6 Helpful / 0 Not
Fun for everyone
Pros: - Course is set in a large park that has a lot of other activities present, like a horseshoe hall of fame, and bike trails. Disc golf is well separated though, I don't imagine there would be any interferences.
- Holes are pretty much split between a hilly wooded area, and some more open areas. The wooded area has a great variety of lines, difficulty, length, and hilliness. A lot of straight holes, like #5, #7, #8, and #9 have enough trees to force hitting a gap, and holes like #10 and #12 have turns to the left and right. Accuracy is definitely important. Lots of hills here as well; #5 has a very sloped green, #7 is blind with a hump in the middle, #8 is downhill, #9 and #10 are both good valleys, #12 is uphill. Lots of sloped greens and nasty, nasty rollaways are present here.
- Lots of holes in the open have a good wrinkle to them as well. #3 is a blind RHBH anny into the woods, with a sloping green behind. #4 is a blind, tight spike hyzer into the woods, with another sloped green. #6 has a pin tucked behind trees, #14 is a downhill shot with the basket on the right, next to or in the woods, #15 is a WALL of trees with a tiny little gap; an overhand shot is the only real option there. #16 is a valley shot with trees lining the bottom, and #17 is good downhill gap shot with trees. None of these are gimmees, by any means.
- As listed above, there are lots of elevation changes, from start to finish. Both and down off the tee, valleys and humps in the fairways, and sloping greens in lots of places. Adds a great deal of enjoyment, challenge, or both, on most holes.
- A good deal of baskets positions here, with many more (hopefully) on the way, can really change things up. Length, and lines, can be drastically altered. Add on the various pro tees, and the course really changes - averages an additional 100' per hole, with some nasty lines.
- Great pads, signage, and baskets. Navigation isn't too bad; though I did have a guide so no guarantees! Practice basket is more for approach practice over putting, that is interesting.
Cons: - A few holes are pretty open, and don't need any particular shot. #1 is pretty wide open, #2 is a simple hyzer shot, #13 is open on the right, and #18 is open on the right.
- Holes in the woods are pretty similar, in terms of terrain and trees. If you can execute the lines, most are easily reachable in one shot. From the red tees at least.
Other Thoughts: - All in all, a very fun course that offers a great variety of shots. Wooded holes are more fun over challenging... as long as you can stay clean! Plenty of spots to get into big trouble, from start to finish. Open holes allow for bigger drives, but still have enough character to keep things interesting. I would recommend this course to everyone, of all skill levels.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 6 Not
Pros: Course well maintained, no trash, beautiful scenery, baskets in good condition. Wouldv liked to see a few different placements of the baskets, but overall a great place to play.
Cons: I wanted to give this course a higher rating, but it was a tad hard to find, there were no signs to holes 1 and 2, and a few spots were very muddy this winter, couldv used some wood chips in a couple areas.
0 of 6 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 4 Not
One of my Favorite course to play in St. Louis
Pros: Has a great mix or short 3's with trees, and longer open holes with ante shots.
Cons: The only bad thing i have to say about the course is that its so far from where i live in eureka, mo.
Other Thoughts: We need more course like this, this course is very fun to play at.
0 of 4 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 7 Not
Good Noob Course
Pros: Course is nice and short for newer players. Good community of disc golfer to help you improve your game.
Cons: If you are looking for a challenge, this course has a few holes to tickle your fancy.
Other Thoughts: Nice course, wish it was a harder
0 of 7 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: This is a great walk through awesome woods. This course has some holes that are visually awesome. Holes that look impossible but are fair. Very fun to see you disc glide through so many obstacles. The back 9 has four different pin locations that significantly change the hole.
Cons: Back pin placements seem almost impossible and i fear having lost discs from a few holes. I have not played the blues but plan to this weekend. I do wish they would change the baskets more often
Other Thoughts: Hole 4 plays the most difficult....a drive up the left side of the fairway makes a shot through the trees an easier approach. Holes 14 and 17 both require left to right drives. Hole number 13 is still under construction so the practice basket is still being used.....this makes the hike between 12 and 13 a little longer than typical.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This is so far my favorite course of the ones I have played.
There are multiple tees that allow for more or less of a challenge depending on your skill.
Several holes also have multiple pin location at least the signs show that they do if baskets get moved.
Tee signs at the short tee are in great shape, show the layout for the hole, where the alt tees are and there is an arrow pointing to the next pin. Short tees are concrete and are plenty big enough for a full run up.
Great use of elevation. Some play up steep hills others down them, and other across them giving the course little repetition.
A mix of lefty and righty holes forces different shots to be required, I used every shot in my arsenal at least once.
Also has a nice mix of wide open holes and tight wooded holes, with a few that almost look impossible (#15), Be sure to look up. You can go over the trees
Trash cans and benches at every hole give for a nice place to take a break in this Missouri heat, and cut down on litter
Gateway titans are in great shape
Cons: The terrain seems to be washed out a bit in spots and would be treacherous after any kind of rain. There are a couple steep hills to go up and down, and they are covered in loose rocks so you need to take it easy going up and down.
