Leavenworth, KS 
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Totally Average College Course!

1    10/5/2018   10/5/2018
Review By: The Valkyrie Kid
Played: 1418  Reviewed: 1365  Exp: 41.4 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The disc golf course at St. Mary's College basically twice around the baseball and fast pitch fields. There are nine baskets with two tee pads for each hole. This is actually a really nice property for a course, lots of gentle hills, a water hazard and plenty of mature trees scattered about. The course starts up above the right field corner of the baseball field. You tee off from the little stone building there.

I could have enjoyed this course so much more with any kind of navigational aids, tee signs, next tee arrows or a more accurate on-line map. I seldom located both tee pads and in several occasions, I n3ver found either pad.

There is much to like about this course including several fun downhill throws, a couple clever inviting tee pads and the wonderful finishing hole- # 9 and # 18. #'s 1, 2 and 3 are all great fun throwing these epic downhills. I wish I could have found a tee pad for # 4. 3 is a nice landscaped tee pad and the # 5 pad set in the shade of this large tree complete with bench is pretty special, as well.

But it was the final hole which I really enjoyed. The basket sits on a fairly small island with three trees situated around it. This is a great finishing hole for either tournies or competitive play. It's easy to miss the island. But it's still another hole where I couldn't find a tee pad.
Cons: I believe 5he course kinda lost in way after # 5. First, # 6 has you throwing along a campus road, then # 6 doesn't go where the map has it. Either the parking lot has been built lately or too many cars were getting hit.

No tee signs. This also makes finding the pads more difficult.

On-line map is not accurate.

Next tee arrows or tape on the basket would be helpful.
Other Thoughts: I like this course more than the 2 and 1/2 rating I gave it. But with issues I had finding tee pads, I can't give it a higher rating. If I was a student here, I would certainly be on this course all the time, probably enough to get me flunked out of St. Marys. The island hole itself is worth the price of admission.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Campus Course - Not designed for public use

5+    6/16/2015   6/17/2015
Review By: Nivek9
Played: 126  Reviewed: 6  Exp: 31.4 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This course has a wide variety of shots required. The grounds are typically well maintained so it is rare to have to play in tall grass. It's lightly traveled so it's almost never crowded. No waits. Lots of OB to add challenge.
Cons: Poorly marked tee boxes.
Other Thoughts: This is a a private campus and the course is primarily played by students, alumni and faculty/staff. This is one reason it is not necessarily easy to navigate. Locals do make it out to play our Tuesday league a lot though. Most of the previous reviews are all irrelevant and don't apply at all to the course as it is today. A complete redesign took place in 2013. For more information about playing this course it is advised to use the contact information listed for this course.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 New Layout

2-4    9/20/2014   9/20/2014
Review By: Dsjoats
Played: 206  Reviewed: 15  Exp: 5.4 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The course is located in a beautiful University setting. The mature trees provide shade for most of the course. Basket #1 sits right next to the pond and any overshot will get wet. (great risk/reward)

The course winds its way counter-clockwise around the the baseball diamond and had great variety of shots.
Cons: Now that the course has been modified, I don't believe there are 2 tee pads for each basket. I found a few yellow flags/yellow timbers to mark the tee pads, but had to just pick a spot to throw from on a number of baskets.

The "tee pad" for #1 is located down a gravel maintenance road. There is no signage on the course and no accurate map on this site. Navigation is a bit of an adventure.
Other Thoughts: The baskets have been moved since the other reviews were written, so many of their comments no longer apply.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Disappointing even without many expectations

1    8/13/2013   8/14/2013
Review By: bigreddog
Played: 107  Reviewed: 41  Exp: 7.6 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: There was almost no chance of losing a disc. Pretty much the only way you could is if you're stuck in a tree. 10/10

Once you do manage to find the tees the holes are easy to navigate for the most part. The baskets for 6 and 9 and for 7 and 8 are relatively close together so having no hole maps. 8/10

There is an okay variety in openness on the holes. The are several that are mostly wide open with maybe an overhang and a tree or two, while holes 6, 8, and 9 are relatively technical. 6/10

This course does a good job using obstacles on the second half of the holes. However, it appeared that some of the land back behind the hole 8 tee could've been used for some nice holes. I'm not sure if the University wouldn't allow the course to use this area. 6/10 anyway
Cons: No alternate hole positions 0/10

One of the hardest courses to navigate I have ever played, and I even had a map. Without one, you would just have to wander around near the previous baskets until you stepped on the next tee. All there is at the tee is a wooden board lying flat in the ground. Adding just a stick in the ground at the tee would help a lot. 1/10

Tees are not in good shape, and some branches are hanging almost directly over them. I'm fine with overhangs affecting the shot, bur branches hanging in my face while I'm trying to throw from a tee are a bit annoying. Baskets are portable and have only a single row of chains. 2/10

Most holes are pretty straightforward, and don't have multiple ways to play them. Holes 8 and 9 are the exceptions here. 2/10

Well mowed, but no benches or water. There is some shade on the second half of the course. Some branches could use a trim, and tee signs are badly needed. No trash can's on the course. comfort level 3/10, course maintenance 3/10

There is some elevation present, but it is mostly there as a hazard. For example, holes 1 and 7 both have sharp dropoffs to the left. There are a couple of holes that are uphill (1, 7 and 8) and a couple downhill (4 and 9), but none of them are very severe at all. Considering the surrounding terrain I'm giving a 3/10 for amount/use of elevation.

