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Quick Course to Play
« on: July 01, 2013, 09:50:02 PM »
Driving thru KC on Saturday on my way to Emporia.  I will have been driving for about 8 hours at this point and want a break.  Which course would be a relaxing round before I drive the final leg?  Thanks.

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Re: Quick Course to Play
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2013, 09:53:30 PM »
Hey James, Where are you coming in from? If you want a nice relaxing course I'd recommend Swope Park or Rosedale Park

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Re: Quick Course to Play
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2013, 09:57:33 PM »
I am from Lexington, KY so I was looking for something to relax at.  I figure if I leave the house around 5:00 AM on Saturday (EDT), I'll be arriving around 3-4:00 (CDT).  Weather for Saturday looks to be around 87 or so.  Trees and shade would be a wonderful thing. :)

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Re: Quick Course to Play
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2013, 08:48:33 AM »
Swope will probably be out of the way a touch.....

Rosedale is the easiest to hop off and on the I-35 stretch but will be the busiest, so not as easy as you may want.

WaterWorks is the one that people want to play the most when in town, not far off the I-35 route either.

Cliff Drive will be accessible from I-35 a couple of minutes, and probably the least busiest of the parks mentioned.

Swope would be the least amount of hills to traverse.
Rosedale would be next

Cliff Drive-well it has Cliffs, and steep terrain at points the front holes especially, then the final 2 holes go up and down pretty good.

WaterWorks has levels...downhill to start, across the valley, down a plateau,  up a level, across, down....

A good site to get some "older information" on the courses as well as a pretty good visual is www.playdg.com I think that all of these courses are listed in here, but Cliff Drive was done before pads went in and a few alternate pins.  (It was put in here in 2005, and the pads went in 2009, actually on their course map hole #1 is teeing from an older location that is not used any longer.
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Re: Quick Course to Play
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2013, 08:53:40 AM »
If you are coming from I-70 and going down I-35, Swope is a nice tree filled park. It is a little hilly but not bad. You can jump off 435 south hit it and back on, 435 will get you to 35 south. I'm sure some one would show you around. KC has some very nice courses not far off I-70.

I would meet you but I'll be in Nebraska playing at a course near Omaha. We also have 3 very nice disc stores in the area, if you have the time.

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« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2013, 09:00:54 AM »
Swope will probably be out of the way a touch.....

Swope would actually be much closer than Rosedale or Water Works since it is right off of 435. The way it is set right now would definitely meet the 'quick' aspect you're looking for.

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Re: Quick Course to Play
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2013, 09:07:39 AM »
My logic there is that one would traveling I-35, and taking the 4-35 loop adds a significant amount of time to a trip.  YMMV

If you are traveling on I-70, it isn't as much out of the way coming in from St. Louis, the other notion the opposite way would be that Shawnee Mission Park isn't that far off 4-35 on the KS side if you are coming from Western KS.
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Re: Quick Course to Play
« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2013, 09:14:46 AM »
I just looked at it on Google maps and 435 was the suggested route as it is 3 minutes faster. You get to keep a higher speed the entire time and are much less likely to run into any significant delays, especially with the construction in downtown on i35.

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Re: Quick Course to Play
« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2013, 09:17:30 AM »
if you're on I-70, and want shade, Wilbur Young aka blue springs is 4 minutes south of the highway on Adams Dairy Road, and play is fast as there are some very short tee pads, the course is well marked, clean, and very fun to play in under 90 minutes. cheapest gas in kc and a myriad of food options available at the exit also.
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Re: Quick Course to Play
« Reply #9 on: July 02, 2013, 09:24:56 AM »
if you're on I-70, and want shade, Wilbur Young aka blue springs is 4 minutes south of the highway on Adams Dairy Road, and play is fast as there are some very short tee pads, the course is well marked, clean, and very fun to play in under 90 minutes. cheapest gas in kc and a myriad of food options available at the exit also.

Not to mention little elevation.  However, I wouldn't throw anything in the color green....
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Re: Quick Course to Play
« Reply #10 on: July 02, 2013, 09:28:32 AM »
average distance per hole from the shorts = 125 feet, go from the longs you're talking 300
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Re: Quick Course to Play
« Reply #11 on: July 02, 2013, 10:02:01 AM »
OR, you could stop at Prairie Center in Olathe. It's only a couple miles off I-35 and quite shady.

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Re: Quick Course to Play
« Reply #12 on: July 02, 2013, 10:13:05 AM »
Swope.  Easiest on route, besides Rosedale, but way less crowded.  And with most the baskets fairly short, will make for a quick, fun round.
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Re: Quick Course to Play
« Reply #13 on: July 02, 2013, 11:07:47 AM »
Forget Emporia.  Stay in KC. :)

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Re: Quick Course to Play
« Reply #14 on: July 02, 2013, 03:15:14 PM »
Thank-you all so much for the great replies.  I am leaning toward Swope as my GPS has 435 as the quickest route.  Hope to see some of you if not there but in Emporia. 

PS Every disc in my bag is green so should make for an interesting round. :)
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