Arnold, MO 
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 Warm up Course

2-4    12/31/2011   12/31/2011
Review By: Corack
Played: 96  Reviewed: 5  Exp: 6.3 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Its a good beginner course in my opinion. Fairly easy to see bright orange baskets. The first few holes let you get warmed up in the open and work on distance while the back side forces you to work on more control over distance.
Cons: It has been a little muddy on the wood holes a few times I played. Hard to find the first time you look for it unless your familiar with the park. Could use a few signs directing from the park entrance.
Other Thoughts: As a pretty new player I like to take my friends there to introduce them to the game. Its convinent for where they live and gives them space to try out the game. It is not challenging for more experienced players, but then that is why we go to different courses for different levels of play

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 fairly nice little course

2-4    11/19/2011   11/21/2011
Review By: wildcat5415
Played: 26  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 6.3 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: baskets in great shape, easily seen with the orange paint. pro and amateur tees. never seen it very busy/ usually no waiting. hard to lose a disc. practice tee at parking lot. bathroom/pic-nic areas at parking lot
Cons: couple of big hidden holes in open fairway, old road running thru front 4 holes will scratch and ding up your disc pretty good if you hit it.
Other Thoughts: not a bad little 9 holer, good practice course. can only really air it out of a couple holes. finesse shots thru woods can give you easy birdies on a few in the woods. all in all, i like playing this course

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  Skip it

1    10/1/2011   10/1/2011
Review By: Buckstlkr1
Played: 15  Reviewed: 1  Exp: 10.1 Years
Pros: The pros....well the baskets were easy to see. Oh ya easy to get a bird and you won't loose a disc.
Cons: This course is very short. The first four were somewhat ok for distance. But there was no technique needed, if you kinda throw straight and can make a putt you get the birdie. The wood are crazy short, with little challenge. Doesn't seem very imaginative coure design. Signage has been destroyed by vandals, along with basket 4.
Other Thoughts: Save your gas money go to JB or Festus you'll have a better time.

 It's a disc golf course...

5+    5/21/2011   7/16/2011
Review By: stubborn puppet
Played: 48  Reviewed: 27  Exp: 6.8 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: It's tough to find positive things to say about this course, but there are a few.
The baskets are in fantastic shape and the bright orange top rings are very easy to spot.
The course has a practice basket right next to the parking lot and the lake for you to warm up on (but it's always been a bog of standing water when I've been).
Holes 2 and 3 give you a good chance to throw a decent length drive with nothing much in the way and no real elevation changes so you can certainly use it as an opportunity to practice some basics and keeping your discs flat and straight.
Holes 4 through 9 are really short and provide an opportunity to attempt some nice long putter/ace throws with a fair amount of obstacles. Hole 3 has a huge fallen tree right in front of the basket that I can't tell whether it is on purpose or incidental, but I like it.
The grounds are nicely manicured where applicable and there is really no way you'll be losing a disc here.
Cons: Well, there honestly isn't much to the course. The property is flat and there isn't much in the way of creativity. Each basket has been cemented into the ground and there are no alternate positions.
The natural tees are becoming a bit worn and the tee off for 1 is a little hard to deal with being half on/off a walking path.
The 5th through 9th holes are all ridiculously short and each one seems very much just like the other - in the marsh with some thin trees, and a short hyzer/anhyzer to the open basket... the same distance as the last.
The really big problem here is water. Those short 'woodsy' holes 5 - 9 are all below flood stage and, of the 5 times I've been by to play (a friend lives in the neighborhood), were under a foot of water and were being patrolled by angry ducks. Completely unusable.
Other Thoughts:
I suppose that this course could be improved by expanding the space a little to get 5 of the 9 holes into the open area and give more room for some variety on the last section. I don't think anything can really be done with the available space to get the course out of the flood plain... so that is what it is.
Wasn't bad for practice, but it just isn't much of a game playing Arnold City Park.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Fun. Not Challenging.

