Lee's Summit, MO 
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Seems a nice Legacy

1    4/11/2022   4/28/2022
Review By: knobby325
Played: 307  Reviewed: 221  Exp: 7.8 Years
13 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Large Concrete tees
-Multiple Pin Positions
-Good Signage
-Baskets are good
-Good mix of open/technical
-Good use of elevation and water features in park
-Park upkeep seemed good
-Decent parking
-Two nice 9 hole loops
-Good benches at most tees
Cons: -Single tee positions
-Wind can wreak havoc here
-Looks like it can get busy (was so on a April Monday night)
-There is a practice basket, but it is halfway down the first fairway and behind the #18 basket
Other Thoughts: Legacy Park hosts an excellent DGC in the eastern part of Lee's Summit, MO. The course has many natural features to work with to add interest. The hills are rolling, but not punishing. There are a couple of streams to work around. Use of the foliage works well, sometimes to make shots blind, or just to force some shot shaping. The last couple of holes work along a rocky plain. The mechanics here are excellent - good baskets, signs, decent flow, large tee pads, decent upkeep of the area. I can see where some would call this not "championship" level disc golf, but that doesn't appear to be the aim of this course. It is accessible to many levels, isn't punishing to play. Can't do much about the wind, but a look at second tee positions and a little more "next tee" type signage would help a bit. Otherwise, an excellent course. I really enjoyed my round here and would definitely play again, if in the area.

13 of 13 people found this review helpful.

Onesie Round

1    11/14/2020   2/2/2022
Review By: MBoehner
Played: 17  Reviewed: 14  Exp: 8.2 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Great parkland layout. Solid mix of technical and wide open holes for every skill level. Several longer holes to let a disc fly.
Cons: If the wind is blowing, the course can play very difficult. Exposed bedrock on 17 and 18 can tear up your discs.
Other Thoughts: Very pretty landscape for a course. No interference from other park users.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

The More Chains The Merrier

5+    2/7/2022   9/17/2020
Review By: Surge5
Played: 131  Reviewed: 130  Exp: 8.7 Years
This review was updated on 9/27/2022
15 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: A lot of parking and the first tee is easily visible from the parking lot. The course also makes two pretty good 9-hole loops to the parking lot if you want a shorter round.

Bathrooms near hole 12 and 16.

All DisCatchers (including the practice basket) are still in pretty good condition for being so aged. The yellow is starting to fade, but they still catch a disc well.

The front half has lot of greens that are tough to get into: 1 long left, 3 behind a clump of trees, 5 long, both long pins on 7 and 9 in the cedars. Going long on 1 or 7 will get you stuck in the trees pretty badly.

Several really good holes. 1 has some trees about 300' down the fairway that you have to get underneath to run a birdie, 8 with a 35 foot wide clump of trees to get around, 17 and 18 both with long fairways and then getting into some technical greens.

Excellent mix of fairways. Some tough off the tee, some open, uphill/downhill changes... if I could ask for something more it would be a little more left/right rather than straightaways.

There are now two baskets on every hole! 18 more blue DisCatchers were added to the park September of '22. Makes a welcome addition and now you have even more reason to go around twice!
Cons: Holes 1, 2, and 5 play alongside a city maintenance building which has a fence that can you can shank a shot over. Don't climb the fence (or you might end up with a broken leg), the workers routinely check for discs.

A lot of trees have become overgrown and haven't been cut back (2, 4, 13, 14). This makes some interesting par 3s into frustrating par 3s since lines that used to exist don't exist anymore.

The rock slab fairways on the last 3 holes can really chew up your rims.

When the rough gets rough, it gets really rough. I've spent 30 minutes looking for a disc in 2-foot high rough. Mowing can really be an issue.

The tee signs were updated in October of 2020... and they're somehow worse than the old, outdated ones. The illustrations of tree placements and pin spots are wildly innacurate. Several distances are clearly off by 50-75 feet. And the par 4s... ohhh the par 4s... at a professional level, almost every pin here would be a par 3. Being a city park I believe some should be par 4s, but 4 middle, 5 middle, 8 short, and 14 long (270' par 4 is the ultimate lol) are not, and even 7 and 15 long are on the edge. If you want to see how bad the tee signs are, check out the picture of hole 4's.

Some local yokel found a swimming hole behind 7's basket this summer and now a lot of neighborhood kids get in the way of the fairways on 7, 8, and 9.
Other Thoughts: This is an excellent course in design, not so much in upkeep. The use of the land was done extremely well, and no two holes feel the same. There's a fair amount of birdie opportunity, but some of the back 7 in the woods are a tough par. The level of difficulty at Legacy really depends on the pin placement.

