Overland Park, KS 
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3 / 262ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #17 Tee

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Needs TLC

5+    7/1/2016   7/2/2016
Review By: Noven
Played: 2  Reviewed: 2
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Short, quick course. Mix of open holes and trees.
Cons: This course needs some serious care. All of the signs are either broken or pulled out of the ground laying down. There are no markers for some tees and the mulch tees are horrible. Some are just little rivets in the ground that aren't safe. It's quite obvious no one has maintained this course in years.
Other Thoughts: A shame no one has touched this course in years. Could be a nice little course with proper maintenance.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

Fun simple course

1    6/18/2015   6/20/2015
Review By: luchalibrarian
Played: 5  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 1.7 Years
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Easy to follow course layout.
Short and good for beginners or those wanting quick play.
Nice location outside of town, quiet and relaxing.
Mowed fairways and quite clean.
Cons: Wide open areas had no shade.
Some holes are very close to the road, if you're not paying attention to traffic you could hit a car or get a disc run over, especially those of us who are novice players.
While the fairways were mowed, there was a lot of rough, and I saw no reason it should not have been mowed (though it could have been due to recent rains, as a few areas were "swampy"). I lost two discs and had to cut my run short. One completely disappeared and another I could see but not get to. If mowing had been complete this wouldn't have been a problem.
Other Thoughts: If I make it back to the Kansas City area I definitely want to play this course again!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Good for practice

5+    10/3/2014   10/3/2014
Review By: akray21
Played: 14  Reviewed: 5  Exp: 2.7 Years
Pros: - This is a great course when you have a spare 45 minutes to play.
- Great course to practice short mid rage/ approach shots.
- There are some real technical shots on some holes that help you build your game.
- Very little time looking for discs.
Cons: - No real tee pads. They tried to put in mulch tee pads, but they are always worn out and almost unplayable. I usually just throw next to, or behind the actual tee box.
- No opportunity to pull out a driver (or even a fairway).
Other Thoughts: - I love playing this course when I only have about an hour to play, or when I want to practice shorter shots.

 Fun and easy

1    7/9/2014   7/9/2014
Review By: hnosaj
Played: 16  Reviewed: 7  Exp: 2.8 Years
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Good mix/variety. Hard to loose a disc. Rough was recently cut down.
Cons: A lot of trash today. Tee boxes like everyone else mentioned.
Other Thoughts: Wife loves it and I love tossing midrange discs all over the place. We'll likely be playing this one a lot.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Good for a quick round!

1    7/1/2014   7/1/2014
Review By: chaddyboy_2000
Played: 23  Reviewed: 9  Exp: 15.6 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: A great beginner course as everyone says. It's also still fun for intermediate players, as the course offers a decent mix of open shots, tunnel shots, and shots that require hyzer/anhyzer. So, for a short course with no alternate pins, it actually plays with a decent variety.

Navigating this course is also super easy, as the distance from each pin to the next tee is really short and obvious in almost all cases. The signage is also half way decent, although getting a bit worn and faded.
Cons: No real bomb shots for those that just want to let it rip. It would have been nice to have a couple longer holes, as it's fairly easy to overshoot everything as an intermediate player.

The tee boxes are super vague, just an area of mulch/dirt that is rather large, and likely continually growing as people wear out the area. If you're not taking things seriously, it doesn't matter at all, but I guess I could see it bothering some people.
Other Thoughts: I live within 10 minutes of the course, and it's fun enough to play where I'll be adding it to my course rotation. However, I likely wouldn't go out of my way to play it if it wasn't right here.

Overall, just a decent, quick round of disc golf.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  Great Course But un-mowed

5+    5/22/2014   5/23/2014
Review By: raiders24182
Played: 1  Reviewed: 1
1 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Hole in one opportunity on every hole.
Great Beginner course but offers enough of a challenge to bring experienced players back
Cons: Hasnt been mowed recently.
Other Thoughts: I HATE TICKS.
PLEASE MOW THE COURSE 1 time a week.

I called blue valley district school and found out that the grass is scheduled to be mowed on 5/24 in the morning.

Here is the phone number any time someone has a problem with the grass. 913-239-4121

1 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Blue Valley of Kansas

2-4    5/17/2014   5/18/2014
Review By: Jayhawker10
Played: 9  Reviewed: 6  Exp: 2.9 Years
Pros: Being a newer member of the sport, I can honestly say that this is a good course for novices. The course plays more on the shorter side which allows players to more easily play, especially for those who can't throw the typcial "bombs".

- Quick course to play and can be played in under an hour if you are by yourself.
- Easy to navigate and holes are very close to each other.
-Good mix of open holes as well as wooded or holes with obstacles.
- As stated, great course for novices.
- Hard to lose discs on this course.
- Well maintained with the exception of some of the tee boxes.
Cons: - Tee boxes made of mulch so they are starting to erode.
- In the woods, there is an old barb wire fence. Watch out.
Other Thoughts: Many people on this website are not huge fans of this course but being that I am between of a novice to intermediate skill level and still learning my form, it is a great place for me to visit. Will be bringing my buddies here and will be back again in the near future.

