The most driving I've done on any day so far this trip, I believe. Basically because I drove straight through Missouri only stopping once. I have already played the best that St. Louis, Wentzville, Columbia and Kansas City have to offer so there was no need to stop besides in Marshall. Favorite course in MO- Quail Ridge, Wentzville.
Marshall, MO- Indian Foothills:I was fortunate to run into one of the designers. He showed me the last 6 holes, some of which I had to skip due to thick ivy blanketing them. It starts out on nice hills, with large trees and low branches. Some very nice holes, including one that is about 350', downhill, with the basket perched on the edge of a peninsular hill, OB road behind and around it if you float past it or hit and roll, with a few trees shaping a fairway to it. Good risk and reward. The short tees are crushed rock, the long are grass and not well marked hard to find. Great tee signs, showing next tee, length and image of fairway. Also, the baskets have an arrow on them pointing you along. One hole has a creek right across it, throwing downhill but with a low ceiling to clear it at about 240' through a gap. No bridge there yet, I fell when the sand gave way. About 6 holes are rough, carved out of thick woods, needing some work and round up. Other than those, it's pretty nice.
Kansas City, KS- Wyandotte:Long, very open and in some big fields, rarely lined with any rough. No hazards, the road is hardly in play and the one pond is also hardly in play. Most holes require a big drive for a 2, or leave you throwing a putter after a big drive for an easy 3. No risk or reward, no real technical challenges. There are some low ceilings and tricky lines, but always a route around the main fairway if you'd like. The grass wasn't well mowed (I'm thinking due to rising gas costs this is gonna be a big problem for disc golf), but looked like it does get mowed a lot just was due that day. Great large tee pads, good signs and arrows on bricks by basket to next tee. Nothing spectacular due to being so open, but a nice course to pump your arm and fly freely on.
Lawrence, KS- Centennial:This one would probably be impossible to play properly by yourself for the first time if no one is around, so don't go here when no one else would be there for your first time. Even the first hole, the basket you see is not the one you need to throw to, and the number plate faces away so you can't tell. Course map box was empty. Other times, the obvious basket is not the one, or it is well hidden around a hill. Some tees are long blind walks, with the course criss-crossing and not flowing well. One tee was hidden in some bushes, impossible to see from withing 100' of the previous holes basket. There are some numbers on some tees and baskets which is the only thing that helps. You get the idea. Relatively long for a small city park. A few holes go over and near a creek. Fairly well designed, no insane fairways or trick shots. A couple nice little holes, one with a basket on a little green plateau guarded by overhanging branches. Worth checking out, just be ready for confusion and a possibly long round.