Pickard Park

Indianola, Iowa     1 course · 18 holes     Driving directions

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-  +3 votes  + Jeff Bauman › April 18, 2011
A+
A must play!
-  +2 votes  + Kurt Conrad › November 17, 2011
A+
-  +2 votes  + Andrew Winjum › July 5, 2021
A+
This course is a piece of heaven that fell into a middle-of-nowhere backwoods town in central Iowa. It's isolated, calm, and peaceful, and is easily the best course I've ever played. Hole 14 has to be the single most well designed hole I've ever seen anywhere. Great place to bring a dog too.
-  +1 votes  + David O'Meara › April 25, 2021
A+
-  +0 votes  + George Bodiroga › September 15, 2017
A
-  +0 votes  + Joe Thompson › October 18, 2010
A+
-  +0 votes  + Dan Ferch › October 13, 2010
A+
Awesome course, yet it is one I dread playing in a tournament. Beautiful yet costly if you miscue!!!
-  +0 votes  + nate lawson › November 3, 2012
A-
Pros-great long course set on some rolling hills. Lots of elevation and good use of the trees. 2 tee pads at nearly all holes with 3 on the 958' beast. Well maintained clear signage. LONG journey around beautiful property
Cons-holes 1-3 layout doesn't really fit course, long walk between some holes, some of shorts seem too easy like being placed for sake of another pad.
Great course overall, fun yet challenging.
-  +0 votes  + Dustin Wells › June 12, 2011
A
-  +0 votes  + Jamalle Castillo › October 30, 2020
A+
This course will challenge every shot you have in your bag.
-  +0 votes  + Matt Schlabach › October 23, 2020
A+
-  +0 votes  + Jason Atterberry › April 1, 2013
A+
-  +0 votes  + Kevin Dzekunskas › August 26, 2022
A+
-  +0 votes  + Matt Nemmers › December 1, 2015
A-
Definitely a must-play if you're trekking through middle America.
-  +0 votes  + Redmon "aces" D › April 17, 2014
B+
Great course in deed but really these rating system are crazy it's not top 20 in the USA with 6 reviews
-  +0 votes  + Eric Shomo › November 17, 2021
A+
My favorite Des Moines course. It has everything from big bombers to short and technical. Great use of water, trees, and long grass to create a championship level course!
-  +0 votes  + Matthew Schlabach › October 23, 2020
A+
-  +0 votes  + Johnny Ulin › October 10, 2020
A
My home course. Course was in great condition today
-  +0 votes  + Jack Richards › September 17, 2016
A+
-  +0 votes  + Jerry Dobbins › October 29, 2020
A+
-  +0 votes  + Sean Gilbert › October 29, 2020
A+
Good tournament course
-  +0 votes  + Landon Stalzer › April 8, 2016
A
-  +0 votes  + Jason Downey › October 29, 2020
A+
This course has everything you could ask for in a course. Current hole 14 is arguably the best hole in Iowa!!!
-  +0 votes  + Tony P › August 28, 2016
B-
-  +0 votes  + todd appleby › October 29, 2020
A+
My personal favorite in central IA.
-  +0 votes  + Ryan Low Edwardson › July 5, 2019
A
Pickard is the ideal in park golf. Great length, great variety in shot shape. My favorite course, and the course I grew to love disc golf on.
-  +0 votes  + Eric Watson › April 20, 2021
A
-  +0 votes  + Max E › October 29, 2020
A+
Great course. Perfect for a major event
-  +0 votes  + Seane San › October 29, 2020
A+
A gem here in Iowa. The course is easy to find right off the main road heading into/out of town. PLENTY of parking and camping area (if you're into that). Beautiful course with a great mix of technical shots with max distance off the tees. Risk/Reward really comes into play with the amount of distance you want to go for, but not staying in the fairways could be costly.
-  +0 votes  + Mitch Moeller › October 29, 2020
A+
Awesome course just south of Des Moines. Love the extra challenge of this course. Well maintained!
-  +0 votes  + Christopher Ostheimer › October 30, 2020
A+
-  +0 votes  + Josh Jobson › October 29, 2020
A+
Pickard Park is a special place. The majority of the course feels isolated, which is a welcome change from the rest of the park-style courses the Des Moines metro courses offer. There is beauty everywhere you look from the native grasses, wildflowers, mature trees, and creek that flows through a few holes on the course. Short and long tee pads offer a challenge to every level of player, and the course is capable of holding large, championship style events. I highly recommend this course t ...
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-  +0 votes  + Kyle Divelbiss › October 29, 2020
A+
Big bomber course with some technical woods shots
-  +0 votes  + Nathan Johnson › October 29, 2020
A+
-  +0 votes  + Zach E › October 29, 2020
A+
Fun and challenging course
-  +0 votes  + Shelbi Dutton › October 29, 2020
A+
Pickard is definitely a destination course to play that showcases the best of what Iowa disc golf can offer! Well manicured and is also fun for beginners! There are a wide variety of shots that can make you use all the tools in your bag. Pack some snacks! Once you’re off on your adventure, you won’t swing back by the parking lot until you’re done.

