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Little Apple

2-4    5/7/2017   5/8/2017
Review By: air show
Played: 137  Reviewed: 27  Exp: 17.8 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: + Large course map before tee one.
+ Tee signage is first rate. Very informative with routes and footage.
+ Multiple pin placements on most all holes.
+ Practice basket by parking lot.
+ Ample parking if course is busy.
+ Discatcher baskets are in great shape.
+ Large concrete tee pads are some of the best I have ever thrown from. Level with the ground and a finish made for throwing disc golf.
+ Ample trash cans scattered around course.
+ Benches on about every other hole.
+ Beautifully maintained turf.
+ Front nine is some what technical with a few very fun wooded holes.
+ Back nine let's you air it out amongst many majestic beautiful trees.
+ After hole 10 a short walk to parking lot to grab goodies if need be.
+ On back nine roadways encompass course making for challenging O.B.
+ Enough bomber holes to keep the big arms happy.
+ Hole 13 on long placement is a great challenging island hole.
Cons: - Course plays along and over roadways a few times so take care.
- Can become somewhat busy during prime throwing hours.
- During warm seasons mosquitos can be very annoying.
Other Thoughts: This course will challenge most any disc golfer at whichever level. This is a very well thought out course done professionally from design to signage to tee pads. This course is a must play when traveling through Kansas. Also just a short distance away are two other great courses. Warner, a top rated 9 hole course and Tuttle Creek a quality 18 hole course known by many. If you have the chance check out all three you won't be sorry. The city of Manhattan, Ks should be proud of the quality of disc golf courses they have brought to the midwest.

When talking disc golf courses Manhattan, Ks has got it going on.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

Great course!

1    11/5/2016   11/5/2016
Review By: Scobandit
Played: 3  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 11.6 Years
0 Helpful / 8 Not
Pros: Variety is the spice of life! There were wooded holes as well as open holes. Even the open holes had obstacles. So many courses I play, the designer feels like the holes must be long to be challenging. This course strayed from that theory, and because of that we thoroughly enjoyed this course. Well worth the trip from Topeka. Hole layout was easy to follow. Course is well maintained.
Cons: A few holes were a little hard to find the tee, so it would be nice to have a little more direction, but it still was not bad.
Other Thoughts: This will be a favorite course!

0 of 8 people found this review helpful.

 wind y and tight

1    3/29/2016   3/29/2016
Review By: coolerguy1
Played: 20  Reviewed: 1
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Great variety of hole shapes and some real intimidating lines. The flow is excellent and easy to navigate even without local or map.
Cons: No indication from tee of pin placement. But I will say most of the time it was pretty evident.
Other Thoughts: The course had some well thought out fairways that make you commit to your shot. I can only imagine how tough it will look and be after all the trees have leaves. If you are in the area this is the course to play.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Classic quality par 3.

1    7/11/2015   7/11/2015
Review By: prerube
Played: 250  Reviewed: 222  Exp: 10.4 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The short holes had challenge. Variety was enough where I really wish I had carried my full bag.

Amazing signage. Disc Fanatics of Kansas know how to make seriously nice signs and tee pads.

2 pin positions.

When playing the course you are confident that this course was set up by disc golfers and not a parks department. The holes are quality even when there was not much to work with.

Ribbons tied to many of the baskets to guide you 2 the next tee. There are also a few navigational aides to help you through the front 9.
Cons: You really have to search to find flaws.

No way to denote pin position, However, there are only a few holes where this is any issue.

Many holes in the front 9 are very short. When you look at hole info it shows you only the long position. Hole 2 for example was only 167 feet in A position. I used my putter a lot.

The flow is not as good in the back 9, but is not a major issue.
Other Thoughts: Front is short and technical. Back 9 is open and long enough to pull out drivers. This course is a great little par 3. Nothing special, but no glaring flaws. I don't know that I will remember much about this course, but I have nothing to complain about.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 awesome course

1    2/24/2015   3/9/2015
Review By: floophy
Played: 10  Reviewed: 4
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: beautiful 18 hole course with all kinds of variety.
Well layed out with the first 9 holes being nearly all tunnel shots that are very challenging and fun.
Back 9 holes are gorgeous long drive plays with fewer trees but they are much larger.
Cons: i cant even think of anything i didnt like other than i had a little trouble finding the first tee because i had never been there before. would have been nice if there were a few signs directing to hole #1 when you first pull into the park so you can park right next to the first tee.
Other Thoughts: HIGHLY recommend to any skill level as this course is definently in the Top 3 for me on overall experience. very impressed.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Best Course in Manhattan

5+    3/5/2015   3/5/2015
Review By: shadlikefish
Played: 47  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 3.5 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Course is kept in great condition.
Great signage and map.
Really nice baskets.
Great variety of shots.there are tunnel shots (both tight and very tight), hyzers and an-hyzers, long bombs,S curves. There is OB on several holes that make them play a little bit tougher.
Very reachable pins at some of the placements.
Great variety of teeing off with drivers, fairway drivers, mids, and some putters depending on the basket layout.
multiple pin position on most holes for great variety.
Uses the trees very well.
best tee pads i have ever played on.
has nice benches and trash cans every couple of holes.
more than ample parking.
nice practice basket right at the start of the course.
can access several holes close to the start if its backed up at 1's tee box.
Cons: No elevation. not the courses fault just where it happens to be.
can get pretty muddy on the front 9 after snow or rains.

