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A gem in the rough

1    8/19/2017   8/31/2017
Review By: dreadlock86
Played: 300  Reviewed: 237  Exp: 10.6 Years
Pros: -fun layout on an interesting property; has woods, water, and minor elevation changes
-lots of different shots required, lots of low ceilings on the wooded holes
-has a great mix of open and wooded shots; most of the wooded shots are shorter and the open holes are mostly longer
-grippy, concrete tee pads, some trapezoidal-shaped but not uniformly pointed toward the basket; i found the extra space useful either way
-some of the alternate pin positions looked really cool; i wish i had been able to play the long basket on hole 2
-i really enjoyed the water carries at the end of the course; fun way to end the round
-wooden posts marking the tees, they do have the hole number and are mostly legible, not ideal but they help. navigation is mostly pretty intuitive but you will probably need the map a few times
-older but serviceable Mach 3 baskets
-close to I-135, it's not a quick stop at 24 holes but it's a fun round not far off the beaten path
-plenty of parking and tent camping available on-site
Cons: -seems like some of the alternate pin positions are overgrown but the present basket locations were fine
-better signs would give a nice boost to the enjoyment of this course to the traveling player. i didn't have any problems with a pic of the map but i could see how one could easily get off track here. i did, however, need to scout ahead several times
-holes 7-13 are a bit more rough, with longer grass and more dense schule. it's clear that getting a mower back in that area is easier said than done
-did there used to be a route through the trees on hole 3? there definitely isn't anymore
-the hanging basket on 7 is a little too high for this short guy. i didn't toss up my drop in (!) since i wasn't sure i would be able to get it out
Other Thoughts: Camp Hawk is a county park with lots of woods and a creek running through it that swells to a pond near the first 2 and last 3 holes. The course is a little rough around the edges and has that unpolished feel but the holes are fun and challenging and it does have great concrete tee pads on all 24 holes. When I played the baskets were mostly in the red positions, except holes 1, 2, 7, 12, 18, and hole 19 was in the long purple position. There is a variety of longer, more open holes and shorter more wooded holes. There are also longer wooded holes like hole 7, where you cross the creek and the property line on a tight, slightly uphill, left to right fairway to the blue pin position hanging from a tree (which could be a little lower please!) and shorter open holes like 1, 22, and 18 short (the first two having the water in play). I really liked the finishing holes over and around the water, great use of a cool feature. Be careful not to hit people that may be fishing along the water.

Props to whoever looks after this course. It is mostly in really good condition. I'd love to see some fundraiser events or something here to get some new signs. I haven't played Oak Park in Wichita yet but I'd imagine Camp Hawk is one of the best courses in the area. It was a perfect stop for me on a camping and disc golf road trip. Definitely worth playing if you are in the area or just passing through.

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Great challenging course!

1    10/21/2016   10/21/2016
Review By: KBUnder
Played: 8  Reviewed: 5  Exp: 3.6 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Layout is amazing! Maybe the most fun I've had at a course so far.
The property is perfect for the course or the course is perfect for the land ((depending on how you look at it)
1. It's away from the city
2. It is very much tucked in the woods and every shot was creatively crafted
Cons: Things to make the course better:
Add signs at tee boxes:
So if you have never played the Hawk before (like me)
Hike it first, find a friend, something &#128530;
Do not go by yourself (like me)
I had the map on my phone and after 15 minutes of looking for hole 7 (not painted, no signs, and having to go past an entering private property sign) I had almost given up! I had not remembered everyone's review saying it was hanging from a tree &#128553; It's a Great hole by the way!
Paint the baskets- some baskets were hard to see till you got right up on them...
Control overgrowth of small trees
Other Thoughts: Unless you're a pro... bring a floating disc
If you a allergic to poison ivy... be very careful in the rough.

