3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: + Maintenance - Grass cut, trees well kept. (Nice large trees)
+ Elevation - Nice elevation, especially on putting greens that make putts risky.
+ Different looks from some tee shots ( under, over, left, right)
+ Concrete tee pads
+ Practice basket by #1
+ No underbrush for an easy round
+ Navigation is easy enough
+ Bathrooms in the pool house right by parking.
Cons: - Short and scrunched - not aired out at all..
- Interference - Some holes run very close to each other. #8's fairway is right over #10's pin, (so when I played here I shot for 10's pin from 8's tee) #15 and #16 literally share the same fairway. So just keep an eye out when playing this course.
- Not enough challenge. The holes are basically straight shots. Most holes are dueceable and some ace runs.
- The holes that let you throw for distance are just open fields ( 15 and 16)
- I personally don't like the baskets, they booted a lot of fast putts.
- I can't say this is all the time, but by the time I left ( 5 ish ) it was pretty crowded.
- No underbrush to create obstacles. ( In both pros and cons for different reasons )
Other Thoughts: >If you want a relaxing quick round of disc golf, this is a really great place to go.
>Even though I had a lot of cons, I enjoyed the round I played.
>The park might be crowded in the evening, which creates some safety issues if you're not watching.
> Overall a very beginner friendly course.
> This could be a really nice 9 hole, but it's scrunched into an 18.
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3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 1 Not
I like it
Pros: Great cement tee pads, nicely marked, great baskets with arrows pointing to the next tee, nice layout with a great mix of challenges, high shots, low shots, rights & lefts & some that you can choose which way around or over an obstacle. The people we met here were nice. 18 finishes up right along the fence by the pool and on a hot summer day the scenery isn't bad.
Cons: The basket for 11 is right along the park boundary and a throw past the basket ends up in some serious OB where I'd be worried about poison weeds, bugs and snakes. It was 95, sunny, and dry the day we played and we were getting KILLED by HUGE mosquitoes. I can't imagine what this place would be like if it was wet.
Other Thoughts: I wish I'd brought bug spray, a jungle hat, and a swimsuit so I could jump in the pool after, but it was worth the drive to get away from the hustle of Branson and play here. Ozark is a nice town and if we get back I'd probably play a round and then check out some of the other stuff to do.
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Great beginer course
Pros: Enough elevation and trees to make it interesting. It is a miniature Waterworks Park, KC. It is a great place to take the Wife or g/f who might not play very often. They will find it a fun and easy course to play. Never had any beef with Johnny law for drinking a few brews during the round. Good course if you wanna practice upshots and putter shots off the tee.
Cons: Course is really short, and not very challenging. The two holes that let you stretch your arm out a little bit are wide open.
Other Thoughts: Fun place to take the ladies. My girl loves this course which is usually about the only time I play this course. One of the more fun courses in the area to play due to the trees and elevation. Just wish all the holes were longer.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Well kept, various trees and terrain, not too difficult for beginners. not as busy as some city parks. Every hole has concrete tee box. One of my favorites. I drive 65 miles one way to play this course.
Cons: more advanced players may think it too beginner friendly.
Other Thoughts: Recently several baskets and tees have been moved to make it a little more challenging.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
More fun than expected!
Pros: This course is kept VERY well. The grass has been short, there hasnt been garbage, or tree limbs all over the place. Its just a very pleasant place to play.
Loads of ace runs that keep you coming back for more.
The concrete tees are nice (a little short for my taste) but are in good shape. The holes are all short enough that you don't need much of a runway to generate power, but the size of these could make some feel cramped.
The baskets are top notch, they grab the discs great and hold them.
You will get the chance to throw just about every shot you could want (hyzer, anhyzer, straight, even an overhead if you like going the high-road.)
ALL of the baskets have a little arrows pointing toward the next tee which is VERY helpfull on a course where there are 2 or 3 tees in near sight from each basket. This makes navigation a snap, even if its your first time out.
Cons: The course is crammed into a pretty small area, and as such there are only 2 holes where you can let your arm go, and even those aren't exactly 'bombers.'
You could get through this course with 3 discs without hurting your score at all. (I threw an aviar, roc, and a beast on 17 of the 18 holes) This could be seen as a positive, but I like being put in a situation where I really need to make a disc as well as shot selection.
The walk between 13 and 14 (might be 14 and 15) is pretty long (for this course at least) and very uncharacteristic for this place so that could be confusing. Its not a long walk by other course standards. (maybe 400 feet?)
