Warrensburg, MO 
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1    3/26/2022   4/14/2022
Review By: Surge5
Played: 131  Reviewed: 130  Exp: 8.7 Years
16 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Marr Park has a nice flow through several different types of shot lines and gaps. A bit of elevation here and there with a couple greens that are difficult to get to in one shot. Concrete tees add to the experience.

Hitting your lines is the name of the game. Forehands on 2 and 8, turnover backhand that settles softly on 6 and a long, straight backhand on 5 and 9 are some of the most important lines to hit, and they're all pretty rewarding if you do.

The creek hiding behind the greens of 6, 7, and 9 is a good addition to force some distance control out of drives. Placing an emphasis on discing down and getting the shot right rather than just brute forcing it with a distance driver is another element of challenging course design.

Trees guard the forehand approach on 2 (is it really a drive at only 155ft?), the green of 6 slopes away into the creek, 3 is guarded by the shelter (more on that later) and 9's green is tucked behind a wall of brush just thick enough that the only play for a two is to go around and skip. This goes to prove that lots of tees and pins were placed to provide a stiff challenge.
Cons: The tee signs are aging poorly, and the baskets suck. Along these lines, the fairways of 3 and 4 have almost no grass to speak of, so the dirt/mud is only offset by the gravel path through that area.

There's a picnic shelter in the middle of 3's fairway. Obviously that takes this hole out of play if it's in use, but who on earth thought that was a good idea? The basketball court and playground in close proximity to Hole 7 are also a pain to deal with.

Hole 1 is just a dead straight laser, Hole 4 has teeny tiny gaps to hit, and Hole 8 is an easy forehand skip. While still testing different shots, it's not very difficult in comparison to the rest of the course.
Other Thoughts: Marr has a lot of difficult lines to hit and demands several different shot shapes, which shows that the designers were thoughtful when they planned the course in the very limited space they were given. A few tree removals and maybe taking out that old shelter on 3 and there's not much else to improve on here except the baskets.

I can't really recommend this course unless you just really want to bag it. It provides plenty of small challenges, but never really puts them together to create anything special.

16 of 16 people found this review helpful.

 Only course in the area

5+    10/16/2015   10/16/2021
Review By: Payperheirplain
Played: 1  Reviewed: 1
10 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: It's the only disc golf course in the area without having to drive a long distance. It's sponsored by a combination of the city parks and rec department and UCM so there should be discs able to be checked out at the parks and rec offices and the UCM gyms, but given most of the original UCM Disc Golf Club members who worked to get the land grant and the cash flow to build the course from both sponsors are gone, there are pretty low odds anyone is even bothering to take care of the course anymore.

The course was designed by back hand dominant players so most of the shots are designed to be taken backhanded or left handed.

The course was donated for free by the University and the land was granted by the City and designed by students at UCM within the restrictions granted by the city Parks and Rec department and built with the assistance of volunteers from Whiteman Air Force Base so you can't really argue with the results. It took very little time to go from "We have on disc golf course" to "We have a disc golf course."
Cons: The city didn't allow access to the wide open field on the backside which caused the course to need to be very cramped up and short. Most holes are at best a par 2 or 3. There are obstacles basically everywhere. Luckily it is the cities least used park so there are rarely people occupying the pavillions or the rundown park equipment nearby. You do have a risk to throw a disc into someone's yard, into a creek with limited access especially in winter months, or over a barb wire fence so you have to be careful.
Other Thoughts: Not the best course by any means, but it is a far sight better than the no course that Warrensburg had for ages before the UCM students banded together with the city to create one. Could it be better? Absolutely. Will it ever be better? Probably not unless an entirely new set of people begin working for the city who are more open to the ideas of recreation and using unused land that the city owns.

In case you can't tell, I was the founding member of the Disc Golf Club at UCM and did all the legwork to organize this park into existence. Coming from California where we had amazing parks for days with 18+ holes, this is nothing compared to that, but it is 1000 times better than the nothing we had before I got there and considering we got it done for "free" with no money out of pocket from any student using funds from the University and getting a free land grant from the city, this is pretty good. I'd love to see someone revive the UCM Disc Golf Club and campaign with the University and City to get another course opened up or even expanding this course into the unused land that stretches well beyond the back of the course.

