Olathe, KS 
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 The best course in Olathe

5+    9/2/2012   9/2/2012
Review By: prhodes
Played: 12  Reviewed: 2  Exp: 2.6 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: A whole variety of holes. From shorter birdie opportunities, to ridiculously long par 4's through the forest. There is a hole where water comes into play, a hole where you have to shoot onto an island surrounded by cement, and one where you shoot through a field of young trees. A variety of shots is needed, and coming out of the back nine even is a challange.
Well maintained course, has very good signage, including pin placement, distance, and hole number. There are also other amenities, such as good teepads (multiple teepads on 5 holes) benches on most holes, bathrooms on sight, practice basket, trashcans, and picnic shelters.
Cons: A few holes come into contact with the soccer fields, and on a Sunday there are quite a few spectators, to the point where if you want to play 11 and 12 you'll have to ignore the teebox and just kind of drop in the fairway to avoid hitting anybody.
Other Thoughts: I would reccomend bringing some old beat up plastic if you are going to try throwing over the water.
There are people who enjoy the herb while playing, but I've seen cops driving through every once in a while, which seems to curb that.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 

1    6/16/2012   6/16/2012
Review By: astomps
Played: 53  Reviewed: 39  Exp: 3.3 Years
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: -Lots of mature trees
-Good signage
Cons: -Multipurpose park
-Front 9 is just the same throw over and over again; straight and through or around trees.
-15 is just sort of a joke. Even people with 350+ range and control are going to go into the water due to the sheer smallness of the target and the other option is take 4+ strokes to go around. I view this as a con, not a fun challenge
-Baskets are old and rusted
-Fairways too tight on front 9
Other Thoughts: Front 9 is like playing in an apple orchard. Also lots of opportunities to lose discs on back 9 which can be a pain in the ass. Walks are long and confusing at times but anyone with intuition or a camera phone can figure it out easily.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Perfect quick round

1    7/11/2011   7/13/2011
Review By: Dirt4dinner
Played: 72  Reviewed: 17  Exp: 7.9 Years
0 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Good signage, well maintained, good use of land, friendly group at Monday league.
Cons: Uber-heavy chains don't like to accept putts (could be me...most likely is me). Would love to see some of the holes stretched out, there is a lot more park to play there.

0 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 

5+    12/26/2010   1/25/2011
Review By: kevinmzane
Played: 90  Reviewed: 10  Exp: 6.5 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The cement teepads are nice and on some holes there are alternate tees. There are tee signs at every hole with an overhead view and distances for the baskets, and alternates w/ par. The fairways seem to always be well kept and free of debris, but there is still enough hazard to keep you thinking about a good line. It is in a nice part of town, with plenty nearby if you need snacks/ drinks/ gas...anything. Benches and trashcans are plentiful here so no need to carry a grocery sack full of everyones elses trash you pick up. I do play kind of off hours, but it has never been overwhelmingly crowded like some of the other nearby courses can get.
There is a nice mix of holes with alternate placements here ranging from short tunnel, a couple short technical shots, to long open bombs, sometimes an island shot on a cul de sac, a shot over the water on 15, with the water behind the basket on 14, shots into or out of the trees, some slight elevation, plenty of obstacles but no "unfairways".
Some ace opportunity here, and some nice challenging birdies, but there are definitely a couple to keep your score in check.
Cons: A section of the course (from 11 and back from 16) is a long walk from the rest of the course, but worthwhile nonetheless. Take a map with you or you may get lost after 11 or 16. The evergreens will swallow your discs, so watch what they hit.
There are a couple holes with nearby soccer and baseball fields so during games, you may have some excessive traffic but people are usually understanding when you let them know they are in a fairway (nicely).
Other Thoughts: I really enjoy this course. My parents live nearby and I play it almost every time I go home. There are a lot of very good courses around this area, so this is an easy one to overlook when coming through town. If you can find the time for a round here, it will not dissapoint you.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Home Course

