Prairie Village, KS 
Harmon & Santa Fe Parks DGC Share
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Easy to Fix

1    4/12/2021   6/8/2021
Review By: kp_1024
Played: 147  Reviewed: 87  Exp: 10.9 Years
12 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This is a super simple, but not always super easy course that can be played quickly by any skill level. The next tee is always easy to find, and the park does a good job providing the basics for a Disc Golf course and not much else.

Different holes favor different lines. Holes 2-4 favor right-turning shots, while 7 and 8 probably favor left-turning. A few holes have some tricky lines, namely 1 and 5. Several holes give you upshots that you would see on a longer course, meaning this course can improve your skills without being a fantastic course in and of itself. If you want to add some challenge, you can force yourself to take a different throw than you normally would, which works on this course, because nearly every hole provides that other option but might make it a little harder than your first choice.

This is probably a good beginner course, with little lost disc opportunity and no holes that are really long. But there is some interesting challenge on 2 and 5, with some decent trees that can get in the way but still options to get to the basket. There's also some slight variance in hole distance, with 6 being the shortest and easiest and 2 being the longest (and it's slightly uphill).
Cons: Dangerous. Like, I don't know how anyone thought this alignment was actually a good idea. To start, 7 and 9 share a basket. A bunch of holes are really close to each other, but it's not always too bad. And, holes 1 and 9 have routes that take you directly over a sidewalk.

While some holes favor certain shot shapes, you can nearly always throw directly at the basket and be fine.

There's some construction beside hole 6, but there's a fence separating it from the park. It's possible the construction could start eating into the course.

Not much elevation change. There are some gentle slopes on 1-3 and possibly 7, but it's not enough to make a big difference. If there was something of note on 6 and 8, or steeper slopes on the others, they would be much better while still being accessible for beginners.

Hole 1 makes no sense at all. You're either throwing over a sidewalk, throwing wide right, or smacking a tree. It's possible the trees used to be much shorter, but it's just another reason this hole needs to go (see below).
Other Thoughts: So here's the fix: Remove holes 1 and 9 entirely, and have the course start on what's currently hole 3, play 3-8 like normal, and finish on 2. This would remove conflict with the sidewalk, dual-purpose basket, and two pairs of holes that are close to one another. Finally, the course would actually end where it begins. Sure, it'd only be 7 holes, but it would be a massive improvement over what we currently have.

Ignore the posted pars.

While this course has its merits and could be a decent course to play over lunch or in the early morning, the dangerous aspects and the lack of challenge and variety make it difficult to enjoy very much. If there are more than two groups on the course at a time, good luck.

12 of 12 people found this review helpful.

Highway to the Danger Zone

2-4    7/18/2020   9/26/2020
Review By: Surge5
Played: 131  Reviewed: 130  Exp: 8.7 Years
This review was updated on 7/19/2021
10 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The bright blue DisCatchers stand out fairly well for this really quick round.

Good variance of length for an easy course, ranging from 160' to 320'. It's a great spot to do some mid-range/putter only rounds to sharpen that skill.

Very easy to navigate, as next tee is very close to the previous basket. In some cases, too close.
Cons: Very small parking lot, but you can park in the YMCA lot. It's fun to park at the YMCA.

Not a ton of variance in holes. All of them are dead straight and hole 5 is the only one with any sort of major obstacle in the straightaway to the basket.

Some of the baskets are pretty damaged. 1 and 2 were leaning badly.

This course is dangerous. Examples:
- Holes 1/2/3 are smashed against each other so tightly that a good drive on hole 1 could end up on the fairway of hole 2. My RHFH drive on 3 buzzed over the fairway of 2.
- Hole 4's tee is way too close to the basket on 3. It's inside the circle on a 225' hole.
- Holes 5/8/9 have the same problem as 1-3, albeit with a few more trees in the way.
- Holes 7 and 9 share a basket. I know this is minor but with holes this short, smashing past the basket into a group coming up from the other side is a good possibility.

Whoever set the pars is clueless. Hole 3 is listed as a 225' par 2, and hole 4 is a 225' par 3. Just play them all as par 3.