Oh and if you’re in the area the right time of year, you will see hot air balloons decorating the sky!
-  +0 votes  + Henry Uken › October 29, 2020
A+
Fantastic top tier level course. Definitely a local favorite.
-  +0 votes  + Ben Rowley › April 30, 2019
A
-  +0 votes  + Quintin Becker › October 29, 2020
A+
Pickard is my favorite DSM area course! Challenging par 3s and par 4s and a great blend of open, wooded and water shots, along with elevation. The course sits on a beautiful piece of land and it is the perfect course to showcase what Iowa disc golf has to offer.
-  +0 votes  + Josiah O'Polka › October 29, 2020
A+
One of my favorite courses in iowa! It will test you both physically and mentally
-  +0 votes  + Bruce Meyers › October 29, 2020
A+
-  +0 votes  + Chris Little › October 29, 2020
A+
Great course
-  +0 votes  + Ty Tannatt › August 21, 2020
A+
Best course in Iowa imo
-  +0 votes  + Jennifer Adkisson › October 30, 2020
A+
-  +0 votes  + Gannon Buhr › August 21, 2020
A+
One of the best courses in Iowa!
-  +0 votes  + Keegan Reed › October 23, 2020
A+
Beautiful course that really tests your game in multiple different aspects.
-  +0 votes  + Drew Wright › October 25, 2020
A+
Absolutely stunning course! Championship caliber course with great challenges! Must play in Iowa
-  +0 votes  + Mark Costanzo › October 29, 2020
A+
Hands down the best course in Iowa!!
-  +0 votes  + Alec welborn › October 29, 2020
A+
-  +0 votes  + Andrew Klein › October 23, 2020
A+
-  +0 votes  + Jace Leanhart › July 25, 2020
A+
Prime Iowa Discgolf! Championship Level from the Long pads, even still a Great Challenge from the shorts! Easy Navigation/Great signage...Definitely a course to play with friends if you ever find yourself in Central Iowa!!
-  +0 votes  + Hunter Condit › October 29, 2020
A+
Hands down best course I’ve ever played, bomber holes, water shots, and elevation change!
-  +0 votes  + Colin Kilby › August 21, 2020
A+
Great course!!
-  +0 votes  + Kevin Herink › August 24, 2020
A+
Best course in the state!
-  +0 votes  + Gavin Babcock › October 23, 2020
A+
Hands down one of the best courses in the state! Even in Barsby’s top courses list.
-  +0 votes  + Sean Bemis › October 29, 2020
A+
This course is by far the best course around. Fun and very technical. It’s only going to get better with improvements. Bring on the pro tour!
-  +0 votes  + Austin Blackmer › October 29, 2020
A+
Great course with a good mix of shots!
-  +0 votes  + Ty Satre › October 29, 2020
A
Love Pickard! Excellent variation with undulations, water, woods, open, length you name it! Pickard can score well when you're on your game and really put you in a bind when you're not and that's the beauty of it! Go check it out! #1 in Iowa indeed.
-  +0 votes  + Matt Casey › October 29, 2020
A+
Course is always perfect any weather to play on and very well maintained.
-  +0 votes  + Justin W. M. Helbing › October 30, 2020
A+
This course is my favorite course because it has a little bit of something for everyone. It has open areas to challenge you in the wind, bombing shots with elevation changes, while also presenting highly technical wooded and water holes.
-  +0 votes  + Nate Winjum › May 31, 2021
A+
Best course in Iowa.
-  +0 votes  + Jon Rozeboom › May 2, 2022
A
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