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 Nice park course

1    4/12/2009   7/22/2010
Review By: mashnut
Played: 828  Reviewed: 775  Exp: 15.7 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The course plays through a pretty multi use park with some rolling hills and some cool water hazards. The lake and creek come into play on a handful of holes making for some nice risk/reward decisions, 18 is a fun shot across the lake. The elevation is used well to add variety and challenge, and makes the course more fun. There are lots of fun ace runs, and a couple longer holes to add some challenge.

There are nice concrete tees here that are plenty large for the length of the holes and are in good shape. The signage is basic but adequate to know where to throw. The park is nicely maintained and scenic, with some areas of woods that can come into play on errant shots for a little bit of punishment.
Cons: The park has a lot going on, and the course conflicts with other uses a lot. There are a ton of safety issues, and it's likely that some holes will be unplayable due to picnickers by the lake on a nice summer day. The course is pretty easy, and very biased toward rhbh hyzer shots, and could really use some more shot shape variety and balance. The added 9 is not as well maintained or as easy to follow as the rest of the course, and doesn't really add much in terms of variety or fun.
Other Thoughts: This is a typical park course in a pretty but crowded park with some major safety issues. If you can play early in the morning or on a day where there won't be as many people using the park, it's a fun round, but it can be frustrating when many of the fairways are covered in people. Beginners will enjoy the generally shorter lengths and open fairways, though the water holes can be daunting. More experienced players won't find too much real challenge here, and there isn't enough variety to make it a must play.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Worth the time to play

1    4/4/2010   4/4/2010
Review By: SpecialFX
Played: 7  Reviewed: 2  Exp: 7.3 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This course makes good use of elevation changes and the layout is easy to follow even with some holes pretty close together. Also the course was pretty well maintained. Except hole 18, the course is pretty beginner friendly. None of the first 18 are very long so this is a good course for someone with shorter drives.
Cons: The hole maps at some of the tee boxes aren't very accurate. I had a few wholes where I had problems with a lot of people around the basket because the baskets are close to picnic shelters. The last 9 holes (A-I) would have been nearly impossible to navigate if it hadn't been for more experienced players letting me play with them, and these same holes needed mowed. Hole 18 (entirely across a pond) is very intimidating to a beginner, and it's easy to accidentally go for hole 13s basket when playing hole 11.
Other Thoughts: This is a good course that makes good use of a fairly small area. I like that there are 27 holes, but the last nine are hard to navigate and needed maintained a little better. I'll definitely go play again, but I may only play 1-18.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 27 Great Holes

1    3/21/2010   3/22/2010
Review By: gkeberhart
Played: 36  Reviewed: 31  Exp: 9.2 Years
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: 27 Holes, and with the temp nine they had for the tournament it was great two rounds and never the same hole. The course used great elevation changes and the trees as well to build shots. The tee pads were plenty long enough for a run-up. Great use of water which can scare people out of Ace Runs on some of the shorter holes. The new baskets were great.
Cons: I believe the parks department removed a lot of trees on the back of the original 9 which is a shame, it made a lot of shots open and very easy from what I understand. some of the tee-pads were very very narrow. On a hole or two the route you had to take to get to the basket was literally right over the head of the people teeing off on the next hole.
Other Thoughts: Overall it was a well designed and maintained course. There was a lot of thought put into how to use what they had. lots of solid elevation changes. If you are nearby this is a course to stop by and throw a round of 27 at.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Always Fun!

5+    11/13/2009   11/17/2009
Review By: Mr Mirth
Played: 105  Reviewed: 16  Exp: 28.5 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Here is a fun to play, beginner friendly course set in a very nice park, with good tees, signs & baskets as well as stone blocks for benches. Mostly open with predominantly straight and hyzer shots, mild elevations, some trees/light woods and a few challenging pin placements add variety. Five holes around the pond, and perhaps two placements near the creek (#1, #10), provide good mental challenges; #18 being particularly exciting, every time.
The pondside shelters, facilities, nearby playground / mini water park and other activities, make this course not only family friendly but tournament friendly as well. Superbly maintained, the locals and Parks Dept. are clearly great advocates of the sport.
Cons: Not a lot can be considered a detriment.
While the addition of nine holes was good they strike me as contrived, offering little more challenge than distance and mild accuracy, over wide open gentle hills back and forth across a treeline / ditch. The layout works best if played 1-8, then holes A-I, and finally 9-18.
They recently removed what few unsightly trees added difficulty to holes 12 & 13!
Other Thoughts: I've been playing this course for ten years and always have fun, what with so plentiful birdie ops. This is a great course on which to develop and refine the fundamentals of the game.
It's also the course on which I scored my only ace (#9) as well as hit chains and basket twice in a round ...

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.


1    7/2/2009   7/2/2009
Review By: kdos
Played: 18  Reviewed: 6  Exp: 9.1 Years
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Very nice course. a lot of open shots. it is maintained quite well. there are some shots that are up hills and down hills, some through small gaps in trees. long course but worth the drive for sure.
Cons: i did not see a course map anywhere nor scorecards. other than that just the large amount of bird poop around the lake area.
Other Thoughts: holes 19-27 are all very open, a good time to really test your distance driving. GREAT course. grab some friends and go check out this course.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful.


5+    6/23/2009   6/23/2009
Review By: bdamcat
Played: 24  Reviewed: 12  Exp: 9.1 Years
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: This course is well mainted with alot of friendly players. Nice concrete pads and tee signs on all 27 holes. This course provides a different shot on every hole. Holes 14-18 are located around a nice lake. Nice layout where the front 9 and back nine end up back at the parking lot. And you don't have to do alot of walking in between the holes.
Cons: Sometimes they have cross country meets and other events at this park that does cause some confusion during a round.
Other Thoughts: This is a course that is great for beginners (except hole 18). I've seen some of the local guys shoot like 12 under.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful.


