Tulsa, OK 
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5+    6/5/2012   8/5/2012
Review By: BigGAC1
Played: 39  Reviewed: 29  Exp: 8.1 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Very well manicured, scenic park on the river. Well designed course. The minimal amount of elevation change that exists in the park is utilized very well in the back 9. Great course for beginners - advanced players will still be pleased to use difficult shots if they want to score well.
Cons: Mostly flat, crowded, sometimes hard to park. A lot of people in the park are completely oblivious to disc golfers. Holes 1-5 play right next to the road and are easy to throw your disc into traffic if you're not careful (I may have accidentally drilled a soccer mom's windshield with a monster throw...)
Other Thoughts: Its a good course for players of all skill levels. Also good to play if you need to go quick.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.


2-4    10/23/2011   10/28/2011
Review By: Schuff
Played: 6  Reviewed: 3
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: I love the layout of this course with the first 9 split from the back 9. It runs right along riverside and you can see the river from most of the holes. The restroom facilities are really nice being in the middle of the course.
Cons: Is very busy. If you go alone or with just 2 people expect to wait but hope people let you play through. Also there is a lot of pedestrian and biker traffic so be patient. The first three holes are tricky being right next to riverside drive.
Other Thoughts: Great park to play. Although its a pain to wait for the pedestrians, I'ts great to see all the other players and I think its good that people get exposure to the sport.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Too busy!!!

1    10/19/2011   10/22/2011
Review By: B_Rad_79
Played: 6  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 6.1 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Very nice scenery along the Arkansas River with nice hills. The course and the baskets are well maintained.
Cons: Everything about this disc golf course is busy. The park has a lot of running/biking traffic around it, which is great for a park but not good for a disc golf course. You constantly need to watch out for pedestrians. Riverside Drive also runs alongside the park, and it is incredibly busy. Five of the holes play right beside the street with the baskets being about 15-20 ft from the road. RHBH throwers really have to be careful to not land those holes in the street. Most of the holes are relatively short and narrow so you don't have the opportunity to really let loose.
Other Thoughts: This course would be good for a beginner because of the short holes, but it would also be quite a challenge because of the accuracy required for the narrow holes and baskets close to the busy street.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.


5+    7/12/2011   7/29/2011
Review By: beans
Played: 6  Reviewed: 6  Exp: 15.2 Years
0 Helpful / 10 Not
Pros: absolutely the best course in my opinion in tulsa love the long shots with the nice finess shots enjoyable in every aspect very clean park and very well kept love the scenery and enjoy everytime i go out to play here
Cons: i have nothing bad to say about this course its perfect..again in my opinion
Other Thoughts: wish i didnt get tired and didnt have to go to school so i could play this course alot :)

0 of 10 people found this review helpful.


1    7/10/2011   7/10/2011
Review By: shyflyguy
Played: 8  Reviewed: 4
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Well manicured and marked course. No water holes, even though the river is in view most of the time. Difficult to lose a disc. Convenient to much of Tulsa. Easy to follow course, great for beginners or those who just want a short game.
Cons: Traffic noise from Riverside drive. Constant joggers and cyclists to avoid on the paths. Several holes play along the road. Course is both short and narrow, making it very easy to overthrow the basket, or end up on the wrong hole.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Try not to hit people...

1    3/20/2011   4/15/2011
Review By: sandford
Played: 28  Reviewed: 11  Exp: 7.8 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: OVERALL FUN FACTOR (16% weight) - 2.5 - Average fun factor to play here. It is a longtime established course with long history which makes it fun because there are a lot of disc golfers there.
COURSE DESIGN (14% weight) - 4 - Course design is great for the narrow space this park has to offer between the bike path along the river on one side and riverside drive on the other side. Be careful not to throw into the street and hit cars!
SIGNS/MAPS/MARKERS (11% weight) - 3 - Signs at every tee showing you where the baskets are referencing trees and obstacles. There are no "next tee" signs after the holes, but the course just loops back on itself, so it's pretty easy to follow.
TEE PADS (8% weight) - 4 - Nice concrete tees
ELEVATION (8% weight) - 3 - Course makes good use of the little elevation changes there are.
SCENIC BEAUTY (8% weight) - 2.5 - nothing too special. Nice view of the River as you play.
BASKETS (5% weight) - 4 - Nice baskets in good condition. Placed on hillsides on ea few holes makes for challenging putting.
FOLIAGE MAINTENANCE (3% weight) - 4 - Grass is cut and park is well kept.
OVERALL CHALLENGE (3% weight) - 2.5 - average
Cons: EPIC HOLES (5% weight) - 1.5 - No holes really stick out to me as epic.
DISTANCE VARIETY (5% weight) - 1.5 - Most all holes are short or average in length. 7 holes are under 250 feet.
SHOT VARIETY (5% weight) - 2 - Many of the holes were very similar and not a lot of shot variety required.
BENCHES / TRASH BINS (3% weight) - 2 - There are a few trash cans through out the park, no benches at the tees.
MIX OF TIGHT AND OPEN (3% weight) - 2 - The "tight" holes were the ones where you throw along the side of the road which is OB - but for the most part all of the holes are open with large trees as obstacles.
CROWDED? (3% weight) - 1 - Crowded with lots of non disc golfers and people jogging, rollerblading, riding bikes on the path next to the park. I imagine people on bikes get hit by discs quite often here. This is a negative.
PARKING (2% weight) - 1.5 - A very busy park, and not enough parking on weekend days - had to drive around to find street parking on the other side of Riverside drive.
Other Thoughts: Since this is such a popular park for the people of Tulsa I think a lot of people get interested in the sport by watching disc golfers play here.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Riverside: On the side...of a river...

