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Albert Oakland Park...
Pros: Very old course located in a mostly disc golf park. There are a lot of different lines you have to hit. A backhand AND forehand player would be a huge advantage here. Trees are put in just the right place so that their not unfair, but it's still challenging. Tee pads are a good size and give good grip even when wet.
Cons: Tee signs are bad. Period. Baskets are very old. spitouts and bounceouts are very possible. A high to low put would be best here. Left side chains have almost no chance of going in. Navigation can be a little of an issue here. 7-8 9-10 and 11-12 are all places you could easily get lost.
Other Thoughts: The walk from 11-12 really doesn't make sense. You walk over to the other course and pass hole 13 as your going to hole 12. Then you have to walk up 13's fairway to get to the tee. But those holes are definitely worth it. Holes 7 and 11 are very memorable. 7 is a big shot over some trees and 11 is a long downhill shot that you can let go high and let it glide all the way down.
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Classic 'technical' course
Pros: A technical course with great ace runs, a variety of shots are needed to make par, well maintained, reasonable for 'shorter' arms, good concrete tee pads, makes the player 'think' and play some lines (though a good thumber/tomahawk never hurts.).
Cons: A little short for the big arms, the course can be cheated a bit with OH drives, the fairways are grouped closely so you need to watch constantly for poor shots (especially when near the tee pad of hole 15), and the navigation is a bit tricky for first timers (to find the 'back' 9, you need to walk back near the parking lot and around a public swimming pool).
Other Thoughts: Difficulty: Noob - Advanced. Very fun course; it has it's oddities, but it's great for testing your technical prowess as opposed to sheer driving distance. Many birdie opportunities available for those who can hit the right lines. Albert-Oakland is a Missouri disc golf classic - many folks learn to play the game here and this front course is the second oldest in Missouri.
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Very nice course
Pros: Nice variety of shots for many different types of shots. Trees placed in excellent positions (not right in front of you and slightly guarding most pins). Many nice Ace opportunities!!!
Cons: gets a little confusing on where to go after hole 11. but its easy to pick up after you find it.
Other Thoughts: Must play here
Old Course, but still fun
Pros: Historic course built in 1980. Concrete teepads are a plus. Technical shots, and recently redesigned, with more pin placements to add a little bit of length to the course. 2 holes formerly on the back course are now part of the front.
Cons: Historic course built in 1980 :) It's from a completely different era of disc golf, when the original aviar was an ultra distance driver. There are a few holes where you need a driver, but for the most part a good short range game is all you need to score well here.
Baskets are original 'Mach Zeros' and could use updating, but they are historic (25+ years old) and the club would like to keep them in and preserve that part of history.
Other Thoughts: Yes, the baskets are old, but they still catch fine. Course is historic, and the holes were long for the time period it was built in - and a lot of the trees that are there now weren't matured back then.
A lot of work was put in last spring to maintain the 18 hole layout - a 9 hole would be more modern, but maintaining a 36 hole park was the goal of the club and the city, and there is limited room to work with in urban Columbia.
My Cherry Popper
Pros: It was my first tourney location, and was a good course for me to enter into. Liked the open areas a lot, very scenic,
Cons: The Cedar trees are chemically treated to attract disc plastic, or at least MY discs. Lots of very strategically placed trees, which I guess could be a pro also.
Pros: its an easy course that can be fun for having some ace runs, or building up your confidance. grass was mowed and it was next to a really nice pool. you get a chance to see what some of the very first frisbee golf courses where like.
Cons: very difficult to navigate, at times we played the wrong tees to the wrong baskets. the baskets are extremly old and could use updated models. some of the fairways crossed very near other tees and baskets, makeing a potentially dangerous round if theres alot of traffic on the course. It could really use some tree trimming, some branches where almost touching baskets and it just seemed like it could be better groomed.
Other Thoughts: this is one of two courses in the same park. skip this one and thank yourself later. the Back course is much better and this one just needs to be redesigned.
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Pros: side by side courses, both completly different. one of the first courses to be installed in missouri. one of my favorite courses.
Cons: when we played on the holiday weekend this course was in bad shape. looked like the grass hasnt been mowed all year, needed alot of work for the mid america open in july.
Other Thoughts: after hole 5 the course changes. 15 is new 6, 6 is new 7,but longer pin, old 7 is gone, 8-9 same, old 10 gone, 11 is new 10, 12 is 11, then walk down path to back course 13, back 13 is front 12, back 14 is front 13, follow signs to new 14, old 13 is 15, 16-18 same. if you played here before you know what im talking about..
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Pros: -Right next to the lower 18 at this park which is a great course (IMO)
Cons: -Cramped, it seems like you are shooting over paths for other holes
-They probably should have made this a 9 hole course instead of trying to put 18 in the small space.
Other Thoughts: I'll still play this course from time to time, just for something different, but I really don't car for it. The tees are nice but so are all the tees in this park. If you go to this park, just do the back 18...that is a great course.
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Don't eve bother...
Pros: The teepads were actually nice and textured...so playing in the rain was a bit easier.
Cons: 99% of the course. This course is completely outdated. Also...if you have a four leaf clover in your pocket, I highly suggest taking it with you as it requires a great deal of luck to score well on this course. The combination of outdated baskets and very poor fairways, makes this a forgettable course.
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Como let down
Pros: The only pro i could find with this course is the obstacles it has, and the pins are placed in decent spots.
Cons: The cages are the worst cages i have ever seen, they are really really shallow and outdated, i sunk a putt and when it fell into the basket, it couldn't hold it in. There were two cages missing they had a stick in the ground where one must once have existed i do not know where they went to. will not play it again.
Other Thoughts: Waste of my time personally. Back 18 is much better.
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