Pros: -This is considered the pride of Wadena's parks.
-The course and park are well maintained. Seems to be mowed frequently, as I have spoted fresh mower tracks on a regular basis..
-Not a really busy course, in the 7 years I've been playing it and living in town, I've only seen maybe a handful of other players. So you can take your time at playing and not feel rushed.
-Holes 1-3 and 9 play far enough from the water, so that beginners can practice with little risk of throwing it in the drink.
-Hole 5 is probably the most challengeing, as it has a low hanging tree between the tee and basket. Throw it low or dog lag it around, but be careful or you may be taking a swim.
-Hole 9 plays slightly uphill. other wise most of the course is flat.
-Offers secondary tees for each hole. The secondary tees are in better condition then the primary. Some are easier to spot then others (see cons)
-Does have a camping site on the park. With showers, and laundromat
-Does have picnic shelters with grills.
Cons: -Not to many obstacles to give it a challenge, because it's so open..
-Walks from hole to next tee can be pretty lengthy. Could almost squeeze a couple exrta holes in between them. (see other notes)
-Can get pretty windy, which could pose a challenge to newer players, especially along the water.
-Grass tee's have gotten worn, so care is need when taking a running throw, as to not misstep and twist something.
-Secondary tees not marked on hole map/info poles. So may be a cause as to why they appear to not be used as much.
-Distances marked apear to be diffrent then what is stated.
-Geese hang out, so you may find alot of droppings.Other Thoughts: -If you take your time to look you will find the secondary tees. I've nocticed that most of them on the southside of the course are to the right as you face the pin, and vise versa for the northside.
-In my oppion this course could have a few extra holes placed in it. Example would be, between hole 8 and the 9 thee. You have a long walk between the two. They could place a tee that makes you shoot towards the creek and behind this massive tree. If this was the case this would be about a 175-200 footer, not to mention a blind / dog lag shot to the hole as it would be behind a tree, plus the slight risk of; if you throw over 350 feet you may land it in the creek. Most of the northside of the course has alot of walking between the holes and tee, In my oppion wasted space for a few decent holes.
-Being the halfway point between St. Cloud and Fargo via Us Hwy 10, an oppurtune time to stop and strech your legs, especially if your headed either way to play a few rounds.
-Again this is the pride of the Park Dept. in Wadena, and this is why I have officiated many wedding ceremonies here.
-And if you don't mind murky weedy creeks, wade on in and you may just find a disc or two.
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