With that in mind, of course there is going to be some bias in my review, but even I know this isn't a perfect course. It's between a 2.5 and a 3 for me and it only gets elevated to that status because there is absolutely no competition in the area without a long drive to get there. If this course had competition nearby it would fall to a 1.5 or so as it's about as good as something someone stuck in their backyard while trying to cram in 9 pins.

10 of 11 people found this review helpful.

Makes a quick round

5+    12/5/2020   7/18/2020
Review By: kp_1024
Played: 147  Reviewed: 87  Exp: 10.9 Years
This review was updated on 6/28/2021
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Marr Park is the only course in the area and is an quick one to play, with easy navigation. New concrete tee pads were installed recently, clearing up some confusion with teeing areas. Signage is okay, but it shows distance to the basket which is good enough for me.

There are a lot of styles of holes here that won't be found many other places, which makes this a good course to practice wooded upshots, threading through trees. There are tall, mature trees on every hole that take out nearly all "over the top" lines. The tunnel shots on holes 3 and 4 are very challenging, and there are several options on 5, no matter your skill level or how your first shot lands.

The creek that comes into play on several holes offers a nice challenge, punishes errant shots, but doesn't give too much of a risk of losing a disc since it's pretty shallow. The barbed wire fence on holes 4 and 5 is not in good shape, so it's easy to retrieve discs from the other side.
Cons: The baskets are terrible. Spit-outs, while annoying, will be common on this course. Signage is also terrible - the maps are useless. At least it's easy to tell where the next hole is.

Many of the lines through the trees are... unusual, that wouldn't be found on good courses. The gaps on hole 4 are tiny, and hole 9 has pretty much no clear gap through a wall of trees. The lines also favor RHFH shots, at least for me, because the thickest woods are usually on the right side of the fairway, so playing this course many times has dampened by backhand skills.

The barbed wire fence on holes 4 and 5 can be climbed but makes searching for discs unnecessarily long.

This is a multi-use park. There is a picnic shelter on holes 3 and 4 that is a real obstacle, and makes those holes unplayable if there's people inside. There's also a lousy basketball court and playground, a locked bathroom, and a walking trail that comes into play on most holes. It's not uncommon to see people hanging around on a fairway or exploring the creek.
Other Thoughts: This is a short course, so it takes two rounds to get any real amount of fun in.

At the end of the day, no one is doing much real work around here for the disc golf course particularly, which makes things like alternate pins impossible to manage. I'm glad there's cement tees now, but this course doesn't provide enough good holes to warrant anything higher than a 2 for me.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful.

 Marr Park

5+    3/5/2020   3/5/2020
Review By: willwilkins
Played: 2  Reviewed: 2
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: NEW concrete tee pads.
Well maintained by Warrensburg Parks and Rec.
Accessible for newer players.
Excellent fairway drive/up shot practice for experienced players.
Most of the course follows a walking path
Parking and bathrooms
Cons: Short - you won't get any full distance drive practice here
Hard to see walkers in some spots
Baskets like to spit (especially #5 - it's mean)
For a little course the disc loss potential is surprisingly high
Other Thoughts: The highest I can rate Marr is a 3 because it's a simple, short-shot 9-hole course. That said, for what it is I love it. Played it hundreds of times as I live .6 miles away.

Most holes demand a specific line/shape that experienced players *should* have in their bag. If you can 2 each of these holes then you're ready for any upshot you'll face on a technical par 4.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful.

 Nice little neighborhood DGC

1    9/3/2019   9/4/2019
Review By: danhyzer
Played: 2121  Reviewed: 119  Exp: 35 Years
5 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: I like playing courses like this, especially after meeting Will (local, who wants to establish DG more in the area. With teaching kids with the EDGE program and other ways. I gave him a few more ideas and left knowing that this little course will become regularly played moreso with him leading the way-------- - +

Lot of ACE runs for advanced players, but a fair course overall for the space given.

New cement tee pads.

