Temp: 83 felt like 85
Winds SW @ 10
This is a 9-hole course located in a city park that appears well taken care of. On the north side of the park is a shelter house with restrooms and a loop driveway and I parked on the south side. As I got out of the truck and looked around, I saw a park that is fairly open in the middle with trees more towards the edges. You can see most of the baskets as you look around. A small creek runs east to west through the middle that I’m sure varies in the amount of water it contains. In the NE part of the part are tennis courts. Along the south edge are some historical buildings/museums.
Hole 1 is just south of the shelter house marked by a sandstone post with the hole number and par labeled. It runs east to west. There are two posts here, but on closer inspection, the other one is for Hole 3 which runs west to east.
Hole 2 is close to the creek and there was obvious signs the course can flood. There was debris pushed up into the fairway near the tee sign. It’s not a real long hole, but trees present some issues getting there for your birdie.
Hole 3 is wide open with nothing to think about.
Hole 4 is wide open with only the creek in play, but it really doesn’t come into play. Both are under 200’.
Hole 5 adds a bit of length.
Hole 6 is only a couple hundred feet with trees lining the right side. If you’re a lefty, it’s wide open, but if you’re a righty, you’d better have low straight shot or an anhyzer in your bag.
Hole 7 has numerous obstacles. There are buildings on the right along with a fenced yard and windmill. In the middle is a pole and a tree or two.
Hole 8: I had trouble finding tee 8 and finally walked south between the buildings to find the tee and as I looked down the fairway, it was gorgeous! Pine trees lined the right side and deciduous trees lined the left side. All it takes is a long straight shot! Very Cool!
Hole 9 is long and it's easy to forget the little creek is there and if it has water in it, you could be in trouble. To get over the creek you can make a little jaunt to the west or you can go east and try to find a narrow spot to jump over. It just kind of depends on how much water there is in it.
I had a real good time playing Grass Park. The baskets appear to be new or they don’t get used a lot. Thankfully, there are tee markers facing each hole since there is no map available. I disagree with some of the pars. I don't see any hole in the park as a par 4, but they were marked that way so I played them that way. A number of baskets were placed where trees had an effect.
Overall, it’s a good experience and while I wouldn't run to La Crosse just to play it, but if I was close I'd stop. It doesn't take real long to play and it’s an easy walk.