The HAWK is a solid play
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Pros: All shot varieties are present here from tunnel shots, uphill/downhill, open, long/short/moderate length, dog leg left/right and anything else in between. The course uses the threat of water well especially on holes 1,3, and 22-24.
Tee pads are plenty long and allow for a proper run up. The locals were friendly and allowed me to play through.
The island shots on 22 and 23 were cool as was the tunnel shot on 19. Also the elevated basket on 10 was a nice touch too.
There is plenty of risk/reward present on this course and you will need to hit your lines to score well here. This course will test your mental game as well as your shot making skills.
Hole 10 had some wooden posts used to replace a tree that fell down to make you shape a shot right off the box. This is something that you just don't see every day.
The addition of 6 extra holes allows you to get in 24 total holes or you can just play 18 and call it a round.
Cons: Navigation can be confusing at times especially for the first time player. No signage and some of the post markers are missing or have been uprooted.
Disc loss could easily become reality here especially around the water holes.
Some back tracking is neccessary to get to the next tee, which slows the flow down a bit.
The rough can be thick at times depending on the time of year.
No trash cans or benches at the tees.
No other amenities so plan ahead.
Other Thoughts: If you prefer a nicely manicured city park with amenities then this isn't your type of course. If however you enjoy a course that values shots over frills then the HAWK is where its at. I enjoy this course because all the shots have been accounted for. Also its nice to be out in the woods playing disc golf away from the hustle and bustle.The more I play this course the more it grows on me. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and if you can look past its flaws the disc golf is fun here. My favorite holes were 8,9,19, and 22-24.
If you are in Newton or anywhere close come out and play this course. I think you will like the disc golf that it has to offer.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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Decent caliber out in the country course
Pros: Advanced players looking for something more meaty than a city park course will like Camp Hawk, even though some of the holes are short. Decently challenging without being overwhelming (newbs might want to skip the water holes). Has a nice balance of wooded and open with some moderate elevation. Flow is fairly logical. Accuracy is key, esspecially on holes near the creek is. Great for winter time play when the foliage on the trees in down and the creek and ponds are hopefully frozen. With 24 holes, players not wanting to risk losing discs in the ponds can still get a full 18 in by playing holes 4-21 (you still have to deal with the creek). Hole 4's tee right by the parking lot. Grooved concrete tees help prevent slippage. Hole 7 is one of the area's best.
Cons: Some of the downsides of a rustic looking country course, namely lack of maintainence at times. They do mow here, but depending on when you show up, it can get a bit wooly in spots. Lack of tee signs with distances. A few bridges over the creek in disrepair. Some of the holes towards the middle of the course (holes 9-11) can get spongy after a hard rain as can the road getting out there. Baskets can be hard to see on some holes, so walking a hole before you playing it would be advised..
Other Thoughts: They originally had some nice deluxe tee signs here, but those fell into disrepair. Only about one of these is left. Most of the holes now have an old tree branch segment painted orange with the hole number in black. A nice hidden gem just a couple miles off I-135.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 2 Not
24 different holes
Pros: Good variety of shots and land. Has a dry creek bed, ponds, tight holes and wide open. 24 holes. Cement tees. Several 'peninsula' type water shots at the end!
Cons: Some tee signs broken or missing, yet all marked with #'s. Some thick rough on a few holes, with ivy. Grass wasn't all freshly mowed.
Other Thoughts: Definitely worth playing along with Hutchinson, Salina courses nearby.
1 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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