Bonner Springs, KS 
Wyandotte County Park Share
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4 / 454ft. Par / Distance:
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Almost perfect, but still far off

5+    5/29/2021   1/1/2021
Review By: kp_1024
Played: 147  Reviewed: 87  Exp: 10.9 Years
This review was updated on 7/19/2021
6 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: WyCo is an amazing course that despite having pretty open and flat fairways, manages to give a great challenge to everyone. Most holes are pretty long, with several par 4's depending on pin placements. There are huge concrete tees, multiple pins on several holes, and a few holes share pin placements (8/18, 6/10) that can add some solid challenge. Navigation is pretty easily, with good tee signs and next-tee indicators at most pin placements. That said, you should probably have a map handy.

Long-distance accuracy is always at a premium. No matter what skill level you are, there will be plenty of times when you will find yourself a good distance from the basket on the fairway, with a chance to get up and down, but will need a lot of accuracy if you want to leave yourself with a makeable putt.

There are just enough technical shots that keep this course from being mundane. Holes 1, 2, and 18 play through a tunnel (though they are pretty wide tunnels), and holes 7, 10, and 14 have low ceilings. Most other holes have some trees near the tee pads that block certain shots, while still giving opportunities to air it out.

There are several amazing holes. Hole 14 in the long pins plays over a lake, that will punish errant shots while still allowing a safe play around the right side. Hole 13 is the longest hole on the course and is even better when OB rope is added for tournaments. The tunnel shots look awesome and play longer than they may seem, and there's opportunity for some really long shots on some of the downhill holes (3, 16, 17), but that still have specific lines or landing zones to shoot for.
Cons: The upkeep is just okay. But the grass is mowed pretty irregularly. In my experience, it's still not hard to find discs since the grass isn't super thick, but still, wading through knee-deep grass is never fun. Several low-lying areas get soggy easily. Try to stay out of the wooded bits on holes 4, 7, and 10.

Baskets are Mach 3. Not just Mach 3, but OLD Mach 3. Absolute trash - expect one spit-out per round. And the practice basket is even worse.

Some of the holes are just too long, especially a few of the longer par 3's. It can begin to get a little boring, especially for people who prefer tighter shots, shorter holes, or just can't throw all that far. I am personally okay with this, but I know many people aren't. In addition, some holes can turn into some players just taking the widest line to stay away from the few trees on the fairway, such as holes 11 and 12. The opposite can also happen - taking a super safe shot on holes like hole 9. While there is certainly risk-reward potential, it sometimes feels not quite the best design at this point.

This course has a lot of potential to be a world-class course, but it has a few weak spots. No matter what the setup is, holes 4, 5, 6, 8, and to some extent 16 and maybe 18 are just not good holes for professionals, either because they're too easy, or are just tweener holes. Some of them are still decent holes, but need some small modification if they're going to be challenging for the top level of players. Given that weaker arms won't have much fun on the longer holes, catering to the top level is what this course should be aiming for.
Other Thoughts: Honestly, this course needs a redesign. The original layout has not stood the test of time, and there's tons of potential available. There's some land behind hole 14 that could add some more technical shots, as well as other spots throughout the park, and even another lake. Using these could make for some amazing holes.

Because the grass is often long, try to check the course conditions to see when the best times are to come play this course. I really don't understand why all the grass is mowed with the same frequence. There's quite a bit of land on this course that isn't used for Disc Golf at all - to the left of 17, to the left of 4, and behind the tees of 10-16. If the actual fairways were mowed more and those areas were mowed less, this course would be far better without any more effort.

This is a great place for tournaments, since putting pins in the best positions and adding OB rope fixes many of the problems. It's a shame that can't be the experience for the entire year. It's a really good course and is just a small redesign away from potentially getting a 5.0 rating from me.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful.

 Titles are the hardest part of these reviews

1    10/6/2020   10/12/2020
Review By: Surge5
Played: 131  Reviewed: 130  Exp: 8.7 Years
This review was updated on 11/15/2020
9 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: This is a long course. You'll break out your distance driver several times, but if you're not accurate it's not going to be punished very harshly.

The baskets are in pretty good condition.

Practice basket.

Brand new tee signs installed November 2020.

The obstacles that exist are used well. Several gaps to hit, a few holes have a wall of trees on one side, a couple low ceiling shots off the tee, and elevation that exists is used fairly well.

