Oak Grove, KY 
War Memorial Park Share
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3 / 204ft. Par / Distance:
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Nice Course - Has It's Pro's & Con's

2-4    10/25/2016   10/25/2016
Review By: SuperDave1981
Played: 14  Reviewed: 11  Exp: 1.8 Years
This review was updated on 11/27/2016
Pros: In my opinion, the most appealing aspect of this course is what the park has to offer. There is a nice playground, restrooms, and a very nice walking path that circles the property. The whole family could come and have something to do while you play your round. Overall, the course is very well maintained, which makes it nearly impossible to lose a disc. Each hole has a concrete tee pad with signage that is very easy to interpret. The course offers a variety of throw types and has a moderate number of trees to add to the challenge. It's also relatively flat, which makes navigating the course nice and easy. The Innova Disc catchers are in really good shape and there's even a practice pin located near the entrance.
Cons: Playing the course for the first time might be a little difficult because much of the course is wide open with quite a few pins visible from one location. Each cage has the hole number written on it, but it may be difficult to read from a distance. The course has a nice flow to it, but it would be much easier to navigate if each pin had a sign that pointed to the next hole or if there was a course map to reference. Being that the course is wide open, many of holes are in close proximity to other holes. Throwing onto the fairway of another hole could easily interrupt the play for another group. As previously mentioned, the course is fairly flat, but adding benches in strategic locations would be nice in the event that you have to wait for another group to finish their hole. We played in a group of 4 and let three different groups play through during our round. The only other con that I could think of were the number of other park visitors that might interfere with the game play. Many holes are in very close proximity to the walking path that circles the park. We had to pause when one group walked past, then another group came behind them, and another behind them! This added a lot of time to the hole we were playing.
Other Thoughts: I know it seems like there are more con's than pro's to this course, but overall - I really enjoyed playing this one and look forward to coming back and playing it again when I'm in town! I scouted out Airport Park, which is in close proximity to this one - and War Memorial appears to be leaps and bounds better than that one.

My most played course.

5+    7/13/2016   8/14/2016
Review By: GMcAtee
Played: 414  Reviewed: 56  Exp: 8.8 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Well-maintained park with 18 well designed holes. It's short, technical, and can be played quickly. Even though it is short, it's still challenging. There are some unique holes on this course, including the double mando hole 5. Not an easy shot. But, it feels good when you deuce it.

It's a very fun course that will keep you coming back. Mostly flat for an easy walk. A very popular course for families.
Cons: Not many cons to this course. May not be much of a challenge for advanced players.
This course can get very busy and have a lot of walkers on the walking trail.
Other Thoughts: Take time to check out the war memorials along the walking path and brush up on your history!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Safe for first-timers

5+    7/12/2015   8/4/2015
Review By: Miloki
Played: 15  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 6.7 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
-Clean, landscaped and manicured. What a disc golf course should look like
-Trash cans, benches and beautiful park scenery everywhere
-You can see the pin from the tee on practically every hole
-Great course for first timers, children, anyone who thinks "I cannot play disc golf"; they wont get easy pars or anything, but the course isnt discouraging
-Its pretty easy
-Hole 17 is a good place to lose discs, but only if you are careless
Other Thoughts:
-I have played it more than 15x...the trees change throughout 18 holes, but the line really doesn't vary much. If you can drive 275' you will smoke several holes that have no challenge but length, and If you can chuck a mild anhyzer RHBH you are golden.
-Play this course if you are in the area. No better course within a couple hours in my opinion

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Pitch and Putt

5+    5/21/2013   5/24/2013
Review By: dad_of_dg_junkies
Played: 48  Reviewed: 22  Exp: 5.6 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This is a VERY nice park. The park is a memorial to our military and pays tribute to all the wars that the USA has been in. You will seee the maint. guys around the park most of the the time. The course itself has a nice layout. I would call this course lightly to moderately wooded. If you miss your line on this course, the problem WILL be the trees. The course is set up as a par 54 and plays very true to par. Most of the holes can be birdied with a well placed drive, but a bogey can be made on any missed line. This course will require you to work the disc. There are several holes that will require a fade,while there are a couple of big turn holes as well. There are 2 mando's on this course. Hole 5 has a double mando. There you are forced to throw the disc between 2 trees. When you first look at that mando, it doesn't seem to be much of a problem, but it is amazing how many times I miss that mando. Hole 8 also has a mando that requires a nice turn to a guarded basket. Holes 9 and 17 are the signature holes for me on this course. Both are very short and tight-lined holes. I can't find the correct line yet on 9, and I don't ever seem to be able to hit the very small window on 17. Holes 2 and 18 are really the only holes on the course that will allow you to really throw the disc. This is a perfect course for those trying to learn how to 'work' the disc in one direction or the other. The course has good signs and the tee pad are in good shape.
Cons: You can have some trouble with those walking around the course. They don't understand disc golf and can remain in the way and they don't even know it. The only thing that I don't like about the course are the short tee pads.
Other Thoughts: I really didn't like this course the first time I played it, but the more I play it, the more it like it. I have grown to love this course. No it won't rival the great courses of the world, but it is a nice little course to play for a quick round. There is some "Evil Genius" in this course. You can shot a great number here one day and the next day be 5-7 shots worse. You got to love a layout like that. Very Nice Short Course. The course is MUCH greener than the pictures on this site show.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

  Great for getting wet behind the Ears!