Bridges leading over creek to all the holes.
Cons: Needs newer tee signs (Not that the current ones we're bad, but they we're the old generic DGA tee signs and some of the signs didn't show where the next tee was)

# 3 played towards a pavilion (I'm guessing that this pavilion isn't used much. And to give this con a twist, I guess this pavilion could be blessing as it could be used for tournament central as it's close to the begining of the course).

Not very big of a parking lot.

The back 2 holes (#8 & #9) we're way back in the park. After playing # 9 it's a long walk back to #1 or the parking lot.
Other Thoughts: I felt # 8 could be lengthened all the way back in the park and make # 9 a little longer by pushing it back a little if my suggestion to # 8 is done. also # 9 needs the trees cleaned up by loping them up a little so theres a fair play through them near the cement wall.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful.

 Small Town Options

5+    9/27/2015   9/29/2015
Review By: BigRedRocker
Played: 13  Reviewed: 8  Exp: 7.7 Years
This review was updated on 11/18/2020
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The course has good, well kept baskets.
The course is moderately easy to navigate.
There is a decent variety of long and medium holes.

NEW(ish) Concrete Tee Pads! (although some a on the small side)
Cons: There is a creek to avoid on most of the holes.
It is really easy to lose a disc in the woods or creek.
There are a couple holes playing through occupied spaces, having to be cautious where you throw your disc(s) to avoid hitting picnickers. There also on occasion are, UBER rude neighbors from the houses who's back yards back up against the park (particularly on hole 8 & 9).
Other Thoughts: This is the only disc golf course within 20 miles+ of Warrensburg. Good for practice/learning, but also very challenging for new players. You run the risk of losing discs, and there is no easy way to retrieve them if they wind up in the drink or woods. I would recommend this park if you are looking for something different with some difficult & technical shots.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Not a bad course

2-4    10/16/2014   11/10/2014
Review By: BigLarry
Played: 6  Reviewed: 3
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Trees!!! Not on the first two holes, but holes 3 and 4 for sure. They thin out on 5 and 6, and are there to the right for holes number 7. Hole 8 starts out tree... Um.. tree-ie? But hole number 9 has trees to work around. The whole course needs out of bounds marked on each sign because it is confusing on hole 9. Do you go over or around the trees? 1 and 2 are great little warm up holes.
Cons: No out of bounds really marked, and you play through some areas where you could hit a bystander if not careful... But then that is a challenge to the course. Isn't that what we like? Challenges? No holder for Course Cards with par and distance info on them. Dirt tees still. YUCKY after rains. Gravel would be nice or Concrete.
Other Thoughts: I liked this course. Hastings, right smack-dab on the main strip, offers a wide variety of Innova and Discraft disc to choose from. This is a great thing. Towns like Clinton have no such stores yet and offer a good course to throw at.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Marr Park

1    11/29/2013   12/1/2013
Review By: ustenido
Played: 29  Reviewed: 11  Exp: 9.8 Years
2 Helpful / 6 Not
Pros: Warrensburg, MO finally has a disc golf course!

The new Mach 5 baskets are nice.

The bridges that are there are convenient, but they tried to avoid making one over hole 5 and people are inevitably going to throw errant shots past this area and have to retrieve it. Hopefully they will eventually make the bridge here and redesign the course with the land across from hole 5 to spread out the course.

hole 9 is fun. Hole 7 is a decent blend of open shot with high risk.

Cons: The only thing that keeps me from rating this course as 0.0 Abysmal is that it would be abysmal for disc golfers to not have a course in Warrensburg. Having said that, the course designer and Warrensburg department of Parks and Recreation created a 9 hole course that simply criscrosses too many other park features. They also crammed holes together in what appears to be their way of avoiding the instalation of a bridge across the creek past hole 5 that would have enabled them to spread out the course more - not to mention the terrain is about 50 degrees sloped and would have allowed a lot more creativity in hole structure.

The sidewalks are not OB, which will be a problem when a non player gets hit by a disc and injured. They couldn't have put 9 holes on the course in this park if the played around it; it would have made more sense to install 3-6 safer holes then 9 unsafe holes.

