Better than a 2 and 1/2
Pros: Glad I waited to review this course until it had all 18 holes in and cleaned up. The first three holes are in among a few trees that make for a fun start. Short holes with well placed OB. Then it out into the open for one hole and this long three par will let you crank the drive. Be aware though of the OB just behind the basket. Back into the woods for some tough little placement shots and threading the needle shots. Back out into the open and three more open holes including a long downhill that says a par four but it can be threed by most intermediate players. Back into the woods for some tight lines and dangerous OB then out into the open for the last two holes. They keep this course clean and playable throughout the summer and is challenging enough for most levels of players. There are food places galore within 5 minutes with bathrooms available and playgrounds for the kiddies.
Cons: The park is too busy during the daylight hours on the weekends and you have to watch your throws and wait for parkgoers to get out of your line before tossing the plastic. A few of the holes are in dangerous territory and picnic tables have been drug into the fairway of holes #1 and #3. Hole #18 is a downhill big hyzer shot with a playground just to the left. Just too close for my comfort when the kiddies are playing in their designated area unaware of incoming bombs.
Other Thoughts: I wanted to give this course a 3.25 but it's either 3 or 3.5. This course is a great addition to Mayfield and western Kentucky.
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Pros: Really nice park with walking paths exercise equipment, playground and pavilions. Disc course provides a nice mix of wooded and open holes, with nice tee pads and baskets
Cons: We played the day after a rain and there was lots of standing water on all the holes. Some of the holes in the woods were pretty tightly wooded
Other Thoughts: A pretty good course that anyone should try to play if in the area
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Fun course, But...
Pros: Kess Creek is a very nice park, with playgrounds, restrooms, a nice basketball court, a few pavilions, and a walking trail running through the whole park. There are some challenging holes on this course, which ups my rating a little bit. There are a few stinkers too, however. The first 3 holes are all fun, with tight lines and tress a plenty. Hole 1 has an elevated basket guarded by a very large tree just in front and to the right. The mound is probably over five feet tall, so discs will roll away from the basket with a miss. Hole 2 is a tight little shot with thick brush on the right and another guardian tree just before the basket, not counting all the trees in between! Hole 3 plays back towards #1 teepad, with several trees blocking your line. Then you get to the first of the stinkers, Hole 4. Just a pad and a basket with nothing in the way. But, right after that one, #5 takes you over the footbridge that spans Kess Creek and into the back side of the park. All of the holes back there are challenging, with tight lines, creek (OB), and thick brush on the back side. Most of the holes are fairly short back there, but that's kind of a relief since there just isn't room to rip anything. Hole 6's basket is hard to find from the pad, but with a quick walk up a little ways, you can find it. 7 plays long across the very back of the park and is another really tight hole. Hole 8 is the first one on the back side that I didn't think really had a fairway. There is very little room to throw through. I'm sure as the course gets played more, more lines will open up. BUT, there are lots and lots of seedling trees that will eventually block most of the alleys out there. Hole 9 takes you back to the front side of the park and is just a field, pad and basket. The only real obstacles on this side of the creek are the people playing in the park. 10 and 11 are also on this side. Then, you get to go back in the "good" side of the park for 12 - 16. All of those are nice holes, with 15 and 16 repeating 8's dilemma of not really having a fairway (all 3 of those are tree city!). Then, you're back in the front side for 17 and 18, with just baskets, picnickers and nothing else in the way. All in all, it's fun to play.
Cons: As I mentioned, holes 4, 9, 10, 11, 17, 18 are just a field. 11 is still fun though, because it's 550 feet downhill with thick brush on the left.
The back side seems to be in a gulley as well, because we haven't had a good rain in some time and there was a lot of mud and standing water on the back.
My only other real gripe is the lack of throwing lanes on 8, 15 and 16.
Other Thoughts: Once those trees on the back side mature, those holes on that side of the creek are going to be almost unplayable. This is a few years away, but branches will be blocking more and more lanes as the years go by. If you're in the area, it's definitely worth playing. Some of the holes will challenge your accuracy, and a few will challenge your distance.
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