If the overgrowth were taken out and good signs were installed this would be a very different course. But regardless, this is one of the better B-tier courses in the Kansas City area. Didn't realize how blessed I was to have this gem as my home course.

15 of 15 people found this review helpful.

Decent, but nothing exciting

5+    3/15/2021   8/3/2020
Review By: kp_1024
Played: 147  Reviewed: 87  Exp: 10.9 Years
This review was updated on 4/4/2021
12 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Legacy is a really popular course with lots going on in the other parts of the park. It has a mix of open and wooded holes, but even the open holes have some trees on them (usually). There's at least a little elevation on nearly every hole. Upkeep is pretty good, with grass in fairways kept short and small amounts of tall grass left between adjacent fairways.

There are 2-4 pins on every hole, and most of the longer ones are par 4. That being said, the par 4 pins are very easy compared to the par 3, to the point where even intermediate players have a chance at eagle every now and then. On only some of the par 4's is the first shot a placement shot, to try to give yourself a look for a 3; on the others, you're just trying to get as much distance off the tee as possible. I like having some pins labelled as par 4, though it is a little inconsistent how they are labelled.

There's a pretty decent mix of uphill and downhill holes, and no two holes feel identical. Hole 7 is unique because it's up-and-down, so having the right angle on the disc is difficult. Several other holes play slightly downhill, which is fun because it's easier to get some extra distance. Overall, the place isn't super hilly, but the hills were utilized pretty well.

There's a practice basket down the sidewalk from hole 1, and you can play hole 18 to that basket for an added challenge.

Hole 9 ends by the parking lot, so you can easily start on the back nine or quit after half the course. Overall this is a pretty easy course to navigate, and while the course map is a little outdated (only shows around half the pins that exist today), it'll be good enough and you probably won't need it anyway.
Cons: A bunch of holes are just a little underwhelming. Several holes on the front nine, and especially holes 10 and 11, have wide open fairways but some annoying rough to get into. Several shots are also blind because of the shape of the hills, including the upshot to 3's long pin. While that can be an interesting challenge in and of itself, it's not all that fun to play.

Some of the rough can be punishing, though it has gotten better over the years. It's common to see groups looking for discs, especially on 1, 3, or 8. Given that a lot of beginners come here, clearing it up would make this course much better. And for some reason, discs seem to go into the rough more often than they should - unless you're an advanced player or above, be on the lookout.

New tee signs show all pins that are available, with distances and pars, but signs overall are absolute trash. Some labeling of par is pretty ridiculous; holes 3 middle, and 4 middle, and 8 short, and 14 long should all be par 3, and 6 long should be par 4. On the sign of 8 short, it shows a par 4 pin that was taken out and doesn't show the new par 3 pin. It's around 330 feet, not 410. The maps might as well not exist. Finally, the distances are super inaccurate, sometimes by as much as 50 feet.

A lot of the trees are pretty short, which means intermediate to advanced players can just throw over them. Other holes have trees placed almost right in front of the tee, depending on pin placement. It makes some holes pretty boring, while offering no line for beginners. The worst offenders here are holes 2, 6, and 16. However, they have grown significantly from when the pictures were taken (especially holes 2, 9, and 17). Some of these trees are rather thorny and are annoying to look for discs around, even sometimes in the middle of the fairway.

A sidewalk winds its way through the back nine. The course usually stays clear of it, but there are left routes on holes 1 and 13 that take you right over the path. Watch for people first.
Other Thoughts: This place is windy constantly. It adds to the challenge, but for some reason, it feels like every hole is a headwind.

A couple of places, mainly around the tee of 1 and a few pins on the back nine, get soggy constantly. It's not bad enough to be a con, but if you're hearing some squishes at the start, don't turn around and leave.

Unfortunately, the city has had a hard time embracing Disc Golf. There's never any tournaments here (though there are sometimes leagues), and the local club has a hard time doing anything for the course. This is probably why it took so long to get new tee signs. At least the mowing is decent. There's also some land behind holes 3, 4, and 7 that's more wooded than the back nine and would make for some great holes. I think it's theoretically possible to get a championship level course here, but it's probably not going to happen anytime soon.

This is a fun course, but there's really nothing to rave about. If you just want a casual round with some decent distance but without ultra-long holes, this is a good place to stop. But there's really nothing that stands out to make this course deserve a high rating. Maybe that's me getting bored after playing it over dozens times, and maybe a lot of the holes here don't offer significant challenge.

12 of 12 people found this review helpful.

