Nice 18 Course with Multiple Basket Placements
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This course offers several interesting holes, with two basket placements for most holes, and three placements at Hole 12, including an 852' monster. Hole 13 has a basket placement out on a small peninsula that brings the water very much into play. I bounced a disc into the pond, but that's DG. Hole 16 is offers only a single basket placement, but that basket is buried in the center of a tight grove of trees which results in a unique hole.
Tee pads are smallish tapered concrete pads, and tee signs are very good.
This is a mostly open course with scattered trees. Much of the challenge comes from the wind. I played in a 20-25 mph north wind, and imagine playing with the typical summer southeast wind would be completely different.
Cons: Navigation can be a little confusing. The tee signs show the possible basket placements, but some combinations can leave you wondering which of two adjacent baskets are for a particular hole. Several baskets have no number so you may be guessing even after holing out.
Other Thoughts: I've added files showing the map of the course and the hole distances. Printing the map out ahead of time will help with navigation.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 6 Not
Pros: -One of the best course in town
-Has a mixture of wide open, tight and technical holes
-Easy for a beginner, yet hard enough for a pro
-Pins moved monthly for more of a challange
Cons: -There is always a cross wind in hole Six, Nine, Ten and Eleven
-Not enough parking near Hole 1
Other Thoughts: its a fun course to play when you have the extra time. the layout uses the land as best as they are able to.
1 of 7 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: 18 textured concrete tee pads
Well maintained grounds
Lots of chances to throw flat out drives and it still helps to have a flick
Cons: I can't complain.
Other Thoughts: I played this only once while visiting friends. It was very windy and these are very open shots. Certainly a challenge.
The 18 baskets are fit nicely into the area available.
Fellow DGers were friendly.
0 of 3 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
My Favorite Abilene Course
Pros: This course is a great all around course with a variety of long, short, easy, difficult holes, etc. It is my home course so I am biased a little but I continue to find that it is enjoyable to play even though I have played it now a couple hundred times at least? All of the holes but one are capable of being made with 2-3 shots. I find it a challenge to try and birdie all of the holes now. I like the fact that it is open overall with few trees so that I can make very long drives and if I throw my disc perfect whether hyzer, annie, or helix I can make it within putt range...but only with a perfect shot on a lot of the holes. All of the holes have some sort of mild to moderate challenge such as going around a tree, over water, into trees, narrow fairway on hole 12, etc. But not buried in or past a forest of trees as on some courses. I don't find that fun, just ridiculous, and in those cases it makes it impossible to ever birdie as a result of a skillful drive. Only a couple of the holes are really difficult to consistently par if you play a decent game.
Cons: Some of the tee pads could be aligned better or could have been open V shaped to accommodate multiple basket positions. I absolutely hate hole 8 when the basket is placed back by the creek. It is often windy...but I have learned to play with the wind well as a result. I like the old school double baskets, unfortunately many of these have been replaced with single chain baskets that are really not as nice I don't think.
Other Thoughts: Pretty decent course for Abilene. I have not played a lot of courses, maybe a dozen or so but many I have not liked compared to this course.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Solid Overall Course
Pros: Semi-challenging course: strong winds, good mix of distances, several long holes (one 700+ ft.), mandos, water (legitimately affects at least four holes), different basket positions, and several holes which require overhand and/or unique throws.
Cons: Not really a lot of problems, but definitely could be more challenging and a little bit less open.
Other Thoughts: Hole 16 is an awesome hole, with the basket in the middle of a HUGE tree. There is a window through the tree, but it's a tough throw.
Cal Young is an overall solid course, especially for Abilene, but it could use some updating.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Pros: Great to test out new discs. It's got a lot of distance holes and a few stuck in and around trees. Great place to go in early summer and go fishing for the discs lost over the winter.
Cons: If you can't play in the wind, I wouldn't suggest this course. Most of the holes are long and open, and the only real challenge is fighting the wind.
Other Thoughts: Pretty fun course over all, and they hold weekly mini tournaments.
2 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Good to go practice your drives and work against the wind
Cons: Wow, this course is boring. A couple of trees and some distance, but other than that nothing at all.
Other Thoughts: They recently moved the tees, which I got excited about, but turns out they just moved most of them like 50 feet to the left or right. This course needs a revamp.
2 of 6 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 7 Not
very open course
Pros: very open. some tough shots, but mostly distance shots.
Cons: i felt it was too open. alot of mud, and the tee pads were awful.
Other Thoughts: i was visiting relatives, and i just got into disc golf.
2 of 9 people found this review helpful.
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