn't real straight forward though)
Cons: -old baskets, i think they are in the process of replacing them, but more spit outs here than most courses
-not the best area of town, i've heard bad stories from playing with folks, but personally have NEVER had any issues.
-not a lot of variety in hole length, mostly shorter fairway driver/mid range distance. Only use driver on one hole (to throw over the top on 17)
Other Thoughts: fun course. Right behind Brookside in my favorite public courses in Indy list. Older course, which is quite different than newer courses style wise, but definently worth playing. Being only 5-10 min from Brookside, makes a VERY enjoyable day of disc golf that doesn't take too long for 2 good courses.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

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