Kearney, NE 
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Perfect For Beginners Or Casual Rec Players!

1    8/9/2016   8/11/2016
Review By: The Valkyrie Kid
Played: 1167  Reviewed: 1115  Exp: 39.5 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Centennial Park in Kearney (Pronounced Carney) is a lovely little city park that has a popular swimming pool, tennis courts and lots of folks enjoying the disc golfing. It was almost dark and families and teens were all showing up to play.

The course has nice concrete pads with a rounded front, older DGA baskets with a small landscaped circle around them and tee signs which are inconsistent with adequate distance info. I think the course might have undergone a few changes over the years.

The nine hole course is just a series of short, easy ACE runs, five are under 200' and there aren't many obstacles to deal with. All this makes Centennial an ideal beginner course. It's perfect for families or high school kids and their dates. All these groups were playing the evening I played Centennial.
Cons: Pitch & Putt distances.

Mostly open with no obstacles.


Park can be crowded but I think the course is designed to minimize conflicts with other park users.

Signage needs to be upgraded/replaced.
Other Thoughts: I happened to stay in Kearney with a gentlemen who is involved with the Kwanias Club charitable projects. I definitely urged him to get his club to consider donating new disc golf tee signs go the Centennial Park course.

This is a great pit stop on your cross Nebraska trip. Wam, Bam, thank you mamn. A short 20 minute break and you're back on the freeway.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Great course for a quick game with anyone

1    7/19/2015   7/19/2015
Review By: gfellerjm
Played: 7  Reviewed: 7  Exp: 8.7 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: great landscaping/grass
easy to follow layout
great cement/asphalt tees
good baskets
very forgiving (no chance of loosing a disc)
Cons: simple layout (straight holes)
few things to make you control your line
under the baskets gets muddy after a rain
Other Thoughts: This is a simple park course with well manicured grass and tees. That and it's forgiving nature are its best attributes. Overall the course is pretty simple, mostly shorter, straight holes with very few trees in the way but that doesn't mean it's not fun. The park is very well kept and never too busy. It's a great place to start, a great place to take anyone who hasn't played a ton or even those who've never played. It's also good for a one disc round or working on certain shots. Like I mentioned earlier, there are few trees to get in your way and no real way to lose a disc (unless you through it in the pool during the off season) so you can try out whatever you want. Overall I would say this is a very well kept course and great for a quick game to work on things or just have fun with anyone.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 General purpose course for training or quick, carefree play

5+    9/21/2014   9/21/2014
Review By: hollman
Played: 20  Reviewed: 20
This review was updated on 6/28/2015
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: It's fun if you don't have a ton of time or if you only have a couple discs on hand. If you are learning, have kids who want to play, or friends who don't play often, it is for you. If you like shady courses, this is a good one. Ace holes, it's for you. A few trees thrown in the way make for a little challenge so you feel like you accomplished something. If you are drained from playing long, challenging courses, those that are physically demanding, or those that swallow discs, this is the change you have been looking for. If you want to practice your short game...perfect course. Easy to find and well maintained. Burger joints are close by as well as restrooms on site.
Cons: No elevation variety. All holes seem pretty short, with the exception of Hole 9. Not every hole/tee is labeled, although it is pretty easy to find each tee and the flow is decent; a map is not necessary. It isn't particularly challenging or frustrating to play, but that might also be what makes this course a fun changeup. Most holes are straight so there isn't a lot of variety on left/right doglegs.
Other Thoughts: Worth playing. It really doesn't take a ton of commitment so just swing in with a few discs and knock it out quick if you are in the area. Unlike many challenging, heavily-wooded courses where you might spend half your time looking for your disc, this is a course where losing a disc is nearly impossible. Trees are pruned up high and in park-like condition. No special clothing attire or extra luggage is needed to play this course.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Want to pitch and putt?

