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George E. Francis - Riverview Park Share
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1    2/5/2019   2/11/2019
Review By: Pizza God
Played: 1037  Reviewed: 400  Exp: 33.2 Years
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Decent cement tee boxes on almost every hole
Most of the Tee signs are there
decent use what the park has to offer
Restrooms next to hole 6/7
plenty of parking
Cons: Missing tee box due to construction of highway 66 bridge (hole 13)
Some tee signs missing
Home made baskets that have seen better days
Not a whole lot to work with in this park
Park has a tendency to flood as others have posted.
Other Thoughts: This is an older course that has seen better days. I bet when it was first put in the ground, it was one of the better course around.

Times have changed and this course has seen better days. The baskets are home made and not "standard" by any means. Some are more narrow than others. There are two different style pans, one smaller and deep, the other wider and shallow. They where all painted yellow at one point that does make them easy to see, however they are now more rust than yellow. Most of the hole numbers that were on top of the basket have been knocked off.

I found it strange where hole 1 tee's off from. You basically walk down #4 fairway to get to hole 1 from the parking lot.

Hole 2 is a long shot up the slight hill, right OVER #2's tee box. I can only assume that this hole was lengthened after it originally went in and they didn't want to move or make a new tee box for #2.

The only memorable holes were #13 that is 700+ foot, a true 2 drive hole with a decent fairway. Too bad the tee pad and tee sign are not in place.

The other memorable hole was the short hole #16. This is an island hole if you play the roads OB. The basket is placed on a narrow piece of land between the road and a parking lot. Do or die going for the birdie. Unfortunately for me, I was short on my drive OB, went for the putt across the road, bounced off the top of the basket into the parking lot behind it. Oh well, took a 5. I did a stroke better on the 700+ foot hole.

To be honest, the rest of the holes were mostly wide open hyzer shots. Some were long, others were easy birdied. I shot a 54.

Would I play here again? No, don't think I would. You have a better course across town with real baskets and great tee pads. A course that is ONLY disc golf with no other amenities at Veterans Memorial.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Searching For Dryland!

1    10/12/2018   10/29/2018
Review By: The Valkyrie Kid
Played: 1506  Reviewed: 1451  Exp: 43.1 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The George Francis-Riverview Park borders the Neosho River. When I showed up to play the course, the Neosho River was looking like the Atlantic Ocean. I could see 6-8 baskets sticking up in the flooded waters. The water was up to the chains on most of them. As usual, I had to remain vigilante for Smokers. They are a very nasty group of thugs always looking to rip off my possessions.

I was able to find the course's starting point. It begins out past the restrooms. # 18 was out of the flooded area, as well. The course seems to feature a nice variety of lengths with four holes playing in the 200' range and # 2 and # 13 being much longer at 600' and 782', respectfully. The course is mostly flat, fairly wide open with scattered large trees. The pads are nice sized and grippy. The baskets are fairly well done, homemade ones painted a golden, yellow color. The signs seem to be an area of concern. They are fairly simple and don't always give you all the information needed.

I was able to play 1-6 and # 18. They all seemed a bit repetitive and less than creative.
Cons: Reviewers have talked of the smell from the sewage treatment plant that is nearby. I believe the smell I was getting was from the rank, skanky flooded river water.


Older baskets.

Poor on-line map.

Inconsistent signage.

Little in the way of obstacles.

Other Thoughts: The highlight of my experience here was a guy who was out training his lab birddog. I was able to observe him as well as pick his brain about his dog training routine. The dog was wonderfully obedient and fun to watch as he was sent through his paces.

A further observation. Riverview Park is located in Miami, Oklahoma. The Okies seem to pronounce it "My am ah" as opposed to those glitzy folks down in Florida who pronounce their Miami as "My am e." Makes no never mind to me.

I can't be too critical of the course as I was only able to play about 33% of it. However, I am fairly sure that Riverview would have proved to be too flat and wide open for my tastes. 2.0 rating. Had I been forced to set sail and sail away from the Smokers, I then would have been forced to deduct points.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Could be great...

1    4/25/2017   4/25/2017
Review By: Trip68
Played: 31  Reviewed: 25  Exp: 4.8 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Landscspe is set up as a fantastic couse.
Tee pads are long enough with nice tread on surface.
Cons: #1 con is the baskets. They are old, broken and short.