The YMCA next door may leave a few picnickers in the fairways.
Other Thoughts: It's a good thing this course isn't busy cause if it was there would definitely be some people getting Wysocki'd in the head.
Overall the golf is below average. There's 3 holes that have a slight elevation change, but only 7's is significant.
If you must play here, come, pick up your birdies, don't hit anyone, and be on your way.

10 of 10 people found this review helpful.


1    7/20/2020   7/20/2020
Review By: Breh
Played: 185  Reviewed: 183  Exp: 12.8 Years
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The blue band baskets are easily visible from the tee pads. The tee pads are nice and actually have the tee signs inside the pads. They're very well done with hole number and distances. Giant kiosk board by parking lot of hole 1. Shorter course allowing some ace runs and great for new begginers. Even with the shorter holes, most are low lines with branch over hangs adding obstacle to the shorter course. It will make advanced players have to be accurate as the trees come into play on most holes. Quick play
Cons: Hole 7 and 9 share the same basket. Hole 9 dosen't end near hole there's a little walkout after the round. No real big distance holes...Park is pretty crammed. A couple say par 2s still over 140 feet should be 3s
Other Thoughts: Fence to the left of 3 can come into play overall a fun quick little 9 good place to take new players.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Santa Fe Trail

1    9/2/2019   9/9/2019
Review By: Upshawt1979
Played: 523  Reviewed: 415  Exp: 19.8 Years
This review was updated on 3/25/2020
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This short course has a couple of nice holes in a park that is well maintained and full of other things to do. The Harmon and Santa Fe Parks DGC fairways are covered with grass and has a good number of mature trees. There is the slightest amount of slope on a hole or two, but this one is pretty flat overall. No water is in play unless you hulk out and throw one into the pool on six.

It is nine holes, and the setup is pretty nice. It has concrete tees that have a good sign bolted straight to the pad. I haven't seen signs that were installed like this before, and I like them because they seem a little bit more vandal proof. The blue rimmed DISCatchers were very nice. Holes 7 and 9 share the same basket.

All of the holes are pretty short, 1 and 2 are probably the hardest lines to hit. The first hole and course map are under the water tower on the West side of the park. Layout is par 23 with four par 2 holes.

Hole 3 and 4 can be dangerous if you get too far right, the edge of the park slopes down and has trees that make for a tough recovery. Hole 5 has the parking lot for the fire station on the right side, behind a wall you have to walk around to reach the low side.

Hole 9 has a fair amount of trees that make you choose what side of the fairway to use.
Cons: Not a challenging round, but it is in walking distance from my house so I'll play it once in a while. It can be done with a limited discs, and plays very quickly unless the park is busy. There are walking trails adjacent to many holes.

I'm not really into par 2 holes. I know they are very short, but I like getting a birdie without having to make a hole in one.
Other Thoughts: A really cool community park with a disc golf course that is a fun 9 hole that is beginner friendly. There are a couple of good shots here and there. It's not a bad place to throw a few if you live nearby, but I don't think it merits a special visit otherwise.

I played this course twice using only a mid range. It took about 45 minutes. I scored a 26 and a 27 in misty wet weather.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Great little park

5+    4/17/2019   4/27/2019
Review By: dylanpmanning
Played: 4  Reviewed: 2
1 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Great little park to hone in your skills. Very good for beginners with all short holes
Cons: Hole 6 is out for new fire station. Not sure if it will get out back somewhere

1 of 5 people found this review helpful.

  Needs Redesign

5+    3/30/2019   4/12/2019
Review By: the_beave
Played: 2  Reviewed: 1
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Available holes are still playable, and well maintained. Low traffic compared to the more popular 18-hole courses in the area. Even with the construction affecting the course, still a fun course to play. Be inventive, if no one is on another hole, make your own by throwing to another basket from an accessible teepad.
Cons: At this time, the course is constrained by construction. Hole 6 is gone, Hole 7 is almost unplayable due to proximity to new fire department & Hole 8 is risky if you mess up your drive, liable to be in the fire departments driveway.
Other Thoughts: The course needs to be redesigned, but the available space may not make it feasible. I hope the 6-holes untouched by construction remain intact but hope for a redesign to expand to 9, but it may not be likely.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

  Good lunchtime course

1    3/27/2019   3/27/2019
Review By: pcronning
Played: 1  Reviewed: 1  Exp: 13.2 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Easy relaxed course. Good tee and basket placements. Relatively open treescape, but not so much that there aren't challenges to get around.
Cons: Tee and basket 6 removed. Pad for 6 is under construction as of 3/27/3019, but the basket is nowhere to be found. Not sure where they're going to fit it in.
Other Thoughts: Hole 6 will probably end up along the fire station... making it almost certain that a lot of errant throws will end up in their driveway. It looks like you'll have to walk around a bit to go pick those up.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Nice Little Rec Course Missing Holes Due To Construction!

