Saint Joseph, MO 
Bartlett Park - Midtown Share

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Midtown Midfest

1    9/10/2022   9/15/2022
Review By: Surge5
Played: 131  Reviewed: 130  Exp: 8.7 Years
11 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: A great compliment to the bigger 18, Bartlett Midtown sits in the eastern half of the actual "Bartlett Park." Tons of nice elevation mixed with large trees adds up to a fine 9er.

Nine brand new Chainstar Pro baskets, and man these things can catch. Easy to see in bright red. Most tees were easy to find from the previous basket. The only real search we had was from 8 to 9.

Land was used to leave no hole as a dud. If there's no trees, there's some extreme elevation (25 feet or so). If the elevation is less, there's some trees with low hanging limbs to ruin your parkjob. And hole 8 does both at once!

Starting out strong, hole 1 has a tiny gap through some incredibly large trees, or a wide left hyzer. This is the only real "wooded" hole, but it's done well. Hole 9 plays in a fairly wide lane of trees that leaves room to air one out to reach the longest pin on the course and has a left-to-right sloped green.

Holes 2, 3, and 5 are the big downhill shots. Easy to get the distance, but hard to get the placement right. The uphills on 4 and 6 are slight compared to the mountain you'll be climbing on 7 and 8. A good grasp of what your discs do on big elevation changes will be a big factor in scoring well.
Cons: The walk between 7 and 8 is quite long compared to the rest. And the tee of 4 points directly to the basket of 2, but you'll be wanting to play to the right.

A little more could have been squeezed out of this course. Moving back the pin of 6 or the tee of 7/9 would have been an easy way to add some difficulty while still keeping away from the roads.

Speaking of, hole 3 plays straight downhill toward a road. It flattens and goes back up toward the end but it's just asking for someone to fly long into the road. Likewise kicking right off the first tree on 6 will send you into the same road.

Dirt tees. Hopefully concrete is coming, but until then I have to mention it.
Other Thoughts: Yes, this land is good for disc golf. So good that there isn't really a bad hole out here. Challenging uphill power or downhill technique, it's a great warmup spot for the larger course, or as a second or third course to introduce to a beginner. It challenges several aspects without overdoing anything, as a good beginner/practice course should.

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