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Pros: + Ample concrete tees, Discatchers, and informative signs.
+ Multiple pin locations.
+ manicured turf
+ abundant trees including thick pines make for a controlled round.
+ though course does not play back to parking lot during round - tee pad 8 comes close.
+ pack water disc for one challenging water hole.
+ hole 2 very challenging island green.
+ not much elevation change but a long enough walk to get a workout.
+ KCFDC league on Monday nights including glow league during winter months.
+ Established course with many admirers.
Cons: - multi use park results in large numbers of people.
- asphalt walking path borders many fairways.
- navigation becomes tricky after hole 10 so be prepared to walk aimlessly to find the next tee pad.
- had to skip hole 11 because of soccer fans.
- No bomber holes!
Other Thoughts: If you are into the technical game you may love this course. But if your in the mood to grip and rip theres a course 2mi south called birdland. Either way they are both quality DG courses.
Prairie Center disc golf course has been around for many years. The course is established and has a great tradition. The club members always make sure it is ready to play and should be commended for their efforts.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
A good course
Pros: - Well maintained
- Good signage
- Front nine almost impossible to lose a disc
- Restrooms conveniently located
Cons: - Navigating the course gets a little tricky the farther you get into it
- The course plays primarily through the mixed use park areas
- Back nine relatively easy to lose a disc
- Not much in the way of elevation change
Other Thoughts: This course can get crowded quickly. A few holes have more than two placements for the pins. The front nine is in a park setting while the back nine gets into a more wild and wooly setting. I would say the course plays more to the strengths of the technical player and not the distance player.
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Pros: - Some good technical shots
Cons: - A lot of park traffic. One time there was a soccer game going on and there were people sitting 3' from one of the baskets.
- A lot of walking between some of the holes
Other Thoughts: - The holes in the woods are the best part of the course, very technical and fun
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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So close not to like it.
Pros: Some easy to par/ birdie shots on the front 9 back 9 gets challenging with long, wooded drives. Hole 15 over the pond is a great place to lose a disc. Some good holes to work on straight shots. Good use of trees.
Cons: The long walk form 16-17. A lot of small stumps on back 9 wooded fairways. A lot of mud since it was wet from snow.
Other Thoughts: I now live a 90 second walk from my front door to tee one so its great for me. I can pop out any time a go play. Seems to be a good place to work on your game or just have fun with my kids.
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Love the course, minus a few holes...
Pros: Variety of Distances
Variety of Holes
Lots of elevation change
Memorable Holes (2)
Decent Length Course
Cons: Two incredibly hard holes.
Annoying water hazard.
Few Birdie Opportunities.
Lots of ticks.
Other Thoughts: Overall, this is an excellent course. It plays very well with a lot of hyzer and anhyzer opportunities. There are a lot of holes that are very easy to bogie or double-bogie and not very many that are easy to birdie.
Hole 12 and Hole 13 are just awful. I do like the variation in that they go through the woods, but it's a lot easier to lose discs here (Not to mention they're over 500 and 600 feet, respectively). That means that you'd have to throw two stellar drives in a row. Drives that would have to be thrown with pinpoint precision, a feat most of us can't accomplish consistently.
Hole 2 here is my favorite. Its a reasonable distance with a nice island type green in the middle of a cul de sac type road. It's always fun to try and land it on the island off the drive.
Overall, great course. Plenty of variety, and if it weren't for the two long ones through the woods, I'd love it even more.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 1 Not
tale of two nines
Pros: The baskets and tees are in great condition and there are also multiple tees on 5 holes. as a convert from ball golf, where every course has at least 2, and usually 3 or 4 sets of tees, I still don't understand why more courses don't do this.10/10
Course is maintained very well, it is regularly mowed and there are tee signs, some benches, bathrooms and running water. 10/10
Holes have a good variety of distance. On a given day this partially depends upon the pin positions but it's always pretty good and they're mixed up. holes 6, 7, and 13 are usually pretty long while 3, 10, 11, and 16 are usually pretty short. 8/10
The invdividual obstacles on the front nine allow for the holes to be played multiple ways and force players to make decisions about how to play the holes. 7/10 on decisionmaking
Several alternate hole positions provide new takes on the holes, making them birdieable or even aceable in some cases, while longer hole positions make par rare on some holes. 7/10
This course is good for beginners to just play nine holes (1-8 and 18) and also is still challenging to more advanced players on the back nine. 7/10
Between the front nine and back nine there is quite a bit of variety in the openness of shots. They aren't mixed in very well though, as almost all the more technical and wooded holes are in one stretch from 10-16. 3 is an exception. 6/10
The front nine is very comfortable with benches, shade, and no long grass. On the other hand, the back nine has some THICK rough and it's very difficult to not be in it at least once with how technical 13-16 are. Overall 6/10
Cons: Discs can be extremely difficult to find on the back nine due to the dense rough and the lake on 15. The front nine is pretty easy but if you're playing all 18 it's still a 2/10 overall.
