Kansas City, KS 
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1    11/15/2012   11/15/2012
Review By: CodeMonkey
Played: 169  Reviewed: 14  Exp: 5.4 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Great mapping
Tee Maps
Clear path to each tee/basket
Great layout/course plan
Cons: Looks a little older but well kept
Some of the tee maps are faded - expected over time
Some tees have all the marked baskets and others have one of many, unclear
Other Thoughts: I admit that I only played this top course and didn't have time to finish yet. Though I have a hard time finding any negatives for this course. Impressed with the level of deatail and the great layout to cover 18+ baskets (x2+). I can't wait to go back and finish this course and play the lower course as well. So far, the upper course is impressivly balanced and flexible for just about all types of play and ranges. Proximity to Oakie Joes is great too, and they sell discs!!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Good Spot

1    10/12/2012   10/14/2012
Review By: blowers04
Played: 22  Reviewed: 5  Exp: 5.6 Years
Pros: Good variety of shots in and out of the woods. The wooded shots have fairly easy openings. Oklahoma Joes is right down the road, so that is always a plus.
Cons: Very worn, slightly trashy. Was a windy day, but alot of liter about. Wasn't always easy to find where the pin was, due to multiple locations per hole, and not very well marked.
Other Thoughts: All and all is a godo course and a good. Grab some Joes between the Down Under and the Top, and your good to go.

 I Love Rosedale

2-4    8/9/2012   8/13/2012
Review By: austinpetz
Played: 11  Reviewed: 6  Exp: 47.8 Years
Pros: Hole 3: Fun tunnel shot through the woods. Great for right handed golfers with one of the hole placement.

Hole 5: Another fun tunnel shot. The elevation change is fun to throw low on. There's a nice drop off after about 50 feet.

Hole 7: If you want to practice your distance, this hole is the one for you. At the long basket, this is a perfect driving hole for the average player.

Hole 10: This is a fun hole to play with right handed anhyzer shots. Fun to play with those understable discs (there's never too much wind down there either - lots of protection by the trees)

Hole 13: Good elevation change. Easy to overdrive the hole.

Hole 14: If you have an overstable fairway driver, excellent opportunity to practice.
Cons: Hole 9: The island landing is fun to mess with, but why one pin is par 4 and the pin 30 feet in front of it is a par 3, i have no idea...

Hole 13: Open, not many trees.

Other Thoughts: This is a great course. It's very playable for the average dolfer. There's a few birdie opportunities too. There's plenty of wooded areas that aren't too difficult to play through also. If you're in the area, you gotta play this course.

 great place for a quick 9

2-4    8/12/2012   8/13/2012
Review By: teddster06
Played: 5  Reviewed: 3
Pros: -Tons of different shots/hole types.
-Easy to follow no confusion on hole placement or tee pads.
-Tees and baskets are in good condition.
-Shaded most of the course so it was no problem playing in 100+temps.
-Lots of benches and trash cans.
-Multi-basket locations
Cons: -For how many well placed trash cans there are it was kinda trashy.
-Some holes placements are just a tad far fetched for some par 3s but far from impossible.
Other Thoughts: Overall I really liked this course and I love the fact that there is a bottom 18 course just down the hill. It's a great location to meet people from anywhere in kc and would be a great park to play all 36 holes and have a vast variety of land holes and shot types. Great course for beginners and pros alike.

 Good mix of holes

5+    8/8/2012   8/9/2012
Review By: bigreddog
Played: 91  Reviewed: 36  Exp: 5.7 Years
This review was updated on 8/28/2013
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Tons of alternate hole locations keeps it fresh and fun every time. Every hole has at least three positions, and many have five (hole 8 has 7) 10/10

There is a great variety of openness on shots. Some holes have tight drives, some tight approaches, some of both, only a couple that are pretty open the whole way, but those are nice for a breather. For example, drive on the first hole is pretty open, but the approach is into a treed region and is very technical. 10/10

Baskets are in great condition and tees are concrete and also in great condition. 10/10

Navigation between holes is pretty easy. A couple of exceptions are after the ninth hole (look for the staircase down the slope to the right) and also the 18 tee looks like it could be the 13 tee (13 is across the road to the right), but nothing too difficult. 9/10

The course is pretty well manicured most of the time. There are visible, regularly mowed fairways that help with navigation, but the rough isn't too deep or uncomfortable. There are lots of benches and several trash cans that help with litter. 9/10

Tee signs with maps on every hole that show distances and all of the various hole positions help with navigation of the actual holes. Several holes are blind, but the maps and fairways make it pretty easy most of the time. 8/10

Obstacles are used very well and help make up for the lack of more than mild elevation on the first 12 holes. 9/10

Not too difficult for more advanced beginners. You probably don't want to play this course if you're occaisionally a wild thrower because of the dropoffs mentioned in the cons. Overall though the course does a good job of challenging many skill levels, longer hole positions can challenge more advanced players, while shorter positions can be exciting for beginners. 7/10

There is good variety in the distance. However, longer holes tend to be more open while shorter holes are more technical or require more shot shaping. The difference in numerical lengths is there, but not as much in how long the holes feel.There are some holes that are exceptions to this for sure (5 immediately comes to mind as a short hole, while 8 can be a monster with either of the back 2 positions). It could definitely be better, but it's still pretty good. 7/10