5+    11/23/2012   11/25/2012
Review By: thejake78
Played: 24  Reviewed: 9  Exp: 14.5 Years
8 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Nicely maintained pitch-putt course in a well-kept city park
-Playground, swimming pool, pavilion, restrooms provide activities for families
-Asphalt tee pads
-Mature trees provide a few obstacles
-Good for beginners just learning the game
Cons: -No real challenge; course is generally very short and flat with only a few obstacles
-It is plausible that an errant throw could hit the playground, the street, or someone's yard
Other Thoughts: This course in town is a nice place to take a beginner to let them get a feel for the game. For the experienced golfer, this course provides a quick (<30 min) round or a chance to practice short approaches. Also, this isn't a bad place to warm up a bit for Cottonmill DGC, which is the true disc golf destination locally.

I give it a 2.5 because, for what it is (practice/beginner-friendly course), it is perfectly adequate, and I generally stop by if I'm in the neighborhood and have a few minutes to kill or the kids want to play in the park.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful.

 Bring a friend

5+    4/7/2012   4/25/2012
Review By: JAAAKE
Played: 15  Reviewed: 10  Exp: 5.9 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Well maintained.
Good flow.
Next to the swimming pool.
Great for beginners.
Cons: Very short.
Not challenging.
Can be crowded at times.

Other Thoughts: If we're in Kearney and we go disc golfing with my wife and/or mother we go here. This was the first course I played and it's not at all like the second I played--Cotton-mill. We've noticed a lot of low skill players and usually they'll allow us to play through so we don't have to wait too long.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Simple w/ a capital S

1    3/18/2011   3/20/2011
Review By: Wheelz
Played: 28  Reviewed: 22  Exp: 7.8 Years
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Very simple, easy to follow layout. This course offers great tees and nice baskets. Great course for practicing the approach game for more experienced players and a very good course to introduce kids or noobs to the game. Park is well kept. Some benches and nice trash cans.
Cons: Extremely short and simple. As in all you need is a putter. Case in point: I am a intermediate-adavanced level player and I shot a -7 on this 9 hole course. This won't give many players a big challenge and isn't worth the drive to play this course alone.
Other Thoughts: While this course is extremely short, it does serve a purpose as a short game practice course. I had fun playing it and got some great approach-game practice in. My suggestion is to use this course as a warm-up for the much, much tougher and more fun Cottonmill course just outside town.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Beginners come here!

5+    5/5/2011   8/23/2010
Review By: wolito
Played: 86  Reviewed: 85  Exp: 10.7 Years
This review was updated on 5/6/2011
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Very clean, well kept course in a city park. Hole 1 is right next to the swimming pool with easy parking. Course flows throughout park, with no real navigation issues. Large cement teepads in great shape. Teesigns on the wood posts just shows the distance and hole number, but you don't need anything else since you can see all baskets right from the teepad. Baskets are in great shape. Fairways are nicely mowed green grass. No chance at all to lose a disc here. Large trees throughout the course come into play on several of the holes. Short holes are great for a beginner to learn on and build confience quickly.
Cons: This is a city park so watch out for other park users. 9 holes are kind of boring as most are just straight throws. No elevation change at all.
Other Thoughts: If you are new to the game, this is a great course to learn on. The hole lengths are rather short and would allow most beginners to get pars all day with some birdies thrown in. I also saw a number of families playing this course and having a good time. If you have been playing for any length of time, this will get boring rather quickly. Every hole is rather easy to birdie. I can't even say to come here to work on your short game, it might not be worth it. But if you are in need of an ace, this is the place to come.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.


5+    7/15/2008   7/15/2008
Review By: High Flyer
Played: 23  Reviewed: 23
This review was updated on 8/18/2008
1 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: Very easy course, good tees and well maintained grassy park. Easy to find your way around.
Cons: Flat course, small area, first few holes in close vicinity of houses.
Other Thoughts: A nice leisurely course, not very intimidating at all. They have a pretty good layout for what little space there is in that park.

1 of 6 people found this review helpful.

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