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Which course?

Postby strokersix » Wed Mar 14, 2007 9:01 am

I'll be visiting Des Moines tomorrow and will have time to play a round or possibly two after work. I would like a recommendation for which area course to play. I have played Ewing and Walnut, neither of them recently.

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Postby Like_Water » Wed Mar 14, 2007 9:30 am

Grandview is a nice little course in a nice park. And you could get 2 rounds in.

Walnut is closed still.

Ewing is hike, and from what I've heard it's in not-so-great shape right now.

If you are traveling I80, I'd recommend Newton. One of the best kept secrets in IA.
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Postby Buzzznation » Wed Mar 14, 2007 9:35 am

Or if you are traveling I-35 hit up Pickard Park in Indianola.
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Postby ghstinshll » Wed Mar 14, 2007 10:25 am

the front 9 @ ewing is too messy. Grand view might be too soft to risk damaging @ the moment... I'd say get in & play the back 9 @ Ewing a couple times.

Otherwise, Pickard (havent been there yet) will be very wet, with the many highs & lows that it has. a couple of really muddy holes, I promise.
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Postby Single L » Wed Mar 14, 2007 1:39 pm

I popped my Ewing cherry on Monday. The front 9 is a sloppy mess. THe back 9 is playable but a little questionable.

I liked the course and I see what the hype is all about, but I don't think it will make my top 5 courses.

The basket mods aren't as bad as you all bitch about, beats the hell out of a Mach 1 or the single chain Discatchers.
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Postby z-man » Wed Mar 14, 2007 1:58 pm

You should definately make it back in spring time when all the trees are in bloom...I swear there's a different tree blooming every day of the week out there...the course is built in a children's arboretum so there's quite a plethera of trees out there...I wouldn't judge the course based on the shape it's in now...I was out there last weekend so I can tell you that from experience...hit it up in spring when it's the most gorgeous...

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Postby GDL17921 » Wed Mar 14, 2007 2:20 pm

z-man wrote:You should definately make it back in spring time when all the trees are in bloom...I swear there's a different tree blooming every day of the week out there...the course is built in a children's arboretum so there's quite a plethera of trees out there...I wouldn't judge the course based on the shape it's in now...I was out there last weekend so I can tell you that from experience...hit it up in spring when it's the most gorgeous...

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what he said. Ewing has a lot of sight appeal that is lacking right now as you trudge through the mire of it.
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Postby ghstinshll » Wed Mar 14, 2007 3:23 pm

The basket mods aren't as bad as you all bitch about, beats the hell out of a Mach 1 or the single chain Discatchers.


i think so too, but did notice it after Shane pointed it out to me. LOL

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Postby actifed » Wed Mar 14, 2007 4:13 pm

porkchop wrote:The basket mods aren't as bad as you all bitch about,


Just in case it isn't public knowledge, the baskets are being replaced with Mach V tops...so it really won't be an issue ever again.
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Postby GDL17921 » Wed Mar 14, 2007 4:34 pm

who ever said there was an issue? :lol:
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Postby 10up » Wed Mar 14, 2007 5:28 pm

actifed wrote:Just in case it isn't public knowledge, the baskets are being replaced with Mach V tops...so it really won't be an issue ever again.



are you kidding me?!?!

I fucken hate Mach V's....


This is BS, I'm starting a petition...
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Postby strokersix » Wed Mar 14, 2007 5:59 pm

Cool, thanks. I remember Ewing was an enjoyable course, even though it was late summer and almost 100 degrees that day. I'll make a point to visit this spring sometime to see the trees. Late April or early May perhaps?

Just curious, can you walk into Walnut even when the gates are closed like you can at Sugar Bottom?
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Postby GDL17921 » Thu Mar 15, 2007 7:47 am

yes you can. Just don't park in the adjoining neighborhoods. Park at the gate.
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