Solid course, great intro area.
Pros: Driving range area on site.
Beautiful Titans in excellent shape on all holes.
Lots of rolling elevation, and variety in hole length and shots required.
back 9 has a totally different feel. It is far more open and manicured like a ball golf course and features manufactured OB and hazards.
The Gateway crew used the available land to its maximal potential.
This is a great place to introduce people to the sport, practice your skills, and seems well suited for tournament play.
Cons: Dirt Tees
No clear path to get over marsh on hole one, so your feet can start out getting wet on hole 1.
No indicator to what position the basket is in on the signs.
a simple arrow to guide to holes 4 and 10 would be very useful on this course. It is not a major issue, but a quick and easy way to improve navigation.
9 has a small safety issue. at 6:30am I was still throwing directly at a vehicle in the parking lot near the basket.
Hole 17 is an epic finish, then you have to play a dinky deuce or die hole afterwards.
There is not a lot of memorable holes on this course, it is simply a solid better than average course with few flaws and some extra amenities.
Other Thoughts: I found it better to stop after hole 9 and drive to the next parking lot. Hole 11 is right there at the next parking lot. with hole 10 as a small filler hole linking the 2 sides.
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Pros: - very easy to navigate and find baskets
- excellent variety and challenge.
- well kept park.
- the woods along the front nine provide a solid barrier of nasty. I like the added challenge.
Cons: - no concrete tee pads yet
- the woods along the front nine provide a solid barrier of nasty. I don't like looking for discs in them.
Other Thoughts: I love this course. The only reason it didn't get more stars is because I really love concrete pads.
The front and back nine are like two different courses. The front being more of a park style course that plays with the few trees it has in very effective ways. The front also goes into the woods on 7 & 8, w/6 being back by the nastiest sticker bushes in the world and 1 having an exremely thick set of brush surrounding the "green." The back plays around one giant field, using different types of OB to mess with the player. Since there are usually crazy winds the OB definitely forces you to use different shots, or risk sailing off into oblivion and/or OB.
If you're in STL and looking for a good park style course, check out Endicott, Jefferson Barracks or Willmore. If you're looking for an more open style course, check out West City or Sioux. If you can't decide and feel like a little of both, Dunegant is a great decision.
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Can I Build A Sand Castle in the Sand Traps?
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Pros: -Nice Gateway baskets that are in good shape and catch well.
-Very nice tee-signs. They give a good layout of each hole. They also show each pin position and the distance from each tee-pad to each pin position.
-Multiple tee-pads and pin-positions. The course has red and blue tee-pads.
-Holes 4 + 17 are longer holes. Hole 17 is between 700 and 800 feet (depending on the pin position). These holes are nice that add distance to a course that plays a little shorter than other courses in the area.
-Front 9 and back 9 have distinctive feels. The front 9 has a little more trees and slightly tighter fairways, while the back 9 is very wide open and uses sand-traps and mowed fairways as most of the challenges.
-Hole 2, 7 and 8 are some nice tightly wooded holes, which is nice to see a course that is generally more open.
-Course is easy to navigate with mowed paths usually leading to the next hole.
-Park is well taken care of and very pleasant.
-The sand traps are an interesting idea to add some more challenge to the course, and I haven't seen them at any other course before.
Cons: -The back 9 on this course start to feel repetitive. As long as you avoid the tall grass out of bounds or the sand-traps, there are not other obstacles. The back nine of this course never force a certain type of shot.
-Tee-pads are dirt and very badly rutted and muddy. I played this course right after it had rained and some of the tee-pads were barely usable. The blue tee-pads are so overgrown that they are almost impossible to find except on a couple of the holes.
-Other than holes 4 and 17, all of the distances felt fairly similar on this course and none of the other holes were very long.
-The sand bunkers were a little gimmicky and I didn't really feel like they changed up the holes that much from a normal wide open hole. Also all of the sand traps were really close to the hole. Adding a few further up in the fairway and on the sides of the fairways, could make some of the holes a little more interesting, it would work very well on the long hole 17.
