2 Helpful / 0 Not
Very pleasant course
Pros: Good number of open holes around 275-375 feet in length with a few trees in the way on the front nine, then shorter holes with more trees on the back nine, and water comes into play on four holes.
Very nice concrete tee pads with good signs showing distance and simple maps. Very easy to navigate the course and find your way.
It's pretty hard to lose a disc on this course, basically only if you throw in the pond on #s 2 or 3 or get stuck in a tree.
The park is generally in great shape, baskets, tee pads are all taken care of, other than one or two cases of spray paint graffiti lately. Very little trash around, and the grass is usually mowed quite well too.
Cons: Not a whole lot of variety or difficulty in most of the holes. Not much elevation change other than a couple holes throwing up, down, or across a slight valley.
A few of the holes cut through the park which can lead to a decent number of people being in your way when the weather is nice.
Other Thoughts: This is a great course for people learning to play and remains fun for those that are more experienced. Decent variety of looks but is not especially challenging for those looking for a professional course. On any given day, any hole is able to be birdied by a decent to good player. All the park construction stuff mentioned in previous posts has been completed.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Aging like fine wine
Pros: Over time, Sooner Park continues to develop into an excellent course. Now with all concrete tee pads, Sooner Park offers everything a good course might require -- elevation changes, water hazards, woodiness, and plenty obstacles to conquer. Each hole offers numerous routes to take of varying difficulties. A fun, strategical course, particularly the back 9.
As the course progresses, the holes become more difficult and the game gets heady, which always adds to the fun.
Plenty of birdie holes
The park is well maintained and the locals are very friendly and helpful.
the gentle sloping hills the park stretches across make for great shifts in elevation.
Cons: Recently a construction zone has been fenced off around the pond in the park, and this is responsible for holes 2 and 3 being closed temporarily. In the process of this project, an extremely large Pecan tree as well as an Oak were destroyed and removed from the course. They were very fun to play around, and regrettably this will not be possible again in the future, even after the project is finished.
There can also be some waiting time on a few holes, as the walking paths intersect the course at some points.
Other Thoughts: with some exceptions, this course always tends to be windy, more so on the front 9 than in the back depending on the time of year. So get those headwind friendly drivers ready!
Sometimes people leave trash behind, and irresponsible pet owners leave the feces of their dogs, but this isn't anything we can't prevent as guests in the park. Please remember to take your trash with you and dispose of it properly in the bins provided to us by the park service.
As you step up to the tee on hole 18, be sure to pay homage to Jerry Stapleton, for without him the vision of the back 9 and concrete tee pads would not have been possible.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Good course that gets more fun with every hole you pass. The front nine is established and therefore has concrete tees and tee signs. The front also has different baskets then the back but both are good. The elevation is used very well here in all aspects. You have to throw uphill and downhill and even some of the greens have life. The course is very well mowed and manicured. The navigation is pretty easy even though the back doesn't have pads or signs yet. The course is very lefty/righty friendly and has some very interesting holes like 12 and 13. I dont think that the challenge is there for the pro/adv level player but it is still a fun course. There aren't alot of trees on the front making it very beinner freindly along with there not being many places to lose plastic.
Cons: The back 9 can get crowded with people and kids due to the nearby playground and pavillion. On many holes you have to throw across the park roads and sidewalks which makes for dangerous shots for those not paying attention.
Other Thoughts: I dont know if its worth the drive just to play this course but if your in Pawhuska and your going to Tulsa, its worth the stop. The front 9 reminds me of Will Rogers in OKC because you throw back and forth across the huge ditch. There were alot of cut limbs and things on the back due to the city preparing the course, but according to the local we played with they are in the process of clearing lines and just haven't cleaned it up yet. Look for orange spray paint and worn dirt for the pads on the back. They werent to hard to find. And yes I know I spelled the town wrong in the review..kind of an inside joke.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Turning into a nice course!
Pros: The front nine has nice tee pads and nice signs on most of the holes. The baskets on the front nine are in good shape, but are older baskets. The back nine has just recently been added. No concrete tee pads or signs as of yet. The layout utilizes the park very well. The park was very clean when I played and would be a good place to take the family. There are some really tough shots, especially on the back nine, which will require many different types of shots. Not really any chance of losing discs on this course which for me is always a plus.
Cons: The back nine needs signs and tee pads. This is not really a con, because I think they are in the works. It might be tough for someone to find their way around until signs are put up.
Other Thoughts: This has the potential to be a really nice course and a really nice place to take the family. A little bit of work and getting the word out to people and this course would see a lot of DGers.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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