Parsons, KS 
Forest Park Share
Uploaded By: Martin Dewgarita Hole #1 (Taken 2/2011)
-- / --   -- / --   -- / --   -- / -- Par / Distance:
Memorial at Tee one



Reviews: 3
Avg. Rating:
Details
Clear FiltersFilter/Sort
Exp. (in years): to Played: Reviewed:
Reviews between: and
Sort By: Only Trusted Reviewers   
 Played on vacation

1    5/23/2011   5/23/2011
Review By: shawnsink
Played: 10  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 3.7 Years
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Nice Park around the course..wasnt anyone else on the course..Somewhat technical shots on a few holes so it makes it enjoyable.
Cons: very old course..no course maps left...old school baskets with super thick one layer chains.
Other Thoughts: fun warm up course if you figure out the layout of the tees and baskets.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Only worth playing to say that you did

1    2/17/2010   2/15/2011
Review By: scarpfish
Played: 317  Reviewed: 95  Exp: 11.4 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Set in a very nice park near the center of town. In fact, I'd say everything in this park is in nice shape except for the disc golf course. Does have some interesting and challenging holes if you can get past the fact that a good portion of your challenge will be keeping your disc away from the other park amenities. Makes a nice recreational activity for folks at the community college next door. Baskets catch okay for as old as they look.
Cons: Many of the holes are flat out dangerous if there are other people using the park. (The hole that cuts over the tennis courts takes the cake). Orientation is terrible and it will take a little while to figure out what hole you're on. The few tee signs that are left are rotting away. Its almost as if this course has been left for dead.
Other Thoughts: Forest Park is apparently Parson's old course. This is in many ways looks like a similar situation to City Park in Concordia, KS. Its a course that was installed a long time ago when it wasn't as crowded and was built with the disc technology of that era in mind. Eventually the city put or improved other amenities in the park that crowded those holes out. Add in our present era of warp speed drivers and denser plastics, and its just not safe when you've got some one disc carrying casual making errant shots with his Boss or Xcal.

Much like MD, I had the fortune to play this in a winter setting when the park was empty (albeit I had no snow to contend with). If you come here during the summer, you may have to get here very early or settle for putting practice. Better yet, just play the newer and much better course at the Glenwood Park arboretum across town.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Pitch and Putt

1    2/5/2011   2/13/2011
Review By: Martin Dewgarita
Played: 1149  Reviewed: 93  Exp: 5.1 Years
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: A small city park with a variety of natural and man made obstacles, appears well kept and I doubt it gets very crowded.

Amenities. City park with bathrooms, picnic areas and shelters, tennis courts.

Variety. Decent variety of shots in a pitch and putt course, most holes require a line through the trees, even a hole over the top (or around) the tennis courts, I really enjoyed that throw, as its a challenge that most courses don't offer.

Beginner Friendly. On a course full of ace runs and birdie opportunities, it would be an ok place to learn and practice the game, though would soon get boring.

Clean and well maintained.

A miniature train. I walked along the tracks, I bet that if the train is running in the warmer months it would add a special character to this course.

The coolest part of this park is that it's named after my dog.
Cons: Other User Areas. Some of the holes may be unplayable or require a different attack if there's park users around, like using the tennis courts.

Baskets. Home made with layers of yellow paint, didn't look real nice, nor did they catch well.

Length. About what you can expect from a pitch and putt, most drivers can stay in the car.

Tees. Natural tee pads are mostly in good shape and suit this course ok, the tee signs have seen better days, only a couple of them have the original map if you can make out what it says.
Other Thoughts: Though it was an enjoyable 9 holes I probably wouldn't play this course again (unless the train was running, I'd stop by to check that out) when Glenwood park is just down the road. It makes an ok practice course or a stop for a quick round if you don't have much time.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful.


Join Disc Golf Course Review for free to add your review. Have an account already? Sign In to add a review.