Lincoln, NE 
Roper Park - West Share
Uploaded By: gfellerjm Hole #6 (Taken 7/2009)
3 / 336ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #6 Tee

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 Max E. Roper

5+    5/18/2012   5/23/2012
Review By: ulickeldroma
Played: 8  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 11 Years
0 Helpful / 6 Not
Pros: This is a 27 hole course. The front 9 aren't too long and are a good warmup for the back 18, which has a good mix of short and long holes. Every hole has an alternate tee position and multiple hole locations. The hole locations are changed frequently in the summer. A creek running through the middle of the course provides additional challenge, and most holes (warning not all) have easy access to the creek for disc retrieval. A good mix of holes with trees, hills, open space, and wind.
Cons: Recent tree maintenance has really decreased the challenge on a few of the holes. This is the only reason I didn't give it a 5. The course can get quite busy late spring-early fall, and some of the college kids don't have good course etiquette.
Other Thoughts: Warning: If you learn to play on this course many other courses will not be challenging or as fun to play as Roper. It's the price to pay for having an excellent course.

0 of 6 people found this review helpful.

  Good course

5+    4/23/2012   4/23/2012
Review By: jboyer318
Played: 1  Reviewed: 1
0 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Challenging course with many different shot types. I am new to the sport and feel I can really hone my skills here. Long shots, short short, benders each way! Really enjoy this course.
Cons: A lot of grass over grown with weeds and long grass makes finding great shots hard some times. Missing some signs. Pretty open so wind is a pain on those days where it is really blowing.

0 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Very Nice

5+    4/18/2012   4/20/2012
Review By: btroberts011
Played: 16  Reviewed: 7  Exp: 6.5 Years
0 Helpful / 6 Not
Pros: Lots of holes(27) The holes move often enough. Lots of shade on hot days. Long and short holes give a good variety. Putting practice hole.
Cons: A bad throw could be lost in the creek. The last nine are usually not "wind friendly".
Other Thoughts: I like this course :) Very fun

0 of 6 people found this review helpful.


5+    3/14/2012   3/15/2012
Review By: bluedvl228
Played: 34  Reviewed: 9  Exp: 8.3 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Variety of holes to be played ranging from short and technical shots on the first 9, to a better mixture of short and long on the second 9, to a larger open style on the back 9. There is an easy and difficult drive for every style of play. Creek running through a few of the holes makes for some hazards to be aware of. Easy access from parking lot puts you at the tees for hole 1 and 10.
Cons: Tee 19 for the back 9 can only be accessed after walking some distance or playing the middle 9 first so you can't exactly start on the back 9. I've played the course several times in the past with trash cans available but as of right now there are none so the course is starting to show litter. Also pin locations do change in the summer but seem to stay in place at any other time of the year.
Other Thoughts: Great course to cut your teeth in if you are a beginner. In the summer the course does get quite busy and there are walking paths throughout so you have to beware of walkers and runners. The designers did put some real thought to pin locations so it will be a mediocre challenge to veterans.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.


5+    4/9/2011   4/11/2011
Review By: fretgod321
Played: 25  Reviewed: 15  Exp: 12.5 Years
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Park is kept in great condition.
-The layout and flow of the course is really easy to follow and never confusing.
-Holes are mostly wide-open, so it's great for people new to the game or people who really want to work on their drives.
-Hole 3 is interesting in that you need to throw through a narrow group of trees off the tee and then hook to the right a ways.
Cons: -The course for the most part lacks any real technical holes. The trees on hole 7 that added a challenge to it were recently removed, thus making the hole much more boring.
-The back 18 are pretty much all the same in that you just have to throw far in the open.
Other Thoughts: Roper is overall a decent park to play at if you're just looking for a relaxing round of disc golf. It's a great course for new players as well because it isn't too technically demanding. The course does get quite busy during the summer months because on certain nights the local dg league plays there, but they have no problem letting you tee off while it is going on.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Wide open spaces

5+    4/9/2011   4/9/2011
Review By: mgcarney
Played: 92  Reviewed: 56  Exp: 9.5 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This course has nice long cement tee pads. The holes vary some in length. Course has nice tee signs that are mostly accurate. The course is always clean and is primarily a disc golf park.
Cons: Throwing 27 holes at this course is a bit treacherous, because so many of the holes are 400'+. It is long shot to the left, long shot to the right, long shot... etcetera. Course only requires technical skill on a few holes primarily in the front nine. Once you hit the back 18, be prepared to throw far the rest of the way. This course is a good course, but it is the lack of variety that keeps this course from being great.
Other Thoughts: If you like throwing discs far in wide open spaces over and over, this is your course. Tierra has a lot more variety if you want some more interesting holes.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Frustrating Course

