12 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -- Hospitality. Designer/owner Kenny Morton is a fantastic ambassador for our sport. You'll probably feel like he is a lifetime friend by the time you finish your round.
-- Re-Tire baskets (automobile tires as the catching baskets). They look (and sound) a little different, but you need the unique experience.
-- Heavily wooded course. Every hole has trees in play.
-- Elevation on about half of the holes. Some are uphill throws and some are downhill.
-- Seating at most of the tee pads.
-- Flow is pretty logical, but even if you do question where to go next, you aren't likely to get lost because the owner will either play with you or check in every few holes.
Cons: -- It is a pitch-and-putt course; 21 of 27 holes are less than 200 feet, and only three holes are long than 250 feet.
-- Natural tee pads. Most are really short, and many have rocks/roots that make them really uneven.
-- No restroom. The course is on private property at someone's house, so I know there is a working toilet, but I doubt people are invited inside. Water is available.
Other Thoughts: -- A retired old-time school bus sits on the course. You will be instructed to sign the bus. This is clearly a place where a lot of beverages have been consumed and tall tales told.
-- I nearly aced 13, but my shot skipped off the top of the basket and ended up across the road, 35 feet away. I missed that putt.
-- A $5 "donation" for a bag tag is voluntary but clearly expected. It is well worth the price.
-- Many baskets are suspended on ropes or wires, meaning the basket location can change.
-- No. 17 (128 feet) doubles (or is that triples?) your ace chances with a regular-sized basket in the middle, and a 1/2 sized basket on each side. Just like putt-putt, making into any of the three counts. Other gimmicks include landing a shot on a bus bench or under another bus bench to take strokes off your score and a windmill shot. Whether those are good or bad depends on your perspective.
-- That perspective is going to greatly influence your rating (and view) of this course. My preference would be to eliminate the gimmick shots; you've got a well-designed short course with character (unique baskets, the bus) that can stand on its merits.
12 of 12 people found this review helpful.
13 Helpful / 0 Not
Worth the trip
Pros: Re-Tire baskets, yea, I always enjoy playing them. If you hit the chains, they tend to stay in.
Heavy wooded course
Elevation on a few holes
Not a hyzer hyzer hyzer course
Cons: Just to be picky
It is a Pitch and Putt course
dirt tee pads, although a few holes have something.
Other Thoughts: Wow, I was told by several people to make sure I hit this course when I was i the area. I was NOT disappointed.
It was 38f with drizzle to almost rain, I called the phone number on this page and got a hold of the owner, Kenny. Well, he was in Tulsa, but he took the time to call a neighbor who met me at the course and showed me around.
We played all 27 holes and I do not regret it one bit. The property is heavily wooded so it did not feel that cold and even though you could hear some rain drops, we didn't get very wet. And the course was sandy enough to not be muddy at all.
This is a course you play with 2 maybe 3 discs. A good straight throwing disc like my Star Classic Roc was all I really needed. I did have a beat up DX Roc for some of the longer holes. And my putter that I even threw on a couple of the really short holes.
it is fun, there is a good mix of left, right and straight shots. The back 9 has a little more distance,including hole 20 that may have been the best disc golf hole I have played in a while. Teeing off from next to the Re-Tire sign at the entrance, you throw down a long tunnel to the basket.
A couple of other things about this course, almost every hole is a hanging basket, they are mostly hanging from a wire so the basket can be moved from one side of the fairway to the other changing your shot.
You had a fun ace run hole 17 that actually has the main regular hole in the middle, and 2 1/2 size baskets on each side.
I was also shown a couple of tweener shots for fun. Was told if I landed under a bus bench, get to take a stroke off, another was landing on a bus bench to get a free stroke. Then after hole 27, there was the fun windmill shot (A mini basket stuck in a windmill) that I was told no one has hit yet (I was not even close)
I know your asking this and I think you know the answer already
Would I play here again - YES, I can't wait to play this course again in better weather. Maybe try to time it for a night round they play.
So if your driving down I-44, the Will Rogers Turnpike, you owe it to yourself to get off on OK-28, drive down 6.8 miles (Past the Totem Poll place, worth a quick stop) and your there. You will not regret it.
13 of 13 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 1 Not
First Timer Here
Pros: Kenny Morton
The Disc Golf Family Atmosphere
Cons: A lot of people may suggest it isn't very long but that's not everything that makes this game fun
Other Thoughts: Kenny is fantastic and I am glad I was able to meet him and play his course.
I need to say the holes aren't long but it will definitely help your 200' in range. But that's not a downside, I was more into the stories and history of the course and the people you get to meet while playing there.