Super big high five to the disc golfers that maintain this course!
I wish there were a bunch more people to help you guys out...
With a few upgrades like signs, burning or clearing brush, thinning out some of the trees, and brightly painting the baskets, this might easily be my favorite course in the area!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 The HAWK is a solid play

2-4    10/18/2014   11/3/2014
Review By: Chained Evil
Played: 424  Reviewed: 193  Exp: 7.5 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: All shot varieties are present here from tunnel shots, uphill/downhill, open, long/short/moderate length, dog leg left/right and anything else in between. The course uses the threat of water well especially on holes 1,3, and 22-24.
Tee pads are plenty long and allow for a proper run up. The locals were friendly and allowed me to play through.
The island shots on 22 and 23 were cool as was the tunnel shot on 19. Also the elevated basket on 10 was a nice touch too.
There is plenty of risk/reward present on this course and you will need to hit your lines to score well here. This course will test your mental game as well as your shot making skills.
Hole 10 had some wooden posts used to replace a tree that fell down to make you shape a shot right off the box. This is something that you just don't see every day.
The addition of 6 extra holes allows you to get in 24 total holes or you can just play 18 and call it a round.
Cons: Navigation can be confusing at times especially for the first time player. No signage and some of the post markers are missing or have been uprooted.
Disc loss could easily become reality here especially around the water holes.
Some back tracking is neccessary to get to the next tee, which slows the flow down a bit.
The rough can be thick at times depending on the time of year.
No trash cans or benches at the tees.
No other amenities so plan ahead.
Other Thoughts: If you prefer a nicely manicured city park with amenities then this isn't your type of course. If however you enjoy a course that values shots over frills then the HAWK is where its at. I enjoy this course because all the shots have been accounted for. Also its nice to be out in the woods playing disc golf away from the hustle and bustle.The more I play this course the more it grows on me. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and if you can look past its flaws the disc golf is fun here. My favorite holes were 8,9,19, and 22-24.
If you are in Newton or anywhere close come out and play this course. I think you will like the disc golf that it has to offer.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.


1    10/28/2014   10/28/2014
Review By: zeerobb
Played: 60  Reviewed: 12  Exp: 3.2 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: great wooded course, especially 2-13. 14 through 20 are open fields and the last 4 holes are on the other side of the parking lot by ponds, so if your a water dog you'll love these holes. Has some of the best tunnel shots in Kansas.
Cons: Course seems in a lot of disrepair, Tee markers and yardage signs are now nonexistent.( a lot of it due to vandalism,) so it can be really difficult to find the tees, Baskets need painted so they would be easier to find, and people need to pick up their trash. The day I visited it was full of drink cups, beer cans and other trash, really a shame, It would take minimal effort to put this back to a great course.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.


5+    10/2/2013   10/15/2013
Review By: BCpreheim
Played: 23  Reviewed: 8
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: It has woods. In this part of Kansas this can be a rarity. The course's strength is in its challenge through holes that meander through the woods. There are certainly holes that one can air it out on a long drive.
Cons: The course is littered with spiders, grass spurs and poison ivy. Wear long socks and keep an eye out. The flow of some of the holes is dysfunctional. It uses the water (both the pond and creek) almost too much in ways that lead to unnecessarily risky shots.
Other Thoughts: It is the best 18+ hole course in the immediate area.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Challenging (Mainly) Wooded Course

5+    7/22/2012   7/22/2012
Review By: nat16dick
Played: 66  Reviewed: 17  Exp: 7.1 Years
This review was updated on 10/19/2012
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This is a challenging course with a good mix of open and wooded holes. The beginning and ends of the round are in the open, with the heart of the course going through the woods with many difficult tunnel shots. For the most part, the course is well-maintained, and it is a nice, scenic course to play. With 24 holes, you can still elect to skip holes with a chance of losing your disc in the pond and still get in a full 18.
Cons: There are virtually no tee signs on the course, so it is very easy for first-timers here to get lost or not find a teepad or hole. Even for a regular, the baskets seem to move around on the occasion, making for some mid-hole confusion as to where one should throw their disc. Also, it is very easy to lose discs in the many brushy areas (which are full of poison ivy), and in the pond.
Other Thoughts: Overall, a very fun course to play. If you are in the Wichita area, it is worth making the 30 minute trek up the highway to play this course. However, I would recommend playing for the first time with someone who knows the flow of the course. Also, wear long socks, as stickers and poison ivy abound throughout.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Would be better if the back area was mowed more often

