Parkville, MO 
English Landing Park Share
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Scenic but Flat

1    1/29/2022   6/3/2022
Review By: kp_1024
Played: 147  Reviewed: 87  Exp: 10.9 Years
8 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Nicely situated beside the Missouri River, English Landing is a course for all skill levels with some technical shots, some long holes, and good maintenance. Two holes were installed recently that replaced what were two of the worst holes. Navigation is straightforward, and it's nearly impossible to lose a disc.

There's surprisingly a lot of distance here. There are opportunities for some really spicy par 3's for long throwers, and par 4's for intermediate players. The distance balance is also present here. Not only is there variety in distance, the shorter holes are generally much more technical than the longer ones. While there aren't a ton of trees, there are some on all the long holes, and hitting an early one will put you in real danger.

Speaking of trees, they're mostly really tall. They help with safety since it's basically never good to throw over the walking paths, and there aren't any over the top lines. There are some shorter trees on a few holes, but even before they grow up, they give you the chance to take some really aggressive lines.
Cons: No elevation change whatsoever. While the course isn't ever boring, there are some holes that are far worse than others, that could use a little elevation change. Hole 9 is the main example, being the only completely open hole on the course, but especially on a nine-hole course, the variety starts to not be there when you're never throwing up or down.

While there are plenty of trees, there are a lot of holes you can take pretty much any line on. Especially if you can throw really far, a simple hyzer play, regardless of how you throw, may often be the correct line. There are a few exceptions (holes 1 and 6, which are the two shortest holes), but even just a few more trees would help at times.

While the new holes helped a lot, there are some obvious issues. Some of the tee signs are now out of date, and they weren't much good to begin with. The baskets aren't very good. The teepads, which are natural, probably used to be fine, but now they're rather uneven (some are concrete, but only around half of them).

Walking paths are nearby on a few holes, I mean, every hole, and while they're mostly easy to avoid, disc could go the wrong way after hitting a tree. The park is very busy in general, which isn't a problem, but it there is the possibilities of non-discers on the course. Finally, expect to hear a train at least twice a round.
Other Thoughts: While this isn't a course I would imagine myself coming back to regularly, it's certainly a fun play and has some replayability. New tees would help this course improve the most, as there isn't any more room in the park to expand to and no opportunities for better hole design.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful.

A flat, easy nine.

2-4    1/8/2022   9/2/2020
Review By: Surge5
Played: 131  Reviewed: 130  Exp: 8.7 Years
This review was updated on 3/22/2023
8 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: *EDIT 3/13/21* I was told that holes 1 and 9 have been removed and two new holes have been added to the course (I believe between hole 4 and 5). I will update this review once I play there again.

Well mowed park.

Nice scenery.

Good variety of hole distances.
Cons: Crushed rock tee pads. Not fun to run up on.

Low quality baskets. Expect a spit out on any putt that's mildly off-center. The baskets suck.

Lots of people walking around the park making some throws hazardous.

Very few obstacles.

Basket of 5 was damaged pretty badly.

That darn train.

Not much in the way of difficulty.
Other Thoughts: This is a fun 9 holes, but it's nothing worth driving to. The trains passing through every 10 minutes got really annoying, but when they're gone the trees and river are nice to look at. The course itself... isn't hard, top players should hit birdies on most holes. Even inexperienced players have a chance at hitting par on a few holes unless their putts spit out! The baskets suck. In the end, it's great to have a course here, but don't expect anything amazing.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful.

 Nice Point And Shoot Course Nestled In Between The Train Tracks And The Mighty Missouri River!

1    10/5/2018   10/8/2018
Review By: The Valkyrie Kid
Played: 1561  Reviewed: 1506  Exp: 44.8 Years
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The English Landing Park in Parkville, Missouri is a fairly large park with ballfields, basketball courts, picnic areas, jogging trails and much more. The course starts near the restrooms and plays, I think, five holes out before the final four holes end up near the starting point. The tee pads are a crushed rock material with a semi-octagon shaped border. Each tee pad was puddled today after the previous showers. It was just a minor inconvenience. The small metal signs are good giving you the distance, par and hole #, as well as a colored map. As simple and straightforward as this course is, the map isn't really a necessity. The baskets are the DGA models with the always hard to read numbers.

There is a nice variety of distances here ranging from 198' up to 442'. The course is flat so a few scattered trees provide the only obstacles you'll have to deal with. Basically if you can manage to avoid a tree or two on each hole, you can score well here. There is almost no where to get into trouble on this course. It would have to be quite a gridlock to reach the Missouri.

I can't really pinpoint a signature hole. They're all pretty similar. This course is pretty well set up for beginners and the recreational, recreation player. Probably that's why I liked it so much.
Cons: Crushed rock tee pads puddle after rain.