1    1/2/2009   1/9/2009
Review By: tamahawk
Played: 50  Reviewed: 50  Exp: 11.2 Years
15 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The Disc Golf Course at Yellow Creek Park in Owensboro offers a nice 18-hole layout that is well maintained and a lot of fun to play. There is a new nine that has been installed at Yellow Creek making for 27 total baskets. I only played the original layout of the first 18, so my review will not cover the new holes.

The original 18-hole layout is comprised of two 9-hole loops, each returning to the parking area. Yellow Creek uses Chainstar baskets that are in good shape. There are nice, level concrete pads and accurate tee signs on each of the holes. The course flows well and is very easy to navigate. The fairways are well defined, and there are no crossing fairways on the course. The only potential interference issue that I noticed was No12 & No13. These holes parallel each other in opposite directions, so if there are others playing, keep this in mind.

From the appearance of the course, it seems as though it is kept up very well. There were trash receptacles and benches scatter throughout the course. The benches were carved out of large rocks, a nice, unique feature of the course.

Although the course is designed over a relatively small piece of land, the designer does a great job of utilizing the moderate elevation changes to provide a variety of uphill, downhill, and side hill shots. As the name indicates, there is a creek that runs along several of the holes throughout the course. Baskets and fairways are strategically located near the creek where possible to offer an increased challenge. An errant shot near the creek could cost you a disc, and a stroke. Holes 14-18 were built around a small lake that offers a great visual appeal. Hole No18 offers a shot directly over the lake of around 230ft or so. Not much room for bail-out on this hole except for long. The basket sits on somewhat of a peninsula, so anything short, right, or left will most like be swallowed by the lake.

Yellow Creek is not a long course, with the longest hole on the original 18 layout being just under 350ft, but there is a nice variety of distances and shot types required. There were no real tight, technical holes on the course, but almost every hole had some type of obstacle to clear, whether throwing around the creek or lake, or a basket guarded by a group of large, mature trees.
Cons: No real cons to speak of at Yellow Creek. The course is a little on the short side, but given the amount of space here, the land was utilized as well as it could be. There was quite a bit of duck droppings around the lake, not terrible, but if it is anything like my local course, probably really bad in the fall. You may watch when picking up your discs or carry bags.
Other Thoughts: Overall, a nice course with great visual appeal. Definitely a par54 course, more experience players will most like shoot some low scores here, but the course should offer an adequate challenge for the average player. If you are in the Owensboro area, definitely check this one out.

15 of 15 people found this review helpful.


1    3/23/2008   12/18/2008
Review By: discgolphinmafaukner
Played: 28  Reviewed: 13
This review was updated on 10/31/2009
2 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: This park has mostly open holes although there are trees in just the right spots to make you think about your shot. Holes 14-18 are around the pond which will also make you think. All of the holes have signs. I believe some of the holes have trash cans next to them. Some of the baskets are guarded by trees and one basket goes up a steep cliff. The course loops back to the parking lot after hole 9 and again after hole 14. The new 9 holes really let you air it out. The course is well maintained.
Cons: The teepads are like landing strips. They get the job done, but I prefer wider teepads. This doesn't really take away from the course though.
Other Thoughts: Great course in Owensboro! I like to come here like voting in Chicago....early and often! The ducks around hole 16 and 17 can be vicious. Watch out for bird feces on holes 16 and 17.

2 of 6 people found this review helpful.

 Home Course

5+    5/7/2009   12/11/2008
Review By: gusc2375
Played: 20  Reviewed: 8  Exp: 11.6 Years
This review was updated on 5/9/2009
5 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: I have now played the new 9 holes so this is based on all 27.The new nine is a good fit for this course. The holes play longer than the signs say. the Second hole you throw between two mature trees into a field toward a ditch with a nice tree line, some players will clear the ditch others will face a tough up shot. Several Annies are needed to make birdies on a few holes A good use of the hills and ditch line on most of the holes. This is a triple loop that puts you back at the starting point. This is a well laid out course with lots shots required. Left turns hole 3 right turns hole 9,11 straights 1,2,5,6,several others uphill 4 downhills 5,8. Park is well maintained. The water shots 14-18 are great for the average rec player.
Cons: This course is not super long. 18 is scary when you are new to the sport I have given the lake several disc.The new nine are more open and easier for big arms.
Other Thoughts: This is where I learned the game, and that may skew me a bit. The Club does a great job with the course and tournaments.

5 of 8 people found this review helpful.

 Hometown bias

5+    11/17/2008   11/18/2008
Review By: CStaples
Played: 6  Reviewed: 6  Exp: 17.6 Years
10 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Very well maintained course with a good flow. Every hole makes the best possible use of the land that is available. A wide variety of shots can be used with many holes offering several lines to the basket with and good risk/reward for each choice.
Cons: The new nine offer the opportunity to throw longer shots but there is little more to it than simply throwing far on some of the holes. The land on that side of the park really doesn't have much to offer.
Other Thoughts: It's hard to list too short as a con for the original 18 holes when they make such good use of the available land. I've been playing this course for 8+ years and I still have fun every time I go out. Though scores in the low 40's do happen on this course for pro and advanced players on a regular basis there is never a time when they do not enjoy the round!

10 of 12 people found this review helpful.

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