Midland, TX 
Cowden Park Share
Uploaded By: P-Katt Hole #4 (Taken 9/2012)
4 / 498ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #4 Basket to Tee



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 Open course, bring a GPS to find tees.

5+    6/30/2012   6/30/2012
Review By: jets9311
Played: 6  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 4.7 Years
Pros: You definitely get to put your driver to good use. There aren't any holes where you can't use it. The course is very wide open, so if you rip off an errant shot, you can make up for it because there aren't many trees or obstacles to overcome.
Cons: The biggest problem is the layout of the course. I had no idea where I was going or even where to start my first time out. I just sat on a bench and waited for a couple groups to go by and followed them to learn the course. There are zero signs marking the course; all you have is the baskets to see. The tee boxes are marked with strips of metal in the ground, so they're nearly impossible to locate without scouting out the entire park (especially hole 5 and 8).

The only other problem is that it may be TOO open. It can get a little bit boring actually. The basket locations under most of the trees is what saves it from being a waste of time.
Other Thoughts: Under the files for this course, I added a map of the course that shows where the trees are which will help as a reference when you are trying to locate tees and correct baskets.

7 of the 9 baskets are located under tree cover, so you can take that as either a pro or con. There's 1 basket in the middle of nowhere in the open, and the 9th basket is behind some small evergreen trees.

You do indeed have to be careful of people at the park that arn't there for the disc golf, because most are blissfully unaware that they're in the path of discs. I've played probably 10 times so far, and most of the people out there have done it a few times, so groups are usually courteous and allow singles to play through.

 

5+    6/18/2012   6/19/2012
Review By: Mr Butters
Played: 191  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 2.6 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The course makes the best use of the park. With all the baskets located around the few trees the holes are fun with a little challenge. Great course to introduce new players to the sport.
Cons: No restrooms. The natural tees are wore down and could use some work. A few are on a severe down slopes and make for fairly difficult drives.
Other Thoughts: Not worth a long drive to play the course but have enjoyed playing there daily while working in the area. Someone recently added some flags to give an alternate tee location giving the course a slightly different look.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 

1    9/6/2010   9/13/2010
Review By: dchirish123
Played: 15  Reviewed: 15
Pros: Great place to paractice long shots. Open fairway.
Cons: Too short, too much walking between holes, and couldn't find tee boxes. Not well marked and would probably be a much better course if it was enlarged and marked better.
Other Thoughts: Switch a couple of holes to make walking shorter and keep from players crossing. Add markers and tee pads and put in two pin placements to make it 18 holes. I would return to this course with these changes. Not worth driving more than 30 minutes to play at it's current level.

  

5+    7/20/2010   7/21/2010
Review By: bandit6789
Played: 6  Reviewed: 1  Exp: 4.9 Years
Pros: In town, easy access, not busy at all.
Cons: When it rains, it floods. You can still play a round, just have to skip holes 2 & 7. Natural tees are hard to find, and easy to loose footing on. Its hard to figure out how to play the course as there are no signs, just markers in the ground that get grown over by grass.
Other Thoughts: I play here fairly often, and enjoy it. It sure would be nice to have some concrete launch pads. If you made it to this website, check out the map here to figure out how its laid out.

 home town

5+    12/12/2009   2/16/2010
Review By: jpelham
Played: 5  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 6.5 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: no people in the way, good long drives...in my home town , fast course, (only trees on #4) tees marked well...good ol freindly Texans
Cons: fast course..only 9 holes (no room for otheres though). It gets flooded since it is a rain ditch.
Other Thoughts: Midland needs another one, or a better one..the park on Wadley across Midland Collage would be good. It dose not compete with otheres in the west Texas at all. Though, it is still disc golf and still fun and you can throw a long way.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.


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