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St. Louis's Best
Pros: This park is immaculate. There is not one blemish to be seen in regards to litter or dead foliage. The course plays through a nice combination of mature trees, woods, and fields, providing plenty of variety. The tees and and pins are in great shape, and the kiosk at hole 1 had scorecards that were up to date with the pin placements, which I thought was amazing. Each hole requires something different of you, whether it's a hyzer, anhyzer, downhill, tomahawk (hole 9), or a downright bomb. This course is challenging, and will test you in every way a course can. I definitely learned what I needed to work on this Spring while playing this course. Parking was great, and is right next to both sections of the course. There was not many places at all where mud was a problem, and there doesn't seem to be many areas where it would be after rain.
Cons: I don't really have one con for this course. The distance between the two sets of 9 holes is only a minute, and is not an issue at all. This course used the park perfectly.
Other Thoughts: I feel that this course is the definition of what a course should be, and I would say that this is the best designed course I have played to date. It uses the land it's on perfectly, and tests your ability to adjust to any type of throw. I played on a day when the wind was terrible and still had a fantastic time. This may not be a perfect course for a lot of people, but I feel that this is the best in St. Louis, and is up there with the best. The combination of field shots, wooded holes, and fairways with mature trees is great, and the pin placements will provide a different experience every time.
On a side note, there were postings at various tees that this park and others in St. Louis will be getting more advanced signs, showing distances, pin placements, and a map showing each location. This will be a much appreciated and needed addition to the St. Louis disc golf scene, especially for newcomers to the area.
11 of 13 people found this review helpful.
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The Premier STL DG Course
Pros: This course is simply spectacular. The course includes great elevation changes and a great amount of variety. The course is well designed, and requires a perfect combination of power and control. The park itself is extremely well maintained, and the land has really been used to its utmost potential. No two holes are really the same, and by the time you are done with 18 holes you will have really tapped into every skill that you have. The course flows very well, and, with a few exceptions on the back 9, it is pretty easy to find your way from hole to hole.
Cons: The separation between the front and back 9 is a bit odd. Truthfully though, either side of the course could stand on its own merits. There are one or two spots on the back 9 where the course is not marked as well as it probably could be.
Other Thoughts: Even though this is the jewel of st. louis disc golf, it sees very limited traffic due to its location. If you go mid-week, don't be surprised if you are the only one on the course. While it is not very wooded, there are plenty of obstacles to work with. That said, this course is a must visit. If you do make the trip, make sure you come ready to hike, as some of the hills provide quite the work out.
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