This course is a good beginner course, but will offer little challenge to experienced players except the last hole. There are alternate tee pads, but they don't really change the difficulty of the course, it would be nice to have some longer tees for more experienced players. 3/10

There is some variety of shot paths here, but it could use more. 3 and 4 favor a hyzer shot. A few other holes are not completely straight, but there are only slight curves in the lines. 4/10
Other Thoughts: Overall challenge - 3/10

Some easy minor touch ups could really improve this course. but it still wouldn't be great even with them unless the layout was redesigned to incorporate additional land. I did not have too high of expectations for this course, but I expected it to be better than it was.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Not bad

5+    6/16/2013   6/26/2013
Review By: oshavy
Played: 10  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 7.4 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Variety of holes -- some require distance drives, some require low drives to miss branches, etc.
-No crowd (especially in summer when the university is not in session)
-Quick to play.
-9 hole course with two tee boxes for each hole gives an 18 hole course experience.
Cons: -No real tee boxes or signage -- sometimes the indicator is little more than a piece of wood in the ground.
-Can be tough to locate tee boxes if you don't know where to look.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Beginner Course

5+    6/24/2013   6/25/2013
Review By: bkern85
Played: 33  Reviewed: 8  Exp: 11.4 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Usually pretty well kept, being as it is on a college campus. It has a variety of holes, some being wide open and others having several trees as obstacles. The short distances make if very good for beginners or to practice on. There are 2 tee pads per hole, but only 1 pin location, turning this course into and 18 hole course instead of 9. There are opportunities to use several types of shots on this course. Only once have I ever encountered another group playing when I was, so it goes pretty quickly and you can play at your own pace.
Cons: No maps. Tee boxes are just plank of wood and some are even spray painted on the grass (a tee box on hole 1 and hole 6). No signs for distance to pin. My first time through we had to walk the course first to try and find where all the holes were.
Other Thoughts: Decent and fun course for a nice casual playthrough. I play it quite often, but only because it is so close to my house. If you're coming to the KC area to hit up disc golf courses, you wouldn't miss much by skipping this one.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 This course works

1    2/8/2013   2/8/2013
Review By: asjzn6
Played: 131  Reviewed: 59  Exp: 14.1 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Layout was pretty easy to follow, I used the map and made my way pretty easily. The holes where pretty cool nothing too long but good opportunities to use different shots.
Cons: Baskets are DB5s reasonable at best. The tee pads are natural with a yellow tie at the front
Other Thoughts: Quick stop on the K-7 corridor.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.


2-4    9/10/2011   9/10/2011
Review By: Rob Martin
Played: 230  Reviewed: 32  Exp: 9.4 Years
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: I thought this little course was actually pretty fun. Low ceiling on many holes made it fun. Forced to mix up your drives using RHFH, roller, anhyzer, etc. Played in sporadic rain and found all 18 tees relatively easily because they have been recently marked. All were spray painted bright orange with orange mini-flags, like the kind they use to mark buried utility lines. (Actually some were utility markers, some were Discraft Ace Race markers.) While some tees do not significantly change the hole (#2), other tees make it a significantly different hole requiring a different driver and/or throw.

The thing that I enjoyed the most was how neat this small campus was. While I'm not Catholic, I found the various statues, small gardens, cemetery, brick road with stone curbs and water fountain pretty neat. Some of the buildings are gorgeous.

A few garbage cans, one port-a-potty on hole 6.
Cons: If the grass wasn't recently mowed, or the tees recently painted, finding the tees could be very frustrating.
At first, when teeing off at Hole 1, I wasn't expecting much. Hole 2 isn't a whole lot better, but each subsequent hole became much more interesting.
Other Thoughts: For me, this is a 45 minute drive. I plan on driving back again to play this course and probably will take some newer players with me, then hit up the local brewpub, High Noon Saloon.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.


1    6/28/2011   6/28/2011
Review By: AaronHieb
Played: 3  Reviewed: 2  Exp: 9.1 Years
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Short course great for begginers, Low trees to work on keeping the disc low, Good baskets.
Cons: Very hard to find tees. Could not find any tees on hole #8. Took over 20 min. to find a few tees and had a map.
Other Thoughts: Small course and built around a small college campus.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Great potential.

1    10/20/2010   10/28/2010
Review By: seymourdiscgolf
Played: 210  Reviewed: 12  Exp: 17.5 Years
Pros: Good baskets. Little elevation changes makes it nice. Two placements per hole. Lots of trees. It is located on a small college campus. Landscaping timbers are put in the ground to mark the pads but the course doesn't appear to be played very much so the timbers are nearly covered by grass.
Cons: Tees for hole #1 are a little tricky to find, they are located by a dumpster next to a football field, 2 parking lots and a building. It is located on a college campus so it might be unplayable at times. Grass tees marked by timbers are difficult to locate.
Other Thoughts: I never found either of the tees for #8 either (I even looked for almost a half an hour), please let me know if you find them or know where they are. Hit up the Atchison course if you are in the area. It looked like there is plenty of room to put in another 9 and there could be some sweet shots if they wanted to stretch it out.

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