Kansas City, KS 
Rosedale Park - Top Share
Uploaded By: jace Hole #15 (Taken 3/2009)
3 / 363ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #15 Tee

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1    4/16/2011   5/28/2011
Review By: stubborn puppet
Played: 48  Reviewed: 27  Exp: 7.7 Years
This review was updated on 5/31/2011
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: This is a gorgeous and well maintained course with thoughtful tee and pin locations. The whole course was filled with good variety and shots that made sense and kept the game flowing very naturally. Very clean park too. I felt like I could have used most all of the discs in my bag to properly conquer this one.
Cons: Some shots were a little too close to the road for comfort and my brother actually lost a disc in the back of a garbage truck that was driving by. It also looked like there might be big crowds most of the time (understandable for such a nice course). I was a little concerned that there seemed to be too many opportunities for kids to play on the fairways and get knocked silly by a driver. The biggest con for this course is that I live 400 miles away ;)
Other Thoughts: There was a brilliant and honorable feature of this course that I'd like to see everywhere: A drop box where you can return missing/found discs and a local official opens it and calls the numbers or asks people to show up to claim their lost discs on a specific, posted date and time. Cool.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful.


5+    12/24/2010   1/27/2011
Review By: kevinmzane
Played: 118  Reviewed: 10  Exp: 10.4 Years
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: There are nice concrete teepads, signs and benches at every hole, trashcans are scattered around the course, baskets are all in good shape and are moved frequently. This course has a lot to offer as far as shot variety: fairways ranging from narrow and short, to open bombs and everything in between, some risk/reward situations can make for some interesting lines, some elevation that plays really well, multipe basket locations, some blind shots, a lot of length variety without having anything too short or overwhelmingly long.
There are also some benches and a practice basket by the start of the course. Often times, there will be someone selling used discs here for cheap.
Cons: Can be extremely crowded, especially on the weekends. The grass isn't consistently mowed, so sometimes it can be long but I have rarely had any problem finding any discs in the open. If you have problems keeping it on the fairway, you might end up in some serious trouble or lose a disc.
Other Thoughts: This park offers two of the best courses in the area. Two dramatically different courses, great in thier own way. Another favorite in the area is Waterworks. If there was a "must play" list for the KC area, Rosedale and Waterworks would be right at the top.
Down the street there is a gas station with a decent disc selection and Oklahoma Joes BBQ, my personal favorite.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful.

 Love the mult. pin placements

1    9/16/2010   10/5/2010
Review By: Daffron24
Played: 156  Reviewed: 25  Exp: 13.1 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: A nice park course situated in Kansas City, KS. This course offers a nice mix of open and technical shots with good variations of distances throughout. There is a lot of different pin placements, which I thought added a lot to the course, because with the 6 or so layouts available there are new challenges and changes every time you play the course. The course also offers a good mix of elevation shots throughout. The tee signs a well marked and have nice concrete tee pads. The course flows well throughout the park which makes it easy to navigate the park. The park also offers a bottom, more technical course, which is another bonus. There is a variety of shots required to play this course which add to the overall challenge of the course.
Cons: There are a few flaws with this course. The course was a fun course, but challenge wise was only about a 3.5/5. This course also was lacking the wow factor to put it above other courses. The course was also rather boring with design and beauty.
Other Thoughts: Overall this was a fun course that I would recommend if you are in the Kansas City area after Water Works. This course has some challenge and is very fun to play, but many of the locals were rude and disrespectful of the course which is a big negative in my book. The multiple pin placements really add to the course and make it stand out in my book, because you are basically getting more than one course with different difficulties.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.


1    8/22/2010   8/25/2010
Review By: DriveCrusher2
Played: 40  Reviewed: 13  Exp: 10.1 Years
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Not as hard of a course to navigate as the down low but it was just as fun, concrete pads are awesome and each hole is a challenge, plus multiple placements, flat course with some tree obstacles not very technical like the bottom, if u miss slightly with your drive could still be a good shot.
Cons: some holes seemed like the same shot, not all, it had a good mixture, but when i came to these it was kinda a downer when i was like ok didnt we play a hole just like this but it was still ok.
Other Thoughts: had a great time at this park and anyone going to play make sure u have time to play both courses

0 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Great Course- Very Busy

5+    8/10/2010   8/13/2010
Review By: jayhawker737
Played: 52  Reviewed: 41  Exp: 9.7 Years
This review was updated on 5/10/2012
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: A lot of baskets that are moved frequently.
Diverse holes, some long and open, some short with obstacles.
Right off the highway.
Challenging for all players, but good place to learn.
Flows very locigally.
Has another course, Down Under, literally right below it.
Cons: This is the most crowded course in KC which can be good and bad. You might be able to hop in with a group and have fun with them, or be stuck behind a group of beginners that don't understand ettiquette.
Other Thoughts: Great course for beginners and advanced players that play a variety of courses.
Allow yourself plenty of time to finish as it is busy.
There is also one of the best courses anywhere, at the same park.
Great KC course!

1 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Better Course Down Below...

1    6/19/2010   7/17/2010
Review By: eye-ball-sac
Played: 67  Reviewed: 46  Exp: 9.6 Years
This review was updated on 2/19/2011
1 Helpful / 1 Not
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.

If you mark this review unhelpful or you find a mistake, please send me a personal message here on DGCR explaining what is wrong with it.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Grassy Holes

1    4/16/2010   4/20/2010
Review By: xsjunkie
Played: 31  Reviewed: 15  Exp: 9.3 Years
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.

 Not Just a Course, but an Adventure

1    3/24/2010   4/3/2010
Review By: Donovan
Played: 239  Reviewed: 186  Exp: 31.6 Years
9 Helpful / 0 Not
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.

 nice intermediate course

5+    1/31/2010   2/11/2010
Review By: tannerdj
Played: 6  Reviewed: 2  Exp: 9.3 Years
0 Helpful / 1 Not
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.

 Hone your skills here

5+    11/8/2009   11/19/2009
Review By: Mr. Sir
Played: 4  Reviewed: 2
0 Helpful / 3 Not
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.

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