3 Helpful / 3 Not
Kircher a disappoinment
Pros: If you live in Eureka and need to play somewhere, it's in your neighborhoop and is a quick 9 holes you and a couple of buddies can knock out in 30 minutes. It wasn't being used by anyone else either time I have been, so that is a pro, I guess.
Cons: The landscape is a super-flat course with no variety, no obstacles (save for a few trees to dodge on 2 holes) and the holes are really short. You could probably get through all but 2 of the holes with 1 midrange disc. Almost every hole's fairway (especially on 4 - 8) is a bog of standing water and muddy grass and smells like a swamp. I imagine it drys out at some point in the summer heat, but considering there is no shade, I can't imagine standing in the beating sun to play this course. Also, the tees have become very hard to see because the grass and dirt have kinda built up and half buried them.
Other Thoughts: I know this review seems really negative, but I've played and enjoyed all 11 of the other courses around St. Louis that I've played. Every other course had some unique and redeeming features that made it a fun game - whereas if all the courses were like Kircher Park, I'd never play disc golf again.
3 of 6 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: This is a nice recreational course not much of a challenge. On 9 holes, but there is a second set of tees so it can be played as 18. Baskets are in great shape. Tee sign show rough layout of holes, and where extra tees are.
Cons: Doesn't force a whole lot of different shots. Natural tees aren't in bad shape but they are natural tees. Second set of tees is marked with pavers that are flush with the ground (tee sign gives rough idea of where to look though). there is a bit of a walk from 3 to 4 (you have to walk across the bridge to get to 4's tee.
Other Thoughts: can only get to it from 44 if you are going east bound there is a back way in off 109 but i don't know the road names to give directions that way sorry.
2 of 5 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Flat n easy
Pros: The course plays through a flat grassy park with scattered trees throughout. There are enough trees that you have to shape some lines to score well, but not enough to make it very punishing for newer/recreational players. There are a few holes that have more defined lines, and there's a mix of left and right turning shots. The park space is used very well to make some decent shots without conflicting with other park uses or having any safety issues between holes.
There are basic tee signs at the shortest set of tees that are plenty informational to follow the course. Other than the transition from 3 to 4, the flow is good with no other navigational issues. The tees are marked with blocks in the ground, but someone has kept them cleared off so you can find the longer tees without too much trouble. The baskets are in good shape and catch fine.
Cons: The park is used as well as possible, but it's still a flat city park without dense enough trees to really have any trouble even with a shanked drive. The signed tees are the most likely to be played, and they just don't have very much challenge or variety. The longer tees aren't enough longer to really be a more difficult course, and many don't really call for a different line than the shorter tee. After 3 you have to cross the bridge to get to 4s tee, a sign would be nice for first time players. A few holes in that back part of the park play pretty close to a road, I don't think it gets much traffic but it can scuff up discs pretty badly.
Other Thoughts: This is definitely a beginner level course, and for that it's a good design. The holes are reasonable lengths, there are enough trees that newer players will be encouraged to try some shot shaping, and there isn't too much punishment for errant shots. More experienced players won't find much challenge or variety to keep them coming back here, even from the longer tees. Don't go out of your way for this one, but if you want to take your kids or some new players out this is a good spot for that. The model railroad set up looks pretty cool, I would have loved to see people out there with their trains.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: titans, fun little course , close to six flags for people traveling to theme park grab your bag and play on the way home
Cons: no concrete pads
Other Thoughts: only played it once so my opinion isnt the best to use but it was a fun course to play
0 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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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