1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Nice area, nice little park. Very family oriented.
Cons: Very short. Could play this with a putter. Lots of younger players out in groups of 5 or 6.
Other Thoughts: Good for practice but would hit it while school is in. No much of an exercise course meaning it is flat and very short.
1 of 3 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Every course can offer something. In the case of Ken Caryl, it is a great course to introduce newcomers to disc golf and practice your short game. The holes are VERY short with legitimate ace opportunities on 8 of the 9 nine holes. (although boasting about an ace at Ken Caryl won't likely get you many oohs and ahhs) Overall, the course is well taken care of considering its small size.
The grass is mowed grass, it has big shady trees and it is located in a nice neighborhood.
Cons: This is a big teen hangout after school and on weekends. They tend to be respectful, but there does tend to be a lot of discs flying through a very small airspace at one time.
Other Thoughts: Even with the crowd, three rounds in under an hour is very realistic.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
11 Helpful / 0 Not
A Remnant of History
Beautiful little park course. Easy to navigate without a map. Concrete tee pads are smallish in size, but for these short holes most players won't use a big run-up anyway. Well designed on not a lot of land. There shouldn't be any pedestrian interference. Plays fast with close, short holes and not a lot of walking. Almost impossible to lose a disc.
No distances posted on any of the signs. Exceptionally short course; eight of the nine holes are between 100'-200'. Fairways are close to each other so beware of errant throws from your neighbors. Some of the single chain (except #9 is 2x) baskets are starting to show their age.
I heard this course is called the "postage stamp" because of its compact area. Only hole #5 (312') might require a driver disc, all others can be played with a putter or good mid-range.
At 30 years old now Ken Caryl is a testament to what disc golf once was. The holes are built for discs that had no concept of "Ultra-long range driver".
There are enough challenges and decent variety to make this a nice course to work on upshots and putting for most players.
11 of 11 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Short Course great for introducing Friends to disc Golf
Pros: Great for working on Approach and putting. Short holes are good for beginners. Playing over mowed grass! Good place to practice playing around trees. Good Baskets and Tees!
Cons: Cigarette butts all over the place as teens use this place to throw discs and smoke. Very little distance.
Other Thoughts: This is a good course because a lot of people started here. Now they are playing on the bigger courses!
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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