3 Helpful / 0 Not
If you like long holes then you're in luck!!
Pros: This course is well maintained and it has good signage. The tee pads are excellent and the baskets are painted yellow which make them easier to spot.
The wooded holes 4-8 were great and hole 7 was my favorite. You throw slightly uphill for a third of the hole then you must make a 90 degree turn to the right to a tunnel shot to get to the basket...sweet.
This course uses elevation well and all shots are represented from dog leg left/right, uphill/downhill wooded/open etc.
Has tall grass rough on a few holes as well as water threat on a few holes too.
Directional arrows to keep you pointed in the right direction.
Cons: The walk between some holes were longer than some of the holes themselves.(see the the transition from 12's basket to 13's tee) This will slow the flow of the round down a bit.
Holes 10,11, and 15 were very long and some players won't dig this.
The wind will factor in on the open holes and this is especially true on 10, 11, 15 and 16.
You have to cross some roads on this course to get to the next hole, so watch out for cars.
The draw that you cross to get to 4's tee could be wet at times.
Other Thoughts: This is a solid course and a good test of your short game on the wooded holes and your cannon on the long and open holes. My main beef is the walk between the holes themselves. With the course being 8200+ feet long you are getting in plenty of walking as it is. I like a long hole here or there but when they are back to back and then you have to walk 500+ feet to get to the next tee it just got old after a while. In my opinion this knocks this course down a bit. Again I wished I could give this course a 3.75 because its a bit better than a 3.5. I just can't give it a 4.0 because of the distance between holes, and personally I would like to see more wooded holes on Woodhenge.
Now don't let that keep you from playing this course. It is a good course. Just be prepared to get in your mileage on this course.
If you like to grip and rip then this course will be to your liking. As I said in my Beaver Creek and Black Thron reviews this disc golf complex is well worth the visit and the $5 entry fee. Load up the car and bring your friends and plan on spending the day playing disc golf in this 3 course complex. There is a bit of everything out here for every disc golfer.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: not crowded. Baskets yellow. Most inportant You X-step from wide to narrow off tee pad. well signed. Clean & well maintained.Front 9 technical. Back 9 requires long arm
Cons: I have a short arm and do not belong on Woodhenge. Who cares I had fun. Stay on fairway. We lost two in woods one in lake
Other Thoughts: If you live in KC metro put Smithville on your list. Carpool and make it a day trip playing each course. Smithville is beautiful and not crowded
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Designer Response by: dickparker
Thanks JP3, I appreciate your comments.
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Worth the $5
Pros: -Great use of land
-I'm not all that good, I believe that even if I was, I would have to stop and think on almost every hole. Definitely challenging from hole to hole.
-Great start on hole one with an uphill hyzer shot followed by a slight anni fade into the basket. Horrible way to start a round, but the 4 is nice when you get it.
-Pretty view of the lake
-not played often, so the only delay you might have from hole to hole is having to look for your disc.
-Great combo of tough, technical shots, along with chances to air it out.
-Big fairways. Sure, the grass is long, but it's your own fault for throwing it in there.
-Great layout with good signage to show you exactly where the next hole is.
Cons: -Long/Natural Grass (holes 10 & 11 especially)
-Wish it were closer, and not so much of a destination course
-TICKS! (can be said for all three courses at Paradise Pointe).
-Hole 13. It's a great hole, but I have never been able to beat it, so I hate it until later.
Other Thoughts: Okay, so you pay $5 to play, but you gotta figure that it is for the development of the course. It's well worth it. Challenging, well maintained and something for everybody. I would like to say that it is a champion style course, but not being great at this sport, many courses are champion style. Go play it for yourself. I know I take people there often, and their reaction is the same as mine the first time; WOW!
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 1 Not
One of the Best
Pros: Woodhenge has it all! Long, short, open, wooded, water, wind. This course will challenge every part of your game. It is easy to follow with the great signs and the scenery is spectacular. The fairways are almost always well mowed. There is a seasonal convenience store near hole one and you can jump in the lake to cool down on a hot day.
Cons: Not enough trash cans.
Other Thoughts: One of the best in the KC area, and if you want something a little shorter there are two more courses in the same complex. This is a big course, but even as a 300 ft thrower it is one of my favorites anywhere. I purchase a yearly pass because of the disc golf complex.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Diverse mix of holes, lot of tough shots, mix of long and short, perfectly maintained fairways, extrememly clean, beautiful setting
Cons: Chest high rough and some of the most dense undergrowth in the wooded areas I've ever seen. We spent a ton of time looking for discs.
Other Thoughts: We'll play this again in the future but probably stick with early spring, late fall or winter. It would probably be better in the summer after they cut down the rough for hay.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Mixture of different types of scenery and shots> some wide open holes, some tight tunnels.
