5 Helpful / 0 Not
Fun Little Rec Course On The Evangel College Campus!
Pros: This little nine-hole course starts beside the gym. The campus is green, well-manicured, has some small hills and a creek comes into play. It plays as an easy rec course but is ideal for a quick round for college students. The signs are marked by small maroon poles. The Monkey Trap baskets are also a pretty maroon color so I assume Maroon is the school's color. The tee pads are small rubber pads. They're a little short for a proper run up but you don't much on all these 200-250' holes. Navigation was a little confusing after playing the first four but there were a couple students playing who pointed me over to # 5 which is past the girls' softball field. # 5 plays 265' across the creek with trees all along. It's probably easy to splash one here but the creek is harmless. The creek is also close behind the # 6 basket. 6-8 all have a few mature trees to avoid. You finish with # 9 which is a mostly open 330' throw.
Cons: I parked in front of the gym so never really found # 1 so started on # 2 and finished with # 1. Needed some help finding # 5, the creek hole, past the softball field.
There are some missing numbers on a couple of the maroon poles.
All recreation/beginner type holes. Perfect for most college students who are casual players just looking for a little recreation.
Possibility of a splash down in the creek on 5 and 6.
Other Thoughts: An excellent little throw for the one disc, flip flop wearing college scene. Some challenge, very little chance of lost discs and mostly non-threatening holes. Another college course where I could see myself playing here every day as a student.
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5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Nice little course on the school grounds.
Well maintained and easy to follow.
Good use of elevation, mature trees and the creek that runs at the far end of the campus....
#1 Straight level throw to a basket that is on the end of a plateau that drops off to the rear and the right of the basket.
#2 Similar throw but several trees as protection
#4 Down a hill with two large trees as protection on right side of fairway
#5 Throw across the creek (creek is about 3/4 of the way from tee box)
#6 Straight throw to basket that is positioned 10 feet in front the creek.
7-8-9.. straight throws with mature trees as protection.
Cons: Rubber mats for tee boxes... very short...allows for a step and a half throw... some are getting uneven.
Long walk from #5 tee to basket... no close bridge across creek.
Some signage missing.
Other Thoughts: Was coaching a St Louis team on site for a soccer tourney and had a two hour break between games.... glad I always travel with the discs!!
Course is a fun little course, quick to play....
Needs a bit of sprucing up.... put in concrete pads and replace the missing signage and this gains a whole point in my book!! Flow is great, thought needed for shots, creek adds a neat scenic aspect...
If you're in Springfield, it's definitely worth the stop...
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: short and quick mostly ace runs accept hole 9 you can only really looes a disc on 5 and 6 thats
Cons: really only throwing putters and mid exept on hole 9 baskets splash out sometimes
Other Thoughts: its nice for a quick round i know the guy that deisned it more of a left handd course but you can get a lot of aces if you can throw straight
1 of 4 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Great little course!
Pros: +variance in the holes
+well maintained grass
+easy to navigate
+little chance of loosing a disc except for hole 5, but you can usually get it back
+usually very little foot traffic
+rubber tee pads
Cons: -holes are not labeled
-Baskets could be updated
Other Thoughts: Hole 1 is next to the student fitness center on Evangel Campus
0 of 2 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 4 Not
quick lil 9
Pros: Quick I guess, and it does have big trees which I liked
Cons: Only 9 relatively short holes, not very challenging, and several distances at 215ft area
Just not my cup of tea this is for folks just beginning
0 of 4 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Great beginner course
Pros: Can be played in about 30 minutes, 10 baskets and most are within 200-250. Great for working on putting and mid range.
Cons: There are some holes that are close to some minor college traffic and parked cars. I have never officially hit a vehicle, but can say I have cringed when I was really close.
Other Thoughts: I attend Evangel for Graduate studies so I can trade my backpack for my DG bag. It is a wonderful course for short throws.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Great course, really fun
Pros: Great to walk around on campus, feels very safe and the grounds are kept nicely. Great area to walk through.
Cons: Sometimes it's really hard to find your disc in certain holes. Remember where you threw it! Also watch out on the water obstacle, you may get your disc stuck on the house across the stream! We did this and used a long branch from a nearby tree to get it off.
Other Thoughts: Overall this is a really great course. I played it as one of my first times and did a positive 7 I think. Not bad considering there are water obstacles.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Great course in Springfield
Pros: Excellent use of the space available. I like the rubber tee pads, and all the holes are well marked. Kind of short, but there is a decent amount of obstacles to most baskets
Cons: I wish it was a little longer. Not really a great way to cross the creek on hole 5. They didn't really flatten out the area underneath the tee pads.
Other Thoughts: After hole 4, you have to walk between the baseball fields. It's fun, and it won't take you long at all! Always worth play through at least twice in an evening.
1 of 3 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Great course to play on a lunch break!
Pros: 1. Fun and quick course to play. At most it takes ½ an hour to play.
2. A good beginner course that a more advanced player can enjoy too.
3. It's a well-designed course. Mature trees and the creek force shots instead of the designer arbitrarily creating mandos.
4. One of best manicured courses I have played. The grass is always cut, the baskets and signs are well cared for, and there is not any trash lying around.
5. Disc can easily be retrieved from the water hazards.
6. Tee pads on every hole. It should be mentioned that the pads are short and rubber so this isn't a big pro, but it's better than natural tee pads.
7. There is always another person playing, but the course is never so crowded that it slows down play. Also, the people are friendly, and willing to help you find the next tee.
Cons: 1. The walks between holes 4 & 5, 6 & 7, and 7 & 8 are fairly long. This can make finding the next hole difficult if you don't know your way around.
2. Holes 2, 3, and 4 are too clumped together. On these holes you have to watch for other people's discs.
3. Hole 9 is across a field that is regularly used, and sometimes times this hole has to be skipped.
4. The tee pads are too short, and this is causing them to become rutted on the front and back. Normally this isn't a problem, but if it is wet the ruts become mud pits.
5. Holes 1, 2, and 4 are right next to busy parking areas meaning an errant throw could easily hit a car.
6. The creek on holes 6 and 7 has no nearby bridge. You either have to go out of your way, or hop across loose rocks in the creek.
Other Thoughts: To find hole 5 walk north from number 4's basket. After you've gone between the baseball fields the tee for 5 is on your left. To find hole 7 walk keep following the creek towards Division, walk across the drainage bridge, and hole 7 is on your left. Hole 8 is across the soccer field and the entry road. It is at the corner of the entry road and Division.
This is a fun and quick course that is only 5 minutes from 65 and Division. Head west on Division until you cross Glenstone, after the light turn left into Evangel. This way will be quicker for everyone except people driving east on 44.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 1 Not
NON SMOKING/NON ALCOHOL COURSE
Pros: Clean and mowed regularly being on a college campus.
Enough trees to be interesting without being congested.
Creek gives the only water hazard within 20 miles. And it's a perpetually-flowing shallow stream.
Good signs and directions. Easy to follow to the next tee.
Cons: Temporary (hopefully) rubber pads. These will be slippery if you like to throw in light rain, like I do.
Parking is limited being on campus. Although they have marked the parking lot between the 9th basket and the 1st tee as "Visitor Parking", there's no guarantee you'll find a spot during classes.
Other Thoughts: This is a NON SMOKING/NON ALCOHOL course. It IS on private property. The Administration are talking about putting a fence around the whole course because of some ^%$*^%$*s drinking early one Saturday morning and swearing at some higher-up out playing with his kids. NOT cool. Please, show respect.
If there is no parking available by the 1st tee, you might park in the park off Division St. Play from the 6th back around to the 5th.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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