Pleasant Hill, MO 
Lake Shore DGC Share
Uploaded By: scarpfish Hole #8 (Taken 4/2010)
3 / 351ft. Par / Distance:
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 Pleasant indeed

2-4    4/20/2010   4/23/2010
Review By: scarpfish
Played: 334  Reviewed: 100  Exp: 12.9 Years
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Well maintained course alongside a picturesque city lake. New DGA baskets with flags on the top to make for easy spotting. Great for beginners up to intermediate level players. Second pin positions which have been added in the last year incorporating the woods better have added some challenge. Flow is very logical, but remember to cross the road into the gated area after Hole 11. Lacks a lot of the crowds you will find at some of the city courses.
Cons: Many of the holes are just sort of boring short. Pro and advanced level players will find many of these holes entirely underwhelming as they can easily be parked for a birdie. For a course that borders water, I found the water threat to be easily avoidable except for Holes 1 & 15 (may have something to do with being a lefty). Course does have some muddy spots including a swampy area on Hole 17. Course map sign at the start needs to be updated. The hole signs, while neat, don't show the exact location of where the pins are, so you may need to walk forward on a few holes to see where to aim.
Other Thoughts: This course was built with recreational play in mind, and it serves that purpose well. I first played Pleasant Hill a couple of years ago, not long after it first went in, and the new layout and added positions are a considerable improvement.

The course was reconfigured after complaints of discs going onto adjacent private property surfaced. While the new layout has improved things. There is still potential for this to happen, so be careful not to throw OB on these holes, and if you do, don't go onto that land trying to retrieve your disc.

I can't call Lake Shore a must play with all the excellent KC area courses around, but if you're looking for something between KC and the Lake of the Ozarks area, this one is decent.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful.

 Lake sure makes it pretty

1    10/1/2009   12/22/2009
Review By: Olorin
Played: 351  Reviewed: 115  Exp: 37 Years
9 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros:
*The lake makes this course. I love the beauty of water, and it's in play on 4 holes, but visible on many other holes throughout the course.
*Every basket has a big flag with the hole number on the top! That's a really cool addition.
*For added variety 10 holes feature long basket positions.
*Elevation changes- there are lots of hills, with mostly all up or down shots, but the elevation changes are mild. 2 Flat/ 8 Up/ 8 Down
*Wildlife- there was a raccoon just sitting on the 15th fairway, sunning himself in mid-afternoon. He placidly watched me go by.
*Nice metal tee signs with maps.
*Map available online.
Cons:
-As is true of most courses with multiple basket positions, it would help to implement a simple marking system to show which layout the baskets are in.
-Terrain variety is low (1 Grass/ 17 Mixed), so the holes can seem kind of similar after a while.
-Length variety is rather low. The mixed layout that day had 9 of 225-299/ 7 of 300-399/ 2>400. Suitable for people who throw 300-350 ft.
-Other than the online map there are few amenities. No score card, no warm basket, no message board. There were a few benches and trash cans, though.
Other Thoughts:
Course Level = White (most suited for Intermediate players rated 875-925)
Course Difficulty: 4 (out of 10)

The course is mostly nice grass with scattered trees and foliage; it's more wide open than I generally prefer

My favorite hole: 14. Nice fairway with a long, fun, downhill hole. Very scenic with the lake down the hill on the left.

This was a nice, average course. It's not a destination course, and it's kind of far from Kansas City, but there were certainly some pleasant hills near a lake shore.

NOTE: Look in the "Links/Files" section for my files with Hole-by-hole evaluations, and a more detailed Overall review. You can also read more of my reviews and rating notes at the Yahoo Group, DG Course Reviews

9 of 9 people found this review helpful.

 Worth a day trip...

1    11/2/2008   11/2/2008
Review By: Doktor John
Played: 415  Reviewed: 64  Exp: 27.3 Years
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Great setting
Good use of available space
A couple of challenges with trees/obstacles/water
Multiple pin placements on some holes
Good signage
Easy to navigate
Good park grounds to make a day of it with a BBQ, etc
Cons: Some of the holes were not very challenging and a little redundant...but this is more a result of availble space and having to design around public usage areas, so it's not that big of a negative...the designers did a good job
A couple fairways overlap, so you have to be attentive if it was busy/crowded...there were a few beginner groups playing the day I played, but it wasn't too bad
Other Thoughts: This is a little bit of a drive from the KC metro area, but I think well worth the trip, especially if you bring some food and make a day of it...great park...

7 of 7 people found this review helpful.

 Sunset Round

1    10/29/2008   10/29/2008
Review By: Brokensaint
Played: 217  Reviewed: 31  Exp: 8.6 Years
This review was updated on 11/17/2008
0 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Beautiful environment. Decent if uninspired holes. Water comes into play on a couple of holes.
Cons: Not the most challenging course, and the picnic crowd could become difficult on busy summer weekends.
Oh, and bring the bug spray.
Other Thoughts: I played this course at sunset as the last course of a two-day KC trip. It was a fun course to end with, great vibe, and the education exotic animal farm on the property was pretty cool too.

0 of 4 people found this review helpful.

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