Independence, MO 
Uploaded By: bigbeano Hole #6 (Taken 7/2020)
3 / 216ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #6 Tee

Course Rating Distribution

Reviews: 6
Avg. Rating:
Clear FiltersFilter/Sort
Reviews between: and Sort By:
Exp. (in years): Played: Reviewed: Only Trusted Reviewers
 Fun, but is it Really EPIC?

1    6/17/2020   9/16/2020
Review By: Upshawt1979
Played: 523  Reviewed: 415  Exp: 19.8 Years
This review was updated on 9/19/2020
9 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: EPIC North course is a fun 18 hole layout, with well manicured grass and nice new baskets. It plays very fast, with a short layout that is very well suited for a new player. The tees are small rubber mats, and navigation is fairly easy to follow. There is some OB territory in the form of roads and parking lots. Very little risk of losing discs, although there are a few woodsy holes, and a bit of brush that is kind of heavy.

Great for practicing the short game, and can be played with minimal selection of discs. I played the bulk of the course with my mid range and putter, but did take a driver out of the bag on 10 (overkill), and the final hole. Hit chains on hole three, and there are many chances to put an ace on the card.

The back 9 was more interesting than the front, with the paths through the woods giving a bit of shape to the tee shots.
Cons: Tees are small, rubber mats on the grass. You really don't need much runway on the drive most of the time, but it's nice to have. No tee signs, but at least the compact area is fairly easy to track.

The front 9 is largely open, with sparse trees on a couple of holes. The biggest hazard is throwing OB, with holes that are near pavement here and there. Holes 2, 5 and 6 are in close proximity to the pavement, and 2 got me for a penalty stroke.
Other Thoughts: I shot 2 down on my round. 2 bogies and 4 birdies. A hot round could dip well into the 40's. I might go back and give it another try. Getting two rounds in and hour and a half is not unrealistic. Wind might be the X factor that could ruin your day here.

The people on the course were all very friendly. This would be a great course to play with the family. There isn't much draw for the experienced player, but nice enough for a casual round. They did well with the land that was available. I wouldn't say there are any signature holes, but a couple of tricky lines on the back 9 through the trees will offer a bit of resistance.

9 of 10 people found this review helpful.

Decent, but not a standout

5+    5/14/2021   7/31/2020
Review By: Surge5
Played: 131  Reviewed: 130  Exp: 8.7 Years
This review was updated on 5/17/2021
11 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Practice Basket

Excellent variety of shots on the back half

Easy to follow, even without tee signs

Even the wide open links portions have some dangerous OB

Great safari potential


Long and short tee pads available
Cons: Short, with several very similar holes

Several of the wooded holes have VERY narrow fairways

Rough on 12-17 so thick that there is lost disc potential on short holes

Short rubber tee pads

Other Thoughts: Overall a fun short course. The tee pads are going to be an issue if it's wet, just be careful or play from directly beside them. 12-17 play through some decent woods and even have a couple blind shots... but with so much rough on the edges if you don't see where that shot went, you'll be searching for a long time. The other 12 holes at least have some variety in their length and direction and 9 is challenging to get a bird on. 8 of the 12 have some danger of going OB. If you have more than 6 months of experience, play it with OB rules and it'll force you to think before throwing your fairways. Overall, it's good for bringing new players to or trying to brag on your best ever round, but not something you'll want to visit over and over.

11 of 11 people found this review helpful.

 Somewhat uninspiring and short

1    7/24/2020   7/27/2020
Review By: bigbeano
Played: 34  Reviewed: 28  Exp: 16.9 Years
9 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: -Course is well maintained.
-Plenty of parking nearby.
-Course in the middle of an urban area where you wouldn't think there'd be room for a course.
-Baskets are in nice shape.
-There are tee pads.
-Course flow is pretty good.
-Practice basket on site at the start.
Cons: -Tee pads are fairly short rubber pads.
-Course is very short (one hole is 87').
-First 11 holes are straight, wide open, monotonous and boring.
-Remaining 7 holes are in the woods, but cleared out too much.
-No signs, only hole markings are on tee pads.
Other Thoughts: This would be an okay course to introduce someone to the game, but not much more. The first 11 holes are all wide open, straight and with no obstacles. They are all around the same distance too. The second half of the course is in the woods, but most of the "fairways" are cleared out too much to provide any real challenge. The tee pads are cheap rubber pads, but they are sufficient for the most part. There are no tee signs to speak of. My young children enjoyed this course but they are 5 and 8. Unless you're interested in an ace run, any decently experienced disc golfer will find this course boring and far too short. The course is nicely maintained, and the baskets are nice and appear to be new. All in all, this course has its merits, but I wouldn't go back.

