0 Helpful / 7 Not
Pros: Variety is the spice of life! There were wooded holes as well as open holes. Even the open holes had obstacles. So many courses I play, the designer feels like the holes must be long to be challenging. This course strayed from that theory, and because of that we thoroughly enjoyed this course. Well worth the trip from Topeka. Hole layout was easy to follow. Course is well maintained.
Cons: A few holes were a little hard to find the tee, so it would be nice to have a little more direction, but it still was not bad.
Other Thoughts: This will be a favorite course!
0 of 7 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 2 Not
wind y and tight
Pros: Great variety of hole shapes and some real intimidating lines. The flow is excellent and easy to navigate even without local or map.
Cons: No indication from tee of pin placement. But I will say most of the time it was pretty evident.
Other Thoughts: The course had some well thought out fairways that make you commit to your shot. I can only imagine how tough it will look and be after all the trees have leaves. If you are in the area this is the course to play.
1 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Classic quality par 3.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The short holes had challenge. Variety was enough where I really wish I had carried my full bag.
Amazing signage. Disc Fanatics of Kansas know how to make seriously nice signs and tee pads.
2 pin positions.
When playing the course you are confident that this course was set up by disc golfers and not a parks department. The holes are quality even when there was not much to work with.
Ribbons tied to many of the baskets to guide you 2 the next tee. There are also a few navigational aides to help you through the front 9.
Cons: You really have to search to find flaws.
No way to denote pin position, However, there are only a few holes where this is any issue.
Many holes in the front 9 are very short. When you look at hole info it shows you only the long position. Hole 2 for example was only 167 feet in A position. I used my putter a lot.
The flow is not as good in the back 9, but is not a major issue.
Other Thoughts: Front is short and technical. Back 9 is open and long enough to pull out drivers. This course is a great little par 3. Nothing special, but no glaring flaws. I don't know that I will remember much about this course, but I have nothing to complain about.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: beautiful 18 hole course with all kinds of variety.
Well layed out with the first 9 holes being nearly all tunnel shots that are very challenging and fun.
Back 9 holes are gorgeous long drive plays with fewer trees but they are much larger.
Cons: i cant even think of anything i didnt like other than i had a little trouble finding the first tee because i had never been there before. would have been nice if there were a few signs directing to hole #1 when you first pull into the park so you can park right next to the first tee.
Other Thoughts: HIGHLY recommend to any skill level as this course is definently in the Top 3 for me on overall experience. very impressed.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Best Course in Manhattan
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Pros: Course is kept in great condition.
Great signage and map.
Really nice baskets.
Great variety of shots.there are tunnel shots (both tight and very tight), hyzers and an-hyzers, long bombs,S curves. There is OB on several holes that make them play a little bit tougher.
Very reachable pins at some of the placements.
Great variety of teeing off with drivers, fairway drivers, mids, and some putters depending on the basket layout.
multiple pin position on most holes for great variety.
Uses the trees very well.
best tee pads i have ever played on.
has nice benches and trash cans every couple of holes.
more than ample parking.
nice practice basket right at the start of the course.
can access several holes close to the start if its backed up at 1's tee box.
Cons: No elevation. not the courses fault just where it happens to be.
can get pretty muddy on the front 9 after snow or rains.
Other Thoughts: This is a great course that offers a challenge to every level of play.
With the variety of pin placements the course can be setup to play pretty long and more difficult for tournaments.
Baskets get rotated monthly so that is nice to have variety.
Definitely check out this course if your in Manhattan.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Great signage! Accurate maps and ample navigational aids both at the beginning of the course and on the tee pad signs. Signs are bright and clear.
Good shot variety. I never once got bored throwing on this course. In spite of the lack of elevation, different types of shots are used very well to keep the round interesting. The back 9 opens up a lot and gives you plenty of chances to open up and throw.
Grippy, nice concrete tee pads all in good shape, as I would expect for a new course.
Great variety of shots, including some fun tunnel shots. There isn't a lot of elevation out here, but the woods are used very well and make for a fun round.
This course is very spread out and doesn't play over itself very often, which is really nice.
The course is in a very large park (that I was totally unaware existed here during the 2 years I lived in Manhattan), but I didn't see many non-DG players out here. Just one couple walking a dog. That might be different when school is in session, but it was pretty dead non DG-wise when I was out there in July.
Plenty of parking! I didn't see many benches or other creature comforts out there, but I think most of us are here to play, not sit on benches. :) Not that there's anything wrong with that!
The scenery on this course is nice for the most part. I really like how the woods were incorporated in the first 9 holes, very nice.
Cons: Holy roads, Batman! The back 9 plays over and over and over the gravel roads that cut through the park. Not only can it chew up your disc, they were actually rather busy when I played.
You're also playing very perilously close to private property on many holes, some of which was slightly unkempt. Don't go onto private property to get discs! (Or throw into the abandoned refrigerator I saw!)
There really isn't much elevation to be spoken of out here. That's not the course's fault per se, but just be aware of it before you come out.
Other Thoughts: This course is right off K-177, before you cross over the Kansas River to get into Manhattan. Hang a right at that sign that says "Zeandale", then an immediate left and there should be a sign for the park.
This was a very fun play. The layout was exceptionally well done, and it was just a blast. Manhattanites are lucky to have two very nice and very different courses so close by -- this was a totally different experience than Warner Park, which is also a great course.
Manhattan is a neat town, and it has grown a TON in the last decade. Combine this with Warner Park and hit up the other entertainment options in town, and you can easily make a fun daytrip out of it from Kansas City. I went to school at K-State and it was neat to come back and play back in Manhattan. Great course!
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 2 Not
My most visited
Pros: New tee boxes and better hole maps make for a much less confusing game. (not every hole yet)
difference in the front 9 and back 9 make for a good practice course for everyone.
Cons: Very hard to play when ground is wet, due to dirt tee boxes and muddy holes.
Other Thoughts: Being a college student, I enjoy this course because it is close enough to campus that I can drive there quickly and it is far enough from the "city" I get a breath of fresh air.
0 of 2 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 2 Not
In process of being expanded to 18
Pros: Course is in process of being upgraded to 18 holes. Temporary tee signs are up now as well as tee box spray painted in the grass. Appears as though concrete tees may be in the plans.
19th basket for practice.
Some holes have multiple placements.
Cons: It's in process, i.e. not done yet.
Hoping they will add concrete tees, signs, etc. Seems like they intend to.
Other Thoughts: Expecting to play 9 holes and found out it was increased to 18 - nice!
First 9 have mix of open shots and holes cut through new woods.
1 - tunnel shot, saw at least 2 placements.
2 - very tight tunnel shot
3 - great use of embankment
4 - open shot that needs to hit a hole. Reminded me of the bamboo wall for the USDGC.
5 - moderate trees with another opening that must be hit.
6 - tunnel shot
7 - short hole with a very protected green
8 - nice S-curve shot required to make par
9 - another hole that must be hit, this time closer to the tee
10-18 back into the original part of the park.
Moderately wooded that requires various shots, hyzer, anyhzer, long and straight, etc.
When completed, expect this to rise to a 3.5 course.
3 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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