St. Louis (Hazelwood), MO 
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 Fun old school course

1    9/6/2010   9/27/2010
Review By: mashnut
Played: 815  Reviewed: 753  Exp: 12.5 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.

 Beginner/Intermediate

1    9/6/2010   9/9/2010
Review By: notapro
Played: 414  Reviewed: 279  Exp: 11.1 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.

 !st missouri course

5+    6/14/2010   7/24/2010
Review By: urdone00
Played: 123  Reviewed: 15  Exp: 34.3 Years
0 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: short and easy course that can be played in less than a hour. 2 sets of tees(but you only need to play the pro tess), with elevation changes on almost all the holes.
Cons: for most players this is a putt and approach practice course. along with the cousre being short, the holes are pretty close to each other so PAYING ATTENTION is a must, or you will get hit.
Other Thoughts: this course gets a ton of play, along with it being over 30 years old and it is getting played out.
thursday night league is one of the largest leagues in the area( 2 rounds of best shot doubles)

0 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Welcome to Disc Golf

5+    5/18/2010   5/19/2010
Review By: discoholic
Played: 87  Reviewed: 8  Exp: 6.3 Years
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This is a short course with some elevation change and well placed vegetation which provides a good mix of shots. Tee pads are 4' x 6' concrete, 2 on most holes. Mach III baskets. Lots of trash cans, that don't get used.

This course is great for introducing people to disk golf. It was my first. There are players of all skill levels at this course. It is a place where people learn and teach. My favorite part of White Birch is the atmosphere. You can easily get a pickup game. Usually there will be somebody with music that you can hear all around the course.
Cons: You have to pay to play (sometimes), $1 or $.50 for residents. It is always crowded, and since some holes are close together you have to yell 4 a lot. The course is often muddy and there is a big erosion problem due to a lack of grass. The erosion is causing the loss of trees, pin placements and tee pads. The signs are inadequate, but it's not hard to navigate.
Other Thoughts: There is a club house with disks, vending machines, toilets, etc.

If you pay to play, they will do maintenance.

They have a league on Thursday nights, the course is closed at 5:00 pm.

This course is from the 70's. If you find it too short, try it with a Frisbee or your putter.

Fun. Good Locals. 18 ace runs.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful.

 Old School Disc Golf

1    4/20/2010   4/20/2010
Review By: cooktastic
Played: 45  Reviewed: 13  Exp: 5.9 Years
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The course has nice concrete tee pads (2 pads on most holes). There are many nice big mature trees that make the course much more difficult since it is so short. It is really nice having the office up the hill that sells some really nice plastic (at very reasonable prices). Did well with the small amount of land that they had to work with.
Cons: This course was way too close together...all the holes are right on top of each other. I went out and it was not terribly crowded but was constantly having to keep an eye out for incoming discs. The signage on many of the holes were destroyed. The course had some terrible erosion issues which makes many of the greens unplayable. The guy I was playing with put about 4 or 5 right up by the basket...they then caught an edge and rolled on the dirt (no grass around most baskets) down off some pretty steep drop offs into creeks. The course was also littered with all kinds of trash.
Other Thoughts: This course really only has enough land there to make a 9 hole course...and I think it would make a nice 9 holer that you could even make some longer holes on. It was an interesting look into what our disc golf roots look like...having said that...I really can't say that I will be going back to play here anytime soon.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Minature Disc Golf Course

5+    10/19/2008   1/4/2010
Review By: Jorge
Played: 65  Reviewed: 12  Exp: 7.1 Years
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: 2 concrete tee pads

You can get two rounds in fairly quickly

You only need 2 discs to play due to the short pins

Short arm heaven
Cons: Lots of traffic and trash

Watch your head, maybe wear a helmet because a lot of holes are on top of each other.

Very short course that is kind of run down, but the last time I was there they did some retaining wall work and mulching.

Pay to play (if they catch you)
Other Thoughts: Not a bad course to play a few times a year. Play Sioux Passage then come here and you will understand why I called it a minature golf course. It is fun to see how far disc golf has come since this course was installed many years ago.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful.

 it's like stepping back into 1979

1    12/20/2009   12/25/2009
Review By: hognosesucker
Played: 360  Reviewed: 85  Exp: 15.3 Years
8 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -two sets of concrete pads
-some nice elevation and decent risk/ reward with steep drop offs to the creek on many holes.
-A lot of safety mandos here because there are a lot of fairways close to each other. These mandos generally make the holes a bit more challenging. Like hole 2 is probably only 180 ft away if you throw straight at it, but there is a rhbh hyzer mando off the pad which adds to the hole.
-A lot of work has been done here to help maintain the natural beauty of the course. A lot of bank stabilization, erosion control by pins and tee pads. These all make this a special place because they are trying to maintain the land in it's 1979 glory.
Cons: -This course is super crowded younger folks, so be careful of people throwing in on you, people stealing your plastic etc.
-Although a lot of the aforementioned erosion control has helped, there is still a need for more land conservation as there are large gullies on some of the fairways.
-Obviously this course is super short, which I'm not really holding against it as it was a different game when the course was made, so if you bring a putter only, you will have a great time with a little bit of challenge.
Other Thoughts: -This course would be great and a lot of fun for superclass, so bring out the zephyrs and throw some old school disc

8 of 8 people found this review helpful.

 Oldie but a Goodie

1    9/1/2009   9/1/2009
Review By: odysseus81
Played: 72  Reviewed: 32  Exp: 17.3 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.

 WATCH OUT

1    7/23/2008   8/16/2009
Review By: klenglfr
Played: 17  Reviewed: 7  Exp: 9.3 Years
3 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: It is a disc golf course. Ace opportunities.
Cons: Pay to play. On a very small area. Holes overlap and people throwing at each other.
Other Thoughts: If you are very accurate this would be good for you. If not then just go for the experience

3 of 8 people found this review helpful.

 Short but fun

1    4/25/2009   4/26/2009
Review By: WillA
Played: 28  Reviewed: 28  Exp: 4.3 Years
6 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Good variety of terrain and shot shapes.
Both heavily wooded and mostly open holes.
Deep ravines add risk to shots on many holes
Some holes have alternate tees.
Several ace runs
Lots of trash cans
The locals were all very nice.
Cons: Many if not most holes lack signs and the sign on one hole (I think it was 2) is not beside either tee pad. This course is very short. I don't have a big arm but I still never got the chance to just rip it. Ravines and heavy foilage in some places make it easy to lose a disc.
Other Thoughts: There was a 50 cent fee to play.
The course was very busy but that was good because there was always someone to tell me where the next tee/basket was.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful.


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