good park course
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -great use of the creek and the limited elevation
-a variety of different distances, lines, and degrees of woods
-concrete tees and finally has new signs for the (relatively) new layout
-good bridges to cross the creek
-creek is shallow and clear, discs easily retrieved
Cons: -old baskets in okay condition
-no stand out holes
-some of the posted distances seem off, especially hole 14 (looks like over 500' to me)
Other Thoughts: Jimmy Porter has been around for a long time and it is not hard to see why it is a popular course. It looks easy with lots of reachable pins but there are just enough trees, water hazards, and sidewalk OB that it is much more challenging than it looks. I usually leave here eager to come back and beat my score by several strokes!
With 13 holes with water in play and 7 with an OB sidewalk, there are plenty of opportunities to take penalty strokes and it makes for great score separation. Some may find it too punitive but I like it. The OB is clear and good shots shouldn't unluckily end up OB.
There are 2 elevated tees (2 and 6), 2 large bombs (14 and 17), 1 throw across a small pond (12), and several holes with baskets nestled into protected woods (4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 13). The holes are mostly short (half under 300') but the variety of terrain features keeps it interesting. That said, there are not any holes that really stand out for me as signature holes.
Jimmy Porter is right down the street from Greenbelt Park and they make a decent pair though they are similar courses. Jimmy Porter is definitely the better of the two. While there are plenty of better courses in the area, this is a solid option with replay value and decent fun factor.
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3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Well laid out
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: -Nice variety of distance.
-Well thought out design- uses water as a thoughtful obstacle.
-Baskets in wooded areas when possible so wind putting isn't so much of a factor.
-Discs that end up in water are generally retrievable.
-Nice tees and signs.
Cons: -I spent a fair amount of time waiting for runners to clear (the Carrollton Purple trail bisects the course) and this was on a Monday morning. I imagine weekends are worse.
Other Thoughts: -Watch out for hole 6... if you fade too far left you will land in a swampy mess overgrown with tall reeds. It was only by the grace of the DGGods that I found my disc.
-Compared to the other course that is close (Greenbelt) this place is more fun IMHO.
1 of 3 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 8 Not
Pros: Ez birdie for 1,3,4,8,18 NICE PLACE TO WORK ON MULTIPLE SHOT TYPES SOME WIDE OPEN GREENS
Cons: Hole 4 blind spot over hill from drive. I always run after my disc to make sure it didn't hit you or u take my disc lol
Other Thoughts: I OWN HOLE 18
0 of 8 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - Requires a number of different shots
- Majority of holes allow for multiple approach angles
- Creek forces you to be tactical, but doesn't hinder your angles
- Course was well kept and had decent flow
- Holes 2, 3, 6 and 10 were 'signature' type holes that make this course worth playing again
Cons: - Tee signs could be better
- Course map at hole #1 would also make this course more easily navigable
- The course does play across a walking/jogging path which requires the player to be constantly aware of foot traffic
Other Thoughts: In reading the previous reviews, this course gets a bum wrap for eating discs. I didn't see this to be the case at all. While water is present on most every hole, it only serves as a boundary and not really an obstacle. Without the water, this course would be fairly mundane and lack any sort of challenge. The lack of length on the course is offset by the strategic factor presented by the creek. Overall a good course and worth playing on a semi-regular basis. Not overly difficult and can be played fairly quickly.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: They've removed most of the reeds and are doing work on the creek on 17. Looks like they're putting in large rocks. They're also putting in concrete tee pads on all holes. Nice combination of obstacles. Wooded, but open, too.
Cons: It can still be a disc eater, though losing one in the water is less of an issue than before
Other Thoughts: Love this course. It's a "home course." One day I'd like to check out a tourney there on a Sunday.
2 of 4 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Wide open
weak teeboxes and markers
Other Thoughts: Course isn't long and kind of boring, but its a good quick play. It was really really hot when I played and you can lose a disc or two in the creek that runs through the whole course
0 of 4 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Great layout
Requires a good mix of throws
Flow from hole to hole is good
Nice elevation changes
Cons: Dirt tees are really in bad shape, constant fear of falling on your face if you have a run up.
Parking lot was abnormally hard to find.
COURSE IS A DISC EATER!
Other Thoughts: Overall this is a great great course. It has a great layout, great flow, good elevation changes and it really challenges you to think about what you are throwing and how. The major issues with the course are that the dirt tees are horrid and a injury waiting to happen! This course eats discs! A river/creek runs through the entire thing so be careful, if you throw bad, short, or slightly off target you will have to search for you disc for ages and HOPE to find it, and if you play here regularly the money loss in plastic will add up.
BUT, dont let this scare you away this is a great course and if you are in the area play it!
1 of 4 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: There isnt really any pros, the course was not that great, i was disappointed.
Cons: To start it off to find the parking lot was hard enough. i was looking on the side of the road that had the jimmy porter sign.
The tees are horrible for your footing they are extremely bumppy. I like water holes but not so many that you have a risk on to loose a disc on a majority of your holes. There was one hole i think it was 12 they could use a sign to tell you where to go to find it, for first timers like myself.
2 of 6 people found this review helpful.
Horrible for First Timers
1 Helpful / 14 Not
Pros: This park has improved as far as the landscaping. City of Carrollton has mowed down a lot of the tall weeds/grass that makes it better for sight distance.
Cons: Not for beginners. Took me a long time to beat this course and play well. The more you play here, the better you will get.
Other Thoughts: Considering that I played here during the winter time and it has rained lately, this might be why it's so wet and muddy. When summer time comes and the drought takes over, I will give it another shot.
1 of 15 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Nice use of available land for a couple of cool elevation change shots. Easy to navigate and some boy scout volunteer work is only adding to the playability of this course. The wind is kind of funky here but it's nice. Seems to work with you most of the time. Almost always mowed. Another course I would recommend playing tourney rules as far as ob is concerned. Really tightens it up. Most holes are birdie possibilities, but don't count on doing it.
Cons: Could use a tee box facelift, but not horrible. Can take a while to play a round in a group. A couple of the baskets could be replaced.
Other Thoughts: Nice place to spend a saturday. Worth a drive.
2 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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