Winds NW @ 13
Thresher National is located on the campus of Bethel College. The parking instructions put you by the tennis courts and holes 6-9. After parking, basket 9 is close and can be used to warm up. I had some difficulty finding the first tee and have modified the instructions on dgcoursereview.com to help a bit more. I’ve uploaded pictures of the maps and rules to dgcoursereview.com which may be helpful transitioning to the back 9 because the sign for Hole 6 is missing.
The first 5 holes are in a large area between buildings. None of the holes actually go between buildings and instead crisscross the park area. There are a number of sidewalks to cross which makes playing a bit more difficult when students are present. Holes 2 and 3 go back and forth and cross over the fairway for Hole 5 which runs perpendicular to them. If there are multiple groups throwing, you’ll need to be aware of them.
It is a relatively short course with six of the holes being under 300’. There are no OB rules posted so I played cement, including sidewalks, on the front 9 and roads on the back 9. There are a fair number of trees on the front 5 which kept the course interesting because decisions had to be made. Hole 9 starts by throwing through a hole in a hedge row of trees with a road running parallel with your throw. It’s one of those courses where someone at my skill level has a chance of a sub-zero round and maybe and Ace. I know this because I shot -01 and Hole 8 almost gave up my first Ace, but the disc slid off the chains on the left side.
I enjoyed this course and it kind of reminded me of a smaller town park course. Everything is new so the tee signs were easy to read and the baskets in excellent shape. I live within a half hour of this course so I’m sure I’ll be on it again. By the time I was done, the wind had calmed to 7 and temp dropped to 54. It was a beautiful spring evening in January!
I updated this course in dgcoursereview.com and mapped the holes in the UDisc app. ALERT: You need to know the map in the UDisc app shows Tee 1 in a parking lot with cars and in reality that lot is gone and they have planted grass.