Cloud County Community College is on the south side of Concordia across from the Airport Park course. It is nine holes that wind through the east side of the campus which also happens to house a lot of their sport facilities. With that being said, there will probably be some times the course will be unavailable. Eight of the nine holes have some kind of elevation change. Only one of the holes is wide open which also happens to be the hole that is flat. There are two cement squares indicating tee boxes, but no signs and no distances. It would be a great warm-up course before playing the Airport Park. I enjoyed playing it. Someone already had it mapped in UDisc which was helpful in finding tees, although some of the distances were off.
I made a decision to skip lunch to save time in order to play the Airport Park course again! I didn’t score much better, but there were some holes I wanted a second shot at.
Tootleville Park is in Martinvale which is south and east of Concordia. It’s a small town seemingly in the ‘middle of nowhere’. Once I found the park, I saw baskets everywhere. There were no tee boxes, except in the wooded area, but there were tee signs with a picture of the path to the basket and some indication of the next tee along with distance and par. This course has already been mapped in UDisc, but a lot of the distances didn’t agree with the signs. It appears they have planted some trees in the first third of the course to make the holes a bit more challenging. The second third of the course takes place in the woods…and I do mean woods. There were a LOT of trees both growing and fallen over. That section reminds me a lot or Rosedale Down Under in Kansas City. The last third of the course is the most open. Hole 18 is a blind throw because the last 70 ft. drop off into a creek and the basket is placed on a little piece of ground that is basically surrounded by water and hard to keep a disc on. I really enjoyed this course.
The last two courses of the day were in Huntress Park and Dexter Park. Both of these are located in Clay Center. Each course has 9 holes but are different in that Huntress has some up/down and Dexter is flat. They both contain the same home-made baskets that reminded me a lot of the baskets in Jamestown. Huntress Park is adding a huge water park and one basket was pulled while two more were in the middle of construction storage and activity. Both parks are very short and you can play them with just a putter if you want. Dexter Park has a lot of man-made obstacles you need to be aware of people. I talked with the park manager who helped build the baskets and he said they plan on putting all the baskets back into Huntress Park. He said both courses were originally put in as another activity for the citizens to enjoy which probably explains why they are so short.
BONUS: I needed to stop in Hesston on the way home and had some extra time, so… Yes, I stopped and played Hyzernaught Farm. It appears they have finally settled on 10 holes. They have color printed brochures with maps and rules. They still have a hanging basket, just in a different location. One of the previous problems was maintenance. It appears they have solved this by letting the natural grasses grow and mowing walking paths from tees to baskets. It appears that some of those grasses grow to 4’ tall. You’ll have to watch your discs closely if they go into the tall stuff! Like in the past, some of the holes run into some of the other outdoor activity areas they offer. There are two tees for each hole although two of the holes were missing the green tees. I also noticed the 7th basket was moved from its original postion.