#2 river near course can flood taking a week to dry out.
Other Thoughts: Potential is there for a great course. All that is needed is new baskets. I would think the local tribes could help with new baskets. Could be a nice course.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Okie Bomb Town

5+    1/15/2016   1/17/2016
Review By: air show
Played: 187  Reviewed: 27  Exp: 21.5 Years
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: + Concrete tee pads
+ Beautifully maintained turf.
+ Never crowded.
+ Many bomber holes.
+ Easy to navigate.
+ Safari golf if need be.
+ Course design makes good use of trees and obstacles in park.
+ Good use of roads for OB.
+ Very hard to lose discs.
Cons: - Homemade baskets catch OK.
- Several Baskets are set too close to ground.
- Very flat with little elevation change.
- Course plays on flood plain resulting in low areas holding water.
- Course plays along and over roadways on many holes.
- Mostly open with length being the main challenge.
- Course plays by city sewer plant.
- Some hole signs missing.
Other Thoughts: Have played George E. Francis close to 10 times and have only encountered sewage smell one time. Water in low lying areas seem to be the main con of this course. Even with the many cons listed above I still enjoy throwing this course. Always peaceful and never crowded I find this course a great place to relax and work on my long game. If you only enjoy technical courses you may want to bypass this course but if you enjoy airing it out this is the place for you.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.


1    4/11/2014   4/13/2014
Review By: Stoney J
Played: 29  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 14.5 Years
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: 18 holes
fun course to play
park for the kids to play in nearby
Cons: smell
dear god do not play this course if winds are out of the south/southeast
Other Thoughts: Malodorousness detracts from the positive aspects of this course. Nice course overall.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Not quite up to par

1    9/2/2013   9/3/2013
Review By: homeskule87
Played: 63  Reviewed: 16  Exp: 12 Years
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Long concrete tee pads with good grip.
Park seems to be well maintained.
Not crowded.
The chains are painted yellow and it almost seems to help catch your putts.
Swimming pool, playground and fishing hole for non golfers accompanying you.
Cons: The signage is horrible, on some holes it might be less confusing if they didn't have a sign at all.
The baskets appear to be homemade and are smaller then a typical disc golf basket in diameter.
Holes shoot across roads and parking lots.
Very flat, very repetitive.
The layout is so confusing on holes 11-13.
17 is an aceable hole with a parking lot 10 feet behind.
No technical shots whatsoever.
Other Thoughts: This could be a decent course with a little modification. It seems as if an inexperienced player designed it and makes for a frustrating round. I would rate this course a 2-2.5 if the signs weren't so awful and it had decent baskets.
If you're driving through it would be worth checking out, but I wouldn't make this one a road trip.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Needs more wooded holes

1    6/14/2013   6/16/2013
Review By: Chained Evil
Played: 727  Reviewed: 214  Exp: 11 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The tee pads are nice and long and provide for good run up. The holes vary in distance, both long and short. There are a couple of holes that have ace run potential. The park itself is well maintained and the grounds were free from litter upon my visit. There wasn't much disc golf traffic here and the park is very quiet. This course uses what is available the best that can be done. Hole #18 was the best hole, in my opinion, that played along a creek and had a few trees to give you a nice and challenging line.
Cons: Navigation isn't the best I've ever seen. Some of the tee signs aren't very informative and are facing in the wrong direction for the way that the hole plays to add to the confusion. I only remember a couple of the baskets having numbers on them. If they had the numbers on them this might help with the confusion a bit. As stated in other reviews the baskets aren't the best in the world. Some of them were lower than normal and some were bent. I would guess that the mowers have been unkind to the bent baskets. I didn't have any problems with them catching, but I could see where it could be a problem for some.
The sewage smell that everyone refers to was very apparent on hole #1. This course is very wide open and there isn't much variety.
Other Thoughts: There are other amenities here in this park, a playground, and a very nice swimming pool. Maybe after your round you would like to take a swim and cool off. I would like to see some more holes that were technical in nature. I know you can only use what is provided to you but wide open holes do get repetitive after a while. I couldn't help but wonder what kind of holes could have been carved out of the dense trees to the south of hole #18. I don't even know what was in there but it would be a nice change of pace if a few holes were placed in those trees.
If you like a course that is wide open, with a few trees sporadicly sprinkled in here or there, then this course is right up your alley. This isn't a destination course by any means, but if you're in the area and feel the itch to play this course with suffice.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.


