Marion, KS 
Marion County Lake DGC Share
Uploaded By: DiscChaserDoug Hole #1 (Taken 10/2015)
3 / 251ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #1 Tee



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 Disc golf on the Prairie

1    11/20/2015   11/22/2015
Review By: Chained Evil
Played: 727  Reviewed: 214  Exp: 11 Years
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This course uses elevation to its advantage. Uses the tall grass rough to shape holes well.
This is a good place to work on your wind game.
Holes 4 and 16 have water threat and are fun holes.
Painted black rungs on the baskets to point you in the direction of the next tee.
Good mix of short, moderate, and longer holes.
There are a few holes where you can really air out a drive.
The fairways were mowed upon my visit to show you the layout of the holes.
There is fine gravel under the baskets to help with the roll-a-way putt threat.
Some blind pins from the tee to keep you on your toes.
This course uses what is available as best as is possible.
Cons: Tees are uneven in several spots. This could lead to the twisting of an ankle. Hopefully more level or permanent tees are coming soon. No signage so no distances(again hopefully this is forthcoming).
No numbers on the baskets, not a big deal but if you get turned around this would help some.
This course is very wide open so there aren't many trees to make you shape lines here.
Disc loss is a real possibility with the tall grass rough. A spotter might be needed in spots.
The shots get repetitive after the first 4 holes.
Wind will definitely factor into your round here.
Paths on 2, 3, and 18 might be slick so heads up.
Other Thoughts: This is a decent course that uses the elevation very well. Its just a shame that there aren't any trees in the fairways to make for more interesting lines to hit. The tall prairie grass will make you focus on your accuracy and the wind will keep you honest as well.
The shots over the water like holes 4 and 16 help spice things up a bit. Hopefully in the future the tee pad and signage issues will be remedied to help boost this course up a bit.
Worth a play if you are in the area and want to get in some good rounds on the prairie.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful.

 New Country Course

1    10/31/2015   11/1/2015
Review By: DiscChaserDoug
Played: 231  Reviewed: 41  Exp: 9.9 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros:
- New baskets
- pretty good finishing holes (16-18)
- course map available
- well marked temporary tees (two green flags with hole #s)
- mowed fairway paths where necessary
- restrooms on course
- Padlocks point to next tee
- sand/gravel around all the baskets in 5'-6' circle
- upcoming cement tee pads will be 4' x 12'
- good use of edge of lake and trees on a number of holes
- Park Supervisor is very interested in making this course better
Cons:
- No tee pads...yet
- No distances...yet
- No tee signs
- padlocks point to next tee and are often hidden from view
- Tee 1 is on the dam road and you have to throw between to rock pillars which restricts throwing motion
- Tee 4 is too close to basket 3 and can't be seen from tee 3
- there are a couple of camping sites in or very close to holes and fairways
- a couple of holes force the players to walk through other fairways to get to the next tee
Other Thoughts:
My buddy and really enjoyed the course. It's not real long, but there is also nothing else quite like it in the area. Holes 1-5, 16 and 17 are different than the others with drastic up/down, trees and water. The other holes are more rolling with tall grass and a number of blind baskets because of the rolling landscape. It would be helpful to put flags on a number of baskets to make them visible from tee. We visited with the Park Supervisor and shared some of our perspectives. He assured us the sites in and around the holes/fairways are seldom used. He also noted he would move Tee 4 back and away from basket 3 which will also make Hole 4 a bit more interesting. He also understands the need to create save walking paths from basket to tee. We also suggested he paint/tape the baskets to point to next tee instead of using the padlocks. With it only being playable for 4 days and the Park Supervisor so interested in making it a good course I may very well rate it higher in the future.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.


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