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travismc3p0
@travismc3p0
Nov 24, 2022
5.0
"Awesome course. Challenging holes in both short and long. Fair fairways with a lot of natural ob. Wasn't the easiest course to navigate but certainly doable with Udisc map. Like all courses it could certainly benefit from some basket directional arrows. Well maintained! A little bit of mud when we were there on Thanksgiving."
tomjulio
@tomjulio
Nov 23, 2022
4.5
"What a pleasant surprise! This easily became one of fave courses in US. Dont listen to the cons about navigation, its fairly easy to navigate. Yes there could be more next hole markers but its pretty intuitive. Thanks Des Moines for another great course!"
lukegorz
@lukegorz
Oct 14, 2022
4.0
"Great course with room for improvement: need hole numbers on baskets, long tee signs should show location of short tees (or otherwise make it clearer whether a hole has multiple teepads and which you are at), better indication of where to head for next tee, and some indicator to show which basket location is active, especially on the blind teepads"
spockthecow
@spockthecow
Oct 14, 2022
4.0
"Some long walks between holes. Signs aren’t great. (The combination of these two makes navigation tough at times without Udisc.) Nice hole design otherwise, though. Pretty area with glimpses of the lake through trees."
jrudolph
@jrudolph
Oct 9, 2022
3.0
"Needs better direction for next hole"
stoschy
@stoschy
Oct 3, 2022
4.5
"Good mix of open and in the woods. Could use a little better signage "
derekwillmott
@derekwillmott
Sep 26, 2022
5.0
"Great course. One of my favorites in Des Moines "
papajake72
@papajake72
Sep 25, 2022
5.0
"Beautiful, long, woods"
hillsygh
@hillsygh
Sep 23, 2022
4.5
"Really great course with lots of variety. Short, long, open, and wooded. In good condition and in a great area. Highly recommend. "
myangmi
@myangmi
Sep 5, 2022
4.0
"Well maintained course with a good mixture of shots. Lots of turnovers for RHBH! Lots of travel between some holes which was the biggest drawback. Few spots with steep inclines that can punish aggressive play. "
kylebasten
@kylebasten
Sep 3, 2022
4.0
"Good variety of holes, well kept, confusing layout hole to hole"
mconvcit
@mconvcit
Aug 28, 2022
4.0
"Difficult for new players, but overall clean"
joellewicki
@joellewicki
Aug 27, 2022
4.5
"So.Many.Trees. "
pdehaven
@pdehaven
Aug 26, 2022
5.0
"Great course! I hope someone can correct hole 9 to reflect the fact that it is a par 5 and not a par three. It’s kindof a bummer to birdy that beast and then have UDisc say that it’s a bogey. "
incrediblegreen
@incrediblegreen
Aug 19, 2022
4.0
"One of my favorite courses in the area. Mostly wooded and technical holes with a few open shots. Careful not to throw a disc over the ridge. Would be very challenging for beginners. Might want another person to spot on the bends. Only complaint is that there isn’t a great flow and you’ll definitely need UDisc to show you the way the first time. Take your time, enjoy a lil stroll and the beautiful views."
alexdruien
@alexdruien
Aug 6, 2022
4.5
"Great facilities, well kept wooded course. Tight fairways. Long tees are difficult! "
jhugen
@jhugen
Jul 30, 2022
4.5
"Challenging course and great maintenance on thee holes. Highly recommend. "
discindingus
@discindingus
Jul 19, 2022
4.5
"The new baskets and positions are awesome! Walnut has new life!!"
caelstevens15
@caelstevens15
Jul 17, 2022
5.0
"Great overall course with many challenging shots required. Mix of open shots and tight woods. It’s a must play course if you’re in the area!"
zachstec
@zachstec
Jul 16, 2022
5.0
"Almost perfect. New baskets and it gets 5 stars! Edit: NEW BASKETS!!!!"
joesanchez29009
@joesanchez29009
Jul 13, 2022
4.5
"Finally have new Pro28 baskets!"
mrkrabs16
@mrkrabs16
Jul 10, 2022
5.0
"Great course and realistic par holes. Really like the layout. Tip for anyone going, bring shoes you don't mind getting soaked, the dew in the morning was bad enough to have to wring out socks and shoes. Still a great time, would definitely play again."