-Overall, most of the course was pretty wide open and didn't force much of a shot selection.
-Overall, the course wasn't very difficult.
Other Thoughts: This is an average park course. A lack of trees is this courses, biggest issue. None of the holes are super memorable but this was still a pleasant round in a pleasant park. If you are in the neighborhood give this course a try, but don't go out of your way.
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Needs info updated
Pros: I am fairly new to disc golf and I find this a fun course that I keep going back to. I love how it is like two different styles of courses in one. The front 9 are in woods with foliage and obstacles and the back 9 are in a field with well distinguished fairways and out of bounds.
The tees are marked and have a picture of the hole lay out.
Cons: The only negative thing I can think of is that the natural Tee's seem to always be muddy so I throw to the side of them.
Other Thoughts: This course needs to be updated on this website. They reworked and rearranged most of the back 9 holes and so the distance and pars are wrong as listed on here. The course map on here is wrong too. If someone can track the information and update it that would help.
No cookie cutter here...
Pros: This course was very slow, no one but us playing! Besides spending considerable time in the trees looking for discs, we still had a great time. Everything was mowed, and the park seemed to be well cared for. Did not struggle with finding the tees. The back 9 has some very unique holes, some people dislike it, but it is a nice change of pace.
Cons: Not too much to add here, other then the natural tees are starting to wear, and some of the brush will eat your disc.
Other Thoughts: Nice to see a course using some unique design elements, not a cookie cutter course!
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Pros: Challenging, Easy to Navigate, good mix of shots, OB--
Holes 1-9: Feature a mixture of open shots and tightly wooded fairways with mature trees. With blue/ red tee pads and A/B pin locations, a variety of layouts may be played! Hole4 has road OB left and long. Holes 6,7,8 feature a fence that marks out of bounds. A great mixture of shots is required to really shoot well on this front 9 holes.
Holes 10-18: Are much larger and open, allowing you to air it out a bit more than the front. The massive winds and bountiful OB will be the challenge on the back 9. Holes 11,12 and 17 feature golf inspired lateral hazard bunkers. Holes 13 & 17 feature "white" ob markers that indicate a re-tee regardless of point of entry. Also, well manicured fairways will help establish OB points. You really must bring distance and accuracy to score well on the back 9 at Dunegant DGC
Cons: No concrete tee pads (yet), needs small walkway on Hole 1, slight mowing and trimming on hole 9
Other Thoughts: Park is kept very clean by local disc golfers and Florissant Parks & Rec. Restrooms/ drinking fountain are available on both the front and the back 9. Full electric at shelter near hole 1
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Huge improvement over original design
Pros: Easy to navigate - somewhat challenging - multiple pin placements and tees - good variety of shots used - nice tee signs - restrooms
The front 9 is a little short, but offers a pretty nice variance of shots. The blue tees are much more challenging as they really change the shots, even though they are usually within 50' of the reds. The tee signs offer information on both red and blue tees as well as each pin placement & par. The course is very easy to navigate, but watch out for hole 8. You can see 9's (B-placement) basket from the tee pad and would easily think that is your target if you didn't check the tee sign or walk up the fairway. FYI, the A & B placements are straight ahead, down a small hill
The back 9 is wide open, but still offers a good challenge by creating OBs and with the amount of wind you tend to encounter. On the bright side, the park is very well maintained and the OB grass is just slightly higher than the fairway grass, so you're not spending a lot of time looking for discs. There are a few holes that have bunkers, which (I believe) carry an OB stroke, but you play from your lie within the bunker. This needs to be more clearly indicated on the signs in my opinion.
Cons: Natural tee pads - wide open back 9 - no trash cans
Back 9 is a little gimmicky as it is basically an open field. That said, designers did a great job a making use of what they were given and making a wide open field interesting with man made obstacles such as bunkers and OB grass. It would be nice if the tee signs were a little more descriptive, but a seasoned golfer will know how to play each hole.
The park is heavily patrolled by local police. This is good from the stand point of vehicle break ins. But they spend more time staring you down (almost expecting you to do something illegal) than patrolling the parking lot. We just wave, and go on our way...
