Pros: --This place is not maintained as a disc golf course, but does have 9 nice baskets.
--I was able to locate the tee pads for all baskets except for 6.
--#5 and #7 have benches.
--I played early on a Saturday morning and saw a number of rabbits and deer on the property.
--The property is wide open and easy to navigate from basket to basket.
Cons: --The tee pads were built with 4x4 and some sort of black pad. The weeds have grown through the pad and now the tee pads look more like overgrown flower beds. This does make the "tee pads" easy to find as they contain the tallest weeds around.
--A number of the baskets have 6' weeds growing around and through the actual baskets. (Nice use of nature to give us an extra challenge.)
--No fairway whatsoever. The field must have been mowed in the last 6 weeks because the grass/weeds that uniformly cover the property is only about 8-10" high.
Other Thoughts: I enjoy playing new disc golf courses, so stopped by to see if it was as bad as all of the other reviews stated. I was able to play all 9 holes and did enjoy myself, however it felt more like simply throwing discs in a field than playing an actual round of disc golf.
With a weed eater, some weed killer, a bit of mulch and a mower, this could quickly become a decent course.
At this point the course is borderline unplayable. If you are looking to check this course off a list, you can come out and play all 9 baskets. If you are looking to play a round of disc golf on a decent course, go elsewhere. You can have fun here if you set your expectations low and understand what you are going to see.
For Beginners or Bagging Courses Only
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Located in a nice residential area near the KS/MO line. Apparently, a church is going to soon be built on this property, so hopefully they will keep the course set up. That is pretty cool if the course was the church's idea. There is plenty of parking and a playground next to 1's tee, so it is a good one to bring your family to while you play a quick round.
-Only takes about 15 minutes to play, so doesn't take much time out of your day
-Good course for beginners as there is no obstacles to contend with, simply 9 holes in a field and very minor elevation
-Nice new DISCatcher baskets
-Mulch tees bordered by 2x4's, with rocks with painted hole numbers next to them
Cons: -The course is in a pretty bad location for disc golf. It appears to have been recently mowed in most parts, but the grass is very scratchy and there are hundreds of bugs in the fairways. The middle holes did have some very high grass too.
-Not much variety at all in elevation or distance. Only a few trees in the entire course
-Very tall weeds in the tee pads and through and around the baskets.
Other Thoughts: This course is better than nothing, and that is very cool if the church wanted to have a disc golf course on site. That would be a great way to introduce people to the sport. However, I wouldn't go more than a few minutes out of your way to play here. Only play here if you're bagging courses, as it is located near many other courses. I wouldn't even take a beginner here right now because of the tall weeds.
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3 Helpful / 0 Not
Definitely won't go back unless changes are made
Pros: The first hole and the second half of the last hole are fine, this is all that kept me from giving the course a 0.
Not crowded at all. 10/10
Navigation between holes is super easy, all nine baskets can be seen from the first basket. 10/10
Navigation of the holes themselves is easy, all baskets can be seen from the tees. 9/10
Tees are pretty good for being mulch. They have wooden boards to help prevent erosion. 6/10
Cons: Course Maintenance / Overall comfort level: Terrible, after the first hole, the grass was not mowed at all. Not only is it up to about mid-calf everywhere, it's not even really grass, it's just hitchhikers and other pokey grass. Trees also have lots of sharp thorns if you do throw into them. At least there is one bench at the fifth tee, but it's still by far the worst course in that regard I've ever played. 0/10
Ability to challenge all levels of players: Definitely a beginners only course, not worth going to even just for practicing for more experienced players. 1/10
What elevation there is is not used at all. Hole 2 is the only one that isn't completely flat. 1/10
There is a very small amount of elevation present, not a great place for a disc golf course anyway. 2/10
Overall challenge level: not many trees or obstacles but they do come into play on a few holes. 2/10
Not much variety of shot path required. Third hole forces a left to right shot and telephone poles I guess have a slight effect on four and five. 2/10
I guess there are some variations in distance of the holes. They're all short or very short for experienced players, but since this course is meant for beginners I guess it's not bad. The last hole was the only one I needed a driver on, but there were some I couldn't throw a midrange. 3/10
Other Thoughts: No running water or restrooms but it's not really as important since it's such a short course. 5/10
No Alternate hole positions means playing this course a lot could get boring even if it is in better condition in the fututre
I know it seems like there are quite a few pros to give the course a 0.5, but pretty much none of the pros have to do with the actual disc golf, which is the most important thing to me in rating a course. If it had been mowed and just not as physically uncomfortable, I would say it's a 1.5.
This is the only course out of fourteen that I've ever played and not enjoyed at all (after the first hole) I wanted to quit after the fourth hole
If you're more experienced, don't bother making the drive. If you're a beginner or a more experienced player looking to practice with putters/midranges, you definitely want to head over to Blue Valley of Kansas, it's only about five minutes away and it's a shorter drive if you're coming down US69 highway
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