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.
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.
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