Not much in the way of challenge here. Just a few trees to harass you.


No signature holes.
Other Thoughts: On one side of the course are the railroad tracks. Three long freight trains passed by just during my 35 minute round.

On the opposite side, the mighty Missouri River quietly flows by like some kind of aquatic, stealth serpent. So large and yet so quiet and peaceful. In my dreams, I could throw my driver across to the other side.

I liked this course a lot. It just kinda jelled with my pathetic game. If I were to rate this course just for my own personal enjoyment, I could give it a 3.0 or maybe even a 3.5. But because someone I know might read this and judge me thusly, I'll tone down my exuberance and reward it a more pedestrian like 2.5.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Short 9 by the Muddy MO

1    4/15/2018   4/18/2018
Review By: Mr. Pole Jangles
Played: 4  Reviewed: 4
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This is a nice quick 9 hole course for folks that live in the area. I wouldn't classify it as destination course, but if you happen to be at the park or in the area it isn't bad. It is kind of neat that it is so close to the Missouri River.
Cons: There is not a lot of imagination to the layout. Each hole is pretty much just straight away from the tee boxes. The tee boxes are not concrete but more of a dirt/pea gravel held in by some wood. I didn't actually hate the tee boxes and think it would be something that could be incorporated to other courses where cost or location would make concrete tees not feasible. The course plays through a park that has lots of joggers so you need to be mindful of other people using the area. It doesn't have any signs to give you distances and there isn't much for benches on the course. In a lot of ways it seems like the course was put in and then people moved on to other things and haven't really tried to enhance it. There are no signature holes.
Other Thoughts: It is close to downtown Parkville which is a pretty cool city with a nice farmers market, some cool looking bars and a decent guitar star as I recall.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 A quick course after lunch...

1    5/17/2014   5/17/2014
Review By: phantom51
Played: 34  Reviewed: 8  Exp: 10 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Very scenic course of the Missouri river. Nice variety of trees that beautify the park, with a mixture of recently planted trees which should come into play in the future. Baskets seem in good shape. Fairways are largely open. I'll agree that this is a good beginner course.
Cons: Not much to offer a novice or more experienced player here. The course is flat, as I believe the only elevation that resembled a hill was on #1 with the slope going up towards the neighboring railroad tracks. The park was in heavy use this Saturday but people mainly kept to themselves. One older couple paused to watch as I was attempting a putt on #6. It looks like a soccer goal was set up near #7. I wonder if that could prevent play when they are out there. Not sure.
Other Thoughts: My wife and I stopped by Parkville for lunch (Stone Canyon Pizza). A walk around the park afterwards made me go back to grab my disc bag when I noticed the first basket. I'm thinking this is a good course to introduce someone to the sport, but wasn't overly impressed. Tee signage is what would improve this course the most. The lack of tee pads isn't vital since the course is so short.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 A tad longer than a pitch and putt

2-4    3/20/2014   3/27/2014
Review By: Chained Evil
Played: 965  Reviewed: 216  Exp: 12.8 Years
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This is a nicely kept park that offers a nice scenic view of the river. There are other amenities here like a playground, restrooms, and a basketball court.
Rounds will play quickly here. This is a park style golf course for sure.
Hole observations:
1-plays L to R
2-straight with trees to shape your shot, my favorite hole here
3-straight with the basket in the open
4-moderate length with young trees upon approach
5-mostly open
6-straight shot with young trees
7-moderate length shot that is straight
8-straight shot
9-wide open shot
Cons: There isn't any signage here and the tees are odd. Some are framed by small boards and the box is very narrow. On one hole they put a cement/tile piece and piled dirt around it??? It was odd for sure.
Some of the nickels are facing the opposite direction of the tee.
Couldn't find 1's tee. Wind will be a factor during your round here as most of the course is out in the open.
A lengthy walk from 4's basket to 5's tee slows the flow down and the walk from 9's basket to your car is rather lengthy as well.
No elevation change.
Other Thoughts: This is a very beginner friendly park style course. Disc loss should be very minimal here. It appears that some trees have been planted on holes 4 and 6 and as they mature it will help to provide a challenge here.
This is a good place for the family to spend the day outside together and enjoy the course or the other amenities that are offered here.
A more experienced player may want to skip this course as it might be too boring. For a newer player to the sport this course is a good place to start and learn the game.
Not a must play course by any stretch of the imagination but its good that entry level courses like this are out there.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful.

