Atchison, KS 
Jackson Park - 9 Share
Uploaded By: Donovan Hole #4 (Taken 3/2010)
3 / 230ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #4 Tee

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More Jackson is Just Fine

1    7/4/2017   9/24/2017
Review By: Upshawt1979
Played: 410  Reviewed: 291  Exp: 15.4 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: 9 more holes that feature elevation that is not common to Kansas. Less trees than the 18 hole counterpart, but adding to the distance a bit.

The tees are natural, with the same good signs as the long course, and easy to find wooden markers. The baskets are Mach II that are doing good.

I like the downhill throws, and this course has a couple of more good ones. Hole 1 is a shorter run, 5 is a bomb. Also has the uphill side of the hike on this course, with two long holes finishing out on 8 and 9. Birdies are there for the taking on several holes, and par is not tough to achieve unless the wind plays its tricks on you.
Cons: A short and mostly open course. More exposed to the sun and wind than the other places in the park.

Maybe concrete tees would spruce it up some.
Other Thoughts: Its pretty good. Not just an afterthought to the 18 hole big brother. Consistently fun, not overly difficult, and very nicely kept.

Quick playing easy layout, and solid gear. Not exactly the same vibe as top 18, but makes a good companion as a third 9.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Check out the views, play optional.

5+    5/4/2014   5/11/2014
Review By: Robust
Played: 92  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 39.2 Years
Pros: Course is located on very high, open and extremely hilly ground with stunning views of Atchison, KS and the Missouri River valley. Worth driving over to see from Jackson 18 even if you don't have time to play it.
Quality of Land- 15/30 few trees, obstacles or hazards.
Dedicated Use- 25/25
Scenic Beauty- 30/30
Cleanliness- 10/15 A bit trashy in places due to the volume of people that come for the scenic overlooks.
Baskets and signage are fine, new concrete pads are too short. 60/70
Course Navigation- 20/20. Easy to navigate, map online but not needed. Just start by the picnic shelter and go.
BONUS/DEMERITS: Extra 10 points for spectacular views.
Variety- 10/30 Up, down or flat.
Obstacles/Shot Shaping- 5/30. Not much.
Decision-making,Risk/Reward- 5/30 Not much.
Multiple Baskets/Tees- 0/30 None.
Signature Holes- 5/30 Amazing views from 1 tee pad and 7 basket, but nothing remarkable about the holes themselves.
Skill Levels- 10/30 Not much here for the seasoned player.
Benches- 0/5 None.
Trash Cans- 0/5 Only at the picnic shelter/parking.
Restrooms, drinking water- 0/20 None.
Grass and Brush- 25/50 Every time I have played this course the grass has been a bit too long.
FUN FACTOR: 20/50 Subjective judgement of the reviewer. Not a lot of fun to play.

Other Thoughts: Overall 250/500 by my ratings method. So 2.5 discs out of 5. Decent, but don't bother unless you are already in the park to play Jackson 18. Do drive over to check out the views.


1    9/2/2013   9/2/2013
Review By: astomps
Played: 66  Reviewed: 40  Exp: 7.2 Years
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: + hole #7 has a nice view of the Missouri river from the pin
Cons: - tee #8 includes a railroad tie with distance and then the footing in front of it is a bunch jagged rocks sticking out of the ground.
-only 9 holes, and none of them are really interesting
Other Thoughts: strictly a complement to the main course, do not expect much

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Good for beginners or a warm up

1    8/13/2013   8/14/2013
Review By: bigreddog
Played: 104  Reviewed: 41  Exp: 6.6 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Navigation between holes is easy even without a map. There are posts at each tee that are easily visible from the previous baskets. 10/10

Navigation on the holes themselves is a breeze as well. There are passable hole maps on each tee and the baskets are numbered. 9/10

The course is on some hilly terrain, and there is good variety throughout between uphill (2, 4, 6, 9), downhill (1, 3, 5) and flat (7 and 8). There are not many sideslopes or holes with two elevation changes like a valley, but it's still 8/10

This course does a good job of using the obstacles on site. Holes 5 and 9 and the approach to 8 are almost completely wide open with maybe 1 or 2 trees, but other than that, every shot has a reasonable amount of obstacles. 7/10

This course is great for beginners, but some of the holes can also provide more experienced players with a challenge, especially holes 2, 7, and 8. Reasonably challenging all levels 7/10

Tees are mixed with mostly grass and a couple concrete. The concrete ones are a little small and the grass tees are a little uneven. Baskets are in pretty good shape for the most part. 7/10

There is a decent variety of distance of the holes. Holes 1 and 3 play pretty shot, 6, 8, and 9 play pretty long, and the rest are about the same. 6/10

There is pretty good variety of openness. There are several open shots and and also a couple of moderately technical shots on 7 and 8. Several shots have some nice lanes to throw through. 6/10

There are a couple of ways to play some of the holes like 1, 4, and 7. 6/10 on decisionmaking
Cons: No alternate hole positions 0/10

