2 Helpful / 1 Not
tale of two nines
Pros: The baskets and tees are in great condition and there are also multiple tees on 5 holes. as a convert from ball golf, where every course has at least 2, and usually 3 or 4 sets of tees, I still don't understand why more courses don't do this.10/10
Course is maintained very well, it is regularly mowed and there are tee signs, some benches, bathrooms and running water. 10/10
Holes have a good variety of distance. On a given day this partially depends upon the pin positions but it's always pretty good and they're mixed up. holes 6, 7, and 13 are usually pretty long while 3, 10, 11, and 16 are usually pretty short. 8/10
The invdividual obstacles on the front nine allow for the holes to be played multiple ways and force players to make decisions about how to play the holes. 7/10 on decisionmaking
Several alternate hole positions provide new takes on the holes, making them birdieable or even aceable in some cases, while longer hole positions make par rare on some holes. 7/10
This course is good for beginners to just play nine holes (1-8 and 18) and also is still challenging to more advanced players on the back nine. 7/10
Between the front nine and back nine there is quite a bit of variety in the openness of shots. They aren't mixed in very well though, as almost all the more technical and wooded holes are in one stretch from 10-16. 3 is an exception. 6/10
The front nine is very comfortable with benches, shade, and no long grass. On the other hand, the back nine has some THICK rough and it's very difficult to not be in it at least once with how technical 13-16 are. Overall 6/10
Cons: Discs can be extremely difficult to find on the back nine due to the dense rough and the lake on 15. The front nine is pretty easy but if you're playing all 18 it's still a 2/10 overall.
This course doesn't require a variety of shot paths. Most of the holes are straight or may have a slight curve, but only 12, 14, and 16 have a significant hyzer or anhyzer required. 2/10
Navigation between holes can be a problem the first time. Depending on pin position the 5th tee may not be easily seen from the 4th basket. The worst though is that the 10 tee appears to lead to hole 17, but you instead have to walk past the outfield fence of the baseball field to get to 11. In addition, there is a very long walk between 16 and 17, but at least you know where you're going since you probably saw 17 after 10.
There isn't very much elevation on this course, but there is at least a variety of uphill and downhill holes. Not many sideslopes. 4/10
Navigation on the actual holes can be a little confusing. The 2nd, 4th, and 18th (if it's in the long position) baskets are usually pretty close together, which can make it tough to tell what hole you're throwing to. There are also several blind shots thoughout. 5/10
There are quite a few obstacles throughout but there isn't much variety on the front nine. 15 is definitely the signature hole due to the lake.
Other Thoughts: first 8 and 16-18 I'd give a 3.5 rating
no large forested hazards, but lots of individual trees
holes 9-15 a 2 rating
Most of the time I play 1-8 and 18 through twice, playing the front tees once and the back tees the other.
Overall challenge 6/10
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Pros: -Lots of mature trees
Cons: -Multipurpose park
-Front 9 is just the same throw over and over again; straight and through or around trees.
-15 is just sort of a joke. Even people with 350+ range and control are going to go into the water due to the sheer smallness of the target and the other option is take 4+ strokes to go around. I view this as a con, not a fun challenge
-Baskets are old and rusted
-Fairways too tight on front 9
Other Thoughts: Front 9 is like playing in an apple orchard. Also lots of opportunities to lose discs on back 9 which can be a pain in the ass. Walks are long and confusing at times but anyone with intuition or a camera phone can figure it out easily.
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Great until hole 13
Pros: A very challenging course. No one hole is the same. You will have the chance every hole to do something different. Course is clean, but with lots and lots of brush on the back 9, and a lake. Bring your water shoes.
Cons: Recent changes to 13 and 15 have made getting par almost impossible. 13 is a long, narrow (I mean narrow) fare-way with heavy brush on either side. 15, you have to have an arm to throw across the middle of the lake, or you can try going around (the better option I think).
Other Thoughts: They really need to change hole 13 and 15 to a par 4. It's incredibly tough. However, I would call myself an intermediate player, so my view point is probably skewed and I just need to keep on working at it. Oh, and bring tick spray for 13 and 14, used to be all backwoods with a lot of deer going through there, so it's tick infested (and thorn infested).
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Good Scoring course
Pros: Teepads- Good Dual on a few holes
Baskets-Discatchers yellow basket and strip
Signs-good and informative
Benches-small benches each hole
trashcans-not many probably a con
Course was fun with lots of intricate shots 1-8. Island hole was cool tough to land on island. Dual teepads allows for a pro set up.
New holes are nice. Hole 13 cool par 4 in woods. New teepad on 15 didnt play but very risky shot across lake.
Cons: Front nine lots of switchback holes to take advantage of small space, but kinda crowded. Walk from 10 to 11 sucks i got lucky some locals told direction. walk from 16 to 17 even worse except you saw 17 as you played front nine just cuts up flow quite a bit.
Other Thoughts: The new stuff seemed to really add character to this course. Mad job on who ever cut out hole 13 excellent par 4.
