0 Helpful / 1 Not
Needs a little lovin'
- pretty good use of land
- pretty good baskets
- mowed pathways from tees to baskets and baskets to next tees
-missing tee markers
- no tee signs
- no map
- need better way across creek on Hole 4
- foliage on Hole 4 needs trimming to get across the creek
- couple of holes go across roads, one busy
- long walk from Basket 9 to Tee 1
Other Thoughts: It's not a real long course, but the shorter holes made good use of trees and the creek. The mowed paths were a huge help. I'm guessing it doesn't get played a lot, but if a few people got together and monitored it for tees, etc., it could be a pretty nice little course.
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Not much else...
Pros: Pretty good park and layout, long enough holes, good use of creek and elevations. For the most part the park is well taken care of mowed areas for disc golfing, even though not much else park-wise is in those areas.
Cons: Missing tee markers on three holes made it for more of walk-around than I wanted. Creek was a little bit of a mess and having to walk across it on hole 4 was and adventure, I'm glad I didn't fall in.
Other Thoughts: The bones of the course are all there, and the Lightning baskets aren't bad. But the missing tee markers was a real problem and just showed the lack of use and interest in the area. A real shame because even for a small town it is well laid out and thought out course, but I beleive it won't be long before the grass overgrows and the course simple becomes an afterthought.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Large Numbers in Western Kansas
Pros: The basics are all there, marked tee's and baskets with a good distance from basket to next tee. The park is much larger than one would think at first blush. The holes are wide with little to no other park use interferences at all. The holes each have good honest length and find the more interesting and natural parts of the park. The course was pretty easy to find and play looped back to the parking area. Massive old cottonwoods line most of the holes. The course has a decent mix of hole types with some slight hills and blind shots others long and open. This course has a moderately good fun factor. I had the course all to myself. Judging by the wear in the tee areas this course does get use. The baskets all have large numbers on top of them, making it easier to find the next.
Cons: I could not for the life of me find one of the tee areas. I suspect that the red markers that mark the tee areas may have just been mowed over at some point, or I just kept missing it. Considering where you are in the world when playing this course your options are pretty limited so it would be very hard to be picky. The tee boxes could be built up more, but they are at least marked. Not finding that tee box really put a damper on the vibe for me. Even as I write this I want to go back there and find that tee box.
Other Thoughts: I prefer these types of destinations when traveling. For me, getting off of the interstate is a must to maximize my enjoyment of traveling. While Sharon Springs is a small town there are still places to get gas and a drink maybe a sandwich. I'd recommend this course for all skill levels as well as to the hearty course bagger. If I were to have designed this course I would have used the tress on the north side of the park, provided it is even a possibility. This is a small town park nine, which separates itself from the others by giving most of the other park functions a wide birth and having honest length.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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