 Howling Legacy

1    4/13/2018   4/13/2018
Review By: Upshawt1979
Played: 523  Reviewed: 415  Exp: 19.9 Years
8 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Legacy Park of Lee's Summit brings together a great disc golf space and a good design that has been well equipped. The grounds are clean and nicely groomed.
Grassy hills with a smattering of medium sized trees that have tangles of branches waiting to suck in any throws that come too near. A creek winds through some of the back nine.

The tees have good signs, that are mapped out with pin locations and distance. Good benches at each tee as well. Concrete tees are sizable, and the baskets are good. The layout circles back to the parking lot after 9 holes, allowing you to stop by your vehicle mid-round, or play half the course easily.

The first hole is a long one, and has many pin locations. I saw 3 sleeves in addition to the one being used. The slope is a little downhill, and trees come into play as you near the basket. I like a course with a good first hole, and this one represents the feel of the park well. Hole 2 has a good bit of fairway that is slightly uphill, and mature trees nearer to the basket. 3 is where the hills show themselves more prominently. it is downhill, and the pin is behind a thick cluster of thorny trees. 4 plays up that hill with two lines created by gaps in a wall of brush in front of the pins. The long pin on hole 7 was in an interesting spot amongst several trees on the side of the hill. My second shot landed close to the pin, under a particularly large tree that might be dead. I threw a short but difficult shot out from under it, feeling nervous that it might fall over on top of me as I listened to it squeaking and swaying in the wind.

The lines on the back 9 are a little more consistently challenging, with bigger hills, more trees and water in play. I really liked hole 12, an elevated tee that looks over a nice avenue to the basket at the bottom of the hill with big old trees on each side. 14 may be the best hole in my opinion. Downhill, with big trees to keep the line tight, and the basket near the creek at the bottom. Hole 17 is long, and the basket is close to a slope that is backed by the creek at the bottom, waiting to catch overshot and rolling discs.
Cons: The walking path is near the first fairway. Right around the first tee the grass was really wet and sloppy. Also patches of muddy grass on the third fairway, but the rest of the course was dry. Watch out for the locust trees that have sharp thorns all over the limbs.

The wind was gale force. I was the only player on the course, because conditions were nearly impossible. Nailed the perfect drive on hole two, but the birdie putt bounced off the chains. I had a few good throws, but there were a lot of discs driven into the ground by the sustained gusts, flipped by the wind, pushed off course, and the short game was UGLY.

I wouldn't mind a few more signs pointing the way in between holes. I did have to stop and check the map a couple of times. Layout is fairly logical, but help would be nice in a few spots.
Other Thoughts: Legacy Park is really good. I wish I was there on a nicer day, but glad I went to check it out still. The park is really nice, clean, and the design does a great job making the most of the terrain. Totally worth checking out if you are working your way around B tier courses in the KC area.

It is pretty lengthy, but the long positions are marked with fair pars, making a lot of par 4's if long pins are used. I was way over par, since the wind prematurely knocked down three quarters of what I put up, and my short throws frequently sailed past the target I was aiming for. In good conditions being at or near par shouldn't be too unlikely, but distance and accuracy need to be on point. Kind of reminded me of the Dam Course in Jefferson City, turned down a half a step.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful.

 Honey Locust Trees and a Secret Waterfall

2-4    7/30/2017   8/2/2017
Review By: tbonesocrul
Played: 161  Reviewed: 18
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - Concrete Tees and signs at each hole (though Confusing)
- Multiple Pin Locations
- Bag holders at each tee
- Frequent benches on course
- Course Map by parking lot
- Practice Basket
- Permanent Bathrooms
- Playground and Shelter near parking lot
- land is dedicated to disc golf so not too much worry of random people wandering onto fairways
- no significant brush to lose discs in
- moderate use of elevation and trees to shape fairways

Cons: - Tee signs appear outdated, most holes appeared to have 4 pin locations, but signs occasionally only showed two and no way to indicate which location it is in.
- Lots of trees with massive thorns (Honey Locust I believe)
- Fairway grass was kinda long so not great for rollers or skips
- I found navigation to be confusing, if you take a picture of the course map you can easily figure it out.
Other Thoughts: I've played this course in the early spring and in the middle of summer. The course is definitely plays differently in the summer once all of the greenery has grown in. Additionally I played this course a few days after large rainstorms and flooding hit the area and didn't have any problem with mud.

I thought the design of the course was decent but some of that depends on the hole placements when you play it. Trees were used to limit routes and force different shots, however I found that many of the trees seemed younger/smaller and it was really easy to just hyzer your way around them. As these trees grow taller however that will help limit these routes and force more technical shots.
This course is designed for RHBH, I threw only 1 forehand on the course. Some holes played up or down elevation but it just seemed like they used it to extend or shorten holes. You never really played on the side of the hill or had to worry about a putt rolling away from a basket.