A few of the tougher navigation spots (16 to 17) have a stone in the ground with an arrow on it pointing to the next tee.
Cons: 4 is a very unique hole... but apart from that a lot of this course feels very common except longer.

There's not much to see elevation-wise apart from 14-17. A few small rises and valleys but nothing very significant.

Many of the baskets are out in the open. I know this is a small gripe but very few of the greens are tough to reach or putt on.

The grass can get very long. I was lucky to play it when it was short, but it's a common complaint I hear on the local disc golf Facebook page.
Other Thoughts: For the land the park was given, they used it incredibly well. You can always wish there was more elevation, but even without it there are still some tough pars to get. The lack of elevation does make the course easier to play through, but in the long run it doesn't hold up against some of the other top courses in the area.

9 of 10 people found this review helpful.

 Long course, Longer grass

5+    7/26/2020   7/26/2020
Review By: Mhageman4
Played: 42  Reviewed: 41  Exp: 8.9 Years
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: This is not a course to bring beginners to (For me that is a pro!!)

Every hole has alternate spots the basket could be placed at and the corresponding distances.

All of the tee pads were cement and long enough to get a good drive.

Most holes had a map and number (probably 15 of the 18 were labeled, a few were vandalized and i believe 16 had no sign at all)

A wide variety of forehand and backhand needed... trees are a challenge but not thick enough to lose a disc.
Cons: I loved the options to move the basket placement, but I wish there was a way to know if the basket was set at location A,B, or C at the time. Some of the holes were 600+ft and you weren't sure from the tee pad if you were aiming to the left or right without walking the hole before throwing.

The grass throughout was LONG and you could waste a minute searching for your disc on every throw in the fareway.

A few times after finishing a hole you would see a tee pad that was close but was NOT yours (thinking from hole 4 to hole 7). An arrow in the basket or something could have helped.
Other Thoughts: Great, long distance course. Nice to have a challenge as an advanced player and feel proud just to hit par on a few of these holes. A great course just three miles from Kansas Speedway and Legends Outlet Mall.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Nice! could be better

1    8/18/2019   8/18/2019
Review By: Chuck Reed
Played: 41  Reviewed: 3
1 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Great Tee pads
Flags on baskets
Cons: Signs are missing on a couple of holes.
Most signs are vandalized
Other Thoughts: The time I played there I played alone and got turned around. Next Tee indicators are needed on the baskets or the signs.

1 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Wyandotte is way fun!

5+    4/28/2018   5/2/2018
Review By: Mr. Pole Jangles
Played: 4  Reviewed: 4
3 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: One of my favorite courses in Kansas City. It is rarely busy. Most holes are reasonable. There is some elevation change. There are a variety of different holes. I like the older trees. I really like the trees lining hole 2 and 18. The tee pads are nice and big. The signage is decent.
Cons: The grass can get long. One of the tee pads was getting replaced. The baskets are a little older and the flags could be replaced. Some of the signage needs to be replaced. It would be nice if there were some bag holders on the signs. I think that hole 13 is obnoxious in its length.
Other Thoughts: It can be a challenge to drive to it as there is a bridge out on one road so you'll have to use an alternative route. The course does have some warts but the fact that it is not crowded on nice days on the weekends really helps.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Wyandotte Will Work

1    3/26/2017   4/9/2017
Review By: Upshawt1979
Played: 523  Reviewed: 415  Exp: 19.8 Years
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Wyandotte County Park has enough going on to keep the game interesting. 18 holes with concrete tee pads, signs at each tee, and good baskets. A park that has mature trees strewn about the lawns covering gently rolling hills.

The elevation changes are not great, but are definitely noticeable. The trees will serve as obstacles on nearly every hole, but rarely become dense enough to block large stretches by overlapping. There are some long holes with several par 4's, and multiple pin positions on many of the holes.

A casual round that is good for learning or practicing the fundamental throws. Not super technical, but with enough shaping to work out a lot of different shots.