1    10/6/2018   10/11/2018
Review By: The Valkyrie Kid
Played: 1561  Reviewed: 1506  Exp: 44.9 Years
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Harmon and Santa Fe Parks have so many activities going on. There is a huge picnic pavilion, tennis courts, two pools complete with water slides, skate punk park, ball fields, children's play area. I'm surprised they even have room for the disc golf course.

The course should be a great little rec course. Unfortunately, the # 5 basket, all of # 6 and the # 7 tee pad have all been lost due to the construction of a new building. What's left here is just a fun recreational course. The tee pads are smaller concrete ones. The tee signs are interesting in that they are bolted down at the back of the concrete pads. The baskets are Discatchers. Distances range from 165' up to # 3's 320'. Speaking of # 3, it's an excellent hole for throwing rollers, nice grass and lots of low branches.
Cons: Obviously, missing 2 1/2 holes from a 9 hole course is a big loss.

Rec distances and challenge.

Not a lot of shot shaping required. Also not many golf decisions needed.

I like the fact that little course remains simple without any alternate pads or basket locations.
Other Thoughts: I really hope someone can up with an answer to relocate 5-6-7. This is a fun little course and you never want to lose any holes.

On a size note, the legendary Santa Fe trail actually passed through this park. The course information sheet says to look for the little historical markers. Little historical markers? Heck, I was too busy trying to figure out where the # 5 basket went.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful.

 Nice little course

1    3/20/2018   3/20/2018
Review By: Knippelmeyer
Played: 30  Reviewed: 3
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Good flow from tee to tee. Some long holes mixed in with some more challenging short shots. Lots of birdles here.
Cons: Course is tight from hole to hole, so watch out for others players.
Other Thoughts: Nice 9 hole course tomay a quick 9 or 18.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Small but nice

5+    12/20/2017   12/23/2017
Review By: Balzac
Played: 88  Reviewed: 13  Exp: 21 Years
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - Although compact, this course does a good job of requiring you to hit a variety of lines
- No large elevation changes, but still the small hills make an impact on how you approach several of the holes. Hole 5 is a great example of this.
- Not overly wooded but very nice use of the trees on the property
- Concrete teepads with durable signs attached
- Plays quickly, can get two solo rounds done in 45 minutes
- Almost never have to wait for a group in front of you
- Park is very well maintained. It is mowed frequently in spring and summer.
Cons: - Hole 9 is a wide open, short hole. Definitely an ace run but I wish the final hole was a bit more... inspired.
- No benches or trash cans by teepads (there are some in other areas of park)
- Course is close to other areas where you will need to keep an eye out for bystanders. There is a walking trail through the park, hole 4 lies close to a YMCA pool, holes 6 and 9 are close to a skate park.
- Additionally, some holes lie in close proximity so in the rare times the course is busy you will need to be aware of other golfers
- No alternate tees or pin positions
Other Thoughts: Great course for beginners, but still fun for more advanced disc golfers. It values accuracy without being too punishing for an errant shot, and it doesn't require a big arm to shoot a good score. There are a couple of dud holes (looking at you 6 and 9), but the others make up for it.

For those at all interested in American history, the Santa Fe Trail winds through course. There are a couple of markers for this.

The course has a family friendly vibe (may be a pro or con depending on your viewpoint). I bring my 7 year old here to play and don't encounter some of the, let's say recreational, behaviors that you might see at other courses (don't get the wrong impression, I am no prude). There is also a police station immediately adjacent to the course so it's probably not the best place to crush a 12 pack while you play a round.

Overall, the course gets a thumbs up from me. I would rate it higher if it was an 18 hole course of the same quality. I enjoy playing it frequently because I live relatively close, but there are much better offerings in the Kansas City area. Still, if you are close by it's worth checking out.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

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