The Choo Choo Train Course!
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Pros: Kircher Park is a nice little park with restrooms, playground, picnic area and a popular walking trail. It's clean, very flat and has a narrow entrance to a back half of the park that holds the final six holes of the course as well as a miniature railroad track that circles that part of the park, probably in a 1/4 mile track.
The disc gold course has natural pads. These pads are marked by two little red bricks in the grass. I found some and probably stepped over a few. They are becoming slightly worn and a little rutted through use. There are very basic metal signs. The baskets are Gateway triple chain models painted a dull red color.
The course is just slightly tougher than a Pitch & Putt variety. I would label it as an easy recreational course. The tee signs list Pars as consistent with Middle School Play so you'll be hunting for Eagles if you want to follow the listed pars on the signs. There's very little in the way of obstacles, perhaps a tree or two on most holes, making the course ideal for beginners, families, teens, wives, or us old guys.
Holes 1, 2 and 3 play in the first part of the park. Then you move to the back part of the park and play 4 thru 8 around the park and RR tracks in a counter clockwise before coming back and finishing your round with # 9 which plays back towards the parking lot and bathrooms.
Cons: The holes are kind of short and flat (average 250') with few obstacles in your way.
When train is running one Saturday a month, there will be crowds in the park.
Tee pads are not well marked.
Slightly confusing layout, crossing bridge after # 3 to get to # 4. And then crossing bridge again to get back to # 9.
Other Thoughts: Even though this little course was not particular challenging, I found it to be a pretty enjoyable little throw. It was fun chasing those eagles (#1 a 226' Par 4) if not the ACES. If you're looking for bigger challenges in your life, there's plenty of intermediate courses in the St. Louis area. If you live close and just want to catch a quick fun round, this might be the course for you!
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Love the One you're with
Pros: Short friendly, clean
well maintained park
Cons: no teepads
not a challenging course
Other Thoughts: I just moved nearby and this course is a great for field work. It's usually empty except a few joggers. It would be nice if there were better markings and teepads and benches but I appreciate the time and effort made to put in and maintain this friendly 9er. I can go somewhere else if i want a more demanding round. Here I can practice a variety of shots without fear of losing any...
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Fun Beginner Course
Pros: It is a nice short and open course. The holes aren't too long so it is good for a beginner. Good course to learn your throws or practice your putts because it's not very busy. Pretty difficult to lose a disc unless its on a roof or in a tree.
Cons: This would be a boring course for someone who plays alot. It's not very long, you can get away with a fairway driver and a putter here. Few obstacles, just a playground, pavillion, and outhouse.
Other Thoughts: Fine course if you are looking to learn or teach. Also if you just want to get out and throw.
5 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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A family park
Pros: It's a nice recreational course. The layout utilizes the park space well, there are no conflicts with other park users and none of the holes cross each other. The tees are spaced far enough away from the last basket that you will not be hit with an approach shot, but still close enough that you can see them. The tees are dirt marked with painted blocks, but the blocks have been maintained and are easy to find. The layout makes good use of the few trees in the park, creating some challenge despite the flat terrain. The park is very well maintained, has a nice large parking lot, restrooms, and a nice playground and pavilion.. It's a nice park to take the whole family to.
Cons: The holes are short. The holes offer several routes to the pin, so it's not very technical either. Holes # 1-# 3 flow well, but the next tee you come to is for hole # 9. You have to cross a bridge to get to hole # 4. It is not too bad as you can see # 4 from # 9's tee, but it can be confusing. # 4 is a very short hole, and there is a long walk between the basket for # 4 and the white tee for # 5. This space could have been used to either push back the basket for # 4, or move the white tee for # 5 into a 500 ft position. Given that the basket for # 5 is already protected by a gauntlet of trees, this extra distance would give the course one challenging hole. The tee signs mark all shots over 200 ft as "Par 4" and hole # 5 as a "Par 5." Wishful thinking, as they are all easily par 3's. There is one turnover shot (hole 6) and the rest of the course is hyzer city.
Other Thoughts: There is a small gauge railroad track in the park. When the railroad guys bring out their toys, it's fun to watch!
I take my daughters with me to this park. It is nice and quiet, the course is good for them to learn on and there is a nice playground for us to frolic on after we are done with disc golf. It's a great place to take your family.
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