Gem tucked away in Manhattan!
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Pros: Very nice nine hole course!! This was well worth the time. Even though it's only nine holes, it feels like a lot longer course due to the layout.
Great use of elevation!! Not everything is flat in Kansas, and this course proves it. Excellent job to the course designers for working with the land they had available.
Multiple pin positions keep it interesting. They also change the way you play many of the holes, which I really like to see. Signage is bright, clear, and in great shape. Big shout out to the course maintenance!
Great layout, with a great mix of open and tight shots. Although this park is super open and has one of the largest open areas in Manhattan, the designers used the the surrounding wooded areas expertly to really blend the course well. You forget how open it is most of the time you're playing.
Course was very well maintained, with tee pads, signs, and baskets in great condition when I played in July. Nobody there, however, it was also summertime in Manhattan so it's usually pretty slow.
Decent range of short and long shots. The 9th hole is absolutely gorgeous, with a nice shot over a large bluff to finish off the round.
Although this course is very close to most of the development over by Seth Child, it feels incredibly remote and makes for great gameplay.
While there are no benches ON the course that I saw, there is a nice area with a shelter that you can rest at before and after your round.
Very good maintenance! Well mowed, and generally well trimmed back. The trees that weren't trimmed just made for good obstacles.
Overall just a super enjoyable course design. I loved the way this course flowed, and it made for a super enjoyable round.
Cons: The navigation, especially towards the end of the course, can get choppy and frustrating. Nothing I couldn't handle, but it did make gameplay slightly frustrating. Some "next tee" signs would have been super helpful at the baskets.
A fair amount of the last part of the course does play close to itself, which could get annoying if there's a lot of people on the course.
While it IS a gorgeous park in my opinion, most of the course plays around the edges, so it doesn't have the "walk through the course" that you might expect at a longer course.
Other Thoughts: This course is located on the southwest edge of town, near the Target. The best way to find this course? Search for the Arby's, and then find the road behind it. You will see a small parking lot. Be advised, you do have to hike a bit to get to the first hole.
Even though this course is just nine holes, it was a super enjoyable play and really felt like a longer course than it was. I thoroughly enjoyed feeling like I was in the middle of nowhere. This course played super well, was very enjoyable, and very well designed. I can't wait to play it again! Happy discing!
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Pros: Great 9 hole with a potential for another 9. Nice mix of shots and elevation. Appears to be pet friendly. Open shots, hyzer shots, annie shots, wodded shots, just a good mix for what it is.
Cons: Needs better signage. Small parking lot kind of tucked away. Flags on baskets would be nice.
Other Thoughts: Well worth playing if you are in the area. Can't wait until they add another nine (I'm sure it will eventually happen). HAPPY DISCIN!
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Best course for miles around!
Pros: Brand new course so it is very nice and well maintained. This course is also on the far west edge of town up on a big hill and is very isolated. It is a very tranquil spot if you are up on the course by yourself or with few others. There are great elevation changes on this course, some up, some down. There are also a good mix of holes in the trees (mainly 1, 2, and 8) and out in the open. This course has two holes (4 and 9) that are teed from the very top of the highest hill, and this is not only a great place to tee off, but a beautiful view of the rolling hills as well. Number 9 will have you wanting to throw every disc you have from the tee as it is a 500' + bomb off of the top of the hill. Gorgeous area and course.
Cons: Tee pads are nice, but could be a little bigger. This is a great area, but there are no restrooms and I believe just one trashcan at the start. It is high on the outer hills so it can become very windy up here at times, making for a frustrating day. Parking and signs are a problem. If you don't know where this course is exactly, then you will not be coming across it. It is located behind business on the west end of town, and there are no signs for the course or parking area at all.
Other Thoughts: Park in the gravel parking area or by the Arby's (as there has been construction at times) if needed. It should be mentioned that you have to walk 1/4 mile or so up the hill on the trails to get to this course. Don't pass this up though, as it is totally worth the bad parking and little hike. This, I believe, is the most fun course in the area.
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Pros: Easy to navigate, well maintained, great changes in elevation, very scenic tee boxes, good mixture of short and long. Most flags are protected by elevation or trees. Very challenging course.
Cons: Long hike to get to course, wind tunnels are unpredictable, parking is terrible. Biggest con is only 9 holes.
Other Thoughts: Best 9 holes in manhattan. Very challenging course.
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