-Parking lot sits perfectly between 18th basket and 1st tee.
-Well kept, grass is mowed, trees aren't laying all over the place, trashcans aren't overflowing.
-Trashcans on almost every hole.
-Covers a lot of area making no chance of flying your disc in front of other golfers.
-Forces you to think out the hole in its entirety before making your tee shot.
Cons: -Some holes have some trees in somewhat suspect locations making some shots too pinpoint.
-A couple holes run parallel with the street which shouldn't be a problem but may want to keep your eyes open anyway.
Other Thoughts: -The native grasses are brutal. My buddy lost a disc in the grasses and we looked for thirty minutes for it with no luck. In fact, while we were looking, I was walking and about two feet in front of me, a massive doe jumped up and ran away. Crazy deep stuff.
-When I got to the car, I had to pull off about 25 ticks, which is expected when you're in nature.
-Though its closeness to the lake ensures cooler temps, it also ensures humidity>>Bring water to drink.
-Hole 15 is a great photo-op. I took a pretty nice panoramic shot from mid fairway.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
Designer Response by: dickparker
0 Helpful / 4 Not
I'm glad you enjoyed the course. As for your suspect trees, I'm sure you are referring to hole 5 in particular. At some point I will be modifying this hole to take some of the luck out. The fact is, Smithville sees a lot of high winds and extreme weather. I left many trees in place due to the fact that if I started taking out trees, one day mother nature might take a few more and be left with a lackluster hole. But I get what you are saying.
As far as the grass is concerned, Smithville Lake has a hay lease with farmers. So that tall grass needs to grow for them to turn into hay bales at the end of the season. I look at the tall grass as OB. Make it a lynx style course if you will. But in all honesty... I hate the ticks and sorry your buddy lost his disc.
Thank you for the review.
Pros: + Top notch piece of land
+ Brand new baskets
+ Navigation is super easy because of all the signs
+ Good balance of short/wooded/long holes
+ everything is new and it's not one of the workhorse KC courses, so it should stay nice
Cons: - windy
- somewhat repetitive
Other Thoughts: lots of wildlife running around. Saw 4 deers when I played. Worth 5 dollars just to play this course.
0 of 4 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: - The park is very well maintained and clean
- Good facilities
- Nice teepads
- Good use of the land near the lake
Cons: - A lot of the same style of shots
- A few of the tee shots are a little fluky
- A few basket placements are suspect
Other Thoughts: If they would clear a few more trees on some of the holes, it would make the course play a lot better. If I were in the Smithville area again, I would probably play this course again, but I wouldn't make a special trip out there.
0 of 5 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 10 Not
Pros: Great Baskets, Great Teesigns. Lots of space on Teepads. Sweet shelter next to #1 tee with showers and all. What I enjoyed most about this course is diversity. Hole 1 starts with a tough par 4. You will have to be creative on your 2nd shot no matter how good your first is. Hole 2 nice reprieve from toughness. Hole 3 long and longer if you cant make it out of the shoot. Hole 4 nice little over the top shot dont go left of right, Hole 5 is not my favorite. Plays like a par 4 but distance of a 3 Just be smart. Hole 6 tight fairway with bail out green to the left pin to the right. Hole 7 (one of my favorites) Called 7 on 7. The hole go 280ft up hill fairly open then 90 degree turn into a tunnel shot 290ft down hill. good luck getting a 3. Hole 8 and 9 get your 2s while you have a chance. the other side of the street things get long. 10 and 11 place your drives well and make the upshots easy. hole 12 straight forward 2. Hole 13, well now here is a hole. Out of the 100ft shoot to wide open field play down toward the cove and then back up into the woods (watch out for water dwellers on nice days). Hole 15 takes you out toward the point and past the 'Woodhenge' site the course is named after. Hole 16 dubbed 'Pebble beach' you will see why when you play it. 17' last chance for a 2 and 18 plays out toward the marina. Not wasnt that a workout
Cons: It is not closer to my house. Repeat first con. I wish Practice basket #1 tee and 18 basket were all closer.
Other Thoughts: A course plan of action is needed for every hole. Do not take this course lightly it will get you everytime. But a must play in north KC. Also, play the other 2 on this property. Just like blackthorne play tall grass OB when you can
5 of 15 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 11 Not
Fun and Challenging
Pros: Great tee signs
Amazing use of land
Lake comes into play multiple times
Challenging but fair holes (makes par a good score)
You must play smart golf to succeed.
Cons: More trash cans (this is being picky)
Other Thoughts: I shot 1 under course par and was happy with that (950 rated currently).
1 of 12 people found this review helpful.
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