The GRIPeq 41st Kansas City Wide Open presented by Dynamic Discs utilizes multiple courses throughout the Kansas City Metropolitan Area offering a variety of challenges including technical woods, open fairways, water hazards, and much more.
Bad Rock Creek
Home to multiple A tiers, 2018 Pro Masters World Championship. 3 courses in 1. Something for everyone with multiple tees & baskets throughout the course. Open, wooded, water, elevation, tall grass OB. Upgrades in progress, some completed in 21′. New Liberty Gold is DGPT Championship Course. Liberty Gold shares some BRC tees and has some separate tees, separate signs and holes. Gold course improvements: Hole 1 play to 2 from the new pad, new gold tees on 1, 7, 11, new gold hole in woods after BRC gold 5, a new Gold pin on 16 pushing down the hill into the woods, and new wooded hole 17. Gold overlay par is 65 with 11 holes being 2 shot holes.
The most beautiful course in Kansas City! Full range of environments from open fields to challenging trees. Many trees with lots of elevation changes, some places extreme. Good combination of long open holes and short accurate ones. Beautiful park with stunning skyline views of downtown and the Missouri River. Designed in 1996 by Ace Mason and Jim Kreeger, Water Works was the first of four Kansas City disc golf courses funded by the Public Improvements Advisory Committee, which doles out tax revenues to worthy community projects. Since its installation, Water Works has become a favorite of many Kansas City golfers as well as a multitude of visiting golfers, both pros and ams.
Young Park was designed to give Kansas City a very technical control course among its fantastic more open courses. The course is heavily wooded and was carefully carved out during installation and designed to be a Blue Level course. The course also has good elevation changes throughout and many baskets are placed on elevation changes as well.
Holes vary in length from 160 to 430 feet. Most holes are heavily wooded with 3 to 4 holes being more open, while other holes have varying degrees of thick foliage in different parts of the hole. Players must demonstrate shot control, shot placement, and are forced to execute certain shots on some holes. Several tee shots offer players different routes to choose from, while some tees offer serious risk reward routes, and other tees force players to execute a certain shot. The course is balanced offering tee shots to left, right, and straight. There are tee shots uphill, downhill, flat, and over or near water.
Rosedale | Up Top
UDisc recently rated Rosedale Park the 12th most played course in the United States based on rounds recorded on the UDisc App. Rosedale Park was first designed in 1984. As a park that had been going downhill during the early 80’s, disc golf changed Rosedale into a flourishing public open area. The park now has public areas for disc golf, soccer, and softball. Two courses currently exist at Rosedale, referred to as Up Top and Down Under.
The KCWO will feature the original, or Up Top course, which winds along the open areas of the park. It follows the edge of a prominent bluff and wind is almost always a factor. The mostly open fairways feature steep drop-offs to punish errant shots.
Wyandotte County Park in Bonner Springs is home to what is affectionately called WyCo Disc Golf Course. WyCo was established permanently in 2001 after being used as the home of the previous year’s club championships with a temporary layout. The course was initially installed using nine tone poles that were the creation of Max Hilgers. Once the back nine went in, the course came to life as the longest course in town for several years until Blue Valley was installed.
The course is moderately long to very long depending on pin placements, playing as short as 7054′ and as long as 8949′. Water comes into play on hole #14, woods on several but lots of long fairly open shots using elevation and tree lines. Three nice wide tunnel shots through large trees as well.
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