St. Louis (Hazelwood), MO 
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Oldest Course in MO

5+    10/16/2013   10/17/2013
Review By: Golden Tuna
Played: 117  Reviewed: 29  Exp: 13.8 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: 2 sets of tee pads, easy to navigate, trash cans everywhere, quick play, always someone around to play with, community center with bathrooms, running water and sells discs (even glo discs)

The Pro and Am tees give a little variety to a short course and changes the lines for each hole just enough to make it a new challenge. Since the course is so small, you can usually see the tee and pin for the next hole from your current hole, which makes it very easy to find your way around. The compact size also makes it ideal for for Ace Races and Glo rounds. There are almost always a lot of locals on site to show you around or for a pickup round.
Cons: Can get very crowded during peak hours. Many of the holes criss cross, so you need to be watch your back.
Other Thoughts: This is a good example of what disc golf used to be before disc manufacturers started selling warp speed discs. This is a great place to work out your mids and putters and develop a solid short game. This course is also a (local) historic landmark as it was the first disc golf course in Missouri, established in 1979
Traveler's Tips: The course starts off the lower parking lot behind the community center. There is a $1 fee for non-residents of Hazelwood.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Always a good time

1    12/23/2012   1/5/2013
Review By: rah_b_7
Played: 18  Reviewed: 1  Exp: 14.6 Years
This review was updated on 10/6/2013
Pros: All of the holes are short so you have a chance for birdie on every hole. And aces ( I've never gotten one )
Cons: Muddy and gets really crowded sometimes
Other Thoughts: Was the first course I ever played . Lots of good memories!!

  

5+    8/22/2012   8/23/2012
Review By: Mickdz
Played: 25  Reviewed: 1  Exp: 6.9 Years
Pros: technical course with easy right hook shots

All concrete tees some pro concrete tees

short course if speed golfing you can get a game in within 45 minutes
Cons: To much power and you'll over shoot every hole

lots of trash please try picking something up

can become crowded in the after noon once school is out

 Beautiful it isn't, fun it is

1    11/13/2010   11/14/2010
Review By: peabody
Played: 46  Reviewed: 34  Exp: 11.7 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Great use of limited space to make a neat 18 hole course. Concrete pads, two on most holes. DGA baskets. Great parking lot. Quick 18 hole times. Short quick and fun. Ace runs on almost every hole.
Cons: Teepads are too short and some are hard to find.(Thanks for some locals showing us the way). Need better marked holes and maps or better teesigns. No cards and I hear it gets crowded with beer tossers and hippie-ights .
The ditch that runs through the course is pretty deep and had substantial water in it.
Other Thoughts: Thanks to Red Army for showing me this great course that St. Louis should be proud to call one of it's own. Great varitey of shots even though you could probably go around here with a putter or a roc/buzzz.
Hole #16 is my favorite hole. Easy to get a 3 if you don't hit anything. You could come out of here with a 5 or a 6 too.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Beginner/Intermediate

1    9/6/2010   9/9/2010
Review By: notapro
Played: 420  Reviewed: 280  Exp: 11.4 Years
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - Course is set in a very hilly piece of land that is teeming with hazardous areas. A creekbed and other steep dropoffs in general are in play on many of the holes. Lots of baskets are situated close to these areas, or on a fast green, to the point where distance can be more important than accuracy.
- Decent number of trees off the tee to force some line shaping, especially with some tricky mandos. Almost every hole has something to contend with, each a little different.
- Good elevation changes within the holes themselves, including a nice staircase shot and a blind basket down a hill. Very few flat fairways.
- Good teepads, decent baskets.
Cons: - This course seriously suffers in length. It is crammed into a small area with half the holes under 200', and only two over 240'. Drivers only needed for trick shots, or short and steep hyzers.
- Lots of places where holes are dangerously close to each other, in a few different spots. Baskets, teepads, and fairways intertwine so a watchful eye is always needed.
Other Thoughts: - Great deuce-or-die course that has a ton of different shots. The short length is offset by some very nasty and punishing slopes and other hazards; these short holes can become very long and even tougher without good shot placement off the tee. Creativity can be an important thing at times as well.
- Lots of spots where erosion is becoming a major factor. I would say it is good for the golf itself, but it could eventually become a problem for the older course.
- Could be a little tricky to navigate the first time through, with so many baskets and such around.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful.

 Oldie but a Goodie

1    9/1/2009   9/1/2009
Review By: odysseus81
Played: 72  Reviewed: 32  Exp: 17.6 Years
This review was updated on 12/25/2009
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Very well designed and maintained course. Maximizes the terrain available for the course. Great course if you are looking to get a round in, in an hour. Park has done a great job of battling erosion to maintain integrity of course design.
Lots of fun elevation changes with lots of risk reward shots because there is a creek that runs through most of the course.
Cons: Very short....and that is mostly a product of being one of---if not the oldest courses in the state. Disc golf was a different sport then.
This course is extremely crowded. We went to play this past thanksgiving at 9:00 am and the course was PACKED...and it wasn't for a tourney.
Other Thoughts: I grew up playing this course and while it is not extremely challenging, it offers fun for any skill level. With the land they had to work with...the city really put together a winner. I love taking a trip in time to imagine what disc golf was like when it all started.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful.

 Fun 'n' EZ

5+    8/23/2008   8/30/2008
Review By: AceMcLemur
Played: 2  Reviewed: 2  Exp: 10.2 Years
7 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: - Nicely wooded park with some elevation changes and other fun terrain obstacles (i.e., a huge ravine that you might have to throw out of)

- Mostly short, tricky, fun Par 3 holes.

- Good morale booster if you have a decent short game

- Lots of aceable holes

- The parks system has done some maintenance work recently (ie mulching, adding berms to prevent erosion)
Cons: - Aside from holes 17 and 18, the course has no distance whatsoever

- Pros/Advanced players might find it too easy (unless you feel like shooting ten under)

- Crowded during peak hours
Other Thoughts: The course costs $1 to play (payable in the community center on the hillside, or to the intermittently present course attendant)

Fun course for skins!

7 of 10 people found this review helpful.

 

7/7/2008   7/7/2008
Review By: CaptainKickAss
Played: 23  Reviewed: 10  Exp: 12.7 Years
10 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Great use of the land and terrain, resulting in just gobs of natural obstacles. From trees to gorges to creeks, this course really has a lot for you to work around, and despite its shortness, you really do have to work and concentrate to earn your pars and birdies.
Cons: Traffic. It seems like this course is always backed up. Plus, with the fairways running so close together, there is a constant concern of hitting (or being hit by) another disc golfer.

The course, particularly the front 9, has really seen better days, and erosion seems like it has really done a number on it. You may want to avoid this one if it has rained recently, as it can be extremely muddy and slippery in spots.

The tee pads are also way too short, and while most holes don't really require a run-up...it would be nice to have more of an option.

Navigation is also a pain, as the holes are not particularly well marked, and can be quite difficult your first time or two to figure out where to go to and where to throw to.
Other Thoughts: This is piece of history, providing a definite glimpse into what the game once was. True, it is a short course, but it still has much to offer and can be thoroughly enjoyable to play.

10 of 10 people found this review helpful.


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