5+    9/15/2012   2/16/2013
Review By: Stemplejg
Played: 17  Reviewed: 1  Exp: 5.8 Years
Pros: Good to learn on, it's not very long, it's open every day. It's never really crowded. Great area just off the course to practice drives, and they also have a practice basket.
Cons: Course could have been made more of a challenge, with the space. Bathrooms are closed during the winter, people can be rude when they don't understand what disc golf is and or the people that think the course is just a normal park.
Other Thoughts: For someone just getting started it's a great course. Just enough trees, and mando's to give a person with less then a year of play time a challenge.


5+    11/22/2012   11/27/2012
Review By: DG addict24
Played: 28  Reviewed: 17  Exp: 6.3 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: War Memorial park is a really nice park altogether. The teeboxes with every war America has been involved in is pretty cool. The course requires most of the shots, I threw hyzers, anhyzers, a roller, and forehands while I was playing. There aren't "a lot" of trees, but they're well placed and make for some tough drives. The mando on #5 is difficult and I think helps out with the hole. I'm usually not a fan of mandos but these weren't bad and i actually enjoyed them. They had good tee signs, pads, and the baskets were in good shape.
Cons: Not a very good mix up of holes. I think there should be a few open holes on a course and this one only had one. Some of the holes got repetitive and it seems like you're playing hole 1 a few times. Also a problem with finding the next tee. The toughest one is from 3 to 4. If you finish 4 just walk straight and a little right and you'll find the teepad.
Other Thoughts: Overall this is a pretty good course. With a few next tee signs I would have given this a 3.5. Other than that a good job was done with the property and what was had to work this. I gave this the same rating as North Drive, just 20 minutes away from it, but it's really better. North Drive is like a 2.8 and this is more like a 3.2. I wish I could give it a 3.5 but I just can't.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 solid course

5+    12/10/2011   9/3/2012
Review By: Andrew_Wilson
Played: 3  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 7.2 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This is a nice well kept and clean course. It uses everything that the area has to offer making you throw accurate shots because of the trees. Concrete tee pads and tee signs are also great
Cons: The course just doesn't have that much challenge other than the tight shots on some of the holes it just has a bunch of short to Med length holes nothing good and long and it doesn't force you to use a bunch of shots you could stick with just backhanding the whole game if wanted
Other Thoughts: Even though it doesn't challenge it still is a great course very clean and that's a great thing. This is a great beginners course

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 At War with the Wind

2-4    2/22/2012   2/22/2012
Review By: DSCJNKY
Played: 480  Reviewed: 131  Exp: 16.4 Years
6 Helpful / 0 Not
- Great Shot Design. Almost all of the holes used trees perfectly in order to force particular types of shots. Some of the holes had multiple options, but it was clear that certain shots were desired by the designer. Turnover... flick... hyzer... s-turn... etc.
- You have to Throw Shots. For an open course with reachable pins, you really have to throw shot to get birds. Nothing is freely given.
- Ends Strong. I value courses that finish on a strong hole, rather than a "let's just get back to the car" hole. Hole 18 was fantastic: 350 peninsula hole surrounded by OB with a fair gap and aesthetically pleasing look. Way to go!
- Close to the Border. I was at a conference in Nasheville and had a half day break. Because this course was so close to the Tennessee border, I was able to bag a new state and play a decently fun course. If the course had been further north, I might not have been tempted to make the trip. (State #18 for me).
- I don't really know that there were any cons. The course had decent tee-pads, great tee-signs, great baskets, decent flow, a real nice mix of shot requirements, etc... The only real con would be that it isn't really "championship" level - but, not all course need to be.
Other Thoughts:
- Overall. I played War Memorial twice. It wasn't that I had so much fun that I had to play it again... Actually, quite the opposite. I was kinda ho-hum about it. But I had time to kill, so I went for a second loop. Upon playing the course a second time, I began to see the little intricacies that actually make the course pretty decent. Even though the course is wide-open, the holes require you to throw good shots to get birdies. Plus, the wind will test you.
- My Score: the first round I shot a miserable -2. The second round I shot a -10 with a bogey and missed birdie putt.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful.

 Great Course!

2-4    12/25/2011   12/25/2011
Review By: hoyle7780
Played: 16  Reviewed: 16  Exp: 25.9 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Located close to interstate
Very well maintained
Nice Tee Signs
Concrete Tee's
Nice flow
Not very crowded
Good parking
Nice area

Played this course a few times while in town & was very impressed, My 10 yr old son & I had a blast. Short enough a newer player won't get frustrated, challenging anough a aqdvanced player will not get bored.
Course also has street level lights placed throughout the course allowing for night play (SWEET!)
Cons: Some holes can be a little confusing the first time around on wich basket to throw @ but nothing a semi-intelligent person couldnt figure out.
Some holes might interfere with others that are in play if the course is a little crowded.
Other Thoughts: Great course. Reccomend stopping & checking this one out.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Enjoyable Round

1    2/23/2011   3/6/2011
Review By: Pizza God
Played: 405  Reviewed: 213  Exp: 29.8 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Very well marked and there is a map on this web site.

Tee pads for every hole.

Very nice well kept wooded area.

Good use of the trees.
Cons: A Mando is not a good course design.

The course may be a little short for the good players.

Other Thoughts: I really enjoyed playing this course and will play it again next time I am in the area.

My favorite hole was #2, yes I got the birdie with a very nice roller that landed under the basket.

Make sure you read the map going from #3 to #4, that was the only hole I even needed a map to find the tee box.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

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