3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The pros of this course was that it was a very large course. Plenty of elevation change, clever/unique pin placement, and heavily wooded with young and old trees. I take my dog to every course that allows her, and she loved this place. We were the only ones on the course (ball and disc) so I let her off leash to run. So the privacy was nice.
Cons: For a pay course, I was rather disappointed and for a few reasons. First, the course was overgrown or at least on its way. I figure if I am going to pay 5 dollars, I shouldn't be trying to find the path, or basically helping them establish a path in some areas. Much time was spent just trying to march through the knee high grass in the basin of the valley you are playing in. The map they give you is somewhat helpful, but for a pay course, it's disappointing there is any confusion. It also seems as though they are dumping construction waste (large chunks of concrete) on the sides of the playing area. The chunks then create small holes that eat your disc and are very dark... I am not keen on reaching into dark holes where biting animals may live in order to retrieve my disc. The tee pads are similar to what you would see at a driving range and have lines painted at the angle you should be throwing at, some arrows would help those like me who are truly challenged :) Another large issue with this course is the overwhelming amount of golf balls up to about hole 5. I am not a graceful person. It becomes increasingly difficult however, when there are small round balls ever where to save any kind of grace. I fell. More times then I will publicly admit. My final complaint is the amount of ticks that I pulled off me after leaving, not to mention the tick farm my dog became. Again, for a pay course, you would expect them to spring for some kind of bug prevention spraying before the season begins.
Other Thoughts: So the summary is this; If you want to pay $5 to potentially lose discs to dark abysses, wander around a tick infested valley, through knee high grass, while taking in the lovely sights of construction waste, all the while having the ground randomly yanked from beneath you by nothing more than the power of a small white ball.... then this is the course for you!!
All I could think when I left is... Why would anyone pay $5 for something that can barely be called a course when there are a multitude of other options in the greater STL area. JB, Endicott, Quail Ridge all FAR better courses similar to this one, and best of all they are free!
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: 1) This course is extremely tight, technical and unforgiving terrain.
2) Wide variety of shots offered, tons of elevation change and most likely an opportunity to practice your "get out of trouble" shots.
3) Par is 54 and you really have to earn it (especially for 1 hole over 400ft) !!!
4) The course is scenic and tranquil.. This can be an extremely relaxing place to play if you are hitting your lines. Course is very clean and free of trash!!
Cons: The course is pay to play...
The pay to play really isnt the issue... its that the golf course really hasn't put the money in to course amenities in order to make it worth it.. nor has there been enough traffic on the course to make it lucrative for the owners of the ball golf course so.. heres what it does lack.
-Beverage Cart that comes through Disc Golf Course
Other Thoughts: This course is really gnarly and has a HUGE amount of potential to really become something special.. Especially if the dream of having another course on the old par 3 golf course can become a reality!! Thank you to the owners of the Deer Creek Golf Course for putting the course on the property and please go all of the way with making this place a real disc golf destination!! And thank you to Dave Mac and Gateway Disc Sports for another awesome use of land and stellar design.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 2 Not
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Pros: 1) Challenging course mostly through heavily wooded areas.
2) Significant test of disc flight controls.
3) Not very crowded.
Cons: 1) This course was in poor shape, especially considering tey charge $5 to play.
2) Fairways has not been mowed or cleared. Had to search for basket #3 for 30min. ecause it had fallen over - baskets are the temporary type.
3) Holes very poorly marked on where the basket is or how long the hole is - make sure to use the score card or you will definitley get lost.
4) Not clear on how to navigate from hole to hole. Would help to have arrows pointing the way.
Other Thoughts: Overall I was very disappointed in this course, especially considering it is adjacent to a very nice golf course. Good thing I was in the are to pick up some pople at Six Flags or I would have asked for my money back!
2 of 4 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Another brand new course in the STL area that plays in hilly dense woods around an existing driving range.
+This course is all about accuracy. Mostly all of the holes are densly wooded and have a narrow line to hit, so even though all the holes are par 3's and under 300ft, it is a challenge.
+Elevation: The whole course is centered around a long valley that used to be a golf driving range, however most of the holes are in the hilly woods surrounding it. Lots of sharp hills and drop-offs.
+Scenic woods. If you like hiking you'll like this course. Pretty secluded.
+Score card with map in the club house where you pay. Located on the lower level around back.
Cons: Because its a new course it comes with cons because the course isnt fully developed.
-Natural tee pads: Usually I'm OK with natural but this was pretty bad. It had rained/snowed a day or two before and the whole course was muddy. When teeing off footing was always questionable because a lot of the tees were sloped a good amount and slippery. This is true for some fairways also.
- Navigation wasn't as hard as I would have expected but you definitly need a map(located in the club house)
-I'm not such a fan of the Titan portable baskets.
-No trash cans, benches, and tee signs were stakes with hole#.
Other Thoughts: >Overall I really enjoyed the round I played here. It is a very challenging course that tests your accuracy. The drive down was worth it and I would recomend this course (not begginer friendly though)
>Short - hilly - scenic - heavily wooded - tight lines - pretty unique course.
>I'll keep my review updated as best as I can. The course will easily get a higher rating from me once it gets developed.
>wear cleats if you can.
>Pay to play ($5) its worth it.
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6 of 7 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Deer Creek (White Course) is an 18 hole DG course that plays around a horseshoe of wooded hills on what (used) to be a golf driving range. Up and down, tight winding wooded shots, precarious pin placements with punishing drop offs, none of which are over 300' or so, all set on unique, beautiful land with great mature trees. The sloping hilly nature of the course makes a bad kick off of a tree so much worse.
The front desk has scorecards and maps, which you'll want.
Cons: Tee signs are just wooden stakes.
No trash cans.
Natural Tee pads, although not terrible (they were muddy today).
Course navigation could be better. An arrow on the basket pointed at the next tee wouldn't hurt.
Once you start, you don't make it back to the clubhouse until hole 15, and then 18, so use the bathroom inside before you start.
Other Thoughts: This is a beautiful course, and if the rumors are true, the first of three courses on a ball golf course. It didn't play very long, but finesse is everything. You have to be able to shape lines consistently. I threw mids and putters for most of the round, lots of anhyzers. Lots.
Baskets are Portable Gateway Titans with PVC piping along the center pole. Not sure if its to mute the sounds or reduce the chaining kicks.
There was a definite hiking feel to the course. Being new, the paths are there, but not beaten in and it is hilly. Wear good shoes, bring water.
All in all, this is going to be a destination course. I expect more work going into this place will raise the rating to a 4+. I had a great time playing it, and can't wait until spring when the trees are grown in! Well worth it!
5 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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