St. Louis (Hazelwood), MO
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White Birch DGC

1    2/1/2014   2/1/2014
Review By: catkiller12
Played: 17  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 2.3 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - Has multiple tees and pin locations.

- Good course for working on mid-range and approach with short and heavily wooded holes.

- Since most of the holes are very short, this is a good course for beginners.

- Good use of the park's elevational changes.

- Several holes present challenges with some of the baskets being placed along the edge of the creek and others placed near out-of-bounds markers. If throws are slightly off line or too strong, discs could end up in the creek or out-of-bounds.

- The park isn't hard on the eyes with the wooded area and creek splitting the courses front nine and back nine holes.
Cons: - The course is very small for an 18 hole course. Many of the holes are crammed together so tightly it isn't hard to crossover onto another hole's fairway. During busy hours, this course could get extremely crowded. Keep eyes on the back of your head and watch out for other golfers crossing the fairway going to their next hole.

- The signage is a little confusing. Some holes have different signage than others and some holes don't even have signage at all. Have a map handy if you aren't familiar with the course.

- Not a course for long drives.
Other Thoughts: It might be a little frustrating at first navigating the course, but after running through it once, the course is enjoyable. It's a quick play. It isn't hard to play this course in less than an hour, but it might take longer if the course is crowded. The wooded areas, out-of-bounds, and water hazards present precision and accuracy challenges. However, the lack of open areas or long corridors for long drive opportunities limit the courses variety. Overall though it's a good course.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

Oldest Course in MO

5+    10/16/2013   10/17/2013
Review By: Golden Tuna
Played: 111  Reviewed: 27  Exp: 13.1 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.

2-4    5/30/2011   8/20/2013
Review By: Broll
Played: 10  Reviewed: 10
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: The course plays through a hilly wooded park with enough underbrush to punish poor drives but not enough to really eat discs. There is great elevation, and the course takes advantage of it on nearly every hole. Most play up or down the hills to add fun and challenge, and many have risky greens on hills or next to the large ravine running through the course.
Cons: can get very slick with rain or wet conditions. very rough terrian.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

watch out

2-4    2/2/2013   2/2/2013
Review By: birdman101
Played: 47  Reviewed: 20  Exp: 4.7 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Short course for getting beginners started.

There are 2 sets of tees on most holes.

Disc golf only area of the park

The creek makes a nice risk reward type shot on most holes and requires accuracy.
Cons: the 2 sets of tees dont add much change to the course. most barley add any distance to the holes, and some of the "pro" tees almost seem easier and the concrete pads are tiny

the creek that runs through most of the course has "dangerous" drop offs into that can be risky to climb up and down to retrieve an errant throw.

most of the signs are missing

Several baskets are close to each other, and other tees, so dont be surprised to have discs flying at you.

Any rain or snow makes this course a muddy swampy mess
Other Thoughts: Several holes force a righty to throw a turnover or a forehand, which is a nice change of pace

hole 10 sticks out in my head. It is almost straight up hill but really short

Nothing super exciting here, but it is the oldest course in Missouri, so if you are in the area play it for that reason but there are other better courses near by.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Always a good time

1    12/23/2012   1/5/2013
Review By: rah_b_7
Played: 13  Reviewed: 1  Exp: 13.9 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: 6.2 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

 My Home Course

5+    5/28/2012   5/28/2012
Review By: disclax33
Played: 1  Reviewed: 1
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: All of the holes are short so you always have the chance for an ace. Great shots to practice accuracy. Many holes are in the shade and there are several benches throughout the course.
Cons: A creek runs through the course which isn't always fun to go get a disc out of. Deeper patches of woods sometimes make discs difficult to find but there are many conveinent trails and paths. It is a popular course so you occasionally have to wait on groups in front of you.
Other Thoughts: The whole course is off in the woods and the majority of the people are friendly. The holes are located considerably close to each other so walking is not much of a problem.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.


