4 Helpful / 0 Not
Great 9 Hole
Pros: Great elevation changes. I have never played a 9 hole that used the natural ups and down better.
Good distance. Not only on holes but walking around.
Good but silly skinny concrete tee pads.
A few holes up a few holes down and nice tree placement and a few against creek. Pretty nice.
Cons: Just a little walking back from basket to tee but over all well worth it.
Other Thoughts: This is a nice park. I played in middle of day and no one was here. It is worth the stop if you are any where near the town.
If you like elevation changes very nice. If you hate walking up and down small hills. Not for you.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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Fun City Park Course
Pros: Carl Albert is a newly redesigned course, which I have heard really improves the safety and overall play-ability of the course. The course does not really interfere too much with the walking trail as it was prior to the redesgin
The course has a little bit of everything within its 9 holes. It has water hazards that are fair. shorter more technical holes as well as longer, open holes. There is a little bit of elevation change as well.
The course has new Dynamic Disc baskets and colored tee signs plus small concrete tees. There are two course maps at different parts of the course depending on where you start at since hole 1 is a bit of a walk to start at.
Hole 5 and 6 were easily my favorite holes on the course. Hole 5 had a river on the left and the basket was tucked around the river. As a RHBH you need to throw a smooth overstable disc through the trees and get a good skip for a chance at a 2.
Cons: The concrete tees were a bit silly. The were long enough, but they were only about a foot and a half wide.
It was not immediately obvious where some of the next holes were. I made a rough map uploaded here on DGCR that should make it easier to navigate by using it.
Hole 7 does have a little bit of walking path in it. Just beware before throwing that your throw is clear.
Other Thoughts: This course was a lot of fun. There is a large amount of variety in it. It is a quick play and easy to get off from the highway, which is what I did.
Being the only course in the area, this is a great course to introduce new players to the game while still giving more experienced players challenge on every hole.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 3 Not
forget playing if the park is busy
Pros: editors note
This course has been redesigned sense this review was written. I have seen the new map, was told today that new tee pads have been poured and new signage is on the way.
The re design was mostly done for safety of the other park users. However, it looks like it will be an even more fun 9 hole course and I look forward to getting up there and redoing my full review.
Very nice DD Veterans baskets
Very nice Tee signs
Good use of elevation
Decent use of the natural fairways between trees
Cons: Oh where to start
Grass tee's - most are fine, but a few of them, specially #7 are sloped and hard to get even a 3 step run up. (Found out tee pads are coming soon)
Tee signs are very hard to figure out on a few of the holes. Seriously, they look great, but they do not face the direction you are throwing and you have to study the sign to figure out the hole on some of them. (specially #3)
You throw across the entrance into the parking lot on hole 1
you throw over a picnic bench and risk throwing into a pavilion (that had people in it today) on hole 2
Hole 3 is crazy, you have pavilions on both sides of the fairway and a swing set in the middle of the fairway, on top of that you are throwing across the road. Oh, and this hole is 535ft on a 9 hole course.
Hole 4 might be the MOST dangerous hole I have ever played. If you throw even slightly right and clear the hill and tree's, you shot is going right into a pavilion that you CAN NOT SEE if anyone is in it from the tee.
Hole 5 throws across a street and OVER a picnic table. I literally had to wait to throw because of traffic.
Hole 6 is GREAT, It is actually a very nice hole.
Hole 7 throws across the sidewalk, not once but twice.
Hole 8 throws from the sidewalk (only cement tee pad) but it crosses the sidewalk next to the basket.
Then you have hole 9, sign says sidewalk and across OB, yet the shot is down the sidewalk that had people walking and jogging on it. Not to mention this is another 500+ ft hole.
Then you have the basket placement for hole 9. It is really close to the parking lot, for a right hander, the upshot is going to want to cross the edge of the parking lot.
Other Thoughts: I think I said everything I needed to say in the Con's. If there is ANYONE else in the park, the course is almost unplayable or at least has unplayable holes.
Other than that, if you have the park to yourself, the course is pretty fun, that is the ONLY reason I gave it a 2.5 was because it is one of the most dangerous courses I have played.
Would I play it again? Yes, as long as the park is not being used. So not on a weekend, maybe a weekday.
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