Wichita, KS 
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Uploaded By: scarpfish Hole #18 (Taken 5/2009)
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Hole #18 - Short Tee

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The Mighty Oak

5+    10/17/2015   10/19/2015
Review By: Chained Evil
Played: 344  Reviewed: 164  Exp: 5.5 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This course has multiple tees and pin placements and the grounds are well taken care of. There is a Kiosk next to hole 1 with all the area events and happenings.
Many holes have good lines that must be hit and there is a good mix of short, moderate, and longer length holes. Some baskets have wood chips around them to help with roll a way putts.
There is a decent amount of water threat on this course to keep you on your toes. The flow of the course is logical and the tee pads are plenty long enough allowing for a proper run up.
There are a few holes where you can't see the pin from the tee and a few holes have protected baskets.
Several holes where you can air a driver out and a few chances to RUN THE CHAINS as well.
This course gets a lot of play, because its that good.
The new Mach X baskets are super nice and do an excellent job of catching putts.
This course plays along the river which adds to the mystique of this course.
The pins get moved periodically so it keeps things from getting stale.
Elevated pad on hole 18 makes for a great finishing hole.
Favorite holes here: 1, 7, 12, 16, and 18.
Cons: Plays next to and by some park roads, mainly affecting holes 7-10 and 14-16. Please be careful of your surroundings and look before you throw. With this in mind the course gets used for wedding photos, family pictures, etc(especially in the fall months) so be respectful and don't throw on the other park users. Some of the interior holes like 8-14 play around/next to sidewalks so again pay attention before you throw.
No signage so the first time user or the out of towner might take exception, however the hole numbers are marked on the tee pads so that helps a bit.
Some of the holes next to the river might be tough to play when the river is out of its banks.
Other Thoughts: Depending on which set of tees you play from and where the pins are set this course will challenge players of all levels and abilities. Obviously the course will play a lot tougher from the long tees to the long pins, but there are good lines to be hit from both sets of tees. There is a good mix of open and wooded holes and you will need to work on both distance and accuracy here to score well. There are several holes where risk/reward shots come into play. Will you take the chance at skipping one in on say holes 11 and 12, or will you play it safe and lay up?
Will you go for it on hole 18 and make it across the pond and pick up a stroke or two?
Whatever your approach this is an excellent course that is a must play if you are in the Wichita area. As others have mentioned this course does get crowded but if you are patient its worth the wait. This is by far my favorite course in Wichita.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

Best course in Wichita

5+    6/2/2015   7/2/2015
Review By: ChuckConner
Played: 4  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 17.5 Years
0 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: This is a almost perfect course. the first 5 holes play so that if you only want to practice for 30 minutes you can make a few rounds around the first 5 holes and be able to thrown almost every shot that you will throw.
Cons: It's hard to think of any. If I had to be very picky then I would say that there aren't any hole descriptions at every hole. They could also put hole lengths on the tee pads.
Other Thoughts: There is a great club that plays here every Wednesday at 6PM. This is a very active group and just check the air capital disk golf club website for all the info.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Course Update

1    5/21/2015   5/21/2015
Review By: Deeg0466
Played: 17  Reviewed: 1  Exp: 2.7 Years
0 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: All of the holes now have at least two pin placements. Some (8,9,10,14,17) have three pin placements. All holes have two tee pads. The new pin placements have added length and challenge to some of the holes.
Cons: The course is quite busy on the weekend.
Other Thoughts: Great improvements...play when you are in the area.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful.

Very fun environment

1    3/15/2015   3/18/2015
Review By: pinkshark5
Played: 9  Reviewed: 5  Exp: 0.8 Years
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: -I think I liked almost everything about this course.
-Neat scenery
-Plenty of trees with a nice mix of water holes
-Two tee boxes for some holes
Cons: -Very busy course on the weekends but that goes to show it's a very good course.
-I did get lost one time
-I heard the park this course is in is known as a gay park (literally)
Other Thoughts: Loved this course. Each hole was fun. I liked the series of holes along the river and how some of the more difficult holes had an optional tee box. I would recommend you play this course if you're in the area.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

5+    6/10/2014   7/5/2014
Review By: Shipley
Played: 3  Reviewed: 3
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Two sets of cement tees, red and blue, with excellent variety between them.
Practice basket.
Message board at hole 1.
Pro shop just a few blocks away, and another one across town.
Well manicured course, in a scenic park.
Plenty of long holes to air out your discs.

