Playable if in town with free time
1 Helpful / 0 Not
• Good entry-level course
• Some elevation change
• Good beginner courses
• No tees
• Baskets are single chain, skinny and the catcher is a feed basket which is a bit on the small side
• Some park objects/activities could be in the way of playing
• Course map is probably out of date since they are building a large new aquatic center
• More experienced players could get by with a putter and/or midrange
Other Thoughts: Due to construction, I could only find 6 baskets. After talking with the park manager, he showed me where baskets 2 and 9 were located. They were still in the ground but surrounded by construction equipment. They pulled basket 1 but once the aquatic center is done they are putting the basket back in again. He also provided score cards and maps for both courses. They had made the baskets, which consist of single chains and black feed baskets. He also said there was no real design planning, and the courses were simply put in to give the people of Clay Center another option for something to do in the city parks.
I probably wouldn't play this course unless I was in town with some free time.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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Lame design but the baskets are cute
Pros: Recreational to kiddie level course in a well maintained city park. Baskets, despite their narrow single chain design and rubber buckets actually catch pretty well and are in good shape. Course actually has some elevation in play despite its short length with a couple of cool downhill "bombs" (probably 250' max) on Holes 4 and 7. Great place to take the kids to introduce them to the game. You can probably improve the fun factor here by making your own tees.
Cons: Too short to be very enjoyable for anyone beyond a beginner. Some danger issues too. Hole 3 cuts too close to a picnic shelter. Hole 6 too close to a playground. The tees which are paver stone markers aren't terribly visible (Hole 9's I could not find at all). The baskets, well, they're fine for this kind of course, but in all honesty, there's room in this particular park to build a better more traditional length nine hole course using the park's margins around the ball field.
Other Thoughts: One of two nine hole courses in Clay Center. By the looks of the pictures, the course over at Dexter, which I didn't have time to play, is very similar, baskets and all, minus the elevation at Huntress.
No need for an arsenal of discs here. You can just leave the bag in the car and grab a putter. Really only worth your time if you have kids in tow or just want to check this one off your list.
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