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Uploaded By: bigreddog Hole #7 (Taken 6/2013)
3 / 299ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #7 Tee

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 9-basket gem

1    9/6/2014   9/6/2014
Review By: Dsjoats
Played: 144  Reviewed: 14  Exp: 3.6 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Excellent mix of wooded, open, and blind shots.
Navigation is a breeze.
Pads, signs, benches are just where they need to be.
Easy to find.
Used almost every disc in my bag.
One of the best 9-basket course I've played.
Cons: Had so much fun, wished there were 9 more holes.
No score cards in the box.
Other Thoughts: The residents of McLouth should be proud of this 9-basket gem. It is well maintained and interesting to play. I live in the KC metro area, but will definitely plan a round out there again.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Rose Park

1    9/7/2013   10/31/2013
Review By: Chained Evil
Played: 426  Reviewed: 193  Exp: 7.6 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This course offers a nice mix of moderate and longer length holes. The flow is logical and there is good signage and new DGA baskets with next tee arrows on top of them. The course is clean and plays around a park and school grounds.
There is a kiosk at the start of the course with scorecards.
Hole 1-slight dog leg to the right and plays slightly downhill
Hole 2-uphill shot with a sharp dog leg right and the basket is tucked into the tree row
Hole 3-dog leg to the left, tunnel shot off the box
Hole 4-wide open
Hole 5-plays on the backside of the football field
Hole 6-open shot
Hole 7-dog leg to the right with 2 trees off of the box
Hole 8-dog leg to the right and the basket sits behind the gap in the tree row
Hole 9-dog leg to the left
Cons: Some of the signs here seem to be facing the wrong direction, don't know what that was about. The tees for holes 4-6 are a bit on the short side. There are no alt pins here either. The walk from 3's basket to 4's tee is a bit long, but necessary to bypass the soccer field.
Other Thoughts: This is a nice 9 hole course that will provide you with a decent challenge. Wind could be a factor on some holes depending on which direction you were throwing. You will want to stay on the fairway because the rough is thick in spots and thorny in other spots. Getting back onto the fairway could be added strokes for sure.
Overall this is a pretty good 9 hole course that is worth the play if you are close by.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Rose Park

2-4    7/6/2013   7/9/2013
Review By: bkern85
Played: 33  Reviewed: 8  Exp: 9.6 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Variety of types of holes and tee shots on this course, ranging from absolutely wide open to enclosed and narrow all the way. Poured concrete tee pads. Signs at each pad and an arrow sticker on each pin pointing to the next pad (not that you'll need it, the paths are pretty well defined and there is a map at tee box #1) Well kept park and mowed nicely.
Cons: No multiple pin or tee box locations, so you'll be presented with the exact same challenge everytime you play. There are several spots where poison ivy is growing, so be mindful. Hole 3 could use some work, like thinning out some of the brush around the pin to give 2nd option on an approach shot. 1 or 2 more trees could be cleared out on #9 to make the tee shot more practical.
Other Thoughts: Brand new course and not very busy. A good place to stop by if you're on your way to the lake.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Best 9 hole I've played

1    6/24/2013   6/24/2013
Review By: bigreddog
Played: 91  Reviewed: 36  Exp: 5.9 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This course has a lot of doglegs and forces you to throw every path of shot. 3 holes have left to right and 2 have right to left. Also some holes are tighter so they encourage lower shots than the open holes 10/10

There is a large variety of openness on the holes even though there are only 9. There are two that are almost but not completely wide open, some that are tight only closer to the basket, some only near the tee, and two tight the whole way. 10/10

Newly opened and nicely mowed fairways but the rough isn't too thick. There are new tee signs and several benches in good condition throughout the course. A couple of the wooded holes are a little rough around the edges but more foot traffic should fix it. Course maintenance 9/10

Baskets are brand new and tees are concrete with no cracks. The tees are a little small, but they're still concrete. 8/10

Navigation between holes is pretty easy because most have a trail mowed from one basket to the next tee. There is one confusing part after hole 4 because the 4 basket is close to the 8 basket so the trail to 9 looks like it could be the trail to 5. Overall 8/10

Even though there are lots of obstacles, there isn't much deep grass so discs are pretty easy to find except for the third hole and possibly the eighth hole if you miss on the wrong side. 8/10

Benches and shade make for a comfortable round. No water fountains or bathrooms that I saw but I didn't look that hard. 7/10

This course would be able to challenge players of most skill levels but may be frustrating for beginners on the more wooded holes. 7/10

Navigation on the actual holes is pretty good but there are a couple of tricky spots. From the 4 tee you can see the 8th basket too and also from the 5th tee you can see the sixth basket about the same distance away. 6/10
Cons: No alternate hole positions, but this is a very new course and that could change in the future. 0/10

There isn't much elevation present. there are 3 holes that are slightly downhill but none that are uphill or with much slope from the side. Hole 5 does have an elevated football field to the right that makes for an interesting shot. 2/10

Most holes have only one way they can be played so they don't require much decisionmaking. Holes 1, 7, and 9 do have a couple of possibilities but overall it's not the best. 3/10

There isn't a large variety of distances on the holes. Hole 5 is significantly longer than the rest but is more wide open. 6 is shorter and also wide open and 8 is shorter and requires a window shot on the drive. Other than that though most holes are right about 300. 5/10
Other Thoughts: I wish there were 18 holes on this course because the 9 that were there were really fun. I'm sure that only having 9 holes will cause this course to be rated down but I don't think that's something a course should be counted down for.

It's kind of a long drive from Olathe for only 9 holes but I can't wait to go again once I'm back in Lawrence.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

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