1    1/2/2011   1/5/2011
Review By: chains314
Played: 18  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 9.1 Years
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: - I found this course to be a great warmup course.
- You will not leave this course angry at yourself as below par is very easy to achieve.
Cons: The course is tightly packed inside of a looped walking trail so watch for people and dogs. Out of the nine holes you will find only a repetitive set of short fairway shots and a repetitive set of short wooded shots. No restroom.
Other Thoughts: It's only a few miles from Jefferson Barracks and West City. If you can, just drive a little further to those much better courses.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Half n half

1    9/4/2010   9/24/2010
Review By: mashnut
Played: 828  Reviewed: 775  Exp: 15.7 Years
4 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: The first half of the course plays through an open grassy area. It is nicely mowed with a couple trees as obstacles and some brushy rough on one side of a couple holes. The second half of the course is much shorter and more technical through a small wooded area. There is enough brush to really punish an errant shot, but not enough that it eats discs. There are two tees on each hole that are pretty easy to find and follow, and nice orange baskets that are very visible. The dual tees change up the length quite a bit on the open holes, and offer different lines through the woods.
Cons: The open part of the course is pretty boring. The shots are all straight and about the same length with no real obstacles. The wooded section feels a bit repetitive too, with straight short shots through lots of small trees. This section of the course also feels a little unfinished, with lots of pinball trees and brushy areas on fairways, along with some stumps and dead branches to trip you up. The tees are natural and not in great shape, and the basic signage was vandalized and broken. The open holes play along an abandoned road, no safety issues but you can scuff up your plastic if you're not careful.
Other Thoughts: The course has potential, especially through the wooded section, but it doesn't quite feel finished. Better tees and upgraded signage would go a long way toward making it feel like a real course. Beginners will find the open holes a little long, and the wooded holes pretty punitive for a less accurate player. More experienced throwers won't find much challenge or variety here. This isn't one to go out of your way for, but it's a pretty park and not a bad place for a quick stop if you're passing by.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful.


2-4    3/23/2010   3/23/2010
Review By: wilksonjames
Played: 1  Reviewed: 1
0 Helpful / 11 Not
Pros: Trickey course for first timers. Best course to work on you short drives and learn to ping aces. Best golf course in arounld now dont haave to drive 14 miles to west city can drive 2 miles to this course well done
Other Thoughts: need tee pads and to have tournment here

0 of 11 people found this review helpful.


5+    12/3/2009   12/10/2009
Review By: discdork
Played: 11  Reviewed: 11  Exp: 15.4 Years
1 Helpful / 7 Not
Pros: fun 9 hole course , great orange baskets, lots of ace runs (almost every hole)
Cons: no signs or teepads yet, retains water
Other Thoughts: new course will be wonderful once it gets teepads and signs , ARNOLD POLICE are not very nice watch your speed while in arnold , great course for the land that was allowed to be used, great first course design for adrian!!!!

1 of 8 people found this review helpful.

 lot of ace opportunities

1    12/4/2009   12/5/2009
Review By: dajuicej
Played: 60  Reviewed: 11  Exp: 37.5 Years
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: new course
new baskets
good course for a quick round of disc
dual tees
a lot of hole in one opportunities
Cons: no signage, tee boxes are marked by blocks in the ground. the flags marking their locations are disapearing.
not particularly challenging but fun
prone to flooding, holds water, so muddy
Other Thoughts: course still needs work, at least tee signage, concrete tee pads would be nice given the sloppy tee conditions.
i'll play the course again if i`m down that way but i doubt i`d make a special trip to play it again.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Short Flat Course

1    11/22/2009   11/22/2009
Review By: jmoslander
Played: 4  Reviewed: 4
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This is a brand new course.

Great signage from the drive all the way to the first tee.

Directions on how to play next to the parking lot make it easy for new comers to learn how to play.

2 tee boxes give you multiple options; Especially on hole 6. It gives you two completely different feels to the hole.

Brand new baskets are easy to see.
Cons: Not much variety in the holes. The first 4 holes are almost all straight shots with no obstacles. There is not much variation on these holes.

The final 5 holes all have the same feel to them. They are in a wooded area, but almost all of the holes are straight shots without variation.

Its the fall so the underbrush and small vegetation was not a problem, but in the spring and summer this could be a real issue.

The tee boxes are only marked by small orange and blue flags. Hopefully, in the future some more permanent signs and tee boxes will come to this course.

This area is prone to flooding, so this course might be unplayable during the spring and summer months.

The last 5 holes on the course were all unplayable on today 11/22/09, due to being to wet. Hopefully some drainage will be installed to solve this problem.
Other Thoughts: With a little work this could be a great 9 hole course. Better tee boxes and signage, and some general maintenance will could put this course up there with Watson Trails in my book. Better pin placement, could make this course more of a challenge for experience players. Great for anyone just starting out to get their confidence up early.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

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