9 of 10 people found this review helpful.

 Just the average short course

2-4    1/16/2021   7/20/2020
Review By: kp_1024
Played: 147  Reviewed: 87  Exp: 10.9 Years
This review was updated on 1/16/2021
11 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: A variety of short holes for beginners. Extra-short tees are available that are mostly long putts and are marked appropriately. Parking lot OB is used well when not many trees are available. It's on church property so expect maintenance to be good. The baskets are in good shape.

A few of the wooded holes are good, mainly 15 and 17. They offer multiple lines with some hills. The other wooded holes are a little gimmicky, but at least provide some challenge.
Cons: Most of the first 11 holes are pretty boring, really - just pitch it up there. They're mostly just medium-length upshots. Some holes have almost nothing in the way at all. A few holes are really short, too short to legitimately be called Disc Golf holes, mainly 5 and 16. Obviously, the short set of pads don't help either.

There's a lot of lost disc opportunities in the woods. The rough is VERY rough, and some of the fairways are really narrow (13, 15) or come at the pin at an odd angle (12, 16). This isn't always bad, but given that it's meant to be a beginner-friendly course, this is a big problem. Widening the fairways on holes like 13 and clearing up the bushes on 10 and 14 would make this course a lot more accessible. Even when the fairways are decent width, the lines are a little odd, with trees directly in front of the tee pads a few times, making for awkward shots (12, 14, 15).

The rubber tees aren't terrible, but I would appreciate them being a little longer. When I had a run-up, I was sometimes worried about tripping on the edge of the pad since I was starting on the grass. Some of the tees in the woods are uneven as well.

No signage, but hole numbers are painted on the tees, and navigation is pretty straight forward. I would appreciate seeing hole distances, though.
Other Thoughts: There's really nothing special about this course, worth raving about. It's a fun place to come and toss some mids and fairways, and maybe see how long it is before you birdie every hole. But it's otherwise a bunch of baskets strewn about. Some of the holes in the woods look fun at first glance until you see they're almost all under 200 ft, and then they become no fun when you figure out the right line to take.

For an added challenge, create a safari layout for yourself, especially for the short holes in the open.

11 of 11 people found this review helpful.

 Well designed short game course

1    6/14/2020   6/14/2020
Review By: Omega.Rider
Played: 29  Reviewed: 11  Exp: 7.9 Years
2 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Adult and youth pads for every hole. Attention to detail in almost every respect. Excellent for practicing your short to mid game. Excellent for practicing hitting your line and shaping lines on short throws. It plays VERY quickly with two players coming through in 45 minutes for a full round.
Cons: These are only MILD cons, not full gripes.
The pads are semi-permanent rubber and could used to be leveled better. (This is mitigated by the fact that you can make most every shot without a run-up.) There is no signage on the course, but pretty much every pad is visible from the previous basket so it's really not needed even if it's your first visit.
Other Thoughts: Hole 9. The basket is hidden behind a clump of trees. It's easy to miss and throw at hole 10's basket. We did that twice before we noticed the basket we had walked past.
Don't bring your distance drivers, you won't need them. There are only a couple holes that I felt comfortable grabbing a fairway driver.
If you want to throw bombers, this isn't the course for you.
I'm honestly not sure how a better course could have been built in the small amount of space that this one uses.

2 of 6 people found this review helpful.

  Great course for families

5+    6/1/2020   6/4/2020
Review By: revhawk
Played: 1  Reviewed: 1
3 Helpful / 13 Not
Pros: This course has the first 11 holes open followed by 6 holes in the woods and ends with an open hole to 18. It has youth tees and regular tees. It is a short three par course which is great for families but the woods offer some challenging holes for advanced players. It is a private course owned by EPIC Church but anyone can play as long as a service or an event is not taking place.
Cons: Rubber tees if you prefer concrete. Poison ivy in the woods which they are working to eliminate.
Other Thoughts: I highly recommend this course for beginners and experienced players!

3 of 16 people found this review helpful.

Join Disc Golf Course Review for free to add your review. Have an account already? Sign In to add a review.