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Great Beginner Course
Pros: Great beginner course. This was my first course, a good buddy got me started here in 2002. Flat, wide open holes but still several cedars and cottonwoods to to keep it interesting. Pond comes into play on 1 maybe 2 holes (2 if you griplock #6). Located in the far southeast portion of the park so you don't have to worry about many people other than fellow discer's.
Cons: Fox tail grass that gets in your socks at times of the year and a fierce Kansas wind!
Other Thoughts: HAPPY DISCIN'!!
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Good recreational course
Pros: Easy to navigate. Plays fast. Grounds are well maintained by city. Rarely crowded. Has actual bunkers! Good for novice players. Still fun for advanced players.
Cons: Course has lost a lot of trees in the last couple of years, taking away some of the challenge. Sandburrs, sandburrs, sandburrs everywhere.
Other Thoughts: This is my home course, so I tend to have a favorable opinion of it. Needless to say, it has not been treated kindly by the elements the past couple of years. Much of the spring and summer of 2007, several parts of the course were under water. Not long after that, a number of evergreen trees, many of which were planted with the course in mind, were killed by pine blight. The following winter, an ice storm damaged several of the hardwood trees, many of which had to be cut down or are scheduled to be. This has significantly reduced the challenge of the course. I would actually call the terrain lightly wooded as opposed to moderately. Advances in disc technology since its inception have also "shortened" it, so generally when we have our annual tournament here, we tweak the layout a bit.
Sandburr plants are a menace here and its next to impossible to get through the course without picking up a few burrs on your bag, pants, socks or shoestrings. The burrs are their worst in summer and fall.
Despite the detractions, this is wonderful course to learn the game on, or introduce newbies to the game. Water only comes into significant play on Hole #4. The course has four holes that have actual sand bunkers on them. If you land in one, or any area on the course designated as a bunker (see tee signs for details), you must take your next shot upside down. Along with the pond on #4, the main park road and a fence provide for OB obstacles.
Not the most outstanding course in the area, but worth the stop if you're in town or passing through. Not far off of US--50 or K-61.
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