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Pros: Well... it's at a Junior High so there's potential to introduce young people to the sport. There are baskets visible as soon as you drive onto the campus.
There's good variety of holes lengths... for more experienced players. 3<299/ 4 of 300-399/ 1 of 480/ 1 of 540
Cons: Almost everything...
-The lack of fairway diversity makes a boring round. 8 holes are straight, with one slightly curving left.
-The course is totally flat and almost completely wide open with only a stray tree here and there. It's impossible to lose a disc, though.
-Most of the holes are too long for junior high kids.
-Safety issues- The holes play around, between, and through other sports fields, so watch out if people are around on the ball fields.
-Tee signs are only tiny placards on small posts 3 ft high., and they only have the hole length.
-There are no marked teepads. You just throw from the grass near the small sign.
-Baskets are old DISCatchers and some have rusted chains. The basket on hole 9 is broken so you can't really complete the hole, so it's a disappointing way to finish a round.
-There are no amenities- no practice basket or message board, no bathroom, no score cards, maps, or trash cans.
Course Level: White (most suited for Intermediate players rated 875-925) Probably not well suited for most Junior High kids.
Course Difficulty: 4 (out of 10) There are no obstacles, so all difficulty comes from length alone.
The main reason to play here would be to rip long drives that unimpeded by any foliage. I'm afraid, though, that beginning teenagers will find it too long and more experienced players will get bored quickly.
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Pros: Wide open fairways so you don't have to worry about hitting anything.
Course has a good variety of hole length which allowed for airing it out on every hole without worry of losing a disc.
Very easy to navigate without a map - first tee is right adjacent to parking lot and is marked by a post about 2 feet off the ground. the post faces the direction of the basket. Tees indicate distance to baskets.
Terrain is not a factor with this course
Cons: No bathrooms when the school is closed - the course is on a public school piece of property.
Tees were aweful - it rained the night before so there was alot of water in low lying areas.
Not much hole type variety - mainly straight shots with no hurdles - wind is your only enemy.
Would benefit from a few planted trees around each hole and concrete tee pads
Other Thoughts: This is not a course of choice geven we have so many in Kansas City to pick from. The only value this course really offers is for practice before you play somewhere else. It is a great course to just let it fly - but then that's not much of a challenge for the experienced d-golfer. it was fun for me since i am still learnign the game, but there was really no challenge for someone with a good distance game - accuracy was pretty much irrellavant
14 of 14 people found this review helpful.
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