Other Thoughts: This is a great course that offers a challenge to every level of play.
With the variety of pin placements the course can be setup to play pretty long and more difficult for tournaments.
Baskets get rotated monthly so that is nice to have variety.
Definitely check out this course if your in Manhattan.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Very nice!

1    7/4/2014   9/2/2014
Review By: jjw4ucm
Played: 32  Reviewed: 28  Exp: 4.3 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Great signage! Accurate maps and ample navigational aids both at the beginning of the course and on the tee pad signs. Signs are bright and clear.

Good shot variety. I never once got bored throwing on this course. In spite of the lack of elevation, different types of shots are used very well to keep the round interesting. The back 9 opens up a lot and gives you plenty of chances to open up and throw.

Grippy, nice concrete tee pads all in good shape, as I would expect for a new course.

Great variety of shots, including some fun tunnel shots. There isn't a lot of elevation out here, but the woods are used very well and make for a fun round.

This course is very spread out and doesn't play over itself very often, which is really nice.

The course is in a very large park (that I was totally unaware existed here during the 2 years I lived in Manhattan), but I didn't see many non-DG players out here. Just one couple walking a dog. That might be different when school is in session, but it was pretty dead non DG-wise when I was out there in July.

Plenty of parking! I didn't see many benches or other creature comforts out there, but I think most of us are here to play, not sit on benches. :) Not that there's anything wrong with that!

The scenery on this course is nice for the most part. I really like how the woods were incorporated in the first 9 holes, very nice.
Cons: Holy roads, Batman! The back 9 plays over and over and over the gravel roads that cut through the park. Not only can it chew up your disc, they were actually rather busy when I played.

You're also playing very perilously close to private property on many holes, some of which was slightly unkempt. Don't go onto private property to get discs! (Or throw into the abandoned refrigerator I saw!)

There really isn't much elevation to be spoken of out here. That's not the course's fault per se, but just be aware of it before you come out.
Other Thoughts: This course is right off K-177, before you cross over the Kansas River to get into Manhattan. Hang a right at that sign that says "Zeandale", then an immediate left and there should be a sign for the park.

This was a very fun play. The layout was exceptionally well done, and it was just a blast. Manhattanites are lucky to have two very nice and very different courses so close by -- this was a totally different experience than Warner Park, which is also a great course.

Manhattan is a neat town, and it has grown a TON in the last decade. Combine this with Warner Park and hit up the other entertainment options in town, and you can easily make a fun daytrip out of it from Kansas City. I went to school at K-State and it was neat to come back and play back in Manhattan. Great course!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  My most visited

5+    4/1/2014   4/4/2014
Review By: captain35
Played: 1  Reviewed: 1
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: New tee boxes and better hole maps make for a much less confusing game. (not every hole yet)
difference in the front 9 and back 9 make for a good practice course for everyone.
Cons: Very hard to play when ground is wet, due to dirt tee boxes and muddy holes.
Other Thoughts: Being a college student, I enjoy this course because it is close enough to campus that I can drive there quickly and it is far enough from the "city" I get a breath of fresh air.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 In process of being expanded to 18

1    8/24/2013   8/24/2013
Review By: Rob Martin
Played: 182  Reviewed: 30  Exp: 7.4 Years
3 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Course is in process of being upgraded to 18 holes. Temporary tee signs are up now as well as tee box spray painted in the grass. Appears as though concrete tees may be in the plans.
19th basket for practice.

Some holes have multiple placements.
Cons: It's in process, i.e. not done yet.
Hoping they will add concrete tees, signs, etc. Seems like they intend to.
Other Thoughts: Expecting to play 9 holes and found out it was increased to 18 - nice!
First 9 have mix of open shots and holes cut through new woods.
1 - tunnel shot, saw at least 2 placements.
2 - very tight tunnel shot
3 - great use of embankment
4 - open shot that needs to hit a hole. Reminded me of the bamboo wall for the USDGC.
5 - moderate trees with another opening that must be hit.
6 - tunnel shot
7 - short hole with a very protected green
8 - nice S-curve shot required to make par
9 - another hole that must be hit, this time closer to the tee
10-18 back into the original part of the park.
Moderately wooded that requires various shots, hyzer, anyhzer, long and straight, etc.

When completed, expect this to rise to a 3.5 course.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful.


5+    2/2/2017   3/26/2012
Review By: Shimmie
Played: 7  Reviewed: 6
This review was updated on 2/13/2017
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Quality baskets and signs. Varied holes with some in the woods and some in the open. Good use of trees to make obstacles, tunnels and windows that you must navigate to get a birdie. Varied lines so that will have to use lots discs off the tee pads. Benches and trash cans are every couple holes. Huge parking lot and very comfortable for tournament play.
Cons: Most of the cons are things that cannot be fixed. No water obstacles and minimal change in elevation.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful.

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