3 Helpful / 1 Not
What's a snake bunker????
Pros: Loved the course!!! Well maintained and has a variety of shots. Nice park, and worth the 1 and half drive from East Texas.
The course is pretty easy to navigate, so first timers should be able to make it around with no issues.
Cons: A buddy of mine threw his disc in the water behind #1 basket. As we walked walked down there we noticed something a little peculiar. 4 yes 4 water mocassins swimming around his disc. They weren't big, but a small mocassin is worse than a full grown one!!!! Anyway, I got the disc back and then we went and talked to maintenance. They told us to be carefull because they are apparently EVERY where!!!
It's understandable when you come in and modernize an area so fast. Rockwall has grown quickly and the snakes just have nowhere else to go.
SO BE CAREFUL OUT HERE!!!!
It's fun and worth the round just keep your eyes peeled!!!
Other Thoughts: Fun course, will definitely return.
Keep your eyes open for snakes and CHALLENGE yourself and play the back tees!!!!
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: This is a really fun course with a lot of hole variation. Good transition between long and short holes as well as open shot to wooded shots. Lots of signs to let you know where the next tee box is and the next basket is located.
Cons: A lot of rude locals. I don't know how many times we almost got hit by a flying disc because people just cannot wait to throw. Not only that, they never gave a warning shout when they threw.
2 of 7 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Best in DFW.
Pros: This is a great DG course. It feels almost like a manicured ball golf course. There are signs for all tees and even some signs pointing you to the baskets on some holes. The front 9 is more wooded and feels secluded. The back 9 has some more open holes to really air out your drives without hitting trees. Fort Worth has Z Boaz, Dallas side of the metroplex has Harry Meyers. I give a slight edge to Harry because it's less crowded, cleaner, and has the best signage I have seen on a DG course. It's a long drive from Ft Worth, but I will definitely be back soon.
Cons: The park is used by non golfers too. I had to wait a couple of times for a dad with his kids who were hiking around in the woods on the front 9. After they saw me on the teebox they moved and also pointed to the basket for me. Not a big deal, but you have to watch out for the non golfers. Also on 17th fairway a couple had a blanket laid out and were having a picnic. I yelled fore and they watched my approach shot sail past them. Again, not a big deal to me but this course would get a 5 from me if it were a DG only park, like Lester Lorch or Z Boaz.
Other Thoughts: My favorite course in the metroplex, even with the long drive from home to get there and the occasional non golfer getting in the way. Front 9 is better than the back, and the 19th hole is at Flying Saucer on Bass Pro Dr just after you cross the lake on the way back home. Excellent beers and a patio on the lake!
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
8 Helpful / 0 Not
Wow, just Wow
Pros: I've never given a course a 5.0, but I had a hard time convincing myself not to give this course one. I think the one word to sum up this course is immaculate. When I watch disc golf in Europe I drool over the manicured fairways and actual rough. You get that at Rockwall. The fairways are so great and the way they use evergreens as well as oaks is genius. This course plays around the small lake in this community and makes you feel like you're playing in some alternate dimension where there are disc golf country clubs. A great use of natural terrain and water hazards. Signage is amazing. Back of signs painted with appropriate color to designate long or short tees.
Cons: My only beef is there are a couple of par fives that are easy birds or even eagles.
Other Thoughts: If you're based in Ft. Worth like me, you should really make a point to make the drive out to this course. You'll be glad you did. In my opinion, this is the most well maintained course in North Texas.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 5 Not
It's the best Jerry...the Best!
Pros: Hopefully you've eaten your Wheaties prior to taking on this challenging course. T-Rex type arms should just stay home or expect to score 90+. This course is the best maintained course in the DFW area, minimal trash, frequently mowed, mature trees, beautifully manicured, ascetically pleasing. The elevations vary throughout this course. You have to bring out your entire arsenal to master this beast, but it isn't impossible to shoot a good score. There are many different hole types, from relatively wide open, to threading a needle. This course had to be designed by a seasoned vet.
Cons: No holes are over water. Crowded on weekends (with good weather).
Other Thoughts: There is a multi-mile walking trail, a huge play castle/jungle gym (for kids), Skateboard Park, Softball/Baseball, and Football fields, swimming pool (fees apply for the pool), several ponds (for fishing) all in the same area. Even if you have a family that doesn't enjoy throwing disc, it'd be a fun filled day for the entire family as long as you enjoy the outdoors.
2 of 7 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 1 Not
A good standard
Pros: Well marked layout mingles well with the park.