alex9long
@alex9long
Jun 26, 2022
3.5
"Pars on UDisc not seeming to match course"
nineteenkilo
@nineteenkilo
Jun 18, 2022
3.5
"Excellent course. Holes are well designed. Biggest drawbacks are no flow, as the holes are made in sections of four to five meaning you have to do a little bit of travel to the next set. Terrible Mach 3's."
jmheist
@jmheist
Jun 14, 2022
4.5
"First time here and it’s amazing! Variety in holes, clean, mowed, baskets are ok."
kylebattani
@kylebattani
May 26, 2022
5.0
"Great course with a mix of open and wooded holes."
casey44095
@casey44095
May 23, 2022
5.0
"A must play"
mnpaulson
@mnpaulson
Apr 28, 2022
4.5
"Really pretty, wooded and technical course. The old baskets didn’t get along too well with my putters- but that could just as easily be my fault."
pcfiegen
@pcfiegen
Apr 22, 2022
4.0
"Good variety of tight to open holes, we’ll maintained. Quite muddy when wet."
jk58654
@jk58654
Apr 21, 2022
4.5
"Older baskets still catch well, but new baskets would put it over the top "
jokerbabb
@jokerbabb
Mar 30, 2022
5.0
"Great course. 15-16 is a little confusing but overall it was fun."
willywonka
@willywonka
Feb 24, 2022
4.5
"Lot of shot variety between holes. Appropriate amount of elevation change. Enough foliage to keep you on your toes. Difficult without being unaccessible. Cons are that pro tee on hole 9 is almost always unusable due to swamp/water and that there are a couple of long walks between holes (to 13 and to 16). "
larsudisc
@larsudisc
Dec 3, 2021
4.5
"Very nice course. Good mix of wooded lines and open holes. Some really challenging par 4's and very nice tee pads. Would be nice if the baskets had some color to them since they are really hard to see"
donnydont
@donnydont
Nov 9, 2021
5.0
"This course was stunning! There were a few long walks between holes and some walks were a little confusing. But I'm guessing if you can see this review on udisc you can use the map. The course is so beautiful, it cancels out any confusing layout. Unfortunately I ran out of daylight while on 17, hope I can make it back down from MN again sometime"
mhoff555
@mhoff555
Nov 2, 2021
5.0
"Perfect use of the landscape for the layout. Very fun when rough has died back. Top destination course in state."
dannybliss
@dannybliss
Oct 17, 2021
2.5
"Go with someone who knows the course "
svaux74
@svaux74
Oct 14, 2021
5.0
"Pretty clean. Layout takes a little to get used to. Plenty of weekday parking. Definitely a challenge for the beginner."
macdaddy3651
@macdaddy3651
Oct 14, 2021
4.5
"One of my favorites in the state. Great woods golf with a mix of challenging par 3’s and gettable par 4’s. Amazing track. "
danielszucs
@danielszucs
Sep 13, 2021
3.0
"Absolutely no course flow. Without Udisc you will easily get lost.Way too much walking in between holes.. Hope you have a side arm."
peterflynnmusic
@peterflynnmusic
Aug 23, 2021
4.5
"Fairly difficult but beautiful course. A little confusing to navigate at times but worth it for the scenery and well maintained holes. "
kpeters89
@kpeters89
Aug 1, 2021
5.0
"Very long course. Challenging and would recommend going with someone who played before. Beware of drop offs could easily lose a disc if not careful. "
jhflanders
@jhflanders
Jul 30, 2021
5.0
"Amazing course. Play it when I visit family from Vermont. I appreciate the work that goes into making it great."
hyzerflipjon
@hyzerflipjon
Jul 30, 2021
5.0
"Well groomed. Need all the throws. Next hole signs would be clutch, otherwise excellent DGC."
stormdogg
@stormdogg
Jul 28, 2021
5.0
"Kicked my tail. But was fun"
tristanmegistus
@tristanmegistus
Jul 27, 2021
5.0
"Nice"
craiger69
@craiger69
Jul 25, 2021
4.5
"Nice and shady through the woods. Could use some next tee signs."
bhammy24
@bhammy24
Jul 1, 2021
4.5
"Amazing course. Extremely well kept. Can get turned around moving from one hole to the next some if it’s your first time. One of the best in DM area."
ericschauer
@ericschauer
Jun 9, 2021
5.0
"Awesome all around. Great layout, great tee pads. Could use some higher visibility baskets but otherwise great. It's not very beginner friendly "
splarff27
@splarff27
Jun 8, 2021
4.5
"Probably my favorite course in Des Moines, tied with Grandview. Played these courses back in the early 2000s, this one only got better when they expanded it to 18 holes."
