Wellington, KS
Woods Park Share
Uploaded By: scarpfish Hole #8 (Taken 6/2010)
3 / 486ft.   3 / --   3 / --   3 / -- Par / Distance:
Hole #8 Tee



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Where did those trees go???

5+    11/9/2013   11/22/2013
Review By: Chained Evil
Played: 227  Reviewed: 85  Exp: 3.9 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: There is a good mix of long and short holes here. Plenty of water threat and several holes have lines to hit.
Grass is kept short and the tee pads are adequate. The course flows fairly logically.
Here are my hole observations:
1- mostly open with the river on the right of the hole
2-river on the right, the line to hit is on the left hand side of the hole
3-shoots across the pond and the basket is protected by a big pine tree
4-slightly uphill and a low ceiling shot, basket is in the open
5-slightly downhill, cedar trees are plentiful
6-downhill shot and the basket is placed between a gap in the tree row
7-straight shot with 1 tree to throw around
8-longest hole on the course and very open
9-pretty much an open shot
10-low ceiling shot with the river on the left
11-similar to #10 but the basket is closer to the river
12-straight shot with the river behind the basket
13-a few trees upon approach
14-wide open not a single tree here
15-thick trees to your left, plays from R to L
16 short ACE RUN hole
17-a RHBH anny shot is helpful here
18-left side more open, basket is guarded by pine trees
Cons: Signs just list the hole # and distance. Speaking of signs #4 and #10 were missing and #12's marker was broke.
There has been some trees cut down since I last played here. The tree that used to guard the basket on #11 is missing and the tree that was the only obstacle to throw around on #14 is gone too. I know trees die but on #14 it just makes for a super boring hole.
The geese and ducks on #3 sometimes make throwing difficult. The water on #3 is pretty nasty as well so if you throw a disc in there be prepared to get a little nasty.
Wind will definitely factor into the mix here and in the summer time it gets pretty hot because of the lack of shade.
People like to let their dogs run wild in the park so be aware of where your disc is before it becomes a chew toy.
The walk between a couple of holes slow the flow down a bit here.
After a good rain the ground can get soggy between 4's tee and 5's basket.
Other Thoughts: This course is a pretty decent course that offers a good challenging round. It has had a few changes since the last couple of reviews, see the trees that were removed and the sign issues.
Still it is a good course to help you improve your game. If some trees were planted on the more open holes and the sign issues were fixed then that would bump this course up a half disc for me. Not a destination course but still a good choice if you are passing by.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  Room for improvement

5+    3/13/2011   3/13/2011
Review By: usnavycb_03
Played: 8  Reviewed: 1  Exp: 3.3 Years
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Front 9 baskets can be challenging but are very fun even for a beginner.
Water helps making holes 1, 2, and 3 even more challenging.
Holes 4 and 5 are in a great area with spread out trees. Personally my two favorite holes out of the whole course.
Cons: The back 9 baskets are more distance holes, some can be long and drawn out.
No directions to next tee pad or basket.
Other Thoughts: Would be nice if 10-18 had a pond or more trees or some obstacles, weather it be some sand traps or high prairie grass. Something to help bring some challenge and excitement to the back 9.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Fun and functional. It is what it is.

2-4    6/27/2010   7/13/2010
Review By: scarpfish
Played: 312  Reviewed: 94  Exp: 10.8 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Good beginner to intermediate level course, with decent moderate length. Has well poured teepads with Discatcher baskets (they are the older Discatchers). Has a significant amount of water threat, but nothing overwhelming. Hole 3 is a cool 235' ish shot over the parks pond, with OB cement behind the pin. Hardly ever crowded. Best hole is the downhill wooded one on Hole 5.
Cons: Short and not terribly challenging for advanced/pro level players. No holes over 500'. Fun factor tends to decrease as you go. After the first six holes, the course gets very drawn out and redundant. Lack of elevation. A few too many lefty friendly holes (holes 4 & 15 are nice exceptions). Teepads don't give any instance of which direction to shoot. I've actually gone the wrong way a couple times. Teepad on hole 16 is way off the mark. Course can flood very easily.
Other Thoughts: Woods Park isn't going to qualify for "course of the year" honors anytime soon, but its a fine course for a small town like Wellington, and with few people using it, you can make up some safari shots (as I did accidentally) if the established layout is too underwhelming. They set up a much more challenging alternate course here for their KDGA tourney every year, and its definitely a good time. Not a must play, but definitely doesn't suck either. Just a few miles off of the Kansas turnpike if you're on I-35.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 not too shabby

1    9/24/2009   9/26/2009
Review By: st3p
Played: 65  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 5 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -good hole length variation
-holes along the water are exciting
-some of the shorter holes are interesting due to the hazards that lie immediately beyond the pin
Cons: -mostly flat
-confusing layout
-back nine is boring compared to the front
Other Thoughts: do NOT play this course after a heavy rain unless you don't mind squishy shoes. it has serious drainage problems. a lot of the fairways become swamps.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Good Excercise

7/16/2008   7/17/2008
Review By: nathanburrows
Played: 19  Reviewed: 6  Exp: 6.7 Years
2 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: -concrete tee pads
-discatcher baskets
-variety of shots
Cons: -sometimes difficult to follow course. no map
-no pars marked
-no signs
Other Thoughts: It turned out to be a fairly fun course to play. If they were to get some tee pad signs this course could really draw some more traffic.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful.


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