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Postby GDL17921 » Wed Aug 30, 2006 12:34 pm

This is a course that is in need of redesign. Every hole is under 300 feet. Nobody plays it, ever. I went out in work clothes one day to check it out, only to find that I was able to walk it in like 20 minutes, no joke, throwing a couple rocs/putters at each hole. Don't make the trip there to play it, not worth the time. The only worse course I know of, is the one here at Lennox in DSM.
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Postby Mount » Wed Aug 30, 2006 12:51 pm

Nimms park in Rock Falls?
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Postby GDL17921 » Wed Aug 30, 2006 4:03 pm

I regret to say that I have not played Nims, but I've heard that it's kinda fun, if you want to go out and get some aces. Clark and the Jew used to go there before Sinnissippi to warm up, and wouldn't leave till one of them aced. At least that's the story I got told. Maybe that's why they haven't been to the tourney in a few years----never hit one, so they never made it. :lol:
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I would eat candy if they named it Nims

Postby KePP » Wed Aug 30, 2006 9:18 pm

I'm a big fan of Nims. You can play 3 rounds in an hour and you only need to carry one disc: your putter. Approach, putt, approach, putt, approach, putt. Its all in one little area but the big trees give it a nice course flow. If you're really bad, there's a water hazard or two.

Nims would be an awesome park to live next to for practice. You can practice your drives anywhere, but for putt and approach its nice to have a basket. Better yet, an entire course 8)
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Postby Bradbalk » Wed Aug 30, 2006 10:57 pm

Yes Nimms is a blast, Shirtless, Geiblestein, and I played it during a torental downpoar one day, and it was easily one of the most fun rounds I have ever had.

Maybe this course would be fun in the same way with the right set up, like only playing with putters, or better yet only playing with all drivers.
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Postby Mount » Wed Aug 30, 2006 11:35 pm

I actually go there to practice up shots the day before the tournament in Sterling.
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Postby WHAT AIN'T » Mon Oct 22, 2007 8:23 pm

I aced 4 times in one day at riverview in marshalltown, every thing is real short. I went back to back aces on the same hole, like 100ft shot.
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Postby Conrad 37988 » Thu Jun 05, 2008 9:47 pm

GDL17921 wrote:This is a course that is in need of redesign. Every hole is under 300 feet. Nobody plays it, ever. I went out in work clothes one day to check it out, only to find that I was able to walk it in like 20 minutes, no joke, throwing a couple rocs/putters at each hole. Don't make the trip there to play it, not worth the time.


I did the same thing when I was working in M-town. I was pissed that I wasted my time and gas to get out there.

Took me longer to get out there from work (wich was in M-Town) than it did to play this course.
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Postby Schirm » Wed Nov 11, 2009 10:31 am

Here's the thing, you will be the only one on the course 90% of the time and there's no teepads. Get some imagination, make some safari holes and be happy that there's free baskets to play to.

I entertained myself for 2 hours there once. The game isn't always about pristine conditions. Sometimes its about making the best of a situation.

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Postby GDL17921 » Wed Nov 11, 2009 11:07 am

Schirm wrote:
Don't forget that this is Iowa.


yeah, which I interpret to mean as there's a better course probably less than 30 minutes away. :lol:
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Postby Schirm » Thu Nov 12, 2009 11:07 am

There's probably 10 or more courses within in an hour of Marshalltown, you interpreted correctly. :o
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Postby GDL17921 » Mon Nov 28, 2011 3:40 pm

redesign........check

this is the long term version of making the best of a situation Schirm :wink:
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Postby Schirm » Mon Nov 28, 2011 4:01 pm

Awesome! Looks like its gonna be a nice tournament quality course. Can't wait till its finished.
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Postby Cydisc » Mon Nov 28, 2011 4:55 pm

Schirm wrote:Awesome! Looks like its gonna be a nice tournament quality course. Can't wait till its finished.


Hope it works out.
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Postby shane » Mon Nov 28, 2011 8:09 pm

I hope this goes through, they've been working on it for a while and I think their heading the right direction.
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