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Great KC Course
Pros: Great course setup. Good Signage. Well maintained. Variety of play styles available here.
Cons: No complaints from me!
Other Thoughts: Been playing for about 5 years now and I can't believe I just came across this course. If you can make it out there I say go for it! Total fun!
0 of 2 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Great use of trees to create tunnels and challenging fairways. Well maintained pads, signs, and baskets. Easy parking and access. Multiple pin placements allow for radically different play with each basket movement. This course encourages a variety of shot selection for any player; rollers, tomahawks, and forehand shots will be necessary to maximize your score on this course. Open prairie, an old xmas tree orchard, a lake, and ball fields all work together to keep this one interesting.
Cons: It plays slow on the front nine due to shorter layouts and hard-to-avoid trees, but speeds up on the back nine. Restrooms are onsite but rarely open, and water fountains never work.
Other Thoughts: Tee #12 is hard to find; just walk along the ball field fence due west from #11 basket. Saturdays are full of soccer players, so watch for them on the fringes near 10, 11, 12, 16. Try playing with a putter on the front 4; you wont get long drives anyway, so get straight ones.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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Pros: Great disc golf park with restrooms by hole 1. Trash cans and benches on most holes. Multiple pin placements and some holes have two pads( 2,6,8,15, and 1- old school tee pad on the southwest corner of playground). When 2 is on island that is signature hole. Nice tunnel shot with ob path on hole 3. If youre down for a quicky then skip from hole 10 right to 17 ( right across the road). Hole 12-15 were changed in early 2012. Both of 12s pins are past the tree line in the woods. Hole 13 is a 600 footer and the only par 4. Hole 14 is an uphill anny that plays to same baskets as the old hole 13. Hole 15 plays the left pad when straight across straight pond (275ish to clear the water) and right pad for the other 2 baskets. Hole 16 is a nice ace run when in left position. Ya better be 3 or 4 down by hole 12 if you wanna stay even par or under.
Cons: Get the bug spray with a good amount of deet and hose yourself on hole 12. Hole 13 and 14 yield alot of ticks. Have a softball or water jug in case discs get stuck in pine trees. Signs on holes 12-15 need to be updated. These holes are new and will probably get some more pin locations and maybe another pad on 13 so give the signs some patience.
Other Thoughts: Monday night minis in summer and glow dubs in winter. Ram n Salmon tourny in spring. Old Settlers Open tourny in the fall. If you can shoot under par on this course, youre a good playa.
0 of 3 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 4 Not
Perfect quick round
Pros: Good signage, well maintained, good use of land, friendly group at Monday league.
Cons: Uber-heavy chains don't like to accept putts (could be me...most likely is me). Would love to see some of the holes stretched out, there is a lot more park to play there.
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3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The cement teepads are nice and on some holes there are alternate tees. There are tee signs at every hole with an overhead view and distances for the baskets, and alternates w/ par. The fairways seem to always be well kept and free of debris, but there is still enough hazard to keep you thinking about a good line. It is in a nice part of town, with plenty nearby if you need snacks/ drinks/ gas...anything. Benches and trashcans are plentiful here so no need to carry a grocery sack full of everyones elses trash you pick up. I do play kind of off hours, but it has never been overwhelmingly crowded like some of the other nearby courses can get.
There is a nice mix of holes with alternate placements here ranging from short tunnel, a couple short technical shots, to long open bombs, sometimes an island shot on a cul de sac, a shot over the water on 15, with the water behind the basket on 14, shots into or out of the trees, some slight elevation, plenty of obstacles but no "unfairways".
Some ace opportunity here, and some nice challenging birdies, but there are definitely a couple to keep your score in check.
Cons: A section of the course (from 11 and back from 16) is a long walk from the rest of the course, but worthwhile nonetheless. Take a map with you or you may get lost after 11 or 16. The evergreens will swallow your discs, so watch what they hit.
There are a couple holes with nearby soccer and baseball fields so during games, you may have some excessive traffic but people are usually understanding when you let them know they are in a fairway (nicely).
Other Thoughts: I really enjoy this course. My parents live nearby and I play it almost every time I go home. There are a lot of very good courses around this area, so this is an easy one to overlook when coming through town. If you can find the time for a round here, it will not dissapoint you.
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Pros: Very well kept.
- Pins are changed at regular intervals.
- Island pin on #2/#4 makes for an interesting upshot.
- Not overly busy.
- Good for all levels - beginners can learn to use different techniques, intermediates can make par, and pros can try multiple birdie/ace attempts.
- Benches/trash cans on almost every tee.
Cons: - Trees on #7 (disc-eating pines), #9, #18 can be aggrivating.
- Soccer games/spectators can be a nuisance on the weekend.
- Not much elevation change (fairly flat except #15/#16).
-It's a long walk between #11 and #12.
Other Thoughts: I live only a few miles from this course so I play it almost every week. It was the course I learned on and the first place I made a birdie. The difficulty is good for beginners, but not overly tough. Intermediate and pros will enjoy multiple birdie and a few ace opportunities.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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