1 Helpful / 1 Not
Better Course Down Below...
Pros: This course is located in a hilly park of south-western KC. Plenty of changes in elevation here. Lots of uphill/downhill shots. Excellent variation in shots here. Left to Right/Right to Left and even straight shots are here. Good mix of open/wooded here, but not as many wooded holes as I would have liked. Good variation of distances and there weren't very many "should have been par 2" holes. Tee signs were in good shape. Tee pads were the biggest I've ever seen! Benches and trash cans at most tees. Baskets were in good shape and had flags on the top of them which made them easy to see from the tee.
Cons: Grass really needed to be mowed when I was there. I spent a good half hour looking for discs in the open. Navigation was a little rough. I skipped one hole and spent lots of time looking for the next tee. Not in the best neighborhood. I saw some guys sitting at a table who looked like drug dealers. Some of the fairways with rocks really tore up the cheap discs (DX Pro-D etc.).
Other Thoughts: Overall this is a nice course. I didn't have a good day when I came. I got a disc stuck in a tree and I wasted tons of time because of navigations issues and looking for discs in the tall grass.
*UPDATE* I decided to up the rating from a 3 to a 4 because I've played a lot of courses that were worse recently and I realized that this isn't that bad of a course.
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1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: -Risk/Reward everywhere
-Golfer will use every shot, every disc and every decision making scenario in their arsenal
-Great course layout. It was busy, but play was uninterrupted for the most part.
-Concrete tee pads
Cons: -Dirtiest course I've ever played. Garbage and obvious bathroom sights in the woods.
-Grass needs to be cut last week
-No trash cans to speak of
-Difficult for a first timer to navigate from basket to next tee in some places
-Noticed drug use by other golfers on the course :(
Other Thoughts: I was in KC for the weekend and just had to play. This course was within 10 minutes of the Westin and just what the doctor ordered after a 5 hr car ride. I was challenged and satisfied with this course. This course isn't in the best area, so be careful. Probably won't play here again, but I enjoyed myself for the most part.
0 of 2 people found this review helpful.
9 Helpful / 0 Not
Not Just a Course, but an Adventure
Pros: This course is fantastic. The hole layouts are great. Excellent use of the land's elevation. Many of the baskets have some kind of risk/reward threat to them. They might be on a hill or next to the woods or even close to a drop off to the lower course (Rosedale "Down Under") on the same property. One thing for sure, this course has some fun holes. I really wanted to play this course again and I played it in the rain and mud. There are so many pin placements I think one hole may have even had 6 or 7 locations. This course has elevation, woods, sloped greens, good pin positions, wide open holes, tunnel shots, and is well maintained. The tee pads and signs are fantastic.
Cons: This course could use a few more trash cans, even though it really wasn't too dirty. Hole #2 makes you walk the hole from the basket back past the tee, before another group can throw on #2. It is not that big of a deal, but still worth mentioning. Navigation wasn't too bad, but you might need some help or the map for your first time. The ground also gets oddly slick when it rains. This place must be busy normally-as I was playing it in the rain there were 12 other people out on the course with me.
Other Thoughts: The Fun Factor was excellent for me. I really wanted to jump right back on #1 and play it again. And this is really saying something consider it was raining. If it was not for the time restraint, I would have. The variety of shots and hole layouts, along with fun pin placements made this a real treat. This was certainly one of the highlights on my DG trip. Great job KC!
9 of 9 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 1 Not
nice intermediate course
Pros: A nice variation. Some short holes, some long, it's a very good course for the beginner to intermediate to try get out and throw some long holes and still practice on the technical ones.
Cons: really flat until about the last half of the back nine. alot of holes are just the long, straight boring shots.
Other Thoughts: Good Location, easily accessible.
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 3 Not
Hone your skills here
Pros: A great course to work on your skills, it has some technical holes and some farily open ones as well. Always find a good group of player to shoot a round with. If your accurate lots of birdie chances
Cons: This park gets crowded quick. This parking is also crowded. Not that it's a true con but if your not accurate you could end up down a cliff for your up shot
Other Thoughts: Keep it on the green. Play on players. There is an am tourney there every fall the RAC. Its a great time.
0 of 3 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 3 Not
Fun open course
Pros: Open course than can be played easily with any skill level. Some interesting terrain changes and reasonable tree challenges.
Cons: Sometimes hard to find the next tee.
Other Thoughts: Can be incredibly busy on weekends, so be prepared to queue up.
0 of 3 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 1 Not
quite simply...a really good course
Pros: -alot of different pin placements.
-really nice variation in types of holes, some are in the woods, or out in the open, some play right to left and vice versa. a few tunnel shots come into play also.
-almost every hole has some sort of challenge, alot of the baskets, are within 10-15' feet of either a densely wooded area, or a severe drop off. either way a "slightly" errant shot could have you practicing your wilderness survival skills.
-overall a great course.
Cons: -there isn't alot of change in elevation throughout the entire course, and most of the holes are not terribly long.
-listed among my pros are the severe drop offs looming near some of the holes. I have to include this among the cons also. I spent the better part of 20 minutes searching for a disc that had rolled down a steep, muddy drop off.
-not in the best of areas in KC. best played before dusk.
Other Thoughts: overall, a great place to play a round. A very challenging course, that will test your technical skills, and your patience. However, not overly frustrating, or difficult.
5 of 6 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Stop on by you will love it
Pros: Very well maintained course in the KC area.
Great mixture of shots and a ton of pin placements that are moved a lot.
Elevation is used well.
One of my favorite courses to play. If I'm down in KC again I'll be stopping through
Cons: The only big con I have with this course is the people. Sometimes there are WAY to many people to deal with and trash.
That having been said, it isn't really a CON to the course.
Everytime but once I have had to wait on the first hole because of the people. So forget throwing multiple discs.
Other Thoughts: Overall this is a great course and I highly recommend it. Even though it is arguable one of the busiest courses in KC, go in the morning or on an overcast day and you will be pretty isolated.
I believe there are a few bathrooms throughout as well
One of the other great things about this course is there is another 18 hole course right below it so you can get 36 in if you have the time.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: I love how many pin placements there are, fun variety
Cons: cliffs can be a problem, especially with the proximity to the hole. don't overshoot the putts, rollers can be a bad idea
Other Thoughts: Good variety of length. One of the closer courses in the area. It is very well trafficked, so do not expcet to blow torugh the course, there are occastionally holdups. Very popular course to hold tournaments, so plese be aware of those as they hapen.
2 of 4 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This course is currently set up for the upcoming World Championships, so all the pins are in the long positions and for the tourney, hole 6 is being skipped entirely. There is an extra hole after the real #9 to make up for it. Anyway, what a great course. As others have mentioned, there are multiple baskets on each hole, and some have as many as 9! The slopes (cliffs...) on the sides of a lot of the holes can be brutal, especially with an errant up shot or skip and roll. #1 is tucked way back on the right (495') and the cliff is looming nearby. Tough indeed. #4 is a tunnel shot w/ the cliff on the right, through the woods and then around the corner. #8 stood out to me also with a nice island green and a challenging up shot.
Cons: I missed Ken Climo by about 10 minutes - he was out there warming up. I didn't really see too many cons here, other than some of the footing being rough due to rain. Slippery on those slopes!
Other Thoughts: If you're in the area, stop off at this one. I didn't get a chance to play the Down Under course (locals said it was pretty damp), but I hear it's good too. The course was busy today, but we never got held up. Awesome challenge! Looking forward to watching the top guys play it next week.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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