pinkcoder
@pinkcoder
May 30, 2021
3.0
"The signs are not very informative. Layout is a little crazy. Narrow tee pads. Decent variability. Average course overall."
loganrm
@loganrm
May 29, 2021
4.5
"Very nice course, well maintained and good variety in shot types. "
bleedpurpleguy
@bleedpurpleguy
May 24, 2021
4.5
"solid design with high quality and great amenities. go army (corps of engineers)!!! beat navy!!!"
owenbarry
@owenbarry
May 11, 2021
4.5
"Beautiful course. Good mix of open bombers and tight wooded holes. Well kept, not too overgrown. Concrete pads. Definitely would play again. "
gabbagool
@gabbagool
Apr 30, 2021
4.0
"Good for forehanders. Tough for backhands"
av8hawks
@av8hawks
Apr 26, 2021
5.0
"This course was challenging and fun. Looking forward to playing again "
threedit
@threedit
Mar 12, 2021
4.0
"Very cool course. Great hole layout, a little walking between some tees but worth it. My favorite in the Des Moines area. "
ddoud11
@ddoud11
Dec 27, 2020
5.0
"Very challenging course with the front nine being more open and the back nine having some extremely tight fairways. Take advantage of the front nine to score well, and be careful looking for discs, as some holes have steep slopes"
therealgweedo
@therealgweedo
Nov 29, 2020
5.0
"Great course that has everything. "
cnorgaard
@cnorgaard
Nov 9, 2020
5.0
"Fun course. Would recommend to everyone. Some pretty challenging shots for newer players but, enjoyable. 1st time at this course 9round ever played. I'll be back!"
ryanmorton
@ryanmorton
Nov 8, 2020
5.0
"Pretty wooded, but makes for a challenge and a peaceful hike"
juicewagon
@juicewagon
Nov 7, 2020
4.0
"Really fun course! Lots of leaves throughout makes finding discs tough at times. Would be tough at to navigate without a map. "
axlos0
@axlos0
Oct 16, 2020
5.0
"Really fun coarse"
jtigges
@jtigges
Oct 11, 2020
4.5
"Nice fun course. Only reason I didn’t give five is it doesn’t have an iconic hole to be five star worthy for me."
bvslow
@bvslow
Sep 14, 2020
5.0
"Lots of mature trees, technical fairways. Awesome course. "
thegoldenhand
@thegoldenhand
Sep 7, 2020
4.5
"Pretty old growth woods. Hittable lunes but punishing roughs if you miss, with some gorge drop offs to boot. Solid distance. "
timhenriksen55
@timhenriksen55
Sep 5, 2020
5.0
"Navigation from hole to hole is pretty difficult especially for first-time players. Nice course though."
hyzersoze957
@hyzersoze957
Aug 30, 2020
4.0
"This is a really fun course. Navigation is tricky the first time through, but could easily be fixed with a few next tee signs. A couple of tee pads could also be redone or enlarged, too. Aside from those few issues, this is a solid course and definitely a must play around the Des Moines area."
cyote100
@cyote100
Aug 25, 2020
2.5
"Bring spider repellent "
chelseeleebeck
@chelseeleebeck
Aug 20, 2020
5.0
"I love this course. Has some elevation change but nothing that will exhaust you. After the big storm is seems less cart friendly but not bad. Hole 15 is closed. There is a couple holes that have longer walks between basket to next tee but overall I love this course and wish I could play it everyday. Longer, some big open and some more technical. Layout is good with what they have to use. Tee pads are great and would recommend for a challenging round playing all pro pads. "
marc2895
@marc2895
Aug 17, 2020
4.5
"Beautiful course incredibly well-maintained the fairways are fair and very challenging. 2T pads on almost every hole. Very nice definitely worth playing"
ajnovak
@ajnovak
Aug 16, 2020
4.5
"Hole 15 unsafe. Mowed well, some long grass"
bolson111
@bolson111
Jul 12, 2020
4.0
"Poor signs and a lot of walking between holes"
dmacc97
@dmacc97
Jul 4, 2020
4.0
"Great course, technical course, needs signage though."
