great place for a quick 9
Pros: -Tons of different shots/hole types.
-Easy to follow no confusion on hole placement or tee pads.
-Tees and baskets are in good condition.
-Shaded most of the course so it was no problem playing in 100+temps.
-Lots of benches and trash cans.
Cons: -For how many well placed trash cans there are it was kinda trashy.
-Some holes placements are just a tad far fetched for some par 3s but far from impossible.
Other Thoughts: Overall I really liked this course and I love the fact that there is a bottom 18 course just down the hill. It's a great location to meet people from anywhere in kc and would be a great park to play all 36 holes and have a vast variety of land holes and shot types. Great course for beginners and pros alike.
Good mix of holes
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Pros: Tons of alternate hole locations keeps it fresh and fun every time. Every hole has at least three positions, and many have five (hole 8 has 7) 10/10
There is a great variety of openness on shots. Some holes have tight drives, some tight approaches, some of both, only a couple that are pretty open the whole way, but those are nice for a breather. For example, drive on the first hole is pretty open, but the approach is into a treed region and is very technical. 10/10
Baskets are in great condition and tees are concrete and also in great condition. 10/10
Navigation between holes is pretty easy. A couple of exceptions are after the ninth hole (look for the staircase down the slope to the right) and also the 18 tee looks like it could be the 13 tee (13 is across the road to the right), but nothing too difficult. 9/10
The course is pretty well manicured most of the time. There are visible, regularly mowed fairways that help with navigation, but the rough isn't too deep or uncomfortable. There are lots of benches and several trash cans that help with litter. 9/10
Tee signs with maps on every hole that show distances and all of the various hole positions help with navigation of the actual holes. Several holes are blind, but the maps and fairways make it pretty easy most of the time. 8/10
Obstacles are used very well and help make up for the lack of more than mild elevation on the first 12 holes. 9/10
Not too difficult for more advanced beginners. You probably don't want to play this course if you're occaisionally a wild thrower because of the dropoffs mentioned in the cons. Overall though the course does a good job of challenging many skill levels, longer hole positions can challenge more advanced players, while shorter positions can be exciting for beginners. 7/10
There is good variety in the distance. However, longer holes tend to be more open while shorter holes are more technical or require more shot shaping. The difference in numerical lengths is there, but not as much in how long the holes feel.There are some holes that are exceptions to this for sure (5 immediately comes to mind as a short hole, while 8 can be a monster with either of the back 2 positions). It could definitely be better, but it's still pretty good. 7/10
There isn't a ton of severe elevation present, there is definitely more of it in play on the back nine, while the front nine is pretty flat. The elevation is still used well even at spots where there isn't a ton. How flat it is isn't really noticeable while playing, even after playing it about eight times I never really noticed until I thought about it for this review. 5/10
Cons: Most holes are pretty simple and straightforward, and there aren't very many different ways to play them. 3/10
Discs can be pretty easy to lose. There are lots of steep dropoffs if you venture very far off the fairways, and getting down to them can be dangerous and nearly impossible. 3/10
Not a huge variety in distance. Longer holes tend to be more open while shorter holes are more technical or require more shot shaping. The difference in numerical lengths is there, but not in how long the holes feel.There are some holes that are exceptions for sure (5 immediately comes to mind as a short hole, while 8 can be a monster with either of the back 2 positions), but overall 4/10
Some hole positions demand different shot paths (5, 6, 10, 12 favor left to right, 13 favors right to left), but the course is below average in this area overall. 4/10
Other Thoughts: Overall difficulty 6/10
Often appears more crowded than it is since there is another 18 hole course on site.
Be sure to bring solid footwear, the course is rocky in places.
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Great place for a good round
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Pros: I played this course in 102-degree heat and came away happy. (Three bottles of water helped, but still.)
Lots of variety here, with long bombs, shorter technical shots, uphills, downhills, valleys, blind shots over crestlines, and so forth. The grass is groomed and the fairways clean. Multiple pin placements on every hole, benches to rest on, lots of safe parking, centrally located in the KC metro - not surprising that this place has been popular for so long.
For hot-weather play, there's also a water spigot after #5 (I think), which is a definite plus.
I played with two local groups and found everyone friendly and willing to show a traveler how to play the course.
Cons: There are a few holes near the beginning of this course where the fairway consists of rough rock. This forces air shots and rewards rollers and worm-burners with pretty severe disc damage. Not much that can be done about it but it's certainly less than optimum.
There's also a couple of places where fairways are close together. This is not an issue if you can direct your shots accurately but hey, not everyone's Ken Climo. #18 also runs closely parallel to a major street and if your shot gets into the right-side rough, it'll likely roll down to asphalt (mine did and got hit by a car).
Other Thoughts: Overall I'd say this course was close to the ultimate in recreational disc golf. Not so challenging as to require a commitment to play, definitely not a pitch-and-putt practice course. I'll be back.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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Pros: Nice long tee pads. Good mix of shots required. Good mix of open and lightly wooded. Great overall design. Another totally different 18 hole course right there. Best BBQ in KC and Dynamic Discs right down the road.