Other Thoughts: Overall, this is a nice little course. It's not championship caliber. But, for a fun round on a weekend, this hits the spot. They could use a couple more trash cans on the course, and concrete tee pads, but those missing items wouldn't really bump up the rating anymore than maybe a 3.5.
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Good use of land
Pros: requires all kinds of shots just not one dimensial.
good use of land and blend between open and wooded
Cons: natural tees
throwing near people alot
no map or directions of where the basket is
no par info on posts
Other Thoughts: its a new course so i am sure most of those cons will be fixed. I came from IL to play this course, and unless there is a tourny I prolly wont come back.
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Pros: UPDATED since back 9 redesign (ha that rhymes)
New course with a split front and back 9. I didn't really know what to expect the first time playing the course but I was very pleased.
+Front 9 is the shorter side of the park, with the holes being par 3's and around 300ft (except #4). The holes are mostly park style shots but the woods do come into play by lining some fairways and protecting some baskets. Front 9 offers a nice variety of shots and elevation changes.
+Back 9: Unfortunately a property dispute caused the majority of the back 9 to be redesigned. The holes that used to play around the woods have been taken out so now only 3 holes have trees/woods on them. It is still an enjoyable 9 holes to play but not as good as before. This is the longer side of the park and lets you get some good distance drives out of the system. To make up for the lack of trees, bunkers and OB have been added to create challenge. This makes you throw some distance shots that require a good amount of accuracy or else you would go OB.
+Hole #15 is the only remaining hole with bamboo surrounding the pin. I really like the bamboo and the effect it creates on the hole. Its maybe a 300-350 shot downhill but if you go long into the bamboo it makes for a difficult putt. Its better to try to place your shot outside of the bamboo to actually give yourself a birdie opportunity.
+Gateway Titans = nice baskets
+Nice new tee signs! Give a nice picture of the hole and other info.
Cons: -The changes in the back nine really took away some cool holes.
-Natural tee pads: It had rained the night before we played so it was very muddy and slippery so we just teed off 5ft away were it was grassy. If some sort of pads aren't installed soon the whole tee area will become a large patch of dirt.
-Speaking of mud, only the bunkers on 11 had sand (its not really sand but crushed rock) in it. This means that the other bunkers are really just a watery muddy hazard, and might require some disc fishing to retrieve a disc. (bunkers are only about a foot deep)
-Navigation: If you don't take a map and there isn't any in the box near #1 (which happened to us), they'll be a few moments when you'll be lost. Simply take the course map (under links/files) and you'll be fine. Just look for the wooden posts. To get to #3 to #4 you have to walk across the parking lot.
-Other stuff: No benches, trashcans, direction signs.
Other Thoughts: >Front 9: Variety of shot types on the shorter side that plays through trees + some woods.
>Back 9: More distance + open shots + OB/bunkers = more fun than it may sound.
>This course will get better over time, but it is still a fun and challenging course.
>The overall quality and challenge of this course in my opinion is lower than the other 18 hole courses in the STL, but still worth getting out and playing it.
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Pros: Great terrain - elevation changes
Very well maintained park - kudos to the City of Florrisant Parks department!!!
Another stellar layout from Dave McCormack @ Gateway Disc - good mix of technical shots and longer drives - Gateway Titan baskets - the BEST
Fairly easy to navigate - scorecard/map at Tee 1
Sand trap OB's - added skill dimension
Two tee and two pin positions
Fairly tight marked fairways on long field shots - another added skill dimension
40ft tall stand of bamboo growth incorporated on a few holes - exotic for the mid-west
Could extoll further but certainly an awesome addition to the metro St. Louis constellation of courses!
Cons: New course, so grass tees (had just rained the day before so a run-up was at your own risk on several holes - mud-slide)
Distance between a couple of tees a bit much
Difference between Red and Blue tee positions a bit ridiculous on more than a few holes (not significant enough)
Other Thoughts: Most Cons I could think of will probably be obviated by pending improvements. Play this course - you won't regret it!
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