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5+    9/15/2010   9/16/2010
Review By: giddyup
Played: 9  Reviewed: 6  Exp: 7.4 Years
This review was updated on 1/29/2011
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: This was the course I learned to play disc golf on on and it was great for that because it's a pretty open, not too technical course. There are a lot of big, mature trees scattered all over the course, a pond and a few creeks they make good use of, and a lot of elevation changes. But, again, not super technical. Holes 4 and 9 are the only two where you can't see the basket from the tee box.

Cons: This coarse is very one dimensional and can get a bit boring. Hole layout and basket placement is predictable.

There is a VERY hit-able pond on hole 9. I have now lost 2 discs there. So, maybe I'm just bitter.

There are some spots that they don't mow too often. On hole 5 which is a long par 4 there is a big trench that only gets mowed a time or two per summer, so it gets pretty hairy if you end up out there.
Other Thoughts: Overall, nice little course if you want to get out and play a quick 9 on your lunch break, which I do often.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 A good start

1    4/18/2010   4/18/2010
Review By: dragonhide
Played: 8  Reviewed: 2  Exp: 8.1 Years
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: In a populated place, near a lot of activities- something for everybody!

Nice elevations

Nice map with aerial view- a MUST for first time!

Can buy discs at the store in the community center.

Disc Golf!
Cons: Tee points hard to find, just dirt spots with red spraypaint on the ground.

Hole #1 doesnt have a map/scorecard

Must go inside the community center and ask for a map

Other Thoughts: Be sure to go inside the community center right at hole #1 and ask for a map...

1 of 3 people found this review helpful.


5+    1/2/2010   2/6/2010
Review By: DriveCrusher2
Played: 40  Reviewed: 13  Exp: 9.1 Years
This review was updated on 5/10/2010
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: It's very close to me, I am at the centre a lot and the course has its ups and downs. Very open, especially hole #3, 5 and 9. Like to unleash my drive on holes 3, 5, and 9 because they are long holes. Very good course to play if you are a beginner, open enough so there is a good enough margin for error and there are no woods to go looking for your disc if u throw it in there.
Cons: Dirt tees, muddy when wet, not fun. Navigating is difficult if you dont get a map from inside the rec center. Cages, chains are to thin and spread too far apart for my preference but that is not a big deal. Also not very challenging, but will test your putting. Course is not very technical because it is very open.
Other Thoughts: Finally, Disc Golf in Rolla, can't wait for the Lions Club Course, have helped with some construction and I like the way it looks already.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

I'm out of catchy review titles!

5+    11/15/2009   11/22/2009
Review By: Three Putt
Played: 132  Reviewed: 85  Exp: 22.8 Years
This review was updated on 5/29/2016
8 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The park has a large hillside and a levee for a large pond, and the course uses these elevation changes well. There is one nice uphill shot, and a couple of elevated tees. There is nice use of the pond, a creek, and paved paths to create some OB danger. On the "fun" side there are a few flat-out ace runs and a big open shot where you can let it rip. All in all the course makes good use of what the park has to offer. It makes for a nice recreational course.
Cons: The course is very new, so there is no kiosk with a map and no tee signs. The tee areas are dirt and are marked with poles that have no distance markings. There is a map available in the community center if you think to go inside and look for one.
There are no directional signs to the next hole, and the hike between #1 and #2 is very long. There needs to be a marker there. There also could stand to be a directional sign between #5 and # 6. ***UPDATE - The basket and tee for # 2 have been moved. The new # 2 tee is up against the building around the corner from the tee for # 1. This forces you to backtrack across the footbridge after playing # 1 which is a bit of a flow problem but a major improvement over the original placement of that tee. The new hole # 3 plays from the old # 2 tee to the # 3 basket, which makes the hole longer but takes away the blow-by danger that the old # 2 placement had.*** ***Update 2 - The creek between #1 and #2 has been covered and runs underground, so the flow makes a little more sense there. You don't have to walk back and forth over the same bridge anymore. ***
There are a couple places where there needs to be a footbridge across the creek. You either have to jump in the creek or walk a long way around to get where you need to be. ***UPDATE - Two foot bridges have been installed. *** UPDATE 2 - The creek that ran in front of #1 has been covered and runs underground in a pipe, so there is no footbridge there. The other footbridge was removed by the bloddsucking terrorists that are the local utility company and was not replaced, so you get to hop over the creek again.***
# 4 plays very close to a playground. It is a longish uphill shot, but a dude with a cannon could hit the playground with a hyzer shot. I'd like to see a safety dogleg to force you to the right of the line of trees between the basket and the playground.
The baskets are Discatcher Sports, which are really temp baskets. They don't have the number marked on them, don't catch great and are already rusty.
Most of these things will be addressed and/or improved as funds become available. I'm expecting to change this review several times in the next few months as these things are addressed.
Other Thoughts: The best on this course is saved for last. Hole #9 is a really fun shot where you want to be right to have a look at the basket, but the pond is to your right. If you play it safe and end up left, you get no look at the basket. The basket itself is tucked up between some pine trees, so the placement of your approach is key. It's a nice ending to a nice course.