A pleasant blend of wide open long tracs mixed with some tight technical ones.
This course is great for the first timer as well as the experienced player.
Just a little bit long for kids under 10, even if you play a scramble format (recommended for newbies)
Several holes reward strong players with precision throws, but don't penalize the duffers unduly for mediocrity either.
Cons: Not much to moan about. There were a couple times where pinickers/volleyballers etc. crossed paths with the DGolfers but it was a very nice and extra crowded day at this park so hard to ding the place for that.
Other Thoughts: This is a really nice place, with plenty of open space, however it is a very busy park so be prepared to wait and to log a longer round. That said, I cannot wait to get back this course.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Each hole was different and challenging.
The par 4 and 5 holes where fun, not just giant chuck feasts.
Undergrowth is mostly cleared out which is nice when you throw a disc in to the woods. Great terrain changes. Well marked signs. Was never lost once we got to hole #1.
Cons: Only two things I can slightly complain about.
Would be nice to have a sign as you enter the parking lot as to where hole 1# is. Having never been there we parked near hole #18 and had to walk around a bit to find it.
Wind. Hope you have a few heavier disc to try and deal with the wind that flows through the park.
Other Thoughts: Had the day off and wanted to try a new course so drove over an hour to this course. I was no disappointed. Pretty park and the course was fun. Wish it was closer to I could play on it more often.
5 of 6 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 4 Not
One of the Best in the Metroplex
Pros: 1. Course is long, yet challenging.
2. Everything is marked and all tees and baskets are in near perfect condition.
3. Has some good basket placement which requires you to use a variety of shots.
4. There is a huge difference from the regular tee and the pro tee (quite a bit more difficult).
5. Makes great use to the terrain (many elevation shots as well as tons of trees).
6. This course is never packed. Even if you run into one or two groups you can always start at at #1 and when you get by #3, you can continue with #11 instead and come back to #3 when course loops back that to the same hole #3.
7. Great parking and is well maintained, even the heavy brush is or grass has all but died off and does not affect shots (unless your looking for the skip to get more distance).
Cons: 1. This course like i said earlier, is very long, but it also has some holes that are open. It's not the "coolest" course to play. It seemed extra hot out there in the TX summer.
2. Even though they have added steps for some of the elevated holes, this course may put some wear on the legs of older people.
3. Could have put a few of the holes closer to water (has a giant pond in middle of the park). Water harzards are good risk/reward holes.
Other Thoughts: I like this course. I play here as often as I get a chance. This course gives me a chance to work on all aspects of my game. I am not advanced by no means, but I can see how advanced, as well as beginner/intermediate players will enjoy this. Bring some water and try not to carry too many disc in the bag.
4 of 8 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: Nothing really left to say. Everyone else has said it all.
One update though. The last time I played, on June 26, there was a group of volunteers improving the course.
Previously on hole 5 after your tee shot you had to walk down a pretty steep hill that has become steeper from the continuous use. This may be quite difficult and semi dangerous for the older disc golfers to get down. The volunteer group of kids were building very nice steps to safely get down to the fairway. They were using 4x4 about 5ft long and putting three for each step. Making the walkdown very easy now.
They also might have been adding these to the step up the hill after hole #7 because they looked almost complete with the hole #5 steps and still had lots of wood left. I will check in the next few days
1 of 6 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 2 Not
Ran out of good land
Pros: -Interesting multi-shot holes.
-Good topography (for the most part)
-Excellent tee signage
-Ample concrete tees
Cons: -Some slightly irritating artificial OB
Other Thoughts: This is a large course that shares a park with various other park uses such as baseball, picnicking, and trail walking, among others. Multiple tees are available for players of varying skill levels. The tips play very difficult.
The front 9 holes feature the most interesting holes on the course. Rolling hills, trees and water all figure into the design. Well-designed par 4 holes abound and use the land features well. There are some problems with how the course flows as there are a few places where you might be tempted to throw at the wrong basket if you don't pay attention to the tee sign or refer to a map. There is also a place where you will cross another hole's fairway to get to the next tee. There are some long-ish walks between a few holes, but not the worst I've ever seen. The "Next Tee" signage is appreciated. Water features are used well as OB.
The back 9 is somewhat lacking in the kind of land that makes the front 9 so appealing. Of note is hole #17 that relies on artificial OB areas (taped trees) to increase its distance and difficulty. While still challenging, the back 9's smaller trees and lack of water in play just doesn't stack up to the aesthetics of the front.
Overall, it's a fine course with a few issues that keep it from being a truly great course.
4 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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