Joplin, MO 
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 Great 4 State Course

2-4    4/28/2012   4/28/2012
Review By: jayhawker737
Played: 52  Reviewed: 41  Exp: 8.7 Years
This review was updated on 1/3/2013
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Great variation of short and long holes
Suits advanced players well as it offers. challenges in distance and with well placed trees.
Has shorter holes which are great for beginners.
My fiance and I went to play this course today. I followed the pro par and she followed the novice par. It was a very nice system to have.
Locals are very friendly in helping you navigate the course.
Cons: One could say there isn't a great enough challenge for exceptional players.
It is much improved, but the course can be a bit confusing, especially with multiple baskets near each other.
Other Thoughts: This was a really fun course to play. The people on the course were very friendly and helpful. I definitely want to go play this again soon.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.


5+    11/14/2011   11/14/2011
Review By: BrckWallGoalie
Played: 3  Reviewed: 1  Exp: 7.4 Years
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: 27 holes means you can have variety in your game while playing at the same park. Recently installed new baskets and hole plaques on all 27 holes. All the greens have wood chips approx 10' around them making approaches a little more friendly, and last time I played it looked like they were extending them another 10-15'. This course is popular, but rarely crowded. Lots of elevation changes make for some fun shots (hole 10).
Cons: Not much variety in hole layout other than elevation. Only a couple holes where a RHBH thrower has to change up.
Other Thoughts: Dogs are allowed in the park, and owners rarely pick up after them so check your shoes before getting in your car.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  Home Course

5+    6/27/2011   6/27/2011
Review By: yankees23
Played: 46  Reviewed: 1  Exp: 11.1 Years
This review was updated on 3/30/2012
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This course has something for everyone. It is not the longest course or the hardest course but it might be the most fun. There are always people out at the course playing and willing to bet some money. It is pretty well kept and the league does a good job updating things (new baskets soon). There are really shots for everyone here. The old setup can still be played and is quite easier than the new setup. There is some elevation change and enough trees to make it interesting.
Cons: This is not a very technical course. It is best suited for people who can bomb a disc down the fairway. The baskets leave a lot to be desired. I have played here many many times over the last couple of years and I would say it is easy to lose 2 or 3 strokes a round from the baskets alone.
Other Thoughts: We had a vote last week (6-21-11) and we are getting new baskets before the 4 States Open (end of September). They will be Monkey Traps. We have also discussed putting in another 9 on the West side of Hole 1. This would be all in the woods and would give the course an aspect it lacks. We have also talked about getting alternates pins. But to do this we would have to recreate the layout once again so we are still debating this.

Tuesday Night League Doubles at 6:00 pm every Tuesday. $5.00 to play.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 A whole lotta disc golf

1    3/2/2011   3/2/2011
Review By: odysseus81
Played: 96  Reviewed: 35  Exp: 20.4 Years
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The course is very solid. The park it is situated on is beautiful and in a very unexpected part of town. The course is completely a park-like setting style course. There are tons of elevation changes used very well throughout the whole round. The tee pads are in great shape. All 27 holes have concrete tees that are a nice length. There are many opportunities to grip and rip out here if that is your preferred style of play. While some technical shots are required in places, for the most part you can use any style of shot on each hole and be fine. Because of all the elevation changes, wind can play a major factor out there (as it did for us). There is a beautiful scenic view around hole 11 (i think). It is a really awesome downhill tee shot where you can reach back and let it fly. The course was very clean and well maintained. There is no other intended use for that part of the park which is nice. You don't have to worry about walkers or joggers out there. It appears the course is played a lot. Around 2:30 on a Tuesday the course had at least 10-15 cars there.
Cons: As seems to be well documented by the other reviewers the baskets are pretty sketchy. I went in open-minded about the homemade baskets, but some of them are pretty rough. Height from the ground (for the baskets) varies widely throughout the round and the cages are different shapes and sizes and depths.
Flow---the signage is quite confusing in the beginning of the round. We got turned around pretty bad around hole #7 ( can't remember for sure, but it was in the general area at the top of the hill). I will give credit to them for the excellent signage on top of the baskets. They are very easy to spot and accurately marked. It is at the tees where we experienced problems.
Other than those things, my biggest gripe is that while the land is great, I didn't feel like the variety of shots required was very overwheling. There multiple ways to attack each pin which is nice for a time, but after 27 holes of the same thing, I was ready for a bit more in the way of shot-shaping requirements.
Other Thoughts: Great course and lots of fun. I would recommend it to anyone in the area wanting to play. Probably the best course in the Branson/ Springfield/ Joplin area. As a side note, if you don't like getting exercise, stay away because there is a ton of hilly walking.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Ice Bowl 2011

1    2/5/2011   2/10/2011
Review By: Iberian_55
Played: 25  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 8.3 Years
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Ice Bowl 2011~ Considering there was 20"-24" of snow on the ground, it was an exceptional experience for me. Tee pads had been cleared & salted which made for stable footing. Very scenic, with well placed pin locations. Good mix of shots with rolling hills for elevation change. Benches and trash cans placed every few holes. The local club members were very friendly and I was told that most locals would be glad to throw a round.
Cons: The baskets were made by the city parks department and I witnessed a higher percentage of spit-out/fly-through than with Mfg baskets. No course maps.
Other Thoughts: Locals said, They were working on improving the Baskets and possible future maps. Most definitely will play this course again.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Everything is here