*** UPDATE - The course is approaching seven years old. Nothing has been done about establishing permanent tees. The fence posts that used to mark the tees have long been pulled up by vandals; the only tee markings are paint and little flags that often are washed out and missing. The baskets are not galvanized and have rusted out. The course looks abandoned even though it gets regular play and hosts a local league. The design of the course is solid and can be fun to play, but this course seriously needs some new baskets and tee signs,

8 of 8 people found this review helpful.

 A good start

5+    10/14/2009   10/15/2009
Review By: beaker
Played: 13  Reviewed: 8  Exp: 13.4 Years
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Every drive is interesting; a good use of the terrain and the trees. Variety of holes forces many different types of approaches. Course flows well and slowly builds up to more challenging holes.
Cons: Still needs tee pads and signage. Temporary tee markers are kind of annoying.
Other Thoughts: Maps are readily available at the Centre front desk.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Great Start in Rolla

2-4    9/6/2009   9/8/2009
Review By: cooktastic
Played: 72  Reviewed: 15  Exp: 9.1 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: A very nice short course. Good variety of uphill/downhill and a few flat land shots. Used the trees, creeks and lake on several holes...maximized the terrain. Really liked the pin placement both on 8 and 9.
Cons: Still signs yet (they are supposed to be up soon) tee-pads (natural not a big deal, but only reds are marked right now)...some pedestrian traffic on a couple of holes (sidewalk runs through the park and comes into play a couple of times).
Other Thoughts: Most of the cons I'm assuming will be addressed with time. Overall, one of the nicer 9 hole courses I've played. I am glad I no longer have to drive an hour and a half just to play a round.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Quick and Fun

5+    9/7/2009   9/8/2009
Review By: odysseus81
Played: 96  Reviewed: 35  Exp: 20.4 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The course flows nicely and makes good use of the varied terrain available. Strong finish to the course. I really enjoyed 7, 8, and 9 to finish up. Great course for any level of player.
Cons: There is very little signage right now and the baskets are temp baskets. Multiple places (1 and 7) where a bridge of some kind would be helpful over the creeks. Not a whole lot of length to the course if you like to air it out.
Other Thoughts: For the land they had to work with, I felt like it was maximized. As the course is developed and more funding becomes available, I can definitely see my rating going up. I am just thrilled to have a course to play at all.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  First round

1    9/2/2009   9/5/2009
Review By: BerJuanDuffer
Played: 2  Reviewed: 1  Exp: 19.4 Years
Pros: Temporary tee markers are now placed. They are intended to mark the back side of a future tee pad. Flags point in the direction of the target (if you hold them out). Maps coming to the Centre in a few days.
Cons: Permanent tee markers and pads are still a few months away. Tee 2 is the most difficult to find if you are not familiar with the course. You must walk around the SE corner of the splash zone and find tee 2 near where the concrete paths meet.
Other Thoughts: Most targets are clearly visible from their tees. Exceptions: Target 4 is up the hill a few hundred feet and to the right about 40 feet. Target 8 is up on the dam.

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