St. Louis (Ellisville), MO
Bluebird Park Share
Uploaded By: fairweather_fan Hole #8 (Taken 10/2009)
3 / 289ft.   3 / 289ft.   3 / 340ft.   3 / -- Par / Distance:
Hole #8 White Tee: Open, straight shot with rolling hills between tee and basket



Reviews: 21
Avg. Rating:
Details
Clear FiltersFilter/Sort
Exp. (in years): to Played: Reviewed:
Reviews between: and
Sort By: Only Trusted Reviewers   
1 2 3 Next >
 9 hole that's worth the trip

5+    10/17/2007   1/22/2008
Review By: Three Putt
Played: 135  Reviewed: 76  Exp: 19.3 Years
This review was updated on 10/19/2008
12 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: I'm not usually impressed with 9-hole courses, but this is a definite exception. With challenging elevation and heavily wooded, this course gets your attention in a hurry.

Holes 1-4 are in the woods, with the baskets on # 2 & # 3 set just right to send your upshot rolling 30 ft downhill. The ground is compacted with no woodchips, so what might look like a nice shot will skip and land far away from your intended target. Holes 5-8 are in the open, but they still hold a lot of challenge. The pins for # 7 & # 8 are set on a slope and can leave you a long comeback on a missed putt. # 9 is a short, uphill wooded shot, probably the least challenging hole on the course. At least you can leave on a deuce note!

It is a very nicely put together course.
Cons: The tees are not so great. There used to be a second set of tees, but they seem to be long gone and forgotten.

Somebody has taken downed logs and placed them as sort of a makeshift disc stop for rollaway putts on # 2, which is totally cheating.

The baskets are old single chain 1st generation DisCatchers, so they don't catch very well. There was also a basket with sticks shoved into the basket attachment in lieu of actual bolts.
Other Thoughts: After traveling to a lot of parks where you have to wander around forever just to find the course, it was nice to see a course so nicely marked. The main sign points the direction you need to turn to get to the course, and two signs reassure you as you drive back to it that you are still going the right way. Holes 1-3 and 9 are on one hillside and 4-8 are on another, and there are two signs pointing the way to hole # 4 and a big sign in front of the tee for # 9. You rarely see this much signage on a disc golf course.

This nine hole is certainly no pitch and putt. It is definitely worth the trip. Stay and play two rounds!

12 of 13 people found this review helpful.

1 2 3 Next >

Join Disc Golf Course Review for free to add your review. Have an account already? Sign In to add a review.