As we approached 7s tee pad a husband and wife came from the field to the east soaked head to toe. The wife excitedly told us of a secret waterfall somewhere to the east. The husband was not happy that his wife revealed the existence of a nearby secret waterfall. Come hurry and play this park before the secrets of the waterfall are revealed to all!

The biggest improvements I would appreciate on this course would be improvements to the navigation. Marking on the tee signs the direction to the next tee would be appreciated. Also maybe updating the signs and indicating current tee placement.

Overall this was a very fun course. My family of complete novices were able to enjoy themselves because the rough wasn't too punishing at any point.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful.

 Best Course I've Played Yet!

2-4    9/13/2015   9/30/2015
Review By: BigRedRocker
Played: 13  Reviewed: 8  Exp: 7.8 Years
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Very well designed, full 18 hole course.
Concrete Tee-pads!
2 different pin placement option that actually gets changed now and again.
Good variety of long and short holes.
Benches/trash cans next to all the Tee-pads
Cons: Not everything is mowed short. It's relatively easy to overlook a disc in the taller grass.
Hawthorn trees (thorns) EVERYWHERE
Poison ivy occasionally in the brush if you throw a disc too far.
Other Thoughts: This is by far the best and most actively maintained course I've played, but it is also fairly busy. There was a ton of planning and work that went into designing this course, very well done.
I HIGHLY recommend a play through!

4 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 change of pace

2-4    9/20/2015   9/22/2015
Review By: air show
Played: 218  Reviewed: 27  Exp: 23.3 Years
8 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - Concrete tee pads, Discatchers, imformative signs.
- benches, trashcans, and bag holders
- Elevation changes and rolling hills.
- front more open, back technical
- Manicured fairways with thick rough during growing season
- Hole 9 by parking lot for intermission.
- plenty of bomber holes
- clean park with friendly people
- Easy to navigate.
Cons: - park can become busy during prime throwing hours.
- Large shelter by parking lot can result in crowds of people and curious park goers.
- front 9 plays around the parks dept. maintenance shop and becomes aesthetically hectic.
- many blind baskets result in walking fairways in search of target
- Concrete walking path boundarys some fairways so take care.

Other Thoughts: Enjoy throwing this park when not crowded. My biggest con of this course is the number of blind baskets. Being able to see my disc flying toward the target is a wonderful thing. Holes 10 and 11 are my favorite - when course is not busy one can empty the bag going both ways then do it all over again. I throw this course as a change of pace from all the other great courses KC has to offer.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful.

 LSMO's Finest (By Way of Being the Only)

5+    8/15/2015   8/25/2015
Review By: SirDreward
Played: 35  Reviewed: 23  Exp: 13.7 Years
2 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: 1 - Nice park benches and trash cans galore!
2 - Well laid out and marked.
3 - Area of the park the course is in is dedicated to the course.
Cons: 1 - Can get really busy.
2 - Some pretty deep rough that can eat a disc with ease.
3 - No lost disc return.
Other Thoughts: Generally me and my disc golfing buddies consider the front ten the open part of the course, that on a windy day can be a real bear, and the back eight the technical part of the course. The place in the park the course is in is definitely not prime real estate! Also watch out for the locust trees!

2 of 5 people found this review helpful.

Fun little gem in Lee's Summit!

5+    9/18/2013   9/18/2013
Review By: jjw4ucm
Played: 37  Reviewed: 30  Exp: 9.8 Years
This review was updated on 10/12/2022
11 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: UPDATE (09/30/2022): Course was in great shape for my return visit. Trash was very minimal, grass was well mowed, and the new pin positions have kept the course fun without being frustrating. The "creature comforts" (benches, trash cans, etc) are amazing here and really add to the experience. Continued thoughtful updates will keep this a great place to play for the long haul. Original review (from 2013!) follows:

Grass is always mowed, and trash is generally well taken care of.

Benches, concrete tees, and clear, unmarked signs at every hole with bag hangers.

Good range of shots; the first 11 holes are generally fairly open, then 12-18 take you through the woods.

Natural obstacles are used very well. For a beginner, it is challenging but I've never felt overwhelmed or frustrated from playing here. There is a small creek that comes into play on a couple of holes on the back 9 that adds a nice touch.

Everything in good condition, including baskets, tees, grass, etc...also (obviously), the course is in a very nice neighborhood, so no worries there.

Course is fairly long and is laid out very nicely. An excellent way to unwind and relax after a long day at work and enjoy the park.

While part of the course butts up against Colbern Road, the road noise isn't excessive by any means.