The best holes for me were 4 and 7. They are two of the most wooded sections of the course. Hole 4 in the short position had a decent drive around a few trees, followed by a hard dogleg right through a window that passes over a creek bed. Hole 7 went down a slope that carries toward the right into a cluster of trees that surround the pin.
Cons: If you have a top level skill set there won't be enough resistance to present a serious challenge here. Keep it out of the branches, and you shouldn't have a lot of trouble making par or better.
Other Thoughts: I played this one with a few random discs floating around in the bed of my truck. No mid ranges, no putters. Didn't have the bag with me, but was driving by and decided to give it a shot.

Scored a 63, which was only one over par going by the DGCR app. This seemed to be a generous par, as some holes were kind of long, but only 3 really felt like legit par 4's. This could be to due to pins being in short placements.

There was two baskets on hole 2, but the rest had only one. Made deuces on hole 8 and 10, and my only 5 was on hole 7. 8 was just a nice drive but nothing special. 10 was a good tee shot also. but I converted on a longer putt that was downhill behind the basket making it more of a risk if you overshoot. I had a rotten drive on 7 and bonked a tree on my first putt.

Overall a nice course in a nice park that has a few nice holes. Nothing outstanding, but very enjoyable. The clouds kept it overcast and cool when I visited, and the wind was not overpowering.

If you take any interest in farming, the Agriculture Hall of Fame and Museum are right across the street. Dig it.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful.

 I'll keep looking

1    9/2/2016   9/5/2016
Review By: Coberley16
Played: 2  Reviewed: 2  Exp: 8.6 Years
1 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: Good open areas. Good use of flags on baskets for tough to see shots.
Cons: Grass had not been maintained. I was playing in shin-high to knee-high grass and I'm 6'3". No real fairway/out of bounds marked.
Other Thoughts: I'll keep looking around for a course I enjoy playing more often.

1 of 6 people found this review helpful.

 in need of mowin'

1    6/25/2016   6/25/2016
Review By: juswinginit
Played: 124  Reviewed: 10  Exp: 9.6 Years
This review was updated on 6/27/2016
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: great spacious park setting, rolling hills, mature trees, huge tee pads, great variety in hole length- a couple short enough to make ace runs- several long enough to test your arm. generous space between fairways. well signed, easy layout to follow, benches at every tee pad.....and half of the course was recently mowed.....
Cons: .....but the other half.....not mowed....and parts are getting pretty gnarly....its one thing to spend some time looking for a disc when you miss the fairway, but when it is a realistic possibility to lose a disc when you hit the fairway, thats just not my idea of fun.
Other Thoughts: If completely mowed it is definitely a 3.5. But, in the condition it was in when I was there, I feel I am being generous to give it a 3.0. Mow. please. thank you.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 I'll be back!

1    5/10/2016   5/11/2016
Review By: edclay
Played: 9  Reviewed: 6  Exp: 7.7 Years
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: A beautiful setting. Not a lot of trees but the ones that are there are large and wide and affect shot selection. With all the rain we've had lately, this course seemed hardly affected. Only a few sloppy spots. The fairway grass was tall in some areas but not overly concerned. Again, it's been a rainy period and that would affect maintenance. I had a course map but found the tees fairly well marked. All seemed to have benches and most had trash containers. A very clean course.
Cons: I never found the basket on 4. I eventually ended up thinking it may be in for repair. Now I think I just missed it. References to the length of the grass in other reviews, I would agree if not maintained regularly could be unpleasant.
Other Thoughts: This is a very good course, at least on the day I played. I did very badly and I"m not that good to start with. But it was my 1st time on the course and figuring out where the baskets are and what would be the best shot makes a difference. I know I'll do better next time. The main obstacle the course presented me were the trees. I would get just high enough to catch the bottom branches and lose distance. Or I would not give a tree enough distance to get around it. Challenging for me but that's what makes it fun.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 A Big Course for Big Arms

2-4    1/1/2016   1/2/2016
Review By: SirDreward
Played: 35  Reviewed: 23  Exp: 13.7 Years
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: - Nicely maintained concrete teepads and benches.
- DGA baskets fairly well maintained with flags.
- Nice park overall.
- Well marked.
- Bridges over creeks where needed.
- Uses the topography and trees well for such an big and open course.
- Only one real water hazard.
- Lost disc return.
Cons: - Lack of trashcans.
Other Thoughts: As the title of my review states, it's a big course for big arms. The grass in spring to fall can be a bear if not mowed. The wind can be a big factor because it is so open. It takes a lot of people to make this course seem busy.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

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