Festus, MO 
Jokerst Memorial Park Share
Uploaded By: fairweather_fan Hole #9 (Taken 2/2009)
4 / 266ft.   4 / 329ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #9 Red Tee (over shallow, often dry creek to opposite hillside)



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 nice little niner

2-4    8/15/2009   8/29/2009
Review By: hognosesucker
Played: 388  Reviewed: 85  Exp: 15.7 Years
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -nice little compact course with pavilions, grills, bathrooms and water
-course makes good use of topography: every hole either plays uphill or downhill. 1 is slightly downhill, 2 uphill, 3 down, 4 plays over a valley and slightly uphill, 5 plays slightly uphill, 6 down, 7 is fairly flat from shorts, downhill from longs, 8 uphill, 9 uphill
-good shot variety hyzer anhyzer and straight shots
-two concrete pads for each hole except 6 and 8 and 2 pin locations for all holes
-good flow and easy to navigate
Cons: -concrete pads a bit short, 2 extra ft would be nice (but very minor con)
-signs located at short pads
-only 1 pad for 6 and 8
-no really multishot (true par 4) shots even from the longs, there is enough area here for at least one of this type of hole.
Other Thoughts: Overall, this course is just a solid course, it is fun to play, the cons are very minor, it is fairly easy from both pads, but some holes still present challenge for experienced players. This is definitely in the top 3 of nine hole courses for me

6 of 6 people found this review helpful.

 

2-4    4/3/2009   4/3/2009
Review By: tamahawk
Played: 50  Reviewed: 50  Exp: 8.3 Years
12 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The Disc Golf Course at Jokerst Memorial Park is a great little 9-hole course set in a small, 12 acre park with mature trees and subtle elevation changes. The Gateway Titan baskets looked brand new and have multiple placements on all holes. The concrete tee pads were just a little small, but they are level and in great shape. Multiple tees on all holes except for No6 & No8. There are tee signs on all holes that are mostly accurate with hole layout.

The course flows well from hole to hole and loops back near the parking area after Hole9. The fairways were well defined, and the course in general was in great shape and appears to be well taken care of. There was no excessive foliage or underbrush of any kind to speak of.

There were subtle elevation changes throughout the course that was utilized very effectively to offer a good mix of uphill, downhill, and sidehill lies. The course is well laid out through many large, mature trees, but there are not any tight, technical holes. Some holes create more obvious lines to the basket, but there is certainly enough room to be creative with shot making. The course is pretty short, only averaging 280ft from the long tees. Not a real challenging course, but a lot fun to play.
Cons: There were multiple tee pads on 7 of the 9 holes, but several of the long pads were located directly behind the short pads and only 40ft or less away from the short pads. The longer pads on these holes don't really make much difference on the hole layout or overall challenge. It looked like there was plenty of room to move the pads further back with more strategic placement to create some different lines and make the holes play completely different. They did utilize this strategy on some of the holes, making the longer tees play completely different from the short tees, but I would have like to seen this done for all the holes.

The tee signs weren't completely accurate, but with that being said, the course wasn't hard to follow. All the tee signs were at the short tee pad. Not being familiar with the layout, I had to walk to the short tees to see the layout, and then backtrack to the long tees. Signs in both locations would be nice, but with several tee pads being so close, this wasn't a big issue.
Other Thoughts: For such a small park, Jokerst Memorial has a lot to offer this community. The disc golf course is really nice, and the park also has a couple of covered pavilions, basketball courts, a skatepark, and playground equipment. A great recreational course for the novice player.

12 of 12 people found this review helpful.


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