Topeka, KS 
Edgewater Park Share
Uploaded By: Bryan.kelly1 Hole #9 (Taken 12/2018)
3 / 249ft. Par / Distance:
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Swing and a Miss... and Maybe a Car gets Hit.

1    1/27/2023   2/20/2023
Review By: Surge5
Played: 131  Reviewed: 130  Exp: 8.7 Years
14 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Edgewater has nine holes contained within a small city park.† The trees are a main draw to keep your round interesting.† A small tunnel to get over the water on 2, a gap to hit, but stop short of going left into the creek on 7, and obstructing the straight path to the basket on 3 and 4.

The creek that runs the length of the course is used well in certain spots.† It sits to the left of the basket of 7 as previously mentioned, but also is very close behind the baskets of 5 and 8 (12ft max).

The black Veteran baskets are definitely older, but still have a lot of life left in them.

9 has a concrete tee.† Itís the only hole to have a concrete tee, but itís an improvement over the others.
Cons: Roads.† Way too many roads.† 1, 3, and 5 all play far too close to roads.† In fact, theyíre so close that the left line on all three goes over the road, and the trees pinch off the right line on 1 and 5 so youíre kind of strapped for options.† Could this have been avoided?† Not really unless you wanted to have a very short course.† There were ways to have made it work, but this may have been better as a 6 or 7 hole course.† Along with this, they all tee within 5 feet of the road, as does hole 2.

The walk from 4 to 5 goes through the fairway of 6.† Another spot where more concise design could have avoided this.

The tees (except 9) are four bricks sunk into the earth with a dirt patch worn behind them.† Almost impossible to find without a map, and in fact I never found the tee of 8.

Iím not usually critical of this, but the elevation is used poorly.† The basket of 1 is on a sharp incline, so any drive that doesnít ace is likely to roll to the bottom of the hill, then the basket is so close to the road that the comebacker will likely end up in the road.† The pin of 5 is down a small hill backed by the creek.† While this isnít awful, there were far better places to put the pin than across a cul-de-sac and down a hill, but there I go complaining about the roads again.

Parking is... nonexistent.† I ended up parking in the cul-de-sac at the end of James Ct, and inadvertently parked my car in the "fairway" of hole 5.† I assume the parking is supposed to be behind hole 9's pin on James St, but the road felt a little too thin to park on.
Other Thoughts: This one is a fat no-go.† The good holes are fine, but the lengths are a bit too much for this land.† To fit nine, the holes needed to be a lot shorter.† Beyond holes 7 and 8 there isnít a whole lot going for this course, and thereís a lot going against it.† If you have to choose a course to skip in Topeka, this is the one.

14 of 14 people found this review helpful.

 Enjoyable, Ace-able, OB, Risky, Dynamic Baskets

5+    11/10/2019   1/11/2019
Review By: Bryan.kelly1
Played: 44  Reviewed: 9  Exp: 12.9 Years
This review was updated on 11/14/2019
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Very well maintained and grass is always cut
-Newer black Dynamic discs baskets that are easily visible from every tee
-Trash cans on some holes
-Great for rollers and skipping
-Cart-friendly
-Perfect for beginner players
-Multiple ace-able holes
-Within walking distance to two permanent 18 hole courses
-Technical with the use of OB on many holes


Cons: -No restrooms directly on site
-No tee signs
-Natural tees
-Some tees can get muddy
-Navigation could be an issue if you are new to the course
-There is a need for a bridge on the transition from hole 6 to 7 crossing the creek
Other Thoughts: For a nine hole course, the layout at Edgewater DGC is rather enjoyable. There are many holes that have OB and can be risky. The use of land, slight elevation, some trees, and OB was creative. It would be nice to see concrete tees and signs installed here in the future. But the baskets are pretty good quality and catch your disc well. Edgewater Park is just within walking distance to two awesome permanent 18-hole courses. This makes it perfect for those who would like to play multiple rounds in one day. Thanks to the designer and volunteers with Dawn to Dusk Disc Club of Topeka for making this great course possible.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful.

 More Edgeroad than Edgewater

1    10/28/2018   12/4/2018
Review By: Upshawt1979
Played: 523  Reviewed: 415  Exp: 19.9 Years
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The 9 hole layout in Edgewater Park is kind of a fun add on to the 18 of Crestview across the street. It has a lot of OB that makes it tough. The creek divides the park down the center, and hole 3 crosses over it. A few short holes that you can shoot for birdies, and there is a couple of long par 3 holes, as well as one that is par 4.

The tees are natural, and marked with wooden headers in the ground at the front of the box. The baskets are Dynamic Veteran, and are in nice shape. Layout is not too hard to get around. Can be played quickly unless you lose a disc.

Hole 1 is mid range, about 200' and has a couple of big trees in front of the pin. A big hyzer throwing RHBH will get around them. The road is to the left side of the hole, but there is a decent cushion between the basket and the curb.

Hole 2 tees next to the street, plays at 360'. There is a bend to the left in the road with a telephone pole at the apex. You can play left of the pole and have a direct line over the pavement, or to the right over the grass. The pin is near the road and has a medium sized tree about 20' away to the right.

Number 3 is short, only 141", but the tee shot is over the creek, through a tunnel of tree branches. Knock downs can land at the bottom under the bridge, and you may have to jump down to retrieve that disc. If you make it through, there is a decent shot to make a birdie.

4 is not too long, barely over 200', but there is a big old tree with branches that hang pretty low. The straight line shot has to be on a rope, or you can play over the road to the left. If you try the left side, watch for the storm grate that is about pin high. It is perfectly located to catch a disc.

Hole 5 is 235, and there is one tree that stands slightly off center to the right. The only thing in the way of making a birdie. This is one of the easier holes on the course.

6 is a tougher one, measuring 300'. There is a road to the left of the tee, and a slight downhill slant on to the pin. The road dead ends right in front of the basket and has a lot of OB if you miss to the left.

Hole 7 is the par 4 hole, over 475'. It tees under the trees that line the creek side. The trees line the left side of the fairway, and it is mostly open to the right. There are a couple of scattered trees to keep you running up the center.

Hole 8 is another midrange, at 215'. There are trees to the left again, as you run along the other side of the creek in the opposite direction. Another pretty simple hole.

9 was my favorite hole. It is a good distance, 420", and plays over a dip in the grass between a couple of big mature trees. You can really let it rip, and there's a lot of room to fly with limited interference. The only holes that don't feel restricted by the boundaries of the park are 7, 8, and 9. The creek is to the left again, but there is more room for error as long as you don't totally shank it.
Cons: The tee boxes not marked really well, and I guessed on hole 6 because I didn't see the toe board. The grass in the boxes was bare and tees could be muddy after rain. I would prefer to see concrete tees and posts or signs of some sort.

Other Thoughts: It is a fun little course in Edgewater Park. A quick 9 if you don't have the time to play 18 at Crestview, or if you do have time and need some more. There are a few tricky shots. All of the OB will cost you strokes if you play the risky shots and do not execute.

I shot a 32, and my only birdie was on hole 5. Bogies on 2, 3, 4, 6 and 7. Took 3 penalties for going OB. Not a great showing, but I will get out there and try it again one day soon.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful.

  

2-4    9/3/2017   9/3/2017
Review By: haugboss
Played: 87  Reviewed: 1
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Course flows well with maximum use of land available. Technical course with ob on all but one hole in play some holes with ob left and right.
Cons: New course with nothing really bad to say other than if it is crowded you have to park across the street at the BMX course.
Other Thoughts: Great course across the street from Crestview course actually plays into a 27 hole course with Crestview gold.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.


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