Allen, TX 
Bethany Lakes DGC Share
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3 / 470ft. Par / Distance:
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 surprising 9-holer

1    8/12/2010   8/13/2010
Review By: dreadlock86
Played: 210  Reviewed: 162  Exp: 7.5 Years
8 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -nice concrete pads (maybe a little short for the longer holes) and discatchers
-surprising amount of variety for 9 holes: big distance, constant water hazards, shorter holes, tunnel shot, 2 tee shots over water.
-alternate pin locations
-beautiful park is well manicured
-not crowded
-parking lot right next to holes 1 and 9
Cons: -navigation from 7-9 is long and tricky (try and follow the obvious paths). i don't know why they don't just put another hole in between 6 and 7, looks like there is plenty of room.
-very little shade for texas summer days
-distance and/or water are the only challenges on the first 5 holes
-as the reviewer below said, alternate tees would be more beneficial here than alternate pins
-water smells horrible, full of trash, and looks pretty deep
-not a lot of trash cans and one of the few i did see was placed directly on top of hole 9 tee when i was there. no idea why.
Other Thoughts: This city park 9-holer is full of surprises. My first surprise came when seeing the distance on the first 3 holes. Not what I expected for a little 9 hole course. Not having a big arm, I was disappointed by 3 back to back wide open distance holes. Water comes slightly into play on these 3 but it is easily avoided if you have any accuracy.

The next 3 holes are shorter and take better advantage of the water. Hole 4 backs up to the water, hole 5 throws directly over it, and hole 6 throws from under one tree to a basket in the middle of a patch of trees.

The last 3 holes are the best, IMO, and made the round for me. Hole 7 plays right up next to water on your left. It looks like a hyzer shot but the pin is really just straight ahead and that hyzer is guaranteed to go right in the water. This hole must claim a lot of discs. Hole 8 was my other big surprise. After 7 wide open holes, 8 is a 200' tunnel. At the end of the tunnel you have a downhill upshot through some trees to a basket below just in front of a creek (very shallow). This hole was the highlight of the course for me. Tricky navigation through the woods leads you to the last hole, 300' over water and then the pin is up and around to the right. There is a path off to the right for those not willing to risk the water.

After my initial disappointment this course came through with a little something for everyone. Not the most interesting round but I wouldn't complain if it were down the street from my house. I wouldn't travel any great distance to get here but it's worth a try if you're in the area.


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8 of 8 people found this review helpful.

 Disc Eater

5+    6/4/2009   6/4/2009
Review By: Roc1Time
Played: 126  Reviewed: 118  Exp: 13.3 Years
6 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Good signs, pads, and baskets. Holes 9 is a sweet shot and it looks great when standing on the tee pad and the grass is super green. Pretty open which allows for pretty much any kind of shot. Mostly everything is reachable with a good shot but the score can skyrocket with a bad one. Doesnt favor a righty or a lefty. Bring sidewalk into play and the course gets even tougher.
Cons: Bring lots of junk plastic....there is tons of water and mostly all of it it deep and is gone if it goes in. Not alot of shade and it gets hot quickly. Long walk once you get started..even for a 9 holer. Lots of people walking around after working hours.
Other Thoughts: The wind is something else that can get you and its usually always windy. I liked this course when it was a temp 18 but it just seems it lost some of its lure over time.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful.

 

2-4    8/31/2008   7/18/2008
Review By: sidewinding
Played: 81  Reviewed: 68  Exp: 6.7 Years
This review was updated on 2/12/2009
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This is a very beautiful course around multiple small lakes.

Water is a huge factor on this course. You have to throw over two lakes. One hole's basket is on a peninsula surrounded by water. There are three holes where water is imediately to the left and since all backhand thrown discs fade left, good luck.

For a nine hole course there are some very long open holes that will test your arm.

This course is very fun if you have good control and distance. If you don't you could lose discs.

Cons: Not enough shade for Texas. Better in winter but then wind becomes a factor.

The first 7 holes have great flow and can be played in about 15 minutes. The last two holes take about 20 minutes because of the distance between holes, the crossing of a deep creek with no bridge between 8 and 9 and the distance back to the parking area and tee pad #1.

I did not play #9 because the sign says it is 300' just to get across the water.
Other Thoughts: A must play for the water shots.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.


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