9 Helpful / 2 Not
Turtle, Tight and Technical
Pros: No termites (casuals) because this is a private course where the owner needs to know who is coming for some fun disc golf. Very peaceful setting on 5 acres with 2 open holes and the rest wooded. #1 is an open downhill hole until you approach the green with different sized trees protecting the pin. After that, prepare to toss a few Tommys and thumbers as lines to the pins are very tight, perhaps anywhere between 6 to 10 feet wide. Portable baskets are more than adequate. Fairways are lined with logs and dead trees. Tees are marked with numbered stones. 2 sets of tees to allow for different lines and a viable alternative to play an additional 9 holes. Quick and easy to follow for easy navigation. Some elevation changes and a small creek meanders thru the property to cause another slight nuisance.
Cons: Natural tee pads although most were flat and caused little problems. A little redundant as to distances and straight lines to baskets. Holes ranged in distance of about 180 feet to maybe 320 at the most. No facilities although, many trees are available.
Other Thoughts: As said in previous reviews, this is a private course and permission is needed to play. Also, OJ, the owner must be present. This is a plus, because this course's owner and designer is a true fan of this great game and you can tell he just loves to see people make the throws.
9 of 11 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 2 Not
Nice Private 9
Pros: Nice short heavily wooded 9 holer with 2 sets of tee pads different enough to make a complete 18 hole course.
The owner OJ has put a lot of time into creating paths and upkeep on the course, but it keeps it's rustic look.
Short course for all of you short armers out there, and a good mix of right and left hand shots.
Cons: You need to make sure you get a hold of OJ in order to play, so it's not open at all times.
Played in winter, can't wait to play in the summer, but it will take away a lot of my thumber/scooby shots when the leaves grow in.
Other Thoughts: If you have a great straight short game, you will tear this up. If you have a huge arm and need room to throw, there might be other courses in St. Louis for you.
All in all, a great 9 holer, and OJ was more than hospitable. Can't wait to play again. Probably the best 9 holer I've ever played.
3 of 5 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 1 Not
Good fun with the host O.J.
Pros: Neat little 9-holer tucked into the woods behind O.J.'s house that makes use of damn near all of the property.
A surprisingly good design in such limited space that requires just about every shot type there is to score well on, especially if you play both sets of tees. A well-rounded thrower (forehand/backhand/roller/overhand) will definitely have an advantage. As such, its a great place to fine-tune those odd shots you don't normally throw at bigger or more open courses.
Thankfully, the course slopes down into and is mostly comprised of wooded shots, so the bitter winter wind is only a factor on holes 1 and 9.
Good company from O.J. himself, the dogs are very friendly and don't try to chase after/chew your plastic, and it's so far out of the way the only ambient noise you hear will be coming from the other golfers in your group or the trees as you thump them. :)
Cons: The sign to mark your turn-in for the neighborhood is completely obstructed when coming from the west, but should you get a date set up to play out there, O.J.'s directions are more than sufficient to get you there.
Holes 2-7 are tough enough to find lines through in the winter time, but its gotta be an absolute bitch when the leaves fill in. Likewise, it's hard enough to see pins from tees as it is, but i'd imagine it'll be unplayable without O.J.'s guidance come spring/summer. (Keep in mind though this is HIS course on HIS property, and rounds are only played by appointment, so making navigation easy for random casuals isn't a concern for him.)
No room to really stretch out your arm and throw some bombs. (I'd estimate course length is approx. 3500 feet total if you play a round from both sets of tees)
Other Thoughts: Don't hit the house! (or the dogs)
You are required to sign a waiver before playing absolving the homeowner and the HOA (odd that there is an HOA so far off the beaten path, as it were, IMO) of any responsibility should you bust your ass out there, but there's no real hazards to playing the course by any stretch of the imagination.
Cig smoking and beer drinking are not frowned upon specifically, but PLEASE TAKE ALL OF YOUR TRASH OUT WITH YOU!!!
All in all, a very fun course that'll humble folks such as myself who don't have a complete arsenal of shots, and a good time to be had with O.J. & co.
Should you be interested in playing a round, you MUST contact O.J. beforehand to set up a time and get directions. Check the course info. tab for details.
5 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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