Fun, short, and challenging
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Pros: While a couple holes play long-ish and open, most of them are shorter and technical. Personally I enjoy shorter technical courses and I thoroughly enjoyed this one. This course isn't giving up any shots, you're going to have to work for them. There are many holes with multiple routes and finding the "easy" route isn't always easy.
Cons: This course is on school grounds and does coincide with a walking trail. Be aware of pedestrians almost anywhere on the course. Be VERY aware of the prohibition on drugs an alcohol. That is not a con, just a warning.
Other Thoughts: For a course on grade school property, this course is a lot of fun.
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Quick as a Fox
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Pros: Fox Hill Fliers is 18 holes, and birdies are possible at any time. There are significant woods on most of the course, so going bogey free will still be a challenge.
All of the holes are short to mid range. The fairways are usually lined with thick brush and trees, giving narrow lines to the basket. To get from tee to green, it takes a variety of different shaped shots, and a bit of luck from time to time.
The changes in elevation are slight, but they are there on a few holes. A creek comes into play a couple of times as well. There was at least one mando if I am remembering right.
The layout is easy to follow, and the baskets were in good condition. Signs are posted to mark each hole and the distance. There are short tees, they are very short for the youth. Not strenuous, and easy with out being too cheesy.
Cons: The tees are small, and not paved. The gravel boxes are not bad though, a long run up is not required on a layout this short. Some of the holes are near others, not too close for comfort, but be aware.
There is a school on either side of the course, and the last two holes are close to parts of the elementary school. Other people may be on or near the course that are not there to disc golf.
Other Thoughts: It took me about as long to drive there and back than it did to play the 18 holes. I was done in about 45 minutes. I scored 7 birdies, but got 3 bogies as well. Missed a few putts that could have put me in the 40's.
A fun little course, but not where you want to go on a school day. Lacking the challenge of distance throws, well suited for kids and beginners.
I liked several of the holes, my favorites were 1, 3, 6, 8, and 9 on the front. 11, 12, 13, 14, and 15 make a nice run though the woods on the back. They all tend to have low ceilings, and gaps in trees that can be decent lanes or slivers. The left and right bends well mixed with a few straight tunnel shots in there too
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Pros: Plenty of practice trying to sculpt a shot. Not too difficult to find my way around. You can either see the next tee or there is a marker to the next tee. A map is handy for confirming your location. Plenty of shade.
Cons: You'll want to pay close attention to wear your disc goes. I've found a few disc and lost a few in wide open places with tall grass/weeds at other courses. This course is not so bad but still, you'll want to pay attention. Not much practice for long game.
Other Thoughts: I'm fairly new to disc golf and always looking for a new course. I'm not a long distance guy but still trying. I do need practice controlling throws and this is a good place for that. The course is compact and could be played in an hour maybe. I did find one hole with a lot of brush and deep trench where I lost a disc due to a bad throw. More reason to practice and think about my shot before actually taking it. There has been a lot of rain lately but the course only had a couple of holes with slop. A lot of wood chips have been placed on some trails making them easy to traverse. A nice course that seems to be cared for and I'll return to.
Pinpoint Accuracy Required
Pros: Great use of the land that was available, as the course darts in and out of a heavily wooded area, giving a good mix of tight (usually super duper tight) shots through the woods, and a few more open shots.
I also enjoyed the hole placements on several holes. For example, one hole has you driving down a wide open fairway along the edge of the woods, and then there's a small cutout of the woods with the basket in that notch. So, you can't drive too short or two far, or you don't have a shot at making 2. There are several nice placements like this where the basket is protected in some way.
Usually due to the tightness, there are also several holes where you can be creative with your choice of shot. There's an obvious path usually, but there are other options if your preferred throwing style doesn't match that path that are doable but more risky.
The course is well signed, and navigation was a breeze here.
Cons: The tight holes are almost too tight much of the time. Unless you're player that can make the disc go exactly where you want every single throw, the tightness made these holes seem more or less up to dumb luck since there's a lot of threading the needle where your margin for error is extremely extremely slim. I feel like they could thin the trees just a tad, and still require a high degree of precision.
Not much of a chance to let anything rip here, although some of the open shots get to a more average hole length for most curses. Everything is pretty short here though.
The baskets here are pretty crummy, with only one layer of chains.
I don't mind the lack of concrete pads, but the gravel pads are a bit small feeling
Other Thoughts: I really enjoy another similar course in the metro area, Rosedale Down Under, that does the same thing this course does, but better (in my opinion). Rosedale also requires a high amount of precision, but this course takes it a bit to a ridiculous level.
