100 - Intro to Disc Golf
15 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Tucked away from the busyness of the Kansas Capitol, this small park holds a near-perfect beginner course.
Six like-new DD Patriot baskets set around the mature trees, all the main shots will be shown off here: 1ís basket is behind a large tree; 2 is around a bend to the right; 3 is very short but in a clump of grouped trees; 4 is downhill in the open; 5 is back uphill and in the woods; and 6 has two trees to navigate to the left, the right, or split the gap.
The course is so good for beginners because it shows all the main shots in a beginner-friendly environment. The longest hole is 230 and thatís the downhill. Hole 2 will probably be the toughest get for a beginner as most start out with righty backhand, but that hole shape is one they'll have to learn eventually.
Cons: The tee areas are dirt with no real marking. I found a line of bricks buried where 6ís tee should be and the dirt was worn behind them, but apart from that it was just dirt patches to tee from. I couldnít find the tee of 5, so I just estimated off of the Udisc map.
For the more advanced players, this course doesnít offer much besides ace runs and the chance to go 6 for 6. Which might be fun, but as an out-of-towner I donít see myself coming back
Other Thoughts: With 6 holes there isnít a lot to say about this course. It wonít be a destination for many people outside of Topeka, but those closer can get some enjoyment out of repeat trips. It does the job as a beginner course and some tees being poured would round out the experience. I would go back to try and improve on my score, but thereís not much else for the experienced player to take away from the course except maybe an ace.
15 of 15 people found this review helpful.
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Pros: This 6-hole course makes good use of the available land. Baskets are brand-new, white Dynamic Veterans. There is actually good shot variety for only being 6 holes. Holes 4 and 5 are both pretty wide open, but the rest play around or through some big, mature trees. Hole 1 plays right to left, 2 plays left to right, 3-5 you can attack however you want, and 6 is a tunnel shot. Hole 3 has a really interesting green as the pin is between six trees. A playground, picnic shelter, basketball court, bench, trash can, and water fountain are also on site. Appears to be well maintained.
Cons: The tees are natural, and I only found the orange feathers that mark them on 2 or 3 holes. No tee signs. Several tees are pretty close to the previous pin. Holes 4 and 5 pretty much share a fairway. There is some disc loss potential if you shank it into the woods on 2 or into the creek on 3 (and maybe deep on 4).
Other Thoughts: There is some elevation change, but nothing major. Holes 1 and 2 are both slightly uphill and hole 4 throws across a valley/drainage channel. I think 5 would be more interesting if the pin was like 20 ft shorter (and maybe slightly lefter) so that it would be closer to the down slope of the drainage channel (which is completely dry).
According to UDisc, the holes range from 134 to 224 ft.
If you don't have time for a full eighteen, this would be a great place to come instead. It took me like 15 minutes to play a round. This also makes it prime pickings for coursebaggers.
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