Whether you are an experienced player involved in competitive tournaments or just looking to get outdoors with some friends, there are multiple courses that will accommodate your skill level.
Fay Clark is the most beginner friendly course with few trees to contend with. The main challenge that appears at Fay Clark is the wind, as the course is positioned near the highway. The course is well maintained with signage on every hole, concrete tee pads and multiple basket positions on most all the holes.
This course is a fairly beginner course with friendly fairways and several shorter holes. There are more trees in play than at Fay Clark, however, they are not on every hole and they help aid in wind block. The course is well maintained with signage on every hole, concrete tee pads and multiple basket positions on most of the holes.
This course is more difficult than Fay Clark and Jones as it has much more elevation to contend with and there are multiple wooded holes. It is a great course to progress a player's game without being too difficult or intimidating. Most of the front nine holes of this course play inside the woods, while the back nine holes are more open and generally longer holes letting players stretch their arms. The course is well maintained with signage on every hole, concrete tee pads, and multiple basket positions on most holes.
Shaver is the most difficult of all the courses in the Cedar Rapids area as you play almost entirely in the woods with several trees to navigate around. With a handful of par 4s on the course it demands that players control their shots with both precision and accuracy. The course is well maintained with signage on every hole and concrete tee pads. The course is located right next to the local disc golf shop Titan Disc Golf, which is visible from the entrance of the park.
I grew up playing these courses and they have helped me to develop into the player that I am today as a sponsored disc golfer by Discraft Disc Golf. I would recommend playing any of these courses. Whether you are just getting into the sport, or wanting to take your game to the next level, the Cedar Rapids Area has a course for you.
Photos Courtesy of: Michael Deeter