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Early morning Round
Pros: I played this course solo for an early morning round on my vacation. The course was layed out nice considering the land to work with was cramped. The holes are very straightforward, but offer some challenge to the basic disc golfer. The course flows well, and follows a basic circle for the first 9 holes. I only played the front nine, and could see the course was set up for alternate tees to accommodate 18 holes.
The challenges are mainly dealing with some of the low ceilings on some of the tees, and make for a little challenge.
The course is well maintained, and the grass was cut.
The baskets were nice and showed little signs of wear.
There are some risk/reward shots, and OB comes into play a little. I actually managed too lose a disc in the rough.
Cons: It's kinda boring, and offers little challenge. There aren't many tee pads, and the ground is slick and muddy in the mornings.
Other Thoughts: This is a quaint little course in the middle of Branson...a place not known for it's DG. It does well with what it has, and offers a little get away from the fakeness of the town that its in.
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Pros: During the summer, this course presents some challenging window shots.
Lots of trees to make this course (especially the front nine) technically difficult.
Some holes (3 & 7) let you stretch it out a little more
Cons: Very straight course 4 up, 1 across, 4 back
Pretty short course
Other Thoughts: Branson is Missouri's tourism hotspot. I think that a place attracting that millions of people each year could do a little better than 9 holes of public golf. On the other hand, when I go to Branson, I make it a point to go to Sunset Park. I have now played 15+ rounds in my 2 most recent visits to Branson, and will probably put in a few more holes before I'm done!
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Pros: This is my home course. Always mowed and looking nice if now under water, we installed a paver t pad on 1. summer it is real tight making 4 or 5 down a great round, winter you can let loose because the trees arent so full, hole 3 and 7 are the longest holes 400 each 7 is a bird but 3 is a lot harder even at the same distance because you have to play around the trees plays more loke 450. Bathroom at park on other side of underpass by the playground.
Cons: ok this is why the course is wet. the lake is only a few hundred feew away and the lake level is so close to the course level so when the lake level is up the water cant go anywhere. so it could not for weeks and holes 1 and 2 cand still have water sitting. and with the water the bugs are out in full force. so play early. the mountian side will eat your disc and make it impossible to find.
Other Thoughts: This is the only park we have talked to the parks and recreation to build another but they say land is so scarce. they have a big 150 acre walking trail that could be the untimate Ozarks Disc Golf course but they refuse to let us put it in at no cost to them. So this 9 hole is all we get. will be adding alternate tee from the walking path w paint this winter. to make it 18 holes.
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Low and Lower
Pros: Nice park, right on the water with alot of trees....someone has written on the tee markers and you could make 18 out of it, although you have to make up your own tees. there is a cliff along the right side of the course so if you did throw it up there its pretty easy to find
Cons: O.B on ever hole, very hard to get there..you have to go through everyones backyard...no tee boxes...very muddy of what is there, all shots are throw the trees and if you cant throw lower than 4 feet go ahead and add 10 to your score...no evaluation change. nothing that makes you say wow...good practice for low shots though
Other Thoughts: the 1st hole is on the far end of the park..so keep driving all the way to the parking lot it will e on your right about 900 ft down from the entrance.
Pros: - Well kept park.
- Very nice signs.
- Short, but challenging holes.
Cons: - Very, very, very wet. It had rained some the morning of the day I played. I played it that evening, so assumed it would have drained already. However, when I played, there were several holes unplayable. The course obviously doesn't drain well.
- Very hard to find.
Other Thoughts: - This course was hard to find, however, if it wasn't wet it would have been a fun course to play.
Pros: Holes well marked with excellent tee signs. Landscape is beautifully manicured, with a beautiful mix of Oak and Cypress.
Cons: Holes 1-3 tee boxes and baskets under a few inches of water at my visit. These holes have Cypress trees with very low limbs, making long drives difficult.
Other Thoughts: It appears this course was put in without a lot of planning needed. The landscape does not offer much in the way of unique or challenging routes to the basket.
Someone took time to take pictures and put a course map online. Thanks.
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Pros: a pleasent, mildly challenging 9 hole course in a small park. the course is well designed for the space. it`s flat with many trees to keep it interesting. course was generally well maintained.
Cons: hard to find but worth finding.
Other Thoughts: it`s the only public course in branson and worth a visit. there were no public courses in the entire area not too long ago, now there are several within easy driving distance. there were stacks of pavers on the parking lot, i`m guessing they may bricking the other tees like the tee pad on hole #1.
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If there is nothing else this is good.
Pros: Nice setting, mowed grass nice trees. In the middle of a walking trail bordered on one side by rock wall and bounded on the other side by a road. Basic 9 hole down and back course. Very easy to navigate arund if you can find the course. Can easily be played in thirty minutes while your signifigant other shops at the near by outlet malls.
Cons: Hole one had a brick teepad the rest were all grass/dirt except hole 8 where you throw from a painted square on the pavement of some playground equipment. Nothing too challenging, same shots around and through trees just different distances. This course could be so much better with the use of the surrounding land mostly the woods near the bridge and the area at the base of the rock wall.
Other Thoughts: Hole 8 was the most unique hole as it throws from a paved teepad to a blind shot at the base of the rock wall if only there could be 3 more of these holes it would be worth going out to a lot. Also alt. tees would be good for an 18 hole layout. With all of the elevation around branson why isnt there a better playing course in the area.
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Come on Branson... Show me something
Pros: Nice setting along jogging trail. Very quiet, peaceful. Friendly people.
Cons: Not much variety in the course.
Other Thoughts: I know Branson is generally an older persons destination, but with all the money of that place, is ONE well developed disc golf course too much to ask?
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