Pinpoint Accuracy Required
Pros: Great use of the land that was available, as the course darts in and out of a heavily wooded area, giving a good mix of tight (usually super duper tight) shots through the woods, and a few more open shots.
I also enjoyed the hole placements on several holes. For example, one hole has you driving down a wide open fairway along the edge of the woods, and then there's a small cutout of the woods with the basket in that notch. So, you can't drive too short or two far, or you don't have a shot at making 2. There are several nice placements like this where the basket is protected in some way.
Usually due to the tightness, there are also several holes where you can be creative with your choice of shot. There's an obvious path usually, but there are other options if your preferred throwing style doesn't match that path that are doable but more risky.
The course is well signed, and navigation was a breeze here.
Cons: The tight holes are almost too tight much of the time. Unless you're player that can make the disc go exactly where you want every single throw, the tightness made these holes seem more or less up to dumb luck since there's a lot of threading the needle where your margin for error is extremely extremely slim. I feel like they could thin the trees just a tad, and still require a high degree of precision.
Not much of a chance to let anything rip here, although some of the open shots get to a more average hole length for most curses. Everything is pretty short here though.
The baskets here are pretty crummy, with only one layer of chains.
I don't mind the lack of concrete pads, but the gravel pads are a bit small feeling
Other Thoughts: I really enjoy another similar course in the metro area, Rosedale Down Under, that does the same thing this course does, but better (in my opinion). Rosedale also requires a high amount of precision, but this course takes it a bit to a ridiculous level.
Rosedale also has much more interesting topography, which was lacking here. Not the fault of the course design here, just a fact of the land it was put on.
So, when I feel like playing a fun, short, precision course, I can't see choosing this over Rosedale Down Under, even though Fox Hill is fun and pretty well done.
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Good for midrange game
Pros: Great course for practicing your short game and for shaping shots. Heavily wooded but not terribly hard to find your disc if it goes astray.
Cons: Course layout can be a little confusing. Be sure to take a picture of the course map (found by hole #1) to help you along the way.
The chains aren't very forgiving, so throw with a soft touch.
Course is closed during school hours for the North KC School District.
Other Thoughts: All 18 holes are contained within a relatively small plot of land. The course is compact in that sense.
With very few "open" holes, this is a great course to sharpen your midrange game.
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Pros: This is a great 18 hole course located in the woods between two schools. The course being in the woods makes this a very "technical" course. It will improve your short game accuracy. Good use of elevation change and land. Signs and map.
Cons: Baskets don't have two layers of chains. Tee pads are gravel and short (need some updating). Unable to play during school hours. First time playing you might have a little trouble navigating to the next hole. Possibility of losing discs in the bushes/creek.
Other Thoughts: Woods get really muddy after it rains. Overall a very fun quick course. Not really any long drives but it's fun!
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Nice new addition
Pros: Short/medium length technical wooded course
Uphill and Downhill holes
Requires use of all possible flight patterns
Scenic with very little traffic between the two schools
Very well maintained
Cons: Only a couple holes requiring the use of driver
Just a little hard to navigate at first
Other Thoughts: Felt inclined to write a review for this course based upon wishy washy prior reviews posted by others. Ive played this run more than most other people. Let me explain why and in my opinion why it deserves more merit.
This course has greatly increased my short game prowess. Although a little shorter than the average course it has plenty of holes in the 250-275ft mark. The trees are everpresent but not overwhelmingly daunting like ive seen on other courses.
Sculpting a fully thrown mid range on different lines and angles can be just as fullfilling as a full blown driver IMO.
The biggest area in which ive seen improvement in my game since playing FHF is short/approach shots. There are spaced throughout the trek a few holes ranging from 150-250 in addition to the 250+ ones mentioned above. Negotiating the challenging yet executable short range shots through the moderate woods here translates into the same shots being a cakewalk on other courses.
Guess this approach ties in with the advise i see constantly on forums. Meaning, the experienced players suggesting we all play putter/midrange rounds from time to time. This course demands it. The nice thing is that there ARE a couple/few holes that a fairway driver/driver can be utilized.
Furthermore, notice i didnt knock the gravel tee pads or gripe about their length. IMO with the shot requirements on this course its not as big of an issue. Most new courses take time to construct concrete tees initially anyways. im sure its on the horizon for this nice little new addition to kansas citys disc golf courses.
Two of my Favorite holes,
#4 Slightly uphill dogleg left. Easy tunnel shot off of the tee which opens up to a field with a line of trees guarding the basket on the left. At 260' there is a small opening revealing the baskets location on a small mound.
Aproximatly 260' blind anhyzer shot which you must sculpt around the school. About 40ft behind the basket is the Red Caboose which im sure will be the signature of this fine little course.
Highly recommend trying this trek at least once if in the nkc area. Im sure it will only improve in time.
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Elementary Course= tough course
Pros: Awesome use of land, great to always have a course for kids near kids. shot variety is very demanding and specific. Dont kid yourself this course test your ability to control a 250ft shot. And for being a shorter course its great that there are a couple of placement shot holes.
Cons: Teepads are gravel and short.
Other Thoughts: I was expecting an easier course, but if you arent scrambling for par, schools our for you.
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Pros: Not a lot of wiggle room on the wooded shots. Takes some technical curves to get a good line through some. Nicely maintained. Prompt on repairs. Nicely laid out, good use of room.
Cons: Only one set of chains. Can't play during school hours. Tee pads are not very large.
Other Thoughts: Overall is a good short technical course. Can be played quickly. Nicely laid out between the schools, but limits the hours you are alowed to use.
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Pros: + several difficult shots
+ some of the tightest tunnel shots in KC
+ navigation is very easy
+ makes very good use of the property
Cons: - teepads are small and gravel
- baskets only have 1 set of chains
- barely any distance
Other Thoughts: this is a kids course built for beginners. That said, it is still challenging just because the lines required to hit shots. Good place to practice woods and mids.
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