Saint Louis, MO 
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3 / 311ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #8 Tee



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Very pleasant course

1    11/16/2014   11/16/2014
Review By: jasonrigler
Played: 47  Reviewed: 11  Exp: 2.2 Years
Pros: The Tee Pads are perfect. Very clean park. Good course for new players. Elevation changes. Nice course for glow golf. Well designed to mostly avoid throwing at pedestrians. You can play the course fairly quick.
Cons: A few long walks to the next teepad. 3 to 4 and 5 to 6. (need better signage for that one). Pay careful attention to people crossing the park with dogs or jogging.
Other Thoughts: This is a fun course to play. It is open enough to give new players some peace of mind with just enough trees to cause you to consider your shot for a moment. If you can throw 300ft reliably you should have no problem playing par on this course. You can throw some rollers here. Not sure what the signature hole would be. There is water but it doesnt really come into play, I assume because the walking paths go around the water. This is a good course with great teepads. I played this course on a very cold Saturday afternoon. I can only imagine how busy it would be on nice days. I think they have designed it as well as they can to protect park goers and still make for a fun round of disc golf. Play this course to warm up and then play the more challenging Jefferson Barracks course nearby.

Better and Better

5+    10/6/2014   9/21/2014
Review By: maxburn
Played: 14  Reviewed: 2  Exp: 1.8 Years
This review was updated on 10/7/2014
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: st louis dgc and the river city flyers have added a ton of new pin positions.
there are as many as 2 new pin positions at some holes. changing the line/target keeps this course fresh.
*The NEW concrete pads make all the difference-no more muddy tee shots!!!
*AND the practice basket near #1 is always great to loosen up and cool down after your round.
*Nice combo of open fairways, (generally), but almost always some trees in play, either in your face or at the end of throws.
*Good layout that pays dividends with shot placement, it will save strokes.
*Shoot your aces on #6, (very short / <200' with water OB), or #16. Hole # 12, #'s 15 &16
*Hole 2 is long, starts downhill, you'll want to avoid the major oak tree on left / center of the fairway. its about 275-300 feet out. you can float a hyzer past tree, or if you're short, you're under the branches, or even worse facing a 150X125' tree in your way.
-Hole 3 is short, but the pins are on top of a swaile past a thick group of bald cypress trees. a good tee shot gets you started, but then going under the trees, then up the small hill is a bitch. if you have a roller shot working for you, use it here. a difficult par 3 without a throw to pass the trees and travel uphill!
-The longest, #11 has a good amount of open fairway for a straight drive and long 2nd (or 3rd) shot. Approach from the left side of fairway for clearest shot to the pin. then you negotiate your way in or through a group of very large cottonwood trees unless you are strong and throw in and through, or around to the right, cut shot diving into trees. certainly par-able with a few good tosses.
-Hole #14 is down hill, over a bowl shape and up the next hill. you can get some extra lift, especially if it's warm, thermals rise up from the bowl. the pins sit; A) in a cubby, visible from tee, and, B) is just iver the hill from hell to the left of A. shoot between 2 large tree trunks and over the crown of the hill.
**Hole #15 now has 2 PIN PLACEMENTS. Look left from "A" pin. it's not behind the pine tree like A, go left, almost straight and the new placement sits behind a tall, straight maple tree.
*putts/ short approaches at #15 can take air. this is what i call the 'river des peres effect'. seems like there's always a head wind, then swirls up and can take a floater away, way away. be careful!!
* #16 now has 2 pin placements, both reachable and catch some wind on your tee shot.
*Hole #17 is just fun, and, it is challenging, if you throw to the right off the tee, this hole gets longer. get past a line of OB trees and shrubs on right and you will see your objective. Challenging approach, and/or putt due to elevations. throw short and you'll wind up in the bottom of a bowl, looking up to pin. BUT you can attack the pin in A position, the ground usually stops and catches missiles.
*#18 is a great finish. shoot over the crest of the hill, staying out of the lake and trees on the right. the pin is hidden by a small cluster of evergreens to left. go for it. (placement A is much straighter).
Cons: * watch where you're walking! there are camouflaged pits, holes, dips and puddles hidden by the evenly cut grass. pretty much booby traps.
*Not many.
*A few spots do not drain well, off the tee at #8, the walk between 4 and 5, fairway on 3, the basket on 2 has a few wet spots to avoid, and basket A at 13 can have standing water....but mostly good drainage.

Other Thoughts: *the course is now in year two, St Louis Disc Golf Club is doing a great job improving this course with limited funds.
*Could use a few benches here and there to catch your breath.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Open, Hilly, and Great for Practice!

5+    7/13/2014   7/14/2014
Review By: HOTZOTTS
Played: 1  Reviewed: 1
1 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.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Date: 8/11/2014 Designer Response by: stubborn puppet
Consider checking out the brand new, 12' long tee concrete tee pads. They're 5' wide in the front, 8' wide in the back and have a 4' long red concrete foul box up front for safety and to prevent erosion. There is also now a practice basket near tee pad 1. I think it might improve your rating. Enjoy.

 Course w/ Potential

1    11/22/2013   11/22/2013
Review By: TheNutCasey
Played: 22  Reviewed: 1  Exp: 3.2 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
IN THE CITY!!!
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.
Date: 8/6/2014 Designer Response by: stubborn puppet
Consider checking out the brand new, 12' long tee concrete tee pads. They're 5' wide in the front, 8' wide in the back and have a 4' long red concrete foul box up front for safety and to prevent erosion. I think it might improve your rating. Enjoy.

St. Louis City Course

5+    11/20/2013   11/21/2013
Review By: discdanny
Played: 37  Reviewed: 17  Exp: 1.6 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.
Date: 8/6/2014 Designer Response by: stubborn puppet
Consider checking out the brand new, 12' long tee concrete tee pads. They're 5' wide in the front, 8' wide in the back and have a 4' long red concrete foul box up front for safety and to prevent erosion. I think it might improve your rating. Enjoy.

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.
Date: 8/6/2014 Designer Response by: stubborn puppet
Consider checking out the brand new, 12' long tee concrete tee pads. They're 5' wide in the front, 8' wide in the back and have a 4' long red concrete foul box up front for safety and to prevent erosion. I think it might improve your rating. Enjoy.

South City Disc Golf

1    8/22/2013   8/22/2013
Review By: Brokensaint
Played: 161  Reviewed: 29  Exp: 7.2 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.
Date: 8/6/2014 Designer Response by: stubborn puppet
Consider checking out the brand new, 12' long tee concrete tee pads. They're 5' wide in the front, 8' wide in the back and have a 4' long red concrete foul box up front for safety and to prevent erosion. I think it might improve your rating. By the way, the course has always had a trash can at 11 of the 18 holes. Thanks and enjoy.

Good new course in StL

1    8/18/2013   8/19/2013
Review By: Golden Tuna
Played: 117  Reviewed: 29  Exp: 13.8 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.
Date: 8/6/2014 Designer Response by: stubborn puppet
Consider checking out the brand new, 12' long tee concrete tee pads. They're 5' wide in the front, 8' wide in the back and have a 4' long red concrete foul box up front for safety and to prevent erosion. I think it might improve your rating. Enjoy.


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