Other Thoughts: If your looking to get 18 holes in and not spend a boat load of time or torch your arm then this is the place for you. The 18 holes can get covered in less than an hour (if your moving pretty good.) This is MY personal favorite course in the Springfield area, I wish some of the other courses around here had the funding that this one seems to have because this one is just NICE.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: I love playing this course wish it were closer to where i live. this course is beginner friendly however it still has the difficulty to make it enjoyable for seasoned players.
there is an arrow under almost every basket pointing you to the next tee and all of the teepads have the number engraved on them.
tee signs have also been added since the last time i was out there
Recently moved baskets and tees make several holes more difficult, and add variety
Cons: the 18 holes are crammed into a fairly small amount of space, which means you have to look out for other DGers, and there are also a few walking paths that come into play
Some may not like the baskets on the mounds/hills surrounding drainage areas, because if you go for it and miss chances are your next putt is as long or longer then the last one
Other Thoughts: almost every hole has an ace run, the question is do you want to risk it.
Also mature trees come into play on most of the holes making it a little more difficult and taking way some shots
Some new smaller trees have been planted to add a little more variety and difficulty, but will defiantly change the course as they grow.
like 20 new trees added making the course more difficult, and #10 is now a pie piece shaped island hole using the drainage ditch and the small gravel line drop zone is the 2 flags on top of the drainage ditch
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: I really enjoyed the cchallenge of the hills in this course. It is a beautiful course that is laid out in a way that might be confusing if the tee pads didnt have hole direction.
Other Thoughts: Recent rains produced extra water hazards that made play abit more challanging. The course seems a bit cramped at times and cann be conffusing at times.
0 of 2 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 0 Not
18 Holes That Go By Like They Were 9
Pros: The best features of this park also could be seen as drawbacks. It is very compact, which makes a round seem to go by very quickly. This is partially due to the fact that it was originally an 11-hole course that was expanded to 18, but using the same amount of acreage.
Most of the drives are short, but the variety of trees and hilly terrain require skill in placement.
The concrete pads are good and have the hole number and distance engraved at the end, but they may be a little short for some DGers.
The concrete base of each hole has an arrow engraved in it that points you (accurately) to the next tee pad.
Cons: Because there are 18 holes crammed in an 11-hole space, some of the back-nine fairways cross over front-nine fairways, so you have to be aware of other players on this popular course.
The location is a drainage area for the surrounding neighborhoods, so the valleys might be a soggy after a good rain.
There are only a couple of 400-foot holes, and they feel like they were just tacked on, since they're side-by-side on the back end and really outside the park area.
Some may not like the number of holes that are mounted on the berms surrounding the drainage valley, because if you overshoot a putt, you'll end up 30 feet away down the hill on the other side, but I like the challenge.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Fun Little Course
Pros: I had fun playing this course. The terrain is quite open with some mature trees and quite a few immature trees that will really take this course up a notch as those continue to grow. The terrain is relatively hilly, especially on the front nine. Much of the back nine is flat. The park was very well maintained...and seems to be a great park for your wife to take the kids and play as well. There is an epic playground there=) As well as a very nice water park.
The course has nice concrete tee pads and signage on each hole as well as bag hangers. The course is very easy to navigate. We didn't have a map and there was only once or twice where we spent a minute trying to figure out where to go.
Most of the holes are in the 240-330 distance range, which makes almost every hole reachable. There were a few longer holes that gave you opportunity to grip and rip. The baskets were in very good shape and on quite a few of them, they had added a 3rd set of chains.
Cons: These complaints are probably a bit nit picky, but they were things I noticed:
1. The tee pads are concrete, but they seemed pretty short to me. While you don't NEED a big run up, some people like it and there isn't much room to roam.
2. The course was not crowded, but if it had been, there were a few holes where one hole was throwing over places where you would be playing the next hole. In general, a few sketchy design elements like that. You have to throw over the road a few times, as well as multiple walking paths and there were quite a few people out exercising.
Other Thoughts: Overall, a really fun course with some challenge. it had lots of little touches that you don't always see on a course like this and the park was great. Nice place to spend an hour throwing discs and working on your midrange game. I definitely recommend it over the other courses in the area that I have played.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 0 Not
snuR ecA nuF
Pros: This is a course that has a ton of Ace runs. Navigation here is real easy. There are little arrows at the bottom of the baskets pointing to the next tee. The newer concrete tee pads are fantastic. They have the combed surface to keep them from getting slick. When going to hole 5, you will see the old pad with a black "X" painted through the 5. Just move ahead of the pad and you will come to the new tee pad for that hole. Some of the old tee pads are still in place. Also, #15 was the only tough tee pad to find and it is located just above the hill from #7. The hole number is engraved in the front of the pad and the front right edge has the footage. This place is very well maintained and the trees are beautiful. This park is very clean and it seems that the Disc Golf portion does not get too many non-golfers. There is some slight elevation at work on this course. The pin placements are mostly in the open but the path too many of them is quite fun. They use the trees when they can really well.
Cons: The information sign shows a 10-hole course, but it certainly is 18 holes. This course has no tee signs or trashcans.
Other Thoughts: The Fun Factor here was decent. It was amazing that these 18 holes are put in such a small space and still feels like a nice sized course. I really enjoyed playing here. It was such a nice park and many of the holes were ones I wanted to throw a second tee shot on. If you are near Springfield, this is worth a run over to play this course. (Oh, to read the title, read it backwards.)
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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