7 Helpful / 3 Not
Short busy course
Pros: *2 pads every hole, although the longer pads are not clearly marked, tough to find & not cement
*good crowd playing - there were at least 20 people playing @ 9:30am on a friday, so you can probably count on finding someone to play with
*Located near the interstate
*Good mix of elevation, open vs wooded terrain, & variety of shots requried (backhand & forehand)
*In a nice park with other amenities
Cons: *Really short, pitch n putt style, at least from the concrete pads. i had birdies on 9 0f 18 holes.
*Only the short pads are concrete ... the long pads were easy to spot on some holes, tough on others, just marked with two white pavers with grass/dirt surface
*Invalid fairway trees. i didn't understand 3 or 4 of the holes where there wasn't any real line to throw ...too much "throw and hope"
Other Thoughts: Most of the holes were fun, but very 2-able from the short tees...looked to be harder from the long tees, but it's tough not to throw off the nice cement pads. i shot a 46 with one bogey.
I was psyched to play this course as it had a solid rating of 4 stars, and i was definitely let down. Decent course, but nothing special. I'll be seeking out some different courses next time i'm in the area. Worth playing if you're driving down I-70 and don't have much time to play ...
On another note, the locals were very friendly and mentioned that their weekly doubles league gets 100+ people out each week -- that's awesome & just amazing.
7 of 10 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: First 3 are in the open and quite easy brides...nothing is over 300..then it goes in the woods and gets really crazy 7-12..give yourself plently of time to find discs, if you hit a tree you better look to save par. 14-18 are back in the open, def got to throw the thumber on 15 and now they took out a tree on 16 so the gap as opened up pretty big, just blast one through there and let it hyzer off into the hill for an easy 2. 17 stay right of the big tree fade back around that you'll be in good shape but don't go too far or else you'll end up back around 16 tee box...
Cons: nothing here but my own mistakes, great course
Other Thoughts: keep the speed limit, they are crazy about it
3 of 7 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 2 Not
Amazing course for all skill levels
Pros: This course is in a great park and is designed very well. It is the best course in the St. Louis area. Has a practice hole which is great for warming up or trying a new disc. Excellent variety of hole type. Good course to start on like I did and also a great course to get good on. Trash cans and benches at every hole. Just awesome all around.
Cons: Very crowded. The most crowded course I've ever been to. There are signs on every hole but are not really helpful at all.
Other Thoughts: park rangers are VERY strict on speeding and making complete stops and blinkers. They just like pulling people over to waste their time. Beware of people on the paths.
3 of 5 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: This is one of my favorite course, although I only play it a few times a year because of the hour drive. It is well maintained and normally has a nice breeze. It has some open holes and some wooded holes. They are all fairly long (3-5 par), and you can't see the baskets right away, but this added to the challenge. My favorite hole is 14 or 15. The hole is thought dense woods, over over the dense woods. The basket is scene and is hard to get to either way. The grass can get a little high in places, but is mowed often by the park. There are bathrooms a plenty and a walking path that runs next to part of the course. There are also playground thoughout the park.
Cons: There are a lot of bugs, so wear bug spray. There is also a lot of holes with very little shade, so wear sunscreen. Also beware the stinging insects.
Other Thoughts: This course can get crowded, but it is big enough that you only see people ever once awhile. Most groups are only 2-4 people, but occtionally a large group does come though. It is a great place to watch others throw.
4 of 6 people found this review helpful.
8 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This is a great course. All kinds of shot types, a nice mix of fields and trees. The first three are open more or less, then you get to the woods and it really gets interesting. There are tight tunnel shots, uphill and downhill, dog legs in both directions. Just a great overall course. It definitely ranks as my favorite in this area. Once you get to the woods, you better bring your control game!
Cons: I didn't find much about this course that I didn't like, other than not really getting to let loose on a drive. There are a few spots that you can, but the longest was about 310'. There are pro pads on the holes, but I could not find them. There were white bricks not too far back from the normal pad, but the distance difference was way off according to the signs. Not sure what was going on there.
Other Thoughts: You can play a lot of this course with a midrange. Only 5 holes were at or right around 300'. This one is all about control and good putting.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful.
14 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Clear signs to point you towards the course.
