This is not a course for beginners. It's long. In fact there isn't one hole under 300 feet. The one that comes close ( hole 8 ) is a well-protected uphill shot that still requires a driver and some luck. So it feels long.
If you're the kind of person who likes to brag that you can crush a buzz 400 feet, or who can't figure out why they keep getting overlooked for a sponsorship, this course is for you. It's a big course. It will require a full power drive on 14 of the 18 holes, and lots of energy/endurance to play this course to a 1000 rated level. The first hole alone should humble most people. Easily 500 feet from pad to basket, and it's all uphill. It took me two full drives to get there.
That's not to say that the course is impossible or even difficult to play; most of it's wide open and there are not a lot of shots where you're going to be concerned about a miscue. Holes 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 and 17 are open fairways with reasonable upshots if you don't mess up your drive too badly. Holes 4, 8, 10, 11 and 18 are tight shots that will require finesse otherwise you will be looking at an easy 5. My favorite hole was 4. Eventually this is going to be one of the best tee shots in the KC area.
The course is still rough and seems to be laid out on an old golf course that has long been abandoned. A lot of great courses have a ball golf course as their foundation and they are some of the best courses in the world (Highbridge Hills in Wisconsin is a good example). So with a lot of love and attention, this course is going to grow into a favorite of a lot of people. It has incredible potential to get bigger, tougher, longer, and more insane given a little tinkering here and there. Though not intended for disc golf, I appreciate the fact that the golf cart path runs around the course fairly well. This made it nice when walking around the course. It's still rough out there so take your time getting around. There are a lot of tree stumps and undulated terrain which can turn your ankle.
Overall it's a good course that with time will be a great course.
It is an easy course to figure out the lay out with the arrows pointing you to the next hole. Other than the first hole when I wasn't sure which of the baskets I was looking at was hole 1 (hint it's the one straight up the hill) I didn't have a problem finding tee pads or baskets. A few of the holes are blind, and when in doubt, it's probably to the right.
PROS: It's Long. One of the few courses where you need a driver and you will still need an upshot. NOTE: This is not a short course and it's not for people easily discouraged by distance.
The View. There is a lake near the course and it's awesome. I wish it came into play on a few of the holes, but the view at this course is very nice.
The baskets. These things catch everything.
CONS: Parking. The first few people there are going to appreciate the parking. The rest of the field is going to be a little peeved. If I had one real issue it would be that the course could have used the lake more, or created more questionable shots to make me uncomfortable. Hole 18 has a lake I wish came into play during my drive. There are a few minor questions I have but I will reserve them for the future.
Here's my score card for the round. It took me 90 minutes to play and it's quite a hike. You can take a stroller out there for the most part. The cart path is handy but on a few of the holes it will be rough.
A few of these holes remind me of holes on famous courses and that will make this course a great place to practice for AM Nats, 2013 Am Worlds, Beaver State Fling and Texas States.
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