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Good mix of holes

5+    8/8/2012   8/9/2012
Review By: bigreddog
Played: 57  Reviewed: 31  Exp: 2.7 Years
This review was updated on 8/28/2013
3 Helpful / 0 Not
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.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Recreationally fun

2-4    7/25/2012   7/25/2012
Review By: asjzn6
Played: 110  Reviewed: 53  Exp: 9.2 Years
Pros: Teesigns present, teepads are large, navigation relatively simple, benches a plus, colored poles help with hole distances. good mix of shots left to right, right to left.
Cons: A couple of holes have 8-10 different placements fine, but makes it awefully hard to figure out where to go, maybe spend extra money on some alt teepads. that makes every pin placement x2.
Other Thoughts: The course is well played and having a down under in the same park bonus. Also, DD has moved their store in just up the road so if you lose a disc stop by. Also right next to DD is the best BBQ in the nation so Easy to make a good day out of rosedale

 Great place for a good round

1    7/22/2012   7/23/2012
Review By: bazillion
Played: 55  Reviewed: 37  Exp: 14.1 Years
1 Helpful / 1 Not
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.

 

2-4    7/8/2012   7/16/2012
Review By: tmattoon
Played: 29  Reviewed: 6  Exp: 3 Years
0 Helpful / 3 Not
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 3 people found this review helpful.

 Rosey Rosedale

5+    6/29/2012   7/6/2012
Review By: jlherrmann
Played: 59  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 29.4 Years
This review was updated on 7/10/2012
0 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Rosedale has a very good mix of open and wooded holes. Some that can be done in two, or even aced, and some that border on needing a par 4 rating. It is well worn, well laid out, well marked. Some of the elevation changes can be trickier than they look. Cement tee pads are in good shape, and the park is well maintained.
Cons: There are a couple of long walks between holes, and a couple of others where an errant toss can whack the party in front of you.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Old school, but still a lot of fun

5+    10/3/2011   2/20/2012
Review By: scarpfish
Played: 317  Reviewed: 95  Exp: 11.3 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Good mixed skill course with multiple pin positions that make this course very adaptable from pitch and putt to championship caliber. Pin position changes (up to 8 on some holes) offers great variety. Shorter pin positions are good for beginner and intermediate players. Longer ones are good for more advanced players. Good signage. Even better sister course in the wooded bottoms.
Cons: A bit run down due to its age. Inconsistent maintenance can mean looking for discs in plain ol' grass if you come here at the wrong part of the mowing cycle. Big, crowds, (being centrally located and rec friendly, this is easily the most crowded course in the KC metro). Get here before 10 AM on a weekday if you want to play. Hole 18 can be very dangerous. I see short pin setups here more than I would like when I visit. Orientation can be a bit confusing for first timers. No multiple tees, so you're kind of stuck with whatever layout is offered.
Other Thoughts: Rosedale is your general 1980's era park golf. The park has a wooded perimeter with a mostly open center. Given Rosedale's age and spotty maintenance, this course has kept up well with the times, as its popularity with local players shows. Not the best in town, but you can park here and play two courses. Easily accessible from I-35.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Beginner/Intermediate

1    12/29/2011   2/12/2012
Review By: notapro
Played: 419  Reviewed: 280  Exp: 11.3 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
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.

 

1    1/28/2012   1/28/2012
Review By: astomps
Played: 53  Reviewed: 39  Exp: 3.3 Years
This review was updated on 8/20/2012
0 Helpful / 1 Not
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.

 Rosedale

5+    10/8/2011   12/7/2011
Review By: mindoveryou
Played: 8  Reviewed: 8
1 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: The most centrally located and busiest course in KC. Offers several dogleg shots and tough approaches with baskets usually surrounded by trees. Plays left, so it forces RHBH players to adjust their game. Easy to meet other players.
Cons: Dirty and poorly maintained. Busy with regular, slow playing lines. Lots of riff raff getting high at every bench, especially down under. Built on top of a steep rocky bluff, so errant throws are extra punishing and difficult to find.
Other Thoughts: Although this park is busy, its only due to its location. Its one of the oldest DG parks in KC, but needs a serious overhaul to be family friendly. Worthwhile to play for shot variety and meeting new people.

1 of 6 people found this review helpful.

 My new KC favorite

1    11/12/2011   11/12/2011
Review By: marteh
Played: 13  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 3.7 Years
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: A challenging course for without being discouraging to a fairly new player. Good variety of right & left drives, some wide open & some technical. Played quickly in spite of a lot of groups on the course. Nice terrain changes and some risk/ reward holes with pins near the edge of the bluffs. A lot of trees but the leaves were not too deep to find discs and the grass in the open was not too deep. Benches on the tees and good signs showing fairways and possible pin locations
Cons: On a couple of holes I had a hard time seeing which basket was in use the basket from the tee, but I'm only 5'6 and the guys in my group who were 6' could see them. a couple of rocky fairways would be pretty hard on cheaper plastic, but I was warned about that & a Champion disc showed no damage.
Other Thoughts: I have played several KC courses one or two times and Swope several, but Rosedale is my new favorite. I'm looking forward to playing "Down Under" on my next trip!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.


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