Let it roll down the highway...roll, roll...
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Pros: Linn is a little population 1,500 town about 1/2 hour from Jefferson City. It is where the State Technical College is; the Osage County Fairgrounds is across the highway from the college. The High School is also near there, so it's a good location for something like a disc golf course.
The actual park is small with a number of things like horseshoe pits, an outdoor baseball court, sand volleyball courts and of course buildings used for the county fair, so a disc golf course is hard to cram in there.
The shots are short (only one shot over 300') and there are no established tees or tee signs. The baskets looked fairly new (some sort of Dynamic Discs basket) and were in good shape. Four of the shots were park-style wooded shots and the other five shots were mostly open. Holes three and six had elevated tees and the land had a little elevation to work with.
Cons: Hole four shoots too close to a pavilion to be safe, but at least it is a putter shot.
Hole five has you throwing at the basketball court, but at least there is a fence there.
Hole seven's basket is right next to a fence separating the park from some apartments and some RV camping sites; it was too close to the property line and the RV's to be considered safe.
Hole eight (the only 300'+ shot on the course) has a fairway that is a little strip of grass between the basketball court and a fence that separates the park from HWY 50. It's an open shot that can be very windy; the fairway is too narrow to realistically expect most players to hit and the hole is dangerously close to the highway.
Add to those safety issues the fact that the course has no permanent tees and no tee signs, It's hard to even call the course fun. It has five decent shots, three pretty sketchy shots and one really dangerous shot.
Other Thoughts: As I went to tee off on hole nine I thought "I'm about to throw off a basketball court over some horseshoe pits into a poke and pray clump of trees on a 280' shot, and this is the best looking disc golf hole I've seen all day."
In the end, the saving grace for a course like this is that at 1,500 people the course just isn't going to get a lot of traffic. Since it's not going to get played very often, the conflicts it has with other park uses are not going to come up all that often. Even as awful as hole eight is, there are no tees so you could just safari over so you are not right next to the road. If you are ever stuck in Linn, MO., you could probably play it when the park is quiet and not hate your life that much.
Having said that, it's still a terrible disc golf course. There isn't enough land available to make much out of it. It's probably good enough for people that live in the area or go to Linn Tech, but you shouldn't go out of your way to play it.
13 of 13 people found this review helpful.
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A course is a course
Pros: Was course #247 on the way to #250 later in the day.
There was still a course there, 5 years after the last (and only other) review
There were 7 baskets standing and one laying against a chain link fence. (#4 was missing, #7 laying down)
There were green tape markers on several trees and/ or posts marking the tee spot. (Some even had a number written on the tape.)
Despite the bad baskets and lack of signage to navigate, the throwing lines were quite fun. Was city park course like in its length with lots of trees and some hills to navigate.
Cons: Homemade baskets were pretty bad.... bottom was too far apart and discs could actually fall through, chains were minimal. My son and I played it as an object course- hit the basket and it counts...
Obviously neglected since first established....
Other Thoughts: Certainly not a destination course.... in the middle of no where at the county fairgrounds site, which didn't look like much of a destination either....
Was course #1 of 5 for the day on the way to Harmony Bends as #250.... sometimes when you're going for quantity, you end up hitting a few course like this one.
While I wouldn't drive out of the way for this one, my son and I did use it as a warm-up to start the day and the fun level was significantly higher than the course quality level.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: good place to have a course with Linn tech across the street. New placements help with the flow.
Cons: homemade baskets that don't even catch a disc. One basket was knocked over. Hard to find where a tee pad is supposed to be.
New baskets are awesome. Still needs Tee signs.
Could use a few design changes for safety.
Other Thoughts: What a shame. Wish that the Linn Tech would take over this course or put a course on the Tech property.
Happy that the Linn Lions club replaced the basket.
5 of 7 people found this review helpful.
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