The fairways are on top of each other, and a few of the holes are heavily wooded, blocking the view of other people.

The tee pads are natural, but unmarked - look for the erosion close to the tee sign.

The baskets don't have number plates, which leads to a bit of confusion when you quickly realize that all the holes are overlapped and you feel unsure if you're playing the right hole the first time you play.

The tree maintenance on the fairways was non existent. There are low ceiling shots in the midfall on holes that play uphill (which gives you an NFL quarterback sized window to throw through).

OB is unmarked.
Other Thoughts: I'm not a fan of the DGA signs, and this is only aggervated by the unclarity of OB. I would personally make the city new professionally done designs if they asked me to.

2 of 8 people found this review helpful.

 Not bad for the 'Burg.

2-4    5/1/2015   9/18/2013
Review By: jjw4ucm
Played: 37  Reviewed: 30  Exp: 9.7 Years
This review was updated on 5/1/2015
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: I was very pleasantly surprised! They didn't have much to use with the ground they were given, but boy, did they use it. 1-2 are very easy, basic shots; 3-4 take you through the woods. 5-7 are longer and also employ the woods to a lesser extent, while 8-9 are long bombs that allow the big arms to stretch out and have fun.

Brand new baskets are, obviously, in great condition.

Ample parking right next to the course.

For being a new course that's obviously still rough around the edges, the signage was fantastic and generally never left me wondering where to go. Just pay attention to the "next tee" arrow on the sign when you start the hole.

The course is only 9 holes and short at that, making it a very easy play after work or to work on putting/technique.

There aren't really enough big challenges for advanced players, but for the casual/beginner like myself, it was a very fun course and tested every element of my (still developing) game.

There is a small dry creek bed that somewhat comes into play on hole 5; kudos to the designer for using everything available

The course is short, but there are bathrooms at the first/second hole, and they're easily accessible from the 7th if you need them too.

The area was fairly quiet -- if you're looking at this, I'm guessing you live in Warrensburg, so you could have guessed that.

EDIT 5/1/2015: There are now gravel teepads installed, which helps a lot. In addition, 2, 8, and 9 have been altered somewhat to not be as close to the surrounding yards. This is both good and bad, but mostly good, as it significantly cuts down on the risk of lost discs/damaged property in the surrounding yards. Signage is also up telling disc golfers not to go into yards to get discs.
Cons: On 1-2 and 8-9, you're throwing right at people's fenced yards. It's a bit cramped and I was nervous to really open up with my driver because I didn't want it to end up in someone's yard.

The guy next to hole 1 is super nice but he needs to figure out a way to stop his two dogs from getting out. They escaped like 3 times during the 45 minutes I played the course. They're friendly but seriously man? Get those puppies corralled!

The course is right in the middle of a very residential area; with so many homes around, I wonder how long it will be before homeowners start to get fed up with people traipsing through their yards/over their fences to get discs. I lived in Warrensburg long enough to guess that won't be an issue, but you never know.

No tee boxes; the little flags they used to identify them have already been moved or stolen, seems like. There's signs there though, so it's not a huge deal.

There is a b-ball goal and large slab of concrete, along with a playground, smack in the middle of hole 7. Nobody there when I played, but this could be an issue. Just be careful and don't bean someone's precious snowflake in the head with your putter.

While I didn't see any fellow DGers out here, there were several people either walking their dogs or milling about the park. You might have to watch out for them and/or wait for them and their puppy to clear the area before you rip your driver.

Watch out for the nasty barbed wire fence near hole 5!! I had an errant drive go on the outside of it; luckily I found a branch to push it back over to me with, but if you lost one out there, it'd be gone for good. The city should probably at least cut the barbs down like Blue Springs did with their course.

EDIT 5/1/2015: The signage is starting to look a bit rough and is still generally pretty unhelpful. The maps really aren't necessary since the holes are fairly short, but it would be nice to get better signage in. Hole 4's sign has fallen down due to constant spring rains. Hole 2's teepad has been moved to where it is a VERY short 150 feet. I nearly beaned my own car in the parking lot off the teepad (it stopped just short in the grass thankfully), so please be careful if you're used to throwing 200+ feet on your drives!
Other Thoughts: This is definitely not a destination course or anything, just a nice 9 holes for you to play if you happen to live or work in Warrensburg. For being brand new and rough around the edges, I found it really fun and I'm sure it will be a great home course for your DGers out in the 'Burg to keep up on your basics in between trips to bigger courses!