2-4    9/25/2010   9/25/2010
Review By: jeffm516
Played: 12  Reviewed: 12  Exp: 9.6 Years
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This course has everything you could want. Shade on almost all the holes. Every type of shot is coverd through the 27 holes. You can through back hand or fore hand which ever you decide on most all the holes. This courses grass is very nicely keeped. Not to many trees so you could have a nice line at the basket.It is also layed out well the course seems to flow well. This course play pretty open so not much of a chance of loseing discs. The eleveation changes are really nicely utilised.
Cons: Ths first thing i can say about this course is the baskets suck. well at least the chains suck. the first 18 are home make and are not the right shap or size they should be. Not really enough challangeing holes. There is a lot of the same kinda of shot. Lot of small rocks to twist you ankle on and some hidden sink holes that are kind of jarring if you step in to one. The stones are also hard on you discs I have some new dent in my pro plactic I would recomemed throwing champ or star beacuse it is tuffer and not many chances to lose discs.
Other Thoughts: I did here that new chains are coming. Also that they are going to be fixing the baskets that are not any good. This is a must play course. It is very pretty and has a really nice river that is close to it.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 more fun than most courses you've played

5+    9/6/2010   9/18/2010
Review By: PuttsMcGee
Played: 3  Reviewed: 3
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This course has 27 holes. redesigned recently to incorporate the new 9 holes into the regular 18. the old front 9 is now 19-27. pretty good mix of holes on the new layout. the 9 holes that were added recently are very quality holes. i would call them championship level if the baskets were better. short holes and long holes, some technical and some open. something for all levels of player including a very picturesque downhill hole #10, which is over 600ft and still dueceable to the big arms. has quality teepads on all of the holes. the course is for disc golf only, so theres not a lot of pedestrians to look out for. bathrooms nearby except during the winter. benches on most of the holes. practice basket. woodchips near baskets to help avoid roll-aways. plenty of disc golfers around to join you for a round on a nice day.
Cons: the signs haven't all been updated yet, but i think that is being done soon. the baskets leave a lot to be desired. they're homemade and probably the worst baskets you've played on, but the course is fun anyway. there are a lot of rocks on most holes, so they can tear up your discs. however, they do a decent job of putting wood chips near the baskets so its not bad if you land close enough or in the grass farther from the baskets.
Other Thoughts: i've been playing this course for years and its always improving. in a couple years the rating will probably be closer to 4 or 4 1/2. they've been trying to get new baskets and have a fund to raise money for them, so hopefully that will be taken care of before long. if so, i'll play there a lot more often.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Great Course in Joplin!

2-4    7/1/2010   8/14/2010
Review By: rolltidegopokes
Played: 16  Reviewed: 13  Exp: 11.7 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Nice challenging with rolling hills and decent technical challenge. This course can push you to use all of the throwing techniques you have, with hyzer, anhyzer, tomahawk, you name it. Nice long holes compliment the short technical holes..have fun on the 600+ hole 10. Another pro is that it is 27 holes so you can add the last nine if you have time, and they are just as good as the initial 18.
Cons: The locations of the pins have changed which make the tee pads not always facing them, which means a couple of times playing will get you where you need to be. The home made baskets aren't the best made, and I also have experienced bounce outs, which make for an 'off' day on scoring.
Other Thoughts: After playing courses in all of the four state region, I would recommend this as the best course with a practice pin, 27 holes, clean restrooms and a clean course that is dedicated to disc golf. If I lived in the area, I would for sure be there for the Four States Open. I strongly suggest if you have time go and throw this course.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Awesome course with 27 holes!

1    7/27/2010   7/30/2010
Review By: c0ntagion
Played: 9  Reviewed: 8  Exp: 7.5 Years
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: 27 holes to play here, can be played by anyone from novice to expert. Some holes have pars listed for beginners and experienced players.
Cons: Holes have recently been renumbered, so sometimes it's hard to find the next hole. Signs could use updating.
Other Thoughts: I absolutely loved playing on this course. It's a great place to play if you're ever in Southwest Missouri.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Best Course Around

5+    7/16/2010   7/17/2010
Review By: eye-ball-sac
Played: 67  Reviewed: 46  Exp: 8.7 Years
This review was updated on 9/21/2011
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This course is a great course for everyone. Not to hard, but more advanced players will still find a challenge. Moderate elevation changes. Nice variation in hole length. Hole 10 is 671 ft.! Trash cans are scattered around the park and the only litter is by the tee sign where a trash can should be. Benches are at about one in every three holes. Tee pads are textured and generally clear of any debris. Course loops back to the parking lot after 18 and after 27. Restrooms and water fountains in pavilion by the playground.
Cons: Baskets are home-made and are prone to bounce outs. Pars on tee signs are ridiculously high, (par 4 on 190ft. hole) but I just play all par 3 and it works out nicely. Most holes favor RHBH. Course info says there's camping nearby, but I never saw it (unless you want to camp on the river). No tight wooded holes. Course can get crowded, but most of the time it plays fast. Lots of poison Ivy in the O.B.
Other Thoughts: Home-made baskets are VERY annoying. I've broken a putter by hitting the top sign. There are three or four good ace runs. I've heard that the park has some questionable activity at night, and sometimes has "individuality rallies", but I've never experienced this during the day.

27 brand new monkey traps in the ground! No more spit-outs!
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

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