A Nice Course in the Heart of the City
5 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: The park is quite beautiful and has a far mix of elevation and mature trees lining the fairways, as well as one large dried out creek bed to cross (it isn't really in play, and it is more than a 60 foot drop to the bottom, which you will only hit if you over drive some of the later holes that go toward it). The holes are well designed to take advantage of the trees, and there are some short uphill holes in my midrange distance that I couldn't reach with my driver (one with an exceptionally well guarded green).
The signs and maps are excellent, there are local leagues, and there is even a disc vending machine on the premises.
Cons: Hole 12 is nightmarishly long and poorly designed, coming into close proximity to a previous basket.
It's very busy almost all the time, and it borders on two of the busiest roads in the city, which is bothersome on holes 2, 7, 8, and 9 (the rest of the park offers a buffer for the rest of the holes).
Other Thoughts: It's an enormous multi-use park with a nice bike path wending through it, and there are two paved wheelchair softball diamonds that are worth seeing because this city has produced multiple national champion wheelchair softball teams!
5 of 6 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: Cement tee pads. Elevation changes. Lots of trees and nice shade for the summer. Very easy course but still can be a little challenging.
Cons: To many people on the weekends. You have to go on a weekday and as early as possible. To many huckers!
Other Thoughts: It could be a little better, it was rather easy. Lots of stuff to do in the park for the whole family. A must play for anyone who has never played, just do go on the weekends.
0 of 5 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Wide open with a little terrain. Nice cement tee pads. multiple placement for baskets and 2 tee placements at every hole
Cons: crowded on weekends with casual players. some let you play through while some just do not understand that they have 8 and there is only two in your group.
Other Thoughts: Great course for beginners and advnaced the like. when the baskets are changed in the summer almost weekly it is like a new course.
0 of 4 people found this review helpful.
Everyone can enjoy
Pros: Very well marked and laid out is all through out the park. All levels of experience will enjoy this course. Everyone I talked to on the course was friendly and helped with locating my disk covered in leaves. Good elevation changes but easy to keep track of your disk. Multiple disk basket locations for all holes to keep the course ever changing.
Cons: I have played it once during the weekend and it was crowded. Three times I played it during the week and much better. Still always had other golfers, but not hard to play straight through. Some of the course benches could use repairs and the vandals need to stay away.
Other Thoughts: It is a great time and try to stick to weekdays if you hate crowds.
What is the deal with taking out all the trees, the third hole is ruined now. The course has become just a boring open field with few trees. Then they block the only bridge to cross the stream and make it dangerous to play. I really hope something is fixed soon. Maybe this is a ploy to get people to stop playing the course, if so it is working!
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Fun Layout... Seymour offers a pretty fun round of golf. The course winds its way around a tree-filled park with some minor elevation. Pretty standard park golf, many holes are similar with some sort of slight elevation change and trees to contend with. A small creek comes into play on a handful of holes, but nothing too major. It is easy to navigate without a map.
Alternate Tees... One thing I really liked about Seymour is the fact that it has an alternate tee for every hole. The course is fun but not all THAT challenging to an experienced golfer. So beginning players on up to intermediate will enjoy the shorter pads, while advanced and pro golfers will have more fun on the longer pads. The longer pads to add a significant challenge and alters the approach you take to several of the holes.
Park Atmosphere... Seymour Smith is a nice city park. There is some very nice playground equipment, a nice softball facility, a large skate park and a shooting range. Plenty of parking is available. It is also located at a big intersection, so it isn't too hard to find. There are restrooms at the park and food/beverage close by.
Cons: Playing Atmosphere... This is an extremely busy course. Up until very recently it was the only legit full length disc golf course in Omaha, a metro area with over 835,000 people. While there are now more options in the area, they are still somewhat unknown outside the hardcore golfers. The vast majority of people playing here will be of the rec-1-2 disc-200 ft drive variety. There is often a line to start at the first tee. I usually skip ahead a few holes and slip in front of a slow group. Speaking of groups, I've seen huge groups of 10-20 people playing here before... can take a long time to get a round in. Lots of smokin' and drinkin' going on. I can't say I've seen anywhere else with as many people carrying/pulling coolers full of beer as they play. If possible, play the course during a week-day in the morning for a quiet round. afternoons/evenings and weekends it is crazy.
Vandalism... This course isn't in a bad part of town, but there is a lot of vandalism present. Several tee pads and signs have graffiti on them, and beer cans/bottles can be found easily. The local club has had problems with basket vandalizing as well in this park.
Wear & Tear... this is an older course and as busy as it is, the course is wearing down. some fairways have little grass left from all the people walking down them, and grass is worn away from several of the basket locations. This causes it to get muddy if it rains or snows. Tee signs and pars are outdated, and some pads and baskets are getting worn out.
Other Thoughts: This course is worth a trip to play, just plan on a long round if it is a nice day or the weekend. If it is crazy busy when you pull into the parking lot, consider hitting up Aspen Park, a small 9 hole course just down the road that is almost always quiet. Seymour is a fun course despite waiting at tees and a worn-out feel, a solid course for all skill-levels.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Cement starting tees always nice, grounds well maintained. Good elevation with a creek. Nice big trees. Long and short holes for some good hole in ones.
Cons: WAY TO BUSY ALL THE TIME. Lot of people who think they can play but just clog things up for the good players.
Other Thoughts: If you can go early in the morning or when the kids are in school it is much more enjoyable.
1 of 5 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 3 Not
A few years ago
Pros: Lots of elevation change, and a very pretty well taken care of park. I thought most of the holes were wide open, which at the time I was not used to....but it was nice.
Cons: Almost too wide open in areas. Close to center city, lots of traffic and people in the park
Other Thoughts: enjoyed playing here
0 of 3 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Beautiful course, some interesting shots such as number 3 over the trees in the ravine.
Cons: Par ratings are too high. Rarely over 400 feet, yet some are "Par 5" on the sign.
Other Thoughts: The multiple concrete tees were a little confusing at first, just look for the ones with the signs next to them to see which ones are in use, or just follow everyone else.
1 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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