Grass was tall and itchy when I was there and my playing partner who had played it once before said it wasn't then either. No benches and little shade. No bathrooms or running water in this section of the park. Comfort level 1/10

There are tee signs present, but no trash cans and as before long grass. 3/10 on course maintenance

Long grass makes discs hard to find, and a government facility that comes into play on a few holes that make for the ultimate OB, there is absolutely no chance of (legally) getting your discs back if they go over there. 3/10

There is not a huge variety of shot paths. There are a few holes that favor a hyzer line like 2 or 7. 1 allows a choice of hyzer or anhyzer. On the rest though, you pretty much just need whatever you can throw straight. 3/10
Other Thoughts: Overall Challenge: 5/10

I think this course has six really fun holes, with the other three just being too open and boring (5, 6, and 9), but I would play it again if I were in the area. I would not make the drive solely for this course, but if playing the 18 hole course on the opposite end of the park, it's well worth a visit for a warm up

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Nice view

1    5/26/2013   5/28/2013
Review By: a.sorensen
Played: 14  Reviewed: 11  Exp: 6.2 Years
- nice view from the top of the hill
- set within a well kept park
- signs at tee boxes show par, distance and hole layout
- did not see any poison ivy like we saw on the 18 hole course
- grass tee pads
- not as much hole variety as the 18 hole course
- just one set of tees and one basket location
- gets very windy on the top of the hill
Other Thoughts:
The grass was getting very long when we played and it did not look like they had any intention of mowing it. There were some very small fairways mowed but they were WAY too narrow for the average player to hit. The nine hole course may be unplayable by mid summer if it does not receive a more thorough mowing.

 Great 9 holes

1    2/8/2013   2/8/2013
Review By: asjzn6
Played: 130  Reviewed: 59  Exp: 13.1 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Great hole layout, lots of elevation, mach 5 baskets are good. tee signs are a great help.
Cons: Natural tee pads except on few very short concrete teepads
Other Thoughts: The park is amazing just follow the outside road in the park and you drive all the way around the backside of the park. The view from hole 1 is fantastic. As you drive out take a look you pass the back 9 of the 18 hole course

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 The Road Signs say: Do Not Enter - LOL

1    3/26/2010   4/7/2010
Review By: Donovan
Played: 239  Reviewed: 186  Exp: 31.6 Years
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Let me start out by pointing out that the side of the world I tried to get here on, had every road sign saying, Do Not Enter. I am guessing every one-way road was only pointing out only. So since my GPS didn't find an alternate route... let's just say there was no one out on these dirt country roads. This 9-hole course has lots of elevation, decent pin placements, some sloped greens, and a few trees. The first hole at the top of the biggest hill and is a straight shot down hill to a pin with a tree to the right of the basket. This hole has OB to the right, behind it and if you go to far to the left (or catch a bad roll), to the left too. This hole is all risk/reward, because you can reach the basket in 1 throw. This is an interesting start to this course. This course used the hills and the land to get a nice 9-hole course in. The tee signs are nice and the course is fairly easy to follow along. On last thing to mention, you really will feel like you are a long way from civilization and the view from up here is pretty cool with a covered picnic area to enjoy.
Cons: The grass tees are wood planks marking the tee. The ground isn't always level, but tee areas are not in too bad of shape. Every hole is a straight shot, so playing here can get dull quickly. There is no bathrooms or trashcans here.
Other Thoughts: This is a great little place to take someone for their first time, but serious golfers will not want to play this more than once. The Fun Factor here was not really there. The first hole was a fun hole, but it was certainly the highlight. Don't get me wrong; this is not a bad course, just very simple. If you need elevation practice, this might be your place.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Nice Practice Course

1    3/21/2009   3/22/2009
Review By: jace
Played: 42  Reviewed: 33  Exp: 10.7 Years
This review was updated on 4/10/2009
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The location of this 9 hole course is a the highest point in the park and overlooks the adjacent river which is nice.
- Nice tee signage and navigation was easy even though there is no course map.
- Elevation changes were fantastic given the compact are in which the course is layed out.
- Great course for families to play together. There is really no chance of losing a disc and it could be played with only a mid-range disc or potentially a frisbee if you really had to....
- Scenery is great and the trees were utilized/incorporated very well with basket placement.
Cons: - The course is too open for the serious disc golfer. Not enough of a real challenge due to lack of trees.
- Restrooms are only located at the start of the main 18 hole course a couple of minutes drive back into the main part of the park.
- Tees would actually be nice to see as concrete since there is no real wooded area to detract from. It would be beneficial for the beginning disc golfer.
Other Thoughts: This is a very hilly layout similar to the 18 hole course. The real benefit is 2-fold. It offers serious DG players to warm up before a round on the 18 hole course, and it offers families picknicking at the upper pavilion a great activity option. I applaud the City of Atchison for their efforts.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

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