5 Helpful / 0 Not
- Sweet layout! Set inside a spacious park in Crowley, this is a really well-designed course that incorporates the available landscape very judiciously. From wide-open bombs to threading needles through tight lines, this course has something for everyone. In addition to a big arm, you'll need flicks, anhyzers, hyzer-bombs, and (if you're feeling lucky) rollers to go home even on this par 3 course. The often extreme elevation changes require you to consider the line of every shot and the wind adds an extra degree of difficulty what may at first appear to be fairly straightforward (a.k.a. "easy") holes. Pin placements are easy enough for beginners, but the alternate (long) tees, foliage, natural OB, and man-made obstacles provide a huge challenge for experienced players trying to tame this course.
- Solid equipment! Baskets are in excellent shape and are pretty forgiving, teepads are grippy concrete, and the signage at both primary and alternate tees provide great point-of-reference. There are also restrooms, tables, and pavilions available for you to rest your laurels on should you find yourself beat down by this long par 54.
- Scenic! This course offers many picturesque holes set atop hills that run along a creek/mini-river. The course designers really did their job in providing an experience that makes you not only want to come back and do it again, but also leaving enough of an impression to cause any peanut-gallery non-players to want to join you on your next round. Bicentennial Park is really worth getting out of the house for.
- Plenty of parking and a score of alternative activities available for non-disc golfers and the kiddos to do while you're playing your round. Between soccer, picnicking, tree-climbing, and creek exploration, guaranteed your young'uns won't be bored here.
- Windy. Texas can be really windy by nature and the wide-open holes showcase that by making errant shots pay dearly if not timed or thrown right. It wasn't too awful bad when I played but I can see it getting fairly ridiculous. Coupled with the elevation changes the wind can turn "an easy par" into a round-ruining double-par bogey (quadruple bogey) pretty easily if you go on tilt and can't cope.
- Navigation. Luckily I played with a local who plays regularly so it wasn't too hard finding where to go next, but we often found ourselves referring to the course map on DGCR in order to find the next hole. The alternate tees, while a nice option, sometimes make it a little confusing.
- Missing baskets. When we tee'd off on #14 we got up to where the basket was "supposed" to be only to find it MIA with no explanation. Not sure if it was stolen or damaged and out for repairs, but it certainly didn't provide any relief from our confused navigation.
- Weird pin placements. There weren't many of these, but #18 sticks out as one. Running parallel to the creek, you have to shoot for a basket that's all-but burrowed underneath a walking bridge. Seems not only odd, but a skosh dangerous for pedestrians. Chuckers need to be extra vigilant here….kids are plentiful.
- No topless Hooters girls frolicking along the #8 fairway.
I was fortunate enough to have played with zbangerbeast, the local course wizard who was nice enough to come out and give me lessons on how to traverse my way through this gem of a course nestled just south of Fort Worth. Playing Bicentennial DGC made me regret even more the fact that I didn't get into disc golf before I got transferred to the east coast. If you're lucky enough to live in the DFW area (or are simply traveling through), I would definitely recommend making the trek to Crowley. It might not end up in your favorites (though depending on your experience it could be the bomb), I think you'll find this course not only challenging, but rewarding as well.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
Better buckle up for Bicentennial!
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: The Bicentennial disc golf course is often on the tournament circuit for a variety of reasons. The course favors no throwing style, and intermingles wide open holes involving elevation with short heavily wooded technical shots. Water hazards come into play on at least 6 holes depending on the amount of rain and often windy conditions add to the challenge. The baskets are in good shape and the concrete tees on the red and white tees are wide and adequately long. Blue tees are natural and marked by a blue landscaping timber. Bright descriptive signs are in place on all holes. The course is kept in good shape with frequent mowing and trimming. Weekly mini's and an active local club keep the course buzzing with activity.
Cons: The cons of the course are widely overshadowed by the pros but do impact play. The course is part of a large multi-use park that includes playgrounds, picnic areas and walking areas; this being said there are often people in fairways and by baskets that who are not disc golf knowledgeable. Hole 18 throws over a popular bridge and often there will be fishers or walkers in this area; not a huge problem just something to be aware of.
