I Had To Do Some Scouting In Scout Park!
Pros: Scout Park is this typical little city park in Wakeeney, Kansas. it's not right downtown and doesn't feature a lot of amenities like playground equipment or picnic areas. It's just kind of a nicely kept grass area with a old historic cabin up in the upper part of the park. The course starts in the lower grassy area and takes you throughout the entirety of the park. The park does have some scattered mature trees and just a little elevation change to make the course interesting.
The hole distances ranges from a long of 320' to the shortest at just 76'. The course has yellow baskets with numbers on tops. There are no tee pads that I ever saw and no signs. I just played from basket to basket. The wind was blown so hard that a five putt was an adventure all day.
There was a variety of hole types from wide open like # 3, 320' throwing up to the basket near the RR tracks to the little short ACE run, # 6, just 76'. Then # 7 was a 243' anhyser throw to basket set in a small grove of trees. # 8 is a 196' hyser around the water tower to a basket near the cabin. And finally, # 9 plays back down to the valley, completing the circuit.
Cons: Howling western Kansas winds make every shot an adventure.
It's just a short little rec course.
No tee pads-no signage-no map.
Other Thoughts: As DGtourist said in his review, the directions state that this course is just west of the water tower AND there are, in fact, two water towers in Wakeeney! But again, as he stated, Wakeeney is a difficult town to get lost in and the course is by the water tower and 9th Street. You'll have no problems finding the course. Putting here in the wind is a different story. As the immortal Jim Croce wrote, "You Just Don't Spit In The Wind."
Fun Little Course
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- Fairly compact and plays quick
- baskets in very good shape
- park is taken care of
- course follows a basic loop (S - E - N - E - NW - SE)
- pretty good use of trees
- No tees (only found one marker DGtourist mentioned)
- No map (will create a basic one and upload)
- building structures in play on hole 9
In my journey to play all the courses in Kansas, this one fits what I see a lot. Its a 9 hole course in a small park and taken care of. I enjoyed playing it and will again if I get the opportunity.
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It looks like I get to be first!
Pros: The design makes great use of the limited available space. It has the basic elements that make a course good such as numbered tees and baskets with the design from basket to next not too difficult to follow through to the next hole. There is one tunnel shot that I thought was fun. Considering the location of Wakeeney Kansas, this is a great place to break up a long I-70 drive and stretch out the legs for a quick nine. Scout Park was very clean and is the type of park course I could see going barefoot in.
Cons: The designated tee areas are hard to find. It took me a few holes to realize I was looking for this mini-medicine ball looking things as my markers. Once I realized my error, I went back and re played the two holes that I had previously had to play "safari". There is a playground near the course on one hole and the design has a tightness that would be problematic if there was a possibility of multiple groups on the course. The tee areas are just in the grass, no biggie, but given the limited available land and flat landscape there is not much else this course could do to increase its grade in my opinion. There was one hole location that was too close to a neighbor's yard for a right hand side arm or left handed back hand.
Other Thoughts: This is a pretty common 9 hole park course. While I doubt that there is anyone out there who would list this course as a favorite, I was able to get utility from it. I got the feeling that I was the only person to throw a disc on this course in a long time. Funny thing is the directions tell you to that the course is just west of "the" water tower, but there are two water towers and if I remember correctly you'll want to make you way to the eastern one. Wakeeney is a very hard town to get lost in though.
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