As I've played more courses, I'm really coming to appreciate how the fairways don't cross each other and are spaced very nicely. Even though the back 9 is a bit closer, it still doesn't feel encumbered at all. The room is nice and makes this course flow exceptionally well.

UPDATE (2/9): Course has been nicely maintained over winter. I believe 5 is now the only hole that doesn't have multiple pin positions. 9 now has a sharp left dogleg into the trees, 10 and 11 have alternate shorter positions, and 14 now plays over a small creekbed. All excellent changes that really keep the course fresh and are well thought out! Great job Lee's Summit.

EDIT (9/4/14): 5 now also has an additional pin position, farther back. While there are still no alternate tee pads, the city does move the baskets fairly often and many of the alternates do change the par of the hole, which is always good in my opinion.

The terrain variety here is excellent, in my opinion. You have some long hills and wide-open shots, plenty of technical woods, and even some rocky areas on 16-18, which forces you to think about what the disc is going to do when it lands.

The fairways are generally very well maintained, and as stated before, the safe neighborhood is really nice to be in. Trash has been very well under control the last few months.

EDIT (1/30/16): The city has planted multiple trees and appears to be taking great care of this course. The long, tall grass has been mowed down and the underbrush cleared in many spots. Much better to play now.
Cons: UPDATE (9/30/2022): Minor nit, but the signage really doesn't do a great job showing the expanded pin locations. It's weird because they were pretty good when it was only 1-2 positions per hole, but there are now 3-4 on many holes, and pins C-D are usually not marked all that well. It'll get you "close" most of the time, but if you haven't played here a lot, it won't be apparent right away at times. Original review follows:

This course can get very crowded -- I know this isn't a fault of the course at all, but I've rarely played here where there haven't been several other groups playing as well. Be prepared to wait a lot or get played through.

There is a large maintenance complex right next to holes 1, 2, and 5 with a very high fence, and if you're not careful, an errant drive can easily end up in there. You're technically not allowed to climb the fence to retrieve your disc, so they give you a number to call.

Wear long socks! There's a fair amount of burrs out here and they can get tangled on you if you're not careful.

I'm getting nit-picky here, but there are two large shelters near holes 10-12, and on occasion I've seen partygoers wander into the fairways when there's events. They're usually pretty good about moving, but just be careful so you don't bean some kid in the head with your driver.

EDIT (9/4/14): I've been playing here for over a year now and this is still one of my favorite courses. However, the city does NOT do a great job keeping the rough and brush under control. It can get up over your knees before they finally come and trim it back a bit.

EDIT (1/30/16): It appears LSPR came out this month and REALLY cleaned up the weeds and underbrush. Course is a much better play now!
Other Thoughts: UPDATE (9/30/2022): I started playing DG on this course almost ten years ago, and it was my home course for over six years until I left the KC area entirely. I had to come back to visit for family reasons, and had time to play exactly one course...this is the one I picked. Sure, there are objectively "better" courses closer to the airport or other attractions. But aside from the emotional connection I have to it, man this course is still an extremely fun play. It didn't disappoint whatsoever, and it was great to see it so well cared for and in excellent shape. Looks like it will be an amazing course for years to come. Next time I visit, I hope to have more time to play others too, but if not, it'd be extremely tempting to come back to the old reliable. Original review follows:

If you're in the KC metro, this course is on the far southeast edge of town. It's a very suburban, quiet setting, and the most noise you'll ever hear is a kids soccer game at the nearby fields. That's a pro for me, but I chalk that up to personal preference, so your mileage may vary.

I absolutely love this course! I'm so glad it's close by and play as often as I can. There are tons of amenities here and the holes can be challenging, but not overwhelming, for beginners.

The 9th hole dumps you right by the parking lot, so if you're running short on time or need to grab something out of your car, it's super easy.

This is one of my favorite courses, but the lack of trimming the rough has gotten ridiculous this summer it seems like. 6-9 are particularly bad about this -- the fairways are pretty tight, especially on 8, and it doesn't take far into the rough for your disc to dig down and hide. Almost every time I've played lately I've seen people searching in that stupid huge patch of weeds to the left of 4/6, and 7 plays over a hill, which forces you to shoot blind in between two huge fields of weeds. The city really needs to watch this a little closer, as several of these holes are challenging already without the added danger of losing a disc in the middle of a field. (EDIT 1/30/16) This appears to be under much better control now.

While the scenery isn't near, say, Water Works Park, it's still pretty and makes best use of what the designer had to work with. I enjoy the rolling hills and trees. Definitely recommend if you're in the area!

11 of 11 people found this review helpful.

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