During the non-winter months watch for snakes along the water and poison ivy in the rough.
Other Thoughts: Hole 1 is situated on the far right side of the park as you enter. A course sign marks the location.
Terrain is very hilly and exertion level would be considered high.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
One of my favorites
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: *Very diverse course that requires a wide variety of shots
*Good use of elevation (uphill and downhill shots)
*Multiple concrete tees on almost all of the holes
*Multiple pin locations
*OB plays on several holes to increase difficulty
*Local players are friendly
*Course is kept pretty clean
Cons: *Shared park can create problems with pedestrians, dirt bikes/4 wheelers, kids in creek, and LARPERS.
*Course can be difficult to navigate the first time you play. Not all baskets are visible from the tee pads.
*Creek on 12, 13, and 17 is very muddy and smells nasty if you have to retrieve a disc from it
*Neighboring houses are NOT disc golf friendly (due to errant discs landing in their yards or hitting their houses)
Other Thoughts: Playing this course can be somewhat physically demanding. Walking/Climbing up and down the hills could be too much for young children or those with physical disabilities.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: ****home course
*Great variety of shots needed
*equal mix of open and wooded holes
*concrete tee pads in 2 settings with third box set being natural (short tees)
*multiple pin settings
*friendly local players
*workout included in course
*plenty of parking and on site bathrooms
*most of the time park is clean
*water holes are challenging but disc can be retrieved
*course flows really well with not a lot of long walks from hole to hole
* shade trees on middle holes are great for Texas heat
*21 holes the only non concrete pads are 6 because of a neighbor complaint and teepad moved and 3a which is not always played
Cons: *not an easy play first go round, even though flow is easy there are a few shots that you may need to walk up and see where basket is
*most of time it is maintained well there has been a few times the city lets hole 7 through 11 really grow up
*some of the holes are almost like playing in a wind tunnel so be prepared as a lot of dirt gets throw up in mid holes
*park is shared area and sometimes people will be oblivious of what you are doing. My biggest issues are on hole 1 and 20 where kids play in creek. Also hole 18 has a bridge in fairway where people sit or stand at to watch you throw. Also there is a stone road that dirt bikers and atv drivers use on hole 5 7 a d 10. Very rarely to they ever notice you throwing.
*physically demanding course not for young disc golfers or if you have physical issues as there is some hiking involved
*creek is a nice play through but back half of creek is mud water and stinks if you have to go in for a disc
Other Thoughts: I had this as a 3.5 and after playing some higher rated courses I realized I was kind of a harsh judge. When mid holes are maintained may be one of beat parks in Dfw.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Very nice course, one of the better courses on the Ft Worth side of the Metroplex, likely the best on the south side, except maybe Z Boaz. A very good variety shots. Open, wooded, uphill, downhill, left and right doglegs. Very few blind shots. Puts the creek into play on a number of holes, with 18 putting a bridge, the creek, trees and elevation all into play.
The park has restrooms on site, as well as picnic tables, pavilions and playgrounds.
Cons: Navigation is a bit tricky. Hole 6 and 3B do not have signage, and 13's sign shows the old layout and the tee faces the wrong way (due to the rearrangement of the hole). Terrain can be a bit rough at times. A few of the holes have very steep climbs. Some of the open holes at the start and the end of the course are not spectacular. A number of the holes towards the front of the park can have a lot of non-disc golfers there. If you ask them politely to move they usually get out of your way.
Other Thoughts: The park neighbors some houses. If you put a disc over PLEASE do not climb over the fence. Track down the house via streets and ask for your discs.
1 of 3 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Multiple concrete tee boxes, elevation changes, scenic, use of creek, good challenge, especially in the woods, Some holes have been set-up to lend themselves toward bigger arms, others toward control shooters. Many holes have multiple routes to choose from. All shots in the bag are needed to score well.
