Amenities. I haven’t actually been in the college itself, but I hear it has bathrooms, there’s a map available and there’s plenty of parking.
Tees. Dual concrete tee pads offer a change of distance while keeping the lines fairly similar.
Signage. Beautiful signs at the pro tee show a map, hole number and distance to hole.
Well Maintained. Occasionally the fairways get a bit overgrown, but the campus maintenance usually keeps the fairways crisp and the course is almost always looking clean and nice.
Length. A decent variety of hole lengths offer a decent challenge, from a couple of short ace runs to many grip and rip long bombs. Most holes required a distance drive from me at about 400 feet or so.
Beautiful. The course always looks nice, with several nice ponds, one with a fountain in the middle of hole two, and some nice views of the surrounding wooded areas.
Elevation. The course makes decent use of the elevation, with several blind shots over hills, valley crossings, some downhill bombs and a few uphill crushers.
Trash Cans. Only one trash can on hole 4 results in trash being left at many tee boxes, campus maintenance must clean this up fairly regularly, as it usually ends up well kept.
Navigation. Without a map, and not having paid enough attention to these reviews – I skipped holes 7-9 the first two times I played the course, I’ll mention it again because I was lost – hole 7 is just before the “Christian Ministries” building on the left right when you enter campus. Hole 1 is way down to the right of the first parking lot where I usually park, and hole 3 is across the road from hole 2.
Thick Rough. Several holes have thick brush, watch out on the right of hole 7, that’s one area that eats discs. But the worst is the thick grass that is over my head on several holes. Be prepared to spend time searching for discs, the worst offender is hole 16 – schedule a half hour of searching just for this hole, this hole eats discs for breakfast.
Variety of Shots. Most of the holes require no line shaping or technical shots, mostly I reached for my destroyer and threw it as hard as I could, not too challenging. Holes 1-6, 10 and 17 were the only holes that required any thought, but not really any difficult line shaping skills, a high hyzer or a straight low shot was all that was really required.
Water. I like water on the course, I just think it could have been used better – none of the water was a threat to me, except maybe the small pond behind hole 9 if you overthrow. The other water looks nice but would require a horrible shank to lost a disc. If you did happen to land a disc in the ponds, it is some nasty schwag – good luck getting it back out.
A great enjoyable course that I claim as my “local” course, come check it out – it’s definitely worth a play if you’re in the twin cities area, I’d go out of my way to play this one.