Flawless... the SECOND time around
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Pros: Tee Pads are amazing
Baskets are good
Park and terrain are gorgeous
Design is long, challenging, extremely varied.
Lots of par 4's and 5's
Incredible use of elevation and the varying landscape.
Excellent for advanced players
Unbelievably gorgeous design and layout.
Cons: NOT for beginners, or even low level intermediates.
First time navigation is VERY exhausting.
Signs to not note current pin placements.
Maps and signs and pins do not agree with each other all the time.
Some holes throw close to a park road.
If grass is not mowed, it can be frustrating to find your disc in the fairway.
Other Thoughts: This might very well be the most incredible course I have ever played in my life. It is true par 72 golf, and will challenge your game completely. It is incredible. That said, the first time through this course is nothing short of infuriating. The maps don't always agree with the signs, and a couple signs are missing. There is no way to tell what position the pins are in from the tee, and some of the holes are so long that you literally have to walk hundreds of feet sometimes to find the basket. When you do find the basket, the number on the basket is correct, but the flags have completely different numbers (really? Not one of them is accurate) It is also difficult to tell what par corresponds to what pin. If you are playing the short (red) course, the holes diverge at hole 9, and short 10 becomes 9 longs basket, 11 short throws to 10 long basket, 12 and 13 short throw to the same basket, which is the basket for 11 long. Confused? YOU BET YOU ARE!
Do not try to play short and long courses simultaneously (like with 2 or more people of varying abilities)... you will go crazy.
There are clearly new multiple pin placements on each hole (only one of which is in play at any one time, unless you are playing the short course, in which case some holes have 2... but how are you to know this? You're not) and the maps and signs have not been updated to accommodate them. When and if the signs become PHOTO accurate, and you can CLEARLY see where the pin is from the tee using the signs, this course will be a 5 star, hands down. Unfortunately, I only had a chance to play it once, so I left feeling disappointed that I could not enjoy the course in all it's glory.
If you are a beginner, do not play here. You will get lost and destroyed. This is a blue-gold level course.
All this said, once you know the layout, it is PHENOMENAL.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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Pros: Best Tee pads of any course I have played. They are very big, which is good because the course is long, and sometimes you need a good run-up. Tees are also shaped the same as the hole's layout (so if the hole curves right, so does the pad)
Nice course design. There are many holes that I want to just empty my bag on. The course is long, but most of the big 500' holes are at least slightly down hill, several are across valleys, so even for intermediate throwers, its not as intimidating as it seems.
The course plays back to the parking lot after hole 10, which is nice, since the course takes a while to play.
Couple of the holes have red baskets, that you can play to for a shorter hole number 9 in particular. So, you can play it as a 300' hole as opposed to the 900' monster that it is, or you can play it as two holes. There is one other hole in addition to 9 that you can play as two holes, then skip 17 and 18, to make it a little shorter course.
They have recently added several shorter pin placements to add some mixture of short and long holes.
Course is mowed pretty regularly greens are almost always in good shape, only once or twice has the rough been really tall when I played
Cons: Signage needs updated. Some are faded really badly, and others are missing.
Couple holes you have to cross a road to next tee (holes 3, 8 and I think 14), which can be confusing if its your first time. (again where signage would help)
Other Thoughts: This in my opinion is a phenomenal course. It takes a while to play, and it will let you know really quickly what kind of shape you are in. As stated in earlier reviews, it is not a beginner friendly course. It doesnt mean you cant try. I played this for the first time after only playing a few months. Course is never super busy, so its a nice venue to practice driving. Water Works may get all of the attention in KC, but if you have a couple hours to play a course (and not get stuck behind other groups) this is a must-play in KC.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Local favorite, great to watch the pros throw when they're in town.
Pros: Beautiful course. Great variety of throws from huge dog legs to wide open 800'+ downhill bombs. It'll test your ability to transition from a full power rip to more "placement first" mindsets. Bring water, especially if it's warm out.
Cons: Course is slightly interrupted by fallen trees from recent storms but still playable by all means. Definitely recommend tracking pin placements, newer players might struggle with longer course placements but still worth the experience regardless.
Other Thoughts: Tee pad #6 is currently unplayable due to a fallen tree on top of it (as of 6/27/15). Easy enough to tree of a few feet to the side. Otherwise all other holes play as usual. Course takes roughly 2.5-3 hours to play.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
blue valley long
Pros: Pin flags on each hole.
The tee box signs are unique and easy to spot.
The comcrete tee pads are esch shaped into the same dimensions of an arial view of the hole.
Not only is this course long, but it is a unique blend of up and down slopes. For example, both holes 17 & 18 exceed 700 feet, but they are valley shots, and a part of one large rolling hill. This means that its important to know how to throw far and strait, plus make good decisions - like is it better to approach short and up a steep hill, or moderately long but flat?
Utilizes man made mounds to elevate baskets. This minimizes or imcreases effective distance which is a sneaky way to manipulate a par grade
Cons: The listed par is not a great resource for beginners. The slopes and distances at this course are one of the more extremes in the country. It is a true tournament course for the best in the world. If you have ever wondered what it would be like to play disc golf on a traditional golf course, go play blue valley long.
Other Thoughts: There are alternate shorter teeboxes, but do not be fooled beginners! Many of these will force you into an uphill battle. There is a short 9 hole course on the other side of the lake that is a better course to hone your skills.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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Long & Long
Pros: Great place to throw long dramatic drives. Lots of elevation gain & loss. Really creative tee pads that are in the shape of the hole. Each hole marked with large numbered posts and maps showing hole layout and topographical layout.
Cons: Agree with some other reviews, can be a bit repetitive on holes 10-16.
Other Thoughts: This is a course to play for sure. First 10 holes are amazing as are the last 3. Just a couple 'ok' holes in the middle.
It is over 11,000 feet - double what many other courses are, so definitely bring your A game, lots of water. I read this but still did not have enough. Give yourself a good 3.5-4 hours to play this if its you first time.
We actually jumped in the nasty little pond at the end - were exhausted and dirty.
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