Paola, KS 
Clauder's Bogey Barn Share

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Great variety of shots

1    11/25/2022   12/7/2022
Review By: Chained Evil
Played: 965  Reviewed: 216  Exp: 12.8 Years
17 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Super fun course that will test your entire skill set. BH and FH shots are accounted for and if you veer off the fairway, scrambling to get back on isn't overly difficult.

-Water carries, hole 5 and 6 and sweet island hole on 12. This is a cool risk reward hole that will test your guts in going for the green or laying up and playing smart.

-Excellent variety of short, moderate, and long length of holes. Hole 2 is a 1003' par 5 that will let the bombers pump out some long drives.

-The triple mando hole 8 with the basket inside the barn is a sweet hole and adds a nice flavor to this country course.

-Hole 10 is a dog leg right hole and it requires you to place your shot so that you can set yourself up for the next shot. A great hole.

-A few ace-able holes so it's fun to run at the chains on some of them.

-The fun factor is high here and you will want to come back and play this course again.

-Trees are used very well here and make you shape your shots.

-Wooded but not overly wooded in that it will frustrate you.
Cons: All of these cons are minor IMO

-No tee signs. Hole number and distances are spray painted on the pads however.

-No benches or trash cans. This does not make or break this fun course but some might complain.

-The bridge on hole 12 is unnerving. Some handrails and a few braces might help with the shakiness of the bridge.
Other Thoughts: Darrin the owner is super nice and loves to visit and show you around his property. He has built a very solid course that requires all types of shots. This course will challenge all levels of players, advance-pro will love that they can shoot well below par, intermediate-rec will love that they will have the chance to score well if they execute their shots. This course is well balanced and well kept and its in the country secluded from the hustle and bustle.

Being as this is a newer course it will start to beat in nicely and word of mouth will attract more players to this property. I enjoyed my round here and wished that I lived closer so that I could replay the course. Out of all the courses that I've played in Kansas(311 as of this writing) I can easily put this course in my Top 15 in the state. It's just sitting on the outside looking in to the top 10 so yes its a fun course.
It is well worth the trip and the $5 to play all day. Spread the word and tell your friends and be sure to thank Darrin for allowing everyone the opportunity to play this excellent course!

17 of 17 people found this review helpful.

This Baby Has Hit 88 Miles Per Hour

1    10/30/2022   11/2/2022
Review By: Surge5
Played: 131  Reviewed: 130  Exp: 8.7 Years
19 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Clauder's Bogey Barn puts all kinds of shots into one incredibly solid course, and barely puts a foot wrong. Darrin has done a great job of bringing together backhand, forehand, distance, control, hitting lines, and airing it out. It's all here and none too easy.

One of the biggest Pros is Darrin himself. For every first timer he'll be there to greet you, talk you through the course, suggest some lines, and overall make your experience better. Then he'll drive his gator out a few times throughout your round to watch and make sure you clear the water or know the routing of the next few holes. Or to set you up for the zip line. Oh yeah, there's a zip line down the first half of hole 10. It's optional and completely skippable, but it's another unique feature which adds value to the course!

All amenities are set well. Almost all concrete tee pads (14 still needs it's tee area cleared and poured) and each has the hole number and distance painted on. Only a few blind holes (which Darrin will mention when talking you through the course), and 18 last-gen Veteran baskets which are brand new. The icing on top is the small white arrows on the ground, 20 to 25 feet from each basket, which point to the next hole. He also has a rake on the island hole to be able to get your discs out of the water. There are bridges over each creek crossing.

Onto the holes themselves, the most common feature is the dogleg, featuring on 1, 9, 10 (twice) 15, and 17. 1 and 15 are simple 230ish foot doglegs, one finishing left, one right. 9 plays into a pocket between two evergreens which needs to stop before going long of the second tree… or into it. 17 goes sharply left after about 175ft, then has several trees to beat. 10 plays to the left after about 200ft, and you'd like to push as far as you can to the right to be able to play an anhyzer shot down the second bit of the tunnel. It's tough for a par 4, and it's only 455ft.

More unique ones, Hole 5 plays up a 15ft mound to the pin. There's plenty of safe landing areas, but parking the birdie gets tough, Hole 7 is a teeny double mando gap off the tee, then has to get under some trees to the left to get to the pin, Hole 11 is a very small gap to either throw a screaming ace run at, or a slow flip-up to park it. The titular Bogey Barn on Hole 8 is 330ft with an 11x11 foot doorway to the pin. A pure hyzer can get to the pin, but a right-finishing flex is the best way to park it.

While it isn't in the title, Hole 2 is my pick for the signature hole on the course. 1,003ft on a slight downhill, with trees guarding the pin from about 150ft out, there are also trees in a lot of the landing areas. The righty backhand line probable has the least in the first landing zone, but that side is more obstructed as you get closer to the pin. A lesser course would have made this land into 4 or 5 holes, but here it's just one tough Par 5.

Accessing the green is the toughest challenge of the course overall. Guardian trees all over in the woods and to spice up the more open holes. Several greens are bordered by the creek adding some risk onto that long putt.
Cons: The water holes are a little easy (except the island of Hole 12, that thing is small). 5 and 6 are just cutting corners of the lake instead of being a true water carry.

Hole 16 doesn't fit with the rest of the course. It's a wide open hyzer with a backstop of trees so there's very little risk in running it.

Hole 14 is currently a gravel tee. A new tee further into the woods adding about 100ft is pending
Other Thoughts: This course is an example of a part of the future of disc golf. People using their own time and land to create truly special courses, being present for players during their rounds, and keeping the mowing up to a pristine level. Park courses will always be there, but courses like this will always rise to the top in local rankings and ratings.

While I try to be critical, there is very little to be critical of. It doesn't hit the massive highs of the Top 10 courses, but it has so few weak points that it grabs a very high rating from me, and I can't recommend getting a round in here highly enough. It is only open to visitors on the weekends but make a plan to get out to this course. It is absolutely worth the drive. Darrin's number is on the course page.

There are improvements planned. Six more baskets, new pin spots, and a "gold" layout combining some of the tougher holes. Just adding more reason to come back!

19 of 19 people found this review helpful.

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