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Colwich, KS 
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Uploaded By: scarpfish Hole #12 (Taken 12/2009)
3 / 268ft.   3 / 332ft.   3 / 345ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #12 Red Tee

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 "Wild Course"

1    11/21/2009   11/21/2009
Review By: bquick222
Played: 11  Reviewed: 2  Exp: 6 Years
This review was updated on 11/22/2009
Pros: Fun course and a change of pace after playing oak and herman countless times. The home made baskets catch good and are all numbered and have three different tee off locations for each hole. The back 9 is the hardest part of the course with the creek winding around for about 7 holes.
Cons: Lots of trees hanging down that get in the way a lot. It would not be a good course for beginners. If it is not mowed would be very hard to find discs. Lots of hedge apples to twist your ankle on. Very muddy by the creeks. Lots of thorn bushes
Other Thoughts: I went in the moring and saw lots of deer which was pretty cool. Like I said nice change of pace from the other 2 courses in Wichita. Lots of trees! Tough course, but if your in the area it is pretty fun, and you should try it out.

 Challenging and fun when it's playable

5+    4/11/2009   6/23/2009
Review By: scarpfish
Played: 326  Reviewed: 99  Exp: 12.2 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Three sets of tees on every hole marked by color coded signage. Yellow baskets are bright and catch very good for homemades. Offers a more serene wilderness feel compared to the manicured 'park golf' courses in Wichita. Excellent for winter time play, provided there is no snow cover. A nice mix of open, wooded and transition holes. Even the easier yellow tees aren't gimmes, and lesser skilled players will prefer these. Advanced players will prefer the reds and blue layouts, which take turns alternating as long and middle tees.
Cons: The downside of an unmanicured course, namely lack of maintainence. The hedge trees make wonderfully formiddable obstacles for shooting down a disc. That being said, the thorns on them make the experience seem like you're playing around barbed wire. If things aren't trimmed back occasionally this becomes an obstacle course. I've actually had discs get punctured here. Best not to wear shorts around here, and a long sleeved shirt would be advised too. There are also hedgeapples in various states of decay on the ground, not to mention piles of brush and marshy spots. Unless there are flags on the ground defining where the tee line is can be difficult. Some of the bridges over the creek are starting to wear down.
Other Thoughts: After about May 1 until October, this course may be near unplayable if there hasn't been a recent mow, esspecially after a hard rain. The local organizers here usually host tournaments very early in the year, or very late while the vegetation is in check. If you're passing through on K-96 during the late spring or summer, you may want to give the course a look. Hole 1 is not a good indicator of the murkier conditions that may be lurking in the back. If you hate looking for errant throws in tall grass, much less getting pricked by thorns trying to retreive your disc, you might want to skip this one.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  A wild course but enjoyable.

1    5/30/2009   5/30/2009
Review By: LucasBlack
Played: 1  Reviewed: 1
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This course is a full 18 with variety of shots. The baskets are yellow and are in good condition, all metal. It has a full complement of shots required to do well on this course. It offers doglegs, and shots with split courses so you can make a choice as well as many risk/reward decisions involving the creek that runs throughout. Course nicely loops back to beginning. Many trees/ very wooded and a fairly scenic area for Kansas countryside.
Offers 3 sets of tees, Yellow for Beginner/Ametuer and red or blue for the pro. There is a map of the hole on every Tee sign and they are clearly marked,
Cons: This is a very wild course. I played fairly close after it was mowed and it was pretty nice, but you can tell it was tractor mowed and still rough cut. The trees are well used in the course but could use some trimming. The mosquitos were there in amazing numbers around the first couple of holes when I was there. Definitely BRING BUG SPRAY. The tees are dirt and were slightly muddy. Not a course you would want to play when it was wet out at all. Also should bring closed toed shoes, pretty wild. Not a course for the newbie, still fun but they may get frustrated by losing discs in the woods/creek. Creek sides are slippery and muddy. No benches or trash bins.
Other Thoughts: Would have given this course a 3.5 or 4.0 if it had been better maintained. Very interesting layout but very rough. Some tree limbs were in the flight path that were just overgrown. I am definitely interested in seeing what it's like in the fall/winter too.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 very rough in summer

7/4/2008   7/4/2008
Review By: Innovadude
Played: 226  Reviewed: 179  Exp: 17.3 Years
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: It features 3 sets of grass tees, each with it's own great tee sign showing length, fairway and where the next tee is. Good design, using all the available trees and creeks.
Cons: When I played it, the grass was up to 2' high in the fairway, sometimes 5' on the walks. The creek is muddy and slippery, and looks like it can flood some of the course when it rains. Very buggy. Not well maintained, half the holes had severely blocked lines due to overgrown branches.
Other Thoughts: Will be very nice if a lot more work went in (plenty has so far, but it will take much more). Play it in fall/winter.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful.

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