11 Helpful / 0 Not
Charlie Brown's Pitcher's Mound
Pros: This is a great course. Some of these pin placements were lots of fun. The ground was still wet enough, I was fortunate enough to throw a tombstone drive on #5 next to the basket that sits on a big Charlie Brown's Pitcher's Mound. (Sorry, I put some personal round comments in here, but it was a real relief to see that thing stick.) ;) Seriously though the pin locations really made some of these holes fun to throw at. Besides that, this course has some moderate elevation, variety of hole lengths, lightly wooded, some interesting hole layouts, a few OB/Mandos areas, a few risk/reward greens, and great use of the entire park. Most of the holes are wide open. The park looked well maintained. The tee pads were excellent. There seems to be just one obstacle on most of the holes. It was a nice way to keep it interesting and yet simple. This park could be a challenge on a windy day, but it was a delight to play. There is a bathroom by first hole.
Cons: They do need tee signs with better footage on them. When I played the footage on the water hole #14 was way off, because they did not list the short pin placement, even though the long placements (over the water)were listed. There were very few trash cans on the course even though the course was quite clean. Some of the fairways were almost too wide as others have mentioned. The long number 13 can be about as long as you want it with this fact. ;)
Other Thoughts: More obstacles would have been nice, but not always necessary. The Fun Factor for me was decent. It wasn't always the drive that I was enjoying. Many times the approach to the basket was the ticket. I definitively enjoyed playing here and will do it again when I come through the KC area.
11 of 11 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 1 Not
As Fun as it is Long
Pros: This is a long and well-kept course that can really test your driving skills, both in distance and sometimes in accuracy. It's a large, hilly park with lots of trees scattered throughout and also a wooded creek. The course takes advantage of these things to provide a very fun course with varying degrees of difficulty. There are some great layouts, and the alternate hole locations provide different challenges for each hole, which helps maintain a fresh feel to the course. The trees provide some tricky shots, some of which favor backhand throws while others favor sidearm throws. Some holes are real narrow while others are more wide open giving you an opportunity to launch your disc as far as you can on your opening drive. Also the signs and benches at each tee pad are a nice touch.
Cons: It can sometimes be kind of hard figuring out where to go to play the next hole and also trying to figure out where the first tee pad is located in this giant park (it's next to the tennis courts, so look for that). Also there are a few holes that seem a little too open and could probably benefit from having a few more trees to help make them more challenging.
Other Thoughts: This might be a daunting course for someone with a weak arm, but overall it's a great park for disc golf that can challenge players of all skill levels in a variety of ways.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
10 Helpful / 2 Not
All day disc golf adventure
Pros: Great course with tunnel shots, distance shots and elevation changes.
Rarely are there a ton of people there so you can play on through. But when there are people there, they are always friendly
Will challenge your patience on a few holes and will make you want to learn the roller.
Well maintained by the KC flying disc club
Trash cans on every 3 or so holes so it is kept pretty clean
Also a few regulars who change baskets as they play as well as pick up trash.
Baskets are moved often to keep you on your toes.
tennis courts, skate park and playground right around area so can be an all day adventure. They also have a junior golf course on site, as well as agricultural hall of fame if that floats your boat.
Cons: not a con for me, but length could be a con for the beginning golfer.
A little too wide open, maybe throw in a tree here and there. But having it being wide open, you still have to throw it far
Other Thoughts: Like I said nice variety
Holes 1 and 2 you have to keep your disc low and straight..or just roll it
#3 has slight elevation changes and tress that make for a tricky hole.
#4 is a tough anhyzer shot. oh just nice RHBH and then you have to shoot threw a small clearing up hill.
#5 is set on top of a hill, so it is farther than what it seems.
#6 starts the leash free dog zone and goes back down hill with only one tree and elevation in the way
#7 has tricky elevation and trees and only about two shots you can throw it,but they when you do throw it there there are low trees, so be mindful.
#8 is probably the easiest hole. You have to shoot it threw a small gap and it is less than 300 ft away.
#9 also has you shooting it through a gap like #8 but the gap is further away and once you pass it there are trees, but nothing to worry about
#10 has a line of trees on the right side, so it will have you questioning whether to shot around the trees or to shoot it sidearm as if you try and throw it RHBH it will curve down a hill..not big hill but big enough to mess up the hole.
