Valley View Park

Valley View Park

Postby Master Lee » Sat Nov 11, 2006 7:25 pm

Valley View or as we know it Ghost Town Park, is located between Hwy 218 and University ave. on the east side Green Hill rd.
This park used to house a pretend ghost town for kids to play in, after the vandals ruined that, the Black Hawk Metro Disc Golf League installed a 9 hole course.
One of the only courses in the area that is not in a flood plane, Valley View has 2 Tee Pads for each of it's 9 baskets. As the name suggests this course is located in a small valley so it does have some elevation changes with a mix of mature and newer trees.
Most of the holes are between 230 and 350 feet with a couple of exceptions. Hole #5 is a nice 400+ hole that tees off at the top of the course. Unleash drive and watch it float down in to the valley, fun to watch from any angle. Overall the course is a nice mix of shorter technical shoots with enough distance thrown in to keep the big arms happy.
currently the tee pads and signs need some work, we hope to have that taken care of by summer '07.
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Postby Nicara88 » Thu Nov 23, 2006 10:11 pm

why didnt you just call them about it?
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Postby Single L » Fri Nov 24, 2006 12:15 am

Played at 8am on turkey day and the basket on #9 was missing

The bricks have gotten worse since I went to school up there 1 1/2 years ago, I hope they put the concret pads in soon, too fun of a course to let got to poo.
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Great Course

Postby Golfguy » Thu Jan 11, 2007 7:36 am

Given the land...this course is GREAT.

I play here most every time I go to Waterloo...it is close to a friend's house.

We play it as 18 holes and every time I am 3 or 4 down and lose it on the "back" nine...have yet to finish below par ( 54 ).

Number 6 tears me up everytime!

We play behind the bricks...Great park...plus, I have never lost a disc there++
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Postby AO » Thu Jan 11, 2007 9:21 pm

"smoke this rock!"
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funny

Postby Golfguy » Fri Jan 12, 2007 11:56 am

Yeah...I laugh each time I see that rock too...
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GreenHill Park AKA valley view AKA smoke this rock!

Postby WaterlooChainSeeker » Sat May 19, 2007 8:15 pm

GreenHill is a course that plays very easily at first with one great shot from high elevation down into the valley like 450 away great views. The park plays open until hole 6 i believe than become a little more difficult. Not as well kept up as the other courses and baskets missing bricks missing make tee off someone what difficult. Nice course to play to get some elevation in Waterloo. Restrooms and park for kids to play is also available.
The ability to drive 400 is great...
The ability to putt 4 from 30 ... not so great!
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Postby travis.bundy » Mon Jun 18, 2007 6:23 am

Yeah this course isn't bad. Deffinately needs some work. No signs, tee's are in terrible shape and the course can be confusing for a first timer. Number 6 is a fun hole. I manage to shoot a 3 on it if I am lucky.
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Postby CF Disc Golfer » Wed Jun 18, 2008 10:13 pm

I just want to say this course is a lot better with the cement pads. Once it dries out a little and some of the unfilled areas fill in, it might make this course not my least favorite.
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New neighbor

Postby Fuller » Mon Jul 28, 2008 11:01 pm

I think the pads are great, nice work. I'm used to a larger pad but we're pretty spoiled down here. I'm relocating from DSM, just bought a house a block from the park. The day we made an offer I aced #10 with a 171 pro valk - some sort of karma. I've got a big boxer - you'll be seeing me a lot. :P
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Postby arowan21 » Tue Jul 29, 2008 12:51 am

lucky for you, its only about 2 miles to exchange park (if its ever fixed from the bike trail moving in). LaPorte city is aout 15 minutes away and deerwood isn't much farther. If your in a driving mood, Urbana and CR are worth the trip.
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Postby brox » Wed Jul 30, 2008 4:00 pm

played exchange monday 28th. All the baskets are in and playable. sand everywhere it looks like a mini sahara but everything is great w/ the park. just a heads up...
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