 Fairly Fun Par 3 Course

1    3/23/2014   3/23/2014
Review By: Sl33pwalkn187
Played: 5  Reviewed: 5  Exp: 12.7 Years
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: All tee pads and baskets are labeled. Every basket is par 3 and under 300 feet. Really great for beginners and a bit challenging for the intermediate players who can throw the long disc.
Cons: Though the baskets and pads may be labeled, there are no maps for the course as I was informed by this website. It is literally next to a school and though it says no alcoholic beverages (obviously people drink) there are 0 trash cans and the course is littered with bottles and cans.
Other Thoughts: Honestly not a bad course. 1st time playing wasn't too bad. there was trash everywhere and with practice basket not labeled was difficult to locate first tee pad but quickly was able to pick up on the flow of the course.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Will be going back!

1    11/30/2013   11/30/2013
Review By: finchd4
Played: 22  Reviewed: 5  Exp: 5.7 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Lots of technical shots needed for this course. I went just under par, but should really be getting a birdie every hole. The difference from a deuce and par here is most definitely how you make your first shot count. Short enough for beginners to gain confidence and a great range of shots.
Cons: There are no holes over 300'. Not that I am partial to it, but ever now and then a grip it and rip it is nice. Other than that, nothing is wrong with the course. Although holes are short, and no really hidden baskets, the tee signs are there, but lacking in detail of the layout.
Other Thoughts: Only has wood chip tee pads, but this works as I don't need to run up to throw it to the basket. All but two holes I tee'd with my PIG and never used anything over the range of a buzz/drone. Wooded enough to teach control of shots, but not to easily lose your disc. No other hazards other than potential OB in a road. GREAT learner and technical skills course.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Relax and unwind in South OP!

1    9/1/2013   9/18/2013
Review By: jjw4ucm
Played: 32  Reviewed: 28  Exp: 3.6 Years
This review was updated on 11/16/2013
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Lots of fun! A great chance to practice putting or introduce newbies to the game, along with a few technical challenges that keep the course from getting boring.

Navigation is super easy for the most part. The course seems to follow a natural progression first with some very open, clear shots, then into a few elevation changes, into the woods, and then out again.

Baskets are in good condition; while there are no benches, there are rocks at most of the holes where you can take a load off for a bit.

Again, in a very safe neighborhood so you won't have to worry there. I'd stroll through here at 2AM on a Saturday and not worry once for my safety.

Generally, this course isn't overly crowded, although it seems the word is getting out a bit.

Course is always maintained and mowed very well. There are multiple trash cans around for all your rubbish needs.

The course is very easy to get to, and plays fairly fast. A great place to squeeze in a quick round if you're running short on time.

While I realize the designer didn't have a ton to work with, they really used it well, incorporating the various woods, hills, and general lay of the land into a very contiguous course layout that just makes sense in general and is a blast to play, in my opinion.
Cons: As of November, the mulch tees are definitely eroding and need to be re-done.

No benches or bag hangers; signs just give you the number of the hole, without an idea of the layout or where the next hole is. This isn't a huge issue since navigation is so easy, however.

Some of the holes can get a bit repetitive, especially from 15-18. There's different obstacles in there, but it feels like the same basic throw over and over again. 4 basically has zero obstacles and is just a straight shot at the basket.

Some of the shots (1, 16-18) play very close to either Antioch Road or 164th Street. Not a big deal, but I think it breaks up the ambiance of the game.

Be careful of the barbed wire fence near 13-14! Since this used to be farmland I'm sure that's been there for decades. I guess they just decided not to tear it out when they built it.

This is a really fun little course in great shape, but after playing some of the other courses in the area, I just can't in good conscience rate it as highly as our other courses. That doesn't mean I don't like it! Just that I think there's better, but this is still a worthwhile play if you're in the area.
Other Thoughts: If you're visiting KC, like Legacy Park over in Lee's Summit, this one is way out in the suburbs, on the far south edge of the metro. I love the course, but I don't know that I'd make a special trip all the way out here with so many other options in town.

Initially, I rated this course a 4; after playing several more courses, I've revised it to a 3. I still have a soft spot for this course and absolutely love playing it! It's still a great place to introduce someone to the game and a lot of fun. However, if you're looking for a truly excellent course on the Kansas side, I would probably recommend Lakeside Hills in Olathe, or even Wyandotte County Park in Bonner Springs. Both are significantly tougher (and Lakeside is still a bit rough around the edges), but they have the scenery, diversity, and layout to impress in my opinion. Still definitely a good course and a lot of fun for a beginner course.

The course isn't overly well marked; when you pass Blue Valley West High, it's the next right, towards the middle school and near the track. There's a large parking lot there for your parking pleasure.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

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