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    Disc Golf Courses

    Anybody know of some good courses to play on around central Iowa? I'm trying to get out and play most of them in this area and see which ones I like the best.
    Here's a list of the one's I've been to so far:
    Gateway Park and Freddy Court in Ames - nice, average courses.
    Maytag Park in Newton - Very nice course.
    McHose Park in Boone - Toughest Course I've played.
    Grandview Park in DM - My favorite course, very nice.
    Ewing Park in DM - Nice course, a couple really long holes. Takes a little while to play.
    Waterworks Park in DM - Easy course. Smells bad since it's next to the river with a lot of dead Carp laying around from the flooding. Gross course, but easy.

    Would like to go to the courses by Saylorville and Ankeny sometime. Any others that are worth playing?


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    Re: Disc Golf Courses

    I heard there was a new one going in up at Easter Lake, but I know nothing about disc golf.


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    Re: Disc Golf Courses

    I love new courses. You can pretty much count on having nice signs, launch pads, designs, etc. with the newer courses.


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    Re: Disc Golf Courses

    I think there is a course listing at www.pdga.com or something like that. It will list all the courses in/around Iowa with maps of some of them. It also lists whether it has concrete pads, signs, poopers, etc.



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    Re: Disc Golf Courses

    I've played at Ewing Park, and I think Gateway Park in Ames is the better course. I would also say that the course at Gateway is light years ahead of the course at Freddy Ct.


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    Re: Disc Golf Courses

    playdg.com - Pickard Park

    Pickard park in Indianola...rated as better than 9.0, water works park rated high 5.0

    Must be a really nice course, got pics of holes with pins



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    Quote Originally Posted by scottie33 View Post
    I think there is a course listing at www.pdga.com or something like that. It will list all the courses in/around Iowa with maps of some of them. It also lists whether it has concrete pads, signs, poopers, etc.
    Yeah, I checked that out. But I like having somebody with first hand experience telling me how good it is, rather than written descriptions.

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    I've played at Ewing Park, and I think Gateway Park in Ames is the better course. I would also say that the course at Gateway is light years ahead of the course at Freddy Ct.
    Yeah, Gateway is way better than Freddy IMO. I kind of liked Ewing park better than Gateway, maybe its just because I'm so used to playing Gateway and wanted something new for a change. Each course has its ups and downs I guess.


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    Quote Originally Posted by scottie33 View Post
    playdg.com - Pickard Park

    Pickard park in Indianola...rated as better than 9.0, water works park rated high 5.0

    Must be a really nice course, got pics of holes with pins
    Id give Waterworks park a 1.0 .
    If it wasn't in a flood basin, no dead fish laying around, and some variation it would be better. Almost every hole there is a straight shot, 250-300 foot hole. Not to mention the criss crossing of holes, missing signs, and a layer of dirt 1" thick on every launch pad.


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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonedave25 View Post
    Yeah, I checked that out. But I like having somebody with first hand experience telling me how good it is, rather than written descriptions.


    Yeah, Gateway is way better than Freddy IMO. I kind of liked Ewing park better than Gateway, maybe its just because I'm so used to playing Gateway and wanted something new for a change. Each course has its ups and downs I guess.
    I definitely enjoyed Ewing, don't get me wrong. It's a great course. Some loooong holes out there. I kind of like the fact that I got used to playing Gateway. I'll have to hit it my next time back in Ames. When I would come back to Ames in August after being gone a couple of months, playing Gateway was like having a beer w/an old friend you haven't seen in awhile. It was comforting knowing every hole, etc, and I always thought it was a very scenic course. One of Ames's many hidden charms...


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    Re: Disc Golf Courses

    There is one in Fort Dodge. This is the only course I have played, so I can not compare it to any other courses.

    It winds through the woods and over a creek several times.

    I used to love playing this course until I got too lazy.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Al_4_State View Post
    I definitely enjoyed Ewing, don't get me wrong. It's a great course. Some loooong holes out there. I kind of like the fact that I got used to playing Gateway. I'll have to hit it my next time back in Ames. When I would come back to Ames in August after being gone a couple of months, playing Gateway was like having a beer w/an old friend you haven't seen in awhile. It was comforting knowing every hole, etc, and I always thought it was a very scenic course. One of Ames's many hidden charms...
    Yeah, I consider Gateway my "home" course. I know every hole like the back of my hand. It's an awesome course to go out with some buddies and get a quick round in. Love it in the summer without the huge crowds and groups of 15+, which I like to call "dorm floor parties."


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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonedave25 View Post
    Yeah, I consider Gateway my "home" course. I know every hole like the back of my hand. It's an awesome course to go out with some buddies and get a quick round in. Love it in the summer without the huge crowds and groups of 15+, which I like to call "dorm floor parties."
    Yup. The days when you'd get those huge crowds, it was always handy to have a backpack full of beer, because you would spend a lot of time waiting around...


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    Quote Originally Posted by scottie33 View Post
    playdg.com - Pickard Park

    Pickard park in Indianola...rated as better than 9.0, water works park rated high 5.0

    Must be a really nice course, got pics of holes with pins
    It is nice and tough...I play there every time I get a chance to get down to Indianola...only place I've ever lost a disc at, there is some tough hazards on a few holes Once a friend lost a disc there and while we were looking for it found one that was the same exact disc, weight, and color but with somebody else's name on it. I think that hole is where discs go to die

    Anyway, I would highly recommend playing Pickard (with more than 1 disc )



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    Big Creek State Park is where they had the world championships a couple of years ago.



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