2 Helpful / 7 Not
My Favorite Course
Pros: Not as long as the East Course in the same park but more doglegs and trees to challenge your shots. It has a little bit of everything you could want in a round of disc golf. Trees, tight fairways, water, wind, open fairways, and doglegs. Holes have good signage with distance and possible pin positions with real life photos.
Cons: The baskets are the biggest con with this course. It gets played more than the East course but that is the course with the best baskets. I hope they replace them soon. Not a lot of elevation changes but it is Kansas so we don't have a lot of elevation to work with. After rain the teeboxes can get messy as the grass is gone around them.
Other Thoughts: If you are in town do not pass up the chance to play this course. Update 11-21-2011 There is work being done on the west pond near holes 17 and 18. Might want to play another course this winter as this seems like a long term project. Slight interruption on #1 and a big pile of mud on holes 10 and 11 fairways.
2 of 9 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Great course. Absolutely love the layout and how they divided the courses.
West is Best
Cons: baskets don't watch as well as I might have preferred
Not as much hole variety as the one next door, but this one is ,more fun, so it makes up for it.
Other Thoughts: This is possibly my favorite course ever, along with Peter Pan and Water Works. It really is great. Trees are not too horribly obtrusive, but do provide a nice obstacle. Holes really do flow with the land well. No doubt why these courses produced a World Champion.
4 of 8 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
A Fun and Challenging Course
Pros: This isn't a real long and difficult course like its sinister neighbor, but it has a wide variety of challenging holes that will test the skills of most players. The holes are strategically set up in ways that bring many obstacles into play, including a couple water hazards, some small roads, and a wide variety of trees. Some holes are kind of long while others are kind of short. Some are kind of narrow with a lot of obstacles to worry about while others are mostly open with only a few (but also significant) obstacles to worry about. There are quite a few blind tee shots on this course. The alternate hole locations offer more variety to this course, helping maintain a fresh feel to each hole and making them even more fun to play. Also, the wind can sometimes be a big factor with each shot. The course is in great shape and has a beautiful layout. Each hole is very unique and distinct from the others. You'll enjoy playing each one for different reasons.
Cons: A few of the shorter hole locations might be a little too easy for more advanced players. Also, the path that leads to 17's longer hole location, which is the same path that leads to the 18th tee pad, can sometimes be real wet and muddy to walk through.
Other Thoughts: Overall, this is a well designed course with a lot of fun holes. People of all skill levels will enjoy playing here.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 0 Not
The friendlier side of Jones Park
Pros: Very well taken care of park. Good signage. Designed with varying challenges for different skill levels, therefore while it can be tough, its a fair kind of tough.. Multiple pin positions that actually give you a different look and may cause you to vary your strategy. Some pins cleverly hidden inside groups of evergreens. Hole 17 with the pin long (686 feet) with two preferred routes, one through a low tunnel, the other over the top both of them hazardous is one of the challenging holes anywhere.
Cons: Has a few areas where there are flow issues on the back nine. No map of the course onsite. For all its care, Jones Park has some issues with drainage. You can find waterlogged or muddy spots in lots of places after a hard rain. An extra pair of socks would come in handy here.
Other Thoughts: Not as overwhelming as its sister course which it literally brushes right up against, this is still a very serious challenge when the pins are in the longs. Even the short holes are no gimme as there is always that errant tree branch and sometimes relentless wind that blows your disc off its line. I would highly recommend taking a look down the fairway to see the basket if you can't spot it from the tee. The Mach 3's on this course aren't as visible as the yellow Discatchers on the East course. Regardless of what configuraton you get, you will want another crack at this one when you're done. Better for newbies and casuals along with Peter Pan Park across town. You could really spend a night in Emporia with all the disc golf courses available.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 6 Not
Pros: every hole is parable, not too many trees, the water hazards are short, cement tees, with real life pictures at each tee showing where the basket is at. multiple basket placements. good course for beginers and pros.
Cons: not really any cons,, maybe a bright yellow ring on top of baskets like the east course has, at the same park
Other Thoughts: highly recomended!! 2 courses at the same park.. 36 different tees
0 of 6 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: Very nicely kept and maintained course. Good mixture of open/wooded/lefty/righty holes. Tee boxes are in good shape. Good mixuture of alternate pin placements! Easy to find the next tee boxes.
Cons: Not a great course for beginners due to some difficulty, but overall highly recommended
Other Thoughts: Highly recommended if you are in the area or want to compete in the annual tournements in town.
0 of 5 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 8 Not
Pros: everything u want in a course to challenge yourself. short, long, righty holes, lefty holes, elevation changes, obstacles......cant think of anything it is missing
Other Thoughts: great place to spend a weekend, has another 18 in same park that is ridiculously long, and challenging, and also have park across town with a very nice course.
1 of 9 people found this review helpful.
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