There is at least 1 place where a bridge over a small creek/ runoff area would improve the course.
Alternate tees are just dirt tees.
The short tees with pad could be seen as too short for higher skilled players.
Other Thoughts: There were score cards with maps at the kiosk right by the parking lot. This kept me from getting lost kept forgetting to look at the tee sign arrows showing the next tee.
right next to the kiosk there is a concrete Tee for the Practice basket nice warm up as it is on the way to #1
UPDATE: New Tee pads have been poured so there are now 2 sets of concrete tees. These new pads are mostly a combination of the whites and the blues, with some slight adjustments.
There have also been new pin placements put in on the holes that did not have them before, with more in the works.
Im told there will be some more landscaping work around the new pads, and that new Tee signs are in the works as well.
These new pads and pins give the course a whole new feel!!!!
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: The course plays through a sprawling park with a nice mix of grassy fairways and tighter wooded shots. The woods come into play even on most of the more open holes, and offer some good punishment for errant drives. Most holes have some elevation changes adding challenge and variety, including some nice ravine holes in the woods and some cool roll away greens.
There is a pretty good mix of hole shapes, playing pretty balanced for righties and lefties. You'll need to hit some tight lines through the woods to score well, and there's enough different shots required to keep it from feeling repetitive. The concrete pads are in pretty good shape, and there are two longer sets of tees on most holes that add some different lines and more distance. There are basic tee signs, and the course isn't too tough to follow and figure out. The tee to the practice basket is a nice way to get from the parking lot to hole 1's tee and eliminate that long walk.
Cons: The concretes play very short and pretty easy overall, lots of ace runs and deuce or die type holes out there. The longer tees are more interesting and challenging, but aren't all easy to find or well marked, and many of them are in pretty poor shape with ruts and erosion. There are also erosion problems on some of the hills in the woods where not much grass can grow. There is a long walk back from the end of the course to the parking lot, not a huge deal but a little annoying.
Other Thoughts: This is a fun course, with lots of fun ace runs and elevation shots. Beginners will find the woods a little tight at times, but it's a pretty approachable course. More experienced players won't find the concretes very tough at all, and the longer tees aren't always all that easy to find and throw from. There were some guys out working on a couple of them though, some improvements on those would really bump up the level of this course. There are better courses around St. Louis, but this one is still worth a stop.
7 of 10 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Course has a large amount of variety. There is a great mixture of open shots and wooded shots. Large variety of shots needed on this course. Some elevation especially in the wooded parts of the course. Multiple pin positions per hole. Plenty of benches and trashcans located throughout the course. Course navigation was easy to follow (except for one spot). Beautiful spot to play in. Fairways were kept in good shape and it would be hard to loose a disc unless you went really far off the fairway. Great signs at each tee.
Cons: The alternate tee pads are nearly invisible (I did not know there were alternate tee pads until after I had played and was reading other reviews of this course)
Hole 12 (I think) was missing its sign
After Hole 3 there is no sign pointing to the next hole and there are several paths going in different directions that could lead to confusion on where to go next (That is the only navigation hazard I found on this course)
Other Thoughts: Great fun and a really enjoyable course if you are anywhere near the area I suggest you make a stop and try it out.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 0 Not
good course getting better
Pros: good course located right off the hwy. with a large variety of shots in your bag. course is now being reworked with different and multiple(2-3) pin placements on each hole(1/2 way complete).
longer white and blue tees marked with colored pavers and a tee marker post. (1/2 complete)
new chains and 3 rings on the baskets(all basket modifications complete)
new tee signs with proper distances and pin placements are in the future months, once everything is in place..
Cons: not really a con but now u have to look for basket on the blind holes
Other Thoughts: the new pin placements are driven by excessive play on the course which is causing a severe erosion issue on a few holes. that said the original placements will be replaced and used along with the new placements once the grounds are repaired.
the alternate placements are looking good a few are longer some are just a different shot with same distance.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 1 Not
Great Course for Beginners and Pros
Pros: Great all around course with a variety of short and long holes, as well as wooded and open holes.
3 different tee pads (only the reds are concrete) offer a great variance in the difficulty in the course. The various tee pads can take an easy par from the red and make a tough bogey from the whites or blues.
Bathrooms throughout the park, trash cans and recycling bins on almost all holes, new picnic tables on a few holes, and a practice basket.
Cons: The white and blue tee pads are tough to find unless you are a regular. 4x4 posts are going in to mark them with the painted pavers as soon as the ground thaws.
Only one pin placement per hole.
Concrete tee pads from reds only, natural from others.
A lot of traffic at this course, but hopefully will be eleviated by new courses being built in this area.
Other Thoughts: My home course, and one of the best all around in St. Louis. It has everything you want in a round of disc golf. New signs, benches, and posts for the whites and blues going in this year.
You will not be disappointed.
7 of 8 people found this review helpful.
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