Saint Louis, MO 
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Uploaded By: BreuerKyle Hole #16 (Taken 8/2013)
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Open, Hilly, and Great for Practice!

5+    7/13/2014   7/14/2014
Played: 1  Reviewed: 1
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: This course will help you to hone in on your shots, techniques, and ability to judge distance. This course makes me feel as I am playing myself rather than the course. There are several open fairways that allow you to check out how far you can drive. The open fairways do not make it boring by any means. The basket placements, hills, and the few trees out there really make this course fun and unique. There is hardly anywhere to lose your disc unless you are really unlucky.
Cons: Dirt tee pads create puddles and mud in the rain. It may be hard to find your way to the next hole if you don't have a map or prior knowledge of the course. Hole 9 ends far away from the parking lot, which means you have to start from hole 1 and play a full 18, unless you want to walk a good distance back to your car. MORE DRINKING FOUNTAINS!!
Other Thoughts: Great course for all skill levels. If you have never played disc golf before than I would reccomend this course to get acquainted. I am there 3-4 times per week.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Course w/ Potential

1    11/22/2013   11/22/2013
Review By: TheNutCasey
Played: 16  Reviewed: 1  Exp: 2.7 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Just a overall good course
Fun mix of long and short
Good use of obstacles and elevation
Pretty park
Cons: No maps at tee
No concrete pads
Awkward walk between holes
Baskets not marked
Other Thoughts: Very happy with the addition

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

St. Louis City Course

5+    11/20/2013   11/21/2013
Review By: discdanny
Played: 37  Reviewed: 17  Exp: 1.2 Years
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Willmore Park features huge civil war era trees and an expansive lake that runs through the park. This course offers multiple opportunities to really air your arm out while also forcing a player to really show a great deal of control over his or her arm. Multiple pin locations are also an added difficulty as they are all substantially different.. I would not be the one who is responsible for moving these beastly Gateway Titans...

Though some may consider this a con.. I believe that the amount of foot traffic through the park is actually quite cool for multiple reason.. 1) it generates the opportunity for new players to become involved in the sport.
2) Also an opportunity for disc golf to be shown in a positive light to the public...This could possibly lead to courses in other city parks ie..Carondelet Park, Forest Park, Tower Grove etc etc
Cons: A few cons..
- No concrete tee pads (yet)
-Some awkward walks
- Congestion of fellow disc golfers (Also a positive tho..its popular!!)
Other Thoughts: Awesome job again Dave Mac and Gateway Disc Sports & STL Disc Golf Club for making it all happen

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

Great New Course for STL!

2-4    8/26/2013   8/27/2013
Review By: DISCenchanted
Played: 2  Reviewed: 2
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Nice scenery in a well maintained park setting. The course uses the gently sloping terrain and mature trees well to create a good mixture of line shaping holes. Despite having an open feel, there are some holes with somewhat tight lines. I found myself hitting trees on full power drives, so some controlled power is necessary here. That said, there are quite a few holes where you can "air it out". Gateway Titans catch very well as usual - the most generous baskets in the game. Some of the baskets sit on a slope so careful placement on upshots is required on a few holes. The most notable is hole 14 with a rather steep drop off lurking behind the basket which could turn an otherwise easy 2 or 3 into a 4 or even a 5 if you aren't careful.
Cons: While there is plenty of water in the park, none of the holes make use of that. The one exception is hole 6 which has a flowing creek alongside the basket. But at 167', it's a pitch and putt type hole which seems totally out of place with the other holes. When this course was set up as a temp, hole 5 was a cool little right-hand dogleg near the water, with 6 being a huge bomber with trees/creek on the right side and sidewalk OB on the left. I assume they changed the holes due to concerns about pedestrians getting hit. Despite most of the holes having markers at the baskets to show which direction the next teepad is, navigation through the course is a bit tricky. The layout doesn't have a very smooth flow, with some holes having a 400-500ft walk to the next teepad, and some you have to walk back across or along the previous fairway. Natural teepads are in good shape and marked well with posts/signs and concrete markers, but concrete would be a nice addition and would probably bump my rating up to a solid 4 stars.
Other Thoughts: This is a great new addition to the growing selection of courses in and around STL. I had played this course once as a temp during the Sunday Nooner Doubles, and really liked the layout. While some of the holes have been tweaked, this is still a solid course and I thoroughly enjoyed playing it despite the hot weather! The course is just a quick jog off 55, which makes it a great complement to JB being just a few miles away.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

South City Disc Golf

1    8/22/2013   8/22/2013
Review By: Brokensaint
Played: 143  Reviewed: 29  Exp: 6.7 Years
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Willmore Park is an old but well-kept city park that sprawls along and around fishing lakes, baseball fields and playgrounds, stitched with walking trails and still remaining open and rolling with gradual elevation shifts. The course itself is longish but open, with fairways wide but guarded by mature sentinel trees. This is a beautiful environment and a very fun round of golf.
Cons: The popularity of the park will force golfers to be considerate and cautious. While the design is such as to avoid the walking areas, courtesy must be the by-word. Also, the course needs trash cans, concrete tees. Navigation gets choppy on a couple holes.
Other Thoughts: Willmore park is the first official St. Louis City DGC, and it is critical that we the players do our part to portray ourselves in the best possible light. City park rules state no alcohol no glass. This is a pedestrian park and a very fun course!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

Good new course in StL

1    8/18/2013   8/19/2013
Review By: Golden Tuna
Played: 117  Reviewed: 29  Exp: 13.4 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Good variety of shots, Scenic, Well-maintained park, Great use of land, Variety of holes, Generous (ego building) pars, Classic Feel, Trash cans, Restrooms

This is a cool little course in an old park in St. Louis city. The parks has lots of mature trees and rolling hills which makes a great location for a disc golf course. The lakes in the middle of the park also add to the scenic feel, though they (unfortunately) do not come into play. There is a wide variety of shots needed. That said, the course is not very challenging. There are not many situations where you are penalized for a poor shot. Many of the obstacles are old trees, so even if you hit one, you can still save par with a good up shot. There are some fast greens, like Hole 14 which has a huge drop off behind the basket. As well as a few holes with underbrush that really punish you for an errant shot. From a competitive point of view, there are a good amount of birdie opportunities, so you still have to be on your game if you want to win the round and score well. The elevation changes will make you second guess your shot selection and makes the round more mentally challenging.
Cons: Pedestrian traffic, A few weak holes, Natural tee pads (for now), You'll need a course map, In the middle of the city

This is an old park that a lot of people use (walkers, joggers, fishermen, families, baseball diamonds, hockey rink etc.) You'll need to be patient and watch for them, because they do not realize a course has been installed and walk through the fairways. I think as the course ages, more of the people there will recognize the course and avoid fairways. That said, some of the holes have been tweaked to avoid higher traffic areas, like hole 6, which is now just a 176' putter hole.
There are currently natural tee pads, which aren't that bad, but I see this course getting a lot of traffic which could become an issue in the future. Also, the layout is a little broken up at times, so if you don't have a map or know where you're going, then you could get turned around. I think this will also be solved in the near future with a kiosk and scorecards. But, for now, you'll need help finding your way around.
Other Thoughts: This is a nice little city course. It has a classic feel and is pretty easy to score well. Definitely worth the time it takes to drive through the city to get there if you're looking for a fun round that uses a variety of shots, elevation changes and scenic back drops.
This will probably never be an epic, championship course, but it is fun enough that it doesn't really matter. This is a great course for the casual or experienced player that is looking their buddies to see who can shoot the hot round that day.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

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