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Some time ago I had used the stfanciskansas.com website to make contact and check the status of a possible course there. So when it came time to play it, I used their instructions to find it. While they got me to the course, they didn’t get me to the beginning of the course.
I drove into the park and saw baskets and started driving around the loop to see if I could find Hole 1. Halfway around I spotted a couple of guys throwing so I stopped and asked them for better instructions. I took what they gave me and went to find Tee 1. I finished driving the loop and couldn’t see it so back I went. This time I asked better questions and got better answers but instead of going to Tee 1, I parked, locked up and joined Bill and Chris on Hole 5!
It’s a small park that is clean and mowed. It has some trees along with covered shelters, and restrooms. There are tee signs, but no tee boxes. You’ll find the beginning of the course along highway 36. Just west of the old church is a covered shelter with a map of the course and nearby is a practice basket. You’ll also see Basket 9 to the south of the shelter and then Tee 1 to the south of Basket 9.
Hole 1 throws east with a tree row on the right and hole 9 on the left. Hole 2 has to clear a road to get back into the main park. Holes 3, 4 and 5 are pretty tame with 5 being wide open. Hole 6 has trees in it and a little dogleg around a building…don’t leave your disc on the roof! Hole 7 has some trees to deal with. Hole 8 is a blind shot with a bunch of evergreen shrubs to go over and the basket is across a road on a strip of grass. You’ll need to walk west across a road and behind a building to get to Tee 9 which takes you back to the original shelter.
Having Chris and Bill along added a whole new dimension to the course. With them being local they could add info I wouldn’t have gotten anywhere on the course. That and they were just good guys!! It’s one of those courses you don’t drive a ways to go play but if you’re close, it is a good time. I was in the far reaches of NW Kansas for this project with the added benefit of picking up a good friend of mine, Ty, who would join me for the rest of the day. He was here for a wedding.