Cons: Heavily used because its so popular so a little worn out.
0 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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Pros: - Course is set around the outside of a large multi-use park, which includes a skate park and some tennis courts. The holes are well separated from this, so there shouldn't be any interference except by #18.
- Majority of the course is more or less in the open, with larger mature trees or bits of forest to make things interesting. There are obvious lines that need to be hit, like hyzers or anhyzers to get around the woods, and a few windows like on #10 and #15. A lot of baskets are located within trees or woods, to add challenge to an otherwise open shot.
-With at least four different pin positions on every hole, the course can play very differently from round to round. #9 especially, which can be an easy 290' shot or a tough 520' hole with a huge bush to get around, and then a pinch point to a downhill approach. #7 can be a nice easy shot in the shorts, or a big-risk island shot that needs big D to reach. Great variety overall.
- Some parts of the course are pretty hilly, with the steepest parts by #13-#17. The more open terrain has the most elevation changes, but a lot of holes have some sort of slope. #10 is a shorter downhill shot that has punishment for going too far, and the area right of #15's fairway is a wooded hill. Others play uphill to add more difficulty, like #6 or #11.
- Road O.B. by a few basket placements definitely adds more challenge, like #12 and #17, and the island on #7 of course, and the road on/next to #14.
- Nice teepads, baskets, and signage. Some baskets have large flags so you know which one to throw to in a few spots, which is nice. Pretty good amenities overall. Navigation is pretty easy, especially with the map in front.
Cons: - A lot of fairly wide open holes here, with only some forest on the back end, or a few trees in the fairway to worry about. Almost any kind of shot can get you by the basket, so line shaping isn't a huge factor in many spots.
- Layout is a little funky, you have to backtrack down #3's fairway to get to #4's tee? That is a huge bottleneck. A few teepads in precarious spots, like #7, #11, and maybe #15. And while the roads offer some more challenge, it is a pain to be playing while cars cruise by.
Other Thoughts: - A fun course to let some drives fly, many opportunities to grip it and rip it. Enough trees and woods, or elevation, to keep things interesting, but maybe not exciting. The wooded holes are definitely more enjoyable, though the potential of the island green on #7 and the par-4 placement on #9 are also right up there. Still, after one round you'll probably be a little bored of throwing hyzers, especially those with a bigger arm.
- More experienced players will find some things to like, everyone else should find fun and challenge. Also, a perfect complement to the Down Under course.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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Pros: -Benches on most tees
-very long tee pads
-very mature trees and lots of elevation changes
-mix of technical shots and distance shots
-mutliple pin locations
-full color signs
-easy to navigate
Cons: -one fairway parallel with a busy road (only separated by thin treeline)
-one fairway next to fenced in backyards
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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Love the mult. pin placements
Pros: A nice park course situated in Kansas City, KS. This course offers a nice mix of open and technical shots with good variations of distances throughout. There is a lot of different pin placements, which I thought added a lot to the course, because with the 6 or so layouts available there are new challenges and changes every time you play the course. The course also offers a good mix of elevation shots throughout. The tee signs a well marked and have nice concrete tee pads. The course flows well throughout the park which makes it easy to navigate the park. The park also offers a bottom, more technical course, which is another bonus. There is a variety of shots required to play this course which add to the overall challenge of the course.
Cons: There are a few flaws with this course. The course was a fun course, but challenge wise was only about a 3.5/5. This course also was lacking the wow factor to put it above other courses. The course was also rather boring with design and beauty.
Other Thoughts: Overall this was a fun course that I would recommend if you are in the Kansas City area after Water Works. This course has some challenge and is very fun to play, but many of the locals were rude and disrespectful of the course which is a big negative in my book. The multiple pin placements really add to the course and make it stand out in my book, because you are basically getting more than one course with different difficulties.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Great Course- Very Busy
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Pros: A lot of baskets that are moved frequently.
Diverse holes, some long and open, some short with obstacles.
Right off the highway.
Challenging for all players, but good place to learn.
Flows very locigally.
Has another course, Down Under, literally right below it.
Cons: This is the most crowded course in KC which can be good and bad. You might be able to hop in with a group and have fun with them, or be stuck behind a group of beginners that don't understand ettiquette.
Other Thoughts: Great course for beginners and advanced players that play a variety of courses.
Allow yourself plenty of time to finish as it is busy.
There is also one of the best courses anywhere, at the same park.
Great KC course!
1 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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Fun open course
Pros: Open course than can be played easily with any skill level. Some interesting terrain changes and reasonable tree challenges.
Cons: Sometimes hard to find the next tee.
Other Thoughts: Can be incredibly busy on weekends, so be prepared to queue up.
0 of 3 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: I love how many pin placements there are, fun variety
Cons: cliffs can be a problem, especially with the proximity to the hole. don't overshoot the putts, rollers can be a bad idea
Other Thoughts: Good variety of length. One of the closer courses in the area. It is very well trafficked, so do not expcet to blow torugh the course, there are occastionally holdups. Very popular course to hold tournaments, so plese be aware of those as they hapen.
2 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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