St. Clair, MO 
Evergreen DGC Share
Uploaded By: Brokensaint Hole #2 (Taken 7/2017)
3 / 236ft.   3 / 246ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #2 Basket to Tee



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Well I lay my head on the railroad track, waiting on the Double E. But the train don't run by here no more, poor poor pitiful me

1    2/11/2020   2/13/2020
Review By: Three Putt
Played: 136  Reviewed: 115  Exp: 25.2 Years
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Evergreen Park is...it's...I mean...it's just awful. It does have 18 holes. It's got Mach V's. It has tee signs. It's easy to follow the flow. Some of the holes on the front nine aren't awful. So it's got that.

The original course (front nine) is mostly shorter wooded holes and the back is mostly open holes with more distance, so there is a little bit of variety. There is some elevation changes on the course. If you are the only person in the park, it's not too bad.
Cons: If there is anybody else in the park, you are going to have to actively work to avoid them. Holes 1 & 9 shoot at each other. Holes 8's basket is in hole 2's fairway. Holes 1, 2 and 10 shoot very close to a road. Holes 10, 11, 12 & 13 shoot along or over a paved walking path. Hole 11 has an amphitheater in the fairway. Holes 14 & 17 shoot at each other. Holes 15 & 16 shoot at each other. Hole 16 plays right next to a ball field fence. Hole 18's basket is in hole 10's fairway. The course just constantly conflicts with itself or other park uses.

The course flows well and is easy to follow. It's easy to follow because a lot of the tees are just steps away from the last basket. There is not nearly enough of a buffer distance between them.

The holes just don't pay off in fun factor. Hole 16 for example runs parallel to hole 15 but is set up the hill. On the right is a ballfields outfield fence. To the left is the drop-off down the hill into 15's fairway. The safe fairway to hit is 15-20' wide. It would probably be an OK shot if it was 220', but it's 372'. At that distance I end up hanging a hyzer out over the ball field and risk it either not clearing the fence back to the fairway or getting it too high and having it hyzer down the hill toward 15 (or 14 since it's basket is down there as well). Of course these factors make the shot harder, but it's not a fun sort of hard and it has safety concerns. It's just not a shot you would see an experienced course designer incorporate.

There are some alternate tees the locals play that make the layout even more dangerous, so there is that.
Other Thoughts: Disc golf doesn't fit into a lot of parks very well, but we cram disc golf courses in them anyway. Evergreen Park is one of those courses. If you lived there, you would play it. If you don't live there, you don't have to play it. If you are ever driving by St. Clair on I-44, just remember that you don't have to play it, smile, and keep driving.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful.

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5+    10/8/2018   10/8/2018
Review By: lemmmy_acemister
Played: 12  Reviewed: 9  Exp: 5.7 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Holes 10-18 added. You can play front 9, back 9, and alt 9 for a total of 27 holes.
Signs and tee pads on front 9.
OB on back 9 adds a good element.
Good for beginners.
About half of the holes are under 200 ft.
Most shots have a technical element to them.
Some elevations moderate woods.
Easy to navigate
Good lay out. I think they did the best they could with the space they had.
Few benchs and trash cans through out.
Cons: Short course.
Back 9 and alt 9 don't have signs or tee pads.
A few holes cross each other and are on top of each other.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Fun course

1    5/27/2017   5/27/2017
Review By: mrbro855
Played: 260  Reviewed: 101  Exp: 6.4 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This was a fun little course with the usual amenities... concrete tee pads, good signage, use of elevation, easy to follow from hole to hole.

There's even a second set of tees marked with 2x2's in the ground. These were either longer or offset enough to change the angle approach to the basket.

Typical city park course in that there were no straight fairway throws without some sort of tree obstacles involved.

Some of the holes:
1-2 &9: Played through the opening valley with the mature trees as protection and the creek beds passing through (currently pretty dry)
3- 8 take you through the woods
#3 nice slant left throw that starts your wooded adventure
#7 short 94 foot hole with just enough tree protection to get you thinking shot selection for your ace run.
Cons: Definitely could be a problem if more than a couple of throwers are out there. Next tees are way too close to the baskets.

Some will say distance, but that's what you get with city parks. I'm a fan, I know others are not.
Other Thoughts: This was course #2 of a 5 course swing from St Louis to Rolla on I -44.

And I would say it was the second most fun of the 5. I am a city park fan and other than it having potential for striking others if crowded, the course did not disappoint.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

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1    4/6/2017   4/6/2017
Review By: KptMkKamble
Played: 11  Reviewed: 6  Exp: 21.8 Years
Pros: Short & quick to play; with additional Tees (dirt) marked with Board & some flags.
Cons: Some cement Tee boxes are placed out of line with baskets.
Other Thoughts: The locals are all very friendly and the woods are sparse enough to make loosing a disk difficult but not impossible.

 Short technical course

1    3/20/2017   3/21/2017
Review By: Vince W
Played: 117  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 9.8 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This course is great for beginners and amateurs. Pretty park with nice baskets. Plenty of ace run chances. Tee signs and tee pads are nice and clean.
Cons: This course can be somewhat dangerous to play on if there are many people playing it at once. This is because some of the teepads and baskets are way too close to each other. Within 15 feet on a few holes! If the course isn't crowded then it isn't a problem.
Other Thoughts: This course is mainly for beginners or people that live locally. Most of the holes are too close together. First two holes play in mostly open fairways then the next 5 or 6 are wooded with technical fairways with ace runs possible on most of them. The wooded holes are very short and only a putter is needed for most. Longest hole is number 9 which plays back to parking lot but is only 270' downhill. So overall this course just works with accuracy and putting.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.


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