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Old 01-05-2011, 11:51 AM
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Austin, TX visit -favorite courses? Sunday doubles?

I'm headed to Austin and will have a Sunday to try out probably two courses and hope to head to the Disc Nation store to touch plastic (no local store in the DC area). Any suggestions on courses to play?

In looking around the ones that looked most interesting were:
Circle C Metro Park
East Metro Park

Aso there are two Disc Nation locations, do you recommend one over the other for variety of selection?

Thanks!
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Old 01-05-2011, 12:17 PM
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The one in Austin is the only real store the one in Dripping springs is just a setup at course. Those are both good courses as well as Searight and Wilco. Sin Tex Misfits DGC is having a meet up at Wilco at 9am Searight is almost across the street from DN and Circle C is not far.
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Old 01-05-2011, 12:29 PM
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If you are going to be playing Circle C you will be close to DiscNation. The other store is in twin parks or whatever its called and is not really a store. The main store is off of Slaughter Ln, as you probably already know, and is the one to check out.

As for courses worth checking out. There are several in the Austin area. Wilco, East Metro, MetCenter, Circle C, are a few of the best ones. If you goto the search courses page and put in an Austin zip code such as 78724 you should get a better list of whats close.
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Old 01-05-2011, 01:04 PM
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The main store off Slaughter Ln is where you want to go. They also have a driving range out back to test out any plastic you might be considering.

Circle C is really nice and on Slaughter Ln as well (although I have only played the first 9 holes) but is kind of rocky and might chew up your DX plastic.

I really like the MetCenter in Asutin.

As for finding a doubles...I think Circle C or Searight would be your best bet.
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Old 01-05-2011, 01:07 PM
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You may also want to consider playing rivery or even Cirlce R (If John has the courses open). Rivery is in Georgetown, but it is a fun, technical course. Circle R is one of the best courses in the US (According to DGCR top 50 courses list). Its a bit of a drive from Austin, but well worth it. You would have to contact John or somebody else who is out there first though, because they arent always open to the public.
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Old 01-06-2011, 09:34 PM
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i just played circle c the other day (it's one of my favorites) but i will have to say that east metro is well worth driving out, as its a gem to be cherished. Doesn't get as much traffic as circle c and tons of variety as far as shots are concerned.
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Old 01-06-2011, 09:40 PM
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You should hit up Bible Ridge and Circle C. The two most amazing courses in Austin.
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Old 01-08-2011, 10:33 PM
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To bad pease isn't an option anymore although it prob doesnt top the list anyway.

If at all possible try to get on at Houck's place and play both courses if you can. If you can only one the clear favorite is the meadows course.

I suspect this time of year you won't be able to get on at circle r. Of the austin course i've played your best options are circle c, east metro, bible ridge, searight - in that order.
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Old 01-10-2011, 08:20 AM
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searight isnr worth it but I'll agree with

circ c
east metro
ridgeline
metcenter
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Old 01-10-2011, 08:47 AM
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It really depends what you're into and what your skill level is. I know a lot of people that are absolutely miserable playing ridge or east metro with me. Searight is nice because it's a lot of fun and is still interesting without having too high of a minimum skill requirement. The biggest problem is that it's usually pretty crowded (play early if you can).

I think that it is probably worth playing something like rivery or searight just to demonstrate that the only good courses in austin aren't all long and technical. Plus, if you play one or two of the shorter courses, he might be able to get 3 rounds in instead of 2.
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