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.
Good for midrange game
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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: 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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