I'll be back.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Technical and Fun
Pros: Great course to work on your short game
Kenny (course owner) is a GREAT host
Lots of elevation change - you'll get a good hike/workout in
Pretty easy to navigate
Cons: Concrete pads are always preferred, but may be impractical to put in here
Other Thoughts: Make sure and sign the inside of the bus!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 8 Not
Pros: This course is a great course to go play your short game and learn how to control your Frisbee. The Owner of the course is very kind and really likes people to come out and enjoy the course he built.
Cons: The only thing you need to know is make sure you are ready to walk.
Other Thoughts: This is a course that we will play at least once a week.
2 of 10 people found this review helpful.
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My 200th course and I left with a smile on my face
Pros: This course has a bit of everything from short holes, technical holes, up hill shots, down hill shots, and everything else in between. There are many hanging baskets and elevation changes as well.
There are benches at most holes as well as trash sacks. This place is also equipped for night golf, which would be very fun here.
There is an old school bus where you start the course and you get to sign your name on the inside of it, and how many times in your life to you get to say that you wrote your name on the roof of a school bus?
The flow is very logical and there are directional arrows painted here and there to help you find your way. The re-tire basket catch very well. There were a few tunnel shots as well as a couple of holes that were more open.
Great place to work on your mid range or putter game. Hole 16 was something you don't see everyday as there was 1 regular sized basket and 2 mini baskets(see pics) all hanging in a row.
The back nine is so much fun with a cool down hill hole #20, a hole that you throw right to left over a stream #26 and a hole where you throw almost straight up in the air #27.
The back nine is longer than the first 18 holes and to me this helps balance this course out.
Cons: These cons are pretty nit picky, there are no amenities here.
The hard pack dirt around the tees and the fairways might be a touch slick after a good hard rain. The back nine could use some tee markers.
Other Thoughts: I was glad that I got the opportunity to play at this course and to make it that much more memorable for me it was my 200th course played. I couldn't have asked for a more unique experience. They do ask for a donation and after you play here you will see that it is money well spent. This isn't a big arm throwers course, and your drivers will most likely stay in the bag. This is a course that is going to challenge your shot shaping abilities with a mid or a putter. What other course has a tee pee that has been turned into a chicken house? You have to give it bonus points in the uniqueness department just for that alone.
I didn't think that such a short course would live up to the lofty rating of the previous reviews but man was I wrong. This course is one of those places where you will throughly enjoy your round and it gives you a very unique disc golf experience.
This is a must play for anyone that wants to play a course that will provide you with a challenging and unique round. If I lived within a two hours drive I would be frequenting this course as much as I could. You owe it to yourself to take the time and make the trip out to Re-Tire. You will be glad you did.
9 of 9 people found this review helpful.
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Pros: The best thing about this course is the owner of the course, Kenny. Me and a buddy were on a road trip over the weekend and this is the first place we stopped. Kenny met us outside and let us use his fridge for our waters on a 98 degree day. He then played a round of 27 holes with us, showing us the way, and sharing stories. He let us cool down in his house and we talked even more about his course and other courses in the area. When we left, we went to play Blackhawk and Redhawk in Tulsa. He set us up with someone to play with, as we are from Kansas City. This was the best hospitality I had ever experienced at any course.
Re-tire is the best short course I have ever played. There is plenty of shot variety. In fact, on most every hole he gives you a flick and a backhand route. He makes great use of the land he has, especially in terms of elevation. He has really maximized the land he owns, and he is considering buying more land to make another course.
The tire baskets catch amazingly, even better than a lot of regular baskets. They add to the atmosphere of re-tire and really make for a unique round.
There are plenty of ace runs as well.
Cons: While this is the best short course I ever played, I believe a short course can only be very good, not excellent. This is the reason I gave this course a 3.5. I truly believe the course is a 3.5 and with Kenny, its a 3.75. The longest hole is about 240, and the average hole length is probably 140. I wish that I could have used more than just a putter on the first 18 holes. Some of the first 18 holes kind of blend together after time, as there is only so many ways you can make a putter hole.
Other Thoughts: This was a very fun course to play, especially when playing with the owner/designer. Kenny is an amazing guy who really treats you well. Please donate to the cause, as he is doing great things. This was by far the best time I ever had playing a short course.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 1 Not
I will re-turn
Pros: Awesome owner that'll treat you like family.
A wide variety of shots.
Tons of technical shots.
Friendly to beginners, fun for advanced.
Tire baskets are awesome.
Warm up putting area.
Discs and baskets for sale.
Lots of trees = little wind.
Women and children tee locations.
