Pleasant Hill, MO 
Lake Shore DGC Share
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Nice and Quiet

5+    7/8/2022   12/29/2020
Review By: kp_1024
Played: 147  Reviewed: 87  Exp: 10.9 Years
This review was updated on 7/9/2022
8 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Lake Shore is a pretty casual course with a decent variety in hole lengths, obstacles, and shot shapes. It has concrete tees, a course map by the parking lot, and decent signs at every tee. There's a practice basket that doubles as a long pin for 18 and a bonus pyramid basket that can be played as long pins on holes 1, 3, or 18. Every hole has two pin placements, and a few now have three.

Roughly speaking, the front nine is where most of the birdie opportunities are, and for me, I'm trying to get as far under par on that section as possible, then hold onto my score on the back nine. Having some sections where I'm playing more aggressively is fun, and every hole still has something to play for. For more advanced players, nearly every hole is a birdie opportunity, but will still provide some challenge, making this course an opportunity for some really good scores while still not being pitch-and-putt.

Several basket placements are really cool. Depending on the current pin setting, holes 4, 8, 12, and 16 play just into the woods, so accuracy is at a premium on your upshots. Hole 14 is surrounded by a road, and hole 5 is a low ceiling shot that finishes up by the water.

Speaking of water, the lake adds a really nice touch to this course. It comes into play on around four holes and can be seen on several others. It gives something to watch out for while still providing opportunities for safe shots for people who don't want to lose discs. There's a super aggressive line on 1 that plays over water the whole way, and you have to watch your upshots on 2, 5, and 17, since the water is behind some of their pins.

Even some of the more open holes are pretty challenging. Hole 10 has a road on the right and several trees on the left, hole 11 has pins that are a little hard to access, and hole 17 has a bush not far from the tee that has grown large enough that it blocks a lot of lines coming in to both its pins.
Cons: Admittedly, several holes on the front nine are just filler - 6 and 7 are the worst offenders, and to a lesser extent, 3 and 9. They make for some unexciting holes for anyone trying to birdie the harder ones. These holes also have none to little elevation change. There's some on the back nine, but most of the shorter holes are pretty flat. While there wasn't a whole lot of elevation to work with, putting the shorter holes on the hillier terrain would have evened out the course a bit.

Some roads come into play on several holes, and holes 7, 13, and 14 have a long pin that plays over the road, which is absurd. On the short pin of 14 that's near the road, the gravel is now really near the basket, so if you're calling the road OB, it's real dangerous. But you can see a grassline where the edge of the road used to be, roughly five feet farther back, so that's where the OB line should be. The long pin on 13 should be removed and replaced by one on the closer side of the road, which would still give the two pins variety but also remove the dumb OB challenge.

The tee pads are a little short. This isn't always a problem, but on some of the longer holes, the back of the pad is a couple of inches above the ground behind it, so long runups are impossible.

While there's variety in distance, there aren't any really long holes, and everything is par 3. The only long holes are 15 and the long pins of 9 and 12.

The middle of the fairways of 12 and 17 is usually muddy. As such, that part doesn't get mowed. Fortunately, it's easy to see where the muddy parts are, so you can know where to aim so you don't land in the middle of it.
Other Thoughts: This is a fun course and is a good way to go somewhere a little more secluded and quiet. The opportunity to throw some drives pretty far while still relying on accuracy is great, but this place doesn't have the challenge to merit a higher rating.

There are a few new pins that aren't marked on the tee signs, on holes 4, 6, 12, 15, and 17. There's still some opportunity for even more pin locations. An extra-long pin on 9 would be nice, as would other pins in the woods on 4 and 8.

A road comes into play on a few holes and makes a decent OB element. Across the road from holes 9 and 10, there's some rather interesting livestock. While a little distracting, it does remind you how far you are from the city. There's also a mountain biking trail and some camping near holes 14 and 15.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful.

