Much needed quality course in the NCK
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Nice 18 hole layout good for mixed skill levels, featuring good elevation and mix of open and wooded shots, with top of the line Discatcher baskets. Pro players will appreciate the tight tunnels on the front nine. Lesser skilled players will like that its not obscene in length. I really enjoy the wooded to open to back to wooded holes here. Its something that we rarely see in these parts. The fact that they did it with a piece of land this small. Course for the most part flows well. Concrete pads and signage installed help navigation. Literally right off the highway and easy to find.
Cons: When you step up to Tee #1 which is a downhill bomb hole, you think you're in for a course with fairly spacious tees, then reality hits when you see a much smaller tee on Hole #2. Unfortunately most of the tee boxes here were like the latter. I also don't like Hole #1 being squeezed between the entry road and the dog park. I don't like holes 8 and 9 crossing, but in a small town like this, you can get away with that.
I was also about to praise the designers for keeping other elements of the park and busy U.S. 81 away from the line of fire. Then I got to the last seven holes. Hole 12 at 316' is dangerously narrow between a parking area and a line of trees. If the parking area isn't busy, you might be okay, but if it is, this may be hard to play. Hole 13 is an open bomb hole facing south (i.e. into the prevailing wind direction in Kansas) with the northbound lanes of busy U.S. 81 to your right. Yeah, it will take a terrible throw to get out there but I can see a RHBH shot into a stiff headwind flipping over and doing just that. Hole 15's basket is located on an island in the middle of an area where people park. Hole 17 is an even more dangerous example of the same thing. There's a playground just off to the left on Hole 18. Might want to add a mando --> to the tree in front of it.
Getting up and down the steep hillside on the downhill holes is a little difficult if its muddy or you have bad legs. Same with getting over the drainage ditch. How about some more parking spaces?
Other Thoughts: For years, I drove through Concordia looking at the parcel of land this course now occupies thinking it would be cool to put baskets in there. The town has had two awful 9 holers available for awhile that just weren't fun to play due to space conflicts and lack of maintenance (the course at Cloud County CC, which this course borrowed baskets from temporarily, has recently been improved a bit).
This is a welcome and unique addition and kind of fills in a gap that was lacking a quality course. Definitely worth the stop, and if you're trying to run up your course count, the Cloud County course is less than half a mile away.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
So Much Fun I Played It Twice
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - It has signs and tees
- A decent variety of technical and let 'er rip shots
- Most holes make you stop and think
- It makes good use of the whole park
- Didn't feel like I'd ever lose a disc
- It flows quite well
Cons: These are fairly minor
- Some holes didn't appear to have an obvious path from tee to basket (the ones I was 'unhappy' with, I made par on! My thought is that when you stand on a tee, there should be at least one clear path the designers thought you should take to the basket...and then you choose where you want to go)
- The fairways on holes 8 and 9 cross
- There are a couple of roads that come into play and you need to be aware if the campground is busy,
- couple of longer walks between baskets and next tee (12-13, 15-16) but not bad
Other Thoughts: On my journey to play ever course in Kansas I had so much playing it in the evening that I got up and played it again in the morning before leaving town!
When I played this course, tees and signs didn't exist. Fortunately, it had been mapped in the UDisc app to help me get around. There were several times the distances in the app didn't appear accurate so use the posted distances.
There are some plain awesome holes on this course.
Combine this course with a trip to Miltonvale and you've got yourself one great day of disc golf!
I'm really looking forward to coming back and playing again.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Course upgrades in progress...
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Now it's got 18 permanent baskets and uses the whole park for play. Recently got cement tee pads and soon to have tee signs.
There's quite a bit of elevation change in this park. It's not constantly changing but when you're going up hill or down hill, you'll know it.
Still has the same front 9 layout as before. The back 9 being a little bit more open than the front. Still a good amount of trees, except for hole 13(WIDE open).
A couple of island shots on holes 15 & 17. I'd assume a lie on the road would be O.B. for these holes.
Good variety of shots and conditions. The open holes are fairly windy and long. A few short but tight wooded shots. Most of the back 9 holds low ceilings so it helps to keep em low.
All the times I've played here, I've never played in grass taller than my ankles so the park maintenance is great.
Cons: Course is currently getting some work on it(4-14-15) Will have a CONS update soon.
Other Thoughts: Check out Concordia Disc Golf Facebook page for info and to look at the layout for the new 18 hole course.
Definitely worth the trip because you can hit up Miltonvale while in the area too. Two awesome courses all located in Cloud County.
Come let em fly at the Airport!!!!!
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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