1    5/29/2011   5/30/2011
Review By: stubborn puppet
Played: 33  Reviewed: 19  Exp: 3.2 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: It's Missouri's first DG course and you can certainly feel it's history while you play it ; ) It's a shady course (playing almost exclusively in the woods), so it is a good place to play when the days are hot. Nice place to play a retro-round with an original Frisbee... if you have that inclination because the holes are all under 250ft and mostly under 190. Several very challenging shots and physically dangerous hazards are threatening you with a real reason to keep your shots on the fairway and minimize reckless throws. I see where work has been done to help prevent the horrible run-off and muddy washouts (I'm not sure it was enough) and the concrete tees were welcome. The park itself seems very nice: community center, water-park and a really cool looking skate park.
Cons: This course is, as hinted at before, short. All 18 combined are barely longer than most 9 hole courses in the area. When I went, it was really muddy and slippery (it had been over 2 days since the last rain). There was a creek that had washed out very badly to form a steep gully that was there to swallow your discs on at least 1/3 of the holes. I found the course layout to be very confusing for the most part. Most tees seemed to be missing a sign and half of the baskets were barely marked. The fairways were also too close together/overlapping to be safe, so watch you back and make sure you are aware of when other players are throwing.
Other Thoughts: Just like others have said, there are signs everywhere telling you to pay $1.00 to play, but there was nobody there at either building to take any money.
This course honestly seems a little scary. While I was there, I literally saw a guy break his leg from slipping on mud that had washed out across some stairs and almost slipped and fell and hurt myself trying to recover my buddy's disc and my own from the gully. I also didn't especially appreciate listening to all the excessively loud profanity, suggestive comments and racist comments from the drunk biker guys who were partying it up on the course. It's just a shame, I wanted to have a good time here...

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Beautiful it isn't, fun it is

1    11/13/2010   11/14/2010
Review By: peabody
Played: 43  Reviewed: 32  Exp: 11.1 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.

 Fun old school course

1    9/6/2010   9/27/2010
Review By: mashnut
Played: 747  Reviewed: 747  Exp: 12.1 Years
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The course plays through a hilly wooded park with enough underbrush to punish poor drives but not enough to really eat discs. There is great elevation, and the course takes advantage of it on nearly every hole. Most play up or down the hills to add fun and challenge, and many have risky greens on hills or next to the large ravine running through the course. This makes it so that even on the easiest ace run holes you can end up in trouble. There is great variety of hole shapes here, despite the similar lengths it doesn't feel too repetitive.

The baskets are older, but in decent shape. The concrete tees are in good shape, with lots of work to keep erosion down around the pads. They are small, but that's not a big deal on the short holes here. The course is easy to follow, navigation is obvious and nearly all the holes are visible off the tee. There are alternate tees for some slightly different looks on some holes, a few of the long tees add a little bit of length which makes the course a little more challenging.
Cons: This isn't a course that is going to test most players, or really work on different parts of your game. I carried my whole bag not knowing how short the course was, and didn't throw anything but a couple wizards. Many of the holes are under 200', and nearly all are under 250'. Erosion is a major issue here, on the fairways, around the baskets and tees, and on the paths between holes. With any rain, many places on this course would be really slick and tough to walk.

The signs are in pretty poor shape. Not a huge deal here, but it's a shame to see most vandalized, broken or missing. There are many signs about paying to play, but when I played there were no attendants, and the shop was closed, and I couldn't find a drop box for money. A few groups on the course had pretty poor etiquette, and locals told us that's a pretty usual thing here so you may want to play at less popular times.
Other Thoughts: This is a really fun ace run course, and has a nice old school feel. If you want to work on approaches or play a great putter/superclass round, this is an excellent place to do it. Beginners will find the lengths very reasonable, there aren't too many places to lose a disc, and some shot shaping is required without too tight of lines. More experienced players will find the course extremely short and easy, good for some fun rounds but not anything that will test or challenge more than your approach game.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

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