Nice getaway

5+    5/27/2021   8/6/2020
Review By: Surge5
Played: 131  Reviewed: 130  Exp: 8.7 Years
This review was updated on 6/1/2021
12 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: First thing I notice is that this course is really nice when it comes to scenery. Rolling hills along with the lake as a backdrop make for a nice serene course.

All the baskets are still in pretty good condition, excepting the practice basket. There is a long pin that can be used on holes 1, 3, or 18.

Several holes with challenging elevation on the back half (14-16 especially), and the long pin of 2 is blind over the hill. Combine that with some water danger on 2, 5, 14, and 15 and you have a pretty challenging course.

There are some nice pin spots in the woods that will rewards you for getting the shot right. 4, 8, and 16 are all really nice greens in the trees.

There's a nice difference in distance and challenge between the gimme birdies (3, 11) and the near par 4s here (12 long, 15).

The tee signs, while not the greatest, are much better than some *cough* Legacy *cough*

Navigation between holes is pretty easy. 9 to 10 and 11 to 12 are the only spots that could be any issue.
Cons: I personally wish there were a few more trees to make holes 2, 6, 7, 9, and 18 a little tougher. 6 is the only awful one, just one sapling on the right side of the fairway.

12 and 15 long could probably be par 4s...?

The tee pads are on the small side. Perfect size for me, but if you have any bigger of a run up you'll need some of the grass behind it. Luckily most of the pads are flush with the ground.

Hole 12 hides a little swamp on the left side of the fairway. Even long after rain this area holds a lot of squishy ground and water.
Other Thoughts: Overall, this is a really fun course if you want to get away from the crowds closer to the city. I 100% suggest playing a round here. The back 9 is where the difficulty ramps up, so get your birdies early.

12 of 12 people found this review helpful.

 Pleasant Chill

1    11/8/2019   11/14/2019
Review By: Upshawt1979
Played: 523  Reviewed: 415  Exp: 19.8 Years
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: I liked this course. It's got a lil' bit of everything. Water, elevation, trees, multiple pin locations, and plenty of OB. It is remote so you are not likely to be rushed, or have to wait for a group to clear the hole in front of you. It's par 3 on every hole all the way around. Some holes are tough to make par, and there are several birdie chances out there as well.

The tees are concrete, and most holes have more than one pin location. Some are simple holes without much interference, but most have some sort of twist in the fairway. DGA baskets are AOK.

Water and trees create a tough obstacle on the first hole. 4 also has an interesting pin position, with several trees and a little water nearby. My favorite hole was 14, a downhill hole with a lot of trees in the center, and left or right routes. Behind the pin lies OB paths all around. 16 also had an interesting pin location near the creek amongst the woods.
Cons: The concrete pads are a bit small, except for hole 12. I wasn't sure, but I think the hole with the American flag on top is a secondary practice basket.

Water was high from a wet year. There was also a lot of mud in the grass on the hill that makes the fairway for holes 12 and 17, despite a lack of rain in the days before my visit. The legs of my jeans were splattered with mud. It wasn't a lot, but when it was there it was thick.
Other Thoughts: It was a sunny day when I played this one, but it was kind of windy and barely over 40 degrees. I liked it all the same. The layout has decent level of difficulty, but it isn't a championship level course.

It isn't in the top ten for the KC region. It is fun if you're nearby or reaching for a new course to play in the area and willing to drive out there.

I was one over par in my first round there. 3 bogies and 2 birdies. I got off to a slow start, with bogies on holes 1 and 3, as well as 14. Birds were 11 and 18. Had a really good putt for birdie on 17, but could not convert on the short putt. Maybe I can get under par next time, and hopefully the weather is slightly better.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful.

 Nice peaceful course

5+    3/20/2019   5/20/2019
Review By: CAK.
Played: 3  Reviewed: 2
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Pretty quiet and nice park.
Fairly straightforward design which allows a pretty relaxed round
Nice mix of lengths and shot types
Cons: Can get pretty muddy at times
Locals sometimes tear up the course cutting donuts and making ruts with cars and trucks..

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  Great Course!