Add at least some mulch tees and maybe some benches, and this course might even be a 3.5. For what it is, it's awesome, and I hope the city puts a bit more effort into it to make it a great short little course. With the university nearby I'd hope it'll start to see a lot of use.

EDIT 5/1/2015 - since holes 8 and 9 have been substantially shortened, 9 is still a fairly interesting hole, but 8 went from being the real fun long bomb to a pretty straightforward shot. It's no doubt they did this to protect nearby residents' yards. I completely understand and agree with this change, however, it's a shame to see those holes have to go. They were very shoehorned into the area so I'm honestly not surprised the residents complained.

To be honest, with the changes, this is a superb beginner course. Short, easy to play, convenient if you're in the area, and good baskets in good shape. The small creekbed can eat a disc if you're not careful, but it's not awful and fairly easy to avoid.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful.

 I'd Love to Have One of These Across the Street

2-4    9/14/2013   9/14/2013
Review By: MonkeyJones
Played: 45  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 11.6 Years
This review was updated on 10/12/2013
9 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: -decent signage
-nice baskets
-challenging layout
-variety in layout
-lots of mature trees that make the holes interesting
-fair amount of elevation change
-easy to navigate
-bathrooms at the parking lot
-water fountain at the parking lot
Cons: -no tee pads (yet?)
-only a couple of trash cans
-several holes play very close to one another in a back and forth style...I was glad someone was not throwing behind or in front of us in a few places.
-several holes also play immediately along or over the walking path, or over a barbeque area, or, depending on how you want to tee off, over a "basketball court" (which seems to be randomly placed in the middle of a grassy area of the park)

*added 10/12/13*
-flags marking precise location to tee off are all but gone, leaving a general worn area to tee from.
-the park does appear to receive regular foot traffic across the course, such as walkers, runners, and dog-walkers.
Other Thoughts: I was passing through with my wife and two year old, along with a couple, their baby, and two young boys. Halfway through, the ladies commented that it was a nice park for a stroller.

Being a 9 hole course and having 3 brand new players along with me, I pulled only a mid and a putter out of the car. These two discs were sufficient for several of the holes. However, I look forward to going back with the rest of my bag. There are a few longer distance holes and holes that may call for specific shots.

The first few holes are under 300' and I think there may have been another, but they've got enough challenge between the low ceilings, many trees, and slight elevation, that I couldn't call it a con.

A few par 4s here may be an item of dispute for some. Nothing new there. If you think a hole shouldn't be a par 4, play it as a par 3. Have fun.

This small park is tucked away and right on the edge of a residential spot. There were several tweens hanging out at the playground. Other than that spot, it was hard to tell how much traffic the rest of this small park receives. So, I can't say whether the holes playing over park attractions are truly an issue. If those things aren't being used, they may as well be part of a disc golf course.

I thought this was a really fun 9 hole course. I wanted to play it again, but we were just passing through. If 9 hole courses aren't allowed anything higher than a 3 disc rating, I'd still rate this a 3. You have to think before you throw on most holes, and at least half the holes feel like they could be part of a larger 4+ disc rated course--even the shorties. I wouldn't drive 40 minutes just to play it, the only course in Warrensburg. But if I'm gonna be closer or passing through, I'll definitely make extra time to throw it if I can.

*added 10/12/13*
The sign for hole 2 was moved closer to the pin, creating a new tee location, but the sign does include a general illustration of where the previous tee was. This is almost a con for a couple of reasons:
-the original tee location was well placed and offered a fair challenge for par 3. The new location reduces the challenge of the hole enough so as to make the hole appear to be designed solely for a beginner's par 3.
-since there are no actual tee pads, the original tee location doesn't even have the luxury of a flag to mark it...

9 of 10 people found this review helpful.

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