3 Helpful / 0 Not
A really great course
Pros: A wonderful course that challenges all playing styles. The "big" thrower will have ample opportunity to air out big drives, while shorter, technical throwers will have great chances to work their way through more than a few moderately wooded fairways.
The Island hole on #2, surrounded by the out-of-bounds driveway is a personal favorite, as #9 which is at the far end of a tree farm. The 15th plays across the corner of a pond, and requires about 150-170 ft. from the tee (depending on the pin) or it's goodbye disc.
The remainder of the course is excellently maintained, and is just fun in general.
Cons: This course is always a popular destination, even in what would be considered off-peak times.
Many other activities are going on here, soccer games, and softball games are seemingly always in session, and many of these fields run right along the course.
Newcomers to the course may have a difficult time navigating the course, as some of the holes on the front 9, are in some wooded areas, and tee pads are not easily seen.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Very Fun and Unique
Pros: I've never played or seen a course filled with so many unique layouts as this one. There's the "island" on hole 2, the "tunnel" of trees that make up most of hole 3, and the "hallway" of cedar trees on hole 18 just to name a few (I'm making these names up, but anyone who's played this course knows exactly which holes I'm talking about). There are many trees that can set you up for some tricky shots throughout the course. The woods come into play on a couple holes, and there's also a pond that comes into play on one hole. There are also some baseball diamonds and soccer fields near a few holes that serve as more obstacles for you to worry about (the soccer fields are only obstacles when they're being used). There are even some OB's to top it off. The multiple basket locations can vary a lot on some holes, giving them a fresh feel. Some of the alternate locations almost make you feel like you're playing a different hole than you did the last time you were here. This course can really test your skills with each throw. Due to the variety of obstacles, one small mistake can easily result in a high score on any given hole. The course is in great shape and has a great looking design.
Cons: Holes 12-16 are practically hidden from the rest of the course. It's a long walk from 11 to 12, and an even longer walk from 16 to 17 (there is a bulletin board that includes a map of the course, but I don't think many people notice it). There are a few holes, like the 12th for example, that seem to have too many large trees and branches in the way, which offer almost no strategic path to the basket (some of these trees have obviously grown a lot since the course was first created back in 1989). A beginner on these holes might just have to throw and hope for the best. The woods can be real nasty to lose your discs in. I've seen some poison ivy in that area and there are probably some ticks and chiggers in there as well. Also, a few of the alternate hole locations can be a little too easy for more advanced players.
Other Thoughts: Overall, this is a very fun and unpredictable par-3 course, and it's easily one of my favorite course. Each hole has it's own unique set of challenges that players will enjoy playing. The design is near perfect.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: fun holes, variety of lengths, not too many trees
Cons: trees can be annoying and the holes can be difficult to find.
soccer games can be an issue
Other Thoughts: This is the course I liked the best of the ones I have played so far. I love how every hole is different and provides a unique challenge. the holes can be hard to find because of the trees and all of the areas in the fields look the same, so its easy to get lost. Fun, though
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: This course can be played in less than 2 hours. It has lots of tree obstacles. The course is easy to navigate and pin placements change often. The back 9 can be very exciting hole 15 has a water hazard that can be very exciting to play.
Cons: You can loose discs in the pond! Soccer and Baseball can be annoying on the weekend. Some holes that have alternate pin placements are not moved very often, and it would be nice if some holes had more pin placements.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 4 Not
Very Good Course
Pros: Im a little bias b/c its my home course, but I love this course. The park is always clean and usually well manicured. and the other park activities dont often interfere with DG.
Cons: some of the tee or basket placements mite have you scratching your head a bit.
Other Thoughts: the areas around all the tees are very well kept and not mudpits like at some courses. losing discs shouldnt be a problem as long as you pay attention
1 of 5 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Absolutely beautiful course that is very well maintained by Olathe Parks & Rec.
The mature trees that line each hole have a mixed variety of deciduous and coniferous and really challenge your accuracy.
Course has a practice putting area just North of the restrooms.
Pins are rotated frequently which is a big bonus compared to other local area courses which may not rotate much or at all. It gives the course a nice change for the frequent player.
Hole 12 basket is located in a very protected tree grove on all basket locations except 1. I have found it impossible to get within 50' of the basket yet. I would recommend staying tight to the tree-line on the right hand side and approach the basket from the right side. The left side has a 5' wide by 30 trail to sneak through.
Great water hole @ 15. I'm guessing approximately 150 feet to clear the water and about 225 feet to the fairway. only hole where the water really comes into play.
Has a nice putting area next to restrooms.
Cons: Some odd pin placement behind trees which quite frankly in many cases just added one stroke to my score each time because I personally did not have an undestable disc this time around.
Course can be somewhat difficult to follow for first time players since no map is yet available. Each tee is marked with a black steel sign and takes just a little while to find on some holes.
Hole 16 to 17 requires a walk back across the soccer field and parking lot.
Other Thoughts: Nice concrete tees.
Has restroom at parking lot.
Moderately busy course.
Needs course map box at start.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: well maintained, multiple pin placements that are moved frequently, trees help to remove beginners luck from several holes, not to crowded ever, clean restrooms.
Cons: limited elevation change, some trees appear to be placed randomly in the middle of several long fairways, map is required to go past hole 12 the first time, hole 2 and hole 4 share a pin placement at different times which is poor planning, especially when the pin to 2 is behind a tree and pin 4 is where pin 2 was a week earlier,
Other Thoughts: this is a good course to play, but there are others in the kc metro area that I would play first.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Lots of pine tree that really make you find good lines to get around them. Multiple pin placements that are changed frequently. Can have a good mixture of short/moderately holes and some far ones.
Cons: Some of the holes aren't that interesting. Some setups can be very short and thus make the course much easier.
Other Thoughts: Absolutely worth playing, even if you don't love it.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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