Course is well-maintained. Practice basket available, away from the rest of the course (you can make your own 22nd hole if no one's practicing).
Cons: A few of the up/down hills are challenging to the body. Two holes (3A & 6) don't have the concrete pads (6 was pulled about 18 months ago). Neighbors along the power line holes (4, 6, 7, 9 alt position, and 10) have had their homes invaded by rude disc golfers who shanked shots; consequently they do not like DG and will complain. Sometimes the park patrons will get in the way, due to the multi-use design.
Other Thoughts: One of the best most challenging courses in the south side of the Metroplex; gives opportunity to score well.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: it has a wide varity of obsticles and mulitple tees the hills were my favorite 14 ( i think it was) was awesome have to shoot through a hole in the trees canopy to get to the basket
Cons: the only think i can think of is that ther was allot fo beer trash... not the fault of the park but the fault of those who play " carry it in ..carry it out" be conciderate
Other Thoughts: some of the maps were a little confusing and it seams the local miscreants spraypainted a couple of them... again not the fault of the course but those who visit the park
1 of 6 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Elevating your Game with some Elevation
Pros: This coarse makes great usage of the hills and the creek that roles through it. The one thing that this coarse overs is variety. There are open shots on flat ground, blind shots off hills, Up hill shots, down hill shots, Shots over water. If you wanting a place to challenge you and help you step up your game than this is a great coarse for you.
Cons: This is suppose to be a 21 hole coarse but there are only 20 pins and tee pads. If you don't watch you disc in can be easy to lose one. There is a lot of elevation so you will be walking a lot and often up hill so bring you hiking boots.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 1 Not
like Zboaz w/o the crowds
Pros: -great, challenging layout with 21 holes (including 3B)
-major elevation changes, up and down
-variety of distance and terrain, wide open to tightly wooded
-dual concrete tees (and dirt rec tees)
-great Houck signs, baskets in good condition, alternate pin locations
-creek in play on 8 holes (1, 3, 3B, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20)
-lots of parking
-trash cans, restrooms, covered picnic tables, soccer fields, kiosk with map
Cons: -navigation is tricky in spots, new signs help
-children playing can get in the way on the first and last few holes
-backyards in play on a few holes in the front, DO NOT JUMP THE FENCES!
Other Thoughts: This is a long and challenging course that is very similar to Zboaz but with far less traffic. Major elevation changes, a creek in play, tight wooded lanes, windows to hit on drives and zones to hit for placement on upshots all add the to the challenge out here.
The course warms up with a few open holes at the start before heading towards the back of the park for some of the more wooded holes. Hole 3 is a huge downhill bomb and 3B plays along the creek just past hole 3. Most of the middle of the course is made up of tight wooded holes with well defined fairways and little schule. The last several holes return to the open area but play along the creek. I especially like the downhill drive on holes 10 & 14 and the approach on hole 18 with the bridge in the way.
The dual concrete tees, alternate pin positions, great Houck signs, and general amenities make this course a joy to play. The wind can be very challenging out here but at least it doesn't affect you on the wooded shots so much. The lack of crowds also make this course a very attractive option if you want to play Zboaz but don't want to wait on every tee box.
Overall an excellent course with tons of variety and lots of fun shots. Worth the drive to check out and they also run some great tournaments out here. Friendly locals and weekly minis on Tuesdays and Saturdays.
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5 of 6 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Beautiful Course full of Variety
Pros: I love this course, it has many different challenges. Several holes are hard to see around sunset so make sure you have an idea where they are before you begin. A few holes are currently under construction a little bit, but otherwise a great course. It is located in a wide open park with some holes located in a wooded and hilly area. Hole #1 is located just off the right side of the parking lot.
Cons: I had a hard time locating the direction a few of the baskets were in even after looking at the map located on the tee. This could have been due to the fact that it was near sunset. Went out on a Thursday late afternoon and there were only a few other golfers there.
Other Thoughts: Once a few of the holes have there construction finished this could be a really fun and challenging course to play!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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