Altamont, KS
Idle Hour Lakes DGC Share
Uploaded By: breaking the chains Hole #9 (Taken 4/2013)
3 / 237ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #9 Basket



Reviews: 2
Avg. Rating:
Details
Clear FiltersFilter/Sort
Exp. (in years): to Played: Reviewed:
Reviews between: and
Sort By: Only Trusted Reviewers   
Nice secluded course on lake property

1    4/29/2013   4/29/2013
Review By: Chained Evil
Played: 227  Reviewed: 85  Exp: 3.9 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This course is in a secluded location that plays next to a lake and has a nice campground on site. There is good signage and the tee pads are ample. This course offers both long and short holes as well as both technical and open holes. The grass was nice and short upon my visit too. Here are some of my hole observations:
Holes 1 and 2 are both straight and open holes with #2 having thick rough to the left hand side of the hole.
Holes 3 and 4 both offer protected pins upon approach.
Hole #5 is a short hole but there is a thick grove of trees on the right hand side.
Hole 9-low ceiling off the box and dog legs to the right
Hole 10-has the lake to the left and a huge mound of dirt that protects the basket.
Holes 11-16 are mainly open holes with #14 having and elevated basket, see pics.
Hole 17 dog legs to the left with a water hazard upon approach.
Hole 18-is a short hole with the basket to your left.
Cons: This course can get very swampy after a heavy rain. There was standing water in several fairways and some of the tee pads were wet as well. Some of the holes in the middle section of the course, 4-9, have tree stumps that are not cut flush with the ground. This creates a tripping hazard so be careful.
Hole #9 was a bit of a head scratcher. There really wasn't a defined line and you have a low ceiling over your head while teeing off. Getting a deuce here would take a lot of luck in my opinion. A little more clearing would help the middle group of holes on this course to open up the lines a bit. I didn't notice any trashcans or benches. Wind could be an issue on the back 9 because many of those holes are out in the open.
The cedar trees are very unforgiving.
Other Thoughts: Overall this is a pretty good little course. If you play here when it's not wet it would be best. If you were looking for a place to camp and fish and get in some disc golf then this place would be right up your alley. With a little clearing in the middle section of this course and some beating in on some holes I think this course will improve as time goes by. You will most likely have the course to yourself and it is a quiet place to play a round. I wouldn't drive out of my way to play this course but if I were in the vicinity again I would hit this course up again. It will offer you a good challenge and will keep you thinking about your shot selection.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

Hidden Gem

1    1/3/2013   1/3/2013
Review By: jayhawker737
Played: 46  Reviewed: 39  Exp: 5.2 Years
This review was updated on 1/4/2013
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: I love the layout of this course. The front nine weaves in and out of a wooden section of the park. This is the more techincal portion of the course, but there are still holes with good distance. The back nine, while much more open, is still very fun. The baskets are all very close to the lake, making each shot a little nerve racking. The flow of the course seemed very logical.
Cons: Signage. 9 out of 18 holes are blind shots to the basket. While there is a post telling you how long each hole is, there is no sign showing where the basket is. This is frustrating when you have to walk for a minute or two each time to find the basket.
Other Thoughts: It is unfortunate that there are not more people playing this course, or even reviewing it. There is a good variety of distance and technique and is in a great setting for a disc golf course.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.


Join Disc Golf Course Review for free to add your review. Have an account already? Sign In to add a review.