5+    8/28/2012   8/28/2012
Review By: airman_miller
Played: 4  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 9.6 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Good distance shots, quite a few holes have you keeping low to avoid nailing trees. Really great course to just walk through and play with friends. More of a "hangout" course than a challenge course. One of the few courses in the area where the pad actually points in the direction of the pin. The pins are also highly visible.
Cons: Roads cut across about 3 holes, but can easlily be thrown over unless your disc goes rogue. Course muddy when wet. Pins could use some replacement as some are varying heights and some have angles.
Other Thoughts: There is a decent challenge here, and I think this course is a little misrepresented. I have only smelled anything on this course once, and it was barely noticeable unless you went off course by a decent margin. If the course had new pins it would be given a half star higher. I actually like this course better than the course in joplin, mostly because I do not have to worry about my disc getting jacked up by rocks on every hole.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Riverview Park...

1    8/15/2010   8/15/2010
Review By: IsaacIRL
Played: 83  Reviewed: 46  Exp: 12.3 Years
This review was updated on 2/19/2011
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This course is located in a huge park in south Miami. Nice variety in distances (204-728 ft.) Very open, so you can practice those long distance drives. Tee pads were very nice and textured nicely which gave them excellent grip. Baskets were bright yellow which helped with navigation. Not very busy. We only saw two other groups playing. Navigation was fairly easy if you have the map. Otherwise you could get confused in several places (7 to 8, 15 to 16)
Cons: Flow of the course was very weird. It seemed like there were three mini course and they joined them all together. Baskets had a strange paint on them which made the chains more stiff. The actual basket part of the baskets were too small which made putting a lot harder. Tee signs weren't helpful. The only way you could find which basket to throw at would be looking at the roads on the signs and seeing where the roads were in real life. Very flat and wide open. Accuracy is not really needed here. It smelled like raw sewage around 1, 4, 17, and 18. Trash scattered in a few holes. Water doesn't really come into play when the creek is dry. Most of the holes were pretty boring. There just weren't any fun holes to play here.
Other Thoughts: Overall, this is a nice course for such a small town. This is a great place to try out a new driver because it's long and wide open and hardly anyone comes here. Don't plan a trip just to come here, go to Joplin instead, but if you live in the area it's a good course to add to your played list. There's a local water park in the same are so you could bring the whole family.

If you mark this review unhelpful or you find a mistake, please send me a personal message here on DGCR explaining what is wrong with it.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Decent for a small town course. Needs better orientation.

1    2/15/2010   2/15/2010
Review By: scarpfish
Played: 360  Reviewed: 100  Exp: 18 Years
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Nice well kept park with plenty of parking space. Good textured concrete pads. Bright yellow baskets make finding the pin easy to see (provided you know which to aim at). Has a nice mix of hyzer and anhyzer shots. Not a lot of other amenities in the park to interfere with disc golf. Alternate tees marked with flags provide for a different course. Not overlwhelmingly long for newbies, but still has some decent long bomb holes (2 & 13) for advanced players.
Cons: Orientation problems. Needs better signage, as some have hole distances or even hole numbers. On some holes the signs are backwards making you think the hole goes the other way. The diagrams on some of the signs aren't much help. Pins have no hole number markings either except for a couple, one of which was wrong. Park is marshy, muddy, and looks like it would flood easy (in fact I had to break the golden retriever out to get my disc of a pool of ice along Hole 15). At least one place where fairways cross.
Other Thoughts: For a smaller town like Miami, this is a respectable course, but it could use some TLC. I was thinking of giving this course a 2.5, and then I got to the back nine and started getting a bit confused and wasn't sure that I was aiming at the right hole. New signage, perhaps some trees to help define fairways, and some new numbers on the baskets, and maybe I could upgrade this. Not a must play, as McClelland in Joplin is better, but okay for a round if you're in town.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful.

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