Great Beginner and Intermediate Course
Pros: A great Beginner Flat Course with tree obstacles. I have played it numerous times and this is my Beginning Noob Course. On the Main Strip in town you will find Truman Lake Bike Shop, that has a wide variety of disc for sale. It beats not having any store that carries discs. Boundary markers on hole 2, 6, and 9 on trees. Stick to the left. Great Course Card holder and sign at the beginning with plenty of rules and signs about upcoming events for Disc Golfers there.
UPDATE: 4 has been set forward before the trees making it short, 6 has been moved to the right making it a small dogleg right, and 7 has been set farther back making it longer. Sign updates soon.
Cons: Flat. 1 has a water hazard across the road, on the right (I have talked to some throwers who have lost disc there). RV park to the right of holes 2 and 3, the rail ties in the trailer park are out of bounds, leaving to question "Why?". You can literally hit a trailer on hole 3 if not careful. Still waiting to hear of someone throwing into the lake on 7 and 9, on the right. LOL that would be a BAD DAY. Skateboard park on hole 9 left side. Can be hit, It is out of bounds.
Other Thoughts: Needs a Potty, and water fountain. Being in the lake region even the lake water looked good enough to drink. For a Great Park area, not enough amenities on the grounds, though lots of good amenities not far from park (i.e. downtown eateries and shops).
Waiting to see the new course on the lake by the dam and at Bucksaw Campground.
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Good beginner course
Pros: Clean park, single-use (walking path goes around one side but it's OB), groomed grass, brand new DGA baskets, excellent teepads, very nice setting by a lake.
Close to the town square (lots of cutesy-wootsie shops) picnic areas, and a boat launch.
Cons: Not much variety. It's a pancake-flat course sprinkled with mature but easy-to-avoid trees. Pretty much pitch-and-putt for adv players, barely worth the half hour it takes to play. Also the layout is pretty cramped - I threw to wrong baskets twice - and you have to walk #7 fairway back to front in order to reach the tee.
No benches, trash cans, bag hangers, plus there's an RV park just to the north of fairways 2 and 3, which presents a real danger of hitting someone's home if you can't control your drives.
Other Thoughts: If you're new to the sport and live within striking distance, go here to learn how to play. It's really a good beginner's course, or if you're not a n00b you can practice your mid game - most holes are 250-350 and can be reached easily with a Roc, Buzzz, or whatever your favorite mid happens to be.
Me, I'll leave wifey to go shopping while I relax with a round or two of non-challenging, enjoyable golf.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 6 Not
Best in the Area
Pros: Very well laid out course, I have played courses in Sedalia, Lebanon, and Springfield and this is by far the best course that I have played.
The well placed tee locations, trees and baskets make for some good risk reward holes.
The lake makes for a very good sight and to play by, and all in all a magnificent course.
Cons: There is an RV Park on the bordering holes 2 and 3, but doesn't affect play
1 of 7 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: I've only played 2 other courses, and so far this is by far the best. Nice and shaded and well layed out. Flanked by the Lake of the Ozarks on the west side. Excellent signage. Picnic tables are available.
Cons: Flanked by an RV park on the east side.
0 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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