#11..get out the big guns..There is one tree, but it is not in the way. the holeis set up quite far and off the the right..sometimes before a sprout of trees sometimes after. so either grip and rip or throw a mean sidearm..depending on placement.Because you can have a decent drive, but if it is at the far placement then you must throw it 400+ or be faced with difficult decision.
#12 is flat but many trees cause you to think before you throw, Like #10 if you try and throw it straight and you miss, you will go down a hill an OB unless you land on grass.
#13 is a beast of a hole..close to 700 or 800ft depending on placement. But they have added chalked fairway lines so you cant just throw it out there. Which makes it even harder.
#14 is downhill and has a water hazard, there are also trees placed "just" at the right spot, so chose your shot wisely
#15 shoots back up the hill that 14 shot down..so it makes the 330ft placement play farther than what it is. there are also trees and some "seemingly" low since you are playing up hill.
#16 plays down hill but then the hole is elevated and there are only a few trees about halfway through the hole. I think hole is 450+ But throw nice and straight between them and it will work out fine.
#17 can either be a fairly easy drive, or if the basket is on one of the further spots can challenge a few. A few elevation changes with trees places it great locations that will make you think..
#18 is a nice tunnel shot either straight ahead or anhyzer..good ending to the course and you are very very close to hole one again
As someone has mentioned, when it seems like it is getting too hard..they throw in an easy hole.
Love the design
2 bathrooms, one at the beginning by the tennis court and one about half way though the course.I think after hole #13
10 of 12 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Wide open fairways half the time with some tree challenges along the way. Driving practice is nice. Variety of lenths, but most are over 400
Cons: Too long somtimes
This gets very WIIIINDY
Other Thoughts: I'd love to play this again. I am a horrible driver and need work on the form (270-300 ft), and this really helped me, especailly since I had a better player helping me out. Holes are anywhere from 250 and very wooded to 750 and wide open, so challenges are everywhere. Make sure you know where your discs go if you throw multiple, because there is so much fairway to lose track of them on.
0 of 3 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Great Course to Let 'Er Rip
Pros: I absolutely loved this course. Trees look like they were planted with a disc course in mind. Great flow of wide open shots working left and right, and a few holes that will make you think a little bit. No terrible trouble to be found, but most holes require a well-placed drive and an accurate up-shot. Several holes with tunnel shots, wide enough and tall enough to play quite fair, yet remain challenging. Beautiful park, the course was well maintained and flowed quite nicely. Finding holes is no problem, with markers at most baskets, and very detailed signs at each teepad. Multiple pin placements for nearly every hole can provide some good variety
Cons: If you can dodge trees, and have a strong arm, you'll rarely run into trouble. Not much of a punishment to miss the fairway here.
Other Thoughts: One of the best courses in the KC area, in my opinion. Slight elevation changes are used well to provide an additional challenge, and the treelines demand strong, accurate teeshots for scoring possibilities.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Quiet "little?" course
Pros: Long course with nice concrete tees. Far enough out of the city for less traffic but the park is well maintained. Course laid out to take advantage of the few elevation changes in the park. Every hole had multiple pin placements. Just when you think the course is too difficult the designer through in an easy hole or two. Hole 13 is a 600ft flat wide open course but the field is marked with chalk for OB which takes a boring hole and adds a little challenge. Water comes into play on 15 with one pin placement only 20 ft from the edge of the pond.
Cons: While there are trees on almost every hole, they are sparse enough to not make a difference.
Other Thoughts: Several of the holes play through a double row of mature trees, wide enough to not be a significant issue but makes for a dramatic presentation, which adds to the outing. Also the course has light enough traffic the grass is in good shape and even after a rain the course was hardly muddy.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: I found this an excellent course to practice my throws and discover how different discs traveled, long course to allow a variety of shots throughout the round, well maintained.
Cons: needs to have more trees or hazards, tee box info is limited, course hard to follow at times and some holes are so long that I was looking for the pin for a few minutes (could be positive for big drivers)
Other Thoughts: I played this course after only playing for a couple of weeks, so this review may not be as dead on as others. I have also only played this course once so I don't know how often pin placements change.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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