fun and challenging
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Hole one, easy downhill no problem-------well there is that deep creek right behind the pin..
Two looks open, hmm nope it's in the woods and up a steep hill thats lets the disc have room to roll back down.
Three should be easy. Hey where is the pin? Down the hill and left?
And so goes this wonderful little course here in northern Ky. Each and every hole has a different look and a set of challenges.
It's easy to score well here provided you stay out of the rough. It is REALLY ROUGH.
The holes over the pond are tough but fair for players who can throw 250.
Nice mowed fairways and benches/tables and trashcans at key places around the course. People are very friendly and will help you out on where to go next. Finding the next hole wasn't hard but there were some places where one might get lost.
Love the extra long teepads.
Five Guys Burgers is a few minutes away as are many great restuarants.
Ducks and Geese and beautiful scenery abound in this neat park.
All in all just a great place for a great game.
Cons: Poisin Ivy was all over the place and some of the roughs could be cleaned up a bit.
Hole 9 was kinda out of place and didn't impress me as being ":Neat". Just a plain short hole whose only purpose was to get you back to hole 1 and 10.
The people around the pond were in the way and they had small kids fishing and playing. They were nice enough to watch out but someone could get hurt. Hole 18 needs a drop zone for us throwers who can't make the 250 feet in any wind condition.
Other Thoughts: Just a good 3 par course with some elevation and challenging wooded holes.
I think this is one of H B's better short courses. I will be back.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Excellent duece or die course
Pros: Original course lies in the back of a multi-use park partially along the Yellow Creek and up and down some large slopes. The course is partially wooded with rather large lines to get to the basket. A variety of lengths keep it from getting repetitive. Nice stone benches and large tee pads accompany each hole on the original 18. Nice use of the elevation in the park with some holes up, others down, some across grade and others flat. A lot of baskets are strategically placed for a do-or-die putting situation if your drive isn't right near the basket. The last five holes really make you concentrate otherwise your disc will probably get going in the water.
Cons: As mentioned by others, the course can become flooded after heavy storms and numbers 1, 2, 10, 11, 12, and 13 can become unplayable. The extra nine (holes A-I), which start on the other side of the road after number 8 don't add much to the character of the rest of the course. All have long narrow tee pads that don't allow for any sideways movement on them. They feel like they should be on a different course.
Other Thoughts: Course can be very busy on nice days and after school is let out. I don't see this as a Con but kind of as a Pro meaning that this is a good course for all skill levels and gets used a lot. Only other real suggestion/comment I have is that maybe there should be a couple of brooms out near numbers 14-18 so you don't have to drive while going through goose crap on the tee pads.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 2 Not
The 'Boro pleases
Pros: Nice and challenging course in a very busy park that itemizes the land given to almost its' maximum potential. Front nine has nice elevation uses, and one hole in particular stands out to me, but I can't remember the exact number. You throw at the bottom of a basin straight up a hill with concrete stairs and the basket is right up the top of that crazy steep hill. Some ace runs available. Back nine plays off into a basin, then comes back around to the lake and has some nice lake shots, concluding with the monster #18 that involves chucking it across the entire pond.
Cons: A little too busy at times. Especially watch for people around the lake holes, as some love to fish and eat around them. Hole #18 may scare off novices, and I too have lost one of my discs to the drink there. Some of the back nine can get very water logged after a recent rain as it sits in a very low-lying area. On Hole #11 make sure you are throwing the disc towards the right as the basket is tucked into the outline of the woods there. Don't throw straight at the basket down a bit straight ahead as that is #13's basket. Can be tricky for those who have never played.
Other Thoughts: Good course and worth the drive if you have time to stop by. Will challenge just about everyone.
0 of 2 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
27 Great Holes
Pros: 27 Holes, and with the temp nine they had for the tournament it was great two rounds and never the same hole. The course used great elevation changes and the trees as well to build shots. The tee pads were plenty long enough for a run-up. Great use of water which can scare people out of Ace Runs on some of the shorter holes. The new baskets were great.
Cons: I believe the parks department removed a lot of trees on the back of the original 9 which is a shame, it made a lot of shots open and very easy from what I understand. some of the tee-pads were very very narrow. On a hole or two the route you had to take to get to the basket was literally right over the head of the people teeing off on the next hole.
Other Thoughts: Overall it was a well designed and maintained course. There was a lot of thought put into how to use what they had. lots of solid elevation changes. If you are nearby this is a course to stop by and throw a round of 27 at.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Here is a fun to play, beginner friendly course set in a very nice park, with good tees, signs & baskets as well as stone blocks for benches. Mostly open with predominantly straight and hyzer shots, mild elevations, some trees/light woods and a few challenging pin placements add variety. Five holes around the pond, and perhaps two placements near the creek (#1, #10), provide good mental challenges; #18 being particularly exciting, every time.
The pondside shelters, facilities, nearby playground / mini water park and other activities, make this course not only family friendly but tournament friendly as well. Superbly maintained, the locals and Parks Dept. are clearly great advocates of the sport.
Cons: Not a lot can be considered a detriment.
While the addition of nine holes was good they strike me as contrived, offering little more challenge than distance and mild accuracy, over wide open gentle hills back and forth across a treeline / ditch. The layout works best if played 1-8, then holes A-I, and finally 9-18.