Big parking lot with a bathroom and the info kiosk (with scorecards and a course map) all as soon as you pull up. Practice basket is also placed handily nearby.
Benches at most holes, trash and recycling cans at every hole.
Great signs to point you towards the next hole from the pin, plus the maps at the tees have arrows to direct you which way to go afterwards. Well beaten-in trails makes finding the next tee even easier.
Nice wood tee signs with simple maps on them; easy to figure out if you can decyhper the color codes.
Nice big concrete pads.
Moderately hilly, so the whipping wind makes you think twice when teeing off on the open holes of the course.
Fantastic pin placements (holes 5 and 10 stick out in particular).
Not many easy ways through to the pins on the wooded holes. Shot selection is key.
Great balance of uphill, downhill, and hyzer/anhyzer shots.
Grounds are very well kept. Minimal underbrush and grass was nice and short.
Very busy park, but interference with golfers is virtually nil.
Friendly locals. All 3 groups i ran into while playing solo either offered to join them or quickly play through.
Cons: White and blue tees are very poorly marked. Bring along someone you don't like and make them trudge around to find them.
Wooded holes are treacherous after rain/snow with the hills & mud combo. Wear crappy-grippy shoes when playing after inclimate weather.
Flags sticking out of the basket tops would be fantastic (or just some sort of color to make the baskets stand out against the grey winter landscape).
As well thought-out as the place is, the looong
walk back to the parking area from 18 is the single biggest blemish for this course.
Other Thoughts: Very impressive facilities combined with an equally impressive course. Weenie arms like me have a legit chance of scoring under par for the round. Bombers will probably get frustrated at the lack of distance.
Holes 11 and 13 are great for CTP runs.
Top 5 in St. louis and i'll be back for sure.
14 of 15 people found this review helpful.
8 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This is definitely one of the nicest courses in the St. Louis area. The park is very well maintained and has log cabin rest rooms a short walk away from every hole. The course features every shot imaginable and provides an excellent challenge. There are scorecards and signs that point to the next hole.
Cons: The white tee placements don't have concrete pads and were hard to find. The chains in each basket were rusted out and could use a replacement.
Other Thoughts: Not many complaints about this course. The holes are well marked and feature a variety of shot possibilities. A formidable challenge for any disc golfer.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful.
22 Helpful / 0 Not
review from an avid
Pros: Excellent variety as far as wooded and open holes. Nice concrete tee pads from the red tees. Great course for beginners as well as advanced players. Nice tee signs.
Cons: Can be difficult to follow at times--longer walks from hole 12 to 13 and from hole 13 to 14. White and blue tees difficult to locate unless you hook up with a local.
Other Thoughts: Busy course when weather is nice. Alternate pin placements would add to the experience.
22 of 22 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: Tounament coarse.
Has a very nice mix of shots needed to score well.
Cons: Beginners can get in over theirs heads fast on this coarse.
Coarse can be hard to follow.
At times can be highly played making you have to wait at some holes.
Other Thoughts: I think this is a nice coarse if you want a challenge. The designers definatly put some thought into challenging even the best of disk golfers while still being quite playable for the less experianced group.
3 of 8 people found this review helpful.
12 Helpful / 0 Not
My Favorite Course in St. Charles
Pros: Quail Ridge is the first course I played at in Missouri and it remains to be my favorite. The course uses the all the terrain and obstacles the park has to offer. Holes 1- 3 give you plenty of practice to get your drive down and the rest require all the shots in your bag. You can play this course with one disc or everything you have. White and Blue Tees are now easier to find due to to new 3 ft wood posts! New pin placements are being installed! There are 8 holes with I think at least 3 new placements and some have 4. They are challenging too, most focus on making the holes a little bit longer and require more shaped shots. Look for the placements to be moving frequently once leagues start in spring!
Cons: The course can be a little hard to walk. Hole 14 is a long ways from 13 and the walk back to the car from 18 can be tough after walking all 18.
Other Thoughts: Watch out for hole 10 after you play hole 12.
Hole 13 is unplayable right now due to erosion problems, new grass is being grown there to help with the problem. Hopefully it will open again soon.
My friends and I have been walking to the trees by the walking path after 18 and throwing to the practice basket for a blind shot to replace #13.
12 of 12 people found this review helpful.
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