3 Helpful / 0 Not
Flat, Beginner, and Family oriented
Pros: Great course for the beginners and families. It was not crowded, with only 2 other groups on the course. A father (25 to 30 years old) and son (8 years old)were out practicing and were very helpful. It was very flat and not very wooded, but had enough trees to have a little challenge. The first three or four holes and hole 9 are in the front near the parking lot and play ground, the other holes are in the back. The back is closed to vehicles and you must go over a bridge to get to it, but there was no one around. It made for a quiet, relaxing game. The park was well taken care of and is hidden from the traffic of the nearby highway. The front holes are great if you have a child, who doesn't like to go disc golfing because you can watch them as you play the 4 holes in the front. The baskets are easy to find and see. The holes have signs and they are located at the red tees.
Cons: The white and Blue tees are a little harder to find then the red tees. The tees are dirt and are distinguished with markers in the ground.
Other Thoughts: I was informed by the father and son that the course does flood, during flood season. There is also a model railroad set up in the back. I am not sure when or if it runs, but this could make for a noisy and distracting game.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 1 Not
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.
6 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Only accessable from one side of highway 44 as mentioned in the directions, but once you start heading the right way, there's enough signs around that you can't miss it.
No elevation to shake things up, but a good balance of hyzer/anhyzer shots (plus a tommy or two thrown in for good measure) and enough trees to make it challenging, especially from the white tees.
Baskets aren't easily identifyable with numbers on them, but they're in great shape otherwise and you should have no problem figuring out where you are throwing anyway as the course is laid out rather well. (No crossing fairways or any of that nonsense)
Natural pads, but they aren't recessed mud pits and recently had some straw strewn about on top to aid in the water extraction process.
Tee signs are detailed enough that you shouldn't have a problem figuring out where you are throwing.
Aside from the buzzing trucks on the highway behind you, the park is quiet and almost void of pedestrian traffic.
Easy enough to bring noobs/kids out to play, hard enough to give upper-level players a moderate challenge.
Cons: Righteous bathroom right in front of the parking lot, but no running water!!! Disgusting prospect in its own right, but that's got to be a health hazard the city should look into, nevermind the smells and dirty hands.
Those looking for epic elevation changes or scenic views will be wanting. The course is visually flat and boring.
There is a kiosk by the parking lot, but nothing on there mentions disc golf, and likewise no scorecards/course map/direction to send you over to the first tee.
Depending on which way you climb out of your car, you'll either see 9's basket or 1's tee first.
A sign is needed to point golfers from 3's pin over the bridge to get to hole 4, since the next tee you come upon is actually hole 9.
Other Thoughts: Worthy of the trip, and with both Unger and Watson Trails nearby, a good start or end to a day of disc golfing.
6 of 7 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Easy access from interstate 44 when driving east. Good beginner course that can be played quickly. Nice tee signs and easy to follow.
Cons: Natural tee pads that can be muddy. No elevation change;only minimal trees as obstacles.
Other Thoughts: There are 2 sets of tee pads. Gateway Titan baskets are excellent. St Louis Live Steamers train club is under construction due to flooding, although there are signs saying construction is to be completed this year.
6 of 7 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 2 Not
ok but nothing great
Pros: This is a very open course with not many obstacles at all. This course is a great course for beginners to learn how to throw a driver properly.
Cons: The fact that there are no obstacles does not help younger players learn how to maneuver around them. Too easy, I enjoy the challenge and there really is not one here.
Other Thoughts: I like to go to this course sometimes when i want to air out my discs. I don't have to worry about too much here. There is some light repairs and deconstruction due to the flooding in the past year or so. Overall a light and easy afternoon disc golfing.
2 of 4 people found this review helpful.
11 Helpful / 0 Not
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.
11 of 11 people found this review helpful.
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