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1    5/25/2014   5/26/2014
Review By: jjlevasseur
Played: 17  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 9.2 Years
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Creek it a good hazard throughout course
Terrain is used well
pins located in some tight tree locations
Good use of small area
Cons: The park is in desperate need of rehab
Dog poo and trash on course and scattered all over
Hard to know where tees are and which pin to go for
No signs, poorly marked tees
Creek is dirty and smells of sewage
Chains and baskets are neglected and old
No map
Other Thoughts: Playing this course is like making up your own play
You can guess which tee and pin to play, making this course more challenging
I am not sure what placments I played but made the eighteen in -5
Overall I will not return

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.


1    12/29/2012   6/8/2013
Review By: dreadlock86
Played: 195  Reviewed: 139  Exp: 7.3 Years
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -creek in play on much of the course
-minor elevation changes used well
-mostly short with a variety of lines, a few longer holes
-mostly good concrete tees
-aging but acceptable baskets
Cons: -no signs, mismatched numbers on tees and baskets
-very difficult navigation for the first timer, the first and last couple holes are a mess to figure out
-not too much to work with on the land: lots of wide open space, few trees, the creek is the main challenge when it comes into play
-tee 1 can be a muddy mess, i couldn't find tee 13 (i think?) or 18
-litter, dog poop, and cases and cans of beer
-definitely a homeboy course
Other Thoughts: This course is set in a small area between some apartment complexes. It plays 9 holes in and then 9 back out. There are some lightly rolling hills and a small number of trees throughout as well as a creek that runs through the length of the layout. The design makes pretty good use of the minor elevation changes, the trees that are there, and especially the creek to frame some interesting shots.

Once you have found your way around the course, it is easy to get a quick round in here if you avoid the water. First time players however, you'll need a little luck figuring out the first couple and last couple holes. Once you get going it is mostly obvious except for the big field where there are 3 unmarked baskets, around holes 5-8, I believe. One of the locals really needs to put up a course map on here. See rd.bittle's review below for a better description of the trouble points.

Overall, the course is nothing too special. No signature holes or memorable shots but a few challenging placements near water. Experienced players will be looking at a birdie fest but they probably won't want to play here with other such better courses nearby at Lions and Griffin.


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5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

One of my favorites

5+    2/4/2013   2/5/2013
Review By: ScottEmigh
Played: 29  Reviewed: 2  Exp: 2.7 Years
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Very wide open with lots of room and few non-golfers in the way. Lots of varied long and short, uphill and downhill holes Most have waterhazards so there's some added risks, and a good way to make some money if you're into wading for discs. Lots of people throw in these. Almost entirely good concrete tees with a few slight exceptions. Decent enough place for beginners, good place to meet friendly people, not too far from the University of Oklahoma's campus, if you're a student there.
Cons: Several downhill and wide open shots which are pros normally, but when it's windy out can present quite a big problem. There's deep nasty water hazards everywhere, so if you play here more than a couple of times, you WILL throw in it eventually. It's all in a matter of time. Surrounded by apartments on all sides. The only time these come into play is on hole 18, but a lot of the renters have dogs which they bring to the park. A lot of the dogs come unleashed, though I've never had one pick up a disc before. Unfortunately, very few of the owners pick up after their dogs, despite signs and trashcans everywhere. You have to constantly watch where you're walking because there is crap EVERYWHERE. Hole #1 has a natural tee that becomes a mudhole when it's wet. Hole #18 has a janky broken tee on the side of a hill that's a real pain in the butt to tee from. You also have apartments very close by on the left that you have to account for. If you haven't played it before then it can be a little difficult to navigate. There are no signs and a couple of the baskets are mis-marked. After the first time through though, it should be easy to remember.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful.