5+    12/19/2010   12/21/2010
Review By: kguyty
Played: 13  Reviewed: 5  Exp: 4.3 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Very well kept.
- Pins are changed at regular intervals.
- Island pin on #2/#4 makes for an interesting upshot.
- Not overly busy.
- Good for all levels - beginners can learn to use different techniques, intermediates can make par, and pros can try multiple birdie/ace attempts.
- Benches/trash cans on almost every tee.
Cons: - Trees on #7 (disc-eating pines), #9, #18 can be aggrivating.
- Soccer games/spectators can be a nuisance on the weekend.
- Not much elevation change (fairly flat except #15/#16).
-It's a long walk between #11 and #12.
Other Thoughts: I live only a few miles from this course so I play it almost every week. It was the course I learned on and the first place I made a birdie. The difficulty is good for beginners, but not overly tough. Intermediate and pros will enjoy multiple birdie and a few ace opportunities.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 cedar tree mayhem

1    10/22/2010   10/22/2010
Review By: buzzz killington
Played: 36  Reviewed: 3
1 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: tuff with wind
my home course!
great neighborhood compared to other kc courses
makes you throw every shot
good people, great league
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Cons: flat
some locals dislike the cedar trees eating discs
Other Thoughts: cool course when set up for tourny paired with kansas wind it can prove to be quite difficult.

1 of 6 people found this review helpful.

Good for beginners and advanced players

5+    8/8/2010   8/13/2010
Review By: jayhawker737
Played: 48  Reviewed: 40  Exp: 5.8 Years
This review was updated on 1/3/2013
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Pros for beginners: The course has an overall short average distance. The course does not require specialty shots. Besides from 16-17, the course lays beautifully.
Pros for advanced players: A lot of birdieable holes, though you still have to be able to hold a steady line through and over trees to get that birdie. Its a quick play.
The lake provides a nice watar hazard.
Cons: If you do not have the best accuracy, this course will expose that. There are some shots you have to go through a tunnel of trees, but if you have the accuracy, you will be fine.
Going from the 16th basket to the 17th tee is a very long walk, and if you are there by yourself for the first time, it is hard to find.
Other Thoughts: This course is built for people with good accuracy and not so much distance players. Though distance is a key on a couple of holes, if you are accurate all day, you will be looking at a good score.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 17 good one and a odd finish

5+    7/17/2010   7/18/2010
Review By: Magnatizer
Played: 22  Reviewed: 5  Exp: 25.9 Years
This review was updated on 7/31/2010
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Good variety of hole lengths. Multiple pins and occasional multiple tee pads add to the interest. Unique island green (#2).
Cons: To many holes feel like other holes on the same course. 18 may be the worst finishing hole in KC, could flip it with #7 or take one of the pines that sits about 100' off the tee out. Wouldn't be bad in the middle of the round but not worthy of a closing hole.
Other Thoughts: Grass way to tall today. Must have been a long time since it had been cut. Also, loads of tree's/tree limbs down. 12 has a big one blocking 80% of the fairway. 15 tee is covered. 7/31 update: trees cleared, grass cut. Solid again. Raised rating and very thankful for the quick response of grounds crew to the tree issue.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 

5+    11/3/2009   3/3/2010
Review By: wraithman
Played: 34  Reviewed: 8  Exp: 5.5 Years
5 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: This course is a great course. Well maintained, Located in a city park inside a neighborhood. Easy to find this course. Off of k-7 and 135th st (sante fe). Each hole has multiple pin placements, changed almost weekly, and nice cement launching pads. Some holes have ace oppurtunity. Hole 2 has an island in play during some placements. Hole 3 is a tunnel shot. Hole 15 has a lake to cross. One placement for the pin is on waters edge. But over all one of the best in kanas city, Lots of air outs but still need to have the technical skills. Signs updated for the worlds in '09
Cons: Have to walk a bit from hole 11-12. and holes 16-17. In the summer lots of trees can be in play alot. Some times the pin on hole twelve is inside a group of trees. In the fall there is alot leaves on the ground. can be a bit crowded, but if no one played it wouldnt be here.
Other Thoughts: A must course to add to the resume, Also watch out for a crazy icecream driver. (he might accuse you of taking his money), Long story

5 of 6 people found this review helpful.

 

1    7/15/2009   7/31/2009
Review By: kcplease
Played: 101  Reviewed: 31  Exp: 5.5 Years
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: fun holes, variety of lengths, not too many trees
Cons: trees can be annoying and the holes can be difficult to find.
soccer games can be an issue
Other Thoughts: This is the course I liked the best of the ones I have played so far. I love how every hole is different and provides a unique challenge. the holes can be hard to find because of the trees and all of the areas in the fields look the same, so its easy to get lost. Fun, though

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

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