Remodel in progress
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Pros: Brand new concrete tee pads.
Large signage on 5 ft tall 4x 4 (see cons also)
Great use of what woods are there as well as the elevation. Good mix of hole lengths, couple of long ones and a bunch of moderate distance ones.
Couple of memorable holes:
1) Dog leg left across a valley full of vegetation.
2) Straight throw with woods on left, and a tree in the middle of the fairway, with what I assume was a big mando arrow left. (Signage did not reflect that.)
Many of the front nine used the treeline as protection, while back nine was more open.
Cons: Signage reflected the pre-remodel distances.... am assuming that it will change once remodel is complete.
Got a little turned around on holes 14-17 as they don't match the map on line.
Other Thoughts: I find it challenging to review a course that is in remodel status. You look at the on-line map, expecting one set-up and you get out there and it is different.
Couple of notes:
Looks like they are moving from the multiple options to just a single tee and basket placement- the baskets are concreted in, without the ability to be moved. The tees are new- some where the short tees were and some where the long ones were as well.
The back nine had a new basket or two and some mowed fairway configurations. Numerous trees were planted along several fairways- definitely an eye to the future.
All in all, first time out there.... today's round was fun.... Rating is based on where the course is today, which is "good". The finished product likely moves up at least half a point if not a full one....
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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Pros: Fun course. Gateway Titans for baskets. Well manicured course. Blue and red tees and 2 pin placements on every hole. Overall nice park. Playgrounds, baseball fields, handball courts. The course captain and the local competitors take good care of the course and keep it clean. The course flows well and i wouldn't imagine anyone would have any trouble navigating the course without a map. Nice longer par 3s, a par 4, and a par 5. Ball golf course feel in the back 9 with bunkers and hazards, which turns an open field into a good mix of technical shots and long open shots with elevated baskets and island greens. Bunkers are define and kept up with
Cons: Natural tee pads. I personally think that if the city of florissant put in concrete tee pads, there would be more disc golfers playing the course. After it rains the tee pads get muddy and sloppy. We usually just step off to the side obviously but it does change the hole and you still have footing issues on wet grass when trying to drive for max distance
Other Thoughts: I think this course is awesome. The design is great for the land that its on. The front 9 has more technical wooded shots, and some well placed greens that require accuracy for the 2. Also a bridge was put in the valley of hole 1 (thank you whoever did that) The back 9 is wide open but it has a lot of OB, a couple of which are mando re-tee with penalty like 13 if you go left of the white poles, and left on 17 past the white poles along the fairway. There are a lot of island greens with mulch bunkers all around them. This course has a different feel to it. I feel like i should have a golf cart and a caddie when i play it and i like that feel. Its a pretty iconic course and one that ill keep playing on a regular basis.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Huge improvement over original design
Pros: Easy to navigate - somewhat challenging - multiple pin placements and tees - good variety of shots used - nice tee signs - restrooms
The front 9 is a little short, but offers a pretty nice variance of shots. The blue tees are much more challenging as they really change the shots, even though they are usually within 50' of the reds. The tee signs offer information on both red and blue tees as well as each pin placement & par. The course is very easy to navigate, but watch out for hole 8. You can see 9's (B-placement) basket from the tee pad and would easily think that is your target if you didn't check the tee sign or walk up the fairway. FYI, the A & B placements are straight ahead, down a small hill
The back 9 is wide open, but still offers a good challenge by creating OBs and with the amount of wind you tend to encounter. On the bright side, the park is very well maintained and the OB grass is just slightly higher than the fairway grass, so you're not spending a lot of time looking for discs. There are a few holes that have bunkers, which (I believe) carry an OB stroke, but you play from your lie within the bunker. This needs to be more clearly indicated on the signs in my opinion.
Cons: Natural tee pads - wide open back 9 - no trash cans
Back 9 is a little gimmicky as it is basically an open field. That said, designers did a great job a making use of what they were given and making a wide open field interesting with man made obstacles such as bunkers and OB grass. It would be nice if the tee signs were a little more descriptive, but a seasoned golfer will know how to play each hole.
The park is heavily patrolled by local police. This is good from the stand point of vehicle break ins. But they spend more time staring you down (almost expecting you to do something illegal) than patrolling the parking lot. We just wave, and go on our way...
Other Thoughts: Overall, this is a nice little course. It's not championship caliber. But, for a fun round on a weekend, this hits the spot. They could use a couple more trash cans on the course, and concrete tee pads, but those missing items wouldn't really bump up the rating anymore than maybe a 3.5.
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That New Course Smell...
Pros: The Front 9 wind across and around hilly grounds and lots of mature trees. The back 9 are situated on a big flat field, but the addition of sand traps, bunkers and OB that shape out specific fairways on long holes make it interesting. Hole 13 is an example of an 800 ft hole across a field that was super interesting. OB on one side is marked by blue stakes, the other by pink, forming a tight, curving fairway to a pin nestled in a bamboo grove.There are 2 short ace runs (14 and 15) on the back nine, which are very fun. 17 is long but also marked by stakes to form another looong curved fairway to a basket surrounded by OB Bunkers and traps. 18 (I think I'll name this hole "The Widow ") is a shortish uphill run, but the unique hourglass-shaped OB mandate makes it very tight.
Also, the park has restrooms and playgrounds, lots of parking.
Cons: No Trashcans...
Natural Teepads, which weren't a problem but not my favorite
The OB stakes have to be temporary, because there's no way they'll last.
Other Thoughts: Had a ton of fun playing this course. This is a great example of using the space available to its potential. Can't wait to see it all grown in
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