Chataqua Park is in Beloit and it’s an 18 hole course in a big park that has the Solomon River running through it. There is camping, a swimming pool and more including an 18 hole disc course. As you enter the park, there is a small building with a map on the wall and tee one is close to it. I was real glad I had printed a copy of the map. The tees are small but cement. The baskets are old but do a fair job. They are weathered silver and often are close to trees and it is hard to see them when looking from the pad. I enjoyed playing this course with all the trees. There were a couple of holes I think need some help. One of those is going over the river the first time. The other is the one with the basket on the backside of the tennis courts. If I’m close, I’m playing this one again.
Lovewell Lake is in Lovewell State Park near Webber It’s a 9 hole course in a big open area that has a playground and some picnic tables. There are no tees and no map. I did find a counter clockwise direction that seemed to work well and some holes had paths mowed showing I was working the right way. Holes 4-6 had some trees and were fun to play. I don’t think there were any holes over 300’. I wheeled them all but have seen so many holes today I can’t remember. It will be the only time I ever play that course.
Jamestown is in Jamestown…I know, everyone is surprised. Actually there is some surprise because this course was just a rumor before I stopped in at City Hall. The lady knew what disc golf is and a little history on the course that exists and is no longer a rumor. It’s a 9 hole course created at least 11 years ago by a high school student as a project. His father liked the sport also and they put the course in around the perimeter of the park. They even made their own baskets which don’t hold discs very well. Pictures coming.
City Park is in Concordia and is now only a 7 hole course. Two baskets are missing and the rest need to go away too. There are no tees and no clear idea of where to start. I picked a basket and threw from basket to basket and was just glad to have it over. It’s in a great park that has lots of amenities including some very cool kid playgrounds. There are also new sidewalks installed. If you come to Concordia, don’t come here.
Airport Park is a new course in Concordia and is a lot of fun to play. There are some pretty short holes, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy. Most of the baskets are protected by trees and some by ‘islands’ of roads and trees. There are two, maybe three holes where you can just let your drive rip in an open area. I’m thinking of playing this course again in the morning. I would say this is a destination course.