Rosedale also has much more interesting topography, which was lacking here. Not the fault of the course design here, just a fact of the land it was put on.
So, when I feel like playing a fun, short, precision course, I can't see choosing this over Rosedale Down Under, even though Fox Hill is fun and pretty well done.
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Good for midrange game
Pros: Great course for practicing your short game and for shaping shots. Heavily wooded but not terribly hard to find your disc if it goes astray.
Cons: Course layout can be a little confusing. Be sure to take a picture of the course map (found by hole #1) to help you along the way.
The chains aren't very forgiving, so throw with a soft touch.
Course is closed during school hours for the North KC School District.
Other Thoughts: All 18 holes are contained within a relatively small plot of land. The course is compact in that sense.
With very few "open" holes, this is a great course to sharpen your midrange game.
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Pros: This is a great 18 hole course located in the woods between two schools. The course being in the woods makes this a very "technical" course. It will improve your short game accuracy. Good use of elevation change and land. Signs and map.
Cons: Baskets don't have two layers of chains. Tee pads are gravel and short (need some updating). Unable to play during school hours. First time playing you might have a little trouble navigating to the next hole. Possibility of losing discs in the bushes/creek.
Other Thoughts: Woods get really muddy after it rains. Overall a very fun quick course. Not really any long drives but it's fun!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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Nice new addition
Pros: Short/medium length technical wooded course
Uphill and Downhill holes
Requires use of all possible flight patterns
Scenic with very little traffic between the two schools
Very well maintained
Cons: Only a couple holes requiring the use of driver
Just a little hard to navigate at first
Other Thoughts: Felt inclined to write a review for this course based upon wishy washy prior reviews posted by others. Ive played this run more than most other people. Let me explain why and in my opinion why it deserves more merit.
This course has greatly increased my short game prowess. Although a little shorter than the average course it has plenty of holes in the 250-275ft mark. The trees are everpresent but not overwhelmingly daunting like ive seen on other courses.
Sculpting a fully thrown mid range on different lines and angles can be just as fullfilling as a full blown driver IMO.
The biggest area in which ive seen improvement in my game since playing FHF is short/approach shots. There are spaced throughout the trek a few holes ranging from 150-250 in addition to the 250+ ones mentioned above. Negotiating the challenging yet executable short range shots through the moderate woods here translates into the same shots being a cakewalk on other courses.
Guess this approach ties in with the advise i see constantly on forums. Meaning, the experienced players suggesting we all play putter/midrange rounds from time to time. This course demands it. The nice thing is that there ARE a couple/few holes that a fairway driver/driver can be utilized.
Furthermore, notice i didnt knock the gravel tee pads or gripe about their length. IMO with the shot requirements on this course its not as big of an issue. Most new courses take time to construct concrete tees initially anyways. im sure its on the horizon for this nice little new addition to kansas citys disc golf courses.
Two of my Favorite holes,
#4 Slightly uphill dogleg left. Easy tunnel shot off of the tee which opens up to a field with a line of trees guarding the basket on the left. At 260' there is a small opening revealing the baskets location on a small mound.
Aproximatly 260' blind anhyzer shot which you must sculpt around the school. About 40ft behind the basket is the Red Caboose which im sure will be the signature of this fine little course.
Highly recommend trying this trek at least once if in the nkc area. Im sure it will only improve in time.
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Elementary Course= tough course
Pros: Awesome use of land, great to always have a course for kids near kids. shot variety is very demanding and specific. Dont kid yourself this course test your ability to control a 250ft shot. And for being a shorter course its great that there are a couple of placement shot holes.
Cons: Teepads are gravel and short.
Other Thoughts: I was expecting an easier course, but if you arent scrambling for par, schools our for you.
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Pros: Not a lot of wiggle room on the wooded shots. Takes some technical curves to get a good line through some. Nicely maintained. Prompt on repairs. Nicely laid out, good use of room.
Cons: Only one set of chains. Can't play during school hours. Tee pads are not very large.
Other Thoughts: Overall is a good short technical course. Can be played quickly. Nicely laid out between the schools, but limits the hours you are alowed to use.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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Pros: + several difficult shots
+ some of the tightest tunnel shots in KC
+ navigation is very easy
+ makes very good use of the property
Cons: - teepads are small and gravel
- baskets only have 1 set of chains
- barely any distance
Other Thoughts: this is a kids course built for beginners. That said, it is still challenging just because the lines required to hit shots. Good place to practice woods and mids.
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