There isn't a ton of severe elevation present, there is definitely more of it in play on the back nine, while the front nine is pretty flat. The elevation is still used well even at spots where there isn't a ton. How flat it is isn't really noticeable while playing, even after playing it about eight times I never really noticed until I thought about it for this review. 5/10
Cons: Most holes are pretty simple and straightforward, and there aren't very many different ways to play them. 3/10

Discs can be pretty easy to lose. There are lots of steep dropoffs if you venture very far off the fairways, and getting down to them can be dangerous and nearly impossible. 3/10

Not a huge variety in distance. Longer holes tend to be more open while shorter holes are more technical or require more shot shaping. The difference in numerical lengths is there, but not in how long the holes feel.There are some holes that are exceptions for sure (5 immediately comes to mind as a short hole, while 8 can be a monster with either of the back 2 positions), but overall 4/10

Some hole positions demand different shot paths (5, 6, 10, 12 favor left to right, 13 favors right to left), but the course is below average in this area overall. 4/10
Other Thoughts: Overall difficulty 6/10

Often appears more crowded than it is since there is another 18 hole course on site.

Be sure to bring solid footwear, the course is rocky in places.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Recreationally fun

2-4    7/25/2012   7/25/2012
Review By: asjzn6
Played: 129  Reviewed: 59  Exp: 12.2 Years
Pros: Teesigns present, teepads are large, navigation relatively simple, benches a plus, colored poles help with hole distances. good mix of shots left to right, right to left.
Cons: A couple of holes have 8-10 different placements fine, but makes it awefully hard to figure out where to go, maybe spend extra money on some alt teepads. that makes every pin placement x2.
Other Thoughts: The course is well played and having a down under in the same park bonus. Also, DD has moved their store in just up the road so if you lose a disc stop by. Also right next to DD is the best BBQ in the nation so Easy to make a good day out of rosedale

 Great place for a good round

1    7/22/2012   7/23/2012
Review By: bazillion
Played: 55  Reviewed: 37  Exp: 17.1 Years
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: I played this course in 102-degree heat and came away happy. (Three bottles of water helped, but still.)

Lots of variety here, with long bombs, shorter technical shots, uphills, downhills, valleys, blind shots over crestlines, and so forth. The grass is groomed and the fairways clean. Multiple pin placements on every hole, benches to rest on, lots of safe parking, centrally located in the KC metro - not surprising that this place has been popular for so long.

For hot-weather play, there's also a water spigot after #5 (I think), which is a definite plus.

I played with two local groups and found everyone friendly and willing to show a traveler how to play the course.
Cons: There are a few holes near the beginning of this course where the fairway consists of rough rock. This forces air shots and rewards rollers and worm-burners with pretty severe disc damage. Not much that can be done about it but it's certainly less than optimum.

There's also a couple of places where fairways are close together. This is not an issue if you can direct your shots accurately but hey, not everyone's Ken Climo. #18 also runs closely parallel to a major street and if your shot gets into the right-side rough, it'll likely roll down to asphalt (mine did and got hit by a car).
Other Thoughts: Overall I'd say this course was close to the ultimate in recreational disc golf. Not so challenging as to require a commitment to play, definitely not a pitch-and-putt practice course. I'll be back.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.


2-4    7/8/2012   7/16/2012
Review By: tmattoon
Played: 29  Reviewed: 6  Exp: 6 Years
0 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Nice long tee pads. Good mix of shots required. Good mix of open and lightly wooded. Great overall design. Another totally different 18 hole course right there. Best BBQ in KC and Dynamic Discs right down the road.
Cons: Heavily used because its so popular so a little worn out.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Rosey Rosedale

5+    6/29/2012   7/6/2012
Review By: jlherrmann
Played: 60  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 32.4 Years
This review was updated on 7/10/2012
0 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Rosedale has a very good mix of open and wooded holes. Some that can be done in two, or even aced, and some that border on needing a par 4 rating. It is well worn, well laid out, well marked. Some of the elevation changes can be trickier than they look. Cement tee pads are in good shape, and the park is well maintained.
Cons: There are a couple of long walks between holes, and a couple of others where an errant toss can whack the party in front of you.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Old school, but still a lot of fun

5+    10/3/2011   2/20/2012
Review By: scarpfish
Played: 346  Reviewed: 100  Exp: 14.3 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Good mixed skill course with multiple pin positions that make this course very adaptable from pitch and putt to championship caliber. Pin position changes (up to 8 on some holes) offers great variety. Shorter pin positions are good for beginner and intermediate players. Longer ones are good for more advanced players. Good signage. Even better sister course in the wooded bottoms.
Cons: A bit run down due to its age. Inconsistent maintenance can mean looking for discs in plain ol' grass if you come here at the wrong part of the mowing cycle. Big, crowds, (being centrally located and rec friendly, this is easily the most crowded course in the KC metro). Get here before 10 AM on a weekday if you want to play. Hole 18 can be very dangerous. I see short pin setups here more than I would like when I visit. Orientation can be a bit confusing for first timers. No multiple tees, so you're kind of stuck with whatever layout is offered.
Other Thoughts: Rosedale is your general 1980's era park golf. The park has a wooded perimeter with a mostly open center. Given Rosedale's age and spotty maintenance, this course has kept up well with the times, as its popularity with local players shows. Not the best in town, but you can park here and play two courses. Easily accessible from I-35.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

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