3 Helpful / 0 Not
Good college campus course to get new players involved
Pros: The WKU course has nice signs and excellent new baskets. Each tee sign indicates where to go for the next hole as some of the tees are not visible from the previous baskets. Course is short with five of the six holes at less then 300 feet and one downhill hole over 400 ft. This course is geared towards the college kids that go to school there and is a good learner course. One of the on-campus or near campus book stores sells discs which can only further encourage people to start playing here. There is nice usage of the existing trees and the minor elevation changes here. The grass is always excellently manicured and there is a minimal of underbrush or a rough for that matter. The course is designed for a right-hand, back-hand player in mind as there is only one turnover shot with the rest being straight to slight hyzer shots. Though I played this course during the day, there are plenty of surrounding lights so that it can be played at night without a flashlight or LEDs.
Cons: The tee pads are all natural and will/have become all muddy from extended use and inclement weather. Several of the holes play directly next to walking paths and residence halls which can lead to safety issues for non-players. Also next to number 6's fairway is a parking lot and next to number 5's fairway is a very busy road that is well within reach of an errant drive. Several of the holes play up towards several residence halls (numbers 1 and 4) which may lead to broken windows or eaten up discs. There is a very long walk from number 4's basket to number 5's tee but there is a directional sign leading the way. Parking will be an issue if you do not have a WKU parking pass.
Other Thoughts: With the chance of pedestrians and the lack of parking, consider playing this course in the evenings/nights or on the weekends when these will be at a minimum. Parking is accessible along the street behind number two's basket and across the road from number 4's tee in the elementary school lot. This would be a great course to bring a newer less skilled player to to learn several valuable shots and control on. Course plays very quick for more skilled players (approximately 20-25 minutes) and provides many birdie opportunities.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
10 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The disc golf couse on campus at WKU is a nice, well-kept course with great tee signs, level grass tee areas, and Mach3 baskets that are in excellent condition. The course is short, simple, and the well-defined fairways are easy to navigate. Maintenance on the course is fantastic, as it appears the campus grounds are well cared for. There is no underbrush, poison oak/ivy, or anything like that to speak of. With limited space, the design offers a good variety in length spanning from 170ft to over 400ft. The holes are laid out around and between several of the buildings on campus with minimal elevations. The course will not provide much challenge for any experienced player, but is great for beginners and children that may have trouble lasting throughout a full 18 holes.
Cons: Parking was a little bit of an issue. I had trouble finding non-permit parking near the first hole. I ended up parking along the street near the tee for hole 4, which worked out okay. The buildings will not be an issue for experienced players, but kids and newer players with limited control may need to keep this in mind in a couple of areas as there are several windows that can be hit.It would really be nice to see a few more holes added to at least make this a 9-hole course.
Other Thoughts: I always try to consider design intent of a course. This course was obviously not intended to compete with some of the other local area courses, as Bowling Green has several great 18 hole courses. The design is geared more toward introducing new players to the game or maybe they even have a class where students are introduced to disc golf. With these things in mind, it really is a great little course. If you live in the area, it's a great place right in town to practice some mid-range shots and putting in a very short period of time. If you are coming to this area to play some new courses, and you are somewhat limited on time, I would probably just skip this one and check out some of the other great courses in the area.
10 of 10 people found this review helpful.
9 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Nice 6-hole setting on Western Kentucky's campus. Plays in nice grassy areas, around trees, between buildings. Sweet for the college kids.
Course is good if you want to shoot under par and/or play a very quick round.
The best <9 hole course I have played, and better than some 9 holers.
Cons: The biggest con for me (and the reason for the lower rating) is that there is only 6 holes. If only there were 12 more in the style of the 6...
I have played it once and had fun, but probably would not consider it worth my time and effort to play it again as it takes more time to get there and park than it does to play it, and with so many other great courses in Bowling Green to choose from it definitely gets overshadowed.
The holes are relatively short. Ace runs and birdie opportunities for any experienced player.
I have heard that the locals play more holes around campus- object style, but it seems you would have to find somebody locally to show you around as the course map on site and online only show the 6 holes with baskets.
One of many fine courses designed by HB Clark. Check the links for more info.
9 of 9 people found this review helpful.
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