12 Helpful / 3 Not
I'm puzzled by my disappointment
Pros: I was not expecting very much from the new Unger layout, and even with those low expectations I was disappointed. There is really not a lot of good things to talk about here. It can be a very pretty spot nature-wise. The baskets are Titans and catch very well. I'm really struggling to find anything else good to say.
Cons: It's short. Putter-shot short. Most of the shots are designed well in theory, but only a beginner would really be challenged by the distances. The course is flat-ish, so elevation doesn't add anything to the short holes. A lot of the holes use pinball trees that make luck more of a factor than skill here.
Navigation is a nightmare. You really just have to wander around looking for poorly marked tees. I waited a long time to review this course thinking that it would be marked in due time, but it seems like it has been forgotten.
The course was hacked out in a hurry, and it shows. There are lots of stumps left waiting to test the strength of your ankles.
Even though this course was hastily moved from the old flooded location, it seems that every time I have been here the course was still wet and sloppy. Given the experience with the old course, the course will probably run wild and overgrown in the summer. Given the swampy nature of the area and the poor maintenance of the park, it just does not seem to be a spot very well suited for a disc golf course.
Other Thoughts: The Unger Park experiment has not turned out very well. The original course was flooded most of the time, and there really does not seem to be any interest in breathing any life into this new layout. There was talk of expanding it to 18, but three of the baskets from the old layout were stolen. The current course is poorly designed, poorly marked and not taken care of. The park seems to always be wet and not a good site for disc golf. St. Louis would be better off if this embarrassing little course was done away with and the baskets moved to another location.
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