5+    5/1/2010   5/2/2010
Review By: sting2387
Played: 11  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 16.2 Years
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: The front 9 is fairly short and simple, lots of ace opportunities. Nice maps for most of the holes. Always some people on the course but never too much of a wait.
Cons: Holes 10-27 are longer and a little more wide open than the front 9, which can lead to some problems when the wind is gusting, and, being in Nebraska, you can count on it being windy most of the time.
Other Thoughts: This course is much more enjoyable when the winds are calmer, so choose your timing carefully.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.


5+    12/17/2009   3/17/2010
Review By: huskerfan74
Played: 13  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 15.5 Years
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: 27 holes is great! and all in grass. there is a good variety of of holes from short to long. Mulitple tee pads and they move baskets more often than other courses I have played. this helps keep it interesting in a town with not many courses to play. the trees make pretty good shade on a big portion of the course.
Cons: can get crowded and some people don't have good"disc etiquette" I have been thrown on without warning while playing alone multiple times. have to watch out for joggers,bikers, etc. as the bike path is close on lots of holes. most people not playing disc here seem to beoblivious to the sport and the fact these discs will hurt if they were hit with one. hole 27 can get groups of these people not paying attention out in the grass close to the hole not to mention the playground is close to it.
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0 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Solid Course

5+    3/5/2010   3/5/2010
Review By: Wheelz
Played: 28  Reviewed: 22  Exp: 8.8 Years
This review was updated on 3/9/2012
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Lots of holes to play. This is the largest course in the state (to my knowledge) with 27 holes. Each hole has mult. pin placements and they are changed occasionally, breaking up the redundancy of the course. There are some elevation changes, which are nice, and plenty of holes that let you "grip 'n rip". The 666' foot hole is a beast. White toe boards mark the alternate tees for each hole. The alternate tees aren't necessarily always more challenging, but do give you a different look at the hole. Pretty clean park overall.
Cons: The creek runs on the right side of the tee box on just about every hole. High traffic on the course during the summer causes waiting at many holes. This course is the oldest in the state and is showing some wear. There aren't any really wooded shots, everything is fairly open. Since it is so open and not particularly long, a pro-level golfer may get bored.
Other Thoughts: Overall this is a good course. It has been played a ton over the years. This is Lincoln's best (and only "other") course, so be sure to stop by if your in town. If you want golf that is more challenging or a course that steps up the fun factor, hit up the courses in Omaha or head south 30 min. to Beatrice.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Nebraska's original disc course

5+    4/21/2009   6/27/2009
Review By: scarpfish
Played: 350  Reviewed: 100  Exp: 15.4 Years
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: It's got 27 holes, (that's like nine more!) yet still has two different loops to accomidate 18 hole rounds. Flows very well for the most part. Very friendly for casuals to learn on as most holes don't have a lot in the way of obstacles. Varied pin positions on each hole give players different looks. Board 'B' tees have been recently installed to give users more options. Elevation holes on the last nine are fun, even if they're devoid of obstacles for the most part.
Cons: Since the overgrowth at the only other course in town at Tierra Park can make it near unplayable during the summer, this is considered about the only place to go for casual players, so expect crowds on a nice afternoon. There are a few short holes that are purely Par 2, and make you want to say...that's it? Not much in the way of trees along most of the course. Maintainence along the creek has ruined Hole 17.
Other Thoughts: After 20 years MRP is still a fun course for the majority of disc golfers, although advanced level players would probably state that it is starting to show its age. Even the long downhill 666' bomb isn't terribly difficult.

Don't have time for 27 holes? You have two options here to play 18. Start at Hole 1 and after Hole 13 cross the creek to Hole 23 and resume, or you can start on Hole 10 and play through 27. The latter arrangement is a tad more challenging. Hole 17 used to be a knothole tee where you had to put it through a tunnel of trees over the creek. Maintainence has cut all those trees down, so if you're going to play that hole, you might want to just opt to make your own tee along the sidewalk than use the one provided for more challenge.

Unless you want to deal with the thick foliage at Tierra, this is about the only course in town, and its not far off of I-80, although figuring the route to the parking lot can be tricky. Worth a stop if you're passing through. Just don't expect anything spectacular.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful.

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