Creve Coeur Park
Creve Coeur Park Disc Golf Course:
St. Louis County
Designed by: David McCormack
Tees: 4’X12’ concrete.
Baskets: 18 – Discatchers (27 chains per) 9 heavy gauge inside chains similar to the Titans
Course record: 51 in the easiest and 57 in the long
Creve Coeur Lake in West St Louis County is a great place to learn how to throw discs, so don’t let the near 10,000 feet par 68 fool you if you are a beginner. This course is fun and easy to play. Even though this course is long and flat with lots of big trees, most advanced amateurs can easily go several under par and top pros have no problems going double digits down. There are really no worries about losing your discs out there and I would consider this course VERY beginner friendly, but you will have to be able to throw your drives pretty far if you want to score birds.
This course at first glance seems like a wide open course, but it’s much more challenging and technical than it appears. With 11-par 4’s, getting off the tee and landing in the right area is a must if you want to birdie. Long inaccurate drives are not as punishing as other course David has designed, so feel free to let loose, just don’t land behind any trees when you do. Most long pins are tucked fairly tight and most shorts pins are easily to get to. As long as your drive is not behind one of the many huge trees on the course, even amateurs should be able to make lots of pars and even a bird here and there.. Very rarely will you be able to just throw a wide or high Hyzer shot on this course without having to negotiate the height of your disc. Throwing your disc a wide range of trajectories ( or heights) is what makes this course technical. The 5 – par 3’s can go from rather easy to very difficult depending on the pin placement.
Being right across from the lake, wind can often play a factor in scoring and make this course difficult when it’s blowing. If the grass gets long, or they just mow narrow fairways, leaving tall rough, the course plays a few strokes harder. A big roller will make for several easy birds on most of the longer holes if you have that in your repertoire. With the more open fairways, players can get a chance to see how their discs work when thrown hard and can also hone in on their lay up game, as it will come in to play quite often on your 2nd and 3rd shots into the greens.
Plans are being made for course improvements, which includes planting several trees, adding sand bunkers that will be O.B. and even building mounds around some of the easier greens. This course is the perfect place to try on your “big arm” game without penalty.
Directions: Take 270 to Dorsett Rd. and exit West. Follow Dorsett until it ends at Marine and turn right, entering Creve Ceour Lake Park. Pass entrance to ball golf course and next parking lot on the right will be for the disc golf course.