Billy Boys Review
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Pros: A great course for beginners to learn on, and for experienced players to practice on. This original Steady Ed design helps new players learn different types of throws and lets them focus on accuracy as much as power. For the advanced player; think of it as a great practice course. Each hole has multiple approaches, most can be easily birdied and even aced, but if you miss the ace you may trade your birdie for a par or worse. Most holes are pretty open, but there are plenty of obstacles to get hung up on. Play a day here and your game will improve for sure.
This is a busy course so plan on meeting new people of all levels of play. The course flows very easily so you don't need to worry about finding your way except going from #7 to #8 (#9 looks like the next tee). It should take about an hour to complete a round.
There is plenty of safe parking, bathrooms, and water at #1, #9, & #18. There is a practice field for drives next to the parking lot, but there is no practice basket for putting. The basket for #18, however, serves well for putting practice if the course is not too busy. The flora and fauna is beautiful and divers, with lots of Cedar and Osage. You may even see herds of wild turkey behind the basket for #5; just don't throw you disk down there.
Cons: The Tee pads are pretty broken up in places and the signage has long since worn to unreadable, though you really don't need the signage to play. The baskets are a bit old and set in asphalt circles that can damage you discs, so plan on some wear. Some poison ivy to worry about, so keep your eyes open if you go into the rough.
While this course dose play fast and easy, allowing you to play many rounds in a day, the tee pads are often right next to the previous basket and a few fairways run together. So, if you are playing on a pretty weekend afternoon, plan on spending a little time waiting on other players.
Other Thoughts: There is a $3 per day parking fee ($10 per year).
For the beginner:
This is the place to start improving your game towards the next level. Don't be shy about asking for pointers from the more advanced players, either. Most people here are happy to help.
For the advanced players:
Don't turn your nose up at this course right off. Play a few rounds. I'm sure you'll find it far more enjoyable and challenging than you had expected at first glance.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Nice trip to the park
Pros: It is an open course, but still requires you to make some good throw. Nice place to work on your game. Usually easy to get on and off early in the day
Cons: Short. Other than that, it is a fun play
Other Thoughts: This i-s my 'home' course. Just a few miles away, I play there 8-10 rounds a week. Have only been throwing since the fall, so it is great to have a nice course nearby
0 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: A good 18 hole course, with lots of strategically placed trees, and a bridge, many elevation changes.
Cons: Park can sometimes be crowded, can loose a disc in the woods if your not careful.
Other Thoughts: A very well done 18 hole course, with plenty of challenge to it.
0 of 5 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Woodland Mound has a nice variety of holes from short to long, some blind tees and elevation changes.
Relatively compact to get multiple games in quickly.
Some wide fairways allow for multiple throwing types and disc travel patterns.
Cons: Over generous par! The first 3 hoels are par 4's and can all be reached with a putter. (ive done it.)
Some hole locations have changed but the plaque at the pad is the same so distances are bit off for a few holes.
A county park pass costs $5 for a year which isn't bad if you live local but there is a $2 daily pass option for a visitor but paying non-the-less is no fun.
Other Thoughts: Overall a nice course for a quick round somtimes as little as a half an hour or so. The easy par is confidence inspiring but heart breaking when you play elsewear.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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