Pros: Decent lay out. Good to go practice.
Cons: No set launch pads. 9 holes. Certain times out of the year the stickers are terrible.
Other Thoughts: The church should throw some money into fixing up the course. Throw up some launch pads. Maybe hold some church events to draw more people to the course.
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Needs a lot of work
Pros: I will give them this, they tried. It was a good idea to use the land for another activity on the church grounds. Here are my observations:
#1- Shoot over trees about 50ft off of the box. Big tree to the right of the basket whose branches protect the basket.
#2-Trees to shoot thru to reach the basket approx 85 ft from the tee box.
#3 Trees off the box to contend with. You could go left or right here and reach the pin easily.
#4-Tunnel shot, with trees on your left all the way to the hole. There is also a baseball diamond to the right. To me this was the best hole on the course.
#5-Has a pathway on the right hand side from the box, trees and a pavilion to the left. Make it past the clearing and it is a clear path to the hole. The basket is just on the other side of the wooden fence.
#6-Bombs away. Here is your chance to air it out. There is a light pole on your right about 20 foot off of the box.
#7-Trees line the fairway. Get by the first set of trees and you'll be fine. Basket between 2 trees.
#8-Low ceiling off the box. Basket out in the open.
#9-A final chance to air one out. Power pole to the left of the tee box. Basket between tees. Stay to the right with your drive.
Cons: The baskets need a ton of work. They are homemade and have a plastic top and bottom. Some were in need of repair upon my visit. I saw that some baskets were held together with what appeared to be electrical wiring. In several spots there wasn't any shade and could get very hot here. Also you have to content with stickers, cheat, and uneven ground on almost all holes.
Also it would be nice to know what the distance is for each hole. The only thing marking the tee area is a wooden marker with a number on it, as stated in the other review.
Other Thoughts: I wouldn't drive out of my way to play this course. If you were close, or on a quest to play all the courses in the state(as I am) then stop and play it once to get it over with. Nothing really outstanding here. Its sad and with a little improvement this could be an average course. As it is not really worth your time when there are better courses in the Wichita area. It is what it is.
This course could be so much better with a few tweaks. There are some things here to work with just not enough to make you say, "Wow I think I really will come play here again".
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Please mow it
Pros: The course has good potential. I liked the layout and I didn't think it was confusing or cramped. There is a combination of wooded holes with obstacles and OB's (#1, #3, #4, #5, #7), and other holes that were more open (#6, #9). The course has wooden that act as tee box markers. The tops are cut at 45 degree angles that point toward the basket of the next hole. My dad and I had no problem finding the baskets because of this feature and the good course layout. Some of the markers can be harder to find, but if you keep your eyes open, you can find some of the markers while you're on other holes so you will know where they are later. There is also a practice basket near the east side of the parking lot close to the first tee stake.
Cons: There are no signs or maps on the course to help guide you if you're a first timer. There was a big wooden sign near the first tee that may have once had a map and instructions, but when we played it was completely bare. Most of the baskets also have no numbers on them and even though you can figure the course out without too much trouble, numbers would be nice. We did manage to find a few with numbers and other with imprints of where numbered stickers used to be on the top of the baskets. The baskets were crudely homemade with plastic garden edging as rims on the top and bottom, hand twisted wires holding on the chains, and hose clamps holding the spokes on. Some baskets set very low in the ground, and the basket part of some are leaning a bit, and your disc can fall through the spokes on the bottom. But, they're still very playable. Despite these small issues, the baskets are a little larger than average which I enjoyed very much.
There are no tee pads and you have to throw from the grass by the tee markers. When we walked up to hole 4's tee, we noticed volleyball players playing just left of the fairway, and a baseball field capable of accompanying more innocent bystanders positioned just right of the fairway. Also, #8's tee sign was leaning against a tree and looked like the mowers set it aside and forgot to put it back. This brings me to the biggest negative of the course, the mowing of it. My dad and I live fairly close to the course and greatly desired to play it. However, we drove by the course for weeks, but the grass was always knee high! Finally, we saw it was mowed and took the opportunity to play. We found an enjoyable course and wished it had not been out of commission most of the summer. Lastly, the stickers in the grass are terrible. Every time we play i get them all over my pants, shoes, socks, and bag.
Other Thoughts: If the course could get some numbers on the baskets, signs by the tee markers, and be mowed more often, it would be a much better course. There are a lot of OB parking lots, roads, and a fence that runs on the left of #1, the far side of #6, and the right side of #7. #5 hole had a tricky basket placement by the corner of an OB street, and a low log fence. Hole #4 and #5 had good grass on them because they are beside a sports complex. Unfortunately, the rest of the course was badly infested with stickers. The course is really easy to find because it is just off Meridian and the 96 /235 overpass. If you drive past the course, you will see the baskets on the west side of Meridian. There is a whole parking lot that appears to be designated for the course which I imagine is almost always empty, making a fun, uncrowded round.
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