Baskets have lights on them for night golf.
Disc golf lessons.
tons of benches.
Trash receptacles on every hole.
Cons: I didn't mind it but, lack of distance.
Dirt tee pads (Although you don't need concrete for the course set up)
Navigation could be tough but, Kenny played with us and showed us all around for our first game.
Other Thoughts: Really cool course, with a really cool owner, that loves the game. He takes donations for upkeep and by the end of your round you'll definitely want to give him some money. Come out and sign the bus!
5 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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Innovation at its finest!
Pros: Overall Score: (3.6)
Tee pads (1/5): No true tee pads to speak of, but in all fairness they've been marked out and leveled (earth). You have more room to throw when you need it.
Baskets (4/5): The most unique set of baskets you'll ever find! Kenny, the property owner, makes the baskets himself out of used tires. They catch as well as any basket, if not better due to the grippy rubber. He has some hanging from trees and others on unique setups. Every basket even has a nice set of lights on them for night play. I believe 2 or 3 baskets are only single chained.
Layout/Design (3/5): The layout of the course was incredibly fun, right up my alley. Its a tight, wooded course with a lot of short technical shots. Very fun, lots of ace runs. That being said, a few holes intersect and could cause a "FORE!" hazard. Kenny is working on implementing some more distance. Overall he's done a great job with the land he's been given. The course loops perfectly back to the house after every 9 holes.
Scenery/Surroundings (5/5): This course is settled in the woods on a beautiful piece of land that as Kenny would say "would make Jeff Foxworthy proud!". The first thing I noticed as I rolled up to Kenny's house was the chickens roaming around and the parked school bus on his property. He informed me to check out the bus and sign my name on the inside when I met him. I came to find out that the chickens help keep ticks and other nagging bugs away by pecking around the course. He has all kinds of cool things out there. Including a huge tee pee which he'd probably be happy to show ya! Some of the benches at the tees are former bus seats. There's a cool putting practice game in the front yard near the playground equipment - the kind of game with numbered bricks in the ground that you put from to advance to the next. I went in the early spring, so the bugs and brush weren't bad at all. I assume that Kenny maintains the place pretty well. It looked great when I played. Kenny and his family are great people and they make you feel at home!
Likeliness to Return (5/5): Kenny informed me that he welcomes camping on his land. I'm also considering buying some of his baskets. This is one of those places that I just need to bring my buddies. (Went with my gf first time)
Other Thoughts: I played my round with Kenny. He showed us from each hole to the next which would've been difficult without him. He also provided information about the course and the surrounding nature throughout our round. He was a pretty cool guy... he makes all kinds of things. Very informative, innovative, and friendly! Thanks Kenny!
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
9 Helpful / 0 Not
Very fun short course
Pros: The course is on a wooded private property with plenty of mature trees. Every hole has enough trees in play that you have to do some creative line shaping, with a great variety of hole shapes. Though the course is very short, it still forces you to use different types of shots if you want to get your birdies. There are a few nice elevation shots on the last 9 holes that add a little variety.
The tire baskets are a really fun touch, they look unique while still catching just fine. Most of the baskets are hanging, it doesn't feel gimmicky here, it's just part of the vibe. The tees are natural, but are level and fine for the length of the holes you're playing. The first 18 holes have basic signage, and the last 9 flow easily with no navigation issues.
Cons: The course is extremely short, I threw putters for every hole on the course. The owner wants this to be a beginner friendly layout, and it most certainly is. If I were rating courses based on their intended audience, this is an easy 5, but I rate all courses based on the same set of criteria. Based on that, this course lacks diversity in length, I threw 3 different wizards off the tee for the entire course and nothing else.
There are a couple really minor navigation issues, though the owner was watching out and walked out onto the course to point us in the right direction so they didn't end up being an issue at all. There are a couple places where holes play relatively close to one another, again not as big an issue on a private course like this.
Other Thoughts: This is one of the best beginner courses I've ever played, it's challenging and interesting while maintaining shorter lengths. There aren't really many chances to lose discs, and the punishment for an errant shot is minor on most holes. Newer players will find this a perfect place to develop an arsenal of shots without getting too frustrated. More experienced players can have a great time playing here, especially in a super class or putter only round, but won't find themselves terribly challenged.
I found this course very difficult to rate, it's very short and lacking in variety of distances but it's still a blast to play. I went with a 3, but I could easily see anything from a 2 to a 5 depending on the reviewer's preferences. I definitely recommend a stop here if you like shorter more technical courses, you can go 27 down but the trees can also make you pay if you're not on your game.
9 of 9 people found this review helpful.
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