1    6/24/2010   6/26/2010
Review By: Devin0022
Played: 31  Reviewed: 7  Exp: 10.9 Years
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Camp Hawk is a good semi difficult course. There are a lot of trees on holes 7-13 making the course more challenging. Holes1-6 and 14-24 were well mowed when we played. There are a couple "tunnel" fairways which force you to throw straight or smash a disc into a tree. Also, there is a good variety of short and long holes, and dogleg lefts and rights. The peninsula greens of holes 22 and 23 are cool and challenging, making for an interesting finish to your round. Another good thing is a working water pump on hole 18. The water didn't taste the best, but if you forgot water and it's a hot day, it could be a lifesaver. Some of the "greens" are very wooded and have challenging basket placements. Holes 2, 5, and 18 are surrounded by dense woods and a bad approach shot could leave you behind a tree making a more difficult putt. Overall a pretty good course, it's shaded well on holes 5-13 and there are many beautiful trees. The tee pads are big and nice. There was only one other guy there when we played the course and the location seems to indicate it doesn't get crowded.
Cons: The course can get very confusing to a first time player. I would recommend playing with someone who knows the course if possible. My dad and I had a lot of trouble finding where the baskets where. The tee pads fan out and get wider in the direction of the basket so that helps at least knowing which way you're going. Hole 2 was especially hard for us to find. It's about 200 ft east of hole 1's basket. There were a lot of fairways that had greens very close to them which would force players to be careful if there were a lot of people at the course. Also, holes 1 and 3 share fairways and both are blind shots. The course has almost no tee signs, but there are orange painted logs standing up by each tee pad except for hole #7. The grass on holes 7-13 was uncut and with the creek running through, the bugs were incredibly bad on those holes and I would recommend a massive amount of bug spray.
Other Thoughts: The directions to the course were good and my dad and I had no problem finding the course. There are mulberry trees which produce a ton of mulberries if in season. The ground was covered with them around holes 5-12 and 20. Especially on hole 5 where I colored my red beast. Thankfully it comes off with a little soap and water. Half way through #7 we found a cable running along the ground with multiple signs saying it was private property beyond that point and no trespassing. Holes 7 through 13 are all behind the private property. This was a little unnerving to us first timers but we proceeded anyway and played the course.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Decent caliber out in the country course

2-4    10/27/2009   12/12/2009
Review By: scarpfish
Played: 346  Reviewed: 100  Exp: 14.4 Years
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Advanced players looking for something more meaty than a city park course will like Camp Hawk, even though some of the holes are short. Decently challenging without being overwhelming (newbs might want to skip the water holes). Has a nice balance of wooded and open with some moderate elevation. Flow is fairly logical. Accuracy is key, esspecially on holes near the creek is. Great for winter time play when the foliage on the trees in down and the creek and ponds are hopefully frozen. With 24 holes, players not wanting to risk losing discs in the ponds can still get a full 18 in by playing holes 4-21 (you still have to deal with the creek). Hole 4's tee right by the parking lot. Grooved concrete tees help prevent slippage. Hole 7 is one of the area's best.
Cons: Some of the downsides of a rustic looking country course, namely lack of maintainence at times. They do mow here, but depending on when you show up, it can get a bit wooly in spots. Lack of tee signs with distances. A few bridges over the creek in disrepair. Some of the holes towards the middle of the course (holes 9-11) can get spongy after a hard rain as can the road getting out there. Baskets can be hard to see on some holes, so walking a hole before you playing it would be advised..
Other Thoughts: They originally had some nice deluxe tee signs here, but those fell into disrepair. Only about one of these is left. Most of the holes now have an old tree branch segment painted orange with the hole number in black. A nice hidden gem just a couple miles off I-135.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful.


1    8/15/2009   8/17/2009
Review By: st3p
Played: 87  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 8.6 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: challenging layout, unique design, good flow
Cons: road to location is not paved, grass a bit tall in areas, signs with actual info only on select few holes (most are marked by hole # only), course sign shows par for only 18 holes?
Other Thoughts: most challenging holes are at the end (22-24), fun but easy to lose discs!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Nice Course

1    4/10/2009   4/13/2009
Review By: dekalbdiscfan
Played: 52  Reviewed: 7  Exp: 9.6 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Definitely a variety of shots with varying elevation for Kansas. Open distance shots and confined wooded areas. Concrete Tees and it appears that there are alternate pin settings as well.
Cons: Many Tee signs are missing. The course is pretty far out in the country and down a gravel road; although there are multiple signs for Camp Hawk.
Other Thoughts: Holes 22-24 are challenging shots with water on most of the sides, you might want to do these first. By the time I was done with the first 21 holes I was a winded from throwing and my shots weren't as accurate. Overall a nice course if you're in the area.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

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