This course doesn't require a variety of shot paths. Most of the holes are straight or may have a slight curve, but only 12, 14, and 16 have a significant hyzer or anhyzer required. 2/10
Navigation between holes can be a problem the first time. Depending on pin position the 5th tee may not be easily seen from the 4th basket. The worst though is that the 10 tee appears to lead to hole 17, but you instead have to walk past the outfield fence of the baseball field to get to 11. In addition, there is a very long walk between 16 and 17, but at least you know where you're going since you probably saw 17 after 10.
There isn't very much elevation on this course, but there is at least a variety of uphill and downhill holes. Not many sideslopes. 4/10
Navigation on the actual holes can be a little confusing. The 2nd, 4th, and 18th (if it's in the long position) baskets are usually pretty close together, which can make it tough to tell what hole you're throwing to. There are also several blind shots thoughout. 5/10
There are quite a few obstacles throughout but there isn't much variety on the front nine. 15 is definitely the signature hole due to the lake.
Other Thoughts: first 8 and 16-18 I'd give a 3.5 rating
no large forested hazards, but lots of individual trees
holes 9-15 a 2 rating
Most of the time I play 1-8 and 18 through twice, playing the front tees once and the back tees the other.
Overall challenge 6/10
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Great until hole 13
Pros: A very challenging course. No one hole is the same. You will have the chance every hole to do something different. Course is clean, but with lots and lots of brush on the back 9, and a lake. Bring your water shoes.
Cons: Recent changes to 13 and 15 have made getting par almost impossible. 13 is a long, narrow (I mean narrow) fare-way with heavy brush on either side. 15, you have to have an arm to throw across the middle of the lake, or you can try going around (the better option I think).
Other Thoughts: They really need to change hole 13 and 15 to a par 4. It's incredibly tough. However, I would call myself an intermediate player, so my view point is probably skewed and I just need to keep on working at it. Oh, and bring tick spray for 13 and 14, used to be all backwoods with a lot of deer going through there, so it's tick infested (and thorn infested).
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Pros: Great disc golf park with restrooms by hole 1. Trash cans and benches on most holes. Multiple pin placements and some holes have two pads( 2,6,8,15, and 1- old school tee pad on the southwest corner of playground). When 2 is on island that is signature hole. Nice tunnel shot with ob path on hole 3. If youre down for a quicky then skip from hole 10 right to 17 ( right across the road). Hole 12-15 were changed in early 2012. Both of 12s pins are past the tree line in the woods. Hole 13 is a 600 footer and the only par 4. Hole 14 is an uphill anny that plays to same baskets as the old hole 13. Hole 15 plays the left pad when straight across straight pond (275ish to clear the water) and right pad for the other 2 baskets. Hole 16 is a nice ace run when in left position. Ya better be 3 or 4 down by hole 12 if you wanna stay even par or under.
Cons: Get the bug spray with a good amount of deet and hose yourself on hole 12. Hole 13 and 14 yield alot of ticks. Have a softball or water jug in case discs get stuck in pine trees. Signs on holes 12-15 need to be updated. These holes are new and will probably get some more pin locations and maybe another pad on 13 so give the signs some patience.
Other Thoughts: Monday night minis in summer and glow dubs in winter. Ram n Salmon tourny in spring. Old Settlers Open tourny in the fall. If you can shoot under par on this course, youre a good playa.
0 of 3 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: well maintained, multiple pin placements that are moved frequently, trees help to remove beginners luck from several holes, not to crowded ever, clean restrooms.
Cons: limited elevation change, some trees appear to be placed randomly in the middle of several long fairways, map is required to go past hole 12 the first time, hole 2 and hole 4 share a pin placement at different times which is poor planning, especially when the pin to 2 is behind a tree and pin 4 is where pin 2 was a week earlier,
Other Thoughts: this is a good course to play, but there are others in the kc metro area that I would play first.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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