1    3/26/2011   3/27/2011
Review By: eye-ball-sac
Played: 67  Reviewed: 46  Exp: 8.6 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Course is located right next to the Arkansas river, which provides good views, but doesn't come into play. Trees are utilized well here. A few hills come into play, but all of them are side hills. The holes are very easy for the average player. Tee pads are very good. Large enough for the course. The tee signs are amazing, and made by Houck Design. Baskets are DISCatchers, catch well, and have no graffiti on them. Navigation is very easy. The tee pad is always visible from the previous basket.
Cons: Like I said earlier, all of the holes are short and easy. The holes also are very repetitive, and get boring after the first nine. There are a lot of walkers and bikers that can get in the way on a few holes. The front nine can get dangerous because the other fairways are close on the right, and there's a busy street on the left. If you throw into the street, you might have a hard time getting it back. One of the tee signs was missing, which isn't too big of a deal, but still...
Other Thoughts: This is a nice little "park" course that provides a little bit of challenge, but gets very boring. There just aren't any amazing holes here. I wish I could rate this course higher. It has all of the amenities, just not a good design.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful.


1    11/14/2010   11/14/2010
Review By: Apoth
Played: 33  Reviewed: 8  Exp: 8.4 Years
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Beautiful and well kept course. Good signs and decently challenging without being too difficult. Has a decent mix of different types of shots and distances.
Cons: Several holes throw right along a busy street and it is VERY easy for RHBH throwers to hyzer a shot into oncoming traffic. Other holes are very close to jogging trails. Accuracy is a much. Could be a little more technical, but fun as is.
Other Thoughts: Great course, and well worth the trip.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 The Glide baby

5+    10/3/2009   10/4/2009
Review By: Roc1Time
Played: 131  Reviewed: 118  Exp: 16.3 Years
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Fun little course with lots of interesting little shots. Not very challenging for a pro/adv player but it is fun to play every once in a while when in town. The baskets and tee signs are nice. Concrete pads are in good shape. There are alot of midrange shots on this course but here are also a couple of places a driver is needed fo the speed to get under some limbs. The bathrooms in the middle of the park are nice. The course is pretty much split into two parts, the front and the back, so that if you dont have time to play 18, you can just choose to play one side or the other. There river is really nice looking but does not come into play.
Cons: The park can get very busy and it can get frustrating at times with all of the runners and parkgoers. Hole 10 can get isnt the greatest layout due to the parking lot. There are places that a bad shot can find the street which is really busy.
Other Thoughts: I really like this course for everything that it is. It has the old school feel that it used to have with a couple new amenities. Watch out for people and be prepared to be patient.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful.

 Busy city park

1    7/19/2009   7/21/2009
Review By: YoDesigner
Played: 34  Reviewed: 7  Exp: 23.4 Years
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: New signs and baskets. View of the Arkansas river throughout the entire course. Bathroom at beginning, midway and end of course. Course makes good use of the land that is available to play in. Forced to make a variety of shots. Somewhat shaded to keep cool during hot summer days. Bicycle rental if you feel like doing that right at the park.
Cons: No privacy. This course is in a very busy city park with separate bike and pedestrian paved pathways. On a busy day, you will find yourself waiting to take your shots because some are right by the sidewalks. Most people have no idea that disc golf is going on and stop and take breaks right in front of you.
Other Thoughts: This is a very nice course, it just seems to get way too crowded on a nice day. Other cities should look into what Tulsa did to make a beautiful bike friendly city and throw in a disc golf course near major river banks. The course left me satisfied with a good somewhat challenging round (finished +4). If you gota play this course, I would probably suggest playing in winter time because the other park traffic should be minimum at that time. If this was my nearest local course, I would drive the few extra miles to find a more secluded disc golf course.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

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