They recently removed what few unsightly trees added difficulty to holes 12 & 13!
Other Thoughts: I've been playing this course for ten years and always have fun, what with so plentiful birdie ops. This is a great course on which to develop and refine the fundamentals of the game.
It's also the course on which I scored my only ace (#9) as well as hit chains and basket twice in a round ...
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: This course is well mainted with alot of friendly players. Nice concrete pads and tee signs on all 27 holes. This course provides a different shot on every hole. Holes 14-18 are located around a nice lake. Nice layout where the front 9 and back nine end up back at the parking lot. And you don't have to do alot of walking in between the holes.
Cons: Sometimes they have cross country meets and other events at this park that does cause some confusion during a round.
Other Thoughts: This is a course that is great for beginners (except hole 18). I've seen some of the local guys shoot like 12 under.
1 of 3 people found this review helpful.
15 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The Disc Golf Course at Yellow Creek Park in Owensboro offers a nice 18-hole layout that is well maintained and a lot of fun to play. There is a new nine that has been installed at Yellow Creek making for 27 total baskets. I only played the original layout of the first 18, so my review will not cover the new holes.
The original 18-hole layout is comprised of two 9-hole loops, each returning to the parking area. Yellow Creek uses Chainstar baskets that are in good shape. There are nice, level concrete pads and accurate tee signs on each of the holes. The course flows well and is very easy to navigate. The fairways are well defined, and there are no crossing fairways on the course. The only potential interference issue that I noticed was No12 & No13. These holes parallel each other in opposite directions, so if there are others playing, keep this in mind.
From the appearance of the course, it seems as though it is kept up very well. There were trash receptacles and benches scatter throughout the course. The benches were carved out of large rocks, a nice, unique feature of the course.
Although the course is designed over a relatively small piece of land, the designer does a great job of utilizing the moderate elevation changes to provide a variety of uphill, downhill, and side hill shots. As the name indicates, there is a creek that runs along several of the holes throughout the course. Baskets and fairways are strategically located near the creek where possible to offer an increased challenge. An errant shot near the creek could cost you a disc, and a stroke. Holes 14-18 were built around a small lake that offers a great visual appeal. Hole No18 offers a shot directly over the lake of around 230ft or so. Not much room for bail-out on this hole except for long. The basket sits on somewhat of a peninsula, so anything short, right, or left will most like be swallowed by the lake.
Yellow Creek is not a long course, with the longest hole on the original 18 layout being just under 350ft, but there is a nice variety of distances and shot types required. There were no real tight, technical holes on the course, but almost every hole had some type of obstacle to clear, whether throwing around the creek or lake, or a basket guarded by a group of large, mature trees.
Cons: No real cons to speak of at Yellow Creek. The course is a little on the short side, but given the amount of space here, the land was utilized as well as it could be. There was quite a bit of duck droppings around the lake, not terrible, but if it is anything like my local course, probably really bad in the fall. You may watch when picking up your discs or carry bags.
Other Thoughts: Overall, a nice course with great visual appeal. Definitely a par54 course, more experience players will most like shoot some low scores here, but the course should offer an adequate challenge for the average player. If you are in the Owensboro area, definitely check this one out.
15 of 15 people found this review helpful.
10 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Very well maintained course with a good flow. Every hole makes the best possible use of the land that is available. A wide variety of shots can be used with many holes offering several lines to the basket with and good risk/reward for each choice.
Cons: The new nine offer the opportunity to throw longer shots but there is little more to it than simply throwing far on some of the holes. The land on that side of the park really doesn't have much to offer.
Other Thoughts: It's hard to list too short as a con for the original 18 holes when they make such good use of the available land. I've been playing this course for 8+ years and I still have fun every time I go out. Though scores in the low 40's do happen on this course for pro and advanced players on a regular basis there is never a time when they do not enjoy the round!
10 of 12 people found this review helpful.
8 Helpful / 1 Not
Variety is the spice of life
Pros: No two holes are the same. On one hole you will be throwing down a steep hill towards a river guarded basket, on another you will be throwing a spike hyzer up a steep bluff...really keeps you on your toes! Very nicely laid out course that offers a decent level of challenge while maintaining the fun factor. Every disc golfer should be able to find a hole or two that will stick out in there mind after they play Yellow Creek for the first time. The Final nine holes (19-27) are a nice addition that provide an opportunity too air-it-out a little. If you find yourself in Owensboro, make sure you take time to play this course. It is truly a pleasure to play.
Cons: Yep, there's lots of duck poop. Creek will devour your discs if water is high. Not the most challenging course for highly skilled players.
Other Thoughts: I decided to make the 70+ mile drive to play this course at the reccomendation of my brother. It is totally worth the drive on its own merits. I played Panther Creek on the same trip and wish I had just played this course twice. Will definately be back.
8 of 9 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Great course and great use of space. Well maintained!! Doesnt offer the distance shots like other courses but will make you play well and hit putts. Hole 4 has a great elevation change, and a bad kick off a tree will have you going from Birdie to Bogey...
Cons: Yes, the Geese will attack you. Also, I wouldnt recommend walking barefoot around the lake.
Other Thoughts: 27 holes soon, can't beat that, much applause and respect goes out too the local guys down there in Daviess County.
2 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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