1    5/2/2017   5/2/2017
Review By: Petruscity
Played: 6  Reviewed: 1
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Trash bags, benches on almost every hole. Multiple portable bathrooms. Well maintained green. Concrete tees every hole. Nice signage and very accurate. I would absolutely play again!!
Cons: The "rough" was very wooded and punishing. I'm from MAN but it looked like there was a lot of poison oak or ivy in the woods, I couldn't really tell though. And hole 10 was difficult to find. Otherwise I loved playing there

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 The course I play most often

5+    6/16/2016   6/22/2016
Review By: Omega.Rider
Played: 29  Reviewed: 11  Exp: 7.9 Years
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: * A mix of shot types to challenge righties, lefties, flicks, and backhands
* Beautiful sunsets over the lake if you play in the evening
* Diligent course management means that this course is always in good to excellent condition
Cons: * shorter than normal concrete tee pads, but that forced me to tighten up my form to avoid foot faults
* the underbrush does contain poison ivy and lots of it
Other Thoughts: The front nine is a nice relaxing play, even for new players. It's fairly open with moderate distances. The back nine tightens up with tunnel shots, many more trees, blind shots, and moderate distances.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Most Excellent! I Will be playing it again!

1    5/1/2016   5/2/2016
Review By: BigRedRocker
Played: 13  Reviewed: 8  Exp: 7.7 Years
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Largely wide open holes, with few trees getting in the way.
Full 18 hole course.
Concrete Tee Pads (always a plus).
Multiple pin positions for varied difficulty.
Beautiful scenery.
Cons: It had rained like crazy the day before we got to play, so it was a bit muddy in spots. On the back end of the course, there were a couple holes that you had to play through or around a slightly overgrown area that was totally swampy.
Other Thoughts: Overall an excellent course, I'd love to play it when its totally dry. There are different pin positions, and some were a bit more challengingly placed. Overall the course had a good mix of long and short(ish) holes. I will definitely play it again, though maybe not too often due to the hour drive to get there.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 One of my Favorites!

5+    8/24/2015   8/25/2015
Review By: SirDreward
Played: 35  Reviewed: 23  Exp: 13.7 Years
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: 1 - Out in the country.
2 - New signage much more accurate representation of holes and makes it much easier to navigate.
3 - Minimal opportunities to lose a disc.
4 - Two practice baskets.
5 - Benches at every tee.
Cons: 1 - Not as varied.
2 - In mixed use park, but generally don't get any non disc golfers in the way.
3 - No lost disc return.
Other Thoughts: The course seems geared less towards distance players and technical players. I think this is a good newbie course.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 First time at Lake Shore

1    8/2/2015   8/2/2015
Review By: DrAudiologist
Played: 7  Reviewed: 2
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Freshly mowed, not busy, decent distances without being too long. Variety of shots and placements.
Cons: Some difficulty locating pins. Had to play #3 twice as I was spoting the #11 basket. Keep a copy of the map on your phone / printout with you.

Just washed my car before hitting the gravel road for the last 2-3 miles. Coming from the south west.
Other Thoughts: Will likely play again.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Lovely but Confusing

2-4    5/29/2014   5/30/2014
Review By: Mudflap
Played: 21  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 9 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Well maintained, typically short drives for new players, low chance of losing discs to the lake. Very few other patrons, so it's a good place for easily-embarrassed newbies!
Cons: Hole maps are not helpful at all. Every hole says the basket is straight ahead but it almost never is, keep your eyes out. The course itself can be tricky to navigate, and the map by Pad 1 isn't helpful at all, so playing for the first time will be confusing but you should become well acquainted with the course afterwards. Hole 15 has no map and no posted par, only a tree stump with a 15 on it.
Other Thoughts: Beautiful landscape around the course, playing in the evening will provide for an amazing lake view while enjoying a relaxing game of disc golf. If you're looking for an extreme challenge, this isn't for you. If you're new and don't want to embarrass yourself in front of a million skilled players, you will be at home here.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

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