Not That Bad

2-4    1/14/2013   1/14/2013
Review By: rd.bittle
Played: 51  Reviewed: 46  Exp: 3.8 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Decent concrete tees on all holes but one
Decent baskets
Nice use of rolling elevation changes
Good use of all the available land/space
Used "shopping cart creek" as much as possible
Plenty of parking
Bridges or crossings everywhere you should need one
Plenty of benches and trashcans
Well kept
Used the trees that were there very well
Some risk/reward
Decent use of mandos
#18 basket next to parking=practice basket
Great for work on mids with some drivers thrown in
Good for beginners to intermediate/take newbies
Quick round
Starts and ends next to parking
Should be simple to par, chance to score low
A couple of ace chances
Some good chances to stretch out your drivers

Favorite Hole(s): #10, #17
Cons: Need concrete on #1 tee
Some tees need work
Some baskets could use help
Almost no signage
Tees need signs with layout, on several tees its not obvious which basket you should throw at
Holes 5-8 seem repetetive, just throwing accross the wide open with limited obstacles
Holes 6-7 share a "fairway" after seven you cross directly in front of 6's tee to get to 8's tee
12&14 feel like the same hole
#13 tees off of the walking path, marked with a board in the ground next to concrete (hard to find)
Several holes play near the walking path or a parking lot. No big deal to me, but if you are bothered by that this course is not for you
Not overly challenging
Wasn't crowded when I was there (lunch break), but, that would be a concern of mine because of the hole layout/flow
Very little risk/reward besides the creek
"Shoppingcart Creek" can get stanknasty during warm months
Navigation is not super dificult but not easy/logical, find a local or a map
Doesn't seem like I would take my family there much
Misnumbered baskets can cause confusion
Other Thoughts: This course isn't as bad as I expected after talking to some friends and locals. It just doesn't have the challenge of Griffin and Noble, or the fun factor of NE Lions. This course is on the low end of the Norman area disc golf scene. And as such it gets a pretty bad rap. I will swing by again if in the area with just a little time for a round. Wouldn't be a bad place to take some friends for a relaxed round. On fun factor this course would be an easy 3 disc course but design and upkeep problems drop it a notch IMO.

If you are looking for a contrast to the more wooded courses in the Norman area swing by. You might also travel a little ways to Norman and hit this course along with Noble, Griffin, NE Lions, and Little Axe for a great long day of Disc Golf.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Good for Beginners and Quick Rounds

5+    5/14/2011   9/14/2011
Review By: wake_rider
Played: 16  Reviewed: 5  Exp: 3.3 Years
13 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Can play the entire course in about 40 minutes.

-Long throws to stretch out the snap and let loose.

-Baskets in decent condition.

-Wide open, losing discs takes the wrong type of skill.

-Easy going course, good for chill rounds and taking noobs along to learn the game.

-Six pack friendly with plenty of trash cans (USE THEM).

-In a residential area with large apartment building surrounding the entire course. Helps knock down wind and secludes you a bit since you're on the edge of a relatively high traffic portion of Norman.

-Tee boxes paved well, plenty of good concrete.
Cons: Not to be a pessimist, but there's quite a few cons with the course.

-A lot of apartment dwellers seem to think the course is an open dumping ground for animal feces. For real, way too much dog dook laying around.

-Running into large packs of dude-brah's carrying cubes of Natty-Light is a common occurrence.

-Plenty of trash cans that are rarely used. People trash this place without regard.

-Very few challenging shots

-High fences guarding yards along mando-lines with renters who aggressively want you to stay out of their yard. (Knock before jumping to retrieve discs, people. No joke, had a guy come at me with a kitchen knife for "trespassing" when I hopped his fence to grab a buddies disc.)

-Loiterers around the course have tendency to be a bit crackish, so just mind your belongings.

-Jogging trail runs along and across multiple holes and these people have no idea what a disc is and how bad it hurts. Be mindful and get their attention when they're anywhere close to the line of fire.

-The "creek" that runs the length of this course is scab nasty. I've gone in for discs before, but be prepared to have that stank stay with you until a thorough washing.

-Holes are poorly marked and rarely numbered correctly. This is a course that is kind of difficult to figure your way around, at least in the way it was designed to be played. Luckily, it's wide open and common sense will serve you well.

-Contradicting mando marks as people have marked up tee pads with their own mando's.

-Not a spot I'd recommend bringing a bowl to. There's very little coverage, and you're across the street from an elementary school (if you want to get screwed in Oklahoma, just have possession charges near an elementary school...) Plus, it's a place that's commonly circled by patrol cars keeping watch on the student apartment complexes that surround it. This is why it's more of a six-pack spot and less "greenery" friendly.
Other Thoughts: This would be a good park for a glow round as there's almost no underbrush to lose a disc into. The biggest ongoing threat in this course is the nasty little drainage ditch that runs the entire course. Being a drainage ditch, the entire course slopes towards it, and if your disc begins to roll, go ahead and prep yourself for either the loss of a disc, or a stank dip.

