1 Helpful / 1 Not
Norh Lake Park
Pros: Very beginner friendly. The course is open with very few obstacles, especially on the front nine.
Multiple concrete tees for each hole
Locals are friendly
Cons: Getting from the back none to the front nine s a bit of walk.
No signs at several of the tees
No course map
Other Thoughts: If it wasn't for the local disc golfer that I played with I would have had no idea where to go. It was a very fun course though, many birdie even for a new guy like me.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
solid but nothing special
10 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Makes good use of the elevation and water
-Lots of longer holes where you can pull out the big guns.
-Some more technical holes on the back 9.
-Sequence of holes has a nice flow, except the gap between 11&12.
-Course is mostly easy to follow, 11-12 gap is the only real trouble spot.
-Wind is a major test on the open holes
-New dual concrete tees on each hole. There are now 4 different layouts you can play: Longs, shorts, classic tees, and new tees.
-Some of the new tees offer significantly different looks at the hole, especially hole 4.
-New long tees on holes 4 and 15 are great; very fun and very challenging.
-New short tees are great for beginners and smaller arms
Cons: -Lack of shade, especially on the front 11
-The baskets are okay but some have single chains, leaning slightly, and/or just kind of janky.
-Much of the front 11 is unmemorable distance holes with little to no obstacles. Thank goodness for the pond and bunker.
-new long pad on hole 10 is facing the wrong way, super annoying
-still no new signs
-the baskets are really showing age
-old tee post on hole 16 is too close to the tee pad
-new pad on hole 16 is stupid and redundant
Other Thoughts: This is a good option if you live in Denton. You can get in a fun round in town without having to drive to Lewisville. That said, I live in Denton and I'm certainly willing to drive to Lewisville pretty frequently just to play a better course.
This is basically a long and mostly uneventful course. Most of the front 9 circles a small lake (or big pond?) which comes into play on 4(creek),6,9. Not much in terms of obstacles, just a few lines of trees here and there so just bring your distance. A large bunker circles half of the lake so a few holes get an elevated teepad (5,7,9) or basket (4,8). Most of these holes are straight fairways and don't favor RH or LH.
Once you get through 11, there is a long walk around some tennis courts and a ball golf driving range to get to the tee for 12. Can be a nice little break and there is a water fountain and beverage machine on the way, next to a little shop between the tennis course with drinks and snacks.
The back holes are a little more varied: more trees, obstacles and technical holes, shorter distances. Here a small creek comes into play on 15-18. Great contrast from the front side.
The other major factor here is that there is nearly always a good amount of wind coming through the course. Great practice for getting used to the wind but it can get old. Somehow there is almost always a headwind not matter which direction you are facing.
The course is a veritable swamp after a heavy rain. The front 9 is doable but you've got to skip much of the back unless you want to be at least ankle deep in mud and water.
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10 of 10 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Long shots. Easy to follow the layout. Doesn't usually get too crowded. Hardly any pedestrian interference.
Cons: Boring. Only challenge is to throw your disc far and straight. And occasionally avoid a lake or creek or mud pit. Many holes get swamped out after it rains. Not much shade. Scenery isn't too exciting. It is often extremely windy out here (by Denton standards). Many holes are out on an open plain that catches alot of constant wind.
Other Thoughts: Don't end up in the driving range.
The course gets more interesting in the last 6 holes.
0 of 2 people found this review helpful.
9 Helpful / 2 Not
Run of the mill
Baskets were a mix of different types but mostly older, quality ones that caught alright. The tee signs were sufficient to get the point across and the posted distances were in the right ballpark on most holes. Generally a pretty easy course with some long holes that let you air out your discs. A weenie are will have a hard time competing on this course. Some decent elevation changes on several of the holes with a couple big downhill drives that can boost your ego. #17 is a great pie shaped "island" hole that affords a reasonable landing area, but then a challenging putt; if you try to park the tee shot you risk the narrowest part of the island. Four of the five water risk holes are at the end of the course allowing you to keep your plastic until the final holes. ;-) Restrooms and water fountains between holes #11 & #12.
The tee boxes were rutted dirt and could easily stand to be upgraded. You'll likely want to tee off from behind (or to the side) of many of them. The walk from #11 to #12 is really long. Not a very high challenge factor. The area around basket #14 could be filled because it's too low now and collects all the water in the area. Not much shade on the majority of the course.
I played a charity tournament on this course and they had slightly modified tee boxes defined to keep us out of the mud pits that were the normal boxes, that made the round more enjoyable. The locals said it was typically a very windy course, but it wasn't that bad the April day that I played. North Lake Park is a decent course but not something a traveling pro would be happy about going out of their way to play. But for locals and novice and recreational players it's a perfectly enjoyable course.
9 of 11 people found this review helpful.
13 Helpful / 0 Not
Into the Great Wide Open.
Pros: This is a long fairly open course. There are a few elevation holes and one with water that makes you decide just how much you trust your drive...or at least it will when the wind is blowing hard. At the time of writing this, they have dirt tees, but it sounds like they will be getting cement tee pads sometime soon. The tee signs were helpful in finding the next tees. This course has some really long holes. There is one hole that has a kind of peninsula style green. The fun factor here was better than average for me. It is worth going back to play again.
Cons: The dirt tee pads are worn down into ruts and you may want tee off next to some of them. The walk from one portion of the course to the other around tennis courts and a driving range is a bit much. But it is better to have the course and take that hike than to not have the course at all.
Other Thoughts: The Fun Factor was just OK for me. For the most part this is a nice course. There are not many technical holes and very few wooded style holes, but I did enjoy the round. They have a nice course there in Denton, TX. My favorite hole is where you tee off one elevated point to a giant field and the basket was on top of another elevated point.
13 of 13 people found this review helpful.
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