O'Fallon, MO 
T.R. Hughes DGC Share
Uploaded By: Brokensaint Hole #3 (Taken 10/2017)
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Hole #3 Basket to Tee

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#1 rated on DIsc Golf Practice Area Review

1    5/18/2019   5/18/2019
Review By: Three Putt
Played: 130  Reviewed: 110  Exp: 24.5 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: To get to this course, I drove on a road named "Salt Lick Road". There has to be a story there. Imagining what it might be was the highlight of the experience.

The course isn't in a park. It's on the right of way for high voltage power lines running through a neighborhood. The land looks like it is also a runoff detention area for the neighborhood, so it's bowl-shaped. I mean it would be a really long bowl, but you get the gist. There is a little bit of elevation change and you get a couple of elevated tee shots. Holes 1-3 and 6-9 run around the perimeter of this bowl while holes 4-5 are in a field across Homefield Blvd. The baskets are new Veterans and are in good shape.
Cons: Because there is no park, there is no park upkeep. The grass may or may not be mowed.

Because it's a runoff detention area, it can be muddy.

There is no parking lot, you just find a place to park on the side of the road.

There are no tees. There are not even worn out dirt spots to help you guess where the tee should be. You just safari it, or guess the approximate area of the tee from the pictures on this site. There are no distances, so I have no idea how far the throws are. There was room to air out a few drives, though.

There really isn't anything creative going on here. The holes go out down the south side of the property and come back on the north side of the property. Other than the odd placement of hole four, it's basically a loop.

The shown tee for hole 4 is almost a quarter mile away from the basket for hole 3. The rest of the course at least has some logical flow, but it all breaks down there.

The basket for hole 5 is mounted on a slope and leans like a drunken sailor

Based on the pictures of where the tees should be on this site, The basket for seven is in the middle of hole 2's fairway. The basket for hole 8 is in 9's fairway.

There are zero, zilch, zip, nada, none, no trees on the entire course. Not a one. The only obstacles are the power pole the basket for hole 6 is behind and the base of the tower that the basket for hole 8 is inside of. The rest of the course is wiiidddeee open.

The basket for hole 9 is by the road, so if you pull over and park as soon as you see a basket you end up parked behind that basket. When you play hole 9 you will be throwing right at your car if you overthrow your drive like an idiot. Not that I did that, that mark on the door must have been from a door ding in the parking lot at work. That's the story my wife is getting and I'm sticking to it.
Other Thoughts: The house next to the basket for 9 was for sale when I was there, and it made me think. If I lived in that house, I'd probably use 9's basket to putt at and maybe do some field work out there once a month or so. I'd probably never play it like an actual course and keep score. Even if I lived next door to it, it would be a waste of my time to treat it like anything more than a practice area.

The bottom line for me is that this really isn't a disc golf course. It's a practice area with some really nice baskets. When the grass is mowed it would be a good time to slap on some sunscreen and get some field work in if you lived in the area. Periodically you could approach and putt at a nearby basket to switch stuff up. That's it, that's all that is here. To me it just doesn't qualify as an actual disc golf course.

I'll give it a 1/2 for having really nice baskets, though.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

A course is a course

1    3/10/2018   3/10/2018
Review By: mrbro855
Played: 259  Reviewed: 101  Exp: 5.7 Years
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: 9 Brand new white Dynamic Discs baskets grace a valley that runs under a subdivision's overhead electric lines. The baskets run down one side of the valley, cross the street for #4-5, and then #6-9 are on the other side of the valley coming back.

There is elevation as the course has several baskets on the sides of the valley's hills.

There is currently no signage or tee pads, so you have to make up the course as you go along. That said, depending on where you choose to throw from,
there are several opportunities to let the discs fly.

Depending on your spots, holes seem to range from 220- 350 ft.
Cons: Not a single tree on the course.

As stated above, no signage or tee pads of any type. One of the locals showed me where he thought they were throwing from, but nothing else would indicate the spot.
Other Thoughts: For over the fifth time, I am the first reviewer of a course!!
I have waited to review this course since I found it and put it on the site in August. I keep thinking the creators will add some type of tee markers or signage, but it just hasn't happened yet.

I hate to say it but there is no "wow" here at all. The only obstacle is the large utility pole that basket #6 is tucked behind. Every other basket, except #8 is wide open. #8 is under a four legged overhead wire stantion. The thrill there is you can hear the electric lines buzzing overhead. That might be the most exciting part of this course.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful.

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