 Wife's First Time

1    8/10/2013   8/11/2013
Review By: djpatch28
Played: 23  Reviewed: 5  Exp: 9.7 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Intuitive flow after we figured out the first hole
Good way to test your drive, being so wide open.
Baskets are well maintained.
Nice scenery with people out everywhere
Cons: Tee boxes are in bad shape. Hole #7 even was sloped backwards with gravel and made a run up near impossible
Same old, same old after hole #3
Other Thoughts: Wife played for the first time and seemed to enjoy it. I made sure to let her know this was not a typical course.
Had fun and we were both impressed with how much activity was going on in this park.
Saw a couple playing on our way in and and a pair of guys just started when we finished. So for a Saturday, it was nice and slow.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Flattest Course Ever

2-4    7/20/2018   7/29/2013
Review By: bigreddog
Played: 175  Reviewed: 61  Exp: 11.1 Years
This review was updated on 7/20/2018
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The grass is short and there is no rough, making discs extremely easy to find. 10/10

Navigation 10/10. Tee signs recently installed showing distance. Layout is easy to follow as the course is just five holes one direction and then four back the other way. This does make the flow pretty boring though. Tee signs also help you find your way to the next hole.

Comfort 9/10. There are water fountains along the course, a little bit of shade, and the grass is short. There are a few benches along the trail but they aren't near the holes. With only a 9 hole course it doesn't really matter though.

Course maintenance 8/10. The course was very well mowed and is located in a nice park with were water fountains and restrooms. Some of the gravel tees were a bit eroded.

Some of the smaller trees have grown in nicely making you think a little more about the shot you want to play on a couple holes than you used to, this is something that will only get better as the trees grow more. 5/10
Cons: There is absolutely no elevation change on this course, being in a former riverbed. 0/10

No alternate pin positions. 0/10

Baskets and tees 4/10. Baskets aren't the best but are okay. Tees are bigger than they were the first time I played here, but still gravel and lumpy in spots. I'd recommend teeing from the grass adjacent to the pad.

The holes had a only a little bit of variety in shot paths 3/10. Holes 1 and 3 favor left to right, Hole 6 favors right to left. Most holes are pretty much straight away.

Most holes just have one or two trees as obstacles, so there is not much variety in openness. Holes 1, 2, and 5 are exceptions to this. 3/10

This course will not provide advanced players with any challenge at all, but could help new with learning how to drive and a couple of holes require decent distance to make par for recreational players. 3/10 on challenging all levels

All of the holes are either pretty short or relatively long, with not much in between, but it's not bad 4/10

There are a reasonable number of obstacles present, but they aren't really utilized as well as they could be. The first three holes as well as the fifth are pretty good about this, but after that the course seems to almost intentionally play away from obstacles. 4/10
Other Thoughts: This is a very easy course, even for newer players. This park gets a lot of use basked on the day I was there in the form of volleyball, bicyclists, and ultimate frisbee or soccer. There were a couple of holes where these activities could potentially get in the way. I probably won't make the drive to this course again unless I am passing by on the way to another course and want a warmup.

I played here a couple times about five years ago and rated it a 1.5. As time has gone on many of the trees have grown making the course a little more interesting and tee signs have been installed so I now have it nearly at a 2.5.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Great for practice

5+    6/25/2013   6/25/2013
Review By: oshavy
Played: 10  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 10.8 Years
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Open, great for beginners, good scenery, good place to practice without too many other players on the course. This is my favorite course to go out and practice. I'll throw multiple discs and experiment with new shots without fear of holding up other players or of losing any discs.

All holes are oriented east-west along the river. If you get wind from the south blowing over the river, it can provide a nice crosswind on all holes for added practice in that respect.
Cons: This is a city park with baskets placed sporadically throughout the lot. Most people who are at the park are not there to play DG.
There is no course map and there are no signs on the course.
The tee boxes serve the purpose of telling you where you should stand 5 feet to the side of when you tee off (the tee boxes themselves are 4'x4' gravel spaces that are ineffective with respect to their intended purpose).
There isn't a huge variety between holes.
No real need to shape your shots.
Other Thoughts: As far as courses for beginners or for practicing, this is one of my favorites.

Tee box #1 is located on the NE corner of the basketball court. The flow of holes is pretty logical: walk east until you get to #6 tee box and turn around and come back the way you came.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.


1    5/27/2013   5/27/2013
Review By: Ferrell
Played: 19  Reviewed: 5
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Nice scenery along the river and cool tall trees on the course. Contains mostly wide open shots, great for beginners (no way to lose discs). The layout is pretty easy to follow. Great for a quick practice course.
Cons: Tee boxes are worthless. No maps, signage, bag holders, benches, or elevation change on course. Only 9 holes.
Other Thoughts: The park could totally upgrade the tee boxes and signage and it would really improve the course. They could also add a couple more baskets at the east tail end of the park through the trees and it would add some technical shots.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

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