Manhattan, KS 
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Warner's a Winner

1    11/26/2017   12/28/2017
Review By: Upshawt1979
Played: 350  Reviewed: 248  Exp: 14.6 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Short and sweet, Warner Park is about as good as any 9 hole course I have played. Starting with the great setup with concrete tees, nice signs and great baskets.
There are alternate basket locations on several holes. All holes are par 3, and there is a pretty good mix of throws. After a short walk from the parking lot you will see a course map, but the layout isn't that hard to follow.

The first hole is a fun shot into the woods that drops off once you cross the tree line. Not long, but if you miss the window it could be tough to save par.

Hole 2 is like one in reverse. Reachable, as long as you make it up the hill and out of the trees. Another good little hole.

#3 crosses the open grass and the basket is perched on the hillside. As long as you don't overshoot it, trees should not interfere much.

Hole 4 is an elevated tee and the line is open most of the way, but trees surround the pin location making it important to get the proper distance and angle if you want the birdie.

5 is longer than most of the other holes, but it has enough space to get good distance off the tee. Again, as you near the pins, trees will come into play and force some shot shaping.

Number 6 is pretty open, but a good patch of tall grass short of the pin can put you in the rough and make it a little more difficult.

7 is a good birdie chance, open and not that long, with pin positions on the slope before going into the trees.

Hole 8 is the hole tucked into the woods atop the hill, and isn't tough to reach if you stay in the middle of the fairway.

The big finale is hole 9. It tees from the hill and covers a lot of ground as you head back to the parking lot. The grass is wide open, but there is a lot of it. The approach requires you to hit a gap in a scattering of trees, but it isn't all that tight.
Cons: It's only 9 holes, goes way too fast. The difficulty level is moderate, good for newbies and recreational players, but not a test for the best players.

The park was pretty crowded with disc golfers on a nice Sunday afternoon. Busy times may cause waiting on groups.
Other Thoughts: Definitely worth a play if you are in the neighborhood. Really took the sting out of a University Park beatdown.
I was 4 over, no birdies, but found it to be an enjoyable round all the same.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Lots of variety, lots of fun!

5+    3/1/2017   3/1/2017
Review By: MagiclessWizard
Played: 5  Reviewed: 1  Exp: 2.9 Years
Pros: -Lots of variety in the hole styles
-Close to town, easy to find
-Often not super busy, don't wait on people hardly ever
-Very clean park, well maintained also
-Almost no Poison Ivy!
Cons: -Only 9 holes
-Wind will be a big factor if you play on a gusty day
-lots of evergreen trees, very little mercy if you throw into them
-tons of elevation changes
Other Thoughts: As stated above, if you play on a windy day you will have lots of crosswind on holes 3, 4 and 7. The wind channels through the valley of the park which makes these few open holes quite a doozy if you play on a windy day. Overall a great course that is always fun to play.

 Fun & Challenging

1    11/24/2015   12/6/2015
Review By: marteh
Played: 22  Reviewed: 6  Exp: 6.9 Years
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Variety - some holes in the thick woods, a LOT of elevation challenges.
Cons: Tough walk up from the parking lot!
Other Thoughts: Great course that plays pretty quickly. We were there on a moderately windy day and that added to the challenge.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 challenging course

1    2/25/2015   3/9/2015
Review By: floophy
Played: 10  Reviewed: 4
Pros: Good variety of shots very tricky holes on most. huge elevation changes. easily the toughest course ive played which can be good or bad.
Cons: it was extremely muddy so it caused a hazard to where it is very easy to fall down a rocky hill and hurt yourself. some tees were hard to find and some baskets were hidden so well i had to scout them out before teeing off at each hole.
Other Thoughts: i would recommend this course for experienced players that have a high fitness level as it is long and you have to do some pretty serious hiking in between some holes.

 Gem tucked away in Manhattan!

1    7/4/2014   8/20/2014
Review By: jjw4ucm
Played: 32  Reviewed: 28  Exp: 4.6 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Very nice nine hole course!! This was well worth the time. Even though it's only nine holes, it feels like a lot longer course due to the layout.

Great use of elevation!! Not everything is flat in Kansas, and this course proves it. Excellent job to the course designers for working with the land they had available.

Multiple pin positions keep it interesting. They also change the way you play many of the holes, which I really like to see. Signage is bright, clear, and in great shape. Big shout out to the course maintenance!

Great layout, with a great mix of open and tight shots. Although this park is super open and has one of the largest open areas in Manhattan, the designers used the the surrounding wooded areas expertly to really blend the course well. You forget how open it is most of the time you're playing.

Course was very well maintained, with tee pads, signs, and baskets in great condition when I played in July. Nobody there, however, it was also summertime in Manhattan so it's usually pretty slow.

Decent range of short and long shots. The 9th hole is absolutely gorgeous, with a nice shot over a large bluff to finish off the round.

Although this course is very close to most of the development over by Seth Child, it feels incredibly remote and makes for great gameplay.

While there are no benches ON the course that I saw, there is a nice area with a shelter that you can rest at before and after your round.

Very good maintenance! Well mowed, and generally well trimmed back. The trees that weren't trimmed just made for good obstacles.

Overall just a super enjoyable course design. I loved the way this course flowed, and it made for a super enjoyable round.
Cons: The navigation, especially towards the end of the course, can get choppy and frustrating. Nothing I couldn't handle, but it did make gameplay slightly frustrating. Some "next tee" signs would have been super helpful at the baskets.

