One of Top Five in the SGF Area
Pros: - Utilizes the trees and elevation changes to good effect.
- Concrete teepads
- Good hole signage.
- Park is overall nice too.
- Shade galore!
- Difficult to loose a disc.
Cons: - Walking paths that interrupt fairways.
Other Thoughts: A great little course to practice up and down shots and just to work more on the technical side of things. Watch out for kids though, the park had quite a few of them running about when I was playing. Pretty repetitive, but not really sure how they could make it not so.
Best course near Spring-town
2 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: +Beautiful landscaping
+Paved tee pads
+easy to navigate, with little metal arrows to point you at the next tee
+full 18 holes
+baskets in great shape
+many elevation and terrain changes
+many different distances
Cons: -there is a foot patch and sometimes walkers get in the way
2 of 7 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: • Best navigation of any course I've ever played! (see "Other Thoughts" below)
• Crushed rock at the base of all baskets to cut down on mud.
• Lots of elevation change.
• Most holes are short to medium in length, which is what I prefer because I am a finesse player.
• Beautiful park with nice grass.
• SW Missouri is beautiful country.
Cons: • Could use more long holes for some par 4's and 5's.
• A little hard to find the course. I had to ask a local for directions because the Google Maps directions were not accurate.
Other Thoughts: Very nice course. The rolling terrain of SW Missouri suits this course well. There are some challenging tree obstacles including the massive "Hand of God" tree on #12. Most holes are short to medium in length with only a couple of long open holes where you can cut loose a bomb. The long chuckers probably will get a little frustrated, but I loved it because I prefer shorter and more technical holes. Every basket had a small metal plate welded to it that pointed you to the next tee. This was awesome for a first timer like me. Every course should have these!
I'm from Idaho, so playing here was a rare privilege. I doubt I'll ever get to play it again, bummer! For any northwest residents reading this, it reminded me of Sunnyside Park in Pullman, WA. I also got to meet the course designer while playing. Overall, it was a great experience. Definitely make plans to play here if you're in the area!
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 3 Not
My favorite birdie course
Pros: Beautifully maintained, quality teepads and baskets, nice use of elevation and obstacles. Nice shot selection. Wonderful challenge to get those 2's on windy days.
Cons: Not a particularly difficult course. Every 3 feels like a disappointment.
Tournaments would be hampered by interference between golfers on adjacent holes.
Other Thoughts: Great course for new players or casual players. I love to take my wife and preteen son to play the course.
4 of 7 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Lots of roughage to keep you on your toes. 2-3 open tees to let some fly. Feels like a real golf course with huge hills and some minor valleys.
Cons: Im not a fan of the raised tees.
Other Thoughts: This is simply an amazing course that uses obstacles to the advantage. It is a beautiful park and well taken care of. Lots of fun, a must!
2 of 4 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 2 Not
Good, but way overrated on this site...
Pros: This course is set in a very pretty park. The neighborhood is good, and I feel I would be willing to play by myself at anytime of the day. The use of elevation here is great. It is not as elevated as some make it out to be, but you do have to be wary of roll-aways near the baskets. This is a great park for people in the process of learning the game as only 2 holes didnt require a mid-range or an ultra-slow fairway driver. The holes are positioned well enough to make a lot of the trees interesting to play around. This course also flows very logically for the most part. Best of all I met a nice local who was willing to play the round with me and show me the course.
Cons: The first main con isn't of the course itself, its of the rating on here. How can a course that averages 240 feet have 2 ratings of a 4.5 and one of a 5.0 (not to mention the multips 4.0 ratings). Those are meant for the best courses in the world. It made me want to make my rating lower to average this out. There is no way this course is over a 3.2. Anyways, that being said, a main con is the lack of distance. I only needed a disc faster than a speed 6 on two holes. Those two holes seemed forced and unlike the rest of the course. There were a couple spots where I would not have known exactly where to go after completing a hole.
Other Thoughts: Once again the people who rated this a 4.5/5 and a perfect 5/5 (and even a 4) are honestly out of their minds. Normally I don't get negative like this in my reviews, but its unfortunate they did that because now this course will never have the proper rating. This was a very interesting and fun layout, but the lack of distance and overall variety makes this a 3.2 for me, which rounds to a 3 (especially because two certain individuals over-rating it). Fun course!
5 of 7 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 7 Not
Pros: Great course, with hills,a good layout,plenty of space, and some tricky holes.
Cons: Not enough woods for my taste, but there is some.
Other Thoughts: A very fun course to play. One of the best in the area for sure. If you're close by it is worth the time to check out.
1 of 8 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 8 Not
Best in Spf area
Pros: Concrete tees, Well marked, little traffic, quiet.All around the best course I have played. No uphill shot, Which is a pro for me, could be a con for others who like those shots.
Cons: the big hill can destroy you round if it rolls down.
Sometimes pedestrians on the walk way don't understand that you are trying to play a sport and are sometime inconsiderate.
Other Thoughts: Look for the road with the water tower on it. The road to the course kind of looks like a drive way and I have to do a U-turn every time I go to it. Ha..
1 of 9 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: + Maintenance - Grass cut, trees well kept. (Nice large trees)
+ Elevation - Nice elevation, especially on putting greens that make putts risky.
+ Different looks from some tee shots ( under, over, left, right)
+ Concrete tee pads
+ Practice basket by #1
+ No underbrush for an easy round
+ Navigation is easy enough
+ Bathrooms in the pool house right by parking.
Cons: - Short and scrunched - not aired out at all..
- Interference - Some holes run very close to each other. #8's fairway is right over #10's pin, (so when I played here I shot for 10's pin from 8's tee) #15 and #16 literally share the same fairway. So just keep an eye out when playing this course.
- Not enough challenge. The holes are basically straight shots. Most holes are dueceable and some ace runs.
- The holes that let you throw for distance are just open fields ( 15 and 16)
- I personally don't like the baskets, they booted a lot of fast putts.
- I can't say this is all the time, but by the time I left ( 5 ish ) it was pretty crowded.
- No underbrush to create obstacles. ( In both pros and cons for different reasons )
Other Thoughts: >If you want a relaxing quick round of disc golf, this is a really great place to go.
>Even though I had a lot of cons, I enjoyed the round I played.
>The park might be crowded in the evening, which creates some safety issues if you're not watching.
> Overall a very beginner friendly course.
> This could be a really nice 9 hole, but it's scrunched into an 18.
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 1 Not
I like it
Pros: Great cement tee pads, nicely marked, great baskets with arrows pointing to the next tee, nice layout with a great mix of challenges, high shots, low shots, rights & lefts & some that you can choose which way around or over an obstacle. The people we met here were nice. 18 finishes up right along the fence by the pool and on a hot summer day the scenery isn't bad.
Cons: The basket for 11 is right along the park boundary and a throw past the basket ends up in some serious OB where I'd be worried about poison weeds, bugs and snakes. It was 95, sunny, and dry the day we played and we were getting KILLED by HUGE mosquitoes. I can't imagine what this place would be like if it was wet.
Other Thoughts: I wish I'd brought bug spray, a jungle hat, and a swimsuit so I could jump in the pool after, but it was worth the drive to get away from the hustle of Branson and play here. Ozark is a nice town and if we get back I'd probably play a round and then check out some of the other stuff to do.
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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