taterusmaximus
@taterusmaximus
Jun 27, 2020
3.5
"Fun challenging course. A couple of holes bring you into landing zones of other baskets, but as a whole, its a great course to play. "
bengal4life11
@bengal4life11
Jun 27, 2020
4.0
"Challenging course, high opportunity to lose discs or spend lengthy time searching for discs in the trees and rough. Overall great play"
timdougherty89
@timdougherty89
Jun 23, 2020
5.0
"Course is great. "
wileecoyote
@wileecoyote
Jun 23, 2020
5.0
"B.E.A.utiful "
airjrdn
@airjrdn
Jun 8, 2020
3.0
"Pins are blind from the tee box and hidden in shadows. Recommend painting tops yellow, and basket white for easier visibility. Very spread out and not easy to navigate"
ynwayanda
@ynwayanda
Jun 4, 2020
5.0
"Dry, we’ll maintained. Fairways are narrowly mowed"
mbzetterberg
@mbzetterberg
Apr 5, 2020
5.0
"Amazing course. The u disc app worked great."
jaxtherippr
@jaxtherippr
Mar 1, 2020
5.0
"Still closed, some mud in the morning but mostly still hard"
mzdfly
@mzdfly
Nov 25, 2019
4.5
"One of the best courses around. Some park golf and some woods golf. Nice, long holes with tight fairways, with opportunities for birdie if you hit the lines. Requires quite a few turning drives. Challenging and super fun. "
ghengissean
@ghengissean
Aug 31, 2019
4.0
"Fairly open and forgiving course. Quite a few straight, narrow fairways. Lots of left to right turns. The teepad signs were not helpful on several holes. Overall a solid course!"
jadamsjr15
@jadamsjr15
Aug 17, 2019
5.0
"Fun course. "
jrunyon
@jrunyon
Jul 28, 2019
4.0
"Love this course, great mix of open and wood holes! "
hyzerdave
@hyzerdave
Jul 7, 2019
5.0
"Great course just a lil mud on hole 9s B tee"
ddoemland
@ddoemland
Jul 3, 2019
5.0
"Wonderful course. Best played with someone who knows the course.... easy to get lost. "
machotacho
@machotacho
Jun 28, 2019
4.0
"Excellent balance of technical and distance holes. Challenging course, well maintained. Slightly tricky layout from hole to hole in a few spots."
spellant
@spellant
Jun 14, 2019
4.5
"If I wasn't using the Udisc app it would have been hard to find some of the baskets "
tonymiller
@tonymiller
Jun 11, 2019
4.0
"Tees and signs are backwards. Lots of fun."
chasedula
@chasedula
Apr 22, 2019
4.0
"Mow"
thiesse24
@thiesse24
Apr 22, 2019
3.5
"needs mowing"
mattybuzz
@mattybuzz
Mar 19, 2019
5.0
"Great wooded course. Good baskets. Long walk. "
mattdean
@mattdean
Sep 14, 2018
4.0
"Great and challenging course. Playing from out of town so next holes could be better marked but it was a lot of fun, very nice, and if you’re looking for a course in Des Moines this is no doubt the one to play "
jarkelley
@jarkelley
Sep 12, 2018
4.0
"Love the course. Could use a mow"
jayschneider
@jayschneider
Jul 28, 2018
4.0
"Great course! The back 9 is a blast and great for working on technical shots through small wooded fairways "
jeremyburns66
@jeremyburns66
Jul 26, 2018
3.0
"#12 and 15 long missing tee signs, also if you want to attract visitors some next tee signs would be extremely helpful to point us in the right direction"
perrymartin
@perrymartin
Jul 20, 2018
4.0
"Mostly long course including wooded holes. Little bit of variety, well maintained, 2 pads on most holes. Not necessarily a beginner course imo. Worth a play if in des moines. "
robbyisgreat
@robbyisgreat
Jun 13, 2018
5.0
"It's a toughy"
reyasdread
@reyasdread
Jun 9, 2018
4.5
"Very well maintained. Nice mix of wooded and wide open. Easy to lose track of way if not for Map"
joshuamichael
@joshuamichael
May 20, 2018
3.0
"Some fun holes. Looks like it had not been mowed all year. The layout is horrible though. So much potential here!"
lessthirst
@lessthirst
May 19, 2018
4.0
"Course design makes for a long run"
ablackmer
@ablackmer
May 4, 2018
5.0
"Great course! Tests all the shots you have in your bag! Must play when in Des Moines area!"
duckem
@duckem
Oct 18, 2017
4.0
"Everything is unmarked. Really hard to know where everything is. Otherwise it's beautiful."