A fair amount of the last part of the course does play close to itself, which could get annoying if there's a lot of people on the course.

While it IS a gorgeous park in my opinion, most of the course plays around the edges, so it doesn't have the "walk through the course" that you might expect at a longer course.
Other Thoughts: This course is located on the southwest edge of town, near the Target. The best way to find this course? Search for the Arby's, and then find the road behind it. You will see a small parking lot. Be advised, you do have to hike a bit to get to the first hole.

Even though this course is just nine holes, it was a super enjoyable play and really felt like a longer course than it was. I thoroughly enjoyed feeling like I was in the middle of nowhere. This course played super well, was very enjoyable, and very well designed. I can't wait to play it again! Happy discing!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Sweet Niner!

5+    5/9/2013   7/9/2013
Review By: seymourdiscgolf
Played: 171  Reviewed: 12  Exp: 15.7 Years
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Great 9 hole with a potential for another 9. Nice mix of shots and elevation. Appears to be pet friendly. Open shots, hyzer shots, annie shots, wodded shots, just a good mix for what it is.
Cons: Needs better signage. Small parking lot kind of tucked away. Flags on baskets would be nice.
Other Thoughts: Well worth playing if you are in the area. Can't wait until they add another nine (I'm sure it will eventually happen). HAPPY DISCIN!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Short and technical

1    3/28/2013   5/24/2013
Review By: DTB501
Played: 12  Reviewed: 12
Pros: This course is a different animal from other courses in Kansas. The holes were short, most didn't go over 300 feet, but they were very technical. Often this meant throwing around pine trees(more dense than deciduous ones), throwing at very different elevations or both. If you play a lot of disc golf in Kansas, this course may provide a unique and different challenge not seen at most other courses in this state. A couple of holes sat on very big hills and provided and awesome view. Unlike Tuttle Creek this course requires more finesse and utility shots. Accuracy and creativity are definitely required to do well here.
Cons: My biggest complaint is how the baskets were arranged, they were often difficult to find. Sometimes it seemed like they weren't there. With it being my first time and from out of town this was very frustrating. The baskets should be marked better, out of town visitors would have a much better time. Next we played after Manhattan received about 5 inches of snow. Most of it had melted, but with there being no grass from the cold weather and pine trees making it impossible for anything to grow on the ground, there was a lot of mud. I'm sure this would happen after a good rain also. I'd recommend wearing a pair of shoes that you don't mind getting dirty or having a pair of cleats.
Other Thoughts: A lot of hiking was involved. You have to walk a ways before you get to the first hole, which is quite different. This course is only 9 but it would be interesting to see it turned into an 18 hole course. If you ever are near Manhattan and want a different kind of challenge give this course a go.

 Best course for miles around!

1    5/1/2012   7/1/2012
Review By: DisCat13
Played: 110  Reviewed: 21  Exp: 18.9 Years
This review was updated on 7/25/2012
0 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Brand new course so it is very nice and well maintained. This course is also on the far west edge of town up on a big hill and is very isolated. It is a very tranquil spot if you are up on the course by yourself or with few others. There are great elevation changes on this course, some up, some down. There are also a good mix of holes in the trees (mainly 1, 2, and 8) and out in the open. This course has two holes (4 and 9) that are teed from the very top of the highest hill, and this is not only a great place to tee off, but a beautiful view of the rolling hills as well. Number 9 will have you wanting to throw every disc you have from the tee as it is a 500' + bomb off of the top of the hill. Gorgeous area and course.
Cons: Tee pads are nice, but could be a little bigger. This is a great area, but there are no restrooms and I believe just one trashcan at the start. It is high on the outer hills so it can become very windy up here at times, making for a frustrating day. Parking and signs are a problem. If you don't know where this course is exactly, then you will not be coming across it. It is located behind business on the west end of town, and there are no signs for the course or parking area at all.
Other Thoughts: Park in the gravel parking area or by the Arby's (as there has been construction at times) if needed. It should be mentioned that you have to walk 1/4 mile or so up the hill on the trails to get to this course. Don't pass this up though, as it is totally worth the bad parking and little hike. This, I believe, is the most fun course in the area.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful.

Hike

5+    3/26/2012   3/26/2012
Review By: Shimmie
Played: 7  Reviewed: 6
This review was updated on 2/13/2017
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Easy to navigate, well maintained, great changes in elevation (especially for KS), very scenic tee boxes, good mixture of short and long. Most baskets are protected by elevation or trees.
Cons: Long hike to get to course, wind tunnels are unpredictable, parking is terrible. Would love to see 9 more fairways.
Other Thoughts: Solid course that uses elevation. Warner is a huge park so hopefully an expansion is in the works.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Great Course!!!

2-4    1/6/2012   2/6/2012
Review By: tmenold
Played: 6  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 9.6 Years
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Small course with great challenge (uphills, downhills, right hooks and left hooks). On top of a hill so wind factors in as well. Nice concrete tee pads and signs were clearly marked as well.
Cons: Hole 1 and Hole 2 are in among heavy tree and require some/lots of luck or GREAT accuracy. I did kinda like this challenge but it can really hurt your round fast if you hit a few trees in a row.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful.

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