There are some nice old, large trees throughout the course that provide nice shade and big hizers/annies to get around, but they're rarely bunched together so you have a big opening on the side you're throwing to.

Again, this is not a destination type course. It's a great spot to hit if you're wanting an easy round that requires almost no thought, as it's an aim and rip kind of place.

13 of 13 people found this review helpful.

 The Mau5 was here

2-4    3/5/2010   5/21/2010
Review By: Mau5
Played: 10  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 5.2 Years
2 Helpful / 15 Not
Pros: This course is so boring the only reason to play it is if there is a mini or a tournament playing here.
Cons: Playing here..And since its surrounded by apartments its covered in dog crap. And I wouldn't fish any discs out of the creek that runs through it you most likely will die of some crazy disease.
Other Thoughts: Don't go to this course, go to lions or griffin unless you live in the apartments around it and don't have time to go to the others.

2 of 17 people found this review helpful.

 Colonial Construction

5+    8/9/2009   8/11/2009
Review By: okiebullgod
Played: 44  Reviewed: 11  Exp: 5.2 Years
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This course is usually mowed regularly, and is for the most part open, with trees throughout, but not underbrush. It is an easy course, but still can be challenging here and there. It should be an easy 54 for intermediate players.
Cons: You can lose a disc in the creek, but not really. There are only one or two spots that are more than waist deep and the creek is narrow throughout. College kids play this during the semesters, so it's not uncommon to get behind a large group toting 30 packs.
Other Thoughts: Updates to course. Hole 1 has changed as they are adding a fountain to the park in the area of the old #1 pin and #2 tee. #1 still tees off at the same place, just at a two o'clock angle, rather than straight ahead. #3 is now #2, and this continues through to #17. Hole 18 is the same. Really only #1 has changed, the old #2 is gone, and there is a new #17. 2 is 3, 3 is 4, 4 is 5 etc. I'm working on a map for this course, though not difficult once played, it can be confusing to someone new to the course.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful.

 Colonial

5+    7/4/2008   2/19/2009
Review By: Roc1Time
Played: 126  Reviewed: 118  Exp: 13.1 Years
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Fun short course with lots of elevation. The creek comes into play on alot of holes which keeps you honest. You have many options on shots that you want to throw as its pretty open and beat in. Very clean and very easy to find. I think that this is the best beginner course in the city because its not to tough and not to easy. Flows pretty well despite the tee signs being very poor. The baskets are mixed types but are in good shape.
Cons: The signage is poor. The creek can be deep in parts and dirty as well. Usually crowded with college kids so it can make for a long round.
Other Thoughts: Watch out for bystanders on the sidewalk as it goes through most of the course.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful.

 mostly open creek-through-park typical setting

1    9/9/2008   9/9/2008
Review By: Innovadude
Played: 225  Reviewed: 178  Exp: 16.2 Years
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Good beginner course through open slightly hilly park often near a steep but not too deep creek. Highly visible setting exposes many people to the game. Well mowed. A few tight shots and a few risk and reward opportunity, fairly balanced. Most holes allow you to pick a route.
Cons: Tough to navigate, most signs gone so finding the next tee and throwing at the right basket is hard several times. Not very challenging. Can get very muddy/wet.
Other Thoughts: The easier, more open course of the 3 in town.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Colonial

3/11/2008   3/11/2008
Review By: DG_Wizard
Played: 20  Reviewed: 20  Exp: 8.4 Years
This review was updated on 3/18/2008
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: I have played this course a few times. I love the course layout. The creek winds through the entire course and comes into play on most of the holes. There are varying pin placements. This course does an excellent job in varying up elevations.
Cons: This course can be confusing for someone who has never played it. Signs could use some work. I don't like some of the man-made structures (bridges, steps, etc.) that are used to get from hole to hole. They are not in great shape most of the time. Really try not to lose a disc in the creek. It is really disgusting to go after in places. Completely agree with theculturedredneck on the state of the tee boxes. Some baskets should be replaced for newer ones IMO.
Other Thoughts: This course is geared mostly toward backhand enthusiasts (right). Would like to see a few more holes that were forehand friendly (right). One other piece of advice, don't let a disc get away from you and go over into the apartments!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

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