Oak park is a large park located near downtown Wichita. The Arkansas river comes into play on several holes, running along the left fairway of these holes. Lots of mature trees but not dense by any measure. A few holes have baskets placed just inside the woods, and a few holes have tee pads located just inside the woods.

The course plays long, regardless of which set of tees you use.

This course has a great signature hole on 18, shooting over a pond. I would say hole 6 long tee (not sure what color), is pretty cool, too. You throw over a (smaller) pond from a slightly elevated tee pad.

No real elevation here. A few tee shots have minor elevation, but the course is mostly flat.

Hole 1 has the only trash can on the course.
Hole 6 has a large tree trunk laying on the ground for seating. The rest of the course had no seating.
No water on the course, although convenience stores / fast food restaurants are nearby.
Cons: This course gets very crowded, since there are only two 18 hole courses within city limits. There are other great courses nearby, but this course sees the most traffic.

I found this weird, but hole 8 seems to be the only hole with two pin placements.
Other Thoughts: Risk / Reward - The risk here is going big to reach the pin, and risking OB in the river or street, or losing control of your drive and hitting a tree.

Fun Factor - This is a challenging and fun course. Although it's a fairly open park course, just shooting par is a real challenge, due to the wind and length of the course. My best was 5+.

Some L to R holes, and some R to L holes, but most holes are straight ahead with length being the real obstacle.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.


1    4/15/2013   10/15/2013
Review By: BCpreheim
Played: 23  Reviewed: 8
1 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: The course has a great mix of tight and open shots. The layout flows relatively well. Multiple pad locations are a great addition.
Cons: Water can claim discs if one is not careful. Geese were everywhere when I played.
Other Thoughts: A great, challenging course that is certainly the cream of the crop in Wichita

1 of 4 people found this review helpful.


5+    12/7/2012   12/8/2012
Review By: DiscPirate
Played: 20  Reviewed: 5  Exp: 20.6 Years
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Nice well maintained course. I love it. Great use of woods and water. 2 sets of launch pads (Red & Blue) so the course doesn't get boring. Easy to follow, everything is marked well.
Cons: Certain times of the year you need to watch out for geese chit everywhere.
Other Thoughts: Maybe a sign for beginners on 18. "You might want to throw from the top of the hill or you WILL get wet.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Fantastic Course

1    9/29/2012   9/29/2012
Review By: nat16dick
Played: 52  Reviewed: 15  Exp: 5.2 Years
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: This course includes a mix of wooded and open holes. A mix of trees near the tee and near the baskets make each hole a unique challenge. Both forehand and backhand players will find holes which cater to their strengths and pronounce their weaknesses. A number of water shots also challenge your ability to make accurate, long range throws.
Cons: The first few holes' fairways seem to run together, and I would imagine that the course could get dangerous as it becomes crowded. As a first-time player on the course, I had to find people to follow to learn my way around. This could be easily remedied, however, with improved signage, or your bringing along a course map. There are several holes in the middle of the round that become very easy to get into the river for a RHBH thrower. A challenge, but a seemingly unnecessary stretch of holes that feel the same.
Other Thoughts: A fantastic course to play. Definitely a must if you are in the area. The multitude of tees presents a challenge for all skill levels, and the stunning visuals around the course provide a very enjoyable round of golf.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful.


5+    7/24/2012   7/24/2012
Review By: scoot2979
Played: 3  Reviewed: 1
1 Helpful / 7 Not
Pros: great course some very nice drives and very nice technical shots and the course has holes that you shoot in to the woods and out of the woods on alot of the blue pads the last eight holes are along the little arkansas river
Cons: I lost a disc on 18 in a large slimey pond

1 of 8 people found this review helpful.

 Fun Course

2-4    2/26/2012   2/27/2012
Review By: asjzn6
Played: 120  Reviewed: 57  Exp: 10.3 Years
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Dual TeePads allow for competitive golfers and beginners. The water holes are great (6,11,12,13,16,17,18). Hole 18 Blue pad awesome hole. The course is surrounded by Little arkansas river lots of birds. The wooded area is state bird reserve, so lots of birds. Course map is very helpful with navigation.
Cons: Tee signs would help but if you cant have them you cant have them. Hole 6 to 7 just follow the road.
Other Thoughts: Lots of local players good for the sport. Some say 8-10,14 are repitive but you still have to find a line and hold to it and short will have to be spot on.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful.

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