I Liked This Short Rec Course But I Wouldn't Call It A Course Designed For Younger Disc Golfers!
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Rolling Hills DGC is a nice little recreational length course set in a park with scattered tree and some very slightly rolling terrain. I like the fact that there is a Dis Golf sign attached to the Rolling Hills Park sign out on the street. Disc golf has come a long way when it's being advertised as a legitimate park activity.
The old course sign at # 1 is faded and illegible. The concrete tee pads are rutted for better traction in rain. The baskets are older and the numbers on top have been painted in a rainbow color pattern. There is a garbage can here at # 1.
# 1 is a cool little hole. It's about 225' it a basket tucked into the trees. You can hyser out over the street a little. # 2 was also a neat little hole, probably just 140', but to a basket tucked under some branches and a little water hazard (long ago dried up).
# 3 was open and boring 175' to a wide open basket.
Like others, I got a little confused at # 4. I think I finally figured out where the pad was.
# 6 was wide open, 325'. And # 9 was a really boring 290' open holes back across the dirt to a basket near the start.
Cons: A few too many wide open holes with no obstacles.
Howling Kansas wind.
Busy street on # 1 could easily come into play.
Confusion on # 4 and 6.
Other Thoughts: I enjoyed this course and the park. I's like to see it other times of the year when it's not so dry and parched. I'd also like to play it once when the winds weren't so fierce.
I don't see this course as a beginner course at all. I think with it's length, it's a solid little recreational course. I enjoyed playing it. It's another great stop on the I-70 Kansas road trip.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Concrete tee pads and mach 3s. Peaceful neighborhood north of hays ks. A few tight holes other than that wide open.
Cons: Short course with few obstacles. Can be very busy with young throwers when school is out. Mosquitoes can be vicious all day long. Homes and fences boundary most of park so take care. Can be very windy at times.
Other Thoughts: A good course to work on mids and putters. A great course to safari. Hole winner makes up next hole.
A place to warm up before going to frontier park on south side of hays.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Nice practice 9 hole
Pros: -Decent variety for a 9 hole
-All pads are concrete now
-1 Nice little shady bench
Cons: -Quite a few short holes
-Not many opportunities to throw a right curving shot.
-One trash can was removed recently
Other Thoughts: I don't understand the bad ratings. For the person that thought hole 4 and 6 were wrong, they are not. Hole 4 is actually a pretty long hole and it throws all the way back into the trees. Hole 6 is a medium distance hole and throws from the back of the course to the open area you thought was hole 4. The correct hole placement is a bit more difficult. This is a fun little quick course with a couple long holes. I have played this course at at least 100 times.
Holes are mostly easy to navigate, except for possible hole 6 and 4 confusion. The starting pad for hole 3 has been moved back more toward the hole 1 tee pad.
The goat heads also don't seem to be as bad this year.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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I didn't see any hills at Rolling Hills
Pros: This is a beginner friendly course. The threat of losing a disc here is very low.
This course has a good mix of short and moderate length holes. There are a couple of holes that have trees to navigate around/thru.
Hole 1-hyzer shot (RHBH) is a good play
Hole 2-has a short wooded window to hit
Hole 3-was in the short position when I played and was a wide open hole
Hole 4-was open as well with trees on the left side of the fairway
Hole 5-was the best in my opinion offering an nice low ceiling, tunnel shot hole
Hole 6-mostly open
Hole 7-mostly open with a drainage area behind the basket
Hole 8-has some trees to contend with on left hand side upon approach
Hole 9-longer hole that is wide open
Cons: There is no signage here. Also the flow seems to be off a bit in spots, like between holes 3 and 4. Seems like 3 tee pads was put in a different spot from the initial design???
Wind will definitely factor into your rounds here as there aren't many trees to contend with. Also it will get very hot in the summer time because of the lack of shade.
There needs to be more trash cans on this course. When I played there was a lot of litter left on the ground. Maybe with a trash can here or there it would keep the honest person honest, its a good thought at least.
Not much variety on several holes.
Other Thoughts: This is a good course to take a first time player to. There is just enough trees here to challenge you in spots, but at the same time won't be frustrating. With this said the more advanced player is going to be let down here as there just isn't enough variety to keep you coming back for more. It is fun to get those birdies and go for the chains so if thats your angle then I say play on.
If you are not in the mood for the more challenging Frontier course across town then give this course a shot.
Not a must play but it is another option if you are in the Hays area.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Not bad for what it is
Pros: Good use of available space.
Another place to play in a tiny rural town.
Good place to practice your short game and open throws.
Billboard with course layout at start.
Other Thoughts: For what it's worth, Hays is lucky to have a second course for such a small town. Frontier Park is much better, but this course gives you another option.
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
local 9 hole
Pros: This course is good for beginners to the sport, or beginners to windy conditions. I use it as a practice course, or just to get out and shoot a round in only 30 minutes. Holes 1, 2, 4 and 5 offer some challenge (trees), while for the others, wind is the main challenge. Holes 2 and 4 have water in play (unless it is dried up). Hole 2 is short but has a monster tree in the way, and a pond.
Cons: -Tee pad material is inconsistent. Some have concrete, some asphalt.(update Dec 2011 - all new concrete pads except #4)
-No tee signs
-Navigation from #3 to #4 is confusing
-too little challenge for advanced players
-goatheads everywhere (wear good shoes)
-none of the holes offer a right hand turn
Other Thoughts: I live in town, and it's nice to have a short course for a quick practice nearby, despite its flaws.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
A park with the namesake of its state
Pros: Nice little pitch-and-putt course off I-70. The first two holes have some interesting gnarled trees in play
My favorite hole is #2, because you pretty much have to thread your disc between a low hanging branch and avoid the tiny pond to the basket. This course gets an extra half disc just for having a tiny water hazard. All of the holes pose little challenge, but that may be good for beginners. Definitely a good course for a putter or midrange-only round.
Cons: After hole 2, each hole is pretty much a wide open toss to the basket with maybe a tree in play. Kinda gets really repetitive after awhile. Tees and signage have seen better days and, as such, I had trouble navigating from hole to hole at times. I would have liked to have seen more doglegs or possibly longer holes since the average couldn't have toppled 200 ft.
Other Thoughts: Like I said before, this is a nice little pitch and putt course, and it's an oasis after driving forever on I70. While it lacks length or challenge, it can be a nice place to practice putting/approach game.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 5 Not
On the way
Pros: This course is right off the interstate so it make for a nice stop.
Cons: This course seems to be confused as to which holes are which. Hole #4 has #6 painted on it. Tee box 4 is facing basket 9. The course is confusing, and was not much fun.
Other Thoughts: At least I didn't waste much time here.
0 of 5 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Good Warm Up Course
Pros: Easy to play. Fast to play. If your looking for a fairly simple, non challenging course, this is it.
Cons: Not a lot of challenging holes. Not many trees, no water, and no hills. Very small piece of land to work on as well. You have to pay attention, or you may get hit by a disc as many holes overlap. Hole #1 is next to the highway, so don't let the wind take it or you may take out a vehicle.
Other Thoughts: Just a good simple course. Good to go practice scoring some aces. Also a good warm up for Frontier Park.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 3 Not
great course for a lunch break
Pros: well kept land, easy flow from hole to hole, easy course to play during lunch or just for a quick practice before going to frontier park
Cons: next to a busy street and close to houses also no parking, you have to park along the street
2 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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